7 Good Things

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1. Gold Wallpaper

This is a piece of my wallpaper that I have been so eager to hang! I wasn’t able to hang it this weekend because there is one more thing that needs to be fixed in my room. It’s going to be on one wall to create an accent wall, while the rest are going to be plain white. I’m obsessed with it and I think it will really tie the room together. Plus, the little birds kissing are too cute.

 

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2. Pretty Fall View

I took this picture standing at the top of my driveway at our new house. I love looking at all of the colors in the trees this time of year. Trust me, this hill is way steeper than it looks. Since it isn’t paved yet, we don’t want to risk messing up Isabel’s car so whenever I ride with her we have to walk up it. Even though we run 3 days a week, it is still a struggle to get to the top.

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3. Holiday Gifts

I had holiday job training for Anthropologie last weekend and it was so much fun. I love it because you can’t say that about most job trainings. When I got there they had pastries set out for us along with hot chocolate and coffee. We went around to about 5 different stations to learn and they gave us reindeer antlers which made for really fun pictures. Everyone here is so nice and interesting to talk to. If you haven’t seen the store this season you need to go inside one. It is very festive and looks like all of my Christmas dreams come true. My favorite aspect of Anthropologie is the attention to detail that goes into every single part of the store. All the little pieces work together to make a giant masterpiece of a store. Before we left, they gave us these cute little goodie bags to take home.

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4. Casper

This is Casper, Isabel’s Christmas present from 3 years ago (and the love of her life.) He usually has a lot more fur than this but was shaved recently. He is a really sweet playful dog that makes me laugh all the time. For some reason he really likes to get in the bathtub. Once, he jumped in while my littlest sisters (Victoria and Lilly) were in there. He’s a pretty good dog, except when he steals my food: gluten free banana bread, Christmas candy, Valentines Day chocolate, etc. This is what I did with the antlers I got from work. They looked better on him than they did on me and he reminded me of the small dog from The Grinch That Stole Christmas. 

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5. Decorative Cups

These are the new Starbucks cups that they just came out with and I love them. They make it feel like Christmas even though  I live in Alabama and it’s barely cold enough to need a coat outside. My favorite holiday drink is the Peppermint Mocha, but usually I get  Iced Skinny Caramel Macchiatos.  I get these to give me more study motivation and my sweet grandmother just gave me a gift card- which is good because my exams are coming up :  ).

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6. Grandparents

I came home from college this weekend because my grandparents were going to be in town to help get things ready for the new house. My grandpa took this picture when he took all the granddaughters out to a local coffee shop. I loved getting to see them and am sad about leaving.

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7. The Gym

One of my favorite things about home is working out in my parents gym. I workout at my school but they don’t have as much equipment or space and it seems to always be so crowded. I wakeup in the mornings and go with my dad to workout. We get there around about 5, which seems crazy but it feels accomplishing to be finished with your workout before the rest of the world has even woken up. I shut my self in this room so I can listen to whatever music I want and don’t have to worry about anyone taking my equipment. I honestly didn’t listen to music while I worked out (only while I ran) until a few months ago and it makes the biggest difference.

I haven’t blogged in a couple weeks because I am incredibly busy with school/ life in general but am going to try to post more consistently because it is a hobby that makes me really happy. Our house will be finished in 2 more weeks if everything goes as planned and then I will do a room reveal. I have a couple more posts + a vlog coming this week. Happy Monday!

xo Emily

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