I’ve been spending a fair amount of time at my computer lately. Which basically means that I have done the most minimal of get ready-ing this week, as possible. Jeans, t-shirts, slippers, no makeup, and barely a brush through my hair. During the day, I’ve been writing. A lot. More than I ever thought I could or would on a topic that I’m quickly learning is my passion. But this weekend, I think it’s time to get out of the house. You know it’s time when your husband specifically asks you, “When did you leave the house last?” and you reply with a serious straight face, “I don’t know.. maybe two or three days ago?” Sad news. I’ve been in a bit of a tunnel lately. A tunnel I like to be in.
This weekend, he’s forcing me out of the house. Something of which I’ll gladly oblige. Tonight, we’re going to have “game night.” Which I realize is completely cheesy, but if it’s not planned, then I will resort to the computer or staring at the TV watching movies all evening. I’ll be honest, we’re having game night alone. What? We’re married 20-something’s and aren’t hip and with it. I’m just keeping it real. I’m a grandma that doesn’t leave the house and would rather be knitting a hat on Friday night while baking cookies, while my husband would rather be reading books or “catching up on tech news.” Snooze. I know.
Tomorrow, we’re going to take a short little road trip… in the opposite direction of Seattle, because the news is calling it “one of the worst traffic weekends this year.” Something about President Obama coming to town mixed with road construction and yadda yadda. We’re going to do some lazy wandering around of the giant outlet stores about an hour from our home. It will be nice to just get out of the house if nothing else. When I was in college, and my husband was living where we are now, we would often meet there as a half way point on the weekends or even mid-week just to say hello for an hour or two. So every time we return, it’s a nice reminder that we made it out of that period of our relationship that we both desperately wish never happened.
What are you up to this weekend? Have any plans to peel away from work?
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I don’t even know where the summer went, but fall most definitely showed up in our area this week. I’m (reluctantly) embracing it, as it is my favorite time of year.. it just seems like it snuck up on me a little too quickly. Life has been a little hectic lately, as I’ve started up a new project that I’m super excited about, but is very time consuming. Here are some of the things that I’m looking forward to and loving for this upcoming fall season.
Oh, and I’m SUPER looking forward to this weekend.. my lovely husband turns 29 tomorrow and I can’t wait to celebrate him! We’re having some family over and all taking a trip to the casino for the buffet and some penny slots. Yes, I said 29.. not 79. Haha, we’re wild, right?
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Ice Cream in a Coconut: I saw this idea over at OLD BRAND NEW and thought it was genius. But alas, when I went to the store this week.. there were no coconuts in sight. I know I’ve seen them there before.. maybe I’ll find them before summer is up! Photo Source.
The Meghan Method: This “fave” will probably get a post or a few all on it’s own, but it really is at the top of my list this week. My husband and I decided that since we both feel a little stuck in what we actually do want out of our rooms (not that we’ll be buying any of it right this second..), we picked this book up and it’s a very long and detailed process to get the look of your room and design it beautifully to fit your needs and wants. Although the book is big, it has sparked a lot of conversation so far with my husband and I and he’s actually really excited to help me decorate… which to be honest is good and bad (he’s a LOT more particular about things than I am). We’re excited to use this book as a guideline to at least get us to compromise on how our home ends up looking. The Meghan Method, Amazon.com, $23.10.
Hilarious Cartoon: I’m titling this “Hilarious Cartoon” because I just don’t even know what else to call it. The truth in it’s most blunt and real form? What everyone is thinking but not saying out loud? Everyone’s not-a-secret secret? Nonetheless, it made me smile this week, so it’s hitting the “faves.” Secret Grudge Girl Funny Magnet, SimplyCutebyKarin on etsy, $6.50.
Okra Stamping: Okay, I might be obsessed with the stamps. I swear I’ve had all sorts of these diy stamps on my faves.. those of you who get gifts from my family.. be prepared for some CA-RAZY homemade gift wrap this year! Source.
This particular Amy Butler fabric: I see, I want. I have to find a place to put it so I have a reason to buy it. It’s so cheery and happy. I need a little more of that in my life. Bliss Bouquet in Teal, HawthorneThreads.com, $8.75/yd.