Monday Motivation // 10.14.13

Monday, October 14, 2013


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I love dreams. They make you smile and excited for the future. I'm dumb-founded when someone tells me their goal in life, but they don't have a plan to reach it. The conversation typically ends with "some day..." Why do we limit ourselves? I do it, too. Last week, I  decided that I needed to make a change if I was serious about my future. That's why I wasn't able to blog very much because I've been making some life-changing decisions to be able to accomplish goals and dreams of mine. (More on that tomorrow.)

This week, I encourage you to challenge yourself. Turn your some day into today and start seriously pursuing your dream. I mean, it's worth at least five minutes of your time. You never know, obtaining your dream might be easier than you thought.

Happy Monday!

Monday Motivation // 10.07.13

Monday, October 7, 2013

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I know I talk about happiness all the time, but it's the most important feeling. It drives you and determines what path you'll go down. This statement couldn't be anymore true for me. I wish I had seen it at the beginning of this weekend because I really wasted life by being unhappy the whole time. (I'll talk more about that tomorrow.) 

This week, I want you all to remember this quote. Smile. Today starts a new week and a new chance to be happy.

Happy Monday!

It's Friday, Friday.

Friday, October 4, 2013

I love Fridays. It's the best day of the week (duh). I think the one thing I love most about Fridays is that everyone wants to get together and hang out. It doesn't matter if we're hitting the bar scene or sitting on our back porch. We just want to be together and talk about things we've heard or learned over the past week. Here are some things from around the web you need to know. 

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I seriously am in love with everything on R29's Top 15 Fall Trends list. If only my short legs could pull off thigh-high boots... One day? #verticallychallenged

The CHICago Life Blog's interview with Simon Doonan is seriously amazing. I just love his point of view on fashion. It really made me rethink some of my views.

The Glossy Life's post on how to cozy up your home from fall is super helpful, especially if you're not looking to spend money on a ton of new home decor. It came at the perfect moment for me because I've been bitten by the decorating bug. 

It came to my attention this week that not very many people have heard of Sassy Gay Friend and that seriously made me so sad. You have to watch his video about Romeo & Juliet. Just do it. You'll thank me later. 

Happy weekend, y'all!

Ultimate Chorizo & Beef Burgers

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Ross and I have a serious problem... we're addicted to chorizo. What is this magical meat, you ask? Basically, it's a Spanish pork sausage, but that's not nearly as fun to say. If you remember my post about Ross' proposal, you'll know that chorizo made an appearance that day in a big way. We're all about that chorizo life. 

Anyway, there's a local restaurant bar we go to called Proudest Monkey and they serve this burger called El Jefe. Ross gets it every single time we go and it's definitely the boss. It's a chorizo and beef burger topped with a fried egg. So pretty much deliciousness on a bun. Well, this past weekend we were craving that chorizo burger but didn't want to venture out because it was pouring down rain. Plus, the Aggies were away in the faraway land of Arkansas, so the bar would have been packed. Luckily for us, we had all the ingredients we needed for this baby and decided to try our hand at it. (And when I say our hand, you know I mean Ross' hand. He's the burger guy. I'm the taste tester.)

Want // Need // Wear // Read

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I am so happy that it's fall, y'all. It really is my favorite time of year. The weather typically sits in the seventies here in Texas, which is a really nice break from melting in the sun all summer long. Don't get me wrong. I l-o-v-e summer. Once winter hits here in College Station, I'm begging for it to come. But nothing beats the fall weather and the fall mood. Fall brings soups and pies and boots and sweaters. Cooler weather means more indoor cuddling time with a cozy blanket and good book. Here are some things that are going to make this October a little better. 

Want: Leather Jacket - After reading Alyssa's post about her leather jacket and finds, it really made me want to find my own. I really love BCBG's jacket at Nordstrom for $128. A leather jacket is a great investment for your wardrobe. It just adds a little something-something to your outfit or as Alyssa put it, some sass. I'm all about being sassy, y'all. 

Need: Rain Boots - This is a serious need. Every single time it rains in College Station, I'm reminded that I need a good pair of rain boots. I've bought two pairs from Target, but after wearing them for one rainy season, they always break at the bottom and I get water in my boots. That's no bueno. Hunter boots are a great investment for any girl in rainy areas. I especially love them in black because they can go with anything. Hunter also has a boot line with rag + bone and they are absolutely adorable.

Wear: Long Sweater - I was able to wear my first sweater of the season today and it made me happy happy happy. This sweater from H&M is super adorable and only seven bucks! I'm getting it. I mean, how can I resist? 

Read: Everything Voluntary - With the government shutdown and people shouting politics from the rooftops (more like Facebook/Twitter statuses), it made me interested in learning about Voluntaryism. Ross read this book a while back and recommended it to me. The title pretty much explains it all. Voluntaryists believe that everything we do should be voluntary, not mandatory or compulsory. So far, it's pretty interesting and I recommend you checking it out. It just gives another viewpoint on the world. You can read it online for free, which is really nice and convenient. 

Monday Motivation // 09.30.13

Monday, September 30, 2013

Day 30: React to this term: Letting Go.



I know everyone who watched the  season premiere last week and heard these lines thought to themselves, "Holy crap, the chief is talking to me." And then proceeded to bawl and shove cookies in your mouth because that episode was so stressful

These lines really apply to letting go of things, be it a memory from your past or doubts about your future. Deciding is a huge part of letting go. You have to choose what life you want to live. Do you want to let this thing hold you back or do you want to move on and kick ass at life? The choice is simple. It's the decision that's hard.

DIY: Distressed Cut-Off Shorts

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Here in Aggieland, it's still a scorching 100 degrees outside. For some reason, Texas does not want to cooperate with my sweater weather mood. I've been seeing jorts all summer, but haven't been able to find a pair that I like for the right price. I searched through Pinterest for some tutorials, but I couldn't find anything that really gave a step by step tutorial with pictures. (I'm just not a video girl.) So, I decided that I'd just wing it and document what I did along the way.

What You Need:
- clothing shears/sharp scissors
- pen/marker
- box cutter/razor blade/sharp knife
- DVD box/cardboard
- sandpaper/pumice stone
- 1 bottle of bleach
- plastic grocery bag
- gloves


Step 1: Find the perfect pair of jeans. I wanted my shorts to be high-waisted, so I bought some boy Wrangler jeans from Wal-Mart for $16. I recommend going to Wal-Mart or your local Goodwill to find cheap jeans. I went to our Goodwill, but they just didn't have any in my size. 

Step 2: Measure the length with a pair of shorts. Find a pair of shorts that you really like to figure out the length. Pick a pair you wear a lot. This helps so that you don't have to eyeball where you think the shorts will hit.

Monday Motivation // 09.09.13

Monday, September 9, 2013


August was a pretty crazy month from getting engaged to graduating from college to seeing family and spending time with sisters. I'm so grateful for the amazing time I had, but I'm also glad I am getting back into the swing of things. Now that everything is slowing down, I've been thinking about who I want to be as a graduate. I absolutely love my job, but I feel like I can be something more outside of it.

Ross is such a huge risk taker. When he graduated, he had a lot of job offers with steady paychecks. However , instead of taking the comfortable route, he jumped on an opportunity to do some contract work that eventually led him to starting his own custom software development company. Honestly, I would have gone down the predictable future route. I'm horrible at taking risks, but Ross has taught me that if you don't put yourself out there, nothing will happen to you. I sit around saying I want this to happen and that to happen, but I'm scared of failing and so those ideas never come to light. You know what I mean?

On this Monday, I'm making a promise to take a chance on myself. Failing isn't the worst thing in the world that could happen. It's just another opportunity to try something a different way. So, if there's something you want to do, but just haven't had the guts to do it, make the promise with me today to make it happen. Let's be brave and take risks.

Happy Monday!

Monday Motivation // 07.29.13

Monday, July 29, 2013

Day 8: A piece of advice you have for others. Anything at all.


I saw this on Pinterest recently and it couldn't be more true. You might be the best of the best or the sweetest of the sweetest and there will still be someone out there who doesn't like you. 

I have a friend who gets upset every time she discovers someone doesn't like her. She always responds with, "They have no reason at all to not like me." I mean, they obviously found one reason not to like her, but it doesn't really matter in the end. You just have to accept that they would prefer to not have you in their life. 

That's the thing to remember, too. Why should you spend time worrying and fretting over someone's reasoning for not liking you? If you know the reason, are you going to change? Or will it make you more upset at that person because you don't agree that it's a good reason to dislike someone? 

In college, I had a friend who I felt was one of my closest friends for years, but things were beginning to change. Slowly I realized that she wasn't answering my texts or phone calls and didn't ever want to hang out with me anymore. At first, I was offended. I remember saying that she had absolutely no reason to not like me anymore. I obsessed about why she didn't like me for months. There came a point where I honestly didn't care about having a friendship anymore; I just wanted to know why she didn't want to be friends. I'm not sure what happened to make me realize that I needed to let go, but I finally did. I remember one day I just accepted the fact that we weren't going to be friends anymore and I will never know the reason why. The reason didn't matter. I figured out that I shouldn't keep making myself upset or unhappy over someone who clearly did not want me in their life. 

Now when I hear that someone doesn't like me, I remember that there are other people in my life who care a lot about me and I should spend time thinking about them rather than someone who isn't spending their time thinking about me. Next time you find yourself in this situation, just remember that. As I always say here on this blog, life is too short to be unhappy. Don't let someone else control your happiness because they found a reason to not like you. Remember, someone who chooses to not be a part of your life allows you more time for others who want to be there.












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Monday Motivation // 07.22.13

Monday, July 22, 2013

Day 7: The thing(s) you're most afraid of



Wow, the very first thing that popped in my head was unhappiness. I think a statement I say all too often is, "If it doesn't make you happy, don't do it." Simple as that. I talk about happiness all the time on this blog because I really and truly feel that everyone deserves to be happy in every aspect of their life and in every single thing that they do. I mean, obviously I know that you can't avoid all things that make you unhappy, but I feel like there is always a way to make a situation better so that you won't be unhappy. You just have to be creative. 

I think my fear of unhappiness stems from suffering from years of depression and anxiety. Going through depression and anxiety is hard and rough on a soul. Constantly being moody, emotional, and straight up mean takes a toll. It's like you have an out of body experience. You see you're acting that way and know that you shouldn't be, but you don't know how to make it stop. I've finally realized that you don't have to accept those feelings and you can change them. It takes effort, but it will happen. You just have to make the effort to change them. 

So, moral of the story: While unhappiness is scary, fight it. Do something about it. Make a change because you deserve to be happy. 

Monday Motivation // 07.15.13

Monday, July 15, 2013

Day 4: Favorite quote (from a person, from a book, etc) and why you love it


So, I have no idea where this quote is from, but I received a piece of paper with this quote on it a couple years ago at a sisterhood event for my sorority. Since then, I've had it taped to my file organizer on my desk so I can look at it everyday. 

This quote reminds me that I don't have to do everything on my own. Leaning on others who also have the same goals or wants or needs in life isn't a bad thing. I would have never been able to push through all of my major and minor classes without my friends who were also taking those classes to graduate. I definitely would not have been able to start this blog without the help of so many other bloggers who were on the same path as me. 

If you're struggling to accomplish a goal or your dreams, seek out others who are on the same path as you. Who knows, those people might need you as much as you need them. 

Happy Monday, y'all!

Monday Motivation // 05.20.13

Monday, May 20, 2013



Ain't that the truth. It's easy to get caught up in the worries of everyday life and forget to take time for yourself. I've noticed lately that my thinking has been, "I want to do XYZ, but I have all of these other things I need to do." That's not the way to live each day. Time boxing responsibilities that need to be handled helps tremendously

What is this time boxing that I speak of? I actually learned the term from my main man when I interned at his business last summer. Time boxing is limiting the time you spend on a task. For example, I limit myself to 1 hour for cleaning the house so that I don't spend all day working on it. For my blog, I limit myself to 30 minutes of writing so that I don't fall down the rabbit hole. 

Life really is too short to spend all day not making yourself happy. What are tactics you use to make time to do things for yourself?

Monday Motivation // 04.22.13

Monday, April 22, 2013

Last week's events made everyone pause. With so much tragedy and disaster all at once, how could you not? 

Texas A&M has a wonderful tradition that I participate in every year. On April 21, Aggies all over the world muster where ever they are located. Muster is a time for former and current Aggies to remember those who have passed away that year. For the past four years, I've been lucky enough attend the formal Muster on campus. Speakers remind us about the importance of remembering our Aggie brothers and sisters, as well as the importance of standing with each other and for each other. Roll call begins, candles are lit for fallen Aggies, and their loved ones answer, "Here." It's a beautiful ceremony. 

All of last week seemed like a nationwide Muster. Americans from all over stood for the victims of Boston and West and answered, "Here." We will not be shaken. We will not be moved. We will always be there for those who have fallen and strive to keep their memories alive.

Life can be stressful. I know that first hand. I've been in and out of this blog because I've been overwhelmed with tests on tests on projects on papers on tests and will continue to be that way for the next couple of weeks. However, last week was a great reminder to just breathe and be thankful. You will overcome. We're Americans and that's what we do. 

Monday Motivation // 04.08.13

Monday, April 8, 2013

Today, I want to dedicate my post to the lovely Lilly Pulitzer. She stayed true to herself and always did what made her happy. Let's take a page from her book and smile a little bigger today in honor of her. Happy Monday!

Monday Motivation // 04.01.13

Monday, April 1, 2013

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Is it really April already? I feel like I was just figuring out my resolutions for the year a couple days ago. 

Sometimes, it really weighs on me that I'm unable to post on here everyday as I would love to do. I honestly told Ross this morning that I should probably take a break until I can focus solely on the blog. However, I thankfully stumbled on over to A Piece of Toast this morning during my usual BlogLovin' reading and saw that they discussed "Balancing a Successful Blog & Days Jobs" at the BOSS magazine. I swear every time I'm going through something, someone blogs about it on their blog with amazing answers that same day. Sally & Molly both reminded me that I just need to do me. It's okay if I can't post here everyday. It's better to post something meaningful every once in a while than force myself to write something that really doesn't represent me. 

The article also reminded me to keep going. Success happens when you push through difficult times, not when you quit. I encourage you to keep going. Whether you're struggling at work, home or school, keep pushing on and things will come together. 

Happy Monday! (Oh, and I guess Happy April Fool's Day, too!)

Monday Motivation // 03.18.13

Monday, March 18, 2013

I really am in need of motivation today. After having such a relaxing and amazing spring break this past week, it was so hard waking up at 8:00 am this morning. I have to say though, it was nice waking up in my own bed. I've slept in so many uncomfortable places this past week that I'm sure my back hates me. 

Spring break actually gave me some time to think about the future, which was nice. Every time someone asked me about what I'm going to do in the future before spring break, I would just make a noncommittal response or dance around the topic. I honestly just kept thinking that maybe what I'm meant to do with my life will drop out of the sky and hit me on the head. Unfortunately, I'm having to face the facts and realize that isn't going to happen. 

Ross is such a good sport. He has been listening to me talk about what I want to do with my life since before we even started dating and I'm surprised that he hasn't decided to kick me to the curb. He asked me something to me this week though that really made me think. What do I think about that makes me excited and want to do it every single day? 

Honestly, the answer came to me easily. Everyday, I'm excited about helping someone in some way. I love writing this blog because someone may be going through the same things as me and something I say might speak to them. However, I can't figure out the answer to the golden question of what career can I make out of this. So, I'm determined to stop lolly-gagging around and start making the most of my time by figuring out my dreams and living them. 

I'm curious, if any of you are living your dream, how did you determine what is was and did you take any crazy risks to make it happen?

Monday Motivation // 03.04.13

Monday, March 4, 2013

I saw this quote floating around Pinterest this morning and it really stuck with me. One issue that I deal with a lot is wanting things to just happen. Like with this blog, I wanted it to be amazing on day one of posting but I realized it would take a while for me to find my way. A lot of times I get down on myself because whatever I am doing isn't suddenly fantastic. 

Great things are great because of the time and effort put into them. It's been a tough lesson to swallow since I get extremely impatient when I want something I'm working on to be an immediate success. As much as we would love to snap our fingers and everything be perfect, the time we spend getting to the finish line contributes to our success the most. So, if you are frustrated with a project this week, I encourage you to take a step back and appreciate the process. Greatness will come when the time is right.

Monday Motivation // 02.25.13

Monday, February 25, 2013

I actually have this quote hanging up in my bathroom so I can look at it everyday. So often I find myself saying, "I wish I could do [fill in the blank]." It's nice to have a daily reminder because the more I talk about doing something, the more anxiety I have about not doing it yet. Do you know what I mean?

What keeps us from doing the things we want or accomplishing goals? Look in the mirror and you'll see. We are the only thing standing in the way. This week, I challenge you to start one thing on your life to-do list this week. Anything. For example, I realized that this weekend I kept saying, "I wish I could write pretty." I know that isn't a huge and life changing accomplishment, but it is something that I've always wanted to do. (Seriously, my handwriting looks like the writing above...aka: elementary cursive. It's pretty bad.)

What are some things you've been wanting to accomplish lately? It may be easy or it may be hard, but in the end you will feel better once you start.

Happy Monday!

Monday Motivation // 02.18.13

Monday, February 18, 2013

Keep positive and positive things will happen. Happy Monday!



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Monday Motivation // 02.11.13

Monday, February 11, 2013

Leonardo has been coming up in my classes a lot lately, which is weird since I'm not majoring in art. (Yeah, we're on first name basis.) Anyway, I finally understand the origin of Renaissance man. I know, I'm a little slow on putting two and two together. We learned about the different hobbies that Leonardo had and I'm not going to lie, I was a little jealous. I left class feeling like an underachiever. 

What's stopping us from becoming accomplished and great at something? For me, I use to think that if something is meant to happen that it will happen. I didn't feel like I had to put out any extra effort. How wrong is that? Leonardo is right. Things don't just happen to people. You have to go out and make things happen. So, I know you may have the case of the Mondays, but don't sit back and let life pass you by. Go out and give your day that extra oomph to get you closer to your goals.  

Happy Monday!






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Tips & Tricks: Restore Damaged Hair

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I have a confession to make. Before I joined my sorority, I never used hair products...like EVER. I didn't even like using hairspray. I only used it in high school because I had to for dance team and cheerleading. Other than that, nothing touched my hair, except for a blow dryer and a straightener.

You can imagine how damaged my hair became over time. When I joined my sorority, I met a ton of girls with spectacular hair. I mean, I was blown away. I couldn't figure out how their hair was so shiny and never looked frizzy or damaged on the ends. Finally, I began asking around and they slowly introduced me to hair products. However, I could never find something that achieved the result that I was craving. I wanted a product that not only made my hair look shiny and less frizzy, but helped and protected my damaged hair. 

Okay, my story is getting too long, but I'm a Texas girl and we have to tell the backstory to the backstory to the original story at hand in order for you to understand the whole story. :) 

SO, long story short - one of my sister's introduced me to my new favorite hair salon in College Station, which introduced me to my new favorite hairstylist, who introduced me to my new favorite product: It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner

Honestly, it's the best hair product I have ever used. I have been using it for about a month now and couldn't be happier with the result. It accomplishes everything I want for my hair. It protects and repairs damaged ends. This is the longest I've ever gone without split ends. It's amazing. Also, my hair feels like I get it done at the salon everyday. It's smooth and shiny. I am absolutely in love with this product. I am seriously considering trying their other products as well! 

I had my stylist order it for me and I picked it up at the salon, however you can order it online or find it at Ulta in the store. I have the 2 oz bottle and use it every time I shower. I've hardly made a dent in it, so I think it's a great size to try a new product. 



HOW TO USE 
Spray the product on the ends of your hair after towel drying your hair. You only need to spray about 2 to 3 times, depending on the thickness of your hair. I like to gather my hair all to one side and spray.

Then, use a wide tooth comb and comb your hair. This evens out the product throughout your hair. If your scalp is typically oily like mine, I recommend only combing it from the midpoint of your hair and down. 

After that, it's best to let your hair air dry. However, it's okay to blow dry your hair if you're in a hurry. That's typically what I do when I shower in the morning. 

My hairstylist also gave me other tips to help with my dry and damaged ends. 
  • Wash your hair only 3 to 4 times a week. (Basically, wash it every other day.) 
  • Wash your hair at night and let it air dry, so that you don't have to use your blow dryer. 
  • Wear your hair down when you go to bed. Keeping it in a ponytail damages and breaks the hair.

I have to say that this is the first time I have ever been satisfied with my hair. I secretly love that it's been windy lately because I have the perfect blowing in the wind hair. Go ahead and laugh, but you'll be doing it too once you try It's a 10. :) 






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Monday Motivation // 02.04.13

Monday, February 4, 2013

Spring is here! Well, it's been here in Texas for a while, but the groundhog didn't see its shadow! Or it did see its shadow? I never really understood all of that, but no matter.

I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty excited. I like winter for one month, then I'm done. Texas weather is perfect for me. We are so blessed to have this beautiful weather. Even though it is raining today in College Station, I prefer this weather over freezing cold winds. Wherever you are and whatever the weather, take a break from studying, working, sleeping or whatever and go outside. Breathe. Take it all in. Don't forget to smile after all of that because - you know what? Life is pretty amazing.

Happy Monday!






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Tips & Tricks: Stress Relief

Wednesday, January 30, 2013



If there is one thing that I've learned from dating Ross, it's that I should always take care of myself. Weird, right? You would think I would have known that my whole life, but I honestly didn't. I use to always put pampering myself on the back burner because there were so many other things I "needed" to be doing. I feel like many of us do that these days, especially twenty-somethings. We don't have time, don't have money, and so on and so on. I've learned that taking care of myself is especially important when I'm stressed out...which it so happens that I am this week and every other week.

One remedy for stress that I've come across recently is taking an epsom salt bath. I hesitated trying this at first because who has time for a bath?? However, desperate times call for drastic (and rather wonderful) measures. I drew one up this afternoon and it was AMAZING. The only things missing were candles to set the ambiance. 

You can find epsom salt at any of your local grocery stores or pharmacies. I bought a huge bag for $5 at Target. I used Dr. Teals* Relax Spearmint epsom salt. It was perfect. 

So, what are you waiting for? Treat yourself this week and take a relaxing bath. If you don't have a bath tub, I do recommend soaking your feet in this stuff. It's magical. I don't recommend letting your puppy in the room while you're bathing/soaking. Kimber tried hopping in a couple times! It was adorable. 

I hope this helps you get over the hump! Happy Wednesday!









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Master Bedroom Inspiration

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Right now, I'm slowly redoing our bedroom. One of the hardest things about decorating a home is that it takes about a million years. Our home is a three bedroom, two and a half bath two story rental home, so there is a lot of space to decorate. We moved in last July and I still have bare walls. It's driving me nuts. I wish I could just go out and buy everything I want at once, so that I won't have to wait so long, but alas...the struggles of a college student. 

I've been trying to find the look and feel that Ross and I would both like, so I pulled a few images from my Pinterest board, My Little Home to sort out inspiration for our room. The picture in the middle on the bottom is basically what I'm aiming to achieve. I already have the same duvet and a white quilt on our bed, as well as a large rectangular mirror hanging on the wall above our bed. The only thing I want to do differently is have dark wood night stands, like the one's shown in the lower left picture. Ross and I really want a place that is relaxing and a retreat for us after a long, stressful day. This is why I started heading into the gray, white, and cream tones, and want fresh flowers for pops of color.

OH, and believe it or not, I do not have a night stand. I know, it's bizarre! I have barely been surviving. Of course, Ross has his old night stand on his side of the bed. I think instead of buying two new night stands, I'm going to refinish Ross' and find a table about the same height as his for my night stand. I also want to keep a pitcher of water and a cup on Ross' night stand because he always asks me to get him a glass after I'm all warm and snuggled in bed. (I know, it's one of my silly first world problems.) 

So, keep an eye out these next few months for room updates and DIY's. I'll be sure to take a before picture to show you what I'm dealing with right now. My room is so sad looking. :/





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Monday Motivation // 01.28.13

Monday, January 28, 2013


Do you ever reflect on the friendships you have and wonder why you are friends with a certain person when all they do is create negativity in some way? I experienced this over the weekend and realized that I wasn't the person who I wanted to be when I was around a certain person, so I walked away. It was refreshing. Negativity is contagious and life is too short to catch that cold. So this week if you catch yourself being sucked into someone else's bad vibes, I urge you to walk away. I'm not saying that you should burn bridges, but just take a step back from that person and surround yourself with people who have qualities that you admire and aspire to have.

Happy Monday! 







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Monday Motivation // 01.21.13

Monday, January 21, 2013


Lately, I've been thinking about the future. Okay, let's be real. I think about the future all the time. I should say that I've been observant of everyone around me lately. It seems as though everyone complains about things being "difficult."  I'm guilty of it too. I am always looking to take the easy route. When faced with a task, I always think, "How can I succeed without doing so much work?" I'm sure many twenty-somethings think this as well. That's why I challenge you this week with this quote. Stop thinking about how you can cut corners and still be successful. Work hard and dedicate 100% of yourself to whatever you are doing. Even if you fail, at least you gave it your all. 

Happy Monday!






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Monday Motivation // 01.14.13

Monday, January 14, 2013

Sorry for being late! Today was the first day of class, which means I've been super super busy. I stumbled across this quote on Pinterest a couple days ago and feel it's very fitting for many of us twenty-somethings going back to campus this week. We don't know what we're doing and that's okay. What's that saying? School gets in the way of college. It's fine if we don't know what we're doing for the four years (or five for those super seniors) we're in college. Heck, I'm about to graduate and I still have no idea what career path I might follow.  Make the best of your time in school by not focusing on the endgame and living in the present. You may be surprised to find out how much more fun and less stressful school can be. Happy Monday!


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