.... that are more like complaints! haha
+ Has the the weather been really crappy where you live too? Because it really sucks here. In the four years living here, this has been the coldest, rainiest, gloomiest Spring... and it's really bumming me out! We've had one "real" beach day (hence the pretty photo above) and it's even to chilly/rainy to keep the windows open very long. I love when the cool breeze comes through the windows because soon we're gonna be stuck with the A/C running 24/7......
+ I'm tired of doing the dishes! Not just tired of it... I really HATE it! We don't have a dishwasher, so I wash every single dish and after 4 years, I'm SO over it. You don't really realize how many dishes you use throughout the day... and that's why I also don't bake as much either. Don't want any extra dishes! And getting Brandon to help is like pulling teeth - plus I usually just have to re-wash them. So gross!
Last week we ventured up to Virginia and went Strawberry picking! It's one of my favorite things to do in the Spring. There is just something about those sweet berries straight off the vine! Brandon was off and it wasn't raining (finally!) so we hit up our favorite little farm in Chesapeake, Brookedale, and picked away.....
Dream big. Work hard. Make it happen.... These simple words have been on my mind a lot lately.
Even though I have the dreams/vision, the making it happen part, I've been slacking with. To be honest, I've just been lazy. This blog, my design work, my shop... are not exactly where I want them to be. (I guess I can throw in eating healthy and working out! Totally fell off the wagon there too!) You get out of life what you put in and I need to stop making excuses and be more proactive. You aren't going to see any results if you don't put in the effort. A few weeks back when I worked with Marigold + Mars on some of her branding, it really lit a fire inside and I don't want it to fade.....
Here's to a new week and working towards our goals- whatever they are!! Time to believe in ourselves, not be afraid of change or mistakes and stay focused on the bigger picture!
Let's do this!
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Brandon and I ended up taking a little trip to Frederick, Maryland to visit his sister and it was a really great weekend! Honestly, we've both been in a funk lately and this little getaway was just what we needed. Visiting family and having a change of scenery does the soul good! We had originally planned on going to Charleston with my sister, but it kind of fell through and since Brandon had the days off and it's been over a year since we've been to Maryland, we decided why not?!
Happy Friday, guys! Remember the fruity doodles I shared on instagram a few weeks back? Well, I decided to turn them into a fun freebie for you! :) Since the weather has been so perfect and that it's practically May (!!!), I was feeling all Summer-y and played around with some brighter colors for this download! I just love the contrast of the black drawings on the colorful background! So fun for Spring/Summer!
I definitely have to remind myself of that sometimes.
Even though life seems to throw some curve balls our way, there are still things to be happy and thankful for. Over the last few months, I've definitely found myself being a bit more negative/sad, even depressed for a whole range of things - Brandon's job, where we live, car issues, trying to save money when things are tight as it is, Bosco's age and health, not having a baby yet, etc. etc.... I've been a roller coaster of emotions. Even the smallest things lately seem to set me off - either in a crazy bad mood or a crying mess, I know there are still things to be happy about!