View from our front window
On Friday, I had to go to Cincinnati to see a back specialist, so I decided to stay the whole weekend and enjoy some time with my family. Although it was a little scary trying to get home in the middle of a snowstorm Thursday night, it was really nice to be home.
Pretty view on the way to the hospital
I spent most of Friday heading back and forth to the hospital for CAT scans and appointments. On the plus side, the route to the hospital is a scenic one with lots of pretty houses. When I was young, my mom and I would always pick which ones we wanted to live in someday. I love silly little memories like that.
Black Raspberry-Chip Shake
Thankfully, I received pretty good news at the appointment with the specialist. Although I do have a crack in the vertebrae of my spine, I avoided surgery and only have to do physical therapy. I'm also allowed to workout again, as long as I can keep my pain under control. We celebrated this good news with Graeters milkshakes. Yum.
Lucky Magazine's City Guide
During some of my downtime at home, I had a chance to flip through the latest Lucky Magazine. I was excited to discover that Columbus was featured in this month's City Guide! That is where I currently am living while going to school, so it was really cool to see it get some of the credit it deserves.
I spent Saturday doing some of my favorite things: hanging out with my mom, going to the library, shopping at JoAnn Fabrics, and seeing a movie (No Strings Attached; so cute! Definitely recommend it!). This list definitely proves I'm a huge nerd, but I'm okay with it. At JoAnns, I picked up some supplies for some more headbands; I swear I'll get my Etsy shop up and running one of these days! I also bought this Simplicity pattern for only $.99! I don't really sew, but I'm determined to learn. And what better way than with an adorable dress?
Fruity Pebbles bars
Before I headed back to campus today, my mom helped me make these Fruity Pebbles bars. Super easy, and super delicious! I was originally inspired by the recipe in Instyle Magazine but ended up just following the recipe straight off the Fruity Pebbles box. There's nothing like colorful, cheery baked goods to brighten your day. Another thing that made my day? Being approached at lunch today by a Best Foot Forward reader! This was the first time I've ever been recognized because of my blog, and it was really exciting! I was looking very non-style-blogger in sweats and Uggs, but I guess we all have days like that. Regardless of my unfashionable attire, it was one of the highlights of the last few days. Okay, well now that I've told you all about my weekend, I want to hear about yours! What was the highlight of your weekend?