Chris and I had always wanted to visit Italy. Since our stay was one week we wanted to make the most of our time visiting as many cities as we could while savoring our experience.
We had heard that we absolutely had to see Florence, so we made sure to add the city to our itinerary. We spent one night in Florence and filled up each day on either side to experience as much as we could. I’ve put together some photos and notes from our trip if you’d like to take a look…
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Recent Reads is a series for me to feature the last five books I’ve read (or experienced) along with my verdicts.
This year, I’ve based my reading goals on Modern Mrs. Darcy’s 2018 Reading Challenge (listed here). I like that I was strategic about my book choices on the front end, and so far, so good. I’ve enjoyed almost every book on my list thus far (I’ve only abandoned one book — more on that in another post), and I’ve left enough room for the spontaneous reads that are starting to crowd my Kindle e-shelf.
Here’s my 2018 Reading Challenge list if you’d like to take a look.
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Recent Reads is a series to me to feature five books I’ve read (or experienced) recently along with my verdicts.
This particular group was a win: Four of these five books were selections for my 2018 Reading Challenge, and all five were solid choices. However, I would not necessarily recommend reading these five books in succession since the themes are so heavy. I didn’t plan it that way, and I need a break. I’ve planned for my next few book choices to be more lighthearted and uplifting.
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Instagram is my preferred method of social media. It’s fun; it’s visual; it’s a digital scrapbook; it’s a great source for inspiration.
Instagram recently allowed users to follow #hashtags, too! (It’s about time!) Here are a few fun #hashtags to follow if you’re looking for some added flair in your feed. And, if you’d like, you can follow me @emilypainesmith.
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One of my favorite bloggers is Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy. She creates a new reading challenge every year, and I’ve decided to follow her lead for 2018.
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