Thursday, September 18, 2014

SELF-IMPROVEMENT

This past year has been a very rough one. I have been spending a lot most of my time taking care of everyone else, not to mention working and taking the maximum units at school. After a while, it really starts to take a toll on you. The other day someone asked me what my hobbies are and I just stood there because I could not think of an answer. The question threw me off because I hadn't realized how little time I take for myself, to do things that I like and want to do.

I am a little late to the game, but The Everygirl has a decided that the 30-day Challenge for September is self-improvement and growth. Once again, Danielle and Alaina know exactly what I need before even I do. There are things I have been wanting to learn for months, years even, but never had the time to do them. My challenge is going to take longer than 30 days, mainly because I want to do so many things. 


Self-improvement Challenge

1. Learn photoshop.
This is something I have been thinking about for the past few years. It is very good tool to have for the future and I think it would improve my blog as well. 

2. Learn how to sew.
I have wanted to learn how to sew since I was 5 years old and would watch my mom make my ice skating costumes. 19 years later and I still haven't learned how to sew yet. But I have a few DIYs I want to do that require sewing.

3. Learn how to cook better.
I can bake with the best of them. My cooking skills however are very limited and I don't even know how to barbecue. I will admit that after my dad's barbecue singed my eyebrows as a little kid I stay far away from it. 

4. Learn how to code.
I would love to be able to build my blog myself. As of now, I am afraid to change anything in case I somehow mess everything up. I think it would be amazing to be able to be able to look at my blog and know that I created it.

5. Learn how to watercolor.
My amazing friend Shay is so talented at this and I wish I had her skills. I think this is something I can practice and not totally suck at it. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

DREAM DECOR

I am one of those people that already wants to redecorate even before I am finished with the last version of redecorating. I am not currently allowed to redecorate again right now. I have been banned from buying any more furniture or repainting. It helps that I don't have any money left in my budget. If I had money in my budget, that bedding would be on my bed right now and I would have those two garden stools as a coffee table. It would be the never ending cycle and I know a few wonderful ladies that have been waiting very patiently for a home tour.

I am already dreaming of my next place. I would love to live in a tiny studio with white walls and wood floors. I love the classic, coastal mix of blue, white and wood. These are all things on my wish list that I would LOVE to be able to have in my next place (let's face it, I really want them all now for my current place). I know a few of these will definitely end up in my home in the future. 

dream decor

Friday, September 12, 2014

WISH LIST: SOLE SOCIETY

sole society navy- fall

Sole Society is one of my favorite shoe brands! I own a bunch of their shoes and I love them all! They are very well-made, stylish and priced really well! Their new fall collection is beyond perfect. I love that they are adding more navy to their collection. These are my recent favorites. I literally did a happy dance yesterday when I saw those navy bow flats show up in their instagram feed. I would be a very happy girl if these were all in my closet. Let's face it, if all of these shoes were in my closet, I don't think I would be wearing any other shoes. All they need to do next is make a navy tall boot and I would be set until next year! If you don't love navy as much as I do, I really love these tan booties too.

Do you love Sole Society too?