Thursday, August 22, 2013

New Design & Sponsor Love

Hi loves!

One more day until the weekend!! So excited, even if it does mean packing time for M and I.

Today, I'm excited to introduce a new blog design. I've been wanting to change it up for a while and knew I didn't have the time to create one or the money for a custom design.

For now, I searched etsy and was so surprised at the amount of blogger templates they have for sale. I chose this one from Mlekoshi's Playground and am super happy with it. 

What do you think? I fell in love with the feather. What can I say? I'll always be a hippy at heart.

I hope you all have fab thursdays and fridays! 


I am super excited to introduce Lisa from Butterflies and Hurricanes to you all! Lisa describes herself as a "911 dispatcher by day-wife by night." She loves wine, spending time with her family and friends and has an adorable dog. Aka she is totally awesome, just like her blog! So make sure to visit and show her some love! :)

 Here's some questions Lisa answered:

What is your blog name and why did you choose it? 
My blog is called Butterflies and Hurricanes. It is a song by my favorite band Muse.. I wanted to have one of their songs as my blog title and this one fit me and my personality.  

How long have you been blogging for? Why did you start?
I have been blogging for three years. I started just so I could get my thoughts and feelings out and everyone else was doing it. It is what all the cool kids are doing right?

If you could be any candy bar what would you be and why?
WOW good question... I would have to say.. 3 Musketeers. Once I come out of my shell I am very sweet

What is a favorite adventure you've had?
I would have to say going on a cruise of the Hawaiian islands with my husband, his family and my parents in 2005. It was beautiful.  

What sorts of things do you blog about?
Weight Loss, going to sporting events, my dog and my life as a wannabe mom 

What are you really passionate about?
Family and my friends. 

Where can we follow your adventures? (Ie. all of your social media handles)

Anything else you'd love us to know about you?
My husband and I share the same birthday. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

What I Wore: Apple Tree Edition

Hi Loveliessss!

I hope you all are having good weeks! Half way to Friday-thank goodness.

This past weekend M and I visited my parents at their new home. They renovated a farm house and it is simply gorgeous-I instantly fell in love. Especially with the backyard which has a beautiful apple tree that called out to be photographed. So I dragged M over to it and had my lovely mum snap some pics.

Thanks Momma!

Skirt: Nordstrom Rack
Shirt: Mom's Closet
Shoes: Mom's Closet (isn't visiting home great?)

I am obsessed with the skirt I'm wearing. I purchased it at Nordstrom Rack last week. I've been looking for a pencil skirt for a while now. I love this one because the fabric is forgiving and isn't skin tight like a lot of pencil skirts I've tried on. This was my first attempt at dressing it down- how do you think I did? Any suggestions for dressing pencil skirts?

And that's that! :) Thanks apple tree for providing a lovely backdrop to M's and my silliness.

PS. Follow me on instagram for some silly apple tree outtakes

pleated poppy
Linking up to the Pleated Poppy

Monday, August 19, 2013

Weekly Wishes

Hi All!

I hope you all had great weekends! I had a very "new england" weekend and can't wait to share it later this week!

Here are my weekly wishes/goals for the week:

1. Begin packing up my room- M and I are moving into a new apartment in two weeks so I really need to start a deep cleanse on my apartment.

2. Go running at least twice. I haven't been as active as I want to be in a while so I really hope I can accomplish this one and then add on more days.

3. Catch up on some emails and blogs!

4. Write a handwritten letter. 

What are your goals for the end of summer?

                  *Linking up with Melyssa*

Friday, August 16, 2013

Oh time, you fickle thing

Happy Fridays, loves!

Today I met up with one of my good girlfriends from undergrad. She just moved to the city and I am so happy we live near one another again. It had been over a year since we last saw one another.

Which got me thinking about time and how fast it seems to fly. 

To preface this, I direly wish I was better at staying in contact with friends that don't live locally. I am horrible at writing emails and even remembering to text back (ask my local friends- it drives them nuts). 

It's not that I don't want to stay in touch- I desperately do. I just think technology wasn't meant to be this gals form of communication. I'm better at engaging face to face and giving you my full attention. Maybe it's the hippy in me, but staying connected with my phone is just plain hard for me and something I keep trying to work on. Does anyone else struggle with this?

There's that and then the fact that at the end of the day all I want to do is face plant into my pillow. So, I procrastinate on those emails and letters I know I want to send. 

But the thing is, once I do get in contact with my loved ones, I feel so much happier and full.

It's scary how fast time moves sometimes. It's been a year and a half since I've seen many of the people who changed my life in college and I miss them so. I can't believe so much space has slipped in where I used to see them everyday. 

I struggle with guilt that I haven't been a better communicator and then need to remember that we all lead busy lives. 

I need to simply pick up the pen, tap the keys or speak into the phone. After all, no matter how fast time flies it always seems like yesterday when you do finally connect. 

What can I say? You're a fickle thing, time. 


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