2.20.2014

I've Got A Case Of Vactionitis.

This whole week has felt off for me, especially when it comes to the blogging home front. To put it frankly, I haven't wanted to be here. I'm not sure if it's because it has just been a busy week in general, because the internet has decided to stop working for 98% of the time at my house, or because California is calling my name in less than 24 hours? Whatever it may be, I'm not feeling it. After some long hard thinking about all of this while laying on the couch in my office (best idea ever by the way) I diagnosed myself with vacationitis. It's a legit sickness minus the snot, throw up, and other disgusting things that come alongside real sickness. To know if you have it or not, plan a vacation, wait for the week of it to arrive, write out a huge to-do list, and then see if you want to do any of the to-do list or not. If the answer is no, you my friend have vacationitis as well.

Moving on though, it's been awhile since I have actually recapped what has been taking up my time in this life of mine. Being that I have a lifestyle blog and all, I should probably try to write about my life once in awhile. A novel concept I know. 

This past weekend was a whirlwind of a great one that started out by celebrating Valentines Day with friends who were home from Nashville. We went all baller status and grilled steaks, made homemade mashed potatoes, ate asparagus to ensure our pee would smell anything but romantic, drank wine, baked an apple pie, played the game of things (obsessed), and burned 29 million candles in the process of it all. Magical I tell you. 


Saturday morning we had the honors of babysitting our nieces which resulted in Shawn saying "I mean I don't get it. This is honestly people's real life?!" repeatedly while we watched the girls jump on the bed, hit the Staples "that was easy" button twenty-six thousand times, and discovering the youngest on top of the kitchen counter after turning our heads for 20 seconds. It's a good thing they are cute and that they like laying under the bed where they can not move for more than four minutes at a time. HALLELUJAH.


We then made the spontaneous decision to head up to make the two hour drive to Chicago to get some much needed afternoon cocktails with the sweetest girl Lauren, her boyfriend, and one of their friends at RPM Italian. Lauren and I have Skyped several times over the past year so being able to meet her face-to-face was incredibly fun. If I haven't said this before, the real relationships that are born out of blogging blow my ever loving mind.

love all around


Shawn and then I proceeded to tear up Chicago with margaritas, food, and fun which resulted in me falling immediately asleep on the drive home. 


Remind me to tell you about the one time I overheard a girl talking to her boyfriend at dinner about my tattoo, how she wanted one on her wrist, and how she thinks she would like a baked potato. My eavesdropping skills may verge on the side of sucking. But seriously, I swear she was talking about my tattoo and not what she was ordering for dinner....

Sunday involved naps in my office (I had every intention to work, not sleep, but you know intentions can go..) and dinner with my family at mi casa.

 recipe coming soon to a blog near you 

This week has consisted of drinks with friends after work, lunch dates with new friends, date nights with my mom/sister/niece, a snowboarding outing with co-workers (I SURVIVED), and tonight photographing Craft Happy for my sister. And I'm wondering why my eyelids want to shut....


And on that note, I just remembered I need to pack.

Peace out and talk to you soon from Cali ;)

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23 comments:

  1. I was going to make a comment about your post (I always love your posts of course) but then my mind went blank when I saw the chili with Fritos. Really...anything with Fritos can't be a bad thing. Can't wait to see the recipe :)

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  2. I think I have vacationitis too which is a serious problem since I'm still over a month out from mine! Ahhhh. Enjoy your time in California! I can't wait to hear all about it!

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  3. Have a great trip to Cali and stay safe! Sounds like you could use some "me" time and fun in the sun!

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  4. The last few days leading up to vacay are seriously the worst and I have zero attention skills to anything but relaxing with a drink in my hand. Have fun!

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  5. You could not have picked a better time to come to Cali!! We are having the best weather. This week will be in the high 70's. Next weekend it is suppose to rain. We are wishing, praying and doing every rain dance we can in hopes that it will rain. We are heading to Big Bear next weekend and all I can think about is what I am going to wear while I am there. We will get snow and I have nothing to wear. I didn't buy many winter clothes. We haven't had a winter yet this year. I guess I need to go shopping!! :) Have fun on your trip!!

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  6. I totally get it! I was feeling very in need of a vacation and very unmotivated to do my day job or night job (the blog). Looks like you had some yummy dishes this week though and some fun! Can't wait to find out how your vacation goes :)

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  7. I'm off Monday as I am every other week and it's always the Thursday before that I can't focus due to my impending three day weekend! Enjoy Cali! Headed to check out your food blog, yum!

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  8. It sounds like life lately has been pretty great - I hope you have a great time in California!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  9. I loved that you were a baller and had smelly pee!! hahaha I always enjoy reading your blog :) Have fun in Cali!!

    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

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  10. Have a wonderful time while you're here in good ole Cali, E! Love ya! Safe travels:)

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  11. It's supposed to be great weather this week in So Cal!! Have a great time!

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  12. Have fun in Cali!! Where are you going?!

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  13. Sounds like a busy fun week for you! So jealous of your trip to Cali, have fun in the sun!

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  14. Have a great holiday, I know exactly what you mean about not being in the moment due to holiday excitement!

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  15. omg asparagus pee is such a real thing. also, have fun in California!! I'm so excited to go back to SF next month, I've been gone for far too long.

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  16. I have vacationitis and my vacation isn't until April :)

    agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  17. I have three weeks...three! And it cannot get here soon enough. Spent last night hiding in the basement from the tornados. Over this Indiana weather and ready for sun sand and some drinks by the pool!!

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  18. Being an Aunt is the BEST... because you can have a fun shit show and then you can give them back at the end of the day! ;P

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  19. Can you have vactionitis if you aren't actually going on vacation? Because I think I have it. Like every damn day.

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  20. California? I'm so jealous! I've been there twice, but it was only for conferences so I barely got to see or do anything eiter time!

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  21. I love this. I am seriously feeling this Vacationitis you are talking about!

    the shelby lens

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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)