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Friday Favorites #16

Happy Friday! I don't know if it's because the sun finally came out or what, but I've been in a pretty good mood all week. Whatever the cause, I'll take it. I have lots of things I want to share with you today. In case you missed it, earlier this week I shared the lessons I learned from my DIY nightmare backsplash project and my current workout playlist (plus an awesome workout). I have a bunch of recipes I'm hoping to share with you guys soon. One of them is another nut butter recipe, bu…

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My Latest Workout Playlist + An Awesome Weekend Workout

workout equipment


Music is such an awesome way to naturally boost energy and enhance workout performance. I workout first thing in the morning, and sometimes I'm still half asleep when I'm starting my workout. Often I listen to podcasts (I'll be sharing one I'm currently obsessed with on Friday). But on the mornings when I'm dragging despite coffee I put on a good workout playlist and it instantly boosts my mood.



For a while, I was in a workout music rut because I wasn't in love with the playlists I was ge…

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DIY Kitchen Backsplash: Lessons I learned from making every mistake




Everything might take approximately 3-4 x's longer than estimated (if you don't use these tips)


DIY kitchen backsplash


DIY kitchen backsplash


My goal in writing this post is to help you avoid ALL of the mistakes I made and road bumps I encountered during this DIY kitchen backsplash project. I literally had some kind of issue every step of the way. It was a learning experience. I naively thought this project was going to take a …

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Friday Favorites #15

Happy Friday! I hope your week has been wonderful. I feel like I really started to notice how much lighter it's getting later into the evening this week and along with the warmer temps I'm getting some summer vibes. Yayy sunlight. Once again I'm checking in to share some of the things that I'm loving this week. As always, I'd love to hear what things made you smile this week in the comments! Thanks for stopping by. <3



New veggie Breakfast bowl creations



veggie packed breakfast bowl



I shared this on Instagram ear…

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Friday Favorites #14

Happy Friday! This week is kicking my butt so I'm going to keep this intro short. While I'm feeling a little tired, this week definitely had some highlights and fun new discoveries that made me happy. As always, I'd love to hear about what things made you happy this week in the comments. Thanks for stopping by. <3



Beer Lab



beer flight at Beer Lab


Beer Lab is definitely going to become a favorite local place that we visit frequently. We were smitten from the moment we walked into this cute new spot in Moores…

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Friday Favorites #13

Happy Friday! I'm STILL stuck in kitchen DIY land, but I'm starting to see a dull light at the end of the tunnel. Any free time has pretty much been devoted to that, so I'm looking forward to the weekend and getting to live my life outside of the kitchen and Lowes/Home Depot. This week Charlotte's weather was special in that it was snowing one day (!) and gorgeous warm weather the next. Always fun to experience all the seasons in one week. Once again I'm stopping by to share some of the th…

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Sweet Potato, Cucumber, Goat Cheese, and Smoked Salmon Stacks

sweet potato cucumber goat cheese and smoked salmon stacks


Today I'm taking a break from working on the kitchen backsplash to bring you my latest snack/meal/appetizer obsession. I'm actually making progress with the whole backsplash situation, and I finally finished putting up the tiles. Hallelujah. All that's left is the grout. Simple! Right? Not really.



Nothing about this project has been simple. Once again the videos online make it seem like grout application is a breeze. But yesterday I spent a whole lot of time in the grout section of Hom…

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Friday Favorites #12

Happy Friday! Sorry I was MIA this week...I've been trapped in backsplash land and I can't get out. If you don't know what I'm talking about, refer back to last week's Friday Favorites when I was blissfully naive about the project that was about to unfold. This week has not been my favorite, but that's all the more reason to focus on the little things that did bring some joy. As always, I would love to hear what things you're loving this week in the comments. Thanks for stopping by. <3



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Friday Favorites #11

Happy Friday! This week has been BUSY. Typically I like to get a post out early in the week, but I was dealing with other life things and also learning about the world of Pinterest so it got a little quiet around here for a bit. I also was at work late a couple of evenings, so there has been a little extra coffee and not enough sleep this week. Yay for the weekend on the horizon! Because this week has been a little crazy, I'm keeping things somewhat brief. As always, I'm sharing some of…

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How To Get Into Yoga When You're Type-A

8 Tips to embracing taking a deep breath



mermaid pose, yoga


I'm a first born and my parents named me Amelia. In Latin, Amelia means "industrious". Basically, this means that a synonym for my name could be Type-A. I'm only now realizing how appropriate that is given the first letter of my name. All of this to say, I feel like my constant need to be productive and setting goals and difficulty JUST RELAXING was kind of inevitable.



For the most part I've accepted and embraced that. But accepting my person…

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