Happy first day of July! It’s time for this month’s edition of Reaching For the Stars,  a monthly goal post. ( Who can believe this year is halfway over?! )

I don’t know about you, but this Summer has already been hot, hot hot!!! I’m talking about 95 with heat indexes up to 110-115 and it was only JUNE. Usually August is our hottest month here in Charleston, but I think we’re gonna have a contest for which is the hottest season this year.

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Happy First Day of Summer everyone! It’s officially here! Today marks the LONGEST day of the year and the beginning of the fun in the sun days. Graduations are over, school is out and it’s hot, hot, hot! Here in Charleston, we’ve been in the upper 80s  to high 90s since before Memorial Day in May, but these past 2 days have had heat indexes of about 107 – 110.

Usually I create a Summer schedule with each day having its own theme (check out last year’s Summer post here) but this year I’ve picked out 100 activities of my own creation/thoughts (there are SO many bucket lists on Pinterest).

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Hello everyone, I hope that you had another great week! It’s that time again for Shining Moments, a weekly gratitude overview and reflection. This week’s reflection is on the lost art of Thank You cards but first, this week’s gratitude/awesomeness:


I got to spend time with my favorite two boys – we had a great time going to the park and playing bingo

My aunt and uncle are on a cruise for 5 days and the pictures they’ve uploaded are beautiful!

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Happy first day of June and welcome to this month’s edition of Reaching for the Stars!

I hope that you had a great Memorial Day holiday (and an unofficial start to Summer!) Summer is all about adventure and growth. Let’s recap what May’s Goals where before we dive into June’s:

  1. Read 4 books this month – one of those for the Shield Sisters Initiative May Book Club
  2.  Change up the meal planning now that it’s not so cold – less hearty/comfort food
  3. Go for a day trip around town &

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If you aren’t aware, May is Military Appreciation Month – from military children, to Armed Forces day/week, to Memorial Day. The last Monday in May is celebrated as Memorial Day, a day we honor those service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice and have fallen in the line of duty.

Today especially, but also every day, I would like to thank every single service member who has sacrificed in order so that we (as a nation) doesn’t have to.

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