Time for a vacation. We'll be hitting the road Thursday evening. Booked a 1-week cruise out of Texas. Going with our good friends, Deb and Shevek. After the cruise, we have another week to road trip - mostly around Louisiana where we have family to visit. It's been 2 years since we've taken a long vacation. I'm looking forward to some time off the grid.
With a lot of down time in the car and days at sea comes the need for some serious reading material. This list is all over the place and could've gone on and on forever. So here's top 12, in alphabetical order:
Bird by Bird - Anne Lamott: I've only ever heard amazing things about her writing and this book (about writing) seemed like a good place to start. But I'm open to other suggestions. Anybody have an Anne Lamott favorite? I'd like to know.
Divergent - Veronica Roth: there's a movie comin' out, y'all.
Fashion 2.0: Blogging Your Way to The Front Row - Yuli Ziv: The blogging world intrigues me. Especially the professional blogging world. Honestly not sure if I could hack it. Always willing to learn more.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling: I know, I'm WAY behind. I read the first book in preparation for Harry Potter World last summer. Loved it. Next please!
In the Fields - Willow Aster: I love-love-llllllloved this book (remember, this author interview?). So I'm re-reading it. Might even finish it before the trip, but it will come with me anyway just in case I bump into Willow in New Orleans. She'll be there around the same time for NOLA 2014 Author Event. I desperately want her to sign my copy of the book.
Mindset - Carol S. Dweck: Because it's about growth and I'm a girl who loves a rut. Yep.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Oh boy! BIG SALE goin' on at Kokoon online through January 19th. I have the Supercowl dress in black (remixed here) and Layer Cake skirt (worn here). Both are traveling with me on an upcoming 2-week vacation. So many ways to mix-n-match, and the fabrics will pack really well. I'll be ordering the jeggings in time for the trip too. Better hurry, before it's all sold out!
Used code SPOILS20 for an ADDITIONAL 20% off.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Who loves a party? Me! (Jumping up and down with BOTH hands in the air.) We've been checking in fabulous, new product all week, giving me a serious case of The Wants. In addition, I just carried in a whole case of Champagne - cheers! There will be cookies. There will be swag from designer brands. And at this very moment, I am staring at racks of new denim from Henry and Belle.
This is where you're going to want to be on Saturday:
2170F Eagle Creek Lane
Woodbury, MN 55129
Hi. I'm excited.
Posted by Jilliebeanie at 1:26 PM
Friday, January 3, 2014
|Hat & Boots: Gift from Steve (8+ years ago!), Bag: Gap|
Sweater: Hot Mama Shirt (similar): Charlotte Tarantola, Tunic Tank: NikiBiki,
Leggings: Matty M, Socks: HUE & Target
Let's discuss layers again, shall we?
Hat. Scarf. Tank. Long-sleeve shirt. Wool sweater. Gloves. Leggings....on top of leggings. Socks...on top of another pair of socks. And fuzzy-lined boots. And ya know what? I should have doubled up the scarf too.
My middle toes keep going numb. Just the middle ones. You'd think they'd be the coziest ones, but apparently they're the wimpiest.
WalMart has fleece-lined leggings for $5. Sold...X6.
Many schools and businesses will be closed Monday in anticipation of the coldest day in 20 years. Ode to Joy.
We haven't had hot water in our kitchen for a week and a plumber is coming out today to help us thaw the culprit pipe and hopefully prevent disaster. Grateful it's only in the kitchen...
It's like the cold version of hell.
22 days until vacation.
Posted by Jilliebeanie at 2:44 PM