Monday Motivation // 09.29.2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

you are what you do, not what you say you will do

Last week, I talked about comparing yourself to others and how focusing on the things you don't have take away from you enjoying the life you have already. I spent the week reflecting on why I compared myself to others and looking really hard at what I wanted out of life. You know, the usual. So for the month of October, I'll be focusing on improving. 

Friday Faves // Always Improving

Friday, September 26, 2014

skinny mom slow cooker creamy chicken recipe

+ WANT to start eating healthier at home? Start following Skinny Mom on Pinterest. I know technically this blog is targeting mothers, but she has some really great recipes and work out routines! I tried this super super easy creamy chicken slow cooker recipe and it was a big hit with the boyfriend. It's the perfect recipe for those soon to be coming *crossing fingers* chilly fall nights!

Transition Your Wardrobe into Fall

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

transition wardrobe into fall

It's officially fall and I'm just on the edge of my seat waiting for Texas to say "Haha! Just kidding about this nice weather." Yesterday was actually the most perfect day ever. It wasn't too hot, wasn't too cold, and all you needed was a light jacket. Some might even call that the perfect date. (Bonus points if you can name that movie.) 

I talk about the weather a lot lately in case y'all haven't noticed, but only because I'm concerned for southern girls everywhere. The weather is so unpredictable. One day it's in the 60s, the next day it's 100 degrees. Don't get me wrong, we love summer. We really love it. But our love for leaves changing, pumpkin spiced anything, and knee high boots just can't be beat. The best way to embrace the hot weather we're still having and enjoy all aspects of fall is to keep a flexible wardrobe.

Monday Motivation // 09.22.2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

comparison is the thief of joy theodore roosevelt

Tomorrow is the first official day of fall and Texas is not going to comply as usual. The high is in the 90s for the entire week. Womp, womp. But, I'm not going to let that keep me or my closet down. I decided to force Texas into the season and pulled all of my fall clothes to the front of my closet last week. Hopefully, the power of positive thinking will make the weather change. (Extreme emphasis on the hopefully.)

Monday Motivation // 09.15.2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

learn how to get motivated

The weather this weekend in Texas, y' was phenomenal. I mean, after the rain and flooding subsided, a wonderful cold front came through and made me feel like the season could actually be changing from summer to fall early. (That never happens!) With the seasons changing, it's time for us to transition our mindsets from fun, carefree summertime to a more focused fall.

Office Pretty // Home Office Essentials Under $25

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

For my job, my office can be anywhere - a local coffee shop, a park bench, at our actual office, or at home on my couch while watching SATC. (Pretty lucky, am I right?) Lately, I've been working more from home, but I've started to put more hours in napping than work. (Whoopsy whoops. I have a comfy couch.) Long story short, I decided to make myself a home office of sorts in my living room so I can still get the benefit of watching SATC and stay awake while working.

The nerd in me immediately started looking for items to make my home office not feel like an office, but an area of inspiration. Offispo, if you will. (Not gonna lie, took me a while to figure out a nickname for office inspiration.) And as a girl who lives on a budget, it's really hard to convince me to buy things nowadays that are over $25 unless I really really need it.

home office supplies

Monday Motivation // 09.08.2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

letting go of control

Sometimes, I avoid things when I get overwhelmed and for the past two weeks, I've been extremely overwhelmed. I hate feeling overwhelmed because it makes me feel like I'm losing control of things in my life. It's the losing control that really sends me into avoidance because avoiding things is the only thing I feel like I can control. I retreat into my apartment and I avoid phone calls, blogging, working, cleaning, or doing whatever is overwhelming me.