Here in Norfolk, there’s a lot of really unique local businesses and they are usually in walking distance of each other. The newest addition to my favorite block is a shop named Samla.
As my cousin and I walked in, the cashier/Florist was working on some beautiful wreaths and informed us that shop had recently been reconfigured into a florist shop.
In general, this place has a really great vibe.
It could have been anything from the Eucalyptus candles, crystals, or just being in a room full of thriving greenery.
I ended up leaving with this bushel of French Lavender and the scent is truly next level.
That’s it for this post. I’m hoping to do a DIY and another shopping post soon. I really hope you guys have been enjoying the post lately. Please leave a like if you did and follow my page if you haven’t already. Thank you and until next time!
Today, my cousin and I decided to have a picnic. After 30 minutes of research we found this super cool spot called Pagoda Park. This park is really interesting because it’s an Asian themed park surrounded by a ship port, a brownstone neighborhood, a busy mall, and a street full of shops and restaurants. With all of this action you would think this park would be loud and leave you unable to relax. To our surprise, the park was calm and beautiful. I will now let the pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy!
Hello! I have been pretty busy getting our new home up and going before my husband arrives. You never realize how much stuff you have until you move. I’ve been getting rid of books, clothes, cooking utensils, you name it. Apart of this cleaning up has also led me to organize and back up our pictures. I discovered some pictures of a trip my husband and I took to Historic Jamestowne. The site is pretty small, but they’re still discovering new things.
This is a 3-D map of what the Fort originally looked like. The far north buildings are trading posts and living quarters, the tower south east of that is where the church was, and the building to the south west was more living quarters.
What’s left of the south west living quarters today.
This active site is the excavation of what used to be wells. So far, they have found dishes, bones, and places were there was fence logs. These discoveries had given us new information about the settlement. There is now proof of cannibalism and that the settlers had to move the fence. Our guide said the fence was most likely moved for a more strategic defense against the Native Americans.
Lastly, this is a cemetery. The archaeologists here believe there is more to be discovered under water. But, they have made many advances. Many of the events John Smith wrote about are now able to be backed. This might not sound like a big deal, but he has often been described as an extreme exaggerator. These settlers found an excellent spot for aquatic warfare, but found themselves in harsh living conditions. They starved to the point were they resolved to cannibalism and were surrounded by their enemies. These hard times were in the name of wealth. They were following the pursuit of gold with the Spaniards, but ended up starting a new nation.
Hope you guys enjoyed this post! Until next time!
Hey guys! It’s been a really long time since my last post, but I’ve had so much going on. My husband deployed, I moved back home, and I’m going back to school now. I for sure did not think I would be this busy.
Anyway, just wanted to give a quick update on what I’ve been up to lately. I’ve been doing a lot of traveling now that I’m in my home state. My husband and I have family all over Florida and they all expect visits lol. Plus, my birthday just passed. So, here’s a few pictures for you guys.
(Clearwater Beach- Spent my birthday weekend here)
(Pokemon hunting in between classes. Yes, I know it’s childish. But, I grew up with Pokemon so I will continue.)
(My newest hobby is fishing. Got my own pole and everything lol)
(Lastly, Matanzas Inlet in St. Augustine. I have a pretty intense sunburn from this trip, but this beautiful water was worth it.)
That’s all for now guys! My next post will be more legit I promis.
Today, my husband and I went to a very well rated sandwich shop for lunch. The inside is light gray, bright yellow, and white with dark wood. Pretty cute color selection in my opinion. As soon as you walk in there’s tall racks of assorted cookies, a cooler with nearly every American bottled tea and water, and a very yummy looking display of gelato. Honestly, the sandwich wasn’t that great. The quality of the turkey was above average for sure, but that’s all it really had going for it. I was far more delighted with the restaurants decor.
As you may have noticed, all that had absolutely nothing to do with the title of this post. I haven’t posted in a couple of days, because I’ve been studying. Something I’ve been avoiding since October. I have to take an entrance exam for math to get back into college. It’s not that I’m bad at it or hate it, I just find it incredibly boring to study. But I have to get this done! Please pray for my focus!
This has been a great week! I started working out again (after a year and a half), my husband had a week off of work, and I started this blog. I’ve had a mix between super relaxing days and days of discovering new avenues in the beautiful state I live in. The greatest, most humbling part of this week was how it ended. Today’s church service was an hour of seeing the Ugandan Kids Choir perform and learning about all of the wonderful things Childcare Worldwide is doing. Check out the links below if you’d like to learn more. I wish you guys a great week and I’ll be posting again soon. (I’m sorry my pictures aren’t that great)
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Hey guys! I didn’t post yesterday, because I wasn’t able to start reading until 12 o’clock last night. I got about sixteen pages in before I couldn’t keep my eyes open anymore. As you can see by the photo, my current read is The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. It was a winner for a Goodreads 2015 Choice Award and is rated 3.84/5 on Goodreads. My mom has also read this book and loved it. The book has started a little slow, but it’s full of rich detail and has an interesting diary format. I will warn you now, I’m going to read through this pretty slow. I’m a slow reader, I’m reading the Bible in a year, and I have a slight back log of comic books. But, when I do finish I’ll post a no spoiler review.