Surprise Weekend Trip to Chicago! ๐Ÿ™

Hi all!

Thursday night we were just chilling watching New Girl (the usual) when I get an email on my phone from Mirhad. I was super confused and I see at the top it says, “Get ready for your trip coming up on…” and it cut off. So I open up the email and he booked a night for us to go to Chicago on Saturday!!! I was surprised and he had the biggest smile on his face after I opened it. I worked on Friday and we packed Saturday morning before we left, it was super quick since we only needed like one outfit and our PJ’s. We got there around 12pm and started exploring right away. He said he wanted to take me to Chicago to look at Christmas lights and go ice-skating (which I’ve been saying I wanted to do all Winter long) so it was so sweet of him to surprise me like that! We didn’t get to go ice-skating because the line was 2+ hours long, so we said another time. We still had fun though and I got to cross something off of my winter bucket list!

I have some awesome pictures I took, but also some cute pictures he took of me ๐Ÿ™‚

Overall, Chicago was cold, but not as cold as I expected it to be. Like you could still go outside as long as you’re bundled up, kind of like STL too. Pics below!

 

Happy Thanksgiving + weekend plans! ๐Ÿฆƒ

Hello!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Just wanted to write a quick post about my week/weekend! We had a nice Friendsgiving on Wednesday night, so we ended up not doing anything yesterday which was totally fine because I literally just relaxed. I took paid time off today because I wanted to have a 4 day weekend and just relax. So far, it’s been super relaxing and I am hoping to extend that to the next two days as well!ย 

We went shopping today and I got some good stuff and I also did some online shopping. I’ll have a post about everything soon and also when the rest comes in! I mostly went to two actual stores and the rest was online. I wasn’t looking for anything particular, but I did need some new stuff so the things I did get were perfect. I did wait for Ulta’s online sale to start at 5pm and their website crashed for a good 45 minutes before I was able to even access it. That was super annoying, but I’m glad the items I wanted didn’t sell out.ย 

Our Friendsgiving was so fun and the food was so delicious! We just chilled and hung out after that, so it was a nice night. I’m actually craving all of that food right now, especially the turkey!! Makes me want to cook now after seeing that picture.ย 

Super glad I took PTO today because after the last week and a half, I really needed a huge break from everything especially work. I’m looking forward to the next 2 days I’ll have off next month. Speaking of that, I cannot believe that in a couple days it’ll be December and then we’ll be a month away from 2019! Like holy crap!!!!! This year FLEW BY! Seriously, it feels like I only moved into my new house and got married like 2 months ago tops… time slow down plz ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, I think I already mentioned this, but I HATE the new post thing for WordPress.. does anyone know how to get back to the old one? This one is too much for me!

Tomorrow it’s going to be 62 degrees surprisingly, so I plan to spend a lot of time outside (hopefully) and maybe get a nice workout in. But like I said, I just want to RELAX ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

But yeah, that’s it for now! Black Friday haul post coming soon!!!ย 

Plans & goals for the weekend! ๐ŸŒฟ

Hello & good morning!

Having a nice cup of coffee and writing out my plans and goals for the weekend. I write my goals for the week in a notebook every Sunday or Monday and sometimes I forget to write stuff I want to do for the weekend. So this will be helpful!

Goals and things I have to do:

  • Set up patio set and lights – this has been something we have been working on for about 2 weeks now, it’s just a lot of work cleaning out our backyard, but we should be able to set it up today if not tomorrow
  • Clean my car and truck – have been meaning to clean the inside for a week now, but I have been waiting for Mirhad to go dump the stuff we threw in the back of the truck from the garage so it’s all clear so I can clean it easier
  • Clean stuff from alley way – I don’t think anyone is going to come by from the city to clean it (THANKS A LOT) even though it’s their property, how annoying. So I think we will either clean the stuff closest to us or not do anything and put up a fence lol
  • Vlog – I haven’t vlogged in so long ๐Ÿ˜ฆ so I want to do that this weekend
  • Read – I’ve been meaning to sit down and read, but this week was a blur lol
  • Meditate at least 1x this weekend – my goal has been to do it 3x this week with Mirhad, but we both haven’t had time
  • Find a box to keep my old bills in – it’s just nice to have it organized and if I ever need to pull one out, I know where to find it
  • Grab the bonfire from my moms house – this could’ve easily been done like 100 times this week, but we’re so lazy -.- so that definitely needs to happen this weekend because we want to do bonfires!!!ย 
  • Wash more winter clothes – so I’ve taken all my winter stuff out and washed at least half, the other half needs to be done and Mirhad’s winter stuff too!
  • Organize our closet – clean it out and put away all summer stuff and put in all winter stuff woohoo!

So it’s a pretty long list, but nothing on there takes more than a day to do. The closet and washing clothes will probably be the lengthiest, but it’s gotta get done!ย 

Plans:

  • Fridayย 
    • I am working until 3ish and then I will do some chores around the house
    • Going to make a healthy lunch
    • Possibly have my niece and nephew sleep over tonight
    • Mirhad will hopefully start putting up the lights in the yard
    • Start organizing the closetย 
  • Saturday
    • Have to go over to my sister in laws around 10am to help her with something – guess I can’t really say it on here until I post pics so until then hahaha
    • Going to my best friends parents house around 5ish, will chill there for a bit and then head home, not sure what we’ll do after… maybe a bonfire?!?!!? ๐Ÿ˜€
    • Maybe I can get Mirhad to wash some laundry this dayย 
  • Sunday
    • Hopefully by this time, I’ll have all my chores done so I can CHILL on a Sunday for once
    • Planning to just light a candle, watch a movie, and chill
    • Will probably wash more laundry on this day

So that’s pretty much my weekend, not too much going on!ย 

Monday feelz + what I did this weekend!

Good morning and happy Monday!

Recap of my weekend:ย 

It’s Sunday and I tried my best to wake up this morning at like 7-8am so I could get more out of my day, but instead I couldn’t do it and woke up at 10:30. Makes me really sad since I have to go to work tomorrow and my whole day will be spent there. I really wish I had a cool work schedule like I work 3 days and then I’m off 3 days. That would be nice, but I am thankful that I am able to work from home sometimes and that I can be very flexible with my schedule.ย 

On Saturday we cleaned up some of the garage – who would’ve thought this would be a LONG process?! We don’t even have that much stuff so it’s like this should’ve been able to get done in a couple of hours lol. So I think today we’re going to finish cleaning it and might possibly put up the lights and set up the patio with the fire pit. Last night would’ve been a great time to make a bonfire, but Mirhad fell asleep right after he came back inside from cleaning the garage (typical) lol.ย 

Looks like the rest of this week will be pretty chilly and dry so that’s good at least that we won’t have rain. I think there’s nothing worse than it being cold outside + raining, at that point we don’t even want to leave the house Speaking of chilly weather, I’m about to bring out all of my winter stuff so I can wash my sweaters and wear them this week! Yay, I’ve put it off since this place can go from 50 degrees to 90 real quick, but the time has come!

I tried a pumpkin flavored coffee yesterday from Starbucks for the first time ever. We tried the pumpkin spice latte and the pumpkin spice frappucino or something like that. I thought the frap was too sweet for me, but the latte was perfect. I love pumpkin pie so I expected the latte to taste like that, so I was pretty happy when it was close! Glad I got to try it though, so now I can buy pumpkin spice latte creamer and put that in my coffee. I wasn’t sure if I’d like it, so I’m glad I didn’t buy it beforehand and possibly risk not liking it and throwing it away.ย 

I also bought Nescafe coffee, I decided to try something besides the Keurig. To be honest, the Keurig coffee doesn’t stay hot for long, but this one has since I pour boiling hot water into it. I like the flavor and I think it’s stronger than Keurig’s coffee too.ย 

I really want to go somewhere for the winter to sled/ski, but everything is so expensive. I was actually looking yesterday and I may have come up with a great idea. Need to see with everyone when they’re available etc.,ย 

Monday:

Went to work today and it was way too hot inside so I went outside to get some fresh air literally 5x, it was too much. I was having like heat flashes and stuff, it was so weird. Hopefully it’s not like this tomorrow!ย 

Today will just be a chill day, we got no sleep last night. I think it was because of the heat that was on, so the house couldn’t get cool even after we turned it off. I might go buy some melatonin to help us sleep better and maybe get silk sheets or whatever to keep us cool. Planning what to make today to eat, thinking of something with steak. This morning I was going to wake up at 5 and make some rice and chicken, but since I had horrible sleep I couldn’t get up. Going to try again tomorrow though, hoping I can get into that habit.

So since this is a VERY long post, I’ll stop here.

See ya! ๐Ÿ™‚

Day off! ๐ŸŒฟ

Good morning!

Happy Labor Day, do I even say that? Don’t know, but I said it anyways! A lot of people are off today and I am one of those people (thankfully). Feels nice to not have to go to work today and to have a shorter week. This week will be a rough one and I will be so happy on Friday when it’s all over lol. At least I get to work from home a lot of the days so that’s nice.ย 

Have to clean the house today, this weekend has been crazy so everything is a mess, but until then I just want to chill out and relax a bit. We have to go grocery shopping today too.

22 more days until the trip!!! I even made a little widget that has a countdown for me, not that I need another one or anything ๐Ÿ˜€ I cannot wait to get out of here for a little bit, get away from all work related stress and just enjoy my time where I love to be the most with the person I love the most โค Since this is a trip that requires a bit more planning, I need to write a to do list + things I need to buy + things I need to pack. Thinking I may do that today or sometime this week if I have time.ย 

This weekend was good, went out with my friends Saturday night and it was really fun. The bridal shower + wedding were fun, too. I am just so tired from this weekend lol. I need like a weekend to recover.ย 

Going to go start writing those lists, see ya! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Friday!!!

Hello all!

Happy Friday and Happy 3-day weekend for most of us! This 3-day is so much needed so I am super excited to be done with work soon and to start it already! ๐Ÿ™‚ Work has been stressful and it got even more stressful today, so I am trying my best to stay calm and collected lol. I really wish I could do blogging/videos for a job, life would be so much better. Writing and creating stuff just lifts my mood and makes me feel great.ย 

After work today, I have to go look for 2 dresses to wear to 2 events this weekend, a bridal shower and a wedding. I have another wedding to go to next weekend, think I might just wear a jumpsuit to that one (if it fits lol) so we have some shopping to do today.

I think tonight we’ll go out to a fancy dinner. We have been watching Master Chef since yesterday and have not been able to stop watching it, IT’S SO GOOD. Chef Gordan Ramsey is a BEASTTTTT. This show makes us so motivated to make good food so we’re excited to do this during keto and also after!

So Spotify just made this thing that if you have their premium or student account, you get Hulu AND Showtime for free included within the price of Spotify. Which is AWESOME because Hulu is great and we’ve never had Showtime and I know they have a bunch of great content. Binge watching here I come!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Shoutout to Spotify!

I am going to make another post probably right after this, I didn’t make one when I said I would the other day and I was disappointed in myself. I really want to make a set schedule of when to blog and not just when I am working from home. Maybe every other day or something, it would just be at different hours. But for sure I got something for today ๐Ÿ™‚

So my school is like taking away my free subscription for Adobe through them ๐Ÿ˜ฆ so I am going to have to find another alternative or see how much it is monthly or yearly because I really like their spark app. I wanted to learn photoshop and to also use their video editing app. We’ll see what happens, but I have until September 7th to keep using it!

Okay, that’s all! Talk to you soon!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

It’s the WEEKEND!!

Hi there!

My day has been so busy, I meant to post about it today when I wrote my Dallas trip post, but it got away from me. Anyways, it’s officially the weekend, happy happy Friday!!! My favorite day of the week ๐Ÿ™‚

Work was sooooo stressful today, I am going to need a week to recover after Monday is over with. So glad today is done with though and I’m lucky I worked from home because I would’ve just wanted to go home if I went up there. It was too stressful to the point where I have a migraine again lol.

I just found this show on Hulu called Yellowstone Live and it looks so interesting. I really want to visit Yellowstone National Park, that would be amazing – so far this show is good, already learning things I never knew.

Tonight, Mirhad and I are going to probably just chill and watch a movie. I’m going to make a snack platter, my favorite thing ๐Ÿ™‚ Thinking of making deviled eggs (I have been craving it for some reason lately)

But yeah that’s all forreal.. see ya! ๐Ÿ™‚