Monday, April 21, 2014

Things I Learned This Easter Weekend

Happy day after Easter! Who still has a sugar/brunch/mimosa hangover this morning? 

I had an amazing weekend with my family and really wish that I had today off from work rather than next Monday. Heck, why do I even have to choose - let's make a mandate that all Monday's should be extended weekends! Can you do that for me?

Before I recap the weekend, here's the Friday outfit that I chose. Thank you to anyone and everyone who weighed in on the outfit decision. I felt happy and confident - and rocked the presentation!


This weekend I learned a ton of things that I want to link up with Katie and I don't even know if I can remember them all because I'm writing this Easter Sunday after a few mimosas in. Let's give it a try!

Disclaimer: the photos below somewhat have to do with what I learned, but I don't plan to address them all. Still enjoy.



+ I learned that a Sunday haircut at a new salon is the way to go! Not only was it laid back and relaxed, but I got awesome personal attention and parking was easy because everyone else was out fighting the Portland brunch rush. Yay!

+ I learned that I love my hair without layers - no more whispy and frayed ends in my life! Portland people, if you're looking for a stylist you need to schedule an appointment with Emmanuel now.

+ I learned what a Paleo easter basket looks like - yes that's sriracha and broccoli in there. My mom is awesome!

+ I know how to make whipped cream now with coconut cream (Trader Joes) - and it will be one of my summer staples. 

+ I should never make Friday plans because I always seem to nap through them. I was supposed to go to the Spring beer festival with Brooke - but instead had fun at a work party with beer that was free-.99. When I got home it was a nap with no pants and the lights on kind of evening. 

+ I learned that I can do four T25 workouts in one day and that my (super)mom is an animal! Wait, I already knew that. She did two of the workouts with me and wanted to still do another! (more here)

+ I learned I can't be trusted around champagne and OJ - you remember the last time, right?

+ I learned that my mom wants to start a blog about what she wishes she would have known while she was growing up that she knows now..... I'd read it, wouldn't you?!

Tons of education going on this weekend, what did you wonderful people learn and want to share with us? 

Link up with Katie if you know what's good for your health!



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35 comments

Lora Ashley said...

I'd be down for extending Monday to the weekend. I am struggling today! Lol

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

so awesome that your mom wants to start a blog! my mom thinks i'm the internet!

-kathy
Vodka and Soda

P!nky said...

That's a lot of awesome learning. Your outfit looked amazing!

What a fabulous Easter basket, way to go MamaJE!

We had champs and oj, it was divine, almost a little toooo divine!

YUMYUM Coconut whipped cream!

Lauren said...

Your paleo Easter basket is so cute! Also are mimosas paleo approved? Because that's pretty awesome. Love the outfit you chose and I totally agree, Friday nights are for napping!

Kristen said...

sounds like an awesome weekend! love the easter basket! and yes, no more mondays please and thank you.

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Your hair looks awesome! And I'm glad you rocked the presentation and felt confident! Sriracha in an Easter basket is the best thing ever!!

<3, Pamela
sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

Liz @ Fitness Blondie said...

The paleo easter basket is brilliant. Seriously. How awesome. Your hair looks beautiful and I am drooling over that omelet. Looks like someone had a fabulous weekend! xo

BLovedBoston said...

I love that your mom wants to start a blog and if she's anything like you then yes would totally read it!! I love the new hair cut!! Happy Monday!

MakeMeUpMia said...

Love that paleo basket, perfect. You're mom is awesome! You're rocking that hair ;)

Alissa said...

Naps without pants FOR THE WIN.

I also prefer my hair without layers, which is why I'm trying my damnedest to grow them out. It's taking forever!

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

Love your hair, love that easter basket and adore you haha glad it was a fabulous weekend!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

I would totally read her blog! Wait how do you make that whip cream because it looks amazing! Your hair looks fabulous btw! :-)

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

LOVE your hair, friend! :)
I would definitely read your mom's blog. Does she also talk about ballsacks?

brooke lyn said...

Emmanuel knows what's up! also, i giggled when i read facial.

Nadine Lynn said...

Pretty hair!!!! I would totally read your moms blog :) Paleo Easter baskets are better than no Easter basket...which is what I got. I didn't want all the sugary things tempting me! I can;t believe you did 4 T25 works outs in one day. Way to go you! Mondays should be reserved for naps with no pants all day ever Monday! Bring on the four day work weeks!!!

Meg {henninglove} said...

yes im glad you went with that outfit. so glad to hear you rocked the presentation!

Kenzie Smith said...

Your new haircut is super cute!
Congrats on rocking the presentation!!
Free beer is pretty awesome, I could go for a free beer that's for sure.
Is it weird that when you said you did 4 workouts I wanted to yell beast mode?

Amy Fashion Blog said...

your hair look amazing. So glad you had a great weekend. Also I think it is amazing your mom made you a special easter basket.

MacKensie said...

You're adorbz. I can't wait to be blog besties with your mom too.

Krystal R. said...

Today is a holiday where I live! Glad you had a great weekend though and super mom looks so cool lol!

Rachel said...

I feel like layers are really popular right now and "recommended" all over the place, but really, for some people, their hair looks much better with no layers! I just cut my aunt's hair without layers this weekend and it looks so healthy and good!

LG @ thelaurelgazette.com said...

oh my god I can't believe you got a paleo easter basket?!? I'm impressed and horrified at the same time! And please, encourage your mom to start a blog!

Angie Even said...

Thank you, Jessi and Friends for the encouragement. Now for "Jessi's Mom" to figure out this Blog Sphere!

his little lady said...

I definitely want to not get layers anymore. Hate those pieces that stick out, they just ruin braids! And how fun that your mom is going to start a blog. I absolutely LOVE that idea!!
xo TJ

http://www.hislittlelady.com

Him & Me (But Mostly Me) said...

I love the haircut!!!

Tracey said...

Your hair looks awesome and I'd read a blog by your mom. Moms are awesome and have a wealth of advice!

Chloe said...

That's so sweet of your mom to give you an Easter basket directed towards what you're doing in life right now! How fun.

❤ Meghan said...

Glad you had a fun weekend! If my salon was open on Sundays, I'd totally go. :)

Rachel @ Love, Rachel said...

I am loving your hair!!!! Where is this secret salon?

Melissa Suggitt said...

i will one hundred and eighty five percent want to read your moms blog.

Becoming the Roberts said...

This posting made me giggle :)

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

What a fun blog idea from your mom! She should at least start a series on here :)

Kasey Lynne said...

The taste of coconut makes me gag. That's why I have a love/hate relationship with eating paleo. And sadly, I wouldn't like that whip cream. My SIL was eating paleo for awhile and made these paleo "chocolate peanut butter" cups, and the only ingredient that I tasted was coconut. I immediately gagged when I put it in my mouth to take a bite.

first world problems.

Amy @ Living n Learning said...

Love your new do girl!

alicia said...

I love your paleo easter basket. how funny!