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
One of my goals for this blog for 2016 is to post a monthly favorite’s update. I follow a lot of youtubers who post their monthly favorites and I thought it would be neat to do the same in blog form. Most month’s I get a lot of new products from my other blog (Emily Reviews) and while I like most of them, only a few stand out as big favorites most of the time. Here we go!
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If you haven’t already seen it, see my ‘mentally preparing for weight loss‘ blog post for my thoughts on how to make sure you’re really ready to lose weight and keep it off.
My goal for this blog post is to share my thoughts, advice and just general experience for how to lose weight in a sensible and not yucky or painful way. When you want to make your diet and fitness routine something you can stick with … Read the rest
How To REALLY Lose Weight & Keep it Off This Year – what you need to know and understand to truly make the change.
My boyfriend has lost 45 pounds since July. He’s been asked tons of questions by friends and family members about his weight loss. I thought I would share his thoughts and advice on making a serious commitment to weight loss seems how so many people are working on new year’s resolutions to lose weight right now. … Read the rest
*Influenster provided me with a Bella VoxBox. All opinions are my own.
I’ve been a member of influenster for over a year now. You don’t have to be a blogger to sign up, you just have to have social media accounts. You can apply for various “VoxBox” offers. If you get approved they’ll send you a box with some products to try out – completely free. The boxes usually have a theme, and once you test out the items you’ll … Read the rest
When you’re considering moving into an apartment or rental house, whether its your first apartment or if you’re a renting pro, there are several aspects of moving that you could consider. I’ve separated them into three main categories – budgeting, red flags and to-dos.
Making sure that you can afford the apartment is important. Many budgeting experts suggest having your rent or mortgage payment be 30% or less of your monthly budget. So if your monthly take home pay … Read the rest