One of my very favorite items in my closet is my camo jacket. When the temperatures start to drop, it’s one of the layers I grab most often. It looks great with dresses, jeans, and pretty much everything in between. I love pairing it with a pattern–especially soft florals or stripes–to add a twist of “tomboy” to a feminine outfit.
Do you own one yet? You should! I promise, you won’t be sorry. While I love the camo print, I don’t discriminate against any military jacket! If you’re not into prints, you can find them in multiple solid hues that are just as versatile, like this one that comes in grey, khaki, light olive and dark green!
Hi, I’m Jess. And I’ve never owned a comfortable bed.
Growing up, I slept on a twin mattress harder than a slab of concrete. (I never was the wiser.)
When I went off to college, the “cots” in the McNutt Bryan 300 dorm weren’t exactly luscious. Same with the orphanage-style Tridelt “cold dorm” I moved into for the following three years.
Then it came time to buy my own mattress when I moved out on my own. I remember my mother and I going to “Mattress Firm” and buying the cheapest possible mattress they sold. (Because, duh. #BrokeCollegeGrade.) Neal would always complain about sleeping over because it basically had a giant pothole in the center of it, which you would inevitably fall into during the night.
Neal’s (which became our only bed upon moving in together) isn’t great either.
Let me put it this way–I typically sleep on my side–and waking up with half of my entire body asleep and aching was a very normal occurrence.
So, naturally, these “bed in a box” mattresses I had been hearing about were very appealing to me. I mean–we’re officially adults. We just bought a house. Wasn’t it time for a real bed?
One of the most common questions I get from other blogger readers is, “How to balance blogging with a full-time job?”
It’s true–this is one of the toughest balances to strike–blogging isn’t quick or easy, and sometimes, finding time for your blog amidst your 9-5 career, and well–life–can be insanely challenging.
When I started my blog, I was juggling a very busy corporate job at an ad agency (putting in well above 40 hours per week!) and had a very active social life to go along with it. It was tough in the beginning, but slowly, I developed a strategy and was able to nail down what worked, and what didn’t.
If you’re also in the same boat, come on over to Blogging For Keeps for my six honest tips on creating an ideal work-blog balance. Hope to see you over there!
Admittedly, I got a VERY late start this morning. You know those Sunday nights where you go to bed all ready to get up at 6am and kick off the week on a productive note? Yeah, that happened. Except then I mistakenly closed the curtains on our windows and it was SO DARK it made it impossible to get out of bed.
Womp womp. I hope your Monday started off on a less lazy note?
We’ve been up to so many fun things behind the scenes lately, I thought I’d share another “Life Lately” update with you today.