About Me

May 13, 2014

365

It has been one year since I moved out of my parents’ home and into Danny’s.
(Which is now ours).

I moved in two months (exactly) before Danny came home from his deployment with the Marines.

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I can’t even describe how the time has gone. It feels like I just moved
and yet it feels like it’s been years since Danny came home.

Within this year we’ve finished a deployment (well he did – you know what I mean).
I started a new job and we got Annabel.
Got engaged!
Along with a ton of other little things.

It was definitely the best decision ever.

I feel 110% at home there.

Danny is awesome – our life together is awesome.

the end.

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(^^ June 2012)

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Personal Goal

A couple of weeks ago I created a personal goal. One that may sound a bit strange but my goal is to dress up more. And when I say “dress up” I don’t necessarily mean get all fancy and what not. I mean no longer am I allowed to roll out of bed and wear a t-shirt and a hoodie to work. There is not much of a dress code at my job. I just can’t wear skulls or swear words – common sense. I do have to dress up when I’m attending a meeting at the corporate office. But when I’m at my own building/office it’s whatever. I have noticed though that on days where I make more of an effort – I do my hair nice and pick out an outfit that’s a bit more upscale than a t-shirt – I feel better. It helps me to be in a better mood and with spring showing itself as well my happiness has been increasing lately. I think that if I stick with this goal to dress up more it will also help me to get back to being used to getting up early. I’ve been hitting my snooze button numerous times; to the point where I literally have no time to do anything but roll out of bed.

So cheers to this new/random/weird goal!

25 by 25 update

Here is my progress for my 25 by 25.
Some of course are still in progress.
The italicized ones I think I’m going to just pass on.
The ones that are in progress I’m doing really well with and I’m happy with them.

I have finished reading 14 books for this year. I reached that goal at the end of February/beginning of March.
I really should have aimed for a higher number but I had no idea that it would be so easy!

1. Start running again.

2. Read at least 14 books for 2014.

3. Book a wedding hall.

4. Create ‘love’ bookshelf with Danny for Valentine’s Day.

5. Take more art photographs.

6. Create a large black and white photo for living room wall space.

7. Save money!

8. Continue with my 5 year diary – every day.

9. Get table decorations for wedding reception.

10. Pay off a certain amount of student loans.

11. Create more Project Life spreads.

12. Take Annabel on a hike.

13. Paint pots.

14. Don’t let Danny’s absence get me down.

15. Get a wedding dress – at least pick it out.

16. Complete Danny’s wedding gift. (super excited for this)

17. Finish our first home mini book.

18. Make a summer mini book.

19. Stop biting my nails.

20. Buy a new couch.

21. Grow out hair for wedding.

22. Try something new.

23. Find a church (for the wedding).

24. Get custom rubber stamp for Danny and I.

25. Enjoy life.

Update: 25 by 25

Here is my progress for my 25 by 25.
Some of course are still in progress.

1. Start running again.

2. Read at least 14 books for 2014.

3. Book a wedding hall.

4. Create ‘love’ bookshelf with Danny for Valentine’s Day.

5. Take more art photographs.

6. Create a large black and white photo for living room wall space.

7. Save money!

8. Continue with my 5 year diary – every day.

9. Get table decorations for wedding reception.

10. Pay off a certain amount of student loans.

11. Create more Project Life spreads.

12. Take Annabel on a hike.

13. Paint pots.

14. Don’t let Danny’s absence get me down.

15. Get a wedding dress – at least pick it out.

16. Complete Danny’s wedding gift. (super excited for this)

17. Finish our first home mini book.

18. Make a summer mini book.

19. Stop biting my nails.

20. Buy a new couch.

21. Grow out hair for wedding.

22. Try something new.

23. Find a church (for the wedding).

24. Get custom rubber stamp for Danny and I.

25. Enjoy life.

23 favorite things

here are the things that made 23 great (small & large) and cheers to 24!

1. graduating college

2. danny coming home safe from deployment

3. bringing annabel into our family

4. getting engaged

5. getting a new job

6. buying a new car

7. moving in with danny

8. starting project life

9. using pinterest like crazy for wedding planning 

10. decorating the whole house for christmas

11. crafts – project life, blankets and mini books

12. seafood pasta – crab meat, angel hair pasta, butter, garlic powder and sea salt

13. my new canon printer

14. Gillian Flynn’s novels

15. printable wall art

16. dunkin donuts coffee & of course their donuts

17. curly hair + mark anthony curl booster

18. discovering and exploring my new local library + ebooks from there

19. a beautiful mess app

20. various girls nights

21. $1 bins at craft stores

22. choosing a hall for the wedding reception

23. lots of family time