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Fri-Yay Faves - Spa Breakfast Traveling Psycho


1). Spa Days: There are times when I need to unplug... relax, and let go of all of my worries and stress. For me, those days call for some much needed time at the Spa. Spa Days provide me the  opportunity to escape the madness of my days and focus on me. I am quickly able to disconnect and quiet my mind, body, and soul. 

2). Breakfast Spots: One of my favorite spots here in Indy is Cafe Patachou - Dubbed a student union for adults; it's a trendy local spot that serves up delicious, healthy breakfast and lunch dishes. One of my go to's is the Broken Yolk plate. It includes two eggs prepared any way you'd like with swiss cheese, avocado, and for me a cup of fruit. The coffee bar boasts different blends including the house favorite. If you visit, be sure to order a morning cocktail, the Pomegranate Prosecco is #His favorite.

 3.) A Getaway Plan: While Spa Days serve as short term escape, I must say that I love, love, love, a long break away from the norm. Travel is something that I've grown accustom to and I have no desire to slow down anytime soon. I often drift off thinking about my next destination. Stay tuned for travel coverage on the blog - so exciting!

4). Scary Movies: It's that time of year where scary movies are everywhere. As the temperature continues to drop and we creep towards that spooky date, I find myself curled up on the sofa watching some of my favorite classics... I can't wait to watch Psycho, Friday the 13th, and of course Halloween. Boooooo 💀

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the weekend!
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New Blog Series - Fri-Yay Faves!

Theory No.: 691 - It's the little things that tend to have the biggest impact on your heart. 

I don’t know about you guys, but for me it has been a crazy, stressful week and when I have days or weeks that are full of the crazies, I try to step back and think of things that bring joy to my heart. You know the kind of things that makes your spirit smile.

After spending a few moments reflecting on a couple of things, a light bulb came on. I thought why not share the things that I love with the hopes that maybe a few of you can relate or take some time to reflect on some of your favorite things.

So here goes... Welcome to the very first installment of PolkaDotTheory Blog Series called, Fri-Yay Faves!

 1. Sunday Brunch: Mimosa's & Conversations with #Him

2. Long drives with my sidekick, Ms. Michie 

3. Cheeseburgers!!! My go to comfort food. I will be posting the recipe for my ground chicken cheeseburgers soon.
 4. PolkaDots and Pedicures - Lilac was my favorite color this past spring and summer. Looking for new Fall favorites. 

Just a few of my Fri-Yay faves this week! Stay posted for future Fri-Yay Favs as this series continues to evolve. Enjoy your weekend! 
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#TBT - Falling In Love (All over again...)

In the spirit of TBT, I'm at it again, walking down memory lane.. An old post, but still super relevant today. I'd love to hear your thoughts, drop a comment below! ✌

Theory No.: 016 - You were created in love. You have the right to bask in it.  Give some of it away, and always keep a stash tucked away for you.

In my last post, which was “years ago”, (yeah I’ve been a bad blogger, more on that in upcoming posts) I shared two words: REFUSE & EMBRACE. I went on to announce a plan to refuse all of the unwanted, unhealthy things in my life and commit to embracing my goals and intent for a better, well-lived life. It’s time to move forward, carefully, thoughtfully, and obviously one step at a time.

Many of us come to the conclusion at some time or another that what we have, how we are living, and/or what we are giving our attention to is simply not cutting it. We look at our lives in search of the fruit of our labors and sometimes come up empty. But the question is why? This is what I had to figure out for myself, just like anyone else who wants to go forth and change.

One of the biggest challenges that I have been faced with is making me more of a priority. I get in the habit of putting any and everything before “me”: work, love, the pup, EVERYTHING. I thought that was what I was “supposed to do”. I became an afterthought in my own mind, watched myself disappear into the background and I ultimately lost my voice, my purpose, and the overall vision for my life. I lived like this for a while (years) until one day I woke up and made a decision …..It was time for a change…  

It all started with a conversation I had with God. I asked Him to forgive me for neglecting myself. I asked for the courage, strength, and knowledge that I would need to move get through this rut. I asked Him to help me to find my voice and make my presence known in my own eyes.  That part was easy, but the required work was hard and I had a lot of work to do. It started with figuring out why I felt that I didn’t deserve my own attention; an obstacle like no other, which ultimately lead me to face the deadliest demon of all, a lack of self-love.

After realizing that love, or the lack there of was the root cause of the rut I feel into, I began to heal. Things began to get better. I started to see the light; I began to open up to myself and to the world around me. I was able to reconnect and get to know and understand the woman that I have become. It has been an amazing ride and all so worth it.

So today, I am thankful for the season of my rut, if I had not been there, I would not be here – in love! I am in love with the woman who saw the need for change and found the courage to cry for help. I am in love with the woman who is committed to refusing the old way(s) and embracing the new.

Thanks for visiting! 

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