Lately: A Random List

Well its been ages since I've posted. Or 13 days, but you know what I mean. I thought I'd post a little update on what I've been up to. Lots of randomness headed your way...

We had an amazing time in Crater Lake a couple of weekends ago. Being mostly away from internet and cell reception is SUCH a nice break, and that's really what started my evening avoidance of all things technology, which has led to this little blog break. Isn't it the bluest lake you've ever seen? 

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Random fact, but Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the US. And Lake Tahoe, where I'll be next weekend, comes in at number 2. Guess what #3 is! It's Lake Chelan, where I spend almost every other weekend, including last weekend. August is apparently the month of the deep lakes, which I kind of love, as unintentional as it was! 

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Speaking of Tahoe, I'm going for a bachelorette party, and so I HAD to pick up some fun pool/lake floats to take - I got the gummy bear, the pineapple, and the pizza! I can't wait to pull them out for an afternoon of lounging at the lake! I've been rocking my one-piece swimsuits almost all summer long (I have 2 that I love) and it is making me want to invest in another one for Tahoe. Any favorites from the ones that Shopbop carries?? I have a long torso...any brands that work better for that? 

Other things that have kept me away? House progress is coming along, and of course I decided to take on a little project of my own during the remodel: painting all of the kitchen cabinets! So far I've removed them all, taken hardware off, sanded using coarse paper, sanded using finer paper, and now I've got priming and painting and reinstalling left to go. We're going to go with a light gray paint on the cabinets, a white+gray marbled quartz countertop, and oh yah did I mention we've decided to re-floor the kitchen too? Nope, I didn't. But scope creep is real, you guys, and this project just keeps getting more and more awesome (and more and more expensive!). But I'm SO excited. Don't forget that snapchat (@bmarie35) is the best place to keep track of the progress, if you're interested! 

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(Winosaur tank found here.)

The animals come home for good tonight (except for when we all have to leave for our hardwood refinishing) and I can't wait to make them love me again. I mean, Niko hasn't stopped, but this is the greeting I got from Amos last time I saw him in Lake Chelan (he's terrifying!) so I'm thinking maybe this time he's going to finally kill us in our sleep. 

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Other than that, I've been living in a chaos zone and just simply haven't been taking outfit photos. We'll see how that goes once we move upstairs into a beautiful finished "new" house, but between now and then...I'm guessing posting is going to be a little sporadic. Favorite blogs to read while you aren't reading mine? Franish, of course. Something Good Blog. Anne In Residence. Writes Like a Girl. And so many others. I'll do a more extensive round-up of my every day reads if that's something you'd like? Let me know in the comments!

Posted on August 16, 2016 .