Random things on Thursday



Happy Thursday! I’ve been in Orlando all week for training and am so ready to be home and back in a normal routine – I’m craving a home cooked meal and some quality girl time! I’m also moving apartments over the next few weeks and am anxious to get the ball rolling! Stay tuned as I figure out where I’m going next…

I can’t stop checking on these distressed jeans shorts but I’m thinking these would be a great back up option if the others sell out {and such a bargain!}.  My shopping fast is more than halfway over but I don’t think it has stifled any piece of the shopping habit {addiction?}

A healthier-ish mac & cheese – because I’m starving right now and not only does this look delicious but also seems fairly simple to make.  If it appeared next to my computer within the next 5 minutes I wouldn’t be upset…

Summer houses a la Vogue – How stunning are these homes? One of my favorites things to do when I’m in a new city is walk/drive/cruise around different neighborhoods and admire the local houses – I would be in heaven strolling past one of these.

25 habits that will make you smarter – After a few years of working in the corporate world it gets easy to lose the hobbies or interests that once motivated us.  When we always feel “busy” nothing ever seems to change.  But 10 minutes of commitment and effort each and every day has such a large impact over time.

The big problem for shopping for small bras – well if this isn’t the story of my life I don’t know what is…

101 things in 1001 days completed  – You guys, I’m slacking.  Going on vacation and then heading straight to Orlando for training  has thrown me off my game. But I have a few things in the works so I’m not too far behind, stay tuned.

currently listening to – Stitches // currently reading – Crazy Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan {the sequel to Crazy Rich Asian – such a quick and fun read}


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Random Things on Thursday

R.T.O.T 6.3.2015

Happy Thursday! This week is full of errands and packing, as I’m off to London next week!  Followed by a week of teaching the new-hires in Orlando.  I’ll still be posting throughout my trips, but be sure to following along on Instagram to see more!

1. Rose water – Both my flights to and from London this weekend are overnight – this rose water is going to be my new best friend, along with lots and lots of actual water and hopefully some sleep! *Not-so-glamorous side note, last time I took an overnight flight {Chicago to Rome} my feet were so swollen when we landed that my shoes didn’t fit. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.

2. NARS, cruising – My new go-to lip color

3. Is J.Crew slipping? – This is an interesting reading from last week’s Wall Street Journal about the lack of quality and poor fit at J.Crew these past few seasons.  I’m a big fan of J.Crew and have been for years, so maybe it’s just me, but this data surprised me.  I do agree the clothes are getting a bit pricey, but I’ve never had an issue with quality.  And with the frequency of their “30% off everything” emails they’ve basically trained us to wait until an item goes on sale. Are you still on the J.Crew bandwagon? *I linked to the Facebook version of the article to hopefully surpass the subscription wall for you.

4. The Australian blog by two best friends, They All Hate Us, has been one of my favorites for years, but this month they are especially killing it. *Elle’s sister hand-makes the rings I’m always gushing over – Baby Anything

5. All the things – I relate to Jess’ post so, so much.  I want to do all the things and I want to live in multiple places all at once.  I love Chicago and all of my friends, but I miss my family and the little ones growing up at home.  However, I wouldn’t mind living in a completely new place and the adventures that experience would hold.  Is it too much to ask to live in all the places?

101 things in 1001 days completed // Purchased and started taking the vitamins my doctor told me about 3 months ago, Learned how to set on a button thanks to sewing lessons from my mama, sent my second of five “for no reason” gifts, started my 1 month of no shopping {sigh}, tried 1 of 10 new recipes {seriously, the quinoa enchilada recipe I mentioned in the last RTOT was delicious and so so easy}.

currently listening to // Cheerleader by OMI  currently reading // ugh, still haven’t started All the Light We Cannot See


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