Monday, November 30, 2015

Sit and Stay Awhile

Five years ago in the midst of finals, I wrote this blog post. With the comfort of chocolate covered berries, thick socks and Bridget Jone's diary playing in the background on a very cold November evening, I decided to write a blog. I had been introduced to the academic blog-sphere through a professor but somehow found myself in places like Pinterest and Tumblr before they really took off. I started following the adventures of travel, fashion and cultural bloggers and five years later, I'm happy with the experiences the blog has brought me, the people and bloggers I've met and the few times I've written for brands.

 I've been pleasantly surprised with some bloggers and disappointed with others. It's an interesting world this place of online writing, you are constantly questioning what's real and what's fake? When the people you grow to admire turn out to be completely different in real conversation, it's hard to be apart of a world filled with liars, arrogant writers and those who are entitled. To the people who have turned their blogs into careers and brands, you are awesome! But also to all the bloggers who make nothing and write for fun or make it hobby, I salute you. With this year coming to a close, there's big opportunities in my future and they do not necessarily relate to this blog (although I am working on a few projects and changes concerning the blog) but I hope to keep up with my daily writings here. I have definitely enjoyed the second job this blog has turned into and I hope you still stop by to read my ramblings. To another year, Happy Birthday Sit and Stay Awhile!!!
(image via nicole hill)

Weekend Wrap Up...

 when you don't want to deal with parking at the
mall, you decide to walk the 1.4 miles from your
apartment to avoid angry drivers. 
 a few days worth of thanksgiving leftovers. 
 trying out the new german restaurant in town.
 hauling out all my winter decorations & kitchenware.
plum hats, cashmere, wool, and knitted sweaters 
and keeping my skin healthy with this lotion.

(images via instagram)

Quote of the Day

"In a gentle way you can shake the world."

(imag evia the chronicles of her)

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Saturday Happy

My guy showed me this video a week ago, I've watched it at least seventy times since then. It is downright hilarious. My stomach was aching and I was crying from laughing so hard. But this guys voice, though!! What is making you happy this week?

Friday, November 27, 2015

Friday Showing

One of my favorite Christmas cartoon classics, Beauty and the Beast's The Enchanted Christmas.
 What was your favorite Christmas movie growing up?

Friday Morning

Happy Friday readers, how have you been?!! It's a four day weekend and I don't have much planned except for sleeping in, reading through about four books, enjoying the cool weather and dressing in my new scarf and hat, loving my newly decorated dress and finishing up Christmas shopping. Have an excellent weekend and see you Monday morning :)

(image via hcinva)

this week's favorites...

Getting ready to decorate for the holidays, excited about family being in town, thinking about gorging on lemony treats and styling my hair in cute dos since it's pretty short now.
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