Taking Stock | 12

Making : an effort to wake up earlier, give myself time to enjoy mornings, and start the day less groggy/frazzled.
Cooking : pre-made frozen gourmet dinners from a local caterer (best idea ever). I buy a week’s worth of meals at a time, stock them in the freezer, and pop them in the oven after work. If you have a local service like this, ohmygosh, do it.
Drinking : lots of fruit smoothies, in lieu of the milkshakes I really want to drink all summer.
Reading : several books at once. A new ‘Weekend Reads‘ post coming soon!
Wanting : a weekend getaway with the mister.
Enjoying : the laid-back summer pace at work and home. It’s hot as the 7th layer of Hades, though.
Listening : to the ‘Mix Tape’ station on iTunes radio.
Liking : Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Powder. I usually hate wearing powder, but it’s a necessity in the Florida summer; unless you want your makeup to slide right off your face. This gives airbrushed invisible coverage over tinted moisturizers and BB/CC creams, and never looks dry or chalky.
Loving : sneaking out of the shop early a couple times each week. It’s tough to get a proper vacation when you own a business, so stealing a few hours here and there really helps recharge the batteries. I’m grateful for the ladies who run it as well as I do when I’m not there.
Bookmarking: The Teacher Diva. I love her style! And she’s totally inspired me to get back on my blogging game.
Watching : The Killing on Netflix. It’s hard to find a show that my husband will willingly binge-watch with me, but we’re both really into it!
Needing : not a thing; life is pretty lovely right now.
Smelling : my summer favorite, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse multi-use dry oil. (It’s available at Target now!)
Wearing : Butter London Patent Shine nail lacquer in ‘Shop Girl’.
Thinking : about plans for our new flower shop location. We’re moving! To my dream space; I can’t wait to tell you all about it.
Feeling : really excited about the next several months!

{Inspired by Sydney, who was inspired by Pip.}

28 thoughts on “Taking Stock | 12

  1. I’m a morning person and my husband is not, which means early mornings are my quiet time in the house. I love being able to drink my coffee and catch up on blogs/magazines in peace and quiet. I grew up in Florida, so I sympathize with the makeupvs. humidity battle.

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  2. That;s fantastic that everything is coming together for you. The Killing is an amazing series and the second series is fantastic as well, if a little convoluted at times. Frozen gourmet dishes sound brilliant! We have something like that near us but you have to buy in bulk as it’s wholesale. We need to blag a ride off someone.

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  3. I love this! I may follow your style and take stick myself. Great to think about the bigger picture, rather than just the individual details we usually focus on across the day. :)

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    1. ‘The Killing’ is a murder/detective series on Netflix. I think it started back in 2011. We just finished all four seasons, and we really enjoyed it!! Now we have to find another series to dive into.

      Other dude-friendly binge watching faves: Lost (we were obsessed with this one summer), Weeds, and Breaking Bad.

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    1. This was my big issue! I wake up on my own around 6:30-7, but I’d go back to sleep to catch an extra 30 minutes and end up oversleeping and feeling terrible. For the past month or so, I force myself to get up when I initially wake up, and I’ve been feeling so much better.

      Plus it gives me a little extra time to get pretty in the morning, and it’s always easier to tackle the day when you feel good. :)

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