Friday, September 12, 2014

Durbin farm market

Last weekend I attended a conference in Tuscaloosa. It was great and I had a good time. But the drive home was more fun because Peter and I were able to stop at some cute places. One of those was this lovely roadside farm market. It was one of those stops where you see the sign before the exit, look at your husband and say "should we stop?" And then frantically try to get to the exit in time. 

I snapped some photos on my phone to share with you guys. Really can't wait to get a dslr again. 


Xoxo,
Julie 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Barnes and Noble Haul

Hey Folks... Peter and I recently went to Barnes and Noble and bought a few things.  I thought it would be fun to share with you which books caught our fancy and why.

Sorry for the horrible picture quality.  We had to sell our nice camera when we left Brazil, and we haven't had the money to get a new one yet.  I've just been using my iPhone camera, which isn't horrible but isn't great, either.


Dutch Blitz - a fast paced card game.  Pretty fun.

These three were in the "End-of-Summer Clearance" section.

Forget about it by Caprice Crane - A girl gets in an accident and pretends to have amnesia so she can get a "do-over" on life.  So far it's pretty chick-lit.  Haha!

In the Company of Others by Jan Karon -  I absolutely LOVE the Mitford series by Jan Karon, and this book follows the protagonist of the Mitford series as he and his wife go to the country of his ancestors - Ireland.

On Hummingbird Wings by Lauraine Snelling - A woman has to move from New York back to California to take care of her dying mother, "even though her primary ailment seems to be hypochondria."  Another Chick-Lit pick.

Should I post reviews when I'm done?

We bought these three because they are part of the series of books that Barnes and Noble has where the covers are decorated by current popular illustrators... Peter already has a lot from the series.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas - It's a classic.  You should read it.

The Constitution of the United States of America and Selected Writings of the Founding Fathers - The majority of this book is the "selected writings" portion.  Some very interesting info in here, especially for the history geeks (which I am).

A Treasury of Classic Poetry - Peter and I both love poetry.  I grew up reading all my mom's books of poems, but I realized I didn't have any of my own!  This is a good start to my collection.



So that is an overview of our most recent trip to Barnes and Noble.  I'll let you know if I like them!

XOXO,

Julie

Saturday, September 6, 2014

End of the Week Confessions

I confess...

... a couple of days ago I ate a bunch of Skittles and then felt sick for too many hours afterward.  #notworthit

... I only worked 3 days this week (because of Labor Day and because I went to a conference on Friday) and yet I'm STILL exhausted.

... my apartment is still a mess because when I get home from work I'm too tired (physically and mentally) to do anything.

... when I first moved here I was eating super healthily and actually lost a lot of weight (also probably lost the weight due to stress), but since we've settled into a routine I've been getting lazy with my eating habits and can tell that I've gained some weight back.

... I keep meaning to do pilates and then never do...

... I took a buzzfeed quiz and found out that my subconscious is obsessed with... food!  I heartily agree.

... I didn't want to go to the conference, but I'm glad that I did.  More on that, later.

The chorus and opera rehearsal space at the university of Alabama is amazing. Super tall ceilings and brick walls make for amazing acoustics. 

... after church on Sunday I plan to sleep and lounge around in my pajamas for the rest of the day.  #lazy?

... I just spent too much money at Barnes and Noble, but I think it was worth it.  Should I do a "haul" post?



What are your "confessions" for this week?

XOXO,

Julie