Friday, November 28, 2014

T H A N K F U L

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I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving Day yesterday! I'm off to work today but am looking forward to shopping with my mom and doing some more relaxing tomorrow.  Yesterday basically consisted of baking, a (short) walk outside, napping, cooking, drinking margs, and eating more in one sitting than I probably have since last year at this time. That's what Thanksgiving is all about right? 

I couldn't be more thankful for the amazing people I have in my life. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend :) Now bring on Christmas!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Blogger Men Tell All [Link-Up #3]

It's no secret I love Blogger Men Tell All link-up days. It kinda takes the pressure off and makes my job of writing a post for the day super easy. Well I am doing this completely at the last minute this month - so let's just hope he doesn't get too frustrated when I try to ask him these questions while he gets ready this morning :)  Here we go...

If I've learned one thing blogging, it's that sometimes a picture's photographic-quality might not be considered good enough to share; but most times, it's still totally worth it...

What food do you look forward to most at Thanksgiving dinner?

That's a good question... (at this point he tried to "pass" which I said is not allowed) Probably the combination of turkey and stuffing.

Do you ever go shopping on Black Friday?

I've done it once and I'll never do it again... but now I have to work Black Friday.

What's your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?

Food and football. (Wow, that is such a stereotypical man answer.)

Do you travel for the Thanksgiving holiday or stay close to home?

That's a trick question, because we're usually here but the last two years we've had to travel.

What are you most thankful for this year?

That I'm back living in Fargo. And I suppose for a great wife, great jobs... (There ya go, honey. Much better at the end there :) )

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Have your man link-up below and stop by Becca's and Melissa's blogs too! The next round of BMTA will be Tuesday, December 30th! Can you believe it's almost 2015?!

Monday, November 24, 2014

i'm the boss here and i can write about random crap if i want to

i needed a few pictures that made me feel warm, cozy, and like there actually will be an end to this cold weather that will continue to blast us until spring comes around...

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+ things i hate:
coming home to a pile of snow in front of the garage.
coming home to an apartment whose window has been cracked open all day. can anyone say, brrr it's cold in here.

+ this is my latest post-work routine: drive home, get inside by 4:50, pour a drink, and sit on the couch with my coat on to enjoy said drink and scroll social media for the next 25 minutes. one, i'm trying to warm up (because of the open window) and two, clearly i'm avoiding packing, cooking, or anything else that requires effort.

+ when i find a new favorite song i listen to it annoyingly too much.

+ how can anyone possibly live alone? without a spouse, friend, roommate, etc... i seriously have to have parker adjust the collar of my sweater over my dress shirt or button the cuffs nearly every morning. i know one thing, if i lived alone i definitely wouldn't wear any bracelets either...

+ have you ever thought about how much lipgloss (or lip stick) you actually ingest? you're welcome.

+ i've been home for nearly 45 minutes and i still have my dress clothes and bra on.... why?

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+ i have officially enforced the following rule that will hopefully motivate me to unpack: from this point on, nothing else will be brought into the apartment from the garage until the 5 boxes in the apartment are unpacked; then we will proceed from there. this means no more shoes, no more clothes, no more purses or bathroom products will enter this apartment until i get shit done. i also now plan on unpacking one box each day... starting tomorrow.

+ did i ever mention on here that i made a complete fool out of myself in the parking lot last thursday when i fell extremely un-gracefully on my butt, spilled hot coffee all down my dress clothes, and proceeded to swear while wanting to cry? it happened.

and now i need to go so i can make something of myself (read: remove bra, put on sweats, and binge on criminal minds instead of unpacking or cooking anything healthy). i am who i am.
change of plans: my mom just called and she's picking me up for dinner and wine. i guess criminal minds will have to wait, oh shoot ;)

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Gratitude Friday

Oh hey, Friday! I decided that today I will join Ashten with her Gratitude Fridays (which I actually first found out about through Laura) because this month is all about being thankful, and I do have so many things to be thankful for.

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+ I am grateful for living where I can go out to eat with my family on a Tuesday night and have my brother over on a Thursday night. It still feels kind of weird that I have all my peeps right here, but it definitely makes for one happy girl.

+ I am grateful for coffee, because I now wake up at 5:00 am.

+ I am grateful for the good health of myself, my family, and my friends. 

+ I am grateful for Casual Fridays. I used to wear jeans to work everyday so Casual Fridays really had no meaning, unless I used it as an excuse to wear a sweatshirt with my jeans. This week I wore dress pants and heels everyday so the jeans and boots today have never felt better.

+ I am grateful for weekends, because if it weren't for weekends we would probably continue to live in this cardboard, packed-up mess for months. I mean, who wants to unpack (or really do anything) at the end of a full workday? Not this girl. Here's to lots of productivity this weekend!

Last weekend before Thanksgiving! What do you have planned?!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

a letter to myself

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Dear Me,

You need to just chill out lately. 

You know, it's ok if there are boxes in your apartment and half the garage that are keeping you from fitting both vehicles in there. Winter weather has barely started and you'll get it done soon - it doesn't have to happen right. now.

Speaking of things that don't have to happen right now? Figuring out your life... it's not like you can write in your planner that tonight's to-do is to figure out your life. If it were that easy there would be a lot less screwed-up people in this world. Not that if you don't have your life figured out you're screwed up... it will come with time. Just chill out.

You just worry way too much. Who cares what other people think? Who cares if it was an awkward conversation? Who cares if you wore that scarf the last 3 days? The answer is... those things really don't matter so stop your fricken worrying. Nobody likes a Worrying Wanda or a Debbie Downer so snap out of it.

Nobody is perfect so stop expecting yourself to be. Seriously, think how boring and monotonous life would be if we never made mistakes.

And now. 
Now that I've harped on you and told you what not to do... just a few things you need to always remember:
You are a beautiful person on the inside, embrace it. 
Life is short, live it. Eat the cookie, buy the shoes, or take the risk if it'll make you happy. 
You are in control, nobody else.
Enjoy your life and follow your heart - just don't think so much.

Sincerely,
Me

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Blogger Men Tell All [Round 3 Questions]

It's that time of the month, kiddos! Time for Round 3 of Blogger Men Tell All. Seriously, should I be embarrassed that I look forward to this link-up at the end of every month?! 

Blogger Men Tell All is a monthly link-up designed to get your man involved in your blog - their posts are always a little serious, pretty sweet, and downright hilarious so if you haven't joined in yet you should this month! All he needs to do is answer the 5 questions below in a blog post and link-up next Tuesday. Easy-peasy! It will definitely be a good time...

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The link-up will be next Tuesday, November 25th and it's all about the most delicious holiday of the year!

  • What food do you look forward to most at Thanksgiving dinner?
  • Do you ever go shopping on Black Friday?
  • What's your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?
  • Do you travel for the Thanksgiving holiday or stay close to home?
  • What are you most thankful for this year?

See you next Tuesday, exactly 2 days before we stuff our faces and accomplish nothing more than watching a lot of football. You will be able to link-up here, at Becca's blog, or at Melissa's blog -- can't wait to read what the men in your lives have to say this month!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Highlight Reel Of The Past 7 Days

Oh hey, I moved, did ya know that?! Probably since I wrote about it here, here, annnnnd here too - wow, blogging really is pretty narcissistic isn't it? Here let me just talk about myself some more and expect people to read and enjoy it... I promise, pretty soon here I"ll come up with some more pin-worthy (less self-centered) posts. But until then...

Highlight Reel Of The Past 7 Days:

+ I was reunited with my planner after not having it for 3 weeks! It was good, so good. I'm never letting that thing out of my sight again.
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+ I also was introduced to my new 2015 planner - the Whitney English Day Designer. Seriously, in the life of a organized, list-obsessed woman, could this week have gotten any better?!

+ The answer to that question is yes, because we are officially going with my parents to Maui in January! They just invited us in the last few weeks and once we all got our time off from work and school ok'd they booked the tickets. Cue excited face now! This is why mom whipped up Mai Tais on Saturday night while it was snowing outside...
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+ I have decided that Monday through Thursday I will go to the gym right after work before heading home. Why? Did you miss the part where we're going to Maui in 2 months?! So tomorrow at 4:30 CST, tweet me / text me / do something to make sure I am on my way to the gym! :)

+ I wish there were a lot of empty boxes on this highlight reel but instead the same packed boxes that were sitting in our kitchen last Tuesday are still sitting in our kitchen. Have I mentioned how much I dislike unpacking?!

+ My MacBook keeps telling me I'm low on disk space like I'm supposed to do something about it. Um, I totally would, except that would mean I'd have to unpack the box that has all of our office supplies and external hard drive in it...

+ Tomorrow marks my first day on the new job. You could call me nervous, excited, anxious, weird, and many other things because, hello I'm a woman and we can never let ourselves just feel one thing. That would be far too easy for men to keep up with.

And on that note, it's time to go pick out tomorrow's outfit! And I should probably make some dinner or something for when Parker's done working. And I should probably pack my workout clothes so I don't "accidentally" forget them. Ugh, adult life is just so.much.work sometimes!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

eleven things that currently make me happy

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+ shopping days with mom. on a completely related note: one thing that doesn't make me happy is spending nearly a grand on clothes that there's no way i can possibly return or change my mind on. wait, i hope parker isn't reading this...

+ having wednesday off. i mean, having the whole week off.

+ blogging. because your comments have literally made me feel like a million bucks throughout the ups and downs of this past week. thank you thank you thank you!

+ road-tripping with my dad. i mean, it's happening tomorrow so i'm not totally sure yet but i'm pretty sure it'll make me happy.

+ shoe shopping. which is on today's agenda.

+ pedicures. which is also on today's agenda. jealous much?

+ two closets so that parker actually has space to hang his clothes. because, let's be honest, when we just had one closet most of the clothes were mine...

+ wine that makes me feel like it's ok to write a blog post instead of cleaning or unpacking.

+ being home. seriously, i think i should write an entire post about all the reasons why i love being here. but it would basically consist of seeing my family, going out, and loving my target .... wow, i sound lame.

+ christmas shopping. although (now i hate to be a debbie downer here) but isn't it still a little early for christmas music? i love bath and body works candles but i could not stand listening to christmas music all day when it's not even the middle of november!

+ life. right now my life makes me happy - i was able to crank out a 11 things that currently make me happy post literally in a matter of seconds and i.love.that.

happy happy happy wednesday friends! i hope your wednesday is at least less snow-filled than mine :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

10 Boxes, 1 Huge Mess, 2 Nights Out, and 5 Rags Later...

Moving is fun #saidnooneever

But you know what is fun? Being home. With my people. In a familiar place that I love. Yes, that is definitely the fun part of this whole moving extravaganza.

There will be no pictures shared of our new apartment, yet - mostly because I haven't taken any pictures other than this one:
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there's more where that came from if you want to be snapchat friends :)

But also mostly because it doesn't even look cute yet. I love our apartment, I really do. We have pretend-granite-looking countertops, a big island in the kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, and our bedroom is pretty close to twice the size of our bedroom in the old apartment. But the fact that there are boxes everywhere and no cute, decorative things displayed yet would not even do it justice. So the pictures will come at a later date, after I've gone through a million more rags cleaning this place and when things are looking fab around these parts. So, maybe like 7ish weeks from now...?

When I wrote my last post I was feeling quite a bit of uncertainty - moving and change are two very bittersweet things I think. And although I do know the first few months of any big change are always an adjustment, I am loving being back. 
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I love that my brother and sister-in-law have already stayed at our apartment in our extra bedroom. I love that I've already hung out with them two nights out of the 3 nights I've been back here. I love that we have a mental list of all the places we want to try downtown.  I love that I've already seen my Grandma and I get to shop with my mom today at all the familiar stores. 

I know it will still be an adjustment, but this is gonna be good :)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

D-Day [Moving Day]

Wow, yesterday was the day. 

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I actually started writing this blog post when I was feeling a little nostalgic on Thursday. Then I went out with coworkers Thursday night and Friday and Saturday were moving days so I'm just sitting down to finish this thing right now #movingproblems. We spent Friday evening and Saturday morning packing up the rest of our stuff (which was basically nothing because I've been a packing mad-woman for the past 7 days), loaded everything in a U-Haul trailer, and drove to Fargo one.last.time. I'll have to go out there again for work and training over the next year or so but it'll be different. Starting yesterday, my official home is back in Fargo.

We lived out there for 2 years and 13 days (since October 25th, 2012). That small, one-bedroom apartment was our little home for our 3rd and 4th years of being married. We grew up there so much in the past 2 years. 

We learned about each other. 

We realized what "things" are important to us in life. 

We learned patience (although I think I'm still working on that one.

I learned that there is so much more in life that I have even realized at 26 years old.

I gained confidence: in work, love, family life, and friendships.

Now it's hard to believe that we are already closing the door on that time in our lives -- the time where we were hardly even 25 years old and living rent-free above a lumberyard. There were times when it really felt like this day was never going to come. I have felt lonely, homesick, and even jealous of people living in Fargo and being around my friends and family many times throughout the course of the last 2 years. I really thought it would be hell waiting for this day, moving day, to come around. Now here it is, and I don't know if I'm 100% ready for it. Geez, can a girl ever just make up her mind about her feelings?

I felt weird all week - I say weird because I wasn't feeling as excited as I expected to be feeling throughout the last work week leading up to moving day. I've felt nostalgic; I've been reminiscing; I've been trying to soak up every second with coworkers that I truly have enjoyed working with. If I force myself to think about being in Fargo and everything that means and entails, then yes I'm definitely excited - totally, beyond-words-excited. 

But it's a little scary, too. Once we settled in to that little apartment just over 2 years ago, I got comfortable - comfortable with life. We made our little one-bedroom apartment homey and cozy. We got our morning routines down. We found our favorite coffee shop that we liked to frequent on the weekends we were here. And I am great at my job. Now that all changes. Sure we'll be in Fargo which is obviously a familiar place considering we both grew up and spent the majority of our lives there. We already know our favorite coffee places and I could probably shop in that Target with my eyes closed. But the now a new apartment needs to be made homey and cozy. My morning routine is going to drastically change - instead of a 2-minute commute to a jeans-only job, I'll now have a 20-minute commute to a business-casual job. And don't even get me started on the job! I have spent the past 2 years basically kicking butt at my job. Now I'll be starting a brand new job that I've never even done before. Can you tell I don't exactly deal well with change? 

It's definitely scary but change is exciting too, and I look forward to seeing what this next year of life holds for us. Cheers to the last 2 years! Fargo, bring it on.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Nina Life

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This is a guest post (that I love!) written by Nina from The Grand Adventures of Me -- stop on by her blog to see what I have to say today! #bloggerswap

   
Dear The Samantha Life's Readers,

If you came here looking for a post about Samantha's Life, sorry. You will have to go to The Grand Adventures of Me to find what she has to say today. And when you go over to The Grand Adventures of Me, it would be lovely if you hit that little "Follow via Bloglovin" button on the right hand side because I, Nina, (the author behind The Grand Adventures of Me) want to make new friends. It's a win win situation. You see more posts like you are getting ready to read right now, and then I see more of your posts. Friends for all!

But if you're wondering why you should be my friend, allow me to shamelessly promote myself.
For one, I am great at taking selfies. I have no idea how to not be awkward about it, so when I have a cute outfit day, I decide the opportune moment is to take the photo while I'm brushing my teeth. I also just figured out how to use VSCO Cam, Afterlight, and all those other cool editing apps. Basically, I'm moving up in the iPhone Photography world. My goal is to make it to 100 likes on an Instagram photo. So far I'm only up to 68 - and that's only on photos of my boyfriend and myself. I usually get the most likes when I say something sweet and sentimental. I'm wondering where all the cynics are in the world, because if I was single and saw all that cuteness, I would gag.
1)Awkard Selfie for the Win 2) Awkward Halloween photo #1 3) Awkward Halloween photo #2

I recently listened to a TED talk about identifying yourself. The lady who spoke was a cancer survivor, but she said that wasn't her identity. I haven't gone through anything traumatizing worth sharing on the internet, but that got me thinking about how we identify ourselves. In our bios we write something along the lines of "I am a coffee addict, a full-time student, a blogger, a Jesus follower, a daughter, sister, friend, girlfriend, and that girl that runs into doors and walls so much that she doesn't notice it anymore." But is that who I really am? Sometimes I think I am so much more. I am someone who procrastinates on almost everything, but then makes lists in her daily planner such as "wake up on time" just so I can cross it off to make my life feel like it's in order. And yes, I always press snooze, and often oversleep. But on the upside I can get ready for anything in 20 minutes. I spend a lot of time composing poems in my head that slip away from me like several guys did in middle school because they thought I was annoying. I also secretly enjoy listening to TED talks, and a lot of times I wish I was born in the 40's when purses and hats and shoes all matched. I am on the verge of jumping off this cliff into the real world, where I'll have a job (dear Lord, please let me do something other than retail), rent, and maybe I will be married with a family one day. These are all things about me that are important to me, but not necessarily important to you. So do all these things make up my identity? I haven't decided yet. Identity is important, but I have a feeling that even those of us in our later 20's and 30's never feel like we have an established identity. That's the scary and exciting thing about life - it morphs, and so do we.

A few other important things about myself that you should know before you hop over to my blog to read Samantha's post for today:

1) One time Ben Savage tweeted at me and it made my day. Read: this is my claim to fame.

2) I don't understand why I started growing four thin chin hairs at 19, or why I always forget about them until I'm sitting in class with no access to tweezers.

3) My accent repertoire consists of The Sarah Palin voice, British, Latin American, and I've been working on my New Zealand accent a lot lately.

4) My favorite foods are cake, nachos, and bacon - just in case you want to feed me dinner one day.

5) If you were to scan The Grand Adventures of Me to see what my blog is all about, I would first want to warn you that I am not a fashion blogger, and this is why. I am also in the business of trying to be an optimist, so I would promote my 36 Ways to Become a Happier Person. And then finally, my most recent favorite post is the one where another blogger and I open up with our boyfriends and share The Truth about Interracial Relationships.

My blog is currently in a limbo where I cross between light-hearted posts, or posts where I talk about things of the heart. I don't want a brand, I just want to write.

Can you, as bloggers, relate? If so, let me know in the comments!
If you want to connect, hit me up here. I'd love to meet you!
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

C U R R E N T L Y :: November Edition

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// Reading // Allegiant, the third book in the Divergent Series. I flew through the first two books (like, I think they took me a combined total of about 10 days to read) and this one I've been working on for awhile, just because of trying to pack, get ready ready to move, yada yada yada. I wish I could have a day just to sit down and finish reading the entire book - I love to get completely caught up in whatever good book I'm reading. Now, if only I could just turn my brain off sometimes so that I can actually fully enjoy and relax during the time I spend reading...

// Wishlisting // A new computer. A Mac desktop specifically. Also wishlisting: mounds of money so that I could buy everything that I'm wishlisting.

// Loving // The fact that it is November 5th in North Dakota, we have not yet had our first snowfall, and I still have been completely comfortable going outside in a light jacket. Sure the nights are definitely cold but the sunshine has been so warm the past few weeks we have been so spoiled.

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// Appreciating // All the cooking supplies, utensils, socks, and pretty wall decor that used to surround me in my apartment everyday. I get a little more depressed every morning when I look around and it seems like it became even more bare overnight. I just try to remember all the mental pictures I took before the entire packing process began so I can remember it when it was in it's cute, cozy, and homey state. #movingprobs

// Creating // List, after list, after list. Thing I need to remember to pack at the last minute, things I need to clean in our apartment before I put things away, things I can easily eat for meals over the next 3 days without needing a lot of supplies, dress clothes I need to buy next week before starting my new job... I think the list of my lists is never-ending. Story of my life. At least if something is on a list you get the pleasure of crossing it off once you're done.

What are you reading right now? I'd love suggestions for when I finish my current book!

// linking up with Jenna and Anne //

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

25 Facts About Muah!

Whoa, two blog posts in two days?! I don't think that's happened in...like...a long time. Well it's happening. But mostly because I'm just avoiding the entire packing process right now. It's getting to that point where there's a bunch of miscellaneous crap left and that gets a little overwhelming so, naturally, I just give up for the time being.

I meant to write this post last week when it was actually a part of Helene and Taylor's #Blogtober14 but, obviously I never got around to it. So here it is now! Hope you enjoy getting to know me a little better...

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1 || I'm 26 years old, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, and wearer of my heart on my sleeve.

2 || I'm currently always obsessed with shoes, wine, purses, jewelry, or anything else accessory-related.

3 || I actually went to school to be a high-school math teacher and am not doing that anymore.

4 || I worry way too much about what other people think.

5 || I like to bake, but I don't like to cook. Thank goodness my husband likes to cook :)

6 || I do not have any kids, of the human nor fur kind.

7 || My favorite holiday is Christmas.

8 || It is a big deal if I straighten (let alone, curl!) my hair or wear eyeshadow. For the record, I blow-dried and straightened my hair every day last week, as opposed to spritzing hairspray in some uncombed post-shower hair to go for the "wavy" look.

9 || I have one brother, and we had one dog. I miss Bear so much. And yes, we named her Bear (actually that's short for Polar Bear).

10 || I'm just over 5'7" and probably weigh more than I should. Work in progress I guess.

11 || I would pick one favorite TV show but I can't possibly.

12 || I used to be a dancer - I did ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical... you name it. God, I miss that dancer's body I used to have. 

13 || Horror movies give me nightmares. Actually, even Law & Order SVU gives me nightmares if I'm home alone.

14 || I think my dream vacation has to be to go to Europe with my mom.

15 || I suck at sports, other than dance. Because for the record, dance is a sport.

16 || When I get really angry I cry. When I get super sad I cry. When I'm watching a TV show like Parenthood I cry. Basically, I cry a lot - and super easily.

17 || Coffee is what gets me out of bed in the morning.

18 || Sometimes I get along better with guys than I do with girls.

19 || Yes, it is possible to drink an entire bottle of wine in one night by yourself. Wait, is that a fact about me? Yes, yes it is.

20 || I love hockey, but probably only because of Parker.

21 || I am extremely stubborn.

22 || I love love.

23 || I used to think that my brother and I would grow up to be professional ice skating partners and compete in the olympics.

24 || I love math. I love budgeting. I might be a bit of a freak.

25 || I am a blogger. It's crazy how this little hobby of mine has turned out to be such a big part of me.

Monday, November 3, 2014

10 Reasons Why I Have Been A Bad Blogger

H A P P Y  M O N D A Y !!!

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This Monday actually is a happy Monday, if there ever were such a thing. This Monday I was actually looking forward to. This Monday is (not only the first Monday of November, but also is) my last.Monday.here. Friday is D-day. Parker will drive out here Friday afternoon, we will spend the afternoon and evening packing up the few things left to be packed, and Saturday we will pull the full U-Haul trailer right out of town and onward to Fargo!

So yes, there is such a thing as a happy Monday because today is one :)

My weekend consisted of packing, packing, and more packing. I wouldn't say it was super fun but it was highly productive. And every so often it's not horrible to have a few days to yourself to crank some tunes and get shit done so I really didn't mind. As I'm writing this ahead of time on Sunday evening, I'm giving myself a bit of a break here and finally letting myself sit down in front of my computer for the first time since I can't even remember when. It's been quiet on this little blog lately and I appreciate you understanding and still stopping by when I do decide to grace the blog. Because, let's face it, I've kind of been a bad blogger lately...

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1 || This is the 16th post I have written in the past 30 days. For somebody who generally aims to get a new post up on the weekdays, 16 posts in 30 days is not very many.

2 || I have cooked many delicious meals and made a few scrumptious desserts that I did not even photograph. God dang it, that one just ticks me off.

3 || Believe it or not, I have been kind of proud about my fall fashion as of late and (surprise surprise) have not taken one photo of that either.

4 || I couldn't tell you what some of my favorite blogs most recent posts have been. This one is probably the hardest one for me because it makes me feel like I'm losing touch -- thank goodness for my Instagram newsfeed!

5 || So many drafts, so little time to actually finalize them into a real post.

6 || My iPhone photo album is laaaame. 

7 || My apartment is probably 75% packed and I have not taken one picture of the process, nor have I blogged about moving or packing tips.

8 || My insta-action lately is embarrassing. Here's the thing though: when your husband is gone and your apartment is more-than-half-packed, there's not exactly a lot of things that are worthy to be posted to Instagram.

9 || I am waaaaaaayyyy behind on my e-mails.

10 || I've hardly even noticed. I mean, I have because I think about this little blog every single day, but with other things being so busy I've hardly even noticed how separate I've been from this space lately. And that makes me feel a little guilty.

This is the week. Friday is moving day. Is this real life?

I hope you have a Happy Monday, too!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

OH, HEY BLOG!

I felt like I should make an appearance around these parts so people don't start thinking something is wrong. Nothing is wrong, other than the fact that I kind of feel like there has barely been enough time for me to even take a breath lately. Now that I think about it, maybe you didn't even notice I was gone. That's cool, too. 

I'd like to give a shout-out to coffee for getting me out of bed in the morning and wine for making me feel better about the small number of things I accomplished on my to-do list in a day :)


Here's the deal: I move in one week (woop woop!), our year just ended at work, and somewhere in the middle of all of that I've been trying to shower every morning and eat dinner every night. Ok, I admit, I am being a little dramatic here but writing blog posts has not been at the top of my to-do list lately. Hang in there with me for the next week or so and things will settle down and get back to normal - plus I'll be living in Fargo and with my hubby again!

I hope you all have a great weekend! Do you ever feel like life gets in the way about blogging about your life?!

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