taking stock | 07

Making : room on the ol’ Macbook because she’s starting to move at a turtle’s pace. Sorry blog photos circa 2010, there’s no more room in the inn.
Cooking : lots of chicken, burgers and veggies on the grill.
Drinking : “fat flush water.” I’ll let you know when I drop a few dress sizes. ;)
Reading: #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso.
Wanting: a weenie puppy just like my neighbors. {Can you stand it?! I can’t stand it.}
Playing: with my new Tumblr.
Wasting: hours binge-watching the second season of Orange is the New Black.
Wishing: this Anthropologie dress was on sale.
Enjoying: the slower pace of summer. I’m trying to take more breaks from work, get a tan, and be as shamelessly lazy as possible.
Waiting: for my friend, Laura, to get here. She’s coming home from LA, and I might lock her up in the flower cooler so she can’t go back.
Liking: La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Melt-In Sunscreen. I’ve been using it head to toe for a few months with nary a sunburn or sunblock-related breakout.
Wondering: if my 4-day itchy throat and runny nose is the agonizingly slow start of a seasonally-inappropriate cold, or similarly mistimed allergies. Either way, it’s summer — get it together immune system.
Loving: Ben & Jerry’s s’mores ice cream. A little too much, if you catch my drift.
Hoping: for some beach time soon. I need my bum in some warm sand, STAT.
Marvelling: at all the inspiring stories featured on The Good News Network. If, like me, the regular news makes you want to curl into the fetal position and cry your life away, this site is for you. Bookmark it, or follow on Facebook.
Needing: to tackle the laundry. The only things hanging in my closet are cocktail dresses, pencil skirts, and fancy blouses; so basically, nothing I can wear.
Smelling: not much of anything; I think my sinuses are stuffed with cotton balls.
Wearing: Durance dry body oil with olive oil and fig extract. It’s my new favorite moisturizer: it absorbs quickly, smells fresh, and keeps my skin super soft. {It’s available at Spectrum Studio, for the locals.}
Knowing: that I need to savor every minute of this summer, because it’s going to be over before I know it.
Thinking: about some summer projects I’d like to tackle around the house and shop. Now if I could just find some motivation.
Opening: cases of cute summer supplies at the flower shop.
Giggling: ’til I almost wet my pants at girls nights in. I love my girls so much it [sometimes physically, as in ab spasms] hurts.
Feeling: content.

Inspired by Sydney, who was inspired by Pip!

Popular Posts

What do you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  1. 7.5.14

    It’s remarkable to pay a visit this web page and reading the views
    of all mates about this article, while I am also keen of getting experience.

  2. 7.5.14

    Ahaa, its fastidious discussion on the topic of this piece of writing at this place
    at this blog, I have read all that, so now me also commenting at this

  3. 7.3.14

    It is appropriate time to make a few plans for the future and it’s time
    to be happy. I’ve read this put up and if I could I want to recommend you few
    interesting things or advice. Perhaps you could write next articles
    referring to this article. I want to learn more issues about it!

  4. 7.2.14

    Great beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your site, how can i subscribe for a blog website?
    The account helped me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear idea

  5. 6.27.14

    I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good.
    I do not know who you are but definitely you are going to a famous blogger if
    you are not already ;) Cheers!

  6. 6.27.14

    I every time spent my half an hour to read this blog’s content
    everyday along with a mug of coffee.

  7. 6.24.14

    Wonderful web site. A lot of useful information here.
    I’m sending it to some buddies ans additionally
    sharing in delicious. And of course, thanks for your sweat!

  8. 6.21.14

    Hey would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re working with?
    I’m planning to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a difficult time making
    a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking
    for something unique. P.S Sorry for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

    • 6.22.14

      Hi there! I’ve been on WordPress.com for several years and I love it. I use the Twenty Fourteen theme with the custom design upgrade. If you want more flexibility for monetizing and control, a self-hosted platform is probably better, but as a hobby blogger WordPress has been great for me.

  9. 6.21.14

    An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a coworker who was
    doing a little homework on this. And he in fact bought me breakfast because
    I found it for him… lol. So let me reword this….
    Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending time to discuss this issue here on your website.

  10. 6.21.14
    cardio said:

    magnificent post, very informative. I’m wondering why the other experts
    of this sector do not notice this. You must continue
    your writing. I’m sure, you have a huge readers’ base already!

  11. 6.21.14

    What a positive post! Thanks for recommending that Good News Website. We all need something to cheer us up at the end of the day.

  12. 6.20.14

    Hi there! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any problems with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing many months of hard
    work due to no backup. Do you have any solutions to protect
    against hackers?

  13. 6.18.14

    The dogs in your side bar have made me swoon, what cuties!! Loved reading this post too. Ben & Jerry’s S’mores ice cream sounds incredible!

    Abi x

  14. 6.18.14
    Amy said:

    I might have to give that water a try.

  15. 6.18.14
    tracym said:


  16. 6.18.14

    This was such a fun post to read! That puppy is SO sweet!

  17. 6.17.14

    What a great post!


  18. 6.17.14

    Awesome post! Fat flush water! Interesting!

  19. 6.17.14
    jwatso89 said:

    I love this!

  20. 6.17.14

    It’s remarkable in favor of me to have a site, which is helpful in support of my knowledge.
    thanks admin