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Monday, August 17, 2015

A Day in the Life {with Clarks}

I’ve often thought about posting a “day in the life” type post.  A day in the life for me is mostly defined by how many pairs of shoes I wear.  It’s a lot. 

Now that the kids are heading back to school and I get a regular schedule again, my day goes something like this. 

Flip flops - rain boots – clogs – flat shoes for meetings – clogs – high heels for dinner – flip flops

Then Clarks asked if I would give their Cloudsteppers a whirl and see if they could cut down the number of wardrobe changes my feet had each day.

Because the Cloudsteppers are pillow-y and soft, I could cook in them in the kitchen without my legs hurting.  And because they are black and low profile, I could run errands in them without looking too much like I’d been in the kitchen on my feet all day. 

My day starts at The Old Fire Station – it’s a renovated fire station where my office happens to be.  I usually check email, catch up on social media and plan my day from there.  Since Mr. Hedin works right next to me, we can compare schedules and figure out our day.

A trip to the art store happens at least once a week.  On this trip, the guy at the art store gave me a little pep talk about the meaning of art.  To summarize, “don’t let the subject matter dictate if it’s considered art or not” – for example, no one thought Andy Warhol was art when he created the Campbell’s Soup Can art.  But holy heavens, that is art.  I left feeling much better.

I am in a grocery store every day.  Literally.  There are often several trips to different stores involved.  Want to know who has the freshest produce right now?  Text me, I’ll let you know. 

And then I cook.  I spend most of my day cooking, writing recipes, or shooting recipes.  I’ve been working on a project that we hope to launch early next year.  You can check out the Weeknight Society test site.  It’s a lot of cooking.

What ever I am cooking that day usually ends up being lunch for Mr. Hedin and me.  One of the best parts of having our offices together is that we get lunch together regularly.  If I’m not cooking {or it turns out gross} then we’ll pop down to  our favorite bahn mi place for sandwiches. 

A quick Instagram of the station and then I’m off to pick the kids up from school.  I try to get all of my work done while they are away so when we are together I can focus and be a parent.  It doesn’t work every day, but most days it’s a perfect arrangement. 

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1 comment:

Lena said...

Awww - love this. I wish I worked right next door to my hubby.