Monday, May 22, 2017

Belated weekend recap -

Monday, May 22, 2017
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A few weekends ago, one of my best friends Natalie and her husband Mark were in town for an event happening at my home church. I was SO excited to get to spend almost a whole week with them, as we live almost 3 hours away from each other, and don't get to spend a whole lot time together on a regular basis. After the event was over, they ended up staying an extra day to see some of the city, and were nice enough to invite me along!

The first stop of our day was a cafe in Lawrenceville called The Vandal. The atmosphere alone had us all swooning, the pictures don't do it justice! They serve both breakfast and lunch and by the time we had gotten there they were serving lunch. The menu was simple and our waiter was extremely knowledgable about everything on it and was able to answer any of our questions. I got a salad that sounded a bit adventurous for my taste, but I was opened to trying something new. It had pickled apples, barley, goat cheese, beet slices and a beet vinaigrette. I was hesitant at first but I ended up absolutely loving it! I ate every last thing on my plate, it was that good! 
After lunch we decided to walk around and check out some of the shops. We came across Una Biologicals and decided to stop in! This shop sells all natural organic beauty and wellness products. The woman who greeted us when we came in told us that they actually make all their products on site, which I thought was really cool! All their products has such a great scent, and they had so many different kinds of products! I didn't end up purchasing anything, but Natalie had bought a few little items for her mom and mother in law for mothers day. 

You can't end a day in the city without ice cream, am I right or am I right?!
There is a somewhat new place in Lawrenceville called NatuRoll Creamery. I don't even have that much to say about this... but seriously how cool is this ice cream!? Natalie and I were so giddy and excited as we watched them mix our ingredients and roll our ice cream. It is such a fun experience, and a tasty one too! I got s'mores flavor, Natalie got Key Lime Pie and Mark got brownie :)

This weekend was one of my favorites, and definitely a great way to kick off the summer months. I absolutely love getting to spend time with friends that I don't get to see often. 
If you are ever in Pittsburgh I definitely recommend checking out all of these spots and more! 

Happy Monday :)

Monday, May 8, 2017

May Goals -

Monday, May 8, 2017
Yes, I am aware that we are eight days into May. I'm jumping on the bandwagon a little bit late, but better late than never, right?!

I see so many of my blogger friends do monthly goal posts and I find them so inspiring! Not only that, but I also see a lot of good change come from monthly blog goals. And I figure, if nothing else, at least I have these documented somewhere on the wonderful internet to look back on. And I have several strangers to hold me accountable ;) 

:. May Goals .:

Blog Goals:: Be More Consistent. A struggle of mine, for sure. I want to grow my blog into what I've always wanted it to be. I just need to stop getting discouraged and neglecting it. 
Make a Schedule. Another struggle of mine. This goes hand in hand with the first goal. Now that I have more time on my hands hopefully I can make this happen!

Personal Goals:: Take More Pictures. I love taking pictures. And I'm finding more and more that I love having little memories to look back on. 
Practice my Photography More. Photography has always been a great big passion of mine, but I put it on the back burner because I am quick to compare myself to others. Gotta be more confident, and practice more. 
Do More Random Acts of Kindness. Definitely a personal goal. Something that I used to do a whole lot, and need to keep continue doing. 

I'm exciting to work on these goals throughout this month, and hopefully by the time June rolls around I'll have some of these checked off and completed!!
What are your May goals?

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