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Weekend Things | Checking In Before I Check Out

Good morning! I wanted to pop in for a few before I go underground during the big move into our new house! It's very exciting...and also a complete and utter whirlwind. I thought packing and moving to a different state while pregnant was a tall task. It's when the baby's out that things get really interesting LOL!

In the short term, I've got a fab OOTD post coming tomorrow -- a great casual chic outfit idea for style on the go. Total 'you'll live in this' potential. The whole look is in heavy current rotation and each piece is wallet friendly. So stay tuned for that tomorrow morning!

From a longer view, the move is going to put a temporary hold on new blog posts after tomorrow. The hiatus will be short-lived, but once in the new house I'll need to limit how much of my life I live out of boxes by at least 50% before I get back to my blogging ways. And I'll need that essential utility we call the Internet installed beforehand, too. (Sometimes I forget that Wi-fi isn't just freely floating around at all times for us to use when and where we please).

I will still be posting to my Instagram (@brooklync82) and official Facebook page so we can still hang via social media in the meantime! I don't want to share too much of the new house until it's officially done and decorated...but I probably won't be able to resist a few Insta snaps and stories in the interim.

So -- before I tap out, I wanted to leave you with a few recent faves in the shop, sip, and snack departments in my latest 'Weekend Things' round up. Yeah I know it's not officially Friday yet but if I learned one thing in Chapel Hill it's that the weekend starts on Thursdays! True story: during freshmen orientation, we watched a video introducing us to campus life and there was a big section on how the weekend starts on Thursdays at Carolina. Which confirmed to every eighteen-year-old in the room that going to UNC was a good decision -- rah rah Carolina-lina!

| SHOP |

Consider me wait listed for these under-$50 embroidered booties that appeared on Tamron's style segment this morning.

The deets on the sequin fishtail dress from my New Year's Eve style Instagram post as seen on Atlantic Pacific.

Love these lapis and raw diamond earrings currently on sale from Fox & Beaux.

Crazy beautiful Self Portrait dresses on crazy sale at Hampden right now -- this pale blue guipure number and this black and white floral shift are calling my name. Get an extra 20% off with code TAKE20.

Gimme all the gingham off-the-shoulder action.


The pink velvet tufted couch that lives in my dreams.

Ready to replace the knobs on Harlow's dresser and can't decide between the mint or multicolored florals. Also kinda wishing I had somewhere to add these swirled geode knobs.

Somebody just fill my fireplace with colored mercury candleholders in all the colors, please!

The vintage pivot mirrors we picked out for the guest bathroom.

One day I want this black pendant light hanging in my #girlboss office.


The results are in: rigatoni is my favorite noodle. I like her friends rosemary and parmesan, too.

'Tis the season for slow cookers and this Potato and Spicy Italian Sausage soup is the perfect way to warm up a chilly weekend. (There's kale in it, too!)

Officially on board the noodleless lasagna train and I don't miss the pasta part at all! Great for freezing and reheating on a busy weeknight.

If a tater tot is made out of cauliflower does it count as cheating? Or diet-friendly?

A mug of mulled cider by the fire is one of life's simplest pleasures.


Wishing you all a happy new year and a fabulous start to 2017!

TTFN - Ta Ta For Now!


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