July 31, 2015

Not Enough

Time, lately it seems that I do not having enough. Sometimes I don't have enough time to see my friends, to work out, to make a nice dinner, to clean the house, to blog, etc...

But there are some things that I have had time to do. I can't complain about them and that is what I need to remember.

I can't complain about:
My husband, he is the best.
Organizing my wrapping paper, tissue paper, and gift bags.
Dancing with my sister to this song.
Seeing my friends and family this past weekend.

Enjoying a nice glass of wine.
Having a morning of watching RHONY and Gilmore Girls.
Addressing some back pain I have been having.
Learning advanced skills at work.

What have you had time to do? 
What do you wish you had more time to do?
Have a nice weekend!

July 30, 2015

Campus Book Rentals

For me living in southern Arizona, summers going by fast, are a good thing!
For others, summers are a break from school. Right now my husband is going to be starting his last semester of grad school and my sister here second year of college! Where has the time gone?!?

In addition to loving the weather more during "school year times," I enjoy not having to pay for school. But if you are currently going to school, you might wanna seek out all the best deals and ways to save money!

You can rent those big, expensive textbooks for 40-90% off. In addition to free shipping both ways, you can even mark in the books! Oh and they donate to Operation Smile with each book rented.

Giving and getting!
Oh and Campus Book Rentals may also save you from getting nagged.
Let me explain:

My husband is the kind of guy who doesn't just like to throw away expensive purchases. All of his undergrad textbooks that he had are just that. They just take up space and I nag about it.

He now knows better since going to graduate school. ;-)

So give to a good cause and save yourself some money and nagging this school year...and good luck!
May the grades be with you!

I was compensated to give my honest opinion of a service. All opinions are my own.

July 29, 2015

Frito Dog

Remember when I told you guys about my husband and mine's ten year dativersary
Well I never shared the recipe of the Frito Dog I made him.

Now before you guys skip over this because it sounds disgusting...think again. It is unhealthy but really yummy!

When Kevin and I were in high school there was (and still is) this amazing place called Caliche's in our hometown.  We loved going and grabbing a frito dog for lunch in high school and we always love grabbing what they are known for...their custard!

However, I cannot recreate the custard. :-(
I hope one day they come to Tucson.


2 hot dogs
2 hot dog buns
1 12 oz can of chili (or homemade if you have the time!)
1 bag fritos


Cook your hot dogs and place in buns. Smother with chili and top with fritos. 

Okay, so Caliche's version is better.
Okay so in high school we could eat anything.
It is fun to go down memory lane.

Oh and my birthday was a few days before our anniversary. Kevin made me the most amazing pizza. I just had to share!

Yes, those are pepperonis that he cut! So cool!

Happy Hump Day!

July 28, 2015

Three Ways to Inspire You When You're in a Blogging Lull

Writing a blog post.

Looking at a white piece of paper on your screen with a blinking cursor can be daunting when you have no idea what to say. 

I try to never blog when I feel uninspired, but how does one get inspired?
I use the traditional methods, what I see around me, what I do (life/cooking/home improvements/traveling), and Pinterest. But if all of that fails, you have to look deeper for inspiration.

Try something new
For a while, I did not add in a lot of recipes or travel on my blog. I thought I needed to abide by some blog rules that didn't exist and not put too many different directions on my blog. But now I blog on what I want and when I want. If that means trying something new, who knows, it could be awesome!

Look at your analytics
There will be times where more or less people are reading or interacting on your blog. It happens to even the biggest of blogs. Sometimes there are just lulls. But if you are worried, look at what posts have been most popular and where people are going to get to your blog and use that to equip yourself to go further and write on.

Step back
I mentioned in this post, that you should never write just because you need to feel you need to. You do not want your posts to feel stagnant or be an obligation.

What do you do to get yourself out of a blogging lull?

July 27, 2015

When Friends Change

Enter the most cryptic blog post ever.
It is just one of those that when you need to write, you write...

People often seem to come and go through your life. But occasionally there are people that really get you down when they seemingly exit your life. 

I have had two. One a very long time ago and that has been the hardest. Now she is coming back in again and I want to get my hopes up. And I just want to tell them....

There are a lot of things I don't know about your life. I don't know who you hang out with, I don't know what is important to you, but it isn't me.

It's a funny thing, change, because I used to know everything. There was a time where we shared in crazy antics and adventures and now we don't.

I miss having inside jokes, conversations, and adventures.

I wish I could say I stopped missing you but I haven't.

I get mad sometimes that you don't really seem to want to be together and each others life. Then it would make me even more sad because I was mad at you.

I think sometimes we expect more from others because we would be willing to do that much for them.

Friendship is a two way street. I get that, but it seems like I am the only one who has tried caring. Now I need to stop and it is up to you. Therefore, you don't know about good and bad that is going on for me. You haven't congratulated me or asked me if I am doing okay.

I wish I could say I don't care anymore, but I do. 
 I hope you miss me and I hope it hurts.
And I don't care how harsh that sounds.

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