Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Brand New Blog - A Cordial Life

Helllooooooo out there, dear readers!

I've had the desire to blog for awhile, and I've even popped back in a time or two with a triumphant "HERE I AM...I'M STILL ALIVE" post.  However, I feel like I've evolved past the "Weight Loss Only" genre, and thus it's been tough to keep bringing myself back here churn out words out of the blue since my heart hasn't been in it.

Weight loss will be a lifelong struggle for me.  I'm still trying to come to terms with that, and may never 100% accept it, but I'm closer than I was.  I'm still keeping my weight down (though I've put on a few pounds over the past year and am slowly getting my feet back under me to gain forward momentum again), and I'm trying to make peace with mindful eating and learning to love exercise (not an easy task!).

I won't delete this blog, as it still serves as a resource for myself and others.  Who knows - I might really get back into the format of blogging and start this bad boy up again as a way to keep accountable to myself and the world.

In the meantime, you can find the rest of my life at www.acordiallife.com


Monday, November 16, 2015

ISO Entryway Table

So we've owned our home for 7 months now and have lived here for all but 6 weeks of those months. We packed so much into the first few months - getting rid of popcorn ceilings and wallpaper, patching drywall and painting, redoing our kitchen cabinets and countertops - that when we finally got to a point where we were comfortable, we've kinda stalled on making progress. Not a bad thing, necessarily - we deserved a break, and some design decisions require you live in the space for awhile before making up your mind. Anyway, I'm itching to tie up some loose ends, and I've got my eye out for a couple pieces of furniture - a table for our entryway and a small cabinet for china in our dining area. Today after a dentist checkup I went browsing again for the entryway piece and wanted to share some examples of what I'm looking for. I love daydreaming about fixing up interesting finds from consignment and antique stores and doing interior design!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Funny by Association

Sometimes at work I'll have a "video of the day" to share with my co-worker.  A conversation will come up or something will happen that reminds me of a movie or TV show or SNL skit, and I'll have to pull up the video online to show her.  It's sometimes very strange the associations my brain makes between two seemingly unrelated topics, but today's video was on point.

During a conversation about "cleanses" and how unnecessary and gimmicky they are, I recalled this favorite skit featuring Phil Hartman from back in the day.  Enjoy!