30 June 2015

Squat challenge

I've decided that I want to do a squat challenge this month. So I'm doing this one from the Popsugar website:


It's 30 days, 5 types of squats, and by the end of the month we will be able to do 200 squats!

Who's in?!?

20 May 2015

Anyone out there?

In my free time as a newly retiree, I've been working on organizing and decluttering my room. I have far too many things and am the worst at getting rid of things! I always worry that I will need something someday or keep things because they remind me of X, Y, or Z.

I have more cookbooks than I know what to do with. As one of my goals for this year, I have to cook at least one recipe of out every cookbook. Whichever books I don't use will be given away at the end of the year.

I have also realized that I have insane amounts of stationery. As in, I could write a letter every day of the year for the next 10 years and still have lots to spare. Hit me up if you want to be snail mail pen pals!! (but seriously. i love pen pals!)

So in an effort to share the stationery love, I've decided to do a giveaway! Comment on this post with 3 things that are on your summer bucket list!! I will send a fun package of stationery to 3 lucky commenters!! I'll plan on sending the packages out June 1st so comment before then for your chance to win!!


03 April 2015

10 Questions

Wow! It's been a LONG time. Life has been just nuts this year so far and there are some big changes coming up. Biggest one-I quit my job!!!!! Next Friday is my last day and I am so excited to have some time off to relax and rejuvenate. It's very much needed.

I saw this on my friend Heidi's blog and I decided to copy. Enjoy!

1.       Twitter or Facebook?

I have a twitter account but I rarely sign on. Out of the two I use Facebook more. But Instagram is my social media of choice.

2.       Morning person or night owl?

Totally a night owl. I get my second wind around 10pm and feel the need to start cleaning or organizing. Or looking up all the things on the internet. I wish I was a morning person but I’m just not.

3.       How do you drink coffee?

In ice cream form? I’m not a coffee drinker but I LOVE coffee flavored ice cream.

4.       It’s 9pm and you’ve got the house to yourself, what do you do?

Have a wild dance party! Haha. No-I am a scaredy cat and don’t love to be home alone at night. So I leave all the lights on and curl up in my bed with Netflix or a good book. Or take a long, lovely bath. Or make something fab in the kitchen and make a big mess.

5.       What’s on your nightstand right now?

Too many things. Books, water, snacks, stationery, lotion, candles, pens, recipe box. I have too much stuff.

6.       What smell do you love?

The smell after it rains, citrusy candles, fresh chocolate chip cookies, basil

7.       What smell do you hate?

Secondhand smoke (seriously, keep that crap to yourself)

8.       Other than your current home, where would you most like to live?

I’d love to live in New York again or Italy. I LOVE Italy.

9.       If you could eat only one nationality of food for the rest of your life, which one would it be?

Mexican-specifically tacos. There are so many things you can do with a taco. I’d be content eating tacos every day!

10.   When you were six years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I have no idea. Probably a teacher? I loved school and also loved playing school. Poor sister always had to be the student. Haha.