7.22.2016

currently...


Woo hoo!! It's Friday!! We had Vacation Bible School for the girls this week so it's been a bit more crazy than usual. But we made it through! Here's what I'm up to...

Reading - I'm still reading Cress. I'm taking forever because finding a quiet moment or two to read is nearly impossible around here but hopefully after this weekend I'll be able to carve out some "me" time. 

Watching - I started watching Prison Break again after a few years off. We watched the first season and five episodes of the second season and then never finished. I started back at the beginning and even though I remember some of what's going on, it's still totally interesting and entertaining the second time around. 

Anticipating - My sister has next week off of work so that means I don't have to watch my nieces. I don't even know what I'm going to do with myself. I'm pretty sure I'll still end up hanging out with them even if I'm not having to watch them all day. Scarlett can barely go two days without seeing her cousins. 

Listening To - I found this playlist on Spotify that is really great for having on in the background while I'm doing chores or blogging or relaxing. It's a bunch of covers so it's familiar but still a bit different. 


Eating - My sister just gave us a bunch of cereal so it looks like we might be having cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner for a while... 

Working On - I finally found a little bit of time to clean up the living room/kitchen/dining room area of the apartment. The vacuum even made a rare appearance! Now I'm feeling like I need to purge again and get rid of some stuff. No matter how much I get rid of, it always seems like we end up with a bunch more really soon. 

Wishing - Dear Lord, I'm wishing for Nick to find an amazing job really, really, REALLY soon. I'm going crazy over here. 

I hope you have something fun planned for this weekend! We're going to a wine pick up party at the winery we belong to. And maybe I can talk Nick into some beach time while we're out there - I need some ocean in my life! 

love & cupcakes, 
elissa


7.21.2016

goslings and ducklings and walking - oh my!


My mom and I went for a walk on Monday and I went again on Tuesday on my own. We walked around the lake and saw all the new babies - there were ducklings who stayed right next to their mama duck and some goslings that were running amuck and having a blast. 




















It's so pretty around the lake - so many clouds and trees and the amount of birds is insane! Hopefully I'll get many more chances to trek around the lake before the end of summer. More pictures to come! 

love & cupcakes,
elissa



7.20.2016

scarlett style!



It's the middle of the week and you know what that means! It's time for Scarlett Style! 


















She even let me in one of her pictures so I could show off my new pink hair! There have been lots of sparkles and crowns and sassafras this week... And I'm sure there's more to come! 

love & cupcakes,
elissa



7.16.2016

TV Living - Bill Nye the Science Guy



Welcome to another "episode" of TV Living! This week we're imagining what it would look like to live in a Bill Nye world. I'm thinking lots of industrial decor, science lab inspired dishes and accessories and lots of cheekiness.


This pendant light is awesome and would look so good over both a lab table and a dining room table. 


Bill Nye taught us to look outside of the box and using something unexpected [like this industrial stool used as a nightstand] would be right up his alley! 


This dining room table has plenty of room for rousing scientific discussions - or dinner! 


Be sure to keep lots of paper nearby for jotting down new discoveries! 


Or you could just use the entire wall to document your findings! 


Metal pipes are certainly strong enough to hold all the text books and scientific journals you'd need. 


And of course, an amazing lamp like this microscope one would be necessary for all of the reading you'd do! 


We can't forget the kitchen! This spice set would be the perfect addition to a Bill Nye home. 

As would this super cute caffeine molecule wall hanging! I need one of these for my own house! 


This periodic table of elements wall hanging is tres chic - and not just because it's in French! 


This nightlight will certainly "spark" your imagination...


And of course, some words to live by...


I'm totally digging this Bill Nye inspired place... What about you?

love & cupcakes,
elissa