We took these photos when my Mom was in town a few weeks ago. She usually makes an appearance in Dallas about twice a year. This city is always so much better when she’s here. (Love ya Mom!)
Both my blazer and pants are on sale right now. I could have played it safe and paired it with jeans and a white t-shirt, but what’s the fun in that? Why not go with green and choose your most obnoxious hat!
Hope you’re having a fun summer!
I just realized that I don’t have a black dress. While searching for one online, I came across this silk number. It’s top rated and comes in 7 different colors. Lucky for me, 1 of the 7 colors is black.
When I get a spray tan my face is always the first thing that goes back to bright white. It’s a problem. I’m not sure if it’s the face soap I use or my makeup remover but after just a day or two my face is back to its natural color. It looks funny when your whole body is bronze but your face is five shades lighter.
I found these tanning wipes online and figured it was worth a shot. I use one every night before I go to bed and opt out of getting my face spray tanned. Even if you don’t get spray tans it’s nice to have at least a little color on your face in the summer.
Spray tans or store bought products, either one is better than being out in the sun!
Well hey there! I hope you’re having a fun summer. I took a nice long break from all things work. It’s nice to step away from time to time and recharge. I hope you’re able to do the same.
I’ll be back to my normal 3 blog posts per week soon. Just wanted to give you an update so you aren’t worried.
Cant wait to see some of you this Saturday in Austin!
The living room is still missing an important piece but at least the new rug was delivered yesterday! This rug is gorgeous and I’m so happy I was able to find it on sale and free shipping.
I ordered a set of these black decorative pillows for the living room.
I also added two of these ivory pillows to the room. What colors do you like best for the living room? You’ll be able to see what I like as I add (little by little) to the new place. Almost all of the furniture is here. Now it’s time to settle in.
Once I started shopping around for a rug I realized why I’ve never had a rug. Those darn things are expensive! What the heck. It’s a piece of material that just lies on the floor. How fancy can it be?
I found this colorful rug on sale and ordered it online. It should get here next week. I’ll be sure to share all the items I find for the new place with you, little by little.
I hate that question. I’ve hated it since high school. Back in high school my honest answer to that question was always met with comments like this : “you’re so lucky” or “I wish I was that small.”
I never had to worry about my weight until college. As a freshman in college I no longer played sports year round. I no longer had my Mom to make me delicious and healthy meals 3 times a day. I put on a little weight that first semester of college and ever since then it’s been an issue. My weight is something I think about no matter what the scale says.
I bought my very own scale in grad school and since then I have used it almost every single day. For 8 years I would wake up, turn on the shower and then weigh myself as I waited for the water to get hot.
I recently realized that I’m never at ease with the number. If I was 3 pounds over my “ideal weight” I would obsess about losing those 3 pounds. If I was under or at my ideal weight, I would worry about maintaining it. God forbid I weigh 10 or 15 pounds over that ideal weight. On those days I wanted to throw in the towel.
I’m in the process of moving from one part of town to another. When I move (which is quite often) everything I own goes through this process : keep, give away, or toss. As I was packing I realized that I’ve never applied the process to that scale. Somehow, after all these years, it’s remained in a category with my jewelry. It’s coming with me regardless. No questions asked.
I’m sick of weighing myself. I’m tired of letting that number define how I feel that day. I’ve decided to get rid of it. The scale will not get to live with me at the new place. Gotta say goodbye.
I’ll be able to tell where I am based on the way my clothes fit and how I feel. I won’t be completely in the dark, but I do feel a sense of freedom and it hasn’t even been a week. I’ve signed up for Orange Theory to keep myself in shape and have some sort of accountability for health and fitness.
You have to find what works for you. What worked for me for 8 years no longer feels like the right thing to do. Cheers to a new chapter. Cheers to you feeling your very best, no matter the size or the number on that scale. Cheers to dominating because you can!