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Thank goodness it’s Friday! This week and I haven’t really been the best of friends, so I’m not sorry to say “Sayonara!” and welcome the weekend with open arms. Today also marks the beginning of my process of moving the blog over to a self-hosted site, so there may be some down time this weekend. I’ll be back up and running come Monday morning (fingers crossed!)

Enjoy your weekends! Do something fun and less nerdy than me 😉

happy monday

Happy Monday!

B and I just got back from our Canadian adventure and are getting ready to get back into the swing of things, which includes catching up on the blog world and posting my usual Monday musings.

I still have some unpacking to do, but I wanted to share the new Mumford and Sons song, because, well, it’s cool.

Have you heard it yet? No? Remedy that right away by clicking play below.


 

lucy loves :: waterlogged

If Lucy had a say in this post, it wouldn’t be happening. She actually hates water. Being a terrier, she would rather dig in the dirt than dip one paw in the water. Regardless, here are three things that would be great for the water-loving dog.

1. Lifejacket. Lucy has a life jacket she wears when we take her on boat rides. She is less than thrilled with it. (see photo below)

2. Water Toys. West Paw Design’s Hurley toy is great for playing fetch in the water since it’s totally buoyant.

3. Cooling Bandanna. Dip this bandanna from My Outward Hound in water then tie it around your dog’s neck to keep them cool when it’s hot out (and they aren’t swimming). Lucy’s thinking this is a must have since she’s not a fan of those super hot summer days.

lucy in her life jacket

We’ll be dusting off her life jacket again this week at the cottage. I know she can’t wait!

happy monday

Happy Monday! It’s a short week for me since we’re heading up to Canada midweek to spend time at my parent’s cottage on Lake Huron. Looking forward to spending days on the lake, sunset boat rides and campfires.

Stay tuned for another addition of Lucy Loves and some cool events I’ve been working on in Columbus!

Enjoy your day!

reminder: it’s a wonderful day


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And it’s yet another Monday. The last one in July. I can’t believe how fast time is moving these days. Between what I have to do and what I want to do, I feel as though my mind hasn’t slowed down in months. I’m constantly starting new lists while attempting to cross off items on old ones; it can be (and has been) exhausting.

The serene image won’t really solve any problems, but it does help remind me that the world is so much bigger and more awesome than any task list I have, and I’ll get my stuff done…just probably not today.

In the meantime, remember to take some time out of the day, sit back and enjoy it.

You’d probably be expecting some calming song for the music choice, but that’s not how I roll. Bring on the happy music and have a wonderful day!

Project Living Room :: the chair dilemma

living room update

Project Living Room seems to be stuck in “thinking about it” mode. I’m still totally planning on doing the refresh but I’m still just figuring out what to do.

One issue is the dilemma of the chairs. As you can see, the living room has 2 large cushy chairs and one couch. B and I only sit on the couch. We rarely use the chairs. Only when people come over and it would be awkward to all pile on the couch together does someone then sit on a chair. All other times, we don’t sit on them.

But Lucy does.

She sits on both of them. They are her chairs.

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happy monday

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Happy Monday! I’m back and feeling refreshed and rejuvenated from our lovely beach trip! We got crab legs not once, but TWICE, and every day was sunny and beautiful. Can’t ask for much more than that! We didn’t get in until late last night, so my apologies for the late Monday post. Stay tuned though, I have some fun stuff planned for the upcoming week! The photo above is one of the pics from my trip. Check out my photos on instagram for some more fun highlights @stuffstephdoes.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

beach bag essentials

beach bag essentials

I think this will be the 42,876th time I’ve mentioned it, but, B and I are headed to the beach this week! Woot! Design Sponge posted this awesome diy beach bag project out of a mesh screen and since I am completely in love with it, I used it as inspiration for planning my next few days of soaking in the oceanside rays. Here’s some of my essentials for beach days:

1. A good read. I’ve started this book already and I’m sure I’ll finish it up this week. // 2. Keep a hat on to protect your hair and scalp. How adorable is this hat from Target? // 3. Sunscreen is a must! I always put stronger, oil-free stuff on my face to keep up my youthful appearance 🙂 // 4. Need to stay hydrated when the sun is beating down on you all day. // 5. I typically keep the books away from the beach because I don’t like to get them sandy, so I read magazines down by the water. I try to keep it well rounded balancing out the modern design with a healthy dose of celebrity gossip.

Alright I suppose I should actually pack instead of blogging about it! Enjoy your Tuesday!