A Week Off

Life Travel

Hi Friends,

Happy spring and happy belated birthday to my mom!

I’m enjoying some time off from work for spring break, and it’s been nice hanging out at home. Here’s what I’ve been up to:


Burgers with friends on Friday night – they brought their adorable kids, and it was nice to catch up since they are busy, busy. We need to get a grill though because we made a mess in the kitchen with grease flying off the griddle from the 6 burgers.

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I started The Girl on the Train and like it so far. I think I’m on the verge of something big.

I also spent some time cleaning out my closet and plan to take a bunch of stuff to the consignment store. I feel like I’m at a big turning point where I just don’t like a lot of my old stuff. I’m def. more into comfy and conservative than I was a few years ago.

Matt and I checked at the quaint Adelmo’s for an authentic Italian dinner on Saturday night. Merlot, caprese, salad, and veal osso buco all hit the spot.

On the not-so-fun side of spring break, we are attempting to do taxes. I dread this every year, but I’m always motivated by the sliver of hope that we get some money back.

Now that I’ve checked a few things off the old to-do list, I’m ready to relax. We are heading down to Lake Travis/Hill Country for the weekend, and it looks like it’s going to be warm enough to catch some rays!



Enjoy the holiday weekend.

  • Mia
    March 25, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Laura – have you tried thredup.com? I am hooked. You order a “clean out bag” from their website and it comes in the mail in like 3 days. opens up into this huge bag (postage pre paid) that you fill with clothes shoes accessories etc. that you don’t want. mail it in and they pay you for stuff that they’ll take off their hands and re sell on their consignment website. anything they don’t take, they donate. total win win.

    • Mom
      March 25, 2016 at 11:16 am

      Do they tend to be super picky?

    • Laura
      March 29, 2016 at 11:03 am

      Thanks! I’ve heard of this, but hadn’t thought to try it! Do they pay a decent rate (I think my local store is 40%)?

      • Mia
        March 30, 2016 at 2:57 pm

        They are kind of picky, again a lot of my stuff gets rejected and donated, but i’d rather have it go to a good cause than sit at the bottom of my closet! You can use their website for average payouts for brands/ items. For example I sold back an old pair of jcrew jeans in good condition and got like 40 bucks for them, not bad!!

        • Mom
          March 30, 2016 at 8:21 pm

          Sounds good to me! Thanks!