18.2.17

HOME

We've been in our new place for almost 3 weeks now and I fall more and more in love with it everyday! The past month has been an absolute whirlwind of packing and moving and unpacking. Luckily we didn't have too much stuff, since we did a lot of downsizing while we were packing, so it wasn't a hectic move. It only took us about a few days to get the furniture built, and everything unpacked and organized. I hate living out of boxes so we worked like crazy to get everything set up.

It's been absolutely adorable watching Calvin explore and become familiar with the new space. Let's just say he adjusted way better than our cat did. Poor thing hid behind the upstairs toilet for a whole day. He's been taking 3 hour naps ever since we moved in because all the ups and downs on the stairs. We were a little worried at first, since he wasn't fully comfortable with going down stairs yet, but by the third day he got it all figured out. Now we don't have a mini heart attack every time he heads towards a staircase.

I have quite a few plans for some upcoming posts, since I've missed my little space on the inter web! Thanks again for your continued interest and support! ;)

A list of things I love about our new place:

// the people I share this home with

23.1.17

Lighter


There is nothing more liberating than having a fresh haircut. I know, I know, I didn't do anything drastic, just the same old trim and style I've been going back to for years. But it still gave me a nice kick off to a new year. Even though I just got it cut, I'm already looking to get it dyed again. I've only had it done once, and it's coming up on a year, so I think it's time to freshen it up once spring hits. And that's what I wanted to talk about today. My hair. Don't you just love how random my blog has become? I'm not going to lie, I'm kind of liking it. Not having any schedules, or specifics topics. Just writing about what I want, when I want. I feel like over the past couple of months I've rediscovered blogging, and I love it.

14.1.17

Simplicity

Blouse by Zaful. It may be the middle of winter, but I'm busting out some spring pieces!!
A few years ago, a blog that I love reading, decided to have a word that she would live by for the year. After seeing her do this year, after year I thought it would be a fun little exercise for myself. This year the word that I want to focus on is: simplicity.

As many of you already know, a few months ago I started a beauty blog called The Simplicity File (shameless plug). As I began blogging, I came to realize how much crap I've accumulated over the years. I still love makeup, and I don't have near the collection of some people, but I have more than I need. I've been thinking about this more and more as I've been packing for our move.

I'm a routine person. I don't like change. When I find beauty products, and clothing that I like, I usually don't change them. I'll rotate through the same 10 pieces and hang on to the rest in the hopes of: "someday I may need that", but I never do.

So this year I want to simplify. I want to have less things. Although we may be moving into a bigger place, I want to have less than what we have now. I want to surround myself with things that inspire me and that I love. Not things that are trending on Pinterest, or in the blogging community. I want to focus less on what is in my home, and more on the people who live in it. I'm hoping 2017 will be a year of growth and simplicity.

11.1.17

26

Sweater from Zaful. I love the detail of the uneven hemline. SO flattering! You can find it here

Last weekend I turned 26. TWENTY SIX guys! It's weird that the older I get, the less of an adult I feel. Does that even make sense..? I mean how on earth am I closer to 30 than 20. I genuinely still feel like I am 17. The day before my birthday I hung out with an old school friend, Jill. We both mentioned that it literally feels like high school just happened, and yet we are coming up on being a graduated for 8 years. It's scary to think that time is going to pass by even faster. The past few years I have been my happiest self. I know life is only going to get better, but I can't help but want to hold on to these years that I will cherish forever.

time is a thief I would rob.