{a little of this + a little of that}

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It’s been a while since I’ve rambled about random shit, so today felt like a good day to let it all out…….

Two days until July.  How did that happen?

This is blog post #671.  How did that happen?

Question: would you hang out with me if I rocked a La Croixswimsuit all summer?  I recently had to wean myself of La Croix.  True story.  I was straight up addicted. Told you, random shit ha!

Let’s chat IGTV for a sec.  Are you into it?  I feel like I just don’t have time for it..lol.  Is it bad that I’m (not so) secretly hoping it disappears?

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{summer to-do’s}

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Hey Girl,

Consider today the OFFICIAL kick off to summer.  Happy Summer Solstice!

Summer’s here!  Which means it’s time to take a deep breath and savor everything the season has to offer.  In your happy place.  Whether that means sitting by the ocean.  Camping under the stars.  Sipping rosé in your own backyard.  Dinning al fresco.  Gardening!

You know I love a good seasonal to-do list by now.  I couldn’t be more excited to write down ALL THE THINGS we’re planning to try out this summer.

Because in the end, memories aren’t made by sitting around waiting for them to happen, but from when you get out and live.

 

2018 Summer To-Do’s 

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{friday 5}

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Happy Friday Senoritas!  This week was a doozy.  So tired.  So annoyed.  So grumpy.  For absolutely NO reason at all.  Hence the {floral + herb smudge stick diy}  For the record, it worked!  Feeling 100 again.  Friday might have a little something to do with it?!?!?  Weekend agenda: nada.  Zip.  Zilch.  Nada.  Well, kinda.  We are celebrating GG’s 93rd Birthday tonight, so that’s for sure something.  And the royal wedding…obvi.  Maybe lay out by the pool.  Drink some wine?  Sure, why not.  It’s a weekend dedicated to do what ever the hell we want.  And it happened just when we needed it the most.

Before we part for the weekend, let’s chat about 5 things.  Real quick…..

 

ONE – The Royal Wedding // Who’s getting up at the butt-crack of dawn to watch the Royal Wedding?  I originally said “hell yes,” but the more I think about it….kinda depends on how many cervezas I consume at GG’s fiesta tonight.  Just keepin it real.  DVR is locked and loaded in case I hit snooze.

Then I found this fun drinking game.  Basically, you’d be drunk by 5am if you play during actual time.  Not even sure I’m down with that.  Maybe I’ll play with my cup of coffee + Bailey’s?  Hmmm!  Mimosas?

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TWO – Friday Starbucks Date // Back in the day, I’m talking when Bay was around 5 years old, maybe?  We used to do Starbucks dates every Friday morning.  Bay would get the mini vanilla scones, two of them.  I always got a frapp.  Well, last Friday we randomly decided to go to Starbucks at 6am (I skipped the gym, hungover AF)  We ordered drinks + breakfast and sat together and talked about random life shit.  Like the fact she has a crush on this boy….OMG, kill me now!  It was so nice to have a little one-on-one date with my girl.  Before the hectic work/school day begins.  So, we’ve made a pact to make it our new Friday morning thing.  And you better believe she popped out of bed at 6am for our date this morning ♥

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THREE – Clean Fridge //  I’ve told you before that Thursday nights are my cleaning nights.  I’m a crazy routine person.  I have certain things I do on certain days.  Like the carwash.  Grocery shopping.  Banking.  Peeps think I’m so crazy, but I live for routine + schedule.  Keeps me organized and happy!  Last night, for some odd reason, I had a burst of energy around 10pm.  (I was like, where the fuck did that come from?)  After most of my cleaning was done.  So, obvi I stayed up till midnight to clean out the fridge.  Pulled everything out.  Threw out anything expired.  Wiped down all the shelves and drawers.  Woke up at 4:30 am tired AF and my workout was almost impossible due to lack of sleep.  But, when I opened my sparkly clean fridge this morning, I realized it was all worth it.  And I’m officially and OLD, because I find this to be so incredibly rewarding.  Ha!

And yes, I have a second fridge in the garage to house all my booze + La Croix.

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{weekend notes}

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Hello, Monday!

We’re at it again.  Another start to a new week.  We had a super low-key weekend.  Lots of sleeping in and relaxing.  Extra cups of  coffee.  Not much on the calendar for the week (unlike last week) And I’m really happy about it.

Hope you had a great weekend.  And here’s to a new week!

Intentions for the week:

  • Delete photos to clear up space on my computer + iPhoneI feel lighter
  • Make someone happyActually makes you feel happier too
  • Create a springy mood + inspiration boardCheck it out here: {spring to-do’s}
  • Drink 75 oz of water each dayharder than you think 
  • Set a pretty Easter tableDone, but no help from insta stories…lol. 
  • Balance checkbook (I’m off $1.83…makes me crazy)863 hours later…damn redbox screwed me up
  • Finish up our Spring To-Do listdid you read it?  {spring to-do’s}
  • Asparagus soupDecided on an asparagus tart instead…stay tuned.
  • Easter brunch menupossibly not happening 😦 

Last weeks Intentions: {weekend notes}

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Highlights from the weekend……

Friday night Beers + adult Connect Four tournament

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When the Fricke’s drop off loads of asparagus

I’ve been googling asparagus everything today.

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Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Green beer + green top

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{planning for 2017}

Last year I was given my first Rifle Paper Planner and it was amazing.  There is just something about a beautifully bound calendar that makes me incredibly happy.  And organized too!

From the first page to the last, every detail is perfect.  I prefer a month view planner.  And this one is all that.  It makes jotting down all the boring stuff we all have to do (doc appointments + meetings a ton more enjoyable.  And plenty of room for birth dates of my loved ones + happy hour outings.

Today I’m sharing my 2017 planner.  Isn’t she a beauty?!?!?  I love her.  She helps me look like I have my shit together.  Basically, if it’s not in the book….then it’s not happening.

 

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The paper is pretty.

The design is perfection.

Tabs making it easy to navigate.

Pockets to hold notes + cards.  What girl doesn’t love a good pocket?!?!

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{weekend notes}

So I did it.  I got all Kondo on my closet.  It feels great.  I feel great.  I feel fucking happy too.  Marie Kondo is genius.

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Get the damn book.  Or Audio version.  It’s a quick easy read.  I felt so inspired after reading about the closet transformations.  The basic concept it to ONLY surround yourself with things that truly spark joy.  I’m probably not going to thank my purse each day for it’s hard work or believe that my socks are alive…lol.  Trust me, you’ve got to read the book.

You can purchase the book here The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.  Or go the Stacy route and reserve it at the library.  They have audio and book versions available.

I’m sure you’re completely sick of reading about the KonMari method that I’ve been writing about over and over.  But, the more peeps I chat with, the more I realize they don’t even know what KonMari is.  Here is a brief breakdown….

Japanese organizational consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly declutter your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Whereas most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, the KonMari Method’s category-by-category, all-at-once prescription leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have been repeat customers (and she still has a three-month waiting list of new customers!). With detailed guidance for every type of item in the household, this quirky little manual from Japan’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help readers clear their clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home–and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

8 Lessons From The Decluttering Bible

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{baby, write this down….}

Baby, write this down, take a little note to remind you in case you didn’t know….

Had to throw a little George (my boyfriend) in there 🙂

I’m ringing in the new year with a new gorg planner.  In years past, my planners were borderline embarrassing.  Falling apart + too small + so messy.  Cory bought me this beauty for Christmas.  Definitely one of my top favorite gifts this year.  Not only is it easy on the eyes, but it’s the most functional planner I’ve ever owned.  There is just something to be said about physically writing shit down.   Is it me, or do you think that sometimes it’s easier to remember these dates once you’ve hand written them down?  I would die without my iPhone, don’t get me wrong, but I cant trust the calendar on it.  Maybe it’s just my thing?  There is even a spot where I can log my food + weekly meal plan too.  BONUS!!  Visually, I need a month in a view…and this one’s got it all.

 

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Anthropologie Rifle Paper Co. “Wee Hours Planner”

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