inspirations, gratitude & surprises

8 Feb


I had a lot of big plans this week. I was going to blog every single day (I still have so much to tell you about our Nepal trip!!) I was going to tackle a few writing assignments. I was going to finish unpacking our office. I was going to clear the hallway of empty boxes. I was going to research wedding stuff. You know what I did with all those big plans?? Nothing! I did a whole lot of nothing with all of them. I did plan a girls cocktail party for next Saturday night (should be fun!) and I did buy new counter stools for our kitchen. Sooooo there’s that. I also went to bed most nights at 9:30. 9 friggen 30! Clearly 30 is the new 90 in this house.

This weekend I’m going to try on wedding dresses! Yipeee! Happy Friday!!

What inspired me this week?

THIS short video by a six-year-old

new favorite blog alert- Mary Beth LaRue

A Return To Love

cute post– kiss on top of the empire state building

What am I grateful for this week?

My momma- she’s super fabulous and my best friend.


What surprised me this week?

When a seagull took a huge shit on my head at the beach. SOOO RUDE and TOTALLY SHOCKING


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9 Responses to “inspirations, gratitude & surprises”

  1. the usual bliss February 8, 2013 at 9:45 am #

    We must be on the same wavelength. I just hit “publish” on a post about how the good stuff is not the “planned” stuff! One year ago this month, I was unpacking boxes in our new house and looking at wedding dresses, too! Amazing!

  2. maternalmedia February 8, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

    “scare the scared”…LOVE IT!!!

  3. Erin Haslag (@WELLinLA) February 9, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    Happy weekend 🙂 Love the list!

  4. sophiaharcourt February 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    I hate it when I make todo lists and they turn into overdo items on my todo app. So disheartening. I, however, love that pic of your mom. She is fabulous. Lastly I had a bird defecate on me as well….when I was 5. It was when I was still in France and I was leaning with my hand on the side of the house (cuz that’s how cool I was) waiting for my friend to come out and play. I remember the sensation of something warm and wet hitting my hand. I turn to look at my hand to see a whitish green mixture on the back of it. I looked up and saw a guilty looking pigeon hanging out with his friends on the power lines above. I’m certain they make bets. Sorry to hear it was your head though! Eek! Hope the wedding dress trying goes better than that other time you wrote about.

  5. righteousbruin9 February 9, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    I find my to-do lists this year have to have a very definite allowance for those who seem to need me more, especially during the school year. There is less of the just up- and- traveling than in 2012. Life is still plenty exciting though.
    I am totally happy for your coming wedding. 🙂

  6. Mara Tee February 11, 2013 at 12:12 am #


    I am Mara Tee and I would like to send a proposal to you regarding your blog. Please advise your email address or you may also contact us at

    Thank you and looking forward of your feedback

  7. ashlyandmonkey February 11, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    Just found your blog! Super cute. Good luck wedding dress shopping… I just wrote a post funny enough about “the myth of the perfect (wedding) dress” as a guest post on my friend’s blog Sorella Muse– you might find it interesting before hitting the stores.
    Can’t wait to read more about your newly engaged adventures and hear about your goals.

  8. Mary Beth February 11, 2013 at 10:49 am #

    so honored! thank you! xo


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