first week down, 35 more to go.
year two feels better. it’s not easier, it’s not really that different, but i just feel like i’ve got control. i suppose it’s less unknown, less threatening.
i’ve been going to sleep at a grandma’s bed time, close to 9 pm (or sometimes even 7…) each night. it’s definitely helped me feel more refreshed. i’ve also made a commitment to making more coffee at home rather than spending money on it. however, i do have a little coffee shop that i love. it’s locally owned and employs great people, so i feel very little guilt over spending money there. this is all to say that my mornings have become my favorite part of the day. i lounge around in bed for a half hour, get up, make coffee, and still have an hour or more before i have to get to school.
in other news, it’s the beginning of fall. dreaming of wearing grays and browns and mustards all day.
since i’ve been working in other peoples’ homes all summer, i’ve neglected my kitchen so much. today i got that itch that says, get back in the kitchen celeste! after reading my favorite blogs this morning, i decided to try this pasta al limone recipe by cupcakes & cashmere. um hello, it’s to die for.
i like my pasta a little saucier, so i added a splash more water and a touch more cream. also i got a little cheese happy before i snapped a picture, so it’s not the prettiest plating ever.
so rich, bright, and delicious. go home and try it right now, ok?
I’ve been living in this striped tee and my black j crew Minnie pants. I have two weeks left until summer is over for me, and I have to head back to work. Almost time to retire the chacos for some work appropriate flats…
i’m fan-girling hard on some j. tillman today. i’ve been listening to fleet foxes and father john misty all morning! here’s a flaming lips cover that is crushworthy!
summer is halfway over. i can’t believe it! I’ve had a beautiful summer so far, full of good times with good people!
here’s a photo dump of my summer so far, including my mostly finished Beyoncé project
happy international kissing day!
paul newman and joanne woodward, via snippet & ink
do you ever mix patterns? sometimes I feel like all I ever wear is stripes. I am not ready to give that up, but I’ve been mixing things up by adding in some other patterns.
polka dots and stripes! this skirt is a kimchi blue skirt I grabbed at urban outfitters and the shirt is a favorite crew t from target. I apologize for not having a full outfit photo, but what’s a single gal to do?
I also have been wearing headbands nonstop. my hair is crazy long right now, and since my bangs are too long to do much with, headbands have been keeping my hair out of my eyes. to top off this crazy pattern outfit, I’ve got on a sweet floral j. crew headband.
what do you think? are you pro mixing patterns? are you even bolder than i am?
Making : embroidery projects
Cooking : next on my list is this squash cornbread with the addition of jalapenos!
Drinking : too much alcohol, and iced green tea lattes
Wanting : more time in the day
Looking : at Kelly O’Connor‘s gorgeous collage work, like the piece above!
Playing : old gwen stefani, magnetic fields, and james blake
Deciding : how to treat myself this summer
Wishing : my sleep schedule would normalize
Enjoying : adventures with the kids i’m nannying this summer
Waiting : for cool autumn nights
Loving : sunbathing and online shopping
Watching : true blood! eek!
Wearing : stripes, stripes, stripes
so, i’ve been MIA for sure, but i’ve been super active on pinterest. feel free to follow me!
here are five of my favorite pins from the past few days:
1. this mid century modern record storage. it was only $45, so of course it sold quickly. i should have treated myself!
2. always, rose.
3. these earrings are gorgeous, but look a little on the heavy side. what do you think? which pair would you choose? i love the pink hoops.
4. THESE SHOES. but where would i wear them? do i actually need to ask that question?
5. have you seen moroccan wedding blankets before? i’m in love with the look, and can’t wait until i can splurge and add one to my home. i’m really eyeing this one, in off white and silver tones.
what are you loving these days?