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Just 5 Things

Monday, April 17, 2017

Blogging definitely falls to the bottom of my to-do list when things get busy! I need to get better at scheduling content so I don't fall off the face of the earth like that. I thought I'd share Just 5 Things that we've been up to.

Amelia Island
I have a friend that vacations at Amelia Island every year, and she always talks about how great it is. I had NO idea how much I'd love it. Blake's aunt and uncle have a house there now and they invited us to stay there when we were picking up a friend at the Jacksonville airport. *sigh* I did not want to leave. It's the Florida I love. We spent the evening watching the sunset on the deck, and explored a bit of Fernandina Beach - which is the cutest place I've ever seen.

We can't wait to go back, and are already hoping to spend our anniversary there next year. It's still too cold to swim in the ocean, but we loved walking on the beach and getting a little sun on our faces. We were talking about how the beach is such a healing place, and I found this scripture: "Light is sweet, and it is good for the eyes to see the sun." - Ecclesiastes 11:7

Winston is getting fixed this week. 
Little guy isn't so little anymore! He is such a great dog, and being able to train him from early on made a huge difference. Winston is coming up on 9 months old! He is definitely ready to get fixed. We are looking forward to it calming him down a bit. It'll be interesting because they will have to make 2 incisions, because one of his testicles never made it out of his belly. Kinda weird and I've learned a lot more about that stuff than I ever thought I would. He is going to be so mad at us! 

Disney Pins
Yet another ploy by Disney to take all of my money. But, I still fell for it. You see people all the time trading and collecting pins at the parks, but I was never tempted by it. We were walking around Epcot last time we visited and I saw some really neat pins! I have a little Vera Bradley backpack for the parks and I thought a pin or two would look cute on it. I picked up a Star Wars pin and one with Carl and Ellie on it. I thought I was done...but then! I found the whole world Disney pins on Ebay! There is a pin for every occasion. It's crazy. I did a little hunting and found the cutest Pug pin ever to go with my teeny collection. It's Percy from Pocahontas sitting on a pillow. It's so cute!! And that ends my buying of pins. I'm good with 3. 

I finally saw Beauty and the Beast.
I have been wanting to see Beauty and the Beast! I loved the animated version as a kid, and Belle was my favorite princess for awhile. Blake was not interested in taking me at all, and I wasn't sure if I was going to get to see it in the theater or wait till it comes out to rent. I ended up needing to stay at my mom's house over night last week, so I bought us tickets. We went to the nice AMC with the recliners, bought popcorn and put M&Ms in it, and loved every second of the movie. It was so good! I will say I absolutely hated the part at the end when the Beast growled as a human. Duh-umb. 

I liked all the the new bits they added, and the new songs. I can't get the songs out of my head!

I unsubscribed from junk mail. 
We I did my big declutter a few months ago I made sure to think of every area of our lives and what I could get rid of. A big help was unsubscribing to email junk mail and newsletters. I love that empty inbox! So it really bugged me when our actual mailbox was filled with junk every day. We might get 3 envelopes a week that actually mean something. I was listening to The Minimalist podcast and they mentioned this website. There are tips on how to unsubscribe from junk mail and even how to opt out of receiving phone books! It may take a few weeks to kick in, but I'm really interested to see how this cuts down on the mail we get every day. 

That's a super good podcast by the way, if you are interested in intentional living. They've got good suggestions! I like listening to podcasts that are motivational and that teach me something. It makes my commute a little more productive. 

After a very busy 2 weeks, we were so happy to spend our Sunday afternoon like this: 


  1. We used to go to Amelia Island every summer when I was a kid, but I haven't been in years! Winston is such a cute little guy!

    1. We really enjoyed it! I'm kinda mad I didn't know about it sooner.

  2. Winston is adorable! I hope his procedure goes well. Pugs are my favorite breed.

    1. Thanks! He is so cute, and that keeps him out of a lot of trouble with us! Pugs are awesome dogs!

  3. what a beautiful home! I've never been to amelia but travel to jax quite a bit!

  4. Totally agree with your thoughts on Beauty and the Beast! The growling part was weird but I loved it in general!!! I want to see it again! Amelia Island looks beautiful.

  5. I had never heard of the Disney pin thing until our last day of our recent vacation! I saw so many people walking around with gobs of pins, so my husband looked up what the whole thing was all about. Disney is incredible; They think of everything! Good look to your little buddy getting fixed! He'll be ready for some extra snuggles while he recovers!

  6. Your pugs remind me so much of ours!!



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