The List Week 11

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the list wk11

Happy Friday, friends!  It’s been a fabulous week over here, I feel like I’ve gotten SO much done and feel really ready for the weekend.  Last weekend, I had a lot of work to do, so I’ve really been looking forward to this one to relax and sleep in a little. So far, we have the weekend pretty free and clear of plans, so I am hoping to do some of my italian, dig into B-School more in depth, and maybe read some of my book (I’m reading Red Sparrow at the recommendation of Hitha).

The List is comprised of some of my favorite lines, items, and thoughts from the week.  I’ve been nose-to-the-gridestone all week, so my internet searchings have been little more light hearted!

The List wk: 11

ALL FOR ONE:  I have heart people talk about Dr Bronners likes it’s a miracle, but always in generalizations, and I need some real specific feedback here… I’ll be traveling next month for a few weeks and want to pack light.  I don’t want a suitcase full of bottles, but I don’t want to depend on whatever the hotels have either.  I’ve heard some people say they use Dr. Bronners for everything – hair, body, even face!  Do you have experience with it? If so, I’d love to hear!

OBSESSED: I have been slow to the clog trend, but really it’s because they’re always so pricey and I’m trying to save some moolah for our trip next month.  I stumbled upon the Esther clog and the Miranda Peep Toe – both by BRYR and I’m obsessed.  I’m going to have to make this a treat to myself at some point… Probably the peep toes!

MY UNIFORM: I am I’m usually always in one of three shirts: a chambray button-up, a silky sleeve-less with a cardigan, or a white cotton T.  I like that this cropped Mona T is a little fancier in woven cotton, but still falls into one of those things I’ll wear again and again – plus I pretty much love lots of the other stuff at Bridge & Burn too…

SIPPING SPRING: I don’t know why, but for some reason the springtime just reminds me of champagne cocktails.  I shared earlier this week a darling little treat basket for gifting a cocktail, but I’m also eager to try this Lillet Blanc cocktail from The Kitchn – doesn’t it look so refreshing?

LET’S TALK: you guys know that I don’t have children, and let’s face it, when you’re in your thirties (and have been married as long as we have), the questions really start rolling in. Now, I don’t want anyone to go around jumping to conclusions about this (family, I’m looking at you), but I found this article – via Victoria McGinley – about a woman’s choice not to have children a wonderful read.  We do plan on children at some point, but up until now, neither Matt or I have felt a tremendous pull. I know that the majority of the people who inquire are coming from a place of kindness, but there are times when I am so surprised by some of the imposing and usually quite rude questions I get.  I would NEVER ask someone, “So, why is it that you have kids, anyway?” so why does someone feel the need to pose the opposite question to me? It’s seriously mind-boggling. I have thought about writing a bigger post on this topic, but know it might push some buttons, so I’ve held off until now!


P.S. Want more?  I’m posting about some of the best window coverings for your design style today on the Bali Blog!


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