This weekend was one of growth and progress for me. On Friday night, I stepped out of my comfort zone and ventured out to one of my friend's birthday celebrations. Almost everyone knew someone there but they were so welcoming. And the country bar was so much fun -- Live country music + mason jars = perfection. I can't wait to go with T when he's here!
  via yelp since I obviously don't drink alcohol -- though my red bull and water were given to me in mason jars :)
Prior to stepping out, I indulged in some necessary wedding/marriage research . . .
On Saturday, I went to brunch with a friend of a friend's. I figure if I'm going to be living here I might as well meet more people. I was so glad to have met up -- the girl was super sweet and brunch was delish. Afterwards, I returned something at my mall -- Magnificent Mile. I still think it's pretty cool that such an iconic avenue, Michigan Avenue, is my mall
Then, I did something I haven't done in too long -- I started reading a book. It's a Holocaust fiction story called "The Book Thief."
I also worked out and ate well this weekend -- well, besides the 20 chicken nuggets I had on Friday night :)
And of course, Happy MLK Jr. Day!


  1. It's always a bit nerve wracking going to an event when you don't know anyone there. I'm glad you had fun!

  2. The Book Thief is amazing. It made me cry. The film is out soon I think.

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

  3. Ohh I'm anxious to hear what you think about that book!!

  4. Sounds like a fun night out! I'm a huge reader. Let me know what you think of The Book Thief.

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle