Friday, February 28, 2014

Fabulous Friday!

Oh Friday, how I've missed you so. This week flew by and I'm so excited with everything that is happening at work. My boss put me in charge of this HUGE project and I'm prepared to work my ass off over the weekend. Hard work really does pay off, which is why this amazing opportunity landed before me!

Speaking of working my ass off, I'm doing that quite literally. I've been quite satisfied with my at-home workouts when I can't hit the gym and I finally invested in more kettlebells. I highly suggest getting some if you're looking to add some small exercise equipment to your home that doesn't take up a lot of space. I absolutely love my boxing gym, but sometimes it gets really annoying. I know I'm going to sound like a huge bitch that has her panties in a twist, but a boxing gym is no place for kids. Sorry not sorry. The mommy mafia decided to appear last night for class and their kids were just unruly. Sometimes the moms are just as bad as the kids too. They choose to just laugh and talk about mommy gossip things rather than workout. If you can't pay attention and know what the flip you're doing, go to Starbucks and gossip there! If the trainer has to keep on repeating himself, that takes time out from MY workout. As far as the kid situation, I have no idea why they don't have a higher age limit since they just goof off and act really obnoxious the whole time. Keep family night at the YMCA or Lifetime where they have kid-friendly zones please....

 This finally brings me to my fabulous favorites these days (that doesn't include kids flailing all over the gym). 

1.) Sushi

I have a sick addiction to some delicious sushi. I can easily chow down on a plate full of these rolls. I keep on saying that I'll try my hand at making my own one day...but I don't know if I have the patience.

2.) Martinis with the girls

There's nothing like catching up with my favorite ladies over martinis (oops I swear I'm cutting down on those empty cals). If you have a stressful day, martinis make it better hands down. 

3.) Running (I don't care if it's below freezing)

Eff you Old Man Winter, you're not going to get between me and my wedding dress! Yay for winter gear and wearing multiple layers so I can go for my runs. I live by the lake so it can be quite brutal (hence the Mortal Kombat-like mask). It keeps my lungs freezing up like everything else out there these days. I'm really looking forward to participating in more runs soon. I love contributing to a good cause and seeing everyone rally together for it!

 4.) Smashbox ANYTHING

If you have sensitive skin like I do, you know how annoying it is to find skincare products that really work well. I recently dove into the world of Smashbox and will not look back! I went to Sephora the other day and boom, I found the best liquid foundation. Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation. It's not cheap, but it's worth every penny! 

5.) My Wedding Planning Helpers

From helping me with shoe options to my furbabies keeping my wedding binder warm...I am so grateful for all of my bridesmaids and help that has come my way with wedding plans! It's been a daunting task, but now that I'm in the homestretch, I'm more so just anxious to see everything put together! The next appointments I have coming up are for dress alterations, the cake tasting and we need to get on top of ordering our wedding bands! I know he won't be picky, but my engagement ring will be harder to match since it's so unique. Everyone keeps on telling me that I won't even remember a thing and that it'll all be a blur...but I really hope it won't be! I want to remember every moment! 

Everything is finally starting to fall into place after stressing out about house hunting, the wedding expenses and work. Tomorrow Josh and I will be shopping for our wedding  bands so wish us luck! I'm sure I'll take a million years to decide on something. I also can't wait to see the Oscars! I'll be live tweeting the whole thing so go and follow me at ecapdevielle!

What is everyone else up to this weekend??


  1. You're so brave to go running in the cold! I can barely walk in the cold!

    Good luck with the project you got from work!

  2. Yay, for sushi and martinis!! I swear, I could eat my weight in sushi!! :)

    Happy Friday, pretty lady! xo

  3. Aw yay how exciting! Goodluck!! I'm totally there with you on so many levels... Kids at the gym are a major no. They get in the way and distract you so much. I had a mamma mafia at my yoga class last night and I had to keep myself from telling them to shut it! I mean it's yoga give the gossip a break!! Sushi making isn't hard I promise you!! I did it last night with my mom. I have a sushi lovers post that explains how I do it :)

  4. That sushi & martini look soooo good right now! Booze & food are definitely on my mind right now.

  5. I could go for a big plate of sushi and a martini right about now! I have sensitive skin, too and love Smashbox products. I have a lot of redness in my skin due to the sensitivity and the green color correcting primer has been a life saver! Have a great weekend :)

  6. Oh that foundation looks great and yes I love Smash Box products I use their tinted moisturizer in the sumemr.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  7. Nothing puts a smile on our faces like a plate of sushi!! We just got back from Japan, so we're missing all our Japanese food :(

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  9. You are torturing me with that sushi picture. It looks SO good! Congrats on the big work project!

    As for my weekend, I spent today cleaning (yuck). I'm looking forward to the Oscars as well!

  10. Haha! Love the mortal kombat reference - but man you are a trooper for running out there!!
    And much to my husband's demise, I could eat sushi every. single. day. He finally caved and agreed to have some on Friday night - so amazing! Definitely a highlight of my weekend!

  11. How have I not followed your blog before! I love that clip from the "New Girl" because I feel like thats me by the time Wednesday comes at work!