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Weekend Recap 1.8.18

My first weekend recap not only of 2018, but since before Christmas. It seems that we haven’t had a Monday where we weren’t celebrating a Holiday! This will be a long week for some, as it’s the first full week back to work. I hope that you are all able to stay focused, inspired, and motivated.

For me, prior to about 4 months ago, I felt my work becoming so mundane. Same routine, day in and day out. Not too mention, that my job was high stress and I felt it as my body began to tell the signs. The pressure took it’s toll on me in many different ways. My body began to show a person who was  tired and stressed out. Which, doesn’t sound flattering, and it wasn’t. In order to tackle my day I needed to keep myself surrounded my positive things. Starting my day with prayer in the morning, asking God for strength and wisdom, I had motivational quotes sitting on my desk, coming home to someone who loved and supported me, and surrounding myself with friends who were willing to pray for me. Life isn’t easy, it was never meant to be, but I know there are many of you who are in the same heavy shoes I once had to walk in. So, today is all about sharing MOTIVATION on my weekend recap. It’s something I have been thinking about all weekend as we head into the Holiday free streak, and work is back to normal.

Here are some motivation Bible versus:

Psalm 46:5 – God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.

Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Isiah 58:11 – The Lord will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

Here are some motivational quotes:

Weeked Recap:

This past Saturday, besides taking additional time to work, I took my mom, sisters, and brothers out to lunch at one of my favorite spots in Hyde Park, Bartaco! We all enjoyed some delicious tacos, and then we went down to the beautiful Riverwalk, Tampa. The best time to be on Riverwalk is now, the weather is gorgeous! On Sunday, I spent the morning with my Dad celebrating his birthday and then having the family back together for dinner that night! Family is very important to me, I treasure every moment with them. So, having a weekend full of family time was just what I needed.

Things I’m Loving:

It’s about time to refresh my “everyday bag”. You know, the one that gets left in your car, the one that holds all your lost socks and booby pins. Yes, that one. I love this one for UNDER $50 and also comes with a little wristlet!

 

 

 

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Weekend Recap 12.4.17

Weekend Recap: 

It was quite a busy weekend. A lot of work, and a lot of play mixed in too! I always love when I can look forward to a fun activity after work. I’ve been diligently working on creating some fun content for A Daydream Love, and this week I’ll be talking HAIR! A topic I really don’t cover much, but love to incorporate into my niche! I spent time celebrating a family friend’s birthday, and hanging out with friends!

So, if you don’t know, I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. A degree that I was “psyched” about, I loved learning everything about “why we do the things we do”. I took a couple of “counseling classes” and one of the things we learned when “counseling” others was to advise the patient to journal or write about their the experience they went through or are going through. This weekend, I started wondering why I never took the advise I learned and I just started writing my thoughts and feelings down-situations, experiences, and causes for my personal anxiety. Let me tell you, once I started writing I couldn’t stop. It was definitely therapeutic. I invite you to journal your own thoughts and feelings down! Then, pray about them. There’s such a beauty and release in being able to “get it all out” in a healthy way!

Things I’m Loving:

I’m currently on a Christmas craze! Decorating, watching Christmas music, attending Christmas events and parties, I’m all in! I love this time of year! I always find the cutest things for Christmas, have you checked out my Christmas board? I just pinned this cute little set up!

Currently swooning over everything PLAID! It’s probably my Christmas brain talking, but how seriously adorable is this top?

 

 

 

 

Weekend Recap 11.13.17

Weekend Recap:

This weekend was filled with so much joy. I want to start there because I honestly went into the weekend with a broken heart filled with hurt and pain. Finding that joy can be so hard, but I filled my time with family, friends, and fun activities. I separated myself from the things that are causing the emotional pain and sometimes that’s what we have to do, a loving separation, so that we don’t let that person, or situation steal our happiness.

On Saturday we celebrated the life of my Grandpa, for someone who didn’t think people really cared about him had countless family, friends, co-works, and past acquaintances show up to honor the life and legacy he left behind. Though there were tears they were of joy because we know that one day we will see him again in heaven. It’s ok to cry out of sadness or joy. It doesn’t make you weak. It’s healthy for you to have that emotional release. Something I shared on my Instagram this weekend and I’ll share here: Take each moment of your life and just be thankful, and live each day being humble.

Sunday morning, Jacob and I started with coffee in the park where we also shot the looks for this week! The rest of the day was just letting loose with friends at the pool. We enjoyed games, football, and food! Smiling is good for the soul and there was lots of that! I hope that, even though it’s Monday, you can find a small time today to just smile!

Here are some things I’m loving:

This week our friend group is getting together for a Friends-giving so I’ve been gathering some ideas for recipes and decor, and I just love this table set up! You can find more fall, pumpkins, and Thanksgiving food on my Pinterest board here.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, aren’t we all starting to ask ourselves what we may be wearing? We all typically go for something a little looser on this Holiday because we know we are about to indulge in some delicious food-which is totally acceptable! I found this top that would be so perfect and under $60!

 

 

 

Weekend Recap 11.6.17

Weekend Recap: 

Today’s post is going to be a little more raw, but that’s what I wanted to bring with these “Weekend Recap” posts.  I’ve shared on my social sites, but my Grandpa had a massive heart attack that put him into a coma for several days. When all of the tests had come back with results that were not positive, we made the decision to “pull the plug”-it’s what he wanted too. Except, for two days after that his body kept fighting. It was the hardest thing to say goodbye, and then that goodbye process be prolonged. On Sunday he passed. Last week/weekend was an emotional rollercoaster between supporting my family, working, spending hours in the hospital, saying goodbye, and a very exciting and special wedding. My weekend was filled with sorrow, and joy.

My Grandpa meant a lot to me. He’s the only Grandpa that I ever called Grandpa, and really the only close Grandpa I had growing up. Between special trips to our families lake house, fishing, gigging frogs, swimming in the pond, oysters on New Years Eve, getting me my first job, begging me to go to college when I didn’t want too, donuts on Saturday, and tech visits almost on a daily basis. I can honestly say that I have been left with enjoyable and fond memories that I will cherish forever. It’s never easy saying goodbye, in any situation, but I know I will see him again. While my heart has been broke, I trust in my heavenly Father to bring comfort, peace, and healing.

Here are some things I’m loving:

It’s hard in the moment to see the “joy”, but I know one day our family will be able to regain our strength and our joy will come. If you are going through a tough situation, your joy will come. You may not see in in the forrest, but keep walking, trusting, and leaning on Christ and you will begin to see the light at the end.

Hearth and Hand created by Chip and Joanna Gaines is now available. One of the pieces I’m loving is this Under $35 berry wreath, and this house log holder! I can’t wait to add these items to my house decor. They are perfect for the Holiday season or year round!

Weekend Recap 10.30.17

Welcome back to another Monday! My hope is that you had a lovely, enjoyable, and peaceful weekend. I’m going to be a new series with you all on A Daydream Love called the “Weekend Recap”. It’s basically a summery of my weekend on a more personal side, what I’m thinking, things I like, and what all went down from Friday-Sunday! I wanted to take this time to be more personal with you. I hope you enjoy this little series, it will be different (obviously) each week, new thoughts, inspiration, and personal moments!

Weekend Recap:

We are drawing closer to Halloween which means this weekend was full of spooky activities! While Friday was a little mellow, due to hectic work schedules and a lack of both sets of cars, Saturday was full of fun and laughter at a Halloween party! I’ll be sharing my Halloween costume below! Sunday was a little bit of relaxation, football, work, and an enjoyable evening of carving pumpkins with Jacob! The weather here has been a high of 60 and it’s swoon worthy!

Here are some things I’m loving:

This motivational quote is something I’ve been taking to heart as I go through a time that has been the toughest thing I’ve ever gone through. While I choose not share what’s all going on right now, I know my story will be used to help others one day. No matter what the situation is, how hard, how exciting, I want to be able to grow from it. Also, I’m always pinning inspiration quotes to my “words” board on Pinterest if you would like to follow along here.

 

Under $60 sweater dress that is perfect for fall. Pair with an over the knee boot, or even an ankle boot enhance the fall vibes!

 

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