A Few of my Favorite Things

Here are a few of my favorite things …

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Ice cream! All day, every freaking single day.

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This photograph makes me feel so calm and relaxed. It’s just beautiful.

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If this white bike belonged to me, I would ride the hell out of it because… I mean, look at it.
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I own these mugs and I love them so much. I think everyone should own them.

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I always say I’m going to make homemade popsicles…. but then again I always say I’m going to work on getting abs. Sometimes you can’t do it all.

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I’m a Game of Thrones FAN. Which means I need, deserve and really want this shirt. Someone buy it for me? I think I’m a small or medium…

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I’m most likely going to buy white and black birkenstocks and I’m going to absolutely love it.

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Oh look shorts that aren’t slicing your you know what! Am I the only one that can’t wait for the itty bitty short shorts trend to die?

Vacation*

Taking some time off to enjoy a few days of vacation with family and friends. Looking forward to soaking up the sun and enjoying 10 email-free days.

Here’s a light packing list for my upcoming trip.

MIAMI VACATION

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sunnies, shorts, pink v-neck, striped tee, long-sleeve, bikini, blue dress, black dress, white denim, weekender bag, clutch, flats, sandals

Weekend Recap

It’s important to take a step back and realize how truly blessed one is. LIfe is short but sweet. Life isn’t always easy but the people we choose to fill it with make a world of a difference.

I am blessed with a beautiful family, darling friends in Miami, Ohio and other parts of the world. How did I get this lucky? God is truly good to me … I hope I never take for granted the current season I’m in – whether a good one or a challenging one. There is always something to be learned – don’t miss the opportunity to be stretched, no matter how uncomfortable it is for the time being.

Here are photos from my weekend. As usual, the weather was bipolar but we managed to get some pretty decent weather with some sporadic t-storms.

Friday: TGIF, am I right? This Friday I:

  • cut my hair
  • chugged a delicious Cafe Bustelo iced coffee with a few pumps of Gevalia chocolate syrup thanks to Research and Development co-workers spoiling me
  • hit the pool with a dear friend and her mama
  • hit the BlueSky drive-in theater for a friend’s birthday bash. hello, Jurassic World
  • rode in the back of a truck on a mattress. boom

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Saturday: I have some of the best friends in the world. We decided to get together for some baby shower planning, Pinterest pinning and paddle boarding (which didn’t happen due to the rain and extensive baby shower planning). My evening consisted of smashing some serious grilled cheese at The Lockview and dancing to the X Ambassadors – who by the way are so good live.Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with lv01 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s2 preset

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Processed with VSCOcam with s2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with b1 presetSunday – Church, cleaning, running, shopping and well… Father’s Day! Although I’m not home to celebrate with dad I did reminisce through old photos and FaceTimed with the handsome devil. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Blessed to be loved and supported the way I am by my pops.

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Baby Reveal Party

My darling friends are welcoming a little boy into the world! Here are photos of their precious baby reveal party.

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A small group of family and close friends gathered together for the big reveal. The only person who knew the gender of Baby Stiller was mom which made for a really great photo session when the very surprised parents opened the box.

Also, can we take a minute to appreciate this darling cake?!

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