Excellence is not an act, but a habit

WE ARE WHAT WE REPEATEDLY DO

When I try to be normal at a work event

whatshouldwecallme:

100 percent nailed it.

Outdoor furniture help

With the East coast buried in snow again, it is hard to think of a time when short sleeves and sunshine will be the norm (oh wait, that was Sunday in NC.) We have a great little brick patio at our new house and I want to take full advantage of an outdoor space when the weather improves. But I’m not about to drop $800 for an outdoor sofa. Where have you all found good outdoor furniture? I want comfy seating, a table and umbrella. Ikea has some good options but I’d love to hear where you’ve been lucky! 

Message me here or at excellenceasahabit@gmail.com. Thanks in advance for your help! 

You’ve been there.

I don’t know how my sister unearths treasures like these gifs on the Internet like a modern day gold prospector, but I’m just glad she does. 

philologie:

spongyspice:

*puts on blow by beyonce*

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"make sure you clean that, it’s the only way to get the….

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flavor”

My girl Jeni (zumba instructor) has been incorporating a slow jam to Drunk in Love at the end of classes that includes gyrating on the floor, body rolls, and hair whipping. With this choreo down, I’m one step, a pair of stilettos, and a bodysuit away from starting my true life as a Bey-ckground dancer.

Office Politics: A Skill Women Should Lean Into

Great read today from the Harvard Business Review. To all my fellow #bossbitches out there, give this a glance. 

Items I have bought and liked: Trader Joe’s edition

Yep, I’m talking about frozen food today. Don’t judge. 

Holy hell these are good. Super flavorful, a little bit spicy, and very satisfying. I actually put mine over some sauteed veggies with some avocado last night for dinner. Total time to cook was about four minutes. 

Included in the veggies was about a half of a cup of Trader Joe’s roasted corn:

I would put this in everything- salsa, guac, fajitas, you name it. 

If you see a UHaul at your local Raleigh Trader Joe’s this spring- it’s mine. Loading up as many cases of this rose as possible. I found it last year, fell in love and then promptly saw it disappear for the rest of the summer. I make regular trips to TJ’s just to find this wine, and I am on a mission to buy as much as possible to hoard as soon as I find it. Literally definition of patio wine- delicious, very drinkable and a little bit citrusy. 

Clearly I need to get out more to get some creative content on this here blog….

Londontown….and Paris!

My parents are treating us to a lovely four-day vacation to London in late April, and John and I have decided to tack on an additional two and a half days to explore Paris. Please email me your recommendations for things to do, places to eat, where to shop, and other things we need to know about to plan a fun trip! Email: excellenceasahabit@gmail.com. 

I will be bringing back lots of corgi/Kate memorabilia and practicing my British accent in the meantime. 

There is nothing peaceful about Winter Storm Pax

Officially over winter and cold weather. Especially after spending three hours in my car to move two miles last night. Over. It. Here are some spring items that are brightening my mood:

Crisp white blazer

Tie-dye flats

Denim dress

Leopard tee

Palm dress (also I’m gonna need a link to those silver sandals…)

I know I haven’t been on my posting game lately, but I hope to bring it back this week. The idea of buying rugs stresses me out and they are really expensive. I like to stick to the neutral, low-cost route given my propensity for wine/food spilling and general clumsiness. 
I bought an 8x10 braided jute rug from Ballard and it is nothing short of fabulous. Very thick, soft and gorgeous in person- way better than online pictures. Plus for $250 + free shipping + coupon for my next purchase, I thought I got a steal. I highly recommend it! 

I know I haven’t been on my posting game lately, but I hope to bring it back this week. The idea of buying rugs stresses me out and they are really expensive. I like to stick to the neutral, low-cost route given my propensity for wine/food spilling and general clumsiness. 

I bought an 8x10 braided jute rug from Ballard and it is nothing short of fabulous. Very thick, soft and gorgeous in person- way better than online pictures. Plus for $250 + free shipping + coupon for my next purchase, I thought I got a steal. I highly recommend it! 

Exactly my thoughts, Seth. 

(Source: poehlermeyers, via theclearlydope)

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