PRE-WEDDING Q&A (WITH THE GROOM-TO-BE!!)

31 January 2017

A while back when I was thinking of things I wanted to talk about here with regards to our wedding and the whole planning process, I immediately had the idea of doing a little Q&A that would involve the groom-to-be or, as we all know him as, Todd. With less than 5 months to go (Eeeek!) and a lot of the planning already behind us, I figured what better time to do this then....right now!

I made up a pile of random questions that related to our wedding and sent them to Todd and, as always, he was such a great sport! Fun fact about Todd - he is always up for anything, which is one of the many, many things I love about him. Besides adding in a few periods (what can I say, the boy loves run on sentences), his answers were copied over untouched! I also added a few notes of my own, which you can see below his.

His responses were so fun to read and I know it will be even more enjoyable (and special) reading these after our wedding when we're looking back on the time leading up to the big day!


Todd came with me to a Bridal Show and even posed for this
silly picture (although I'm sure his embarrassment was through the roof!)



1) What do you think has been the easiest decision to make so far while planning our wedding?
Todd: The venue. We would look at other places but would always go back to the place we booked.
Me: The quickest decision has been picking out my wedding dress (which really gives me the willies when I think about that), but I think the easiest has been picking the cake and DJ vendors!


2) What do you think has been the hardest?
Todd: I would say the date. We were engaged for a couple years before we could make that decision.
Me: Yup, picking a date took forever. But once that was finally done, picking the colour of the bridesmaid dresses was by far the hardest! Who would have thought?!


3) What are you looking forward to the most about the wedding day?
Todd: Seeing you in your dress and just enjoying the night and having fun. I really want me and you to just take it all in.
Me: Soooo many things, but I'll narrow it down to 3: getting ready with the girls, walking down the aisle and seeing Todd, and dancing and celebrating with everyone that evening as Mr & Mrs!


4) What's your biggest worry about the day?
Todd: One of the vendors we have booked not showing up and we end up having to order Greco pizza for supper...actually I'm not opposed to that!
Me: [Laughs]. I agree! And I'm sure just like every other bride, the weather. Positive thoughts...


5) Do you think you're going to be calm or nervous that day?
Todd: Nervous right up until the ceremony but after that I think I'll be fine....until I have to say something in the evening lol.
Me: Definitely nervous before the ceremony too, only because I hate the idea of everyone looking at me! I think once I see Todd and the day becomes more relaxed the nerves will quickly go away.


6) How do you picture my dress?
Todd: I think it's going to be an off white colour, tight just below the hips and then it will flare out. But I think you will look amazing in whatever style you have.
Me: I guess we shall soon see! :) Oh, and good answer on that last part, Todd!!


7) What song are you looking forward to letting lose at?
Todd: Giants by Matt Nathanson.
Me: [No clue...googling that song!]. Probably a good ole Newfie song like "A Time Tonight" or one of those old, traditional songs that always gets played at weddings. They always make me want to dance!


8) Who do you think will be the most "over served" that night?
Todd: My brother Matthew. He always takes the heat off everyone else at events like this!
Me: I agree with that one too. Hopefully it won't be you, Todd!!!! (or my dad!!)


9) Do you plan on doing a garter dance?
Todd: I haven't really thought about it. I guess I'll have to see how the drinks are going down. Just kidding!
Me: He's totally not kidding....


10) Are you happy with the amount of involvement you've had with the planning so far?
Todd: Yes I am but with a question like that I'm assuming you think I should have been more involved so I guess I'll say I could have been more involved.
Me: [Chuckles!]. That's not where I was going with that question at all. I actually think you've been extremely involved and it's been so fun deciding things together!


11) On a scale from 1-10, how bridezilla-like have I been?
Todd: You've been awesome and I really can't complain about anything besides the bridesmaids colours.
Me: Let's hope it stays this way!!


12) What do you plan on doing the night before our wedding?
Todd: I'd say just chilling out with you and our families in the evening and then we'll go our separate ways. I'm sure I'll be taking a Melatonin that night.
Me: We'll be sharing that bottle of Melatonin! 


13) Do you plan on calling me the morning of?
Todd: Yes I do and maybe send over a little surprise for you. Also to make sure you're still going.
Me: [Laughing so hard].


14) What do you think we'll do that night after our wedding?
Todd: Go back to our own house, get some food, and sleep...yes, sleep!
Me: Absolutely! Sleep and cuddle! [laughs]


15) What's the one thing you've learned so far through wedding planning?
Todd: They're expensive!
Me: Ditto! Oh, and everything here in Newfoundland books up sooooo fast!


16) Do you think it's going to feel any different after we're married?
Todd: I do and I don't. Although we've been together for so long I do think it will feel a little different.
Me: Maybe right after when we're on a high, but I think it'll soon start to feel normal again (until I have to get used to calling you my husband...insert wide eyed emoji!)


17) Be honest, are you looking forward to the wedding or the honeymoon more?
Todd: The wedding. I'm so excited. Although I'm not going to complain about the honeymoon either.
Me: I'm surprised with that answer, but I agree! As excited as I am for our honeymoon, I'm even more excited for our wedding, which shows just how excited I am.


18) Is there any advice you would want to give to grooms-to-be at this point?
Todd: Going to wedding shows with your fiancĂ© isn't actually that bad. 
Me: I never understand when some grooms say they've just sat back and watched their fiance plan it all without even knowing what's going on. While you probably don't care about the small stuff, at least get involved with the bigger things! It can actually be fun!!!


19) Any advice you could give to brides-to-be at this point?
Todd: Cloudy is better than larkspur hahaha
Me: [Laughing out loud again]. I read somewhere that you should create a separate email address so you have all your wedding information in one place. Of course I had to read that after months into planning....it would have been great to do!


20) Any last things to say?
Todd: I am so excited and can't wait to be married to you! And this was kind of fun to answer!
Me: I agree with both, future hubby!! :)  



Well, there you have it, a little insight into our thoughts on our wedding so far. This really has been a lot of fun. I wonder how different some of these answers will be after our wedding!

Hope you enjoyed reading...

Until next time.

TWO BACHELOR RECAPS IN ONE

27 January 2017

Boy, I'm super late getting around to these Bachelor recaps! I was away for work over the last few weeks working long hours which caused me to a) not only miss the episodes when they aired since I was in bed at 8pm every night (I kid you not!), but then b) not be able to write about them when I finally got the episodes downloaded on my computer since, again, I was in bed at 8pm every night. But, thankfully I'm home now, work has returned to normal human hours, and I'm back to my usual but oh so much later bedtime of 9:30pm (still not kidding you!). There's a lot to talk about right now so before the clock strikes 12:00 9:30, let's get right to it!




First things first, Nick and Vanessa's one on one date. These are big words that are about to come out of my mouth right now buuutttttt I think this was my favourite first one on one date that I've ever watched on the Bachelor...and let me tell you I've watched quite a few! I was liking Vanessa before this date (of course I have to cheer on our Canadian gal!), but I fell in love with both her and her and Nick as a couple in this episode. They were so cute jumping around together in that plane and it looked like they were having soooo much fun, up until the part where Vanessa turned a pale shade of green and started throwing up that is. Luckily for her though, Nick was there to comfort her, and even kiss her, in between the multiple barf bags that were being passed around. Nick - "you still taste fine"! Anyone else curious as to what special gum they were chewing?




And then later while Vanessa was sipping water throughout that night (poor thing!), Nick told her how he's already starting to care a lot for her and how she makes him feel more optimistic about this process actually working out. Didn't they both seem extremely comfortable with each other? Not in a boring comfortable way, just in an effortless kind of way. I absolutely loved watching them together. Okay, moving on from #TeamVanessa....

Over the last two episodes Corinne continued to be...well, Corinne. The girls learned about her nanny Raquel, Nick was enticed with a trench coat and whipped cream, as well as some bouncy castle fun, she took a nap throughout the rose ceremony, and complained about having to do "poopy" farm chores and "planned" dancing during the Backstreet Boys concert. It was in that later moment where we saw her insecurities shine through her normally overly confident self as she was taken out of her bouncy castle comfort zone. Although it's hard to relate to Corinne on so many things, I could relate to her and actually felt for her a little when she said, "I feel so self conscious and I'm trying to be myself, and because I'm trying so hard it's making me even be less like myself". I totally get that!

And while I'm no where near being on #TeamCorinne (is there even anyone on that team?), I didn't seem to mind her as much these last two episodes and, in fact, I was finding her more comical than anything. Maybe that's what happens when you go beyond the point of understanding someone, you start to find them funny! Although if I hear her say "we're trying to get engaged here" one more time, someone better hand me Vanessa's barf bag pronto.

What do you think, do you think Nick likes Corinne? Do you think it goes beyond the physical attraction? I go back and forth on this one sometimes, but ultimately I think no. This isn't Nick's first Bachelor rodeo, he knows she makes good, albeit slightly annoying and rated R, entertainment. Plus, I'm sure he really is having fun just jumping around in that bouncy castle......  ;)




I have to give props to Vanessa for calling Nick out on that one. While I'm sure there's somewhat of an idea what you're getting your self into when you sign up to do a show where you're dating the same guy as 20+ other girls, I'm also pretty sure she didn't expect to see Nick "riding" Corinne (her word's, not mine!) right after the great date they just had. Instead of blaming Corinne, I liked how she said, "I'm not judging Corinne, I'm judging your actions". But I think we can all agree that we were still judging Corrine too!

Danielle L. got the first one on one date in Nick's hometown in Wisconsin. While I really like her, I just wasn't loving them together during their date. I'm not sure if it's because she seemed really nervous (which isn't an abnormal thing considering there are, in fact, cameras following her around), or if it's just I don't feel like they have any chemistry. Either way, something was missing (besides half her dress...I really couldn't resist that one!). But she definitely deserves some credit for having to dance on display in front of a crowd, not once, but twice. Also, did anyone find it a little strange when she was talking to Nick about her parents getting a divorce and how it's made her not to want to rush into any relationship or marriage? Has anyone not told her what's supposed to happen at the end of this?

Raven had the next one on one date, and she was the lucky (or not so lucky) girl to meet Nick's parents and his sister.  I remember one of the things I really liked about Nick from other season's was seeing the relationship he had with his mom, so it was really nice seeing the two of them together again in this episode. We know from other times just how worried she was about Nick getting his heart broken, so I'm pretty sure she was holding on for dear life while he was filming this season. Hopefully the 4th time is the charm, mama bear! Also, how great was it when his dad said this....




I like Raven and am liking her more and more every time I see her. She seems really nice and genuine, and she's funny in a subtle way. However, maybe my standards were set too high after Vanessa's one on date though, because again I just wasn't completely sold on hers and Nick's chemistry either. But it's still too early at this point to really tell! I have to remind myself these were all just the FIRST dates. I'm pretty sure we'll get to see a lot more of both her and Danielle L. coming up though.

The episode left off with Taylor and Corinne sitting by the fire, arguing over who was the most mature.  I don't have a lot to say about this, but I'm sure we'll get to see more of them battling it out again next week.

That reminds me, where has Danielle M. been the last few episodes? She's starting to slip off my radar!

Favourite saying
"How do you have all that energy for whipped cream but not be standing there trying to get your rose"? - Jasmine talking about Corinne!

Predictions for top 4:
Vanessa
Danielle L.
Raven
Rachel

I guess I'll be back in just a few short days to talk about the next episode!

Until next time Bachelor fans.

THE BACHELOR OR THE LIZ & CORINNE SHOW?

11 January 2017

Where to even start with this episode of the Bachelor! While it may have seemed like a lot happened during those two hours, it really only boiled down to two things, or I guess two people: Liz and Corinne. Is it bad that we're only into week 2 and already I'm a little sick of hearing (and after this recap, talking) about Corinne? Since she's quickly establishing herself as this season's villain, something tells me we've only touched the tip of the iceberg with her. As Brittany, or the girl in the leaf bottom as we only know her up this point as, said "Corinne is a killer....a killlla with a capital K". Well rapped said, Brittany, well said.

The first group date was a bridal photo shoot, and it was here where every girl this season apparently shared their first kiss with Nick. Ahh, memories they'll cherish years from now! It was also here where Corinne got Nick to "Janet Jackson it" or, hold her "bare bosoms", as she took her bikini top off in the pool. While the other girls were appalled, Corinne felt she was "daring enough to have clothes and to take them off". 



As we all know, hearing the girls talk into the camera say that there's no way Corinne's going to win the photo shoot for having the best chemistry with Nick means it's already in the bag. And sure enough, Corinne won the extra time with Nick. She also went on that evening to win the group date rose after stealing him away from the other girls multiple times and giving them a speech about how they have to be there for themselves and how it's going to get awkward. She most definitely got that last part right. 



This brings me to my next point and it's something I'm sure every girl on the show is wondering (as well as what everyone over the last few years has been wondering), minus Corinne of course, is what exactly is Nick looking for? It's been no secret that Nick has a sexual past (Andi, Kaitlyn, and Liz just to name a few), and I think since we already know (and watched and read, thanks to Andi's tell all book) so much about his sex life, it's hard not to have a preconceived notion about what he's interested in. Don't get me wrong, this by no way indicates he's only there to hook up with lots of girls, that's not what I'm saying at all, but when these Corinne type of situations happen and he validates it by giving a rose, you can't help but automatically ask yourself if he's going to be leading with his heart or his head or his......um, you get the idea (sorry mom!). 

One of the girls asked, "is everything bad that I've heard about him true?". This! This sums up what I'm trying to say perfectly. If this was anyone else but Nick I don't think we'd even think twice about it. But with so much shared about him and with those judgments lingering for quite some time now, it's not going to take much for the girls to ask themselves that question. I truly believe he's there to seriously find someone, I do, but I don't think this week's episode helped Nick and his reputation. And who knows, maybe Corinne is someone who he's looking for and who will make him happy (while reenacting Janet Jackson moves of course!).

We're only 2 episodes in and already I feel like some of the girls are a little too out there for me. Again, I'm certainly not a prude and people are free to do what they want, but I feel like this show is moving further from the Bachelor, and more towards the Real World. While normally I would fully blame the producers for this, the girls seem to be contributing a little more this season. I know the show isn't going to be the same as it was 10 years ago, or even 5 for that matter, and nor would I want it to be, but I think ultimately what draws people in are watching the relationships develop, and it seems we're seeing less and less of that with each season. I don't know about you, but I would definitely like to see a little more dating, and a little less drama and topless pool photo shoots. Moving on.....



The second part of the show was Liz. If her and Nick had never met before, I think I would have enjoyed seeing her on show and I actually think she probably would have made it pretty far, but because of their past and the circumstances, I'm glad Nick sent her home, and sent her home when he did. If he was even a little skeptical, it probably wasn't going to go anywhere, and when he had so many girls he was interested in, it definitely wouldn't have stood a chance. While I do feel like Nick was avoiding her throughout their group date, I myself felt so awkward watching Liz "break up" with him during their group date activity. And I still don't understand what the purpose was of her doing that. If it was to make Nick squirm (or freeze), mission accomplished!

Danielle M. got the first one on one date. She automatically caught my eye on night one, so I was happy to see more of her. I love her style, and she seems so nice, plus the other girls seem to love her. But, I'm just not completely sold yet on her and Nick's chemistry. Hopefully we'll get to see more of them together soon.

With so much focus on Liz and Corinne, we really didn't get any more insight on the other girls, although I do think Raven may have caught Nick's attention (and ours) a little this week. Something also tells me we're not completely done talking about Liz, especially since it looks like next week the others find out about her history with Nick....

What did you think of this episode? I'd love to hear your thoughts! 

Until next time Bachelor fans.

OUR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

09 January 2017

I know, I know. Christmas is over and has been for a while now, but I think we all know by now I'm always just a few steps behind with everything. We finally took down our Christmas decorations this weekend (minus the outside lights, which I'm pretty sure with our track record will stay up until the spring) and now our house is in that initial awkward phase of feeling super bare. While I do love less clutter, I certainly miss the coziness around here.

I had a little over a week off of work which was so nice. And although we didn't have any big plans this year, it still turned out to be quite the busy Christmas. By the time New Year's rolled around, we were both completely exhausted (I'm sure eating like crap for an entire week had a little somethin' to do with that though). But saying that, we had such a great week spending it with family and friends. 



With another big snowfall on Christmas Eve, we sure got our white Christmas (and we still have a white January...I'm obviously waiting any day for that to be over #hellospring)!




Christmas Eve was spent with Todd's brother and his family. They cooked a great meal (like they always do!), and we loved spending the evening with the kids, especially since they were so excited waiting for Santa to come. They even let us help them put out milk and cookies for him!! Although we were late getting home that night, we couldn't go to bed without watching our usual Christmas Eve movie, Home Alone, and consuming a few glasses of slush!




And then it was Christmas morning! We opened our gifts and then cooked ourselves a delicious breakfast before heading out to Todd's brothers again to spend the rest of the day/night with them and the rest of his family (and of course, eat tons more food).




We left Boxing Day to drive out home, where we're both from, and we spent that afternoon at my Aunt's house for brunch with my mom's side of the family. The next few days were spent visiting, eating, playing games, more visiting, more eating, etc. You get the idea, right? It was very strange not having my parents and my sister and her family home this year, and it was soooo easy to miss them! 



Playing 'speak out' - not a trip to the dentist!!

The next few days were spent back home celebrating with friends we hadn't seen over Christmas. And then, before we knew it, it was New Year's Eve. We had no plans prior to the day, but thankfully our friends convinced us to get off our lazy butts and celebrate with them. Thankfully they did because we had such a fun night ringing in 2017, just the four of us!




So, tell me, how were your holidays? Do your pants feel tighter like mine? And are you all ready for another holiday too? Christmas definitely has a funny way of making you feel like you never want it to end, while simultaneously making you want to get back to your normal routine as quickly as possible....minus the work part! The work part was rough last week!!

Until next time.

THE START OF THE BACHELOR RECAPS

04 January 2017

A while ago I talked about the idea of starting Bachelor recaps and, since one of my resolutions was less talking, more doing, here I am, actually doing this! I'm not exactly sure right now how these will go or even when they'll be posted each week (thank you time zone for airing a show that's way past this old lady's bedtime!!) but, regardless, I will be posting them some time throughout the week and I'm sure as I go along I'll figure out what works best.

Okay then, let's get right to it, shall we?

First things first, let's talk about Nick as the new Bachelor. Since he's probably, in keeping with true Bachelor dialogue, the most controversial Bachelor to date, there's obviously a lot of mixed feelings towards him. Personally, I really like Nick. I liked him on Andi's season, loved him on Kaitlyn's season, and still continued to like him on Bachelor in Paradise. I remember the morning my sister told me that Nick was going to be the next Bachelor last summer while she was visiting. It was the very first words that came out of her mouth as I stumbled into the kitchen half asleep. While I'm sure we were both in the minority, we were both extremely excited!

We already know a lot about him (and his sex life!), he's good looking, a lot of previous cast members seem to really like him (which is usually a good indicator since they see more of him than the edited version like we do), and he seems pretty genuine in that he truly wants to find someone. Plus, you can't help but root for someone who was rejected at the final two, not once, but twice.

But regardless of where you stand on the Nick spectrum, I think we can all agree that this season will be exciting to watch!




The show started off with Sean, Ben and Chris providing Nick with some Bachelor advice. Maybe more of the conversation didn't get shown, or maybe it was pushed by the producers, but I felt they spent way too long talking to Nick about how he hasn't been everyone's favourite person over the last few years. In fact, I kind of felt this was the tone of most of the entire episode. I'm assuming that this will be Nick's "thing", or his character if you will. I mean, if they don't have a lawyer, or a small town farmer, or a girl who was rejected by someone who told her that he loved her along with someone else and then left broken hearted (oh wait - i guess he kind of fits that bill too), then they'll have a runner up who's trying to win Bachelor nation over.

The first few episodes of the season are usually my least favourite since we don't know much about any of the girls and there's way too many of them to keep straight or figure out who we like/ don't like. This is off topic but did Nick's teeth look different to anyone else? Moving on....

There were a few girls that obviously stood out to me on night one. Shark/dolphin lady, anyone? While I do think she seemed a little nuts in that costume, she definitely achieved her goal - to be noticed by us and Nick. When I see people doing crazy tactics on the first night and automatically assume they'll be going home right away, I always flashback to Lindsay on Sean's season. She was the girl who showed up in the wedding dress, who drank way too much, who pronounced her and Sean as husband and wife while forcing him to kiss her throughout the night, but who also turned out to be one of my favourites and, not to mention, the runner up of that season. So I guess it's a little too early to count the shark/dolphin lady out just yet. I also didn't think there were many over the top or even memorable entries this season, which I was a-ok with. I mean, I think we could have all done without seeing that weiner one!

Then we have Liz, the maid of honour at Jade and Tanner's wedding who met and apparently slept with Nick that night. What do we think about her? It seems weird that she wouldn't give him her number the night he asked for it, but yet she shows up months later to be on the show. Maybe she really regretted it though and is afraid to miss out on the chance (does this remind you of Nick crashing Kaitlyn's season?). I guess we'll soon find out more with that one.

Rachel received the first impression rose. Although I liked her, she just didn't really stand out that much to me. But again, we all know we don't get to see everything thanks to sneaky editing! What did you guys think about Corrine and the first kiss of the season? While I'm certainly not a prude, I never like seeing a kiss on that first night, especially when it's forced by the contestant. After all, how much time did she actually have to talk to him at that point? With 30 girls, something tells me very, very little. The other three girls that caught my eye were: Danielle M (she seemed so nice!), Danielle L, and the Canadian, Vanessa. With my girl crushes on Jillian Harris and Kaitlyn Bristowe, I can't help but secretly hope she becomes part of that Canadian club too. Only time will tell!

I think that's about it for the first episode. Based on the preview for this season it looks like it's going to be a fun and, of course, "dramatic" one! We certainly have a lot more tears and roses ahead of us...

Did you watch Monday night? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Until next time Bachelor fans!

LOOKING AHEAD AT 2017

02 January 2017



My plan was to write this post yesterday, you know, on the very first day of 2017, but a little thing called champagne shots from the night before kind of got in the way of that plan, or any plan that required a smidgen of brain function for that matter. But thankfully with a good nights sleep and enough water consumption to end the largest drought, I am back to functioning like a somewhat normal human being today. I am hoping though that 2017 is the year I actually listen to what I've been telling myself for the last few years which is, "remember you're not 21 anymore!". I guess I'll be adding 'listen to your own advice' to the very top of my list of resolutions this year.

But here we are, already two days into 2017. Gosh I love the feeling of a brand new year! How is it that something can feel so different when nothing even really changes at all? I guess it's the feeling of a clean slate and the idea of endless possibilities that can come along with that. While I truly believe that we should be working towards resolutions or goals no matter what month or year it is, I do love the idea of starting from the "beginning" and the feeling of hope that a new year brings.

As I'm looking ahead and thinking about all the things I'd like to accomplish, I feel so absolutely ready and determined to tackle this new year with a vengeance. The first step in helping me do so is writing down the things that I want to focus on over the next year. If you like setting resolutions and you work better with lists, like I do, you should go ahead and do the same. It will serve as a reminder, it'll keep you more accountable, and it'll be so fun to look back to see what things were important to you at the time. Even if it's just one thing, still get that pen to paper (or hands to keyboard!!). Here's some of the things I'd like to make a priority:


Goals That Can't Be Measured

- If 2015 and 2016 has taught me anything, it's that I need to start showing more compassion towards myself. Someone once told me that we should be just as gentle, kind and compassionate towards ourselves as we are towards others, and I'm pretty sure all of us can use this great advice at some point or another. Isn't it so much easier to be hard on ourselves though? To put blame, extra guilt or feelings of not being good enough on our shoulders? While this whole post is centred around self improvements and working towards goals, I want to remember this one first and foremost.

- 2017 is going to be such a big and exciting year, mostly because it's the year we're getting married. I want to be more present, to not let myself get caught up in insignificant things, and to really soak up all of the exciting and meaningful things that lay ahead.

- No matter what this year has in store for me, I want to express more gratitude because I have so much in my life to be thankful for. We all know that when you focus on and express positivity and gratitude, it really changes the way you look at things in your life. It's all about your attitude, mindset and energy (as well as that of those you choose to surround yourself with).

- Doing more things that scare me. I hope that by working on my confidence, not focusing so much on others opinions or worrying about failure, and just taking a leap of faith and going for whatever it is that I truly want to do, I can step out of my comfort zone more when I need to.


Goals That Can Be Measured

- 2016 was probably the worst year I've had overall with my weight and good habits since my initial weight loss in 2011, and I'm determined to get back into a better routine of healthier eating and exercising. My weight tends to really affect my mood and how I feel, plus, have I mentioned this is the year we're getting married? I'm also not wanting to buy a full new wardrobe, which is what's going to happen pretty soon if I don't nip this in the butt right away.

- Do things I've been wanting to do. Whether it's going on that weekend trip I've been talking about, painting a room in our house, or signing up for that class I've been wanting to try, I want to make more of an effort to actually go and do them. Basically, less talking and more doing!

- Continue blogging. It's something I truly enjoy and am proud of, most days ;), so I'm going to aim for 2 posts a week. If I post more, that's great, and if it's less, well, that's okay too as long as I don't give up altogether!

- While I don't know exactly what this one will entail, I do know that I would love to do something that's both selfless and fulfilling, such as volunteering or giving back somehow. Did anybody else just hear those words and automatically think of the episode on Friends where Phoebe believed that there's no such thing as a selfless good deed?





Do you like setting New Year's resolutions?

Happy New Year, everyone! I really hope this year treats you well with health, love and happiness! Cheers to 2017 and making the most out of every single day!!!

Until next time.