July 24, 2015

BITS AND PIECES.

scene from last weekend.

Oh, weekends, how you're wonderful and lovely even during the summertime. What are you up to this weekend?

This sweet family video.

And this equally sweet family photo session.

I'd like to stay here! Can you imagine how fun it would be for a retreat/meet-up?

I'm all about limes right now so these (obviously!) sound a-mazing.

On being YOU.

And why we NEED to give ourselves a break.

This top. Yes, please.

8 tips for hanging art. 

Have a great one!

July 22, 2015

SLOW, EASY MORNINGS.



I want to remember the easiness that comes with summer. How time seems to slow down and the days become a blur. For nine months out of the year, my life is a blur itself. Waking up, going to work, and then heading off to sleep before I fall asleep watching TV (I do make time for eating and showers, just so you don't think I'm totally crazy).

But then June hits and my mind slows down. 

Mornings are slower. I still wake up to my dog but I don't have to get out of bed by the time my alarm goes off. I can hang out in bed, watching Youtube videos or scrolling through Instagram without having to worry about being late and missing my bathroom slot (you, too, would need them if you have two sisters in the house!).

It's nice when the hardest part of your day is making it through a workout. It's a luxury, really. And I love that summertime allows me to make myself a priority.

And then I'm able to take a shower, get some chores or errands done, do some reading/writing, and maybe even binge watch some TV, too. But it only comes after my slow mornings.

Yep, slow mornings are where it's at. And I hope that this post reminds me come September that slow mornings are needed every now and then.

Because without them, time would fly by way too quickly.

How do YOU make time for slow mornings/afternoons/evenings?

July 20, 2015

THE CHATROOM | ON FRIENDSHIPS.

image via Unsplash.
I've never had a lot of friends. When I was in elementary school, I thought I did, but really, they were just people I hung out with. The people I would actually talk to? The people I could bravely share my opinions with? I could count all those people on one hand.

Does that mean I was a loner? Possibly, if you're thinking from the mind of an extrovert. But as an introvert, I'm all about a few great friends. I actually used to think there was something wrong with me because I wasn't popular and had/have a hard time sharing my life verbally.

But I digress. When it comes to making friends, I've learned that it's MUCH harder than I ever would have imagined. Now that I'm in the work-world, I no longer have classes to meet new people. No more ice breaker games, no more group projects, no more school assignments to chat about after class.

So has much changed since childhood? Not really, actually. I mean, I still don't have many friends. I have friends, but not many people I can call or text and have girls' night with.

Am I saying this for sympathy? No. I'm simply sharing my thoughts because making friends is hard for me; and I think it's something that I'll have to put extra thought, time, and energy into if I want more. And I hope that it's something that other people understand, too.

So when I read this post on From Roses, I knew I wasn't alone. And that while it's something I want to change, it's also something that isn't something we should be afraid of admitting. It's something that we just have to work towards to change.

What are YOUR thoughts on friendship? Is it hard for you to meet new friends? If not, where do you meet new people and how do you cultivate the relationships? Do you have a big group of friends? Do you consider your blog friends a part of your group of friends? If you want to know my answer, I most definitely DO!

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