• Life

    Looking Forward | 2017 Goals

    Last year I put my New Year’s Resolutions out there to keep myself accountable and this year I’m doing it again. This year’s goals are more in-depth than last years and also I’m not making quite as many for myself. Having goals is important because it keeps you accountable and gives you motivation. I like having lists and things written down to go back to a check off or to remember to do. Downsize and Declutter A few weeks ago I got home from Christmas shopping, and while I was out I bought an eye shadow palette for myself. I had wanted this palette for a long time, but when I…

  • Life

    Goodbye 2016

    As I get older I swear time flies by even faster and 2016 has honestly been a blur. I’m writing this post a few days before Christmas and I keep thinking I still have two weeks left in 2016 to wrap up everything that’s on my to-do list. Wrong. I only have one week and Christmas day is completely booked with family events. Hopefully I can catch up on my list of things to do on my extra day off this week. Last year I posted two lists of goals I wanted to achieve in 2016: my New Year’s Resolutions and 2016 Fitness Goals. I think it’s important to take time to reflect…

  • Life,  Travel

    My Travel Bucket List

    Over the past few years I’ve become a bit of a wanderlust. I took a few vacations growing up, but I’ve never really explored outside of my comfort zone. I spent a few vacations in Colorado when visiting family, went to Ireland for my high school’s band trip, and visited the Bahamas on a cruise – that’s about it. My first vacation in years was to Iceland back in January 2015 and I’ve been hooked ever since. Since then I’ve been lucky enough travel to San Francisco, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and various road trips. But I want more! I’ve always had a list of places I’ve wanted to travel to, and recently…

  • Life

    Mid-Year Check In | 2016 Goals

    A lot of people make New Year’s Resolutions for themselves at the turn of year, but I rarely hear anyone talking about their previous year’s resolutions and if they achieved them. Maybe some just forget what their resolutions were or maybe they aren’t looking to reflect on the past, but I enjoy looking back at goals I set for myself to see what I achieved and I what I can continue to improve upon. Lucky for me, I blogged all about my New Year’s Resolutions and My 2016 Fitness Goals, and I wanted to see how I’m doing so far now that nearly half the year is already over. I’m always…

  • Life

    Spring Beauty Favorites | April 2016

    Spring has sprung (finally) in Minnesota. We’re getting some beautiful sunny, 70 degree days a few times a week now and I’m loving it. Now that’s it’s warming up, I’m looking forward to doing some training outside. Spring also comes with an overhaul of beauty products I use. Instead of monthly beauty favorites, I’m thinking updates on what I’m loving, when I’m loving will be better and more genuine. I don’t find myself buying new makeup as often anymore so I’m not discovering new favorites like I used to – my wallet is OK with that. A lot of these products I already shared in My Travel Makeup Bag post…