the sunday currently, volume 29.

Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope you have all had a weekend as relaxing, productive, & restorative as mine. Justin has been in Shreveport golfing & hanging out with his best friends, & I have been here at home, cleaning, doing laundry, watching inordinate amounts of both My Fair Wedding & Awkward, &, as you may have guessed, redesigning this space.

A cleaner, more sophisticated design for this space has been a long time coming. And while I'm definitely no expert*, I'm happy with the way things have come out. Eventually, one day, I'll let a super snazzy designer get their hands on this space, but for now, I'm content.

This weekend has given me a chance to reflect on my life, & through that reflection, a mantra emerged: back to basics. No, not the Christina Aguilera album... but rather, a return to crisp, classic, simplicity. I'll write even more about this in the coming days, but I just wanted to share a little snippet of my vision for the future of this blog, through sharing my current words to live by.

reading has not been my strong suit as of late. Despite my reading schedules that were set in place so that I would finish Little Women by the end of March, I still have a good five hundred pages left to go.
writing a whole bunch of blog post drafts for the future. I've really been on a blog-writing kick lately, & my brand new space is really going to be conducive to releasing a whole lot of creative energy around here.
listening to some brand new artists as I create my Wilmington Spring [2013] playlist on Spotify. After reading Daci's post, I got really inspired to put together a list of songs that will always remind me of my first spring here in Wilmington.
thinking that I am so excited Justin is coming home today! Even though I feel like I needed this solo weekend to recharge & renew, I have really missed him, & I'm so glad he will be here soon.
smelling my Oceane perfume, which I bought from Anthropologie in Jackson when my sister, her best friend Ellen, & I were on a trip to tour Millsaps. Now that Kara is about to wrap up her Junior year, that trip is even more special to me. And I really, really love that I have a scent that takes me back to that moment in time.
wishing I had watched a little more Gilmore Girls this weekend. I just couldn't tear myself away from My Fair Wedding. It's been an addiction lately. For real.
hoping & praying for safe travels for Justin today. I can't wait to see him!
wearing professional clothes again this week, since I'll be shadowing for the second week in a row! My career is on the upswing, folks, & I'm jazzed.
loving the phone calls I have had in the past few days with my parents. It means a lot to me that they took the time out of their busy schedules to call me & chat about everything. I can't wait to hang out with them in person on my upcoming trip to Shreveport!
wanting an evening of movie-watching & dinner on the couch with Justin!
needing to paint my toenails. And that's the truth, everyone.
feeling like working out every day needs to be a priority for the next few weeks. There is a little ole wedding coming up soon that I need to look my absolute best for.
clicking a few very different links lately: Demeter, so that I can choose a new signature scent. I'm thinking of Almond, or Honey, or Baby Powder. Have you ever tried a Demeter scent before? What is your favorite? Also, Country Club Prep, with dreams of redesigning my closet, to match my redesigned blog. And finally, this recipe, with hopes of whipping something up in the kitchen soon.

photo: instagram

*somehow, in the midst of all the design madness, disqus got completely removed from my blog, which has thrown my comments section off a bit. it should be resolved in the next couple of days. oopsies!

*update: disqus is now re-installed here on siddathornton, but the comment import is taking longer than expected. if you commented on this post, don't worry - i didn't delete it. it should show back up once the import is finally complete. thank you for your patience as i get this issue resolved.


Amy Lynn said…
Love the new design! Very pretty :)
Ashley said…
My Fair Wedding is so addictive. Every time I start watching that I end up watching multiple episodes. Helping design a wedding would be such an exciting job. Now I think I may go get sucked into that show...

Oh... and those cupcakes sound delicious. I love lemon! Yum.
Love this Sunday Currently post idea, I might be linking up soon!

Kate Harvey said…
I like your new design! It's very chic. Well done. Enjoy having your husband home. Mine is going to be traveling for work for the next few days, and I'm already anxiously awaiting his return on Thursday!
Ana said…
Oh I need to paint my nails too and I seriously need to start working out!
Melissa said…
I love your new design! It looks wonderful :)
Tina Byland said…
I love the new design. It's very soothing! I need to paint my toenails, too. Shoot. I need a full blown pedicure before these babies see sandals again!
Allyssa said…
I love the new layout! Nice job!
LOVE the new design! also, I'm with you on the pedicure - I know a great place in Bethesda if you want a road trip... haha :)
Maggie Donnelly said…
Loving the fresh new design! I also love, absolutely love when a scent takes you back to a place and wonderful memory. I'm a firm believer in buying new scents specifically for the intention of attaching them to new and wonderful memories. Happy Sunday!
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Ditto on needing a pedicure. Now that it's warm again outside, I am ready for sandals, flip-flops, and bare feet! I really like your new design, too. It's clean and simple, and it looks great! I hope that Justin arrived home safely and that you guys had a great night! :)
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siddathornton said…
thank you so much about my design! i really wanted to simplify this space, & i feel good about it. it was time for an update!

justin arrived home safe & early & we had the best, most relaxing evening together! such a great way to end the weekend.
those Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes look delicous. i pinned the recipe but i think i will leave off the frosting and make them as muffins!
siddathornton said…
i can't wait to make them! they make my mouth water!
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speaking of signature scents, how did you choose your perfume for your wedding? on the one hand, I want it to be something that Jon thinks of as very ME. on the other hand, I want it to be special. eee?
siddathornton said…
for my wedding, i went with my all-time favorite scent: burberry brit. it became a bit of a signature scent for me in college, right after justin & i started dating. so, it only seemed fitting.

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