A Glittery World

Right now, a year ago today, I was getting ready for what happened to be one of the most fun days I’ve ever experienced!

Happy 1st Anniversary to my wonderful husband. You are the best college buddy turned best friend turned husband EVER! 

Now, if we could just win the lottery so we could throw a party like that for every anniversary….

Feels good to be back at my craft desk after a LONG time away! We were asked to do an in-home party in October, and she requested lots of Husker stuff :) So fun!! #huskers #gbr #winealittle

Feels good to be back at my craft desk after a LONG time away! We were asked to do an in-home party in October, and she requested lots of Husker stuff :) So fun!! #huskers #gbr #winealittle

Friday Five
  1. I am uncomfortable and crabby. Zero sleep last night because every part of my being was aching. I look like hell today, with a major headache, and am hoping to be out of the office around noon sometime. I have a Director Retreat next week in South Dakota that I need to pack for, AND read a book for [insert crabby]…so that’s on my agenda for the afternoon, after another budget meeting.
  2. Tomorrow is our first anniversary! We have no plans and decided to do no gifts, and I’m oddly okay with that.
  3. A lot of you were asking what color my nail polish was yesterday. I AM SO SORRY, but I have no idea. All I know is that it’s #420 on their little shellac color grid at the salon I go to. It’s a little lighter & a little more gray than Essie’s “Bobbing for Baubles”. The picture from yesterday looks way lighter than it is in person - it’s a nice dark gray and I love it. Glad you like it, too :)
  4. The sky looked really awesome this morning as I drove to work. If I hadn’t already been in a super strange position trying to get comfortable enough to breathe on my 40 minute commute, I would have attempted a picture. Just trust me….it was purty.
  5. So this baby shower I have coming up on Sunday has turned me into a registry checking maniac AGAIN. I did the same thing with the wedding, I just can’t stop! Hopefully I’m not the only crazy person that does this. 

Happy Friday, friends. Drink a bottle glass of wine for me, if you have time tonight. xo

…and just like that, shellac is my favorite thing in the world again. 

…and just like that, shellac is my favorite thing in the world again. 

Mid Week Check In!

Listening to: ”Wrecking Ball” by Eric Church. Swoon.

Obsessing over: My little Origami Owl necklace. I’m not totally in love with OO stuff, but had bought the locket with a smaller chain a long time ago when a friend had a party. Recently, a college friend was posting all sorts of ‘sale’ items she had. And because I have no self control, I bought this longer chain, and some red lips to add to my locket. I’ve worn it the last 3 days.

 

I’m feeling: Fabulous. I am super comfortable today, love my outfit, my make-up game is spot on, my hair looks great, and my boss just came down to tell me what a good job I’m doing, how proud he is of me, and how thankful he is for my leadership and assertiveness. How’s that for a great little Wednesday?!

Working on: Content for our new websites….almost there!

I’m annoyed by: Shellac. Didn’t I tell you this would happen? I was SO happy to get my nails done a couple weeks ago, because the shellac looks so great. And now, it’s grown out and gross, and I have to find time to get in and get them done again! I mean, there are far worse things in this world, but I just want my nails to be pretty ALL THE TIME.

Anticipating: My first baby shower this weekend! Our families are giant, so we had to split into two showers - one for family, and one for friends. So, family is this weekend! It’s slowly starting to hit me that this child is coming, whether we are ready or not…9.5 weeks to go! Can’t wait to see all the goodies Baby E will get this weekend :)

Thankful for: Innovative co-workers. It makes my job so much more fun having a team that is creative and constantly thinking of new and exciting ways to do things. They make me look good. 

It’s a beautiful day here in middle America, hope you’re experiencing the same. 

Love, baubles, and a cool breeze,

Kelsey

Weekend Re-Cap

Friday night, we won’t even talk about. I was in bed at like 8:30.

Saturday, though. Look out. I slept in as much as I could (7:30ish), and went to my prenatal yoga class, which ended up making me REALLY sore. I still can hardly sit without wanting to cry. After yoga, Chris & I packed up the Jeep and took Mack out to the camp I work at for some good ole fashioned family fun. We let him run & swim, while I attempted to walk/hike without dying. We ended the trip with some much needed ice cream.image

After a quick nap, we were on our way to my parent’s place to watch the NE vs Miami game. It was awesome….such a great game. 

Sunday morning, I woke up to a super loud noise at 3:00 AM. It was loud enough to shake the house, and scared Mack enough to run into our room to snuggle up to my face. Chris didn’t hear it, but I was wide awake. Then, I kept seeing this bright light shining in our bedroom window. Chris got up and looked outside, and said there were a couple police cars driving by with their spotlights on, like they were looking for someone. Cue me freaking out, and burying my head in the covers like a 3 year old, while Chris checks the rest of the house. Not long after, we see the red & blue through our window. I got up and watched this, pretending it was an episode of COPS for the next hour:image

I have no idea what was going on. Chris said he saw a guy walking out of the neighborhood without a shirt on, and the police made him get on the ground. There were two other cars that pulled up that obviously had something to do with it - and then an ambulance came and took the guy on the ground away on a stretcher. I’m guessing it was a drunk driving hit and run of some sort….nothing was on the news, I really wish someone could tell me what happened!!

Since we were up for a while, we slept in a little on Sunday. By 10:30 AM, I finally pulled my life together, and got the bump ready for an afternoon at the Applejack Festival with the fam.image

(is that how you take long mirror pictures? I don’t know if I do it right…maybe I need a bigger mirror)

We spent way too much time in the car fighting traffic, but made it to a few craft fairs, and to a couple apple orchards to get some necessary fall goodies. It was a beautiful day to be outside, and if I wasn’t a million months pregnant, I would have had way more fun than I did. I was a champ the first part of the afternoon, but by the end of the day, I was in a lot of pain. I’m not sure if this little one has a foot hanging out up in my rib or something, but I’ve been experiencing some awful rib pain lately that makes it hard to breathe, sit, stand, lay down, basically live. Add in lots of walking, and sun, and I was starting to become miserable. I open mouth slept the whole way home. 

So today, I’m working from home so I can heat and ice on and off, and try to get rid of some of this uncomfortable-ness. It lessened a little bit last night, after I felt a really hard kick up there - so I was hoping Baby E had evacuated the area. This morning proved a different story. Major rib & back pain again. Oof. I have a doctor’s appointment this afternoon, so we’ll see if she has any words of wisdom besides "Suck it up, lady, you’re pregnant."

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! 

This creepy photo is brought to you by: FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Like Allison mentioned in one of her previous posts, productivity = an insanely fast day! It’s almost time to peace out, and I feel like I just got here. Yay for getting things done!
I even worked through lunch today…mostly because the sandwich I was attempting to make was a total fail. The tomato or the mozzarella - something made the bread really soggy and gross. 
Mom & I decided to take this fall/winter off of crafting & selling in craft fairs…mostly because we are insanely busy preparing for this baby, and I don’t have the extra $$ to fork out for shows & supplies. BUT we were just asked to do a home show for a lady next month and I am pumped for it. Excited to take some time to get my craft on again!
I’m SO excited for a lazy evening, and a slow day tomorrow. Yoga & football are all I have on my agenda for Saturday, and I’m not at all mad about it.
Our new car has a bad habit of ‘low tire pressure’, and this morning it looked really low, so I grabbed Larry the Liberty for my commute instead! It was so good to be reunited with Larry, that little gas guzzler….plus he’s way easier to get in and out of with this big ole belly.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

This creepy photo is brought to you by: FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Like Allison mentioned in one of her previous posts, productivity = an insanely fast day! It’s almost time to peace out, and I feel like I just got here. Yay for getting things done!
  • I even worked through lunch today…mostly because the sandwich I was attempting to make was a total fail. The tomato or the mozzarella - something made the bread really soggy and gross. 
  • Mom & I decided to take this fall/winter off of crafting & selling in craft fairs…mostly because we are insanely busy preparing for this baby, and I don’t have the extra $$ to fork out for shows & supplies. BUT we were just asked to do a home show for a lady next month and I am pumped for it. Excited to take some time to get my craft on again!
  • I’m SO excited for a lazy evening, and a slow day tomorrow. Yoga & football are all I have on my agenda for Saturday, and I’m not at all mad about it.
  • Our new car has a bad habit of ‘low tire pressure’, and this morning it looked really low, so I grabbed Larry the Liberty for my commute instead! It was so good to be reunited with Larry, that little gas guzzler….plus he’s way easier to get in and out of with this big ole belly.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

I had a permanent smile on my face throughout this whole 11 minutes, and literally lol’d about 3 times. And it solidified my love for Blake Shelton.

I just wish Jimmy wasn’t on so late at night…I always miss the good stuff because I’m in bed at like….9:00. 

LOOK WHAT CAME IN THE MAIL YESTERDAY.
The best Emily McDowell mug! It basically sums up everything that I’m feeling throughout the day in one sentence….and has already found it’s way to my work desk.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, to Megan (igotfeldup) for doing this fun little give-away! People like you make this world a much brighter place :)

LOOK WHAT CAME IN THE MAIL YESTERDAY.

The best Emily McDowell mug! It basically sums up everything that I’m feeling throughout the day in one sentence….and has already found it’s way to my work desk.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, to Megan (igotfeldup) for doing this fun little give-away! People like you make this world a much brighter place :)

Mid Week Check-In

Listening to: ”Trouble” by Ray LaMontagne - on my Lumineers Pandora Station.

Obsessing over: Kind bars. Since I’m on the "eat every two hours or die of starvation" diet, a co-worker introduced these to me. I’m officially in love. I had one for breakfast, with a glass of milk, and I was full up until LUNCH. That’s unheard of for me these days. I had to force myself to have my mid-morning snack. 

I’m feeling: Huge. I swear my belly gets bigger by the hour. My. Skin. Feels. So. Tight. I have a feeling my belly button will be non existent in a couple weeks.

Working on: Reviewing our new websites so they can be launched next week. Fun times!

I’m annoyed by: Lack of sleep. It’s finally started. I can no longer stay in one position for more than an hour or so at a time. I am most comfortable laying on my back, but turns out, that’s a no-no. So the last two nights, by 2:00 AM, I’ve made a little pillow-bed for myself, making sure my butt & hips are cushioned, and will fall asleep basically half sitting up. So much better on my hips, back, and stomach….now I just need to figure out how to make it comfortable for my neck. The couch might be the next trial solution.

Anticipating: The weekend! Nebraska City (small town about 40 min away) is holding their annual Applejack Festival this weekend - there are orchards & vineyards everywhere in Nebraska City, plus they have a huge craft fair, little shops, and apple EVERYTHING. I’m hoping my mom or sister will want to go (please, mom?) or else I’ll be dragging my husband….but we make a trip down there every year, so he won’t mind.

Thankful for: Still being able to wear shoes with any sort of heel. Doing it today, and not dying. High five! Now, let’s hope I stay that way, because I have a pageant to be in charge of at the beginning of November….who am I kidding, I’ll be a swollen mess by then.

Happy Hump Day! Hope the sun is shining today, wherever you are.

Love, wedges, & blue skies,

Kelsey