What I learned this Spring

Thanks to Emily’sĀ blog, I thought I would start up my own “What I learned” post at the end of each season to allow me to pause and reflect on the past few months before moving into much anticipated summer. Since Memorial day weekend is here, and I always feel like this weekend kicks off the beginning of summer, what better time than now?Ā What I learned this spring

I feel unworthy and anxious when I’m not “busy.” My mornings are freer than they have been in a year and I do not know what to do with myself. I’m anxious and feel “off.” This time has forced me to really think about what I want to fill my days with and how I want to fill my days. I feel like I’m getting a bit closer to figuring out what that is, but I’m still not quite there yet.


Fresh air is needed every day. Even if the weather is cold and rainy, I have to get outside. I have to take a short walk. Fresh air has helped with my anxiety more than anything else. And if I get to listen to a good podcast while on my walk, even better.


Ceramic is the way to go. We’ve retired so many of our non-stick pans that have started to peel-off and we decided to buy an expensive, ceramic frying pan instead. I love it! It’s so easy to clean and we won’t have to deal with any non-stick coating coming off in our food. Using Kohl’s 30% off coupons help immensely with the price of these pans too!


I don’t really care about having a beautiful wedding, I want a beautiful marriage. It’s not about the dress, the flowers, the food, or making sure your guests have plenty to drink. The wedding is one fricken day. The marriage is the rest of my life. I’d rather put my efforts and energy into the one that actually counts.


I stumbled across a new-to-me blog and I love it so much: modernmrsdarcy. If you are a book lover, you will absolutely love this blog. Reading blogs and discovering new ones brings joy to my days and it’s a big reason why I decided to start my own. If you are ever struggling with anything in life, are in need of advice or recommendations, lacking inspiration, or simply wanting to pass time…there is a blog out there for you. I love writing and sharing my tiny corner of the internet with you and I’m so thankful you are reading!

What have you learned this Spring? If you want to share, I would love to hear šŸ™‚ I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Weekend recap and what I’m looking forward to

It’s Monday morning already and I’m so very happy to see the sunshine peak through the skylight in our loft.

Unfortunately the sun didn’t make an appearance at all this weekend so it was a bit of a slower weekend since we weren’t out and about as much as we like to be when the weather is nice.

Saturday we got up and headed to our CrossFit gym to join the 9 am workout. The workout was way harder than I expected it to be but it was still fun to move, do some Olympic weightlifting, and see some people we don’t usually see during the week! Continue reading “Weekend recap and what I’m looking forward to”

Friday favorites

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It’s Friday morning and I hope that this post finds you while you are eating a big, delicious breakfast, drinking coffee (or your favorite breakfast beverage), and dreaming up plans for the weekend. The weather took a turn for the worse here in Madison unfortunately and we have no sun in the forecast but we do have a lot of rain, clouds, and cold temperatures. A bit of a bummer because everything I like to do is focused around being outside. So, I’ll have to be creative this weekend! What about for you? What’s going on for your weekend?

This week flew by actually and I have that feeling again of “life is moving way too quickly!”. As the weather warms up, I feel like everyone tries to take full advantage of it. We go on walks and bike rides, go to farmer’s markets, grill out with family and friends, travel more, make more plans, and try to enjoy this season as much as we possibly can. I think this is awesome, but it also makes time go by even quicker so it seems. I took a few walks this week and realized that I want to blog more. I was hit with inspiration for some new blog posts that I’m looking forward to putting together for you. I was also thinking about what the heck I’m going to do with my life. A pretty ambiguous question but one I ask myself a whole lot. Do you find yourself asking this question a lot too? I can’t decide if it’s a good thing or a bad thing. Maybe it’s neither. But regardless, I found this beautiful print of Mary Oliver’s quote (“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”) and only wish I could answer that question! Right now, God only knows. But I do know that I want to share these favorites with you from the week šŸ™‚

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Daily eats and healthy snacking with GoMacro

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! We totally lucked out with plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures both Saturday and Sunday. I made it to the farmer’s market, went home to my parents’ house to celebrate Mother’s Day with grilled burgers, took a bike ride, made scones, and read my book.

I realized how much I love reading other bloggers’ “daily eats” posts, so I thought it might be time to do one of my own. My days follow a pretty regular routine so I usually get into a groove with what I eat and what time I eat, but sometimes depending on the workout we did that day or if I’ve been on my feet longer that day training sessions, my hunger can vary. I always try to honor my hunger cues so if I’m hungry, I eat regardless of what time it is or even if I’ve eaten an hour ago. I love to cook and bake and I’m also on a budget, which means that I might eat one meal out a week, and the rest is made at home. Continue reading “Daily eats and healthy snacking with GoMacro”

Friday thoughts

Happy glorious Friday morning! How was your week? I hope that it was a good one. I hope that work is going well for you these days. I hope you have weekend plans you are looking forward to, even if those plans are not having plans. Maybe enjoying the beautiful spring weather and walking around a farmer’s market is all that is on your to-do list. I’d love to hear from you! Let me know what you have going on šŸ™‚

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