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August 26, 2015

guest post | nina @ flowers in my hair

well, let me just tell you...i'll be stealing my guest-blogger's post idea today.

a day in the life of...yes please. why are these types of posts so damn interesting?

maybe it's because it helps us realize that we're all pretty normal, down to earth people? maybe it's because it helps us realize that we're not baking the perfect cake or planning our next amazing vacation every. single. day?

or maybe if you're nina...crazy things DO indeed happen to you most days.

i'll let nina do the talking...

Yo, I'm Nina and you may have seen my blog's logo–Flowers in my Hair–at the bottom of Karli's posts this past month. I was trying to think of something creative to do for a guest post to introduce you to me and what I do and my blog (You'll find me writing about everyday adventures , DIY , beauty, travel, writing (because I call myself a writer), photography, recipes (typically recipes from my Italian family), health, books , short essays about serious stuff or things I am learning (on Thursdays), and organization. I also love elephants.

For the record, it's a bit difficult to not only remember to take photos of your day but to summarize it in nine photos but here we go...adayinthelife1. First thing I do when I wake up is open my blinds because I need sunlight to wake my brain up. Then, I climb back into bed for about five minutes and wait for the vitamin D to suddenly make me productive. I'll travel back to my desk and get together the things I need. Since I have my own freelance business and different clients, organization is key. I am learning that if I make the organizational items beautiful, then I am actually excited to do it.

 2. This only happens someday: make up and clothes that aren't workout leggings. On this day, I happened to get my first Stitch Fix and was excited. I won't lie to you, I took this photo halfway through the day because I forgot to take it when I finished my makeup. And yes, my mascara is messed up and yeah, how much do you dig my hair? #EmbraceMessyHair

 3. I make a lot of lists. Have you heard of Bullet Journaling? I keep lists (personal and business) here in this notebook and also on the computer. It's hilarious because in my personal life I can be a bit of a mess (understatement?) but when it comes to my work and doing work for others, I am on top of my game at all times. Especially at this time of day when I happened to have a client call. I need my lists at the ready and my favorite pen to create new lists. #NeverEnding

 4. On this day, because I put on real clothes, I relocate to a coffee shop. This is the first time I have had caffeine since June! Guys, I wish I was one of those health nuts naturally. The truth is that I have had to become one because of a chronic illness that I have. Caffeine can make my pain worse so I've avoided it. It was a nice treat and I was wired the whole day. I felt like I had twenty seven shots of espresso. Also, coffee is much more effective at waking a body up than vitamin D, just sayin'.

 5. About being a health nut...At the beginning of June, I finally woke up and smelled the metaphorical coffee which was my illness was as bad as it had ever been and I needed to take some drastic steps. One of those steps was to start treating food as medicine. It is what works for me so I make time to eat food that is going to fuel my body. For dinner this night, I do have some spaghetti squash but it's late (this is an old picture, I admit it!) and use it as the pasta to my Nonna's Spaghetti Sauce and a huge green salad with olive oil and vinegar.

 6. I am usually still working and when I can, I take a break to blog for a bit. Freelancing has been great in that I have grown my skills and also helps with my health issues. But I am getting better and better. The one hard thing about the freelancing thing is I have a hard time "clocking out" and the perfectionist in me...she struggles, okay?

7. I like to put some kind of bookend on the day by doing something completely different. I may work on a craft (like this flower crown: here's how to make it) or write some snail mail. I won't lie...If I can use it for the blog, I will but it isn't a requirement. This is when I am trying (I'm not really good at it) to wind down.

 8. I get into my bed with my computer or my notebook and I do writing of my own. I also can't help that thoughts invade my brain and I add to my lists, even waking up in the middle of the night sometimes. So maybe the whole no caffeine thing is a good thing in more ways than one?

 9. I have to read before I go to bed. Most of the time, it's on the kindle app of my phone which obviously I did not take a picture of because it was dark and also, #bed. I do prefer real books and I collect them (two huge bookcases filled to the brim and stacks and stacks under my bed) but it is easier for me to read in the dark this way. Reading has always been my escape and my favorite thing to do (even as an extrovert) in the whole world.

 So, there you go. It's really interesting, I know. On this day, nothing awkward happened to me (that I am aware of) which is a bit unusual.

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x,


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right?! we love nina? this wasn't the first time she's been on september farm...and i really hope it's not the last!!

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6 comments on "guest post | nina @ flowers in my hair"
  1. I love guest posts! Some of my favorite bloggers I have found through guests posts. Heading over to her site to check it out!

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    1. I hope you like it! Today is heavy with photography stuff...

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  2. Love Nina! She's so awesome. :)

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  3. I love guest posts. I love day in the life posts. Such a fun one! Thanks, Nina!

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