On My Mind | No. 02
Just a list of random things… and everything on my mind!
Hi! We’ve got another “On My Mind” stream of consciousness post, so buckle up! (Read my first one here!) And it’s Friday and I had a martini last night, so I’m coming in hot…
Some very random thoughts about all the things…
Do you know what keeps me up at night? Photos. I saw this meme that was something to the effect of, “My mom has 6 photos of me from 1994 and I have 78 photos of my kid from 6:00 AM to 9:17 AM this morning.” And guys, this haunts me! What do I do with *all* of the photos? I have a new favorite photo of Laurens each day, how are we supposed to live like this? Where do they all go? Am I supposed to print out my favorites, file them in a drop box, store them all on a hard drive? There’s like a million and he’s only three months old. How do I not turn into a crazy person? Again, help! Tell me you have figured out a solution. I have this little printer and this baby book, but still it’s a lot to think about, right?
Also, Smartless is my favorite podcast. I love it so much and genuinely get excited for Mondays when they release a new episode! I’m not a big podcast person, I’m very much an audiobook gal… but I just love Mondays with my, ahem, “friends” Sean, Jason, and Will.
Speaking of audiobooks, I’ve decided that I will pretty much listen to and love anything and everything that Julia Whelan narrates. The narrator of a book will make or break it for me, and I’ll give Julia FIVE freaking stars every time! (For example, Beach Read, Evie Drake Starts Over, People We Meet On Vacation, My Oxford Year… I could go on and on.) What a gift. Also, this feels like a very fun occupation, right? Where was this major when I was in college?
I just placed a giant refresh and re-oder on personalized stationery at Dogwood Hill, one of my favorite places to shop stationery. I ordered these for Laurens, these for Ryan and I, and these for me! I fully stocked stationery box makes me very happy!
Also, I did just preorder these cutie little stamps as well. I love a good new Forever Stamp release!
On Wednesday I had a bit of time to myself on my way home from a meeting, so I swung into the jewelers to have my wedding rings and earrings cleaned, and gosh, if that isn’t the best pick-me-up of all time I don’t know what is! Clean diamonds feels like the kind of self-care we all need in our lives.
While we are on the topic of self-care, do you get regular facials? I’ve had maybe three in my life, and I’m starting to feel like this is a regular thing people do that I didn’t really realize. If we are being really honest, I spend my “beauty” dollars at the hair salon. Having blond hair feels like a full-time job… but should I be getting facials too? Tell me all the things…
Tomorrow night we are headed to a fun cocktail party for a friend who has a big birthday and I’m really excited to dress up… it’s been a while! I think I’m going to wear this dress if it works, still waiting for it to arrive!
The other night I started watching The Bear on Hulu when Ryan was out of town for a work trip and got really into it, although I will say I’m stressed while watching it… so I’m not sure if that’s a good thing?! But I’ve got to finish it! Have you seen it?
What else….. OH! I have a new Instagram obsession! Well, not really *new* exactly, but just rediscovered! I met Elizabeth Mayhew years ago and just love everything about her and had been following for years. BUT, of course, I wasn’t seeing her content until recently when one of her cakes popped up. GUYS, they are incredible. Like SO FUN. Every single one of her #charmcakes are *chef’s kiss* perfection. Go follow and enjoy!
Okay, I should probably wrap it up because, I really went for it here… but hopefully this was a fun read… do we like these kinds of posts?! Also, happy Friday!