Fall Wishlist

Oct 24, 2014

I am loving this season's Fall trends. Or at least what I think the trends are, I am not on the cutting edge of fashion trends. Personally, I love neutrals, gold, sweaters, leopard print, stripes and booties! Right now it is feeling perfectly Fall in The South but I know it won't be long until I am trying to bundle up inside and out (my office is kept very cold). Per usual I love navy and green, what can I say, I think they are my colors. And I have been spending far more time on Etsy than I should. I love to support small shops and who doesn't love a handmade piece of jewelry?


Fall Wishlist





What piece of clothing or accessory are you loving this Fall? Is anyone else already planning their Christmas wishlist? Going to send this to Husband and Mom later!
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Halloween Playlist

Oct 23, 2014

With Halloween falling on a Friday this year, I think there are going to be a lot of Halloween lovers coming out of hiding and with that a lot of parties. This year, to get into the Halloween spirit , I made a Halloween playlist on Spotify. It's really just a random mix of Halloween favorites. Just a little background music for your spooky night!



Halloween Playlist



I hope y'all enjoy!  Do you have any favorite Halloween songs? What are your plans for Halloween?


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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. 



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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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Bookworm

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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