Taking Stock | 0316

Taking Stock | 0316

 

 

Making : snapchat stories with behind-the-scenes peeks at the flower shop, my favorite style and beauty stuff, and lots of Doak updates. ;)  Username: keiralennox
Drinking : bucketfuls of iced tea in my Corkcicle tumbler. It keeps ice frozen for 9+ hours, and I don’t go anywhere without it lately.
Watching : a lot of YouTube beauty vlogs. I love to pour a glass of wine at night and watch makeup and skincare tutorials and reviews. It’s a great way to unwind, and my makeup game is better for it. Ruth Crilly, Tati, and Lisa Eldridge are my top 3 right now.
Reading : The Fever by Megan Abbot.
Enjoying: some amazing weather. C and I love to come home from work, pour a couple cocktails, and sit outside with Doak or walk around the neighborhood until the sun goes down.
Listening : to “Mellow Morning” on Spotify.
Working on: my spring wardrobe shopping list. (More on that soon!)
Loving : Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint. It sets to a beautiful natural finish and stays put all day without powder or primer.
Smelling : Tocca Giulietta perfume, my new spring favorite. It’s a lovely blend of light florals and woods with a tiny touch of amber.
Wearing : these nude flip flops on repeat. I always stock up on them this time of year while they’re on sale.
Feeling: like I want to freeze time for a bit; life is pretty sweet right now.

Taking Stock | 0116

Making : schedules and to-do lists for Valentine’s week. And some cute crafts to decorate the shop for the holiday.
Drinking : a lot of wine. We added a beer and wine package sales license to the business this year. So it’s research! And quality control! It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it. {wink}
Watching : Project Runway Jr. on cable (I have legit cried watching those babies get eliminated). Bob’s Burgers and Mad Men on Netflix.
Reading : Dear Mr. You by Mary Louise Parker. I don’t have time to sit down and get into a novel right now, so I love that her memoir is organized into letters that are quick reads but so beautifully written.
Playing : a lot of intensely competitive Yahtzee with C.
Enjoying: shopping for unique retail lines to sell in the new shop. (Have or know a cool small business that does gift/home/stationery/spa wholesale? Leave me a comment, please!)
Listening : to the Chillwave Radio station on Pandora.
Wanting : a pair of Madewell High Riser Skinny Skinny Jeans, but hesitating to make the splurge. Any good reviews out there from petite ladies?
Loving : Olivine Atelier’s beautiful perfume oils in Gigi and More Than the Stars. The fragrances are complex and beautiful and last all day.
Waiting : for the end of football season. Sorry, not sorry.
Bookmarking : Terra’s new blog, Love Nothing More. She’s one of my OG style blogging friends from the “good old days,” and I’m so happy she’s back.
Smelling : the “Amber Dunes” Illume candle I swiped from our new retail stock for the house. I’m also in love with the “Chanterelle Moss“.
Wearing : my new clear Warby Parker “Chelsea” frames all the time, and loving them.
Searching : for a feminine leather backpack to schlep all my stuff to work. I’m stuck on the Everlane Petra, but this leopard number from ASOS is on sale for less than $100, and you know I love me some leopard.
Feeling : grateful to be settled in our beautiful new space at the shop, and a little anxious about the next couple of weeks because Valentine’s Day ain’t no joke for florists. (Hug the next one you see; maybe bring her some booze.)

Taking Stock

Keira Lennox Firewalker Sunflowers Painted in Waterlogue

Making : progress on our flower shop move to-do list. We’re less than two months out, and besides a refrigeration guy telling me our old walk-in cooler may not survive another relocation (awesome) it’s all coming up roses.
Hoping : someone’s selling a decent walk-in cooler on Craigslist…
Baking : #pumpkineverything! I love this recipe for pumpkin muffins with dark chocolate chips; and I just bookmarked these healthy breakfast cookie recipes to try this weekend.
Reading : Bette Davis’ autobiography, The Lonely Life, that I found at the used bookstore. I just finished (and really enjoyed) What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty.
Playing : WordBrain.
Enjoying : slightly cooler weather; but it will probably be a while until we can knock the dust off our sweaters around here.
Listening : to a lot of Van Morrison lately. #thisis30
Liking : The Pioneer Woman’s kitchen collection for Walmart. I want to stock my cupboards with her colorful printed bowls.
Loving : evening marathons of Parks and Recreation on Netflix.
Bookmarking : 20 concealer hacks every woman should know.
Smelling : the dried lavender I nabbed from the flower shop. It’s amazing how one small bundle can fill the house with calming fragrance.
Wearing : Lollia ‘Relax’ perfume, my everyday favorite.
Giggling : at how on-point ‘What You Wore to Homecoming In The Early 2000s‘ is.
Feeling : happy. Fall just does that to a girl.