Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New Years Resolutions 2015!!!

     So it is January 2nd, 2015 and I am here to write a clique post about all of my goals and such for the coming year. The reason I've even decided to sit down and write is because tonight I found out I lost my job and tomorrow is my last day. I work at a clothing store and right now as far as I know the store is closing and I'm out of work. Woo! happy 2015 everyone! Not only that but a family member of mine is very, very sick. I feel like life just hit me in the face with a shovel. I now have to find a new job, hopefully before next semester starts, and get through the new stage of a job all over again. And my family and I are dealing the best we can with the recent news of our loved one. 
     I am discouraged, and I am feeling like giving up on a lot of things and I just need to have an outlet for all of this and all of the things I do and deal with. By no means am I saying I hate my life or that it is the worst, I am so thankful for everything I have, it's just that I have comically bad luck.
   So now onto my goals, which I believe focussing on will really help me stay on track with life basically. Also this is most likely going to post on the 3rd of January, but I'm not changing the date now, I'm too lazy for that. Ok heres the list:

  1. Get a New Dang Job
  2. Loose 50+ lbs
  3. Buy a New (to me) Car
  4. Get straight A's (A-'s count for now)
  5. Start Paying Back Student Loans

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Weekly Weigh In: Start

Ok, I have tried to start these several times in the last few months and have been unsuccessful, but this time I am truly ready to buckle down and do this. I am sick and tired of being unhealthy and feeling so uncomfortable with my body. I’m a 19-year-old girl, I am 5’3” and 185 lbs. Over the last three years I have gained about 50 lbs. I am not even sure what I used to weigh. This Monday I decided ok, I am going to do this already, no more yo-yo dieting, no more loosing 8 lbs. and gaining back 10. I am going to loose this weight and be healthy. I’ve worked out in the morning everyday this week so far and after I finish writing this post I will be going to workout again. What I’ve been doing is running a mile everyday on the treadmill and doing the blogilates beginner’s workout calendar. I’ve also been trying to eat better, I have taken over grocery shopping and cooking for the summer at my house so I can buy and make myself healthy food. 
Dinner from the other night, a good start for a pizza bites addict.

My breakfast from yesterday, I love berries!

      So I am currently 185 lbs, and my goal is 135 lbs. I will update again next week, possibly monday. wish me luck!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Revamp Your Mirror

My first DIY post! And it is one that I have been wanting to do for a while now. I have had this hot pink floor length mirror from Target for years, my mom bought it for me after my last one was shattered. At the time I loved it, it was pink and if you can't tell from the paint color. I sort of love pink. But there were scratches on it and it was the last one of its kind and it was like 10$ or something. So now that we are getting ready to hopefully move soon I am envisioning my new space in whatever apartment, condo, whatever we end up getting and I picture it very clean and whimsical and soft. I have so many projects planned for it and cannot wait to share. So I started out updating my tacky pink mirror.

All I really did was spray paint it and cover the build in cork board with some old scrap book paper. It cost me less than 5$ to do this whole project, and all I spent money on was the spray paint. Such simple changes but what a huge difference!

I started off eye balling the size of paper I needed to cut out, I just held up the paper, picked a spot, and hoped I cut a straight line. I have no patience for rulers.

I got it close enough for my liking, I'm not planning on keeping the pink permanent, I originally wanted blue paper but didn't have any left.

Then I took it outside, laid out a drop cloth, and and covered the mirror with paper and taped it off. I recommend using painters tape, but I didn't have any and substituted masking tape which worked fine.

Then the painting! I used an Ivory colored spray paint that is for plastic, metal, ect. I did about three thin coats of the stuff.

Notice how now the drop clothe is weighted down. Do that BEFORE you start painting. I didn't and a sudden gust of wind, yes sudden, blew the cloth onto my wet paint and almost ruined my mirror. I didn't even think about it because of how windless the rest of the day was. Then I just peeled off the paper and tape and here it is!

I love it! It looks so much cleaner and far less tacky. I use the cork board piece to store some of my post earrings and I feel that the mirror is no longer an eye sore in my room that I will soon be saying goodbye too. Simple little fixes can make the world of a difference!