Aca Awkward

Oct 17, 2014

First things first. Happy Friday!

Did you get the title? Have you seen Pitch Perfect? Aca-scuse me? If not, I just gave you something to do on your Friday night. You're welcome.

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I find that a lot of times I feel super Aca Awkward. I pretty much just float through life either blending in with the crowd, or feeling awkward. It really makes for interesting times. The other weekend I was feeling so awkward and I thought I wonder how many other people feel this way. So just in case you forgot those awkward moments, I thought I'd share some of mine.

1|| Walking into a store while dressed head to toe in the shops clothes. I promise I shop other places. Please don't think I am shoplifting when I walk out.

2|| Seeing a coworker outside of work. Why is this always so awkward? They like like to drink and have fun like every other person on this planet. And don't get me started on if they are blackout drunk and hit on you. Why'd you have to go and make things weird?

3|| Trying on shoes at a store and the chairs are all taken. Oh I guess I will just shove this on my foot as gracefully as possible while standing.

4|| Being called out while taking a Selfie. Hey, we all do it! No need to call me out random person/coworker/friend. Looks like you won't ever get a selfie from me again.

5|| Telling a joke at work that completely backfires. I am just going to go crawl back into my cubicle now. Please forget that I said anything.

6|| Parallel parking. I am in my 20's and this still causes me stress. Just go around me car, I am probably going to be trying this for about 15 minutes. 

7|| Emailing a buzzfeed link to the wrong person at work. Why must there be so many Michaels and Clays in my office?

8|| Bathroom conversations. Just no. I just want to get in and out of there as quickly as possible.

What about you, what makes you feel awkward?

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Fall Spirit

Oct 10, 2014

This weekend I plan on having a true Fall weekend. Tonight, my sister and I are going to get some pumpkins and attempt to do some decorating. I love carving pumpkins but after years of slicing open a finger or palm, I have learned that I should leave the carving to people far less clumsy. I know it's Halloween, but I'd prefer to see the blood on the big screen and not my floor. So, this year I plan to dabble in paints, and other less harmful decorating tactics. There are so many great ideas on Pinterest and I picked a few that I thought I might be able to handle, or at least thought would be perfect for my doorstep. Fingers crossed that I won't find a way to hurt myself on these pumpkins as well. 


We also plan on making some caramel apples. I have always drooled over the delicious looking apples draped in caramel and other sweet goodness, in Whole Foods during Halloween and I am dying to try my hand at it. Plus, I'd love to give some to my coworkers and my neighbors. Who doesn't love a good caramel apple? I found this recipe from Kraft and it looks like something I could handle. We are also not the best at baking or cooking so we will see how this turns out. At least we know it will be a good night trying to get into the Fall spirit. And if all else fails we can crack open a bottle of wine and toast to our domestic failures.

Do you have any pumpkin decorating ideas? What about caramel apple recipes? I love suggestions!
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Oct 9, 2014


I must admit to a few things...first I have been really bad at finding time to sit down and read. With my coworker quitting and me taking over her job, I now cover two fifths of the United States, and that's when I am not covering for another coworker who is out. Like on Monday and Tuesday I will have three fifth's of the US. You know, I should probably tell y'all what I do someday. I just realized I have never really clued y'all in on that. Oh well another post for another time! Secondly, I returned two library books yesterday (a few days after the due date, whoops!) that I never even opened. Sheesh. 

Anyways, now on to some of my favorite books that I have read recently.

The Dinner|| Discussions on this book have spread like wildfire since it's release in the United States. The story occurs during a five course meal between two adult brothers and their wives. The four come together to discuss a night in which their sons are involved in a horrible crime and how to proceed from there. It is a little hard to get into but once you do, you're hooked. Definitely makes you think. I had to Google some discussions on the book afterwards because it was quite twisted.

Where We Belong|| After reading a book that is heavy I wanted to read a light Emily Giffin book. This was certainly not like Something Borrowed or Something Blue, if you had read those before. But it was a good quick read. Marian has a picture perfect life until a knock on her door turns everything upside down and changes two families lives forever. I don't want to give too much away, so if you like Emily Giffin's books I'd check it out. A great "recovery" book.

This Is Where I Leave You|| If you have read my blog for awhile you might know I was still am dying to see this movie. With such an amazing cast, how could you not? Well I definitely wanted to read the book first, because books are usually better than the movie. This book was really funny and made a tragic situation, like a parents death, a little lighter. If you haven't seen the movie yet, I suggest reading the book first. Certainly a good mix of sad, funny, sweet.

The Husband's Secret|| My coworkers went out and bought this book after it was hyped up. I sat on my library's wait list for a few months, plugging my ears when they would discuss it, because I'd rather spend $30 on something other than a book. :) Once I did get the book from the library I flew right through it in a few days. I guess I make time for books that I am hooked on. I remember I kept dying to know what the husband's secret was! It is one of those books that has stories from multiple people and you have no idea how they will come together until they do. Very good read!

So what's on your read/to read list?

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Swoonday-Rustic Hollywood Hills Lodge

Oct 5, 2014

When browsing homes, which I do way more frequently than I should admit to, I am always drawn to rustic homes with great character and uniqueness. I could easily picture myself in a home much like the one like Desanka's lodge below--Even if it happens to be the the bustling city of Los Angeles. Head on over to Apartment Therapy to see more of this beautiful A-frame natural home.

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Tuesday Thoughts

Sep 30, 2014

I am making it right under the wire with my Tuesday Thoughts, I need to be a bit better with my post scheduler, sorry guys!

With Halloween coming up I would love to make some great themed snacks for our neighborhood kids and work friends. I wish I had the talent to make these "Where the Wild Things Are" cupcakes. Almost too cute to eat!

This Bang Bang Shrimp with Napa Cabbage Slaw looks so delicious and now I want to have friends over just so I have a reason to make it. I have never made anything I didn't instantly love, from of Jessica's website.

I recently got together for some crafting and picked up a cheap crayola watercolor set for the first time since elementary school and I loved it. This watercolor beginners tutorial is perfect for un-creatives like me.

Just in case you find some downtime in your day, these maps were truly eye opening--really puts things into perspective. 

I hope y'all have a great week!
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Fall List

Sep 25, 2014

From reading all my favorite blogs, I can tell that everyone is as obsessed with Fall as I am and I am thrilled about it! Fall is definitely my favorite month and I might be just another blogger writing a Fall Bucket List but I cannot help myself!

Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids - Halloween Craft Projects - Country Living

1|| Enjoy some delicious fall themed snacks. I could write a whole other post just on my favorite fall foods. I mean if I am going to wear all those layers, I might as well take this time to cover some extra pounds. Pumpkin Spice Latte!

2|| Go to a pumpkin patch with my family and pick out the perfect pumpkin. Or five! I always love trying to find my perfect pumpkin pick. And who doesn't love those white/green/squashed looking odd pumpkins too?

3|| Throw a bonfire party, complete with apple cider, s'mores, and blankets. Fall is the best time to be outside. The days are warm with a little chill and the nights are the perfect temperature for sitting by a bonfire.

4|| Carve or decorate a pumpkin with friends. Thanks to Pinterest there are so many cute and easy options for pumpkin crafting.

5|| Think up a creative costume for our big work Halloween party. We really go all out at work for Halloween. There are prizes for best costume, best scary treat, best pumpkin, and best decorated department. Last year our department won or placed in all four categories!

6|| Watch all my favorite Fall/Halloween movies. I don't have cable so I will have to beg a friend to watch Hocus Pocus at their house.

7|| Decorate the house for some little Halloween visitors. Most my neighbors have children and I love seeing these little ones dressed up and drooling over candy.

What about you? Any items on your fall to-do list?

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Swoonday - House with a View

Sep 21, 2014

I have always dreamed of a house that comes with an amazing view. Or at least something better than the house with chickens across the street and it's neighbor the house with a (hopefully) temporary smiley face painted on it. The Pacific Northwest house I picked for Swoonday this week definitely has a view to die for. There is something that really draws me in about rustic design and muted pallet with the cobalt blue added for a pop! To see more of this stunning home visit House Beautiful.

midcentury leather slung chair

I hope y'all have a great week!
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