Real Life Wednesday

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

1. I painted my nails last week with this Essie shade Vernis (which I "borrowed" from my younger sister) and loved, loved, loved the color. It's like a periwinkle/cornflower blue - not only did it go with everything and make my hands look delightfully tan, but I got so many compliments on it. Can't wait to use it again.

2. Things have been decidedly "real life" around here, what with working full-time for the past two weeks, hence the lack of a RLW post earlier today...a continuation of Monday's post, maybe?

3. In other unglamorous news, my wisdom teeth (yes, I'm 21 and still have them) have PAINFULLY decided it's time to come out. My mouth wouldn't stop hurting yesterday, so I finally took a look in the mirror and nearly fell over when I could very clearly see them. Ouch. I have a doctor appointment tomorrow to see how soon I can get surgery.

4. I'm a little excited about #2...all the ice cream + sleep I can get? Sign me up.

5. I was in New Orleans for a friend's wedding last weekend, but sadly didn't get to stop at any of the usual famous spots to eat, like Cafe du Monde for beignets. I did drive the entire way + back by myself. Cue feelings of accomplishment + independence. I'm telling you, girls - you haven't lived until you've sung along with One Direction at the top of your lungs while on a solo road trip.

6. I'm in love with this entire look: striped shirt, faded denim shirts + huge black sunglasses? The Look of summer. This striped dress by the beach is also stealing my heart. Just...all the stripes. But really.

7. This post about how to photograph writing with sparklers just screams summer...I've always wanted to try my hand at it. Maybe now I will.

8. My need for iced coffee is steadily growing and since my parents don't drink coffee (i.e. there's no coffeemaker in our house) I might just dabble in cold brew coffee. Have you ever tried it? Basically the idea is you let coffee grounds soak for several hours and then strain the liquid. It looks dangerously easy.

9. My poor dog gets so excited when I get home from work because she thinks I'll finally take her on a walk after being gone all day, but my feet are always so sore, I can't stand the idea of being on them any more. But I can tell she's so confused and wistful when she looks at me with huge, pitiful eyes, so hopefully I'll take her out this weekend. I miss our daily walks too.

That's what's going on around here. How's your week going? Have you had your wisdom teeth out before - any advice??

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Country Girl's Daybook said...

Essie nail polish is wonnnnderful. Photographing sparklers is so fun! Some friends and I played around with that last year. :)
Country Girl's Daybook

Lauren said...

That nail polish is beautiful! I have a similar shade from Essie called Rock the Boat, and it is one of my all time favorites. As for wisdom teeth, I'm your age, and have yet to have them out. I should really get on that.

Liz B said...

Where are you working this summer Grace? I definitely understand the "I just got home from work so I don't really have energy to do anything" attitude. That's me almost every day. Unfortunately, I often have dishes, or have to go buy groceries, or work on presentations, etc.
Also, yes, love that nail color!!

Liz B said...

ALSO, I'm getting my wisdom teeth out in August and I'm kinda really terrified about it. Lovely end to my summer (sarcasm).

Elizabeth Anne said...

Just buy a coffee maker! lol This is just from a fellow coffee and Starbucks addict! If you are anything like me it will save you money in the long run! But going to coffee shops is just so fun! I guess you just cannot win...

Raewyn said...

I'll definitely have to give it a try! Maybe for 4th of July or something. :)

Raewyn said...

Thanks, Lauren! My sister got the color I used some time ago, so apparently they don't have that particular shade, so I'm happy to hear you found a similar one.

And yes, apparently it is much better to get them out younger than older - I had a bit of risk involved because mine had grown so deep!

Raewyn said...

I'm working at my family business, helping customers and such. It's similar to the restaurant job I had last summer. And yep...I get home and want to do nothing but curl up in bed. I hear you though! It's hard to stay motivated!

Raewyn said...

I know, I wasn't thrilled...BUT you get to lay in bed for days, eat ice cream, sleep, read, etc. It's lovely. In a sore face kind of way.

Raewyn said...

Elizabeth, I think I'm going to have to! Heheh...I know, I love the atmosphere of coffeeshops. Sigh.