February Reflections 🌹

Good morning guys! 🙂

February has gone by so fast and I can’t believe that tomorrow is March 1st! I thought I’d take some time to reflect back on February and see if I accomplished anything I wanted to accomplish.

February felt like it went by quickly, but in the moment it was passing by so slow! I spent the beginning of the month attempting to get back into a diet of some sort and a workout routine. Well, I can say that I’ve got both of them down. Which is surprising because I feel like I’ve been trying to do that for the past three months. I think my whole mindset changed.. summer is only what, three months away? I need to get in shape and actually follow a healthy diet plan. My husband and I decided to get back on Keto so we could get that boost of weight loss and then after we have gotten to our goal weight, we will switch back to a normal diet. Keto for me is fine for a short-term weight loss option, but I don’t really like doing it for a long period of time. Plus, spring/summer is going to be here soon and I love fruit way too much to miss out on that! We have a nice market close to us here with the freshest of fruits and we always miss out because we’re on a diet. And since we have a trip coming up at the end of May and possibly end of April, I want to look and feel my best! So hopefully by our next trip I will be exactly where I want to be. I just wished I started earlier, but at least I started now!

I didn’t get to blog as much as I did this month, so that will be one of the things I will be focusing on next month. March is slightly busy for a couple days at work because we have some events going on, but aside from that it won’t be too bad. That will give me a lot of time to focus on myself and not be so stressed out. 

Also hoping that March will be much warmer than February. I am SO tired of the cold and have never been more excited for Spring to arrive! This winter feels like the longest one we’ve had in forever and from what I remember, didn’t the ground hog say we’re going to have an early Spring?!?! Warmer weather makes me so much more productive and I’m so ready for those picnics in the park with my husband 🙂

Aside from all of that, I think it was a pretty good month. There were some long weeks, but I had fun. January and February always seem like they pass by the quickest and I always forget about what happened in those two months! It’s like it’s a blur after New Years until summer! Hoping for March to be filled with lots of happiness, fun, smiles, and time outside! 

How do you guys feel like February was?! Did it pass by as quickly as it felt like for me? Do you have any cool plans for March? Let me know in the comments!! 🙂

 

Side note: Our trip is in 85 days!!!!! It seems so far away, but it’ll be here in no time! I need to make a countdown on here 🙂

 

 

 

West Coast Road Trip Pt.4: Yosemite!

After SFO, the next stop was Yosemite. We let ourselves sleep in, got up, had breakfast, and started our road trip to Yosemite. So it’s about 3 hours and 20 minutes to Yosemite and we got there pretty fast.

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Last year when we went to Yosemite, we came from Lake Tahoe so it was faster overall. The side we came from last time was very pretty, but this time there weren’t a lot of good views. There were some parts that were cool, but mostly it was just trees and dead trees from the recent fire. Some parts were scary to drive through, but nothing like the first time we went!

When we finally made it to the part where it has two road options, we decided to go towards the beach side because our Airbnb was that way anyways and Mirhad just couldn’t wait to see that. We didn’t have time to go back and see the falls on the other side, but that’s for next time! It took about an hour to get to the beach area and when we got there, Mirhad fell asleep right away on the sand.

It was as beautiful as the last time we were there. We stayed at the beach for a good hour, soaking up some sun and just relaxing after our long drive. After chilling for a bit, we decided to explore the area and take some pictures since we couldn’t drive to the other side. We got some cool pictures though using the self timer on our camera so it was fun to click the button and run quickly to get in a good pose.

We got hungry after a while and went to this gas station to eat. We had a REALLY good burger, we were actually shocked as to how yummy it was. This was also the same gas station we went to last time we were in Yosemite so it was cool to reminisce on those memories. After we ate, we grabbed some snacks and we started driving towards our Airbnb. I didn’t expect the Airbnb to be SO nice. We had mountain views and everything we needed. Although, we didn’t really spend time outside when we arrived… we went straight to bed as we knew we had another day of driving ahead of us. Next up, Vegas!!!

West Coast Road Trip Pt.1: The start!

Hi there!

Finally getting started on my travel post! So I wanted to make a post for every city we visited because putting everything into one post would be wayyyy too much. This one will be all about the start.

I went to work that day (it was a Tuesday) and came home as soon as I was done with one of my last meetings before 11:30. I left as soon as I was done and started getting ready. I still needed to shower and pack a few more things like my camera battery that was charging overnight. We had to leave to get to the airport by 12:50-1 and we left around 12:15 (lol what’s new tho). So we finally got to the airport, had no trouble with TSA and that’s when our trip started. I recorded some things – I would post on here, but I don’t think I can. I will make a whole video and post the link later tho 🙂

So the next couple of things will just be some pictures I took during the time we were waiting for our flight and when we got to Dallas waiting for our flight to Seattle. 

The first three photos are waiting at our airport and finally getting to our seats. Then flying and landing in Dallas. We tried some sourdough grilled cheese and we came to the conclusion that we both don’t like sourdough so we didn’t finish the sandwich lol. It was very cheesy though and looked soooo good. Then you can see that we got back onto the plane heading towards Seattle. The sky was so beautiful before it got dark, wish I could go back to this moment and watch again 🙂

So I was already saying our trip has begun when we arrived to the airport, but of course it really began when we landed in Seattle. Next post will be a BUNCH of pictures so get ready! 🙂

Gloomy days 🌧

Good morning!

Woke up with a huge headache this morning, so I decided to work from home. Got lots of work to do today, but I am trying to balance everything out so I am not super stressed about it. Today is a very gloomy day outside, it looks like it’s going to rain, but I don’t remember it being in the forecast. Yesterday it rained a lot when I was driving home and I had the biggest scare on the highway. There was a huge puddle you couldn’t see going onto the Express Lane ramp and my car just flew into it and I almost lost all control of my car. I thought I was going to end up hitting the median and the side concrete. It was super scary, but if I didn’t know how to control my car it could’ve been way worse.

Onto more exciting things, I officially submitted my PTO for our trip next month and I am SUPER EXCITED!!!! This will 100% be the best trip I’ll have ever gone on so far in my life. So excited to see all of these new cities and so excited to go back and visit Yosemite😍 I told Mirhad that I don’t know how he’s going to drag me home after this trip.. seriously hahahaha. It will be too nice to leave. I can’t wait to start planning it, I’m going to most likely make a blog post all about it! 

I’m in our office right now, I lit a candle and the whole atmosphere changed completely. I drank coffee earlier this morning and I’m waiting for Mirhad to wake up so we can eat breakfast together so I don’t make it and it goes cold for him (happens way too often, this dude never wants to get up) so till then I’ll be starving. I guess by then I can call it lunch, not breakfast lol. I can hear him snoring so loudly from here LOL. 

Today we need to go grocery shopping, I think we are almost out of eggs if not already and we need some other keto foods. We had a “cheat weekend” but we didn’t even cheat lol. So yesterday around lunch time we decided to extend it one more day so last night we ordered some Domino’s pizza and it was yummy! Back to keto today and going to go hard for the rest of this month and possibly into next because I really want to a bit stronger/lighter so it doesn’t slow me down when I hike. Usually when I gain some weight I can barely do a hike and I can’t even enjoy it properly since I get tired so easily. 

Not sure what else we’ll do today, but we’ll see later. Planning on making a post about my weekend!

Btw I usually get my featured images from spark, but sometimes I take them myself. Hoping to get into always posting my own! 

See ya! 🙂

Lazy Sunday.. not really

Hi there!

Happy Sunday! Really wish I had one more day off to relax this weekend, I am not ready for this week of work!!! I can’t imagine how hard it will be for me to wake up tomorrow morning 😂 but on the bright side, it’s almost my birthday and in 4 days we will be going to Dallas woohoo!!!!!! 😀

Today I woke up around 9 and made some pancakes while Mirhad went to Lowe’s and got something for our pantry. Our pantry is too deep inside the wall so it gets cluttered so easily and we finally found a great solution that he’s going to fix today. I deep cleaned the whole house and it feels so nice. I took a shower afterwards and then was able to finally watch the latest episode of Younger and OH MY GOSH THIS EPISODE WAS SERIOUSLY THE BEST BECAUSE FINALLY THAT’S ALL I AM GOING TO SAY. I can’t wait for Tuesday!!!!!!!!! It’s gonna be GOOD. But yeah, I am just chilling out now waiting for Mirhad to start fixing the pantry 🙂

I think he is going to take me to get my birthday present tonight so I am excited (I obvi know what it is so I am even more excited) but even though I know what it is, I am still going to be surprised 😂

Will bring my computer to Dallas so I can wake up and blog, so more posts coming soon!

That’s all for now, see ya! 🙂 

Things that make me happy

  • My hubby
  • Going to bed early
  • Waking up early
  • Getting good sleep
  • Having a healthy breakfast
  • Having a morning/night routine 
  • Having my things organized
  • Writing a to-do list and crossing stuff off at the end of the day
  • Going to sleep right next to my hubby
  • Interior decorating
  • Having a set plan
  • Planning
  • Planning trips
  • Coffee
  • Almond Joy Creamer
  • Making an outfit actually look good on me
  • Shopping (clothes and decorates)
  • Clean sheets and covers
  • When the house is clean and I can just sit down and relax
  • Bubble baths
  • When my skin routine is working
  • Getting new shoes
  • Hanging out with family/friends
  • Avocados with pink himalayan salt drizzled on top
  • Pita chips with garlic hummus dip
  • Writing in my monthly planner
  • Water
  • When my makeup turns out great
  • My makeup room
  • Mountains
  • Colorado
  • Fresh air
  • The beach
  • Traveling
  • Thor 
  • Flowers
  • Gardening (even tho it’s super difficult)

Late post + some updates! 🌿

Hi!

Late post today, it’s been very busy since the 16th so I haven’t had time to sit down and just write. I’m planning to bring my laptop on the trip so I can give myself an hour everyday to blog. Currently, I am in bed just writing this and I’m super tired, but I am fighting through it.

So let’s start with what my day consisted of today! My alarm woke me up as usual @ 3:45 AM so I can wake up Mirhad to eat for Juftar (it’s Ramadan) and then I went back to sleep. At 6 AM, Mirhad woke ME up…lol to go to the gym and that’s when I regretted saying “I’m going to wake up at 6 am tomorrow to go to the gym” the day before because Mirhad remembered that and jumped to the opportunity smh. SO I had to go, I had no choice. On the bright side, I did a light workout so I’m not really sore since I’m going to be traveling tomorrow and then afterwards we swam and went to the jacuzzi! It woke me up though and it felt good to leave the gym at 8 with my whole day ahead of me. Afterwards, we went to my parents house to grab their truck so Mirhad could go get the power wash so we could power wash our siding. So that’s what we did for 2-3 hours and I also fixed up my flowers a bit since there were weeds growing around it. I had my ortho appointment @ 1 so I went to that and by the time I came back, Mirhad was asleep (of course). For the rest of the day, I pretty much just cleaned the whole house so it’s clean when I’m back and I also washed some laundry AND hung out with my little sister lol.  Tomorrow, I’m packing my stuff to get ready to go and then we are going to my niece’s kindergarten graduation, can’t wait! ❤

Mirhad told me that when we come back from our trip, we’re going to look at buying a mini golden-doodle… I’m so happy!!!! I cannot wait to have a little puppy with my hubby, our first official addition to our new family 🙂 

But that’s the updates for now, this month has been flying by, just hope it slows done during our road trip bc I want to enjoy it and live in the moment forever!

Goodnight! 😴😴