Book Giveaway: Love The Home You Have

Love The Home You Have

Remember I told you last week that Ed had a conference in the DC area and I was going to tag along to do some sightseeing?  I was going to treat the trip as a mini-spring break.  Well, I went… but the weather didn’t cooperate with my plans until yesterday.

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Right as we were leaving, the sun came out and the temp reached 81 degrees!

Not to miss out on this perfectly lovely afternoon, we took every advantage we could to enjoy it.  Even being stuck on 495 North in Virginia in rush hour traffic, we decided to make the best of it.  We put the top down on the car, turned up the tunes, and stayed positive to enjoy the summer-like afternoon.

Finding delight in our situation, reminded me of the book I had just finished reading by a fellow blogger while I was hanging out at the hotel we stayed at…. 

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