Weekly Wishes // 39


Happy Wednesday, folks! Every Monday for quite some time now,  I’ve been checking in and sharing my list of goals for the week to see what I accomplished. I decided this week that I’d like to start doing it on Wednesday instead because when I do it on Monday, I then work the next three days and sort of lose sight of my goals for myself in my time outside of the office. So I shall try for Wednesdays!!

I hope you’ve had a good start to your week…

Last weeks goals…

1. Do something creative. I didn’t really, outside of work.

2. Get the gardens all weeded. Did!

3. Get some canning done! I accomplished this too!! Beets, green beans, and raspberry jam.

This week’s goals… .

1. Finish packing up the photos from my last photoshoot. Just some minor adjustments left, then packing them up to go!

2. Get the house cleaned from top to bottom. For some reason, I always like to do all the house cleaning in one day… Maybe because then the entire house is all clean at once instead of being dusty one day, the floors being dirty the next, etc. ?? Who knows.

3. Spend my long weekend being productive.  I’ve got a decent sized to do list I’d like to tackle.

4. Finish a birthday gift I started making over a month ago.  I’m a real bad friend sometimes.. :-|

What are your goals for the week?!

Friday Faves

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Happy Friday, friends! I’m looking forward to a weekend with time to do some crafting and cooking. I did a bunch of canning last night. Shall I share some of my canning recipes?! I think soo…

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Let’s start with this wonderful, beautiful comforter. I have a huge mandala tapestry on my wall above my bed and I’ve been looking for a comforter that would compliment it… and this just might.

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When I saw this article on Upworthy, it made me so happy. What an ingenious app. As a person who has a history with a panic disorder, this would’ve come in handy so so many times. In my experience with anxiety and panic attacks, if I had to vocalize that something was wrong, it made it worse… If I would’ve had an app like this, it would’ve made some of those experiences feel smoother for me. Anybody else relate?!

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Rifle Paper, Co. never disappoints. Never. I have a few Rifle notebooks and I honestly barely use them because they’re too beautiful.

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Ohhhhh, this is beautiful. I’m feeling inspired to make some of my own.

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This is something else that I think I could easily make on my own. It’s beautiful and simple and I love it.

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These are stunning. I’d wear them, for sure.

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These are super adorable notecards.

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If I used coasters, these would be the set.

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Fox stockings?! I might wear dresses just to show these off.

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This mug. Oh how I love this mug.

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This looks like it would be the perfect size to hang over my bedroom window. It’s gorgeous. (But, too expensive for this thrifty gal!)

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Weekly Wishes // 38


Happy Tuesday, folks! Every Monday I check in and share my list of goals for the week and see what I accomplished last week. This week I got around to it on Tuesday.

I hope you’ve had a good start to your week…

Last weeks goals…

1. Enjoy some time with my lady friends. I did.

2. Get the house in order before I leave to go camping. I did this too.

3. Camp! Yessss. I sure did.

This week’s goals… .

1. Do something creative. Anything!

2. Get the gardens all weeded.

3. Get some canning done! I’ve got beets and raspberry jam to make.

What are your goals for the week?!

Sunday Faves

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Alright, lets start with this dress. It’s just gorgeous. For real.

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Anybody else familiar with Spirited Away?! It’s my all time fave Miyazaki film. This embroidery is just perfect.

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I would wear these leggings all the darn time.

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These necklaces!!! Oh, swooooon!

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This article made me so happy.

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Have I shared this necklace? If so, sorry, but I love it that much.

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Lastly, these leggings. Perfection. Project idea.

Weekly Wishes // 37


Happy Monday, folks! Every Monday I check in and share my list of goals for the week and see what I accomplished last week.

Hey ya’ll, I’m on my way out the door but thought I’d share my weekly wishes real quick-like…

Last weeks goals…

1. Get all four gardens weeded. We sure did!

2. Workout and do yoga. I kayaked until I got blisters, so I’d say workouts are good; yoga, not as successful.

3. Enjoy some relaxation time. I did! I took the entire day off on Saturday, didn’t even answer an email.

This week’s goals… .

1. Enjoy some time with my lady friends. That’s where I’m headed!!

2. Get the house in order before I leave to go camping. I need to get the house cleaned and organized before I go camp for the weekend.

3. Camp! That’s all there is to that goal.

What are your goals for the week?!

Melon and Citrus Spritzer


I am in love with summer spritzers. This particular batch may have been first served to my nieces, then ended up spiked with a little organic vodka and consumed while pulling weeds. Yep. Versatile and delicious. Seriously, watermelon is my favorite summer flavor.



  • 1 small to medium sized watermelon
  • 1 honeydew melon
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1-2 cups water
  • Sparkling water (I used LaCroix Pina Fresca flavor, my fave)


Blend in blender in batches, keeping sparkling water aside – I often do two batches and split the regular water between the two. Or use a juicer, if you’ve got one.


Pour through mesh strainer into a pitcher. It make take a while to strain through, sometimes, I use a rubber spatula to help push it through. Once you’ve extracted all the juice, add a can of sparkling water. Serve with lemon or lime slices and enjoy.


Friday Faves

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Holy moly this week flew by. I’m heading out to camp for the weekend so I’ll share some quick Friday Faves (sorry they’re so late in the day, BMV). I hope ya’ll have a good weekend!

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This beautiful stoneware citrus juicer is amazing. I have pretty torn up hands from gardening and squeezing lemons and limes just killllls.

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I love this bunting! I feel like every Friday I have something plant related in my faves. I’ve got plants on the brain.

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This is a beautiful and simple bracelet, and a lovely reminder.

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I love this. I want to hang it in my office. I was just with some friends last night & we were talking about how crazy it is that my dreams for my life have already started coming true. Probably because I didn’t quit my day dream :)

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I love this tee. Always veggie related tees.

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This is so quirky and cute. I’m trying to scale back on my collection of weird embroidery projects, though.

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This necklace. Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my goodness.

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Cat tape?!?! Everything exists.

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This article made me happy. This is how imagine myself turning out as I grow older.

Happy Friday, friends! Yeahhhhhhhh, weekend!