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This is one of the most important times of the year for me as it is a time I remember, reflect, and celebrate what Jesus Christ did for me out of love. Here are a few things I like to do to observe Holy Week and the Easter holiday:

  • Palm Sunday
  • Read scripture that observes Jesus’ crucifixion
  • Watch “The Passion of Christ”
  • Good Friday / Communion service
  • Housecleaning
  • Specific songs
  • Attend Resurrection Sunday service
  • Resurrection Day devotions

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GOALS: APRIL 2019

Fun little wins can make all the difference. Small and doable goals are my favorite – they help get your mind back in order and get your rhythm back.

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Enjoy – and make April count!

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TRAVEL RECAP: TAMPA, FL

It was a mini escape to see the nephews and enjoy some Florida sunshine. Here are highlights from our adventure at LegoLand Park. It’s safe to say the kids had a great time. So did the adults.

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TRAVEL OUTFIT: LEGOLAND, FL

That’s right, I’m going to LegoLand Park in Florida and I’m pretty pumped. Mostly, because I’ll be experiencing this adventure with a great crew. Also, I’ll be escaping the chilly weather and work for a few days. Byeeee!
I’m an advocate for packing light and this trip is no exception. Here’s what’s on the list given what’s on our schedule.

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Yes, it’s possible to fit all of your outfits + additional packing needs in a small carry-on or duffle. I do it all the time! I realize this isn’t the life some people want to live, no worries. I personally REALLY REALLY detest making lines and waiting on people so checked bags and baggage claim are a big no-no for this gal.

Tip: start with a color scheme – it helps narrow down your options.

Tip: create as many different outfits as possible with limited, quality pieces.

Tip: when it doubt use the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 rule. Limit yourself to no more than five sets of socks and underwear, four tops, three bottoms, two pairs of shoes and one hat. The list should be adjusted to suit your needs. Throw in a swimsuit and exercise gear or a suit jacket and dress if you’ll need them.

Tip: reference this carry-on packing checklist to make sure you thought through it all.

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TRAVEL RECAP: PUERTO RICO

Winter weather is always a great excuse to book a trip somewhere nice. So I did. This February I escaped with a few gal pals to Puerto Rico and it was FANTASTIC. From food tours to long, relaxing days at the pool to a 2+ mile kayak adventure through one of the bioluminescent bays … this trip was just what I needed to push through the rest of winter.

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Posting about this trip months after it happened was actually the best thing as I’ve now relived this entire trip all over again.

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IS IT SPRING YET?

Winter can drag on forever. And just when you think Spring has arrived … it really hasn’t. Here are a few things to get yourself and your place in order for Spring (when it finally decides to show up).

SPRING CLEAN AND DECLUTTER THE HECK OUT OF EVERY ROOM

Now, I know the idea of cleaning doesn’t spark as much joy as it does for others. However, there is something really wonderful about the process. The trick is to start. Whether you decide to break it up by room or by category, just start. You’ll find yourself looking at items you had forgotten about – whether you keep them or not, there’s something really great about slowing down and being purposeful with what will stay with you and what you’ll let go of. Also, I’m a firm believer you’re happier when you use every inch and every thing in your home. But, like I said, this can be a daunting process for some … so if starting small feels more doable, then that’s better than not starting at all.

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ADD A NEW PRINT OR TWO

A fresh pop of color or texture can do wonders. Especially because winters can be gray and Spring can be brown and rainy. So a tasteful explosion of color might just be what the doctor ordered.

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REARRANGE SOME FURNITURE 

This is my go-to strategy every season. Instead of buying new things I rearrange what I have. If done right, it can feel like you just bought a bunch of new pieces.

Stuck in a decor rut? Use our top furniture layout ideas to rearrange your living room and create a comfortable, welcoming environment.

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CHOOSE LIGHTER FABRICS AND TEXTURES

I love all neutrals and I especially love white. Some may find it boring but if done right it can be classic and clean and airy. Ok, moving on…

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BRING OUT THE GREENERY

Yep, plant lady time. I wish I was great with plants. But, I’m not sure I am. However, greenery is a wonderful way to bring in some life into your space. I’m convinced there’s a plant for every person.

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BUY SOME NEW SCENTS

Let’s get the place smelling fresh and wonderful! Buy all the candles that make you smile and that look great in your space.

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TRAVEL RECAP: MIAMI + TAMPA, FL

As you know home will always be Miami, FL. Therefore, come December I usually jet out from Ohio and hang out with family and friends in the 305 for 15+days. It’s magical and stressful (because traffic is the devil) at the same time. This year, there was a little twist as my sissy, bro-in-law, and kiddos moved to Tampa middle of December. Therefore, the trip was split between time in Miami and Tampa. Here are photos from the 18 days I was home. I know that sounds like a long time but it’s  never long enough.

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PLAYING CATCH UP

So … it’s been a bit since I last posted and that’s quite alright. I originally intended on keeping up with my blog come the new year but clearly that hasn’t happened and that’s quite alright because I’ve been busy doing other things and also doing a whole lot of nothing – which is equally important and good for this gal. You’re welcome for that run-on sentence.

I think I’m ready to start blogging again – mostly because I miss it.

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