Summertime and the Living Is Easy

WARMEST ALOHA! (anyone else see the Aloha movie with Bradley Cooper?)

I can’t believe how quickly time flies by. It has been eight months since my last adventure in blogging – YIKES! My plan was to blog for days on end this summer…so much for the best laid plans! I have been feeling the tug to write for weeks now, but with several conferences, travel, hosting family/friends, and the ins and outs of day-to-day living, I have been going non-stop. If you haven’t had a chance to read my last post about my word of the year, you can read that post here.

Now that I can breathe a little, I would love to share my “highlight reel” from the past several months.


I officially launched Cherished By Stacy on Etsy where I sell all natural sugar scrubs and more! 


Family vacation time was great on an 8 day Caribbean cruise! We left from the port in NOLA so we made a pit stop at Mother’s Restaurant (dude the biscuits!) and Cafe Du Mode (dude the beignets!). 


 This picture was taken in Cozumel – I’ve never seen more beautiful water! Fun in the sun and I still have the sun-kissed glow. 🙂


Funning with my nephew before the Dr. Seuss breakfast on the ship.


I led my second annual outdoor movie group under the stars! My favorite was the Lego Movie (Everything is awesome!)


I co-led and AMAZING team to Ocho Rios, Jamaica to serve at Teen Challenge Jamaica. I can’t wait to share more with you about this adventure, so stay tuned!

paint nite

I brought out my inner artist and painted with friends 🙂 Had a little trouble with the elephants, but…


I liked it so much I tried it twice 🙂 …and my hummingbird needs to go on a diet plan! 

It has definitely been an amazing summer, and I look forward to enjoying the last few days before we transition to my favorite season – Fall! Pumpkin Chai here I come!

What were some of your highlights from the summer? Share them in the comments section!