Oh how I hate moving. Something about moving furniture, boxes, trying to stay organized is one of the most tiring things I can think of.
J and I are officially in our new place; however, the unpacking has begun. It’s a challenge combining two people’s apartments into one house. Compromise is huge. J has dealt with the fact that I get more of the master closet than he does, but I have accepted that I now have a Bud Light picture hanging in the kitchen. It’s all about compromise people. I’m trying hard here.
While moving I’m sure that there will be items that you no longer need/want to keep. For instance, I have a lot, a lot of clothes. So, I went through while packing and unpacking to see what I don’t wear on a normal basis. I’ve collected about 6 garbage bags full of clothes to donate. Now I’ve done my research and have decided to make my donation to Missouri Council of the Blind that is here locally.
This week will be long and feel like it’s going to be some time before all of the boxes are unpacked. Just keep working, one box at a time. I had a goal to get the kitchen in order, most of the master bedroom, and the guest bedroom (mainly because my Mom and sister are coming this weekend). Slowly, but surely it is coming together.
Now that it is finally starting to feel like fall around the heartland I can create my fall to do list. Here are a few of the things that I cannot wait to cross off with my favorite season of the year.
1) Ghost Tour of the historic Pythian Castle here in Springfield.
2) Carve a pumpkin.
3) Host a ‘family’ Thanksgiving dinner with J and the pup. Since are families live 3 hours apart it will be hard to spend time together on the actual day, so we have hopes of celebrating together – just our little family.
4) Update my wardrobe with a few new chunky cardigans and eye catching scarves.
5) Spend some time reading something out of enjoyment and not necessity. First up – Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
6) Complete a few crafts that I have been putting off, including my new nail polish display rack.
7) Start researching a new home to rent this coming Spring.
8) Become a bit more organized with my budgeting.
9) Drive to my absolute favorite in the world Apple Butter Festival in Kimmswick, MO
10) Develop some new post ideas and tutorials.
Now that fall has officially arrived, what are your plans?
Last week it finally started to feel like fall around these parts. I was excited. I love fall.
Something about the cooler weather, carving pumpkins, and sweaters to make me happy.
sweater: Ross, leggings: TJ Maxx, boots: Hunter, purse: Coach (similar here), watch: Relic, bracelets: given.
When I was a little girl my favorite game to play was dress-up. My mom would save what I called “twirly dresses” where I could spin and spin in them. I dreamt of this life where I would be able to wear fancy dresses on a regular basis, have my hair beautified.
I was the little girl who would play in my Mom’s makeup collection. I would step away with makeup caked on, mascara all over my eyes and the brightest lipstick shade that I could find.
Years later, I’m still that same little girl when it comes to getting dressed up. Well, minus the mascara all over my face. I have a little bit more skill in applying makeup these days. Although, I find that I still like the bright lipstick from time to time.
J and I went out for a night on the town a few weeks ago for a red carpet night at a local bar. It was nice getting all dolled up and meeting up with friends for a good stiff drink.
When you have that one piece, whether it be a skirt, shirt, a pair of sunglasses or, as it is for me lately, a handbag. I feel as if nothing can touch me.
Thanks to Kate Spade, which is my recent and first big splurge.
1) I have a thing for cloud pictures. I think that’s apparent.
2) I’ve got a pup that is sneakily trying to learn how to drive. Take my eyes off the driver for one second and somehow she’s in the seat.
3) Yummy dinner with friends at Garbo’s in Springfield this past week.
4) Quick glimpse of my outfit this week. Now with school back my clothes are lasting much longer than my average 8-5 job. Try 8am – 10pm.
5) Nothing beats a day at the lake. Tubing. Fishing. Relaxing. One word can sum it all up – perfect.
A blue skirt that swooshes when you walk. Makes you command attention. Add a fedora, some wedges and I think you may just have it.
Or at least that’s how I feel when I put this skirt on and no one is going to tell me any different.
Skirt: Windsor (similar here), blouse: F21, Fedora & Wedges: TJ Maxx
But wearing jeans, of course. I was running late to my night class and decided to just not change from working on a few projects.
t-shirt: Wal-Mart, jeans: Express, shoes: F21, Headband: Modcloth (bonus from my Birchbox), watch: belonged to my Grandpa.
nerdy professor look.
shirt: TJ Maxx, Skirt: F21, glasses: Warby Parker, necklace: JewelMint
Packing to go out-of-town is probably one of my favorite things to do. Something about laying out clothes and matching accessories with them while all trying to stay minimal. It’s a challenge for a recovering over packer like myself.
Here I am packing for a weekend trip to St. Louis. Going to be visiting the zoo and my favorite restaurant, Rich & Charlie’s.