it’s friday, friday

posted on: Friday, April 18, 2014

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If I got that song stuck in your head, I apologize. But, it’s actually the start of the weekend so you forgive me, yes? I’m heading off in a little bit for a girl’s night with some of my best Charlotte pals. I can’t wait!

Sunday we’re celebrating Easter, just the two of us. We’re heading to the mountains next week for my nephew’s first birthday, so we’re laying low after a weekend of travel.

Tomorrow, I celebrate the love of my life’s 30th birthday. The big 3-0! I’m not sure what adventures we’ll be getting ourselves in this weekend, but it’s Adam’s choice. That I do know.

To be honest, I’m kind of the worst at planning parties. I’m just not good at coordinating everything and everyone. I also can never tell if he actually wants a party or not (we’re both introverts, though I’m more in the middle and he’s probably 90%), so there’s no party planned. At least not with a ton of people. Just me and I am always a hoot. A hoot! Maybe we’ll plan a belated party? That sounds like a possibility. Okay, I’m just thinking out loud at this point. Perhaps it’s time to go enjoy the start of the weekend. Have a good one!

from my iPhone, with love

posted on: Thursday, April 17, 2014

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We’re back in Charlotte, home sweet home. Our time in Orlando was mostly a work trip for Adam, but we spent the weekend with family and made it as vacation-like as possible before Monday arrived. This included laying out by the pool, eating delicious food, sipping on a glass of wine while sitting outside at one of my favorite Orlando restaurants as well as squeezing in time with a good friend. We also took the quickest trip down to West Palm Beach on Sunday to see my brother-in-law, sister-in-law and my niece, Lucy. Little things that made the trip extra special. It was a lot fun, though very busy! Still, I really needed to get out out of town for a few days. It’s always good to have a change in surroundings to help get refocused on everything back home.

I’d say the dogs had a pretty great time, too.

road trip

posted on: Friday, April 11, 2014

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Hello! It’s Friday! That definitely calls for an overabundance of exclamation points, I say! 

I have just finished wrangling the dogs while pest control came through, while simultaneously packing and prepping for a long weekend away to Orlando. It’s a fairly last-minute trip, which makes it even better. I love last minute trips. This is actually a work trip for Adam, but it’s a huge plus that we have family there and that we’ll be staying with my in-laws.

I’m looking forward to time by the pool, seeing some friends, exploring some of Orlando’s newest gems and some of our old favorites in my very set color palette (see above). 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend as well! Any fun plans?

the uniform

posted on: Thursday, April 10, 2014

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There’s that famous saying, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” It’s not my favorite saying, as I would like a job that allows me to wear exactly what I want to wear on any given day, whatever makes me feel most like myself. These days, it’s my favorite jeans and comfiest white tee (with a La Croix in hand, you know, hydration).

This is my typical work-from-home uniform. While there are times that I like to spruce up a bit, most days this is my home base. This is what makes me feel my best. If I’m going out on a date with Adam or meeting up with friends, I can just add a pair of booties, a moto jacket, a black hat and I’m good. Or I can slip on my sandals and a cardigan for a more casual look to run errands. Maybe my black blazer and pajama pants for Skype meetings, you know.

All this to say that, I’m a sucker for a good white tee and comfortable pair of jeans.

P.S. This one is an Old Navy vintage-style tee and it’s my favorite so far. I’ve tried $20 tees that shrink to an awkward, boxy shape and always come back to this one.