taking stock | 08

Making : plans for Labor Day weekend. It’s our last shot at a good break before the busy season kicks in.
Cooking : EVOL frozen dinners in the microwave.
Drinking : Tito’s and soda with lime in cute mason jar tumblers.
Reading: The Wonder Spot by Melissa Bank. It’s kind of, meh.
Wanting: a pair of classic black leather boots for fall. I’m peeping Hautelook sales every few days to find the perfect pair.
Playing: the “All About that Bass” video on repeat.
Wasting: rainy evenings cuddled on the couch with Doak and C and Netflix.
Wishing: this three-day work week business was reality.
Enjoying: some peace of mind about the flower shop’s current space. After being on the market for over a year, our building sold to a wonderful family who wants to extend our lease. So many prayers answered.
Waiting: for Sunday morning and blueberry pancakes with my parents at our favorite little cafe. It’s one of the best parts of my week.
Liking: Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation. I bought this kit with foundation, primer and powder from Sephora last weekend after reading so many good reviews. It’s like magic: it gives medium-to-full coverage that somehow looks totally natural and lasts all day.
Wondering: if it would be weird to take myself back-to-school shopping. I miss getting new notebooks and pens! I wouldn’t be mad at a leather backpack, either.
Loving: Justina Blakeney’s beautiful and inspiring blog.
Marvelling: at my little brother turning 11 last month. I was a freshman in college when he was born; queue the whoa-I’m-getting-old panic.
Needing: not a thing; I’m totally content.
Smelling: NUXE Huile Prodigieuse dry oil, the gateway drug of my new Urban Outfitters beauty addiction.
Wearing: a t-shirt and jeans and red lipstick.
Knowing: my annual football widowhood is right around the corner.
Thinking: Once Upon a Time may be my favorite TV series since LOST.
Opening: my Whitney English Day Designer, after months of looking at it on my desk. August, prepare to be supremely organized.
Giggling: at this cute kid, who apparently has a big future in television broadcasting.
Feeling: good.

Inspired by Sydney, who was inspired by Pip!

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  1. 8.28.14
    Xiomara @ Parkesdale said:

    Just went to see Justina’s blog and oh my. What a talent! Thanks for sharing.

  2. 8.22.14

    Finally someone that loves Once Upon A Time!!! I’m obsessed. I also watched Lost; such a great show too.

  3. 8.12.14

    Aww.. lovely post ! :)

  4. 8.10.14
    Amanda G. said:

    I loved reading this post! Back to school shopping has always been a favorite of mine, you’re never too old. ;)

  5. 8.10.14

    Hi! I love this post and your blog. It is interesting and I love your way of writing. I have nominated you for the One Lovely blog awards and I truly hope that you will accept the award. Here are the rules: http://alexisfashiona.com/2014/08/10/fashion-a-now-a-one-lovely-blog/
    Yours truly,

  6. 8.9.14

    I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blogger Award! Congrats! I hope you accept and would love to know more about you, although this post is so interesting. Here’s the link to the post with the rules! http://mystylepagesblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/my-style-pages-is-one-lovely-blog/

  7. 8.9.14

    I love EVOL’s philosophy btw.

  8. 8.9.14

    I know what you mean about missing shopping for cute stationary, pens and backpacks. We should just do it anyway!

  9. 8.8.14
    Traci said:

    You can always take yourself back to school shopping! Even if you’re not in school. I doubt I’ll ever stop that habit come fall. :]

  10. 8.8.14

    great post! We didnt have much of a summer in the way of weather, so I guess we need to get out and soak up every bit we can!

  11. 8.8.14

    Love this fun post!

  12. 8.8.14
    Amy said:

    Have a great weekend

  13. 8.8.14

    I need new music, so I’m def gonna check out All About That Bass. Awesome post(:

    • 8.8.14
      izziseale said:

      It’s such a great song, about body positivity ^,^ xx