Friday, February 7, 2020

2020 Reading

I'm weird when it comes to reading...

Let me back up.  I love to read.

Like, truly LOVE IT!!

If I could read all day every day I would.

But I'm weird in that I am always reading more than one book at a time.  Right now I have 3 going.  (4 if you count business books...which I don't.  Super boring)

I keep one in my car that I read on my lunch break.  Or if I get to an appointment early.

I keep one in the living room that I read when I'm not interested in what is on TV.

and I keep one on my nightstand that I read before I fall asleep.

I usually have read at least one of them before.  So I don't get too confused.  Also, they are all different genre's.

Right now I am reading Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates on my lunch breaks.  It's not really my favorite, but I got it out of the free bin at 2nd and Charles.  So I figured I would give it a chance.  So far it is just pretty sad. 

Unsweetined by Jodie Sweetin in the living room.  I just stared this one.  I like it so far.  I'm a fan of memoirs.  Mostly because I'm nosy and want to know about peoples lives. :)

The black dagger brotherhood's Lover Enshrined by JR Ward on my nightstand.  This is such a great series.  You really feel like you know all the characters.  I would definitely recommend it if you like smut novels.

What are you reading?  I am always on the lookout for new recommendations!



Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Organization and shopping!

Happy Wednesday! 

This year we decided to organize our lives.  The whole house (one small spot at a time) is getting in order.  We’re going to finish projects that we started and not start anything new until they are all 100% complete!  (this is truly wishful thinking…we never totally finish projects)  

For my birthday we went to At Home for a shopping spree.  I ended up getting some new stuff for our upstairs bathroom(among other tings).  

a new shower curtain - I love love love this.  The colors are so pretty in person.  I was looking for a soft watercolor style curtain that wasn't just flowers.  This one was perfect!

a new soap pump - this soap pump is super cute.  And holds a ton of soap!  The only down side is that is it clear and right now the soap we have is orange.  So it seriously messes up my color scheme!  Haha.  Once I get to finishing this room I will get some clear or white soap.  Easy fix :)

and a new toothbrush holder - we used to have a toothbrush holder that was more enclosed.  It was impossible to clean.  I had to let bleach soak in the bottom just to keep it kind of clean(I'm a lazy cleaner - so if I don't see dirt I don't clean it.  Gross, but true.)  This is so much easier.  I just wipe it off when I'm cleaning the bathroom and it stays way more sanitary!

I love them all!  Hopefully this will inspire me to finish this room soon.  we have wallpaper to remove and a new (to me) mirror to hang.  

I'm going to be sharing how our office is coming together soon!  It's almost done.  I can't wait to show you!!

What projects are you trying to check off of your to-do list?



Friday, January 3, 2020

New year new you?

Happy New Year! 

Let me start by saying that I love the holidays…I really, really do. 

But, this year, it all felt like too much. 

Maybe it was because we got Toast just after Thanksgiving and everything is hard with a puppy, or maybe it was because I’ve had too many years of too much, or maybe it was because Nate is getting his business up and running (  Check it out 😉)and he was churning out orders right up until Christmas eve.  

A rare moment of peace

No matter what the reason, I just feel like I need a clean pallet.

I’m not really into resolutions.  Do you like the New Year New You thing? I feel like it is just begging myself to fail. 

However, after the holidays (every year, not just this one of “too much”) I have an urge to simplify and so this year I have one thought for the new year…

Less indulgence. 

In everything. 

Stop eating until I’m stuffed, cut back the alcohol, no more frivolous spending. 

Do you make resolutions? 

If you do or don't, I hope you make 2020 a great year!



Friday, December 20, 2019

I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles, no rhinosauruses
I only likes hippopotamuses
And hippopotamuses like me, too
Is it even Christmas until you've heard this song?  
It cracks me up every time.   

In other news...I have not wrapped a single Christmas present yet.  

Are you last minute?  I am usually already done with everything and just enjoying the holiday spirit by this time.  But this year is a different story.

I didn't even make any cookies!  

I don't know how I can live with myself for that one.

The real chaos of our home:

I love seeing those two goofballs run around together. 

At least I got the house decorated.  What do you think??

Happy Holidays!  I hope you get a Hippopotamus!



Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Christmas? What Christmas?

Hey everybody!

How is your holiday season going so far?

Mine?  Mine is flying by in a flash.

I usually la la love Christmas.  And I still do...but this year is so hard with the puppy.  I feel so far behind.  I just got my decorations done and have not baked any cookies, or wrapped any presents. 

I was at the dollar tree and saw some cute ornaments...

Aren't these great??

I love adding little embellishments to my gift wrapping!  All you need is some ribbon and an ornament or cute tag.

I am going to try to get some done this evening so hopefully I will have a post to show you later this week.

I know wrapping presents is a chore, but I have found that when I am trying to make them pretty or cute it really is so much more enjoyable! 

Do you wrap early?  or wait until Christmas eve? 

Happy Holidays!!