#TBT. Any other extroverts going stir-crazy?

#TBT. Any other extroverts going...

Back from when I was allowed to go outside. This was last month actually. I was hiking a lot as I prepare to (hopefully) make it up a 14er in CO with my outdoorsy other-Jessica @jessica_s_pappu. I was doing well for about 75% of this hike but that last stretch back took a lot out of me. 
Fun fact, for being from Texas I actually DON’T hate the cold. Cold + wind is a different story though.

Back from when I was...

I work in one of the industries heavily affected by the virus. For the first time in at least a year I had a job I loved going to, a company I believed in, and an industry that I’ve always wanted to work in. I loved my team and I felt like I belonged. Now, I’m furloughed, stuck at home until who knows when. I know it’s only temporary but it still sucks. This pause has forced me to do something I hate doing, to slow down. I hope you and yours are staying healthy and taking this time to focus on the important things: each other. Stay strong.

I work in one of...

Slowly working my way back to that “influencer” life. 🥴

Fun fact, I always HATED being called that. It often gets used synonymously with people that are shallow or are just self-centered, only caring about how things looked. I’ve been there. I’ve been where I planned on what to do based on “how it looks.” I’ve been depressed when my posts didn’t do as well as I thought they should. I spent money on outfits that I’d wear once, or plan outfits to wear in public based on what I’d be posting. I took it personal when I saw my follower count decrease. Eventually I’d had enough of my mental health tied to social media. I cleaned up 15000 “ghost” followers, people that followed me for giveaways or other reasons and didn’t ever actually care about my content, leaving people that I thought actually cared (and still lost about 1k). I’m definitely still learning the balance, and I often just lean towards not posting anything, instead of posting to have a post for the day or keep my content on your feeds. If you notice long gaps between my posts, that’s what’s going on. Quality//Quantity ☺️

Slowly working my way back...

Apparently between me, KP, and Dončić, only one of us will be showing up to the Mavs//Hawks game 😂 (swipe right) #MFFL

Apparently between me, KP, and...

Don’t let the shoes fool you, I’m still 5’1(ish)”

Don’t let the shoes fool...

The person who wrote this clearly hasn’t experienced the magic of a nap 😂

The person who wrote this...

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I’ve heard I’d look good with a nose piercing but I’ll just keep adding holes to my ears 😝 hopefully I’ll find time to blog about this (and my previous) piercing experience soon!

I’ve heard I’d look good...

Dallas, you were fun, but I’m definitely glad to be back in my own house.

Dallas, you were fun, but...

Designing Our Home – The Dining Room That Isn’t

Anyone that knows Sam and I, knows that we’re almost opposite in every way. I’m more bubbly and adventurous. He tends to be more reserved and calm. We both value family, hospitality, and details.

When we lived in our apartment for 2 years, we found our common style. Modern, sophisticated, highly-curated. When we found our dream house, we were excited about the new challenge.

We aren’t dining room people. So we decided to do something different, turn our dining room into a social room. The walls were a silvered sage color with cream trim and wainscoting. In short, not anything we would ever pick on our own in a million years.

 

It took some convincing (mostly me trying to convince Sam) but we ended up going with bold navy (Sherwin Williams Naval) and a soft white trim. I personally think the results are stunning.

 

Its a definite improvement on the prior shades, and its a refreshing contrast from the various shades of grey that we have everywhere else.  Paired with the soft cream sofas and faux coyote fur throw we brought over from the apartment, it’s perfectly us. Still on the hunt for the perfect wall art, and we are planning on slowly upgrading the lighting fixture, lamps, and the dark wood tables to suit our visions, but it still ties nicely with the room updates.

 

What do you guys think? Is there a bold color you’d try (or have tried) in a room?

 

Live fearlessly,
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4 Comments
  • Nina Thomas
    January 26, 2017

    I am so in love with how you decorated your home!!

    • Jessica Mammen
      January 27, 2017

      Thank you!!

  • Nina Thomas
    January 26, 2017

    It looks like you’re slowly building together your house. Would you be willing to blog to process of deciding what to buy when? Your house is coming together so beautifully.

    • Jessica Mammen
      January 27, 2017

      Sure! It is a really really slow and deliberate process. We have a couch for our actual living room coming so I’ll blog about that next 🙂

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