Crystal’s Smitten Life: Record Stores, New Jobs, Valentine’s Day

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Crystal's Smitten Life: Record Stores, New Jobs, Valentine's Day

I discovered a vintage record store right down the street from the house! They have new and old records, and all for a really fantastic price. My mission is to find a Beyonce vinyl record in the near future.

Crystal's Smitten Life: Record Stores, New Jobs, Valentine's Day

I started a new job in January, and I love it! For the first time ever, I have my VERY OWN office. (Please ignore the fact that I somehow managed to take an out-of-focus photo. But you get the gist.)

Crystal's Smitten Life: Record Stores, New Jobs, Valentine's Day

This is the view right next to my office! I can’t wait until spring rolls around so it’ll be even more serene.

Crystal's Smitten Life: Record Stores, New Jobs, Valentine's Day

I snuck this picture of Bill one night at IHOP, which we stopped at right before…

Crystal's Smitten Life: Record Stores, New Jobs, Valentine's Day

…seeing comedian John Oliver! These were incredible Christmas gifts to me from Bill because I love John Oliver so much. We trekked out in the snow to see the show, and it was worth it.

Crystal's Smitten Life: Record Stores, New Jobs, Valentine's Day

Mostly, my life recently has been snowy. Very, very, very snowy.

Crystal's Smitten Life: Record Stores, New Jobs, Valentine's Day

So snowy, in fact, that before a particularly bad snow storm (which included three feet of snow), I stopped to get some wine beforehand. Because those are my priorities.

Crystal's Smitten Life: Record Stores, New Jobs, Valentine's Day

I also stopped by a Super Bowl party, where I watched Missy Elliot and Lenny Kravitz (and that other lady) during the halftime show, and hung out with this cutie pie named Boone.

Crystal's Smitten Life: Record Stores, New Jobs, Valentine's Day

It was a sweet surprise when these flowers showed up at work the day before Valentine’s Day!

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The winter weather will NOT let up. Thankfully, I have this super cute (and warm) scarf from my brother, which he gave to me as a Christmas gift.

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I’ve been a little crafty lately and made this necklace using a necklace I already had that broke!

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And I also made these mugs, which I think are pretty fantastic. Tutorial coming soon!

 

2 Comments

  1. I MUST have a set of those mugs! Can’t wait to see the tutorial!

    Also, you are so gorgeous, what a great picture of you with the scarf on. And I have a necklace that looks very similar to the one you got crafty with, only I bought mine from a store. Who knew you could make such great things out of broken treasures?

    • You’re the best, thank you for being so sweet! I thought of you when I came up with the idea for the mug – so excited for how they came out!!

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