June 30, 2015

AS IF, Girlfriend

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Darrin and I are escaping to northern Minnesota for the entirety of next week, and this breezy ombre skirt from Old Navy may have to find its way into our suitcase. I’d try to describe how comfy this skirt is for you, most likely using language that’s often paired with clouds or pillows or fluffy puppy descriptions, but I’ll refrain and just tell you to drop by Old Navy and try the darn thing on for yourself. It also comes in blue. And bright pink (yes please).

Darrin seems to be under the impression that our northern getaway next week is going to be riddled with a variety of activities. Emphasis on the “active:”  vigorous hiking, biking, some kind of rock climbing, jogging, etc. I just shook my head and gave him the same look I give to people who claim they can eat just one Pringles chip. AS IF, girlfriend.

I prefer to spell “active” with a capital L-A-Z-Y when I’m on vacation,  so we’ll see how many of Darrin’s vigorous activities we actually accomplish. I suppose we’ll have to compromise or something. Because that’s what marriage is apparently all about, Charlie Brown. Darrin can go jogging, and I’ll time him from my lakeshore lawn chair. 😉

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June 29, 2015

A Less-Than-Graceful Monday!

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We’ve got t-minus TWO days until the month of July, and Darrin and I are practically mourning the end of summer. How is it already the end of June? How?? Why does this always happen?! I’m going to be one horrible mess once we start having kids. Or buy dog. Whichever comes first, I guess.

Moving on, as Time would say. Less-than-graceful moments from last week!

  1. I don’t recommend texting and walking at the same time. You may just run smack dab into a closing elevator door and bruise your elbow. Floor two please…yes, my arm hurts. #millenialproblems
  2. FYI: when your husband tells you to thaw the meat he’s going to grille for dinner in hot water, he actually means place the frozen meat in a zip-lock bag and then place the bag of meat under hot water. He is not instructing you to soak two frozen pork chops in a bowl of hot water. Doing THAT would just be silly, my fellow domestic housewife. #facepalm
  3. Grunting at the gym while you’re lifting three times your own weight is understandable. Encouraged, in fact. But grunting at the gym MUCH louder than you meant to grunt while doing knee push-ups is most definitely frowned upon. Or just awkward.
  4. Poor Darrin has to pry open each pistachio shell before he can consume the pistachio because his wife doesn’t know her “nut lingo.” I guess “shelled pistachios” means “pistachios without shells”? Because THAT makes sense, English language. I blame this one on YOU.

Thanks for stopping by! Have any less-than-graceful moments of your own?? Have a great rest of your Monday!


June 27, 2015

On The Coffee Table // No. 4

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All Saturdays should be spent reading clever plays and eating milk chocolate cookie dough bars. Here are a few of this week’s coffee table favorites! :)

1. Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest has always been one of my favorite plays. A whole lot of hilarity and satire ensues throughout the plot, which makes for a great summer read. Although, if you’re more of a “watcher” than a “reader,” there’s a 2002 movie version starring a younger Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth that’s probably on Netflix somewhere. Check it out!

2. This Illume Coconut Milk Mango candle not only comes in a beautiful blush tin but also smells like the Caribbean. And it may just cost me the price of a plane ticket to the tropics.

3. While I love a bright summer nail color, essie’s Mochacino nail polish has a subtle metallic shimmer that makes for a nice change of pace.

4. This Hammond’s chocolate bar is filled with cookie dough, and I give you permission to REFUSE sharing it with anyone. 

5. The “I can’t stop buying bright drugstore lipsticks” continues, this time with Maybelline’s Color Sensational lipstick in Hibiscus Pop. Because we all could use a bolder pop of hibiscus in our lives (hashtag Gracie’s strange life mantras that are really just excuses to buy more lipstick).

I hope you have a relaxing rest of your weekend! Darrin and I may make our way over to the movie theatre tonight to watch Jurassic World. Bring on the raptors! And the popcorn. But mostly the raptors!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


June 26, 2015

Friday Favorites!

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My quest for a quality leather tote bag began last fall and it miiiight have reached its conclusion today. I’ve spent too long in stores staring at tote bags, telling myself that this tote bag is THEE tote bag that will carry around all of my books and old chapsticks and folded gum wrappers…only to eventually convince myself that there might be better tote bag options somewhere else. It can be a real struggle, I tell ya. But I found this sweet vegan leather tote bag from Nordstrom (under $50!), and I may just have to order it. It’s reversible! And it comes with a wristlet! They’ve got this bag in a variety of color combinations, so check. it. oooouut.

I hope you have a great weekend! Shop all of these favorites below!

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June 25, 2015

At the Lake

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I’ve voiced my desire to live on a lake numerous times to Darrin. We’re taking a road trip up north in about two weeks, and you can bet your bottom dollar or the piece of lint at the bottom of your pocket that we’ll be spending most of our time along Lake Superior’s shoreline (like we did HERE and HERE). If boating or sailing or tubing or fishing or vivid sunsets or pastel sunrises or sipping a cold beer out on a pontoon in the middle of a warm summer day doesn’t sound relaxing to you, that I do not recommend visiting the beautiful land of 10,000+ lakes. 😉

Oh just come and visit anyway.

In other news, this sweet eyelet skirt from the GAP has pockets, my friends. POCKETS. You’re welcome.

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