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March 26, 2015

Currently | {Kali}

March 26, 2015

{Currently I'm really loving having new fresh flowers every week on my dining room table—definitely brightens up the room & my mood!}

What I'm Watching //

Bloodline: I just love Netflix. And I also ♥♥♥ Kyle Chandler (aka. Coach Taylor for my fellow Friday Night Lights lovers!). I started watching their newest show, Bloodline, earlier this week and currently I'm up to episode 5. It's definitely one of those slow-burn type of shows that may not be for everyone. Some people want dramas like this to be action-packed every episode, but I don't mind more character development. I'm really enjoying it so far, and I heard it gets better with each episode, so I'd definitely recommend it.

The Jinx: The Life & Deaths of Robert Durst: So, this documentary is done now, but if you can catch it on on-demand, do!! I was originally interested in watching this documentary because a few years ago I watched the movie All Good Things with Ryan Gosling which was based on the story of Robert Durst and his wife. I was very intrigued by the mystery of Robert Durst and I looked forward to watching this documentary every Sunday night. It was just so fascinating, especially with him getting arrested the day that the finale episode aired! I literally got goosebumps the last 5 minutes of the season finale.

Barely Famous: Okay, so I haven't watched a show on VH1 since maybe 2006? But, I am kind of obsessed with Gigi Hadid right now (isn't everyone?) and so I obviously follow her on Instagram. She posted a promo for her step-sisters' new show a few weeks ago so I had to check it out. It's a "faux"-reality show featuring Sara and Erin Foster (daughters of David Foster, step-daughters of Yolanda, step-sisters of the Jenner boys, etc. etc.). It is so hilarious. I'm really into dramas on TV, and rarely watch any comedies, but I literally LOL during this one.

Other favorites: American Crime, Shameless, Nashville, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (can Brandi & Kim please go now??), and The Walking Dead (as is everyone in America). And, I really can't wait until Game of Thrones starts in April!

What I'm Listening To //

"Believe" by Mumford and Sons: Okay, I'd love to hear what you guys think of Mumford & Sons' new direction. They are, by far, my favorite band—I know every single song by heart and will never get tired of any of their songs. But, I can't help feeling a little sad that they are moving to an electric sound and away from the banjo!! Anyone else feel this way? I LIKE their new song. Am I absolutely obsessed with it, like I normally am with a new song of theirs? Well, no. As I've seen others mention, it reminds me of Coldplay. But I'll wait to judge this "new sound" when the album comes out in May. Also, I FREAKED when I heard they were coming to Iowa this summer. Then I heard the price of the tickets and another wave of sadness hit me. I just can't spend $200 on a concert. MAYBE if it was in Des Moines, I'd consider. But.. I just can't and I'm pretty sad about it.

Also check out "Kansas City" on The New Basement Tapes album. The album features songs based on newly discovered lyrics by Bob Dylan. Marcus Mumford sings on "Kansas City" and I'm loving it!

First Aid Kit: I discovered these ladies a few years ago and played their songs on repeat for a good few months, then they just kind of went off my radar. Well, I've rediscovered my love for them and have been jamming out to them lately via Spotify during work. Check out my favorites, "Emmylou", "In the Hearts of Men", and "The Lion's Roar"—and some of their newer ones, "America", "My Silver Lining", and "Stay Gold".

The Wailin' Jennys: More girl power! I found these ladies by totally creeping on Shelbie's Folk playlist on Spotify. I've been listening to a few of their songs on repeat for the past few weeks. Check out "Long Time Traveller", "The Parting Glass", and "Arlington". (Thanks Shelbie!)

Gregory Alan Isakov: Okay, so let's be honest, I'm always listening to Gregory (not just a current thing!). He's definitely one of my faves, and of course, I love love love "The Stable Song", as everyone does. But lately, I've really been into his latest album, The Weatherman. My favorite songs are "She Always Takes It Black" (for some reason, this one always makes me tear up!?), "Suitcase Full of Sparks", "All Shades of Blue" and "Second Chances". Also, "Amsterdam" will always have a special place in my heart as it was on my wedding ceremony playlist. Okay, but really, all the songs on his The Weatherman album are amazing so go listen to the whole thing! Megan, Shelbie, and I recently saw him in concert in Omaha and it was absolutely one of the best concerts I've ever been to and I will definitely go see him again next time he comes to Nebraska or Iowa!

What I'm Thinking About //

Lately, I've been all about planning for decorating my office! As most of you know, I was lucky enough to be able to stay on at Meredith when we moved from Des Moines to Lincoln this past fall—so I currently work from home. My family came up a few weekends ago to help me paint the walls and the trim in the office (no more oak trim!!!). So painting is done, but I still need to decorate! For the past few months, I've been using Zac's tiny old black desk that he's had for years. It doesn't work very well as I have two big monitors that just *barely* fit on them, so I've been anxious for a desk upgrade. Luckily, my parents are helping me out with that and building me a new desk! They are planning to bring it this weekend and I can't wait. I also ordered this tufted loveseat from Target in taupe (it was on sale last week for $300!) and it should be arriving this week sometime. Other than the big stuff, I'm also looking for accessories and other decor to complete the look!

Last weekend, Megan and I stopped by Simply Bungalow, the cutest vintage/antiques store, located in a beautiful old house in Lincoln, to look for a few things. White Cottage Designs was having a pop-up shop in part of the store that day, and I brought home these three lovely pieces, all three for $40! I just love this vintage lamp—it will definitely help with bringing some character to the room! I also thought the clipboard and print was adorable, so I'll likely hang that on the wall somewhere. Simply Bungalow is having an open house this weekend, so Megan, our mom, and I are definitely going to be checking that out—maybe I'll find some more gems for the office!

What I'm Looking Forward To //

Our honeymoon! 8 months after we got married, we're finally going on a honeymoon. We'll be heading to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic toward the end of April (okay seriously, it seems like EVERYONE goes there for their honeymoon lately, so I guess we're following the trend!). We haven't been on a real vacation since we went to Cancun in 2012 with my family, so this is much needed!

{I'm already thinking about all the swimsuit options to take with to Punta Cana!}


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