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the sunday currently, volume 32.

Greetings from Shreveport! This morning, I am enjoying eggs & biscuits & java by way of the new Community Coffee K-Cups. It's been a weekend of excitement around here, since my dear friend Jordan traveled over from Dallas with her husband on Friday evening. We have had lots of time to hang out, catch up, & have fun, & I am very grateful for that.
readingtheSkimm for my main news source recently. It is one of the first things I read each morning, & I have really grown to love it. So much so, that I get sad when I realize it's the weekend & there's no new Skimm to read. Yes, I'm serious. Yes, it's ridiculous. writing a freelance piece for a local Wilmington magazine. I'm so excited to be writing for a publication again, even if I only ever have this one assignment. I'll share it here whenever it is published. listening to the comforting sounds of HGTV. My mom is in the kitchen, finishing up her breakfast & watching Property Brothers


This weekend, my dear friend Jordan is driving from Dallas to visit me. I cannot wait to spend some time with her. Other items on the docket include wrapping up a story I'm writing for a local magazine, shopping with my mom, going to church, & just relaxing in general. My time in Shreveport so far has been extra sweet, & I'm really enjoying it.

Now, for a few little tidbits I've been perusing as of late, that I think you may just enjoy.

-- As you may have read here, I'm going to be blogging every day in May. Interested in the deets? Check out Jenni's post. She has come up with post prompts, & I think they will make for some very interesting reading around the blogosphere.

-- I really enjoyed Joelle's Get It Done post, & while I haven't checked out all the websites & apps she mentioned, I have plans to see what they're all about in the near future. I'm ever on the hunt for things to make me more productive, & her post was pure…

blogging every day in may.

I've been struggling with my blog lately: what direction to take it in, what to write about, how to write about the things I decide to write about, how often to write, how much to write... the list could go on & on. I really do think that anyone who blogs can relate to this sentiment every once in a while. No matter how much you adore blogging... no matter how much you wake up & wish for the keyboard... now matter how much you tote around your DSLR & capture moments from day-to-day life, you are more than likely going to struggle at some point with your voice, with your content, with practically anything & everything blogging related. 
A friend recently asked me, in regard to blogging, 
Do you ever run out of things to write about?
And no, not really. That's not really the problem at all. Because there is always life happening, there are always events happening... the world is always spinning, so there is always something I could write about. The problem I run …

around here lately.

What is it about being in a different place, that completely throws my blogging rhythm - & well, really all of my routines - off kilter? Is it simply the excitement of being in a new place, with different things to occupy my time during the day? Or perhaps it's because this new place I'm in is actually my hometown, & I feel overwhelmed by all the people & places I want to visit while I'm here. Either way, I am missing blogging. When something is such a large part of your daily life, you definitely feel the void when it's missing.
Luckily today, I found my way over to Barnes & Noble, & I'm sat in a corner at a very small table with a strawberries & cream cupcake & a cup of piping hot coffee in my camera lens travel mug. And I'm feeling like now is the time to bust out a couple of posts.
My last Around Here Lately post came to you from Pinehurst, North Carolina. It's only fitting that this one will come to you from another vacatio…

the sunday currently, volume 31.

Hello from Shreveport! I got in town on Friday around one, & I've been going non-stop ever since.

readingLittleWomen, still. And it's the funniest thing, because my mom & dad actually got me that book for Christmas many, many years ago, and I always felt bad for never having read it. I thought it was one of my Mom's favorite books. Well, the other night, I was telling her how it was taking me forever to get through the book, & she confessed to me that she had begun it many times, but had never finished it, despite enjoying it. Maybe this not-being-able-to-finish-Little-Women phenomenon runs in our family? writing this blog post via my mom's iPad. And I like it.  listening to Mollie Jean snoring.  thinking about everything I need to do while I'm here.  smelling that 'home' smell.  wishing Justin was here in town with me.  hoping that by tomorrow I'll have overcome my 'auto lag.' Driving 1,020 miles makes you feel weird.  wearing lots of chaps…

friday's fancies #67: neon novice.

bag | top | pearls | shoes | blush | skirt

I don't claim to be a neon expert by any means, but as I wrap up the last leg of my road trip to Shreveport this morning, I know I'll daydream of donning this ensemble to my mom's honors society banquet tonight. True, this outfit would be pretty spectacular, but I think I have a perfectly good one up my sleeve for in-real-life, too.
This weekend holds a lot of exciting plans for me. As mentioned above, I'll be attending a banquet for my mom's induction into an honors society tonight, which I couldn't be more thrilled or proud about. On Saturday morning, I'll be joining Lindsey on a wedding errand. I'm so excited to see her! And on Sunday, I'll be attending church with my parents in the morning, hopefully followed up by breakfast at either Strawn's or Another Broken Egg. Happy Weekend!
this week's posts: back to basics six months married the sunday curently best of youtube beauty lately for boston wilmington …

more about me.

Greetings from the road to Shreveport. Since I'll be driving all day today, I thought I'd leave you with a little post, divulging some facts about me that you may not know. Enjoy! And here's to safe travels & seeing loved ones soon!

After reading Tina's post a while back, I became inspired to share a few little tidbits about myself, that you may not know...
I like sleeping on couches.
I am horrible at reading maps.
I struggle a bit with defining my personal style. I have a big place in my heart for structured, classic clothing, but I also relish wearing an edgy piece or two. I guess my ultimate dream wardrobe identifier would be romantic preppy with an edge.
I struggle with anxiety. I plan to stay off of medication for as long as possible, but I'm fairly certain I'll find it necessary at some point in my life. At this point, I cope by journaling, praying, & meditating. 
I am an Alpha Chi Omega. I was initiated into the Beta Psi chapter at Louisiana Tech Univ…

wilmington snapshot: a day at the beach.

When our Dallas family was here, we went to the St. Patrick's Day Parade. We also spent an afternoon at Wrightsville Beach, which Justin & I consider a little slice of Wilmington heaven. There's just something about the simplicity of a rural, pastel-hued beach that leaves me wanting to come back again & again. As it continues to get warmer around here, we look forward to many afternoons spent on this sprawling expanse of solitude.
Want to see more photos from the afternoon? They're all here.