High Five for Friday

it’s hard for me to believe that it’s already friday again! i’m heading back home from a wonderful week at the lake today. i’ve also concluded that friday is the best day to come home from vacation because you go right into a weekend, which allows plenty of time for unpacking, settling back in, and catching up on rest (if need be!). i’m looking forward to one last normal weekend this weekend, followed by two weeks of chaos while i’m gearing up to move at the end of the month.
here’s a look back at some of my favorite moments from this past week:
1. my mom and i hit the outlet mall one day and i found some great things for fall at J.Crew Factory. i’m in full fall-shopping mode right now, so i was pleased to see that they had rolled out much of their cool-weather items before we got to the store. i picked up this vest, which i’m particularly excited to wear:
2. i’m finally finished buying for my apartment. the amount of space that i’m going to be living in will be significantly larger, which meant that i had to buy some bedroom furniture and lots more decorative things than i currently have in my teeny bedroom. while it’s been very fun to pick things out and select what i want in my room, my wallet is particularly happy that the majority (if not all) of the shopping is done!
3. i started reading #GIRLBOSS this week. after knowing a bit about Sophia’s company and seeing her book pop up in my instagram feed for weeks on end, i decided it was time. i’m about 80 pages in and, so far, it doesn’t disappoint. she offers good insight into going after what you’re passionate about, while also being realistic. if you’re at all interested in reading it, i say go for it! it’s a very easy read, too! 
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4. i mentioned this in yesterday’s post, but it’s been so wonderful to have some time away from ‘regular life’ and just take a break. i’m fortunate that i’m able to do that and that i can bring my work with me wherever i go. i think i’ve realized, this week, just how grateful i am for this chapter that i’m in with my life. i feel refreshed and ready to get back to a regular working schedule, though!
5. (start cat lady-ness)
the cats did very well at the lake! i was a bit apprehensive about bringing them up here since they don’t travel to other places much and tend to be a bit shy. it took a few days of warming up to my parent’s cats, but by the end of the week, it was as if they’d lived here their whole lives. they’ve really enjoyed watching the birds, squirrels, chipmunks, and other creatures outside the windows, so i’m excited that they’ll have much better views in the new apartment. 
(end cat lady-ness)

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  1. Alycia wrote:

    I love that vest. We are heading down for a mini vacation this weekend and I'm hoping to get some fall fashion finds for a steal!!!! Happy weekend!

    Posted 8.15.14 Reply

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