Celebrate Earth Day In Maryland

Happy Earth Day lovely’s! I hope your all having a beautiful day. If you’re looking for something to do this year look no further.
1] Lyrid Meteor Shower

If you live on the east coast you have probably heard of the Lyrid meteor shower by now. The showers started April 14th and run until April 30th. Set up some blankets and pillows in your front yard. Grab your sweetie and/or besties and you’ll be set for an awesome chill session! (Don’t forget snacks!!)
“The best chance to see “shooting stars” in months comes this Earth Day, but the annual Lyrid meteor shower is already underway right now.” “You should be able to see as many as 20 meteors per hour in the early morning hours of April 22.” (msn.com)
2] Maryland Park Service Events

Grab some friends and check out your state and local government sites for events and cleanups. Make some coffee because most of these events start pretty early!
“In Cecil County, celebrate Earth Day at 9 a.m. by catching a glimpse of majestic bald eagles along the banks of Elk Neck State Park. Join a ranger at the Rogues Harbor Area to learn more about this bird of prey through various activities, including an ambassador from the Scales & Tales program.” (http://news.maryland.gov/dnr/2018/04/20/earth-day-celebrated-at-maryland-state-parks/)
“On the Eastern Shore, Martinak State Park is embracing the latest craze to reach the U.S. from Sweden: plogging. Rangers will offer free bags and gloves to joggers so they can pick up trash while they shape up. Event goes from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.” (http://news.maryland.gov/dnr/2018/04/20/earth-day-celebrated-at-maryland-state-parks/)
3] Start A Garden

Starting small is the best way to get into gardening. Do you buy herbs, what about a small garden of herbs? Plant some flowers that supply food to bees and butterflies. You could also plant a tree in your yard. Check out you local farms or HomeDepot/Lowe’s for ideas.

4] Get Out In The Streets

Pack up the household and head to the streets. Clean up your community! Nothing feels better than making your community beautiful.

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Xo Peace & Joy


2018 Goal Setting

We made it to 2018, yay! We all know what a New Year means…goal setting time! Instead of brainstorming for the whole last week of December we decided to try something different this year. My fiancee and I embraced the holidays and just relaxed! All goal making was to be done the first two weeks of January. That way we stayed in the moment during the holidays season. Nothing worse then freaking out and forgetting what the holidays are all about.

After much thought and consideration we decided it was time to take the plunge and travel more this year. We have been talking about working remotely since it became a thing a few years back. The thought of an unstable job freaked me out though. No more benefits, 401k, paid time off…. eek scary! I originally studied finance and let me tell you they ingrain stability in your head…. My man was more worried about getting on a plane. (Who would have thunk a travel junkie falling for a man afraid of heights…..)

We both hold full-time jobs. He currently works as a security technician and I am a kennel manager/veterinary tech student. We have not found perfect fit jobs yet but we are on the hunt!

We’d love to hear about your goals and what your doing to achieve them! Until Next time Peace & Love


Wedding Planning

Ooo I am so excited to announce I found a wedding cake topper! Its an adorable sign that says, “shit just got real”. I found it on amazon under handmade items. The total came to 35 dollars with shipping. Nicholas (my man) loved the idea of an unconventional topper. Dont get me wrong the couple toppers are adorable but just not our style. My mom was kind enough to offer to make a naked strawberry shortcake two tiered wedding cake. Side note…my mom is amazing at making food from scratch!


I went ahead and put a note (practice desserts) in my calendar for a month before the wedding. At that point my mom and I will make a few practice desserts including the main wedding cake. Its a great time to relax, jump into your most comfy clothes, and have fun with your mom.

We can now check off the cake from our list, woot woot! On to picking out a location with Nicholas we shall go. Stay tuned!