Renting A Duplex Or An Apartment? Deciding Which Is Best

It’s been 7 years since I moved out of my parents’ house. To date I have lived in two apartment complexes and two duplexes. In my experience, both have some pros and cons. Most people I know tend to move into apartment complexes as young adults. I think people tend to forget, or maybe just don’t know, that you can rent duplexes for around the same price in most areas. For me, apartment living felt quite a bit different than … Read the rest

Understanding Picky Eaters

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I am not a parent. I have no practice in caring for picky eaters. This post isn’t advice for how to get your picky eater to stop being a picky eater. Instead, this post is simply to share the thoughts and feelings that I had as a child, when I was a very picky eater. I know that many people view picky eaters as naughty, disobedient or obstinate. I think it’s fair … Read the rest

First Time Flyer Tips – What I Wish I knew On My First Plane Ride

As a kid my family wasn’t able to travel. We live in Michigan and we went camping at camp rounds on lake Michigan a few times, but that was the extent of our traveling. My first flight was just over a week ago, and I am 25. My boyfriend is 30 and he had never flown either. Neither of us really knew what to expect but we were excited and nervous. When you’re a first time flyer, there are a … Read the rest

March 2016 Favorites & Updates

Books: I finished The Resurrection of Johnny Cash. I really enjoyed the end of it more than the first half or so. The book advertises itself about being about Johnny from the 90s to the end of his life but it takes until about mid-book to get to that part of his life. Once I finished that I started Hope’s Boy by Andrew Bridge. I found it in a goodwill bin a while back. It’s about a boy who grew … Read the rest

February 2016 Favorites & Updates

Books: No book updates this month. I haven’t yet finished the book I started at the end of January as it’s been a slow month for reading for me. I am more than halfway done so hopefully it will be finished for next month’s update.

Shows: Outside of Teen Mom I haven’t been watching any shows that are currently on new seasons. I’ve been really slow with watching Teen Mom because for the first half of February my ankle was … Read the rest

January 2016 Favorites & Life Updates

One of my goals for this blog for 2016 is to post a monthly favorite’s update. I follow a lot of youtubers who post their monthly favorites and I thought it would be neat to do the same in blog form. Most month’s I get a lot of new products from my other blog (Emily Reviews) and while I like most of them, only a few stand out as big favorites most of the time. Here we go!


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How To REALLY Lose Weight & Keep it Off This Year Diet & Exercise

If you haven’t already seen it, see my ‘mentally preparing for weight loss‘ blog post for my thoughts on how to make sure you’re really ready to lose weight and keep it off.

My goal for this blog post is to share my thoughts, advice and just general experience for how to lose weight in a sensible and not yucky or painful way. When you want to make your diet and fitness routine something you can stick with … Read the rest

How To REALLY Lose Weight & Keep it Off This Year – Mentally Preparing

How To REALLY Lose Weight & Keep it Off This Year – what you need to know and understand to truly make the change.

My boyfriend has lost 45 pounds since July.  He’s been asked tons of questions by friends and family members about his weight loss. I thought I would share his thoughts and advice on making a serious commitment to weight loss seems how so many people are working on new year’s resolutions to lose weight right now. … Read the rest