Friday Five


First, and most important, my favorite person  turned 27 yesterday. Joel is the ying to all of my very obnoxious yangs, and I just love him. I love being able to spend my days with him. Most of all, I just love living life with him and he is so deserving of celebration. He's a good egg and I'm lucky to be his wife.

The Good Vibe - Inspirational Picture Quotes
Unrelated, I have been a monnnnnster this week. I don't know what my deal is but I've just been a cranky, braty, lousy bitch. I've tried to "focus on gratitude", and go to bed early, and have coffee in the day, or wine at night, but nothing has kicked my overall nastiness. I'm anxious for a fresh new week next week - and thankful that I get another shot at being a human.

my instagram is: @teatimewithtess 

I got my hair cut!! I'm pretty sure I am now a short hair convert, and I don't know if I will ever go back. The first few days of it being this short make me feel a little funny - soccer mommy-ish and old - but I think overall it really is the most flattering cut for me.

I took Amy's advice and signed up for theSkimm, and you guys? It's so good. It's recapped news - written in a conversational tone - that is sent to your email every morning. I look forward to the morning to read theSkimm and have my cup of coffee every single night.

When skies are gray...
I'm going home to Chicago in just a few short days and my heart is racing. I feel my heart craving to be home, with my people, in my homeland.

Have a fantastic weekend!!


  1. Your hair is so cute short!

    Happy Weekend!!!

  2. Sorry you were having a crappy week, but atleast it's almost the weekend! Hope you have a good one celebrating your hubby!

  3. So weird, I've been a semi-monster (aka "Mal"-odramatic) as well and finally gave in to my Boo Hoo Moment last night.... and woke up feeling SO much better today. Hopefully this weekend is restorative for us both!!

  4. I have been Oscar the Grouch for the past 2 weeks. I think it's because i booked our vacay for the end of the summer and I need a break. Will not be making that mistake again. And I also love the Skimm, and wished it would have been my idea. Damn it.

  5. LOVE your new hair cut. Looks so good on you!

    Have fun in Chicago!

  6. Loving your hair! I get The Skimm too and really like it. Helps me understand what's going on in this crazy world.

  7. Happy Birthday to Joel!! Absolutely LOVING your haircut, it looks amazing! Sorry to hear about your week love but now its the weekend and you can put it all behind you and end the week with a large glass of wine and some time to relax! Enjoy!

  8. Happy birthday Joel- I hope he reads what you wrote about him :) Love your hair short. I usualy keep mine shoulder length but I'm trying to grow it out. I hate weeks when I'm a huge B and can't do anything to change it-hopefully the weekend will recharge you!

  9. Happy birthday to your cute hubby!!! What a fun week of celebrations! Have a great weekend love!

  10. First of all, short hair really does flatter to you... I keep thinking you look so thin. So yes, super flattering!

    Yay for going home!!!