Friday, July 6, 2018

July Goals!

I know it is the 6th  but I got this!! I have so much going on this month to prep for the move that I am hoping setting some goals for myself (espeically publicly) will help me get my life together!


For July I would like to....

  • Remove 5+ items from the house daily
  • Go to the gym 10 times 
  • Be fully packed before our weekend in Michigan (end of the month)
  • Blog at least 2 days a week
  • Cook dinner at home 4 times a week
  • Get this job! (I know I don't have full control over it but I can hope!)**
  • Organize moving plans (who, how) by July 20 
  • Get to 2 more street fests
  • Get to the beach at least 2 more times

A lot of my time right now is just packing, purging, and trying to see everyone before I go. I am a little sad to be leaving Chicago during the best season to be here. In other great news I got an interview & second interview and fly down to Austin in a couple weeks for an in person. If I get the position it moves our move date up 2 weeks(which is why july is crazy for me) but I really hope to get it so send me all the positive juju! 


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

It's Tuesday....

OOoh man I've got 4 more days till summer school is over and I am free!! I got back from 9 days of vacation on Sunday night and I am exhausted. I don't even know if exhausted sums up the amount of dead I am right now. I've slacked hard on the blogging...hard!  But I am going to rally and get on it!!

Planning for a vacation and cross country move while still working and going to school is killing me guys. KILLING ME.

I wanted to share this one photo from the trip that pretty much sums up how I like to relax....


Give me a beach, a fruity drink and some books and I will be the happiest girl you ever met!  
I'm off to start prepping some posts and catching up on all the blog posts I missed! 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Show Us Your Books: June!

https://www.lifeaccordingtosteph.com/p/reading.html
Its that time again!! I read 12 books in May...and it was definitely romance heavy. I thought I read less but looking back at my goodreadsI did a pretty good job.

I didn't read a non-fiction book last month...fail for me! But I plan to try and read two in June(try being the key word)


Every Fifteen Minutes (****)
I came across this one last month in the link up. It was a good read, I couldn't put it down. I was shocked in the end because I 100% had it wrong the whole book so that is always a plus for me. If any of you read this and catch on right away then please message me and let me know how I missed it!






the Weekenders (****)
I didn't really know what to expect so I was pleasantly suprised that this book had some interesting turns. A bunch of the reviews shit al over it but I don't really care I thought it was a fun and interesting read.







Little Fires Everywhere (****)
I can see why this book is everywhere and everyone wants to read it. I don't really know what I thought it would be like going in but I really enjoyed it because it was at times awkward and sometimes I just didn't want to put it down. I personally think that makes for a great book. I am also hoping to read Everything I never told you soon!





The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry (****)
Another book from last month's link up. First off I am obssessed with bookstores, love them, want to own one, all that fun stuff so a story set in a bookstore pretty much is a given must have for me. The explanation for this book doesn't really give you an idea what is really about and I love that because I wasn't sure what to expect. I loved it!





Dear Aaron (****)
So I love Zapata...except for the one book that just didn't do it for me (i'm looking at you from Lukov). But I really loved the way this one read. The emails and messaging was fun and feels so relevant because that is pretty much how all communication goes at this point.  She does that slow burn so right that you are so ready for them to hookup!





Those were my favorites...some other notable mentions....

  • The Hazelwood I was hyped for this book so I am sad that it didn't live up to the expectations I had for it. I originally thought I just needed a day to let it sink in but it turns out I maybe just didn't enjoy it like I thought I would. It was definitely interesting though. 
  • The Coincidence of Coconut Cake  This book was adorable and made me want to make the coconut cake! Also, its set in Milwaukee which is fun because it kind shows a side of the city I had no idea about.
  • The Mclendon Family Saga (Books 1-3, 5, 6, 7) I blew through the first few books. When I start reading romance or erotica I binge. Especially if I like a storyline. This one is fun because the books build on the same characters from the family just tells their love story in each new book. #7 I had to DNF. I am so over the virgin girl and macho man who "claims" her that I had to stop.  **These have a lot of graphic sex, often with more than just 2 people at a time so beware. 

Friday, June 8, 2018

High Five for Friday!!


This week has been Busy Busy!! Time to share some of my favorites from the week!

- Monday was my birthday!!
So there was of course cake and yummy food! I posted Tuesday about all the fun bday related activities.... Random Tuesday Bits


- New Music! 
I am always so behind on music but I just discovered the Maroon 5 w/Cardi B song. I love it!  



- New Planner! 
I am kind of terrible at keeping up with planners but I also love them. Its a real thing. Thanks to Steph @ Not Entirely Perfect I went out and got myself the Erin Ley Simplified Planner and it is my Sunday project this weekend!



- Big News! 
I made a fun new announcement on the blog yesterday. I am hoping to be making some design changes around the blog too and hopefully I can blend it all together and start a new chapter for this old thing!
- Prepping for Vaca!! 
   We have been looking at all the Norweign Cruise Line excursion and package options leading up to our trip and I am so ready!! We ended up booking an excursion to do some ATV trails, Swim in some underground caves, go to an animal sanctuary and lots of beach time! We also decided to head to Miami one day early so we can relax before the day we depart!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Yay Big News!

I have been holding on to some big news for a couple months know, waiting until my family knew before I told the blogging world. But now I get to tell you all that thenewguy and I are...


It has been about 8 months in the making...going back and forth and really trying to decide if this is something we are prepared/able to do and we made the decision right when we got back in April. Then it was just a matter of working out the hows and telling family. Chicago has my heart...and I imagine I will likely move back when I am finally ready to own a home and settle in but for now we will continue exploring together and try a new city. So T-65 days!! 

Figured this is a good way to link up!!
 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Random Tuesday Bits...

I know you all are curious what I did to celebrate my birthday right?

On Saturday I had a bbq and wouldn't you know...it was 60 degrees out. Even though it was 95 on Thursday. We froze our asses by the lake all day. 

I specifically requested cookies instead of a cake!


Sunday...I spent the day with my family and thenewguys. We had brunch and then went to his brother's for a backyard bbq.




This was before she exploded one all over them!

Monday(my actual bday) I worked a bit...got done early and went home to relax and read until dinner! Thenewguy took me a fancy sushi place we hadn't been to so we could try something new. He even let me stop by Barnes & Noble to buy myself a bday gift (Magnolia Cookbook!!).**he is a not a fan of bookstores.

Cookie cake for the win!!
So I started eating it before I could get a good pic...had to turn it around!








 I was so full we went home and laid down to watch House and relax!!

Monday, June 4, 2018

It's Monday!

Hello Blogworld...its been 11 days since my last confession. Guys! End of the school year kills me every time. If I go back and look at all the years of posting I can bet that around the end of May I lose my shit! But it is officially summer school and summer hours so here we go again!!

Today is just to say HI because its MY  BIRTHDAY and I am going to enjoy the day (even though I work) and eat all the cake, get my free venti starbucks caramel macciato and then have dinner with my boo!


See you guys tomorrow!!!

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