Insta Recap / Coffee Talk

Good morning, and happy Sunday!

insta recap

I’m combining my Coffee Talk and Instagram Roundup today since I didn’t get a chance to do one yesterday. I slept in until something like 7:15 yesterday morning (so unlike me) and then we wanted to get some pictures taken for the spring fashion series I have coming up, so I just threw up a post I already had written and ready to go.

This week has been a little nuts, with the NYC trip in the middle of it. I was relieved to have a weekend without much going on, although it filled it up quickly!

Last night my husband and I went to a concert in a local coffee bar. It was really fun. John Eddie is what I’d describe as a Bruce Springsteen wannabe — and I mean that in a good way. He’s a good entertainer and a talented musician, and we had fun. Plus, it’s nice to hear live music and not have to drive into the city.

We were seated RIGHT NEXT to the stage, and beside the drums, at that. I snapped this picture before they came on.

John Eddie Concert

It was loud, but very cool.

I wore this camo tee that  I picked up at Lulu’s when I saw it on Instagram a few weeks ago with my black distressed jeans (similar) and ankle boots (similar).

camo tee

Speaking of driving into the city to see live music, I scored last minute tickets to see Carrie Underwood on Monday night in Philly. I am soooo excited. I love her music, and she seems like a class act. I watched her win American Idol when she was just a kid, and it’s been fun to watch her grown into a powerhouse vocalist and entertainer.

She’s partnering with Carnival Cruiselines and Operation Homefront on an initiative designed to support military families. We have a few military families in our lives, and I’ve seen first-hand how much they sacrifice to serve our country, so I was excited to team up to help spread the word. If this is a cause that resonates with you, you can make a donation on the carnival.com website.

Plus these commemorative dog tags are available for purchase at merchandise stands at all Storyteller Tour stops as well as on board the fleet of Carnival ships with all proceeds going to Operation Homefront.

dogtags

So it has been quite the exciting week, what with all this and my Survivor event last Tuesday. I already shared about that, so I won’t rehash it.

Yesterday morning, we passed some time in a local coffee shop while my daughter was in dance class. Here’s the obligatory Instagram documentation. Gotta love coffee shops that stock gluten-free treats. I wish Starbucks would get on the bandwagon.

coffee

We took the opportunity to get some pictures while we were downtown. It was in the 50s so I broke out some spring clothes.

This striped tunic is 40% off at LOFT right now, and it’s the perfect spring sweater. I love it because it’s lightweight but has long sleeves, so it’s great for early spring when it isn’t that warm, but you are tired of the dark winter colors. It will also be great for me when I’m in Maine this summer. It can get chilly up there in July, but I still like to look summery.

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So that’s about all that’s new. I went running yesterday for the first time in almost two weeks. I was shocked when I looked at my Runkeeper and realized it had been that long. With the snow and then the cold, I’ve just been hibernating.

I do have this weird thing going on with my knee. It’s like it keeps wanting to hyper-extend, and it happens at the most random times. I have to admit, I’m a little bit worried. I have a history of odd, unexplainable injuries that everyone wants to blame on running, but I really don’t think running is the primary culprit. This has been happening on and off for a few weeks, and yesterday it got worse. It started before I went running, though. I first noticed it when I was stretching in bed, before I got up. So . . . it is just weird.

I didn’t run today, thinking that after a 2-week break, I probably shouldn’t go out two days in a row, in case that is exacerbating the issue. I felt totally fine when I was running yesterday, for what it’s worth, so I’ll probably go out tomorrow if nothing worsens and see how I feel. I guess I should call the doctor and get it looked at. I swear, there’s no rest for the wicked!!

So I need to get going to church, but in case you’re interested, here are a few more shots from my Instagram this week. I took this picture when my LOFT order came in. I’m LOVING this open stitch boat neck sweater, and I can’t wait until it’s warm enough to start wearing it.

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Open Stitch Sweater // white jeans // nude sandals

I snapped this selfie earlier this week before we went outside to take pictures of the outfit. These are pants, not jeans, by the way. You can get all the details in this post.

work wear outfit

This is my goofy dog, sitting on my head while I was watching TV on Friday night.

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And I took this picture last Sunday on Valentine’s Day. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are my love language.

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This was my outfit last Sunday. Everything is old, but it is proof that I do sometimes wear a dress.

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This is a selfie of the outfit I wore to NYC on Tuesday for the Survivor event.

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And this is from this morning. I love coral. It makes me happy. Again, it’s all old, so no links. Sorry!

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And with that, I’m off to church! Have a beautiful day!!

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