Let's Catch Up Over Monday Coffee

I feel like my time here on this little slice of the internet that I call mine has been very sporadic lately, so it's time to catch up. Grab your coffee (because Monday), and get ready for an overhaul of life lately.

One word can sum it all up - BUSY. And I am not trying to glorify busyness (still loving my girl Lindsay for speaking out against that), I've just been simply overwhelmed. Work (which I'm still loving the new-ish gig) has been insanely busy with our biggest events of the year kicking off here in town before moving around the world, I've been on "standby" to fly up to CT at a moment's notice due to a family member's declining health, I'm also knee deep in planning for our upcoming planned trip to CT for fall fun and to celebrate lil' miss' birthday, and speaking of my almost 2 year old (how is she almost 2?!) I'm on a marathon of chasing her around and showering her with kisses and hugs which keeps me smiling.

Amidst all the craziness, I cashed in some of my birthday gift cards from last month and finally completed Serena's bathroom which is of course mermaid themed. So to wrap up on a happier note, I wanted to share some of my recent buys ~ most of which are on sale!



I won't be wearing any fall clothes for a while here in the sunshine state, but I have been scooping up some fun pieces for our trip to CT and fun pieces for lil' miss as well. I mean how can you resist these mermaid shoes?! I also finally pulled the trigger on the leopard clutch that I'd been eyeing for over a year.

Enough about me, what's new with you?



24 comments:

  1. I feel like life has been going at 1000 mph- seems like I’m not the only one feeling that way! It’s hard to believe that Serena is almost 2! Where does the time go?!

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  2. Girl I COMPLETELY feel you on the busy front--it has been so hard to juggle blogging with my work right now! I'm so sorry to hear about your family member! Sending hugs your way!

    Rosy Outlook

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  3. Oh sweet friend, the overwhelming feeling is so real and tough but the flow just seems to come and you'll find moments of peace amidst the crazy! Whaat. baby girl almost 2!!!! She is going to have the best time going back to mama's neck of the woods! Happy Monday, hope this week is super smooth!!

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  4. So glad that post resonated with you. I wish we'd all slow down a bit! I can't wait to see pics of Serena's bathroom!!

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  5. So many great finds! Loving the leopard clutch of course ;-)
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  6. I love the mermaid theme!! What a cute kiddo idea. And hang in there, girl...overwhelming times can be so awful and stressful..but this too shall pass :) I promise!! XO

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  7. I love all those recent purchases! I totally know what you mean. I don't want to glorify busy either but I'm in a season where it feels hard to breathe. It will soon pass and yours will too but man is it rough while it's here!

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  8. Essie Gel Couture polishes are the best - I actually just added two new colors to my collection! I'm sorry to hear about your family member's health, but happy to hear that you're still going to come up to CT this fall as well and 2 how is that possible?! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  9. LOVE that you treated yourself to some new goodies! You have to share Serena's bathroom, I bet it is so adorable! And life is so busy, never apologize for that mama!!

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  10. Love the theme of her bathroom- how fun! I’m sorry to hear about your family member but glad you have another good CT trip planned. Yay to fall!!

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  11. Life somehow always gets in the way! I have that top from target and those make and model lounge pants, so comfy! I need that striped dress!

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  12. Love that clutch too, but haven't pulled the trigger. I just don't use clutches as much as regular bags. Love that shade of polish!

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  13. I am so sorry about your family member's health. :-( I am also sorry that you are feeling overwhelmed right now. Things will get better though so stay strong girl! Sending good vibes and love your way too! :-) On a much brighter note, I love that striped dress and that pink v-neck sweater. Anyways! I also thought of you this weekend for two reasons. 1. Because I went to Express and ended up buying a jumpsuit 2. I saw that Leith body con dress in purple at Nordstrom yesterday. :-) Hope that your week goes smoothly too!!

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  14. I can't believe lil miss will be 2! The packed schedule never seems to cease for me too and all I'm focused on is October because I think thats the light at the end of the tunnel for me lol. I'm so sorry to hear about your family member! Love that mermaid bath rug btw!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  15. Sorry for being on standby, that sucks. Also overwhelmed by life this year over here and hate the glorification of busy but some seasons in life are.

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  16. Great post!
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    kisses xx

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  17. I feel like this time of the year is always busier + normal life + kids too -- crazy! So exciting for the trip for the big second birthday, how time flies!

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  18. Life has been busy over here too! The start of school has me running. So exciting little miss is almost 2! The time just flies, I know you'll enjoy your time in CT celebrating her!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  19. Love the mermaid themed shower curtain! How fun!!! I cant even think about these girls turning 2. WHAT????? I am sorry to hear about your family member, hoping for the best!

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  20. Girl sometimes life is just absolutely insane, and I hope that you're family member is doing ok! A trip to CT to enjoy all the fall weather sounds amazing, and I wish that we were going too!

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  21. SO sorry to hear of your family member. That is always so stressful. We are starting school and getting back into routine over here so it's been a little crazy!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  22. Oh gosh same here. Busy BUSY work schedule so it's hard to fit in all the blogging in your schedule, especially you with a toddler. I can't wait to see her mermaid bathroom! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  23. I've JUST starting reading your blog but love your reference to not glorfying business - I sometimes feel 'guilty' writing my blog that I am so lazy sometimes. I know some people thrive on being busy but I need 'down time' and simply lazy points in the week. Really looking forward to your post on Connecticut - it is somewhere I've never been but would love to visit! Joanne x

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  24. I totally hear ya, lady- things have been crazy around here, too! And you scored some great new stuff with your bday money!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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