So proud of you and can’t wait for you to sing at every future event in my life.
Last week Will graduated from the U of U!
To be honest, I am still in denial that we are in this point of our life. I swear it was just yesterday I was waiting for him to pick me up for Junior Prom and now we are both graduated from college and have been married for over two and a half years! Time is a crazy scary thing.
I am super proud of him for graduating and am 100% enjoying this time where we have free nights that don’t consist of studying or endless homework assignments. These days we both get off work at a reasonable hour and get to spend the rest of the night together without any worries or deadlines. I am really trying to soak up these days because I know they will eventually come to an end.
The future is unknown and it’s scary but together I really do feel like we can conquer anything.
Super proud of you Willie. ILY.
You know the feeling of breaking up with someone and when you wake up the next morning and wonder if it was a complete dream? Like you feel like maybe it didn’t actually happen?
Pathetically, that’s how I felt Saturday morning after ending my temporary nannying gig with these babies.
I just love them so much!!!
I ran into Kim the night I quit my job and she told me she’d love help from 8:30-12:30 everyday so I started that following Monday!
Babysitting them until I found a new job was filled with … well actually Kim’s Instagram might explain it best.
I showed up on Friday and they had a banner up for me, notes lined along the walls and the KINDEST present EVER!!! The older kids even stayed home from school that morning to see me. Of course I was tearing up.
I couldn’t be more grateful for the Raybould fam and all they taught me that last couple of months. I will still babysit their family whenever I have a free second available and already miss seeing them everyday.
Here’s to working full-time again!
Sunshine sweatshirt: Anthropologie
Light blue sandals: Urban Outfitters
Of my favorite things!
Lately I’ve realized I have so many new FAVORITE things that I haven’t really had such a fascination with before. So I thought I’d jot them all down.
My favorite things tend to change from time to time so I thought it’d be fun to look back on one day.
Maybe it will be as interesting as it is looking back and realize my favorite thing were platform flip flops and gaucho pants..
First up… HATS!
I wore my boater hat in Newport SO much and realized I think I am a crazy hat lady.
I have pretty big hair “wispies” so hats totally cover all the madness up! Haha. I’m always trying to find a new hat to wear these days.
My favorite local company is definitely Gigi Pip! My dear friend Ginger started the company and all of her hats are a big dream (ps you can use Willivia at checkout for free shipping!)
Second favorite thing: HOMES.
Will and I still have over a decade (I’m assuming) until we can afford a house of our own. However, I’ve found that I just LOVE going around and looking at pretty houses. I love seeing different architecture + design. I love tile floors. I love different paint colors. I love Pinterest pictures of homes. I love it all! It’s become such a fascination for me. I took a picture of this house the other morning on my run and just love it.
THIRD: Dancing with the Stars
So Will and I have NEVER been into television. Not even Bachelor or American Idol. HOWEVER. For some reason we are so obsessed with DWTS right now!! We even vote on Monday nights.. like we both call the numbers the maximum times we can.. sooooo there’s that haha. It’s fun to have something we both look forward to every Monday night!
Fourth: This BOOK
How to Win Friends and Influence People…. I’ve had it on my shelf forever but last week I finally popped it open. I’m almost done with it and… WOW. This is a must read for ANYONE. It gives perfect advice on how to handle other people and be successful in life. Has anyone else read it?
Whether it be on my phone or on my laptop, I LOVE finding new backgrounds these days. My main source is usually Design Love Fest but I seriously love mixing it up every couple days.
#6: Simple Face Lotion
So I’ve never been into face lotion or creams before but in California I had this weird skin reaction all over my face! I don’t like tanning my face in the sun but for some reason after the first day on the trip I had these super dry patches ALL over. It looked like I had poured milk on my face and it dried up haha.. so weird. Anyways.. everything I put on my face starting burning it so bad until I Googled the best face lotions and people raved about this Simple Replenishing Face Lotion. It’s the only thing that didn’t sting and I love that it has no perfumes or chemicals. Now I use it every morning and can totally feel a difference.
And last but OHHH DEFINITELY not least is my THREAD WALLET!
I found these slim wallets a while ago and MAN! They have changed my life. I am the type of person that loves to turn of my car engine and JUMP out. I hate dilly-dallying around. (and yes, I know I’m in for a rude awakening when I have children) HOWEVER, these cute wallets make it so easy for me to just leave my car and have my wallet with me automatically.
It also helps that I really love the owners that started it.
They did a little Q&A with me over on their blog if you want to see more of why I seriously love them.
And there’s some of my current faves!
What’s one of your current faves at the moment?