Bedroom Spring Cleaning

Since it is actually starting to get warm here in Kansas I decided that it was time to do some major decluttering all through out the house. I’ve only started in the bedroom and my hours at work are starting to pick up again, so it might be a bit before I can get the rest of the house done, but here is our bedroom.

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The top one is my night stand before and as you can tell it gets fairly cluttered. It’s one of those places where I just end up throwing random crap (don’t act like you don’t have those places too). Ignoring the fact that Oliver decided to photo bomb I managed to get most of the stuff that didn’t need to be on my night stand off and the things that did stay up there in a more organized state.

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The top of my dresser is yet another place where crap just gets thrown and forgotten. I know my fox onsie makes it still look cluttered, but I don’t really have any other place to put it, so there it stays. I’m going to make a conscious effort to not just throw my sweatshirts up there when I get home from work, cause that’s what usually just gets tossed up there.

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It’s a little harder to tell what got cleaned up in the closet, but basically what I did was stacked all the backpacks and travel bags into the suitcase since it made sense to just keep them all together like that. I had already cleaned out the clothes I didn’t wear or that didn’t fit anymore that were piled at the bottom, so trust me it actually looks a lot better than it did.

And that is all I have managed to clean so far. It doesn’t seem like much, but I feel pretty accomplished!

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Post Christmas Snow Day

January 14th and here we are with about 1-2 inches of snow on the ground. Don’t get me wrong I love the snow, but I definitely prefer it in December in time for the holidays.

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It was so weird because it had started kind of warming up here in Kansas and now all of a sudden the weather completely changed it’s mind and is just dumping snow on us.

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Three out of four of our dogs are rather enjoying the snow. No surprise the one who doesn’t like is Delilah our 9 year old welsh corgi/chihuahua.

 

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Of course the other three enjoying the snow doesn’t at all mean they won’t be lazy and just curl up on the couch. I just checked the weather and to my not so great joy it’s going to stay literally freezing and there are about 3 or 4 more days of expected snow at the end of the this week/beginning of next.

Hopefully if you have snow where you are you’re enjoying more than I am or you’re just enjoying whatever weather it is you’re experiencing right now!

Clothes I’ve Bought in the Last 4 Months

I’ve realized that over these past few months I’ve bought a rather decent amount of clothes, so I decided I would share them with you cause why not?

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These first few shirts are the most summery (if that’s a word?) and I can’t wait to get a chance to actually wear them seeing as there is snow on the ground right now. The gray one is a cropped top and this is the first time I have ever purchased a crop top simply because it’s the first time I’ve felt comfortable. As some of you may know I have recently been working to get healthier and lose some weight I had accumulated that I didn’t like and I have been quite successful dropping 16 pounds since I started in July. Keep in mind that of course I was not always being super conscious about keeping my weight in check as vacations happened and we moved which ruins things.

The white tank top on the top has a sheer part on the front and a keyhole cut out on the back and it’s nice and flowy for summer seeing as having more breathable, loose fitting clothes is much nicer when it’s super hot out.

Finally the other white top has a collar and a kind of lace detailing on the front as well as a black ribbon tied into a bow which I absolutely love.

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I don’t normally buy long sleeve tops because I do get super warm pretty easy but I have worn this first shirt that is a kind of reddish color and I actually didn’t get too terribly hot in it. It’s a super comfy shirt and it’s nice and simply to wear.

The next shirt is super soft and a little over sized and slightly cropped. What really caught my attention with the shirt was the knot tied at the bottom. I don’t know why cause it’s not the first shirt to have that, but it all just laid out nicely for me in this particular shirt.

The shirt with the cute cherries on it is also a cropped shirt and it has that weird kinda folded/knotted looking thing at the bottom. What initally made me want it was the cherries and the more I looked at it the more I really did like the way it looked especially seeing as I didn’t own anything else like it.

Finally, this last shirt is one of my favorites. It just has cat faces and says meow all over it and it’s super soft and comfortable and I believe this shirt and the cherry shirt are made out of the same material. I love cats (I have two pet cats for those who didn’t know) so of course I had to get this shirt.

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And last but not least the best thing I purchased. It’s a mint dress that has Pusheen all over it with ice cream, and cupcakes and just all kinds of sweets on it. It’s super adorable and the cut is amazing and I am so glad I bought this dress.

Summer is not here yet, but maybe some of the stuff I bought and posted here will help you figure out some new summer clothes for yourself seeing as it definitely doesn’t hurt to buy summer clothes now!

Happy New Year!

2018 is upon us and I am so excited for that. I’ve already made some changes in my life last year such as watching what I eat more and exercising to lose weight, but there is definitely plenty more I feel like I can improve on.

First, I want to be consistent in writing on my blog. At the start of last year I picked up on writing and was doing really good with it, but I just ended up falling out of it by the time Spring was close to ending and I don’t want that to happen again.

Next, I also want to be better about posting YouTube videos. For those who don’t know I have a YouTube channel under the name ChocolateSylveon, so if you like what I write here consider checking that out.

I also want to get better at keeping up with cleaning the house and keeping things organized and that includes my life and planning. I bought a weekly planner so I can hopefully start keeping a better track of what I need to do and keep an actual schedule for things like writing blog posts and making videos.

And lastly I just want to be a better wife for Aaron. Of course I’m not saying I’m a horrible wife, but there is always room for improvement and I plan and making those improvements.

Let me know what your resolutions are and let’s all have a great year!!

A White Christmas

Aaron and I were able to go back to Colorado to visit some of our friends for Christmas and it snowed while we were there!!

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We got there on the 23rd of December and left the day after Christmas so it was a short trip, but still a lot of fun.

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Our friends loved the presents we got them and Aaron and I even got some stuff from them and one of friend’s family that we weren’t expecting so that was a nice surprise. I still have no idea what Aaron got me cause he ordered my presents online and they aren’t going to be here till January but that’s okay.

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On our way home we had the nice surprise of the fact that it had snowed here as well and of course our pets were all super excited to see us.

Hope you all had a great Christmas as well!!

Organizing My Medicine Cabinet

I don’t really keep any medicine in the cabinet above the sink, but that’s what it’s called, so that’s what I’m going to call it. A couple days ago I did a little clean out seeing as there was some old nail polish and perfume and what not that needed to get thrown out. Also I was adding some make up stuff, so things needed to be reorganized.

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This is the top shelf. As you can see I actually do have tums, but this is where all the makeup is kept (there is a bottle of foundation there, not sure why it’s not pictured). I obviously also don’t have a lot of makeup as I just have the basics: foundation, lipstick, eyeliner, and mascara.

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The next shelf has my nail polishes, chap stick that I use twice a day, and some hair stuff. Well for hair stuff only an eeveelution clip on bow and a hair tie.

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And finally on the last shelf I have my makeup wipes, moisturizer, antiperspirant, and nail polish remover.

I’m sorry if this post wasn’t very interesting, but I’ve been working basically every day of the week except for Sundays, so there really hasn’t been a lot of interesting things going on. If anything fun does happen, I will of course try to make a blog post about it.

Vlogmas for Blogging?

I am doing Vlogmas on my channel once again this year and I got to thinking that maybe I should try to do something like that for this blog. Really what it would probably end up being is me picking something specific from the day that maybe even ended in the vlog and writing about it for my blog instead.

In theory it seems like the perfect way to breathe life back into my blog, but at the same time I don’t want to make a promise I can’t keep such as a writing a blog post every day because that just isn’t something that is feesable.

It’s definitely easier to make a vlog everyday cause it’s a lot easier to just film some stuff you’ve done where as at least with my posts, I prefer to include pictures and I may not always do something that’s worthy of photos.

Basically what I’m saying is that I’m going to do a kind of blogmas, but without the guarantee of  a blog post every day. Of course I am definitely going to try to write a post as often as I can.

An actual post will be here super soon (maybe even tomorrow, who knows)!!