I just finished Daring Greatly by Brene Brown and I want everyone I know to read it. Honestly I think it has made more of an impact on me than any other book I’ve ever read. Unfortunately, every attempt I’ve made to explain to people what it’s about has ended pretty abysmally. It’s about how being vulnerable can change your life and how to deal with shame and a bunch of other scary and important things that we deal with everyday. Which obviously the way I say it, doesn’t really make any sense. So instead, I want you guys to watch Brene’s TED Talk because she can explain it much better than I ever could.
Also one of my favorite quotes from the book that really hit home:
“When we spend our lives waiting until we’re perfect or bulletproof before we walk into the arena, we ultimately sacrifice relationships and opportunities that may not be recoverable, we squander our precious time, and we turn our backs on our gifts, those unique contributions that only we can make. Perfect and bulletproof are seductive, but they don’t exist in the human experience.”
What about you guys? Are you reading any books I need to put on my list?
Happy Friday! I have some amazing news. This past weekend ended up being even more magical than I ever anticipated because I got engaged. To my most favorite person. And now I get to spend the rest of forever hanging out with him. I can’t wait. I am over the moon excited and wanted to finally share it with you guys. We have been taking our time telling friends and family and have been enjoying keeping it to ourselves for a few days. Anyways, I am sure as I start planning things for the wedding, we will share with you guys here, but I will try not to overwhelm the site with wedding stuff.
Obviously can only show 3 of my fingers as the nails on the rest have polish that has been picked off in parts by yours truly. These 3 seemed acceptable. Probably need a manicure asap. Oh and don’t worry, I will be back at the beginning of next week to share allll of my Harry Potter pictures.
Why hello. It’s Monday today. Just figured I would pop in for a quick post to let you all know that. In case you had forgotten. Colleen is still in California and I am still at my house. But I managed to have a perfect weekend that included cupcake baking, a viewing of Godzilla and eating of Milk Duds, a hiking expedition to Crowder’s Mountain, a nice little dinner party with a few friends, cupcake eating, and then a lazy lazy Sunday. Man do I wish I had brought my camera to Crowder’s as it was lovely, however, we took the Rocktop Trail back from the summit and parts of it included scaling some serious rocks so I may have broken it. That would suck. Anyways, I did take a couple pictures of my table setting which I felt pretty good about even though it was super simple and just included some glasses, linens, etc. that I already had. Sometimes when I am trying to decorate for something it is fun and exciting to buy new things and make crafts. But it is also cool to remind yourself what a pretty little setup you can create with things that you already had laying around and in the 25 minutes before your guests arrive. The flowers I bought on my grocery trip to Trader Joe’s this week but the real star of the tablescape was the gurgling cod pitcher. It was given to me by some of my best friends a couple years ago when I was so jealous of one they had received for their wedding. Aren’t they thoughtful and generous? There is something really satisfying about the glug glug glug sound it makes when it pours water. The cupcakes I baked for dessert were strawberry basil with strawberry basil cream cheese frosting. They were delicious if I don’t say so myself and I will be sharing the recipe later this week.
Let’s keep our chins up now. It is a Monday but this weekend is Memorial Day weekend and therefore a long one for many of us. We can make it!