Sunday, August 10, 2014

I saw Guardians of The Galaxy for the second time today. It is always fun when you actually like something that's a pop-culture phenomenon. I've been spending a lot of time listening to the soundtrack thanks to Kree.  

Music never fails to spin me into poetic musing. The hurdle is getting over myself and worrying that nobody cares what I think. That is true of us all, until we share something and some small percentage of people relate. Simple as that...

I'll let you know when that changes. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

So much has been going on in my little life.

My fiance had not one but two Cardiac Ablation's done, one at the end of the June, the other on my birthday (July 24th). Was not so happy about the surgery being rescheduled for my birthday...but what are you gonna do? Sometimes, life takes your plans for a birthday vacation and says NOPE, you won't be doing that.  The good news is that he now has no heart arrhythmia and has a great heart otherwise. That is a good birthday gift.

I turned 29, so there's that....

I'm not freaking out too much, just a little frustrated with myself that I have not accomplished most of the things that I've wanted to do in my 20's. With that said, I've always been a believer that it is never "too late" to do anything and so the yearly reminder that time is passing and passing fast gives me a nudge that I need to stop putting things off. Especially if I'm putting things off because of my weight, which I tend to do.

I went blonde! Finally, after years of talking about it I finally did it. I was blonde up until age 12, so I feel comfortable with the color and if anything I will probably go lighter the next round. If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you will have already seen at least 400,000 pictures. ;)

Wedding planning is full steam ahead and now I'm freaking out about saving money for the honeymoon. I'm pretty set on wanting to go to Mexico and stay at an all-inclusive. Now, I just need to save.save.save! Anyone out there with tips on how to get freelance content writing jobs when you have no experience, please let me know!


Saturday, June 14, 2014

quite whimsical

I've been using the name Successfully Underachieving since 2003. I was 18 years old! Back when MySpace was a thing (the thing). It is time to move on.

My internet handles have always been girly and cutesy, a good friend has said they sound like Bath & Body works fragrances. This is a) true and b) hilarious. 

So without further ado...my new name will be Quite Whimsical. I will still be elizabethsheryl.blogspot.com for the time being, but I'm working on getting everything to "match". 


Friday, May 16, 2014

Robin.



Oh, so...I got my wedding dress! My experience ended up being pretty great. I tried on about 9 dresses in total and ended up LOVING the one I got. When I walked in the door I was able to "pick a card" and I got $500 off any dress, so I got an amazing deal. I love it when it all comes together like that.

I realized I can't post any pictures of it because this is a public blog and I stupidly want to follow the tradition where Kree doesn't see the dress until the wedding day.

In other news, I got a kitten! His name is Robin, he is about 8 weeks old and is really adorable. He's in that fun stage where he's curious about everything and is also klutzy so it is fun to watch him fall off of various objects in the house.



My cat Ozzy had a rough first 3 days or so, then he decided he would accept it that the cat was not leaving and came out from hiding (under the bed). We have had him a little over a week, and he now tolerates him as an annoying little brother. :) 

That is all for now. I'm too adhd from coffee at the moment to write anything of substance. 

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Dress Shopping

Tomorrow I have an appointment at David's Bridal to try on wedding dresses. I have a few picked out that I know I want to try, and I'm going to keep an open mind because I've watched enough Say Yes To The Dress episodes with my mom to realize that what you might like on a model won't necessarily look the best on you.


I have to admit, I'm really nervous about it. As a person who has made strides in not hating my body, I still don't adore it. My instagram has minimal selfies and no outfits of the day


I have a common fat-girl problem which is self consciousness about my arms. I don't show my arms 99% of the time. I wear a lot of cardigans, hoodies and 3/4 sleeve shirts. Wedding dresses generally tend to be sleeveless. I am giving myself pep-talks so that I don't burst into tears because OMG I don't look like a PRINCESS.


I'll try to post some pictures if it turns out well.



Sunday, March 02, 2014

Green Smoothies

I love smoothies, and I also love green juices. Since I've always adored smoothies (I lived at Tropical Smoothie in high school) I decided lets combine these two things and make Green Smoothies!

I am not a natural chef, I need to have things spelled out to me, a recipe in hand, etc. Thankfully, I found a website called Simple Green Smoothies and they have shopping lists and monthly challenges and cleanses if that is your thing. Mostly, I love the shopping lists (by week) that break down exactly how many bags of spinach and frozen blueberries you need because I tend to not buy enough and/or buy too much of one thing that goes to waste. 

Yesterday, I decided that instead of waiting for April to come to follow with their website challenge, I'd do it on my own. Since March has 31 days in it, yesterday I went grocery shopping and today I made one for my fiance and I before he left for work. 

Day One
Today I learned some valuable lessons. 

#1. My off-brand mini blender? Did its job, but is not going to cut it for 30 days. I plan to get a NutriBullet soon, it has good reviews and I have a gift card. 

#2. My off brand mini blender? I thought it would hold 2 servings just fine, it does not. Halfway through blending I had to pour some into my measuring cup, re-calibrate the recipe and after finishing Kree's move onto making my own. 

#3. I bought that plastic mason jar cup yesterday at the grocery store and overpaid and I don't care. It is cute and I'll baaah like the rest of the sheep enjoying my cute mug/jar. 

#4. My smoothie is actually very good, especially for a first try.

I don't get enthusiastic much about food related stuff because of Reasons* but this is my kind of healthy eating. 

So that is my Sunday, how is yours going?


* Long, sordid, complicated diet history. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Hello blog. 

What have I been up to? Not a whole lot. I've been reflecting lately on what steps I need to take to do the things I want to do. I get overwhelmed, but in the last year I've tried to give myself a break and remember that I have to take baby steps to get the big goals in life checked off. 

If you are like me (super cool), you'll think of What About Bob whenever you hear the term Baby Steps. 



Since 2014 is my year to write, I'm going to start writing several times a week at my creative writing blog. I'm keeping it separate because it will probably be a lot of bad poetry and scattered thoughts since I am rusty. I'll link every so often, when I'm not completely embarrassed by something I've written. :) 

Hope you are enjoying the random Monday off in celebration of the founding fathers. I stayed in bed too late but the covers are so comfortable!