Monday Musings + Links of Interest

Monday, August 28, 2017

First of all, your feedback on Thursday's post warmed my heart -- some comments made me laugh and nod my head in agreement and all of them encouraged me. This is already becoming a place for genuine connection, and for that I am so grateful.

By the way, The Lucky Lifestyle is on Facebook! If you haven't visited yet and would like to keep current on posts and other fun stuff, feel free to give it a like. To celebrate my one month blogiversary and thank you for your support, I will be giving away a Starbucks gift card this Wednesday, August 30th on Facebook... so keep an eye out!

What did you do this weekend? The weather was incredible here, and luckily we had a couple of really fun outdoor plans on our calendar. On Saturday I got my hair cut (funny story about that below) and then we celebrated the girls' little friend turning 2. The party was in my friend's beautiful backyard and there was a jump house, swing set, and lots of good party food. So, basically a kid's dream! Sunday my brother, sister in law, and nephew came to visit and we went to a farm by us so the kids could play, then ordered pizza back at home. It was the perfect way to spend our last August weekend.

Here are a few musings for this Monday morning and a pic of my new 'do:

+ Saturday was #NationalDogDay. We adopted Layla from a local shelter ten years ago this past June! I was at a kind of crossroads in my life at the time, and I always think of the saying: who rescued who? Animals can have such a profound impact on our lives. Layla has been my sweet and steadfast friend for the past decade and has been so wonderful and patient with the kids. She adds so much to our lives. If you're thinking of adding a furry family member, consider adoption. You can find local shelters here.

+ I discovered this article on Cup of Jo and couldn't stop thinking about it. It's not something anyone likes to talk about. The concept of dying is scary and, frankly, incomprehensible to me... so reading these honest thoughts about a terminal diagnosis from someone who could so eloquently convey them was powerful. 

+ Who is excited for fall TV? I can't wait for This Is Us and the new Will & Grace. One of my favorite parts of This Is Us is the soundtrack. The music always fits the scene perfectly. I found this piece with some of the songs, if you're interested.

+ So, I got my hair cut on Saturday. I usually liken my hair cuts to those of a dog: I get groomed about twice a year. I really love it, but I just never seem to find the time. I called to make an appointment with the stylist I usually go to and the receptionist said she was out on maternity leave, "she had her baby!" I feigned excitement because the truth is I had no idea she was pregnant, which tells you a little something about the last time I was there. ;)

Alright, let's do this Monday.


  1. Your hair looks great!!! I go too often to the hair stylist. Ha. Sounds like a great weekend. Love those outdoor parties. I feel the same way about my dog. I am not sure who saved who!!!! Have a great week.

    1. Thanks, lady! No, no... I aspire to go often! Keep doing it. We deserve the uninterrupted time while someone plays with our hair. ;) I love hearing that you understand the depth of my love for my pup. They really are the best. xo!


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