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Another Week


Well, my blog post calendar/schedule slightly failed. It’s been 12 days since I wrote my last post. However, if I get as far to hit publish on this post, I will have outdone last month’s count. This week is Spring Break, meaning there is no cap on my hours at work. You can sure as heck bet I am working the full 40 hours. Talk about a vacation.


The weather is finally starting to warm up. It’s been raining off and on the last two days. My peonies and daffodils poked their heads above the cold black dirt early last week. The leaves have been raked, and the trash from all these filth bucket college students has been disposed of. To say I’m ready for my favorite to season to be begin would be an understatement. I have always had an affinity for spring, likely because it’s my birthday season, but also because I love watching the world bloom. And it’s certainly not just nature, I think even people start to poke their heads out of the dirt.


I’ve been focusing much of my time on my professional future. Mostly by obsessing over my resume, following the leads of a few people who have been so kind as to offer advice and connections, and a lot just down right whining with my new found friend, Brooke. As May 7th creeps ever closer, you can’t help but feel the serious pressure of adulthood. I know I’ve said this many times, I am feeling both excited and terrified, and the degree to which I’m affected by those feelings changes daily. Today, I’m hopeful that this week I will perfect my resume and get it into the right hands before the end of April.


I’ve been feeling a little rough around the edges. With all the ‘get out and there and adult’ stuff, it’s easy to find comfort in candy. I’ve totally plateaued in the weight loss world. Not that it’s all about losing weight, but I was on a roll for a while. I think now that I can ride my bike again, if I can just avoid emotional eating, I will kick my 25 Before 26 goal, no problem. But, for more immediate results, I went to see my dear friend Jac at the salon yesterday. Four hours later and…


I couldn’t be happier. Jac is a hair Goddess. If you live in the area, make an appointment with her at Hair Biz on San Marnan.

-Saturday at the post office, the old boxes are my favorite
-There’s something for everyone at the thrift store
-Catching a UNI game at Toads with Mom, I went for the company and chips
-Babes out on Main
-Sunset bike ride with Brynn
-Lunch on the roof of the Union with the bros
-Breakfast nachos, a new regular
-Silver hair wasn’t built in a day, but stage one sure is pretty

Christmas St. Vincent Haul


Small Business Saturday was this past weekend. While I am a frequent shopper of many small businesses, I still feel the need to go out and say “I’m shopping on Small Business Saturday!” Audrey, Graham, and I went downtown Cedar Falls to check out a few of my favorite stores, and of course, have some Pablo’s for lunch.


We started at St. Vincent, which is where I made all my purchases on this day. We really needed (yes, really needed) stockings for everyone in our house. The only stocking I already had was a stocking for my cats. Yeah, so I’m a crazy cat lady and a crazy Christmas lady. Which stocking is going to belong to which person is yet to be determined. I do want to make pom-poms to put on all of them, and maybe puffy paint everyone’s name on them, that way they all look a little uniform. Also we are still short 1 stocking, so I might have to buy myself a monogrammed knit one from Target.



I also picked up this cute little red-headed nutcracker to add to my collection. All of the ones I had previously were inherited from my Mom. I’m not sure that any of them have any special stories behind them. We don’t have a lot of space to display all of my collections, but that’s not going to stop me from collecting them.


Normally, the pillows on our couch are purple and lime green, so for the holidays I’ve been using this technique to add to my decor. I picked up this fabric, and in less than 5 minutes, I had a festive Christmas pillow! It’s certainly not a new idea, but I have recently realized how freakin’ cheap and easy it is. If you’re curious, the fur throw is from Ikea.


That’s it for my Christmas finds. I picked up a few more things, but I will post those in my Weekend Wrap-Up tomorrow. Also I will be posting my November favorites, and I’ve started Vlogmas! I’m not sure how Vlogmas will go, as already my whole day was spent sat at this computer, but I’m going to try! So check back tomorrow for my first video!

Happy Monday!

Sweet Hannah Pea