Long Weekend

Flashback Friday

Spring Flowers

This was another one of those weeks that felt endless. Anyone else with me? Despite almost daily trips to Starbucks, gorgeous spring weather, and lots of sweets (sorry, not sorry), I just couldn’t help but think, is it Friday yet?

This week also left me wondering about something else…time. Thanks to those Facebook reminders, last year around this time I was in Rhode Island. And the year before that, I was in San Francisco (actually, I toured Alcatraz on Easter back in 2015). As lovely as it was to be reminded of those trips, it also led me to notice how fast this year has gone. Can you believe it is mid-April already and tax time? I swear, it was January five minutes ago.

So while I may have wished the week away, here’s hoping that if you are lucky enough to have a three-day holiday weekend upon you, that time slows down a bit—even if only for the next 72 hours.

Happy Easter!

Rest, Relaxation…and a Recap

I hope you are all enjoying the long weekend. Today I’m sharing a quick Instagram recap (you can follow me at @livinginsteil). See you back here on Wednesday!

Tumbler from Nordstrom Rack

{Looking forward to using my new tumbler from the Nordstrom Rack}

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Hearts

{Snacking while I work}

New Workout Pants

{New workout pants for the win!}


{The right way to serve a cannoli}

Saturday Snow

{Some unexpected accumulation on a Saturday}

Happy Labor Day!

Jacksonville Beach, Florida

I hope you are all enjoying the long weekend. I’m taking a day off from my regularly scheduled content today and will leave you with one of my favorite shots from the summer of 2016. Whatever you have planned for this Labor Day, make sure you soak up every last bit of summer. I will be getting in one last beach day, so follow along on Instagram and Snapchat (@livinginsteil).

I’ll be back here tomorrow with new content. See you then!

Blogger Goals: Me Time


We are halfway through the week, my lovely readers. How has it been going for you? It’s been a rough one for me — but I’m managing as best I can. I’ve gotten behind on my blog comments and social media posting this week — sorry. In the spirit of self-preservation, I am allowing myself a long weekend, starting today. I have never deviated from my regular posting schedule since I started blogging more than two years ago. But this week has taken a lot out of me, and rather than write half-hearted posts (which, let’s be honest, are no fun to read), I’ve decided to stay true to myself, this blog, and you — my readers.

I’ll be catching up over the next couple of days on some “blog-keeping” (a blogger’s version of housekeeping), and making time for rest and relaxation. I will be back to my regular daily posting schedule on Monday, May 9th!

Hope you all have a great rest of the week and weekend!