This year I decided to do something a little different for a “new year’s resolution”. I find it hard to stick to one thing throughout the year, and instead made a list of 25 things I wanted to do while I am still 25. My birthday is September 18, so I have 6 months to go. Some are things to do weekly, some are things to do once, some are things to accomplish over time. Some of them I am already falling behind on, but this list is a constant reminder of where I am placing my priorities this year.
1. Find a Church
2. Clean out my closet
3. Surprise Travis
4. Work out every week until 9/18
5. Keep up a monthly budget
6. Talk to my girlfriends every week
7. Save every month for a new car
8. Call Poppi weekly
9. Keep up a manicure
10. Construct a gallery wall in my room
11. Try 5 new restaurants
12. Teach Major a trick
13. Get euro pillow shams
14. Eat at an indian restaurant
15. Get rid of some shoes
16. Hike Mt. Bonnell
17. Keep up my 4.0 GPA
18. Go visit Travis
19. Post on my blog at least once a month
20. Visit Dallas
21. Visit Houston
22. RUN a 5-k
23. Try 5 new recipes
24. Host a party
25. Go to a concert
Many of these are weekly or monthly challenges, so I will not be able to cross them off until September, but check back then, or feel free to send me weekly/monthly reminders to keep me accountable. Have you challenged yourself this year? New Year’s resolution? Promises to yourself? How are you keeping yourself accountable?
..to the land of the pines.
I am North Carolina bound tomorrow, and I could not be more ready for a little R&R with my main squeeze. We have a sushi date planned for tomorrow night, then we are driving up to Morgantown, WV to meet up with friends for the Texas football game.
We have been told that the Mountaineer fans are not the most friendly, so we will NOT be donning burnt orange all weekend, but don’t get me wrong, I am going to wear a burnt orange scarf that I can shove in my purse.
On my current packing list:
However, I really hope they sing Country Roads, because I will definitely join in.
Also, I told T I was going to wear jeans a scarf to the game and he replied “Don’t you think you should wear a shirt?” My word. Men…
How I felt this past week:
I have been traveling the past week for work, and I was hoping to have time to blog while on the road, but I fought a terrible cold the entire trip. Next trip I will have a few blogs up my sleeve before hitting the road to ensure my lovely followers have pretty things to view while I am absent.
Here are a few shots from my trip:
The best veggie burger ever / Independence Hall / Streets of Philly / The Liberty Bell
While Travis is at Disney World with his family, I am admiring images that remind me of a fairy tale. What does your fairy tale consist of?
This past weekend, my amazing boyfriend went to Vegas without me. Sounds like an amazing guy, huh? It was actually a guys trip, so I couldn’t be too bummed, plus I already have two future Vegas trips already planned and a possible third in the works! I don’t if you have ever visited the fabulous Las Vegas strip, but it has to be one of my favorite places on earth. Second to Disney World, of course!
At the ripe age of 22, I have already visited 3 times, and cannot wait to go back. So, naturally, I have already started shopping for my trips!
The first trip is a girls weekend with my sister the week after my birthday, so I am eyeing this BCBG strapless dress that is currently on sale!
Next, is a weekend get-a-way with my parents. We are actually not staying on the strip, but instead at the JW Marriott resort. Very excited for spa trips with mom and shopping, so I have found this Thomas Wylde tunic.
Lastly, I will be headed back to Vegas again next spring for my sister’s bachelorette party! I have found an amazing Alice + Olivia embellished dress I am going to pair with nude pumps.
What is your go to piece for a weekend in Vegas?