Sometimes and Always #2

Sometimes: I set my alarm clock 20 minutes early with the good intention of showering, getting dressed, painting my face and packing my bag so far in advance that I have time to enjoy a relaxed cup of tea and piece of toast while watching the morning news before catching my train.

Always: I hit the snooze button even more than ever and end up running around like a chicken with my head cut off. I never get the tea and I never get the piece of toast. Worst part: my paranoia and hatred of being late means that I get to the station 20 minutes before my train arrives anyway, and end up standing on the platform stewing about how I could have had that tea and toast after all.

Sometimes: I feel inspired to try out new perfumes.

Always: Almost instantaneously I revert back to my 4 favorites: Coco Mademoiselle by ChanelHeavenly by Victoria's Secret, Egyptian Goddess by Auric Blends and Alien by Thierry Mugler. Never fails.

Sometimes: I plan to take a warm, relaxing, candle lit bubble bath upon my arrival back home after a long day. 

Always: I get consumed in dinner, dishes, laundry, packing lunch and lesson planning. I haven't seen a bath since 2011. For cereal, people. 

Sometimes: I fool myself into believing I've seen The Notebook enough times now that I won't cry.

Always: I sob uncontrollably, demolish an entire box of Kleenex and end up with a chick-flick-bawlathon-headache. Ever.Single.Time. 

Sometimes:  I give the dreaded straight up peanut butter another go.

Always: I spit it back out, gagging. It always tastes just like gooey dirt. Blugh. Every time I'm reminded of how I only do peanut butter if it's in the form of frosting, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, or my cousin Deano's fudge. 

Sometimes: I think I want to dye my hair blonde.

Always: I realize how DISGUSTING I would look. 

Sometimes: I wish I'd have become a wedding planner. 

Always: I'm reminded of how much I love children and teaching. Every day my students inspire me and confirm that teaching is what I'm meant to do. 

Sometimes: I switch the TV on and search for an entirely intellectual and thought provoking 'grown-up' news program. 

Always: I'm drawn to the "Lifestyle" tab like a moth to a flame. Food Network, TLC, Home and Health, Discovery, Wedding TV...never fails. Seriously. 

What are your 'Sometimes and Always'? Link up with us here and share! 

Thanks for reading, guys!
Lots of love, love, love,


  1. "for cereal" is awesome.

    Coco mademoiselle is my go-to scent too, and I also have an awful relationship with my snooze button.

    1. For cereal really is awesome. You should use it too ;) haha

      Cocoa Mademoiselle is probably my favorite perfume ever invented. I love it so much!

  2. Just so you know, being a wedding planner (and opening a bridal store) was once a dream of mine too!! But only because Jennifer Lopez made it looks so awesome. Haha! I too am always paranoid of being late, of crying while watching The Notebook and of buying any magazine that has "Lifestyle" as the tag line. Girlfriend...as if we needed more evidence...we are two peas in a pod :-) This little link-up seems fun...I may have to try it next week!!!

    1. We definitely are two peas in a pod. Every single week we find another thing we have in common. I love it!

      PLEASE join us for the link up! It's so fun and you would be so good at it! I'd love to read your Sometimes and Always, Jen! Next Tuesday I'm looking for your post girlfriend! ;) xoxo

  3. Your morning routine sounds exactly like mine! I always panic and rush like a crazy woman...and then end up getting wherever I'm going really early and being all annoyed with myself! I'm glad I'm not the only one who does this!!

    1. You're definitely not the only one, Holly! That's what OCD does to you! haha
      Thanks for stopping by! :)

  4. The alarm thing is SO me! I hit snooze at least two times...and then end up running late. Ugh! It is really annoying, but I can't stop doing it!

    Thanks for linking up with me!


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