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You guys....I was at home for the first few days of the month and then boom! I was at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas...then straight up to Utah for a week and a half and currently I'm in Phoenix, Arizona for CHA! It's been the funnest time and I have documented my life lately on Snapchat, IG and Facebook with pictures and words. It's the busiest month I've had lately besides the holidays. I can't believe I haven't been in Ridgecrest since early January. But honestly, even though I miss my house, Tony and my birds so much, it feels awesome to be able to be out doing things and being BUSY. I miss my busy Utah life! I am super excited though to have my Valentine Pinterest Party at the end of the month, start working on the she-shed in February and preparing for Questival in March. Lots to look forward to and I love seeing my calendar fill up. 

More soon!

Move.

The word may be little but it's meanings aren't. 

In 2016 I moved to southern CA from Utah. I moved on from LDSBC, graduating with a certificate in Social Media Marketing. I moved on from working full-time at Tai Pan Trading to a remote part time social media job.

Moved away from family and friends that I loved. Moved away from activities that kept me busy multiple nights of the week. Moved away from having shopping and good restaurants close-by. Moved away from living close to a freeway. An airport. My bank. 

Move.

I thought of this word because I have moved away from a place where I was moving and active quite a lot. Camping, hiking, festivals, Yelp events, community events, 5K's, shopping, water parks, rec centers, Questival, etc. 

Move.

I've given myself this word for the year to remind me to stay active and not sit still. Now that the unpacking of boxes is done, I could almost sit and twiddle my thumbs and wait for something to happen. Get invited to do something. Go somewhere. 

Move.

But no. I am committing myself and setting mini-goals throughout the year to stay moving and active. Not sit around and wait for things to happen. Some of my ideas are:
  • Get my bike repaired so I can ride it around town
  • Participate in the 365-mile challenge
  • Keep hosting Pinterest parties
  • Do a "Crepes & Crafts" night
  • Plan camping/hiking trips on flex-Friday weekends
  • Go on walks with my neighbor across the street
  • Projects in the she-shed
  • Find a color run to participate in
  • Post more belongings to sell online and downsize my stuff
I want to keep the goal of moving in the forefront of my mind. I'm glad not to move locations anytime too soon -  moving houses is a pain!  I just want to move myself and not get lazy and stay active. THAT is my goal for 2017! 

What's yours?

I have a love-hate relationship with videos. I like watching videos on Youtube...vlogs are hard because if the camera moves around a lot, it makes me motion-sick after awhile. I still love watching Utah vloggers though! I also like Devin Supertramp videos, Peter Hollens,  Ellie and Jared, documentaries of people, music videos, craft videos and things along those lines. 

It really bothers me from time to time that I can't make good videos. I can throw up a vlog on YouTube, do mini vlogging on my Snapchat channels or Periscope but


A smaller goal I've been thinking about is to stop spending so much time looking to others for inspiration but create my own inspiration. Easier said than done though. I love scrolling through Instagram, watching Snapchat, Periscope and Facebook live streams and reading blog posts and clicking through Pinterest to get ideas, learn and be inspired. I will still continue to do those things but attempt to cut back a bit. A morning or afternoon goes by and all I've done is consume creativity via my phone or laptop but what do I have at the end of the day that I've actually created? Pretty much nothing. Attempting to change that and awareness is the first step.

But back to video - I'll be looking online for tips and tricks, tutorials, etc but if you have anything you'd like to recommend, let me know in a comment!

Some days I feel on top of things and other days I feel like I am not getting enough done. I look online at all the events going on (in a state I'm not in) or all the blog posts people are doing, on top of it because it's Christmas time and they have their posts for gift ideas, foods, crafts, etc already done. And me? I'm just here trying to get through each day. Not working a full time job anymore has its pros and cons. It's handy because I have the time to accomplish more during the day vs. just evenings and weekends. It's a con because I still haven't figured out a good schedule to managing my time. 

My day usually goes like this:

7:30-8:30 - wake up and get caught up on social media , watch some Periscope broadcasts on tech news and how to gain more Instagram followers, etc.

9:00 - up and out of the bedroom. I'm dressed and ready to go somewhere. Except usually there is no where to go.

9:00-noon - I'm working a bit for a social media job I am doing right now. I am grabbing something from the fridge to eat for breakfast. I'm washing dishes from the night before or tidying up around the house.

Noon - suddenly Tony is home and I wonder where my morning was gone. At least my morning is generally pretty productive. Today I made some Christmas candies for the plates we are delivering sometime this week so that was nice and Tony seemed surprised I got that done. Haha!

1-5pm - I'm either online, or these days getting packages ready to send, taking pictures of stuff to sell online, addressing Christmas cards, trying to unpack the last 15 boxes in the she-shed and figure out what to keep or sell/donate, etc. I've been sitting on a heated blanket on my couch for the past 2 hours and it's suddenly 3pm. Need to finish some Pinterest crafts since my Cricut was having issues last night (problem on their end I think), figure out a person or family to give gifts to this month, plan our trip to L.A. this weekend and get the 2 bedrooms cleaned up for guests coming Sunday night.

5-10pm - my evening consists of dinner with Tony, watching shows, cleaning up things again (I dont even have kids so how do things get so messy?!) and occasionally doing errands or house projects.  I still need to shower since I haven't gotten to that today. I want to blog about my Pinterest party last night.  I think today was the last day to get packages together and mailed to arrive in time for Christmas. Ah...people like late presents, right? Need to get neighbor gifts put together and delivered too.

I end my day usually thinking about all I didn't get done and trying to get motivated or make a list to tackle it the next day. I scroll through Instagram seeing fun crafts, food, projects and trips thinking, why am I not doing that stuff too? In the end, I just need to share what I am doing and be satisfied with that. Stop comparing and thinking about all I didn't get done but focus on what I did accomplish in the day. There's always a chance to do things better the next day and I am grateful for that.



Since December is practically here and Thanksgiving is over, I'm going to stop holding myself back from posting about anything Christmas related.  I love love love this song by JamestheMormon. He's come out with a lot of great songs lately and I'm loving it all! Enjoy this version of Angels We Have Heard On High.

Also, I want to talk to you guys about the #LightTheWorld campaign going on - well, soon! It starts tomorrow! Learn more here and let me know what you are going to do to participate. There's a handy calendar with ideas you can do every day and I'll be documenting each day 1 thing I do to help light the world.

How is November almost over?! Just like that! First full month actually living in CA. My thoughts...hmm...it was okay but nothing exciting. Sometimes I feel like I have nothing good to Instagram, Tweet or Snap about. This makes me really sad. I have to create my own fun because there are not really any events to go to, food trucks, friends, etc. I did have a Pinterest party in October that turned out pretty good and I am planning on doing another one in December. I miss things so much. Just things! Local/community/nearby events, a dollar theater that is close, concerts, good Christmas lights, shopping (as always) etc etc.  We'll see how month 2 goes in this town. Glad to be planning on seeing family for Christmas. Can't wait.

It's nice to get back from a trip/vacation and not have to go straight to work. I mean, I did work but not an 8 hr job that I have to get up, get dressed and drive in to work. Poor Tony did have to get up and go in to work but me not having to do that meant I could unpack our bags, do laundry and get settled back in after that long drive home and being gone for 4 days. Don't get me wrong, I do miss working a full time job and am working a little bit right now as well as trying to do things to supplement my income. We can both live okay on Tony's one income but we want to do so much stuff with the house and some of it is more expensive to do (new windows, pouring cement, etc) that if I can get a job it will not take us as long to save for some of these projects as it would just on one income. We'll see what happens! I know my January has 3 trips and I'm not sure it's the best time to start a job with Christmas coming but it will be interesting to see what happens.

About this blog

I have quite a few blogs and I just feel like I need to tie them all into one place so this is where I decided that is going to happen. I'll still be blogging on my other blogs but I will link all my posts to this blog so you can easily find them. We'll see how it goes!





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