Monday, June 25, 2018

Netflix Watch List

With the temps heating up it's time to add more inside activities into our lives. When I lived in Colorado I spent the most time watching Netflix when it was cold and snowy outside, but now that the temperature is regularly getting up to triple digits I think this is the best weather to enjoy some Netflix watching. Here's what I've been watching lately.

1. Mad Money - I watched this on a whim one night when I couldn't sleep and it was such a great pick! Three woman working for the Federal Reserve decide to band together and steal the old money set to be destroyed so new fresh money can be introduced into society. Yes it was predictable, but still very enjoyable.

2. Scandal - I've been watching Scandal since the end of season one, but my boyfriend has never seen it before now. It's really fun to go back and watch the character development from the beginning. The entire series is now available on Netflix so this is a great binge watch show.

3. Star Trek Enterprise - Okay so I'm not normally a star trek girl, but this is so good! My boyfriend was watching this one one day and I got hooked. I thought Star Trek was super nerdy, but really it's just about people and different cultures.

4. Coco - You already know how much I love this movie! The fact that it's now on Netflix is actually the best thing to happen to me this year. If you still haven't seen this one do yourself a favor and go watch it now.

5. Kimmy Schmidt - Fair warning, this is only a half, mini season; I was not prepared for only 6 episodes. I thought Jacqueline really shined in this season, which I loved because she's my favorite. I thought there was a lot lacking from the other characters but I'm going to blame that on the fact that there wasn't a full season for them to shine.

Next month I'm excited for Get Smart and all the Jurassic Park movies to be added. And as a heads up, leaving Netflix next month are some gems, including the Bring It On movies.

What's currently on your Netflix watch list?

Friday, June 22, 2018

summer 2018 bucket list

Three cheers for the official start of summer earlier this week! Summer is without a doubt my favorite season. As a fire sign (Leo baby right here) I thrive in the heat, and it doesn't hurt that my birthday is smack in the middle of summer! One of my biggest complaints about living in the mountains was the lack of a hot summer; everyone thought I was crazy, but I honestly missed triple digits days. We're on track for one of the hottest summers in recent memory here in Texas and I can't wait. The heat makes most people sleepy, but it makes me feel alive. Today I thought it'd be fun to share my summer 2018 bucket list.

1. Make the perfect salad
2. Make the perfect fruit salad
3. Make homemade popsicles
4. Get a stamp in my passport
5. Visit a new town in Texas
6. Get a tan
7. Go to a Rangers game
8. Win a round of mini golf
9. Visit my parents
10. Work out three times a week for 3 weeks straight
11. Have a Harry Potter movie marathon
12. Try 3 new brunch restaurants
13. Finish furnishing my apartment
14. Take the pup to the dog park
15. Go see Mamma Mia 2
16. Start selling on Poshmark again
17. Be in bed by 9:30 every night for a week
18. Eat birthday cake

What's on your summer 2018 bucket list?

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Life Lately

In general I try to stay away from these type posts because I feel like an over sharer in them. Like do you really care what's been going on in my life lately? Probably not. But I feel like I've been so MIA lately everywhere I could get away with this without feeling weird about it. So with no further ado, here is what's been happening in my life lately

I'm loving my job, but it's a little more stressful than I expected. I'm a meeting coordinator for an association so it's been really interesting to see events from a totally different side than my previous events job in Vail. But, my director put in his notice within my first 60 days which is challenging on its own. Combine that with the fact that we're about 4 weeks out from a major conference and its a huge stressful challenge. Luckily my manager is great so I know we'll get through this.

I'm also loving living in the same town as my boyfriend. Admittedly I was a tiny bit worried that being so close would be bad for our relationship. Prior to this we'd always been long distance and I am fiercely independent and love my "me time." But honestly this has been so so good! I love getting to see him and the pup every day. It's nice to just be able to sit on the couch after work and watch tv without someone having to drive 45 minutes each way or to spontaneously go to a Rangers game because its dollar dog night and tickets are cheap.

Part of what I love about living so close is that we're able to have routines. Every Sunday we go to church in the morning followed by lunch. We're having fun exploring all the delicious restaurants in Dallas. I love looking at the Dallas food instagram hashtags and discovering a new place to add to my list. Some of my favorite posts while I lived in Vail was sharing local spots and I'm hoping to start writing some posts sharing my new favorite Dallas spots.

While eating at all these exciting places has been fun it has certainly not been good for my health. Since moving to Dallas I've gained 8 pounds and that is not okay. While we eat out every Sunday lunch we're also trying to eat healthy during the week to make up for it. I've also realized eating at Sprinkles once a week is not the smartest idea. My brother is getting married next year and I'm using that as my inspiration to get healthy and fit.

And I think that just about does it. What's been going on in your life lately?