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Is there anyone out there willing to help me with my new blog theme/header.

I can’t pay you but I’ll put a button of your blog on my sidebar.

Plus I’d love you for ever and ever and ever and ever!!



Happy Spring. Today is the first official day of spring! This past week has been beyond beautiful. The cool weather will be gone in a matter of weeks as spring seems to be the shortest season here in North Carolina. But I’m not complaining. Instead I plan to take full advantge of the beautiful weather by planning activities outside & unplugging more often.

I plan to take my camera everywhere I go so I can capture this spring in all of it’s beauty.

Growing up I lived all up and down the east coast from Florida to Maine. This time of year however always brings me back to where I was born and raised most of my life — Northern Virginia. Every year I would attend the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC with my step mom. When I became an adult I stopped going. Again this year I won’t get to go and it’s breaking my heart. The Cherry Blossoms are breath taking and are in fact an inspiration for my tattoo that I’ve been working on.

I’m working on a back/shoulder piece. I’m not to sure that I am really bad ass enough to pull off something so big but I’m pretty sure I can attempt it.

I think since I am off this weekend and I have somehow inherited the sweetest little puppy for a little while Benson and I plan to head out to explore downtown Greenville- camera in tow.

I’m not planning any specific goals this weekend. Just 1 to relax and have some me time. I’m going to load a spring playlist on the iPhone charge my camera battery, grab a few puppy poop bags, and head out.

First Stop: Greenville Off Leash Dog Park
Then who knows where we’ll go from there.
I’ll be back Sunday night with an update of my unplugged weekend festivities.

Until then xoxox

This past week I came home from work to a little package on my door step. Obviously I was super excited to open it up! Who doesn’t love packages-especially unexpected ones right!

I opened it up and inside was a spa set. Super comfortable towel wrap, loofa, scrubby towel, back massager, and a set of slippers. Also inside where 2 coupons for free Yoplait Greek Yogurt.  I love yogurt, so obviously I was stoked to get to try it.

Anyway, I picked up the Vanilla & Strawberry while I was at the store the other day. I totally forgot the coupons at home (oops) so I ended up paying for it. No bigs. It was delish!  The texture was a mix between cream cheese and regular yogurt. Pretty thick. The flavor of the fruit was so fresh! It had a smooth taste, not too bitter, not too sweet.

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Wow. What a week so far. I know it’s only Thursday and I still have another day to get  here but all I want is for Saturday morning to get here. I need a break from the phones ringing, residents whining, having to walk around on egg shells so I don’t upset anyone. This weekend I don’t plan on doing me very much. I wanted to share my creative weekend to do list with you guys again. I just hope I’m able to scratch some of the list this weekend.

By the way, I got this idea from KaileenElise. I absolutely adore her blog and her! I forgot to credit her for this last time. I’m sorry! Those of you who haven’t checked her blog out yet. What are you waiting for?

  • Work on my tattoo design- I’ve narrowed it down to the pattern and design. Now debating on colors, location, & size
  • Put together another feel good playlist
  • Work on a few Project Cheer Up packages
  • Cook something new- I’m not sure what, but expect a post about whatever yummy goodness I pick!
  • Perfect the side braid

What do you plan to do this weekend? I’m really hoping that it’s nice outside so that I can maybe venture out for a walk at some point.

Everyone loves getting snail mail. Lately I’ve been having a rough time, and every time I get something in the mail I perk up a little. We are all fighting battles that not everyone knows about, so in an attempt to cheer my self up, I want to cheer everyone else up as well.

Please follow the link below and fill in the information requested. I promise not to give your information or sell it to anyone. This is just for my personal use, in a totally non creepy way. I hope you’ll participate.

Project Cheer Up

Those of you who give the information can expect random surprises in your mailbox through the next few months.



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  • Analiese: Hi there! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I thought I'd stop by and say hello. Your tattoo inspired by cherry blossoms sounds amazing. I actua
  • Heather: Thanks Carolyn. It's no problem I'm just going to use a generic one until I can get a custom. Have you updated your subscription yet?? Http://everyyda
  • Carolyn: Ohhh Heather...I wish I were talented enough to do that..Sorry :-(