A Life Update

Hi guys! It has been a little while since I have posted on my blog and as much as I wanted to spent February putting a lot a work into it. Life likes to remind us that sometimes it does not always go as we would like it to go. At the beginning of February, my Grandpa got sick and had to go into the hospital.  He did get a little better and was able to go home.

The following week he took a turn for the worst and had to go back into the hospital. As the days went on he got a lot worst and we all knew that it would not be long until he would pass away. Then on February 12th, my grandpa passed away.

I ended up taking off work for the rest of the work to help my mom with the funeral and anything else that she needed help with. At the funeral, I spoke about my grandpa’s life and his love of ice cream. I truly felt honored to speak about my grandpa’s life and his love for his family. I feel very privileged to have been his granddaughter.

After what seemed like some of the longest weeks of my life, it reminded me that life is short. You have to work hard to make your dreams come true and you can’t just sit around wishing that they will happen. It takes a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to make it happen.

I just wanted to let you guys know what was going on in my life and why I had not been posting like I said  I would in my February goals.  However, in the last few days, I have been working on some blog posts that will be coming out very soon. I am ready to make this blog the best that it can be.

 Much Love,

Brynn

What kinda of posts would you like to see more of?

Hello, February

IMG_2783.JPGHello, February! I am over the moon that February is here, I swear January is the longest month of the whole year! This year January seemed extra long for me as I was sick for almost all of it.  So as I am starting to get back to my healthy self I want to get back on track with the goals that I have set myself for the new year. While also working on my big goals, I like to set myself some small goals for the month ahead. On a side note isn’t crazy that there is now only 11 more months in 2018!?!? So here are my goals for February…

– Workout three or four times a week

– Post two blog post a week

– Find some new podcast to listen too

– Pack my lunch 4 out of the 5 days at work

– Plan out my blog post for March

– Try something new

– Find a new book to read ( Any suggestion?)

– Start planning a solo trip

– Drink more water

– Use my bullet journal more

What are you most looking forward to this month?

Much Love,

Brynn

15 Motivational Quotes for the Year Ahead

Sometimes we all need a little reminder that we can achieve our dreams. I know that I need to keep reminding myself that I have to put 150% into my dreams if I want to make them become a relative. Quotes are one of my favorite ways to remind myself that I have got this and to just keep plugging along. Here are 15 quotes that I find Motivating:

Believe you can and you are half way there – T. Roosevelt

Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to help you grow. – Caroline Myss

Sometimes the place you are used to is not the place you belong – From the film The Queen of Katwe

It doesn’t matter how slow you go as long as you don’t stop.- Confucius

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just the take the first step.-MLK

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.-Steve Jobs

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.-Ayn Rand

Nothing works unless you do.-Maya Angelou

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.- Walt Disney

We generate fear while we sit.We overcome by Action.- Dr.Herny Link

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.- Micheal John Bobak

Don’t watch the clock; do what it does.Keep going.- Sam Levenson

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.- Arthur Ashe

You don’t have to be great to start but you have to start to be great.-Zig Zagler

Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart. – Ray T Bennett

What do you do to motivate yourself?

Much Love,

Brynn

A New Year for New Goals

Happy New Year!!! It’s 2018!! I can not believe that it is a new year already, 2017 definitely went by a lot faster than I realized it did. Last year was not a great year for me but it was by no means a horrible year either.  However, I am truly ready for the new year and the fresh beginning that it gives us all . Like most people, I like to set myself goals for the new year and this year I wanted to make sure that I keep the goals that I have set myself. This year I have four goals that I want to accomplish by the end of this year. Here are my goals for this year:

Being Overall Healthy

This is probably the one of the goals that almost everyone has on this new year’s goals. I really want to focus on being a healthy person this year. I want to get better at a workout schedule and sticking with it.  Also, I want to be healthier with my mind. I want to make sure that I am not putting it on the back burner and taking the time to make mind healthier.

Be Money Smart

I want to take this year to learn about how to invest my money and to start really saving for things that I would like to buy in the future. I want to be building credit, making smart moves with my money and not spending it on silly things. I want to set a budget myself so that I can monitor my spending habits and start building a saving.

Be More Adventurous

This goal is the one goal that I want to make sure that no matter want happens I  will make it happen. I have quite a few places on my bucket list that I would like to check off this year. I want to try a new hobby, meet new people, try new food and maybe even live in a new city. I am tired of being afraid of living safely anymore. I want to live the life that I have been dreaming of and I can’t do that if I don’t take a leap of faith. I am more than ready than I will ever be. I really can’t wait to see where I will go or who I will meet or what I will try.

Better Organization 

If you don’t know me I can be very disorganized and be okay with it. However, I really want to try to be as organized as I can be this year. I feel that this will let me be more creative. I also want to be organized with my planner and use it. I am notorious for buying a planner and only using it for a few days. This year will be the year of organizing for me.

Who knows what 2018 will hold but I am very excited for it !

What goals do you have for 2018?

Much Love,

Brynn

Current Makeup Wishlist

New make up is always coming out every time I look and it’s everywhere from Instagram to Pinterest. I always love finding new products to obsessive over.So, with the holidays coming up I find it even harder to contain myself. Here are a few things that I hopefully can get my hands on soon.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Eyeshadow $42 

Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette $46

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation $34

Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow $25

BareMinerals The Hidden Treasure 18.0 Ready Eye Palette $46

Charlotte Tilbury Naughty & Nice Box $149

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream $38

Any new makeup you have been obsessing over?

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A Cozy Playlist

Nothing beats a rainy, fall day with lit candles sprinkled around the room, with a cozy playlist on, reading a great new book. Music can put the finishing touch to any atmosphere that you want to create. I put together a playlist of songs that I feel that creates a cozy vibe, so whenever I put it on I can feel cozy.

The title of my playlist is A Cozy Fall Vibe and you can find on Spotify here.

Do you have a cozy fall playlist or music you only play during fall?

Five Goals to Achieve Before 2018

A few days ago, while out running errands I notice in one of the stores that they already had some Christmas things out. There in that store, it hit me that we only have three more months left in 2017!!! Where did the time go?!?!? It still feels like it should be May but unfortunately, we can’t turn back the clock. However, my favorite time of the year is here and I could not be more happy about it. I just love everything about the Fall and Winter. So, to end my year on a high note I want to achieve five goals before that clock hit midnight on December 31st.

Keep working on getting healthier

I just feel like I am not a healthy as I really could be. So I want to work on eating healthier and working out more. This way I can start to feel better about myself and feel more confident about my body. I know that it is going to be a little bit of a challenge coming up to the holiday season but I really want to be as healthy as I can. It not about losing the weight it just about becoming an all-around healthier person.

Get a job for what I went to school for

This goal is self-explanatory really. I am just ready to have a real job, so I am going to make it happen.

Put more effort into my blog

I really want to make my blog the best that it can be and this means really putting some effort into it. I haven’t really put the most effort into this blog up to this point and I think that is can show. I want to make sure that when I am working on a blog post I am putting everything that I can into the post.

Making A Budget 

I spend way too much money on coffee and silly things that I don’t need.I just want to be aware of what I am spending my money on. Also with creating a budget, I want to start really saving money. This way I can be more money conscious, so when I get a job then I have money saved to get the things that I need for the move.

Get out of my comfort zone

I have gotten really comfortable in the last year or so and I want to push myself out of it. I don’t know how I am going to do this but I really want to work on it the best that I can!

Much Love,

Brynn

September Favorites

September has come to an end and October is now in full swing. I can not believe that we only have three more months left in 2017! It’s so crazy how fast the year has gone by!! I thought that I would share with you all some things that I have been loving from the past month.

Philosophy Pure Grace 

I have been wearing this perfume every day and I can not get enough of it.  I just love how light and clean this perfume is on mine skin.If you are a big fan of the clean scent this one is for you.  This is definitely a go-to perfume and I am so happy that I discovered it.

Milani Teddy Bare

There is nothing better than a go-to lipstick and this is what Milani Teddy Bare is. I love the color and how comfortable it is on the lips. it gives my lips a little color without being super out there.

The Fresh Market Bergamot Clementine Body Butter

This body butter is A-MAZ-ING!!! I can’t get enough of this body butter and it has easily become one of my new favorites. Also, I cannot get enough the smell of the bergamot and clementine. It really just melts into your skin like BUT-TER, which is the best thing ever.

Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum

My hair is thick, frizzy, and curly so I am always on the lookout for something that can my hair less than frizzy. This skinny serum is one of the best ones that I have used. It gives my hair shine and cut done my frizz I can not get enough of it.

Much Love,

Brynn

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Fall Bucket List

Fall is my favorite time the year. I just love the feeling of cool crisp air and the warm sunlight that hits your skin. I always like putting together a list of things that I want to do during each season. However, with fall my bucket lists always seem longer than any other seasons.

  • Carve a pumpkin
  • Visit a corn maze
  • Bake fall cookies
  • Have some apple cider
  • Tailgate
  • Watch the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Have a PSL or two
  • Bake a homemade pie
  • Go, Apple Picking
  • Have a candy apple
  • Make caramel corn
  • Have a Halloween movies marathon
  • Go on a hike
  • Go antiquing
  • Wear sweaters
  • Have a fall brunch
  • Go to a farmers market
  • Decorate for fall
  • Visit a winery
  • Read a good book
  • Have a soup picnic
  • Start holiday shopping
  • Try a new pumpkin recipe
  • Go for a hayride
  • Light fall candles

What is something you have to do to make you feel like fall is fully here?

Much Love,

Brynn