Category Archives: Lifestyle

All posts that aren’t food or fitness related.

What’s Making Me Happy This Week VI

Our board game collection (and board games in general really)

First time playing Boss Monster. I’m Seducia the Sorceress of Sexiness

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Between the wedding (Amazon registries for the win!) and Christmas, our board game collection has really filled out. We went from a handful of games to almost 20 different games (and a lack of storage for them!) Smallword, Ticket to Ride, and Boss Monster are probably our favorite games right now, but that’s just a fraction of our game collection now. Bullet journaling YummySushiPJs kept mentioning her bullet journal in several of her Instagram posts which got my curious. A quick Googling got me to the Bullet Journal site, and my list has pretty much been revolutionized. For me, journaling is one of those things that I love the idea of it, but when it comes to actually executing….well, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. In my head journaling requires elaborately crafted “Dearest Diary” entries, but those pretty much end up reading something like…

“Dearest Diary, Today I did the same thing I do every day. I ate pretty much the same thing I eat every day. I skipped my workout again. Maybe tomorrow I’ll get up for that early morning gym sesh.! xoxo, Stina”

My bullet journal is sort of a planner/ journal hybrid. I keep my weekly meal plans, daily schedule, and weekly work-out schedule in there, but I can also add whatever I want – random notes, stickers or other scraps, more elaborate, self-reflection style journal entries, doodles, whatever! The other day, I taped in a wrapper from a really awesome piece of super dark chocolate I ate witha  note that said, “Damn. This was good.” Honestly, if I started to take a bullet journal approach to blogging, I might actually blog with some sort of frequency! My new avatar

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I updated my avatar across my various social media platforms yesterday because I just love this picture. It was one I snapped randomly while settling in to my hotel bed to read Game of Thrones so there’s nothnig special about it, but it makes me smile.

A Super Quick Update to say, “I’m Back!”

I never really intended it, but blogging took a definite back seat to wedding planning during the month of November. Having a wicked upper respiratory infection didn’t help either. But the wedding is officially done and gone (minus a small issue I’m currently having with the caterer,) and I’m back to blogging as a Mrs.

We’re not going on our honeymoon until June, but we are taking a long weekend downtown to hit up some of the Chicago breweries and maybe pretend to be tourists.

Now that the wedding is done, I’ve started working on my goals for 2015. I’ve been working with Nicole Antoinette’s, from Life Less Bullshit, 2015 goal-setting e-kit to get my 2015 goals in order. Right now I’m really looking toward focusing my energies on developing some of my hobbies – crafting, sewing, painting, which is something I’ve really gotten into lately. I’m hoping to really make next year (and our first year of marriage) spectacular!

I’ll be posting a full list of my goals closer to the end of the year, but in the meantime, you should check out the goal planning e-kit because it’s pretty fantastic so far.

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