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Week 8 of Bikini Body Guide by Kayla Itsines

Monday: Arms and Abs So this is the workout that I didn't finish two weeks ago because there were other things going on, but surprisingly, I loved this workout! I thought it was tough but good and I liked how it worked my muscles. Drop push-ups are awful though, they're pretty much a full burpee… Continue reading Week 8 of Bikini Body Guide by Kayla Itsines

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My Current, Terrified Thoughts on Raising Children

I was just listening to a TED Talk about raising kids to become adults. I had to turn it off because it was so scary. What's so scary about it? Well, the fact that as a parent, you are responsible for other little humans, and they basically have to be on suicide watch at all… Continue reading My Current, Terrified Thoughts on Raising Children

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Week 7 of Bikini Body Guide by Kayla Itsines

Monday: Legs and Cardio I am a goddess. My legs are burning, but I'm powering through this workout. I will not leave the gym until every exercise is completed. No cutting corners, I'm doing this!! Well, I cut one corner, I didn't use weights for my walking lunges. I just did regular ones. Those kill… Continue reading Week 7 of Bikini Body Guide by Kayla Itsines

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My Criteria for Getting Tattoos (Probably Why I Don’t Have Any)

Tattoos, tattoos. More permanent than most marriages, and gotten with considerably less thought on many occasions. Let's talk about them, shall we? DISCLAIMER: I am going to speak candidly, these are my opinions, if I am slamming any one of your decisions, know that I do not judge you as a person, this is simply… Continue reading My Criteria for Getting Tattoos (Probably Why I Don’t Have Any)

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10 Daily Habits Everyone Should Have

Lately I've been thinking about my daily routine, and trying to think of new things I can implement into it. I realized that I already have a lot of good habits that I've developed over time, so I'm still searching for new things I can add, but for now, here is a list of 10… Continue reading 10 Daily Habits Everyone Should Have

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Week 6 of Bikini Body Guide by Kayla Itsines

Monday: Arms and Abs I have never sucked so badly at a workout. I got through maybe half of it, and then gave up. To be fair, I was really distracted from other things going on, and my heart and body weren't into it. So I ran a mile to finish off the workout and… Continue reading Week 6 of Bikini Body Guide by Kayla Itsines

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Week 5 of Bikini Body Guide by Kayla Itsines

Monday: Legs and Cardio This workout went really well! I'm starting a new set of weeks, so I had not yet done this workout. My usual 10 burpees was bumped up to 15 burpees, and I must say, it's tough!! I'm really proud of myself though, because I know those will be easy for me… Continue reading Week 5 of Bikini Body Guide by Kayla Itsines

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3 months of making art every day: 12 thoughts!

My super cool, artsy mother has been creating art every day of 2018, and here are her 12 thoughts ❤

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I have made ART–a painting or drawing–every day of 2018, and after three straight months of this, I have some thoughts. Here they are in the order in which I think them:

Thought 1: It’s possible! I believed I could do it, but I didn’t know what it would be like day-in and day-out. It’s a commitment, but it’s doable. I’m not sure I could have done it during other periods of my life (pre-tenure, pre-kid-in-college), but whatever, I’m doing it now.

Thought 2: It’s working! My goal for 2018 is to make “50 pounds of art” (metaphorically) (literally: to make art every day), which I explain here, and which basically means that I will paint or draw something every day, and that I will learn through the process of making and trying and failing and failing better (#beckett). After three months of daily art-making, daily thinking about art…

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Goals For April

I feel like I finally have time and brain energy to do things I am passionate about. January through March was absolutely ridiculous, I was stressed constantly--I came back from my semester abroad, had to settle back in to American culture started school again and immediately became president of my a cappella group. I then… Continue reading Goals For April

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Using Pinterest to Decorate

My wall needed a little sprucing up, because it was absolutely bare for about 2 months and I needed to renovate my life. Nothing renovates your life like taping some pictures up to your wall. Check it out! I literally adore the aesthetic, I have little lights underneath them, so when I'm tucking myself into… Continue reading Using Pinterest to Decorate