Sunday, September 30, 2012

life update

well, well, well.

about time I actually wrote about life.

starting this week, I am no longer unemployed, yay! I am officially a parapro at a local high school. as someone with a teaching degree, this feel like a bit of a step down, but I'm thankful for any opportunity that comes my way. plus, this particular district is super flexible should an offer for a teaching position come my way, which is super awesome.

my dad recently went to Austria for a week on business, and I'm excited to go hang out with my parents next weekend. I can no longer take long weekends to visit them, but c'est la vie. I'm happy to have a job, anyway. it was getting a bit monotonous, being unemployed. I was spending way too much money and spending way too much time vegging out. I occasionally found some productive ways to spend my time, though.

but I think I'm ready for a new chapter. with this readiness comes lots of anxious feelings to find an apartment, but the amazing autumn weather and changing leaves (and lots of retail therapy) are helping sooth my nerves.

I hope I'm happy at my new job. I hope I find my place there, and work well with the people around me. I also hope I remember to take time for myself, and to work harder at being healthy and exercising more. I will try my best to keep life simple, and to embrace the little things that make me happy, and to spend more time with my best friend. I hope you all do too!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

things i love today: blog attack!

maybe it's just because I love all things fall, or maybe the authors on my blogroll are just feeling particularly inspired lately, but I have been blown away by many posts by many of my favorite bloggers. behold!

the very inspiration for this post. a list of 25 things to do this fall by kate over at wake up, lovely. I adore this post. some favorites?

5. Spend a night with your favourite person, banning the use of electricity. Rely on candles and fires.
10. Paint a canvas.
19. Get a tattoo that nobody will see until the summer.
22. Spend the whole day watching the Harry Potter films.

we should all be inspired to make our own lists. thanks, kate :)

hot off the presses! today, sophia (an awesome name if I do say so myself) over at shabby apple posted a fall bucket list entry today. drool. I love the leaf art idea. you have to check it out!

I totally made this pumpkin risotto, and it was totally delicious. totally try it. totally. and check out elsie and emma's other pumpkin recipes over at a beautiful mess while you're at it! so, so perfect and autumn-tastic.

hello! chelsea of zipped is my go-to for fall fashion. everything she posts I instantly want. is that bad? I don't think so. is it? you be the judge.

holy crap, how amazing does this pudding look? I love love love beca's blog. her photos, her adventures, her recipes, her incredible handmade frames. amazing! go check her out.

one of my favorite things about fall is the fashion. namely, tights. and gloves. chantilly, you've done it! she has written a few more season-appropriate posts, and her words are always so real. totally smitten with her genuineness.

katie of katie's pencil box is always posting amazing photos! I know this screencap doesn't to the post justice, but her fall-inspired post got me all excited for the leaves to change, and the crops of gourds to flood the farmers' market.

and last but not least... this has to be my favorite

kinsey of sincerely, kinsey posted the most amazing crochet top diy, made from... a thrifted blanket. how amazing is that?! it totally inspired me to research sewing machines on craigslist. any advice for first-time sewing machine owners? any features/brands I should keep my eye out for?

what blog posts are you loving this fall?

* I enjoy sharing with my readers shops, items, and other things that strike me as unique and beautiful. all opinions are 100% my own. *