Kitchen Diary + Giveaway! I love how the smells and tastes of food can instantly bring back memories. The food we make now is creating memories for tomorrow and years to come. I want to remember what fed us and nourished us a year ago and why that recipe sticks out so much. When I mentioned the Kitchen Diary in my Friday Favorites, several of you commented how great you thought it was! It really is perfect for a bridal shower, wedding gift, or Mother’s Day! It takes ordinary recipes and instantly creates a special keepsake filled with memories attached to you and your family. Best of all, with a $25 shop credit, you could really put some extra mulah towards anything your heart desires in the Lily and Val shop! Be sure to enter below and tag friends on Instagram that you share special memories with. Let’s be honest, some of the fondest memories are made surrounding food. ๐Ÿ™‚ย To enter the Instagram part of rafflecopter, add your Instagram handle and make sure you follow me, as well as Lily and Val! ๐Ÿ™‚

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*Giveaway ends on Friday at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be announced next Monday!*

Opa! Part: 4 stephanie-spring.comI specifically remembering arriving in Santorini. I was in awe and it felt so surreal. I remember feeling extremely thankful for everything I was fortunate enough to explore and do while I was in Greece but Santorini created an entirely different picture of thankful. I felt like I could not soak up the amount of beauty it had to offer. There were crystal clear oceans and skies. White buildings with blue roofs painted the horizon and the families and restaurants felt so welcoming and warm. The sun hit this place like it was a slice of heaven and I never wanted to leave. Honestly. I was here with some of my best friends and slowly taking in every moment with such a grateful heart. Snapping pictures at every turn couldn’t provide half of the justice it deserved in person. Santorini can’t be explained in words and it should be added to your bucket list. It truly is a place that takes your breath away and offers you top notch hospitality and beauty at it’s finest. ย

Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites 01Fridayย has not looked this sweet in a long time and I’m so glad we made it! ๐Ÿ™‚ As always, I’m sharing my favorites with Erika, Narci, and Andrea!


Kate Spade Bangle

Kate Spade Bangle

My sweet friend Mace got me this bangle for my birthday and I have been mixing and matching it with all of my outfits lately. I love it! The message on it could not be any sweeter either. Mother’s day or bridal shower gift anyone? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Two.Easter Basket

You know how I mentioned that one Easter Eric surprised me and made me an Easter basket? He completely surprised me and did it again this year! We were getting ready for our Good Friday service when I walked into the living room to find this! I love everything in this basket andย this candle has been burning since Saturday. ๐Ÿ™‚

Three.Actions lead, feelings follow.

Our pastor quotes this so often. In our world, we often expect the opposite and this week I have been reminded of what God expects of us. Our actions need to lead, and our feelings will then follow. Think about it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Four.stephanie-spring.comOn Wednesday, one of my students showed up to my classroom with a dozen daffodils!ย ย It was one of my favorite moments of the week! So sweet!

Five.Shirred Utility Blouse

I got a shirt really similar to this one from The Loft for Christmas and can’t seem to get enough of it lately! It’s been perfect for this time of year. It’s so light and comfortable and it’s becoming one of my favorites. Best of all: It’s on sale right! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m so thankful for weekends! Happy Friday! ย ๐Ÿ™‚