This is slightly all over the place, but I hope you still enjoy these little tidbits from my iPhone! I was in Jackson Hole for five days, so most of my iPhone pictures between my last Diary post and this one made it into that travel post.
I walked by this flower stand at a market in Hoboken and thought, “Oh spring is almost here!” Granted, it was super cold and windy but the flowers looked like a quick taste of spring. Speaking of which, I can’t believe it’s already time to “spring forward.” I’m looking forward to it, even if it means losing an hour of sleep. I’ll gladly give one hour up for a little more daylight in the evenings.
My friend Maddie has a non-traditional work schedule too. We have started to get together for lunch once a week and it makes me so happy! I try to time it up for days when I have no external calls or meetings aka days when I’m craving some human contact, haha. It’s the best way to break up the workday. Maddie is also super creative so I feel like I walk away feeling energized and excited.
The apartment has been freezing and the heaters just can’t keep things warm. (And there’s a big draft by the front door that isn’t helping.) The pups have been so snuggly because of it and wrapping them up like burritos never gets old. This blanket is everyone’s favorite – because it’s heavy and very warm. Every night everyone (dogs included) fights over it.
This isn’t an iPhone pic, but I had to share it! The Daily Edited (who makes my amazing monogram phones) launched a new line of suitcases. I haven’t had a chance to travel with mine yet but I’m super into the design, especially the personalization element. I did my name, but with Daily Edited they give you all kinds of personalization options.
This is from my flight out to Jackson Hole. I wore a Dudley Stevens fleece and I don’t think I’ll ever travel on a flight without wearing one again. So cozy and comfortable. I’m also always freezing, so I usually take my coat off and drape it over my legs like a blanket, and with a fleece on top, the rest of my body stays just as warm. Winning!!
(Also side note, but I watched Instant Family on the flight out and omg I cried. It’s kind of a comedy, but also very heartfelt. Loved it. And the house in the movie is basically my dream home.)
On our last night in Jackson Hole, Catherine and I were in charge of dessert. We were wandering through the grocery store uninspired by everything in the bakery. Then I thought, maybe I should make cookies? But I was lazy. So we got the premade dough that comes in a roll and smooshed it into a cast iron skillet. Topped with ice cream and hot chocolate drizzle. It doesn’t look big, but that was a huge cast iron skillet and the four of us devoured it.
It’s really been so long since I’ve had a full blown panic attack and this week I had two…. I mentioned that I had the first one while on this giant tram. And the second one was at a doctor’s appointment. I was on edge to begin with and then a nurse was walking around with vials of blood and the room I was in was super hot and stuffy. Yikes. I happened to be wearing my Apple Watch for the first panic attack and it’s crazy to see the data of right when it happens. When I’m in one, all I can say (if I can say anything) is that it feels like I can’t breathe. But to see the actual heart rate recorded is pretty crazy. My friends knew I wasn’t being dramatic about being terrified, but when we were at lunch and looking at the heartrates, they almost couldn’t believe it.
On a lighter note, Maddie, Taylor, and I went to a Cricut media event this week. We had a blast getting to know some of the featured creators. Cricut and Joann’s partnered with three women with totally different styles to make their own line of Cricut products. Above, we’re with Tara of Rad & Happy– we loved her!!!
There is something so incredible about going to an event and instantly clicking with strangers who don’t feel like strangers. I think crafters might be my people, guys. We were all saying how we wished Tara and Natalie (another one of the creators) lived closer so we could do our next crafting party together!!
How cute are these gingham bunny ears?! I think I’m going to have to buy a few of these for some of the little ladies I know.
Stubbs and Wootton sent me two pairs of shoes for spring and they are soooo gorgeous. Can’t wait for the snow to melt to wear them!! Natural Rope (also comes in a gorgeous navy) and the tennis players. Use code CARLY20 for 20% off a full priced item! For sizing, I prefer a 7.5 (i.e. half a size up) just for extra comfort. I can walk ALL DAY in the slippers and they’re such high quality.