back to school

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. 

photo dump: summer’s end

got a new hair cut.. this is my sassy hair cut face

got a new hair cut.. this is my sassy hair cut face

bought this record the other day on my shopping spree <3 <3

bought this record the other day on my shopping spree

matchy matchy nails in bed

matchy matchy nails in bed

covered my notebooks for next year

covered my notebooks for next year

mega blurry shot of a fun night with friends, screenshot from a video

mega blurry shot of a fun night with friends, screenshot from a video

sweet blackberries

sweet blackberries

so i learned how to roller skate for a play this summer...

so i learned how to roller skate for a play this summer…

in the kitchen, with lemons

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.

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so rich, bright, and delicious. go home and try it right now, ok?

dwindle

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…

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