5 on Friday


This is what parks look like in Santa Monica. Like, are you kidding me?

Joel and I have been watching our Netflix show on my ipad for the last few months and last weekend we decided to upgrade that situation and get the Amazon Firestick. This might be the best and/or worst decision we've ever made. It basically turns your TV into an iPad. Strangely, I've most loved having the Pandora app so handy.


Speaking of purchases, while we were in Los Olivos I decided to treat myself to a new Missoni scarf. I've been in a I-NEED-to-upgrade-my-whole-closet mode, so I'm slowly adding some quality pieces that I've had my eye on, starting with this pretty little thing. It's half wool, but it's light enough that I think I'll be able to wear it all year long.

We've been in a boring routine lately and not taking advantage of all of the fun things in our neighborhood. We have a little downtown area only 7 or 8 blocks from our house and we just get lazy and forget to take advantage of it - but my goal is to change that. Wednesday I walked down and Joel drove after work so we could meet up for a cheap and easy date. It was just what the doctor ordered for my mid-week slump.  

Tonight we're making homemade pizzas and ordering some movies from that fancy new fire stick. Saturday we're going to try and workout, run some errands, and then we're going with friends to see Wicked at the Pantages theater here in LA.  This will be my fourth or fifth time seeing the show, but I've never been to Pantages, so I'm looking forward to checking it out. Hope you have a great weekend! 

Dear Self: Don't Focus on the Negative


  1. Love that new scarf. Also, hmmm, you've got me intrigued about that Fire stick, how fun!

  2. Love that scarf, good for you treating yourself- you deserve it! Sounds like yall have a great weekend planned!

  3. Your Friday night sounds like ours, homemade pizza and movies every week. I have a Missoni scarf and I swear it was such a great buy. I wear it all the time and because it has so many colors in it, it goes with everything!
    Ally - Life as I know it

  4. I've been trying to do the same thing -- cutting down on Closet Filler nonsense and actually buying great pieces that I will wear a lot and will last. Such a great scarf!

  5. We have the Chromecast - I imagine it's the Google version of the Firestick? Anyway, it's allowed me to spend some time really binge watching shows I miss, like Gossip Girl. It's the best/worst thing that's happened to our TV in a while!

  6. Sounds like you are going to have a great weekend! I've always wanted to see Wicked!

  7. Mexican is always a good decision. Hello, gorgeous park views for sure! The Pandora app is especially nice on a TV when Bryan Adams or Journey radio is selected. Just sayin ;)

  8. Ugh, I need to upgrade my closet, too. Now I want to make pizza for dinner tonight.

  9. Your scarf is gorgeous. My wardrobe is so sad at this point I feel like I need to start completely over. Blah. Is it summer yet? (Aka I don't wanna hear about your perfect weather, ok?)