Weekend review: Instafied

First of all….thank you for all of your sweet comments on my Friday catastrophe.

My day did get a lot better after about 10am. When I got into work, I told my co-worker about my phone and she told me to head down to the office gym and blow dry my phone. I let it sit for a few hours and by 1pm the phone was back to normal!

At lunch, I snuck in a 5 mile run and I think that’s what officially cleared my head and got me out of my negative nancy mindframe.

That night Chicago got hit with about 6 inches of snow which made the commute home pretty hellish for a lot of people. Claire, Sara, and I were thinking about trying out a new restaurant that night, but since the weather sucked we decided to go to our neighborhood favorite, Twist. We had a pitcher of sangria and shared lots of yummy small plates (think, lobster ravioli, bacon wrapped dates, and fish tacos). We were home before 9 and I was asleep soon thereafter.

Saturday morning I drove this crazy person to his Polar Dash ½ marathon. I didn’t stay to watch him dominate the race, but he placed 18th overall and 3rd in his age group. Clearly – we don’t run together.

Saturday night Joel and I ordered in a pizza and watched Friends With Benefits. We haven’t had a Saturday night where we just stayed in and vegged out, and it was so nice.

Sunday morning I woke up and beautified a bit. I got a manicure: Essie's Power Clutch.

A pedicure: Lincoln Park After Dark

And a brow wax at Benefit.

We met up with Hannah and Tyler at Fish Bar for lunch which was such a fun way to cap off our weekend. We always have such a great time with them, I’m always sad when our double dates are over.

Especially when they end with a bang....like roasting marshmellows

This week is pretty jam packed, but my #1 goal is to stay positive and happy. It’s been a struggle lately – I think because it’s January in Chicago – but I’m determined to stay on the right side of the bed all week long.

Have a great week everyone!


  1. sounds like a great weekend to me...and a perfect one to put you in a good mood to get through the week!! you can do it

  2. Sounded like a good weekend after a bad start on Friday. :)
    To be honest, I'm jealous of the snow. We've only had a couple dustings :(

  3. Sounds like your weekend was much better than your Friday! Thank goodness!

  4. I love this post! And I want an iphone so I can have instagram.

  5. sounds like you had a very relaxing weekend! GREAT job on the lunch time run, I wish I could run that much in an hour!

  6. Sounds like a great weekend :) And I must say, I absolutely LOVE Twist ~ that used to be one of my favorite neighborhood spots when I lived up there ~ so good!