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Catching Up

Where has this summer gone?! I have been traveling the last 3 weeks so keeping up the blog has been a challenge!

I have an OOTD post coming soon, a fun recipe post and maybe a little something special!

I went to Indiana and Pennsylvania for work! Ate a HUGE Chicken Fried Steak… Not really my thing but when in Rome (or some hole in the wall bar in Indiana)! IMG_2478IMG_2483

Mark and I ventured to a craft brewer in Fort Worth called Martin House! We had SO much fun.  Loved the souviner glass and over favorite brew was the Imperial Texan!IMG_2488

I also ventured to Florida and successfully surprised my brother, aunt, uncle and grandparents! We had a great time enjoying family!

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I ventured back to Fort Worth to celebrate my birthday! Mark and his parents took me to my favorite Capital Grill!e! It was YUMMY!

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Then it was back to Indiana for Marks family reunion this weekend.  Let’s just say 17 hour road trips are not my thing.  I did get some awesome pictures! It was great to meet and see Mark’s family and just have a good ol’ time! Seriously cornfields in the summer are a sight to see! This place looked like a movie set!

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How was your summer! What trips have you taken?

 

 

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Blogspiration

My first several post have come to me very easily and truthfully without much effort.  I knew soon enough I would have to start creatively thinking and I was excited to let that creative energy in! That is one of the reason I wanted to start a blog!  Well, today I was thinking I need some inspiration on this gloomy Monday!

Then the thought struck…. what if I write about things that inspire me.  Some things that inspire some are serious and some are things that just help me get in the right “mind set.” So here it goes in no particular order!

Yoga/running- Sometimes I am inspired by the motivation it takes for me just to get up and do it but I feel so amazing once I am done.  Such an accomplishment and both activities allow me to clear my head!

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Oreos- Sometimes you just need some good ol’ junk food. End of story.  Of course their super bowl reaction 2 years ago was priceless [see below.] AND NOW THEY HAVE NEW FLAVORS! I really want to try the cookie dough flavor!

The Beach- The sound, the smell, the feel of the sand…. so many of my senses are evoked and I am so calmed when I am there…. Wish I lived closer but when I get to go it is something I cherish!

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Reading-  Most night no matter whether it is a serious book or a trashy romance novel, I come across so many quotes that make me stop and think! I think it is one of the reasons I LOVE reading… I get lost in the stories but they also give me a time to reelect.

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Netflix binging-  This is similar to reading I am able to get lost and a story but usually something sparks my creative side and I am inspired. I love watching tv shows and movies.  UM AND I CANNOT WAIT FOR HOUSE OF CARDS!

Pinterest-  Love being able to just search for what I am looking for at the time.  Currently, LOVING converse sneakers and wanted some outfit inspiration…. Look for an OOTD post soon with this inspiration:

Courtesy of:  C. Style

loving the converse....C. Style: February 2013

My friends/family- I love just chatting and catching up with them or relaxing.  One of my FAV blogger friends is Ms.  Casey Walker.  Girls is a technology GENIUS.  She inspires me and teaches me new things most days of the week! Shout out to her listening to all my crazy blog ideas!  VISIT her blog at: Life’s a #Hashtag or her professional blog Casey Lee Walker

Quotes- Sometimes I just love to look up great quotes.  This is especially great is I am having a bad day and need some uplifting thoughts.  These are two of my favorites:

“Change your thoughts and you change your world. ” Norman Vincent Peale

“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.”  – Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

 

What are your inspirations?