I’m just going to type incessantly and keep on pretending that it’s of interest to the general public.

It’s Friday and I have mixed feelings about it…


I was super busy hanging out with my dog and watching Mindy reruns, so I spent ZERO time this week thinking about/preparing for your usual Friday Favorites. So instead of scrambling to compile a last minute list to fool you into thinking I’m on top of my blogging game, I’m just going to stick with what I know, my good friend word vomit. Ah, yes. I know him well.

This week my friend Katie (who is super cute and super talented and many other words that incite jealousy within me) posted something on Facebook about how she’s living with a capsule wardrobe for a year now and totally loves it. And I was like “Well I don’t have much going on in my life right now so probably I’ll do that too.” This may have been after a glass of pink wine. But I can’t say for sure.


K again.

So I plan on doing that this weekend. But naturally in preparation for the great closet purge I decided to impulsively order these new shoes with some money that’s been sitting in my pay pal account for God only knows how long. IT’S FINE OKAY. Nobody tell Taylor and we will all make it out of here alive.


Also of interest, I downloaded this book on my Kindle this week and like all Jennifer McMahon books it’s disturbing/amazing.  Dismantled by Jennifer McMahonPINIMAGE

I may have jinxed Max the Dog with all the incessant bragging, because on Thursday morning I awoke to a fresh pile of poop on my bathroom rug. I want to be mad but its like well at least he got the room right? And also how can I be mad when he LOOKS LIKE THIS.


Allison and I are mid-discussion RE: our annual best friends trip. We’re planning for sometime in the fall, and right now we are trying to decide between Vancouver and San Fran. They’re both equal distance from her, so she’s sort of left it up to me to decide. So any and all suggestions, pros/cons, and past experiences are welcome. Actually they’re more than welcome. They’re required. Because I can’t make this decision on my own HELP.

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Apparently we have rose bushes and many other forms of life in our backyard and they are all BLOOMING. It’s both wonderful and frightening because don’t flowers indicate a need for water and other forms of care? I just got a dog. I don’t know if I can care for myself, the dog, AND the roses. No. No. It’s too much.

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How do you take your coffee? I am always curious. OK FINE I’ll tell you how I take mine. If I’m drinking coffee at home it’s either a latte or a french vanilla something from the Keurig with a dash of this creamer.


But if I drink coffee at work it’s usually Folgers so Ill add a splash of whatever flavored creamer suits my fancy. Right now it’s usually one of these. Also can someone please tell me WTF a macchiato is? PLZ.


You can thank me later for the way this knowledge has enriched your life.

I think that’s about all I’ve got to say today. I can’t wait for the feedback on this post. I’m sure it will be riveting. 




  • Margaret

    Jennifer McMahon!!!!!
    Be BEST ghostly-mystery-writer EVER!!!
    You’re welcome.ReplyCancel

  • LOL your writing cracks me up, I love it. Happy Friday! (love those Coffee Mates, p.s.)ReplyCancel

  • Is that TJ’s pink wine? Alcohol under 2 bucks… be still my beating heart.ReplyCancel

  • I thought about doing a capsule wardrobe for about 2.5 seconds and then realized I like clothes too much to do that.
    I love Jennifer McMahon books!ReplyCancel

    • natalie

      Haha, I’m sure it will be challenging, and I may have to modify it a bit to fit work and weekend clothes in there, but I think I’m going to attempt it!

      Yes! Jennifer McMahon is one of my favorite authors of all time. But now I’ve officially read everything which is SO SAD. I need more JM!ReplyCancel

  • VANCOUVER!!!!! Obvi, because mountains + ocean can’t be beat, and also I live there and I could take you to my favourite taco place and it would be the best trip ever. Mmk?ReplyCancel

  • Oh yeah, I keep forgetting to mention it but I made Taylor’s green beans the other night. So bad but SOOO good! I think next time I am going to add some red pepper flakes for some spice and maybe put on a baking rack. Mine came out really caramelized because of the brown sugar. Yours didn’t look quite that sticky. Plus it will give the bacon a nice crisp all around.
    Thanks for giving me a new regular rotation!ReplyCancel

    Because I live here, and it’s the best place in the world. Seriously, I promise you would love it here. Ocean, mountains, forests, WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT?ReplyCancel

    • natalie

      NOTHING ELSE EVER. So far that’s too votes for Vancouvey and none for San Fran… is it a sign?!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie

    I feel the need to bestow the knowledge of macchiatos on you. Mostly because I just learned this myself. A macchiato just means they float the espresso on top of milk and/or flavoring. Literally. That is all. So anti-climatic, I am aware.ReplyCancel

  • Erin

    VANCOUVER!!!! so beautiful. so so beautiful and amazing. seriously can’t say enough about it and it’s a unique trip. do it do it!!!! and the all-stars were not an impulse buy, they are an investment. I have worn mine seriously 5 days a week for the last 4 years. the only thing stopping me from a capsule wardrobe is me because well…shopping. you should try cold stone sweet cream coffee creamer and the cinnabon one. i’m obsessed.ReplyCancel

  • I’m thinking San Fran would be the easiest route. Also it would not be as cold :) And maybe not as expensive? However, I have always wanted to go to Oh Canada, and maybe this is your time!!!!!! Eh?ReplyCancel

  • […] detail (mainly because I’m SUPER busy taking videos of my dog snoring or chatting about my love of pink wine), but essential oils have been a major game-changer for me over the past […]ReplyCancel

  • Katie

    Natalie!!! I just now saw this post. I was in NC when you posted it and missed my shout out!! hahah If it makes you feel better…I got those shoes for an early birthday present, but if I hadn’t gotten them…I would have 100% splurged. It’s okay to be bad for cute shoes SOMETIMES.ReplyCancel

    • natalie

      HOW DARE YOU GO ON VACATION AND MISS ONE OF MY POSTS HOW FREAKING DARE YOU. Just kidding I love you dearly. And the shoes are the GREATEST.ReplyCancel

  • 1) You explicitly say “stalking is encouraged,” so I don’t feel badly commenting a month+ after you posted.

    2) You’re hilarious.

    3) I take my coffee black usually, but sometimes I steal (take, borrow) the individual creamers from 7-Eleven, and I’ll flavor with that. Things taste better when they’re free, right?

    4) Hate to say it, but the poo would outweigh the cuteness in my household. Yuck. Stains. Cleaning. Effort.ReplyCancel

    • natalie

      1) YES. I meant it.


      3) No you’re right that’s actually a fact.

      4) Ugh I know. Luckily that’s been the only incident we’ve had since we’ve had him. Thank GOD. This is why I could never handle a puppy.ReplyCancel

  • […] yet. But I’m planning on planning. And that’s got to count for something. After mulling it over, I think we’ve landed on Vancouver for the destination. And now the fun part of planning […]ReplyCancel

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