Friday, November 8, 2013

Look at me, look at me!

Today is a very special day, my friends... I have an all-new, beautiful blog design that I absolutely love! If you're reading this in some sort of feeder, please click over and take a look - it finally looks like my blog wasn't designed by a kindergartener playing with MS Paint ;) The design is courtesy of Jessica at Diamond Doll Designs, who is an absolute doll herself. I am tickled pink with what she dreamed up for Typically Late!

A recent addition that you may not have noticed is that there is now a special "Recipes" tab - every recipe posted on the blog has it's own special link over there, so you can find exactly what you're looking for, or browse through my creations to try something new. Take a peek!


Anyone else feel like this week absolutely flew by? It's going to be Thanksgiving before we know it! Whew. Today's Five for Friday is a bit of a jumble... bear with me!

1 // These views. I can't even. Virginia in the fall is almost too gorgeous to handle (unless it's a rainy day.. then ick!) - so lucky to live in a place that looks like a picture.

2 // SOMEONE managed to get himself locked in a spare bedroom before work one day this week, and spent the day ripping the heck out of the carpet trying to escape. (He has a total complex about being behind closed doors - something about his life before we rescued him makes him absolutely go nuts about this - so I can't really blame him, even though it's totally frustrating). Lucky for him, he was so snuggley and cute when he was finally freed...

3 // My dad and I often find ourselves watching TV "together" - this week it was the CMAs, and we were texting all night about the singers and performances. He's funny sometimes... :)

4 // dinner last night, brought to you by Trader Joe's... we don't usually do frozen, pre-made things (if we do frozen, it's homemade!), but I keep a couple of things for "emergency" nights. Last night, with a Caps game, Redskins game, and allergy shots for me on the agenda, we pulled out a new TJ's entree to try. It was actually pretty good! We've discussed my love of Mexican food... enchiladas would have to be awful to not pass my taste-test. Ha! Anyone else had these before?

5 // We've got a cold front coming through this weekend, and there is nothing like a steaming cup of fresh coffee in the morning! We use K-cups most mornings, but on the rare days when we break out the coffee pot, it's such a treat to drink "real" coffee.

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Monday is Veteran's Day - hope you've got a long weekend like we do :) I've got a big event on the calendar for Sunday morning - my next half-marathon! I'll be in OBX with some girlfriends running the race, so say a little prayer for me if you're up early on Sunday. Also, there's a running-related post in the works right now... it's about to get deep around here, y'all. Have a great day!

11 comments :

Alex[andra] said...

I love the new design!

We have a cold front coming in here too. Brr.

Enjoy your long weekend! No long weekend for me, so enjoy it even more for those who can't!

Kalie said...

I haven't had that specific TJ meal, but I have had some of their other frozen meals. They are about the only frozen meals I will eat since they are semi-decent (compared to other options) and don't taste half bad. I also wind up having similar texting convos with my dad when watching award shows too!

Tammy Jo said...

Love the new look looks great!!!

Stephanie @ My Freckled Life said...

AHHH!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! :) :) :) I cant even comment on everything else, because I'm so blinded by the beautiful new design! :D

Amber said...

Good luck Sunday! :)

Caitlin said...

Oliver hates doors being closed too. He has learned how to turn the knobs and open them! It's a little.. um... annoying when he does it to our bathroom doors... ;)

lifeofdi.com said...

I have gone back and fourth on whether or not I should buy a Keurig but decided to stick with the pot. I know it takes more time but there is just something about it. I do get jealous when I see all of the fun little flavors of K-Cups though. I know I could just buy the coffee grounds/beans but I never want to invest in a new flavor for fear that I may not like it. The K-Cups would make it easier, I think! :) PS - Your blog looks great!

Kate @ Like American Honey said...

LOVE the new design!! It looks great! I'm also so in love with the Virginia fall...maybe I was under a rock last year, but the leaves this year have been so beautiful!

Lindsay said...

I love our Keurig! While I really enjoy a cup of "real" coffee, most mornings we don't have time for more than one cup each, so making a whole pot ends up being a complete waste. We savor it when we can make a pot and drink it all morning on the weekends!

Lindsay said...

Mac gets absolutely insane when the doors are shut and he is certainly not trying to open them, he's just destroying the carpet trying to escape. Such a little PITA... haha! And, just like a toddler, he has a 6th sense for when I go to the bathroom - the minute I shut the door, he's there trying to get in. Cats are so weird :)

Lindsay said...

So so happy with my "new" blog... feels like a whole new space! About time I had a real design - ha! Next step: self-hosting. Hmmmm.....