2016 is a brand new year

image Hello all!

2016 is upon us! Hasn’t this year passed so quickly? It’s that time again–time to consider what you hope to accomplish in the new year.

To be honest, I love making the resolution but am not always as enthusiastic about keeping the resolution.

In 2016 I would like to:

Grow closer to God

Meditate daily

Complete a juice cleanse

Volunteer

Mentor someone

Exercise every day—even if it’s just for 10 minutes!

Give thoughtful gifts

Clear the clutter

Keep my friendships strong

Craft each month

Master my husband’s favorite dessert

Read Sharp Objects and Nightingale

Spend 24 hours unplugged

Take a risk

Be spontaneous

Shirk all responsibility to do something fun

Surprise someone

Take a road trip

Give someone the benefit of the doubt

Donate to charity

Plan a girls’ weekend

Dig my toes into the sand

What will you do this year?

 

xo, dCv

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Life lately

Hello all!

Happy Daylight Savings Time! (said somewhat sarcastically)

I’m so thankful for the extra hour of daylight in the evenings, but man am I paying for it in sleep!

Spring feels like the perfect time to make a few changes! Normally I fight change tooth and nail (silly and pointless, I know) but this time, I’m ready!

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It’s never too late to make changes! Life is a series of trying things, finding what works and what doesn’t and starting over. I for one and excited about what’s on the horizon!

There’s only one person to blame if you aren’t where you want to be or happy with what you’re doing–YOU! Do something everyday to get closer to your dreams! It all adds up.

Have a great day, y’all!

xo, dCv

Our pups!

Hello all!

Hope you’re all staying warm! It’s so cold here in Williamsburg. We are expecting a few inches of snow tonight. We picked up our rescue dogs really late Friday night in Maryland and we’ve both taken a few days off to spend at home with them this week to help them get settled.

Their new names are Riley and Maddie and we are so in love with them!

Our first cuddling session on Saturday morning

Our first cuddling session on Saturday morning

They haven’t lived indoors before and it’s clear they weren’t used to getting plenty of food before they went to the shelter. They are learning good manners quickly and are eager to please. Riley loves toys and Maddie loves to cuddle and nap.

Riley!

Riley!

Maddie!

Maddie!

We are enjoying spoiling them and learning their personalities. So happy to have them in our lives!

Xo, dCv

Don’t shop…

ADOPT!
Hello all and welcome back!


As you may remember reading, my Golden Retriever Cole passed away last August. We were totally heartbroken. Even though we thought we would wait at least a year before getting another dog, we recently started checking out rescue dogs.
Even before Cole passed away, I knew that the next dog I got would have to be a rescue. There are so many wonderful dogs and cats that need homes. People join waiting lists for those cute puppies at the breeders while older mixed-breed dogs sit in shelters. This is one thing that I don’t want to shop for. You don’t have to get a purebred to experience pure love!
My husband found Bumble and Bee on a rescue site in Tennessee. They are a bonded pair of year-old Labrador Retrievers. He showed me their pictures, and asked what I thought about two dogs instead of just one. What did I think?! Double the love!

Meet Bumble!

Meet Bumble!

 

Meet Bee!

Meet Bee!

We pick these girls up on Valentine’s Day!

Welcome home, Bumble and Bee!

xo, dCv

Weekend Inspiration

Hello all and welcome back!

I’ve been feeling antsy this past week, wanting some instant gratification on something I’m working on. I like having a plan, sticking to it, and getting the result I want. But life just doesn’t work that way! And I for one can honestly THANK GOD that some of my plans didn’t work out in the past! If they had, I would have really missed out on something even better.

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 I know God’s plan is better than anything I could ever come up with even on my best day, so I’ll do my best to sit tight and enjoy the moment where I am. This is not easy!  The right thing will happen at the right time.

Happy Weekend to you all!

xo, dCv

My favorite workout wear

Hi everyone!

We’re already halfway through this week! January is flying!

So many people resolve to get active after New Year’s that this is the best time of the year to stock up on workout clothes! The C9 by Champion line at Target is my favorite. I have a few Under Armor pieces, some Nike, and a pair of Adidas capris but C9 is my go-to because it’s affordable, colorful, and holds up well. Target is having a sale on C9 this week, so if you’re active like I am you should check it out! Below, some of my picks:

Seamless 1/4 Zip Pullover

Seamless 1/4 Zip Pullover

I have three of these pullovers and they’re great for that in-between weather when it’s too cold for just a short sleeve top but too warm for a fleece, or they work well as a layering piece when it is really cold.

Women's Woven Pant

Women’s Woven Pant

I bought these pants off the clearance rack (score!) and like the 1/4 zip, they are versatile for warmer weather or layering in colder weather. These are really lightweight but do a decent job of keeping the wind off if you’re running outside.

Short Sleeve Performance Tee

Short Sleeve Performance Tee

I have a few of these as well. The fabric really does wick away the sweat. I had forgotten how well they worked and wore a regular t-shirt to run in one day and could really tell the difference!

Capri Leggings

Capri Leggings

I really like the color pop at the bottom of these capris!

I did notice that the prices differ somewhat online vs. in the store.

Hope you all have a great and ACTIVE rest of the week!

xo, dCv

A Walk in the Park

Hello All! 

I hope your Monday is off to a great start! My weekend was a little shorter than I would have liked (aren’t they always too short?!) . I was in need of a pick-me-up after spending a few hours in the office on Saturday so I headed out to our local park for a walk through the woods.

"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order." --John Burroughs

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” –John Burroughs

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I walked a little over two miles and enjoyed some fresh (very cold, but fresh) air. While I can’t say I’ve ever liked getting dirty, I absolutely appreciate spending some time in nature. The sun was out and the top of the trail has a really nice view. I love to get an outside workout when I can! There’s only so much treadmill I can take.

The halfway point! Happy to be out enjoying some daylight!

The halfway point! Happy to be out enjoying some daylight!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week everyone!

xo, dCv