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Over the holidays while my sister was in Orlando visiting we went to the Pulse Nightclub which i...

Pulse Orlando Memorial


Over the holidays while my sister was in Orlando visiting we went to the Pulse Nightclub which is now a memorial site to honor the memory of the 49 victims killed in one of the deadliest mass shootings in US history. The City of Orlando recently announced that they are purchasing the property to turn it into an official memorial site.


Here are some photos of what the site currently looks like and I plan to return when it is transformed into an official memorial.





 


 

 It was a senseless and sad attack against the LGBT community and way too close to home for us who live in Orlando. I myself have been to the nightclub twice before in the past and it was such a fun place to enjoy a night out on the town. We need more love and less hate in this world!
  

The latest news this week is that Omar Mateen's widow has been arrested for obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting Mateen's support to ISIS.
 

We moved into our home just over 6 months ago and it's taken so long to put a home tour ...

Home Tour Through My Lens


We moved into our home just over 6 months ago and it's taken so long to put a home tour together so technically our home is no longer new! The main holdup with furnishing and decorating the house was because our previous house took a lot longer to sell than anticipated so I had to be patient with my spending. I was just praying for it to be fully furnished before the holidays when my family came to visit and it was completed just in the nick of time.


The Empty House
I've told everyone the open floor plan and kitchen were the two things that sold me on this house immediately.





Fully Furnished Home
Shout out to Home Goods, Target & Kohl's for having cute decor!

 (Photo taken around the holidays...our Christmas decor is officially down)

Hallway from the Front Door





The Kitchen





Breakfast Nook





Open Living Area



Dining Room






Living Room/TV Room








Guest Bedroom #1



Guest Bathroom





Guest Bedroom #2






Master Bedroom






Master Bathroom

 
Outside Patio




I hope you enjoyed the virtual tour of my home!

A cozy and relaxing weekend it was with some pampering and productivity in there. On Friday I we...

A Cozy Weekend


A cozy and relaxing weekend it was with some pampering and productivity in there. On Friday I went to a new Chiropractor to get adjusted and hopefully fix some of my back problems.



Saturday was pretty overcast so I did some online shopping on Amazon and got a bunch of stuff done around the house. K and I then headed out to do errands and grab some delish lunch at Marlow's Tavern.


On Sunday I went out shopping for some home things at Kohl's and Home Goods and picked up a few beauty items at Ulta. Plus I got my new booties in the mail (I have the same pair in gray) so I already know they're super comfortable.


I finished off my little Sunday outing with a massage at Massage Envy to use a gift certificate I got for Christmas. I ended up signing up for a membership which includes one massage or facial per month so I will be taking full advantage of that!


Hopefully between the chiropractor and the massage membership, my back will begin to feel better again.

The rest of Sunday was spent being cozy on the couch catching up on some shows minus the fact that Lola thinks the couches are all hers. Too spoiled!



Linking up today with the lovely Biana.

I've always considered Friday the 13th a lucky day because I was born on the 13th so, in a se...

Lucky Friday The 13th

I've always considered Friday the 13th a lucky day because I was born on the 13th so, in a sense, I wanted to reverse superstition and turn it into a good day. I've had many birthdays fall on a Friday.... which you have to admit is better than a Monday!

Today I feel lucky that I have no major plans or obligations for this weekend so I can focus on getting organized around the house and with my blog schedule. I have so many fun yet unfinished blog posts that need to get published already.


Here's some random happenings from this week...

I met up with Kate and Baby Fashionista on Tuesday for lunch to catch up and also so I could spend some time with Serena who is such a smiley doll and the cutest lunch date!


On Wednesday I shared the details of the Dancing With The Stars Live show we went to over the holidays and was a fantastic production.


I started reading The Couple Next Door this week and I've reached to the part where the plot thickens. The beginning was mind boggling but now it has me in such suspense so I can't wait to continue reading/listening via audiobook.



Yesterday evening I met up my girl friend at our favorite sushi spot that we've been going to for years. It's kind of a tradition for us but now we both have busy schedules so it doesn't happen as often.

 A relaxing weekend ahead means lots of snuggles with Lola, who photo-bombed quite a few photos while working on my "home tour project" (coming to you next week).



Enjoy the weekend and I hope today is a lucky day for you!