We are back from our little family getaway to the mountains. That time off was good for the soul. I didn't bring my work phone and I just allowed myself to truly disconnect. When Camille is in daycare during the weekdays, I miss her so much! This time was seriously precious and Ian and I loved spending all day just loving on her and laughing with her. Also reconnecting with each other ... so important.
I have lots of photos to share from our trip and will do so this week. A few random notes this Monday...
+ I'm sucked in to the trainwreck that is The Bachelor. And I can't wait for tonight's episode. On Andi's season, I thought Chris was a sweetheart. But (sorry for letting my prude colors show here), he kisses too many girls WAY too early on. And for that, I now think he's a little gross. Major turnoff.
+ The aqua cardigan/wrap I'm wearing above is a new purchase from Nordstrom thanks to a rave review from two people ... Katie from Miss Dixie and also my mom! Mom bought a heathered green one a few months back and has just loved it. They have so many beautiful colors available and I ordered two -- water gently blue and the purple vine burnout one (which is less than $20). I love these wraps and they look great buttoned or open. The aqua one I have is thicker and more of a fleecier-feel on the inside which is really comfortable. Looks great paired with black, too. Love shopping at Nordstrom because they have free shipping (and free returns, too). I've got my eye on that plaid one next.
+ The Superbowl is coming and all I can think about is FOOD and COMMERCIALS. Really just the food. I've got a few fun appetizers planned and I will be sharing some of these quick + easy recipes on our local news here in Charlotte this Saturday morning.
+ A few girlfriends and I have started breaking up our workday by planning a recurring lunch date every few weeks. Our next one is tomorrow and I just can't wait. I always leave these lunches feeling happy and revived, ready to tackle the second half of the workday. To me, nothing beats some good girlfriend time. And tomorrow we'll be at one of my favorite restaurants!
Happy Monday, party people.