Lately

Good morninggggggg!

My coffee making machine that I need to survive is broken. I am so sad. I tried to fix it and it didn’t work. Not only am I sad that it broke but I had to actually put on a bra and walk down the street at 7am to get a cup of coffee. I don’t remember much about the walk…I remember the sweet guy that always stands outside our Starbucks saying, “good morning sweetie,” which reassured all my feelings of my hot-mess status since he usually says “Good morning beautiful.” Needless to say, I kept my sweatshirt hood up and tried to avoid eye contact at all costs. I almost made it all the way up the stairs without spilling but tripped on the final ascent and spilled all over myself and the stairs.

THE THINGS WE HAVE TO DO FOR COFFEE.

I’m going to attempt to descale my machine one more time before I drop it from our 5th floor down into the dumpster while frustratingly yelling, “Byyyeeee” (Broad City anyone?).

I’m sure my whining is exactly the thing you needed to hear this morning…NOT. It’s been gloomy and rainy on and off this week which has put me in a bit of a mood, if you know what I’m saying. I wasn’t sleeping well and taking out massive amounts of stress and crank on everyone around me. I woke up this morning feeling well-rested, appreciative and blessed for my life. So if you got caught in my death trap this week I apologize!

The weekend is upon us and it’s Freakin’ Friday. I am flabbergasted by the fact that it’s almost July. It’s my favorite month of the year but it means June is gone and winter is coming (I’m a glass half full person, can’t you tell…). I am so pumped for the rest of the summer and time by the lake with family and friends! July is our time to hang with everyone and although I’ve loved how June has been chill, I’m ready for the crazy to begin!

Lets talk about a few things I’m inspired by this week and loving for the summer months ahead. Starting with this awesome indoor hanging plant ‘sitch.

For my bday I am asking for two things. Plants and yoga clothes. I’ve made a really important life decision about the year 28 for Bethany Evon.

I’M GOING TO GROW SOME FREAKING PLANTS AND KEEP THEM ALIVE IF IT’S THE LAST THING I EVER EVER DO.

I’ve killed so many innocent plants in the past and my goal is to get a big shrub/tree-thing and then a bunch of little plants to hang around the house (they will mostly need to hang because Norman is an idiot and eats them all).

I do have faith because one of my besties, Megan, has a gigantic green thumb and brought me 2 pieces of her plants (or something like that). Literally, she just cut a piece off, planted it and brought it to me and they are still alive! I also got a geranium at her wedding shower and it’s hanging on…albeit by a thread. Any plant advice is greatly appreciated…I’ll keep you posted on what I end up getting and if it survives the year of 28!
f6adcd5a07f5d4a6fa49ab3ac472091f Summer is hot and I usually lose my appetite at night after long, sweaty days. I crave things like fruits and salads. I love how beautiful and tasty these baked tomatoes stuffed with barley salad look. I would also stuff these with some curried chicken salad! Yummmm!17-TomaterLight, tasty cocktails are what summer is about and I am obsessed with this beautifully illustrated recipe of a Western Indian cocktail! WesternIndian Summer = Sweaty Bethany…and grey shows no mercy when it comes to that whole situation…but I am absolutely in lovveeeee with this dress!  Jean Jail is the website of my dreams. I love it soooo much and I’m so glad I stumbled across it. It’s affordable and has a lot of black and grey…therefore it’s perfect. da65f6766cd8b1efddf222104207cdab I loveeeeeeeee cherries. I have such a vivid memory from my childhood of sitting on my grandparents dock and eating cherries with my Grandma. She brought down a giant bowl of cherries and showed me how to pull off the stem and spit out the seed. I remember she spit the seed into the lake and I thought it was the funniest and coolest thing I had ever seen. My grandma is such an amazing woman and I cherish those memories that have lasted through the years. She is the most loving, funny and Godly woman who would take in and love any soul in the world without hesitation. Growing up with such an amazing lady across the street in my early years made such an impact on my life.

I’m not sure if I fell in love with cherries because they are delicious…or if I fell in love with them because my Grandma did and I wanted to be just like her…

Either way, I still love to eat them and spit out the seeds…preferably in a lake somewhere warm! Also, this cake is really pretty and those cherries look perfecto! 244d0eade83f0704e020073c338ee023That’s all for this week! Have a lovely and safe weekend my darlings!

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