October Updates

IMG_6695First of all, can we just all take a minute and amaze at the fact that I took a break from blogging for ten days. That’s pretty long for me and it felt good. I just enjoyed my time in Kentucky and didn’t think about it.

My friend Lelia from Life on the Homestead has inspired me to try and cut down on the amount of time I spend on social media. So, I’ve deleted Facebook and snapchat off of my phone again.

I’ve also moved MyFitnessPal back to my home screen on my phone. I did so well in August keeping track of my food, loss some pounds, but got out of the swing once Fall hit and I’ve put it back on again. Staying fit and eating healthy is so hard for me. M&Ms and cookies are just so delicious. But I’ve got a new motivation… I think the extra sugar I’ve been eating these last two months has made me break out more so I’m doing an experiment to cut out some extra sugar (I’m not cutting it ALL out, just limiting) and seeing if it will clear up my face.

Hmm, what else. Oh, my friend from college, Hannah, is coming to visit Halloween weekend. So, that’s pretty awesome. I’m trying to find all the fun, family-friendly Halloween activities for us to participate in while she’s here in NYC… let me know if you have any extra ideas! We are going trick-or-treating in the Natural History Museum, so that’ll be great!

Out of the blue, I’ve become obsessed with makeup. I’m sure you follow the blog Maskcara, I’ve been going back and watching her old tutorials and then dying to buy all of the makeup she uses. And dying to know how to apply as well as she does. I think I’ll write a post about my most recent makeup purchases, that’ll be a first for ya on my blog. I don’t think I’ve ever talked or blogged about makeup before! You will probably roll your eyes and think “duh” but I haven’t changed my basic makeup routine in a very long time, so this is a big deal for me.

I’ve been practicing piano a lot recently. If you’re in my ward you’re probably thinking, “Really?” But I promise I have. It’s become a hobby for me again and I’ve really enjoyed spending my time playing. If Eva is awake when I practice, she likes to dance along. It’s adorable. Oh, that reminds me… I’ve got a huge list of Eva Sayings I need to post. There are some good ones so look forward to that!

I am trying to decide if I want to dress up for our Halloween Party at church or not. Eva is going to be a princess but tonight she said she wants to be a pirate princess instead, which is awesome. Maybe TJ should be a pirate, I should be a princess, and she’ll be a pirate princess. That’s a lot of work though. How could I dress up as a princess without buying anything? I do have a crown… too bad I don’t have any prom dresses or my wedding dress here.

TJ made his first pumpkin carving last night. It’s Penguin from Batman. That kid and his pumpkins. He talks about them almost all year long. We’ve got two more pumpkins that need to be carved in our house. Maybe I should try one? Now that he does these cool 3D kinds, I’m a little intimidated to try.

Well, I think that’s enough rambling for one post. Happy Sunday and I hope you have a fantastic week!

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  1. Carlee
    Carlee says:

    Its super hard for me too – the healthy eating and stuff. What always has worked best for me in maintaining or losing a few pounds is not eating past a certain time, for me it was 6 pm – thats really hard to do though with a family…and being pregnant, its impossible. I can’t wait to get this weight off! I wish we could come trick or treating with you! Sounds like a blast!


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