May 2018 Round Up

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May felt like a whirlwind! It was exciting, busy, challenging, and exhausting. And so so good! Welcome to the monthly round up — I’m glad you’re here ❤

3 things I’m excited about

  1. Vida Dulce is officially OPEN! It’s been a long time coming, but as of May 2, 2018, the ice cream shop is open! And it feels so good!! I don’t say this because of my affiliation to the place, but everything is SO delicious! Vida Dulce has had an amazing reaction from all the customers and already has many regulars. It’s just the beginning and I’m excited to see what’s to come!
  2. A weekend at the beach. This weekend we’re heading to Wilmington to celebrate the wedding of two good friends and we couldn’t be more thrilled!!! I love weddings and witnessing love — getting to experience that at the beach is even better. It’s going to be a wonderful getaway for Eric and I and much deserved since we’ve both been working so hard.
  3. Lawn care. You know you’re a homeowner when you’re excited about lawn care 😉 We’ve been in our home for three years and up until this point we’ve been banking on what the previous homeowners left us with and did the little bit by ourselves. We can’t do that anymore. The weeds in our backyard went crazy, so we decided to give in and hire someone to take care of it. We hired TruGreen to treat the weeds and fertilize our grass and a local guy to take care of our natural areas. It’s gonna be looking sharp for the summer… if the rain ever stops!

Quote I’ve been meditating on

“In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.” -Sid Caesar

Goals are important to set, but as the quote says, life fills in the space between. I love that my Powersheets encourage me to go after the goals that matter most to me so I’m spending my time and effort in the best way. Life is precious and time is fleeting, so lets live and enjoy it! When you cultivate what matters, the best parts of life are able to shine through.

Who or what I’m adoring

Annie F. Downs and her podcast, That Sounds Fun. You may have heard of Annie because of her speaking engagements or her new devotion, 100 Days to Brave. I learned about Annie through Dave Ramsey’s daughter, Rachel Cruze, and I’m so glad I did! Annie is genuinely kind, funny, and honest. Her Instagram stories always bring a smile to my face. She’s the type of person that you just want to be best friends with! I’ve been loving her podcast where she has transparent and entertaining conversations with her friends — it’s my favorite when I see a new podcast is available! If you’re looking for truth from a Godly, bright woman check out Annie F. Downs!

Favorite memory from May

My favorite memory from May was my sister’s graduation weekend. My baby sister graduated from Appalachian State University on May 12th. I still can’t believe it, but she did it! She’s always been the odd ball when it comes to schools — me and my brother went to the same middle school, high school, and college while our sister went to different schools. She did what was best for her and I’m so proud of the woman she’s growing into.

Although I was sick, it was a wonderful weekend of celebrations for both graduation and Mother’s Day. Life is busy, so it’s been a while since my family has all been together. This was the perfect time to get away together and just enjoy each other’s company. Brewery visits, yummy restaurants, beautiful mountain views with perfect weather — we couldn’t have asked for more! Boone, North Carolina is such a gorgeous place and I totally understand why she wanted to make that home during her college years, but I’m selfishly excited that her next chapter is bringing her back to Raleigh!

A good lesson I learned

Word of mouth can go far and does wonders.

It’s been amazing to see this in action with the ice cream shop! The support of friends, family, and strangers has been mind blowing and we’re so grateful. It’s showing me how powerful our words and recommendations are because so many customers have come in based on what their friends have shared. Social media is also powerful! Share the things that you love because it truly makes a difference for that business and it allows your friends to discover awesome things!

In June…

I’m saying no to: my snooze button.

I’m saying yes to: celebrations!

June is gonna be a great one! Lets do it!

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