April 29, 2015

on my walk

I took a quick walk through the park yesterday. I love spring and sunshine and dandelions. Happy hump day!

April 28, 2015

little things

We got a new rug. I've always loved these rugs. I looked through the whole stack of them at Kmart to make sure I got the one that had the most colour & life in it. Slowly but surely, a year and a half after we've moved in, I am determined to make this space more homey. 

April 27, 2015

magic monday

Nothing calls for celebration quite like hot pink frosted funfetti cupcakes. What are we celebrating?

That this weekend is over.

That we survived a crazy work week.

That I started a new colour on my scrap yarn blanket & Justin picked up crazy hours at work all week. 

That I may have found a wedding dress(!!).

But mostly we're just celebrating that it's the last week of April. Happy Monday!

April 22, 2015


My day off was spent cleaning the kitchen. Dishes are done & put away, everything is in its place again. I feel better, less like everything is in chaos. I always forget how calming cleaning is. One step closer to having #5 on my birthday list done. 

April 18, 2015

currently, april edition

enjoying the signs of spring that are popping up everywhere (except you, allergies)

dreaming of a day off to do nothing but creative work (I can't wait for Monday!)

setting a wedding date... october 1, 2015 (aka the anniversary of the day we first met in person!)

watching thursday's episode of grey's & it feels like the old seasons again

drinking coffee with coconut creamer... tastes like summer 

eating a lot of salads with mushrooms & tomatoes & honey mustard

staring at a pile of dishes that's been calling my name for two days

using a ton of Chapstick (see note to allergies above)

listening to a lot of fleetwood mac lately

searching online for a wedding dress (eep)

baking cupcakes! (after doing the dishes, of course)

feeling more & more in love with Justin & spring & life in general every day

April 17, 2015

an engagement

I still can't believe it's real and that this is actually happening. 

It was a surprise, mostly. Not in the sense that Justin and I have always talked about getting married. Not in the sense that we've been looking around for rings since December. Not in the sense that I fell in love with this ring approximately around Valentines Day and we started saving up money. 

But I have always told Justin "If you propose to me on my birthday or some cheesy holiday like Christmas or New Years or Valentines Day I will say no. But the day after is fine."

So the day after is what I got. 

Thank you so much for all the love. From Facebook to Instagram to text messages all day long yesterday. We are excited. We are so over the moon and happy and in love and we're overjoyed for all the congrats from yesterday. 

April 16, 2015

how about forever?

I'm getting married! So completely over the moon. I love Justin. I love this ring. I love our little life. So excited to get to spend the rest of my life with him. 

April 15, 2015

23 to do

Say hello to the birthday project: 23 things to accomplish by the time I turn 24. I'm so excited to get started. 

April 13, 2015

magic monday

It's my last day as a 22 year old. To celebrate I went home to see my family and spend time with friends. And where there's birthday cake, Adrian's must be involved so I am a very happy girl. 

22, you were hard. The hardest year I have faced yet. But I am thankful for all of your change and growth and acceptance. 

23, show us what you got. 

April 11, 2015

easy a

My name: Anna
Four words: ampersand, amazing, aardvark, acoustic
State/City: Arkansas / Amherst
Boy name: Andrew
Girl name: Ava
Occupation: Astronaut
Something found in a kitchen: Asparagus
Something you shout: Awesome!
Something you look for in a guy/girl: Adventure
Something that is in your room: Accessories
Place to shop at: Anthropologie
Name a band/artist: Aerosmith / Avril Lavigne 

Stole this from Elise's archives. Happy Saturday!

April 10, 2015

two years

Two years ago today, I loaded my car up with all my belongings I could stuff in my trunk and backseat and drove three hours to live with a boy. 

And it has been a whirlwind of a ride with a lot of ups and downs, laughter and tears, but would I trade it for anything? Absolutely not. I love not doing long distance anymore, I love that I get to wake up next to the man I love every morning, I love that I found my forever. 

It's been two years. Here's to a million more. 

April 08, 2015

gratitude list

Grateful for... April showers during my semi-nightly after work Dollar General runs. 

Grateful for... Coffee & knitting for when I am at my worst. They're my greatest weapons against my anxiety. 

Grateful for... The sky. Light parties and sunrises and sunsets and cloudscapes will always have a special place in my heart. 

Grateful for... Creamer swirls that look like galaxies. I love taking pictures of my coffee in the morning.

Grateful for... Parking lot rainbows, because they're so cool.

Hope you guys are having an awesome week!

April 03, 2015


Brainstorming ideas for my birthday project, drinking coffee, listening to my favourite podcasts. Right now, in the moment, I'm enjoying the process and I am content and that's all that matters. 

April 01, 2015

april goals

Happy April!

It's birthday month! I'm planning a crafty birthday project that I will reveal on my birthday in two weeks (holy crap I turn 23 in two weeks). 

Goals for April include...
- go for more walks
- drink more water
- spend less, save more
- be kinder to myself & to Justin
- big birthday project

It's beautiful outside today. 72* & it feels like summer. I'm wearing a dress to celebrate. Happy April!