Several 5 star reviews for you today! If you want to follow along with my book reviews the quickest way to get them is to follow along on Instagram! And of course, on Goodreads. I'm going for 100 books this year, and currently reading number 89. 

One | Monogramed Hiking Boots

As soon as I saw these on Marley Lilly's website, I knew I'd order them! I searched high and low for cute hiking boots last year, so I wish they had these sooner. They come with red and brown laces - but I'm partial to the red! I will say I got my typical size, and I think I should have sized up one. They fit just right, but most people will wear thick socks with boots, so if you are between sizes or want a more comfortable fit - go up! 
One of my favorite features of our new place is the giant pantry! I've been playing around with it the last few months, and have found a couple of great storage options I thought I'd share today. You can't go wrong with a good acrylic organizer! 
There is nothing quite like those fall scents! I especially love how cozy a cinnamon smell can make your house. Because most candles give me the worst headache, I turned to diffusing oils to make my home smell good. Revive is my favorite place to get them. Their pumpkin pie blend is my all time favorite, so I was really eager to see what would be in their Fall subscription box
LOL at the fact that I'm still trying to call this a weekly diary, when the reality is this post will contain pictures from several weeks! When I started this series in January I fully intended to share a post like this every week. Maybe I'll change it to monthly? Anyway, here ya go! 
When we first toured our new house, I was really nervous that our brand new furniture that we had just purchased a few months wasn't going to fit! It took us a long time to agree on new living room furniture, and so the idea of it not working in our new space was worrisome. That worry turned out to be completely unnecessary because it all fits like a glove! 
I don't know why it takes me so long to get these book reviews up! It's a real problem when I read a book 3 months ago and can barely remember the details I wanted to share about them. For quicker, more 'real time' reviews you have to follow over on Instagram
Currently, I'm reading book number 70 for the year! I can hardly believe it. Especially because I barely made it to 40 books in 2020. If I keep this up, I may be on track for 100 books this year. 😲 If I were to have purchased every single book I've read in 2021 at full price, I think it's safe to say I would have spent over $700 on reading material. And, that's crazy. 
I hesitate to share this room, because I feel that it is very much still a work in progress. But, I am just tickled with how it's going, so I had to share! Upstairs, we have 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. One of these rooms we knew would be a guest room, and the other an office. 
It's been awhile since I've done a weekly diary! So, this post contains pictures from more than one week. I'm sure you don't mind. It's been a strange couple of weeks since our move, but it's my goal going forward to be more proactive about documenting our week. 
Did you know I started blogging in the early 2010s with a food blog?! As a new wife, I was trying to learn to cook for two, and started documenting the meals we loved. I never dreamed I'd ever have a kitchen like this to cook in!

Thank you so much to Smile Brilliant for sending me this set of Ultrasonic toothbrushes and for sponsoring the giveaway at the end of this post! Blog Disclosure.

We are officially moved into our new house! I'm kicking off our new home tour today with the master bathroom. Starting with this room because, honestly, it's the only room that's "done" and completely unpacked! I don't do well with our house in chaos but, it's so nice to have this sanctuary totally set up. 
If you've been around here any length of time, you know my love of Erin Condren notebooks! I've used their planners too, although I'm not currently. Last month, EC announced a brand new collection...Star Wars! I knew as soon as I saw the announcement I'd be spending a lot of money. 😂
If you enjoy my 'Recent Reads' posts, then I know you'll love this new project of mine! I started a Bookstagram. This account will be completely dedicated to my love of reading! I'm just getting started, but you will be able to find reviews and suggestions for what to read next.
Blake's parents have a timeshare in West Palm (specifically on Singer Island) that we all visit every summer. The whole reason they invested in it was so that we could all go together and have one big family vacation every year. The past few years haven't lent themselves to the whole family going, and that was especially true in 2020.  So that made this year's trip especially sweet! 
I've blogged before about my favorite place to get essential oils, and if you want to read that post click here! But, *essentially* (see what I did there?) Revive is a great place to get quality essential oils without the MLM format. I've been ordering from them for awhile now, and haven't been disappointed yet. 
Blake got a job in my hometown of Tallahassee, and we are officially relocating! Gosh, this has been such a journey. We sold our house a year ago, and have been renting with the intention of relocating in the mean time. It was nice that he got to job hunt slowly and eventually found what he thinks is a great fit. Throw a crazy housing market on top of that, and well, it's been a bit stressful the last few months.
Another very random list of reads to share with you from this past month! Honestly, a lot of 'just okays' and a few I didn't make this list because I didn't finish. But, a couple of good ones too.
This trip truly felt like the kick off to summer! Blake and I spent the weekend in Apalachicola, which is one of my favorite places. It's a small, coastal town that's pretty undeveloped. But, it still has great shops, restaurants, boutique hotels and a really great brewery. Let's keep that between us, because we'd like it to stay that way! 
Happy Monday everyone! Gosh, it's been a *week*. I'll be honest, I'm not on my game and feeling super off. My anxiety has been really bad, so I'm hoping to reset this week. A few good things though:

We got an exercise bike!

Like the rest of the world, while under lockdown, home work outs became really crucial. We really wanted to get an exercise bike, but we were divided on what to get. Plus, we knew we'd be moving and didn't want to get a giant bike we'd have trouble relocating. 
I was going through our order history on Amazon recently, and had to laugh at how random it was! But, isn't that the best part about Amazon? Being able to find literally anything you could possibly want on one website. While I was scrolling, I thought, wow there are actually some really good finds in here. So, I thought I'd share what we've gotten from Amazon recently today!
One of my favorite things about where we live are the amazing fields of wild flowers that pop up in April and May! Some years these fields are literally glowing with neon yellow and purple flowers! Blake and I had a date night Sunday and we happily made a pit stop to frolic.
When buying gifts, I find it's so much easier to come up with ideas for women than men! In fact, when it comes to buying presents for my husband Blake, I end up stalking his Amazon wishlist. The guy is super particular, and knows what he likes and does not like. When I asked him what his favorite thing was, he said his phone. So, that's what I'm working with. 😂 I've compiled a list of some of his favorite things that might help you out if you are looking for a gift for a special guy in your life. 
It's basically summer! As much as I love fall and winter fashion, give me all the sunshine! I feel like I come alive when the time changes and I get Vitamin D straight from the sky. We haven't been to the beach yet, but we have been able to go out boating and I've really been enjoying reading outside with the pugs. They love it too! 

After turning 30, I really started to think about the fact that I was still wearing old tee shirts and gym shorts to bed. That's not exactly the sophisticated married woman I thought I'd be, ya' know? 😂 I made it a goal to accrue 'real' pajamas and boy did that start something. I'm now officially obsessed with cute pajamas. My favorite kinds are short sets. I live in Florida and it's just too hot to wear anything else most of the year. Today I am sharing a couple of sets I'm loving!
Oh boy, do I have a random list of books for you guys today. My reading tastes are all over the map, so this is actually a pretty good picture of the variety of books I read! So excited to share that I've got more than one 5 star book for you today.

Checking In!

12:32 PM,
Gah, didn't mean to take like an entire month off of blogging, but here we are! Just wanted to pop in to say hi and that I'm still around! 

This past month I've been doing a little resting and reprioritizing. But, also a whole lot of nothing. Which is a good thing! Sometimes there is beauty in the mundane. 
Meal kit deliveries are such a little luxury! We typically find they are on the more expensive side, but definitely worthwhile in busy seasons. Our spring is the definition of a busy season! With so much on our plates, we decided to try out a meal kit to keep 'what's for dinner' off the mental load. 
Happy Friday everyone! This is the face of a girl who was shipping out her 500th Etsy order! Such an exciting milestone to reach. My shop is currently on hiatus for a few weeks while I focus on some studying and subsequently avoiding burnout. Gotta know when to rest right? 
Words fail to express how ecstatic I am to finally have completed our living room! When we moved last November, we sold the majority of our living room furniture. You can see what our former living room looked like here. Our couches were worn out and we felt like it was time for an upgrade. Honestly, it took weeks for us to agree on what we wanted. It's hard to start fresh! It's almost like there are too many options. But, as soon as we saw the Timber couch from Article we were both sold!
Another weekly diary for you! I've been feeling very busy recently, but it's still surprises me how different this kind of busy feels than it used to a year ago. A year ago we had our 10 year anniversary party! It was truly the last event we've been to. So strange! 
I'm going to have to write this Recent Reads a bit differently this time! I have been reading an absurd amount, so there is no way I can go as in depth for each book. Blake got me a new Kindle for our anniversary this year, so I've been reading up a storm! I had one, but this is a new version and it's so much faster and comfortable to use. (If you are in the market, highly recommend the Paperwhite!)
Does anyone else feel like January takes so long?! I'm not sure why, but it always seems like the longest month ever. February is one of my favorite months of the year, so maybe that's why it feels that way.

Here's what we've been up to! 
There were a few weeks in 2020 when I didn't even need a purse, because we weren't going anywhere! 
I got a 'new' bag last fall, one that I had my eye on for a long time. And now that we are out and about a bit more, I realized how happy I am with this purchase. 

Fossil has always been a favorite brand of mine. This style of bag is perfect for me because of the crossbody strap, and all the pockets. Plus the mix of brown and black means it matches just about everything! 
Happy Monday everyone! Things have been very much the new normal for us this past week. Blake has been working from home a lot again and I love having him around. We both had the day off last Monday for MLK day, so we decided to get out of the house and go for a little adventure. 

Florida Caverns State Park

Mariana, FL

About 2 hours away from us is an amazing State Park. I went on multiple field trips here as a kid, but hadn't been in years. I knew Blake would love seeing the caverns.
At the end of the year I found my self order multiple times from Old Navy! Between Black Friday sales and the extra cash you get back...I felt like we had Old Navy packages on our porch for days! (It doesn't help that they seem to ship every item separately!?) 
Sharing a peak into my week: 

Work, Work and More Work

I promise I'm not complaining that I have a job! But, I feel like all I ever do anymore is work! It's amazing how when I started working mostly from home the lines of business hours blurred. I find myself working on my laptop in the evenings, something I never would have done before WFH. 
So excited to report that I reached my Goodreads goal of reading 40 books in 2020! I barely made it, finishing the last one on December 31st. And it was so bad, I normally would have given up on it but felt obligated to finish it so I wouldn't be one short! It's been about 2 months since I last wrote a Recent Reads post, so this might get long, but I know I have multiple 5 star books to share.
Blake and I ventured out to the mall to get new running shoes! I purchased a pair of Brooks last year before my half marathon and loved them so much that I got another pair this year. Blake recently started running with me, so we got him fitted for a pair as well. He did a whole foot analysis at Fit2Run and it was very helpful! Interestingly he ended up in the same pair I got (just in men's). 
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