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    Catching My Eye | 12.18.20

    Happy Friday! I’m taking next week off of blogging to enjoy time at home for the first time in over a year. Earlier this week, I was really stressing out about flying — it’s not a thing I like on a good day much less in the middle of a pandemic — and it made me think about the fact that everyone is just doing their best right now. There is so much shame online right now if you do anything other than stay at home, and I think we as a society need to be a little less judgemental. For the most part, we are all doing our best, so let’s…

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    Underrated Last Minute Gift Ideas

    Was it just me or was shopping for Christmas presents was harder than usual this year? I couldn’t think of any good, creative ideas. I’ve almost got everyone covered on my list at this point, but if you’ve got some last-minute shopping to do, check out my ideas. Let’s get started! one | socks This is only a good idea for those 18+ because kids will feel gypped, but I haven’t met a single adult who doesn’t love a good pair of socks for the holidays. two | a playlist I know we aren’t burning CDs anymore for our friends and family, but I still think a well-curated playlist for…

  • Catching My Eye 12.11.20
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    Catching My Eye | 12.11.20

    Happy Friday! This week was a whirlwind — in the best possible way. I’m looking forward to a quiet weekend since my boyfriend is out of town. I’m going to bake some holiday cookies, take a long bath, and read so many books. Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week! one | the best crime and thriller books of 2020… As we all know, I love thrillers. This is my favorite time of year because I get to build my 2021 TBR list based off of all the “best books of 2020” lists. two | these tips on reducing anxiety and stress this holiday season… This holiday…

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    Presents for Everyone On Your List

    Did anyone else start their Christmas shopping later than normal, or was that just me? I ended up buying a little too many presents for myself, I always do that around this time of year, so I decided to build a list off of what I bought myself, as well as some items I managed to hold myself back from buying, but highly considered getting. Let’s get started! one | for the organizer in your life… This planner from Golden Coil. My favorite thing about this planner, is that you can build it to be anything you want it to be. Personally, I love the idea of bullet journaling (and…

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    Catching My Eye | 12.4.20

    Happy first week of December! I can’t believe we have almost made it through 2020. The year with seven Marchs is finally, hopefully coming to an end. I’m not going to lie, this week was a weirdly tough one. I had a nagging health issue pop up again, and I had to get that taken care of which always messes up my week, but I am so lucky to have friends that take care of me and a boyfriend who is always willing to bring me dinner and watch crappy TV with me. I’m going into this weekend excited! My boyfriend wasn’t here for my birthday, so he has a…

  • Catching My Eye 11.27.20
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    Catching My Eye | 11.27.20

    Happy day after Thanksgiving! I hope everyone had a wonderful day even if it was different than normal. Personally, I Facetimed my family, ordered some Italian food (my favorite meal), watched Schitt’s Creek, read, cuddled with the dogs I’m watching this weekend for a friend, and had a socially-distanced Thanksgiving picnic with my roommate’s family. It wasn’t what I normally would have done, but we all have to do our best in these crazy times. My weekend is looking a little quiet, which is totally perfect for me. The last month has been totally insane, so I’m not complaining about having a quiet weekend alone with the dogs and my…

  • Catching My Eye 11.13.20
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    Catching My Eye | 11.13.20

    We made it! The end of another week. How was your week? Mine felt like it flew by but also crawled by if that makes any sense. This weekend is looking like it will be a little slower, which is no problem for me. Life has been hectic, aside from last weekend, and I’m definitely looking forward to the slower days that winter is bringing our way. Sometimes, I think it’s really nice to slow down, take a look at everything around you, think about everything you’ve learned or have to learn, and just breathe it all in. Let’s get started with what’s been catching my eye this week! one…

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    A Weekend in Tellico Plains

    I snuck away to the mountains over the weekend with my boyfriend, and it was the most wonderful escape I could have asked for. Earlier in the pandemic, around May, I was craving a trip to the mountains. This may not seem unusual, but I am such a beach girl since I grew up in Florida, so craving a trip to the mountains was odd for me. I was worried about taking a trip during a pandemic, but I figured the mountains would be the perfect getaway since the point is to minimize interaction with other humans anyway. I settled on a cabin in Tellico Plains — a small town about three…

  • 11.06.20 Catching My Eye
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    Catching My Eye | 11.6.20

    This week was a pretty quiet week. Aside from stressing out about the election every ten minutes, I didn’t have too much on my plate. I’m going out of town with my boyfriend for the weekend to a cabin in east Tennessee, and I am so excited to get away from everything for just a little bit. I rarely take a weekend off, so it will be nice to have some time just to the two of us. Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week! one | this article talking about making a good-day and a bad-day plan… 2020 has tested us all in unexpected ways. I…

  • Catching my eye 10.30.20
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    Catching My Eye | 10.30.20

    I’m not exaggerating when I say this week has been a DOOZY. I won’t get into all the details, but I can say that I am very ready for this weekend. I will be spending this morning volunteering at a local, outdoor fundraiser for a young-professional group I am a part of, and then, I have the rest of the day off! Hopefully, I’ll be able to get some last-minute reading done to finish another book or two for this month. Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week! one | these gifts for book-lovers… It doesn’t feel like it, but my birthday is just around the corner.…