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I’m incredibly distracted.

all I can think about is the upcoming move.

today, we finally settled on an exact date: wednesday, feb. 6th. [you know, 8 days from now. no big deal]. on top of that, [J] is leaving tomorrow ..for a 6 day work trip. don’t worry boyfriend ..I’ll stay home & pack up our lives. so much to do, so little time. but I cannot wait to set up our home in des moines, IA.

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I finished the blogger book club’s 1st book: ‘The End Of Your Life Book Club’. I will be posting my review this thursday [jan. 31st]. along with {The Thread Affect}. [if you too are posting a review on your blog, let me know & I’ll add your link].

the end of your life book clubwhich means ..we’re in need of recommendations for february’s pick. any books you’ve been dying to read? I’m all ears! [& would sincerely appreciate].

I’ll be here tomorrow. at the proper time: early morning. and please forgive my slacking! I’ll get better [esp. after the move. ahhh – I’m excited].

happy monday.

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a couple things that make me happy.

#1

the daily tayTaylor from {TheDailyTay}.

she wrote a post [yesterday] that spoke to me: {I’m 25 During a Recession}. see the correlation? she’s unfortunately going through a similar situation, but she’s hysterical. “I occasionally look around my house and wonder how much money I could get for certain things at a pawn shop”. true.

#2

TJ's wine selectiontrader joe’s wine selection.

how can this not make you happy? you can get a bottle of wine for $2.99. I have that much change hidden in the couch cushions. definitely worth calling the search team.

#3

pretty little liarspretty little liars.

hello guilty pleasure. they give me something to look forward to during my week. tuesday. 7PM. now all they need to do is tell me who killed allison & who is on the “A” team. please.

three book pagethe three books I’m reading.

{Blog Inc.}/{The End of Your Life Book Club}/{The Happiness Project}

there is truly nothing better than escaping from the ‘real world,’ & into a book. and I have a couple good reads on my hands right now.

#4

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TWOmy main man.

oh dear [J], what the eff would I do without you? you’re the bees to my knees. actually, you’re a lot more than that. you’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me. thank you. just being next to you makes me happier.

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our shopping basketthe jelly beans from our Jelly Belly tour.

they’re on my nightstand. and until they’re gone ..they’ll continue to make me happy. [except for the licorice flavored ones. I only eat those by accident].

now I must take [J] to the airport. he’s gone on business ’til monday. no one feel sorry for him ..he’ll be in 80° temps, surrounded by water, probably with a mai tai permanently in hand. feel sorry for me, I’m staying home.

happy hump day friends.

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[J] kept me up until 4AM, working on the fine print of our {TwoCoins} etsy shop [shipping details, return policy, etc]. then proceeded to wake me up at 9AM, slightly redeeming himself with a venti starbucks coffee. & off to fedex we went! to ship our first order! it’s imperative our first customer receives their order before christmas.

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two ‘not-so-dainty’ margarita glasses.

now that that’s done ..am I climbing back into bed for the additional three hours I need to be a semi-pleasant human? nope! because..

it’s party day!

[J]’s mom’s infamous 9th annual ornament party is tonight. it’s my first time attending. big effen deal. and [J] has been recruited head bartender. [I’m going to the bank to stock up on dollllla, dolllla bills. extra tips will ensure I don’t end up on the “cut off” list].

in true “what to wear” fashion ..I prepped my outfit yesterday. here’s a sneak peek.

more pictures to come tomorrow.
more pictures to come tomorrow.

and my [so simple] holiday-inspired manicure.

silver + red mani.
silver + red mani.

the idea came from {TheBrunetteOne} [an iowa, fashion blogger. that I love]. then last night her manicure got some added sparkle ..

happy engagement!!
happy engagement!!

congrats samantha! my manicure is officially envious :)

now time to get ready. & brew a pot of coffee. dang my business partner for keeping me up all night! [love saying ‘business partner’].

5 day 'til christmashapppppy thursday.

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