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where i've been this year.

As 2013 is coming to a close, I can't help but reflect back on all the wonderful, exciting trips Justin & I have been able to take this year. I've been so lucky to have traveled to many, many new places, & I thought I would share exactly where I've been this year with you below. Any posts associated with our travels will be linked as well. Enjoy! 

Oh, & please note: not all states are placed in their geographically correct positions.
In January, we traveled to Shreveport, Louisiana for Laura & Jonathan's engagement. Then, we drove a moving truck with a lot of furniture in it back to Wilmington. There was a very quick stop over in Dallas, & I think that counts. 
In February, we visited Charleston, South Carolina, & we took TONS of photos. This post has links to all of the posts from that particular trip.
In March, we visited & fell in love with Pinehurst, North Carolina. Justin attended a Gastroenterology conference. I walked around & took p…

the sunday currently, volume 67.

Merry Post-Christmas & Happy-Almost-New-Year! I'm sorry for the late post today, folks. Since we have arrived in Shreveport, I've been sick, & we have been trying to get together with people & do everything we want to do while we're here. Luckily, I'm feeling much more myself today. I hope you all are having a lovely holiday, surrounded by family & friends.

R E A D I N GHarry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone, as well as Harry Potter & History, which my sister got me for Christmas. W R I T I N G nothing at all in my Composition books since I arrived here in Shreveport. We've been busy! L I S T E N I N G to Justin chatting with me as I type this post out. T H I N K I N G that I'm really glad that my illness is almost gone. I've been sick since we arrived in Shreveport. S M E L L I N G nothing at the moment.

shreveport snapshot: the girlies.

not pictured: hun bun bear

just a little snippet.

we haven't stopped moving  since we landed in monroe. parties, lunches, get-togethers. and now, i'm sick. but i can't tell you how happy i've been between the slices of pumpkin pie and christmas talks around the tree and endless cups of coffee.

shreveport snapshot: christmas at the ontario house.

we're in shreveport!

Thank you, friends, for putting up with my wimpy Sunday Currently post yesterday. We were set to arrive in Shreveport around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, & we didn't actually arrive until around 6:30 p.m. yesterday. When we realized our flight out of Wilmington was delayed, we went ahead & switched our destination to Monroe, since that was where we had planned to spend yesterday, as Justin's side of the family was having a Christmas get-together. We flew from Wilmington to Atlanta on Saturday night, were put up in a hotel, then flew out from Atlanta to Monroe Sunday morning. Then, after the Christmas party, we rode back to Shreveport with family. 
We are so happy to be here! I ate my weight in gumbo, cookie dough dip, & lemon pie yesterday, I've been clicking away on the DSLR around the Ontario House, & as I type this, Justin, Kara, & I are brainstorming where we'll head for lunch. I hope everyone's week is off to a great start!

the sunday currently, volume 66.

CURRENTLY: in a hotel room in Atlanta, about to make our way back to the airport. Our flights were delayed yesterday, & we missed our flight to Shreveport last night. Today we are praying for safe, smooth, & quick travels!  I wish I would have scheduled today's posts, but I thought I was going to have plenty of time. If you'd like to see how a classically-styled TSC post is put together, visit the Sunday Currently tab at the top of this blog. Cheers!
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hometown bound: a very shreveport christmas.

As you may have guessed from the title of this blog post, Justin & I are en route today, bound for the warm embrace of Shreveport! We couldn't be more thrilled to visit out hometown & see all of our family & friends.
I'm unsure of how much blogging I'll be doing while on vacation with our families, but I know I'll be around on Twitter & Instagram. Feel free to follow me on either of those platforms, or simply stalk #siddastravellog. 
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!  Tell me: how are you celebrating the most wonderful time of the year?

friday's fancies #76: warm & cozy indeed.

Happy Friday! Today is a day that will be spent doing last-minute errands & putting an extra shine on our apartment, because tomorrow, we leave for Shreveport! Can you tell I'm excited? Because I am. Hopefully by the time you are reading this, I will have knocked out quite a few items on my before we leave to-do list, but if I haven't, that means I'll be running around like a crazy person all day. The latter is probable, & such is life, I suppose.
sweater | scarf | house shoes | mug | leggings

So, let's talk about this outfit for a minute. As it stands, two of the items in this set are sold out. Which, I guess, means that myself & a lot of people have a penchant for the cozy & comfy at the moment. The sweater & the house shoes are those two items, & I can't really blame people for scooping them up. They would be two perfect additions to the scene I'm envisioning with this outfit, which involves me sitting in front of a fire, sipping on a…

songs from wilmington: christmas edition.

Nothing compares to a newly-minted playlist. I repeat, nothing. I haven't been the best at posting my playlists around here lately, but that's set to change, starting right now. Because there's no time like the present. And there's no present greater than music [see what I did there?]. But, in all honesty, music - and more specifically, the intentional arranging of specific songs meant for a specific mood and/or memory - is like a warm cozy blanket I like to wrap myself up in, every time a new season comes around. So today, I am sharing with you my Christmas playlist. Rather than list out all 214 tracks [that's 12 hours worth of music, folks], I decided I'd simply share my favorites out of all the albums that appear on the list.
FOR EMMA, FOREVER AGO | bon iver WOODLAND | the paper kites YOUNG NORTH | the paper kites FIGURE 8 | elliott smith A VERY SHE & HIM CHRISTMAS | she & him CHRISTMAS | michael buble SNOWED IN | hanson MOUNTAINTOPS | mates of state CHRISTM…

nashville snapshot.

holiday sparkle o christmas tree a cozy hotel lobby nook tourists need maps brunch with locals
Want to see more about our early December trip to Nashville? It's all here.

only tuesday.

It can't only be Tuesday, right?
I feel like I've done enough so far this week, to justify it being at least Wednesday. But who knows, maybe that is just my excitement talking, because at the end of this week, we'll be headed toward Shreveport... headed toward our families... headed toward our friends.
As it stands, right now, almost all of our laundry is done, all of the dishes are clean & put away, & I can currently be found sitting in Starbucks, getting ready to launch into an essay-writing session. Oh, & I finally got a run in earlier today... 3 miles... which I am extremely happy about. I feel so much better, having done that.
Maybe it is good that it's only Tuesday. There are still floors to be vacuumed. There are blog posts to write. Jobs to apply for, for when we arrive back in Wilmington after the first of the year. Application materials to mail off. Books to read. Knitting projects to knit.
Yes. Maybe it is a good thing it's only Tuesday, ind…

drugstore living: huge CVS sale.

It's been quite a long time since my last beauty post, but I'm excited to jump back into doing these! 
When I walked into CVS today, I was on a hunt for some Airborne, but naturally, I walked out with makeup instead. The reason? Well, the appearance of a whole bunch of little green stickers that say 75% off on them. Yes, you heard that right... seventy-five whopping percent off! Now, as you can see from the photo below, I only picked up two things, because, well, it's Christmas time, which means a time for buying for others instead of myself. But let me tell you: I could have walked away with an entire haul. There were some Physician's Formula things that caught my eye, as well as some different shades of nail polish from various brands. It took some restraint on my end, that's for sure.

revlon photoready bronzer in bronzed & chic* | revlon just bitten kissable balm stain in darling
I've been wanting this bronzer for a really long time, due to a recommendati…

the sunday currently, volume 65.

good morning from starbucks!
Hello, hello, friends & readers! I don't know why I'm using exclamation points this morning, other than the fact that I'm in a bit of an exclamation-point-using mood. First of all, I am in one of my favorite places of productivity this morning... Starbucks. Second of all, I've recently put the grueling Fall Semester behind me. Third of all, I'm sipping on a Tall Skinny Peppermint Mocha, as well as a Venti Ice Water. Fourth of all, by this time next week, Justin & I will be in Shreveport! So yeah, it's just kind of an exclamation point sort of morning, you know?

R E A D I N GHarry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone. I have legitimately lost count of how many times I've read the series [maybe this is the fourth time?], but I have to tell you: I am so excited to be reading it again. W R I T I N G quite a few blog posts recently. It feels wonderful to feel inspired again! I have felt the call to write for the past two weeks …