twelve / currently i’m…

The blog-tember challenge is a fun, daily blogging challenge created by the
lovely Bailey Jean of Brave Love blog.
Today is DAY TWELVE: What are you up to currently?

i am currently

Reading… Caroline’s entire blog, Un-Fancystart to finish. She writes about capsule wardrobes and I think I’m going to take the plunge and do it myself!
Playing… a game called 1010 on my phone non-stop.
Watching… football with my husband. Well, he’s watching and I’m sitting with him while he watches haha
Trying… to get caught up on all the days I’m behind on this challenge! And also trying to get ahead!
Eating… dinner with my husband’s family tonight   🙂
Drinking… as much water as I can! I have been slacking recently and trying to get back in the habit of drinking more water
Pinning… all the things! Pinterest is one of my favorite things. I just get so inspired by the things I see on there!
Going… to Disneyland in October for Halloween, and I can’t wait!!!
Loving… Blog-tember this year so far! I haven’t been able to read much of others’ posts yet but I will and I’m excited to connect with more people!
Hating… the heat here in Las Vegas…please just drop to the low 90s!
Discovering… my love for sewing again. I go back and forth between non-stop sewing and not sewing for months…I’m getting obsessed again lol
Thinking… about dessert…always.
Feeling… less stressed about all the things I want/need to do because I somehow magically ended up with a three day weekend!
Hoping… to have another fun day like yesterday with my mom and sister!
Listening… to The Lively Show by Jess Lively. SO GOOD.
Celebrating… my three day weekend! cleaning, blogging, sewing, shopping, brunching, resting…so amazing!
Smelling… like cheesy popcorn…because I just ate some! lol
Thanking… all my lovely blogging friends for reading and interacting with me! It’s the best part of all of this!
Starting… a capsule wardrobe soon…I think lol
Finishing… this post and all the posts I need to catch up on by the end of tomorrow!

What are YOU up to currently?   🙂


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eleven / the perfect night in

The blog-tember challenge is a fun, daily blogging challenge created by the
lovely Bailey Jean of Brave Love blog.
Today is DAY ELEVEN: It’s a Friday night and you decide to stay in. What do you do?


After a long week of talking to people non-stop at both of my jobs and after my husband has been going all week with full-time school AND full-time work, We like to relax.
Sometimes we stay home, sometimes we go to dinner, sometimes we go to the movies.

Lately, because our schedules kinda clash, we haven’t been able to do the movie or dinner thing. We’ve been getting food to go and bringing it home and watching a movie or show on tv/netflix.

Nothing crazy…just relaxing.

What do you like to do when you stay home and relax?


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ten / bucket list

The blog-tember challenge is a fun, daily blogging challenge created by the
lovely Bailey Jean of Brave Love blog.
Today is DAY TEN:  10 items off your bucket list. If you haven’t made one, now’s a good time to start!

bucket list

I don’t have a bucket list…at least not a formally written down one…but here are some things that I am going to make happen in my life!

Become a Disneyland annual pass-holder and go all the time!

Have babies and be a (mostly) stay at home mom.

Run my own successful, creative business.

Have a completely handmade wardrobe, sewn by me.

Upgrade to a serger, overlocker, and fancy sewing machine.

Travel around the world!

Learn to cook yummy, healthy foods.

Become the healthiest I can be and maintain it for life.

Have a pretty, organized house with a backyard!

Learn how to use my camera really well and take photos all the time!

What are some things off of your bucket list?


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nine / dear me…

The blog-tember challenge is a fun, daily blogging challenge created by the
lovely Bailey Jean of Brave Love blog.
Today is DAY NINE: Write a letter to sixteen-year-old you. Any advice or funny stories?

sweet 16top right: friends from choir before i moved   /   bottom left: friends from choir after i moved

Hey there, sixteen-year-old me.

This is you from the future at twenty-four! So far, you’ve had a pretty great life. Yes, there are some bad things that have happened and there will be more, but things are going to better because of it.

You just moved and left all your friends at your old school…I know that seems like the worst thing ever, but it’s really not, I promise! You make more friends!! Including one of your best-est friends of life. You do fail your last quarter of English after you move…but it’s not the end of the world either! You still graduate with an honors diploma, so don’t beat yourself up over it.

You’re going to have so much fun your last two years of high school!! You’re in choir, and it’s the best thing ever. Please cherish every moment you can while you’re doing it because, even thought it feels forever away, graduation is so soon. Then you’ll be an adult, which isn’t all you think it is! You get to go to school and work and pay bills! YAY so fun! I’m just going to tell you this quote that mom keeps saying to us:
“You’ll never be as not busy as you are now.”
And it’s so true…you think you’re crazy busy now?…lol no.

I know that having a boyfriend seems like the greatest and most important thing on the planet, but it’s really not. You don’t get a boyfriend until you’re 18, and he’s the greatest guy ever and you’ve had a crush on him since you were 12. AND you marry him! Yup, the fact that you were super picky about who you had a crush on paid off!

Last but not least, PLEASE love yourself more. I know you think you’re fat right now and the lack of boyfriend thing is making you feel worse about yourself but trust me…YOU ARE AMAZING. Maybe instead of beating yourself up and not doing anything about it, do some yoga, or some sort of exercise. Building a routine now would totally help haha. Also, Stop caring about what others think. They really don’t even care about you! Just do you!


What would you say to your younger self?


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eight / favorite season

The blog-tember challenge is a fun, daily blogging challenge created by the
lovely Bailey Jean of Brave Love blog.
Today is DAY EIGHT: Tell us about your favorite season. Why is it your favorite and what does it say about you?


every season is my favorite season in the beginning.

I’m a fan of the change of season.
It’s always so exciting when the season changes and you have fun, new adventures to have that can only happen in that season!

I love spring because…

…everything is bright and fresh! like clothing! florals and pastels!
…there are beautiful plants and flowers blooming!
…the temperature isn’t too hot or too cold.
…picnics! family, fun, delicious food! FOOD!

I love summer because…

…even thought it’s extremely hot (especially here in Las Vegas) it has to be so you can swim in a nice cold swimming pool!
…BRIGHT colors! neons and fun crazy colors!
…there’s more sun! More vitamin D!
…BBQs…family, hot dogs, hamburgers, delicious food…need I say more?!

I love fall because…

…you get to wear layers. scarves and sweaters and boots!
…wearing fall colors…moody and jewel toned!
…the leaves on trees become some of the prettiest colors!
…Thanksgiving…family…delicious food!

I love winter because…

…more layers! and still moody, but festive clothes!
…colder weather means lots of cuddling up in blankets!
…hot cocoa! with marshmallows!
…Christmas! parties with family, friends, love, FOOD!

What is your favorite season?
Or do you love them all like me?!


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