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I binge-watched Tiny Beautiful Things and I have no regrets
Hulu premiered a new miniseries, Tiny Beautiful Things, earlier this month. The past few weeks have been crazy busy for me. Lots of hiking (hopefully lots of content coming soon), work has been really busy, and I've been focusing a lot on eating better and working out, so I haven't had much time to watch TV. I've got my regulars I watch while I clean or work out or during my lunch break occasionally, but I had no interest in adding anything new to my rotation. I just didn't have the time.
9 Instagram Accounts That Make Me Happy
Now don't get me wrong, I love Instagram! But I realized a few years ago that certain accounts left me feeling bad about myself or angry or a laundry list of other negative emotions. To counter this I began to unfollow any accounts that weren't healthy for me and started picking up some pretty great accounts along the way. By now I've made my Instagram feed a pretty safe place to be, filled with my friends, family, cute animals, sustainability tips, yummy food, and a handful of accounts that just make me feel good, and I want to share those accounts with you.
I’m Back With 22 Things That Made 2022
I am back and although this wasn’t a fully planned break, it was much needed. My cancer diagnosis was a blow I wasn’t expecting and it really took it out of me – not physically, just emotionally. After processing that news I tried to get back into writing and posting, but honestly, I had a lot going on the last two months. The holidays are always crazy, trying to balance family and friends, everyone wants to do stuff, and on top of it all, the husband and I went on a very dumb but very fun camping trip. Also, I basically was sick from Halloween, until sometime last week. Don’t…
I Don’t Like The Nightmare Before Christmas
I am a Hot Topic Millennial. I still identify as an emo kid. Fall Out Boy is still my favorite band and I was in love with Pete Wentz, with his Nightmare Before Christmas-inspired sleeve and all for most of my teenage years. I know Blink 182's "I Miss You" by heart and I do not like The Nightmare Before Christmas. I would almost go as far as saying I hate the movie.
Cal Poly Pumpkin Fest – Fall Fun For The Whole Family
I don't have kids of my own, but both my husband and I grew up around babies. We both have lots of nieces and nephews, so we are both well-versed in family-friendly activities, and the Cal Poly Pumpkin Fest is just that! With hay rides, a petting zoo, a corn maze, and of course pumpkins, Cal Poly's Pumpkin Fest is family-friendly fall fun and a great way to spend the afternoon.
Hocus Pocus 2 Made Me Feel Like a Bad Millennial
It seems like everyone that grew up in the 90s loves Hocus Pocus! And so when the announcement that there was going to be a Hocus Pocus 2 broke, it seemed like that's all anyone could talk about. My Instagram and my Facebook were filled with posts about how excited everyone was that the Sanderson sisters were coming back. As the release date approached, it all just got worse. Everyone around me seemed to be counting down the days and, well, I wasn't.
Why Tickle? The Story Behind the Name
A month ago, today, I had to say goodbye to my furbaby, my best friend, my Tickle. It's been a rough month and everything about this still really hurts. As with any grief, I have my good days, my not-so-good days, and my really rough days. Even though today should be a rough day (I anticipated that it would be), I'm actually doing ok (for now). Every day I'm trying my best to focus on how lucky I was to have such a good girl in my life and all the great memories I have with her, instead of how much it hurts that she's gone. To continue riding that…
30 “Things” That Made My 30th Year
Tomorrow I turn 31 and well the first chapter of my 30s was not all that I had imagined. I didn't accomplish as much as I hoped. Most of the positive, healthy habits I set out to establish eventually fell through. And I ultimately spent a lot of the year lost, frustrated, and sad. But this is a new year, the start of another trip around the sun and an opportunity to try to do things better, again.
20 Things That Made 2020 Tolerable
2020 has been a pretty crap year for most of us I think. Yes, if you follow me I was pretty happy with how the majority of this year went, and this was by far not my worst year (although the past month has it ranking pretty high up there), but even through the best lens this year was full of stress, anxiety, change, and uncertainty. That being said, there were some things that definitely made this year a little easier, happier, and entertaining, at least for me.
Fall Out Boy
Some band I had never heard of was announced and came on to play live. It sounded horrible to me. I remember thinking this is just pure noise, why would anyone listen to this? I remember watching the lead singer, a little man with long side burns and a baseball cap reaching up to sing into the microphone while he played guitar and I remember the other guitar player and the bassist bouncing around all over the stage. I hated the music, but I couldn't turn it off.