Southern Belle in Training

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October 10, 2018

Midweek Ramblings.

   {Here's Delilah and I saying goodbye to my mom this weekend! She was here in Virginia visiting for a couple weeks, and we had a great time. Follow me on social media @miss_alk}

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  • Morning radio life: For the last week, I've been filling in on the morning show at the radio station that I work for! It's been a blast and great learning experience, but a huge schedule change. I've been getting done with work for the day around noon or earlier! That left me full afternoons to myself, which I wasn't used to having. I've tried to make the most of this week and do fun things with the new free time! Last week my mom and I went apple picking one afternoon, and on Monday I went to a new-to-me winery, and enjoyed a glass of wine and a good book. While I am excited to be able to sleep a few hours later again, I'll miss the free afternoons and morning radio fun for sure. 
  • Cleaning tactics: My apartment has gotten really cluttered over the past few weeks, and bringing home Delilah, the new feline member of my family has only intensified that! Normally I do heavy cleaning on weekends, but I've been really busy for a lot recent ones. My new cleaning strategy is to try and do general straightening up each day, and also one larger chore. If I break it down into one every weekday, it should be easier to keep things cleaner. I'll update on how that'll go!
  • Buzzfeed article of week: This Buzzfeed article about crazy things people did in the mid-2000s is hilarious!! If you love early 2000s pop culture like I do, you must check this out for a good laugh.

Weekend recaps:
  • Last weekend: I had a monthly service project with friends from my church and other local churches on Saturday morning! A group of us meets to do service in the community on the first Saturday of each month, and it's always a great time, and so wonderful to see how it blesses those that we serve. My mom and I went to see the movie A Star is Born on Saturday afternoon- not my favorite movie of all time or anything but it was very well done. I am glad I saw it on the big screen! Sunday I went to church and then hung by the pool in the afternoon, as it was still so warm out here in Virginia.
  • This weekend: No big plans, but I'm really excited to catch up on sleep after over a week filling in on the morning show! I have company visiting for the next two weekends, so it's kind of nice to have a Saturday and Sunday looking pretty free right now. I love a spontaneous weekend every now and then (as long as it's not every weekend)!

  • I'm doing a four week shopping fast during this month to save up for holiday shopping and other things in the coming months! 😊

  • Last winter I got into leopard print sweaters, and this one is adorable!
  • I had a pair of black cage heels in college that I loved and totally wore out. I think I might need a new pair.
  • This is a cute basic long sleeved top that is a great deal and comes in many colors.  
  • This bold dress is definitely an investment piece, but it's the type of thing that would be perfect in your closet for years!
  • Dare I say that J. Crew's outerwear actually makes me excited for winter? They've brought back this coat style in new colors!

Recipe of the week: T's Maple Vanilla Apple Pie Filling from AllRecipes. I made a homemade apple pie last night, with apples from a visit to the local orchard last week! I decided to go *all homemade* and also make the pie crust myself... that turned out as a work in progress! I really liked the apple filling recipe that I used though- love how it includes maple! A nice tribute to last fall in Vermont.

Song of the week: Sicko Mode by Travis Scott ft. Drake. While I can't say I'm the biggest fan of Travis Scott as a person (or Kylie Jenner for that matter), I like a lot of the songs from his new album!! My local urban station has been playing this song a lot and I really like it (the edited version). 

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  1. I went over to that Buzzfeed article about the mid-2000s and LOVED it! I related to it way more than I imagined I would haha! Thanks for sharing :-)

  2. I love these little recap post! Thank you for sharing!

  3. I think we all need a good ramble session every now and a then!

  4. That Buzzfeed article is hilarious! Bring back the early 00s please.

  5. That Buzzfeed article is fantastic! I remember the days of using your flip phone to record songs on the radio to use as your ringtone! Ah, those were the days!


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