Friday Things

What a gorgeous day in Seattle!  It's been a perfect day with a long run, lunch with the family (husband had a half day today) and some time at the marina feeding the ducks.  And now it's 'quiet time' for the kiddos while I drink coffee, write and read.  Ahhh.

OK, many have asked about that Brooks Outlet truckload sale I mentioned yesterday here are the deets: they are located at 22627 Bothell-Everett Highway,  Bothell, WA 98021 and the sale is next week Friday through Sunday (April 5-7th). Store hours are Friday & Saturday 9-6 and Sunday 10-5. Be there, or be square.

Speaking of shoes (oh, but they do have more than just shoes at the outlet, just so ya know!), now that spring is upon us, I've been in the market for some casual warm-weather shoes.  I hate that I must soon put away my favorite Kamik boots.

me and baby girl on a fall day

I searched high and low for a comfortable slip on shoe that wasn't too fancy (as most of my ballet flats are) or too sporty (like all of my Privos by Clarks).  Aaaaand I caved to a pair of TOMS.  Are they totally out of style now?  Never were in?  Well, if they're wrong, I don't wanna be right.  

I got 'em in a nice obnoxious orange, too - mwhahaha.

I mean, they're not as bad as Crocs, right?  It's hard resist the allure of these versatile, casual, suuuuper comfortable shoes.  I don't know if I think they're the prettiest style, but I at least went with a fun color for my first pair.  Yes, I say first because I know I'm buying more.

Here's something that made me laugh quite a bit this week.  If you're a dog owner, you can probably relate:

Photo: ha, I bet all Dane owners can identify with this!

Passion Pit's Little Secrets came on while I was doing some hill repeats earlier this week and the lyric kept me inspired: lots of "higher and higher!"  Love Passion Pit.

Happy weekend all!  And if your celebrating Easter, have a lovely holiday!

2013 Playlist
Sovereign Light Cafe by Keane, remixed by Afrojack
Clarity by Zedd
Years by Alesso
Something Good Can Work by Two Door Cinema Club
She Wolf by David Guetta, featuring Sia
Alive by Krewella
Illmerica by Wolfgang Garnter
Drowning by Armin van Buren
Give Me Your Hand by The Ready Set
Language by Porter Robinson
Cry for You by September
You Are My Diamond by Tiesto - featuring Kianna
Arguru - Deadmau5
We Are by Jus Jack & Oza, featuring Aeone


  1. I love Toms they are my go to comfy shoes for the summer and I just ordered a new pair. The only thing I don't love about them is how quick they wear out although that could be due to the fact that I wear them constantly

  2. I love Toms. I will admit that I have about 15 pairs of them. They are so comfy and fun!

  3. I love the dog cartoon! That is definitely true of our guy Peat. I've never tried Toms before but I love they have such fun ones! They would be great to wear with skinnies as an alternative to ballet flats.