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a grateful heart

"darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that."
-martin luther king jr.-
i have loved every second of this weekend
our first free one in forever. 
we ran errands, visited with friends, drank wine and watched a movie, cooked, went golfing
it was so nice. 
on saturday i went to ikea to get a few things for my new workspace 
here is a photo - but a post is coming soon:
{florals are from trader joe's - $3.99}
i really love everything about ikea - much like world market, anthro, and flea markets-
it's paradiseland for me.
today's agenda:
mr. monaco surprised me with a massage!!!!
{there are no words- he did so well with this one.}
we are heading there later this morning and then plan on having a mini date after
i will let you know where we went soon… 
lastly, i spent this morning reading, writing, clean meal planning, and enjoying the city view from our guest bedroom and office- it makes me happy. {i have been waking up really early- thanks to my 'become a morning person' goal of the year!!} but also have energy through the roof lately and feel amazing… i started back on an all natural, organic cleanse that i started in aug-october where i dropped 16 pounds, almost 30 inches and have never felt better… after two months off {and lots of holiday fun and love} i.am.so.back. i was dreaming about the products while going 'buck wild' celebrating - as my body was telling me; yearning to go back to healthy living. already feeling amazing… feel free to join me! i would love to help you and did this journey with you…
 email me if you are interested! it truly is amazing.
{nellamonaco5@gmail.com}
here is my friend's amazing journey!!

hope your weekend went well! 
Grateful Heart w/ Ember Grey
what are you grateful for today?
ps: only ten days left until january's gratitude project link-up
xo

14 comments:

  1. These pictures are so bright and lovely! And I'm crushing on the fabric; I wish we had a Trader's Joe's near me! -Astleigh

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    1. thank you so much!! love ikea's fabrics and hopefully soon for you- it's my fav. place to grocery shop for sure! i will be praying for you!! xo

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  2. Oh my gosh I feel like we would be style sisters! Ikea, Anthropologie, and World Market are all my favorites too! I especially love bright colored prints and flowers. (trader joe's is my favorite too...) Your photos made me feel happy inside, thanks for sharing!!

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    1. :) thank you so much!! you are so sweet- would love to explore those places with you and your comment made my heart happy! enjoy your day!!

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  3. A massage?! Lucky girl!! That's really exciting. The only time I've had a professional massage was on our honey moon, and it was amazing!!
    Enjoy!

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    1. my therapist was sick… so tomorrow night is the night now!! girl- please get another one. they are the BEST thing ever. groupon and living social have amazing deals - around $30 for an hour. xo

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  4. Errands are my absolute favorite. Seriously. Whenever I go home to visit my parents, my mom saves her errands for she and I to run together haha! Can't wait to see what you got at Ikea... I miss having one nearby! So glad you were gifted a massage!! Not bad for a Monday! ;)

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    1. I love them as well!! That's so funny about mom- so cute. I bought some fun things at Ikea- will be sharing soon. Your post today spoke so true to my heart- loved it. Plan to share the link soon on here- it was so beautiful. ps: the massage therapist was sick Monday but we went last night- so amazing- and finished with sushi and a beer. def. made up for it. xo

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  5. Sounds like a great weekend! Love the MLK quote! Love how bright and happy your blog is! Have a wonderful week!

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    1. thank you so much… you are so sweet! your comment made my day. wishing you a wonderful week as well!! xo

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  6. I could spend hours in IKEA or World Market! Those are places hubby won't join me at because I love to just wander. Sounds like an awesome weekend!

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    1. me too. and my husband will go but i wonder as well… so i usually like to go on my own and take my time! it as a wonderful weekend- hope yours was as well. thank you so much for stopping in!! xo

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  7. It sounds like you had an amazing weekend! I hope the massage was lovely. :)

    I'm going to have to pick up some flowers from Trader Joe's - I love everything about that place!

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