3.19.2012

I Did It!

Until last week, I had not read a book since The Devil Wears Prada. Before the movie came out. Sad + true. I am happy to say that I listened to those of you who suggested The Hunger Games and finished it in just a few days. It was entertaining and held my attention which isn't always easy to do. I bought book 2 on my iPad and need suggestions for when I finish the series. I'd love to keep this up.

And, a little update. Because you care. Right?

I was finally able to catch up with my friend Jason last week. His boyfriend David was out of town so it was just the two of us talking at his place until almost 1:00 am. I am really working on finding a balance because if I don't, I may lose my mind. Planning on seeing Jason again this week.

Audrey sent a card congratulating me on The Everygirl. So sweet.

 
Got a pedicure with Sarah. I've been in sandals all week. In March. Heaven.

 Having lots of fun with my water.

Spend St. Patty's Day morning / early afternoon at Sarah's where I met her niece, Katie. Love her! I decided not to go to a bar and went home to do nothing the rest of the day. It was wondrous. Rented The Descendants and cuddled with the pup. Mr. Clooney is so dreamy.

Ran to the grocery store in my favorite toms on Sunday morning to prep for a shoot with Alaina. I am obsessed with my new bag! After our shoot we picked up lunch and ate on my balcony while discussing The Everygirl. We have a great feature, post, & budget find on TEG today. Hope you'll stop by and tell us a little about yourself.

We needed flowers for our shoot. Any excuse to pick up a few of my favorites.

Then I took a nap and woke up to sunlight at 6:20. Two months ago it was dark by 4:30. Amazing. This was followed by editing photos, our newsletter, and posts for The Everygirl until almost 11:00 pm.
 
PS. The gold athena tray is back in stock at Jayson Home & Garden!

23 comments:

  1. YAH! i am LOVING the gorgeous weather in chicago too! xoxo jillian:: Shopbop $100 Giftcard Giveaway!

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  2. Oh, catching up with your friend sounds lovely. Great shots. xo

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  3. Life is looking pretty beautiful right now! Spring makes me happy, especially this early in March. Glad you're finding time to try to balance work + friends/relaxation. I am also obsessing over your new pretty bag especially paired with TOMS.

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  4. All of your photos with that bag just make me want it more and more! Heard all about your date with Katie, sounded amazing!

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  5. I am so happy you are finding a balance and making time for the things you love! Cheers to you, lovely!

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  6. I'd need a pedicure!
    Nice Toms! Your living room looks fabulous and cosy.

    All the best!
    Tibs
    shoptravelfood.blogspot.com

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  7. Looks like you got some rr time in. I'm really enjoying your blog and the Everygirl site! What an accomplishment! Teri

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  8. So impressed that you've been reading so much and getting a ton done too! You should definitely read Rules of Civility...I think you'll really like it!

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  9. Sounds like a perfect wknd!
    I would suggest you read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (the trilogy!) They're SO good!!
    xox

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  10. Oh, I am so with you on the light evenings - loving them here in London as well!

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  12. Your home looks great and I'm excited that the gold tray is back at Jayson Homes! If you liked the Hunger Games Triolgy try Divergent by Veronica Roth. Similar theme and easy read. Congratulations on The Every Girl - I love it!

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  13. I'm loving your J Crew bag so much! I highly recommend Tina Fey's book Bossypants... It is absolutely hilarious! Those TOMS are so cute too! I love the version in red as well!
    http://lindseyyoung.net

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  14. That card is so adorable! Any idea where it's from? That would be the perfect card to give to all of my girlfriends at graduation!

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  15. So glad you are finding some time to read and relax....I read the Hunger Games and loved! They are so addicting.
    It was so great to meet you this weekend! You are one talented girl!! Next time I visit Chicago we will have to get together!!

    xx
     Katie-Daily Crush

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  16. Sounds like you have been busy with the new site! I can't wait to read the Hunger Games too. I have heard SO many good things about it.

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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  17. Busy lady you are!! Gorgeous flowers and your apt is so chic- I die every time I see it! Enjoy the wonderful Chicago weather!

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  18. You are doing a great job here, i´ll be back soon.

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  19. So glad you got a little downtime! You work so hard! I must try strawberries in my water. Looks so good!

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  20. iiiiiiii am obsessed with your new bag. i want i want i want i want. Also, good for you for incorporating a little more balance :) Remember: "taking time to live will only inspire your work" :)

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  21. that is soo good to hear that you loved the hunger games! It is soo good. I so can't wait until the movie comes out Friday!

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  22. Love those Toms! If you are just getting back into reading then I suggest 'Her Fearful Symmetry' by Audrey Niffenegger. It's such an easy, ripping read. I couldn't put it down and read it in a day, and I sent it to a friend who also couldn't put it down. Highly recommend!

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