Lately with Lynda

My week was snow-filled, a bit crazy, and I didn’t get nearly as much accomplished as I wanted (I blame the snow).  Here’s a peek at my last few days!
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My little furry snow angel catching all the snowflakes.

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My teeny tiny snowman with no face.  He melted about an hour after he was born.

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Hanging out in the snow.

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Preparing myself for the cold weather, but in spring colors.

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Gabi eating her snowball.  She played with it outside, and then brought it inside to eat. She’s a silly goose. 🙂

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Look what I got!  I somehow managed to received this on the snow day while my power was out, and I’m so excited to share my review of the products inside. The products in this box were sent to me complimentary for testing purposes, and I’ll share more with you in my review next week!

Have a great weekend,




Lately with Lynda

I’m off this weekend, so I’m trying to make the most of it by filling my days with fun and getting all my errands for the week done now.  Here’s a glimpse from my past week!2015-02-14 10.22.54

Valentine’s macarons from Michael.  They were so delicious!

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I bought myself a little something for Valentine’s Day.  If you haven’t heard of Sugarfina, you should definitely check it out!

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Spending a day outside in the snow (who are we kidding…it was all ice) with my little Gabi goose.

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Attempting to stay warm on a cold day at work.

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Ending a work night with a rose water bubble bath.

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Spending my Saturday morning at my favorite spot, Lucettegrace, a perfect start to my weekend.

Have a great rest of your weekend!

Bows and Arrows,


Lately with Lynda

I’ve decided that instead of calling this series “A Week in Pictures,” I’m changing it to Lately with Lynda.  Why?  Well…mainly because I can 🙂 , but also because I really like alliteration.  What do you think?

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Starting off my weekend right with breakfast at Lucette Grace in Downtown Raleigh.

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Touring some potential new places to live in T-minute 3 months.

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Grabbing lunch at The Yardhouse in North Hills.  This surf and turf burger was awesome.

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My flowers might almost be dead, but they still look pretty fancy up against a white wall.

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Crafting moment with Lynda…I had to make some birthday cards for the month (more info to come soon!).

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Midweek snack from, you got it, Lucette Grace.  This thing was delicious!

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Yes…I had a lot of snacks this week.  Well, chocolatey things that I decided to share with all of you…but this edible cookie dough is heaven in a jar.  Just so you know. (And you can buy it at Harris Teeter!)

Have a great weekend, everyone!


New Year’s Vacation, Day 4 Travel Home

Today, I made my way back home, but I thought I’d make this quick post to let everyone know that my mini vacation is now over.  It was really nice to see my parents, and also to see the mountains during the winter snow.  Here are just a couple of other photos from the remainder of my trip.

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Bows and Arrows,



New Year’s Vacation, Day 2

Today is my second day in the mountains in Maryland, and we woke up to snow!  Since my parents live in an area where there are more trees and wild animals than people, we spent the whole day at home, instead of attempting to get on the dangerous roads to go anywhere.  Here are a few photos from the day.

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My car this morning at 5:30am.

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An empty, unplowed road.

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My cute little snow baby, Gabi.  She really loves snow!

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Check back tomorrow for more adventures.

Bows and Arrows,


New Year’s Vacation: Travel Day

It’s the 5th day of the year, and I’ve already been in 4 states!  Today, I spent the majority of my time driving to Maryland to visit my family.  My parents live in Western Maryland, which means my route to get there from Raleigh, goes through both Virginia and West Virginia.  I didn’t capture much from today, but here are a few pictures of some of what I saw on my way.

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Entering Virginia.  Unfortunately, I missed the West Virginia sign, and I never saw a Maryland one.  Probably because at that point, I was more concerned about the “falling rock” signs everywhere as well as trying my hardest to not run off the edge of the cliff. :p

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I made a quick stop at Short Pump Town Center since it wasn’t out of my way so I could exercise my legs (and speed shop)!

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The sun was setting, and I could see the mountains in the distance.

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Somewhere in West Virginia.  It’s pitch black when no one else is on the road.

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Can you believe this is a road?!  I’m not even kidding.  One wrong turn, and you’re off the edge.  Also, there’s no cell service, so it’s really exciting when you get lost.

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Look!  It’s a Jack in the box!  My parents dog all cuddled up in his box ready for bed.  It’s going to be a crisp 18 degrees tonight, and I’ll most likely be waking up to snow in the morning.

Check back tomorrow for more adventures, and don’t forget to follow me on instagram @lynda_lou_who

Bows and Arrows,


My Week in Pictures 12/15-12/21

The week before Christmas is officially over, and it still doesn’t feel like Christmas is only 4 days away to me.  I finally finished wrapping all my presents for others tonight, and am about to hop in bed since I work before the sun comes up tomorrow!2014-12-16 18.33.49

Eating some delicious Peppermint Bark (Apothecary’s Kitchen- the best ever) out of my new bowl from my December Pop Sugar box.2014-12-17 23.27.25-2

Preparing for my midnight Christmas wrapping party with myself, with some much needed music and tea.2014-12-18 13.05.05

A beautiful December sky here in Raleigh while on an afternoon walk with my fur child.2014-12-18 18.26.31

A close up of my Sugar Plum cupcake from Gigi’s. So delicious.2014-12-19 11.17.35

Never ending Christmas wrapping.  This year I went with gold paper, and black and white twine.2014-12-21 17.56.23

The cool metal reindeer in Arhaus…maybe one day I’ll have a yard big enough to house one of these.2014-12-21 18.01.33-2

The winter white display at Pottery Barn.2014-12-21 21.59.49

The last gift I had to wrap this year (we hope).

2014-12-21 22.26.36Ending my weekend with some hot chocolate, a holiday candle, and the good ol’ internet.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week, safe travels, and an awesome holiday!

To follow my daily adventures, follow me on instagram @lynda_lou_who

Bows and arrows,


My Week in Pictures 12/1-12/5

The first half of this week, I had what I’m going to call a mini vacation. aka, 3 days off in a row.  Of course, I didn’t really know what to do with myself during that time besides clean and go a bit stir crazy, but it was still nice to have off (something I never got this time last year).  Here are some pictures highlighting my week, and if you want to see more current adventures of mine, you can always follow me on instagram @lynda_lou_who

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Gabi hanging out at a house that’s just the right size for her.

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In the process of decorating my blank Russell + Hazel calendar for December.

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The sun was setting as Gabi and I walked around Lake Johnson.

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If you can’t tell, she was clearly very happy about going on a walk.  Not so much about being in the picture though. :p

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My homemade wreath on the door, which was the start to my Christmas decorating. 

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Gabi and I hanging out on the roof deck during one of my days off.  Don’t mind my outfit.  I was in the middle of changing when this was taken. 🙂

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Dinner on Tuesday night.  I might not be doing the WIAW’s anymore, but you can still catch a glimpse of what I eat here!

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Spending my Wednesday night painting my nails with my favorite candle lit.

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Gabi’s all tucked in, ready for bed with her Rudolph toy.

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Another night of lighting candles.  This time, I snacked on some caramel corn.

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Stopping at Michael’s craft store to find these creepy Angels staring at me while I was shopping.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


My Weekend in Pictures 10/24-10/26


I was originally supposed to be out of the state this weekend, however, that did not happen, so I spent my weekend relaxing around Raleigh.  Here are some tidbits from my weekend.
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Gabi attempting to be friendly with her new roommate, Luna.  And by friendly, I mean, she sat close to her for approximately 5 minutes.

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The beautiful sunrise on Friday morning.  I love waking up early on days off to enjoy the whole day…even if I do take a mid-afternoon nap!

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I baked a pumpkin pie, because you just have to at least once in the month of October!

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Balloon art discovered at the N.C. State Fair.

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Some ginormous pumpkins at the N.C. State Fair!  There was one there weighing over 1000 pounds!!

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The ever popular ferris wheel, at the State Fair of course.

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Hey look, shadow people! 🙂

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Gabi enjoying her time out in the sun.  Typical model pose.

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A quick stop at my boyfriend’s office, on SAS Campus.  This sculpture is right outside of his building.

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Ending my Sunday night with pumpkin spice coffee and a pumpkin donut from Dunkin’ Donuts while burning the last bit of soy wax from my P.F. Candle Co. candle.

I hope everyone has a great last week of October…can you believe it’s almost November?!

Bows and Arrows,


My Week in Pictures 10/6-10/10

It’s exciting when it actually starts to feel like the season is changing, even if it still climbs to 80 degrees each day.  Although I haven’t officially bought a pumpkin yet (I know, what’s wrong with me), I did embrace the month a lot more this week than I did last week.2014-10-07 19.34.20

Getting ideas for how I want to decorate in the future with CB2 magazines.  I love the circular dinnerware and hexagonal mirrors.

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Brewing my first carafe with my new Keurig to embrace the cooler weather with warm coffee all morning.

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Decorating the envelope to Ashley’s birthday card while waiting for my car to be inspected.

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Having a mid morning breakfast at my favorite bakery, Yellow Dog Bread Co..

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Happy Gabi after sitting with me at the bakery, ready to go on another car ride.

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Fall walks with the fur baby.

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Casual cuddles with kittens.

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Going to Phydeaux and getting my fur baby a cookie.  Yes, this fall leaf cookie is for my dog, not me.

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I spent an hour in the Historic Oakwood Cemetery.  If you’ve never been there, you definitely need to go at least once.  So much history there.  And it’s so beautiful.  Just one of the many obelisks at Oakwood Cemetery.

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Hanging out with an angel in the cemetery.

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Remembering war veterans at the cemetery.

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Soldier tombstones at Oakwood Cemetery.

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Street signs in cemetery.

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Hanging out with the fur child after picking up some coffee at Brew DTR.  Coffee roasted by Raleigh Coffee Company.  My cup matches my pants. 🙂

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Have a great weekend!

Bows and arrows,