Obviously, this post was supposed to be live much earlier today. Then my computer seemed to be overheated and starting a fire in order to blog didn’t seem like a great idea. So, better late than never, right? I hope so. ;)
With a number of different weddings on the horizon with a florist and a possible trip to Bridal Market (the wedding industry’s version of Fashion Week), this is my last completely free weekend for a month. And by free, I mean I have a date tomorrow. With my Poppy. He’s 94, and he’s been counting down the days until we have lunch. Other than that, I’m in store for a low key weekend, and I’m really looking forward to it.
My favorite links I’ve been loving:
1. Choosing Meaningful Over Perfect // Carly is Inspired:
This is one of my favorite posts to date because I truly don’t believe in perfection, but I was so nervous about how it might be received by others. I’m happy to report that it’s gone over really well! Now matter if you work in the wedding industry or not, I think it’s worth a read. Choosing meaningful and purposeful over perfect will never let you down.
2. Getting Out of a Funk // Mackenzie Horan
Photo via Mackenzie Horan
I always look forward to reading Mackenzie’s blog each morning, and this post was particularly relatable. I think we all have moments when we’re not sure where our lives might take us next, and that causes us to fear making any decisions at all. Especially in this season of my life, I’ve definitely experienced almost everything she’s talking about in her post. And I loved reading through some of the comments to see that there are a bunch of other people in the same boat. In a funk? Not sure what to do? Read Mackenzie’s post.
3. Lauren McCaul’s Home Tour // The Everygirl
Photo via The Everygirl
Lauren’s style is slightly different than mine, but what I love about her home is how cozy her design has managed to make it feel. I’ve also always been drawn to older homes that have a story, and her home was built before Alabama was even a state. The best part of her feature, in my opinion, is her story about her job. She works for the US Army Corp of Engineers where she orders furniture for military spaces (an honorable position that definitely seems to involve far more rigid choices than the color she’s able to bring into her home). I work for a company that sells furniture to commercial spaces, and I’ve talked to professionals who are in the middle of bidding for government spaces. Maybe those pieces were for Lauren? I’m not positive, but it’s fun to see who you might be working with. :)
4. “Chandelier” Cover by Sara Bareilles:
One of my friends told me I had to watch/listen to Sara Bareilles cover Sia’s “Chandelier”. Sara’s voice is always stunning, and I’ve been known to turn on this video to listen to the cover a few times while I work. The one thing I really wish I could do: sing like Sara Bareilles.
5. Father Daughter Dance to Shake It Off:
There are so many things to love about this video: a.) this dad spending a fun afternoon with his sweet daughter, b.) his daughter’s adorable dance moves, and c.) “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! PS: The first day of fall is on Sunday. WHAT?! It’s basically time for Christmas.
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