Can you tell that the past few months of life hit me like a ton of bricks? I think we have some catching up to do!
We took these photos a couple weeks ago now, but I’ve been hesitating to post them because in my mind that means that I’m “blogging” again, and having to stay on top of everything that goes with that. I’ve missed it so much, but at the same time, things like keeping up with Instagram are really stressful for me, because I always feel like I’m not doing enough. And to top it all off, I started my first full-time big girl job. More on that in a sec.
I think the best way to fill you in on the past few months is to share a list of five things that have happened during my blogging hiatus.
This summer, Joe and I are moving into our very first place together and departing from college life (we actually think we officially found the place yesterday!). We don’t have much in the way of attractive furnishings, and we probably won’t for a while since we’re pretty broke at the moment. For as long as I can remember I’ve dreamed about how I would decorate my future home as an adult, and I can’t believe that that’s a reality that’s right around the corner.
I’ve always loved homewares and pretty dishes and teacups, but I’ve never had the budget or the opportunity to really go all out with decorating from scratch. I love basic, essential items that look anything but basic – a well-placed fun detail or different pattern is what my style is all about. I love a classic decor look, but with a mix of eclectic charm that you’d probably find in an 85-year-old British woman’s home – after all, that’s who I think I really am on the inside. Think florals, vintage china dishes, tufted furniture, and lots of classic navy and white. (Please pray that Joe will accept this slightly feminine look without complaints.) Let’s try not to dwell on the fact that we will soon inherit a truly hideous yellow and blue striped couch, along with a whole lot of other strange, mismatched items…
If I had the budget, here’s what I would buy right away for our new little home.
You guys, it’s actually WARM outside!!! I’ve spent the past few days drinking on the porch every single night and soaking up as much warm air as I can before it gets hot and humid and I don’t appreciate it anymore. This weekend, Joe and I went to Manayunk Brewing Company and sat at the outdoor bar. It’s such a big and beautiful brewery! I highly recommend getting the flights – you get to try all nine beers they have on tap for just $9!
Today’s post is the first update on my new health and fitness routine. I’m working on eating more plant-based meals, less refined sugar and white carbs, and finding a more healthy balance. For the past few months, I’ve been indulging in absolutely everything all the time. I wasn’t at home in my normal routine for two weeks of April, which made it even more difficult to stay on track. I can’t even tell you how many deep fried things I’ve eaten or how much beer I’ve consumed.
I reached a point where I looked in the mirror and could not believe how terrible I looked. I used to be stick thin without trying, but it seems that my unhealthy habits have finally caught up with me over the past two years. I’ve tried to make healthy changes in the past, but I always try to ease myself into it so that I don’t get burnt out on the idea, and I just end up forgetting about it. This time I’m jumping in with both feet; no easing my way slowly into working out and eating better.
As of right now, I’m just trying as many different healthy options as I can to keep things interesting and figure out what I like. I didn’t know that I like black beans, red cabbage, summer squash…I could go on. There are so many more enjoyable, healthy foods out there than I ever thought there were! This is a look at just one day, but I’m trying to switch things up all the time, so I hope to do more posts like this soon if you enjoy this one.
Hello, friends! Today’s outfit is all about those warm weather vibes. (ignore that patch of dirty snow behind me) Who else is SO ready for real spring weather? I need flowers and pink in my life, and more than anything, I need to wear these perfect ladylike shoes every single day. They make me feel like the queen, but even more fabulous.