April Showers Bring May Flowers: Life Lately! 16


April Showers Bring May Flowers: Life Lately! // Being Leanna

Life Lately: May

April showers bring May flowers, or, in upstate NY it’s been more rain. We’ve got leaves on all the trees but not so many flowers just yet. Still crossing my fingers.  

You may (or may not) have noticed that I took last week off from blogging. Generally, I write all my blog posts for the week the weekend before. I had a pretty eventful Saturday so I took Sunday off to relax and get organized for the week ahead. So, here’s what I’ve been up to lately!

// Lake George

You guys! It’s almost time for lake season. I went up to camp last weekend to help clean up and get things ready for the summer. I got to stroll around town, take some pictures of the calm lake and enjoy a margarita on the deck of one of my favorite restaurants in town. What can I say, the lake life is the life for me. Are you guys as calmed by water as I am?

// Packing

I’ve been living with my mom since moving back from South Carolina so that I could save up for a house. Her house is currently under contract to be sold so we’ll be moving out soon. I’ve slowly been going through all of my stuff and tossing what I don’t need or didn’t even remember that I had (gasp!). Because I might have to move twice, it’s also been a fun challenge deciding what i’ll need to have on hand and what can go into storage.

April Showers Bring May Flowers: Life Lately! // Being Leanna

// Pilates

Guys, I’ve finally found a workout I love. I’ve been going twice a week for a month now and i’m obsessed. I work solely on reformer machines and it’s the best workout I’ve gotten in a long time. It’s a bit expensive (house budgeting is no fun) which is why i’m only going 2x a week but, i’m already feeling way better. I’m already starting to see some arm and leg definition again which is great. Now, I just need to get some more cardio in so I can get that flat stomach in time for summer. My biggest May goal is to drop 5lbs. I’ve been walking but I gotta pick up that pace and run. Tell me what your favorite workout class is!

// Smoothies

I tend to go in cycles with breakfasts and lunches and right now i’m on a major smoothie kick. So much so that I even shared my daily smoothie recipe. It’s quick, it’s easy and it fills me up until dinner even on days when I go to Pilates right after work. I’m probably going to start experimenting with different combinations soon so tell me what your favorites are!

April Showers Bring May Flowers: Life Lately! // Being Leanna

// Shopping

The Ulta and Sephora gift cards I had gotten for Christmas had finally taunted me enough to spend them. I’ve had so many things on my wish list to try and I cannot wait until my orders come in. Unfortunately, I was a bit slow on the Sephora sale but I still got some amazing goodies I can’t wait to share! I love reading haul/first impression type posts so i’m going to do one for you guys! Also, be sure to let me know if you got anything good from the Sephora sale, I’m always on the hunt for new products. 

//House Hunting

Normally I wouldn’t want to jinx my good news so early for fear of it falling through but, I just can’t contain myself. I’m under contract to buy a house!!!!! Finally. I’ve only been talking about this for what feels like years and now it’s actually happening! Please pray that it doesn’t fall through.

You know how people say “when you know, you’ll just know?” I definitely knew. As soon as I got the email for the listing and saw the pictures I was in love. I had an appointment to see the house at 9:30 last Saturday and my offer was in before 11:30am. What can I say, when I want something, I want something asap. So, i’m already having a hard time being patient. The closing will probably be mid June and I cannot wait. I’ve been pinning everything in sight lately because I want all the things.

So, yeah. Big stuff going on around here lately! I cannot wait to start decorating and doing some DIY projects so please let me know in the comments if you’d like to see those kinds of posts around here!
Hope you all have an amazing week and be sure to follow along on Instagram if you want to see more pics like the ones above!

April Showers Bring May Flowers: Life Lately! // Being Leanna

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  • Allison Lancaster

    Congrats on the contract for the new house, so exciting!

  • Victoria

    Congratulations! Sounds like this spring has been pretty great:) Cheers to an even better and more adventurous summer. xox

  • Congratulations! I will keep my fingers crossed for you. You deserver it, girl!

  • Kaitlin

    I’m house hunting too!!! Such a fun / overwhelming / exciting / stressful time – hahah!!! Congrats on closing! 🙂

    – Kaitlin
    kedgotwed.com

    • Yes! Those are all the right words to describe it. Haven’t closed yet, i’m jumping the gun on my announcement haha. Good luck with your search!

  • Christine C.

    I was wondering what your good news was going to be. I remembered that I never heard anything about it on Friday and I read this and I was like YAY!!!! Congratulations!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Congratulations, Leanna! I’ve got my fingers crossed that your deal goes through. How wonderful. So you may need to spruce up some of your furniture with new drawer pulls too, soon. I hope it goes well. Your photos are gorgeous. One of my neighbors goes up to a beautiful lake where her family has a camp for the summer – not sure if it’s Lake George or another Adirondack lake. Regardless, the scenery is stunning.

    • Thanks so much, Allison! I’ve already been hunting for new drawer pulls for the kitchen actually! The ones in the kitchen are like your pink ones but with blue flowers, haha. The scenery is amazing! If you’ve never been you must go :-]

  • Alex Edwards

    Congratulations on the deal for buying your house! Super stressful but what an amazing thing to be able to do! 🙂

  • Congrats on the contract for your new home! I know how stressful all that can be. We bought our new house 2 years ago and it still feels like it just happened! I’ll keep sending positive thoughts your way. Pilates sounds great. I’ve never really tried it aside from a DVD workout thing which was pretty hard to follow. I really like walking and I try to get to water aerobics classes when I get the chance (and the weather cooperates)

    • Thank you!! I really appreciate it. I cannot wait to be a homeowner. Pilates is wonderful! I use a reformer machine only, it’s pretty different from what’s on a DVD (although I love those too). Walking is the best! I try to go as much as I can. I feel ya on the weather cooperation.