Happy Monday – 6/27

I’m just going to get straight to it this week:

  1. We just put our last month of rent in the mail! Woop woop! Now we just have to hope that we’ll have somewhere to go at the end of July. Come onnnn, appraiser dude.
  2. Only 39 days until our Disney trip! A weekend in the happiest place on earth (or at least one of them) will be a welcome reprieve to all of this house-related stress. Also I’m introducing Joe to the wonders of Boma. Salivating just thinking about it right now, mmmm.
  3. Saturday afternoon was spent at our friends’ pool floating on flamingos and ice cream cones. We popped in to Five Below (for the first time ever) before heading over to swim – definitely some of the best purchases we could have made…even if the ice cream cone wasn’t particularly float and relax-friendly. 😛
  4. I have officially started my Christmas shopping! Yay for sales and planning ahead! I highly recommend it. But along with early shopping comes writing a list of what I’ve purchased (and making sure I keep track of said list,) because let’s be real, I’d forget all about  my purchases 6 months from now otherwise.
  5. Sample Vökin bottles have been printed! Very exciting. The owner is coming out this week to do dinner and discuss some small changes and adjustments that need to be made, but hooray for progress! Here’s hoping product finds its way to shelves soon!!


Sheesh, I started this post over lunch, and now it’s time to get ready for bed. Life is just too busy right now. Happy Monday!


I need some (Vökin) help!

Alright y’all – as much as I appreciate my parents liking every picture I post on my freelance job’s social media accounts, I need your help getting the start-up distillery (Vökin Vodka) a bit more of a following on their Facebook and Instagram. (Just click those links and like or follow!) If you do you will get to see all sorts of fancy photos and drink recipes made by yours truly 😉

Vodka Superstition Cocktail

Green Flag Spritzer

Vodka Thyme Lemonade

Plus the FB page (or website!) will probably host a handful of giveaways in the near future – and you wouldn’t want to miss out on those, would ya?!

do ya?!

Anyway, let me know in the comments if you’ve followed, and I’ll love you forever…and maybe even more if you share the links with your friends 🙂


Cabin Fever

Since getting married I’ve been working from home, thanks to a pretty steady stream of freelance work – and don’t get me wrong, it’s pretty great to have the TV on in the background, binge half-watching season after season of Intervention, then American Horror Story, then America’s Next Top Model and The Mindy Project. It’s awesome being able to figure out dinner plans, staying home for important deliveries, and maybe even sometimes emptying the dishwasher or doing some laundry.

Mindy gets me. Episode: Stay at Home MILF
Mindy gets me. Episode: Stay at Home MILF

But my goodness I’m getting cabin fever. Without a baby to stay home with (I’d be all about that stay-at-home-mom life, but that’s not happening for another 4-5 years) or even a dog to take on walks and whatnot (maybe in the spring/summer, but not now) I’m hitting a wall – I’m tired all the time, gaining weight from sitting on the couch all day, and am just ready to have a 9-5 again! I’m used to being go-go-go, always busy – between multiple freelance jobs, internships, senior year of school and wedding planning, so all of that dropping off has me feeling not quite like myself…boredom doesn’t suit me. 🙂

Long hair. Can’t do it.

I’ve been exploring some potential options lately, and I don’t want to jinx anything, but if y’all could cross your fingers for me (say a prayer, whatever floats your boat) it would be very much appreciated 🙂