Life Lately

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Happy Monday!

I thought I’d come back to the blog today with a quick post to get caught up.

The blogging break that I took recently was so helpful! May was a busy month and I was starting to feel a little overwhelmed and sleep deprived. When I gave myself permission to take time off from blogging I definitely felt a little more relaxed. And able to do things like sleep.  And sit and pet my puppy. Which was nice.

If you follow me on Snapchat (and I’ve mentioned it on Instagram a few times) you may have seen that I just spent a week in Colombia! I have relatives who are living in Bogota right now, so I finally made it there to see them. I had a lot of fun exploring the city and also made it out of Bogota for a couple of quick excursions. Bogota captured my heart pretty quickly and I was really sad to leave. But as I always say, home is where the puppy is, so Little One made my return home totally worth it. I will definitely have some posts about what I did while I was in Colombia coming soon. I just need to sort through photos that I took while I was there. That’s one of my big tasks for this week.

And I am definitely planning on returning to Colombia soon. There are a few more things I’d like to do in or around Bogota and I’d like to get out of the city to see a couple areas of Colombia. I’m actually looking at going back soon, like sometime within the next year.

I finished up a couple of books that I’ve been reading for awhile when I was on vacation and I realized that I haven’t shared any reviews of books that I haven’t been part of a book tour for yet this year. I need to start sharing some of these books soon, because I’ve read some fun ones that I’m looking forward to sharing with all of you.

How have you been? What’s been happening in your life?

ps – my thoughts on May and a review of a fantastic psychological thriller that made me want to head to England when I left Colombia instead of returning home to Minnesota.

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Christine
    June 13, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    So neat that you got to see some of your relatives! Can’t wait to hear more about your excursions!

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      June 15, 2016 at 11:25 am

      It was so much fun! I’m looking forward to sharing more about it.

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    Emily
    June 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    I loved following you on Snapchat on your trip! So glad you got to go and take a vacation. 🙂

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      June 15, 2016 at 11:25 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed following along on Snapchat! It was fun to be able to share it there and I’m looking forward to writing about it on the blog! 🙂

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    Angela Tolsma
    June 14, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Sometimes a blogging break is exactly what you need to get the creative juices flowing again. Glad you were able to take the time to do so. Googled pictures of Bogota, looks beautiful!!

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      June 15, 2016 at 11:24 am

      Exactly! I feel like I have the creativity and the energy needed to get back into blogging again! It is so beautiful! I’m really excited to share more about my trip with everyone. 🙂

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    Anali Martinez
    June 14, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Yay!! That is awesome! My boyfriend is from Colombia and we went for a week last summer. It was SOOOO COOOLD in Bogota and I showed uo in shorts and a tank. It was hilarious to say the least. I am glad you had a great time. My life’s been pretty good as of late. I started my new job last Monday and so far it’s going really good! I love it!

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      June 15, 2016 at 11:24 am

      That’s awesome! I was so happy for the cooler weather in Bogota. It’s the perfect temp for me because I love layers. 🙂 Good luck as you get settled into your new job!

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    Lindsay
    June 14, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    What a great place to have relatives, so that you can visit them and see the country. How long did you go for?
    I love going away on trips but coming back and getting puppy kisses, NOTHING beats that.
    I’m going away in three weeks and I know I’m going to miss the boys like crazy, but I know they’re safe and happy with a friend who’s moving into our condo and that couldn’t make me more at ease.

    Take care of yourself hun.
    xoxo

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      June 15, 2016 at 11:23 am

      Yes! I love having relatives that live in other countries. 🙂 I was there for a week.

      That is so true! Like you said, though, it is helpful to know that they’re being well-cared for. My parents watched Little One and I always know she’s in the best hands when I leave her with them. I purposely schedule travels when they’re available to watch her for that reason. Where are you going and how long will you be gone for?

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    Rebecca Hicks
    June 14, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    How awesome that you visited Columbia! I’ve never been, but it looks gorgeous. And I completely understand… I miss my dog so much when I’m away. I can’t imagine how much worse it will get when I actually have kids haha!!

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      June 15, 2016 at 11:21 am

      It is! I enjoyed driving around and just taking in all the beautiful scenery. It’s so hard to leave the pets behind, though! 🙂

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    Charlotte
    June 14, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Okay so I haven’t quite figured out this whole Snapchat thing just yet but I’m mypixieblog–if you can find me and I’ll follow back, lol. I’d love to hear more about your trip and all that you did in Colombia.

    And I feel the same way–it’s wonderful to go away and return to the comforts of home and the love of our pets <3

    Xoxo

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      June 15, 2016 at 11:20 am

      I just added you! I’m dreamsetcblog. I’ll definitely be sharing more about my trip soon. 🙂

      It really is! She was by my side all weekend after I came home.

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    Jenny
    June 14, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    So fun that you were just in Colombia! It’s definitely on my list of places I want to go.

    xoxo, Jenny

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      June 15, 2016 at 11:16 am

      I loved it! It’s been on my travel list for awhile and it’s definitely worth a visit if you have the interest.

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    Angie Scheie
    June 15, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Blogging breaks can be so needed! I’m jealous you got to go to Columbia too!

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      June 15, 2016 at 11:16 am

      They can be! 🙂 It was so much fun! I’m so excited to start sharing about my trip.

  • Reply
    Chelsie
    June 15, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    It sounds like you had a lovely time in Columbia! Things here in the Deep South have been good. I’m finally finding my footing again in a crazy lifestyle, so it’s nice to feel like I’m not drowning!

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      June 16, 2016 at 9:15 am

      I did! 🙂 I’m glad to hear that you’re settling in to life the way it is right now. It’s so hard when you feel like you can’t keep up with everything!

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