get the look : the perfect dinner table

. to aspire to be your self .

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{ image : dust jacket | product : pottery barn, sur la table, bhldn, restoration hardware, & h & m }

This weekend is full of gatherings with friends & family, so here is a lovely table that would make your weekend gatherings look beautiful. In order to be our best selfs we need to surround ourselves with people that allow that. Take the time this weekend to enjoy those that inspire you to be you. Also if you haven’t read my article already about creating a perfect spring event that was posted earlier this month, check it out! Also if you are at a stump for recipes to serves for your friends check out my recipe index for many delicious recipes. { A dessert recipe will be posted later on today. }  Enjoy your weekend!

Truly, Lindy

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be the healthiest you

. to begin . / . to be the healthiest you .

be the healthiest you | LindyJacoby.com The sun is starting to shine almost daily, the air isn’t feeling so chilly, & our environment is starting to go into full bloom mode. We each have our “take me away” place, which is usually starting to be explored during this season. We need to continually try to be the healthiest we can be, and since the season is starting to wake up life, why not enjoy it while getting to our healthiest self? A great thing to begin this season & strive to be your healthiest you is to go for a walk, or many walks. It is a great way to smell fresh air, hear the birds signing, & to smell that beautiful scents of flowers, all while becoming the healthiest you. Real Simple has a great article about Walking. You have to figure out what works best for you, if it’s not walking, maybe it’s running, or biking, etc. Find what motivates you, for me it’s exploring new environments, and have that help you reach your goal.  I am always game for walking some place new and I try to walk everyday. What is your motivation? Where is your “take me away” places? No matter what your ideal landscape maybe { a range of landscapes shown, } find what works for you. be the healthiest you | LindyJacoby.com be the healthiest you | LindyJacoby.com be the healthiest you | LindyJacoby.com be the healthiest you | LindyJacoby.com be the healthiest you | LindyJacoby.com be the healthiest you | LindyJacoby.com{ all images are gathered on my pinterest }

Truly, Lindy

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lovely interiors and exteriors : a hint of rustic

. to find your home .

lovely interiors and exteriors : a hint of rustic | LindyJacoby.com This home is so cozy. I love it. We all have our idea of home, which captures the perfect embraces of all of us. I love this home for many reason, but you can tell that this is a home to someone, along with it’s beautiful style. It’s the perfect blend. Even their dog is beautiful! What is your idea of a perfect home?lovely interiors and exteriors : a hint of rustic | LindyJacoby.comlovely interiors and exteriors : a hint of rustic | LindyJacoby.com

lovely interiors and exteriors : a hint of rustic | LindyJacoby.com lovely interiors and exteriors : a hint of rustic | LindyJacoby.com lovely interiors and exteriors : a hint of rustic | LindyJacoby.com lovely interiors and exteriors : a hint of rustic | LindyJacoby.com

{ This lovely home is from Country Living. }

Truly, Lindy

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let’s fix the idea of misunderstandings

. to grow in relationships . let's fix the idea of misunderstandings | LindyJacoby.com

{ I created the graphic from above | quote from anne of the island }

Although the above quote comes from a fiction book I thoroughly enjoyed when I was younger { Anne of the Island. } It is a quote that I strongly believe in. People that are connected to us { family, friends, coworkers, strangers on the sidewalk } all get confused by misunderstandings. More often then not. We so strongly believe in our values and morals that it can blind us from understanding where other people are coming from at times, leading to issues.

One of my personal resolutions this year was to grow closer to those around me and to build new relationships. These relationships are those that I believe are valuable in my life, so when I come against a misunderstanding I try to view it always as a misunderstanding. Arguing or assuming someone meant something in a negative way is a difficult way to live, and can ultimately ruin any relationship. Yes there are some situations we can’t justify and shouldn’t have a relationship with that person any more, but at least trying to break down the misunderstanding will allow you to look at the situation with all the facts, even if it leads you away from the person. The goal is to allow yourself to view negative aspects within a relationship as misunderstandings, allows you to see their perspective, understand who they are and where they may be coming from, and fix a situation before it gets bad. I am at fault at this at times, but I always try to do my best to see others perspectives. We all have lived a different life, even if you live in the same household, so why not try to take a misunderstanding and turn it into growing in relationships?

Some easy ways to help you step back and wonder if it’s a misunderstanding is to; ask the other person questions about the topic { don’t assume you know, } listen closely to what people say and how they say it, ask them to repeat it, tell them that you may have misunderstood them, or step back for a minute and then bring up the topic again at a later point. This may keep us disappointed in the end, but usually it makes us understand that we are all from different view points and allows us to know more about the person, along with the fact that it was just a misunderstanding. Remember this is not asking you to change your values or morals, it is just asking you to take the extra time, so a misunderstanding does not turn into something regrettable.

I challenge you to try to short out a misunderstanding this week. Have a beautiful Tuesday.

Truly, Lindy

p.s. Want a band to love? Bastille { There are no words for how good they are. }

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recipe : asparagus and sun dried tomato pizza

. let your tummy enjoy . recipe : asparagus and sun dried tomato pizza | LindyJacoby.com It’s that time of year where asparagus is in season! I love this recipe because it is a helps asparagus taste even better, if that’s possible. Enjoy! recipe : asparagus and sun dried tomato pizza | LindyJacoby.com

{ recipe is from the lovely martha stewart – I made a couple of changes }

Truly, Lindy

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