Friday, September 30, 2016

Two Surprises

This is turning in a season of change for a our little family. We found out that we are expecting twins! Needless to say, we are shocked and excited but mostly excited. This whole pregnancy was a big surprise but throwing multiples into the mix has made it extra crazy.
I am so thankful that I am past the first trimester. I can get pretty nauseated and drained during those first thirteen weeks. Around week 10 I start wondering if the nausea will ever end or if my motivation will ever come back. Pretty dramatic, I know, but I blame it on the hormones. Thankfully, it doesn't fail that around week fourteen the symptoms start to subside. I am so happy to be able to eat well again even if it means I am eating non-stop every waking hour. Being ravenously hungry is much better than being hungry but wanting to throw up at the same time.
The biggest change on the horizon, other than the expansion of our family, is that I will quitting my part time job. This is a pretty big deal for me and definitely will be the subject of a later post. As some one who loves working and loves learning, this is was a big decision but it wasn't hard to make. I know that my most ambitious self could not pull off working part time and taking care of 3 under 2 (yes, our other baby won't even be two years old when they are born. Pray for me.) I think it was God's way of taking the decision out of my hands. I am very at peace with it, but like I said, I will get further into the discussion at a later date. Right now, I am just enjoying the process and spending too much time on Pinterest looking at nursery inspiration.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 23, 2016


(Waiting On Martha)
This was one of the longest weeks ever. Monday felt long. Tuesday seemed to drag. Thursday felt like it would never end. To say, I am happy that it is Friday is the understatement of the year. I am hoping to go into the weekend with a renewed sense of productivity. Sometimes knocking out a few little things on Saturday and Sunday motivate me to get stuff during the week. A little jolt of hard work may be just what I need to hit the ground running on Monday.
So to round off this sluggish week, I thought I would leave you with a quick list of a few things that are brightening my days even when I feel like a sloth.

1. This made me feel pretty special.
2. Rebecca is super cool and this article might have alleviated some of my hesitation about doing something more dramatic with my hair.
3. The new J.Crew catalog. It's always gorgeous plus, this month they were in Amsterdam!
4. I nearly died laughing listening to Chris Loves Julia this week. Julia was talking about her childhood love affair with cleaning is radio/podcast gold.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Room Makeovers

I like to take a slow approach to decorating. You could almost describe it as a glacial pace. Like, we've lived in this house for 5 years and I am just now getting around to painting. Earlier in August, Scott and I ripped up the carpet in the guest room and old office and it replaced with cork floors. This week, my in-laws and I painted the rooms a lovely shade of white. The white may not be everyone's cup of tea but I am excited. These rooms look so much better. Before, there were drab and dingy and now they are light and airy.
Even though it has taken me forever to get around to redoing these rooms, I am really ok with that. I don't think I would have done as good of a job if I had tried to do it all at once as soon as I moved in. I didn't really know what I liked or how these rooms would be used. I firmly believe that when it comes to decorating you should only buy what you love. That may make the process slower but I think the end result will be much better. As you can see in the above photos, our guest room is still pretty bare. I have visions of some new artwork and maybe a cool, funky mirror. I'll get to it one day. For now, you can find staring at the walls admiring the paint job.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Game Day Gear

Sorry for the little delay. For it being a short week, it still feels like a lot of stuff was packed into it. One thing that happened this week was that college football started. I will admit, I don't completely understand football. The whole growing up in Europe my whole life kind of stunted my knowledge of this very American pastime. Since moving back, I have tried to familiarize myself with it. Admittedly, it took me some time to come around the sport. At first, when I was still going through my whole transition phase, I was pretty against the whole thing. It felt like I was being a poser if I really tried getting into it. However, as I have lived and eventually graduated from a pretty football centric university, I have realized that it is ok for me to be interested in football. It doesn't make mean I am no longer the person who I was in high school before I moved here. I haven't abandoned or betrayed some part of me. I am simply growing and becoming more invested in the local culture. 
That may seem like a lot to say about football, but this realization has been a big turning point for me. With that, I would like to leave you with a roundup of a few things that I want to add to my wardrobe. These would be perfect for watching the game on the couch with the husband. 
1. A cute vintage inspired sweatshirt. This would look cute with a pair of sweats or jeans and boots. 2. I have these pants  in red and they are amazing! I think a black pair would really round out my collection. 3. This shirt is currently sold out but I hope it gets restocked. Nothing is more cozy than an oversized long sleeve t-shirt 4. Lastly, you can't go wrong with a preppy t-shirt

Are you into college football? Do you love game day gear? Do I really need an excuse to put together a cute outfit? If you're wondering, the answer is no. 

Friday, September 2, 2016

A Chill In The Air

The air in Georgia actually isn't that chilly but Hurricane Hermine has brought in some clouds and rain. In honor of September being here and pumpkin everything starting, I thought I would go back through my old photos and pull some of my favorite autumn memories.
I love doing seasonally appropriate things. The perfect example is the pumpkin spice latte. I refuse to drink a PSL while wearing shorts. Something just feels wrong doing fall things in summer attire. That usually means that I am the last one to put out pumpkins or bust out the boots. September in Georgia is pretty much just a barely cooler version of August. So while everyone else jumps on the fall train, I will calmly wait till the temperatures drop and the leaves start to change.
Even still, I am getting excited to do all of those fun seasonal things here soon. I see some corn mazes and pumpkin carving in the future.

Do you have any seasonal traditions? Are you neurotic about seasonal appropriateness like me? No? Oh well..