a grateful heart | olive june

a grateful heart

"darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that."
-martin luther king jr.-
i have loved every second of this weekend
our first free one in forever. 
we ran errands, visited with friends, drank wine and watched a movie, cooked, went golfing
it was so nice. 
on saturday i went to ikea to get a few things for my new workspace 
here is a photo - but a post is coming soon:
{florals are from trader joe's - $3.99}
i really love everything about ikea - much like world market, anthro, and flea markets-
it's paradiseland for me.
today's agenda:
mr. monaco surprised me with a massage!!!!
{there are no words- he did so well with this one.}
we are heading there later this morning and then plan on having a mini date after
i will let you know where we went soon… 
lastly, i spent this morning reading, writing, clean meal planning, and enjoying the city view from our guest bedroom and office- it makes me happy. {i have been waking up really early- thanks to my 'become a morning person' goal of the year!!} but also have energy through the roof lately and feel amazing… i started back on an all natural, organic cleanse that i started in aug-october where i dropped 16 pounds, almost 30 inches and have never felt better… after two months off {and lots of holiday fun and love} i.am.so.back. i was dreaming about the products while going 'buck wild' celebrating - as my body was telling me; yearning to go back to healthy living. already feeling amazing… feel free to join me! i would love to help you and did this journey with you…
 email me if you are interested! it truly is amazing.
here is my friend's amazing journey!!

hope your weekend went well! 
Grateful Heart w/ Ember Grey
what are you grateful for today?
ps: only ten days left until january's gratitude project link-up


  1. These pictures are so bright and lovely! And I'm crushing on the fabric; I wish we had a Trader's Joe's near me! -Astleigh

    1. thank you so much!! love ikea's fabrics and hopefully soon for you- it's my fav. place to grocery shop for sure! i will be praying for you!! xo

  2. Oh my gosh I feel like we would be style sisters! Ikea, Anthropologie, and World Market are all my favorites too! I especially love bright colored prints and flowers. (trader joe's is my favorite too...) Your photos made me feel happy inside, thanks for sharing!!

    1. :) thank you so much!! you are so sweet- would love to explore those places with you and your comment made my heart happy! enjoy your day!!

  3. A massage?! Lucky girl!! That's really exciting. The only time I've had a professional massage was on our honey moon, and it was amazing!!

    1. my therapist was sick… so tomorrow night is the night now!! girl- please get another one. they are the BEST thing ever. groupon and living social have amazing deals - around $30 for an hour. xo

  4. Errands are my absolute favorite. Seriously. Whenever I go home to visit my parents, my mom saves her errands for she and I to run together haha! Can't wait to see what you got at Ikea... I miss having one nearby! So glad you were gifted a massage!! Not bad for a Monday! ;)

    1. I love them as well!! That's so funny about mom- so cute. I bought some fun things at Ikea- will be sharing soon. Your post today spoke so true to my heart- loved it. Plan to share the link soon on here- it was so beautiful. ps: the massage therapist was sick Monday but we went last night- so amazing- and finished with sushi and a beer. def. made up for it. xo

  5. Sounds like a great weekend! Love the MLK quote! Love how bright and happy your blog is! Have a wonderful week!

    1. thank you so much… you are so sweet! your comment made my day. wishing you a wonderful week as well!! xo

  6. I could spend hours in IKEA or World Market! Those are places hubby won't join me at because I love to just wander. Sounds like an awesome weekend!

    1. me too. and my husband will go but i wonder as well… so i usually like to go on my own and take my time! it as a wonderful weekend- hope yours was as well. thank you so much for stopping in!! xo

  7. It sounds like you had an amazing weekend! I hope the massage was lovely. :)

    I'm going to have to pick up some flowers from Trader Joe's - I love everything about that place!