Free as a Bird...

Thursday, December 13, 2012

I'm alive. And mostly unscathed. Yesterday sucked, but today is a new day and this week will be behind me soon enough. Now it's time to enjoy my family, friends, and the free time that will allow me to do the things that fall by the wayside during the semester. 

It has been an arduous semester, and too many days were stress-filled and overwhelming. But I am so grateful to be where I'm at. It has all been worth it, because now a single semester is all that stands between me and a college degree. I have a lot to be grateful for:

  • Gone Girl has been tempting me since my husband got it for me as a birthday gift back in October. I'm picking it up today.
  • Husband comes home tomorrow and will be home for several weeks. Mine. All mine.
  • All the cute little doodads necessary to make the globe ornaments I love have arrived and are awaiting my imagination. 
  • Gifts are overflowing out of my closet, so I am going to catch up on my DVR and wrap away. 
  • I got to wake up and have a relaxed school morning with Kiddo for the first time in months. It was awesome.
  • I can breathe out of my nose for the first time in a week! Yahoo!
  • I saw my house for the mess it is this morning, and I actually look forward to tidying up! Well, not the actual cleaning part, but de-cluttered surroundings are a beautiful thing.
  • I have never shopped at Loft before. Is that weird? While looking for a gift for my mother-in-law, I decided to peruse their website. As luck would have it, they are having a flash sale today: an additional 60% off sale prices. Yes, please! I scored these cuties for less than I would have paid for comparable pieces at Target.  

Loft Feather Print Bow Neck Blouse
Loft Bow Print Tie Neck Blouse
Loft Kitten Print Cardigan

My wardrobe has been feeling a little tired this fall/winter, so I'm thinking cute yet sophisticated prints are in order. 

Also, the days of wearing jeans and t-shirts during the week will be over soon. I have a year between graduation and grad school, so I hope to be working as close to full time as possible. More hands-on experience means a better chance of admittance into the program(s) of my choice. This means interview and work clothes. I'm not going crazy and buying a whole new wardrobe, but it is definitely in the back of my mind when look at clothes these days.

I ran across this craft on Pinterest the other day. Last year I made string snowball ornaments, so I have the technique mastered and the supplies on hand to pull this off. It would be so fun to do with Kiddo! I will use the white string I have left over, and find a way to color it so we are left with a rainbow of pastel trees. Retro and cute like the bottle brush trees I'm infatuated with right now.

Happy Thursday!


  1. The tree is adorable. I dont think I would be able to pull it off but I suck at crafts.

  2. Sounds like you've got it all figured out, with time to shop and get your craft on :) Have a great week my friend!

  3. I love the tree. I want to make one!! Oh and I totally understand getting excited about wanting to clean and organize your house! :)

  4. I love that tree, I dont know if I could make it look that cool.
    i need to organize sooo bad, my house is crazy!
    Helene in Between

  5. I love the Christmas tree idea, but I'd probably have to buy it because I've been known to make crafts unrecognizable from their original form.

    1. Yeah, I never got around to making it. String crafts, while awesome-looking, are a pain in my experience. They take some time to master, and I didn't have it in me this holiday season. I was thinking they might look nice without the embellishments, then they'd be a great decoration all winter. Maybe next time...


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