Saturday, May 31, 2014

Leaving on a Jet Plane!

Well tomorrow morning I leave for Montana! At 5:15 to be exact. Four airports in less than six hours! I'm hoping I can keep on top of things. I'm still not packed so I definitely dropped the ball there! This is just a week long trip but I'm very to excited to see where I'll be living starting in August. We also get to see the apartment while I'm there so I'm ready to start figuring out what I want to do with the place. I have already picked up a few things from Hobby Lobby but Evan didn't like the cross that I wanted to put in our bedroom. Who knew a guy that tries to wear t-shirts with holes in them and a hat he washes once a decade would have such a strong opinion on home decor? I did snap a couple of pictures of them though!

I got this for only $13!

This is my favorite but Evan didn't like it. He said it was too girly but I think the colors are gender neutral enough to build our bedroom around it. 

That was just a quick update! I'll have a lot of time on my hands when I get out there so expect some more posts next week. I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Love in a Box Swap

This month I decided to participate in the Love in a Box swap that is hosted by Kimberly at Kimberly's Chronicle and Megan from Lush to Blush. I really don't remember how I found it, sometimes I just go look at blogs and end up clicking away and don't know where I'm going. Unfortunately this was the last month for it but I still had a great time! 

I was paired with Kristen at Simply Strive and I'm so happy I was. We happened to have similar likes so I think we were able to give each other some great things. In my emails I mentioned my upcoming move to Montana and how I was trying to expand my cooking since Evan will probably want to eat and also that I was getting more and more into beauty lately. That's a story for another time but she sent me some awesome stuff.

First off, sorry for the bad pictures. My iPhone hasn't had a back on it for over a year now and was also dropped in a porta-potty so it's not the best. Anyways, she included two cooking magazines, one her favorite face masks, and also a package of the cutest chocolates ever.

The magazines, EveryDay with Rachel Ray and allrecipes, have already come in handy. There are so many things I will be trying when I get out to Montana! There was also an article in EveryDay about traveling to Alaska, and that might have to happen soon too. 

The chocolates were called Sweet Little Things by Lindt and were so good! They were all eaten very quickly, I even shared but the bag was thrown away before I could get a picture.

The face mask was probably my favorite thing I received though. It's Alba Botanical even advanced deep sea facial mask. I almost always have red cheeks for some reason, which no one ever sees because I always have foundation on. Thank goodness for that! But as soon as I used this I noticed even after being completely make-up free the redness was gone and my skin really did look more even. I would say that it lasted almost three days after I used it also. Just for fun I'm going to put up a picture of me with the mask on so now no one can use it for blackmail. Haha.

I really enjoyed doing this and I hope I can find another swap to do or maybe this one will come back! Do y'all know of any good swaps to participate in? If so, what are your favorites?

Monday, May 19, 2014

Weekly Wellness

Running quotes

This post is going to be part of a new series I decided to write. I want to feature one wellness post a week because I am trying to not just lose weight but get healthier overall. 

Redbook is just about the only magazine I read these days. I feel like it may be a little mature for me but I like things that I realistic and helpful for real life. In the June issue there was a workout plan that talked about alternating walking and jogging in the beginning to work your way up to running the full time, here is the link to that:

I thought this sounded easy enough, you know I've lost twenty pounds, my job requires me to basically be running 24/7. WRONG. The 30 second intervals I spent running were terrible and I mainly remembered why I hate it so much. It also doesn't help that my road is more of just a giant pothole. I do plan on sticking to this though because I know it will make some improvements in the long run. 

(Also, that picture isn't mine.)

Friday, May 16, 2014

A Little Bloglovin'

I finally claimed my blog on Bloglovin' today. I think it's a convenient place to get all of your favorite blogs in one simple place and I am all about simplicity! Here is the link:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A New Direction

In the past I have written a lot about relationships, sports, and politics. While this has gained me a decent amount of followers I think, it's time to be a little more grown up. With a move to Montana on the horizon and a new major that is something I'm very passionate about, I really want to focus on those things. I want to take my blog more in the direction of a lifestyle blog. You can expect more posts about DIY, cooking, living on a budget, and budget style! Thrifting is something that I have recently gotten into and I have found a few good deals. We are also going to be furnishing and decorating an apartment on a budget, as well as being big kids and having to cook for ourselves, by groceries, etc. This is basically my transformation into big girl life! Most of you have been with me since I was a junior in high school and I'm hoping you'll stay for this chapter in my life as well.