So, I haven’t posted anything in a year and a half. I fell off the grid. But I can never stay away forever. I wish I hadn’t left.
I miss blogging. It gives me a reason to write, take photos, and plan recipes, all things that I’ve loved doing since I was a kid. I want to continue and not let life get in the way.
What have I been up to? Well, I got busy with wedding planning, finishing a family cookbook, the wedding and honeymoon, followed by a new job, and, more recently, moving. I also took two classes at a nearby college during this time, one in person and one online. This past spring, my husband, Mom, and I went to visit relatives in Boise, one of my favorite places to be. That’s what’s been happening with me since I last blogged. I also got pregnant in April. As I write this, I’m about 5 months pregnant.
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I was inspired to write this post after reading this post on In Honor of Design. I’m happy it’s fall, my favorite season, so to celebrate I’m sharing a fall checklist of sorts. It should be fairly easy to get all these things accomplished, and fairly fun too. :)
The ten things I’m excited to do this fall:
- Make apple crisp using my mom’s recipe.
- Reorganize my closet and donate clothes to our local Goodwill
- Road trip with my guy to Capitola
- Walk the family dog who lives at my mom’s house.
- Make devil’s food cake (annual tradition)
- Make something special for Thanksgiving
- Spend quality time with my sister’s kids. (new baby on the way)
- Go to a new-to-me restaurant.
- Go on a hike. Maybe walk the Santa Monica stairs
- Finish reading Walter Cronkite’s biography, Walter Cronkite: A Reporter’s Life
Is there anything you’re looking forward to this season?
Hey guys! After reshooting pretty much all the photos I had on Poshmark, I feel ready to share it on here.
I’m trying to downsize and make a little extra cash, so I figured putting clothes on Poshmark would be a good way to go. It turns out that’s it’s also a lot of fun! I like scrolling through my feed and seeing what other people are posting.
My closet is definitely feminine and a little flirty. Think Zoey Deschanel style, with a retail worker budget. You’ll find dresses, skirts, tops, bottoms, jewelry and accessories. I’ll be adding new items soon, so if it seems like your style, be sure to check back!
Continue reading “Welcome to my closet (I’m on Poshmark!)” →
Last year, when I was young and overly ambitious, I decided I would make a list of 24 things to accomplish before I turned 24. You can read my thought process on that here.
It’s been a month since I turned 24, so I decided to go ahead and see how I did with this list, even though I was over it about 6 months in. Here goes:
1. Try sake. √
This was one of the first things I checked off.
2. Read 14 books.
Nope. Not even close.
3. Have a mentor.
Still working on that.
4. Redesign my blog. √
Yes, I did it! It’s time to update it again, actually.
5. Go on a double date. √
Yeah, and it was a pretty cool date.
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Hello, hello! It’s past midnight on a work night, but I just wanted to check in and share some photos from my new home.
I still find it hard to believe that I live within walking distance of the beach. This is seriously a childhood dream come true! Considering that, though, I should really go there more often. I should make it a goal to go to the pier, shore and/or walk along the sand at least once a week.
Santa Monica sure is pretty! It’s very inspiring.
P.S. Speaking of goals, I’m going to get a post up soon about how I did with my 24 before 24 list. As of Groundhogs Day, I’m 24 years old and getting older all the time. As Ferris Bueller said, “Life goes pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
I wasn’t going to write anything about this past year or the year ahead. For one, 2014 was not my best year. I hated it at times. I felt like I was in a rut. But that was then and this is now. Ha!
I don’t want to dwell on the past any more. So I haven’t had a job in a while. So it took me five years to finish college and I haven’t been offered a full-time job since graduating in June. So I still live at home.
Things haven’t been working out the way I dreamed they would. I wanted to get a dream job within three months of graduation, be engaged by this time and saving up money for things like furniture and a car. But that’s just life, I guess. Things don’t always work out the way you plan. You just have to keep moving forward.
Continue reading “2015 in review” →
September was a funny month and not in the haha sort of way. I had a renewed sense of energy after coming back from a 12 day trip to Boise in August. I did a lot of applications and interviews. But by the end of September, my motivation was waning. It still is, to tell the truth. That’s why it’s taken me this long to get to my monthly adventures post. I’ve been a college graduate since June, but I’m still searching for a job. It isn’t easy. Honestly guys, I could use some encouragement. I know I’m being a whiny baby, but I don’t care. Okay, I do. So I’ll start by being thankful for what I’ve got and what I experienced in September.
I’m thankful for the things that made September good. Things like:
- Admiring the view from Paul’s apartment window
- Eating home cooked food
- Trying all the moles in the sampler platter
- Seeing my baby nephew grow up before my eyes
- Going to a Katy Perry concert with a cool girl
- A few end of summer beach trips
- Celebrating my sister and cousins’ birthdays
- Watching all of Orange is The New Black
This week I’m going back to my college as an alumna twice. That should be funny (also not in a haha way). Today is the Fall Career Fair and this weekend is the Pumpkin Festival.
What are you up to this week or month or whatever?