Here's what I've been up to lately, according to Instagram:
Starbucks gold member--signaling a whole new level of addiction // Went to Elle's for some spicy hot chocolate and ended up being interviewed about how amazing that place is. // Christmas decorating....//...is much more fun with Bing.// Fall was amazing this year. I miss it. // Sometimes you just need some warm socks and a little Brennan Manning to wind down for the evening.// RED CUPS! // Found our Christmas cards for this year! (Also, we bought extras and I'd love to send one your way! If you'd like a little Christmas snail mail, send your address to jessicae8429 (at) gmail (dot) com.) // Thanks to a tip from my sister-in-law, we found this Ariel. Um, my favorite Disney princess wearing glasses creepily similar to mine? Sold.
My handsome fella enjoying fall leaves at the park. // We also took a little trip to Wilson's Creek. // I had to double up on caffeine because sometimes Tuesdays are rough. // Got a little adventurous with an outfit and ended up loving it. // Started Christmas crafting with some toffee from Elle's to encourage me // We spent some time in Funtiques before it *sob* moves away // Tried Elle's lavender white hot chocolate. New favorite! // Took the Project Life plunge!// Quickly discovered that I need a better system of organization for my new addiction!
The most adorable PL card! // I made this wreath on a Christmas crafting binge... // ...and this mason jar snowglobe, too. // More fall wanderings at Nathanael Greene park...//...and through our favorite Springfield neighborhood. // Some days I just love Springfield a little bit extra...//...like when the Christmas lights go up downtown. // Tried out Hurts Donut and we're addicted! // Got the first round of pictures for scrapbooking!
My first Project Life page! // One of many trips to Hurts Donut! // I just needed a little taste of summer now that winter is popping in.// Something I need to remind myself of quite frequently.// Remembering Dad. // Tried to be productive, and the only thing I accomplished was a painted Chesterton quote (which wasn't even on my list!). // Trying to rise above some drama and negativity lately. // I was really really looking foward to a five-day weekend....and it's going by too quickly. // Elles is decked out for winter and it's so lovely.
Downtown Springfield is looking mighty Christmasy. // Took a little trip to Kansas City for Thanksgiving and had sooooooo much fun! // Found this little gem at my sister-in-law's. That Tyler sure was a cutie, amiright? // Stopped by Union Station after going to the Plaza Lighting Ceremony. // The inside was decked out and so gorgeous that I'm pretty sure I gasped right out loud. // More beautiful Union Station decorations!// Tyler and I found the mistletoe! // We climbed up the War Memorial for a view of Union Station and the KC skyline. // Back home, soaking in a little more Christmas spirit in our own little abode.
If you'd like to follow along in real time, you can find me on Instagram @jessicalaff!