Five on Friday


I have been following Jessica at Garvin & Co for about 4 years now, and when she posted how easy it is to grow a few plants without a garden, I knew I had to try it for myself. Mitchell and I went to Home Depot on Monday and bought some cilantro and basil to start with. If this goes well, I would love to expand – I’ve always wanted to be able to have a big garden! How cute are these little pots from Target’s dollar section?


My work schedule has changed from a traditional Monday through Friday to a Tuesday through Saturday. I am actually really excited for this, though, because my Saturday shift is only four hours. This means I get off at noon on Saturday and don’t have to go back to work until Tuesday morning! It feels like a 3-day weekend every week, and I am most excited for the extra beach time this will create for me.


When we got back from Barcelona, the last leg of our flight with United was delayed over 12 hours. After way too many calls and emails, we finally got some flight vouchers awarded to us. The vouchers weren’t much, especially in comparison to flight vouchers I’ve received from other airlines, without having to ask, for delays that were even less; but rant aside, we are planning to use them to go to Key West! We are about 9 hours away by car, and I hate to waste up a full day driving when I could be spending that time in a place I’ve been dying to get back to. I already know all of the ins and outs of Key West, but I’ve been spending my free time researching anyways.

Not Key West, but still pretty 😉


I have had about ten sand dollars just kind of laying around for over a month now, and I have no idea what to do with them. I would like to think that I used to be a creative person, but that was before Pinterest would do all of the thinking for me (ha). Of course, I’ve already scoured Pinterest, but I haven’t found anything that really catches my eye. What have you done with your sand dollars? I expect that this will be a growing collection!


I started working out more consistently last August (probably 3-4 times a week) and got really into it around Christmas (5-6 times a week). I promised myself that I wouldn’t let moving across the country impact all the progress I’d made and worked so hard for. I definitely broke that promise, and have probably only worked out maybe once a week since we got here. Now that we are back from Barcelona and Mitchell has started working, life is finally back to “normal” – meaning I can get back on a regular schedule involving consistent exercise. Getting back into it can be a little discouraging – workouts that used to be so easy for me left me sore for four days this week but I’m excited to be back in it! Now if I could just get my nutrition on point – I really like donuts!

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  1. Linda O'Leary Riesch

    Came across your blog about New Bern, NC, and enjoyed reading more. I especially laughed at your mention of what Pinterest has done for, and to, you.

    Such good news that your heart’s home is now your body’s home — Florida. My heart’s home is Ireland, and always thought I was a Smoky Mountain girl, most of my life, but having lived 5 years outside of Wilmington, NC, I realize I can no longer tear myself away from the Atlantic.

    So welcome back to the Eastern Time Zone, and so very glad to hear the joy in your writing.


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