the world won't stop turning if you turn off your phone.


Happy Monday! We finally reached proper spring temperatures last week & over the weekend and I can't even put into words the amount of difference it made in everything! I truly believe everyone was in a better mood and had a little extra skip in their step. My parents were in town last week for a visit and my heart couldn't have been happier. I was so happy their trip fell in line with the cherry blossoms being in full bloom-- combined with the perfect weather, it was truly blissful & I'm so thankful.

I posted in the beginning of the week and was on twitter and my email a little bit, but for the most part I was away from my "devices" and I hate to admit it but it almost gave me a little bit of anxiety! What if I was missing out on something?

We all know the truth is that it's good to be unplugged sometimes. So good.

I watched The Secret Life of Walter Mitty over the weekend as well, and was once again reminded of the importance of living in the moment.

Spring makes me so happy and I have so much on my mind and so much to share on the blog-- but so much organizing to do in the meantime! Just as the past three months, April is already flying by way too quickly for my liking!

I guess the point of this post was to say that I want to do a better job appreciating every moment.
And that I'm attempting on being a more organized blogger.

So tell me.... what are you looking forward to over the next few weeks/months? Also, what types of posts are your favorite to read?

23 comments

  1. fabulous post, thanks for sharing. I keep wanting to unplug a bit, but i'm also a wee bit scared. of what? who knows.

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  2. I secretly feel like stuff is going on and I'm unaware of it if I'm gone for too long.. Silly, I know.

    I am looking forward to Memorial Day weekend..! We always go away..! I love these types of posts from you.. A lite but of an update and a little bit of how you're feeling.. Love! Happy Monday!

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    1. I love Memorial Day weekend as well! There's nothing like the official start to summer + it doesn't hurt that, that's the weekend we got married :)

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  3. Great post! Appreciating every moment really is important. I'm definitely looking forward to the "moment" of our wedding, but I don't want to rush through the next 5 months of planning and engagement!

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  4. So happy you had a great time with your family! It sometimes gives me anxiety to totally "unplug" (which is so sad) but I don't want to be that person that is constantly on my phone. Nick and I try putting our phones away at night and it's always nice to be in the moment and spend some quality time together!

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  5. So true, I have a 3 day weekend coming up and I'm actually staying home, I should try this :)

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  6. Could not agree more that people are just happier when the weather is better- we all came out like little bugs this weekend seeking the sunlight. totally agree - need to be in the moment and present more and not worry about taking photos haha!

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  7. I like your product posts :-) I totally agree sometimes it is nice to disconnect and enjoy being in the moment. I did that this weekend and allowed myself not to stress about what I "should be" doing....it was a wonderful thing :-)

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  8. I LOVED that movie. It wasn't what I was expecting, but I loved it. You should follow "Walter Mitty" on twitter - I have no idea who writes it, but there are always good quotes.

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  9. Did you like the Walter Mitty movie? I haven't watched it yet because it seemed too out there- but maybe I was wrong?

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  10. I think in today's society, everybody struggles with unplugging for a bit. Good for you that you did that last week! It sounds like you had a great time with your parents - I bet the weather and views of the cherry blossoms were beautiful. Happy Monday and cheers to a good week!

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  11. So true about unplugging every now and then so good for you! I sat in the backyard for an hour later with just myself and a lawn chair and the doggies - no phone, no Kindle, not even a magazine. Glorious SILENCE hah. Have a great week, lady!

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  12. I could not agree more with he unplugging!! Last year for spring break I was out of the country so I had no choice but to unplug and it was one of the most memorable trips I've ever been on. <3 I need to unplug more often..

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  13. Carly, thanks for the reminder that unplugging is OKAY. And, the value of living in each moment as it comes! :)

    And- I love reading your blog! I am all about beautiful photos.....and love hearing about your everyday life!

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  14. Unplugging and taking a moment to just appreciate all the blessings around us can be so good for the soul. Being outside is my favorite way to decompress and appreciate all around me, so I am loving the Spring weather. My favorite posts are ones from the heart :)

    XOXO
    Chelsea
    http://www.anchorsaweighblog.com/

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  15. Sometimes I have to take a step back and realize how sad it is that I feel lost without holding onto a device. Honestly the only time I can do it is when I'm with other people...when I'm alone I HAVE to be plugged in. Not a great habit...I agree with you on the "people are nicer" thing! Everyone was so nice and kind on Saturday when the sun was out!

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  16. I'm looking forward to buying a house, although some days it feels so far away and I have no idea what's going on with the house we have an offer on. Certainly going to be enjoying getting out, walking more, enjoying the sunshine after this bitterly cold winter!

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  17. I love spending time away from technology! It's the freaking bomb!

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  18. Sometimes I go out and leave my phone. I don't feel like always being contacted, you know? It's nice.

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  19. I get that like too, sometimes: "what if I miss something?!" It makes me feel so pathetic! We've become so damn dependent on stuff like that... my mom and I were just talking about that today!

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  20. I want to do a better job of appreciating each moment too. I'm trying to challenge myself to not look at my phone when I'm with people. I want live in each moment and not remember what people were tweeting about.

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  21. I disconnected quite a bit this weekend & it felt so good!! It was great to be intentionally present with Robert & the kids. I definitely need to make this a priority! As for posts, I enjoy all you offer! :)

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  22. I have had the same issue lately. I've decided to become a bit disconnected because quite frankly the things I most want to be connected with exist right in front of me. The phone and all the social media sometimes hinder our actual real life relationships. I am striving on being better at being present in the moment.
    I love the way you reflected on this and how you notice the anxiety building. We are such a media driven society. It's so hard to stay away. Good for you for enjoying your parents' company and for watching the movie. I've heard great things about it.

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