My Focuses For The Summer

My Focuses For The Summer

Hi there! Happy Friday to you! ❤ I hope you’re having a great weekend. 🙂 As the days have grown warmer here in Georgia, I have gradually began thinking more and more about how I’d like to spend the summer months. Living in the South means that our summer lasts usually from early May to late September, haha, so you can imagine why I absolutely love October!

Since I usually tend to spend the most time indoors in our hotter months (the humidity kills me lol), I am coming up with ways to spend this time wisely. Sitting around and blogging the whole summer away is tempting, but would definitely not be the smartest way to spend my time, haha! Because of this, I have come up with a list of several, productive things I want to do over the following months.

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If We Were Having Lemonade | June 2018

If We Were Having Lemonade | June 2018

Hi there! I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ❤ It has been nearly a week since I wrote a blog post, which is quite unusual for me, haha. Tuesday’s post was pre-written, so I did respond to comments and I have been reading posts, but I had actually written that post in the week before!

The craziest thing about the highs and lows of blogging inspiration is that typically, I’ll take some time off from blogging because I can’t think of a thing to write. Throughout June, however, I have had several ideas, but just couldn’t focus enough to write any of them! This is because of the different things that have been going on for me and my family (all good things!), which took away my writing mindset completely. You’ll see why in today’s post!

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My Looking-Ahead List: 15 Exciting Things (Updated)

My Looking-Ahead List: 15 Exciting Things (Updated)

Hi there! Happy Tuesday to you. ❤ Last summer, I wrote a post that was very similar to this one, and I loved getting to list all of the things I’m excited to experience one day! This is a realistic bucket list of sorts – instead of choosing different things that I’d like to see happen, I’m including fifteen things that I know will happen in the years to come. ❤ This ensures that I won’t be disappointed, haha! If you’d like to read the looking-ahead list I wrote last July, click here 🙂 Intro aside, I’m happy to know share with you the 15 exciting things I’ve come up with for today! Enjoy!

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The Privilege I’ve Been Given

The Privilege I’ve Been Given

Hey there! ❤ I hope you’re having a beautiful weekend 🙂 With summer having just officially arrived, I can’t help but think about all of the fun possibilities this new season holds for me and my family! I’m hoping that maybe, just maybe, we’ll have the chance for all of us to go on a fun vacation together. ❤ However, we have to take into consideration the youngest ones, who find it hard to stay in their car seats for too long. (In fact, I’m not the biggest fan of long car rides either. haha!) Even if we don’t take an official “vacation” of sorts, I’m certain that we’ll have fun going out on at least one day trip. 🙂 You’ll have to let me know what you’re planning to do this summer! Intro aside, I’m happy to introduce you to today’s post. I hope that you enjoy!

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Preparing For Wisdom Teeth Surgery | My Thoughts

Preparing For Wisdom Teeth Surgery | My Thoughts

I have had this surgery now and am recovering beautifully! Come read my update post here.

Hey guys ❤ I hope you’re doing well 🙂 I don’t usually aim to share two posts in one day, but that’s just how today has gone. The one I posted earlier is about how I’ve been thinking about my responses to my family lately. While talking to my mom a few moments ago, she was encouraging me to write a post on how I’m feeling about the surgery tomorrow … so that’s what I’m doing right now.

I’m more worried now than I was when I found out that the surgery is scheduled for tomorrow. I figured this would happen, and it makes sense, but I wish my anxiety hadn’t grown. I’ve been reading the Bible and listening to uplifting songs these past couple of days, and that has definitely given me peace, but my fears have been giving me trouble.

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New Laptop + We’re Moving! | Little Life Updates

New Laptop + We’re Moving! | Little Life Updates

Hey there! Happy Thursday to you ❤ We are already approaching the weekend again, haha, so I hope you have some activities and/or events you’re looking forward to! 😉 For today’s post, I am happy to share with you some little life updates. Some of them are actually pretty big lol, but I just love the title! The rest of them actually are little. please don’t take offense I hope you enjoy!

My dad updated my laptop! (See featured image.) This means that he just recently purchased a much better one for me to replace the Chromebook I had been using. While I did enjoy using it and the performance was phenomenal, there were security concerns as well as frustrating hardware limitations that definitely called for a replacement. This means that I am now writing my blog posts on a gorgeous new laptop, which I’m already growing to love … new flaws, and all! xD (My dad had to lead me through clean-ups and security scans to get it going smoothly.)

My family and I are in the process of moving. The house we’re currently at has been our home since the summer of 2015, and after three years of residing here, we are itching to get a move-on! For various reasons I really needn’t go into, I am thoroughly stoked that we’ll be living somewhere else very soon. Once the Lord provides a house for us, we’ll be on our way.

giving her tummy-time in my room.

Isabella is doing well. I haven’t talked about her much recently, but she is still a thriving little two-month-old whom I absolutely adore to pieces. Once she was out of the awkward newborn stage (I’m sorry, but every baby goes through it haha), I really started to get into capturing her beauty – although the hair-falling-out phase isn’t the prettiest, either. Oh, well – I still love you, girl!

I am finally going to get back into reading. Yup, you read that right! After months of thinking ‘I need to start reading more,’ I’m finally taking the plunge – and just in time! I visited the library again after taking a long break from browsing their shelves, and I found some awesome reads I can’t wait to delve into. There’s some fiction and some nonfiction, as well. I’ll be sure to share what I read once I’ve reached their endings!

The weather here in Georgia is fantastic right now. Aside from the pollen making my sensitivity act up from time to time, the warm weather and beautiful scenery we’ve recently been getting to experience has been so wonderful! From going horseback riding to letting the youngest ones enjoy visiting playgrounds, this has been a positive experience for all of us. (Now, if only we could find a way to get those wasps and carpenter bees away from our back door … )

Surgery is in my near future. My, this is a strange way to introduce the topic haha, but guys, I am in much discomfort! My wisdom teeth really do need to be taken out, even though I’d rather not have surgery. However, with the knowledge that they’re weakening my jaw and jumbling my teeth even closer together is a huge encouragement to go through with the surgery, haha! Plus, I know the Lord is always with me ❤ I would never be able to face any medical office without His constant presence and love 🙂

I have some new post series ideas. One could follow along on our moving journey, and I think that would be fun because then I could update you guys as things happen! The other series would be inspiration from my own life, where I open up about common misconceptions, myths, and the pros and cons to different things about me. Do you think that would be interesting? For example, I could write about being homeschooled my entire childhood and teenage years, the reality of having long thick hair (because I think there are a lot of things people don’t realize about it lol), and so on.

Thank you so much for reading! I really hope you’re having a beautiful day 🙂 I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

What have YOU been up to lately?

Happy Thursday to you!

— Maggie

Things To Accomplish In May

Things To Accomplish In May

Hi there! I hope you’re doing well. ❤ Happy Tuesday, and Happy May, to you! Another new month has come back around, and I am once again surprised, haha. There have been very few times over this past year where I felt like a month lasted longer than it should have – all the rest absolutely flew by! Either way, I am very happy that May is here, because some exciting things are in store for me and my family. I’ll be writing about some of them soon!

Blog Coaching Update: Thank you so much for all of your questions! I’ll be answering them in a post and sharing it this Saturday (the 5th). I’m working on it ❤ If you have any other questions to add, comments are still open! Click here!

Do you have any plans for the month of May? I hope and pray that there is at least one thing you’re looking forward to and planning for! Even if you see the next few weeks as a good time to take a break from something, that’s awesome, too – you have plans to relax!

Even though I’ve been searching for a single way to welcome new months on my blog, I’ve finally accepted that I enjoy mixing it up, lol. Instead of having one type of post to write on the first of each month, I’m going to go with whatever I need and am in the mood for! For May, I’m happily trying out something new.

I have a few things I’d love to work on throughout the month, but then I also came up with a list of 31 tasks to complete one a day in May. This means that regardless of how a day goes, I can check at least one thing off my list! I’ve mentioned before that I love being productive, and this will help me so much.

For the sake of simplicity, I’ll share both lists without any commentary. Since I’m still currently working on the 31-task one, I’ll share a snippet of the first ten. I don’t want to bog down your morning with a 1k+ word post, haha! Either way, I hope you’ll enjoy. 🙂 ❤

Throughout May:

  1. Pursue daily fitness and good nutrition.
  2. Continually care for my skin.
  3. Enjoy the beautiful weather.
  4. Nurture optimism and positivity.

A Task A Day

  1. Clean phone.
  2. Watch a movie I’ve been wanting to watch.
  3. Make a new recipe.
  4. Shop for jeans/shorts.
  5. Read more of a book.
  6. Go through PC photos.
  7. Organize game cabinet.
  8. Have a photoshoot with Elizabeth.
  9. Clean out desk drawers.
  10. Share more photos on Unsplash.

… and more!

Thank you so much for reading! ❤ I can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store for us in May, because there are definitely some awesome things coming up. 🙂

Let me know in the comments below:

What are YOU excited for in May?

Happy Tuesday!

— Maggie