Happy Monday – 9/12

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It’s been a rough (read: long) couple of weeks at work. This is literally the only thing of substance on my phone from the last 7 days. Hi Barb!

When I decided to do a “Happy Monday” post, I had initially intended for it to be like…happy things in the news. Clearly it’s more of a “here are personal things for me to be happy about” – but hey, whatever gets me through the week, right? Maybe I’ll slowly try to start a more generic look at these happy things out in the world angle. Thoughts? Comment and let me know! In the meantime, on with regularly scheduled programming.

  1. Friday = new phone day! Here’s hoping it survives a weekend without a case. Unless Casetify ships my new one reeeeal soon.
  2. Friends are visiting this weekend! To be quite honest I had completely forgotten about that discussion we had, but I’m looking forward to an opportunity to show off our new house! Even if we don’t quiiiite have all of the furniture yet. That’s okay 🙂
  3. Old houses come with problems – that’s a given. Luckily we’re going to start the process of getting all that taken care of tomorrow morning! Helloooo 6:30am wake-up call.
  4. Our Morocco trip is officially paid off! (We had previously only paid the deposit.) 108 days to go! (15 and a half ish weeks, in case you were wondering.)
  5. Only a few hours (?) until the rest of the iPhone-owning world has iOS 10! I’ve had the beta version for maybe..2 months now? But there’s only so much fun I can have with it on my own. Here’s to fun iMessages with my friends 😉

Oy. Time to finish some logo-work and hit the hay. Happy Monday, y’all!


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First of all – how the heck is it already Monday!? This past week seriously flew by. Holy moley.

  1. Visitors! A house full of people is seriously one of my absolute favorite things, and this weekend our house was about as full as possible! Including me and Joe, there were 8 people in our (tiny) house for a birthday/housewarming/oktoberfest extravaganza, which meant fitting people basically anywhere we could, since we only have one actual spare bedroom. Because I can’t do anything half-way, I made a super cute birthday banner, cupcakes, and little flags to go in the cupcakes, and Joe and I made/put together lots and lots of appetizers, as well as breakfast Sunday morning (hooray for using most of the serving platters we got as wedding gifts!) It was crazy and exhausting (partially because we didn’t go to bed until about 5:30am) but it was weirdly rewarding being able to ‘show off’ all the hard work we’ve been putting into getting our house together, and getting to celebrate 2 birthdays/visit a couple of local breweries! So good. Oh, I’m also shocked by how quickly a house with 1 bathroom and 8 people can go through rolls of toilet paper.
  2. I went back to the other side of the state on Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon for a freelance meeting/networking event. It was a little intimidating, but after most of the ‘networking’ was done, we were able to sit down and work out some bottle design details that I’ll figure out this week. One step closer to being able to see something I designed on grocery/liquor store shelves – so neat.
  3. We finally have a (large-ish) house plant! We’ve been wanting one to put by the TV for a while now, and after striking out at both Lowe’s and Eastern Market (in Detroit) – I found one at IKEA when I stopped on my way back to Kalamazoo on Friday! It was only $12, and it’s perfecto.
  4. I have mixed feelings about the weather getting cooler, but I do love the fact that apple cider is now more regularly available. When I was back at my parents house (home? Whatever. I’ve now just started calling Detroit and Kzoo home. It works for now) my dad gave me some Halloween decorations to bring back, as well as a giant pack of Halloween shaped gummies. Yum.
  5. Mid-last week I was relatively convinced that Poppy, my 5.5 year old albino hedgehog, was in the process of dying (eek I promise this is still a happy post,) and I spent a good chunk of the afternoon babying her (and crying. And emailing back and forth with a local vet.) It wasn’t too great. Howeverrrrr, after that afternoon, she seems 100% back to her regular, grumpy, old lady self, and I couldn’t be happier. I also now know that there’s a local vet that will be able to take care of her if she does start showing her age, so that’s nice to know as well.