Friday loves: monograms, Bikram yoga, Hunters + more

Friday, February 27, 2015

Hello, Friday! First of all, let's clear the air: I see white and gold on the dress. Glad that's out in the open.

Anyway. We're not here to argue, are we? Back to the business at hand.

One. I bought a circle monogram for our front door from an online shop that shall remain nameless because I definitely ordered it in November and received it in February. After reporting them to the BBB, I (shocker) finally got my monogram! It was black when I got it but that wouldn't cut it on our black front door. Enter seafoam green spray paint and burlap ribbon. Love how it turned out - even if I had to wait 3 months to get it. 

Two. I went to my very first Bikram Yoga class on Sunday night and wow. If you've never been, Bikram Yoga is typically 105 degrees for 90 minutes (my class was a private class for Junior League, so it was only 60 minutes) during which you go through 26 different positions twice. I was truly scared to try this and there was a point during the class that I thought I might actually die - but then the instructor said "Do you feel your heart pounding? You're getting a great cardio workout right now" (oh good, so that is normal). And then I thought: wait - yoga? Cardio? Sweating bullets? This is actually pretty cool (ha). The heat also allows you to get deeper into stretches than you think is possible and you will be sore the next day! On top of it all, I had SO MUCH energy the next day it wasn't even funny. 

Three. Do y'all get the Skimm?? I signed up a few months ago and it is hilarious way to get the news. I love that it takes me 5 minutes to get up to speed on the most important world news of the day. And I feel smarter. At least once a week, I actually laugh out loud while reading. Sign up here for free. 

Four. I finally pulled the trigger and bought some Hunters! I've been going back and forth for oh, about 2 years on what style and color I wanted. I landed on the Adjustable Back - so I could actually fit them over jeans - in Black Gloss. So excited to have them in time for the rainy spring! Is it wrong to hope for rain for fashion purposes?

Five. If you need some inspiration, watch this clip from the Today Show this morning. This precious  91-year-old woman decided to become a tech designer in Silicon Valley - proving you're never too old to go for the things you really want in life! She actually told a guidance counselor when she was young that she wanted to be an inventor or designer, but he told her that was a job only for men. I love this story: we can all learn a lot from her. 

Y'all have a wonderful weekend full of your favorite things! Stay warm out there. Might we even see some warm-ish weather next week?? 


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  1. I'm loving those boots! It's never bad to wish for rainy weather when you have a pair of those to wear.
    PS - your monogram was totally worth the wait! It looks so good!

  2. OBSESSED WITH YOUR HUNTERS!!!! Awesome choice. I have been waiting to pull hte trigger for like 2 years now too. Lame! Need to just do it! xx

  3. I see white and gold too...Anyway, your monogram looks great! Too bad it was such a hassle.

  4. I love that monogram hanger - sorry it took you so long to get it, looks like it was worth the wait though!
    I also shared the skimm on my blog today too, it seriously is one of the best ways to get the news!
    Have a great weekend!
    ps - white and gold all the way (except for the 5 minutes last night I saw blue and black)

  5. I love the monogram door hanger!! You have some serious patience waiting for that to arrive!

  6. That door monogram turned out great. I am sorry it took so long for you to get it! I love The Skimm too. Such a easy way to catch up on the news in the morning. Good choice on the hunters they look great!

  7. Hunter rain boots are the best thing that here happen to me :)

    Also, that monogram is the best thing ever. Once I get married, I am getting one just like that!

  8. I love how your monogram turned out, super cute!
    Stopping by from the Five on Friday link up -

  9. Your monogram looks great, I love it! And aren't Hunter boots just fabulous?! Xo, Stephanie

  10. I love the seafoam green monogram - looks great!! I've always wanted Hunter boots, too cute!!

  11. Found you through the link up, love your blog. Yay for SC bloggers! I love the monogram and good for you to try Bikram Yoga. I pass that place all the time and I'm just terrified of it. ;)

  12. Your mongoram turned out so cute sorry it took so long... Love your hunters :)

  13. cute monogram despite the troubles! I was going to ask you where you got it but I think I'll not order from the same place. :)

  14. I have never done hot yoga, but you are enticing me! Love the new Hunters and that Today Show story is so sweet!

    Just found your cute blog...stop by mine and say hi sometime!


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