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Oh Hey, Friday!

Friday is finally here, y'all and it means summer break officially starts in just a couple hours for us. While this summer will be busy for us, I'm one excited mama. There's something about the freedom of summer that I still love; sleeping in, late night snuggles on the front porch with my hubby, corn hole games, swimming, cookouts; I just love it all. But first, grab a cup of coffee and get cozy with me because i'm going to talk Good Week/Bad Week, Instagram Goodness, Coffee & Blogs Posts and my favorite internet finds from the week.

Oh Hey, Friday!

Good Week/Bad Week
Good Week- Umm, that Summer Break begins!!!

Bad Week- I've accomplished nothing this week because I had the absolute worst pain in my hip. It seems so much better this morning though so yay for that.

Favorite Insta Post

Blog Posts & Coffee

Coffee Chat & Weekly Goals
Welcome Home Wednesday Linky Party #93
How to Create An Inspiration Vision Board

Blogger Loves & Inspiration

Mood Board-May Edition Vintage Simply Love
Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone Small Towns & City Lights
30 Best Tailwind Tribes For Bloggers Breakfast At Lillys

Favorite Friday Finds

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Happy Friday Loves!

How To Create An Inspiration Vision Board

Hello Lovelies. It's been a while since I've shared my obsession with vision boards. So I thought I would share a guest post I did on a friend's blog a while back. Some of the information is the same in both posts but the first post is more about how to create a vision board for setting goals and chasing dreams. This vision board is aimed more towards creating an inspiration vision board, Lately I need all the inspiration I can get so I thought this was a perfect time to re-visit this post and remind myself of my dreams, goals and what sets my soul on fire.

You can check out my post on How To Create A Vision Board here.

To me, vision boards are such a game changer because i'm a visual person so seeing my dreams, my goals, my plans come to life in pictures gives me such a sense of excitement. They're also therapeutic for me because I can get things out of my head and on to a canvas that I can look at time and time again. So I thought i'd bring my passions of inspiring others and vision boards together for a fun guide to creating your own inspiration vision board.

*All the pics I've used in this collage are my own.*

How To Create An Inspiration Vision Board

1. Get Inspired

I'm sure this seems pretty obvious but truth is sometimes inspiration can be hard to come by so sit down and write out a list of things that inspire you. Scroll through Pinterest, take a walk outside, go to your favorite store and find things that inspire you then write them down in a pretty journal.

2. Visual Representation

This is where things get really fun because now you get to take your list of all the things that inspire you and put them into pictures. You can snap some of your own or save ones you like from Pinterest, Google, etc.

Have fun with this part because this is where you'll keep coming to when you need inspiration so make the pictures pretty and a true reflection of what you want them to represent. There's no wrong way to do this, just have fun with it and follow your heart.

3. Learning How To Use Your Board

For some people just making the board is enough but the purpose of the board is for it to inspire you so just remember to pull it out and look at it every once in a while. I like to set a reminder in my phone at the beginning of every month to look at my board. Of course, it's always a good idea to look at it when you're un-inspired.

4. Make It Part Of Your Everyday

As a blogger, it's easy to let a post slip away into the archives of my blog so this part is especially important to me. I like to keep my vision boards easily accessible by taking a picture of it and using it as the background on my phone. You could also print the pictures out and put them in a cute basket on your coffee table or cut them out and use them in your day planner. You could even tape them to the bathroom mirror or hang them on the side of the refrigerator. Anything to keep them visible so you stay inspired.

Well friends, I hope you enjoyed this post and I truly hope you take the time to make your own Inspiration Vision Board. I promise, this will be such a fun project and you'll love the happiness it brings to put together such a fun board that you'll find yourself dreaming of other things to make vision boards on.

I would love to see your vision boards so share them with me on:

Welcome Home Wednesday Linky Party #93

Welcome to Welcome Home Wednesdays number 93!!! I absolutely adore looking through your projects every single week and this week is no exception! We've been hanging out with y'all and sharing and loving all the goodies shared here!! Thank you ALL for coming back week after week!! We APPRECIATE y'all!!

Let's get started! Each week our little party gets even bigger... and we're so glad you're here to party with us! So bring your friends and link up something awesome... we love to see your amazing work around here! Don't forget to leave us a comment to let us know you stopped by and we'll do the same when we visit your link! The party will start each Wednesday at 7am CST... and we'll be here bright eyed, bushy tailed and ready to party! Stop by and share your fabulous posts... we would love to read them and share them with our friends!



Meet your Fabulous Hosts!

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The Spotlight! That's right... Features!

These people were extra cool last week... so we're featuring them this week! That means they get a little time in the spotlight...and a cameo on our social media accounts (if you've ever wanted to hangout on my facebook page this is your chance!) Sounds awesome huh?! For your chance to be featured make sure to follow all of your hosts on social media... and leave us a little note so we know you're following!! Just pop over and leave a comment on Facebook (or Twitter, or Instagram... whichever one is your jam!) We look at every single link so we don't miss a beat!

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The Rules are there ain't no Rules!

We ain't your Mama... so we don't have a strict rules list. View this more as party etiquette! 1. Be kind! Read and comment on your fellow party goers links! 2. We like to think we're super fancy... we want our guests to feel fancy too so no link-party or affiliate links please! 3. If you want to be featured please follow your hosts on social media... then link back to the party with a text link... or our fabulous button! 4. Link to a specific post... not your home page! We want to see what you've been up to this week! 5. Our mama's taught us to share... that includes the limelight! No more than 3 links per person please! 6. That's it! Have fun and link up your best stuff! We can't wait to see it! 7. Please note that by sharing at Welcome Home Wednesdays, you are giving permission for your projects to be shared on social media and in round up posts on any of the cohosts sites  

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Thanks so much for Stopping by!

Like any good hosts we're sitting right by the present table waiting until our guests leave so we can go through the loot... the loot being your links! We can't wait to check out what you've left for us. Trust me there will be a lot of pinning, tweeting and facebook sharing going on in the near future... we can't wait to show off what you've left! Save Save Save Save

Coffee Chat + Weekly Goals

Hello loves. Happy Monday. I know, it's not my favorite day of the week either but I am learning to love it a little more. It's a chance for a fresh start and I love fresh starts. I also love coffee and girl dates so join me for some coffee and girl time, won't you? I'll wait while you get your favorite mug filled with coffee and join me.

It's almost the start of summer for us. School is out at the end of this week and we've got a huge summer in the works. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed, a lot excited and even more inspired but I know that I need to get myself organized for all the things to come so I thought i'd add a little something to our morning coffee chats. I'm going to add a Monday Mantra and Weekly Goals to the mix to keep myself accountable and ready to take on the world. More on that in a minute. But First, Coffee Chat.

If you and I were on a coffee date...

I would tell you that the weekend was perfect. We didn't have any really big plans so it was really relaxing. We took our son shopping for new shoes and went to lunch together on Saturday. Two weekends in a row i've gotten to go to brunch/lunch with my guys and I kinda like it even more than going out to dinner. Day dates are my new fave.

Yesterday my hubby & I spent the day at my mama and daddy's house just hanging out. My kiddo did come down with some sickness that he's still trying to shake off, over the weekend, so he's home with me today and I don't mind. I like it when he's home. It won't be much longer and he won't want to be home all the time so I soak it up while I can. What did you do over the weekend?

Last Friday night I had the privilege of chatting with one of the most inspirational women I know, Ashley Beaudin. We just talked about life stuff and the possibility of me opening an Etsy shop. She just has this way of making you feel like you can do anything and no dream is too small. I think i'm finally going to open that shop because, in the words of Ashley, "what's the worst that can happen?" She really set my soul on fire to chase my dreams.

I've also been loving getting crafty with my Cricut lately. I've been making all the cute shirts and mugs and my sweet friends have been encouraging me to sell them. I actually have three shirt orders currently.

I would tell you that this is the last week of school for us then i'll have a high schooler. When did this happen? Last week he was four, I swear!

I spent yesterday morning making my to do list for the week and decorating my week in my planner and getting organized. It felt so good to get this done and out of the way. I've been so behind lately but this should be my new Sunday routine because it feels good going into the week prepared. I really want to find a morning routine that is productive and gives me energy. Do you have any tips or ideas?

What would you share with me if we were on a coffee date?

Monday Mantra

I feel like right now is the perfect time for me to detox everything in my life; especially physical clutter and my mind so I'm going to make weekly goals. I've even started a weekly inspiration + goals
Pinterest board. You can follow along and see what my goals are each week, if you'd like.

I'm going to start small with five goals I want to achieve this week.

+ Spend ZERO $. Other than on gas in my Jeep and mailing a package off.

+ Finish my tee shirt orders and get them delivered.

+ Start putting together my newsletter.

+ Read one chapter a day in Girl Boss or Note To Self.

+ Spend one evening snuggled on the couch, watching a movie with my hubby sans tech devices like we used to do when we were dating.

I know these goals seem super easy but in all actuality, they are things I struggle with. I've been guilty of spending money on totally un-necessary things. I see a lipstick or nail polish I want, I buy it or if I want Chick Fil A for lunch, I get it. These are small things but they do add up and we're in a season of life where we need to start being more frugal and learning to save.

Those tee shirt orders just need to be done and delivered. My newsletter was something I never really thought about before until a new reader told me she found my blog and was trying to sign up to my newsletter and was having a hard time. It was an eye opening thing to tell her I didn't have a newsletter yet. It made me see that someone would sign up for it so I need to get it done. Both of these things are going to boost my dreams of future business endeavors so why not invest in them?

I've been trying to read Girl Boss and Note To Self for months now. I enjoy reading, I just never take the time to do it so it's time to step away from technology in the afternoons and read. And as for the movie and cuddling with my hubby. That goes without saying. We just get so busy and exhausted that in the evenings we are either still running around like crazy or snoozing away on opposite couches/chairs with a dog in between. I kinda miss that dating feeling. Okay, I miss it a lot. It's time to invest in not only "me time" but "us time" again.

What are some goals you'd like to achieve this week?