Monday, January 28, 2013

Weekend Update

So, I'm not really sure what happened this weekend, but I'm sad it's over. It wasn't very eventful, which seems like the norm lately. Being so busy during the week makes me want to make zero plans over the weekends. Sometimes just sitting on the couch feels so good. Am I right?
Wine, gouda cheese, and crackers. What do you mean, it was still light outside?
And no, our pictures are still not on the walls. We are moving in another 2 months, so there's no point.
I did manage to clean the apartment up, do some laundry, and get the grocery shopping done for the week. That's pretty darn successful  It feels good to have that stuff out of the way so we don't have to worry about it during the week. Chris and I even went to the gym for the first time in a long time. I'm surprised I was able to run for 15 minutes.... for me, that's a good start. Baby steps!

We watched Pitch Perfect, which I'd already seen in the theater but Chris hadn't seen yet... I think it was even funnier the second time.

It snowed on Friday, which made for a pretty, snowy (and cold) weekend. I even got to pull out my favorite snow boots! 

I spent a while working on blog stuff this weekend and feel compelled to say a little something. I love reading other blogs and getting to know people through their writing. However, it makes me sad when people fail to give others credit for their original ideas, or even to go as far as copy off others' work. Personally, I try very hard to keep my blog as a reflection of "me". I really try to post original ideas as well as participate in link-ups (like this one) and unique idea link-ups like this one. I think it's great to use each other as sounding boards for ideas, to spur creativity, and to make connections. I think it's even more important to remember your voice and use your own ideas- what's the point, otherwise? Niki wrote a great and appropriate post on this a while back. (Unfortunately it was based off frustrating circumstances, but her point was definitely made). I think it's sad that we even feel the need to mention this on our own blogs, and that it still remains an issue. I certainly don't feel like I'm in the place to "preach" blog rules, let people know of my "blog pet peeves" as I'm a pretty small blog, but stealing others' property is just unacceptable in my opinion.

That being said, I've also done some clean-up. I will only be posting my own pictures on this blog- no exceptions. I've taken down many of my posts and taken out a lot of pictures that weren't mine. Although I always give credit to my sources, this is something I'm trying to be extra careful with. 
I hope that others will try to be a little more careful with using other bloggers' ideas. Imitation may be the greatest form of flattery, but stealing is not.

I hope everyone had a great weekend and has a fantastic week. I'm excited to be linking up with Sami and Leeann as usual!


  1. Gouda cheese and wine are so great together, yummm.

  2. Mmmmm. Cheese, crackers and wine. Mmmmmm.

  3. That sounds like a fun weekend! over this copy catting business! I just am so annoyed by it. Hitting the gym is HUGE! I can only dream about going to the gym...le sigh. ;) Oh my gosh, I want to see Pitch Perfect SO FREAKING BAD! Cannot wait to drag Jeff into watching it with me.

  4. low key weekends are my favorite! that cheese, crackers and wine - yum!!

  5. I agree! Just hanging out on the couch is often the best! At least you got some cleaning done - I didn't even bother haha.

    Thanks for linking up!

  6. oh i am terrified of the pictures thing. but i just also can't stop!!
    and love laid back weekends. so nice!

  7. Lazy weekends are the best. Sometimes you just need to do nothing.

  8. I really like the idea of taking down pictures....I've thought about doing the same, but sometimes, they really make the point I am trying to make, so I give credit where credit is due. I haven't seen Pitch Perfect either!! I need to watch, I think.
    I also need wine and cheese. Gah! I wish we could have a girls date!!

  9. I keep hearing about how great the Pitch Perfect movie is... I think I need to watch it this weekend!

  10. Low key + wine and cheese + Picture Perfect?! Sounds like a very good weekend to me!

  11. oh no, I hope that the 'copy cat' wasn't too bad! I totally agree, though - posting orignal pictures is the way to go. I always appreciate when bloggers do that. I've got your back, girl!

  12. I love no plan weekends. We did nothing this weekend and it was awesome!

    I've moved away from using photos that aren't mine as I've gotten more into blogging. I'm always careful to link back to someone if I got an idea from them or are referencing something in their post that sparked an idea in mine. I think it's important to recognize the ideas of others and give credit where it's due.


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