Celebrating My Mother on Mother’s Day

Hello Lovely,

Happy Mother’s Day! Today is a difficult day for me since I’ve lost my Mother. Even though she isn’t with us, I still feel it’s an important day to celebrate. I decided to take it easy and let myself wake up without an alarm. I got out of bed around 8:30 am and enjoyed breakfast at home with Fletch. After that, I did some Zumba before getting ready for the day and sitting down to write this post.

Mother’s Day for me is a day that reminds me to appreciate and celebrate every moment I had with my Mom but is also a solemn reminder that I don’t get to make any new memories with her. It’s a difficult day but I do my best to celebrate her. That’s what she deserves.

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Live Your Life Your Way

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This weekend was spent lounging around the house and spending quality time with Fletch and my friends Cate and Luke. I wanted to get a lot done this weekend so I made a rather long to-do list. I am happy to say that I checked off a good amount of my tasks. Even with so much to do I still found time to reflect on my life, as I do too regularly.

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Friends Are the Family You Choose

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Today I’m resting after a crazy Saturday. Fletch and I hosted a house warming party at our new house and had about 20 people over. I haven’t hosted a party for more than 5 people since high school so I had a hard time figuring out how much food and drink to have. Yes, I bought too much. Anywho, I had an amazing time. We got to catch up with friends we haven’t seen in a while and have different friend groups meet for the first time.

Having so many wonderful people over truly filled my heart with joy. I felt so loved. So many people came out to celebrate this big life moment with us. It’s times like these that I feel lucky and thankful to have so many incredible people in my life. I’m a fortunate lady.

The next time I need a pick-me-up I will think back to this night. I will think about the people who love me and helped celebrate buying a house.

Now I’m off to hang out with Lily and Fletch before grabbing dinner with my brother and Dad (who happens to be in town for work).

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Make the Most of the Time We’re Given

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I hope you’re having an amazing day!! Fletch and I have been spending a ton of time getting comfy in our new house. We’re hosting a house warming party next weekend so we’ve been trying to make sure everything looks nice for our guests. It’s pretty crazy to think that we own this house. It still doesn’t feel real.

Anywho, spending time on the house has me reflecting on life (as I do frequently). What are my priorities? How do I want to focus my time and energy? The house has made me have to cut back on spending so finding new ways to spend my time has been a little challenging. I mean, I love shopping. I get it from my Mom and, if I’m honest, when I shop I somehow feel closer to her (we loved shopping together). So yeah, now I’m trying to find other ways to spend my time. Truthfully, I don’t need more stuff. If you follow me on Instagram then you may have seen my office. If you have then you know. So how do I make sure I’m making the most of my time now that I’ve kind of entered a new phase of my life?

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Expect Nothing and Appreciate Everything

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This February has already been a whirlwind. It’s nearly Valentine’s Day which means it’s really close to our closing date on our new house AND it’s almost my birthday. So much coming up!!! February has been both exciting and overwhelming. Most nights have been filled with packing, which is not as exciting but necessary.

February for me is a tough time of the year. My birthday falls just a few days before the anniversary of my Mom passing and last year’s birthday celebration was not as much as a distraction as I hoped. Last year was really hard and I had hoped that I’d be able to do something special this year. As you can imagine with our closing schedule that isn’t necessarily possible. Yes, buying a house is exciting but I’m also reminded of the fact that I don’t get to share that excitement with my Mom.

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