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


[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