100 Days of Mornings // Days 1 – 13

Happy Monday, friends!

It feels like it’s been awhile since I wrote a blog post… and even longer since I wrote a blog post that wasn’t a book review. To get back into the blogging groove, I thought I’d write a little update. I also thought I’d do itΒ #The100DayProject-style, because…

I’m doing the #The100DayProject! I thought I’d hold off on announcing it because I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to do or if I’d even stick with it. But, as of yesterday I’ve consistently done my creative project every day, so… let’s hope I don’t completely fall off the bandwagon now! πŸ˜‚

When I was trying to decide what to do for the project I couldn’t decide between 100 Days of Mornings or 100 Days of Poetry, so I decided to do both and see what stuck. (Not gonna lie, part of me thought it would be really cool if I did both every day for 100 days.) I think a poem a day for 100 days is a bit ambitious… at least for me, right now. I have written quite a few throughout the last 13 days, but I don’t have one for each day. I absolutely love the poems I’ve written, though, and it’s definitely put me in the mindset of keeping an eye out for poetic inspiration, so I consider it a success anyway.

My only rule for 100 Days of Mornings is that I need to take the photo before noon. Initially I anticipated taking these with my DSLR most of the time, but after a week of carrying around my camera and only taking pictures on my phone I realized that, for me, the point of this was just to see what my mornings look like. Where am I, what am I doing, what’s the world around me like, what changes will take place over the span of 100 days? So pictures with my phone are totally acceptable. I haven’t posted any of these on Insta yet, but I’ll start today and will use the hashtag #100daysofdreamermornings. If you want to follow along be sure to follow me and/or search the hashtag!

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Day 1: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 @ 7:08 AM. I returned to Colombia for a week and left Bogota for a few days to spend some time in Leticia — the capital of the Amazon in Colombia. Breakfast at our B&B always started with a bowl of fresh fruit. It was delicious! This was our last breakfast in Leticia.

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Day 2: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 @ 6:44 AM. I left Colombia the day after we returned from Leticia. When I took this photo, I thought I’d be home in 12 hours.

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Day 3: Thursday, April 6, 2017 @ 7:41 AM. And then I spent the night in the Houston airport. My flight to Minneapolis was canceled due to weather en route and the last flight out for the day was booked. I waited to see if I could get on it, but no one flying standby did, so I spent the night at the airport and flew out the next morning. I felt pretty gross when I boarded the flight to Minneapolis since I spent a day traveling and a night “sleeping” in the same clothes, but I didn’t really care. And then the cutest guy sat in the seat next to me. #truestory

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Day 4: Friday, April 7, 2017 @ 10:33 AM.Β I came home in the middle of spring break, so I still had a few days off, which meant lazy mornings with Little One.

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Day 5: Saturday, April 8, 2017 @ 11:42 AM. It was a nice day, so Little One and I spent some time outside that morning.

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Day 6: Sunday, April 9, 2017 @ 10:39 AM. One of my favorite things to do on a morning off of work is to sit with Little One, a cup of coffee and a book. I also have a picture on my phone from later that day with a different book and I’m wearing the same yoga pants, still covered in dog hair. Days spent at home = yoga pants all day… I’ll get ready for the day, but keep the yoga pants on. They’re just so comfy! Although on this day I’m pretty sure I wore a pajama top all day. #reallife

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Day 7: Monday, April 10, 2017 @ 10:31 AM. It was back to work on Monday for a day that was both productive and a case of the Mondays.

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Day 8: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 @ 7:22 AM. The day before I went out for dinner with my best friend. On our way to the restaurant it was raining and on our way out my friend noted that the raindrops looked huge… like snow. Turns out, it was snow! It melted during the day on Tuesday, but I had a chance to snap this photo before it did.

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Day 9: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 10:30 AM. One thing I missed while on vacation: my daily green smoothies.

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Day 10: Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ 11:10 AM. M&Ms before lunch… why not? There was a plethora of sugar in the office that week, with Easter approaching and the celebration of a staff birthday.

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Day 11: Friday, April 14, 2017 @ 11:56 AM. I didn’t cut it this close, but this was my fave of all the photos I took Friday morning and it just made the cut! πŸŽ‰Β We had Good Friday off and Dunn Bros. had a buy one get one half off sale on coffee beans, so I had to take advantage.

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Day 12: Saturday, April 15, 2017 @ 10:07 AM. Saturdays are for big breakfasts, complete with a homemade cinnamon roll. πŸ’™

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Day 13: Sunday, April 16, 2017 @ 9:38 AM. It’s Resurrection Day! Our Easter worship started outside with a hymn.

So that’s what’s been happening with me: travel, books, work, Little One.

What’s going on in your life? Are you doing the #The100DayProject? If so, what are you doing for it?

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  • Reply
    Beth Kondrick
    April 17, 2017 at 9:46 am

    I love 100 Day style projects! So much fun! I love seeing your pictures of Little One, such a sweet puppy!

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    Lindsay @ The Flynnigans
    April 17, 2017 at 10:03 am

    I love this idea! πŸ™‚ I knew there would be plenty of mornings with Mina gracing your side. πŸ˜‰

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    Lacee Lynne Glidewell
    April 17, 2017 at 10:15 am

    This is a great idea for a post! Coffee is my necessity for any and every morning. πŸ™‚

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    April 17, 2017 at 10:41 am

    I love the idea of taking a picture every morning!

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    Brooke @ wreckingroutine
    April 17, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Ok, I just love this simple idea of taking a picture everyday. It makes it so easy to do and your photos are gorgeous! My mom always calls pictures, “memory aids”.

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    kim airhart
    April 17, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    I take pictures of everything. Love it!! Your pup is adorable.

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    Lecy | A Simpler Grace
    April 17, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    I love the idea of 100 days of mornings! I was doing 100 days of short stories and the idea was VERY (a little too) ambitious. I changed it up to 100 days of writing and am working on a short story collection. A little more manageable. Also, your pup is adorable. Love that sweet little face!

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    Rachel G
    April 17, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Way to go on keeping up with the project! Sometimes the hardest part of a daily project is just starting. Fresh fruit for breakfast is my favorite–I think I’ll have an orange, today. I love singing hymns–the beauty of those old words rings so true!

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    Trish @ The Trish List
    April 17, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Ohh I love this idea! I thought about doing the 100 day project but I have so many other challenges going on I just couldn’t add another to my plate! So glad its working out for you!

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    April 17, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    I love this idea – it makes you really appreciate the mornings and all the things that happen. πŸ™‚


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    Belle Bermudez-Tubel
    April 18, 2017 at 8:13 am

    This is such a great idea! I did the 100 days of happiness project before where I took pictures of what made me happy every day. It was so much fun!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

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    April 18, 2017 at 9:06 am

    I love seeing these 100 Days posts come in! It’s nice to have a behind-the-scenes glimpse into your life πŸ™‚ And your green smoothie looks amazing. PS: Did you strike up a convo with the cute guy on the plane?! Inquisitive minds need to know πŸ™‚ XOXO

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    Candy Kage
    April 18, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Your mornings are much more different from mine. Mine start by feeding and watering our chickens bright and early every morning.

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    Christa Stull
    April 18, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    I enjoyed reading about your mornings, 100 days of morning and poetry, or for me painting, would be a bit much also!

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    Kim L
    April 18, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Great photos…the fruit looks yummy

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    April 18, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    I absolutely love this idea! Your mornings look beautiful πŸ™‚

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    Meghan Silva
    April 19, 2017 at 4:15 am

    This is such a great way to journal most of the year. Your pictures are great!!!

    Meg | The Blog
    Instagram: MeghanSSilva

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    April 21, 2017 at 9:08 am

    What a cool challenge – I love the idea! Glad you’re sticking with it!

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