the two best cures.

the two best cures //

I want to jump up & down: friday is here.

I recruited [J] to make chocolate chip pancakes tomorrow for breakfast. after I sleep in, make a large cup of coffee, and then spend the majority of my day in pajamas. it just sounds nice.

do you have any fun weekend plans?

maybe a bit more ambitious than mine.

regardless, I hope it is great.

see you on monday!

the week in photos.

I have a story.

monday night I somehow convinced [J] to grill us brats for dinner. this is only a feat because it was approximately 9PM. a tad too late to be firing up the grill. but he agreed. and I insisted, I help. I opened the door to our balcony/patio ..and straight at my face, comes a MASSIVE FLYING OBJECT. I fall over backwards to escape. literally – right over onto the ground. while screaming my brains out, of course. [our neighbors, I’m sure, think I was being attacked which I kind of was].

then the search began ..what the heck just flew into our apartment?

not a minute later, from a shelf in our office emerges ..

wk in photos, sept 13 //

NO BIG DEAL – just a preying mantis.

wk in photos, sept 13 //

um nice of you to visit, but will you kindly exit as quickly as you entered? thanks.

[*editor’s note: notice he’s staring down the camera me. I was slightly terrified he’d fly at my face again].

we can call that my excitement for the week. my blood pressure is yet to return to normal.

but I have a couple other gems to share ..

week in photos, sept 13 //

these wooden wine racks [J] made.

week in photos, sept 13 //

little does he know since building these, I’ve started a list of projects for him. we’ll call it: [J]’s man list.

and last night, this was the scene in our apartment ..

week in photos, sept 13 //

[J] took off for “guy’s night”. and I got comfy at home, on the couch. for a minute or two. when I took the wine glass + bottle to our bedroom, set them on my night stand ..& drank while watching TV in bed. judgers be gone, we’ve all done it.

isn’t the name of the wine fitting? lazy bones.


also follow along with me on instagram for photos throughout the week.

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have the absolute best weekend.

[and please, wish my fantasy football team good luck. did I mention I’m playing in a league with 12 other bloggers? I clearly overestimated my understanding of football, and may have underestimated theirs. it’s stressful. welcome week two ..].


the week in photos.

spring is beginning to make its presence known around Iowa. and I’m loving it.

so much so, I have crafted a very large list of must-have’s for the balcony. and [J] is happily taking them on, DIY-style: a table with built-in ice bucket, two chairs, a sitting bench. and we just bought a grill. I’ve never had an outdoor space attached to my apartment, so I intend to capitalize on this baby. he has a deadline! [may 1st].

it’s hard not to feel spirits lift when the temperatures rise. so things have been bright & cheery around here. not a single complaint.

and now for ..

the week in photos.

wine and sunset homemade iced coffee life quote - don't hide, do. new nook book scenes from my kitchen

I have every intention of spring cleaning this weekend. organizing. and checking items off my ‘to do’ list I’ve been avoiding way too long.

just rid of all the clutter.

[mental & physical].

I hope the weather is perfect wherever you are. and that you have the best weekend. [cleaning, relaxing, celebrating ..or a mix of ‘em all].

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