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Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Day in the Life: A Linkup

There are 24 hours in a day. We spend a good chunk of that sleeping and then the rest is usually taken up by work, chores, and obligations. Sometimes we're able to sneak a little fun in, but it's all up to us to make that day worthwhile. 

I've mentioned this before, but I'll say it again. My favorite part about blogging is getting to know other women--especially the real person behind the blog, not just the fancy, shiny posts.

Brittany and I have been so looking forward to this linkup because we both believe it's going to be such a great way to learn more about the blogger and what a typical day is like. 

So, grab our button, snap some pictures (of anythingreally!) and come link up with us. It'll be fun, we promise! 

Rachel Rewritten

You may not know this, but I'm a L&D nightshift nurse. So my typical day consists of me sleeping from 9am-5pm and then working from 7pm-7am. I didn't think you'd want a post on that (although I do have some fantastic stories, that's a whole post in itself!) so I'm going to give you a little glimpse into one of my days off. Those are more fun anyway!

My husband leaves for work around 6:30 every morning, so I wake up, kiss him goodbye, and then roll back over and sleep until around 8 or so! Some days I'm up earlier, some days later. I'm all for sleeping in when I can--the joys of being a nightshift nurse!

I usually eat breakfast, grab a cup of coffee (or two!) and head out to my back porch to read my Bible or watch a little Today show, while the dog watches me.


Some days, if the public is lucky, I'll put on some makeup. My bathroom always looks like a Sephora exploded.


If I have no plans or errands to run, I'll usually spend an hour or so reading blogs and checking Instagram. If I'm organized, I'll try to get a blog post published if I haven't already. And let's be honest, the whole time I'm sitting here, I'm side-eyeing the chores I need to be doing around the house.


After a little morning unwinding, I suppose it's time for me to be a little productive. In our house, my husband is in charge of dishes and I'm over the laundry, then we share other chores. Let's just say, he's good at his task, and I am not, so I usually have no less than 3 loads to fold at any given time. Why do I hate it so much?


Nena and I usually play outside for a little while in the afternoon if it's not too hot. That dog has some energy, so I try to run her around for a little while. And today, I noticed our crepe myrtles are finally blooming! I just asked Andrew the other day if it was dead. 


Am I the only one who LOVES to check the mail? This day was a good mail day--Amazon loves when I get in the mood to buy some books. My husband, not so much. I think I literally jumped up and down when I opened this package...too bad I can't read them all at once! Have you read any of these? 


I had to run an errand on the Square (which I hate during the day--so much traffic and I'm always yelling at people. Yes I have road rage!) but today was gorgeous so I snapped this picture while I was out. If you ever want to come visit the quintessential Southern town, Oxford is your place.


And I'll usually sit down and enjoy another cup of coffee at some point in the afternoon, while watching Friends, Grey's Anatomy, or my favorite--the Pioneer Woman! Can I just be her already? I want her hair and all of her kitchen skills. 


Nena sits right here and waits for Andrew to pull in the driveway.


Andrew gets home around 4:30 or 5:00, so we usually hang out for a little while, take Nena for a walk, or I make him go to Walmart with me (because I hate grocery shopping alone.) Tonight we're having spaghetti squash spaghetti--it's healthy and delicious, and most importantly, husband approved! I love CrockPot meals and simple, throw-together recipes.


After dinner, we'll catch up on our favorite shows and just relax. I'd like to say we live an exciting life full of social outings, but for the most part, we're home bodies and love having people over in lieu of going out. And that's perfectly okay with me. Of course, the best part of the day is when the wine bottle is uncorked. 



Well, that's a normal "off day" for me. What does a day in your life look like? I can't wait to see!



Your Hosts

Brittany @ Happy Is A Choice   ||   Rachel @ Rachel Rewritten

Link up Rules:

1. Follow Your Hosts
2. Write your "Day In The Life Post"
3. Add your link
4. Go check out what a day in the life of the other participants looks like 
5. FIND NEW BESTIES!


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Brittany and I have also teamed up to give away an amazing prize pack that I wish I could just win and keep for myself! Here are a few of our most favorite things of the summer that could be yours. Use the Rafflecopter below to enter...good luck, ladies!


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45 comments:

  1. Cold water to drink is a must for me in the summer! I love the link up and hope to link up soon

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  2. I LOVE getting the mail. Well, except for bills...pesky things.

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  3. So enjoyed sharing in one of your days. This was fun and I can't wait to read some of the other posts. Happy day my dear!

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  4. The best mail days are my favorite! I love getting packages or just plain old letters! Spaghetti squash is one of my all time favorites! LOVE how healthy it is.

    My summer go-to is always arnold palmers or iced coffee.. so good!

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  5. This was such a fun read! Those books are on my list, too.

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  6. I LOVE the Today Show.:) It's definitely a must if I ever happen to have a day off. Also, crock-pot meals are the go-to in our house too, girl. They're super awesome especially if you don't know an exact time that you'll be eating, which is usually the case with our varying schedules.:) ICE CREAM is my must for the summer!

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  7. I love your mug and all of your makeup! I cleaned mine up for the pictures, but mine is usually in a huge mess! Husband approved recipes are important. Thanks for creating this link up!!

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  8. I just love you, friend!!! I really wish I lived in Oxford, because I think we would have the sweetest morning conversations. We’ve said it several times that if it wasn’t for our church family, we would definitely have found our way back to Oxford by now! Miss your sweet face... I want to come have coffee with you and play with Nena soon. :)

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  9. LOOK AT THIS GIVEAWAY. You know I totally want it. ;) One of my summer must haves is a good book! I hardly get to read for fun during the school year so being able to sit on the patio with a good book is my kind of happiness.

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  10. Love this! I'm looking into those books :) I'm always in need of a new read!

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    1. Ps I was so excited to get blogging for the link up it didn't realize there was a giveaway/true comment needed ... My summer must have are great polarized sunnies - often my ray bans, but if at the beach/on the boat I need super coverage so Costas it is :)

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  11. Pick me! Mama needs some presents.

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  12. So happy you've gotten back to blogging! :) And loved reading about your daily life - I'm with you on the wine, the books, and the time spent with the boy. Happy almost weekend!

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  13. Sounds like a good day to me! Your doggie is adorable!

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  14. I read 7 last summer and fell in love with it and Jen Hatmaker. It made me think more and more about "wants" versus "needs" and how getting caught up in the stuff in life was making me miss things along the way. I hope you enjoy it!

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  15. I love getting mail too. I'll randomly send people just little cards with the hopes they'll send something back but they never do! Needless to say its been exciting this year with all the grad and wedding annoucements we've been getting!

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  16. Getting mail is the best...unless it's bills of course!

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  17. Would love to win! Summer must-have: good sunscreen!

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  18. My Tervis is my summer must have. I use them year round but I especially love them in the summer so I don't get my car, hands, desk, patio table, etc wet with condensation (is that the word I'm looking for? lol). Ice water all day, fruity concoction at home, whatever it is, I love them!

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  19. I just adore this post, Rachel. Next time I am in Oxford, I still a blate is a must!

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  20. I love this idea! I may do this one weekend if I remember LOL
    I bet you do have some amazing L&D stories, they always fascinate me.

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  21. Such a fun linkup! My parents are visiting, and I'm sneaking in a little computer time before they wake up and want me to play tour guide today, but maybe I can sneak in a quick linkup later tonight!

    I've always wondered how hard it is to have the type of work schedule you do. It sounds so exhausting, but you seem to make it work. Also, Nena is beautiful!

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  22. Followed the link to this party through Lea's blog (CiCi's Corner) and decided to join in. Love things like this. Your day sounds perfect, but I'd love to hear about one of your typical days at work too. I will be back later to check out other' participating, but I am off to get my hair done. Enjoy the rest of your day!

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  23. What a great post! I have been meaning to do a " day in the life" post for sometime, just need to get going:)

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  24. The Antelope in the Living Room is such a GREAT book! I recommend it for any married or engaged couple.

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  25. Def want to curl up to other Shauna Niequist reads after loving Bread and Wine [per your suggestion]. Hope your summer has been just beautiful, Rachel!! :)

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  26. Getting the mail has always gotten me excited, I love surprises!

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  27. Being a half daylight/night turn nurse myself, I feel ya' on the sleeping all day thing! Love the 'day in the life' posts!

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  28. Summer must have: A fresh pedicure!

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  29. Loved The antelope in the living room! Great read! And love love love the Oxford square!!

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  30. Thanks for hosting this link-up, ladies! Summer must haves...a cold glass of wine. Does that count?! lol Also, I love a good beach towel and a new suit once beach time rolls around!

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  31. Can't believe I forgot to link up today!! #bloggerfail but I definitely will be next week :) loved seeing your day! it's always a great day when Amazon delivers and the bottle of wine is opened! xo

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  32. I have not heard of any of those books, but I will be looking them all up in just a minute, ha! Loved seeing life through your eyes!

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  33. I'm loving everything about this post! You makeup counter looks awfully similar to mine! It drives my husband crazy. And I hate doing laundry, too! You thought 3 loads waiting is bad...try like 6? Yea, I'm terrible. I am hoping to link up with your next Day in the Life linkup! When will the next one be??

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  35. I hate I missed this link up! I love getting to see the real lives of the bloggers behind the blogs I read!
    My summer must have is a good book! I just finished Bread & Wine, so Bittersweet and Cold Tangerines are now on my list. I have 7 sitting on by bedside table. I'm still trying to motivate myself into something I know is going to rock my world!

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  36. First time linking up, thanks for hosting this! I love checking the mail too, and books are always an exciting find :)

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  37. Loving everything about this post ;) I think all of us have moments when sephora exploded in our bathrooms lol

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  38. I'm going to have to get those Shauna Niequist books! Everyone has been giving them such rave reviews!

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  39. I love your "Day in the Life" post! And this is such a fun link up idea! I think if we met we'd be good friends, we have the same favorite things! Coffee, books, Pioneer Woman :) And I would love to win this giveaway ! Thank you for hosting!

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  40. pretty fingernail polish & flip flops!

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  41. I LOVE getting the mail, too... especially books! Those all look good, judging from their covers (see what I did there?). Can't wait to hear your reviews.

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  42. I love getting mail esp books, I'm a total nerd when it comes to reading.I really want to read the Cold Tangerines book. Please do a review :)

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  43. My favorite go to summer must have is my Essie Haute in the Heat nail polish. Its so fun and Hot. Its a hot pink and I could wear it all year long, but its my fav for this summer.

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