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Brunching in Brooklyn

It was amazing to create in a big city again even if it was just for a day. If you ever find yourself in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, looking for breakfast check out egg the french toast was incredible.

Now I’m really wanting that french toast after writing this… So if anyone has an incredible french toast recipe you know where to find me (right below in the comment section, Facebook, Instagram, whichever suits your fancy. Thanks!)

As always thank you so much for checking out my work and for all your support. Feel free to comment below any thoughts or questions or let me know your favorite brunch zones! I would love to hear from you!

Have a great one!
-Sophia

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Life lessons – Grandma edition

Hello Friend!
Today’s blog starts with a quick story. My grandma is incredible with plants like mastery level plant lady. She keeps everything alive and saves every sprout for it to start growing in a cup. I’m full of questions when I visit because I love flowers and hope to pick up on some of her knowledge on keeping my poor plants alive. 

The gift is all her own, but what I did take away is if you truly care about something it requires time, patience, and energy to nurture it and someday if you are lucky it becomes instinct.  My grandma can’t simply walk by a plant or garden she will literally start weeding it, even if it’s not her own. My grandma’s passion for gardening is something deep and now engrained that extends beyond a hobby. 

For me it’s not a list of goals that I wish to obtain for this next year, but I wish to take that passion that my grandma subconsciously shows and place that in things that matter in my life. To not simply walk by those gardens filled with weeds but to patiently care for them and nurture them daily.
Wishing you a blessed Christmas season and happy New Year!
-Sophia

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My Fall Inspiration

I think one of the reasons I love Pinterest so much is that it acts like a giant vision/mood board. So I decided to create my own collection focused around my favorite things this season. From delicious apple pie to puffy kitty stretches these are a few of my favorite things.

  • Homemade Apple pie: Still perfecting the recipe but always delicious. So if you have a great one please let me know! Love expanding our family’s recipes.
  • Orange and Ginger: I found this delicious smell at bath and body works and it’s just amazing.
  • The perfect inspiration: Taking time every day to find the best encouragement there is from God’s word is the best inspiration that you can ever ask for. Reminds me that God created each of us for individual purposes not to duplicate the purpose of others.
  • Yellow: Lately I am a little obsessed with the color yellow. It’s so fun and joyful and not the mustard yellow or florescent but the pretty yellow.
  • Indoor garden: No weeds! A fun Christmas gift finally put into use called grow your own pizza as you grow all the ingredients. Hope it works! I love me so pizza.
  • A warm welcome: Not only do I love having friends and family over but we also include our very own welcoming party to any visitors or UPS deliveries that come. The party consists of a hoard of 6 friendly puff balls and they are the sweetest little kitties.
  • Harvest: A beautiful reminder of thankfulness for home, food, clothing, and the many individuals we are blessed to have in our lives along with a cozy barrier around our home.

What are your go to’s this season? Would love to hear all about them!

Wishing you a blessed fall!
-Sophia

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Day in the life – All in a day’s work

Not all stories are told with words and I wanted to bring my own stories and those of my family to life, starting with my dad. This is his element and it was exciting to see my brother and him share a work day. Enjoy!

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The best you

There is always that glimmer of hope that someday I will have it all together, someday there will be balance. This quote by Joanna Gaines encourages us that it’s not about balance at all.
“It’s not even balance, it’s about getting it done and doing the best you can.”- Joanna Gaines. 

The second piece to the puzzle is mentality. Many days I find myself focusing on all those tasks I didn’t get done leaving a sense of failure and frustration behind. The reality is you have to see the good to experience the good. So instead of doing it all, I am doing what I can the best I can.

Every day is a new blend and some things might not get done every single day, but the trick is learning to be okay with it. Have an amazing day!

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