Life Lately


Happy May! As we move into the fifth month of 2021 (is it just me or is time just flying by?!), I’m sharing a peek into my life lately. I’ve celebrated my 7th blog anniversary last month and one of the things I’ve said in my anniversary post was that I will try my best to keep up with my blog. So, let’s get started!

First quarter

The first quarter of the year was rough. Some of you may know that my 14 year old dog Cali had passed away. It’s been a little over a month since she has crossed over the rainbow bridge and my heart is still very much broken. It’s true that with time “it’ll get better” but I don’t think you’ll ever get over a loss like this. Cali was so much more to me and my husband. She was our first love. Sadness still overcomes me every now and then and I can’t help but cry uncontrollably.


The pandemic has taught me a great deal and even though it’s been difficult — some good things have come out of it as well. New friendships, new career and our immense gratitude for the health of our family and friends. All the little things that you may have taken for granted are so much more appreciated now. For instance, we’ve had the most amazing Spring thus far and I’m literally in love. Spring smells heavenly. I may not have a lot of free time these days but when I do get 20 min to myself I simply like to relax on my hammock and watch the world go by. It’s tranquil and so very soothing for my soul.


My patience is tested every day but we finally have some “normalcy” back. My oldest son started going back to school full-time again (no more e-learning!) and my little one started preschool. I’m still trying to figure out a great routine that works for us all (since I do not work from home) but for now I’m trying really hard to fulfill everyone’s needs. To all working mother’s out there: I salute you! We got this!



“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.”Buddha


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  1. May 3, 2021 / 4:12 AM

    Thanks for share! I agree, the pandemic has made me appreciate the little things. I can count the amount of time i saw my friends and family. Each time i cherish the moments more than ever.

  2. jenniferpickering22gmailcom
    May 3, 2021 / 6:24 AM

    I’m so sorry for the loss of Cali. Losing a pet is so hard.

    Curated By Jennifer

  3. Cora
    May 3, 2021 / 7:10 AM

    Happy you are back..This pandemic show us, how important family is…
    Have a good start in a week..❤

  4. May 6, 2021 / 2:28 PM

    Suas postagens são ótimas, estou seguindo seu blog e curtindo bastante!! Parabéns!

  5. May 7, 2021 / 2:02 PM

    Suas postagens são ótimas, estou seguindo seu blog e curtindo bastante!! Parabéns!

  6. May 17, 2021 / 3:20 PM

    the pandemic has been incredibly hard and has taught us a lot of valuable lessons, appreciation for little things in life being one. I have not seen my family since 2019 and I do hope that at some point this year we will finally be able to travel xx
    Elegant Duchess xx

  7. May 23, 2021 / 9:39 AM

    Beautiful photos my friend! Keep it up, little by little. You are doing great!
    Sending you so much love!

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