The One Where I Crash My New Blog

Hello everyone! Thought it would be funny to include a “Friends” like title since I’m totally bumming hard right now.

I was so excited to hopefully direct you all to my new page today! Thanks to my sweet, beautiful friend Dani, I finally bought my domain, and went self-hosted (I think, I never really understand what that all means!)

Anyway, I later tried to install my new theme by myself (I was having problems with that) and somehow totally crashed my new blog.

So YAY! I am now (maybe) self-hosted. But BOO!! you will not get to see it until I figure out how the heck to get it back!

So I’ll probably be quiet on here until I get it figured out since this post will probably be lost afterwards.

My pouty face for being a stupid head.

My pouty face for being a stupid head.

Bear with me, friends!!

Has anyone else ever done something like this? I’m feeling like a real stupid head, and we know misery loves company!!

Tell me something good or fun about your weekend, because I need some happy vibes up in here!

Be Nice Box: November

Happy November everyone! I hope everyone had a great Halloween! Mom and I made chicken tortilla soup & then handed out candy! Perfect evening! Let’s also talk about the fact that I am old. Kids in the neighborhood that I used to babysit back in the day are now TEENAGERS.  Teenagers… oh holy guacamole.

Last night when I got home, I had a package waiting for me — My November Be Nice Box! I was squealing as I was opening it, entertaining for my roommates I’m sure!


From the website:

Here at the Be Nice Box, we believe its our mission to do our part & make the planet better!
 That means reusing packaging {tissue paper, boxes, envelopes}, working with small businesses and local artists & giving back to our community.
We bike to the post office to mail your packages. We print all packaging locally. We use stamps in place of labels. We spend a lot of time researching awesome businesses that are doing their part, as well. And then we work with them.

All to deliver the best box we can to YOU.
We love charities and non-profits SO MUCH, that we have decided to give $1 away for EACH Be Nice Box purchased!

We want you to know that we believe in the Be Nice Box! We believe that humans are good and really do want to save the world.

So, for those of you that are ready to get started, ready to make a difference ; lets join together and spread the kindness!

I am so excited to start getting involved in this AMAZING project, and to spread some kindness. I truly believe in random acts of kindness, and that one little act of it can change an entire person’s day.

I need to start planning out what I’m going to do, more on that later!, but for now let me share a few more pictures with you! :)

PicMonkey Collage

I am so impressed with these boxes! They include handwritten notes and cute little touches. You can tell so much time, energy, love and detail went into these boxes. I can’t recommend them enough!


I’m sure they will go fast! Signups open on the 15th, so be sure to get in on this movement!

(By the way, I purchased this box on my own, with my own money, but just wanted to share because I think it’s amazing! I’m not receiving any kind of compensation for this post. <— Just wanted to throw that in there!)

What kind of random acts of kindness are you planning for November?

Are you doing the Be Nice Box for November?

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!

Just hanging out at the office as Minnie Mouse today!

Just hanging out at the office as Minnie Mouse today!

I’m dressed up at work today, because I love an excuse to have some fun!

I caught a little bit of Good Morning America’s Halloween episode this morning as I was getting ready for work, and can’t wait to check out Live! With Kelly & Michael’s Halloween episode, it’s always the best!

As you can tell, I kinda love Halloween, and love dressing up :) Also, any holiday with candy in it is good in my book!

Although, as I was getting ready this morning, I was thinking that it was definitely a bit harder in college. I’ve pretty much always been bigger than most of my friends. When they were rockin’ cute little costumes, I was trying to find something that I felt at least semi-confident in.

Looking back, I wish I would have just embraced my body for what it is. I’ve spent so much time hating my body, and instead should have been loving myself. As I’ve said again and again (hopefully it finally sinks in if I keep telling myself!) until I can stop being so hard on myself, I don’t think this weight loss will be long term and successful.

I've got to keep telling myself this!

I’ve got to keep telling myself this!

I’m going to have a bit of candy tonight as I’m passing it out, but not going to go crazy!  I’ll also be hanging out out with this little cutie tonight as we’re passing out candy:

I love this old lady!!

I love this old lady!!

I hope you have a great Halloween filled with your favorite candy and fun costumes!

Tell me about your favorite costume you ever wore! I had some good ones growing up, I’ll have to think about this! 

What’s your favorite kind of candy? I like the Reese’s Pumpkins the best :)

“The Mind Is A Powerful Thing” – Guest Post!

Hi everyone! I’m so thankful to be hanging out over at Olives ‘N Wine today! Thanks again, Becky! :) Check me out over there!

I’m talking over there about how powerful your mind is, and that we have to train our minds, not only our legs to get us where we want to go.

Also, I leave you with this because I had the BEST time doing on a Google Hangout with Alyssa & Kim last night:

I love my blends <3

I love my blends <3

See you back over here tomorrow!

Don’t Let The Mean Words Hurt You

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.”

I remember that quote and also, “I’m rubber and you’re glue, whatever you say bounces of me and sticks to you.”

Two quotes that we’re taught as children, about brushing off what people say to you and that words can’t hurt you.



Unfortunately words can and DO hurt you.

I still remember the first time I was told I was fat, and I remember it pretty vividly for how long ago it was.

I was in second (SECOND!) grade, and two of my classmates and I were walking back from recess. I don’t remember the exact context of how it started, but my classmate looked at me and said “You’re fat.” Matter of fact,  like I should have known. I don’t think I ever really thought of myself as fat before that moment.

There were many other times thrown in between that moment and now.

I have another vivid memory of my senior year of high school. A girl I knew would send me messages on Instant Messenger (back when that was cool!) about how fat I was, and other mean things.

Obviously, I’m 25 now and these things don’t affect me the same way that they used to, and I’m over both of those situations and how much they hurt me back at that time.

I bring these two situations up to say that we have to chose our words carefully, ESPECIALLY the things we say to ourselves.



Our mean words leave scars. You move on, but you don’t forget how they made me feel.

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but I won’t LET words hurt me.”

If someone has said something mean to you, think about all the positive things about yourself.

Don’t let the mean words hurt you.

As Ellen said:

LOVE her.

LOVE her.


Ellen really is the best :) I love that she ends every show by saying “Be kind to one another.” We need to do more of that.

Are there any other sayings you remember from your childhood?

Do you love Ellen as much as I do, and are your haters your motivators? ;)

A New Day, A New Week

Happy Monday everyone! I weirdly like Mondays (usually) because I like the fresh start of a new week :)

Thank you all SO much for your sweet, encouraging and amazing comments on my post from Thursday. It was definitely a hard post to write, as I feel a bit like I have failed.

But, if that’s the kick in the butt I needed to get motivated again, I’ll take it!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I don’t know what I’d do without you all!



I did my first training run on Thursday! YES! It felt amazing to be back out there again, sweating & burning off some calories. Unfortunately though, I haven’t exercised since then.

There was a lot going on this weekend, but I did meal plan/grocery shop. I also was able to get over to the Farmer’s Market this weekend – one of my favorite things!

Yesterday, apparently I switched bodies with a productive actual adult because I got done everything I had on my to-do list, except food prep! I’m hoping to take care of that tomorrow.

I seem to be falling more and more into a groove with school work, and finding out when it works best for me to do homework, etc. I know that this will only get better with time. It’s only my 4th week!

It's all a cycle, and I'm going to keep working at it :)

It’s all a cycle, and I’m going to keep working at it :)


I know I can be a bit hard on myself, which is really counterproductive. I’m so glad that I have all of you to whip me into shape!!!

Do you like Mondays?

What yummy things are you eating this week?