This is most likely a Currently post, only way more random and definitely not as organized. And there are no pictures to go along with these thoughts. Basically, this is me up at 3AM with random things on my mind and what better place to share them than here with all my stalkers, right? 😉 (Totally kidding.) (Hey, you know who you are.)
Well, we’re home. Like, in Nashville home. For longer than just a few days. We’re pretty much here for good now (at least until our next road trip next month) and it feels really nice. Christmas is over and while I am finding both happiness and disappointment over the peace and quiet now, I know I’ll soon be breathing in the routine of it all. And I like routine. I am ready to explore this new place. What I really need to do is get good and lost. I’ve always said that you can really get a feel of a new place when you’re lost. (But lost in the daytime with a car and hot cup of coffee and favorite tunes blasting and fully charged phone… so it’s like a safe kind of lost.) (Mom, seriously. Don’t worry. I’m fine.)
I am in need of a new desk for my office, since the only thing that was destroyed in our move was my desk. (Such a bummer aaaaaand a complete blessing, yes?!) 😉 Do you guys have a home office desk you love? Where did you get it from? Quite a few of you mentioned IKEA, which is definitely being considered, although I do have my eye on one from West Elm.
Also, Cleo hates this place. Reason I’m up at 3AM? Cleo meows from about 1AM-7AM so we’re only halfway through this gloriousness right now. I’m really hoping she calms down in the next few days and realizes how lucky she is to have windows and trees to look at and a large space to run around and meow in, like she’s doing right now. It’s okay though. Yesterday I watched Frozen for the first time… just picture me crying at 3:30am as I sing Let It Go in a quiet whisper.
We have so much food in our house and it’s weird. We never really cooked in Chicago, partly because we lived so close to so many restaurants and mostly because we both love for our food to be served to us by other people. (I’m serious, we do.) Well Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore because restaurants and coffee shops are no longer literally outside our door…. instead they are literally a 15-20 minute drive away. This is a good thing though, it is. We went to Costco and bought so much food and condiments – you would have thought we were stocking up for the apocalypse. Who needs 50 gallons of Ketchup? Apparently we do. I now have a spacious, functioning, beautiful kitchen to create horrible meals so we’re all really excited over here. Seriously, anyone want to come give me cooking lessons? I am a fabulous baker but Christian keeps telling me we can’t live on Banana Bread (really? Because I totally can.) Practice makes perfect, I hear, so I do plan on bringing back the Eat | Drink series. I may even Vlog some of my cooking adventures??! (#fortheblog)
It’s NYE, guys!!! How is everyone celebrating?! Christian and I will be having our first date in our new city and he’s surprising me with the restaurant. Originally he asked me if I wanted to do an early dinner and I basically gave him a look like ARE YOU SERIOUS WE’RE NOT 70. Plus, the earlier the dinner, the more likely it is that I end up in bed by 9pm. He ended up making a reservation for 7p, and I suggested we grab some champagne to toast with at home for midnight – he gave a chuckle and responded with, “Em. When was the last time we actually made it to midnight?” So in other words- if I make it up until 10:30p I’ll be proud of myself.
I’m linking up today with my sweet friend, Anne from Love the Here & Now for Wednesday Wishes. I wish you all a fabulous celebration to close 2014 and an even better celebration to ring in 2015. I feel good, good things coming this next year…. 🙂 XO!
Ohhhhh, loves. Let me just tell you something. Today, I’m SO excited to finally and officially introduce you to Melissa from The Rambling Llama! This poor girl has had quite the time making this happen on here, and by that I mean BECAUSE OF ME. Her Vlog was supposed to go live at the beginning of this month, while I was staying in Indiana at my parents house, but you all remember the internet fiasco, or rather- the NO-internet fiasco. Turns out Starbucks’ internet couldn’t handle the awesomeness of Melissa’s Vlog and just straight up wouldn’t upload it onto Vimeo. And so, she so sweetly agreed that the only thing we could do was postpone her Vlog a few weeks…. which was supposed to be YESTERDAY. I mean clearly I cannot multitask one hoo-nanny (is that a southern thing? No, really, where is that from? Did I just make that up?) but anyway- TODAY IS THE DAY! WHATTUP, MELISSA!!!!
I will admit, editing Melissa’s video was challenging and hilariously sweet all at the same time because her daughter, Ainsley, was frequently coming into the room to get her momma’s attention – it was so cute! Melissa has been one of those blogging friends who has turned into that friend that you randomly exchange text messages with throughout the week, often times hilarious ones. Do you know what I mean? And through emails, texts, tweets, and even this video, you just get the sense right off the bat that she is real, and she’s sweet, and she’s loyal, not to mention funny – basically all of the things you’d want in a girl friend, am I right?
Some things I did not know until watching her video… Melissa’s birthday just happens to fall on my most favorite day of the year, and learning of the things she’s learned since becoming a mom was especially endearing. If you don’t have the chance to watch this during your workday, be sure to come back by tonight! 🙂 Melissa, thank you so much for sharing with us today!