Friday, January 20, 2017

[SQT] New Year Take Two

1. I'm still not okay. I'm not over the election results and I don't think I ever will be. I'm not really sure how I'm feelings, and I don't think I could properly put it into words. There's a lot about politics that I'm extremely ignorant on. I don't claim to know all the facts. But I'm going with my gut on this. I feel hurt and betrayed. I think less of people I once respected. And it's not Democrat v. Republican betrayal, Hillary wasn't my top pick. Like the photo above states, it's human decency. I'm scared for the future. I'm scared for my kids, for my friends. I'm embarrassed on a National level.  

2. Still reading Gone Girl. I still really enjoy it!! I'm a little over half way into it and it's really starting to pick up! I'm not going to give any spoilers on the chance you still haven't read it. I've very excited to see how it ends. I wish I had more time to read. I get a few minutes a day in so it's taking FOREVER to get through.

3. Girl Scout cookie season is here for Central Indiana! We kicked off the season with a Cookie Palooza rally! The event made the local paper and was even mentioned in a newsletter through GSUSA! A few of my Daisies are in the photo. #proudleader

4. I'm wrapping up my first 10x10 challenge. It was a lot of fun and definitely took creative stamina to keep it up. I hope to have a complete post on it next week. 

5. Today is election day. I had a huge spiel I wanted to write out. I wanted to vent my frustrations. I had this whole conversation in my head, about what I'd say to a family member who is a Tr*mp supporter. But you know what? It wouldn't change a thing. Because you can't change willful ignorance. I can scream until I'm blue in the face. I can list the dozens of reasons how they've royally fucked me, and my kids, over. But it won't matter. I'm done trying to convince anyone. I can't wait until I get to say, "I told you so". 

6. Tomorrow is the Women's March. I urge you to attend.

7. I've seen a lot of people pick a word for their year. My word is ACTION. I will fight with every part of my being. I will fight injustice, bigotry, racism, homophobia, sexism. I will not sit idly by. I'm not going to do it with just words. It's going to take more than words. It has to. I will not let some orange faced baboon and a slew on 1% dictate how my life should be led. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday Threads


Each week I will post my outfits! I'm currently using a capsule wardrobe. 

I have high hopes to photograph all of my winter capsule! Don't hold your breath but it might happen soon.

*Don't mind the children, pets, dirty mirror, or junk in the photo. This is real life :)*







Linking up with Tucker Up, The Pleated Poppy

Friday, January 6, 2017

[SQT] New Year



1. I try so hard every year to be organized and prepared for Christmas time. I really thought this would be the year I succeeded. I even got a jump start over the summer! Then it was one thing after the other. We were all sick for such a long time. Then our van needed repaired. One of these years I'll have my act together. Maybe once the kids are a bit older.

2. But, we made it through and the kids all had a great time! Laura, our former exchange student, flew in from Germany and has been here for the past couple of weeks! We love having her! My dad was here for about a week as well!





3. I started reading Gone Girl in December. I don't get to read for long amount of times but I'm really liking the book so far! I'm curious how it plays out. I like that it jumps around in the timeline and gives different character perspective. I haven't watched the movie so it's all a mystery to me!

4. We recently took a trip to Target. I bravely tried on jeans and was pleasantly surprised! I'm not sure if Target does vanity sizing but I was able to size down, which was a huge boost of post-holiday-weight-gain confidence. I liked the high waisted jeggings the most. The high waist lets me tuck in the mom tum.


5. You guys, my house is a total disaster. Literally every room is dirty. I keep putting it off in the hopes I'll be in the cleaning mood. I've been so lazy recently! I just want to relax, watch shows, play Sims. I still have Christmas decorations out, Christmas presents that haven't been put away, plus all the normal stuff the kids tear apart. Maybe this weekend I'll have a chance to get it straightened up. My goal is to take down Christmas decorations today.



6. School starts on Tuesday! I'm super excited haha. I love my kids but it's so hard to have all of them home for several days in a row. Our house just isn't big enough. 

7. Our Girl Scout cookie season kicks off this Saturday!! Our Service Unit is hosting a cookie rally on January 6th! I'm planning it so this week has been really busy trying to get it all put together! If all the girls attend, we'll have close to 50!  




Thursday, January 5, 2017

Thursday Threads


Each week I will post my outfits! I'm currently using a capsule wardrobe. 

I have high hopes to photograph all of my winter capsule! Don't hold your breath but it might happen soon.

*Don't mind the children, pets, dirty mirror, or junk in the photo. This is real life :)*














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