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! 

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

RIP




I've loved this song for awhile, today it feels like the song belongs to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. I am a huge fan, especially in his performance as  Lester Bangs in Almost Famous. The scene where he talks about being uncool? Perfection. Cheers to you.

I want to disappear
Far from the folks I know
I want to get an answer
To why I was even born

No one here can tell me
What's been haunting me all my life
Well, this rat race has left me limping
'Cause I balanced on the edge of the knife

Why am I here?
Oh, what should I do?
Well, is this the point I'm trying to prove?

If there's a God in my head
Then there's a devil too
How can I tell the difference
When they both claim to be true?

Maybe God is God
Maybe the Devil is me
Well, I just throw my chains on
And tell myself that I'm free

Chains, are they really there?
Is this just in my head?
Well, I'll just stay in bed

Life sure has its meaning
Over years I have postured the sun
Thieves and preachers robbed me
For many hat that I've hung

Now with my heart wide open
I listen to the wind just for a word
Sure, I know it's futile
But that's all I have in this world

To look down from the hill and howl at the moon
All the tears I cried never salted any wounds
Well, the earth is so tender and cruel
Well, if you're not there it's still so beautiful

Saturday, February 01, 2014

It has begun.

Please excuse me while I fall into a wedding planning coma.

I would be lying if I said I didn't love it, because I do. All the research! Pinterest and offbeatbride.com. I can drool over wedding invitations for hours.

If you are one of *those* people, here is my wedding board.
Follow Elizabeth Bartlett's board Wedding Pretties on Pinterest.



If you are not a fan of the wedding froo froo stuff, I get it. But I don't want to hear about it. Nor about how it is a waste of money or (insert annoying cliche debbie downer quote).

I'm frugal, so I'm doing my best to keep things reasonable. I didn't go to a single high school dance including prom, I didn't walk at my high school graduation (long story), none of that rite of passage stuff.

I want to wear a pretty white dress and throw a party for my friends and family celebrating this crazy thing we do in society called Marriage.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Thoughts.

http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/


First, I love the Writing Prompts Tumblr and plan to use it often. Second, the question of which is the better mindset is extremely interesting to me. 

Our reality show culture is the perfect example of how American's believe that they are special regardless of the talent and energy they put out. You are the sibling of someone famous? Reality show. You made a sex tape with someone famous and it leaked? Reality show and fragrances for you! 

It doesn't seem like it is problematic, to tell a child that they are special and unique and going to achieve amazing things. I don't think that is wrong...the problem is what our culture deems as successful. Being rich, being a celebrity, those are held above being a good parent or joining a profession that helps people. 

What this can do is lead to a lot of disappointment as an adult. It is where quarter-life crises' come from. 

Since I am American I cannot speak to what it would be like growing up without being told by society that I am a special and a snowflake and just need to pull myself by my boot straps. I could see there possibly being issues with self-esteem if people shoot down your hopes and desires. I know that Eddie Izzard talks about this in his special Dressed To Kill. 


I think it is probably healthier to have an attitude that makes it so being an ordinary person is just fine. That you can be a good person and love others and you don't *have* to find 15 minutes of fame. 

What do you think? 



Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2014



After much debate and a lot of time at Thesaurus.com this month, I kept coming back to one word: 




Write. 

I want to write. More often, to share with others, for myself, with gusto! I want to write because I love to do it. I want to connect again with the feeling that I am A Writer and that I have the ability to put words together that others can enjoy and relate to, or that I just plain like and am proud of.  So as simple as it sounds, my word for the year is Write. 



I hope your 2014 brings you all that you hope and desire.