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  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.
*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.