June Recap

June 30, 2014

June was good to me. Looking through the photos I took this month for Project 365, I realize it wasn’t an altogether exciting month, but it was a good one. June was low-key, relaxing, and peaceful. Here in Florida, we’re definitely full swing into summer and the days are hot, hot, hot. While we’re hovering […]

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No Spend Summer, Update #2

June 27, 2014

Ah, here we are. My second update for how my “no spend summer” is going. It’s hard, I can tell you that much. It’s a lot more difficult than I imagined. I guess it’s a lot like anything you challenge yourself to do… it takes a lot of commitment and dedication, a lot of denying […]

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My Ideal City

June 25, 2014

I have never seriously contemplated moving out of state. I honestly love where I live. I love the climate, love living so close to so many family members (most especially my mom and brother and nephew!), love the abundance of things to do. (The beach and the pool and the theme parks and the museums […]

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A Weekend in Pictures

June 23, 2014

  This weekend was pretty fantastic in my world. It’s getting super hot in Florida now (the heat index was 102 on Sunday afternoon. Yikes!), but that’s what pools and beaches and air conditioning are for, right? I don’t mind the heat, but it can get a little too much sometimes. On Friday night, I […]

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Looking Forward

June 20, 2014

I haven’t done one of these types of posts since October. Most of the time I feel like I don’t have anything coming up that’s interesting enough to talk about. But, nonetheless, since these posts have been popular in the last week or so in the blogosphere, I thought I’d add my own. Enjoy! Today, […]

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Rules for Living with a Dachshund

June 18, 2014

My good friend Nora sent me the above pin last week, and some of the “rules” made me laugh because they are so true. Like, #3. Dutch is constantly following me around and I can’t count how many times I’ve accidentally kicked him in the ribs because he was just standing behind me when I […]

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June 16, 2014

Feeling: A little melancholy. I really, really miss my dad. Father’s Day is probably the hardest day of the year for me to get through, so I tried to take it easy yesterday. I started my day off with a long walk with Dutch, had a yummy lunch with my mom, took a delightful afternoon nap, and […]

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No Spend Summer: Update #1

June 13, 2014

Every other Friday for the next three months, I’ll be doing an update on how my “No Spend Summer” is going. My goal for the next three months is to limit unnecessary spending, which mainly includes shopping for clothes and accessories and reducing the amount of money I spend eating out. (Which is fairly ridiculous.) […]

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The Willpower Instinct

June 11, 2014

Way back in early May, when I wrote my reading recap for the books I read in April, I talked about a book called The Willpower Instinct, written by Kelly McGonigal. It was a thoroughly interesting read, and I took notes upon notes while working my way through the book. As someone who struggles with her […]

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Weekly Weigh-In #7

June 9, 2014

Well, last week’s weigh-in post was a bit of a downer, wasn’t it? It was cathartic to write a post like that, though it wasn’t entirely easy to read. But it felt good to get my feelings down and sort through some of the emotions I have regarding losing weight and eating healthier. Because this ish […]

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