August has been a pretty crazy month, but I can’t believe it’s already over! And since it’s been a while since my last Coffee Date post, I thought it was about time for another. So grab a cup, get comfy, and see what I’ve been up to!
Since my last Coffee Date post, I’ve hit 6 months blogging and had an existential crisis, which formed into my quarter-life crisis…but hey! At least I’ve been cooking a lot?? Not sure if that actually counts for anything, but at least my freezer is full. I’ve also managed to finally finish my real estate course, which is a HUGE relief, and means I’m only a state and national exam (and a ton of paperwork and application fees) away from being an actual real estate agent! I’m literally SO EXCITED to start sharing real estate stuff with all of you, and hoping I can land a new flip project and introduce a Flipping Fridays series. And kinda excited to find a sharp-ass blazer. #priorities.
Speaking of priorities, I’m been trying to make my health a big one. I’ll elaborate more on that later (promise!), and while I wish I was going to the gym more often, I’m pretty happy with my progress so far! I’ve gained a few pounds, am eating more and eating better, and I’ve definitely been feeling more energized. Now if only I could make it to the gym more often…
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I’ve also been making self-care more of a priority. Last week I listed everything you need for self-care Sunday, which also happen to be my all-time favorites from Lush. So if you haven’t tried anything from Lush yet, definitely jump on the bandwagon ASAP! And while I’m enjoying that face mask, I’ve either been turning on Riverdale (which I just finished), Pretty Little Liars (also just got caught up), or Dance Moms (please don’t judge me). And if I’m not watching TV, I’m soaking in the bath reading a book. I just finished (literally last night), J.R. Ward’s Devil’s Cut (Bourbon Kings #3), so I’m in-between books right now. If you have any suggestions, please send them my way!
If you missed me mentioning it previously, my birthday is coming up! I’m so excited to be turning 24, and already pre-ordered my present – a brand new Galaxy Note 8! I am so excited to upgrade from my several-year-old Galaxy S5, especially since the camera on my current phone is total crap. I’m definitely looking forward to being able to use my phone to take pictures/videos for social media instead of relying on my fiancé‘s phone or my DSLR camera. When your fiancé‘s reaction to seeing you take a picture with your phone is to offer theirs without asking, you know it’s a problem!
And speaking of fiancés…our wedding date is only just over a year away! I finally set my first dress appointment for right before my birthday, and my sister (who is also my maid of honor) is PUMPED. I’m pretty excited myself, but I’m slowly getting more anxious knowing I have so much left to do before the wedding. Thankfully we’ve been together and engaged for so long that we have everything pretty much decided on, so it’s just a matter of actually booking/paying for everything. Wish us luck!
You also might have noticed I’ve been sharing more about my Etsy shop, Stately Oaks Jewelry! To give you more background about it, I’ve been making random jewelry stuff since middle school! I’ve always had SUCH a creative streak – music, dance, art…you name it, I did it. Somehow I ended up making jewelry and it just stuck! After cutting down to being a half-time student my senior year of undergrad, I got back in to jewelry making and trying my hand at wire-wrapping in my spare time. I opened the shop up my second semester, but went on a bit of a hiatus while I was in grad school because making/shipping everything would have been a pain all the way from Scotland. Since I’ve been back, I’ve neglected it quite a bit, so I’m very glad to have found the time to update everything and start promoting it again!
And last but not least, how about that round-up? So in case you missed it…
New Posts This Month: (* denotes top 3)
- 6 Months of Blogging! *
- Embracing My Quarter-Life Crisis *
- Currently Loving : August
- 5 Tips For Paying Off Student Loans
- How To Get (And Stay) Organized *
- Everything You Need For Self-Care Sunday
- Meatball Stew
New Favorite Instagram Posts:
Now enough about me, I want to hear from all of you! It’s not much of a date without some conversation, so what have you been up to and loving? Anything going on in your life?
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