Coffee Talk

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It's time for another coffee date, sweet friends. Hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little last week, because I actually enjoyed getting a tad bit personal. Have a wonderful Thursday!

FEELING:  Super duper excited  to be apart of the Pursue Workshop Giveaway. I am giving away a one-of-a-kind set of business cards, completely customized with a whole lotta love by me over on instagram. You should go check it out & enter away! (p.s. also included in the giveaway is prettiness from Cake For Breakfast, Ashley Brooke Designs, Simply Jessica Marie, & Lindsay Letters!)

LISTENING TO: Timber by Pitball ft. Kesha. Yah don't judge me, but I love getting my shimmy on whenever that song comes on. & I think my neighbors probably know that I have an obsession to that song because it is currently the only song in my spotify playlist...while im in the shower. TMI.

THANKFUL FOR: I am so thankful that my parents are another year old! So let me digress, within the last week my parents have both added another candle to their birthday cake. I am sad, that I couldn't be there to celebrate with either of them, but I am so blessed that both of my parents are still enjoying life. I love them more than words can describe & miss them dearly every day. Missing their birthdays wasn't easy, since I haven't missed their birthday since I was born, so yah the last week or so has been a tough one. 

THINKING ABOUT: When the heck am I going to finish my new redesign of my blog? I mean, I feel like I have been working on it forever & it just needs to be completed already. I am honestly the worlds worst procrastinator & I am sure once I get it complete I will feel WAY more accomplished & I need that self-esteem boost right now. So note to self:get your bootay into gear & get your site done! You'll love yourself for it!

EATING: I am in the mood for cheese fries. I haven't had amazing-legit-extra-crispy-loads-of-cheese-&-extra-ranch cheese fries in a good while. So def. need to get some in my belly soon.

WATCHING: Last night, N + I decided to crack open a bottle of wine & catch up on some of our shows, le duh. We watched Vampire Diaries + The Originals, which by far of two of my favorite shows on tv. But last night, I declared that I wanna hang out with Nina Debrov & become bff, I mean I even tweeted about it. Plus she is bff with Julianna Hough, so that just seals the deal right there. 

LOVING: Madewell's new collection is on point, my friends. I worked on Tuesday & I couldn't get over all the cute shirts & new shoes ! ahhhh. I want to buy errrrything (like this printed teestriped skirtcalf hair wallet + cobalt shoes !) but I can't, so I will just stare in aww & continue to pin them to pinterest

Coffee Talk

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I've been meaning to add a little bit of life on this little ol' blog of mine & what better way then to share with you what my current state of mind is. I first spotted Ashley's Thursday Thoughts post a while back, along with Laura's Currently posts and was immediately intrigued. I just love learning about people, so I thought what the heck, "I want my readers to learn more about me." -- So here it goes!

FEELING: A tad bit overwhelmed. I feel like there is never enough time in the day to get everything that I want done, done. I have a  laundry lists of things to do & only a fraction of them get completed. I feel like the house is an never ending mess & the bed is never made. My office gives me anxiety every time I step into it because it isn't organized & I just don't have the time to sit down & complete it, so for now I am sprawled out on the kitchen bar (which works for now, until I get bored.) 

LISTENING TO: Tinsley snoring on the couch peacefully. I wish my life consisted of eating, sleeping & playing with toys. 

THANKFUL FOR: Last week, I spent 7 days in Albany, NY with my best friend, her husband + their new addition. I am so thank-ful that N bought me a plane ticket to travel to see her. & I am more than thank-ful that Holly asked me to be Hadley's Godmother. I def cried some tears of joy. Looking forward to being a positive role model in Hadley's life.

THINKING ABOUT:  I am super duper excited for Valentine's Day. This silly little holiday is full of hearts & smooches & flowers & red + pink & glitter & LOVEEEE, oh my! Story time: Growing up my mom had the most amazing Valentine's table & every year she adds new things too it. Some of my younger friends always thought it was too much, but shame on them because it is beyond magical. So thanks to my mom I have an undying love for Valentine's Day

(so don't forget this year N, ha I kid!).

EATING: With the DC snow day, I decided to whip up some homemade chili. It is a family recipe that changes every time I make it because it is all from scratch. I remember the first time I called my mom for the "recipe" & she was like there is no recipe, it's just a bunch of ingredients that you throw together. & let me just say, I make some pretty darn good chili & it's even better the second + third day!

WATCHING: I love my DVR & I am not sure if I could survive without it. I have so many shows lined up & I can't wait to dig in catch up. Some of my current favorites: Revenge, Vampire Diaries, Betrayal, Scandal, New Girl & The Originals. *I can't list all of my shows or you might think that I have a problem, which I'm sure I do. ha!

LOVING: My love for color grows by the day & I realize that is truly affects your mood. When I am wearing brighter colors + fun patterns I feel happier. & when I wear darks + neutrals (which I still love, btw) I feel a little down. So when I ran by Lowe's last week to check out the magical Pantone Universe, I truly was in awe of how pretty it was in person. I grabbed 10's no 100's of Pantone Universe paint card & can't wait to play around with them!.

Hope you have a swell day friends! & Let me know how you are feeling in the comments below. Cheers! xo

Meet Tinsley


Meet Tinsley the bully, the newest addition to our little family! N + I have been talking about getting a puppy for some time now & despite the odds that were against us over the past couple months, this little doll came home with us on Saturday evening. She is a cutie patootie to say the least, but man is she a handful! This little stink is literally a full time job - I mean we can't even sleep soundly through the night without worrying about her. She has a foot fetish like no bodies business + loves to sleep with her butt in the air. Her cute little growls accompanied by miniature pounces make our hearts melt. Her snorts make us giggle. & her butt waddle is to die for. We took her to the vet last night & this chubster weights 14 lbs (dear goodness!), but she is healthy as can be + the vet says she is on the right track. If you want to keep up with Tinsley's adventures (& see cute videos) you can follow along on instagram: @tinsleythebully

First nap in her new home. & 30 seconds later she looked like this ....

... which is now Tinsley's famous sleeping position.

Staring at her reflection in the kitchen stove

N + I found her a cute red vest from tj maxx to keep her warm since the weather here is freeezing (well for her cute self)

follow tinsley's adventures on instagram: @tinsleythebully