Thursday, April 21, 2016


Being that I have totally let this blog get away from me, I am going to attempt to share a bit of what has been going on. I feel like every week I mean to sit down and schedule a post or two but then I get caught up doing a million other things and to be honest the blog is often the last thing on my mind.  But who isn't busy these days, without continuing to give excuses... here's whats been on going on currently...

Listening to:
I can't get enough of The Lumineers newest album. Sleep on the Floor is my favorite but it has been on constant repeat since it came out last week.

Last week I had a bad cold and since I haven't gotten my appetite to fully make a recovery. I did however whip up a version of this Greek Quinoa salad to have as an easy lunch of dinner option. 

The weather in Raleigh this week has been absolutely amazing and dare I say the word hot at times! The past 2 days I've worn a dress to work which has been such a nice change. I also have been wearing this peplum top nonstop and would highly recommend...

It's currently on sale for just $9.00!

From busy days at work to a lot going on in my personal life, my sleep has totally fallen to the way side, therefore coffee has been my drink of choice lately. I am majorly hooked on 4 shots of espresso over ice with a pump of caramel and a dash of milk... so yummy. 

I've majorly stepped up my reading game over the past few weeks and have been loving it. I forgot how relaxing it is to settle into bed with a book and just zone out. Last week I finished Luckiest Girl Alive and while it wasn't my favorite, it was still a good read. I also just picked up a few books I had on hold at the library inculding...

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Summer Secrets by Jane Green

Barefoot by Elin Hinderbrand

and my current read that is so good so far- 
Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica

I am majorly homesick for my family lately and can't wait for some time off next month and a trip down to Florida to spend time with them. Life has gotten so hectic lately that I am having a hard time staying focused and think some time away with my family is just what I need. A few beverages on the beach won't hurt either! For those curious, we are heading to Palm Beach and the Keys for a few days- recommendations welcome! 

Naturally since I am going on a vacation, I want some new pretties including a new bathing suit, some comfy shorts and I wouldn't hate a few new dresses. Tomorrow's post will include a few things I have my eye on lately.


Without going into too many details, my persona life is a bit of a mess right now. This quote is exactly what I needed this week and I am looking forward to getting back to myself and back on track. 

Hope everyone is having a good week!
Yours truly, 
Emily Ann