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It GOT HOT here in Jacksonville this month! I mean high humidity and low 100s/mid 90s EVERY DAY!

Our long walks have become a walk down the beach and than a swim through the ocean on our way home just to stay cool!

For this month’s overview post we decided to both write so you will see Cordie’s name after the parts he writes!

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Lots of Storms this month! The weather quickly changes within 10 – 20 mins.

This month flew by for us! I completed our first 30 day meal plan adding more fish, chicken, and pork keeping out carbs (pasta dishes) meals to our nightly dinners!

It was a lot of fun trying new recipes each week and figuring out how much two people eat and how well leftovers last. We found out what are favorites are and will be repeating in July!

Shredded Pork with Pineapple Coleslaw

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Recipe recommended topping the pork with cilantro and avocados!

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My first time cooking pork in the crock pot!

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Day Two Cordie had the leftovers in a soup like form!

Cordie – This one is by far and away my favorite.    I’ve been counting down the days till my lovely wife makes it again.

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Before Cooked – This recipe was the longest prep and cooking time of all the new recipes I tried this month!

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After wards – So good. Make sure if you stuff peppers when you cut into them there will be juice/sauce that spills out.

Cordie – This one is surprisingly good.  A little buffalo hot sauce and some ranch and it’s perfect.

Shredded Chicken with Posole – Added my own ingredients to the chicken and cooked in the crock pot for 8+ hours.

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Posole is usually paired with lime, chili powder and oregano!

Cordie – Ever since I’ve been around the Osborn household I’ve had the honor of being introduced to posole.  It’s quickly become one of my favorite things to eat.  Surprisingly this was the first time we’ve made it ourselves and definitely won’t be the last.  Although not as good as my mother in laws ;) – if you havent tried posole it’s about time you do

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People always ask us or say – how do you both work from home together? Cordie usually responds with it is really easy and great! We know when we are working together to keep it work focused and planning/dreaming organizing our weekly tasks is really great with someone you can trust! We challenge each other to take risks. To stay focus on one ‘project’ ‘idea’ (which is really hard to do long term). And always make sure we take time for DATE NIGHTS!

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We drove down to St. Augustine at my Favorite Restaurant around – The Floridian! -Cordie

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There are a lot of ‘dreamprenuers’ out there and Cordie – ON HIS OWN is not just an entrepreneur who DOES THINGS and sees progress but is a producer, creator and great business owner and we are excited to see where our future takes us as a family and as a business!

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Katherine biked by me one day on my way to Starbucks. -Cordie

One of the things I’ve learned is to always mix up my work environment.  So you’ll find us working at 1 of 3 tables and desks we have scattered throughout the house, outside on the balcony on a phone call, or at one of 3 coffee shops within walking distance.  I’ve learned that the more comfortable your workspace the more likely you are to get distracted or feel like you have all day to complete the projects you’re trying to get done.   By changing your environment it helps to stay focused and productive while working. -Cordie

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We are loving life together!



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the happenings of May

This month like the previous ones just seem to have flown by… Today I feel really blessed that our hard work continues to pay off so that we can live and be in a place that we want to be in. We may seem ‘really really busy’ with work but the mornings looking out over the ocean, lunch walking around the neighborhood, or an evening swim in the pool below us really makes everything else worth it. And the TIME we get to spend together is more than either of us could ask or hope for. :)

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Sunrise from the pool area

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The pool beneath our balcony

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I got to see TWO of my FAVORITE people in the world for a hot minute at the very beginning of the month… It had been 2.5 years since I saw Gillian last and Ciara almost 5 years!!! Way too long – but it was as if we hadn’t missed a beat and could just pick up from wherever. I met both of them in Australia in 2006 – we all lived together for over 7 months including in Egypt…so will always have some amazing memories with them and hopefully more to come in the future!

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Ciara, Gillian and Myself

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The first full week of May it gets busy in Jacksonville as THE Players PGA Golf Tournament is hosted here every year… This year we went on the final day to see the players live – was in the 90s with the humidity index bringing it to well over 100+ degrees so our 13 miles of walking around with little to no shade was quite exhausting this year!

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Ernie Els in the Pink

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Rickie Fowler – Winner of the Tournament

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Adam Scott – Australian

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Tiger Woods – A lot of fun to follow

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Famous 17th Hole

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With that said it is very enjoyable to be there and see everything right in front of you and for Cordie to get to connect with others in the Golf Industry.

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We are THRILLED to have balcony furniture now!!! We picked up these chairs and outdoor pouf at Target and received this amazing lounge chair in the mail a week later! They all match perfectly, look great, are comfortable and just what we’d be hoping for…

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Selfie Stick Pic

We spent two days up in Amelia Island for a Florida Golf Qualifier… such beautiful golf courses in that area.

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Hanging out in Becky & Judd’s new backyard

We spent Memorial Weekend with our good friends the Clarksons.

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He loooves the car

I am still helping out my friend Jordan with her puppy Dante a couple days a week…

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Hope you had a beautiful month and are looking forward to june!

The thing is though – on here we have our highlights of the month our life… not the days when we are slammed for 36 – 48 hours working straight on projects and not doing much more than working, eating, sleeping, all week (like this last one) maybe sitting outside while we work (like I am doing now writing this post so I can be outside) so our pictures and posts aren’t too discourage you with where you are at but hopefully encourage you to be thankful for what you DO have and where you ARE —->

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Color Me Rad 5K

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Jordan, Becky and I before the event started this past Sunday – Nice and clean. :)

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4,000 people lining up waiting to start the 5K – There were all sorts of people there – kids, elderly, families.

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During the middle of the race… semi colored…

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It was a lot of fun to see how much color we each got after running through the ‘color stations’

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At the end we were given ‘color bombs’ to throw up into the crowd and the three of us had more fun than you can see below!

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Even in the 45 degree weather we still had a blast as none of us had ever ran a color run before and definitely will again!

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The great thing about the new Iphone 6 and 6+ (was on the 5s too but we never had one) is it’s burst feature that captures 10 frames per second and is perfect for action shots!

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Have you ever participated in a color run? Hope you LOVED it and if NOT you should!

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3 miles a day… well almost

I recently read this story about a guy who turned 65 and decided he would start walking five miles everyday…. he is now in his 90s!

With that in mind I decided to challenge myself and hope Cordie would join in.

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And so far our first week he has! We started on Sunday…above is Monday when we walked nine holes together which is about 3.5 miles (yes it was chilly for here).. Tuesday we walked the beach during our lunch breaks…

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As you can see Wednesday the weather was beautiful so we walked the front nine at the course we are members at!

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Today is our rest day and I am hoping to walk at least three miles 5/6 days a week.. Do you have any spring goals?


Where do you see Beau ← ty?

…a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.

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This morning we left the house just after 8 to go exploring/hiking in a state park about 25 mins from where we currently live.

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It was a beauttttiful Sunday morning – clear skies, the sun was shining… we were both happy to be getting outside.

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As you can see we first took a short hike (about a half mile) to Black Rock Beach that is full of protected driftwood…

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The tide was down so there was plenty of ‘safe’ ground to walk on… the rocks/sand bluffs were actually sand… hardened and left supposebly after the last ice age..


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It was beautiful…pleasing to our sites… senses.. the bright green algae…rich chocolate rocks/sand….millions of creatures scurrying around as we walked…

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bright white trees that were as smooth as silk when you touched them…

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Calm water that just glistened and made my heart so happy… Where do you find beauty?


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Do you find beauty in any child’s smile? The way your loved one puts their hand on your leg when you are driving? Old dead trees that have been washed upon a shore… the nature that surrounds you?


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I love that the definition of B E A U T Y I found ↑ has the word ‘combination’ of qualities…that beauty can really be anything you want or say that it is because it is beauty that you see and find pleasing.

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In the midst of our VERY busy day/week/month I am so happy we were able to spend a couple of hours moving… breathing… being and seeing beauty together (reality what I believe we were created to do) and I hope you are able to as well!