Thursday, July 20, 2017

Presently: July

July, you're almost gone already. I swear, this month is like this every year. It's the peak of summer, and our weekends are packed to the brim. Summer, you're moving wayyyyyy too fast. 

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Making: lunches and dinners with the goods from our CSA box. We're loving that we get a "surprise" box of produce each week. 
Watching: Shameless. It's addicting and a little bit stressful, but I can't stop watching. 
Doing: new homeowner everything. Ripping up old landscaping, organizing plants, shopping for additional pieces etc. I'm loving these new responsibilities, but am really looking forward to fall // winter when we're spending a lot of time in our home and doing projects inside.
Thinking: about fall (how bad is that?!) A few days ago it was in the low 50s and it made me excited  for sweaters, boots and colored leaves (but today it's 90 degrees...)
Visiting: new businesses, shops and restaurants in the North Loop (my new 'hood for my new job - more on that soon!)
Wearing: yoga pants (even though I have a new job, the fitness never ends). We've been doing a lot of practice teaching and training lately.
Spending: a little bit more money than I'd like on salads for lunch at Whole Foods and Crisp & Green. I now work in the North Loop, which is bursting with healthy food options, and sometimes I just can't say no.
Shopping: for picture frames. We have some new artwork and some cute cards I'm interested in framing and displaying around our home.
Eating: yogurt bowls for breakfast (the lazy girl's guide to a smoothie bowl). It's super easy - just top yogurt with some berries, jam, nut butter, nuts or seeds, fruit, honey etc. YUM. Follow me on Instagram to see these posts in my story!
Drinking: coffee. So much coffee. 
Missing: days when it wasn't 80 degrees at 6 am. We've had a string of really warm days lately.
Planning: weekends for my family to come visit. Now that we have so much space, we can host them anytime (it's the best). 
Working: on decorating the foyer of our house. We purchased a beautiful three-tiered tray and are working on some artwork. Slowly but surely it's moving along. 
Reading: The Magnolia Story. I finished it in 24 hours - such a quick and happy read. 
Wanting: Two more hours in each day for sleep - wait, I think I say this every month. 
Enjoying: the days I work from home and enjoy coffee on the couch while I answer emails (Camp usually snoozes with me as I do). 
Pinning: summer recipes nonstop. 
Pondering: buying another dress for a few more weddings this summer. Bad idea?
Listening: to all the bands I'm seeing later this month 
Liking: cooking breakfast on weekend mornings, nice and slow. 
Feeling: like a social media maven in my new job. I don't hate it. 
Noticing: how much calmer I feel with a to-do list and plan for my day. It changes everything.
Going: to coffee shops to work (glasses included). 
Debating: making another pot of coffee. That's a bad idea, right? 
Loving: going to sleep in our plushy down comforter. 
Marveling: at our snoozy neighborhood street, and how this place already feels like home. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Mood: Current Vibes

Remember when I said I haven't been pinning much lately? Well, that's still mostly true. But the things I am pinning are all about summer + our new house.

While we're busy nearly every weekend with weddings, our weeknights and Sundays are filled with DIY projects and to-do's. We're styling each room, figuring out how to landscape, touching up the paint EVERYWHERE and eating an absurd amount of donuts and coffee (damn you, donut shop right down the street). I'm also trying to master the Dutch braid - any tips on that?

And in the little time we have left over, we're trying to find a weekend to get out camping this summer. Fingers crossed for a warm September. 

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