from the church to the palace / from the office to the gym

Unlike Snoop Dogg, I don’t often transition from church to palace.  My days usually go: walk dogs, drive to work, work at desk job, drive home, work out, then lounge at home or be social or do crafts and blog and/or clean and tidy up.

I snapped a quick self portrait & pic of my gear as I went from working woman to triathlete biker in training.

outfit – old navy black lightweight button up – similar. bcbg pink skirt with pockets- similar, great sequin option, lovely long option. boots from DSW – similar, similar similar, necklace tiffany and co. – similar cute peace sign instead of heart.  gym gear – asics similar, 2xu tri shorts, aerie sports bra, nike top, billabong backpack similar.

Links, thoughts and news…..

Tragedy against marriage – K.Stew hooked up w/ director of Snow White.  Read about it here here and or here.  My thoughts in brief: it’s sad and scary that the absolutely gorgeous mother of this dude’s children, Liberty, gets cheated on.  Things like that strike fear in women everywhere.  It would be one thing if they were in an open relationship but judging by her tweet and instgram pic of snow white drunkenly crying, Liberty is not okay with having a side b*tch.  Dan Savage would most certainly bust out a few acronyms:  they are CPOSes (cheating pieces of sh t) and DTMF (dump the mother f-er).

On a much lighter note, Wired did a nice quick piece on The Sartorialist.

Lately, “eating your heart out” has come up a few times (once in a book, once on Tour de France coverage).  I realized I didn’t fully know what it meant.  I remembered a movie where a woman looks fabulous and says “eat your heart out.”  I just thought it meant “look at me, I am glamorous.”  In reality it is can be a taunt or deal with one’s bitterness and pain as well.  Wiki explanation.

It’s been on my heart lately to donate blood.  I used to be a more regular donor thanks to Greek Week at Pitt and Delta Delta Delta’s awesome commitment to charitable causes and employers often hosting blood drives once I was out in the working world.  Lately, I have not donated blood.  It’s on my heart because I heard the suggestion that one positive thing you can do in light of the awful Aurora, CO shooting is to donate blood.  If you feel the same, take this as a nudge and schedule your life-saving appointment today.

This couch is really beautiful if you’re in the Erie area and need a couch, snatch this craiglist steal.

This “HOWDY” sign is also really cool via Erie C-list.  Too bad it’s upside down but you can tilt your head. *wink*

Kyle, my fabulous hubby, suggested we make this scrumptious, refreshing watermelon drink.  We did.  We loved it.  You should too.

Speaking of beverages, I was inspired by a cute little coffee station I saw and had the idea to move our island-on-wheels to our back mudroom (adjacent to kitchen) and set up our coffee maker and coffees and teas near it.  I think it looks great and appreciate the counter space gained in the kitchen. Apartment Therapy author Abby Stone also suggests setting up stations in her “9 Steps to Arranging a Well Organized Kitchen” post.  I like how she says her kitchen is “merchandised.”  Similarly, I finally cleaned up our glass-front cabinets to that our prettier pieces could reside in those & moved mismatched mugs to our cabinets above the microwave which are not glass-front.

Go see this movie this weekend:  Moonrise Kingdom.  My heart swelled with joy during many points of the film.  It’s such a quirky, delightful tale of young love.  The sentiments are sweet and the awkward dance scene is stellar.

If you follow me on Instagram you know that last Friday it was fugly out in the morning so I wore sequins.  OOTD from 7/20 below:outfit – sequin blazer forever 21 similar here.  pants – skinny jeans by express – similar. boots by target~real leather- similar, similar, similar, to die for. stripe tank – forever 21, similar.

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