28 wishes

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“it’s my party and i’ll cry if i want to”

Today is my 28th birthday! I can’t believe another year flew by so quickly. It’s just crazy how life moves so fast,  just continues no matter what- even if you’re not holding on. This past year I’ve changed, grown, matured , slipped back in some places but overall stepped into my own.

I did this post last year (but I think I accidentally deleted it) and I liked it so much that I thought I’d repeat it and celebrate a new 365 days the year. So here’s the post that i was thinking of, months after my birthday. Although looking back on this I achieved about HALF of them. Which is excellent! And not to mention I accomplished quite a few things that weren’t on the list like getting rid of a toxic friend, being honest about my mom and things to consider when looking for an apartment.

I have some wishes & goals for this year I wanna share with you.

  1. I want to grow my marriage-grow closer and gain better communication; always working on that.
  2. Keep building a community with my blog, stay consistent and show steady growth in my social media numbers.
  3. Read more, watch less.
  4. Make a solid plan to meet up with friends and create deeper friendships.
  5. Do more random acts of kindness for strangers.
  6. Keep writing with pen pals.
  7. Cook more (again) eat out less.
  8. Regular date nights.  Maybe at least once a month planned.
  9. Exercise regularly.
  10. Get on a regular daily schedule.
  11. Keep the dogs on a regular schedule.
  12. Take better care of myself (physically, emotionally and psychologically)
  13. Decorate the bathroom.
  14. Be a more patient person.
  15. Act more graciously/be more forgiving.
  16. Stay super close with my tribe on #slack
  17. Clean my apartment daily & weekly to keep our place looking nice.
  18. Drink more water!
  19. Save 1000$
  20. Go to a concert or event
  21. Watch top movies on IMDB
  22. Travel
  23. Go visit Disneyland
  24. Shop Costco for a year
  25. Get a massage
  26. Work on taking more pictures
  27. Do a boudoir shoot
  28. Be happy with less (stay content) and full of joy!

So that’s a little peek into my world and what I am hoping for the next year. I haven’t explained a lot but I did so well with my goals last year, nailing nearly half of them that I sought out for myself.

Here’s to a new year full of surprises!

 

Bloggy Brunch 20

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Here we are at Sunday again-that didn’t take long did it?
I had a very calm and chill week it wasn’t very eventful but in a pretty good way. Sometimes you just need a quiet week and a bit of a break though right?


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Happy Friday and Welcome to Coffee Date Friday! I’m glad you’re joining me and hopefully you’ll let me know what you’re doing this morning while we have ‘virtual coffee’. So this week, I really dropped the ball and didn’t blog yet this week. But I faced the facts and decided that’s okay. My life has been anything but busy or easy lately, it’s not bad just boring and uneventful. Not a whole lot going on so while life stays bland I’ve been finding things to keep me busy- like Sims 4 and lots of Pandora and/or Netflix binges. These are just some of the more important things happening in my world this past week. Today is brought you by Starbucks Iced Coffee-Mocha flavor, because we bought a package last week at Costco and we’ve been drinking those when Sean or I really need a pick me up.

 

O N E

Vet visits. We have been every two weeks this month and the end of April. Maggie our little girl had some random skin allergies that broke out with lots of dandruff,  intense itching and some other symptoms.. She needs 2-3 baths a week and a few different medicines to help clear it up. After a few weeks of being diligent with it, she’s finally cleared up and it’s a matter of keeping her reactions and irritations under control. It’s not been discovered what she had a allergy to yet but we think it’s environment in which case, it’s just manageable and not fixable. She’s on hypoallergenic food and treats- so that’s no longer our concern and she gets nothing else from us. It’s been something we’ve watched and it has slowly gotten better and faded. Although the many, many baths will most likely continue. She doesn’t mind them much, but her coat holds so much water that getting towel cuddles and a blow dry is always necessary. She’s on a couple of medications for itch and antibiotic and an allergy tab. Giving them to her isn’t much fun. Then lately she developed like a slight ear infection for which she is taking ear drops and a new flea/tick pill (that I still need to give her with food). It’s been a trip y’all but she’s only 3 years old really- just a string of bad luck health wise for this girl (and she’s overweight…), girl problems-am I right?! I feel so bad for her but she’s been a real trooper at the new vet we’ve been taking her to- a smaller office, not as many dogs to get her all riled up and much better one on one attention. I’m glad she’s improving!

 

T W O

I wasn’t feeling too well this week I kept waking up with a dry throat and sinus issues. I’ve started drinking a lot more water which is great for me. Honestly I think it was from my snoring and having a fan on at night having such dry air. I just basically used some nasal spray and took an extra vitamin C tablet along with a multi-vitamin. I had a dose of tylenol cold medicine and I’m hoping since I feel better now that it isn’t just dormant. I also have had like serious cramps, off and on for the last few weeks and it’s starting to be pretty constant and annoyingly painful. So I plan to go in and get it checked out with women’s health since I have an IUD. I’m slightly thinking it’s shifted and needs to be replaced. I’ve simply dealt with the pain with tylenol and lots of heating pack time, which usually eases it away. Plus I’m due for an annual exam and a STD test. It’s not been the most productive week but none the less, I’ve managed to not let the apartment be a complete disaster. And I’m quite happy about that.

 

T H R E E

If you’re a fellow blogger then you know the struggle. You design your blog (or get it designed for you) and then three weeks later, something isn’t quite right. You just want to either change one little thing or you end up with a total OVERHAUL. That’s where I am… Total change, again. Well I might keep certain components but simple and basic is what I’m going for, to switch focus back to the words on the screen. So I am not doing any super drastic changes but things might look cleaner by the end of the day(or weekend) and I’ll be happy with that! I took a week or two to look on Creative Market and Etsy (just search Blogger or WP themes and read the details carefully on each one), save the themes I liked and ask some opinions. I wanted a clean, simple theme so that I could not have such a elaborate colorful page and yet really start writing better content. This is coming more from the don’t think or make excuses, just DO it. But everyone needs a nice, fresh place to start, right? The social media icons are simple and easy to read. The share buttons are on the bottom of each post and will be easier for me to organize my posts in the future with categories and labels. Visually it just easier to see everything and smoother to read through I believe so I hope you’ll enjoy the change.

F O U R

I’m planning to write an epic Q&A post next week with your original and no-holds-barred questions that you’re dying to know about me, my life, my marriage, my past (ALL of it)…. Pretty much anything as long as it’s appropriate. So go for it- write them down, email me, tweet me, instagram me, facebook message me or leave me a comment here or on any of my social media and leave hashtag #thepetitemrs . I’ll gather them up and put them into a great post for you to really discover who I am. I thought it’d be so much fun, so if you agree  I DARE YOU TO LEAVE ME A QUESTION  or a couple for me to answer.

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Bloggy Brunch 19

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Welcome to Bloggy Brunch! I’m glad to have you back or if this is the first time you’ve been here then I’m so glad you joined us!

I wanted to put focus on Burke Does this week for slaying so many goals last month and truly coming up with wonderful achievable goals for May! Great Job! Go leave her a comment telling her what your goal for this month is.



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Happy Friday V.30 linkup

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Each week Lindsay of The Flynnigans, Charlotte of My Pixie Blog, and Krysten of Why Girls Are Weird are hosting a link up featuring our happy lists from the week!

Got a happy list of your own? Link up! Now onto what made ME happy this week!

1. glass bottle Coca-Cola
2. mini cucumbers and ranch dip
3. sweet Bouncer puppy cuddles
4. “This is what you came for”-Rihanna & Calvin Harris
5. Last Man Standing on netflix
6. #TheDailyTenChallenge with Allie Williams
7. Bark collars= no more incessant barking
8. heart & moxie blog
9. Audible book- “You are a badass”
10. Costco membership!

So now it’s your turn.. go link up and tell us what made YOU happy this week!

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