Coral pink + leggings for the new year

Happy New Year, everyone!

So far, we’re off to a good start. For those who make fitness resolutions, this outfit is for you! Ribbed side zip leggings + a coral pink top are an easy outfit to walk, run and exercise in. Possibly not the sweater if you’re at the gym, but you can easily add a tank top underneath and just take off the sweater for indoor exercising.

Coral pink sweater, Marshall’s; ribbed side zip leggings, gifted to me; puffer jacket, old; rose gold sunglasses, Marshall’s; bling sneakers, Ross.

I don’t personally make resolutions. I usually choose a word for the year. I can’t for the life of me remember what I chose last year. I didn’t write it down anywear.

This year, I choose hope.

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.”  ~ Emily Dickinson

On one hand, hope seems like a small, humble word. I had a lot of hope that stronger words like faith and miracles would save my mom from cancer. I tried to have faith that would move mountains as we got nearer to the end of her life. All the faith and miracle prayers did nothing. So I’m taking a step back. To hope.

Hope is the flame that springs eternal. Giving way to bigger words like ‘Faith’ and ‘Miracle’. But first, you have to have hope.

I think somewhere along the way, losing my mom, and then the year of Covid began – a lot of us lost hope.

This year, let’s go back to the basics and have hope.

Hope that we will rise from the ashes. Not just to rise up, but to soar through this new year. I believe I picked the phrase ‘Rise up’ for 2021. And it seemed like mostly I barely got up, flying low like a chicken frantically flapping my wings and attempting to gain air. Unable to soar with the eagles.

Isaiah 61:3 …to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of despair.

Let this be the year that we have hope God will give us a crown of beauty in place of the ashes that have accumulated since 2020. Let us have hope that this year we will not only rise up, but that we will soar!

 

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Magenta, museums & magical places

You have no idea how excited I was to finally get to go see the mini Stonehenge out in the Gorge. As we drove over the bridge at Biggs Junction, you could see it as you got closer to the Washington side of the Columbia river. I may have been exclaiming excitedly: ‘I see it! There it is. There it is!’ – I have been wanting to go see this for years now.

It is actually a war memorial commissioned by Sam Hill started on July 4th 1918 as a memorial to the people who died in World War I and completed in 1929. It was listed on the National Register of Historical places in 2021.

It was so windy when we got out there, I soon had to head back to the car to get a ponytail holder as the wind was whipping my hair into little miniature dreadlocks. It was a warm but powerful breeze. It did not deter my happiness.

Magenta floral smocked top, Nordstrom Rack; bling flip flops, Marshall’s; black sunglasses, Rue 21; Faux denim capris, Marshalls, old.

 

From there it was on to the Maryville Museum, just up the road 4 miles or so. We didn’t have time to go inside, as they were just about to close by the time we made our way around the building looking at the sculptures. There’s a lot to see just walking around the grounds, though.

We had a bit of fun playing with the tumbleweed, both at the mini Stonehenge and at the Maryville Museum.

If you are a wine connoisseur, the Maryville Winery was just up the road from the museum. I am not much of a wino, so we just passed that one by on our way back.

Happy travels to anyone trying to get a last summer vacation in!

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