Friday, March 5, 2010

Yesterday, Thursday

Last night Hank and I decided to drive down to Phoenix for a little impromptu date night. We left right when I got off work, and drove straight to Green for a delicious dinner. If you live in Arizona, and haven't been to Green yet, I highly recommend it- it's one of our favorite restaurants and we've been going since it opened. I usually get the Green burger, but this time I got the Spicy mock chicken sandwich (on an Ezekial bun), with a side of pasta salad. Hank got some sort of ginger tofu bowl and both choices were delicious. If you're curious about the restaurant, click here to visit their website and definitely try it out as soon as you can! We there, we spoke with one of the counter-workers about a vegan restaurant in Sedona that we will hopefully we trying out soon. The name of it is escaping me at the moment, but once we try it I will be sure to post a review.

After dinner I had Hank stop by Yogurtland so I could try the new Red Velvet flavor. I wasn't a huge fan, but it wasn't bad by any means. I always think I am going to branch out, but usually end up with plain tart and a lot of fruit. Either way, I love that place. After I got my yogurt fix, we headed over to ASU to listen to Johnny Cupcakes speak. I didn't know very much about the guy, besides the fact that he once put Hank and the dudes up while on tour, we know some of the same people, and he runs a highly successful tee shirt business. To be honest, I was slightly apprehensive- I didn't know what to expect and I wasn't in the mood to sit in a lecture hall and listen to some guy speak about how he became inspired to put cupcakes on tee shirts. But...once we got into the room and Johnny began speaking, I found myself truly enjoying my time. His story is inspirational, he's an extremely "real" guy, and I liked that he was so personal and forthcoming while sharing with all of us. By the end of the night, I was a total convert, and now consider myself a fan of him, and his brand. Super cool dude, awesome story, and his lecture was extremely entertaining (all four hours of it). I definitely recommend checking him out if his lecture tour comes to a university near you.

I also have to add that while we were standing in line to get in, a blog reader/friend of mine came over and introduced herself! The lovely Chelsea and her boyfriend John Scott were just adorable, and it was really neat to meet yet another blog friend in real life. Two in two weeks is two more than I've met in my entire life, so I'm wondering who I will meet next week! ;) But really, it was wonderful to meet both of them, and Hank and John had a lot to talk about. Chelsea put it best in her blog about it, "It seriously made me so happy about how easy conversation came, and I really believe that it was due to already feeling that we knew one another (thank you blogs, flickr, and twitter!)." :)

After the lecture we headed home to Prescott. One of my most favorite things to do with Hank is go on drives, go on road trips, really just go anywhere with him. We always have the best conversations, listen to great music, and have have such a good time. Sometimes it's little moments like last night that kind of snap me into reality, and remind me just how good I have it. I written about this before, but I think people are blessed with different things in their lives. I would say one of my main "blessings" is this love in my life. I'm very grateful.

When we got home it was past 2am, and I wasn't feeling very well, so I decided to call in to work today. I've spent most of the morning in bed, and it's about 1:30pm right now, and I'm feeling much better. Sleep did me well, and I'm glad I stayed home. Later tonight Hank is playing a show at Sundance's which should be fun.

What are your weekend plans? Are you experiencing nice weather wherever you are? Whatever you do, I hope it's amazing!

I'll leave you with some photos from yesterday...

top: J. Crew
skirt: Leifsdottir (you can find this brand at Anthro or Nordstrom)
shoes: Target

Thursday outfit

top detail

I love this skirt <3

on the drive down
on the drive down

Hank, me and Chelsea :)
Hank, me, Chelsea

Johnny Cupcakes at ASU

32 comments:

  1. This looks like such a fun trip! I love Johnny Cupcakes I'm jealous you go to see his presentation. Also, I keep forgetting how J Crew has such amazing stuff I need to go shopping there soon. You look beautiful as always<3

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  2. What a wonderful night! MM green! I had a class in Murdock last semester! :) Not my favorite lecture hall but its funny to see.

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  3. Sounds like a fun date night! I wish we could do those impromptu things. But 2 kiddos to plop off somewhere on a whim, isn't easy!
    You looked beautiful!

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  4. sweet date :D and i LOVE johnnycupcakes! being from boston, and a newbie silk-screener, he is kind of a hero of mine! i didn't know he was on the lecture circuit so i'll have to keep an eye out for him 'round these parts. LOVE your skirt too..have a great weekend !

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  5. you look absolutely lovely, i love the mustard skirt!

    xo.

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  6. I can't wait to meet blog friends, it sounds like so much fun!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. Ooooh! I LOVE that skirt!
    I've been tying to win one in my size on ebay for months.
    You look beautiful in it!

    Have a lovely weekend!
    Selene :)

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  8. I'm hopefully going to try rollerblading this weekend. I can't skate at all, but I want to be able to blade around our beautiful sea wall in the summer!

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  9. my husband really admires johnny cupcakes. they have met a few times in boston, and have many mutual friends as well. did he mention anything about the fact that he is straight edge? because he is. we love his stuff, but it's a bit spendy for our budget. have you checked out his blog? i love it. what a great lil' trip <3

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  10. i love your shirt! sounds like a fun time!

    i've really been enjoying the weather lately. it is really nice! this weekend i am meeting my sister and we are going shopping and out to eat! i am excited because i only get to see her about one a month.

    have a lovely weekend!

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  11. I have class every Mon/Wed/Fri in this lecture hall....good 'ol Murdock

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  12. mustard yellow is my fav new color and your skirt is fabulous! love the style.

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  13. mmmm! yogurtland is one of my weaknesses. ;) SO good!

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  14. The buttons on your skirt are so cute! I love how little details make your outfits seem so special!

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  15. I went to Pinkberry last night, the tart flavor is to dye for... I would love to wake up in the morning and call work off for whatever reason!!!! You are lucky...

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  16. looks like you took a much needed mental health day. I have heard a lot about Johnny cupcake lately, exciting that you got to see him and a fellow blogger too. So fun! Have a wonderful weekend. And don't forget to stop by for my new giveaway. xo

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  17. Danielle-
    First of all, I love your outfit in this post! I am going to check out Green very soon. I looked at the menu and I am in love.

    This weekend, I will be hitting up the street fair in the Monroe District for some great vintage shopping and then off to the theater. I think I will check out first Friday tonight as well. Hope you have a good weekend
    -Sara

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  18. This sounds like such a nice night. I've never met any blog friends. It sounds like fun but it also sounds like it could be fairly awkward. I wouldn't even know what to say. "hello I read about your life on the internet as often as you'll let me" haha you know.

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  19. What a fun night!! I love that skirt! You look so pretty :)

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  20. Oooh.. I wish you were my teacher! Haha.

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  21. Love this look, that skirt is so cute!sounds like a fun night!xxx

    http://ulrikahblog.blogspot.com/

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  22. the skirt is amazing!

    i think i just cried a little bit that i dont own it! I have a thing for mustard yellow at the mo!x

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  23. i love johny cup cakes t shirts

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  24. Oh, your skirt is lovely! I really love that shade of yellow. Your date sounded really fun. Sorry you were feeling ill - I'm glad you are feeling better now :)
    Clare x

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  25. Oh my gosh! I too was at Green on Friday...I wonder if I saw you there? It sounds like a fantastic trip to Phoenix! I look forward to hearing about the new place in Sedona! There is a new place in Ahwatukee too, Pomegranate - it's organic vegetarian! They are usually open until just 3 because they are fairly new - but you should definitely check them out!

    And I love your top!

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  26. Oh my goodness! I LOOOOVE this outfit! Mustard was made for black and sometimes gray but seriously, black and mustard never ceases to delight me! Great outfit, great blog!

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  27. Aw pickles! I can't believe I missed it! What a great trip.
    Definitely trying out Green!! I can't wait!
    Adorable outfit (as always)!!

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