Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Monthly Reflections | March

I was recently visiting Anna on her blog Rich as Kings and I fell in love with a monthly post she wrote called Taking Stock. It's sort of a monthly recap of everything she's been up to in little nibbles of thoughts.  She had a blank template at the bottom of her post and offered it up to anyone who wanted to use the format.  I couldn't resist.

monthly recap

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Simple Gratitude | 02


The week has been a long one.  It's been full of hurdles and struggles and I'm so glad it's over.  The new week brings a slower pace and hopefully, an easier time for my little family.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Links to Love | 37

A very happy Friday to you!  I'm starting to love Fridays these days.  They feel like the kick-off for the weekend and now that my husband doesn't have to work on weekends like he did during snow season, I have more time to spend with him.  Now, on to my faves of the week.

When a Texas Walmart went out of business, the town made good use of the empty building by filling it with books!


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Reading Shakespeare | 101 in 1001

If you've check out my 101 in 1001 list, you saw that one of my reading goals was to check off ten books from the BTU list.  BTU stands for Back to University.  Quite a few bloggers have lists like these, but I'm following one from my favorite bookie YouTuber, Books and Quills.

college literature

Monday, March 23, 2015

Lighten Up, Y'all by Virginia Willis - A Book Review

I love cooking.  Even more, I love cooking for my husband.  Lorne grew up on southern food.  Not just fried chicken, but collard greens with hot sauce and chitlens - the whole deal.  So when I was offered a free copy of Lighten Up, Y'all by Virginia Willis for review, I jumped at the chance.


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Simple Gratitude | 01

gratitude

I have had a gratitude journal for some time now, and although it's done a great deal in promoting positivity in my life, I feel I could benefit more by sharing gratitude here on the blog.  On Sundays, I'll be sharing weekly recap posts that focus on being grateful.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Links to Love | 36

I'm doing my happy dance because it's Friday and it actually feels like Spring!  The windows have been open and I can't wait to get started on my spring cleaning.  (I know, sad, huh?)

One of my favorite things about Spring is being able to stay out in the yard at night and watch the night sky light up and twinkle with stars.  Some of these sky-gazing spots are definitely going on my bucket list.
photo cred: David Lane

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Girls Rocking 2015! - Be a Mentor


Happy Wednesday, friends!  If you've read the previous Girls Rocking 2015! posts, you know that we've already focused on how ad campaigns push unhealthy body types and that some companies are moving beyond that and featuring models with more realistic figures.  You know that demeaning comments from others and negative thoughts about ourselves greatly lower our self esteem and how to combat that.  You know how detrimental female bullies are and that "mean girls" and "the burn book" from a fictional movie are now reality in today's schools and on social media.  Last week, we talked about the word 'beautiful' and how, although some women don't take it as a compliment, it really is just an acknowledgement of God's creation.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Links to Love | 35

Happy Friday, friends.  It's the time of the week where I share the things I love with you!  Starting with a magical path inspired by my favorite artist, Van Gogh.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Girls Rocking 2015! - What 'Beautiful' Really Means


Hello, lovelies!  After taking a little hiatus, we are back with the next installment in the Girls Rocking 2015 series.  Today we are talking about a little word that has a lot of power and meaning - "beautiful".

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

101 IN 1001 - A Day Zero Project


Hi friends!  If you are really detail-oriented, you might have noticed that I snuck in an extra button to my tab bar above.  This week, I joined the Day Zero project and created my list of 101 things to complete in the next 1,001 days.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Links to Love | 34

Happy Friday to you!  It seems like it's been the longest week, but it might just be that way for me because we've been counting down to the "snowstorm of 2015".  We were predicted to get 6-10 inches of snow and we actually got less than five.  [wah-wah-waaaah]  I can't wait for Spring!

Speaking of Spring, soon Washington, DC will be turning pink with blooming cherry blossom trees. The annual Cherry Blossom Festival always starts in late March when the buds are just beginning to open.  It's a beautiful sight and like candy for photographers.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Keeping Your Life Simple

This post is part of The Peony Project's monthly link-up

Ever get that feeling when you move to a new home and you throw the moving truck door open and are instantly overwhelmed at all the stuff you have?  Welcome to my life.  My name is Lecy and I am a chronic minimalist.