2017 New Years Resolutions!

Throughout the years I have made so many new years resolutions and I’m pretty sure 3/4 of them were the same ones every year. You know the ones that go “I’m going to lose weight”, “I’m going to get a significant other”, or “I’m going to adventure more”. Yeah I tell myself that too every year. This year I want to learn more about myself and really push myself to see how far I can go. This is my year of Yes. Of course I probably won’t be saying yes to every single thing especially if it harms my well being or puts me in (too much) debt.

I’m going to be saying yes to the things that I have never done before. If somebody is going to ask me to sky dive, I’ll be very hesitant but I know several people who have done it before and survived so I might give it a shot. I am terribly afraid of heights just as I am afraid of cats (don’t ask) but I guess the only thing I can lose is my life right?! All jokes aside though, I have always wanted a different view at the world I live in and this would give me an alternating perspective. I no longer want to focus on the potential bad things that could occur. I have had so many opportunities to do some amazing things but was afraid of what could happen so I never did them. 2017 is going to be the year that I take more chances and live in the moment. It’s such a cliche to say that but I want to smell all the flowers, not just the roses.

Another resolution on my list is to explore San Diego more. I want to know every nook and cranny, I want to know all the hole in the wall restaurants that are to die for, I want to know which celebrity has been where. Okay, maybe that last one was taking it a bit too far but the other two are true. I want to be able to take my family when they come to all the spots that nobody knows about.

I made a small list of a few resolutions that I want to do this year and hopefully keeping up on the blog will help me maintain all my resolutions.

  1. I want to cook more. For myself and for Evan
  2. I want to travel more. Even if it is a 30 minute drive
  3. I want to follow through on my promises
  4. I want to work out for a minimum of 30 minutes every other day
  5. I want to run 2 5k this year and run the whole thing.
  6. I want to pick up a new habit or hobby
  7. Better manage money for saving and spending

I have never been a cook or even remotely close. I CAN make myself mac and cheese but I don’t consider that cooking. I want to go through all the cookbooks we have and mark all the recipes that I want to make and try them out. If I fail, I fail and I try again. What can it hurt? The rest of these are all pretty self-explanatory.

 

Welcome, 2017!

XOXO,

B

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30 Day Challenge.

Normally, 30 day challenges begin on the first of the month. I am going to do this just a little bit different! Over the past few years, I have gained over 30 pounds. Not that I’m not happy with my body BUT I want to be happier and feel great about myself when I wear a cute dress. My pants have been fitting tighter and tighter and I really don’t like that feeling. My wardrobe has been consisting of leggings, yoga pants and t-shirts. I haven’t had the best eating habits and all of this is about to change.

I am giving myself a full 30 days to lose 10 pounds. I am not sure if this is reasonable or not. I am ready to be healthy again. I am going to join the gym. I walk to class every day already but hopefully soon, I can start jogging to class instead. I want my pants to feel baggy and my t-shirts to be too big. I want to sit on the couch without have a little pooch on my stomach. I don’t want to feel guilty about eating a scoop of ice cream after dinner.

Every week I will post about my progress and my meals. I will give you the goods and the bads about the week. I will tell you about my weaknesses and my strengths.

I am going to start the week on Sunday. This doesn’t mean that I’m not going to start tomorrow but it’ll just make things a little easier for record keeping. I am going to keep a log of all things that go into my mouth. I’ll take pictures of my log and I promise it’ll be my handwriting. I won’t hold anything back.

Here goes nothing!

XOXO,

B

Saturday is Laundry Day!

Every week has something different. A different adventure always seems to happen and I wouldn’t have it any other way to be honest. Let me tell you about my crazy week.

Monday: I had class at 9 AM. I got up around 7:30 to shower and get ready. I left the house at 8:30 even though it takes maybe 10 minutes to walk to school. I like to make sure that I am on time and prepared so I always get my bookbag ready the night before. My 9 am class is an hour long and when I am done with that class, I have a solid ten minutes to book it all the way across campus to my 10 AM class. It’s hard work and living in San Diego, it gets warm really early. I’m done with classes for the morning and I go home and clean! I don’t have another class until 4 PM so I usually go home and make the bed and put my love’s clothes away. He’s normally out of the house by 7:30 when I wake up. Sometimes I’ll lounge around the house but normally I’ll be on the computer doing some school work or on the couch reading for class. I head back to school at 3:30 and am in class until 7. My love still isn’t home from work yet so I’ll do some more reading and homework until he gets home.

Tuesday: Tuesday’s aren’t much different than Monday’s but I only have one class at 11. Once Evan leaves for work, I usually roll over to his side of the bed (which is way more comfortable) and sleep for another hour or two. I’ll get up around 9 and grab some cereal to eat or make some eggs. I’ll pack up my bag if I didn’t do it the night before and just hang out for a bit. Tuesday’s are a bit more lazy but depending on the weather, I might take a dip in the pool or like this week, I went to target and ran a few errands.

Wednesday: Wednesday’s and Thursdays are Evan’s days off so I’ll let him sleep in. I only have my two morning classes from Monday and then I’m done for the day! It’s quite nice to be able to spend the day with my love bug on his days off. I’ll usually come home to him playing video games or still sleeping. This week, I found him sitting on the couch playing video games. We knew that the Giants were going to be playing so we were thinking about where we wanted to watch the game. We decided that since neither of us had been to Dave and Busters that we should try it out. We had so much fun drinking and playing games. I’m so glad that we went out and enjoyed ourselves.

Thursday: Thursdays are similar to Monday’s but I won’t go home until about 12:30. This last Thursday, I had an exam and I stayed on campus a bit longer to unwind and get back to normal before going home to my sweet pea. Once I come home at 7, my love usually had dinner ready and we’ll watch a movie and just hang out.

Friday: I have one class on Friday’s and then I’m free to do whatever. Every Friday is different. Yesterday, I had a few appointments to go to and then I went to Target to grab a few things that I wanted. I came home around 4 and took a small nap and watched a bit of tv. I got dinner ready and then my love came home from work. We watched a movie that was pretty good but not my type of movie. We went to bed at 11:30 and both passed out.

Saturday: Today is Saturday. It’s usually laundry day but I’ll wait until later in the afternoon because I know that a lot of people go to do their laundry on Saturday’s too. I’ll usually wait until about 2 or 3 and get stuff done around the house like sweep and mop the kitchen and vacuum the living room

Sunday: Sunday’s I’ll go to church and hang out for a bit afterwards to talk to people and get to know more people. I’m still new and haven’t met too many people but I am really liking the church that I found.

 

This is what I do on a weekly basis. Of course there are things missing like when I shower or brush my teeth or do my makeup but I promise that is all in there! This is just a rough summary of what it’s like to be a pretend housewife. I always wanted to be a housewife but now that I’m fake living it, it’s kind of boring. I’m glad I go to school and get some social interaction there or else I really would go crazy like Evan tells me I am.

 

XOXO,

B

 

Pintrest fail! DIY soap jellies 

I’ve been wanting to try a few things that I’ve found on Pinterest. If you don’t know what Pinterest is, go google it! It is amazing and I love it! Here is one DIY that I have tried and completely failed at!!

A few weeks ago, I found a DIY soap jelly where you combine gelatin and liquid body wash and make them into a soap jelly that you can use in the shower. I personally think this is a little pointless but hey, whatever floats your boat!! I got the original recipe from Elle Sees. She has two recipes. One that calls for colorless shower gel and food coloring. I did not use this recipe only because I did not want to go out and buy new shower gel for this little experiment that failed miserably but only probably because I used a weird mold and expired gelatin from who knows how long ago.

The shower gel that I used, I bought from Bath and Body Works a few weeks back on sale (YES!) IMG_3948

It smells so good! I absolutely love it and Bath and Body Works! I used a different brand of gelatin and that also might have been the cause of my failure. IMG_3946

After mixing the gelatin and the shower gel, I got a bit on the counter because of course. I am slightly klutzy and spill almost everything that I come in contact with. I just got a new ice cube tray from Sur La Table and that was on sale too so I used it when I probably should have just used a dollar store square ice cube tray. IMG_3951

This is the tray empty but I’m sure that you can picture what it looked like when I spilled the mix into three of the anchor holes. I let it sit for a solid 24 hours, maybe even more.

I ended up with maybe 2 good anchors but I ended up tossing them because I thought it was a little useless to have a small anchor jelly when I could just use my shower gel. IMG_3975

Some of the anchor holes had just a small part filled which you can see at the left hand side of the picture.

 

Hopefully, my next Pintrest experiment turns out better and I’m pretty sure there is no way that I could possibly fail at it since it involves food and snacks. Two of my favorite things!! Next post, I’m going to be talking about some of the emotions that I’m feeling with my big move coming up and how I’m going to handle them!

 

XOXO,

BH