Everyday Life: 03.03.12 – 03.08.12

It’s Friday! Yay! We’ve had a good week in the Dykast household and we’re ready for the weekend. How about you all?!

Here are a few photos from how my week went down…

Day Three of the March Instagram Photo A Day challenge was Your Neighborhood. You can’t actually see my home in this photo but I am standing next to it (on the left) and shooting down the road. Actually, I think I shot this through the car window :)

Jason baked the most amazing oatmeal bread last week. Wow, was it good. It didn’t last very long at our house :)

I’ve been doodling a bunch lately. This is one of the pages I was marking up.

Outfit for Sunday. I’ve had this vintage polka dot skirt in my closet for months and I finally shortened it to make it cute. Before it just looked frumpy and we don’t want that, do we?! So, because the sun was shining, I felt like dressing with spring in mind. It was a little cold but who cares?!

Um, yes. Got one of these in the mail last week. We jump for joy when these come in the mail. For those of you who don’t know, it’s a free drink from Starbucks. When you earn enough stars in their rewards program, you get a free drink. These cards are money. I enjoyed every last drop!

4. Bedside. It’s my little corner of the room. I have my little tray, alarm clock, coaster for my water glass, and lamp. Am I the only one that still uses an alarm clock instead of my phone? I like the big numbers so if I wake up in the middle of the night I know what time it is. Plus, I’ve had that little guy since I was in 6th grade. It’s my faithful little buddy. I can’t get rid of it now!

Wow, is that larger than life or what?! 5. Smile. It took me quite a few tries to get this one. It feels very weird taking a photo of myself smiling. It feels too fake. And with all of these close ups, I realized I look older than I use to. Sheesh! It’s no fun getting wrinkles. And it will only get worse :) Bring on the Retinol!!

6. 5:00 PM. Five o’clock means dinner time for us. And do you know that I had been craving burgers and fries for weeks? The weather cooperated and so Jason was finally able to grill us up some burgers. We love the burgers we make at home. We actually like them better than burgers from restaurants. And the baked fries turned out amazing. It’s making my mouth water just thinking about it.

I told you spring has sprung around here! We had a big storm last week with tornadoes and everything (we are fine by the way). I knew it was coming so I picked all of the flowers that had bloomed so they wouldn’t get ruined in the storm. They were so pretty, I’m glad I grabbed a shot because now they are dead. Hopefully, more will come up soon!

7. Something you wore. For this day, I decided to document what I wore all day long. Ready? Here goes… First, I put on my workout clothes. Black shorts and a sweatshirt. We did yoga on this day so I had my slippers on for the photo but they came off when we started our program.

Next, I changed into painting clothes and worked on the laundry room for a while. Sweatshirt designated for painting + cargo pants that I have literally had since I was a junior in high school (also designated for painting now) + slippers.

After I finished painting for the day, I took a shower and put on my pajamas. I knew I would be home for a while and it’s way more comfy to wear pj’s. Sweatshirt + sweats + slippers. My slippers seem to be a reoccurring theme around here. I love them :)

Then, in the evening, I got ready for church. Red pants + gray shirt + black cardigan + black boots. I had no idea at the start of this day that I would change my clothes 4 times!

8. Window. I took this photo looking through the window in our living room. Isn’t that white tree gorgeous? And the tree that’s the closest is just starting to bloom. It’s a weeping cherry and it’s my favorite. One it blooms, it covers the whole tree with little white blossoms. Then, after a bit, they all fall off and it looks like snow. One time, we left our garage door open without thinking and it look like it snowed in there! Now we are sure to keep it closed when the blossoms are falling :)

Remember last week I said we needed a new coffee table at church? Well, we got one. It’s great, isn’t it? I still need a few more things to finish the space but it’s coming along.

Now you know all about my week, what happened in yours? Any big plans for the weekend? I don’t have any. Which is just the way I like it!