Before I start writing this post I just want to say that I don’t want this to turn into a relationship based blog. I feel like lately that’s what it has become, and it’s hard because it is part of my life, and right now it’s the part that I’m the happiest in. With that said, I’m going to talk about my relationship now. #sorryimnotsorry

Mr. Sullivan and I had a lovely date night this past Wednesday. We met up on the east side after work, got massages and grabbed dinner. We talked about serious life stuff, made fun of the bridal party sitting near us and the fact that our server looked like a more manly version of Eli Manning, and simply enjoyed each other’s company. I always have a good time with him, even if we’re just sitting with each other doing our own thing. It’s like, real life.


– S


[305] I’m a Big Girl Now


This girl has a bed, and it is the most comfortable mattress I’ve ever owned, and it’s aaaaaaaaall mine. I can sleep in the middle of it or sideways or up-side-down or curled up in a ball and there ain’t NOBODY who can stop me.


– Stephanie


[287] Warm Fuzzies


You know that feeling that any person with a soul gets when they see puppies? I feel that exact same way when Syracuse basketball starts up again, AND it just so happens that today is that day! I may or may not be watching the game online right now and by may or may not, I actually mean I wouldn’t miss it for anything. Even though the exhibition games are usually blowouts, I like watching because I get to see what the new players are made of!

In other exciting news, that apartment I looked at on Monday…it’s mine! So today I bought the most perfect bed! It’s my first real big girl bed and it’s making this whole experience start to sink in. I wish I had a better word to describe the way I’m feeling than excited, but that’s exactly what I am.


– Stephanie



[159] Out of Commission


I never had issues with my back until I got my first full time job working at a portrait studio last year. Since then, if I don’t sit right, or stretch at the gym on a regular basis, I get these pains out of nowhere. Luckily, in the past, I haven’t gotten them until the end of the day on Friday so at least I have the weekend to rest up and not feel bad about it.

So yesterday, maybe midday, I can start to feel the pains creep into my lower back. By the end of the day I could barely move without being in pain. To remedy the situation I took a sick day and spent the morning and afternoon in bed. I drew myself an epsom salt bath which was the perfect, most relaxing thing ever. Made my back feel SO much better. Looks like I’ll be in good shape to go back tomorrow!

– Stephanie


[051] I Do What I Want


So today is Sunday, obviously. I lost an hour, although I guess we all did, but I’m feeling it, courtesy of those night time activities yesterday. It’s 3pm, the shades are still down and blocking out all daylight, I haven’t gotten out of bed except to pee, eat, scavenger to take today’s picture, and shower at 7:30am because I couldn’t sleep.

One of my favorite things about Sundays is that I don’t have to put real clothes or makeup on if I don’t want to. It’s amazing and freeing, and way more comfortable. It’s not really a cute look, but I couldn’t care less. I do what I want.


– Stephanie


[038] Sleeping Fashionably


I have a sock monkey, red and navy striped onesie that my mom and sister got me as an early Christmas present last year. I love it, a lot.

When I was living in my parent’s basement in Syracuse it was perfect. At night my dad would turn the heat way down, and because he only had the vents locked open at a small amount, it would drop down to around 60 degrees, and I would almost always certainly wake up with a cold nose. Besides the fact that I was sleeping under a minimum of 3 blankets, and my down comforter, my onesie always made sure that no skin was ever exposed, minus my head because unfortunately I don’t think onesies come with hoods. But, just like everything, there are pros and cons to a onesie…


  • It keeps everything warm, all the time.
  • Mine has pockets.
  • It reminds you of all the awesome things about being a kid.
  • There are monkeys on the feet.
  • It’s only one piece of clothing.


  • Sometimes it keeps you too warm, and you sweat…a lot.
  • When I sleep in my onesie, I’m pretty sure it shrinks and my feet feel as though they are jammed into shoes that are 2 sizes too small.
  • Since I don’t wear a bra to sleep, because that’s pure torture, when I have to pee, I feel super exposed. Maybe because I am.
  • Because it keeps you so warm, when you have to take it off, because it’s not socially acceptable to wear in public, you feel like you just stepped into the artic.
  • It does not make you look cute whatsoever.

I’d say the pros outweigh the cons, but last night when I actually took my onesie off to go to bed, it got me thinking about all the things I love about it, and what I would change, if I could. With that said, I still love my onesie.


[036] Shams


Something you may not know about me is that I thoroughly enjoy making my bed with freshly washed, and still-warm-out-of-the-dryer sheets. I don’t really do that on a daily basis, because it’s just not the same, but every other week…ooo boy I’m in heaven.

One of the reasons I enjoy doing this is the scent of the detergent I use (Gain Apple Mango Tango.) It makes me so happy and encourages me to wrap myself in the sheets before putting them on the bed, which I always do. Another reason making my bed brings me such joy is the way I feel getting into said bed. Everything is still tucked in where it’s supposed to be, my down comforter hasn’t inched its way towards the bottom of the bed yet, and it all smells so divine. If it’s wrong to say that I feel protected and loved by my sheets, then I don’t want to be right. I move around a lot less during that first night after making my bed. Maybe it’s because everything is still so tight and I can’t actually move, but I like to think it’s because I’m at ease and feeling rather peaceful.

Basically a freshly made bed is the best thing ever.


– Stephanie


[014] Good News Glow


Yesterday, after I posted, I had a couple of good things happen to me. First, a box, with some important things in it, that I shipped BEFORE I left Syracuse finally came in the mail. The box itself was barely a box anymore, and I’m pretty sure some items fell out, but it wasn’t any of the important stuff so I was totally ok with that. And secondly, I got some good news on the job front. I’m not going to share any specifics yet because a couple things still need to happen, but it’s looking good!

Today I was still feeling the good news vibes from yesterday so I had a bit more motivation today than usual. I worked out, washed my sheets and made the bed, went out to lunch, cooked dinner (zucchini “noodles” with peanut sauce), organized my closet by color, and made zucchini chips. Later tonight I’ll be going to an art show with my new friend Caroline! Bam. Started this month off the right way.


– Stephanie