Looking back on my winter bucket list! ❄️

Good morning! 

I was reading a post from LA which was about checking in on her winter bucket list. I thought this was such great idea to go back to your winter bucket list and see if you accomplished anything on there. Plus, winter is basically over and I have already started on my spring bucket list so there’s no better time to do this than now!

My list:

  • Drink hot chocolate and watch a movie in my pj’s w/ my husband yes, did this a lot of times.. maybe just once with hot chocolate though
  • Bake cookies and decorate them (sprinkles, frosting, etc) did bake cookies, just didn’t do the decorating part like I wanted to
  • Go see Christmas lights at least 3x yes! Saw many Christmas lights
  • Buy presents for family, wrap them, and put them under the tree yes! Had a post about this too, hours and hours of wrapping, but worth it
  • Go ice-skating we went at least 2x
  • Visit Chicago and see the lights + ice skate we did end up going to Chicago and we did get to see all the lights, but the line to ice skate was like 2+ hours and we weren’t going to wait that long so maybe next year
  • Plan an upcoming vacation yes, planned our Gatlinburg, TN trip 
  • Watch as many movies as I can during my free time YES! Watched sooooo many movies it was ridiculous. I think 2018 was the year I became a movie lover 
  • Write my 2019 goals yes + got a planner and updated it to the max
  • Decorate a gingerbread house with husband no, didn’t end up doing this sadly 
  • Scrapbook was able to sit down and do it once, but I needed more supplies so until next time
  • Read yes! I actually got to read a lot this winter and I’m super proud of myself because I used to NEVER read books 

I’d say I got most of this list done, the couple things I didn’t get to do was probably because we decided not to do it! Before I found my list, I really thought I wasn’t going to end up checking any of these off because usually I write a super long list and end up doing like 2 things only. I’m surprised, but it was a fun winter so it makes sense! 🙂

Thanks LA for the great idea! Everyone should check her page out, she’s awesome! 

Weekend plans + my Christmas tree!! 🎄

Hi all!!

It’s been a couple days since I last posted and I have to say it’s not because I’ve been lazy, but because I’ve been SO BUSY at work! Seriously, this week has felt like it’s 100 years long and it doesn’t help that I’ve had to sit in meetings pretty much all day everyday this week. I cannot wait until next Thursday because everything will slow down and everyone will be going on vacation in the next couple days. I will be blogging a lot during Christmas week because I will have way more time to. I will also do something I’ve been putting off for over 2 months now – my vacation video! Speaking of vacations, I could really use one right now 🙂

My schedule is pretty packed this weekend – my two best friends are graduating college so we’re having a dinner thing with one of them and a house party for the other one, I have a baby shower to attend, and of course attending the actual graduations too. On top of that, I need to go buy them gifts, the baby shower gifts, figure out what white elephant gifts I will bring for next week, and get holiday gifts for some of my co-workers. So lots of stuff to buy this weekend! Need to save up some money for the after Christmas sales because that’s when the have the good stuff 😉

I put up my Christmas tree like as soon as Halloween was over (super early, I know) so it’s been decorated and there are some gifts underneath it. I actually got this fake tree last year during the after Christmas sales. It was originally $50 maybe? Not 100%, but I paid $10 for it so it was a steal! So here is mine, it’s not dark outside, otherwise it looks better, but it’s still cute!

Lookin’ all cute with the presents and stuff 🙂

So there’s mine, but before I left work today I took a picture of their tree and it’s soooo pretty!

Love the green and silver ornaments, so cute!

So there you have it, my Christmas tree and my weekend plans. Hoping to do my Black Friday Haul post soon, just have to find everything I bought!

Until next time 🙂

My Winter bucket list ❄️

Every Winter, I write this little bucket list of things I want to do and most of the time, half of the stuff on there doesn’t get crossed off! This time, I’m making it a bit shorter so that maybe I will be able to cross more things off. I love the holidays and the warmth it gives me, so this list is essential to me.

My list:

  • Drink hot chocolate and watch a movie in my pj’s w/ my husband
  • Bake cookies and decorate them (sprinkles, frosting, etc)
  • Go see Christmas lights at least 3x 
  • Buy presents for family, wrap them, and put them under the tree
  • Go ice-skating
  • Visit Chicago and see the lights + ice skate 
  • Plan an upcoming vacation
  • Watch as many movies as I can during my free time
  • Write my 2019 goals
  • Decorate a gingerbread house with husband
  • Scrapbook
  • Read

So there’s my super short list. I think I can do most of the things on here, I really want to go see the lights in Chicago and ice-skate, but if it’s too expensive we may save that for next year.

What’s on your list? 🙂

Black Friday Deals I’m interested in! 🛍

In the past years, I never really had any items I waited for to go on sale for Black Friday. I don’t this year either, but I do have some things I have my eye on. So here’s my little list of items I hope to buy this week!

Coach outlet is having 70% off everything online and in stores. I feel like I need a new purse, or at least a new backpack I could carry my laptop in to work. I did see some backpacks on there, but nothing really caught my eye. I might go to the outlet mall and see if I could pick one out there. Besides a backpack, I really liked these two purses and I think they were each under $100. Hoping to grab at least one this year! 

Next on my list is makeup. I saw that Ulta had a lot of stuff being advertised on their website for Black Friday. I

I want to grab a mascara, specifically the IT one, I got a sample for my birthday and it honestly is one of the best mascaras I’ve ever tried and that’s a steal for $10! The Mario Badescu spray trio is a great deal since I’m almost out of mine at home. I love the rose and cucumber one and have never tried the lavender one. Plus, if they’re small enough, I could take them on trips! 

These two sets would be a great gift for my little sister. I know she doesn’t own any of these items and they’re a great deal. The MAC fix + spray is amazing and the HOOLA bronzer is one of the best bronzers I own. Overall, I feel like they’re both a good deal and would make for a great present for anyone!

I’ve heard great things about the Dermalogica brand and if it could possibly help with my acne/acne scarring, that would be worth it! The Microderm device is something I have wanted for a looooong time, but it’s always so expensive. It’s still pretty pricey at $99, but if this actually gets rid of my acne scars, it would be worth the $99. Any reviews on this? And last but not least, the entire YES TO brand is 50% off. I love their masks and lip scrubs so I will stock up on some goodies and maybe make a few of them gifts! 

 

Haven’t found an ad for this, but I am hoping Charming Charlie has some kind of a deal on accessories because I need some new hoop/dangly earrings. I’ve heard in the past they usually have a good Black Friday sale, so I hope I can grab a couple pairs. I went the other day to buy some, but I thought why not just wait to see if they have a sale?

Walmart always has something I want like for example a onesie. I need a new one as the only one I have is with penguins on it, think I outgrew it!

On the ad, I only found 2 things noteworthy. This deal for the soundbar isn’t too bad especially when you get small corner speakers as well. We’ve been wanting one since we got our TV, it really does make a difference. I already have a Fujifilm mini camera, but just wanted to point out that this is such a good deal especially when you get a case, album, stickers, and film. I had to buy everything separately besides the film. Last thing I want from Walmart is the new Call of Duty game, it’s $60 right now, but it should go on sale for like $40, so I am waiting for that! Super excited!

So that’s pretty much my list. If I find anything else I will add to it! I will be mainly buying presents this year, so hopefully I find some other goodies for our parents! 

Thursday & what I’ve been doing!

Good morning!

Have been MIA since Monday lol, but I’m back. I’m working from home, drinking a cup of TEA – not coffee, and I am sick. Mirhad and I are both sick which sucks. I think I caught something from work and him (he was sick first) because we have similar, but different symptoms. I have a sore throat with a runny nose and a huge headache, he has a stuffy nose and kind of a sore throat. Well wait, now that I think about it, our symptoms are pretty similar hahaha. So yeah, I am sitting here waiting for my meeting, drinking my chamomile tea. If you’ve never had chamomile tea, you need to try it! It’s delicious and always makes me feel better just because of the smell. 

I made a to-do list for today, but who knows if I’ll even have the energy to do any of it. I still need to clean my car and we need to cut the grass and clean up the yard. I would say let’s save it for Saturday because it’ll be less hot outside, but Mirhad has an essay he has to do, so he may say let’s do it and end up not doing it. Our grass is SUPER tall, it grows like crazy. Seriously, I feel like everyone else can go 3-4 weeks without cutting it and it still looks fine and ours grows after like 1-2 weeks lol.

My parents came back from Europe late Tuesday night and they brought all kinds of stuff – some presents from family members and of course Chipsy (chips) and my favorite chocolate bars 😀 made my day. 

Going to for sure plan out my outfits this weekend and pack. I can’t believe the trip is 5 days away! Time passes by so fast, but I hope it slows down for our trip 🙂 

That’s all for now, bye! 🙂  

Tuesday 🌿

Good morning!!

I really need to get back into the habit of blogging every morning, I always have the intention, but then a million other things pop up that I have to do so I never get around to actually writing. So I finally have some time right now and I will make it a habit to blog again once a day like I use to! 

So this morning I woke up, kind of feeling a little sick.. for some reason my stomach was bothering me and my head hurt, but I feel much better after eating. I ate a bowl of cheerios this morning, half of an avocado, and half of an orange. BTW my favorite snack at the moment is half of an avocado (bc lots of calories in a whole one) and pink himalayan salt drizzled on top… SO DELICIOUS. Another new favorite snack is garlic hummus and pita chips, seriously these two things is what I have been missing in my life 😋😋😋 the only thing is that when I start eating the chips with hummus, I CANNOT stop lol, it’s so difficult bc its so good! 

So on Friday it’s Bajram which means that Ramadan is officially over and this is one of the best holidays of the year. We get to spend time with family, give gifts, and enjoy each others’ company. Before Friday, I have to clean the whole house (it’s just a tradition or rule I guess) and we have already pretty much bought everyone presents, today we are just going to finish up the rest. 

Yesterday we were at Marshall’s and I think I found a good vanity mirror for my makeup table so I think I might go back and get it since it was only $20 and I think it would look good in the room. I also just found these vanity light bulbs on Amazon for $20 that I can stick on there to give it amazing lighting so I think I might buy those too. All that’s left is to buy a chair and I did find one on Amazon, but it’s $60 so I think I might put that off until I get my first paycheck and have some more money. 

Mirhad has been working, this is his second week so he’s done pretty much by 5 pm so today after he’s done, we’re going to go finish buying the presents and we have to go buy this board game because Adisa is coming over tonight so we can chill! It’ll be fun, I haven’t seen her in so long and I’ve missed her! I need to remind myself to give her the grad gift I have forgotten to give her a million times!!!! 

Thor is probably most likely going to be home on Monday (crossing my fingers) I’m still waiting for the lady to respond about us coming before the 23rd, but I don’t think it would be a problem.

Anyways, I have to go visit my mom real quick and then head to Marshall’s to buy that mirror while it’s still there!!! See ya! 🙂 

Tuesday April 24, 2018 🌿

Good morning!

Happy Tuesday!! It was a busy weekend and pretty much for the next month it’ll be very busy. So I had my bridal shower and I had SO MUCH FUN!! I’m so glad I was able to spend it with my friends and family. We took a lot of photos and had so much fun with the photo booth and the props. In the end, we took a group photo of the people who didn’t leave after they ate and it’s adorable.. we all held up random funny props. My sister in law has them on her camera so I’m just waiting for her to send them to me. I do have lots of pictures my friends took though, so I am going to upload those too 🙂

After the bridal shower, Mirhad and I, my parents, my sister, Irfan, Mirhad’s parents and sister, my niece and nephew, and Sanela all went to our new house and opened up presents. It was so much more fun opening them at home with family because I didn’t have to awkwardly take pictures with the guests holding up the presents. I liked it this way so much better. Time also passed by so fast during the shower that we wouldn’t even have had time to do it. We ended up playing 3 games – musical chairs, the toilet paper wedding dress, and this game where you have 15 balloons and each balloon has a date in it and if you got the date we started dating you won a prize. It was funny to see everyone popping the balloons on the floor hahaha. So whoever won got a nice present 🙂 I had a lot of fun and we ended up having 3 cars full of presents, it was crazy! So I will be making a separate post about my shower and then when I get the professional pics I’ll make another one 🙂

Yesterday we got the kitchen for the house!!! My parents are putting it together today and a lot of it was done yesterday as well. Soon we have to go pick out a granite top and that’s pretty much it. Saturday our furniture comes and it is soooooo cute!! It’s going to look so good in the living room 😀 This is what we picked out:

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So it is that exact color and we got the glass table too! I think it’s going to look good with the carpet I got a while back. Can’t wait to see it in the living room officially. We got this set from Weekends Only! We still have to go shopping for a dining room table set and a bedroom set as well. We are going to go look at office desks so we can get the office going.

We also booked a trip to Colorado in May so I am so excited, I cannot wait to see the beautiful mountains ❤ It’ll be nice to get a fresh breathe of that mountain air after this ridiculous semester. We are going with Mirhad, my brother, Anel, and Sanela. 2 other people might join, but if they don’t we’re still going. Anel and my brother have never went so I can’t wait to show them everything. I was thinking about inviting my parents and Sanela’s parents to go if the other 2 can’t make it because it would be so much fun. I start work sometime in June I still have to figure out what date exactly. About to make those travel posts again heyyyyyy! For now, I am counting down the days!!!

My graduation party is in 2 weekends, so I’m excited to just chill with everyone again. This one won’t be as stressful, I just have to clean up the backyard hahah. It’s also going to be for my dads and sisters birthday (early) so it’ll be 3 celebrations in one. So at least I can say what’s up to everyone, eat, and then go to my living room and hangout with my friends!

But yeah, I have class in an hour and 30 mins so I’m going to go grab a snack and start making my bridal shower post!

See ya!! 🙂