(working from my parents’ deck last week)
I hope your weekends were great! Chicago has had quite the heatwave lately but yesterday the humidity and stickiness broke and gave way to a gorgeous and breezy afternoon. I spent it walking along the lakefront with a friend and catching up on chores like cleaning the apartment, doing laundry, and grocery shopping. I feel like the whirlwind of the Philly/NYC trip is finally settling and I’m excited to get caught up with work this week and move forward.
To be sure, there are a lot of online orders still left to fill from last week which Susie and I have worked hard to fill, by tomorrow my goal is to have everyone’s orders out the door and on their way. This Franklin discount has been incredible in terms of sheer volume and we are so excited to be toting so many packages to our UPS store each day. I’ve also been getting photos of our fall pendant designs and they look incredible. I cannot wait to wear a winter white and gold paisley necklace! But the samples being finished means that we are that much closer to doing a photo-shoot, lookbook, and collection launch. So I just need to take a deep breath, pace myself, and do the best I can to keep the momentum high.
This week I’m also excited to finally have time to really nail out some awesome posts here on MML. Since PR is a whole new animal for me, I will do my best to explain what my experience has been like. I won’t have lots of advice for others at this point, but I can speak first-hand from what I’ve seen with Jess LC.
Other than that, I am starting to reflect even more, if that’s possible, on what I want my new apartment to look like this September. I’ve signed a lease for a one bedroom in my current building which overlooks the roof deck and faces east, bringing lots of light into the space. One big purchase I will be making is a bed, and I’m still deciding between a West Elm bed and an Overstock.com bed. What do you think? Any suggestions? Until I make the choice, I’m on a “savings spree” through August.
Have a great week,