02 September 2014


Well, as of today, I've officially been home one week, and I've got to say, it feels goooood!  It's the simple things, like the inexplicable feeling of comfort just by knowing you're surrounded by mountains and evergreens, or the smell of the cool, salty air that rolls off the water.  Of course, waking up and looking out at the view of the skyline doesn't hurt either.

20 August 2014


I cannot wait to wear jeans and boots and sweater and long sleeve flannels and everything else that comes with autumn fashion.  I'm craving any item of clothing that could be associated with cooler weather.  I'm so sick of my shorts and tank tops because they're literally the only things I wear in Florida.  I've just gone and looked up the forecast for Seattle next week because I can't wait for the infamous Seattle weather!  I also find myself scouring Pinterest and doing tons of online window shopping (window, get it?) because it's the only way I can do fall fashion for now.

Football is back!  Well, nearly.  It's only the preseason right now, but hey, it's a start!  Another reason why I love autumn so much.  Yay for Seahawks games and going hoarse along with the rest of the 12th Man!

Pumpkin spice lattes are back on Monday.  Call me basic.

I leave for Seattle in six days.  I have five days left at iFLY and then next Tuesday it's au revoir Florida and bonjour Seattle.  I am so excited to be home.  I am ready.  I'm spending my day off today doing the majority of my packing, which reminds me that I need to run to Staples or somewhere and get a box for the quilt I'm bringing home.

I really, really need to hear from this apartment complex that my sister and I are hoping to get a unit at.  We're first on their wait list, so it's all dependent on whether or not current tenants decide to renew their leases.  I hope they don't.  This place has floor to ceiling windows and hardwood floors.  Hardwood floors!!! And it's literally next door to CenturyLink Field, so my sister and I could walk across the street to the Seahawks games and not deal with any of the traffic and general congestion that comes with.  We should hear sometime this week if we get a unit for September, but I really hope they call us today.  I want to know where I'm going to be living!

Also, decorating.  I really have been going overboard on the Pinterest home decor thing, if that's even possible.  I've found so many DIYs that I want to try, decor inspirations, products I want (though can't buy, but still), and I've also gone to Ikea twice in the past two weeks.  And one of those times was yesterday, by myself, completely by choice.  Forget killing an hour or two by window shopping, going to a park, grabbing a bite to eat, etc... No, I chose to go to Ikea.

I've become addicted to Pretty Little Liars on Netflix and also now for some reason I've just watched the trailer for 50 Shades of Grey.  WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME??

So that's basically what's been up for the past month.  I expect I'll be back on here when I'm back in Seattle, but for now, it's basically those thoughts, working at iFLY, and staying indoors because if I go outside I'll melt like the Wicked Witch of the West.

29 July 2014


Today I felt inspired... to make an outfit post!  I recently bought these jeans and they're just so amazing all around and I felt so great in them that I decided it was about time I made one.  It was a quick photo sesh with me, myself, and my camera (hence the awkward nose scratch photo below which I'm not entirely sure why I included, but oh well).

25 July 2014


When I first came to Florida, my intention was to stay until mid-May, then return until Seattle.  Well, obviously, that got prolonged for a while.  But I'm finally ready and able to move back to Seattle.  August 26 and I am so excited to go home!!

18 July 2014


Even though I wasn't able to be home for the actual 4th of July, there was no chance in hell that I was going to miss out on a chance to go back to Seattle, up to the boat in Roche Harbor, and see all my friends and the family members who flew in from all around the world (literally as far as Malaysia).  So after working close on July 4th, I caught the first plane out in the wee hours of the next morning and made it back to Seattle and up to the San Juans by about 3 in the afternoon on the 5th.  Totally worth it.  While sometimes family vacations are highly overrated, and this one certainly was no exception at times, it really was a great time being able to see all my family members, visit the boat that my sister and I grew up visiting and learning to sail on, go walking through the woods and exploring, going out for a spin on the water in the Green Machine (our smaller motorboat), and eating ice cream cones every night while watching the retiring of the flags at sundown.
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