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I have to say that I truly am glad that this week is over, because it’s just been way too hectic for me. I woke up feeling very positive and refreshed on Monday morning, and ready to take on the work week. Most of my day seemed to be going just fine, but things started going crazy during the last few hours that I was at work. To start things off, two hours before I left work, I had a baby throw up all over my shirt while I was helping out with childcare. I quickly got over that because the baby was super cute, and you kind of have to expect things like that happen when you’re around children. But my bad luck didn’t seem to end there, because on my way to pick up some items for work, I got into a car accident and had to wait about two hours to sort things out. To top things off, when I finally got home, I realized that I had developed an allergic reaction on my feet and had broken out in hives on my hips. Although all the problems that arose on Monday have been slowly working themselves out, I just feel so exhausted! I’m definitely excited to finally have some time to relax and focus on self-care. 
Despite of all the crazy things that have happened this week, I still found time to procrastinate on the internet. These are some of the links that helped to distract me from all the chaos going on around me:
(Photo courtesy of A Pair and A Spare DIY)

I’ve mentioned a couple of times on this blog that I’ve committed to go through a 6-month clothes shopping ban, in order to have some time to think about what it is that I really need in my wardrobe. I have to admit that I was really tempted to break my ban this week because new and pretty things make me happy. However, I’m still holding on strong and focused on purchasing staple pieces once my ban ends. That reason is why I really liked A Pair and A Spare’s Wardrobe Rehab: Trans-Seasonal Staples post, because it gives some great suggestions of things to add to your closet in order to transition the rest of your wardrobe into the fall season.

(Photo Courtesy of Joy The Baker)
If you love churros as much as I do, you should definitely try out this Cinnamon Sugar Popovers recipe from Joy the Baker. I can’t wait to try baking them myself once the weather cools down in the next few weeks. 
(Photo Courtesy of Fancy Treehouse)
As I mentioned before, I was really tempted to break my clothes shopping ban this week. One thing that definitely didn’t help to curb the urge to spend money on clothes, was browsing the Fancy Treehouse’s SALE section. Blogger Coury Combs keeps her shop stocked with some really cute second-hand items, and most of those in the sale section are only about $10!

(Photo courtesy of YeahBunny)
Okay, I must admit that I did a lot of online window shopping this week, in order to deal with my stress. While I was browsing through Etsy, I found YeahBunny, which has a lot of cute and fun handmade clothes and accessories. Their “I’m Coffee’s B***” t-shirt is definitely going on my wish list!
(Photo courtesy of Studio DIY)

(Photo courtesy of Hello Giggles)

If you’ve been having a hectic week like me, and just need to see something cute to put in you in a positive mood, you should check out this Just A Bunch of Animal Pile-Ups  post from Hello Giggles. 
Helen Grace
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    • Thanks! They're actually not mine, except for the first one. You can click on the links to see the original source.

  • Great pictures! Those pandas are sooooo cute! They will brighten any week.
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  • Aww Helen! I'm hoping you're having a wonderful weekend after a stressful week! I know how it is, sometimes I feel like once I have a bad day, it just keeps getting worse. To top it off, shopping is my therapy, but then again, I'm on a budget but these photos definitely cheered me up. That panda photo was too adorable!

    • Thanks so much, Katherine! My weekend was great, and very relaxing. And the good thing about bad days, in my opinion, is that they help to remind you about how many supportive people you have around you.