Post 2: 10 years from now…

I’ve thought about this question a lot the past few days. Where do I want to be in ten years? Most people could give you a direct answer to this question. “Graduated from school, living in such and such place”, etc. The only things I know for certain about ten years from now are this:
I will have a 13 year old. Wait, WHAT?! THIRTEEN?
I will also have been married to my best friend for almost ten years. 
Ten years from now? Ten years from now we hope to be financially supported by our own businesses. I like to think M and I are both entrepreneurial, but M is more so than me. We are always talking about new business ideas or how we could do things better. Also in ten years, I would like to hope baby girl would have a brother or sister, or two. 😉 
I’m not one of those people who have a checklist of so many things I want to have happen over time. Do I have hopes and dreams? Absolutely. But being with M, making a family of our own, raising baby girl…right now, this is enough for me. It wouldn’t matter where we are living, or how we are living, in ten years I want our family to still be US. There will be a lot of growth and change over the next ten years and I think it is going to be such an adventure figuring out things together. 

What do you imagine your life to look like in 10 years?
Do you have any major goals?   

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Post 1: Your current relationship

I’ve had somewhat of “bloggers block” lately. Trying to decide what to blog about can actually be a bit difficult. I’ve decided to do this 30 day challenge in hopes it inspires some new posts y’all will like reading about! If you want to join, here is the list! But for day one, let’s talk about my “current relationship.”
I’ve talked about mine and M’s relationship plenty of times on here before. He is my everything. I have never had a relationship be so…effortless, if you will. Trust me, our relationship takes effort. But I feel like even on our worst days, it is easier than any other relationship i’ve had in the past. You see, M and I are a lot alike, but oddly different. I am stubborn and hard-headed. He is easy going and gentle. He doesn’t let us fight about stupid things and I need that. If we’re having a stupid conversation/argument, he just let’s it go. At first this was the HARDEST thing for me to deal with. I wanted to fight, dang it. I wanted to be mad. But he would just ask “whats the point?” And he was right. There is no point in arguing about things that won’t matter in 30 minutes. I needed someone like that in my life more than I even knew. 
M is truly my best friend. Our relationship is something I could have only dreamed about and even more. Girls always dream up their “perfect man”, but little did I know that man ACTUALLY existed for me. We have so many of the same dreams, morals, aspirations, and interests. 
The best thing I love about M? He truly makes me a better person. He makes me happier. He makes me strive to be the best me I can possibly be. How lucky am I?!
I’ll never forget the first night we met, and I just kept telling him about baby girl. I knew for a fact I would never hear from him again after that. But you know what? He LOVES that little girl. He is the best daddy ever and knows how to perfectly love a little girl. Watching those two together reminds me how much I truly believe God had M and I picked out for each other. Our family is perfection. 
This title is your “current” relationship. Isn’t it fun that this is my FOREVER relationship?! I get to MARRY this man! This handsome, gentle, loving, fun man! He is OURS! 
Our relationship isn’t “perfect”, but it is perfect to me. Literally it is perfection in my eyes.
(I will be killed for this picture, but I love it.)

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First attempt at Homemade Almond Milk!

M and I have been wanting to try homemade almond milk for some time now. Its not difficult, by any means. We just never found the time to get around to it. I think our first attempt was pretty successful! This is literally the easiest recipe ever. And it is FAR cheaper than buying the stuff at the store! I became allergic to dairy after I got pregnant and it has been the most challenging thing for me to overcome. Lets be honest, I’m TERRIBLE at cutting dairy out. This almond milk was really tasty though and i’m excited to keep trying new things! 
Step 1. Soak almonds overnight up to 48 hours. 

Step 2. Rinse almonds and place in a blender. Add 4 cups of water per 1 cup of dry almonds soaked overnight. We added 2 tsp vanilla, and 2 tsp agave nectar but each of these can be played around with for taste. Let the blender go for two minutes. 

Step 3. You will need a strainer and a cheese cloth. Place a strainer over a bowl, then the cheese cloth over the strainer. This part was a little tricky for us seeing as we never have done it before, but we managed! We ended up straining it twice because the first time was still a little gritty. 
Step 4. Place in container, and enjoy! How simple is that?!?!

Have you ever made homemade almond milk before?!
What is your favorite way to make it?

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It truly is a miracle!

Who doesn’t love product reviews?! If you answered “me”, you are welcome to exit now. 😉
If you have ever been searching for a hair miracle, look no further! Ladies, I’M SERIOUS! Aussie 3 Minute Miracle is the best hair product ever. And who doesn’t love that it says “MOIST” across the bottle?! (I kid, i kid)

As someone who wears their hair up 99.539% of the time due to work, I NEED this stuff. My hair ends up so ratty and straight up NASTY after a few days. This purple bottle is my holy grail of hair products. I have purchased this a few times and all but one time I was beyond impressed. The last bottle I bought smelt like a bad port-o-potty. I couldn’t even finish the bottle. It NORMALLY smells like coconut and deliciousness. Thank goodness! When using this product, I normally put it in my hair and let it do its thang while I shave my legs. The only thing I dislike about the product? There’s no cap at the bottom of the bottle. Although you have to squeeze rather hard to get the product out, I still don’t like that its just open at the end. I find that odd. Otherwise, this product is literally the best thing i’ve ever tried on my hair! If you’ve never tried this, run to your nearest store and get some!  

Do you have any holy grail hair products?
Have you ever tried this before? What were your thoughts?! 

(Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any mentioned companies. All opinions are my own.)

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“If I see anyone here I know, I’m going to die!”

The famous line I would always say to my mother when she dragged me into thrift stores….”If I see anyone here I know, I’m going to die!” Was I being a BIT of a dramatic 13 year old? Probably. But my mom would always counter my statement with “If they see you here, it’s because THEY ARE HERE TOO!” ….Touché mom, TOUCHÉ.

It’s funny looking back on times like that because I LOVE thrifting now. I literally get a rush from going to thrift stores and seeing what good deals I can find. It’s always a “win some, lose some” situation, but nonetheless it’s always fun! I’m glad that at a young age, in a world where everyone is in constant competition to look the best, I have appreciated the art of thrifting. Yes, I said ART, people! I truly believe I had one of the best hauls i’ve had this past week. Top 5 FOR SURE. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to look fabulous. I by no means have a great sense of fashion but I do like looking put together. 

I found this cute swimsuit top. Although it MIGHT be a maternity top, i’m totally in love. I’ve wanted something a little more “conservative” for summer time and this was the perfect pick. It is a darker charcoal color and I figured with a bright colored bottom, this would look awesome!
Paid: $3.99 Brand: Old Navy

Who doesn’t love bright colored shirts?! I was drawn to this beauty for obvious reasons! I love the lace detail around the top and the shirt is beyond long! I LOVE long shirts! This material is so lightweight which is an added bonus.  
Paid: $4.99 Brand: H&M

My next blouse is just too adorable. Not much to it, but I loved the simplicity of it. I quickly learned, when looking for a retail price, “BLAIR” might OR MIGHT NOT BE an “old lady brand”. THIS SHIRT IS STILL CUTE, OKAY?! (Hashtag don’t judge me.) 
Paid: $4.99 Brand: Blair

Comfortable clothes are at the top of my list. I hate being in regular clothes any longer than I have to. I landed a SUPER comfy workout type jacket. “Activewear” they call it. HA! It should be called “Lounge around the house wear”. 
Paid: $3.99 Brand: Lucy 

Sweater season is fast approaching, is it not?! Well, if you live anywhere but the land of heat that I am from. Regardless, I love sweaters and couldn’t resist this one! 
Paid: $5.99 Brand: Sonoma Life & Style (Sold @ Kohls)

These next two dresses were probably two of my favorite finds in the history of finds! This blue dress is just to die for! All lace, stylish, fits me?! Perfection. The “country vibe” of this really screamed at me and I just couldn’t pass it up. 
Paid: $9.99 Brand: MERONA 

This dress is a little….”out there”. Let’s be honest, I think it’s what i’m most excited about! Bright colors, crazy patterns, perfect in every way! It fit like a glove and I loved the classiness of it. And people….it has POCKETS! P-O-C-K-E-T-S. If you don’t love pocket dresses, you must not love puppies. Or ice cream. Or all things wonderful! Okay kidding, but seriously. I’m in LOVE. 
Paid: $9.99 Brand: Emma and Michele 

Do you thrift store shop?
What have been your best finds?!
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Social Sunday!

I love links up and finding other bloggers I can relate to! Here are this weeks questions!

1. What was your favorite trip/vacation/activity this summer?
Our Mexico trip was my favorite, by far. I loved sitting on the beach, staying up late listening to the ocean, and oh ya, getting engaged! It was a vacation I will never forget! 
2. What was your favorite outfit look/clothing item of the summer?
Well if we’re being honest, I have worked 98% of my summer. Yay for being an adult! And when i wasn’t at work this summer, I was in big t-shirts and sweatpants. Attractive, right?! However, these were a few of my “favorites” this summer.

(Maxi dress and ‘Love’ sparkle tank were both thrifted)
3. What is one thing you wish you’d gotten to do this summer?
My dad came home from Afghanistan and I really wished I was there for his coming home ceremony but it just didn’t work out. Other than that, I think my summer was awesome. 

4.  What was your favorite song of the summer? “We can’t stop” by Miley Cyrus. #judgeme

5. What was your favorite movie/tv show of the summer? Well I don’t have a TV, so netflix is my best friend when I decide to watch anything. This summer I watched Pretty Little Liars and I was hooked. 

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