1. READ THIS: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
  2. Six random things I have my eyes on.
  3. Galway, Ireland | A day and a half in Galway.
  4. Inspired by candles.
  5. Cork, Ireland | Two days and a lot of walking.
  6. Souvenir At Home: With Gemma of Line x Shape x Colour
  7. The perfect scarf for winter.
  8. Juice.
  9. Whoa. It’s Been How Long?
  10. New Routines.
  11. Full Steam Ahead
  12. Before the sky goes dark.
  13. A day at a castle.
  14. The Weekend. 85 Percent.
  15. All things enamel.
  16. It’s Just Fabric Now…
  17. Frequent Flyer: Kylie of Spencer and Kylie
  18. All That Glitters
  19. Frequent Flyer : Nicole Gibbons of SoHaute
  20. ON DECIDING TO START A BUSINESS
  21. CURRENTLY COVETING: FALL WARDROBE UPDATE
  22. EVERYDAY MAKEUP LOOK
  23. CURRENTLY COVETING
  24. ON DRINKING WINE
  25. 7 TIPS FOR FINDING (GOOD) STUFF ON CRAIGSLIST
  26. WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB?
  27. Randomness. And a few questions for you.
  28. Being sick, listening to your body, and a lesson from Howard.
  29. Flashback: Aswan & Luxor
  30. For Rinah.
  31. Frequent Flyer : Brenna of This Battered Suitcase
  32. The return of Heisenberg.
  33. Happy Me Day
  34. Birthday Wish List
  35. A testament to how I’ve grown?
  36. Friday’s Four
  37. The Fifth One.
  38. A new plant.
  39. Functional and well designed | The little things.
  40. Just 1 Hour.
  41. Friday’s Four
  42. Framed feathers. A simple DIY project.
  43. Friday’s Four (on Saturday).
  44. Blue Black, Pink, Brass & Wood.
  45. In other exciting news, I bought a bed frame.
  46. Lady Abroad / Meet Oneika of Oneika The Traveller
  47. Perfectly lovely.
  48. The design Gods are on my side.
  49. Kilkenny, Ireland | Mount Juliet.
  50. A few things I’m coveting.
  51. It was charming.
  52. Fear, the voice, and getting personal.
  53. Happy Canada Day…and coffee table decisions.

Whoa.

When I decided to take a little break from blogging I didn’t expect it to be quite this long. Actually, let me be honest….I kinda did. But not really. It’s confusing.

But I’ve missed blogging. I’ve missed sharing what’s going on in my world. At the end of some days I’d think “that’d make a good post…” and so, I’m back. Feeling a lot less stressed than I was in August. Feeling recharged and re-inspired. And of course, my return to blogging would happen to coincide with a massive hurricane hitting the East Coast, right? Ugh. I hope you are all safe and taking the necessary precautions for your area.

A quick recap and catch up of the past two (two and a half!) months.

During my blog break I…

…celebrated my 31st birthday
…bought more fiddle leaf fig plants (at IKEA no less!)
…viewed a handful of apartments
…put in two applications on two different apartments only to have them both fall through
…got amazing shellac manicures and with that found my new manicurist
…had lunch with my most favourite (ex) boss who I haven’t seen in four years
…discovered this band
…discovered a few new blogs I quite enjoy
…cut my reader down to 79 blogs (from 135!)
…did a few super simple DIYs that I adore and will share
…finally baked these
…presented my sister’s bff with her wedding photos taken in Ireland and made a slideshow for her to share at the reception her in-laws held for her and her husband
…finally got around to making an album using Blurb…and ordered it
…edited photos from my trip of Ireland to share here on Chronicled
…got my hair re-braided twice
…got Howard groomed
…enjoyed long walks with Howard and watched the season change (that’s one thing I missed last year while in India)
…expanded my accidental feather collection
…re-discovered an amazing dog park that is large, beautiful, and well maintained and that, you know, actually has other dogs there regardless of the time of day we go
…went (solo) to a friends wedding
…decided to finally give online dating a go and created a profile on one of those popular sites
…had great thrifting luck (will definitely be sharing my finds in upcoming posts)
…got sick twice
…decided on what I want this space to look like and be and do (thanks in part to your answers from this survey). So there’ll be some subtle changes coming and a new feature I’m super duper excited about.
…went apple picking with my sister, my niece, all four of my younger siblings, one of my bff’s and her three girlies (one of them is my god daughter)
…enjoyed brunches and dinners out with my siblings
…made plans to visit NJ/NYC in late December to visit my bff to see Les Mis
…bought a car

It’s been a full two and a half months but I’m glad to be back in this space.

What’s been going on in your part of the world?

[Oh, and things are looking rather different over here. I thought it only fitting that I revamp the space a little bit. Come have a look! There are a few kinks I’m working out but I really love the new look and hope you do too!]

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11 Comments

MINA November 1, 2017 at 00:03

Welcome back. Looking forward to seeing those Ireland photos!

ANDI OF MY BEAUTIFUL ADVENTURES November 1, 2017 at 15:54

Welcome back darling!!!!!!!

CHRISTY November 2, 2017 at 04:58

Sounds like you’ve been busy! Great to see you on here again! Let me know when you’re in NY/NJ! It would be great to catch up!

A SLEEPY OWL November 2, 2017 at 15:39

Yay! Love your blog. Welcome back!

KRISTINA November 4, 2017 at 08:39

Glad to have you back 🙂 We missed you! My part of the world becomes warmer and sunnier by the day! Yeay for Southern Hemisphere 🙂 Really like your new design, looking good! x

MEANDMYPASSPORT November 4, 2017 at 09:45

Sounds like it’s been very eventful! Glad you were able to take some time to relax and refresh. Liking the new design!

CHINYE November 4, 2017 at 09:52

You’ve been very busy! Glad to see you’re back and I’m looking forward to the DIY posts. I’ve been working (at a new job I love) and just trying to settle down since returning from Uganda.

KATELIN November 7, 2017 at 15:55

aw welcome back, love all the fun photos! so much stuff happening in two months, happy belated birthday & woo wee!

LIVELETLIVE November 8, 2017 at 02:06

Nice list! I’ve just been going to school 🙂
the same ol grind

Love the new design and your hair!!!

RENEE November 8, 2017 at 02:59

Welcome back!! Glad you got the break you needed and happy to see you back and refreshed! Blog looks awesome as usual!

ALI (THAT GIRL IN KOREA) November 9, 2017 at 15:51

Yay! Glad your back. The blog looks fantastic!
I’ve had my sister come visit (for a month!!) me here in Korea and then proceeded to quit my grad school program (with only my thesis to finish) and am just preparing to return to the US in a few months (after 5+ years) with my rescued Korean pooch. haha

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