Losing My Mind & Gaining a Roof

Actual photo of the hole in Jack’s ceiling. I photoshopped on googly eyes for funsies.

You know how when you put a household task off, and put it off some more… it just goes away? Oh. Yeah, that doesn’t work for me either. Which is why when the ceiling in Jack’s room started leaking again, I figured I should probably do something about it. This wasn’t the first time it leaked, but it was the first time the leak morphed into a scary mouth not unlike the Harry Potter Sorting Hat.

While keeping a bath towel folded up on Jack’s dresser to catch raindrops seemed like a pretty great long-term plan, I decided to give my dad a call to see if he had a ‘roof guy’ and… of course he had a roof guy. So, just two days later, I poked my head out the door when my dog started barking his head off during my conference call to find a strange man climbing a ladder to my roof.

Not too long after, I decided to record a couple videos. Because I’m totally going to want to look back on this in a few years and laugh. Actually, it’s been a few days and I’m still laughing at the absurdity of it.

Click the little arrow on the right to enjoy all three videos:

So, there you go. Because obviously the perfect time to have a nice man rip off your old roof and replace it with a new one is when you are quarantining at home, working from home, and online schooling with your kid. Obviously.

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Anthropologie Skirts: Online vs In-Person

I saw that Anthropologie was having a sale where all their sale items had an additional % off, AND they are offering free shipping and free returns. So, I figured I’d order a couple skirts that I had my eye on. I would have preferred to go to the store and try them on there… but #quarentinelife. Anyways, I haven’t done one of my online vs in-person posts in a while, so I figured now is the perfect time!

First up, is the Cordelia Midi skirt (find it here). The full price is $98, but when I ordered it, I paid $68.60. It’s on sale now and today’s price is $59.95.

Here it is on the model:

Source: Anthropologie.com

I like the pattern with contrasting tie belt and there are pretty little buttons at the waist. The skirt looked like a good option for dressing up for work or dressing down with a t-shirt.

Here it is on me paired with just a black t-shirt and black flats:

It’s cute. But I don’t know if I love it enough to add it to my closet. I ordered the large and I would say it fits pretty consistent with a typical large or 10/12. The midi length falls below my knees. In real life, I don’t love the pattern as much as I did on the website though. I’m thinking this one might be heading for the return bag. I’d love to hear your feedback though – is this a keeper or a return?

Next up, is the Devi Embroidered Midi Skirt (find it here) The full price was $158, but when I ordered it, I paid $69.97. Today it’s on sale for $99.95.

Here it is on the model:

Source: Anthropologie.com

This skirt has a similar cut as the first skirt; however, I like it so much more. The fabric is so beautiful and woven by had with the embroidery embellishments throughout the skirt to add pops of color.  The waist has a side-zip and some wonderful pockets as well. Once again, I can see myself dressing this up for work or dressing it down for a fun weekend winery date.

I ordered the large and I would say it fits consistent with a 12 — there is a little extra room and you can eat a meal comfortably with the stretchy back part of the waistband.

Here it is on me paired with the same black t-shirt and black flats:

I realize now that I tied the bow to the side and the model had it in the middle. Oops. This one kind of reminds me of ‘old school’ Anthropologie and I really like the kitschy factor. It kind of looks a little artsy-fartsy, which is totally my vibe.

While the first skirt wasn’t really exciting me much, this one makes me want to leave the house so I can wear it. Already, I think I’d love it with everything from a graphic t-shirt and jean jacket to a cute little tank top and sandals. Oh and I have some fantastic orange clogs that would look fantastic with it. This one is feeling like a keeper to me!

Do you enjoy my Online vs In-Person posts where I show pictures of how the item appears on the website model vs on me? Do you think I made the right choice in keeping the Devi midi skirt?

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Loving Right Now: My Corksicle Mug (and their Mother’s Day Sale)

Source: Corkcicle.com

{This post is not sponsored… I just love these mugs!} Even though I own a bazillion travel mugs, I was in the market for another one. Of course. I slowly sip my coffee for a few hours every morning, so I wanted a cup to keep my coffee hot for as long as possible. While travel mugs are fine for commuting, I wanted more of an actual coffee mug for home.

I came across this Corksicle mug and was intrigued. According to the website, it is insulted, has a non-slip bottom, is top-rack dishwasher safe, and is made from stainless steel. Most importantly, it keeps your hot beverage toasty for up to three hours!

They have a special collection with designs from Rifle Paper Co… so I was sold!

After using my mug non-stop for the last week or so, I can say that this cup is pretty perfect. It really does keep my coffee hot for much longer than a typical cup. I like the design, the handle and lid are fantastic. And the flowers… I mean, just imagine me with ‘heart eyes’ because that’s how I look at my cup. OH, and the BEST part? It’s too girly for my husband to steal!

I saw that they currently have a Mother’s Day sale on some of their mugs, so I wanted to make sure to share my favorites with you in case you also want to Treat Yo’Self:

Here is the one I have (unfortunately not on sale): Coffee Mug in Lively Mint, $39.95.

Here are my favorite sale options:

{Pssst, my Loving Right Now posts aren’t paid or sponsored or anything. They are just stuff that I’m totally digging now and thought you would like too. You can check out my previous posts here}

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