Thursday Randoms

Well.  Today is supposed to be the day we pack up our moving truck.  But notice...I'm still here.  Yesterday we received some bad news from the bank.  We weren't going to be able to close on Friday because some forms needed to be rerun.  So now it's looking like next week for the move/closing and both of us are completely heartbroken.  Neither one of us were mentally prepared for this giant hiccup (especially myself, I am not happy with the way I've handled it so far).  Our apartment is seriously all packed up with the exception of some stray things we've been using.  It sucks.  Because this weekend is a holiday weekend and our original plans were postponed, we've decided to make the most of it.  We're already why not take a trip!?  With the help of our lovely friend Anna-Maria, we've decided to journey east to Michigan to visit the Sleeping Bear Dunes!  We realize this is totally last minute and it's a holiday weekend so we run the risk of every camp site being taken or there just being an insane amount of people trying to get out into nature.  But we don't care.  We need to get out of here and spend some time outdoors.  Hoorah!

As an example of how we're trying to make the most of the situation, when life gave us lemons, I insisted we drink vodka lemonade.  So we did.  It was good.

This eco-friendly handprinted clutch from Etsy shop seaoats has my heart all aflutter.  It's my favorite hue, I'm a lover of design with birds (put a bird on it!) and it's totally affordable.  Be sure to check this shop out as she has a lot of other cool things in there!

Have you seen this split-screen love story?  The video won the Nokia Shorts Competition of 2011 and it was shot entirely on a Nokia N8 phone.  The screen is split between Paris and New York, meeting up in London at the end.  It's worth the few minutes of your time :)  Via Refinery 29

This Midnight Coral shirt by Rachel Rose is too beautiful not to share.  The colors, the design...brilliant!

Last, how awesome is this twinkly entryway?  It would put me in a cheery mood every time I came home.  The rest of the flat is pretty neat too.

As I mentioned before, all of our plans are all kinds of messed up now.  Our closing date/move in date is still up in the air, but hopefully there won't be any more set backs.  The bank is completely at fault for this one but it really sucks to know we have no control over anything at this point.  I imagine truck rentals will get expensive and I have to forget about the fact that we reserved it weeks ago with the best rate possible.  But I digress.  

I am bidding you all adieu for the long weekend but please check in tomorrow as I have a very special guest stopping by!  You won't want to miss it.


Stephanie June 30, 2011 at 11:21 AM  

Sorry to hear about the hiccup but way to make the best out of a bummer situation! Have a great time in Michigan :)

April June 30, 2011 at 11:23 AM  

Man that sucks!! But yay for getting away for a little while! Hope you have lots of fun! It'll be an adventure for sure!! ;)

stephanie June 30, 2011 at 11:25 AM  

Damn, that is really lame. (Banks make me angry sometimes.) I hope you have a really good weekend away though. Just remember that in the end all this un-fun stuff will be worth it. xoxo

jillian :: cornflake dreams. June 30, 2011 at 11:51 AM  

ah! how annoying. but i am REALLY happy that you are staying optimistic (and drinking that lemon vodka!) enjoy your weekend and have fun! things will fall into place. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Caterine June 30, 2011 at 12:04 PM  

drink lots and lots of those yummy lemonade drinks you mentioned!! that will do! Hey, at least you're all packed and ready to go by next week. Hope everything goes well.


Zoe - Style Foodie June 30, 2011 at 12:05 PM  

Ohhh cheer up lady! Have that vodka lemonade and enjoy Michigan. Also thanks for that little video soo cute and just have my hopeful romantic self a warm fuzzy.


Jenny in Ohio June 30, 2011 at 12:06 PM  

bummer....sorry to hear about that. :( Glad you're making the most of it though. I would be pretty bummed out. Go away for the weekend and just forget it for a day!

Sara B June 30, 2011 at 12:11 PM  

Such a bummer, I'm sorry :( Way to turn lemons into lemonade vodka though and hope you have such a surprisingly fun weekend! Also, that video is awesome :) Thanks for sharing!

Sara June 30, 2011 at 12:29 PM  

Way to make some (vodka) lemonade out of a serious case of lemons! It's a bit of a downer that your plans went awry, but you'll be in your new place and lovin' life soon enough!

Liz June 30, 2011 at 12:42 PM  

Hang in there, my dear. Everything happens for a reason, relax and enjoy your weekend with some more vodka lemonade. You deserve it! xo

Tang June 30, 2011 at 12:49 PM  

I do love that shirt! It's not even something I would normally like!

Mandy Crandell June 30, 2011 at 3:08 PM  

Sorry to hear that! It sounds like you made the situation better, though. :)

Erika Lee Sears June 30, 2011 at 3:24 PM  

I love a house with books- it makes me think smart people live there lol.

Cheer up! If it's the banks fault call and talk to the processors manager. :) and raise hell! lol

this free bird June 30, 2011 at 3:26 PM  

I'm sorry to hear about the hiccup with the bank, but hope getting out on a roadtrip will speed up the downtime. Lots of lemons and vodka to you this weekend...I've got my simple syrup on the stove right now. Head west!


emma June 30, 2011 at 4:17 PM  

lemonade vodka?! yum! sorry to hear about the "hiccup" but you'll be there in no time & now get to go on a family trip! enjoy getting away for a little while, unpacking sucks ;) lol

katie June 30, 2011 at 4:50 PM  

that video is so great!

LCR June 30, 2011 at 5:12 PM  

sorry to hear about the mishap with the bank! i hope things work out for you. in the mean time, these are awesome picks, and each one of them made me smile:)

Bad Joan June 30, 2011 at 5:48 PM  

Love this post! The first picture is gorgeous, that clutch is so adorable and your cocktails look so refreshing!

Kim June 30, 2011 at 6:09 PM  

oh no, so sorry to hear about your moving issues, but hooray for a last minute camping trip.

Farmchick June 30, 2011 at 8:05 PM  

Sorry to hear that your plans have been rearranged, but it will happen! Nice that you are making the best of it.

Isabel June 30, 2011 at 8:52 PM  

i want the midnight coral shirt!! where can i buy it?!

annelise June 30, 2011 at 10:26 PM  

Oh no :( That's just so disappointing about the papers. What a shame. Still, I think you've done the best thing you can - get away! Enjoy your mini-holiday!

That video is incredibly sweet. It gave me goosebumps :)

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} June 30, 2011 at 10:27 PM  

man...bummer about the closing/moving stuff {my fiance is in real estate... he always has a story...there are a million and a half crazy things that can go array - and always at the last minute - at least know that even though it really stinks - you are not alone!} are awesome to make the best of it!!! the great outdoors always help to clear the mind :) {AND vodka lemonades!} have a fantastic weekend! xoxoxo brynn

Natalie June 30, 2011 at 11:26 PM  

I love your randoms, vodka lemonade sounds amazing right now, definitely something I'll be making for the fourth. I love that top, too.

Have a wonderful trip!

Tracey July 1, 2011 at 12:39 AM  

Oh that's a shame that things haven't gone exactly to plan ... but it certainly sounds like you're making the most of a less-than-perfect situation. Go you!! :D

I hope you have a wonderful long weekend.

PS. That video is amazing.

natasha {schue love} July 1, 2011 at 2:01 AM  

I'm so sorry to hear about this interruption, but I'm glad it's only a delay and it sounds like you are really making the best of this situation! I LOVE MI and the dunes on the lake...that particular location looks so nice! Enjoy and have a great 4th! :)

Viv July 1, 2011 at 7:41 AM  

damn that sucks! hope you have a great time though!

alli/hooray July 1, 2011 at 7:46 AM  

I remember all of those complications when we bought our first house - hang in there + hopefully it gets resolved quickly! So fun that you are headed to MI, the best place to spend the Fourth!

Punctuation Mark July 1, 2011 at 12:26 PM  

that video was super cute!!! have a lovely weekend and i hope you can move next week!!!

Krystal July 1, 2011 at 3:58 PM  

aww i'm sorry :( that really sucks, i can only imagine the build up and excitement and now being let down, ugh!!!! i just moved last weekend too, so i know the feelings! it will be here before you know it though.
p.s....thanks for the fun wishes for venice, it was a great time! i went to piazza san marco and pigeons flew on to my hand, it was fun :) :)

Johanna July 1, 2011 at 4:52 PM  

Awww geez, I am sorry friend. Sometimes hiccups really kick you where it counts. Chin up and enjoy the weekend. It will happen! xo

stephanie j July 1, 2011 at 6:58 PM  

love everything in this post :) have a fun, long weekend!

Signe July 3, 2011 at 4:45 AM  

Boy is that clutch pretty :)

La Franglaise July 3, 2011 at 8:38 AM  

oh dear, sorry to hear things have not worked out to plan. i hope you are still able to make the most of your long weekend. here's wishing you a happy 4th of july from sunny paris. bisous sweet lady xx

Marisa Midori July 3, 2011 at 9:14 AM  

So sorry to hear the bad news! You definitely deserve those drinks and a road trip! Hope you are having a wonderful time in Michigan :)

Ana Degenaar July 3, 2011 at 10:38 AM  

Really pretty randoms! Thank you for coming and commenting on my blog, you really brighten up my day.

Jennifer July 3, 2011 at 11:48 PM  

That stinks, Meagan! Drinking vodka lemonade must have helped a little bit, but I hope that you enjoy the rest of your weekend and that things are back on track for the move very soon!

tea with lucy July 4, 2011 at 8:41 AM  

bugger. crap. poo.

..but way to make the most of a bad situation.

hmmm. vodka lemonade. don't mind if i do.

linds.eliz July 4, 2011 at 11:27 AM  

pretty pumped to follow your blog :)
that video was so cute and the shirt? i want it.

linds.eliz@ 413

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