THIS AND THAT




Welcome to the Monday after a holiday.  It feels like a one-two punch right?  

We had some friends for the weekend [they only live 30 minutes away] and decided to pretend like we were on vacation!  We grilled, ran in the mornings and just hung out. The weather was unseasonably cool.  

While were were sitting outside having a cocktail one evening SOMEBODY [it definitely wasn't me] thought it would be a great idea to cycle 20 miles early on Sunday morning.

Now here is the deal.  I have a bike.  I used it to ride BRAG in 1999.  Uh huh.  475 miles from La Grange, Ga. to Savannah, Ga. in a week plus  sleeping in a tent....

Came home from that little adventure and parked it in my basement which is where it sat until Sunday.  15 years.

But.....I am not one to back down from a challenge so we did it.  Whew....I'm worn out....!


I was excited about burning 844 calories though.

Enough about me.

Yesterday after the ride I went over to help Sudi organize pillows for the Mart which starts Wednesday.

Here are a few pictures....












That was like being in pillow heaven for a few hours:)  

Also before the weekend I installed some relaxed roman shades in a kitchen dining area...


And this vanity was delivered for a modern/rustic/zen bathroom [could I stick a few more styles in there].


So that brings us back to Monday and what's happening this week.  The Atlanta Market, Scott's and Haven [blogger conference].

Visual overload.  Just like that bike ride I will rise to the challenge.

Shazam






15 comments

JOSÉ PEDRO RODRIGUES/ APARTMENT 312 said...

Well I hope you had a nice "vacation" with your friends it's good to relax and pass time the ones we love.
A good week ;)

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Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

whoa. whoa. i love that the calorie tracker said 'there are no notes from this activity'. apropos? haha. i am in LOVE with that one black/white (kinda artichokey print/block print) pillow at Sudi's. wooooow

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Wow that bike ride! what an accomplishment- Im impressed! Were you sore? Sudi's pillows are amazing and I'd love to see them all in person. Best of luck to her at the Mart and all you have going on this week! xo Nancy

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Good for you!!! I doubt I could make it 5 miles!! Haven't ridden in about 30 years! We have a neighbor who just rode from Vermont back here to PA>!!!!!!!!!!!! I have no idea how she does all she does. Have a great week! I would have thought more calories would be burned!!??

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Was that 20 miles with hills or flat? Either way, impressive! Pretty pillows!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i want to go to pillow heaven!!! (without dying of course).
and i hope you got home and helped yourself to an entire pint of ice cream, because that's pretty much how i roll when i burn that many calories at once. i need to replenish, and obv with a pint of mint chocolate chip.

René said...

What a ride! Love your changes and those pillows are gorgeous as always.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Can't believe Haven and the Mart are the same week. I was hoping to make it to the next Mart. Well, poo.

{Hi Sugarplum!} said...

We took a bike ride this weekend, too (a short one)...so I know exactly where you're sore. ;)

You going to Haven?

Beth C. said...

Heh. I'm barely riding 20 minutes a day. I kept complaining that my butt hurt on the little seat, so my husband bought me the biggest ass seat they make. Pun intended. I call it Big Bertha Butt. Now I gotta ride. Best, Beth C.

An Urban Cottage said...

Is that real mud cloth? I want!

bluehydrangea said...

20 miles on a bike on a Sunday morning? It's like I don't know you at all!!:) But I am totally impressed!!

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

You're a bike maven AND a Haven maven! Hope to see you this weekend so we can finally meet!
xo Heidi

Anonymous said...

Are the relaxed roman shades from retail or custom made? I would love something like that for my bathroom!

therelishedroost said...

That is pillow heaven!!

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