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Forever

Friday, January 23, 2015

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.

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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.

Have a great weekend!!

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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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