So as a little Christmas present to my girlfriends, I gave them this:
Each day, you write down what you did, what you accomplished, how you felt, who you saw.. anything you feel made an impact on your day. It can uplift you and make you feel productive on what you did for that day- or supposed to. I was talking to my friend Erin and we didn't feel like we were filling the journal to our absolute potential. Sometimes, I crawl in bed, grab my pen and for the life of me can't think of anything worth writing.. basically boring days get: go to work, pretended to work out, and made dinner and watched a movie. Looking back, doesn't seem like a whole lotta ANYTHING was going on!
So I have been striving to make my fruit crate journal something I look back in a year and go "Dang- that was so exciting and I'm happy I did that!" It might just be the time of the year but I'm thinking a blog will def help my motivation for fun, too!
Note: this post came about from the epic night I had last night. I had a wonderful game of kickball, the new Glee episode and a nice dinner with the family. Driving back to my apartment and itching to snuggle up in bed and go to sleep, I RAN OVER A BUNNY. YES!!!!!!!! a BUNNY!! I about died. Short from crying (which I can't do and feel heartless about it), I wanted to go check on it but being late, I just said a little prayer and thought about it all night. I mean, HOW awful! I think Aaron actually thought I had been in a car wreck after yelling on the phone to him when it happened. So sad. So depressing- but moving on.
SO, in short, no more bunny running over and more exciting things to add to the daily journal. It really is kinda cool when you add a big event like a birthday or wedding.
Try it out, you might like it.
So, during my transition of finding a roommate, I decided to get creative in my little room. Remember the post about that fabulous office I did last week?? Well- i've been dreaming about it ever since!!
I loved the peachy color that Laura used for her room and it really went well with her theme. It was very calming and kind of Arabian! However, with an office space, I wanted to keep it really clean and bright. Here are some of the befores:
The women of Lowe's informed me that I probably would need two coats of white- yeah right, I'm gonna do this thing in one swoop.
I was very wrong.
Got one coat on and one more to go. I forgot how much this painting thing is a pain in the butt! I have a pretty big ambition to do a stripey accent wall as well. Keep your fingers crossed I make it to the end of the week with my project! I'll post pictures when I'm done!!
A Winter Wedding is truly beautiful plus, it's a great excuse to wear cocktail dresses and fur. One of my very best friends got married this past weekend and it was such a fantastic wedding. We have a few weddings under our belt but my friends are just starting the whole wedding avalanche. More and more are getting engaged so that means one thing… we're getting older. AND they are finding wonderful guys to spend the rest of their life with of course, duh.
Our wedding adventure started out in Charleston, SC. We had the prettiest lady luncheon at The Posthouse. If you haven't been there for brunch- GO. They have the most fabulous shrimp and grits ever. After yummy food and sweet things being said about the bride and bridesmaids, we retreated back to our hotel to check in. And we found a wonderful surprise for the wedding party…
Having a nice little champagne fuzzy feeling, it was rehearsal time. We learned how to stand in a line and how to hold a tissue without letting the congregation see. It was sweet but everyone was ready to get to the real thing.. the party!
After catch-up hour, dinner at McCrady's and drinks the whole time in between, we were all in great shape to get things started! LaBruce and Harrison hired a dueling piano to welcome all of the out of town guest. And let me just say.. these piano guys are what me and all my friends LIVE for. They take requests, sing everything you were obsessed with in college and encourage dancing on the pianos. What's not to love!?
source- The Real Post Grads
The next morning was for tylenol and breakfast with extra coffee. Aaron and I found this great little cafe called Toast where this breakfast may have seriously been the best meal of my life. It was so quaint and nice, I just loved it.
A day of photos and dressing up pursued. I believed we all about died when LaBruce put on her wedding dress. She couldn't have been more stunning. I'm so happy I got to share in her special day. Harrison made it absolutely clear that he didn't want to see her before her walk down the isle. Courtney, of Courtney Dox Photography, had to get creative. Look how great these turned out:
The wedding was beautiful and the reception was SO much fun. I love a band at a wedding- it just makes everything so much better! We proceeded to the front of the building and had a sparkler exit for the newly weds. And guess what our goody bags were… FIVE GUYS! Talk about coolest thing ever- sorry for my fat kid tendencies.
Got ourselves moving the next day and did a little Charleston site seeing and went to 2nd on King. I had no idea they close down King Street every 2nd Sunday. What nice weather to stroll around.
Found this at Urban Outfitters and thought it was amazing.. I love The New Girl.
Such a fabulous weekend and I LOVED catching up with all of my college girlfriends! We really need to get together soon again- I might have withdrawals soon.