Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Looking To The Future | Real Talk

My family has this awesome game thing called "Table Topics" that I now have in my own home as well. It's a bunch of cards with questions that ignite discussion. It's a great way to get to know people or even learn about the people you've lived with for years. And sometimes, it's a way to get to know more about yourself.

On Independence Day after games and food, my brother pulled out the "Table Topics" and began asking the whole family some questions. During the game, the following question came up:

"Do you live more in the past, present, or future?" 

Everyone gave their answers and I had to think only briefly on my own. The future. I am constantly just waiting for future things to happen. I make big goals and plans for myself and dream about them coming true, so much that I forget to focus on what's going on now. 

I don't think that living in the future is always a bad thing. There's nothing wrong with me wanting to have my twins with me now instead of waiting another two months. (Yes, only two-ish months until my girls will be born, that's insane.) And it's incredibly realistic for me to make plans to lose weight after my twins come because I physically can't do it now. However, it's more the aspect of my career choices where living in the future puts me at a disadvantage. 

You, my blog readers, should know more than anyone that I'm constantly making goals for the future of this blog. I plan and dream about what it could become, but whenever it comes to actually hitting publish on a blog post, it's not good enough for me. I want it to be the blog that I see in my dreams, the future blog that's in my head. 

The same is true with my ultimate goal of being a writer. I keep pushing off sharing anything because I'm terrified. I want my book to be that magical book that everyone wants to read, and even though I have been working on the same book since I was 18 years old, I keep editing, revising, changing, and telling myself it's not good enough because it's not the book I see in the future that brings me fame and fortune. (Ha ha)

In my actual career choices, I keep settling for jobs that I don't love, telling myself that eventually, in the future, I'll be able to have a job that I love. I get jobs for the money or for the convince instead of actually pursuing something that I want. 

Let's be clear, there is nothing wrong with dreaming about the future and wanting more for our lives. But I believe that I have an issue on my hands. 

Where my blog and my writing is concerned, I will never reach my future goals unless I start acting now. I can dream all I want about "Heroes & Villains" becoming a big hit, but unless I sit down in the present and write, it's never going to be what I see in my mind. 

I let my current job, money, and laziness get in the way of doing something to progress into who I want to be. Yes, there are many instances where if I had more money, I could do the things I want with my blog, but there are ways around my money problems. And if I ever want my blog to start making money for me, I have to actually post things! 

I'm so used to saying "SOMEDAY..." but why don't I ever do something today? I need to focus on today. I need to just sit down and write. I need to apply for the jobs that I want. I need to get out and do things instead of putting them off for the future. 

I can't promise that I'm suddenly going to do this and have blog posts all the time, but I know I'm going to try harder. I'm ready to start letting my blog be what it is now instead of thinking only of what it could be. I deserve it, you deserve it, and this blog deserves it. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

June Ipsy Bag 2017


I'm still just as obsessed with Ipsy. I'm loving this bag, it's adorable. I also love that everything is black (yes, I'm aware the nail polish isn't, I'm ignoring it). Anyways, here's my list of everything in my June Ipsy Glam Bag. As always, if you want reviews on any of these products please leave me a comment down below and I will do one in a few weeks, you know after I've actually tried the product. (Don't expect one on the nail polish. I don't typically wear nail polish, especially if it's not black, but I did learn it is pregnancy safe so if it was black I would probably test it out.)

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Original Cost: £14 (about $17) for 9ml 

Original Cost: $54 for 17oz

Original Cost: $22

Original Cost: $22 for black and white eye primer duo
Also, if anyone knows how to open my Ipsy sample PLEASE let me know.

Original Cost: $21 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Summer Wishlist - Maternity Edition | Fashion & Beauty

What is up my friends?! How is the beginning of your summer going? Mine is filled with lots of work. And feeling my little girls kicking, which is super exciting. I'm in the process of redefining and changing up this blog, so slowly you'll see changes. I will be a mother come September/October so my mindset has changed, therefore, this blog will change. But it will still be about all the things that make me happy.

Like clothes.

For today's #FashionFriday I have made my summer clothing wishlist! Now, these are all maternity clothes, so if you're not pregnant, I'm sorry to not cater to you too. Next year you'll get your shot. All of these are shoppable if you click on them and all are under $50 (which is kind of difficult to do, but it's been done).

So enjoy shopping some of my summer maternity favorites!

By clicking and purchasing from the above links you are helping me receive a small commission to go towards my twin girls. Thank you! 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

2017 [Pregnant] Summer To-Do List | DIYs

It was less than a month ago Chris and I were at a Real Salt Lake game and it was snowing. Now it's averaging 80 degrees every day. Utah weather is so weird.

But summer is here and I'm so grateful that it's finally warm outside! I get to spend this summer pregnant with my twin girls. I'm so happy that I get to start my family that it's easy to ignore the fact that my summer plans aren't what they normally would be.

Here is a list of my summer plans. If you're not pregnant, I'm sure there are a lot more adventures you'll be going on, but if you are pregnant, maybe my list will give you some extra ideas on how to have a little bit more fun when you're uncomfortable and dying of heat.

BBQMini Golf
Be spontaneousMovie in the park
BowlingOutdoor yoga
BubblesPick flowers
Chalk DrawingsPool Day
ConcertRead books
DIY spa dayRoadtrip
Drive-in movieRodeo
Explore SLCRoot beer floats
Farmer's MarketSkip rocks
Figure 8 RaceSnow cones
Find an ice cream truckStar gazing
Finish a puzzleTake more pictures
FireworksTry a new recipe
Go fishingTry new restaurants
Go to a ParadeVisit a garden
Go to the fairVisit a museum
Lake/Beach dayWatch the sunset
Make a pizzaWaterpark
Make lemonadeWrite poetry
Make popsiclesYard Sales
Make summer wreath

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