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Happy 4th of July

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Hello!  I just wanted to take a quick moment to wish you a wonderful holiday!  I hope that you are spending lots of time with family and enjoying the Summer holiday.

This outfit is from a few days ago.  I had a few errands to run and I wanted to look presentable without spending 3 hours getting ready.  It was cloudy and slightly chilly that day so I wore jeans with a lightweight button up layered over a t-shirt.  This layering gave me the flexibility to adjust to being warmer or colder.  When I was outside walking around and the sun peeked out I could roll or push up the sleeves of the button-up or remove it and tie it around my waist.  But, when the clouds were covering the sun, the wind kicked up, or I walked into an air-conditioned place I could unroll the sleeves and button-up the shirt for more warmth.  Also, the hairstyle was something new that I was sort of trying out.

Today is going to be a bit of a lazy morning.  My husband and I are planning to check out the local rib festival and then watch the fireworks show tonight.  Hopefully it will be fun and enjoyable.

-Carla

Half-Way 2015

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Yikes!  It feels like it was 3 days ago since I posted my June check-in, but it was an entire month ago.  It’s crazy to think that half of this year is gone.  It seems like there is a lot of buzz around resolutions and goals at the start of the year and then by Valentine’s Day no one is talking about them.  It has been a goal of mine to change that.  I don’t just want to set lofty, unattainable goals that I forget about a month later.  Instead, I like to work on continuously improving myself through different self-imposed challenges and goals.

I can’t complain about this year because so far it has been one of the best years– I remember telling someone that this was going to be my year: I could feel it!  Of course, like people are wont to do he chuckled in my face.  But, its true.  This is the year that I got married and started making big strides in my personal life.  This month I have our wedding reception to look forward to, our honeymoon the month after, and then a much more relaxed and easier schedule come Fall.

Here are the other goals that I am focusing on for JULY:

Health/Well Being
  • Lose 5 lbs. by honeymoon Workout 3 times per week (yoga 2x’s + 1 cardio), maintain 1,300 calories, drink 6-8 glasses of water per day, focus on reaching 10,000 steps 5/7 days
  • Brush nightly, floss more often Check in to flossing tracking apps
  • Skin care routine Remove makeup before bed
Finances/ Work
  • Continue making payments on loans Minimum payments on-time still count
  • Roll over 401k into Roth IRA Research this
  • Search and apply for any/all applicable teaching positions Pick up transcripts, ask for letters of recommendation
Misc.
  • Blog 2x’s per week during the month of July and August
  • Read 4 more books to make goal of 12
  • SEW! Fix ripped seam in bed sheet, make headband (?), black lace skirt, pajama pants
  • Post content to YouTube– goal for 1 video a week during July, 3x’s during August

There you have it!  These are my new/updated goals that I want to focus on primarily for the months of July and August and, in some cases, my idea’s on how to accomplish them.  Are you making any goals for the last 6 months of 2015?  Please let me know in the comments below.

-Carla

Out and About

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The past few weeks I have snapped an outfit photo here and there, but I have neglected to post them.  Bad blogger!  I could make each one of these an individual post but I thought that I would just combine them all in to one.

The following outfit is one that I donned for an afternoon drink and chat with a friend.  It was a few weeks back so it was a tad cooler than it has been lately.  It was slightly overcast and rainy that day, but it wasn’t humid so I curled my hair that afternoon.

May 18, 2015

The next outfit I wore out on date night with my husband.  I think that we went to dinner and a movie, but it was a few weeks ago and I have to admit that I’m not entirely sure.  I used my new Chi flat iron in this picture and went for a golden look with touches of purple.

June 11, 2015

I also wore this outfit on date night.  It was warm, sunny, and humid when I took these pictures which is why I have my hair pulled back!  But, as we were leaving to go out it became cloudy and a tad rainy.  I donned a kelly green cardigan over this sleeveless blouse.  That night we just went out for a quick dinner.

June 18, 2015

There you have it!  I will try to post more regularly, but it is Summer after all.

-Carla