June 27, 2018

Career Choices

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Hey guys, 

So in my June Life Update post I said I would discuss my thoughts on career choices since I'm really struggling with this! I honestly don't know where to begin with this because I have so much to say! I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned this but I work a part time job at DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse). I've been there for a little over a year and a half. I enjoy working there and once I find something full time my plan is to continue to work here on the weekends and also close some nights just so I can keep the amazing discount and also make some extra to put in savings towards big purchases that I really want (such as a new laptop and a Chanel handbag)! I don't know how long I will do both jobs but that's a decision I will make later on.

I've honestly really been struggling with this because I'm about to turn 25 but by the time I turn 25 I will only have been working for 2 years. I didn't work in college and that was my choice and I didn't work in high school because my parents had a rule growing up that school was our main focus and if we really needed money for something they would give it to us. Like my parents would always give us some money if we were going to the movies with some friends or to something similar. We worked hard for our grades and our parents rewarded us for that.

Anyways, I'm currently applying to jobs and I have probably received over 10 rejection emails which is fine because I've probably applied to over 30 jobs by now and most of them I'm definitely not qualified for but people keep telling to apply to things anyway! Honestly, I'm being really picky, I've gotten a lot of calls and interview opportunities but most of them seem to involve some type of sales and I really don't want to spend the day on the phone trying to get people buy a certain product or insurance. It's just not something I'm interested in and it's just not something I think I would be good at. It's mostly really hard because I'm not entirely sure what I want to do with my life! I know jobs that I want to have and I know what I want to do at some point in my life, just not right now! Also, I don't just want to pick a job based on things such as money or things that they tell me in the interview that sound cool! I want to pick a job that I'm actually interested in and something that could lead towards a career!

I know that at some point in my life I want to own my own clothing boutique and start my own company! I already have the name picked out and the location where I want the first store to be but there's so much that goes into starting and owning your company that it's all very overwhelming and I just don't know where to begin! This is something that my mom, my sister and I have been working on for a little over a year now and then thankfully my boyfriend has been helping us a little more! The biggest thing with starting your own business is that you need money or need to know people with money that will either lend it to you or become investors in the company. However, I don't really want people to lend me money so our other option is to go through a bank and them lend me the money. I also don't want investors unless it's like my parents or something! I just don't want to have to owe people money!

Whenever I start this company I kind of want it to be more than just clothes or fashion! Between my mom, my sister and myself we have all come up with different projects that we will each manage but they will all be under the same name! Basically I want to build my own mini empire! And by mini, I mean mini! If we're successful I don't want to open more than 3 different locations of the boutique mainly because then it won't really be a boutique anymore, it will become a chain and that's not really something I'm interested in! I want my boutique to be something that people will want to travel to just because they saw it on Facebook or Instagram or because they heard about it from a friend who was visiting!

Anyways back to the careers, I've always been one of those people that wants to have like a bunch of jobs so I can tell people "I've done this and this, oh and I've also done this"! For some odd reason I've always wanted to be a professor after I semi-retire so I can tell all of my students about all of the interesting jobs I've done in my life! I feel like you need to have a lot of jobs as a professor just so you can teach your students about more things and help guide them in the right path!

Honestly, I just really struggle with figuring out what I want to do with my life until I have the funds or means to be able to open my boutique! I constantly have so many thoughts running through my mind and I'm also very indecisive so I'm constantly changing my mind about what I want to do! I will keep you guys posted on the job hunt and let you know when I do find a new job!

If anyone has any advice or thoughts on the topic feel free to leave a comment below! I'd love the feedback and the help!

Thanks for stopping by!
XO, Steph

June 25, 2018

Gasparilla Island Boca Grande

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Hey guys,

So last weekend my family took a day trip to Boca Grande, Gasparilla Island! It's basically this cute little beach town that's technically a part of the same county as the one I live in but you have to drive a little over an hour and a half and pass through another county just to get to this little town. It's kind of a crazy idea if you think about! But anyways we loaded up our bikes and headed on our way to celebrate my dads birthday and fathers day!

We drove all the way to the end of the island parked in the public parking lot for a small fee and unloaded our bikes. We hoped on our bikes head back in the direction of town. We biked to the lighthouse first which we did not go up because I was the only one wearing flip flops and you can only go up if you are wearing closed toed shoes. When we got back to our bikes there was a turtle trying to cross the street so we quickly made sure that he went back in the correct direction because turtles are super cute!

Once we got to town we locked up our bikes and started to walk around and explore! We were all a little hungry so we went searching for a snack. We found one at a little convenient store that had the super cute pink gas pump outside of it! Once we were done with our snack we started to walk towards the hotel thats on the island. The last time we were there the hotel was closed because it closes during season. It's super cute inside and it's set up like an older hotel with actual keys for the rooms! There's a couple boutiques inside the hotel and a couple places to eat. There also a golf course for those who enjoy that sort of thing!

After we were done exploring the hotel, we walked down to the end the street to this little pier/dock and we saw a dolphin swimming back up the canal! I absolutely love dolphins and I think that they are super cute. I love whenever we get the chance to see them out in the wild! Next, it was time for lunch and so we headed back up the street to where all of the shops and restaurants are. We ate at The Loose Caboose which was really tasty! It's a very relaxed environment and a seat yourself type of place.

After lunch we decided to go exploring around town and check out some of the shops! We didn't buy anything but they were all very cute and had some pretty decent brands in them such as Sail to Sable, Lilly Pulitzer, and Vineyard Vines. After we did some more exploring, we got back on our bikes head back to the truck. We didn't really make anymore stops after this, it was extremely hot and we were all exhausted! Once we were back at the truck and everything was loaded up, my dad wanted to take a walk on the beach real quick so he and I did that while my mom and sister waited for us in the car.

Honestly, it was such a great day and I love visiting this little island! There's quite a few shops and restaurants on the island that you could easily spend a long weekend here exploring the town and hanging out by the beach. The beach is not crowded at all and it is my perfect idea of a beach trip! I hate when the beach is too crowded and theres no room for you lay a towel down or even walk in between all of the different groups. 

Thanks for stopping by!
XO, Steph

June 22, 2018

Upcoming Summer 2018 Trips

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Hey guys,

June is a pretty busy month and so is August, however July might be a little boring but I'm kind of okay with that because of how busy June and August are going to be. Granted I still do want to plan and take a trip in July but nothing has really been discussed!

So here is a list of all of the trips we have planned so far:

1) Disney

I'm going to Disney this weekend with my boyfriend and my family! We're just going for one night so he can use up the last two days on his tickets but I'm super excited because we're staying at one of my favorite places, Fort Wilderness Campground! We're staying in the cabins there and they are one of my favorite places to stay. They are so roomy and come with their own kitchen, they're so nice! We haven't picked out what parks we're going to but hopefully we will soon! I'll probably post pictures and maybe blog about the trip once we get back but I haven't decided!

2) St. Augustine

The last weekend of the month we are taking a trip to St. Augustine to visit our friends and see their new house. This trip will just consist of my sister, my boyfriend and I. I am so excited and I can't wait to see everyone and their new house! I also love visiting St. Augustine, it is one of my favorite cities! We took Zach (my boyfriend) for his first trip a couple months ago and I am so excited to go back with him and show him more of the city! It's seriously such a cut and fun town to visit if you ever get the chance!

3) NYC

The first weekend of August, my mom, my sister, and I will be heading on annual trip to New York! I've decided to start calling it that because let's face it, we seem to go every year now! It's our favorite city to visit and there is seriously so much to do all of the time that you can't really ever get bored! It's amazing! If you still haven't booked your trip then you need to right now! You only get one life so you might as well live it to the fullest! 

One of the main reasons we're going here is for my mom's birthday (which was back in April)! We were supposed to go back then but we just had too much going on with work, the house, and other trips that we weren't able to find the time go. My mom wanted to go because they are having a Downton Abbey Exhibit there and it was supposed to end back in May I think but they ended up extending it because it was doing so well and so that's the main reason we're going! My mom, my sister and I all really love Downton Abbey!

4) Miami

OMG guys this trip is probably my favorite trip and the one I'm looking the most forward too because we're actually going to Miami to see Taylor Swift!!! We went a couple of years ago to her last concert series for 1989 and it was absolutely amazing so we all agreed that we had to go to her next concert that was in Florida! It's going to be amazing and I'm kind of bummed that her Tampa concert isn't on a weekend night because that's the city we would have preferred but oh well! It's still going to be such a great show and we're going to have a blast!

P.S. I'm not sure why that last heading wouldn't show up like the rest, I tried several different things and it just wouldn't update to be like the rest!

The trip I want to take in July is a trip to Tallahassee! We have friends that live up there and we typically try to visit them like every 3 months or so since they recently had a kid but lately we've been struggling finding the time to go up there so I'm thinking that a trip in July would be good! Also another reason I really want to go is because my boyfriend has never been to Tallahassee and it's one of my sister and I's favorite cities to visit!

Thanks for stopping by!
XO, Steph

June 20, 2018

Lighting Choices for the House

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Hey guys,

So I'm gonna do another blog post about the house because I really like talking about the house! It actually brings me a lot of joy because interior design is something that I'm really passionate about! So if you ever need any advice about something just let me know and shoot me an email! 

Breakfast Nook Chandelier
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So this is the chandelier I picked out for the breakfast nook. I think it goes well with our table and the built-ins that we plan to build. We currently have three separate spotlight lighting fixtures in there so they will need to be redone and rewired before we can add a new lighting fixture but hopefully this is something we can working over the next year.

Front Entryway Lighting
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This is what I picked for our front entryway, it's not exactly what I had envisioned but it's close enough. I'm really hoping that we can remove the pole or just not use it which will ring the chandelier closer to the ceiling because we don't have very high ceiling in our house.

Front of the House Lighting

Front Porch Lighting
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This is the lighting fixture I want to use for our front porch! I absolutely love how it looks like a pineapple, it's so cute!

Stephanie Kamp Blog: Lighting Choices for the House
These are the lights that will go on the front of the house on each side of the garage door! And they match the front porch light which is perfect!

Kitchen Lighting
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This fixture matched the light that we currently have in the kitchen and we have a light above the sink that need a fixture!

Back Porch Lighting
Stephanie Kamp Blog: Lighting Choices for the House
So I haven't really done much planning for our back porch lighting. We have three separate spots for lighting but we're not entirely sure if our ceiling can hold new heavy lights or fans so we need to get that checked out first before we can add change anything! But my plan is to get either 1 or 2 fans with lights and then either a single lighting fixture or two lighting fixtures. We haven't really discussed much for the outdoor lighting but it definitely needs to be updated because it probably hasn't been changed since the house was built! All I know is that I want a fan and some kind of lighting fixture and I'm not sure what to do for the third spot.

Thanks for stopping by!

XO, Steph

June 18, 2018

What to do for my 25th Birthday

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Hey guys, 

So today's post is going to be kind of short and sweet! My 25th birthday is coming up soon and I am honestly so shocked! I can't believe I'm turning a quarter of a century old! I have little cousins getting their drivers license, starting high school, and starting middle school! It's honestly making me feel so old and I am not a huge fan! But I do plan to celebrate and I want to do something fun and amazing but I'm having a really hard time deciding what to do!

My birthday is less than 6 months away and originally my plan was for my sister, my mom and I to take a girls trip to Italy for like a week or two but we're going on a family trip to Germany this winter instead for about 2 weeks and we all can't take off work for two really long trips. Plus we have random trips before then where we will be requesting off from work. 

I've come up with a couple different ideas but I can't really decide what I want to do! Apart of me wants to keep it super low key and just spend the day with my family and boyfriend, eating some of my favorite foods and desserts and just relax! Another idea I have is to spend the weekend at Disney with my family, just relaxing at the hotel, going to the parks, hanging out at Disney Springs!

Last year I went to Halloween Horror Nights with some of my friends and I had a blast so of course I thought about doing that again but with more people this time! I'm turning 25 so of course I should do it big, right? So we would probably rent house up near Orlando and just the spend the weekend hanging out with friends by the pool, or shopping during the day and then go to Halloween Horror Nights at night. However, the downside is that this trip probably wouldn't include my parents because they aren't really into that type of thing so I'm thinking this one would probably be a no! 

Anyways, my birthday always includes a trip to the cheesecake factory because I don't actually like birthday cake so I eat cheesecake for my birthday instead! It's absolutely delicious and at least I have this part of my birthday covered! Hopefully I'll think of something soon since most of it involved going out of town, we will need to start booking stuff soon!

If you guys have any ideas please let me know in the comments below! 

Thanks for stopping by!
XO, Steph

June 13, 2018

June 2018 House Update

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Hey guys,

So I want to do a more in-depth blog post on this once I am fully able to take a bunch of pictures after the house has been cleaned but as of right now and probably for the rest of the summer we are taking a break from working on the house! Ever since January of this year we have pretty much been working non-stop on the house. Every free day and weekend that we all have had off we have been cleaning, painting, or decorating the house. We've been working so hard on the house to get it ready for a like a house warming party! We ended up having a Memorial Day party and it was great! We invited friends and family and everyone had such a great time! People rode around on our jet ski and took trips up and down the canal in our kayak! It was such a great day!

Now that the party is over with we are taking a break from working on the house. I'm thinking we probably won't work on it again until summer is over. We have some trips planned for the next couple of months and I really need to focus on finding a new job at least a second part time job until I can find a new full time job! I also want to be able to spend more time with my boyfriend and my family!

Anyways back to the house, to start off with the things that are done are the living room and our library! Which I know doesn't really sound like a lot but considering they are the two main rooms in our house I think that's pretty good! Also, we did buy a fixer upper from the 70's that has not been touched since the 70's so I'm hoping you can guess how bad it really is. Basically every room needs to be updated to this century which means the whole house probably won't be completely done for at least 5 years because the kitchen and both main bathrooms need to be remodeled. I still have a blue toilet and bathtub! But we did redo the half bath that's in the office and it looks absolutely amazing so I am very proud of that!

I think we are pretty much done painting everything for now. Thankfully, because I really don't enjoy painting at all! We've painted pretty much every room inside the house except for my bathroom because it still has wallpaper on the walls that absolutely refuses to come off! So it's definitely still a work in progress! We painted the entire exterior of the house including our driveway and patio floor. The only thing left to paint outside is our garage door which of course we can't decide what color to paint that!

Also, the built-ins in the library are completely done! It took a while but my mom and sister were finally able to complete them just in time for the party! They turned out absolutely amazing and I could not be more proud of them and their hard work! They spent so many weekends working on these shelves and they took so many trips to Sam's and Home Depot to make sure they had all of the right tools and parts that they needed to build them from scratch!

However, there are definitely a few things that still need to be worked on. Some of those things include adding built-ins in the breakfast nook! We really want to add some built-ins with a bench and then we have a round table and 4 chairs that we plan on putting around it. We're not entirely sure if 4 chairs will fit around it once we get done with the built-ins and the bench but we will see. I also want to update the lighting that's in the breakfast nook because it's like four different spotlights and I want to update it to be 1 chandelier. I think it would look a lot better and update the look of the room!

Fo the dining room, I still want a small bar cart and a mirror to go over the shelving unit that we have in there! The shelving unit also kind of still needs to be worked on but that is something that we will work on over time! Other than those two things our dining room is done! It's absolutely perfect in my opinion and it turned out exactly how I pictured it! 

Another thing is that we also want to get a new countertop for our outdoor bar top counter! The one we currently have is dry-rotting and falling apart! Every time you touch it pieces fall off of it, it's pretty bad! I also want to change out the lighting outside and get a fan! We have three different spots for lighting fixtures but we need to make sure that our ceiling is strong enough to be able to hold a fan and different types of lighting fixtures. We also need a coffee table for outside which is something we will have to build. We built all of our outdoor furniture except for our table! The table we recently bought at Sam's and we absolutely love the table because it actually has a built-in leaf and it expends to fit so many people which is amazing! We also have barstools to go with out bar top but they need to be fixed, sanded, and stained! I also think that we need to get at least two more because our counter outside is actually pretty long and I think we could easily fit four barstools at it!

So as you can see we've come along way but we still have a lot of work ahead of us and I can't wait to see how the house turns out once we're completely done with it! I also am really hoping that it will majorly increase the value of the house but we will find out later once we're all done!

Anyways, keep checking back for a full post featuring before and after pictures of all the work we've done so far soon! 

Thanks for stopping by!
XO, Steph

June 11, 2018

June 2018 Update on 25 Things to Do Before I Turn 25

Stephanie Kamp Blog: June 2018 Update on 25 Things to Do Before I Turn 25

Hey guys,

I turn 25 on October 29, 2018! So that means I only have 5 months until I turn 25 to complete the 25 things I have left on my list. I'm gonna be honest, looking back I did not make a very realistic list so I am definitely not going to be able to complete a majority of the items. However, whatever I don't complete I do plan on adding them to a new list called "30 Things To Do Before I Turn 30" because I feel like it might be more realistic the older I get! But we'll talk about that more after I turn 25! Let's take it one age at a time!

Okay so here's the list again to remind you of everything that I am supposed to complete!

1) Travel to Italy

So I will not be traveling to Italy before I turn 25. I just don't have the time or the money. Life is hectic and I really don't know what kind of job I will have here shortly and I don't know how much PTO or time off I will be allowed to take. And the reason I say that leads us to the next item on the list.

2) Travel to Germany

I will also not be traveling to Germany before I turn 25 however, my family does have a trip planned for the December after I turn 25 so at least I will be 25 when we go. We are going for about two weeks and this is why I don't think I'll be able to go to both Italy and Germany in the same year. Most companies only allow you to take two weeks off of PTO. 

I am so excited for this trip because we will actually be going to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland all in the same trip! It should be amazing and I can't wait until December!

3) Travel to Greece

I will also not be traveling Greece! I have no idea what I was thinking and why I put so many countries on my list when I came up with this! I guess I was naive or I just have really big dreams or probably both!

4) Own a house

5) Live somewhere new out of Florida (even if only for a short amount of time)

So this might be something I might do later on in life but definitely not before I turn 25! I definitely don't plan on going anywhere any time soon and you'll find out why later on in the post!

6) Get started on my Masters

I have not started my masters but I have started looking into this! I am actually thinking of going back to school to become a librarian and then once I am working as a librarian I will go back to school part time and get my MBA! This has been a dream of mine but with an MBA you aren't really guaranteed a career at the end of it. Whereas if you get a specialized degree then you are more likely to end up with a job that can lead to a career! I honestly really enjoy school so I still have a goal of getting my doctorate! 

7) Buy a new car

8) Completely decorate a place with new furniture and have it paid off

So our place is pretty much completely furnished! So I'm actually going to cross this off our list! It's not full paid for but we only owe like a few hundred dollars for some items so it will definitely be paid off by the time I turn 25!

9) Improve my French or learn the basics of a new language

I have not done this nor will I be working on this anytime soon! I have like zero time to work on something like this even though I really wish I did!

10) Watch all of the Star Wars Movies

I have watched more of them so I will hopefully have watched all of them by the time I turn 25!

11) Make some blogging friends and maybe experience new things because of blogging

I have not done this and I probably won't be doing this since I did take almost a year off from blogging! But maybe someday!

12) Help my sister publish her book and then maybe read it (haha)

We are definitely still working on this one!

13) Go on a road trip

14) Go to a professional hockey game

I have not done this one yet but hopefully I will before I turn 25!

15) Go to a professional bull riding event

I did this! I went to a bull riding event with my mom and sister last summer! It was actually a lot of fun and I would definitely go again! I would totally recommend it if you've ever thought about going to one!

16) Go a missions trip

So I don't have any missions trips planned for this year, there is one that might church does every year and if they do it again this year then I am hoping to maybe be able to go on it but they haven't mentioned it yet so I will keep you guys posted or it will be moved to my 30's list!

17) Volunteer at a Summer camp

It is summer so I could still potentially do this but I have a feeling I won't be doing this one!

18) Buy a Chanel bag

I'm kind of still hoping to cross this one off my list but it depends on how much money I end up making at whatever new job I get and how much I'll be able to save! So we'll see!

19) Do something that scares me

I did this! I went to Halloween Horror Nights for my birthday last year! This is something I have wanted to do for years and I finally conquered my fear and went! I took a trip with some friends and my sister and we all powered through the haunted houses and scare zones and it was a blast! It is definitely something I want to do again but I definitely can only do it with like a group of 5 or more!

20) Travel to Colorado with my sister

We definitely also won't be going on this trip! Maybe sometime before I'm 30! That would definitely be amazing!

21) Go zip lining

I have not gone zip lining and I don't really know if I will be going zip lining but we'll see!

22) Go tubing/white water rafting

I also have not had the opportunity to go white water rafting or tubing but hopefully it's something I'll be able to do soon because we did get a jet ski so hopefully we can buy a tube and going tubing!

23) Help build a house for Habitat for Humanity

I still really want to do this but I'm not entirely sure how to do this or if will have the time in the next 5 months! I have quite a few trips planned to various places and once I find a full time job I still plan on keeping my part time job at DSW just so I can keep the discount and make some extra cash! So that won't really leave me with a lot of extra time but we'll see! This will definitely be added to my things do before I'm 30!

24) Pay it forward

Once I get a new job and start making more money this is something I plan on doing on a regular basis! I love helping people out and treating them very well!

25) Either be dating, engaged or married

OMG guys I finally have a boyfriend! Which you already found out in my last blog post! He is amazing and I absolutely love him! We plan on staying together and getting married someday! We've already talked about a lot of stuff and what we want out of life! I'm actually dating my best friends brother and I actually knew him for about a year before we started dating and I honestly never would have guessed that we would have dated but I guess that's how it happens for some people! I definitely wouldn't change thing about it and we've almost been together for a year now!

If I didn't write anything under a crossed out one it's because I've already crossed it off my list and wrote a review about it in my last update here! Also you can read the original post here!

Alright guys, that's it for now! This will probably be my last update on this topic until after I turn 25! I hope you enjoyed this post and I'm a little sad that I was only able to cross a couple more things off my list but my favorite definitely has to be the last one, obviously! 

Thanks for stopping by!
XO, Steph

June 06, 2018

Life Update June 2018

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Hey guys,

So this is my first post of 2018 and it's already June! I know that's really sad! My last post was almost a year ago and I am so disappointed in myself. Don't worry, I have thought about blogging pretty much every day this year and since my last post, I just barely have the time to do anything I really enjoy doing anymore which sad because I only work about 30 hours a week! But life is hectic when you don't work a set schedule and don't know what you'll be working one week from the next. It also can be challenging when you get scheduled to work a lot of weekends and your photographer only has the weekends off!

Again, I know it's been a while and I am super sorry about that! I know I'm always talking about getting back to blogging and on a more regular schedule but this time I'm definitely not going to make any promises! I really can't because right now I have no set schedule with my life. I am still at my job that I've been at for over a year and a half. I only work part time and I'm currently looking for something new right now. I have no idea what I really want to do with my life job wise so it's been kind of challenging trying to find something. I have always loved fashion but I currently don't really enjoy working in the retail world but I do work in a specific part of the retail world so that might be why. 

However, my whole life I've always wanted to open my own clothing boutique and be the Owner and CEO of my own company so my family, boyfriend and I have been slowly working on this and trying to figure out how we start a business. I have quite a few ideas about other projects/jobs that I want to do with this company but my main goal is a clothing boutique! I think I might write a more detailed blog post about this but we'll see!

At the end of this month my boyfriend and I will be celebrating our 9 months together. So far it's been an amazing journey and I can't wait for what the future holds for us. We talk about the future all of the time and we're slowly meeting each others family all of the time! It's great being with someone who is your best friend and you can talk to about anything! Most of his family lives in Boston so hopefully we'll be able to take a trip up there sometime within the next year so I can meet everyone. Pretty much all of my family lives down here so it's a lot easier for him to meet everyone. Both of our jobs don't have set schedules so it can be challenging to see each other sometimes but we make sure to make time for each other! 

So far my sister and I are taking a break on our house! We have been working non-stop every free day or weekend that we have to work on it. Our goal was to have it all done by mothers day and have a huge party where we invite friends and family over to welcome them into our home. However, we didn't end getting everything accomplished by mothers day so instead we had a memorial day party which was a blast! People swam in our pool, we went out on our kayak and people took turns riding around on the jet ski! I can't wait to have another party. I plan on doing a more in depth blog post about our house and what we've done so far so keep an eye out for that! But for now we're taking a break for a few months and we're going to enjoy spending time with our family and friends and we have quite a few trips planned to different places throughout the summer!

I think that's all I have for you for now! I have seriously missed blogging so much! I have a couple post ideas that I'm going to be working on over the next few weeks but I honestly don't know when I'll be able to get back to full time blogging again! I have a lot of ideas and plans for the future and here's hoping they align with what God has planned for me too and I am able accomplish all that I can!

I hope you enjoyed this post and stay tuned for new posts over the next couple of weeks and months!

Thanks for stopping by!
XO, Steph