// Things I Love Thursday v.224 (on a Monday!)

So... It's been a few weeks, yeah? Did you think I wasn't coming back? Did you even notice? haha I've been taking an "unintentional-turned-very-intentional" blog hiatus as of late, and it's niiiice! So much is going on, so much to share, not enough time. Life, y'al! LIFE! Living it! I'm not quite ready to come back just yet, but I had saved so many links lately that I just had to get these off my chest! Consider this a mini hiatus for my hiatus? Yeah? Sounded good to me. Here's the rad stuff I've been wanting to share with you... Enjoy! and See ya again soon! xo
♥ this! truer words have never been spoken ♥
♥ this is the best! ♥
♥ this is the best advice you could ever get ♥
♥ this photo is just too good for words ♥
this gal is killing it! love the colors so much ♥
this is just a nice picture. those dogs! ♥
this ombre food series makes me hungry ♥
♥ this is the sweetest story ♥
♥ linden just got this awesome tablecloth for his birthday party ♥
it's a keepsake, signable tablecloth that spans years 1-10! how freakin' fun!

// Addition Elle is overflowing with gorgeous plus size dresses and I want every single one of them!

// I (okay, Linden) recently got a few goodies from 7am Enfant and we're loving them. Most especially this triangle blanket. It's become our favorite baseball blanket for him to tinker around on during Toby's ballgames. Last week it was covered in juicy tomato and grape wedges... and it wiped clean in a jiffy. I'd write a love letter to that blanket if I could!

// This professor encourages his students to bring their small children to class because he thinks that shouldn't interfere with the ability to learn. Then he went and got even more awesome by taking a crying infant and soothing him while lecturing. Seriously, amazing.

// 8 of Google's craziest offices. YES, I want to work there!

// High school prank fills yearbook with pineapples. This is an awesome prank! No one gets in trouble or hurt, and nothing gets damaged. Hilarious.

// I got a few questions about how Rocksbox worked the last time I shared it, so I thought I'd answer that real quick! Rocksbox is a "subscription" service where they send you 3 pieces of designer jewelry on loan, to wear as long as you want, with the option to buy if you wish. If you sign up for one month, you don't get just one box... you get as many boxes as you can get/wear/return! It's not crazy to get 3 or 4 boxes in one month... that's 9-12 pieces of amazing jewelry to pair with outfit posts, date nights, events, etc! I've had a lot of fun with it because I don't usually buy jewelry. It's the perfect way for me to have something nice to accessorize with, without spending the money. - If you want to try your first month 100% free, use the code kaelahxoxo and it's all yours! I want to see what you get though!

What are you loving this week?

// Benefits of Moving to a New State

 Do you know why people love to travel? Because it gives them a chance to see what else is out there. They get to reinvent themselves, however briefly, and discover new parts of themselves. It’s just that once the vacation is over, they go home, and the thoughts and feelings slowly begin to give way to the standard way of doing things. 

But if you move somewhere new? That’s a different story. You can get all the benefits of traveling and so much more. In this post, we’ll look at some of the key advantages of packing up your belongings and launching yourself to a new state. 

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It’s an Adventure

When was the last time you went on a true adventure? When you were outside of your comfort zone and had to figure things out all over again? There’s a lot to be said for comfort, but every now and again, we need to jolt the system and remind ourselves that we’re still alive. By moving to a new state, you’ll be saying goodbye to things you know and opening yourself up to discover a new place on a deep level. And you won’t just be discovering a new place, either — you’ll also be discovering new sides of yourself.

It’s Easier than Ever

Moving to a new state can seem like a big thing, and it is, but it’s worth keeping in mind that it’s much easier to do this than it would have been in the past. Trying to move your life to a new state in 1850? Best of luck. Today, you can research places to live and find a job before you’ve even arrived in the state. Even the moving process, which could be extremely difficult in the past, is straightforward thanks to the many long distance moving companies in operation. With all the annoying tasks handled, you can get down to thinking about building a great new life for yourself. 

You Can Meet New People

You never know which new person is going to change your life. The problem is that, when we stay in one place too long, we tend to avoid meeting new people. We’re happy with our current circle of friends. When you move to a new place, you’ll be forced to make new friends, and it’s impossible to say how they could influence your life. Think of all the good things that have come your way thanks to your current crop of friends. Now imagine the next life-changing friend waiting for you in your new state. 

You Only Live Once 

Finally, think about this: you only live once, so it’s worth taking chances from time to time. You would not regret taking the plunge and moving somewhere new, but you might regret it if you don’t seize the opportunity when it comes your way. It’s worth keeping in mind that if you really don’t like it, then you can always return to where you started, and you wouldn’t have lost anything. But we don’t think that’ll happen.