Monday Inspiration | Oct 9, 2017

The movies were our calling this past weekend. Audy and I took Vee to see My Little Pony: The Movie in theaters. She wore her Rainbow Dash hoodie and took two of her pony stuffed animals to wave around while watching the movie. I never thought as an adult I would actually get into this show. I didn’t care for it much as a kid but these ponies have got a gumption I don’t remember seeing in my childhood version. I love being able to get excited for the things she loves. It’s all about building those core memories! Continue reading

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Monday Inspiration | September 18, 2017

I’m finishing up this post as I’m watching the Emmy’s  and realizing how many of these shows I’ve watched over the past year. Television really does have such interesting stories and and entertainment. One of the shows I’ve heard so much about in the past was Top of the Lake. Seeing as how the new season has my girl, Gwendoline Christie, I wanted to start from the beginning. Although interesting at times, it was hard for me to sit through each episode more often than not. It just felt like it was draaaaaagging. Anyone else watch that show? What are your thoughts on it?
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Wednesday Inspiration | Aug 30, 2017

Summer is on its way out and I’m looking back at it so fondly. This is the first time where I feel like every weekend was filled with our leisurely pace of happiness. Pool lounging, slurpees, late night Krispy Kreme trips, water parks, eating dinner on the patio with nothing but the sound of the woods around us, and visiting with friends. For the last three years, we’ve ended our summer with an annual family beach trip and a birthday celebration for Vee. It was just as lovely this year as it has been in the past. She’s turning four tomorrow, man. FOUR. I remember pouring out my worries to my friend while I was pregnant, eventually admitting, “I hope she’s cool.” That’s all I wanted – a cool kid that I could laugh and hang out with. So far, my hope has been realized (mainly because she isn’t a teenager, yet). She loves dance parties, sings the Game of Thrones theme song, devours sour patch kids, plays make believe with her action figures, laughs at The LEGO Batman Movie, likes to sleep and cuddle in bed, and makes up her own words to songs. This probably isn’t that different from any other soon to be 4-year-old but without having anything to compare this to except for her younger self, she’s making good on my wish for her to be cool. Continue reading

Monday Inspiration | Jul 31, 2017

Last week passed by like a blur. I can recap it with only these words: sleep deprivation. I had a lot of freelance deadlines I had to meet which meant a lot of late nights for me. I feel motivated in times like that and productive, too. But looking at my average sleep on my fitbit results, I can’t help but cringe. Not good. Then came the crazy rains this area had over the weekend and I was able to for real sleep in a bit. I did more than half of my sister’s Disney puzzle she was putting together, watched old episodes of Project Runway, and it was bliss. I ended the weekend with breakfast with one of my girlfriends and listened to Audy record his latest episode for Cinema Samurai’s Film Don’t Lie Podcast. Continue reading

Monday Inspiration | Jul 24, 2017

This summer has been a particularly difficult one to get motivated. Whether it’s the 9-5, personal projects, freelance work, or keeping Vee entertained, I find myself getting caught up in the dum dum of worry. It does happen less and less and I find myself letting go more often and wondering why I can’t do this all the time. Right now, I can feel myself sort of pulling out from this cuckoo mindset and enjoying silly things like Michael Phelps racing a “shark.” LOL did any of you watch that last night? Continue reading

Monday Inspiration | Jul 17, 2017

It’s Monday evening and I’m still looking back on our weekend, misty-eyed, wishing it wasn’t over. Mondays are especially tough after you’ve had the weekend my family and I had. The weekend started with some guilty pleasure watching of Mighty Ducks… all. three. of. them. You read that right. The rest of the weekend followed with Krispy Kreme donuts, burgers, milkshakes, ice cream, leisurely walks in the city’s town center, and lego building. It’s what summers were made for and I still can’t believe we’re already halfway through it! Continue reading

Monday Inspiration | Jul 10, 2017

 

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I’ve had a draft of Monday Inspiration since January 30 of this year. I’ve been trying to get my brain right with a ton of changes I’ve gone through along with my family in the last year. Every time I felt like I could handle shit, here comes something else. I haven’t been doing well with the constant change. I’ve prepared to write a post a ton of times but it always came in second to a Netflix binge-watch or the ultimate winner: sleep. The good thing is, I’m starting to find pockets of time that are becoming consistent with a set routine. And that is exciiiiiiting! Even though I’ve been gone for a long ass time, I have managed to do more than just sleep.

This past weekend was spent at a local waterpark with friends and a trip to IKEA yesterday. I need all kinds of organizational ideas for our home but really, I was feigning some Swedish meatballs and man, did they deliver. So, in the end, I’m ready to try and see if I can start this sharing and encapsulating my life thing again on Peety Blogs. Thanks for sticking around and for those just joining, welcome welcome.

I’m getting so obsessed with enamel pins. They remind me of the band and punk buttons I used to collect in high school. Here are a few I want to add to my collection: 1) Draw Something 2) Nah 3) Nap Queen 4) Introvert and 5) Fuzzy Legs.

This book has been out for a while but it doesn’t make me want it any less.

This is me except I need to get the whole waking up early thing happening. And this supports that.

I love this visual essay by Debbie Millman.

People are sharing photos of real-life places that look like they belong in a Wes Anderson film.

Love the idea behind this notebook.

Currently listening to this audiobook.

I’ve bookmarked this article on change so I haven’t read it, yet, but it looks like a good one.

Pre-order Adam J. Kurtz’s book available October 2017.

Check out the new typeface on Lost Type Co-op.

 

Monday Inspiration | Oct 24, 2016

My weekend was full of laughter, friends, and dancing. My sister held her annual music video class and taught the iconic dance moves to “Thriller” in honor of Halloween. Per usual, I made a fool of myself but it was in the best and most fun way possible. Speaking of Halloween, why was the SNL sketch with Tom Hanks as David Pumpkins so hilarious?! It shouldn’t have worked at all!

I also had breakfast with my best friend Sunday morning. What is it about a couple hours with your girlfriend, coffee and noms that helps you recenter yourself? Nothing beats refueling on girl talk and venting to make all else right in the world. Continue reading

Monday Inspiration | Oct 17, 2016

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Last week I mentioned Bryan Cranston‘s book was released. I did end up putting Anna Karenina on the back burner so I could listen and so far – it’s so intriguing. His life was going all over the place and to hear the things he’s experienced and what life he came from is fascinating. I’m so glad I’m listening to it right now. Definitely recommend!

My husband and I went to the House of Cards walking tour yesterday hosted by the Smithsonian. It was the perfect day to be outside and walking for as long as we did. We had a healthy walk down Pennsylvania Avenue and learned about some of D.C.’s history and how it connects to House of Cards. We ended with lunch at a D.C. bbq placed, Hill Country. Drools ensued. Continue reading

Wednesday Inspiration | Oct 12, 2016

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Can I just tell you how much fun I’ve been having contributing to InkTober so far? My latest addition is: This is Alex. I’ve been trying wanting to do this type of project for a while but needed a boost and Jake Parker’s InkTober prompt list was the perfect opportunity. The stories are fueled by the different sides of my personality or thoughts and giving them a name. There’s something kinda funny but also truthful about looking at aspects of my life as their own “person.” I sort of feel like this should be book. Continue reading