So I decided to go have some "me time" the other day while Mack hung out with his dad & I thought I'd go get a cappuccino from a popular coffee shop in the area and just hang out. Since we've been so busy with the move for the past couple weeks, I haven't been able to keep up with some of the shows I watch and haven't had much time for blogging or myself and I thought it sounded great to get some good coffee, put in some headphones, and catch up on some stuff. It didn't go exactly how I'd planned but it was nice to go out and about on my own. Whenever I go out, a bunch of thoughts go through my head and I always feel like I'm awkward in social situations. So for the sake of being authentic with you guys I thought I'd share some of the random thoughts I had and do a lil segment called coffee shop thoughts (I know, super creative)
"Ok I'm gonna get a huge cappuccino & blog & catch up on Bates Motel & be so productive"
"Somehow I'm awkward even when all I'm doing is ordering a drink"
"Why did I order an extra shot?? Apparently now I'm drinking 5 shots of espresso"
"Am I supposed to leave a tip at a coffee shop??"
"Why dis baked goods cooler empty"
"They should hire me so I can bake for them and they would never run out"
"Mmm, eclairs, banana cream pie, scones, bagels, pumpkin tea cake"
"Hellz yeah, hire me guys"
"Hopefully I don't see anyone I know..."
"Text Mack. Tell him my every thought"
"Ok..must take super cute cappuccino shot"
"Super cute cappuccino shot is not so cute"
"Why can't this table be white? This dark wood isn't going to flow with my insta theme"
"Everyone else's coffee pics are way cuter than this what am I doing wrong"
"Damn I forgot to ask for the wifi, now I have to talk to the barista AGAIN"
"Almost tipped over the chair awkwardly standing up....embarrassing..."
"Can't think of anything to blog about"
"Don't know why I have a blog I'm not interesting enough"
"Wiggle by Jason Derulo is on....must resist chair dancing"
"Why did I order something hot?? I'm glad I'm wearing something black so nobody can see me sweating lol"
"So glad I brought headphones so nobody will try to talk to me"
"Why didn't I bring my phone charger?"
"Yaaaaaaassss Lana Del Ray on ma iTunes"
"Phone at 2% whyyy"
"Nobody wants to read this, don't know why I'm writing it"
"Maybe I'll just go home"
"Oops phone died"
"Sweaty knee pits ugh"
"Ooooh maybe I'll go to Hobby Lobby now..."
And then I did go to Hobby Lobby. And spent way too much money on things I didn't even go there for (or need). All in all, it was a nice time though and I think I'll start doing it more often.
Ta da! Milo's nursery is finally 99.99% finished! (Yeah, I couldn't wait for the finishing touches to show you guys, I'm just waaaay too excited!) At long last the sweet baby room is done, with less than a week til my due date! We worked pretty hard on it and it's taken a little while to bring all my visions to life, but it was well worth it. I'm so in love with this room. It's definitely my new favorite place in the house. I actually go in there at least once a day and stare at everything. I'm legit the heart eyes emoji, just standing there, gazing at the adorable-ness.
Up until about a month and a half ago, I had no pregnancy related stretch marks. Then I noticed two teeny ones and before I knew it, there were dozens of them reaching up my ever growing belly. I'm no stranger to stretch marks by any means, but it was shocking to see them pop up in a time frame that felt like over night.
It's been over two months since Mack and I took our long journey across the country and made Astoria, OR our new home. I am completely in love with this place and I find myself wondering if it's all real on a regular basis. The Oregon coast is one of the most gorgeous places I've ever lived and I feel like I'm home again.
Our lives have been a beautiful journey and I wouldn't trade any of our experiences for the world. I'm so thankful that we're being given this opportunity to fill our hearts with love for a new child to go along with the love we have for the one we lost.
So I decided to go have some "me time" the other day while Mack hung out with his dad & I thought I'd go get a cappuccino from a popular coffee shop in the area and just hang out. Since we've been so busy with the move for the past couple weeks, I haven't been able to keep up with some of the shows I watch and haven't had much time for blogging or myself and I thought it sounded great to get some good coffee, put in some headphones, and catch up on some stuff.
June was quite a month! I got to go and visit my awesome family in Florida before they began their trek out West. I got to watch my sister graduate high school & celebrate birthdays for her and my mom. I got to visit my best friend and have a fun movie night. I came home to my sweet hubby & pets. I did some exploring with Mack and I learned some new things and had some super lazy days.
Ever since I began blogging on and off a few years back, I've called my site "Happily Without a Compass". Since then I have considered changing it - it's long & looks a bit bulky in your url bar, it may not immediately make sense to my readers, and it's not particularly clever. I've gone back and forth with how I feel about it. But for now it remains and I thought I would share with you guys what it means to me.
Last week Mack and I went out and about to run some errands and explore some stores I was interested in. We went to a few different antique stores/salvage places and one of them we discovered was having an auction on Sunday. We'd never been to one before and thought it sounded really fun. Plus, the woman at the store said we could take a peek at the room filled with stuff they were auctioning off and I spotted a few things I was really interested in. So we decided to go.
For the past year I've been absolutely dying to create a cozy space for guests to stay when they come to visit us. When I get my mind set on something, it's really difficult for me to let it go. When we got our tax returns this year, we decided to get a rug and do some things for our spare room. We had pretty much nothing for guests, so I was on a mission to find a cheap bed for the room. Last year, when we went to Ikea to buy our new couch, I purchased a duvet cover for our nonexistent guest room. I had a vision in my head, including the adorable springy bedding I bought and the gorgeous white metal bed frame also from Ikea.
A couple weeks back, my awesome parents and sister came to visit. They couldn't stay for long, but we wanted to make the most of our time together and go out and do something fun. The weather was pretty nice while they were here and we decided to visit the National Zoo. I had heard that since it was a part of the Smithsonian, it was free. I've also been worried that we might regret not exploring the area more once we've moved away, so I thought it would be the perfect thing to do. Plus I love animals so it was a win-win.