i bought this dudleya cymosa succulent on the sale rack [aka where they put all the half-dead + dying plants] a few weeks ago. brought it home + put it in a bigger pot with fresh soil. kept it watered/in the right lighting, and don’t ya know when i came home from atlanta it was in full bloom! it’s such a gorgeous addition to my [ever-growing] plant collection, and goes to show that with a little tender lovin’ care beautiful things can happen — right before your eyes. 

i bought this dudleya cymosa succulent on the sale rack [aka where they put all the half-dead + dying plants] a few weeks ago. brought it home + put it in a bigger pot with fresh soil. kept it watered/in the right lighting, and don’t ya know when i came home from atlanta it was in full bloom! it’s such a gorgeous addition to my [ever-growing] plant collection, and goes to show that with a little tender lovin’ care beautiful things can happen — right before your eyes. 

this fourth of july weekend

was for a traffic-free [!!!] road trip to atlanta with our good friend cody to spend four glorious days with emma + cj. we were blessed with the most beautiful weather + spent our time lounging at the pool in the sun. we found the most perfect shirt for emma [target] while on the hunt for patriotic bikinis + lit sparklers after midnight so it technically was the 4th of july. we grilled out + pulled out all the stops with our red/white/blue outfits. we caught a glimpse of some fireworks from the platform of the marta, but missed the real fireworks show due to missing our stop + had a good laugh about the hour-long ride that ensued as we made our way back to our original destination/car. we got dolled up for mexican food + i saw the atlanta skyline for the very first time. we laughed until we cried. we posed for photos. we ate [and drank] to our hearts content. and we literally just vegged out + basked in each others company.

i miss that girl more than ever, and while i know she loves living it up in atlanta — i sure do wish she’d come back home to me! 

life lately has seemed like a nonstop whirlwind of events. 

marta’s wedding festivities started last wednesday and went thru sunday, monday was craziness trying to catch up with work, laundry, the gym. left work early yesterday to watch the usa game with friends + met a couple friends joined us later to catch up over [more] beers, didn’t get home until after midnight. tonite i need to mow my lawn + get packed for the long weekend. early morning run tomorrow, have to get an oil change + new tires before friends arrive at my house for our road trip to see emma in atlanta. we return on sunday + i have boys knocking down my door for dates early next week. 

while it’s been busy busy busy, it’s been oh-so-good.