A mix of blue and gray will keep the gloom away. Even if these photos look like they are taken on a gloomy day, they sure were not. I feel this wall can really brighten up anyones day. I never knew blue and gray could together so well. I feel this wall really brings these colors together. Don’t you just love when you are walking and you find the coolest things? I guess that is the fun part about being in a new city. There are so many locations and everything is so different and unique. That is one of the beauties in moving and being somewhere new. I have enjoyed this move so much. I am so ready for summer to be here so I can do more exploring in this city. I can’t wait to check out the farmers markets, the summer activates, the concerts, and so much more. I have so much to look forward to in the next couple months. I think I should start making an agenda of summer activities that I want to get involved in. I want to experience this city as much as I can while I’m here. I seem to always be on the move. Always itching to move somewhere new and have new experiences. College turned me into that kinda of girl.
What is your favorite snack? I am obsessed with popcorn and it is my favorite snack. You can make popcorn in so many ways and have it in so many flavors. I enjoy that it is a healthy snack. When I make popcorn, I use my air popper. With an air popper, there is no oil or butter used to make the popcorn. You just ‘Pop It And Top It” which makes me love popcorn even more. It is cooked by the heat of the air popper, which I find so fascinating. I’m not much of a microwave popcorn girl no matter how easy it can be. I usually just go to the store and get my white popcorn kernels and pop it myself. I don’t like all the oil and butter they put in the packets. I’d rather put own butter or salt on my popcorn, and this way I can control how much or how little. I usually get white corn kernels, because that’s what my uncle always uses. He makes the best over the stove popcorn I’ve ever had. Everytime I come home he makes a big bowl for me and, no, I’m not good at sharing. It’s way to good to share.
My air popper makes the popcorn taste as close to his as I can get it. This is one reason among many why I invested in an air popper. My uncle does it the old fashion way over the stove with an old popcorn pot. The handle is falling off. I made the popcorn by myself one time and almost set the dish towel on fire… I guess that’s not a secret anymore.
The bedroom is where I relax. The bedroom is where I keep most of my belongings. The bedroom is where I can make a mess. The bedroom is…. my bedroom and a fun one at that. This is the first time in a long time I have been able to make a bedroom my own and fill it with what I really enjoy.
As you all know, I recently moved to a new city, and it has taken me a good three months to get my bedroom to where I want it to be. I have downsized quite a bit, and that’s the way I want it to be. I love the clean and simplistic bedroom. I enjoy white sheets and a lot of pillows. White, gold, and black accents is what I have filled my space with, and I must say I am in love. I also enjoy throwing a little fur in the mix. It can really chic up a bedroom, don’t you think?
I also think my Scandinavian design wall art has something to do with making my room come together. Keep reading for the down-low on my wonderful wall art and a special code to get your own wall art at a fabulous discount.
Feeling like a Black Suede Babe in my suede black dress and suede OTK boots. I think this look is an absolute fashion statement. Sometimes you just have to bring it when you have what you need to make that look complete. How hot is suede right now? I’d say pretty chic-ing hot. I love it and I’m so happy my mom found this suede dress to go with my boots. When I unwrapped this dress (on Christmas day), it was love at first sight. I knew exactly what it would go with. Don’t you love when that happens? You receive something as a gift and you know exactly what you will wear it with, or exactly in what spot it would look perfect. The other perfect part about this dress is tie up around the neckline, which is also super trendy. I like that this one doesn’t cut down to low like the rest of them I’ve seen. I feel with the tie not as low I can wear it to many other occasions. I am definitely looking for versatile pieces to add to my wardrobe.
This zip it chunky choker sweater is a #1 in my closet right now. Color is perfect, size is perfect, and style is perfect. This sweater is just the right mix of warm and chic. Sometimes it can be hard to find a super trendy sweater like this. I feel like everywhere I shop they are always the same, bulky and not so trendy, but more of a classic. Don’t get me wrong – I love my classic sweaters, but sometimes I just want something super trendy that will keep me warm.
Happy New Years!! 2017 is officially here. I hope you are as excited to start this new year as much as I am. There is so much to accomplish and so much more to learn. It’s kinda of like we always get a new beginning after 365/366 days in a year.
This is my very first blog post of 2017, and I am so happy to share this super cute wool of a dress from Zaful with all of you. First off this dress is super warm, super different, and super chic-ing cute. I love how soft the wool is. The inside of the dress has a super soft felt fabric that makes it feel like I am wearing pajamas. Not going to lie- I love being comfortable. If I get to wear something cute and feel comfy while doing it, I won’t waste any more time looking for something else to wear.
Well, we are about to enter year 2017. I just can’t believe it. This past year has been filled with so much. Over all it was another year of learning, growing, and not one ounce of regret. There were some ups and downs as well, but it wasn’t anything I couldn’t handle. Everything that I experienced this year, good or bad was needed. I know in my heart that everything happens for a reason and life shall always go on no matter what the outcome may be. I also know that out of all the bad that has happen, I have come out a new person. I know not every story is the same, and ever experience will always be slightly different. People will come into our lives just to teach us something simple, and I find immense beauty in that.
This new year, I am going to take it upon myself to find the greater good in everyone, always have a peaceful heart, and kick unnecessary stress to the curb. There is nothing good about stress. It is bad for the heart, it can age you, and can really change your personality(not in a good way). I just want to always have a full heart and show positive light to people around me. That is something I have been personally working, which I know will take sometime.
It came to me a few months ago that I just need to be a much happier person. Don’t get me wrong I am a very energetic, positive person, and I do believe my light shines through. Many people have said this to me, but I will say that there is no such thing as too much light shining through. I believe there is always room for improving ones self.
Well, Christmas is upon us and I am still trying to stay on my workout game. To me working out is very important in so many ways. Physically and mentally, it is good for the brain and your body. Lately, I have changed up my workout routine, and I am enjoying it. I spent over a year going to the gym religiously and honestly I was starting to get burn out. It is so hard to keep up the motivation and determination to keep going all the time.
I think the biggest problem with me not wanting to stick to the same workout routine was, changing gyms because I moved. I seriously love the gym I used to go to. Gold’s Gym is where it’s at. I loved that it had a cross fit section and there was so much equipment to go around. A lot of young athletic people were there too, so you felt some kind of connection like you were always there to impress someone and have others impress you. Everyone had a wonderful motivation in their blood that I am missing.
This winter I am going to stay warm with Patagonia and Sorel- two brands that I trust and love for my winter gear. Winter officially starts this coming Wednesday. In the Midwest, winter is already here so I’m officially dressing the part. This is my first ever Synchilla Patagonia fleece pullover, and I can not get enough of it. I am usually always cold in the winter and this fleece keeps me so warm sometimes I end up getting to hot, and end up having to take it off. I love how bright and fun the print is. I also love the little pocket they build into the fleece.
I do know that I have many more Patagonia fleeces to buy in my future, and I also plan to buy more Patagonia apparel. Before this fleece I had Patagonia yoga pants (so soft), base layer capilene (thermal wear), wool socks, and a plaid long-sleeve shirt. All very wonderful products and I have not had a problem with anything. They always keep me warm and feeling good, especially the socks. I have a problem with my feet always being cold, and when I wear those socks my feet stay surprisingly warm the whole time. Cheers to wool socks and winter comforts.
I was smiling because life is a journey that we all get to experience.I just can’t believe we are already to December 12th. Time seriously passes us by so quickly. I am not even joking when I say that I have a midlife crisis ever month, and I’m not even old enough to have a midlife crisis. I honestly think I am way to hard on myself, but I wouldn’t want it any other way. I know a lot of people who are hard on themselves and sometimes you have to be hard on yourself.