Month: October 2017

14 Oct 2017

A Tiny Home

Moving house isn’t an easy process. There are so many elements to consider, and it can all become a little overwhelming. First things first, you need to find a new home. You may have a list of necessities or just need something different but it’s unlikely you’ll find something perfect the first time around. At the same time, you also need to think about selling your current place. This can take some time or it can be snapped up quite quickly, adding the pressure to find a new home fast. If it doesn’t sell very quickly, you can always click here and use the benbuysindyhouses.com site to sell your property. Once sales or rental agreements are confirmed, now it’s time to back up all of your belongings and get moving!

I remember when I first looked at my place, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to bring all of my belongings with me. I was downsizing, sure, but I wondered if my furniture would feel out of place or if rooms would be too cramped. I even thought about just getting rid of all my furniture and then treating myself to some new things from a company like furniture in fashion, but that almost seems wasteful (despite the fact that I would love to go shopping). I wondered if I would feel comfortable in my own home. After all, the place I was moving into wasn’t even perfect for me. I had to get people to do repair work like austin roof repair before I could even move in. I thought this was going to regret moving in but then the repairing process was quicker than I expected and what I’ve come to realize in the last few months is actually the downsizing was actually a positive thing for me. In my old place, I maybe had too much space that it never truly felt like home because there were so many corners and areas not even being used at all. Moving also gave me a chance to actually sort out all of my belongings. Moving from Alpharetta, I knew the journey to my new house would be way over 10 hours so I didn’t really want to take too much stuff with me anyway. I used an Alpharetta residential moving company and I only really wanted to use one removal van for all of my belongings. The removal company did a pretty neat job getting all of my belongings from A to B without any breaks and I’m so glad my new home isn’t cluttered. I love the idea of living with less and utilizing donations to pass on things that I don’t need anymore to those that do or to make room for other new items. I’ve been interested in the idea of tiny homes lately and here’s one that I thought I would share with you all!

What do y’all think? It’s actually not so bad, right?!

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14 Oct 2017

September Favorites

Favorite TV Show – Siesta Key (again!)

I tried my hardest to think of another show that I was consuming during the month of September, but to be honest, we were still obsessed with Siesta Key. The last four episodes of the show really turned things around for the reality series. It’s almost a completely different show than when it first started. I know that these kids are sort of the worst, but we can’t stop. In fact, I’ve found another co-worker of mine who loves the show as much as I do and we’ve started doing recap episode on our Instagram Lives. Things really escalated and we’re looking forward to the second season!

Favorite Album – Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me 

I’ve been playing “Sorry Not Sorry” on repeat since the day it came out, but my fear was that it was going to be the only song I liked from the album. I’m happy to share that that wasn’t the case. “Tell Me You Love Me” may have only just came out at the end of September, but that didn’t stop us from listening to this every single day. My favorites:

  • Sorry Not Sorry
  • Tell Me You Love Me
  • Ruin the Friendship
  • Only Forever
  • Lonely
  • Concentrate
  • Hitchhiker

Favorite Product – Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser – $28

I’ve never had a great routine of making sure that I washed my face every day and lately, I’ve been wondering how I could do that. I had this product in my stash and discovered that it was great for washing your face in the mornings or the evenings and when your face was already damp. Solution? Wash my face while I’m in the shower! So it’s not the best habit to have because you probably want to me washing off your makeup every night, but I feel like we’re taking baby steps in the right direction.

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Gap Icon Denim Jacket – $69.95

I believe the last time I owned a denim jacket, I was 13 and headed into middle school. Shopping with my mom, I couldn’t decide between a denim jacket and a corduroy one and convinced her that I needed to have both. Somewhere between middle school and mid-20’s adulthood, the need to have a denim jacket again disappeared! Only recently was I feeling the urge to have one back in my closet again. It is such a classic staple and I didn’t realize how much I had missed it. One Sunday afternoon, I popped into the Gap store in The Marina and saw what I had been looking for. I stood in front of the mirror for 20 minutes going back and forth between an xsmall and a small. If I had the xsmall, it would be perfectly fitted, but then I wouldn’t be able to have that oversized look or be able to layer anything underneath it. I couldn’t make up my mind, until finally, I had kept my friend Winny waiting too long while I was deciding. I chose the small. The small fit just fine. It didn’t look too big, but it would have enough room for me to layer pieces underneath, which I really wanted. I now wear this jacket almost every day and don’t know how I went ahead in life for so long without it.

14 Oct 2017

What We Wore: Jodie’s Wedding

Dress – ASTR / Choker – Urban Outfitters / Clutch – Clarins / Heels – Vince Camuto

It just occurred to be that we haven’t even spoken about this look yet! My darling friend Jodie got married over Memorial Day Weekend this year and I was thrilled to be flying to Raleigh for the first time. I took a friend with me as a plus one and together him and I explored all over the neighborhood and had some of the best meals we’ve ever had including my favorite – BBQ! This was my first southern wedding though and I wanted to look the part even though I didn’t exactly know what that really meant. I generally have an idea of what I want to wear prior to weddings, but for this one, I hoped the look would just come to me. For my friends’ recent weddings, I’ve been wearing a lot of the same style. I am loving these long maxi dresses. They are so chic, sleek, and elegant. You almost don’t need to accessorize too much for it because it just wears itself.

One afternoon while perusing Instagram, I came across this ASTR dress. It looked beautiful on the model and I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off, but I figured I couldn’t turn it down unless I tried. I went to my nearest Nordstrom, tried it on and sort of fell in love with it. The high neckline was something different in comparison to other dresses that I had worn in the past. I paired it with my favorite choker, which I thought was a little bit risky, but still worked. I also threw my hair up into a bun. Looking back on it, I actually regretted it only because I enjoy wearing my hair down more, but I wanted to see how it would look and now I know for next time that I should stick to what I know will work. My clutch isn’t even a clutch! It is actually a beauty bag from Clarins. I normally don’t gravitate towards red ever in my wardrobe, but for some reason with this baby blue dress, I wanted something that would make this look pop! The heels are simple and black and my favorites from Vince Camuto.

I don’t know if I did the “southern wedding” entirely correct, but I felt good about my outfit. This was a learning experience with this one and I definitely took a few learnings away from it that I can carry with me onto my next two weddings in 2018!

13 Oct 2017

Bobby Hundreds | The Hundreds

This is the kind of stuff that I love sharing on Yow Yow! I’ve had a fascination with all things people since I was a kid. It’s one of the reasons why I’m a recruiter and my interest in people really has many layers. I now work at a company where we help to share peoples’ legacies and their stories so this kind of things jumps out at me almost immediately. Though I’ve never personally shopped at The Hundreds myself, I’m very familiar with the brand and the company that Bobby and Ben created. I watched this profile before bed last night and couldn’t stop thinking about it all day. There’s some good stuff in here and it’s worth the watch.

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12 Oct 2017

Erdem x H&M

 

When I was in college, I remember looking forward to the releases of these collections. I couldn’t wait to hear who H&M and Target would collab with next from the high fashion world and even though I had all of that excitement built up on that one release and could make a list of all of the items I wanted, I never actually followed through with the purchase. I guess that says something about me and commitment, doesn’t it? It’s been awhile since we posted about a collab like this, but I’m in the mood for it. I still like to drop into H&M from time to time and Erdem is still a collection that I continue to love with every season. I’m loving all of the winter florals on display and while I’m not attending any weddings this winter, I think this collection is the inspo you all may need.

Here are my favorite picks!

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12 Oct 2017

Why Do We Still Use Courtroom Sketches

I’ve actually been wondering the same thing for several months now so when I came across this Vox video on Doobybrain it was almost like magic. We live in a world where technology is everywhere. Our phones can take the best images that we’ve ever seen (of course I’m over here still using what looks like an iPhone 4, but whatever) and yet there is still someone sketching these drawings in every courtroom. It’s a fascination for me to begin with because of several factors – the level of detail, speed, why, what it’s used for. It’s true though what Christine Cornell says in this video… the sketch do capture another kind of emotion that photographs don’t.

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