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Coffee with Karly | Life Update & Retail Therapy

A lot of us share this same sentiment every week, but I literally thought this Friday would never arrive. HELLO! IT’S SO GOOD TO SEE YOU! I even considered hugging the calendar this morning. (#nojoke) Anywho, there’s lots to say today so let’s jump right in.

Coffee with Karly vol. 2

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It occurred to me that if you don’t follow me on Instagram then the introduction in Monday’s post made zero sense. So, let me try to quickly recap the past couple weeks of you.

Ryan and I went away on vacation to Ft. Myer’s Beach, Fla. the first week of October. Our dating and wedding anniversaries are Oct. 4 and 5, so we always try to go away to celebrate. The trip already didn’t start out the best because we were stressed about Hurricane Irma and if we should still risk going. Our first morning there we woke up to the news about Las Vegas, and that hit me hard. I cried on and off all day and couldn’t stop thinking about it. Then, Tom Petty died. Again, just sad. THEN, on our last day/wedding anniversary we got the news that Ryan’s grandma passed away. Not exactly the vacation we hoped for, but that’s life.

When we travel, we usually fly in/out of Chicago since my parents watch Finn. The funeral services were held only an hour away from where they live, so it made more sense to stay there a few extra days instead of trekking back and forth from Wisconsin. Ryan still ended up driving home and back to pick up his suit and a few things for me, while I roped my mom into going shopping for an appropriate dress. It was a hectic few days. The services were held that Monday, but since they went pretty late into the day we crashed at my parent’s for another night. We finally arrived home to Wisconsin on Tuesday morning.

Again, thank you SO much to all of you who’ve reached out the last couple weeks. Your messages and thoughts mean the world and bring a lot of comfort. Needless to say, I’m definitely still getting caught up and working toward feeling like a normal human. I just can’t seem to get out of this post-craziness slump, but I’m hopeful to get there soon.

So, enough of that. Let’s not end this post on a downer note.

Who else has binged the new season of Fuller House? It kept me occupied on both flights, and I loved it. It was the best season yet, in my opinion. So much corny and nostalgia. Plus, that cliffhanger! I need new episodes like yesterday.

I admit that my heightened stress levels have made retail therapy really real around here. This cable-knit cardigan from Old Navy looks like the hug that I need. I can’t wait for it to arrive at my doorstep. Anyone a fan of L.A. Girl Cosmetics? I’ve never tried anything from the line, but I ordered this eye shadow quad and a couple blushes. Why not, right?

Oh, and in case you missed Monday’s post – I shared what drugstore makeup I would buy if I had to get a whole new collection only from Target. There’s some gems in there, if I do say so myself.

This coffee with Karly turned out WAY longer than intended, so I’ll let you get back to your life. If you made it this far, thanks for reading!

Have a great weekend!

Also check out my first Coffee with Karly!