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  • Martha's Vineyard

    Life,  Travel

    #fbf Martha’s Vineyard

    Sharing another flashback Friday today. So many people have been sharing throwbacks lately, back when times were simpler and more carefree. With it about to be Memorial Day Weekend, things are feeling extra strange. Normally, the holiday weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer. Lots of barbecues, people going to the beach, opening up their pools etc. But, here in NJ, we’re still pretty much in lockdown even though very few restrictions have been eased. Beaches are open now, but social distancing has to be practiced and capacity is limited. State parks are open, but again the same restrictions apply. Non-essential retail is allowed to reopen for curbside pickup only…

  • Rainbow Heart Tee

    Fashion,  Life,  Looks

    Monday Motivation

    For those of you who don’t know, I’m a teacher full-time. I’ve been teaching online during this pandemic since March 18. I can’t believe it’s been almost 2 months! It’s really flown by, but at the same time it’s getting really tiring. I’m tired and I’m sure you’re tired too of the quarantine and the unknown. Sunday night blues aren’t exactly the same as they used to be when I was going into work, but there’s still that “Ugh I have to wake up early tomorrow for work.” On the upside, being “at work” every day from 7:30-4:00 has made my days go by fast and has kept me from getting…

  • Baked by Melissa

    Food,  Life

    Baked by Melissa Delivery

    Have you ever had the little tiny cupcakes from Baked by Melissa? They make all different kinds of little tiny cupcakes that are literally like bite size pieces of heaven. I first went to the shop and tried their cupcakes years ago – I believe shortly after college and that’s a while ago. I think my friend told me about them because she had heard of the shop and so one day when we were in the city (New York City) we went. Anyway, I remember them being so delicious and Tie Dye being my favorite – still is! Since that day that I first tried them, multiple locations have…

  • Flowering Tree Lined Street

    Life

    #fbf Flowering Tree Lined Street

    We made it through another work from home week! How are you all doing? One of the things keeping me sane since I can’t go anywhere is going for walks when the weather is cooperating. I see people out on most days, walking or biking, when I go out but everyone keeps a really good distance from each other and people occasionally wave or say hi. One of the streets in my town is lined with flowering trees and when I was walking by early in the month I saw that the trees had started to bloom. I had to stop and take a photo because I thought it was…

  • Life

    Organize Your Morning, Organize Your Life

    Pexels – CC0 License While our entire day is important to get right and manage well, the morning truly has potential quite unlike any other time over any 24 hour period. Why is this? Well, not only is that when the majority of us wake up and begin our daily schedules, but most of the world around us does, as well. There’s nothing quite like waking up on a summer morning and gazing out over the clouds as we enjoy our morning coffee and breathe in some fresh air. Yet the morning is an amazing place in which to start our day with care and attention, and appropriately using it…

  • Sunrise

    Life

    #fbf Morning Sun

    Happy Friday! I hope you are staying healthy out there in the craziness going on with CoronaVirus. I have off from work today, but it was already a scheduled day off for the school after yesterday’s parent-teacher conferences. With all the schools around us closing for at least 2 weeks, it is looking likely that my school will also close and switch over to 100% digital learning temporarily. I hope with so many people working from home and schools doing online learning for the next couple of weeks will help slow the spreading of the virus and things can start to calm down! Amidst all of this I thought it…

  • Life

    Monday Motivation

    Yesterday was International Women’s Day and March is Women’s History Month and today is Monday so I thought I would do a little Monday motivation post today using one of my favorite quotes. “She slept with wolves without fear, for the wolves knew a lion was among them.” – r.m. drake I may have shared this quote before, but I can’t remember for sure and I love it. I love it enough that if I have shared it before, I don’t mind. Women have come a long way over the years, but there is still a long way to go. This is some motivation to keep on pushing. Let out your…

  • Life

    Get Your Creativity Flowing

    Image Source – CCO Licence Everyone has the ability to be creative, although not everyone feels that way all of the time. If you feel that you have a creative streak that you would like to try and make more of, there are many ways in which you can do that. Similarly, if you find that you don’t feel creative at all, then you might want to think about what you can do to make sure that you bring that out of you in some way or another. As it happens, there are many ways to get your creativity flowing, and they are all likely to do the job well.…

  • Snowy Tree

    Life

    #fbf Snowy Tree

    I wrote yesterday about how I’m hoping for at least one snow day before winter’s over. It’s been an unusually quiet winter and while winters that have constant snow storms gets annoying and tiring, it’s also so weird to not have any snow! We had snow twice I think this season but both times it was very little and pretty much gone the next day. I just need a dose of winter prettiness and not just cold, bleak winter days. And a snow day from work wouldn’t hurt either! So for my Flashback Friday, I’m throwing it back to 2 years ago when we had a snow storm and the…

  • Life

    Watch Out For These Scandals In Life

    There’s so much going on in this world that we don’t know about. Some people go to the extreme of thinking everything in this world is a conspiracy, but we wouldn’t take it that far. What we would say is that there are some things that you need to be aware of if you want to make sure you get through life without falling victim to one of its many scandals. Life is going to be hard no matter what you do. There are always going to be those times where you wonder if life is going to get any better. But let us tell you, the best is yet…