With Spring now upon us I figured it was high time that I did another Saturday Snapshots post. These posts are more personal in nature, just a way for us to get to know each other a little bit better. I totally fell off the “Saturday Snapshots” bandwagon last winter…. let’s just say I didn’t have anything positive to say, so I just chose not to say anything at all! January & February ended up being quite challenging for us, and the horrid winter did not help matters much.
Now it’s Spring and I’m feeling a bit cheerier… so we’re back– I made a conscious decision 4 years ago that this blog would always be a positive and uplifting place. So please don’t think that my life is all pretty Instagram shots and smiling children… cause it’s not. But I learned a long time ago, this is not the place to share negative emotions.
The horrid winter left me walking around the house all day long nick picking everything apart!! Not leaving the house for days will do that to you. I decided that the “cure” for our winter blues was a DIY project. Having also committed to a more active lifestyle in 2014- I thought our bland exercise room was a good place to start.
Here’s a shot of it in progress- we installed a plank wall to give it a good focal point. It’s done now and I’m sooo happy with it- I just need to figure out how to photograph it, since it is a room with ZERO natural light (suggestions???)
After the exercise room we moved right to our torn up Guest Bedroom- you’ll be reading more about that project in May. Right now I’m in “the thick” of it all- and most of the DIY projects I had planned for the room are FAILING!! We broke a drill bit last night trying to drill into a mirror (don’t ask, it will all make sense soon)…
For Spring break we escaped to Florida…. We have a Disney Vacation club membership and use it to the MAX! On the way to Orlando, I scoured the map for a beach to stop at on the way down. By process of elimination (how far off the freeway the beach was, and how close we could get to Orlando) we settled on Amelia Island, Florida. We got out of the car, ran to the beach and just sat and soaked in the much needed sunshine and sea air.
We were only there from late afternoon til the next morning so we didn’t get to explore too much. We did manage to check out Fort Clinch, downtown and the beach. Man, that place is ADORABLE… we are sooo going back.
My parents and adult brother (he has Autism) flew out from Utah to meet us in Orlando. We had a great time with them all week. It was really fun to “show them around” Disney and share our favorite spots and restaurants with them. It felt really strange to be there without our oldest daughter- she’s in college and still in class… but she’s growing up so we’re on to trying new things.
We had a great week in Orlando- I’m going to write up some Disneyworld tips for you guys and share them next week. I got a lot of questions as I posted on Instagram all week and I think now that we’ve been to Disneyworld more than 10 times that I have some relevant knowledge to share. I think everyone has their “own” way to do Disney, and I know that the blog world is not short of Disney Blog Posts- but I’ve got a few things that I think you might like.
Next week I’m headed to SNAP conference. I’ll be teaching one of the classes! I’m soooo excited. If you will be there make sure you find me and say “hello”… or even better sign up for my Clutch class- we’ll be making the bow front clutch you can see above!! I’ll be sure to share a tutorial for the clutch when I get back!
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