A Neglected Blog


Why, hello there! It’s been a while since I blogged (two and a half weeks to be exact) and I want to apologize for my unintended absence from the blogosphere. Things have been pretty busy as of late, but then again, when are they not?

I started a new job several weeks ago, which is quite exciting, yet incredibly overwhelming all at the same time. I am no longer working retail (which is what I had been doing since finishing grad school), but instead am now balancing two jobs at two different nonprofits. Right now I am just overwhelmed and stressed, as well as am currently fighting off flu-like symptoms and hoping that I don’t succumb completely to debilitating illness. I would love nothing more than to trade places with Elvis and spend a day on the couch, wrapped up in a cozy blanket. But, alas, I must work.

In addition, Alex and I are finishing up a partial kitchen renovation, and are now planning on giving our one and a half baths a much needed renovation as well. This was decided after binge-watching Rehab Addict, which is currently streaming on Netflix and is now my all-time favorite home renovation reality show.

I also can’t believe that we are already more than half way through the month of October, which happens to be my favorite month of the year! I really hope that I will be able to squeeze in a haunted graveyard tour before the month is up, because honestly, what is October without a haunted graveyard tour?

Speaking of October, yesterday, October 21st, marked three years since I started this little blog! I should probably bake a cake or something.

I should also probably go through all of my photos from our trip to Los Angeles, which I still have not done. Honestly I am overwhelmed by the number of photos I took so I have been procrastinating going through them. And it seems like as time goes by, it becomes increasingly difficult to get myself to sit down and sort through them.

Although I haven’t yet posted any of the LA photos, and there are also a bunch of photos that were taken before the trip that I want to post as well (oops!), I did manage to pick a new layout for the blog. I really liked the previous layout; however, the photo dimensions were massive, so I didn’t like that you had to scroll down in order to see the entirety of a single image. I think this new layout will work nicely, and it reminds me of the first blog layout I had three years ago!

Anyhow, that’s what I’ve been up to. I will try not to be a neglectful blogger in the future, and hopefully will have a bunch of entries to share soon!

As always, thanks for reading!



Flower Child

Flower Child

To continue the Elvis posts this week on the blog, here are some photos of Elvis wearing a flower crown, naturally. I thought it would be fun to put a flower crown on him for my friend, Lauren’s birthday and have him wear a sign that said ‘Happy Birthday, Lauren!’ And so I did exactly that. I had never attempted to make a flower crown before, and it actually turned out to be easier than I expected it to be.  I also discovered that carnations are really great to use since their blooms are soft and full, which make them easy to manipulate. After I took a photo to send to Lauren, I obviously could not resist taking a few more photos, which I then felt compelled to share with you!

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