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settling back in

01 April 2014

Well, not to be dramatic, but I thought my life was going to end yesterday morning when my alarm went off at the bright and early hour of 5:15 am.

Now, that's not to say that I actually rolled out of bed at 5:15, but that's the time my alarm went off. And I had settled into my little spring break routine of twelve+ hours of sleep THANK YOU VERY MUCH and it was all pulled out from underneath me like a cruel joke.

But never fear. I sat down this afternoon and counted out the school days I have until summer, and it was 41. Forty one. I can do anything for 41 days, right?


In other news, because I am sure y'all don't want me to wax poetically about how ready I am for summer seeing as most adults don't get to hang out with nine year old kids all day and take two months off...

1. How I Met Your Mother ended last night, and while I've largely missed the last three seasons, I was a devotee for five years. I didn't watch it last night, which is just as well because I saw ALL OF THE SPOILERS on twitter and am a little horrified at what they did.

2. I've thoroughly enjoyed March Madness this year. I'm not a basketball fan by any means, but I do enjoy Kentucky and like beating C in our bracket. {As of yesterday I was beating him by 30 points and that's all that matters because bragging rights.}

3. I believe it was Melanie who posted about Lulu and Georgia a few weeks ago and upon paroosing it I found these absolutely darling cards that I think I need to procure immediately and send to my best friends. Aren't they cute?

4. I was in a fantastic rhythm of going to the gym 3-5 times a week for spin class and then spring break happened. I had every intention of going yesterday but when I got home I laid on my bed to check an email on my phone and work up an hour later with my head facedown on my duvet cover. So you know, the gym didn't happen yesterday either. I have high hopes for the rest of the week.

5. I ordered some cute matchbooks a few weeks ago off Etsy {store owner is BelloPop} for no other reason than I've always wanted some, and they didn't disappoint. Aren't they precious? 

Decorative Matchboxes - set of 3

What's been happening in your life recently?

spring break and practicality

27 March 2014

Let's not call it a 'brain dump', but here's what's been on my mind recently...

I had an absolutely wonderful first half of spring break with my family and friends in Baton Rouge. I got to spend a day shopping with my sister, watch my sister run in a track meet {she didn't get her love of running from me}, and meet up with my best friends in the world for dinner, among other things.

Sometimes, a long weekend  with the people who've known you since you were 6 is just what you need.

Since coming home, I've been on a cleaning tear throughout the house {poor C} and have been ORGANIZING ALL OF THE THINGS. 

I know, when did Spring Break get so exciting? Once upon a time, I spent my spring breaks hopping around on Bourbon Street, or day-drinking on the beach.

Now I spend them cleaning out closets and Clorox-wiping everything in the house.

During my cleaning spree, though, I've also been perfecting my online shopping skills and procrastination skills. Also, my pinterest skills.

This is what my den aspires to be one day. I love the pops of green and the leather couch {I've already lost the cream couch battle- darn that practical husband}.

nice neutral living room with leather couch (if anyone knows original source, please let me know so that I can give proper credit!)

Also, this bedroom. {Although I've already the lost the 'beautiful upholstered headboard' battle because, again, my husband is practical. Sigh}

Ashley Winn Design - bedrooms - Chains Indoor - Outdoor Rug - Natural, Wisteria X-Base Stool, Stein World Accent Chest In Textured Champagne...

If I cannot have a beautiful linen headboard or cream couch, however, I'll just have to settle on a pretty monogrammed pillow to put in a side chair we have sitting in our den.

monogrammed pillow cover - NEW COLORS and styles - customize font style and ink color

Isn't it perfect? I think it needs to make an appearance in my living room soon, but instead of that pretty blue, I'll order it in tan. You know, so it'll match any room I move it to.

Seems like C isn't the only practical fuddy duddy around here...

road trip killed the radio star

26 March 2014

You might know this about me, but I am not a radio girl. 9 times out of 10 if I'm in the car, zipping around town running errands I'm on the phone with someone {usually my mom}

I rarely listen to the radio, and as a result know almost no new music. If John Mayer hasn't made it in the past 3 years or it's something ridiculously ubiquitous that they play at spin class, I don't know anything about it.

{I know that's shocking to you coming from a girl who's seen Elton John, Billy Joel and the Eagles in concert in the last five years}

C is the same way. Y'all should see us on Grammys night. Our house is full of 'get off my lawn' phrases such as..

'Who's that?' 
'Have you heard of that song/artist/group?' 
'This song sucks.'
'They just don't make music like they used to.'

Unfortunately, in my rush to pack ALL OF THE THINGS IN MY CAR before I left for work Friday morning, I left my iPod at home and was thus subjected random Alabama/Mississippi/Louisiana radio for my 11 hours in the car to and from Baton Rouge.

Needless to say, I now know all the words to the most popular songs on iTunes.

Some of the highlights {aka, the songs they played over and over and over}

  • Lorde is kindof over being getting told to throw her hands up in the air (so there)
  • Pharell is happy happy happy {I actually already knew and like this one}
  • Bastille feels like he's been to Pompeii  before and when he closes his eyes it's like red hot lava isn't coming to burn him alive.
  • John Legend is still the man, and I have a total girl crush on his wife. {Do y'all follow her on instagram/twitter? HILARIOUS!}

Give me Elton and Billy all day, every day.


Are you an old soul when it comes to music like me, or are you more in-tune to what everyone else likes these days?