happy valentines weekend! do we all have something fun planned? and by fun i mean - did i rent myself a hotel room so i can go there and sleep in and order room service and then maybe go get a massage? and when i say "myself" i literally mean by myself. my farmer would need to be here on the farm tending to his little ladies.

romance...we really nail it.

kidding. there's no individual hotel room. but we do have dinner reservations with friends at a restaurant that serves a mean steak. i've been dreaming of surf and turf...which is exactly why today is a treadmill day.


1 | grab this here snazzy kissy-themed button and link back to Sept. Farm.
2 | link up your post at the bottom of this post.
3 | tell all your friends + have a fantastic friday.

1 | i made it back from california in one piece.
if you read monday's post or you saw my instagram story...then you know i was flying to california for a little job interview. not to like...move there (although it is super lovely)...but to work from home. perfect for my little farm situation! it's part time and pretty flexible and the more i learned about it the more i wanted it. so...
so i flew down there and that same morning we just happened to get three inches of snow so my drive on the freeway was an absolute slush pit. death defying to say the least. then, once on the plane, we were connecting in reno. well...apparently reno was having abnormally high winds and the turbulence was unlike anything i've experienced. and then flying into orange county was no better. they couldn't even do the beverage service because the flight attendants would have been slamming into everything. ANYWAY...we finally landed in orange county and it was at that perfect moment that i decided i'd like to puke. hello motion sickness. i've always known i was pretty sensitive, but i think it's gotten worse with age. 
does anyone else deal with this? any recommendations?
2 | yes...i got the job
duh, you guys. it's me! of course i got the job! i was like BOOM. and they were like WOW. and i was like TADA! and they were like - YOU'RE HIRED. 
actually...i wish it was that simple. 
so...the position i was interviewing for was Project Management with Pollinate Media Group. you may have seen me write for them in previous posts. basically - it's sponsored content. they work with the client to select bloggers to write about their product - that's me describing it in the simplest of terms. 
anyway - so i'll be working in that capacity and they've also asked me to do some design work as well - it was like a win/win all over the place. i'm so super thrilled.
i'm also super thrilled that alissa took me to a place called sidecar donuts - literally the best donuts i've ever had. we have a local shop here in boise that has really yummy donuts...but sidecar's were about 100 times better. i'm still dreaming about the huckleberry donut above.

3 | peloton bike
have you guys heard of a peloton bike? it's basically like brining a spin class right into your home. it's a super nice bike and then you have a monitor where you can either participate in a live / streamed spin class or participate in a recorded spin class. it keeps track of all your stats and you can even compete agains people in your class by looking up their live stats.
i neeeed a peloton in my life.
so i looked up one of these bikes a few months ago and now all my targeted ads on facebook / google / instagram...everywhere i go is for a peloton bike. DAMN YOU GOOGLE! so every time i see an ad i'm like - must have peloton.

it's a good thing i have my new snazzy job so i can drop the $3k necessary to get into one of those super fancy bikes.
not to mention - while i was in orange county we happened to see a peloton store! we went in and the guy let me sit on the bike, pedal, and participate in one of the classes for a few minutes - until i was sweating and winded.
so...does anyone have one of these bikes? do you love it? is it worth it?
4 | and then we went bowling...
so...i flew home on wednesday, got back to the farm around midnight, and then had to wake up first thing yesterday morning and get the girls ready to go celebrate at a birthday party with some bowling in boise. back to boise i / we went and had an absolute blast celebrating amy's oldest. brody turned six and i still remember seeing him in the hospital. SIX! time flies.
the kiddos dressed as super heroes, ate nachos and tater tots and chicken strips, and then were surprised with a giant ice cream sundae. 
we got home around 3 pm and i laid down on the floor and immediately fell asleep. i'm not super positive what the girls did during the next two hours...but they were still there when i woke up and there were no fires...so i'm going to call that a win.

5 | aaaand...i need a nanny
no no no...not the type of nanny corinne has on the bachelor. although - i'd take that kind of nanny too. but a nanny for my gals. if by random chance someone in the area just happens to read my blog and you just happen to know of someone that might want to watch two adorable gals two to three times a week (super flexible hours) please let me know!
okay! happy weekend and link up just below!