Weekend Recap

Hey y'all,

I had a jam packed weekend and I'm ready to start October since there are Fall temperatures finally on the 10 day forecast, my crazy month of September is almost over, and routines can be settled back into. Here's what happened this weekend:

Friday

It was a late day at the office on Friday and I headed straight from the office to Aldi to grab groceries for the week. I was home around 7:30pm and ate some leftover Trader Joe's tomato soup and sourdough toast while watching DCC: Making the Team.

Saturday

Saturday morning started with a tough Barre3 class in Chapel Hill that had me shaking! I then headed to CFA for a chicken biscuit and some fruit for my brunch meal.
The rest of the morning was filled with packing to head to my parent's house, getting ready for the UNC/Clemson game, and picking up my apartment.
At 1:30pm I headed to Maryscott's house to carpool to the game. We got on campus with plenty of time to walk around and boy was it a warm day. We grabbed Beat Clemson stickers at the Bell Tower and wandered around the quad and the bookstore before heading into the stadium.
It was an intense game and UNC held there own against the #1 team in the country, Clemson with a 21-20 loss.

After the game I dropped Maryscott back off and headed straight to my parent's house. It was a late drive but I got there around 10pm and enjoyed catching up with my parents before heading to bed.

Sunday

We had a lazy Sunday that started with orange rolls and then watching church from my parent's kitchen table.
After a lunch of pizza from a local place, I took a much needed nap and then worked on some BSF questions before a dinner of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and corn. We also went through some of my Grandma's salt and pepper collection before dinner. I thought this set was adorable.
Then we ended the night watching the Hitman's Bodyguard on TV and it was a funny action packed movie although me and my mom had some unresolved questions at the end.

Monday

I got up early and packed my car before heading to the dentist for my 8:30am appointment. Yes, I still see my dentist back home. It's an excuse to see my parents at least two weekends a year, and I have been with the same dentist and dental hygienist for over 15 years!

How was your weekend?

Best,


Work Wear Wednesday {Vol. IX}

Hey y'all,

It's crazy to think that in the last two weeks I have only been in the office four days. This week has definitely been a bit different as it's my first full week in the office this month. As I have previously mentioned, I used to work for a university and lived in business casual wear. Over a year ago I transitioned to the private sector to a very casually dressed company. Also, as a reminder you can find my former work wear posts here. Here's what I have worn this week:

 top: Nordstrom Gibson (old, exact in grey, similar)/necklace: Vestique (old, similar)/ jeans: Old Navy/flats: Nordstrom (old, similar)/ bag: Barrington gifts/hoops: Anthropologie (old, similarsimilar)
 top: LOFT (out of stock)/ cardigan: Leith from Nordstrom (old, exactsimilar)/ jeans: Old Navy/ flats: Nordstrom (old, available in leopard)/pearls: gift/ monogram ring: Etsy/ pearl ring: Target (old, similar)
top: LOFT (sold outsimilar)/ necklace: Necklace: Kendra Scott (silver Rayne with pearl)/ earrings: gift/ jeans: Old Navy/ flats: Ralph Lauren (old, similar)/ bag: Barrington Gifts
t-shirt: Crazy Cool Threads (in olive, in blue)/ hoops: Laura Cox Collection/ jeans: Old Navy/ flats: Birdies (old, new style)

I'm excited for Fall and for some cooler temperatures but for now NC is still loving the 90s.

What is your favorite fall work wear item?

Best,
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Five on Friday {September 20}

Hey y'all,

Sorry to disappear all month. September this year is jam packed with family, friends, events, and appointments. I also happened to catch a terrible cold from my little sister this week so I was relying heavily on modern medicine, tea, tissues, and cough drops but I am almost completely on the mend. I'm ready for a calmer weekend as I have no plans this Friday except to make a trip to Trader Joe's tonight after work (and wash/disinfect everything in my house). Here are five things I am loving this week.

one. Abide & BSF.

My Fall bible studies have officially started and I am excited to dig into the word with wonderful groups of women. On Monday nights, I attend Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) and we are studying Acts and Letters of the Apostles this year. I think it is going to be a great study into the start of the church and a reminder that we are called to go and be witnesses to the ends of the earth. On Thursday nights at my church, I will be doing the Jen Wilkin study Abide on 1, 2, and 3 John. I loved the Jen Wilkin study I did last fall with the women's discipleship group at church and I'm ready to really dig into these texts.

two. Best Friend Long Weekend.

My best friend, Ariana, made the trip out from the west coast to spend a long weekend here in NC. She has not spent a lot of time in NC since graduating college since her family moved out of state. It was also her first time really exploring the triangle.
We spent Sunday-Wednesday essentially on a food tour around the area along with some walks at the Duke Gardens, Lake Lynn, a Barre3 class, and lots of time just hanging out. Ariana's bestie from med school is a resident here so it was fun to all hang out together since we haven't all been together since her wedding two years ago!

three. Come to the Table.

Saturday night I am headed to the Come to the Table tour with Annie F. Downs, Angie Smith, and Danielle Walker. I love all three authors and can't wait for a night of laughter, learning, and the Lord. I met Danielle back in January for her book tour but I am so excited to meet Annie and Angie since I love their books and Annie's podcast.
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four. Family Time.

This past weekend my little sister, Kate, made the trek home from Texas for a visit with the family. Even though she shared her cold with me it was fun to just hang out and enjoy each other's company. We also celebrated my Dad's birthday on Tuesday with a lunch out before I headed back to the Triangle.

five. Hydro Flask.

I bit the bullet and finally purchased a hydro flask. I grabbed the 32oz with the wide mouth and the extra straw lid and it has been such a help in getting my daily water in since I leave it at my bedside over night, bring it everywhere, and can easily fill it with ice at the office.

Other fun things:

Kate's acai bowl. I love an acai bowl for weekend brunches after a barre3 class. I love this simple recipe from Kate.
Also, if you have littles, this is the cutest idea for working parents, take your kid's stuffed animal to work!
I'm loving the shirt of the week on Crazy Cool Threads, it's the perfect color for Fall.
When I got my nails done last week, I chose OPI's Aurora Berry-alis and I think it will be a go-to pink for fall this year.

What's on your weekend to-do list?

I'm linking up with Erika, Narci, and Andrea

Also linking up with Tif, Becky, Della, Whitney, and Whitney.


Best,