7 More Shows to Watch Over Winter Break

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! I’m continuing my yearly tradition of sharing my favorite shows to marathon over a long break over even a snowy weekend. I’ve watched quite a few shows over 2017 in hopes to provide you with the best shows to marathon when you need something to do. Check out the latest 7 shows below! Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions: 2018

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! Since today is the first day of the new year, I thought I’d share my eight goals/resolutions for 2018. Check out my New Year’s Resolutions below!

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Read 18 Books

I struggle with making reading resolutions as it can be hard reading for fun on a schedule. I think last year I went for something crazy like 30 books, and I didn’t come close. So this year I chose 18 for 2018 as my reading goals for the year. I thought that since it would be close to reading a book or two every month. I have a huge reading list written down, so I’m excited to dive into it!

Write 10 Blog Posts A Month

I’m pretty aware of my lack of blog posts this year, so I decided that doing at least 10 blog posts a month can be doable. I’m going to try and maintain a schedule, but by setting a number goal, it might be easier to keep track of my posts.

Increase my Savings Account by $1500

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this on the blog yet, but I found a new job towards the end of the summer in 2017 and I’m starting to increase my savings a bit. This year I want to add an extra $1500 into my savings account so that I have an emergency fund saved up.

Open an Etsy Store

Since I’ve been making my own planner stickers for a few years now, I thought that this year is the time that I finally make my own Etsy store. I have a lot of research to do to get this resolution completed, however I’m really excited about moving forward in this venture!

Start Graduate School

This will be the year that I begin graduate school. Through my new job my tuition is covered, so once I am able to begin, I will be starting a graduate program. I have been looking forward to working on my Master’s Degree since I graduated from undergraduate, so I’m stoked that this year it will begin happening!

Run 3 Miles in 30 Minutes

This is the one I’m not too sure about. I was running two miles in 30 minutes earlier this year, however I’ve slowed down in the last few months. My goal is to up my cardio game and get up to three miles this year. I’ve been working on getting in shape for the past year and now I am trying to keep improving.

Finally Get My Driver’s License

Let’s be real for a minute, this has been a resolution for the past three years and I’ve yet to succeed. This year though, I feel like I am so close to finally just getting it. I have a lot of anxiety around driving, but this year I’ve driven on the roads more than ever and I think I really just need another month of regular practice before I’m ready for the test. Living in a state that is not known for its public transportation means that I need to get over this last hurdle and make myself more independent.

Say Yes to New Experiences

2017 was all about getting settled in a new environment and opening myself up to stepping outside my comfort zone. 2018 is going to be about taking more adventures and saying yes to more new experiences. I want to focus on the fun this year and just go exploring!

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So there you have it, my New Year’s Resolutions for 2018. What are your resolutions or goals for 2018? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo jen p

Plan With Me: November 6th-12th

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! Today’s post is my plan with me for this week, November 6th-12th. This is going to be a really fun week and it’s leading up to my favorite week of all time, my birthday week! I use a Happy Planner and create my own stickers on Apple Pages using images found on Pinterest. Check out my planner spread for this week below! Continue reading

Back to School Makeup Tutorial

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! Since this is the week many students (high school or college) return to classes, I thought I’d share some of my favorite makeup that I used when in school to get ready quickly. We all know that no one wants to wake up early to get to that 8AM class, so here’s some products you can throw on when you’ve slept through your five alarms. Check it out below! Continue reading

Favorite Summer Makeup

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! Today’s post is going to be talking about some of my favorite makeup that has held up through the summer. Summer makeup can be super hard to perfect, what with all the sweating, water, and hot weather. The makeup products below are some of the things I’ve found that have worked really well for me this summer. Check out my favorite summer products below! Continue reading

August Goals 2017

Hello everyone, long time no see! This month has been super crazy, but dear god how are we already in August? 2017 has been flying by, and with no surprise here are some of my goals for this month.

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I’m not going to lie, I struggled to come up with goals for this month. My life has sort of been plateauing lately it seems, both creatively and professionally. I’m trying to get back on track before the end of the summer, so that’s sort of my larger, umbrella of goals. This month I’m sharing that I’d like to finally open a new bank account and ditch my current, terrible one and save $300 on the financial front. I’ve struggled this month after having to pay out of pocket for a dental procedure and moving, so I need to build back up my savings! I also want to spend more time at my apartment’s pool enjoying summer and maybe get around to finishing a book or two poolside. I also would like to get in more driving practice since it is pretty important for me to get my driver’s license (another adult responsibility I’ve been shirking). Lastly, I would love to stop biting my nails this month. Honestly, it’s more of an anxious tick that I haven’t shaken over the years but I would like to rid myself of this dirty habit.

So there you have it, my goals for this August. They aren’t big, life changing ones, but who needs those every month? Sometimes you just need to get back on track and tackle some of the little things. What do you want to accomplish this month? Let me know in the comments below and hopefully you’ll be hearing from me soon!

xoxo jen p

July 2017 Goals

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! Today’s post is my July goals for 2017, which is honestly just crazy that we are already 7 months into this year. I’m absolutely pumped for July, I love the summer and I’ve got some fun things coming up this month. Check out my July goals below!

My favorite holiday ever is Fourth of July, so I was super excited to celebrate this yesterday and see some fireworks in my area!

Confession time: I am 23 years old and I cannot swim in the slightest. This month I’ve moved into an apartment complex with a pool so I will be learning to swim this month, so I will be learning to swim with all the time I plan to be there!

I’ve also never been camping in my life and this month I am going camping with my boyfriend and his family. I’m pretty excited but also slightly nervous since I’m not the biggest fan of bugs or the wilderness. Who knows, it’ll be a learning adventure!

The thing I am most looking forward to this month is spending lots of time over at my apartment’s pool and driving over to the beach on the weekends. I love the beach, but will be mostly satisfied anywhere I can lay out in the sun and relax.

This month I have two financial goals, open a new bank account that I can use locally and save $500. My bank account doesn’t have any branches or ATMs in my new area so I need to bite the bullet and open a new one. I also just moved, so my savings account has seen some better days.

Lastly, I’m super excited to plant some new plants on our porch, since we moved and have more room to have plants. I’m trying to not kill everything I touch so I’m starting off small, but I hopefully will have some pretty flowers by the end of the month!

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So there we have it, my goals for July 2017! What are some goals or plans you’re looking forward to for July? Let me know in the comments below! See you next time!