It’s that time again!!! Another month has flown by, and it’s time to share the highlights… To be honest, I’m dumbfounded we’re already a full month into 2015.
CURRENT MOVIE OBSESSION:
It’s officially Oscar season!! The nominations have been made, my dresses have been ordered, and I can’t wait until Oscar night.
For the second year in a row, I’ll be heading to Nashville to celebrate the year in film with dear friends.
To prepare for the evening, I’m starting to see some of the nominated films. So far, I’ve seen three.
I’m hoping to squeeze in three more before the big event: Boyhood, Theory of Everything, and Birdman. Who am I kidding, I also have American Sniper on my list, but it’s so hard to commit to see them all between now and the awards.
CURRENT FOOD CRAVING:
Being back on track, I am completely satisfied most days, but there are some foods, that I get a whiff of… and I just WANT IMMEDIATELY. Oh the cravings…
It’s been four weeks since I’ve “driven thru” anywhere… but if I could, I would most certainly drive through here. Maybe it’s a Southern thing, but there’s something about that fried chicken breast sandwich that I dream about… I know they have grilled options, but that’s not going to cut it right now.
One day, I’ll splurge, but for now, I continue to resist this crispy delicious piece of chicken goodness. Sigh…
CURRENT BLOG POSTS I DIDN’T WRITE:
December was a HUGE month. There were quite a few things that I just didn’t get around to blogging about, including the awesome Kelly Clarkson concert I went to in Nashville. I still may write about it, but I haven’t quite figured out how to squeeze it in… over a month later… and amidst my recommitment to eating healthy. In a nutshell, best concert I’ve seen in forever… for a great cause. Loved it!
I’ve been knitting up a storm lately… working on a hat right now for my girl Hilary. This purple yarn has been a little tough to work with, but I’m still trying to get it done.
And… as soon as I’m done with this hat, I’m diving back into baby knits! Since it’s finally FB-official, I can tell you… my BFF Jaede is expecting her second daughter in July. Beyond excited for her and her husband Greg! They need all sorts of cute knitted things. After all, how fun is it to knit for little girls… I mean, check out Baby Reece rocking this little hat I made. Too adorbs…
CURRENT DENVER MUST-SEE:
I went with the ladies to see the Denver Art Museum’s latest exhibit – – Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century. I absolutely loved it… and lusted after all of the beautiful jewels on display.
The exhibit is in Denver through March 15th. Don’t miss it, y’all!
Right now, I’m reading Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella.
It’s a light-hearted, upbeat little novel… that I can read for 20 minutes, put down for two days, and then jump right back into. It’s been a busy January, so this has been the type of book I’ve needed. Love it so far! That silly Becky (Bloomwood) Brandon…
The beginning of the year always marks a time of significant reorganization. Of course, you saw the most impacting update (for you guys, at least :)) with the NTTC makeover that launched this month, but I’ve been a busy bee cleaning out the clutter at my place as well.
One of the biggest projects I wanted to go after was organizing the mess that was my scarves. I used this tutorial I found on Pinterest, and now my scarves are so much more organized and manageable.
This project uses inexpensive poles from IKEA, and some simple hooks… Easy peazy! It also helped that I cleaned out my stash and sent the ones I don’t wear to my scarf-loving niece.
CURRENT FASHION OBSESSION:
I’ve got Oscar on my brain, and I’ve been doing a ton of prep for the big night. I’ve got two dresses on order from Rent the Runway. These two beauties from Badgley Mischka, to be exact…
The dresses arrive the Thursday before the show, so I’m hopeful that one of them fits! The green seems like it’s pretty forgiving overall… so I think that I should be okay. Always a little nervous until I try it on. Last year’s was a little big, for example… Much better than too small!
PS… The black on the right was totally inspired by Gina Martinez’s gorgeous (Badgley Mischka) dress from the Golden Globes… still obsessed with that look!
Tiny pitiful moment: I really want my stupid back to feel better. It’s been a tough month with pain showing up again. Mid-month, I went to a yoga class and when I laid down on a bolster, I felt a twang of pain. What’s crazy is that bolster = pillow. I laid on a pillow, and now I’m in pain. Good grief…
I’m (of course) loving the new Kelly Clarkson single “Heatbeat Song“… it’s just a peppy little ditty and makes me smile.
slightly completely obsessed with Tay-Tay’s song Blank Space. Especially in this mash-up…
My friends. I seriously have the best people in my life, and they amaze me every day.
Whether they’re leaving a surprise coffee on my desk, celebrating my birthday with me, making a quick call to say hello, pinning something they know I would love, or have their husband’s picking out cards to send me… I am incredibly rich in friends and grateful every day for them. xoxo
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