Friday, September 14, 2018

Friday Five | No. 26

Hello friends. I'm back with a Friday Five post for you. It's been a hot minute since I've posted one. Sorry about that.

With Fall right around the corner (official first day is September 22 yay!), 4 out of my 5 are Fall related.

ONE | Tiffany Bonilla Fall home decor

To say I am obsessed with this girls IG account (@tiffboni) would be a huge understatement. She is a creative genius when it comes to decorating and entertaining. Her account is definitely where I get a lot of inspiration for my own decorating. Her decorations are not only affordable but also DIYs that were inspired by more expensive pieces.

She recently posted pictures and stories on Instagram of her Fall decor and I'm in love. It motivated me to start decorating my place but I still need to get some additional pieces to get to her level, for sure. If you are in need of some inspiration go check out her IG. But I must warn you, you will go down a rabbit hole looking at all her pics and you may start to hate her a bit. Perhaps hate is a strong word because she seems like cool people, more jealous of her amazing skills!

TWO | Fall Tees

While perusing Pinterest for Fall decor inspo, I came across a pin of a Fall t-shirt from The Pink Lilly Boutique. On the weekends, my wardrobe is extremely casual. Typically a t-shirt of some sort with either shorts, jeans or yoga pants. It's easy and comfortable which is what I strive for on the weekends. I loved the Fall themed shirts on this site and decided to purchase the two pictured above. Can't wait for them to arrive!

THREE | Panera Autumn Squash Soup

Guys. Do yourself a favor and get the Autumn Squash soup the next time you are at Panera. It is DELICIOUS! This will be a staple Pick Two item for the season for me.

FOUR | Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Last weekend, the Mr. baked Pumpkin Whoopie Pies per my request and I have been enjoying them this week. The actual recipe that he followed is in a Fall Baking magazine we purchased last year however I found a similar online recipe for reference. Our recipe calls for toffee bits vs chopped pecans and WHOA, talk about game changer.

FIVE | Carrie Underwood "Love Wins"

Okay for a non-Fall related topic, Carrie Underwood released a music video this week for the song Love Wins and I love the message. It's no secret that I am a big fan of hers and I just appreciate how a lot of her songs have a positive message which we could really use nowadays. I can't tell y'all how many times a week I contemplate deactivating my FB account because of the negativity that floods my newsfeed. If we could all learn to love, be quick to listen, slow to respond and slow to anger, we would be in a much better world.

Also, has anyone purchased her new album yet? What do you think?


Friday, September 7, 2018

VB Celebrates 10

Confession. I was and still am a huge Spice Girls fan. Posh spice was my girl! I saw this video the other day and it made me smile. I loved all the Spice Girls references and being able to see Victoria's silly side.

After watching this video, it led me down a rabbit hole of Spice Girls videos. Who remembers when they reunited to perform at the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony? I was on cloud nine reliving my high school days.

Seriously, if ever they were to go on tour and come to the US, I will be buying tickets!


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

2018 Goals Reboot

So, I was taking a look back at earlier posts from this year and read through my goals I set out at the beginning of this year. We are already passed half way through this year anddddd I've pretty much failed all of them.

But real talk, has anyone maintained them?

Instead of taking the stance of "Well, failed this year, better luck next year", I thought that I would try re-starting now. Who says you have to start over at the beginning of the year? I can do it whenever I want. And that is just what I am going to do.

Quick recap of my goals:

  1. Eat lunch away from my desk at least once a week.
  2. Eat cleaner and do some form of physical activity 3-4x a week.
  3. Make time to create and nurture more meaningful relationships both personally and professionally. 
  4. Take at least 30 minutes a day to have quiet time, reading the Bible and journaling.

My goals aren't anything extreme or unachievable. They are really about creating better habits to live a balanced life. My body in my 30's won't be as forgiving as my body was in my 20's.

1 Corinthians 6: 19-20 "Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor your God with your bodies."

This verse can probably be interpreted or applied in several ways, but the way I am viewing it now is that I need to be mindful of how I treat my body both physically and spiritually. God gave me this body and I need to respect it and do it well.

So here's to second chances and redo's. If you are like me and didn't stick to your 2018 goals that you set out in the beginning of the year, I encourage you to join me in a re-do. Feel free to share with me any of your goals in the comments, that I may serve as your cheerleader and accountability partner.