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Life Lately: Anne with an E and adulting

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Dress: Lilly Pulitzer (c/o) wearing size 2 / Purse: Ellen & James (similar and here)

Benjamin was gone for a few days last week and friends often ask if I ever get bored when he’s gone. Truthfully, it’s a great time for me to be lazy and productive at the same time. I binge watch a lot, work a lot, and I get super messy when he’s gone and then I clean up my tornado mess right before he gets home! It’s the strangest thing, that I get more done – laundry, cleaning, managing the house, work, organizing, because he’s not around to “play” with me.

I think when he’s home I just want to hang out and talk and play. We both work from home and we’re always interrupting each other’s work, lol. But it’s also so fun and I tell him we’re quite lucky that at the end of our life we’ll probably have spent more time together than most couples.

I have learned that blog photoshoots are reserved for the weekend which also makes planning for it easier.

I cannot believe it’s going to be fall soon. I can’t wait, for the cooler weather, holidays, oh and my birthday. Altho I have to admit I don’t feel like I’m getting older, I kind of feel like I’m reverse aging. I am having so much fun I just don’t think my age lines up with how I feel, and then I think, does that really matter? It shouldn’t. I’m determined to set an example and bury the notion that age even matters. Because if I were 25 again I certainly would love my energy but I wouldn’t have all the riches I have now – deeper friendships, a great house, a mature (haha) mind, the mentality of being ready to be a wife.

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I asked Benjamin if he can believe we’re adults. This conversation might prove that I am aging backwards, LOL. I was like, can you believe we’re here. We own a house, we’re making grown up decisions, our friends are raising little human beings? He’s like, ummmm, yeah. Sometimes I think it’s unreal – but what I think I’m trying to say is that we got here so quickly.

Moving on.

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monkey print shift dress Lilly pulitzer LA STRETCH SHIFT DRESS on phoenix lifestyle blogger Diana Elizabeth in backyard tropical vibe barefoot

I mentioned I fell in love with “Anne with an E” on Netflix, the Anne of Green Gables story. I’m watching both seasons again I just love it so much. I will probably watch it a third time. I now want to go to Canada and visit the house that inspired the book. Anyone want to come with?

I have an electrician coming this week to install all the outlets I need for the office closet. Everything is moved out of there and pretty much looking like chaos. The install isn’t for a few more weeks but I figured why not get a head start on cleaning it out.

I have my own Michaels Arts + Craft store in my house which makes tasing the tools and paints difficult, I never know when I might need it. I also have crochet and knitting needles, for that phase I went through and I don’t think I’ll be picking it back up again. I made all my cute little knit hats and loved it but I think I’m done and I can buy the sweet homemade hats on Etsy :)

Remember when I painted the fence with red hearts? (Old photo) And also when I had the bunny area? Benjamin painted over the hearts when he gave it a fresh coat. I think I want to paint them back on. What do you think?

Maybe I’ll do different colors. That’s one of the million reasons why I love about living in an older home.

Oh and that Green Gables home, heavenly. It makes me want travel again and get lost. I just bought this shirt I’m going to wear when I’m wandering around this fall. It’s nice to have so much to look forward to this fall, and I dream of learning how to make stews, working on the home expansion and hosting more parties, and of course, gardening!!!!!!!!!

I plan on focusing more on home and garden this fall. It has to be fall since that’s when I can venture more outside. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead! Mondays are my favorite!

hearts on fence

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Makeup and hair: Lizzy Marsh

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in her garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party.

4 Comments

  • Clarissa

    I loooove Anne with an E!

    • Diana Elizabeth

      I watched it a second time and had to start it again after watching a scary series (I would NOT recommend Sinner) and I didn’t want nightmares before bed so I watched one episode to take in those dreamy sights and went to sleep. LOL. It’s SO CUTE! Have you seen other Anne of Green Gables movies or shows? This was my first!

  • Vicky

    Love that you’re creating the soon to come fall and holiday season already. It makes me cooler just thinking about it…

    • Diana Elizabeth

      Haha, there has to be something positive to look forward to! :) I’m so excited!! xx

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