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love lists: february 2014.

February, oh February... it has definitely been a bit trying. But that doesn't mean I didn't find some things to get excited about during its cold, gray days. From the Winter Olympics, to one major fitness motivator, to organizational tools... I think I have all the bases covered in my February 2014 favorites.

1. L'Oreal Color Riche Balm in Nourishing Nude. I love color-rich lip balms, and that's exactly what this is. I chose the nude color on the recommendation of Jen's 2013 Beauty All-Stars round-up, and I love it, because it's so easy to wear, while also perking up my look a bit, which is especially great for simple makeup days. 2. Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Pinkberry. My mom gave me her sample tube of this shade when I was visiting over Christmas, and I have loved it ever since. Another nude - this one, as the name implies, a flattering pinky hue - this shade is easy to wear and one I have been reaching for often. 3. Sharpie Pens. I love …

around here lately.

It's been a little while since I last shared an Around Here Lately post, and I thought this lovely Wednesday morning would be a good time to share some of the goings-on as of late.

sharpie pens have been my favorite lately - and this pack aids me in my color-coding missions! you may as well call us crazy fit-bitters, because we're obsessed with these little gadgets while having lunch the other day, i couldn't stop admiring this wrought iron detailing
little bursts of pine are currently littering one of my favorite parks, due to recent ice storms i was on a kick, for a while there, where i was drinking entirely too much coffee i had a meeting last week at the gorgeous City Club at de Rosset - i couldn't stop admiring it
one of my favorite winter flowers - the camellia - are in full bloom around here the light pink are my absolute favorites here's a little peek at our valentine's day restaurant - its so quaint and cute
i've been drinking more tea recently, in an effort…

the sunday currently, volume 75.

here is justin with a "tooth" in downtown wilmington yesterday. it's supposed to be a peach.
Good morning, folks! Remember last week, when I said we were going for brunch? Well, we didn't. But I think this week, we are going to, and I think we're going to one of our old favorites, The George. We haven't been in a long time, and I'm really excited about it.
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R E A D I N G hasn't topped the list of my priorities recently. For whatever reason, I was kind of freaking out about this, but I've decided to just let it go until I'm ready to read again, which I'm sure will happen as soon as I'm super busy and don't have time for it again. W R I T I N G in composition books and planners a lot recently. L I S T E N I N G to Justin watching various videos, a morning ritual of sorts around here. We like waking up to funny videos!

the sunday currently, volume 74.

i was going to share our valentine's day photo, but it's quite an awkward one, to tell you the truth here are the wonderful blue skies and sun instead
Good morning, everyone, and happy Sunday! I hope you have been having a good weekend. Things over at the C Residence have been good and laid back, with yesterday serving as a day for thrifting, having lunch at a diner in Carolina Beach, and dropping in to the antique shops on Castle Street.
Before getting up to write this post, I was having an interesting dream, in which I discovered a whole bunch of long lost cousins. We went out to their country farm lands in a really small town, and we ran around like we were children, exploring. There were two pools, and I wanted to go swimming so badly. But we explored. And when I woke up from this dream, I felt like a kid again. Right now, as I type this, I'm trying to hold onto that feeling.
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R E A D I N G Reddit before bed like it's my job. TSC-ers,…


Happy Valentine's Day!

right now.

Right now, I'm sitting at one of my favorite Starbucks locations here in Wilmington. It's at the corner of two busy streets, and the flow of cars zooming by is unending. Every time the door opens, I'm forced to realize that maybe I should have added a few layers to my outfit - after all, it is only 29 degrees outside. 
The familiar whirs and sputters of the espresso machines are slowly but surely threatening to lull me to sleep, but bursts of alert, focused energy keep finding their way through the woodwork, reminding me that maybe I should make some use out of my time today.
The truth is, it's hard to get out of bed when the muted light coming from behind the blinds is a gray putty color, signaling the continuance of dreary, cold weather to which you're just never going to grow accustomed. Even now, as I gaze to my right, freezing rain is doing a kind of taunting dance on the large, clear-paned windows. Frost is gathering on the glass of the door. 
And I know tha…

the sunday currently, volume 73.

Good morning and Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope you're enjoying a nice weekend, like I am. I'm happy to say that this week's Sunday Currently was written out with ink and paper in the corner of our local Barnes and Noble, yesterday afternoon. It was a cold, rainy day, and Justin and I decided to duck into the cafe for a while and read. (This was after we attempted to see the Legos movie, and it was all sold out).
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R E A D I N GHarry Potter & History. With my re-read of the Harry Potter series, I've decided to intersperse a non-Harry Potter book in between each of the series books. This way, I won't lose interest, & I'll be able to cross some books off my to-read list. Similarly, I've also decided to embark on the mission of reading all unread (and some very-long-ago read) books in my bookshelf. This (hopefully) means finally finishing Wuthering Heights, which I started in 2008. W R I T I N G a little bit every day thr…