5 Things I’m Loving Lately

I think it’s common to come into Mondays with a feeling of dread, I am so excited, not necessarily that it’s Monday, but that I’m just a few days away from a special thing I have planned for myself this upcoming weekend. (I’ll share more later.) With that said, I don’t want to neglect the beautiful weekend that I did have and a few other things that I’m loving lately, so let’s just hop to it, shall we?

1- Desire Map Planner

I hinted the other week when I shared my August goals that I am working on a giveaway and while it isn’t happening just yet, I’m excited to give you a sneak peak at what it will be…

I have been using the Danielle LaPorte Desire Map planner this year and absolutely loving it, so you better believe I’m hopping on board to use one in 2018 AND am lucky enough to be able to gift one to one of my readers soon. With that said, I got mine a little early and just having it in my hands already has me excited.

The 2018 planners are available to order now, so if you don’t want to wait until my giveaway, you can get yours at the below links:

Charcoal & Gold Daily / Teal & Gold Daily

Charcoal & Gold Weekly / Charcoal & Gold Daily

2- Visitors

My aunt and cousin drove over from Wisconsin for a wedding on Saturday and it was so nice to get to spend a little time with them. After my cousin and I got back from the wedding we met up with my aunt again and all went to watch the sunset at the beach near my apartment. It was so beautiful and a great reminder that I need to make time for this more often, even if I’m by myself.

3- Chats with friends & family

There were some great chats with my aunt and cousin this weekend, but I’ve also had some great chats with some friends who have been super supportive as I navigate this crazy thing called life…and my 30s. I am so appreciative and grateful to have people who listen to me, provide advice, comfort, and are willing to lift me up when I feel like I’m failing.

4- ‘IT STARTS WITH FOOD’ by Melissa Hartwig & Dallas Hartwig

My friend Tina and I are planning to do a Whole 30 in September (my first, not hers) and while I’ve eaten paleo and felt like I had a pretty good sense of the program, I feel like I’ve really fallen off the railroad tracks lately and I need something to follow to help me stay on track and then go from there. I plan to talk more about this as we get closer to starting, but for now, I’m diving deep into reading, learning, and planning so I am ready.

The book has been super interesting with a great mix of science and entertainment and I’m looking forward to reading the others before starting.

5- Blogging

This probably sounds funny, but after cutting back my blogging for the last year +, it has felt so nice to be consistent and even to add a second post last week! I’m hoping to work my way back to a 2x/week blogging schedule again, but for now, it just feels good to find my blogging mojo again.

How was your weekend?

What are YOU loving lately?

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21 thoughts on “5 Things I’m Loving Lately”

  1. Having visitors is so much fun! It’s a nice change to your normal routine.
    I would love to see a review on the planner with some pictures of the inside to see the layout! I’m slowly starting to think of the type of planner I want for next year.

    Have a great day!

  2. I’m excited to hear more about your map planner. I really like the one I’ve been using but there’s a lot of blank space and I’m thinking it might not be the best for my needs.

    Glad to hear you are finding your bloggy groove again–it can sometimes take some tinkering to find what works best for us 🙂

  3. Hi Katie! I just found your blog and am excited to follow along! I’ve seen that planner before and had my eye on it so maybe 2018 will be my year. I can’t believe we are already talking about 2018!

    Life is crazy and beautiful and freaking hard. I’m glad you are getting your blogging mojo back! I’m working on mine and I find it helps me stay balanced.

    Have a great week!

  4. Oh, I am a total planner person… so I have to take a look at this planner (which I have never heard of). It’s pretty!! 😉

    So glad you got to spend time with family/friends. My family lives far away, so I don’t see them that often and it makes me sad 🙁

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