You always seem to shake me to the core. I hope that every month of 2013 is like this. I hope every month I face myself and say, is this what I want?
Carpe Diem Y’all. Let’s do this. This has been a beautiful month.
Before I tell you about my month, I need to acknowledge this special day. Today is my mom’s birthday, and she is incredible.
Happy Birthday Mom. I’m better every day because of you. I love you.
You are more beautiful inside and out every. single. day. Miss you.
>>This year I’m celebrating my Golden Year in full force. I’m focusing on some key areas that I’m passionate about that I want to explore (e.g. food, craft, music, travel). Here’s a review of my January:
This month, I was seeing blue. It’s a new year, a new day, and a new blue sky right?
Dish from West Elm | Blue Wayfarer Sunglasses | Blue Hankerchief from forage |Astle Clark Blue Midnight Enamel Ring | Blue Moon Throw Pillow from Pure Home | Post Street Maddison clutch from Kate Spade | Skinny Velvet Leggings from Chicnova | London Underground Suede Wedges from Ruche |
Oh friends, I have been hecka planning. Alt has been a real inspiration this month: see in the beginning, in the middle, and after. Most of my planning this month has been focused on the blog and my dreams for where I want it go. In so many ways, my blog is a reflection of the dreams I have for my life, so it is precious and dear to me. I’m looking forward to sharing this journey with you guys!
Oh Rock. I mean. . . you were fun. You weren’t my favorite I think, but I definitely enjoyed you. My playlists this month were definitely danceable and reminded me of so many moments from my youth. Hope you enjoyed rock from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and up.
This book moved me in a deep, deep way. I wrote about this a bit here, but if you haven’t read it yet I highly recommend it.
I am not that good of a cook friends (gasp! I know. It’s true though). But this month I really put myself out there so that I could learn to cook some key Vietnamese recipes. Even though none of them were easy, I really loved learning how to make these key recipes. In case you missed them (click the photo to view the whole post):
2. Thank You
3. Very Delicious
4. How are you?
5. I’m Sorry
6. I’m Hungry
7. It’s good to see you.
My husband said he doesn’t know how to say this. HELP. Anyone know how to say this is Vietnamese? 🙂 I need to look this one up.
8. My name is Meredith (to someone familiar-not to an elder)
9. I am Viet’s Wife. (this one was a doozie)
10. What’s your name? (let’s say I’m talking to an older male, because the phrase depends on their relation to me)
There you have it!!! These were scary but super fun for me. I’m looking forward to learning more key phrases over the next few months. Vietnamese speakers, give me some tips!
I loved starting off the year with #fmsphotoaday on Instagram!! You can follow along with all of my photos on Instagram. If you’re we’re not friends yet, don’t be shy! I love following people on Instagram. Here are a few of my favorite pics from the month:
What We Do (Brunch of course):
What you saw (a wedding):
An Ordinary Moment: