Confessions + The Inspire Swap

Today is a two-for-one deal on the blog. Instead of just getting Humpday Confessions, I’m also going to reveal what I got in The Inspire Swap hosted by The Rachael Way and They Call Her Meghan.

So, let’s get to it. First off, some confessions:

1 / We discovered the most disgusting thing in our bathroom on in the middle of the night this weekend at, oh, 2am. ANTS. Those little punks came out of a tiny hole in the toilet where the seal was damaged. Awesome. I must say, home ownership sure has a lot of rewards. Insert eyeroll here.

Schmidt Disgusted/Gagging GIF / hellorigby!

I’ll spare you the nasty details of what those little beasts were doing, but let’s just say I wanted to barf. We called pest control and now they are shriveling up and dying in our bathroom as we speak.

2 / I am so glad this is a short work week. It hit 90 degrees today in Seattle and its been so hard to stay inside all day. I want nothing more than to make smoothies and read a good book outside when the weather heats up like this. Anyone doing anything fun for the 4th?

3 / Why do airlines have to be so sneaky and raise prices overnight? I was looking at a flight to Dallas last night and it was $380. This morning when I checked, not only was one of my flights mysteriously “sold out” but my alternate went up $50. How is that possible? Like really, how many people are trying to fly from Seattle to Dallas and all happened to buy tickets on the same night? If anyone has some flight tips and tricks, do share. Oh, and if you’re from Dallas or have been there, tell me everything. :)

And now onto the fun Inspire Swap reveal! My lovely partner was Shane from Whispering Sweet Nothings. We had a few weeks to get to know each other via our blogs and social media, so I picked out some things I thought she’d love and she did the same for me.

Here’s what she sent me:

The Inspire Swap / hellorigby! Celestial Scarf / Betty Crocker Molasses Cookie Mix / Notecards + Card
Decorative Mason Jar Lids / Button Headband / Hope in a Jar by Beth Harbison
Flower Eyeshadow/Eyeliner / B&BW PocketBac / B&BW Twilight Woods Shower Gel / Bodycology Body Mist / Julep Fiore Nail Color

Be sure to check out her post tomorrow to show her some love and see what I picked out for her!

What are you confessing this week?


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72 thoughts on “Confessions + The Inspire Swap

  1. Jenni

    Holy crap, 90 degrees in Seattle?? That sounds almost unbearably hot for the PNW but Seattle is one of the most beautiful cities on a sunny day. Man, I can’t wait to come home.

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    1. Jenn Post author

      I know, and that was at 6pm when I was leaving work! I hadn’t been outside since the morning and couldn’t believe how hot it was.

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Oh no! I’m so glad we caught them before they took over the kitchen, I’m sure that’s where they would head. :(

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  2. Jess

    The summer has brought out the ants in our house, too. Not mega amounts, though, just sometimes we’ll see an ant wandering around the bathroom or kitchen looking kinda lost. I really wish I could stay home and read a book today – ready for the holiday.
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    1. Jenn Post author

      We’ve had that before too, they seem to come in the front door or on our shoes. This was definitely much worse!

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  3. Em

    Omg all the airlines can just go to hell in a handbasket for the shenanigans they pull. I always jump on good deals asap for fear that prices will randomly increase just hours later! But yay for short work weeks!! Holllaaa lol
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  4. Krystal R.

    Airlines always do that nonsense. Its so ridiculous!! And omg I hate ants too and they are always around this time of year. I saw a couple in my bowl of fruit this week and three the whole thing out!!!

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  5. Cynthia

    Regarding the flights problem you’re having, I’d recommend deleting your cookies and trying again. Sometimes those sneaky websites just KNOW what flights you want based on your browsing history and raise the prices. It’s happened before. See if that works!
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Unfortunately that didn’t work, but a seat opened up on another flight that was way better (direct versus layovers) this afternoon and for only $4 than the original one I found. Persistence is key, apparently :)

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  6. Kenzie

    We are about an hour south of Seattle and were dying in the heat yesterday! I couldn’t believe how warm it got, we didn’t know what to do with ourselves ha ha. I absolutely adore your swap goodies!! How neat :D
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    1. Jenn Post author

      It was so warm when I went outside even at 6pm! So crazy. Feels like its getting back to normal out there now though!

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    1. Jenn Post author

      There are definitely benefits to home ownership, but we also own a condo, so its not quite as “free” since we have neighbors on all but one side.

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  7. Lauren

    Home ownership is sooooo lame! We had tons of problems last year and I’m still traumatized! At least it wasn’t anything major??

    And Dallas…. I live in Houston and the two cities have a weird rivalry so I will tell you that you should go anywhere else in Texas ;) But if you do end up there, Pecan Lodge is great for BBQ and the JFK museum is neat if you’re into that!
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Yes, so true! It could be much worse.

      Haha, I was supposed to have a 4 hour layover in Houston but I switched to a direct flight. I’m going to Dallas for a conference so there’s no choice in the matter :) Thanks for the recommendations!

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  8. kristen

    i think i read once that tuesdays are when flights are cheap… so maybe thats why you saw a cheaper one yesterday? i check flights obsessively when I want to book something, they fluctuate more than my weight!
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Yeah, I had read Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday around 12-1am. Tuesday seemed the best, but one seat on a flight popped up that was direct and only $4 than the Tuesday flight, so a much better deal in terms of time! So glad I was obsessively refreshing ;)

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Totally a bummer. Oh well, just part of life. The swap was a ton of fun, you’ll definitely have to join another! :)

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  9. Melissa @ Always, Lissa

    I know! 90 degrees yesterday was insane, I loved it! I live in Bremerton by the way, so close enough to Seattle. It reminded me of the weekend I spent in California just a week and a half ago! I kinda loved it. Too bad I was feeling so crappy and that I’m on an antibiotic that makes being in the sun a no-no.

    For the flights, did you clear your cookies before looking again/ Also, check with a few browsers on a couple different ip’s if you can. Like if you have wifi on your phone, use the 3g or whatever instead and try looking on that too. Companies raise the prices if a search has been made more than once by the same ip ;)
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Oh I haven’t been to Bremerton in years! Is there anything fun to do over there that you’d recommend? That’d be a fun day trip for us!

      Sorry you’re not feeling well, that’s the worst. I did try a couple of browsers/IPs – at home and at work. Didn’t make a difference, but a flight did pop up (someone must have cancelled) with one seat that was direct and only $384 (so a much better deal) so I’m excited!

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Thanks for the tip! Unfortunately I have to fly on a Friday and return on a Sunday, so probably the most expensive times. Oh well.

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  10. Kristan

    Ants are THE WORST! One time many, many years ago, I had ants in my purse. I reached in to grab something and ANTS! ON MY HAND! ARGH! To this day I can’t handle ants.

    Confessions: I did not wear a bra two days this week, opting instead to stick with the all-day-sweater look (in the wrong season, obviously). I had food delivered even though I was the only one home. I ate two pounds of cherries in two days. BY MYSELF.
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Oh my gosh, I would have freaked! Gross!

      Haha, those are good confessions but totally acceptable in my book! :)

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  11. kathy@vodka and soda

    OMG ANTS! they are the WORST. we had one ant problem a long time ago and i made my husband go out and find their nest to get rid of it. he found it about 5 feet away from our house in the backyard and got rid of it. to make sure, i dumped a whole bunch of vinegar in that spot so they dont come back LOL

    thanks for linking up!
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    1. Jenn Post author

      That’s a good idea, I read online that if you spray vinegar and water around the perimeter of your home (indoor and outdoor) it helps prevent them from getting in!

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  12. Deidre

    ANTS ARE THE WORST! Some found a home in my couch once. I was LIVID. It is seriously the worst thing ever.

    Also. Just need you to know, I think you are so darling.
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Oh my gosh, I would have freaked! It was bad enough to see them marching around our bathroom… eek.

      Aw, thank you so much, you totally made my day! :)

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Oh no, that’s a nightmare! We’re hoping to rent our condo out in the future and not looking forward to that aspect of things at all!

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Ugh, seriously, so gross! And yeah, that’s totally what I ended up doing for my flight. Persistence for a good deal worked out :)

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  13. Amanda

    Omg, I LOVE that scarf! I want one so bad! I’m going to go to her blog and beg her to tell me where she bought it ;) And omg, I seriously feel you on the flight prices; then when you finally just buy one it will go down a hundred dollars by the next week. Story of my freaking life!
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    1. Jenn Post author

      haha, thanks Amanda! I hope you can find something similar :) Luckily after I bought the flight, it’s only gone up, otherwise I probably would have been mad! ha. :)

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