Monday's Letters

Dear Mr. Hooker, long car rides are so lonely without you; I've gotten far too accustomed to your DJ skills, dance moves, and hilarious observations. I know I say this every week but it's true: you make my life so fun.

Dear Mom, you didn't expect to see me on your birthday now that I live 4 hours away, but I couldn't pass up an opportunity to surprise you. So I drove to Allyson's house on Tuesday afternoon, parked around the corner, and hid in the bathtub with my little nieces and nephews when you arrived. You thought it was just a normal game of hide and seek when you pulled back the shower curtain, and oh how I wish I captured your reaction on video! One fake scream when you saw the kids and one real scream when you saw me. Surprising you was the highlight of my week.

Dear Charlotte, you were never near the top of my list for areas that I wanted to live, but these last two months have completely changed my mind. The more I see of you, the more I fall in love. There's so much to do, great shopping (hellloooo Ikea!) and your surrounding areas are gorgeous. You're starting to feel more and more like home.

Dear Jake, we've developed an unhealthy addiction to weight loss shows thanks to Hulu and Amazon Prime. It's both comical and embarrassing to admit that they have inspired us to get back in shape and eat healthier. So thank you Chris Powell and the participants of Extreme Weight Loss for the motivation and the entertainment.

Photo credit:  Michaela Noelle Designs

Friends, today is an exciting day for Elle & Company! Michaela Noelle Designs is featuring our Daybook Planner on her blog today. And the best part? She's hosting a giveaway for a FREE Daybook, complete with a planner and Daybook inserts! Head on over to her site for details on how to enter. And if you aren't already, follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and Bloglovin'. She's one of my very favorites.

Happy Monday!