Culture Creature - The Magicians, Giant Days, The Girls, Thor and Gal Gadot!

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So, the title really says it all, but here are some cultural tid-bits that I'm excited about right now. 

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FIVE THINGS:

  1. It's been announced that Felicia Day will be joining the cast of The Magicians for season three! I've only seen the first season, and I'm waiting for season two to hurry up and get on Netflix. Maybe I should just read the books?

  2. Giant Days: Volume Six trade is out! If you aren't reading this series, you are missing out. I'm not going to lie, as soon as I saw that it was out, I stopped reading everything else to read it.

  3. Our new book club pick is The Girls by Emma Cline. It's been out for a good bit, but I'm glad that I'm finally getting around to reading it.

  4. I really want to see the new Thor but I don't think a date night is in the near future for us. We'll probably have to wait till it become available to watch at home.

  5. And finally, have you read this article about Gal Gadot being basically a real life Wonder Woman? If not, you should check it out.


Culture Creature - Stranger Things, Pumpkin Carving, A Pocketful of Crows, Pumpkin Brownies and Sweater Weather!

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So, the title really says it all, but here a some things that I'm looking forward to experiencing as October comes to an end.

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FIVE THINGS:

  1. Stranger Things, Season 2. Did you see that there's an actual countdown on Netflix? I love it! I cannot wait to put LB to bed and binge this with Mr. LL, a bowl of popcorn, Halloween candy and some mom juice (a.k.a. wine).

  2. Pumpkin Carving! Mr. LL and I have carved pumpkins together almost every year since our first date. We started dating in October and I still remember carving pumpkins with him in those early days listening to Prince's "Purple Rain" and Lionel Richie's "Hello" on repeat.
  3. A Pocketful of Crows by Joanne M. Harris; this book is on a lot of lists for anticipated and best books coming out this month. It came out last week and I'm going to be checking out as soon as I can get my hands on it.
  4. Sweater Weather. I live in New Orleans, so it never really gets that cold here, and thanks to global warming, it never will. However, we get chilly days now and again and I've been eyeing up this sweater to add to my sadly underused collection.
  5. Baking some pumpkin brownies! I'll post the recipe review next week!

What are you looking forward to this Halloween season?

Leave a comment below!

Daydreaming about getting away

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Mr. LL and I are planning to take a week off in May to celebrate our 3 year wedding anniversary and to give ourselves a little vacation. In the past, our trips have been spontaneous getaways, all of which were road trips. It is a true test of one's relationship to see if you can last 8+ hours in a car and still want to spend time together. Just the two of you.

This year, we are actually trying to plan a trip. We've talked about flying somewhere, but airlines are stupid expensive and we've had so many great experiences on road trips, why not just get behind the wheel and drive? We are big on road trips for a few reasons:


spontaneous road trip to texas! our only requirement for our destination? that it have a roller coaster.

spontaneous road trip to texas! our only requirement for our destination? that it have a roller coaster.

1. The Spontanity

One weekend, a couple of years ago, Mr. LL and I just up and decided to get away for the weekend and drove to Kemah, TX. Neither of us had been there and we had a great time staying at nice B&B in the Lighthouse District. We also stopped at this amazing road-side flea market we passed on the way there.


we stayed on the grounds of one of the many plantations in st. francisville, louisiana, for this road trip. there were a lot of sweet dogs for us to befriend.

we stayed on the grounds of one of the many plantations in st. francisville, louisiana, for this road trip. there were a lot of sweet dogs for us to befriend.

2. Making new friends

Heh, well ok. Not really "friends" per say, but it is always fun to meet new people and furry friends. This road trip to St. Francisville –when we stayed at a plantation– was full of dogs! We spent an afternoon with these two till they finally went home. It was just a short drive away and again, it was a spontaneous trip! Gotta love that about road trips!


perhaps my favorite road trip, so far, was our mini-vacation to new roads, louisiana. we stayed in this cool place off air bnb that was totally more than meets the eye. it was so relaxing and the weather was perfect.

perhaps my favorite road trip, so far, was our mini-vacation to new roads, louisiana. we stayed in this cool place off air bnb that was totally more than meets the eye. it was so relaxing and the weather was perfect.

3. Spending quality time, just the two of us

I love it when Mr. LL and I are able to get away and relax. Spending some time, just the two of us, with no obligations to friends, family, pets or just the day to day grind. Just getting to hang out with one another and unwind. Mr. LL fishing while I read on the dock might not seem romantic, but getting a calmer and more relaxed state does wonders for the relationship. So many of our little spats and disagreements ultimately are born out of frustrations over money, hard days at work, or stress from other outside forces. Being able to talk to each other, relax, and spend time in a giant jetted hot tub (like this place had) together definitely reminds us of just how lucky we are to have each other and how much we love each other and being with each other.


Since we are planning our trip this year (though we haven't finalized anything, yet), the main upside is that I can do some travel shopping! ModCloth just released their new Spring items, and they speak to that Boho vibe one should feel when they hit the open road for romantic trip. Here are a few of my favorites: