25 for my 25th : progress

Admittedly, I have not crossed off as many things on this list as I would’ve liked to by now, but I do have some plans in motion. I have exactly three months left until my birthday. A little update on my 25 for 25th list: 1. Visit Portland, Oregon √ 3. Make my own sandwich bread […]

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meal planning

Meal planning is sometimes a pain in the butt. It doesn’t matter that it will save you five trips to the grocery store, or money on grabbing take out, or your general sanity when THERE IS NOTHING IN THIS HOUSE TO EAT. But, as with almost everything adulthood requires of you, it’s both necessary and […]

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self love

I don’t know if this is news or not, but I’m a pretty very self-conscious person. Always have been. And self-consciousness and insecurity breeds shyness – something I’ve been affected by my whole life. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to get a little bit of a hold on it: forcing myself to speak up […]

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excuses and accountability

As I mentioned, I didn’t come up with a new list of resolutions for 2015; instead I’m letting my one little word guide me (and still working on that 25 for my 25th list). But a big reason why I record my other goals in this space is so I’m held accountable. Even if only one […]

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no more stuff!

I’ve said it before, and I’ll keep saying it: I must declutter! It stresses me out having so much stuff – having to store so much stuff, having to take care of so much stuff, having to never even use so much stuff. I feel like I’m constantly getting rid of things and making trips to […]

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BOLD

I always have a list of running goals I want to accomplish. Some of my past bucket lists have worked better than others, but currently I have an itemized list of 25 things I want to accomplish while I’m 25. So for this new year, instead of making a list of new year resolutions, which […]

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comparison

I’ve had a lot of time lately to think. Too much time to think. I often think my mind is my own worst enemy. Lately I have been thinking a lot about comparison, comparing yourself to others. It is so, so difficult not to do this with our social media crazed world. And with television […]

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fall baking

I have been spending more time in the kitchen as of late and am loving it. Fall is the perfect excuse to spend mixing and pouring and baking and smelling the wonderful aromas coming out of the oven. And now that the weather is starting to cool off, I’m happy to have my oven turned […]

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life on a budget part two

6. Sell your things / buy other people’s things. Lately, I’ve been on a big wanting-to-purge-everything-I-own kick. That in itself is great – to decluttler and simplify your life – but me being who I am, I hate to get rid of things I once paid for (or that someone else paid for – and […]

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life on a budget part one

Being officially in my mid-twenties and married, you would think I’d no longer be living on a tiny budget (or maybe you wouldn’t, I don’t know). But an acting career is not a very lucrative career…until it is a lucrative career, know what I mean? I’m fortunate to have the support of my husband, and […]

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