January 31, 2014

Here's what's been going on.

Music:
-Ellie Goulding pandora station. For the most part the station is pretty upbeat so I love it at the gym (coming from the girl who listens to the "Sleep Station" when she runs so...). Here's the thing guys- I tried the "Hip Hop Power Station" but I was sick of Ciara singing seductive lyrics into my headphones while I was doing squats. Creeped me out a little. 
-A lot of country because I live in Texas and we like to talk about old dirt roads, trucks, dogs, and emotions in a twangy voice.
- Also while we're discussing music, I would just like to openly admit that I got in my car, drove to Red Box, swiped my credit card, and rented the One Direction movie. I watched the whole thing and I liked it. (Actually, preceding me getting into the car, my faithful partner in crime husband did a search to see which Red Box I could find it at). And today I fell asleep (nap times are still very prevalent in my life) while listening him jam out to their song "Story of My Life". In fact, I think I'll turn on one of their songs right now. (Midnight Memories is what is playing. Rock on tweens.)

Reading:
- Biology and Chemistry textbooks. THIS LADY IS BACK IN SCHOOL. And if you want to know, biology is kicking my butt. "Chlorophyll? More like bore-a-phyll!" (name that movie. Also, it's actually really hard to restrain yourself from yelling that out loud in class.)
- I'm also reading "The Pocket Patriot" because on my list of New Year's Resolutions is to become more knowledgable in politics and history. So give me liberty of give me death. My reading is paying off, obviously.
- For a second I was tempted to read Elizabeth Smart's book about her kidnapping and even borrowed it from my mother-in-law and then it sat on my dresser staring at me and I decided that wasn't a very smart idea seeing as I'm already pretty paranoid about being kidnapped (among other things). 

Hobbying: not a word, but I'm referring to hobbies if you need help with my vocab.
- More design projects. Recent projects have been a baby shower, more shirts for our gym, and a wedding invitation. 
- Taking more pictures and learning more about photography (also a New Year's Resolution list)
- Learning to two step in my living room via YouTube search: "Two Step Tutorial." Clint isn't really cooperating or participating.
-Working hard at the gym. The Crossfit Open is in less than a month and I signed up because I had that stupid 20 seconds of insane courage that people talk about. Whether those 20 seconds were a bad idea or not, we will find out in a month.

Other Loves:
- I recently discovered my love for Ann Taylor and I never knew it. Call me 50 years old, but they have some classy pieces. And as you may know, I recently turned 24 so I'm wondering at what age I have to stop shopping at American Eagle. (But I love that place and my 20-year-old clothes so I'm having what some may refer to as an identity crisis). I died over this shirt, but the lighting is terrible. Oh and it was $100, so there's that. American Eagle it is.
- Benefit "They're Real" mascara. It's pricey, but the tube lasts for forever and you don't have to layer it over and over again.

- Old Navy workout clothes. I tried going the expensive route and I just can't justify it when I like Old Navy just as much, if not more. There are a few items for working out that I'll splurge on (hello, padded sports bra. I have no shame.), but for the most part I'm cheap. 
-I wore my hair in a braid the other day and didn't think too much of it. This also happened to be a day I made huge strides on a lift I've been struggling with. Then I realized it's because it wasn't any old braid- it was a Katniss braid. Needless to say, I've worn my hair in a Katniss braid to the gym every day since (not exaggerating) and it's a new love. 
- I've been really drawn to portrait photography lately. If I could do any sort of photography and be absolutely amazing at it, this would be it. 


I don't know why I thought it would be a good idea to step into the blogging world for a second because I need to study for a test next week. Probably because sometimes you just need a break from bore-a-phyll so I'll see ya later.