Sorry, Not Sorry

Friday, May 22, 2015

For you ladies out there, how often do you find yourself apologizing?



My husband always comments on it, because its actually super awkward that I am always saying "I'm sorry" 10,000 times a day.

Some guy bumps into me at Whole Foods and my response is "I'm sorry, so sorry, I'm sorry." Or something will happen with the kids (usually at a child appropriate place) and if I think it's bothering someone I will begin to apologize profusely for myself. It only gets worse when we are in a foreign country, where I find myself saying it over and over but really for no reason. I have no idea why but it feels like I am always apologizing for something! I actually thought this was just my own little tic, but then we saw this skit on Inside Amy Schumer a few weeks back and we both almost died.

Apparently I am not the only one who does this!

I have to ask, is this habit one that is central to all women, or just certain women? Certainly I've never heard my husband do it in such a rapid and unnecessary way, or really any other man for that matter. I'd love to know if any of you are also in the habit of constantly apologizing?

Other annoying habits I'd love to loose include:

I say "like" all the time. The more nervous I am, the more I say it. I don't know if it's the former Cali girl in me or what, but a few weeks back I saw an interview I did, in print, and was horrified at the number of times I said "like."

I also do what the LM and my husband call the "fake laugh" when speaking with new people. This too is also a nervous tic, but I really can't help it. I just laugh at everything! Now that the LM has been pointing it out, aka making fun of me, and I've tried really hard to stop but that too seems an almost impossible habit to break!

Do any of you know any tricks for losing something that is so embedded in your vocabulary? I guess being aware of it is the first step but then I have to wonder if I will end up saying "I'm sorry" for saying "I'm sorry?" Like, I don't know... haha ;) (Look at that I was able to get all three a row!)

Seriously though, I'd love any advice you have!

P.S. Amy is just killing it this season! If you don't watch you should!
P.P.S. I totally would have been the one to offer to get the guy something for his stomach!
P.P.P.S. Hope you all have a wonderful long weekend!

Green With Envy

Thursday, May 21, 2015

You all know that if there is one common theme in our home it's that I love decorating with navy blue. I don't really do it intentionally, and even when I try to infuse another color like black, I always find myself circling back to the my safe and beautiful navy. It's not that I don't still love blue, which is good considering that our home is covered in it, but I have to say sometimes when I dream of our next home I wonder if I could actually decorate in a different color pallet and still love it just as much.

What color you ask?

My Sister's Wedding: The Cake

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

It's hard to believe it but we are now in the final stages of planning my little sister's wedding and I'm thrilled to report that we figured out the linen situation thanks to one of you lovely readers! I will post on what we decided to do once they come in, but let me just say that they are going to be more amazing than I ever dreamed of! We've experienced very few hiccups during this whole process (knock on wood) and the main one involved the wedding cake. Originally we both wanted to a do a macaroon cake for guests, and in addition the groom's cousin offered to do a small cake for the couple to cut in to. While sourcing macaroons we found that 1) they are very expensive, and 2) don't do well in heat and humidity. Considering the wedding is on the water in July, one of the hottest months of the year, we quickly discarded that idea given that I could think of nothing worse at a wedding than presenting an expensive cake of deflated macaroons. 

On My Radar

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Right now I'm reading this book and Can't.Put.It.Down! You thought Amy from Gone Girl was maniacal? Just get ready!

I don't know why I am incapable of finding new music to listen to, but as a 90's child my heart lies in that decade and that decade alone. Right now I have this best of compilation from my former idol playing on repeat right now. The cover of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is worth the download price alone.

Spring's Biggest Trend: The Denim Skirt

Monday, May 18, 2015

This season the denim skirt is back in a MAJOR way and I have to ask... did it ever really leave? I can distinctly remember the three denim skirts I have owned in my own lifetime and I wonder how/why they were ever discarded from my daily wardrobe. 

First, there was the white one that I used to wear with boat shoes every day of middle school. Then the denim mini in high school that I would throw on over my bathing suit topped with a hoodie from a local surf company (a fashionista I was not.) Finally, there was the one I bought in law school that I wore all over Europe the first summer my husband and I were dating that I paired with a striped shirt and flip flops which I thought felt incredibly chic but looking back I'm thinking probably made me stand out as a tourist!

On Pinterest

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Have you read this piece from the New Yorker titled A Day in the Life of Pinterest? It made me laugh out loud and it is a little frightening how accurate it is! As usual they nailed it!

Happy Saturday!

P.P.S. I'm guessing it's only a matter of time before someone actually names their kid Pinterest. haha

4 Short Hair Style Tips

Friday, May 15, 2015

A few years back I cut my too long hair into a bob, or lob, or fob (whatever it's called these days) and ever since that first snip I haven't felt the urge to go back. Sure, there are still times I yearn for long, mermaid like hair, but the reality is that a shorter cut suits my fine hair so much better and a mid-length cut is just so easy to style for everyday wear that I can't really think of a reason to ever grow out my hair again.

Now, that's not to say I don't get a little bored with my cut and right now I'm again paying the price for forgetting that I am not a layer person. However, generally I've found that there are enough ways to style my shorter length and I'm often getting asked if I just got a hair cut when in fact I usually go 6 months without one because I love the way each cut grows out. When I had longer hair I would typically just wear it in a pony tail or top knot, but since I've had a shorter length I've found that I've needed to be a little more creative with my styling. This is the downside to a shorter cut, but the upside is that I've pretty much disowned my blowdryer and the curling iron really only makes an appearance on very special days.

Below are the 4 easy ways that I've found are best for styling mid-length hair and the hair products that I just can't live without... no blowdrying necessary.

Best Marble Accessories: A Roundup

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The biggest compliment that I can receive in regards to our home is that it feels "homey." I absolutely love it when friends are over and feel comfortable enough to plop down on the sofa and kick their shoes off, or when someone comments on how "lived in" our space feels. Since this is the place that the boys will likely remember as their childhood home it is really important to me that the space they grow up in feels warm and inviting.  

I feel like there are only two ways to get this look, the first being actually living in a space forever and organically collecting and acquiring things. The second, which is what most of us do, is to fake it.

Current Home Lust Item: A Black Exterior

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Every few years the topic of moving to California comes up in the Anderson household, pretty much like clockwork, and right now my husband is again daydreaming about how nice it would be to live closer to the surf. My response is always "over my dead body" but since I have to be a reasonable spouse the family knows that if we had to move for his work we'd obviously go. Anything short of that however, we're staying put!