I Need A Hobby // Photography

Last month I introduced a new series on the blog all about hobbies. I’ll be trying new hobbies and rekindling old ones that I’ve let fall by the wayside. Last month I reintroduced reading as a hobby, fitting it into pockets of downtime instead of always scrolling through Instagram or Pinterest. Having the Kindle app on my phone made this a breeze and I even read a few pages while I was using my hairdryer #multitasking, lol

I still plan to read (at least one book per month), but this month I’ll be be adding another hobby into the mix: photography!

Continue reading “I Need A Hobby // Photography”

Goals for MY New Year

Happy New Year! Oh, wait—what? I’m a month late?? Haha… if you read my post about my take on New Year’s then you know that I treat my birthday as my own personal New Year, rather than give into the hype (and pressure) of January 1st. Luckily for me my birthday is at the end of January so it doesn’t seem so far off and I can use January as a trial period. I set three pre-resolutions in THIS post, and basically failed epically at all of them. Well, maybe not the junk mail one, only slightly failed at that. So I’m keeping those on my list and adding the bigger, full-tilt goals below.

Continue reading “Goals for MY New Year”

40 x 40

Hi everyone! I took a little blog break after the marathon that was Blogmas. It’s good to be back!

And I have big news! Today is my birthday! Hahaha… yep, it’s true. I turned 35 at 9:17 this morning. I’m not sure how I feel about it quite yet. Old, maybe? I’ve already felt old for quite a while haha…so no change from yesterday. Over the hill now and on a downward slide to 40? Ahhhh! Most definitely that’s how I’ve been feeling the past few weeks and now it’s just official.

Continue reading “40 x 40”

11 Activities For Winter Fun

There are 11 weekends (including this weekend) left until the start of spring on March 20. If weather permits, of course you can go sledding, skiing, snowboarding, make a snowman or have a snowball fight, etc. Or if the spirit moves you, you can go ice skating. But I don’t particularly like being cold, lol, so I’m putting together a list of 11 warm activities to get you through the rest of the cold winter!

Continue reading “11 Activities For Winter Fun”

A Fresh Take On New Year’s

First and foremost, Happy New Year!!

Now, I shouldn’t say this is a completely new idea, because I’ve been doing it the past couple of years. But it’s something different from the norm, or at least I haven’t heard anyone else talk about it.

New Year’s Day is January 1, and my birthday is January 30. So rather than give in to all the hype that is the media blitz about goals and resolutions at this time of year, I allow myself some grace. During the month of December, I mull over what it is I want to achieve in the new year, some of which I implement on the 1st and some I delay until MY new year, my birthday, at the end of January.

Continue reading “A Fresh Take On New Year’s”

Q4 Goals Review

So guys, it’s happening! The year is coming to an end. What?! Just like I couldn’t believe that the fourth quarter was starting back on 10/1, I can’t believe the new year is just two days away. It went by in a flash.

So with the impending new year just days away, I thought today was a good time to revisit the goals I set for Q4 HERE, even though I’m embarrassed to say I didn’t hit too many of them, whomp whomp…

Continue reading “Q4 Goals Review”

How I Hygge

If you read yesterday’s post (or if you missed it you can check it out HERE) you know that one of the ways I like to survive the winter months is by fully embracing the concept of hygge, the Danish term without a true English translation that is the embodiment of coziness and comfort. Even though I know better, I still pronounce it “higgy” in my head (and sing “getting higgy wit it, Na na na na na na na”) hahaha… #sorrynotsorry

Continue reading “How I Hygge”

8 Tips for Surviving Winter

So we’re one week into winter and quite honestly, it hasn’t been THAT cold here in the northeast USA. And the next few days are supposed to be in the upper 40s and low 50s—I’ll take it! Fingers crossed, hoping I haven’t jinxed myself now!

Jinx or no jinx, I’m sure that it will get much, much colder before winter comes to an end in March…

Continue reading “8 Tips for Surviving Winter”