Snapshots of 26

Tomorrow is my birthday and I will be turning 27! Does that mean I’ll now be in my late twenties? So weird! I wrote a blog post last year to recap Snapshots of 25, and it was so fun for me that I decided to do another one for 26. It was really great to look back on the past year and reminisce of all the things I got to do, places I went, and people I was able to see. I don’t typically like to post stuff about my family on my blog, but let’s just say that  the majority of all the photos I took last year were from family related events–which is so special to me. Below are some of the highlights from the past year and they include passing a big test, traveling to Maine, doing a couple of fun photo shoots for the blog, writing my first sponsored blog post (here), traveling to Washington DC, celebrating a dear friend’s wedding on NYE, going to ICELAND (favorite trip of all time–read that blog post here), going to Chicago, and just spending time with people I love. I’m really looking forward to this next year of life and can’t wait to see what 27 has to bring!

 

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My Autumn Mood Board

I hope you are having a wonderful September so far! I spent Labor Day weekend in Virginia and it is definitely preparing for autumn weather. September always makes me so excited for autumn because I love the colors of nature, the cozy layers of clothes, crisp mornings and nights, warm food, etc. Today I’m sharing some images with you that get me in the mood for autumn and I hope for you, as well. I’m not ready to embrace all things pumpkin spice, actually I don’t even like pumpkin spice, but I hope you understand my love of September.

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Just a Little Check In

Hi everyone! If you noticed, I took a little break from blogging last week to just enjoy the week with family and friends. I strongly believe in taking breaks from work and busyness to allow yourself some time for rest, relaxation, recharging, and refocusing. So that’s what I did. I took a few naps, read a couple of books, spent time with family and friends, went camping, and got a massive sunburn (yes I did wear multiple layers of sunscreen but no it did not work). Anyway, so this week I just wanted to do a little check in with you, see how you all are doing, and to ask you what kinds of content/posts you like to see (maybe what you don’t like to see) and what you would like to see more of. If you could take just a second and take the survey below, I would love that. I have an exciting trip coming up next week and I’m looking forward to seeing some new things and then share them with you.

Thanks so much for reading, following, and supporting Love From Amy, I really appreciate you!

P.S. My dress is from the brand Skies Are Blue with Stitch Fix. If you didn’t see my blog post featuring Stitch Fix, I’ll link it here.

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Happy Independence Day

I am grateful to live in the United States. I am grateful for the freedom and liberties we have. I am grateful for the values on which our country was built and for those who continually try to uphold them. 

I am grateful for those who have protected and are currently protecting our country. I am grateful for the sacrifices they have made.

I am grateful for the husbands, wives, children, friends, and family of our service members. 

I pray that God will continue to bless and guide our country, it’s leaders, and it’s people.

Have a wonderful rest of the day!

Things I Love About Summer

Today is the first day of summer! There are so many unique things about each season and summer is no exception. Today I’m sharing with you 10 things that I love about summer and they are things that I have already been enjoying the last couple of weeks.

  1. Spending time with friends. What’s better than this? Everyone needs friends and when you have a solid, core group of them, it just makes time together that much more special.
  2. Slower pace of life. Summer seems to be a time when the hustle of everyday life slows down a little bit and it’s a lot more relaxing. Maybe it has to do mostly with the break in the school year but this time of year just seems a little slower to me.
  3. Longer days. I really love that it doesn’t really start to get dark until about 8:30-9:00 at night. More time to do more stuff!
  4. Sno cones. Even though I haven’t had one yet this summer (#1 because of a Chewbacca incident and #2 because of Whole30), there are so many sno cone stands around Tulsa that make pretty great ones. Have you ever had a stuffed sno cone? If you don’t know what that is, it’s a regular sno cone with custard on the bottom. Yum!!
  5. Lake days. Growing up, my family would spend so much time at the lake during the summer. I haven’t been to the lake in a few years but I’m hoping to at some point this summer. There’s just something about the quietness, stillness, and beauty about the lake that just warms my heart.
  6. Watermelon. If you don’t like watermelon, I’m so sorry. There’s nothing like some cold, sweet, juicy watermelon on scorching hot days.
  7. Driving at night with the windows down. The other night I was driving home and it was the perfect weather to roll down the windows and crank up the music a little.
  8. Traveling. This is a great thing any time during the year but some of my favorite trips have been during the summer.
  9. Outdoor concerts and movies. One of my favorite places in Tulsa called Utica Square has free, outdoor concerts on Thursday nights during the summer and attending them has been a tradition for several years. People can bring their picnic blankets, chairs, pets, children, food, etc and just enjoy a good night of local music. There’s also another gathering place called Guthrie Green, in Tulsa, that has free, outdoor movies on the lawn on Thursday nights. They’re both so fun and a great place for friends and family to hang out.
  10. Shorts and sandals. During the summer, I basically live in Nike shorts and sandals. It’s just the best.

Comment below if you have a favorite thing about summer–I would love to know!

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