Treat Yourself Tuesday: My Fall Mantel (Finally)

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1. Ice cream from one of my favorites, Andrew’s Ice Cream. It was opened by a grandfather who wanted local ice cream for his grandson.

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Half Horchata and half salted caramel apple with real apples!

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2. Jonathan Adler-esque ceramic elephant. Every time I think of white animal objects, I think of John & Sherry of Young House Love.

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3. Spaghetti squash. I picked one up while getting some decorative pumpkins.

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With some spaghetti sauce.

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4. Final product for now.

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset I’m considering if I should add a banner that says Fall and if I should paint the pumpkin.

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5. Not so much a treat, but hey, I’m going to get better at drawing this year or at least better at copying pictures from the internet.

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MIMM: How did I get senioritis?

Guys, I have senioritis. This is appropriate too because I’m over my own classes…

So this is what I’ve been doing to make it MARVELOUS.

After not painting my nails for months…
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Perfect weather for some green juices.

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…and sushi (or a Samurai Burrito).

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Fundraising gala with teachers… I thought this was appropriate after wine and 2 Moscow Mules at the hotel bar, Fireside.

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In the morning, I headed to Venice Beach.

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Muscle Beach

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Abbot Kinney, which is one of the coolest streets ever. Lots of shops not as many bars or restaurants though.

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We had to head home though, but I stopped by for some pizza.

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Ice cream with my cousin

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I tried this brand at the Natural Products Expo with some kombucha. I immediately grabbed a bottle to mix with lime-flavored sparkling water when I saw it at the store. Austin, Texas is so hip.

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Because summer is here, I’m planning a Cinco de Mayo housewarming party.

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Baron is home! We finally picked him up from my aunt’s house.

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Now I can use the hashtag #dogsofinstagram

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Sunday was spent decorating:

String lights are so hard to find when it’s not winter.

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Funky flamingo and cactus from Party City and $1.50 paper lanterns from Daiso.

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I also picked up some paper tissue flowers. I only made one but finally made use of my empty Cheerwine bottle and washi tape (from Target).

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A Cinco de Mayo party wouldn’t be complete without a colorful banner. This Bud Light umbrella also appeared at the house (from my uncle) and a folding table “for parties (thanks mom!).”

 

IMG_4894I considered buying this but wasn’t sure if it would be culturally appropriate.

 

IMG_4895I’m already looking forward to my nap today… 🙂

Do you have senioritis or spring fever?

Thinking Out Loud Thursday: Painting

Hey… it’s still Thursday. 🙂

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Sorry for the lack of pictures, but I haven’t had much to snap. Here is what my life has consisted of…

1. Waking up at 5:30. Working out or pressing snooze depending on how my body feels.

2. A lot less working out, but I’m feeling fine physically. Actually, better than fine. My workouts run between 30-45 minutes if at all. A lot of my “working out” involves moving flooring, boxes, and painting.

3. Not thinking about eating. I just eat when I get hungry and boy do I get hungry.

4. Standing and talking all day. I taught writing skills, having the students argue for vegetarianism, using 3 articles I gave them. More focused than letting them go out on their own.

5. Spending 2 hours at The Home Depot. Instead of the “distressed brown hickory” laminate, I decided on “Silverhill oak,” which is also distressed but almost HALF the price. It took Matt, the very cute employee, 30 minutes to search for it.

We also got paint – vanilla custard (see below). They forgot the primer on one gallon so there was that.

Nothing got done because I spent all that time after work there.

5. Ice cream soothes my distressed body. Enlightened is so much better than Yasso

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6. The next day, I ended up painting the laundry area and the space for the fridge so those pieces of furniture can go in.

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7. Speaking of painting, I may or may not be going to a paint and wine night with friends. I may not go because… I don’t like the painting we’re making… There are so many better ones out there! Okay, that’s terrible of me, but I want to be able to hang something up!

8. I’m also going to see “Divergent.” I read the book in January and still haven’t read the others!

9. I ran out of Flapjacked pancake mix but scored a deal on my favorite frozen waffles: Nature’s Path hemp plus waffles!

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10. I eat breakfast in the car. Every single day. I also started adding other necessities like Band Aids and lotion. I got this sample through PINCH me for free and I’m obsessed with the smell!

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Have you done a paint and wine event?