I decided to work on trying to lose weight a little over a year ago. My boyfriend was ready to make a lifestyle change and I wanted to support him by joining in myself. He was on a specific plan (Nutrisystem) but it required that he purchase a few grocery items to supplement the food they sent him. I started looking around online to find low calorie swaps to make it easier to cut calories. I saw all kinds of … Read the rest
This post has some TMI in it. It’s about gynecological exams (pap smears). Please discontinue reading if this subject bothers you.
I have a confession. I put off my first gynecological exam for a few years. I was told by one doctor at 18 that I should start having one, but I had heard from others that it’s okay to wait until 21. I asked about this and the doctor gave me the go-ahead to wait. However, I knew when … Read the rest
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I had an industrial piercing done on my right ear a little over 10 years ago. I haven’t really thought much about the piercing in several years, but I have recently been considering letting it heal closed. This got me reflecting on why I made the decision to begin with. I thought my experience would be worth sharing here on the blog because it was so different than what I had in … Read the rest
I’ve been doing reviews on my other blog, Emily Reviews for over six years now. I’ve occasionally had friends, family members or acquaintances express how cool they think my blog is, and how they would love to “get free stuff”. Product reviewing is fun for me. It saves me money from having to purchase certain items for my home, or to use as gifts. However, most people don’t really realize how much work goes into running a blog! Writing the … Read the rest
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It’s been a few months since I’ve shared new products that I’ve tried and enjoyed. For a while I hadn’t tried anything new so I just didn’t have any recommendations. This post isn’t just things that I’ve tried in August, but instead is my favorite items that I’ve discovered since my last favorites update. Lets get to it!
Ghosts From The Nursery: Tracing The Roots Of Violence by Robin Karr-Morse. I did a … Read the rest
It’s been 7 years since I moved out of my parents’ house. To date I have lived in two apartment complexes and two duplexes. In my experience, both have some pros and cons. Most people I know tend to move into apartment complexes as young adults. I think people tend to forget, or maybe just don’t know, that you can rent duplexes for around the same price in most areas. For me, apartment living felt quite a bit different than … Read the rest
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I am not a parent. I have no practice in caring for picky eaters. This post isn’t advice for how to get your picky eater to stop being a picky eater. Instead, this post is simply to share the thoughts and feelings that I had as a child, when I was a very picky eater. I know that many people view picky eaters as naughty, disobedient or obstinate. I think it’s fair … Read the rest
As a kid my family wasn’t able to travel. We live in Michigan and we went camping at camp rounds on lake Michigan a few times, but that was the extent of our traveling. My first flight was just over a week ago, and I am 25. My boyfriend is 30 and he had never flown either. Neither of us really knew what to expect but we were excited and nervous. When you’re a first time flyer, there are a … Read the rest
Books: I finished The Resurrection of Johnny Cash. I really enjoyed the end of it more than the first half or so. The book advertises itself about being about Johnny from the 90s to the end of his life but it takes until about mid-book to get to that part of his life. Once I finished that I started Hope’s Boy by Andrew Bridge. I found it in a goodwill bin a while back. It’s about a boy who grew … Read the rest
Books: No book updates this month. I haven’t yet finished the book I started at the end of January as it’s been a slow month for reading for me. I am more than halfway done so hopefully it will be finished for next month’s update.
Shows: Outside of Teen Mom I haven’t been watching any shows that are currently on new seasons. I’ve been really slow with watching Teen Mom because for the first half of February my ankle was … Read the rest