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Weekend in Review

Monday, August 18, 2014

My weekend was wonderfully low-key. I have been feeling a tad off lately so I've been trying to take it easy and not go too crazy with the scheduling. I tend to be an over planner, not exactly leaving room to rest and relax so I've been determined to give myself the break that I need to get back to being 110% Brenda. Since I was determined for a break, I stayed close to home, but still made sure to get out and about a bit. 

Lately, I've been obsessed with Frozen Yogurt so I made a Saturday stop at Easy Breezy and picked up a delicious treat! There were so many flavors to choose from! I'm known for wanting to try a little bit of each in my bowl, which almost always ends up being a tasting disaster from mixing too many flavors that simply don't go together. I decided it was best to limit myself to two flavors and then go crazy with the toppings. Some of their flavors change weekly so you never get bored. This week they had Butterscotch Baby, Limeberry Sorbet, Cherry Pie, and Vietnamese Coffee. Since I also have a dear love of Pie, I opted for the Cherry Pie, which was part fro-yo part part custard and then added a little Vanilla Bean fro-yo on top! For toppings, I went with a chocolate theme with Oreo bits, Andes chocolate & mint bits, chocolate sea salt caramel turtle bits and topped it all off with a sprinkle covered Animal Cookie! Let me tell you, I was so proud of my Fro-Yo creation because not only was it beautiful to look it, it was SOOOOO delicious! 
Yum! Cherry & Chocolate are a perfect combination. I left a very happy camper and now have my own little frequent user punch card for Easy Breezy! 
On Sunday, my boyfriend and I headed to Beretta to enjoy a late Brunch. In typical Brenda fashion, my eyes were bigger than my stomach and I may have ordered a bit too much. We got herb onion bread with olive oil, a kale caesar salad, heirloom tomato bruschetta and a carbonara, bacon, eggs, mozzarella, pecorino & cracked black pepper pizza! Everything was really tasty, especially their Kale Caesar salad; I could eat that everyday for lunch and never get tired of it. I also need to say how tasty their cocktails are. My boyfriend went for a Mimosa, whereas I chose to get a Pamplemousse, which is actually the French word for Grapefruit. The Pamplemousse was made with gin, lemon, grapefruit, basil and elderflower. I've had a lot of Pamplemousse's in the past and the ones at Beretta would definitely make my top 5!
So, you may have heard, but I now have my own incredible, amazing desk. I ended up leaving my desk in my apartment when I moved back from college, so sure I would never need a formal desk again. What the heck was I thinking? Working on the couch for long periods of time is truly awful for productivity and the kitchen table just wasn't cutting it. I could never seem to get real work done where I eat and I hated having to clear it off every time we made a meal. I am so happy with my new little desk, which is from Blu Dot modern furniture. It's what I call perfectly 'Brenda sized'. It fits my laptop and a myriad of desk organizing essentials and still has space for more without it taking up a huge part of the room. I like the little shelf that attaches to the top, giving me the extra space for more organizing necessities to go underneath. 
I picked up the cutest desk accessories in a theme of stripes from Design Darling's birthday sale! I'm glad I grabbed them when I did because items in the shop were selling out fast! I grabbed the Kate Spade Striped Notepads, which are lined and perfectly sized for my forever changing to-do lists. I also grabbed the Scalloped Desk organizer in navy stripes and the Navy Stripe Deskpad. The scalloped desk organizer has been perfect for holding my mail. I was really excited for the Navy Striped Deskpad so I have somewhere to write down all my random notes!
Currently, I've been using a chair from the kitchen table as my seat, but I think I might upgrade for something that is a bit more cushy for my longer work sessions. 
I love having fresh flowers on my desk. It brings a breath of life into the space and truth be told, they just look really pretty sitting there. I also loving having a candle on my desk to get into my perfect writing zen. Since I share the office with my boyfriend, a huge 3 wick candle makes no sense and would overpower the entire room with scent. I opted for an adorably tiny mason jar candle from Bath & Body Works. This one is in the scent of Banana Nutmeg Bread Pudding, which smells amazing. 
I just can't get over my little jar vase of flowers. I totally need to arrange a weekly flower delivery.

Did you guys have an eventful weekend? Have any desk essentials that I should know about? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. WOW! Okay I am jealous! WHAT a weekend! That Baretta food looks amazing. Oh and your desk is super cute but I am in the same boat. My desk is adorable but not comfy for long blogging sessions. Great blog so happy to have found it!

    1. Totally necessary to have a super comfy chair for those long blogging sessions!

  2. Sounds like an amazing weekend! and OMG that froyo and your brunch look soooo yummy!

    1. It was! Fro-Yo is totally my new favorite dessert!


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