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It’s Monday

Monday, May 19, 2014

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.

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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!

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The Happiness Project

Friday, February 21, 2014

I actually bought The Happiness Project kind of by accident.  I was looking for another book the last time I was browsing around Target, and happened upon the yellow colored cover instead.  I was kind of down in the dumps that day (for who knows what reason), and I said “sure, happy, sounds good.”  The book was written by this woman named Gretchen Rubin who was relatively happy, but felt like she wasn’t as happy as she could be.  So she spent a year on a “happiness project” where she started researching different little ways that she could improve both her lifestyle and her outlook.  I’ve been reading a little bit every day at lunch, and I think I can actually say that it has made a difference.  I realize how much my happiness affects the people around me and vice versa, so I have started making an effort to act how I want to feel (something  Gretchen keeps preaching) instead of pouting when something doesn’t go my way.  Obviously I am not eloquent enough to do it justice, but if you have been in a funk recently like I was, you might find solace in this book.  What about you guys?  Any good books recently?

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{Taken as the snow was melting after our big winter storm last week}

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Exciting News

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Hi friends! We have some pretty exciting news.  But let’s start with a little back story.  Years and years ago (really probably like 5 or 6) I started reading blogs pretty obsessively.  I liked to read about other people’s lives and see pretty and inspirational things.  It was a nice mental departure from everyday life which on weekdays can sometimes get a little mundane.  I found this blog called Brooklyn Limestone which was written by a girl who was completely renovating her beautiful home in Brooklyn.  It became one of the first blogs I went to when I had a spare moment and to this day continues to be one of our favorite blogs.  So back to the amazing news… Mrs. Limestone has asked us to be a contributor!

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Which means that monthly we will be sharing some special DIYs that we come up with for her blog.  Can you imagine that?  Little old us.  We will make sure to alert you guys when we do so you can go check it out.  In the meantime, you should go check out her insanely beautiful home renovation, her yearly Halloween decor that knocks my socks off, and her many beautiful parties.  I assure you you will not be disappointed but I must warn you it will lead to decreased work productivity.

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