Life Around Here

coffee, flowers, the little things, coffee, white sheets, relaxing weekend

As I was catching up on blogs earlier this week, I saw this post on Let it Be Beautiful and thought it would be nice to take stock of my life currently.

FEELING: A bit out of sorts. I’m someone who likes to have a routine and stick to it, so I don’t do so well with changes at first. And the last few days have been crappy weather-wise. I guess I’m just ready for Spring to get here with it’s warmer weather and the feeling of a fresh start.

THINKING ABOUT: My spring wardrobe. The unofficial spending ban is lifted and I’m hoping to do a bit of shopping soon. I’ve thought about what I’d like to add (not quite as intensively as I did for the capsule wardrobe, but thanks to that experience, I feel like I have a better idea of what I want) and I’ve got my list. I already took advantage of a J. Crew Factory sale yesterday and have ordered a couple items, but I’m planning to do most of my shopping in person. The temperatures haven’t really warmed up yet, but I’m looking at things that will transition well into spring. Also, a closet clean out needs to happen. Perhaps this weekend?

LISTENING TO: I haven’t seen the movie or read the books, but I’ve gotta say that there are some good songs on The Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack.

WATCHING: I binge-watched House of Cards last weekend, so I’m done with Season 3. I finally caught up with Downton Abbey too. Can I just say that Rose and Atticus are such a cute couple?!

EATING: I recently made this beef and broccoli stir fry and served it with rice noodles and I was so pleased with the way everything turned out. I also tried making donuts for the first time last weekend, which is something I can now check off my list.

READING: Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum. I’m getting to read this one a bit before it’s released later this month and I’m really liking it so far. It’s about a bored housewife living abroad in Switzerland. On the surface her life seems perfect, but behind the scenes everything is falling apart.

THANKFUL FOR: Friends to celebrate with.

LOVING: This purple nail polish (Lacey Lilac by Sally Hansen). I’ve switched over to my springy colors now!

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