Friday, September 5, 2014

When Allergies Attack


I have terrible year round allergies. I guess that's how seasonal allergies work when you live somewhere with only one season. 

A few times a year my allergies turn into a full on upper respiratory or sinus infection or bronchitis. Body's choice. 

This week during a nap, I discovered that I sleep so much better on the couch. The arm is the perfect height for bring able to breath while sleeping and coughing and blowing my nose every 6 minutes. So last night I brought my favorite pillow and blanket and all of my sick supplies out to my favorite couch. 


Then I realized Christopher and I don't both fit on the couch. The only times we've ever slept in separate beds have been when I was out if town. So Christopher brought his favorite blanket and pillow to the other couch and we had a slumber party in the living room. This is why I love him. He keeps me company when I am sick, sleeps on a couch, brings me take out, refills my water, goes to walmart in the middle of the night to buy cough drops, and sings me soft kitty. He's a keeper. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

31 Things I'm Thankful for in August

1. Breakfast parties at work, even if it means saying goodbye
2. Friends that are just as horrible as me
3. Freshly Shampooed Carpet
4. Finding out I'm going to be an AUNT!
5. Online banking - do people still go inside bank buildings?
6. TV shows on DVD
7. A dog that allows me to snuggle her - don't be fooled though, she hates it
8. Pandora/Spotify
9. Impromptu date nights
10. Cheesecake with an out of town bestie
11. Leaving early enough to get Chick Fil A for breakfast on my way to work
12. Christopher grocery shopping for me on his way home from work
13. Being the office computer master because of crazy stuff Christopher taught me
14. Homemade cold brew coffee
15. Kimber the best sister in law ever
16. Game nights
17. Swim parties with my friends and their adorable kids
18. A coke bottle with my name on it
19. The lovely stranger that paid for my food in the Chick Fil A drive thru
20. Girls night with two lifelong besties
21. S'mores on the grill
22. Having the neighborhood pool all to ourselves
23. A fancy new phone case from RiflePaperCo
24. Figuring out I hate martinis at home, instead of in public
25. Cute packing labels
26. Falling in love with a new to me sandwich place
27. Friends that get me and my dislike of times ending in AM
28. Appreciative students
29. Finishing the busiest time of year at work
30. Christopher getting a raise at work
31. A long holiday weekend!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Fancy iPhone Case



When I finally joined the iPhone family, I waited an extra month for a gold iPhone. I love gold and so I had to have one. I would maybe even say that being able to get gold was about 5% of the reason I got an iPhone. Probably 15% of wanting an iPhone was the large selection of pretty phone cases. So, while I waited and waited for my phone to come in last year I bought a couple of cases on sale at Target. They were cute, but you couldn't tell I had a special gold iPhone. Eventually I got over it and went on with life. 

Recently I was in need of pretty cards for a couple of special/nice stationary worthy occasions, so I headed over to Rifle Paper Co, in Winter Park. I have received cards from Rifle Paper Co and even samples of their post cards in my Birchbox. I've been meaning to go for years, and just never wandered far enough down their little street in Winter Park. When I walked in, staring at me from below the register was the prettiest phone case ever. I grabbed it put in on the counter and asked the woman working to hang on to it for me. Just in case, even though I was the only person in the store that rainy Saturday afternoon. I am in love with it. If you haven't been in to Rifle Paper Co, GO THERE. If you aren't local, visit their website. I've been drooling over their wallpaper. I need to figure out where I can put it in my house. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

First Martini



After years of drinking fruity drinks and hiding alcohol in kool-aid, I decided to try a classic cocktail. I made a vodka martini with an olive. Holy crap, it was nasty. The olive was good. And the drink was almost drinkable after filling the glass to the tippy top with cranberry juice. Eventually, I just gave it to Christopher to drink and I got a coke. I think I'll stick to margaritas and mixing liquor with juices or soda. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

How do you dry your hair?


Apparently towels are bad for drying your hair. They make it frizzier, and that is the LAST thing I need. I read that cotton T-shirts were a good choice in hair drying, so I've started stealing Christopher's under shirts for my hair drying needs. Above is my nun in training hair drying style. Below is my do-rag. Just keepin' it real y'all.



Thursday, August 21, 2014

S'mores


After a particularly blah day recently, Christopher and I decided the perfect thing to cheer us up was S'mores. We both love S'mores, but it's just too dang hot out to make a fire. We decided the side burner on our grill was the way to go, and it was amazing. It was easy, quick, and produced the best toasty and not burnt marshmallows a S'more makin' kid could ask for. Next time you have a craving for this campsite staple, just pop open your grill and viola! S'mores! 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Dear kind Chick Fil A stranger



Dear Kind Stranger, 

Thank you so much for paying for my meal in the Chick Fil A drive thru last night. It was wonderfully kind and unexpected. I truly appreciate it and  I promise to pay it forward.

Love, 

Natalie