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Beyond the Table

  1. I’m obsessed with kombucha. I know it’s been around for decades and more recently, a huge foodie trend, but I kind of poo-poo’ed it and didn’t want to give into the trend. Then, last week I finally tried some and of course, I’m hooked. Bonus points for the health benefits. I’m tempted to grow my own and make homemade kombucha. I’m serious.
  2. Adding to the whole new hippie side of me, in addition to essential oils and the whole kombucha thing, I bought my first pair of TOMS. When they first blew up all over the market, I think I was in college or something and I rolled my eyes at them. I was like, why would anyone pay for those shoes, they’re totally hippie shoes, yadda yadda. I put my money where my mouth is last week and ordered a pair and I’m in love. They’re so comfortable (it only took me a day to break in) and I think they look good with any outfit. I got ash grey and now I want more colors. Oh boy.
  3. CHIPOTLE IS DELIVERING. There goes my bikini body.
  4. Every year, during the changing of seasons, we subconsciously play this game of how long it’ll take us before we turn on the AC or heat. Last week was one of those weeks. Abnormally warm (in the 80’s) and lots of sunshine. The house would heat up to 78-81 degrees but we didn’t want to turn on the AC because we knew better. This weather wasn’t going to last. We turned on all our ceiling fans in our rooms – which, let me just say, I have a new-found love for ceiling fans and am so grateful that every room in our house has a ceiling fan. Even though we turned them all on, it was still ridiculously warm. We succumbed and turned on the AC this past Sunday and of course, it doesn’t even kick on this week because it’s dropped down to the 60’s, lol

  1. I just tried my first ‘scrub’ of anything this past weekend. I got this sugar scrub (that literally smells like cake batter, omg) and MY SKIN IS SO SOFT. Where have I been all my life? I swear I was never taught the proper way to beautify myself. I want to sugar scrub every night just so I can have baby smooth skin and smell like cake. Yesssssss.
  2. Bulletproof coffee. I cannot get behind this concept of coffee. It might be the fact that the morning I made it, the top to my blender wasn’t fully closed and it exploded EVERYWHERE (let me tell you now that if you haven’t coffee and you have to clean up an oily mess, it is not the highlight of any morning) or it might just be the fact that I like my coffee regular ole plain jane. I think it’s the latter. It just didn’t do anything to me. If anything, I felt like I slathered on gobs of lip gloss and had shiny lips all day.
  3. Last week, I wore cute Aldo wedges to work and while it was a fairly nice day for me to walk to our other building, I didn’t really want to walk to it in wedges. Ideally, I was just going to hop on the shuttle and save my feet from torture. I guess the city of DC had other plans for me. There was some random parade that delayed all the shuttles so instead of catching the shuttle to make it to my meeting, I had to power walk 10 minutes to the other building in my wedges. I ended up with four blisters on the balls of my feet. You don’t realize how much you need the balls of your feet to walk until you have blisters all over them and can’t walk. The following day, I couldn’t walk down the stairs nor could I wear regular shoes. My feet were totally busted. Never again!!
  4. Have you seen this? This guy arranges junk food to look like fine dining. Haha, it’s pretty cool!

Sarah | Broma Bakery

Monday 27th of April 2015

That picture is GORGEOUS! And sorry, did I hear you correctly? Chipotle. Delivering? I'm going to have burrito running through my blood sometime soon...

Gina @ Running to the Kitchen

Sunday 26th of April 2015

Haha yes! Toms + Kombucha...slowly converting you ;)


Sunday 26th of April 2015

You guys really are. What's next?! :)


Friday 24th of April 2015

Holy wow, the junk food guy... that's UNREAL!

Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health

Friday 24th of April 2015

so i recently just ordered my first ever essential looking forward to it. i am debating to get a Tom as well coz everyone has it :( and i have always secretly liked them...hope your legs feel better.


Friday 24th of April 2015

The junk food arrangements look so cool but unappetizing.

Happy Friday :)