Survey & Giveaway: Monday Musings, Volume 11

Monday Musing Volume 11

I got out four articles for you guys last week so basically, I am crushing it, right? I’ve got a lot of info for you today so let’s get started!


If you followed me on IG this week then you know that I took on two new clients and I have been so overwhelmed because I didn’t have a good schedule set in place. I ended up working 17 hours one day this week and my head almost exploded. To make up for my absence in our home lives Eddie cleaned the house for me this week, did all the laundry, and made dinner (or brought me home Chick-fil-a) every night. He really picked up the slack and by the time Friday afternoon rolled around we decided it was time to start our weekend. So Eddie and I decided to log offline and go get some food and drinks. We spent a few hours talking while chowing down on chips, salsa, and cheese dip while drinking jumbo margaritas. Once we were both so full that we couldn’t even breathe we decided that maybe it was time to head home for the evening. I love when we just spend hours together talking about silly things and put aside all the distractions of the outside world. I don’t love the fact that we always spend 3x more on alcohol than food but you can’t win them all.

Saturday we woke up bright and early, got ready and headed out to run errands for the day. With me being so busy the following week I had no time to get groceries or props for upcoming photo shoots! We probably went to 10 different stores, we ended up having lunch at a new spot that just may become our new favorite go to restaurant when we can’t make up our minds, and we even picked up some props from Home Depot so I could finally build some props for photo shoots. We had been out of the house for seven hours and by the time we got home I was tired and needed a little time to recharge so what did I do? I worked. I’ve got an issue. Eddie finally pulled me away from my computer and told me he was going to make my favorite dinner as a thank you for all the hard work I had been doing this week. He ended up making me his famous fettuccine alfredo with chicken, broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh parmesan. It was so delicious that I basically went into a food coma and waddled myself to bed without Eddie.

Sunday we were supposed to get brunch with my sister and then go to a new farmers market I found in Minneapolis but life had its own plans. Basically, Eddie’s mommy told him a scary story Saturday night and he couldn’t sleep so he stayed up till 3 am (Yes, I am patronizing him. Please re-read that in your most mocking voice)! I ended up waking up alone to a house that was a complete disaster. Eddie had stayed up late doing a little drinking and playing video games by himself and when I walked into the living room I found his guitar for Guitar Hero on the coffee table and his pants on the floor. So I’m assuming things got really intense. I would have just gone to brunch with my sister alone but she slept in til 12 pm so I just spent the morning working on my editorial calendar for the week and cleaning up the house after Eddie’s solo rager from the night before. The rest of the afternoon was spent meal prepping our lunches for the week, making my photo props, and stuffing my face with leftover fettuccine.


Laughing: I did my monthly Playlist last week and published the damn article and it ended up I had saved all the songs to the wrong playlist. When it published there were only 4 songs on the playlist! Way to go Alexandria. Real smooth. You definitely have this whole blogging thing together.

Excited: Be sure to check Instagram to enter to win an amazing giveaway that I am sponsoring with Aveda!

Shopping: Also, have you ever heard of Foster Grant? They have adorable sunglasses and prescription glasses for cheap! Most of their sunglasses are under $30 dollars! I’m offering you 20% off your purchase so go check them out for yourself! Code: FG443. I’d also love if you would go check out all the pictures I took for you and check out my favorite pieces. 


Okay, so I need your help! I want this site to be a place for you to come and feel like you’re having a one on one conversation with me. I want to know your thoughts, what you would like to see more of and make this site better for you. So please take a few minutes sometime this week to fill out this reader survey for me. If you leave your email at the bottom of the survey you will be entered into a giveaway for a $35 dollar gift card of your choice. Choose Target, Amazon, Nordstrom, Francesca’s. Basically, any gift card that your little heart can desire!


Sarah Howard

love it!

Robin @ And Then We Tried

Love the Monday roundup. We do ours on Friday but also seems like a great way to kick off the week!

Rachel@The Confused Millennial

i’m so interested in waht the scary story was now! sounds like a good one haha


Blog surveys are so useful. Every time I’ve given one I’ve had a great time reading and analyzing the results.


Those flowers are gorgeous! It sounds like you had a great weekend – I want that margarita haha!


Aveda giveaway? Count me in!


What a fun post! I worked a good majority of the weekend too. #cantstopwontstop haha.

Amanda Faber

I love staying busy during the week so it flies by!

Nicholle Demag

Too funny with him staying up all night!! Glad you got to enjoy your weekend a little!

Kait Moorhead | Life as Kait

Your husband is so sweet to pick up the slack!! Sometimes, us ladies just need a helping hand and the best thing is when they do it without us asking xx

Alix Maza

Answered the survey! Hope it helps.

Sydney Power

“Mother always said there would be days/weekends like that” – you are not alone.

Emily Margaret

Love those sunglasses!

Silvia Marquez

Foster Grant has some amazing sunnies!


Wootwoot for hubbies who pick up the slack! <3

She's Not So Basic

awww your husband sounds so sweet! my boyfriend picks up the slack too!

Emily of Em Busy Living

I hope you guys have a wonderful relaxing weekend to make up for your crazy week!

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