Wednesday, May 13, 2015

28 before 29

I think one of my favorite holiday traditions is making a fun birthday goal list. I try to make some about health, some about my work life, and the majority about having fun. The only thing that does bother me is that I've never accomplished everything on my lists. But hey- maybe this year.....

So my list for this year (drum roll please, ha!)

1. visit kimmi
2. be a great maid of honor for leigh
3. join a bible study
4. go on a picnic
5. visit a new place (almost always a new goal!)
6. do a new blog series
7. lose weight
8. update birthday scrapbook (it's of every year of my 20's!!)
9. buy a new and nice pair of boots
10. clean out my place and donate
11.start coach potato to 5k
12. go to disney
13. continue to practice/perfect my handwriting
14. wear lipstick more
15. continue to grow as a teacher
16. take more pictures
17. keep trying to save money
18. fine a new series on netflix to binge watch
19. have fun in kickball league
20. spoil my mom
21. take chloe into the beach (not just to the beach(
22. write a book (for real this time)
23. do a paint by numbers
24. start a new art journal
25. make a new friend
26. host a game night
27. try doing a vlog
28. journal more

.....previous years....
27 before 28
26 before 27
25 before 26
24 before 25 and 23 before 24

song #8// Something's Missing

Love this song. I feel like it's the perfect type of driving music.

Monday, May 11, 2015

links, links, links

These 18 women are amazing!

I love this DIY handwritten plate!!

I want this album soooo much. The details from this blog post make it look like so much fun!

This DIY gold bowl. Swoon.

Need some crafty inspiration? Try this blog. Absolutely amazing.

Zine making- awesome inspiration.

I want (or possibly need) to sign up for this art journal e-course. So much inspiration.

This candle DIY is so absolutely amazing. I want to make a ton of them asap!

This apartment!!!! SWOON.

I'm in love with this blog and her scrapbooking!!

This stamp set is the cutest!

These gift ideas for mother's day are genius!!!

Saturday, May 9, 2015


Reading is probably my favorite hobby. Hands down. A year or two ago I joined a book club that one of my friends created. Everyone in the group has such diverse book interests, which I love. So here are some of the books we've been reading that I have loved!!

Okay, I know...creepy cover. This actually was the least freaky of all of them in the series.  A current series that I read for book club and really enjoyed was Unwind series by Neal Shusterman. It's considered a young adult series, but don't let that fool you. These novels are not only thought provoking, but terrifying because of how close our society could be to the world of unwinding.

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty. Not your typical read. The story is told from numerous point of views, which eventually all merge together. As the title suggests, the story begins with a wife learning about a secret her husband has been hiding. It makes you wonder "What would I do?"

I'm a huge fan of World War II books, so Sarah's Key was an automatic "have to read" book. Written by a french author,   this heartbreaking story begins with a woman in modern times learning about the round-up of Jews in France during WWII, known as Vel' d'Hiv. Her discovery then leads to a family secret that's in danger of being uncovered. 

xoxo, kel