Slow, but steady start

So I don’t know if it’s just the introvert in me, the fact that I’m talking to people 10+ hours a day or that I haven’t had it in forever, but I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying my “alone time.” And before we go any further, please get your head out of the gutter because I’m referring to my quiet, humble abode.

Because Saturday's are now for homemade breakfast and "New Girl" marathons.

Because Saturday’s are now for homemade breakfast and “New Girl” marathons.

Working in a hospital and having over half of my job include calling people, I am absolutely people-drained by the time I set foot onto the metro home. By the time I hit the threshold of my apartment, the shoes come off, I jump into some comfy clothes and I take a deep breath… because entering that door is entering serenity and I embrace that quiet like no other.

Also, given that Washington D.C. is a big swampland, it holds that humidity like crazy and I usually spend the first five minutes hanging out by the air conditioning; trying to cool-down after hanging out on a train with a bunch of strangers and no air conditioning what-so-ever. It’s a glorious smell if you know what I’m talking about and by glorious I mean horrendous. But again, I’m not complaining because my commuting time has been cut by two-thirds, it’s just a mere–and accurate–observation.

I haven’t gotten used to the extra time either: What do I do with myself? Do I do laundry? Do I work out? Do I do some unpacking? Or maybe just sit here and watch 10 episodes of “New Girl” because I can and no one can tell me not to? It’s a complicated game in the evenings.

The mornings have been amazing though. I’m still in shock and awe of having time to COOK breakfast in the morning and sit with a cup of coffee, or in the case of hot, summer days, a nice glass of ice-cold energy juice. I’ve even had time to curl my hair. I don’t even know you guys, it’s crazy.

Decorating was quick in the beginning and has since slowed. I’ve been sketching out what I want to do and then come back and go “Eh, no.” It’s rough. Instead of thinking so much about it, I’ve just been going for it: today I put up a bulletin board in my kitchen along with a housewarming gift from my brother and his girlfriend… because wine is everything and no one can tell me any different.

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I love my new calendar printables that I found from Love vs Design (the jewel 2014 calendar) and my monthly calendar from Elli. Definitely check them out! Love vs Design has so many other templates for the year-long calendar, but this one just called out to me and the month design reminded me of my current blog layout. I knew I had to have it!

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Despite my uncertainty with the decor, I do have some wall art ideas for the horizon and I can’t wait to share those with you!

Till next time lovebugs,

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Treasury Tuesday: Anchors Aweigh

Morning!

Both my father and grandfather served in the US Navy, so I’ve always been used to seeing pictures of anchors, air craft carriers and Navy emblems while growing up. It’s one of the neat things I can share with my dad as I am not actually in the military, but work for it! He tells me stories about addressing other services wrong, since the Navy just has to be so unique and change up all the officer ranks ;o) and having to learn morse code and such back in the day. And I can share with him fun things I’ve learned from todays military services!

So, it’s no surprise that I have a fondness towards anchors. Thus, this Tuesday’s Treasury is brought to you with all my anchor love!

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I purchased a similar braclet as the one by NauticalCreationAUS’ from another Etsy shop, but I love the “nautical” color themes from all of these… I am also in love with the dress from PassionPeach! I might just have to purchase it once I lose weight! Lastly, I love the matching key chains from SpiffingJewelry! SO cute for you and your significant other!

Check out the treasury and all these anchor finds!

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Blog Revamp

Morning Petals,
I hope everyone had a pleasant voting experience and that you’re at least content with the results of the US Election. I have to say, whether you agree with the results or not, it’s important to remember that we are still one nation and we should still be respectful of our people.

In addition, I hope everyone has a glorious weekend and a great veterans day! Take the time out to thank a veteran you know for their service to our country!

Just to give you a heads up, my baby blog will be undergoing some revamping this weekend! So if you start seeing strange titles or other such things, note, it’s just a little switcharoo! And no worries! The content won’t be changing, just the site.

Can’t wait to share it all with you!

Happy Memorial Day!

I want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Memorial Day. Please remember to honor the services that protect our country every day and your loved ones who have or are serving in the military. Many in my family, including my grandfathers, father, uncle, and cousin have served in our armed forces. With my job, I worked closely with members of the military on a daily basis and have a high appreciation for these men and women who serve our country.