Happy New Year, everyone!
A lot happened in 2017 that I’m so thankful for. We got a puppy named Bear who brings us so much joy! We have started saving up for a future house. And as trivial as it may sound, I think I’ve found an acne routine that is helping with my hormonal acne.
With that said, I thought I’d share some resolutions that I want to bring into 2018. Some are the typical yearly resolutions, but others are a bit more personal for me.
- Less sugar & sweets
- Get back into blogging
- Try to read one book a month
- Let go & let God
- Don’t be afraid to stand up for myself
- Start building a classic & sophisticated wardrobe
- Plan our Hawaiian vacation
- Get a credit card
- Save up at least $5,000
- Spend more time with loved ones
Some of these resolutions will be a lot easier than others. I think the key with any new venture is that you remind yourself that any mistake or misstep is just one moment in the grand scheme of things. Stay positive, learn from mistakes, and don’t forget to have fun!
Comment below with your new year resolutions!
Here is an easy & delicious banana bread recipe! Enjoy!
1. Cream together 8 tablespoons of butter & 1 cup sugar.
2. Stir in 2 beaten eggs & 3 mashed bananas.
3. Slowly mix in 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1 & 1/4 cups all-purpose flour.
4. Pour in greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes.
5. Optional, but totally delicious: Mix together powdered sugar & milk until you get the consistency of a very runny glaze. Add on top of your banana bread. This will melt down the sides and add a thin layer of sweet glaze to top your banana bread!
Today I enjoyed a lovely outing with my Mom, aunt, & cousin. We had chai lattes and talked about girl stuff. So fun, & I can’t wait to do it again!
Happy New Year, everyone! It’s amazing how with the drop of the ball you can feel like your whole slate is wiped clean! Fresh starts are a great time to reevaluate what things can be changed in your life for the positive.
I started the first day of 2017 with a quick smoothie recipe, yoga video, and some at-home-spa treatments! So refreshing!
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 grapefruit
- Handful of spinach leaves
- Dab of honey
Add your ingredients to a blender (I use my Ninja) until smooth. This smothie has a tropical taste thanks to the grapefruit. Just add a tropical umbrella and pretend you’re at the beach!
Here is the yoga video I did this morning as well:
Weight Loss Yoga for Beginners
It’s not too intense, but does give a little bit of strength exercises to make you feel great!
Comment below with your New Year resolutions!
I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve posted on here! It’s been a crazy fast two months! We got married, went on our honeymoon, moved, & started our lives as newlyweds. It’s been so wonderful!
I thought I’d share some beautiful pictures from our wedding day. I’m so happy with how they turned out!
Thanks so much to Kyle Weaver Photography!
(Be on the lookout for some wedding posts in the near future!)
Happy 4th of July weekend, everyone! I’m trying my best to keep up with this blog. But the stress & details of planning a wedding are really taking its toll on me. All I can say is for those brides out there wedding planning, I feel your pain!
Now, on to my Target haul! I’ve previously posted on the amazing home décor line that Target has with Joy Cho known as Oh Joy! for Target. She makes the prettiest items that are full of color & life! I have to have colorful things in my home to keep me sane. It just makes me happy to see bright, cheerful items in my home.
Her newest additions to her line are definitely geared towards home items rather than her previous baby décor collection (though I did buy some of those items, no shame. Also, a lot of those items are in clearance, so look out for them. The heart ottoman was on sale for a steal!).
The only item I bought that wasn’t a part of her line is the light up “<3 Tacos” sign. I just thought that was adorable since my fiancé & I enjoy tacos all the time.
Comment below with your favorite Oh Joy! for Target items! 🙂
I’ve been on a huge cleaning/discarding kick lately. One of my recent areas that I’ve had the desire to clean is the dreaded under the sink cabinet. The simple idea that I used for organizing this space is shoe boxes. I got this idea from the book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I recently did a post about cleaning out my closet using her methods. It worked so well that I decided to also apply her methods to other areas of my apartment.
Before & After.
She suggests the simple solution of shoe boxes/boxes for storing your items. Her claim is that we tend to focus too much on how we are going to store items, and end up not using the storage ideas because they are too tedious to keep up with. Shoe boxes are an easier alternative: they come in different sizes/colors, are rectangular so they fit nicely in spaces, & are easy to get since you probably have them around your house already.
I’m really loving this storage!
What do you think?? Comment below with your organizing tips & tricks!