Blogging is a big heavy cloud over my head lately.
I really miss it SO much, but I just don't feel like doing it. I really think it is because I'm not fully settled into my new workplace, getting to know the area, and don't have my groove going yet. Once this happens, I really know that I will be back here religiously. It's really the only website that I constantly return to for almost 3 years (Sidenote: I started blogging in the summer of 2011). Wow, so long ago!
Anyway, I have a spare 2 hours while my boss is away, that I can hang around here for a little. But surprisingly, I have a lot to do since Friday afternoon when I left at 12:30. I can't believe I am about to write this, but I can honestly say I'm ready to say "goodbye" to this summer. I don't know what it is lately but the traffic in Jersey has sucked majjjjooorrrrr ass going home on Fridays leaving at noon. I can't even imagine what it would be like at rush hour. I guess because we are all "Jersey Strong" and all that jazz, everyone is trying to bring business back to the beaches since they are finally better for the most part since Sandy.
This weekend went way to fast. They don't usually but I felt like my Sunday morning coffee ritual rolled around rather quickly. Actually, it rolled right on by since I didn't get up until 10am!!
I can't really remember what I did Friday besides getting new exhaust system on my car and battling the traffic to get there. This is a new system that takes me back to my accident back in May. They told me the official "Hyundai" parts were back-ordered for approximately 3 months. I decided that I was going to call the shop since I haven't heard. They tell me "Oh, they are in. Why don't you come in and have them switched out ? (they gave me temporarily crappy exhaust in the meantime). Of course I answered, Sure!! But really I was thinking to myself, when the F were they going to call me and tell me??
Saturday, again the day was somewhat of a haze but at nighttime we met up with our friends and went to 9th Avenue Pier in Belmar. It was ADORABLE. Very crowded, because it was the absolute most perfect evening weather you could ask for, but I would go back there. My coworker told me they didn't have the best food, but I beg to differ. I ordered the Baja Fish Tacos and Loaded Potato Chips (smothered in pepper jack cheese, and pico de gallo). The fish tacos came out with some kind of sauce all over it and I had a minor freak out inside, but decided YOLO and ate it regardless of what it was. I still don't know, but didn't care. They were so great! We also got the cutest little buckets (not my photo, i searched "9thavepier" on instagram) of drinks, which were $15.00 but it was a really decent sized drink. Me and Rachel shared THREE OF THEM. WHAT!? And of course, I wasn't feeling it till the very end. It really hit me. Lucky I didn't wake with a hangover on Sunday. I have a picture, on my camera, who does that anymore? Of course I don't have the sim card with me!
So Sunday finally rolls around and we decided to take a ride to the new Ashley Furniture in Toms River. We have been back and forth with getting a small loveseat for the backroom since we moved our original one to the front living room. Now, in the back, there is just a giant chair and that's it as far as seating goes. The backroom is really nice and it sucks that we can't have anyone else sit down in there. Well, anyway, if you saw yesterday on Instagram, I uploaded a pic of our new bedroom set!! We go in there for a loveseat, and we come out with a 7 piece bedroom set (well okay, we got the loveseat too). The bedroom set was the first thing I laid my eyes on and I instantly fell in love. Michael did as well. The price was just right, and they had a scratch off sale. to take an additional 30, 40, or 50% off. Of COURSE, we got 50% off, and 50 months financing with 0% interest and free delivery to house. Who wouldn't pass that deal up? It was all just too awesome. We got the numbers and told him we would be more comfortable measuring the rooms first prior to putting deposit down. I think he was literally shocked when I phoned him an hour later telling him we were on our way back and to start the paperwork. I'm guessing a lot of people always say "we'll come back, we promise!" Lol.
Anyway, if you recall, I briefly had a picture up of the bedroom set that is soon to be ours, but then took it down. Why? you may ask? Well, first of all, I started getting a lot of new followers. I didn't really understand, but kinda just shrugged and went along with it. Then random people started liking my pics, and I really couldn't figure out what the spike in my instagram was. Well, the caption of the picture said something like this: "Soon to be ours! Finally upgrading our full size to a queen size bed! #adults" Well. Guess what I decided to do? I clicked on #adults and was instantly greeted by the most disturbing images I've ever laid my eyes on in social media. Don't do yourselves any favors and look that hashtag up. Let's just say that I was seeing a lot of privates. And a little more. Gag. So I decided, ehhhh I better delete this, like NOW. And that's just what I did. So here is the bedroom set:
I AM IN LOVE. It's just so gorgeous (to me). Honestly, we were long over due for a new bed. It's been the bed that Michael has had since college, maybe even the end of High School. Wow. And did I forget to mention it is a FULL? I'm so so excited to have a Queen bed soon!! And here is the loveseat we got, very simple, but very comfy:
The pillows are kind of not my taste, but I can always get some fabric and make the DIY fabric pillow cover that I pinned MONTHS ago.
What do you think of our choices? I'm so thrilled and can't wait for it all to get here. Now, I just have to paint my bedroom. What color walls do you think will go with the set? I don't want them to blend in too much!!
Oh, and our "Together 5 years" anniversary is coming up, so of course I took advantage of a certain surprise sale. . .
Kate Spade Baxter Street Marian. I'm not sure if it's an older model, but it's not on their website anymore. It's my business professional bag for work. lol. I hope I like it!
Did you have a good weekend?
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