Life Lately: I’d like a refund

Life lately... From the song I've been listening to on repeat to some of my favorite blog posts, here's a look at what I've been up to lately.

Life lately…

Road tripping: Last weekend, my brother and I went to Stratford, Ontario to see Twelfth Night and Guys and Dolls. We had a lot of fun, so I wrote about it here.

Eating: All the food. At the German-American Festival, I helped myself to two kinds of bratwurst and a healthy helping of German potato salad. In Canada, I filled up on shepherd’s pie and poutine. Yum!

Perusing: A Record of My Vinyl: A Collector’s Catalog. In an attempt to be more organized, I selected to review this book courtesy of Blogging for Books. I have a very small vinyl collection but big dreams of growing it, and this journal is a great way to track albums. There are slots for you to record vinyl info like artist, label, album, liner notes, etc. as well as helpful information about caring for your collection and several pages to list your most wanted vinyl. Also, this would be an awesome gift for the vinyl lover in your life!

Listening to: The Impossible Dream. This song was pretty much my theme song for August. It’s such a beautiful song and says so much about life right now.

Watching: Sherlock. I watch this series over and over again. When the world is falling apart, there’s nothing like bingeing on the Holmes brothers.

Acting: I booked two commercials last month, which is pretty good for the small market I live in. I, also, got to model for a local restaurant and dress a fashion show, so August was pretty good work wise.

Blogging: Behind the scenes of a beauty pageantSometimes we fail, Friday Favorites: August EditionOn VulnerabilitySummertime sadness and a cute denim dress.

Link loving: Keyboards are overrated. Cursive is back and it’s making us smarterFlourless Chocolate Cake46 Amazing New Books You Need to Read This FallPick Up Lines That Would Actually Work on MeThe Trailer for The Crown Season 2 Is Here.

P.S. Today I’m linking up with Kristen and  Gretchen.

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  1. Way to go with the acting and modeling!
    I think my brother might like that vinyl cataloging book!
    I need to check out the links you posted! I love writing in cursive.
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  2. Yes to re-watching Sherlock:D And OMG! Thanks for the link to that Brian Stokes Mitchell’s version. I love love love that song from Man of La Mancha, and was obsessed with Colm Wilkinson’s version!

  3. My husband wants to start collecting vinyl. He has a small collection already from his younger days but wants to get back in to it. Food festivals are my favorite! Congrats on the jobs booked!

  4. Ohhhh the German-American Festival sounds like a lot of fun, I would love to try German potato salad. I have some serious dreams of building my vinyl collection, I love the smell of vinyl. OMG so happy you book two commercials, a modeling gig, and I can’t believe you even dressed a fashion show. I’m super proud of you.

  5. That’s great! I’m excited to see your commercials–will you be able to share here when they are live? So exciting 🙂 And I love a good German fest–I don’t eat bratwurst anymore, but it’s a specialty I really do miss!

    Sounds like things are going really well in your neck of the woods and hope you enjoyed some time away (and Shakespeare!) with your brother!


  6. Love the update and loved hearing about your trip to Canada! I am so glad that handwriting is back. I always love the freedom and enjoyment that comes from writing with a pen and paper.

  7. I need to find a new show to binge on. People keep telling me to watch both Sherlock and Outlander. The fact that you watch Sherlock over and over makes me tempted to try it first. I’ve been busy with the blog and planning events and taking little weekend trips. After living out of state for a few years, it’s nice to travel around Michigan like a tourist.


  8. Sorry to hear that life has been rough lately for you. May/June were really hard for me. Well it’s been a bit of a tough year, but those months especially. I had to take some time after the events in May to self-care in June. And this time around that meant making fewer plans, reading a lot, and trying to be kind to myself. It was really tough, but I think it helped in the end. I just read your “sometimes we fail” post and I can say that it is so true, and so inspiring. I wish more people wrote about their failures and their anxieties, I find it so refreshing, but also inspiring… and it makes me feel less alone, because I have those things too. Anyhow, I digress, I need to watch the most recent season of Sherlock! Maybe this weekend. 🙂 XO – Alexandra

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