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Life Lately // Week 21

May 20, 2016
AUTHOR: Emilie
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You can see my last Life Lately here.

Wow! That’s all I can say about the last two weeks! Here’s what it all boils down to:

Laura graduated college!!!!!

*excessive use of exclamation points necessary

I flew down to Miami for Laura’s graduation with my Dad after he was in Baltimore. The biology department did a thing for their students first on Thursday which was pretty impressive. Friday was the actual graduation ceremony with the caps and the gowns. I could not be prouder for my sister. She is the absolute best! Also, our picture in front of a fountain was a bit of a throwback to my own post-graduation pictures… maybe just to me, but whatever.

We spent Saturday taking in the Miami weather #heavenly and ended the night in Wynwood. I can’t keep up with the kids these days. I had a flight back to Baltimore bright and early on Sunday, so I hugged Laura and Dad goodbye and returned the rental before a quick flight back to the already empty apartment (My movers had come before I left for Miami).

I came home to find this Influenster‘s Glam Vox Box, featuring CoverGirl Super Sizer by Lashblast Mascara, Very Black! I received this for free from Influenster but have not yet tried it. I like the Younique mascara with fibers, so these seem like a much cheaper alternative! I’ll let you know what I think! If you want to try Influenster, sign up here!

Here’s what was really humbling: in this Youtube video where they previewed the Voxbox, they said, that only a select number of Influencers would get to try the Cover Girl truNaked Goldens Palette. I could not have done that without you. I am so grateful for you – for sharing this space with me, for taking my word. In exchange, I always promise to be honest with you. Thank you.

I said goodbye to Baltimore later that week. I appreciated the view from Federal Hill one last time before taking the plunge. I can’t believe I’ve actually said goodbye to the place I called home for the last nine months. I miss it already.

I headed from Baltimore back to New Jersey where again I got to celebrate the star of my life, little Laura (who is not-so little). Laura decided to do a brunch-style Graduation party on Sunday. She is so creative because it all looked so absolutely beautiful! I can’t believe she put it all together out of her brain (and probably a little Pinterest inspiration). It was so nice to be able to spend just a little more time with her and with my family before taking the plunge and moving to North Carolina. My Godson is so big right now and I can’t even handle it!

That afternoon, I drove down to D.C. where I crashed at one of my best friend’s Blair’s apartment. We didn’t take any pictures- too busy catching up- but I’m so glad I could be there to spend some time with her before saying goodbye. Also, BLAIR GRADUATED YESTERDAY* Technically, she graduated in December but she finally walked yesterday, so that’s really exciting.

And now? Now, I’m at Fort Bragg. Getting settled in my new home. Trying to find a new routine. And setting up my home office. I can’t wait to get things more in place (hopefully this weekend) and sharing it with you!


Emilie is a data engineer by day and lifestyle blogger by night. A Jersey girl at heart, she is currently living in her fifth home in three years, Savannah, GA with her college sweetheart. She’s learned the hard way that home is wherever the Army sends them. She enjoys eating food, cuddling with her dog, and binge watching HGTV.