weekend recap

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!









Weekend Recap 12.18.17

Weekend Recap:

Did anyone else do some last minute Christmas shopping this weekend? I did! While most people get stressed out over the crowds and craziness, I find a little bit of fun in all of the sanity. I think it’s just because I love this time of year, and I love to give. So, it makes it all worth it! Besides Christmas shopping, I spent some time working on some fun Holiday shoots for looks coming to the A Daydream Love this week (sneak peek below). I’m really excited about these looks, mainly because I’m shooting with a new lens…and not because I wanted a new lens. No, last weekend my camera fell off my tripod and the lens on my camera snapped in two. Worst feeling in the world! So, I went out and bought a new, updated lens. In the midst of my literal “madness” and “anger” over my situation of not having a lens, and knowing I had to buy one, I had to stop myself to be thankful for all that I have. That I have a reason to shoot with a camera. Thank you, to all of those who read and follow along with me here on A Daydream Love! 

Tis the season for Christmas lights and endless hot cocoa, except this weekend I also got sick. Thankfully, I was still able to get some work done, but it didn’t come without the need to for extra sleep. I tried to keep up with all the fun bustle by going on a walk with my pup to downtown Tampa, and a Christmas lights walk-thru while enjoying some popcorn. Anyone else feel like they just can’t stop, and being sick is holding you back? It’s bad, I always feel this need to “keep going” even though I’m sick. I have to remind myself that I need to take care of myself. Rest is good for the body and mind. I hope you all are getting some rest even though there is a lot to keep up with this season!

What I’m Loving:

I’m in charge of a lot of side dishes for the upcoming Holiday parties, I’ve been finding some good recipes and pinning them to my Pinterest board. This one looked especially delish!

I can’t believe I’m already talking about New Year’s Eve, but this dress is just too cute not to share it with all of you in case you all are looking for a dress to wear for NYE!

Weekend Recap 12.11.17

Weekend Recap:

I can’t believe we are making our way into a two week countdown till Christmas! I feel like I haven’t soaked up all that this season has to offer. I’m going to make it a point to concentrate on ‘JOY’ these next two weeks! Joy in giving, being with family, and enjoying the Holiday season! To kick things off I’m planning to host a hot cocoa night at my home. I turned my bar cart into a hot cocoa cart for the kids! I created a hot cocoa bar a couple years ago, and loved it so much that I’m bringing out all of the goodies for the family! I need to know, do you use milk or water in your hot cocoa? I love the creaminess the milk gives, but I never mind it with water!

So, this weekend I unplugged and it was so nice. My family traveled down to our lake house to spend sometime together. We didn’t get any rest, but it was nice to get away, and just have quality family time. I forget what it’s like to not be glued to mine phone! The ladies of the house played scrabble, cooked, lounged, and talked while the men went out and had their first go at duck hunting. To our surprise, it was a total success for them. Sometimes you just need those little times to unplug and enjoy the moment.

Things I’m Loving: 

It’s freezing in Florida and all I want to do it keep warm by bundling up in cozy jackets. This one is stinkin’ adorable and looks like a cloud! It’s on sale too!

I’ve been thinking about updating my Dinnerware, maybe when Spring makes an arrival. In my search I found this set that I’m IN LOVE with! I just adore the blue print and I would totally add in a pop of yellow with a bowl full of lemons!



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