6.27.2016

monday musings


Hello and good Monday morning! Just a whole bunch of weekend rambles for you today... 

Finally had to cave in and say goodbye to my iPhone 5 and bought the 6+. My phone just never recovered from the baby shampoo debacle. Brandon picked up an iPad while we were setting up the new phone and said, "Oh, here's your new phone, Meg!" Yes. It's big but I really love it. 

I don't know if I'm just searching for a change or if I just genuinely think this would be a good look for me, but I'm considering darkening up my hair color some. Something happened during pregnancy for me. I swear my hair is darker and coarser. I mean, thank goodness for highlights because I really feel a lot better when my hair is lighter, but now the contrast with my roots is so much more intense! What about something like this? Or maybe start off a little more subtle, like this?

Had dinner here. Such a good, casual place to get your sushi fix. 

I am back in the SUV club, by the way. That was another new change this weekend. I whipped around in my little car for almost three years, but we got it for the great gas mileage and we didn't ever want to take it on trips because it was so small! So the whole gas mileage thing didn't mean much. But now with Watson being in the picture, we had a real reason to trade it in because his carseat barely even fit in the back. And there were no rear air vents back there and I was always afraid he was roasting. He's a pretty hot natured babe and it's officially a bajillion degrees in Charleston. I'm happy to be in something big and with a third row for extra space! Let's pray I don't back it into a pole or something. My days of parallel parking downtown are officially done. 

More news on the ranch... my parents moved away from the house I grew up in. Watson and I went up to stay a night with them on Saturday—their first night in the new house. It's a lakefront neighborhood about an hour and a half away, so lots of fun days on the water ahead! They have not one iota of phone service there, which is pretty much my dad's dream. I have to admit, it was really nice to totally unplug for a night. I'm sad they are leaving the house I grew up in, but home is where the heart is I guess... so the show must go on. It's crazy how feelings get attached to objects. Like my car. I literally shed a tear when we traded it in. A tear! Or even two maybe. But it's the car we brought Watson home in! And I cried when we moved out of our last house and I swear I never even truly loved that house, so I wasn't even sure why I was crying. Although that house is looking pretty good now compared to this fixer upper. I'm learning that charm just means old! But we're getting there little by little. I digress....

The weekend ended on a happy note. We celebrated one of my absolute dearest friends at her baby shower yesterday afternoon in Kingstree. Baby Jack is coming soon! Then I came home to Brandon finishing up painting the dining room. YAY! I'll share photos soon because the whole room is getting a makeover. 

Oh, did you hear that Beautycounter acquired NUDE Skin Care, the company founded by Bono and his wife? More here.

One last word. This top is super cute and half off. Stripes and ruffles are always a good combination.

Hope you guys had a great weekend!

4 comments:

  1. Would love to know what car you moved up to? Looks like we're going to have two under two and I need SPACE!

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    1. We ended up getting a used Lexus GX. It's so roomy but isn't huge like a Tahoe! Rides smooth too. The third row seats don't come out, but they sort of push up to either side of the back of the car, opening up that area for extra cargo. It's great!!

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  2. Congrats on the new car (and phone)! Before we found out I was pregnant (let alone with two) we swapped my Altima out for a Pathfinder and I am LOVING it! I originally was thinking of a Murano or Rogue, but am so glad I changed my mind last minute. Having that third row is great for packing people in, and even better when I fold it down for tons of storage room! The gas mileage driving to Kiawah twice a week kills me though...

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    1. Thanks! I can't believe you're going to be a momma to two baby boys! I love a Pathfinder - good choice!! And I hear ya on the gas thing. Not to mention a 24 gallon tank size, compared to my previous 13 gal tank. But it's worth it for us to be in something bigger and safer (precious cargo!). :)

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