Monday, December 30, 2013

my year without fast food or soda.

    In 2012, I made a new years resolutions to not drink soda or eat fast food (except Chick-fila). Why you might ask? Just because, I wanted to see what it was like. I learned many things throughout this experience.

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    Most of the time I didn't regret turning down soda or fast food because I knew there were healthier options.
But every once in a while it wasn't worth the troubles, but I kept my resolution. I found out that when I turned many fast food places down their where much healthier and more filling options to eat/drink. I will still try not to eat fast food this year, but if need be I will. Some fast food places it is not worth it, their food and their service is terrible. I am not trying to put these companies because some people this is all they can afford. I am just pointing out that there are many ways to eat healthy on a budget and cutting out fast food and soda is just one step toward it. It is okay every once in a while to treat yourself but not every single day or week. This is just my take on fast food and soda. What do you think?

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

gifts for her

    Today, I would like to share with you 9 gifts for her that are all under $25 (and all from target!). It is exactly one week away from Christmas! Yay! Target is the perfect place to get all your Christmas gifts and it is a lovely place to be. So, in case you need a lat minute gift, here you go! Thanks for reading. Have a lovely day!

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Friday, December 13, 2013

what i believe and why

    Why do you believe what you believe? A few months ago someone had stated a question that I thought I might need to answer. I thought about this and came to realize I didn't have an answer except "because it is what my parents believe". Now if you think about it, a lot of people would say that or "because I go to church". It took me a while to figure out an answer but God put me through many trials that pushed me to lean on him. And I came to realize God is my rock, my everything, and without him I would be nothing. God is my savior. You and I go through trials everyday and sometimes we are just so worn out. We all want someone to lean on, and God is who I lean on. So to sum it up I believe what I believe because God is my rock, I lean on him.

    Now I would like to share with you what I believe. I believe that Jesus Christ is my savior not my religion. I think that there are so many definitions of a Christian and I don't really prefer to to call myself a Christian. What I believe is pretty simple, God is who I lean on, pray to, and trust in. He is who I live my life for. He is first. Now how I live my life since I am a Christ follower is a whole different blog post. Ha.  I wanted to keep this blog post pretty simple so I did. I would love to hear your feedback, so thanks for reading! Have a lovely day.

Friday, December 6, 2013

limiting social media

     Do you find yourself on Instagram, clicking hashtag after hashtag and next thing you know it has been 20 minutes? I do. So I have deleted my Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook app for now. I will get them back eventually but for now I no longer have these certain apps. Why? Well let me tell you. 

When I do this, I find myself paying more attention to other people, things, and the world around me. Yes, we all know there are so many things to do and plan, but these things will not last forever, memories and relationships will. Instagramming your breakfast at Panera (which I have done multiple times) is something that no one will remember a couple years from now or even days. We all know you want to stay up with the latest trends but really, no one is going to remember years from now. But if you really think about it how often are you on social media? Is it a lot or a little? There is a study showing that 23% of Facebook users check their account five or more times a day (source here). It may not be Facebook for you, it could be Instagram, Twitter, or something else. But, is sacrificing your relationships worth a few extra minutes checking up on everyone elseJust think about how much time your investing and you decide what you think is best. Maybe you should limit yourself or fast from social media for one week. At least think about how much time your investing and do if you really want your  daughter, friend, husband, sister to remember whether you were always on your phone or were you asking them about their day and spending time with them. What kind of legacy do you want to leave?  For those of you who are ready to just jump in, I have a challenge for you. See if you can go one week without checking or posting any of your social media (any thing from Facebook to Instagram but not Pinterest...haha). I am challenging myself to do this this upcoming week. I just want to see how much different my day is when I am not checking social media every second.  If you don't take away anything from this post then please just ask yourself one question, am I spending my time where I need to be, is this really important right now or can it wait? Thanks for reading. Have a lovely day. I would love to hear your feedback!  

Sunday, December 1, 2013

DIY Christmas Lights Backdrop

Today, I would like to show you a quick and easy Indoor Christmas Lights Backdrop.

All you need is:
-a sheet
-Christmas lights

1. Hang up sheet with pins.
2. Pin Christmas lights to your pleasing.
3. Snap a picture!

Here is what mine looked like...

or without the lights.....

Thanks Everyone! Comment if you have any questions!