Sunday, February 8, 2015

Day in the Life - Weekend+Work

Howdy hey! I thought I'd do a day in the life post because 1). I'm nosy and like seeing what people do all day, and 2). I'm guessing you're nosy too and want to see what I do all day?? Hopefully, because then we can be friends and be nosy together!!

This was my Friday, which pretty much counts as my weekend. I also work on weekends soooo here you go!

8:30 - Wake up without the alarm clock! I slept in 30 more minutes than usual...I should not have stayed up so late, though. (<---I tell myself this every. single. morning. and it never changes. Old habits die hard.)

9:00 - Eat breakfast - this morning, Kodiak cakes+apple chunks+peanut butter+cinnamon. And like 3 mugs of coffee. Eaten while watching Grey's Anatomy - because weekend breakfasts should be in front of the television, amiright?

9:30-10ish - Catch up on blogs, Pinterest, Facebook, emails, etc.

10ish - Decide on a workout for today - I did Courtey's "Feel the Burn" workout. She said it was a doozy and OMG she was right. My heart rate was up after the first set! I did it in the living room while watching Elementary.

Okay, sorry for the awkward/disproportionate angle, but I wanted to show you this new tank top I got from TJ Maxx! I have another one in gray and I love them, plus, they were only $10. Me gusta.

10:30 - I end up taking a walk because it is such a nice day outside. It's supposed to be nice all weekend!! Yay!

Whenever I'm walking, I always get super deep thoughts about my life and random stuff that doesn't even matter. Does anyone else do this? I'm just alone with my thoughts, I guess! This is basically what I think about:

That was a good episode of Grey's. I hope April and Jackson stay married. They had better stay married. I want to get married. I want a husband. But I'm not even in a relationship. I'm still so young. When will I meet my future husband? How will we meet? Will it be love at first sight? Will we be friends before that? What if I meet him this year - what??! Nope no not ready nope. I'm not ready to settle down. The world is my oyster! I want to travel! But I want a stable job. But maybe in a different city. New York City. But I love Georgia. But I love New York. Can I just stay here with my cats forever? But in my own house, because I need independence. But I love my family. I'm not an adult. I'll be an adult soon! WHAT?! 

Ah, teen angst.

11:30 - Start writing up this post, and get ready for work.

12:15 - Make/inhale lunch - I have to go with my mom to pick up my sister's car, and then get to work by 1.

1:00-6:00 - Workiiiinnngg, I had a long day, and it was kind of stressful. You'd think working at a froyo place would not be super stressful, but it has its moments...haha!

Random snack eaten some time in the afternoon:

6:00-7:00 - Go to Target, and spend entirely too much time there, as well as entirely too much money on treats I didn't really need (except the mascara) - oh well, today was pay day. :)

7:15ish - Dinner! I was starving and probably should have had another snack, but I was so busy at work I didn't even think about it. Whoops.

This was baked chicken with some sort of honey mustard sauce/marinade/something - it was sooo good! Kudos to Mom. Also a baked potato and some stir-fried veggies. Yumz.

8:00-9:00 - School work. I had to finish up some stuff for government and start a project for anatomy- good stuff.

9:00-10:00 - Lounge around, do my chores: unloaded the dishwasher, cleaned my room, started some laundry, etc. Mom has bronchitis (again..), Rebekah and Dad are out of town, so I had to pick up some slack around the house.

10:00 - I decide I'm hungry and make a snack. This is a mugcake thing that my family thinks I'm crazy for liking but I know some of ya'll would appreciate!! I basically take 1/3 cup of Kodiak cake mix, half of a mashed banana, a sprinkle of cinnamon, (and sometimes some vanilla protein powder, but I ran out last week!!). I add a few tablespoons of water, and microwave it for 2 minutes, and then top it with White Chocolate Wonderful!!!!! It's literally a pancake in mugcake form, what's not to love?!

10:00 - Watch Call the Midwife on Netflix! I'm so happy that Season 3 is finally on.

1:00am - .....3 episodes later, I finally decide I should go to sleep. What can I say, I'm a night owl!!! It probably took me another hour or so to fall asleep after that.

As you guys can see, I have a very very very normal, boring life, but I love it. I'm hoping to get another day in the life done on a school day!!! Love ya'll, and have a beautiful Sunday!

Monday, January 12, 2015


Hello, my friendlies!

So I know I slacked with the whole posting thing last week, but eh - nobody's perfect. Plus, I was doing lots of fun stuff that I get to talk about now!!

First up, we took our bi-annual trip to Whole Foods (I kid you not, that's about how much we go. But we love it every time!).

I am just in love with the produce section. Dat produce doe.

Look at this banana! What the heck?! Are pesticides stunting non-organic banana growth or something?! This banana was the size of Rebekah's radius. If you don't think that's long, take a look at your forearm - it was HUGE (but your forearm is beautiful).

Also, this trailmix. Gimme.

I've also been cherishing my precious time with my friends before I go back to school - which is tomorrow. Oy friend slept over and we treated ourselves to ice cream, candy, brownie bites, and How to Train Your Dragon 2.

'Twas a wonderful night to say the least!

I've been fueling with oatmeal for breakfast exclusively for the past few months. If it ain't broke....

The weather has been all kinds of WEIRD, so when it was warm, we headed out for a quick walk. It was a freaking gorgeous day - I love living in Georgia.

On Friday, my sister, friend, and I headed to an adorable tea house for lunch. It's called Tea Leaves and Thyme, and it's been there since I can remember!!

Excuse my horribly fake smile - I don't know what was up with me! Haha.

You get tea along with your lunch - we chose an apricot (white?) tea, which was heavenly.

Reibs ordered tomato basil soup that was amazing, and I got a salmon salad that was okay. I need to branch out more with my restaurant choices, ha!

However, our entrees came with mini scones made in the restaurant that are. to. die. for. It only came with three, and all three of us were scheming to take the other's. I seriously dream about those scones...

School stuff is finally figured out, both for this semester and when I leave for UWG in the fall. I have alternating moments of "I am so excited and can't wait!!!" and "Holy crap, I can't leave, I won't survive!" I'm registered for orientation, applied for scholarships, and have a room and roommate! Help.

In other news, I am finally adding in some different exercise, and I am soooo excited to be able to. I am so blessed with how far I've come, and completely in awe of God's goodness and sovereignty. It seems odd, but I know that He promised me there would be a day where I could exercise in a "normal" mindset once again. Whoop whoop!

I'm pretty much keeping cardio light and short, and adding in strength exercises, yay!!!! Me like.

However, there's kind of a catch. For nearly 9 months, I've done nothing but walk. Like, not even yoga (because I practically hate it - sorry, my lovely yogis! Just not my cup of tea). So my endurance and muscle tone are considerably lower than what they used to be. Also, my motivation levels are no where near what they used to be.

I didn't think I'd have to deal with lack of motivation, to be honest. It's mentally been weird for me. Like, I have this freedom now, but part of me is still a bit hesitant. But I do have a plan, so we're going to see how this week goes.

Lastly, I'm going to have to be super intuitive and aware of my body's limits despite the fact that I have a "plan." I'm sure it's mostly going to be trial and error. For example, my legs are freakishly sore from doing my first leg workout since March 2014, even though I did it two days ago and took an entire rest day yesterday. Also, my right bicep/elbow are killing me, probably from the arm workout I did. Both of these have led me to rethink what I had planned for today - I need to wait and let those hurt a little less before I stress them even more.

I don't mention that to over-analyze the situation, I know that it's totally normal after a long time of resting (which was fantabulous), I just wanted to let ya'll know that it's okay to deviate from a "plan" by listening to your body - because that's what's important. At least for me.

I know the transitions in this post were kind of nonexistent, but I had a lot to catch you up on! :) I hope you all have a maaarrrvveelous Monday!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Hiiiiiyyaaa friends! I had a WIAW planned, but as we know per recent history, I am NOT reliable at getting those posted in a timely manner. Or written at all.

In leiu of looking at pictures of all the food I've been eating (mostly oatmeal, wraps, green smoothies and Christmas goodies...balance, people), I thought I'd give you a peek at what's been going on recently. I love these Currently posts and am happy to join in!

Current Book: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

One down, 6 to go! I have made it my mission to reread the HP series, and so far so good. They're a fairly easy read, and I'm hoping I can keep up when the new semester rolls around. Yeesh.

Current Music: Right now, I've got 4 favorite bands: Imagine Dragons, Mumford and Sons, One Republic, and Of Monsters and Men. Also, Rather Be is my JAM!

Current Guilty Pleasure: Netflix. Ooohhhh Netflix. You and I have a love/hate relationship, and right now, it's hating to obsessively love you (I have really long nights).

Current Nail Color: Ummm....nada

I've never painted my fingernails that much, but since getting a job this summer, I haven't painted them at all. Boo!

Current Entertainment: Wow, this post's mission is to show how boring my life is. I would say Netflix, reading, and taking walks. I'm a simple gal!

Current Wish/Need: Oooohhh man I need sleep. I know I sound like a broken record, but I am super freaking uber exhausted(ly?) tired. I've discovered I thrive on like 10 hours of sleep, no matter how I get it. If I don't get that much, I can nap from 30 minutes to 3 hours. Also, does your body develop immunity to caffeine? I think mine has.

Current Food: Oatmeal! Still as obsessed as ever. (Honorable Mention: Peppermint Stick Ice Cream).

Current Drink: Coooofffeeeeeee.

Current Triumphs: I cleaned (like, DEEP cleaned) my room yesterday, I've gotten a couple of posts written and have some more ideas, and I've gotten some school stuff taken care of. That's about it, haha!

Current Bane of Existence: The DMV! I just need to schedule an appointment to get my license but they either don't pick up their phone, or they're super busy (and seemingly understaffed). I'm normally pretty compassionate about stuff like that, but seriously!

Current Blogger Crush: Minimalist Baker. Not only do I loovee their recipes, but are they not the cutest couple ever?

Current Indulgence: Godiva Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt.

I am that girl who can eat a huge amount of chocolate, no problem whatsoever.

Current Blessing: Gah, so many! Family, friends, health, recovery, cup runneth over!

Current Outfit: Pajamas....and my cat.

Current Excitement: 2015 and everything it has in store!! My stomach has knots just thinking about it.

Current Mood: Relaxed, happy, and a little bit case you can't tell from this post.

Also, happy New Years Eve!!!! Are you staying up to watch the ball drop? My family and I always do!! I hope you have a woonndeerrrful Wednesday, and see you next year. ;) Love ya!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Hi, I'm really tired.

But when you stay up til 3am and wake up at 1pm, that's to be expected, right? I've also already been scolded on my sassy-ness level (sorry Mom), I'm on my third cup of coffee, and I need to make a to-do list to keep myself from going back to bed.

Moral of the story: sleep is important!! Even if it means skipping that fifth episode of Bones. 

Everyone seems to be doing "2014 Recap/Review" posts, which completely confused me this morning - I totally thought that today was the last day in December which freaked me out, because I'm not emotionally prepared for a new year. (Kidding...sort of)

I've thought a lot about what kind of "end of the year" post I wanted to do - a recap, or resolutions? Both? Is there even anything to recap? Do I have any resolutions?! So I'm just gonna go with the flow and add a little bit of both. Without further ado....

1. This year was full of ups and downs - mostly ups, I am happy to say! I really feel like 2014 was "my year." Told you cutting my hair off  meant my life was about to change! 

2. I've grown so incredibly much this year - mentally and emotionally. At the beginning of 2014, I realized that for the past few years, I had been living in pseudo-recovery, and decided to take the steps to change that. (Hoping for a post to come on that subject!)

3. I finished my junior year of high school, registered for dual enrollment, and completed my first semester at my local college.

4. Speaking of college, I also got accepted to my college of choice!! 

5. I got my first job, and then moved on to my second and current job.

6. I got my period for the first time in 3 years (woah). 

7. I went to Disney World and am still utterly obsessed with it!! I must return. 

8. I am happier, more relaxed, and healthier than I have been in a long, long time. 

That honestly sums up my experiences during 2014. I have been so blessed and am so thankful for God's timing, planning, and being able to place my trust in Him. :)

As for resolutions? Not many. I've kind of given up on that - haha! But it's nice to have some goals to think about sooo....

1. Get back into some fitness. I haven't done hardly any exercise in at least six months, which has been amazing for me, actually. I'm thinking about a membership at my local gym, but not until it's too cold to go outside! Also, my exercise is going to be vastly different from the past couple of years.

2. Keep up with my online classes - I am not procrastinating as much as I did last semester! I simply cannot, for the sake of my sanity. 

3. Continue being social. This has been the best thing for my (continued) recovery - getting out, doing things, spending time with friends.

4. Enjoy my last months before moving to COLLEGE!! Omg I'm half super excited, half terrified. 

5. Live my life every single day for God, even if I'm not perfect.

Well, there you go! These resolutions are pretty reasonable/achievable in my opinion, and I'm excited to see where they take me. I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas 2014

Happy day after the day after Christmas!

I can't believe Christmas is already over. It comes and goes so quickly - but luckily we're still feeling pretty festive here at the Mitchell home.

So I kind of failed at the whole "documenting Christmas" thing this year, but I did get a few scenes from what we did - I was just having too much fun celebrating the holiday!

Christmas Eve was super laid back - we spent most of the day cleaning for the guests that we'd have on Christmas Day. We also packed up the treats we made into boxes and distributed them to our friends. Reibs and I felt like Santa's elves delivering all of them!

Obviously, I can't figure out simple technology, because I still don't know how to rotate my pictures. Best blogger award goes to me!

Per tradition, we ate Chinese takeout for dinner! YUMMEH.

 The rest of the evening was spent wrapping gifts and watching Elf. It wasn't exactly the most festive night, but it was still pretty much our traditional Christmas Eve. I guess we just aren't party-ers?

Christmas morning began with stockings, opening a couple of presents, and starting breakfast!

Santa came! I guess i was good this year!

Breakfast menu: Yogurt + fruit + granola, Belgian waffles, hashbrown casserole, bacon, and eggs!

 After that, we opened presents!! Photographer fail. I got a snap of this adorable necklace my sister got me!

Bae came over too.

He's so sweet!!!

Then the family came over for Christmas dinner, gift exchange, and playing games.

 (Not pictured: my uncle, aunt, cousin, and Dad, who were all present - haha. Sorry guys!).

The next day, my grandparents were still over, and we spent the day hanging around and being lazy. It was lovely!


It was quite a laid back Christmas this year, but still joyful nonetheless. I hope you all had a woooonnndderful Christmas/holidays as well!