I Need A Hobby // Gardening, Revisited

Hello, Happy Wednesday and Happy May Day! It’s time for my monthly hobby update!

Still going strong with my reading hobby! For my April read, I completed Laura Vanderkam’s time management fable Juliet’s School of Possibilities, and started Jillian Michaels’ 6 Keys which I’ll continue into May and will probably keep as a background read, and pick another book for the official May title, still TBD.

I actually made some solid efforts at photography, and will continue to strive to improve my skills.

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My Future Farmhouse, Pinned!

Welcome, welcome! Last week I shared my ultimate wishlist of all the dreamy (and practical) things I’d like to have in my future farmhouse. If you missed that post, you can check it out HERE.

Of course, you had to know I’d be pinning inspiration of all things farmhouse chic! So today is just a quick round up of my Pinterest board sections, plus a link so you can check them all out, up close and personal. And please follow, because I can promise you that there will be more pinning where all this came from!

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House Tour // Fitness Room

Welcome back, friends! Today we’re exploring my fitness room. This is the second to last space I’ll be sharing in round one of my house tour. I’m never quite sure what to call this room: home gym sounds too formal for what it is. I’ve toyed with calling it my “zen den” because I have a spot for meditation in here as well, and I try to do some yoga too, but that sounds too cutesy, doesn’t it? lol… So I’ll just stick with fitness room for now…

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Wishlist // My Future Farmhouse

Earlier this year, on my 35th birthday, I wrote a “bucket” list of 40 items (in no particular order) to achieve by the time I turn the big 4-0. A way to push myself to get the most out of the years I have left in my 30s. If you missed it, you can read the list HERE. While I love the home I live in now, one of the things on my list to do in the next five years is to “buy a farm house of sorts.”

Today is four years to the day since I closed on my current home. And while I’m not quite ready to put the sale sign up just yet, I thought it would be fun to make a list of all the things I’d love to have in my next home. I realize it’ll be hard to come by all of these things in a single property that I could actually afford, but why not dream big, right?!

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Down To Earth Design

Good morning! When I looked at my editorial calendar for today’s post topic, I wondered exactly what I had originally intended to write about. I mean, I have a pretty good idea I wanted to discuss un-stuffy, un-precious home decor. Lived in, loved in, laughed in. Simple and cozy and you. I didn’t intend for it to be an epic post, and I don’t think it needs to be. But as I’m sitting down to write this post, I’m not sure that’s all I want to write about… I think we need to take a slight detour, to give a little backstory…

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House Tour // Office + Studio Space

We’re coming down the home stretch in my house tour series! Today I’m sharing my home office and studio space!

If you missed any of the previous tours, you can catch up by visiting my outdoor spaces, my entry, kitchen and dining room, my living room and study, all the in-between spaces on the way upstairs, the master bedroom and the bathroom.

Now, on to my home office slash design studio slash crafting space slash outfit planning central. Enjoy!

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My 3 Favorite Podcasts

I am not the type of person who puts the TV on just to have some background noise. In that one way I am not my mother’s daughter. I’d much rather sit in silence if I had to choose between the two. I’m more likely to have my favorite music playlist going, or to listen to a new album on repeat. But when I go to the gym, I have found that I prefer listening to podcasts more than music. It’s kinda strange, but I love it. Don’t get me wrong, the perfect song with the perfect beat is magic. Starboy by The Weeknd, that has some magic. But before I turn on any music, I tune into an episode of a favorite podcast. I have a few on rotation right now that I’d love to share with you today.

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My Health & Fitness Journey // UPDATE

On my birthday this year I weighed in about 30lbs heavier than my ideal/healthy weight for my height. And for my own emotional well being. I know “they” say you think you’ll be happier if you lose the weight, but will you? Only time will tell I suppose, but I wanted to get back in control and do what I could to take some of the pounds off. Doing it on my own hadn’t worked up to this point.

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