weekend edition // linking up.



Happy weekend, friends! I kicked things off early yesterday (hooray for summer hours at work!) and skipped over to Wrigley Field to take in a Cubs game with A and his friends. The tickets were free which is a good thing since beer definitely is not. After a string of mid-70s and sunshiny weekdays, Friday was overcast and chilly – not summertime ballpark-eqsue temperatures in the least! But, ya make do, right? We shared a hummus platter, guzzled brews, chatted with friends, and watched a close game between the Cubs and NY Mets. Sadly, the Cubs got beat, but that’s just old hat around here.

What are you up to this weekend? After waking up this morning and frantically stress cleaning our apartment, I’ve decided that I need to chill the eff out and take a bike ride along the lake down to Hollywood Beach for frisbee and sunshine soaking. So, that’s what I’m off to do.

In case you’re in the mood for additional reading on this weekend, here’s some bits and pieces that caught my eye during my weekly internet travels. Want more? Check out the Weekend Edition archives.


  • Angelina Jolie’s NY Times op-ed – I’m sure you’ve all seen this, but I’ll post here just in case. Her story gave me strength but also terrified me at the same time. 
  • Gratitude Walks – What a wonderful ritual! I love reading about how others take care of themselves. Her routine reminds me of my morning walk and gratitude journal.
  • Vampire Weekend – LIVE in concert via NPR! If you’re missing out on their summer tour, catch the show here! “Diane Young” is my favorite.
  • Butterflies - A thoughtful essay from Megan of Pink O’Clock in remembrance of her grandmother. How do you honor and remember your loved ones? I often do this through items in my home.

And here’s a few recent posts you may have missed…

  • http://twitter.com/gourmetvegmama Lauren

    Can I just say that I can’t flipping WAIT for the new Arrested Development season? The trailer looks awesome.

    • http://www.leanerbythelake.com/ Eileen Mulloy

      Um, YES you can, Lauren! I’m in the same boat. Bring on crappy Memorial Day weather because this girl wants to soak in a full season of AD. :)

  • http://twitter.com/findingclairity Clair J

    We are also so excited for our AR marathon!! And isn’t Julie just amazing?

    Glad you took the morning to chill out…sounds quite a lot like how our day went down. =) And so excited for tomorrow’s post!

    • http://www.leanerbythelake.com/ Eileen Mulloy

      Cannot wait to come home from a day of Memorial BBQing to flip on a slew of AD. AH! I get goosebumps just thinking about it!

      And yes, Julie rules. So happy I found her blog! And you, through it, I believe!

  • Kelly

    I love that you took some time in the sunshine after your frantic clean! We had an over-scheduled weekend, but one of the appointments was for a couple’s massage, so I can’t complain too much! Hope you enjoyed your weekend and continue to get some sunny spring weather!

    • http://www.leanerbythelake.com/ Eileen Mulloy

      Woah! That sounds amazing. I’ve been saying (read: whining) that I need to get a massage for months but haven’t pulled the trigger. I need to just do it. Maybe a little post race treat this weekend?

      How was the couples massage? What’s that like?!

  • http://twitter.com/KenleyLeigh GreenDoorHospitality

    Great links this week Eileen! Hope you had a great weekend — the ballgame looks like a lot of fun, despite being cooler weather. We are going to a local triple A game this week and looking forward to the smell of the field and the expensive beers. ;-)

    • http://www.leanerbythelake.com/ Eileen Mulloy

      Right, as long as there’s beer I am a happy girl. Plus, I got to have a ballpark pretzel with mustard and an entire tray of hummus and veggies all to myself. Happy camper to say the least. And oh yeah, there was baseball there, too.. :)

      • http://twitter.com/KenleyLeigh GreenDoorHospitality

        Haha…I tend to feel the same way. The game itself is fun…BUT it is the atmosphere, etc. that I’m after when I go to a game! :-)

    • http://www.leanerbythelake.com/ Eileen Mulloy

      P.S. I LURRVE minor league games. They are so fun!!!

  • marie

    Your face looks familiar! Have i seen you on TV?? I love your blog and I would be so happy if you could check out mine and say waht you think! Thanks a lot!

    xo from MEXICO http://www.thestyletographer.com/

    • http://www.leanerbythelake.com/ Eileen Mulloy

      Thanks for stopping by, Marie!! I’ll stop over this weekend :)

  • http://bubblyinbrooklyn.blogspot.com/ Brenna – Bubbly in Brooklyn

    Bummed the Cubs lost for you, but YAY METS! for me :) Sooo excited to tune into Arrested Development this weekend (aka watch all of the episodes without leaving my bed)!

    • http://www.leanerbythelake.com/ Eileen Mulloy

      :) hahah your cubs comment made me laugh. We played AWFUL…but what can ya expect? Ah! AD this weekend!!

  • Latebloomlisa

    love your jaunty scarf and…Vampire Weekend yeaaahhh!!

    • http://www.leanerbythelake.com/ Eileen Mulloy

      Ha! Thank you! It was a gift from A – good taste :) And YES Vampire Weekend. So good!