Happy Friday, June 27th!


1. Weekend in with Jonathan!

Spent the weekend with my boo, Jonathan! It had been about two weeks since I last saw him because of all the craziness with my end of the year schedule and his schedule. It was wonderful just being lazy and catching up on our shows. We caught a movie out, did some Goodwill shopping and made two dinners from the Food Network Magazine!

2. Time to Clean the Office

In my efforts to stay home and “relax”, I cleaned my office! Well, actually I started looking for something, then ended up not being able to find it, dug through all this stuff to find it. At that point I realized I needed to clean it all up and organize it all! I even made labels for drawers and caught up on I Wanna Marry Harry! Which kind of makes me not like reality TV, btw!


3. Hair done!

Finally, finally was able to get my hair done. Did I mention finally?! My hair was so gross and needed some love! I’m so lucky that my mom is a hair dresser and I got to spend the time with her! She was really jealous of my bright red locks!


4. Blog Calendar

Went to Target determined to grab only these two things to work on my project. Ended up buying just a few other things but went straight home and got started! In my effort to be better organized AND a better blogger, I created a calendar on my white board in my office. I’m hoping to get on Mary’s level with the color coding!


5. Score at Goodwill

I found this awesome espresso machine at Goodwill this weekend and jumped for joy when it actually worked! The best part is it was only $15 bucks!!! I’ve been having caramel lattes in the AM and iced caramel lattes in the afternoon! That makes me one happy camper and totally saves in my pockets!!

Alexis Porter
Alexis Porter

Hey there, Iā€™m Alexis! I’m a low carb living, Cuban and Puerto Rican, living in Seattle, Washington. I serve as a brand + web designer for fellow teacherpreneurs and small businesses by day. I find joy in sharing my low carb recipes here as well, and am a self-proclaimed pure perfectionist in everything I do.

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  1. June 27, 2014 / 11:34 AM

    Ooooohh that espresso machine is such a great deal – awesome find! I get a little crazy with my calendar color coding, but it definitely helps me stay on track!

    • June 29, 2014 / 5:43 AM

      Yes, I love my new espresso machine! No un-happy friends when they come over now! šŸ˜› Thanks for stopping by again. <3

  2. June 27, 2014 / 7:32 PM

    Those meals looked delish! I am super jealous of your office set-up!

    • June 29, 2014 / 5:46 AM

      Thanks! I got lucky with my current apartment to have a spare room! šŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by and happy weekend!

  3. June 27, 2014 / 7:56 PM

    HI Alexis! Found your blog over at The Diary of a Real Housewife. The calendar is a great idea to keep organized. Looks like you found yourself a great deal with that espresso machine šŸ™‚ Glad to be your newest follower.

    A Joyful Kind of Life

    • June 29, 2014 / 5:48 AM

      Hi Rosy! Thanks for stopping by. šŸ™‚ I'm hoping the calendar will help!! Have a super weekend!

    • June 29, 2014 / 5:50 AM

      Thanks! They were so yummy!! šŸ˜›

  4. June 28, 2014 / 8:37 PM

    The shrimp tacos you made look delicious. I can't believe you found an espresso machine for just $15…what a great deal! Enjoy your lattes. I definitely need to make a blog about it calendar to keep me focused on blogging more often.
    The Traveling Teacher

    • June 29, 2014 / 5:51 AM

      Hey there! The shrimp tacos were so yummy and easy! I'm going to post the recipe soon on here so make sure to come back! šŸ™‚

  5. June 29, 2014 / 4:13 AM

    Hi Alexis! I'm your newest follower! Your blog is making me hungry… the meals you made look amazing! I'm also a fourth grade teacher so I'm excited to follow your adventures šŸ™‚
    Fourth Grade Lemonade

    • June 29, 2014 / 5:51 AM

      Hey Caitlyn! I'm glad you find the meals yummy!!! I started following you too. šŸ˜€

  6. June 30, 2014 / 4:07 PM

    Absolutely love your hair color!!!

    • June 30, 2014 / 8:05 PM

      Thank you!! šŸ˜€

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