Today’s post is a fun one! You may remember Empress Themes–the brainchild of Victoria and Lisa–and the theme shop responsible for my current site design! They’ve created a wonderful community through Facebook and their blog, and are facilitating some fun post topics…this one is about five items under $50 you can’t live without (obviously an exaggeration, but you get the point). This was a fun one to answer because fifty bucks is a relatively low dollar amount, meaning a lot of items are likely going to be pretty…basic? Simple? I like this because it allows more of a “what’s in your bag” or “what’s in your grocery cart”-like discussion, and let’s be honest–isn’t everyone at least a little nosy and curious how others answer these questions?
I wasn’t going to publish a post today because the typical Wednesday post was going to go up tomorrow (it’ll be a fun one!), but we’ve been blessed with a snow day so figured I’d round up a few warm weather finds–because doesn’t everyone spend at least some of snowy day online shopping? I was weirdly convinced we’d get snow in March this winter and I’m just happy it happened…even better that it’s on a Wednesday, since it makes a great mid-week treat!
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A bit of a random post today, because it’s 9:34pm EST and I’m currently on a plane that just took off from Dallas an hour late (with no explanation, at that–come on, Southwest!) and really wish I could follow my typical Sunday routine, which would mean getting into bed in about ten minutes and reading before going to sleep by 10:30. I think I’ve alluded to it on here before, but I’m definitely a morning person over a night person and aim to wake up between 6 and 6:30 (the exact time depends on when I get to bed, as hitting that eight hours is always the goal)–especially on Sundays, since it’s your chance to set the tone for the week.
It feels silly to complain, though, as we’ve been on so many fun trips lately and just spent the weekend with my parents in Dallas. We were in town for one of my former coworkers’ weddings (she grew up in the area, too), and it’s really special being able to witness someone you care about tie the knot. Having an excuse–and of course, a place to stay–to see the fam is always nice, as is any trip that lets you eat Tex-Mex twice and In-N-Out once in three days.