reading : The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri, as a part of this virtual book club
listening : to Let It Go (on repeat in my head)…so glad it won the Oscar
smelling : freshly cut grass, my favorite
watching : the final episodes of How I Met Your Mother, Community, and House of Cards
feeling : tired…life is exhausting, isn’t it?
planning : fun activities with my husband during our small moments together
scheming : a camping road trip
catching up : on exercise
working on : balance
cooking : less, what with busy nights these days
going : to my last few weeks of play rehearsals
wishing : for summer
brainstorming : the next steps in my acting career
anticipating : a vacation
receiving : wedding invitations to which I which I wish I could RSVP “yes”
buying : some more Instax film and a larger backpack “purse”
this list inspired elise
I’m so excited to finally have my collected photos and prints up on display as a gallery wall! This little wall of happy boosts my mood every time I look at it (which I often do, as it’s straight across from my spot on the couch). There are a lot of tutorials for putting up a gallery wall out there, but honestly, after I arranged them on the floor how I wanted, we just went to town hanging them up on the wall…no measurements or anything. Gallery walls are supposed to be fun mixes of photos, prints, and other pretty treasures, so everything doesn’t need to be evenly spaced and symmetrical (in my opinion). I wanted to use all white frames because I love the fresh, clean, and cohesive look of it. We’ll be adding a few more photos and prints, but for now, this will do just fine.
*frames are from Michael’s, Target, and Bed Bath & Beyond
*prints are from various shops on Etsy
*dream catcher, owl masquerade mask, and paper maché rhino mask are DIY
reading and finishing a really great book.
putting up our gallery wall (whitney’s rhino mask will go in that empty spot).
picnics every saturday.
getting back into an exercise routine + sunshine.
also: booking four commercials in one week, buying our first car, getting my stolen bike back (CRAZY RIGHT?!), and finally getting to play with the vsco app for android (with which all the photos above were edited). these past couple of weeks have been too good, and i’m so very thankful for that.
I wish I had challenged myself more with this color. One day I took my camera with me downtown, but the metro rail got stuck for an hour, delaying my trip, and I was too frustrated to even think of snapping photos. The other day I took it on a walk that was too sunny (for photos, not for me). Next color up is pink, which I feel will be a bit harder to find; I’ll be forced to get creative and look in unique places.
We’ve had a lot to celebrate lately: holidays, new successes, big milestones, and Kipling’s 3rd birthday. Amongst all this, I’ve been insanely busy, which is why I’ve been a bit MIA over here. Kipling’s birthday is on Valentine’s day, and on that day I had to celebrate her, have a Valentine’s Day lunch with my husband, and work that evening (wah wah). Needless to say, I didn’t get around to baking her a cake this year or taking her to the park, which makes me feel very guilty. But now that I’m getting a handle on my new schedule, and this week will slow down a bit, I plan to spend some more quality time with her.
She did go on a couple of nice walks and get a big bone for her birthday. Kipling, we can’t believe we’ve had you for three years already! Where has the time gone? Here’s a little look back at when she was just weeks old. Look how TINY. <3
We love you, chub-a-lub.