So There's That Series

So There’s That Vol. 31

{Sort of like  a “Friday Five”  or a “Life Lately” except it’s probably not Friday, and I gave up on the idea of a catchy alliteration. These are some bits and pieces of my not-so-glam 20-something life. See past posts HERE}

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London

I just returned from a long girls weekend in London with one of my best friends Brandi! Stay tuned later this week or next for a few blog posts all about our adventures!

In Case You Missed It On the Blog in March

  1. Favorite Things I Need to Tell You About Right Now – Vol. 2
  2. Friday Jam Session: Post Break Up
  3. Third Work Anniversary and 10 Things I’ve Learned
  4. So There’s That Vol. 30
  5. Friday Jam Session: 90’s Country
  6. Guest Feature on Whimsical September’s Saturday Sit-Down

Mom and Dad Visit DC

My parents visited me in DC at the end of March. We had a wonderful time and I wrote all about it on the blog here.

Sawyer June

This sassy girl just turned 9 months a few days ago and her personality is really starting to show. Snapchat videos and FaceTiming with her is my favorite! This particular round of pictures is EXTRA ADORABLE.

I mean SERIOUSLY!!!

Guest Blogger Saturday Sit-Down

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to be a guest blogger for Whimsical September. Since I discovered her last summer, Erica has become one of my favorite bloggers to regularly keep up with, so I was thrilled to be featured in her Saturday Sit-Down series. She did a fabulous job at doing her research and personalizing questions for me to really showcase what my blog and I are all about. You can read it here (and check out the rest of her blog while you are there)!

Wild Love

Having been a dancer growing up, I could watch dance routine and choreography videos ALL DAY LONG. Kyle Hanagami has become one of my favorites to follow on Instagram. This is video is one of his most recent choreographed routines, which also features one of my favorite dancers, Julianne Hough, and music by another favorite, James Bay.

Winter Sunrise

Mark Alan Andre Photography

I can never get enough of beautiful DC photography. And even though I am hating this eternal winter we seem to be having, I was practically drooling over this photo and the full series.  The photographer is a fellow K-State grad too 🙂 Great work Mark!

Life is Too Short for Fake Cheese and Fake Friends

This article was technically written for moms, but even though I am not at that stage of life yet, I can still relate on many levels. More and more, I am seeing and experiencing the equal difficulty, stages and crucial importance of adult friendships.

“I want friendships that fill me up, because no one is ever satisfied after eating fake cheese.”

Amen, girl. Read the full article here.

National Ag Day

National Ag Day was March 20, and in DC that means a series of special events and guests in town. I spent one evening speaking with college students attending the Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Policy Institute, and shared a bit about my job and path to living and working in DC. AFA also invited me to join them for an event at USDA, where Vice President Pence spoke and signed an official proclamation for National Ag Day. I had never heard Pence formally speak before, and was happy to hear most of his comments. There continues to be a lot of uncertainty right now regarding trade, so personally I think that part of his speech was a bit sugar coated.

Out and About

A few snippets (and Instagram stories) of life lately.

Going on my resume: Winning the office March Madness bracket 2 of the 3 years I’ve been working here.

My Life in Memes

Memes that are speaking to me right now… both thought provoking and just plain funny.

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So, There’s That.

So There's That Series

So There’s That: Vol. 8

 {Sort of like  a “Friday Five”  or a “Life Lately” except it’s probably not Friday, and I gave up on the idea of a catchy alliteration. These are some bits and pieces of my glam #postgradlife.}

1. Resident of Virginia

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So this finally happened, and my new driver’s license is on its way in the mail. All I can say is that since the Virginia standard plates are so boring, it’s a good thing I have that purple frame to help spruce it up.


2. Window Garden

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When I moved out here from Kansas I got rid of the three little plants I had, but knew that I would want to eventually replace them.
I may have went a little overboard (you can stop rolling your eyes at me mom)…but I’m so excited!
This time I got some mint and basil, and have already started to use them!


3. Spring/Summer Silk Arrangement

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Last fall I got this cute butter crock at an antique store in Kansas and designed a silk fall/winter arrangement to go in it that also went along with my normal living room décor. Since my move I had been dragging my feet to replace and update it. I already had the red daisies, wheat and some of the sunflowers from a different decoration that I didn’t put up in my new place, and the rest I picked up at Michaels. Because the flowers were smaller, this one was a lot more difficult and the wheat was a pain to work with because it sheds easily. But I was extremely happy with the final result. It even reminds me a bit of Kansas!


4. Shut Up and Dance

Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance” is definitely my jam this summer, so this video,  compiling dozens of infamous movie dance scenes with this song, just makes my dancer heart happy. It was fun to see how many of the movies I could name.


5. Mondays

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Last week I shared this meme from my co-worker on Instagram. This is usually how I feel about Mondays. Later that day I read this article, “What Successful People Do On Monday Mornings.” Pretty general, but solid advice. All things that I could definitely work on.


6. Gilmore Girls Reunion

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Twitter: @thelaurengraham

To know me, is to know how much I love Gilmore Girls. I grew up watching (and re-watching) it with my mom and sister, and really think it was something that helped us grow closer together…and vicariously become a little too sassy for our own good. Soon after I left for college, my mom got both Janci and I our own full series set, just so the three of us wouldn’t have to share the set that was being left at home.

Anyway this last weekend there was a Gilmore Girls ATX Festival Reunion Panel featuring almost the entire regular cast. As a true fangirl I watched the entire 45 minute video and spent most it shamelessly freaking out a little. If you don’t care for Gilmore Girls, we can’t be friends I don’t know if I’d recommend it, but if you’re fan I suggest busting out the popcorn! Now to decide which of my favorite episodes to go back and watch…


7. National Gallery of Art

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Since my move, I’ve been dying to get to the museums. I’ve previously been to a few of them during my trips to D.C. as a student, but those visits were always rushed and in my mind, museums are not really group activities. These museums are HUGE, so I’m pretty excited that I now the chance to go at my own pace, see what I want to see and come back if I want to. I know…major nerd alert. Anyway, this past weekend I went to the National Gallery of Art, which is just one of many art galleries/museums here in D.C. It was great, but after three hours, I had to give up and resolve to come back another day. There was just too much to see!

So There’s That

( Linking up with Momfessionals, A Little Bit of Everything Blog, and Grace and Love Blog. )