I'm taking a break from blogging for a while. Best of luck to you and your beautiful lives!
Last weekend we had a couple days off work and jumped in the car to take a much needed road trip...our destination, Seattle. It was about 12 hours each way for us and it only left us about two days to wander around the city with Jesse's sister and also see my brother and his wife. I wish we could live close to them and meet up in the city every week!
Do you remember at the end of the movie The Avengers how Iron Man was talking about eating at Shawarma? Well, we were experiencing taking the bus in downtown Seattle with Jesse's sister and I had to use the bathroom so bad we jumped off and ran inside her favorite restaurant only to come out and see it was a Shwarma haha! We also visited a few other places too...
I was having so much fun getting inspiration and seeing all the creative design around. There is also something about cheap good food from the street that is an experience all on its own haha!
Alright, I think that's enough pictures..I understand haha! And if there is any family reading this, don't worry we intend to come visit you too. We just need to save up some mad money for another trip sometime!
Last week with Jesse's birthday and Valentine's day right next to each other, we had a pretty fun two little days. There was lots of NY cheese cake, pizza, chocolate strawberries, and two late movie nights. We also made a stop to one of his favorite stores so he could get some supplies for the custom orders he is working on from his leather business.
I even had some time to fit in a little DIY project for Valentines day. I work with a bunch of girls so I made everyone a little tiny container of winter lip scrub. I was thinking it would also be a great idea for party favors! Use equal parts brown sugar and honey and just a touch of everything else! I found the tiny containers at a craft store named Porter's.
Early this morning there was a light snow fall. Jesse let me grab our camera and we threw on our warm sweaters and headed out to take some pictures before the sun burned off the clouds. There are some really pretty mountains on both sides of the little town we are in and today they looked majestic.
This is a really easy Valentine's decor project that only costs you a few bucks. I found the idea through Pinterest and I can agree with the Blogger from I Love This that they are quite sweet! If you visit her blog you can follow her step by step guide and make our own too. All you need is an old canning jar, a piece of scrapbook paper, scissors, a cut out of a heart shape, an old candle, and a little string. I found the jar at a thrift shop for 25 cents and the paper at a craft store for 50 cents. If you don't like using candles, a flame-less alternative is filling the jar with red berry scented rocks from Dollar Tree.
Idea was taken from Pinterest; Via blog "I Love This"
Just when it is one degree above freezing and the snow melts you get hit by a snow storm the next day. The day before felt literally warm and I mean you only needed a light sweater. Now the snow goes up to my knees in some places and there are mountains of snow in every parking lot. We hate to admit it, but they aren't getting smaller anytime soon and I mean months.
On the up side the snow put us in a cozy mood after work. I enjoyed reading a book off my new thrift-ed book shelf that Jesse found last week. I have been looking for one like this that is skinny enough to put on the left side of the long mirror in our room upstairs and it's perfect! I love how the books lean back like you would see at a library. What do you think, should I paint it or leave it natural??
I woke up in the middle of the night and just laid there as I heard the town snow plow circling a nearby street. Our bed was cozy and warm. Puppy was snuggled up close and suddenly stretched pushing his paws against my stomach. Jesse was quietly breathing away in a deep sleep and I knew his strep throat medicine was finally making him feel better. It was simple, but I loved this moment and my little family.
Happy New Year. Jesse and I are doing well and intend to kick off the new year with a great start. We have gone through many life changes in the past year, grew to know each other better and what we want in life and intend to let positive thoughts and actions guide us there. Even though we currently live in a town that we would not pick to live in ever by choice and many other reasons, we know that we can get through this and soon move on from this point in our lives.
We are thankful that we have each other to get us through this awkward small town and encourage each other to still move towards the things that make us happy and make us excited to someday have a better job that makes our lives a little easier.
Our state of mind has to stay positive and remember that life is not a competitive race, but a way to find happiness and fulfillment that we are doing the best we can. When I started to make this post I intended to write about all the ways that we feel brought down by living here and again kicked when we are down, but I won’t give up. I have many things to be grateful for and many things that make me happy. I’ve learned that I don’t need to be so hard on myself and remember the more important things such as the relationship and love I have for my husband.
This year I want to blog ideas, inspiration, at home projects, recipes, my tips and finds, and any ideas you have for things that can bring you a little happiness to your day. Cheers to a new year and a new you.