||| not britney spears | not yet a woman |||

to clarify: this post is not to compare myself to britney spears, although that gives me an excellent idea for another post. i recently referred to myself as a teenager, which i’m not. then it hit me – why don’t i consider myself a ‘woman’? Below are the reasons I’ve come up with so far:

–  I can’t put a clasp bracelet on by myself

– I forget simple things like to button the back of my shirt

– I can only master my hair, makeup or outfit on any given day

– I’ve never spent more than five minutes paying bills

– I never dress appropriately for the weather – ever

– I haven’t been to a class reunion

– I still consider three Oreos a proper meal

– I don’t pack appropriately when going home and assume my mom will figure it out for me

if this hits home, know that you are not alone in being an awkward teenage-adult.

||| rachel |||

||| love what you do |||

you know when you occasionally get caught up in… life? well, that’s where i’ve been the past few weeks. living.

i attended a free seminar at next door cafe last wednesday, “dream first, job second” with Laurel Donnellan from Bright Livelihoods. by creating a passion profile, others (who i had never met) were responsible for listing potential hobbies/jobs/careers ideal for my profile. at the top of both lists was “create a blog”. though this shouldn’t have shocked me, it did.

and so i’m back, blogging about blogging! (& still working to stray away from food posts!)

strive to do something you are truly passionate about this week.

||| happy monday! – R |||

||| the bride | the shoe conundrum |||

the first few weeks of the 2013 have been nothing but work and wedding planning. everything is pretty much  ready to go–venue, photographer, florist, dj, guest list, minister, THE dress, etc.

it’s all fun, but there are times i think, “why didn’t we just elope!?” there are so many small details that are so time-consuming.  of course, things could be easier if it weren’t my prerogative to control every aspect of the decor–down to the painstaking design of the stationary.  but i have to do it my own way or i will lose my mind.
my fiancée and i have been together for over 9 years now (since i was 15!) so the actual vows are the easy part.
i am, however, struggling with one HUGE commitment: THE SHOES.  i have the bridesmaid and flower girl shoes picked out, but i just can’t seem to commit MY shoes.  here is the color palette:
here’s where i am so far…a huge question mark. i always say i am keeping an open mind, but in actuality, i just know it when i see it.
the conundrum?  i haven’t seen it.
i will let you know when the conundrum is solved–i’m always open for suggestions!