my wild & crazy life

1. I've been reading The Book Thief lately. I know everyone is all THIS BOOK, but so far I'm not completely in love with it. I'm not sure what it is, but I'm just not excited about reading it. I'm only halfway through, so we'll see.

2. I also made a huge photo wall with my instagram prints. And when I finished I stepped back and noticed it's all tilty and uneven, but I really don't care. I would expect nothing less from myself.

2b. It's a lot bigger than the picture would let you think. And a lot more uneven. And yes, those are our bikes, BECAUSE WE ARE HIPSTER AND OH SO URBAN.

3. Did you know that in newer cars with more fancypants computerized stuff, you can't leave the keys in the ignition when the car is off? I learned that lesson last week when my battery died on my lunch break. The roadside assistance guy jumped the car while lecturing me on the importance of never leaving keys in the ignition with a kids these days look on his face. I'm telling you this so you don't have to experience the shame. Also, if I made you think I drive a spanky new car *brushes shoulders off,* I just drive a Honda. But I love it.

4. I took my cat to the vet Saturday to get her annual shots, and I was more traumatized than she was.

5. The only shows I'm even attempting to watch so far are Parenthood and Parks & Rec. That's all I need. Oh, and The Biggest Loser when that comes back. Last week a girl at work was trying to talk to me about some movie she wants to see that's out in theaters. I told her I'd never heard of the movie, and she could not even handle that I'm that out of touch. This is my life, and I love it. Give me yarn! Give me my cat! Give me my books! I don't need your pop culture.

6. At this very moment, on Sunday evening, I can see the rain pouring down outside as I drink my pumpkin coffee. I want to bottle up this moment.

6b. The rain WAS nice until I realized I still needed to get groceries. Grocery shopping in torrential rain and thunderstorms is not fun. You know what also isn't fun? Making your grocery list on your phone, and then thinking you accidentally deleted it while reaching for the limes. You know what also isn't fun? Getting home to realize you never actually deleted it; the list was there the whole time, but it had somehow been labeled Target instead of Trader Joe's. Sometimes I'm my own worst enemy.

6c. It's still raining, but I'm home wearing my flannel pajama pants, my kitty is sleeping, and there's an apple cider candle burning. Life is ok again.

6d. The good thing about going to Trader Joe's is that I bought pumpkin everything. Pumpkin body butter? Pumpkin bread pudding?! Yes. I even bought real pumpkins! I finally have a fall-ish front porch. I AUTUMNED UP THE JOINT.

6e. Every time I've tried to type pumpkin I've typed "pumpking" instead. Every single time.

7. I'm hooked on soup lately. I've been making a big pot of soup early in the week, and we've been eating on it all week. Chopping veggies is therapeutic after a long day of work, but it's also nice to have leftovers for most of the week.

8. Because I am such a wild and crazy person, I've been hooked on puzzles. Yes, puzzles. There is currently a 1,000 piece Christmas scene puzzle on our kitchen table that I work on while dinner is cooking. I am five.

Wassup witchu?


  1. OOOH this design gets better and better every time I come back! It looks beautiful around here!!!!

    That Instagram collage is adorable.. I will take photos of it when I arrive at your crib for inspiration. PARENTHOOD, UGH. It took me about 4 minutes into the new season to cry. I love that darn show so much. I also love Peter Krause so much. He is looking GOOOOOOOD this season. YOU MADE THAT WREATH?? You're the coolest!!! TEACH ME YOUR CRAFTY WAYS. Don't even get me started on soup. I will eat it every single day, any season of the year.

  2. I think I read the Book Thief once, it wasn't a page turner that is for sure! But I'm pretty sure I remember being glad that I read it once, but that I didn't need to read it ever again :)
    I wish we had a Trader Joe's!
    And I have to admit that I HATE chopping veggies. Not theraputic for me, it's just one more thing to add to the list that I wish I DIDN'T have to do, ha!

  3. I have a picture wall...which keeps growing because I keep adding pictures to it haphazardly, and I love it. I abandoned the perfect grid idea a while ago. :P
    And I love making a big pot of something in the crockpot and eating leftovers for days. I'm not so sure that Angel appreciates that habit so much...

  4. MICHELLE! I've missed you! LIKE FOR REAL.

    We need to share soup recipes! I made a soup board on Pinterest, but I've yet to make any of them yet. ALSO - all of your bad weather has made its way to New York. We are under a tornado watch until 5pm tonight.

    Let's talk about how excited I am to MEET YOU and hang out at your crib!

  5. I want a Trader Joes in my town, Wahhhhh!!! :P I love your picture wall. I have not printed off any pictures from my wedding yet, so no picture wall for me. One day.

    Hugs. I'm watching it rain here. So pretty.

  6. When I read The Book Thief I got about half way through and put it down for two months before finishing it. It gets better. I promise.

  7. Never heard of that book, so maybe I'm missing out? Or maybe not since you're not that thrilled about it.
    I'm going to TJ's on my lunch break today and planned on buying lots of pumpkin things. Your porch pumpkins are adorable. I want some.

    I'm so jealous of your rain. I want some SO bad. It's not faiiiiiiiiir.

  8. I saw this puzzle on Pinterest that had no edges and five extra pieces. It nearly gave me an anxiety attack just looking at it.

  9. How do you do puzzles with a cat around? It's like my cat is attracted to the pieces, and wants to lay on them, and stretch, and knock them down, and look at me like "Whoops?"

  10. What's it like to take your cat to the vet? TELL ME MORE.

  11. Parks and Rec is my life. I'm finally watching season 5 on Netflix and two days later I'm already halfway through. Call me a loser but Ben and Leslie's wedding honestly made me cry a little bit. Darn my emotions! Oh, and I'll be tuning in to Biggest Loser too – it's my favorite guilty pleasure show!

  12. I have the best soup cookbook in the world. It's called 12 months of monastery soups. It's a total game changer. I feel like you really, truly, for sure need this book in your life, especially since most of the soups are vegetarian or easy to adapt to vegetarian.

    Dude. I now have 2 animals to take to the vet. SHOOT ME NOW.

    Every time you write anything, I am just reminded that you are the long lost other part of my being. We are so the same.

  13. Love this new design!

    And I am pretty sure that is the puzzle my mother in law got us to do last Christmas Eve

  14. I thought the Book Thief was just ok. Nowhere near as amazing as it's been made out to be. I loved the Pure Trilogy by Julianna Baggott.

  15. How urbany-hipster-martha-stewarty-pumpkiny of you!!!!

    Also rain makes everything (except grocery shopping) better!!!

  16. Omg if I didn't have kids I'd sooooo be doing puzzles too! But you know... Kids. Which I really love and would never trade for anything... Or something like that. Do a puzzle for me!

  17. Whenever I type words that end with -in, I ALWAYS add a g. Every time.

  18. The Book Thief was really hard to get into but when I finished it, it was one of those book I just had to sit there and marble at how incredible the story was.


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