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Weekend update

21 April 2014

We had a busy and fun weekend around here! My family came in on Friday afternoon to spend the weekend with us and we had a good time just doing a whole lot of nothing.

Friday night we went to our favorite Mexican restaurant and came home for my little sister to assume her usual position on the couch, snapchatting away...



Saturday we went to an awards banquet for my little brother to get an award for being named Top 10 Senior at Alabama...what a smarty pants. 



We tried our best to be supportive during a long, boring luncheon
  

And then yesterday we went to Easter mass and came home to have brunch, before my family left and C and I passed out cold on the couch watching Parks and Rec.



How was your weekend?



Hello again

18 April 2014

Ahem. Long time no blog around here. 

Life has been ninety to nothing {both at work and home, which is the actual worst kind of busy} since my wonderfully relaxing spring break, and while I've been {mostly} reading y'alls blogs, I haven't had a second to take care of my little corner of the internet since.

I have just a few small life-happenings for y'all today before my family comes in this afternoon for Easter, and will hopefully get my life to calm down just a tad and get back to regular blogging very, very soon.

{1} Last weekend was one of my best friends' bachelorette party and lingerie shower, the latter of which took place at our house. Enter panicked cleaning {I even planted flowers for the occasion...what?} All in all the shower and party were a raging success as mostly evidenced by the fact that I laid on the couch all day Sunday.




























{2} Have y'all seen Southern Living's article about Prince George's southern style? I giggled, but I have to admit, it's really true. I think my brother wore this exact outfit ninety-four different times in his life. Hah!

Photo: TIME
Also, cheeks! 


{3} I'm still trucking it to spin class around 3x a week, and am FINALLY able to get through a class without having any 'ehmahged how many songs left??' thoughts. 


























{4} My family is coming in this weekend to go to a banquet for my little brother from the UA Alumni Association. Smarty pants. I'm doing a little brunch just for us on Sunday after mass before they head home, only to come back in two weeks for his graduation!

{5} Did anyone else love the 'punk floral' pattern at JCrew last year? It seems as if Factory has jumped on board and is calling it 'retro floral.' I think this pretty sweater needs to come home with me soon.


settling back in

01 April 2014

Well, not to be dramatic, but I thought my life was going to end yesterday morning when my alarm went off at the bright and early hour of 5:15 am.

Now, that's not to say that I actually rolled out of bed at 5:15, but that's the time my alarm went off. And I had settled into my little spring break routine of twelve+ hours of sleep THANK YOU VERY MUCH and it was all pulled out from underneath me like a cruel joke.

But never fear. I sat down this afternoon and counted out the school days I have until summer, and it was 41. Forty one. I can do anything for 41 days, right?

Right.

In other news, because I am sure y'all don't want me to wax poetically about how ready I am for summer seeing as most adults don't get to hang out with nine year old kids all day and take two months off...

1. How I Met Your Mother ended last night, and while I've largely missed the last three seasons, I was a devotee for five years. I didn't watch it last night, which is just as well because I saw ALL OF THE SPOILERS on twitter and am a little horrified at what they did.



2. I've thoroughly enjoyed March Madness this year. I'm not a basketball fan by any means, but I do enjoy Kentucky and like beating C in our bracket. {As of yesterday I was beating him by 30 points and that's all that matters because bragging rights.}

3. I believe it was Melanie who posted about Lulu and Georgia a few weeks ago and upon paroosing it I found these absolutely darling cards that I think I need to procure immediately and send to my best friends. Aren't they cute?



4. I was in a fantastic rhythm of going to the gym 3-5 times a week for spin class and then spring break happened. I had every intention of going yesterday but when I got home I laid on my bed to check an email on my phone and work up an hour later with my head facedown on my duvet cover. So you know, the gym didn't happen yesterday either. I have high hopes for the rest of the week.

5. I ordered some cute matchbooks a few weeks ago off Etsy {store owner is BelloPop} for no other reason than I've always wanted some, and they didn't disappoint. Aren't they precious? 

Decorative Matchboxes - set of 3

What's been happening in your life recently?