OOTD

My outfit today was playful and comfy. It was great for a chilly morning but an afternoon that heated up nicely!  

 
My flannel was from Walmart maybe a year and a half ago, the tank underneath that says “I eat glitter for breakfast” I bought at khols but I also found it on amazon if your interested in getting one, my leggings are basic black ones from Victoria’s Secret, and for shoes I have a classic pair of Converse!  

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My first week with the FitBit

This past week I started using my sisters Fit bit. She got it for Christmas and wasn’t using it so she let me borrow it. I didn’t really have a reason to use it. I don’t like work out and stuff I was just interested in what it did and could tell me. SO I’ve been wearing it all week and having fun with the information it gives me. I like knowing my steps and I’ve even started competing with my friends to see who can walk more. Overall I do really like it, and I’m going to be sad when she takes it back from me. But until then I’m going to use it. Maybe I’ll write another update in a few weeks!

Drowning

I feel a gripping tightness in my chest,
struggling to get to the surface like

a child who can’t swim

for just one breath.

The immense fear of

failure is holding me under.

I know how to swim

kick, kick,

that’s all there is to it.

Yet, why am I unable to achieve success?

Is it the depth of where I am?

Water so deep and dark, like the

unknown of outer space.

Feeling nothing beneath me

causing me more fear.

Or is it the uncertainty

of what’s surrounding me?

Lost, having no clue where

I am, like a lost puppy in a big city.

The water sloshes around me

like a water slide, as I paddle

towards the surface,

but this isn’t fun like that.

There is still something

in my way, and I have no idea what.

Whatever it is I’m terrified,

and I can’t hold my breath

any longer.

My Netflix Recommendations

I often see my Facebook friends asking for suggestions of new movies or shows to watch on Netflix. Recently I have been getting to the end of all the series’ I was watching and had to find new things to watch. If I watch a TV show I like for the entire series to be on there so I’m not left hanging at the end and waiting for more, but with some shows I’m not so lucky. Anyway here are the things I would recommend to watch on Netflix right now if your looking for something!

  1. Friends: Last winter I watched the entire series in about two months. It’s funny and light heated no matter if it’s your first time seeing the episode or the 100th time.
  2. How I Met Your Mother: I watched this series as it was on TV, but re watching it on Netflix allows me to catch things I never noticed before and watch everything in order so you can see the story play out.
  3. Glee: I’m also re watching Glee currently. Just last week Netflix posted the last season so I am quite happy to watch it in its entirety. Look forward to a post when I’m done about the different impact Glee has on an adult in their 20’s than it had when I was a 16 year old.
  4. Scrubs: I loved scrubs. Watching it on Netflix was the first time I’d seen the shows and they are sooo funny, and I fell in love with the characters immediately!

Netflix series!

They are shows produced by the Netflix company. SO they only release one season at a time, but they are the shows I make an exception for the whole series not being available.

  1. Orange is the New Black: This show is a bit racy, but if you can handle sensitive topics like homosexual relations, transgender individuals, rape, drugs, and lots of sex talk I would recommend to watch this! You get completely sucked in
  2. Making a Murderer: When I watched this I told everyone about it! It’s like a documentary but its so interesting you can’t stop watching until you find out what happens!
  3. Fuller House: Of course I had to put this in here. I loved this show. It reminded me so much of my childhood and I thought it was super cute.

There are bunches of more shows I could suggest, and I didn’t even talk about movies. Maybe I’ll come back to movies later! But these are some of my favorites that I would recommend to anyone. I hope to check some out!

This Weeks Pintrest Obsession (TWPO)

What I’ve been pinning this week
March 13th- March 19th

Going back into my Pintrest from this past week there was three things I was clearly obsessed with. Here are my top three most pinned items.

1. First this week is alcoholic beverages…I’ve been pinning them to my 21st birthday board as I start to dream about summer getting here and all the fun I’m going to have!

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2.Next is just general outfit inspiration. With the weather changing and me buying new pieces I’m trying to come up with new outfit ideas.

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3. And last this week is all of the DIY’s I would like to get into this summer. I have a feeling I’m going to be having a crafty summer and I’m just storing up ideas!
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If you wanna follow my pintrest so you can see all my pinning in action, or want to get to the links of any of the recipes or products the link to my pintrest is https://www.pinterest.com/marchinghottie/

Creamy Cucumber Salad

I love cucumbers so this week I decided to try out a simple recipe that I found! IMG_7849IMG_7848IMG_7847

For one cucumber I used 1/4 Cup of sour cream, 1/2 TBS of Vinegar, 1/4 a TBS of sugar, and 1/4 TSP of Salt. After I mixed that together I thinly sliced my large cucumber. All I did after that was mix the two together and sprinkle a little season salt into the bowl. Then just refrigerate and enjoy!

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So where was I?

Feeling so overwhelmed with thoughts and feelings that you can’t write…

That’s what was keeping me from writing the last two weeks. But yesterday when I told someone I was blogging again, they made me realize something. That’s when I should have been writing, not shying away from it. My blog is my place to express myself creatively, emotionally, however I need to. And to hear that this person was kind of disappointed that I stopped just because I was unsure of my posts made my heart hurt. They told me they saw me being so proud of what I was doing and the little bit of success and views I was reciving. It made me realize that I really do love this and I want to keep doing it.. So I’m not going anywhere anytime soon.. 

It was also nice to take some time away and spend spring break with my family, friends, and boyfriend and not worry about getting a blog post up.. To be honest I didn’t even get to work on my school projects I planned to. But I’m back from break, feeling determined to kick the second half of the semester in the face! So Look forward to my thoughts, ideas, crafts, outfits, and anything else I think of 🙂 spring is coming and lots of new posts!

99 questions but an answer ain’t One

Hi! Its been awhile so I thought I’d kick off a new season of blogging with a fun get to know me blog. So here’s 99 useless facts about me you probably didn’t care to know!

QUESTIONS:
1:Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? It depends on which house I’m at.
2:Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel? No.
3:Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? My blanket must be untucked so my feet can be out.
4:Have you ever stolen a street sign before? no
5:Do you like to use post-it notes? Of course I have about a dozen in every notebook I own.
6:Do you cut out coupons but then never use them? All the time!
7:Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees? I would prefer neither.
8:Do you have freckles? Only on my arms, not my face.
9:Do you always smile for pictures? No, I often make a silly face that drives my mom crazy.
10:What is your biggest pet peeve? Being late.
11:Do you ever count your steps when you walk? No but I do walk in step with people.
12:Have you ever peed in the woods? no
13:What about pooped in the woods? Can’t say I have.
14:Do you ever dance even if there’s no music playing? Always!
15:Do you chew your pens and pencils? Not on the pen but on clip part.
16:How many people have you slept with this week? 0
17:What size is your bed? Twin
18:What is your Song of the week? Heartbeat by: Carrie Underwood
19:Is it okay for guys to wear pink? Certainly it’s my boyfriends favorite color.
20:Do you still watch cartoons? Only the good ones
21:Whats your least favorite movie? Monty Python and the Holy Grail
22:Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some? Why would I tell you?
23:What do you drink with dinner? Typically tea or soda
24:What do you dip a chicken nugget in? That depends where the nugget is from
25:What is your favorite food? All of the forms of potato
26:What movies could you watch over and over and still love? Burlesque, Coyote Ugly, Tangled, and 27 Dresses
27:Last person you kissed/kissed you? My boyfriend ❤
28:Were you ever a boy/girl scout? I was till everyone else quit…
29:Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine? no.
30:When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper? A few weeks ago, I wrote to my Grandma
31:Can you change the oil on a car? Nope
32:Ever gotten a speeding ticket? Nope
33:Ever been in an accident? a few
34:Favorite kind of sandwich? Grilled chicken
35:Best thing to eat for breakfast? Pop tarts
36:What is your usual bedtime? it can be anywhere between 9:30pm-3am
37:Are you lazy? somedays
38:When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween? I was a princess many times
39:What is your  astrological sign? Gemini
40:How many languages can you speak? 5: English, Sarcasm, song lyrics, movie quotes, and Disney 🙂
41:Do you have any magazine subscriptions? I don’t think so anymore
42:Which are better legos or lincoln logs? Legos Def.
43:Are you stubborn? Very
44:Who is better…Leno or Letterman? Don’t watch either….
45:Ever watch soap operas? Only with my mom
46:Are you afraid of heights? No I love it
47:Do you sing in the car? Yep
48:Do you sing in the shower? Duh
49:Do you dance in the car? Is there anywhere else to do it.
50:Ever used a gun? Only a pellet gun
51:Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer? November
52:Do you think musicals are cheesy? No, I’m a musical geek!
53:Is Christmas stressful? YES!
54:Ever eat a pierogi? Yeah I don’t really like them
55:Favorite type of fruit pie? Chocolate….
56:Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid? When I was three I wanted to be a Pizza Maker
57:Do you believe in ghosts? I try to not think about it
58:Ever have a Deja-vu feeling? All the time
59:Take a vitamin daily? I’ve attempted that many times…and failed many times.
60:Wear slippers? I never keep them on my feet
61:Wear a bath robe? Occasionally
62:What do you wear to bed? Sweats and a sweatshirt or t-shirt
63:First concert? That I remember fully The Jonas Brothers
64:Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart? Target
65:Nike or Adidas? Nike all the way
66:Cheetos Or Fritos? Cheetos
67:Peanuts or Sunflower seeds? Shelled sunflower seeds
68:Ever hear of the group Tres Bien? no but i bet they’re spanish
69:Ever take dance lessons? No, but i probably should have
70:Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing? I have no idea what he wants to do
71:Can you curl your tongue? No 😦
72:Ever won a spelling bee? no im a horrible speller
73:Have you ever cried because you were so happy? yes
74:Own any record albums? I purchase them for my boyfriend
75:Own a record player? Again i bought it for my boyfriend
76:Regularly burn incense? No, I’m a candle person
77:Ever been in love? I believe so
78:Who would you like to see in concert? Luke Bryan, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars
79:What was the last concert you saw? The Big Barrel Country Music Festival
80:Hot tea or cold tea? Cold
81:Tea or coffee? Tea
82:Sugar or snickerdoodles? Fresh Sugar Cookies
83:Can you swim well? eh sure
84:Can you hold your breath without holding your nose? well yeah
85:Are you patient? Depends on my mood and the person.
86:DJ or band, at a wedding? DJ
87:Ever won a contest? Not that I remember
88:Ever have plastic surgery? No
89:Which are better black or green olives? Neither
90:Can you knit or crochet? I can kinda crochet
91:Best room for a fireplace? Living room
92:Do you want to get married? When the time is right
93:If married, how long have you been married? I’m not married but I’ve been with my boyfriend for 1474 days according to my app
94:Who was your HS crush? Zac Efron… (and it still is)
95:Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way? Who hasn’t?
96:Do you have kids? Nope
97:Do you want kids? Absolutely
98:Whats your favorite color? Tiffany Blue
99:Do you miss anyone right now? Yes

When your the only girl in a group of guys

I absolutely love my best friends, but they’re all boys, and that can get very lonely. Don’t get me wrong hanging out with these boys is one of my favorite things to do. But sometimes you just wanna talk about make up, or clothes, go shopping, get your nails done… girly things my boys are not interested in. But there are things that benefit you when your the only girl..

  1. Choosing where we eat: This is a great power of being the only girl for two reasons. The first is when you want something they often don’t say no because it’s something that will make you happy so they’ll feel less guilty when they ignore you to play video games later. The second is if you don’t wanna pick you can use the excuse that “they’re the men they should make the decision” works every time.
  2. Having chosen big brothers: I live in a family of three girls and I’m the oldest, so sometimes having that big brother figure to talk to is great. They offer any advice you need and it’s especially great when it’s a boy issue.
  3. There’s little to no drama: When your the only girl in the group of boys there’s never anyone trying to out do you. You could look like complete crap one day and you’ll still be the best looking one 😉
  4. Dirty Jokes are always welcome: Sexual references, dirty jokes, and personal burns are a daily occurrence in the guy world. So as a girl in that group you can openly just say these things and not be looked at like your crazy.
  5. They don’t ever judge the amount of food you eat: As a girl who loves food, boys are always up for a 10pm taco bell run with you.
  6. They’re like a thought vault: You can literally tell them anything your thinking, whether it’s about your personal life, or just something silly, boys don’t talk. Even if you were talking to them about their best friend, their lips are sealed.

I love all three of my boys, and we may cause a ruckus when we all three are together, But I wouldn’t trade any of these goofballs for anything. They are my best friends, and I’m super lucky to have them.