Friday Five 9/28/18

Happy Friday!!!

I hope everyone had a good week- mine was better because I am finally feeling motivated again. It was a busy week at school but the weather finally feels like Fall so no complaints from me. I am super excited for this weekend; tonight I am having a girls night with a few of my law school friends and tomorrow we are going to Cedar Point to ride all the roller coasters. Sunday will be reserved for catching up on homework and grocery shopping for my new healthy meal plan (see point 3 below).

1. Family Photos
Maybe I am crazy but I am low-key obsessed with photos. It drives my hubby nuts. I have a close friend who is a professional photographer so I make plans to do family pictures with her every Fall so that we have good pics for our Christmas card... and I just like having family photos. I just can't let the memories pass by without capturing them... these first few years of marriage while it's just my Hubs and me against the world... our precious furchildren in all their fluffy and cuddly glory... our horses... I want pictures of everything.

I think there is some truth to the gripes about people in my generation being obsessed with documenting life and not living it. I am just as guilty of being addicted to my phone and snapchatting everything as the next millennial. However, I love having the memories captured for posterity. I have over 10,000 photos on my phone and every single one makes me smile or laugh or feel some sort of emotion. So I am going to keep on living my life and snapping way too many photos of it because I want to remember everything.

Here are some highlights from our 2018 family photo session.

2. Fall Decorating 
So I have had my house decorated for Fall since September 1st.... no shame. I take Fall very seriously! However, as a law student with pretty much no money, decorating for Fall has to happen on a pretty serious budget. Thankfully, I have found some awesome ideas for cheap decorating online. I made a few trips to my local Dollar Tree, the Target Dollar Spot, and Walmart and I was able to decorate my whole house superrrr cheap.

If anyone else is looking for ideas to decorate cheap, here are the ones I found the most helpful!

3. Tone It Up 31 Day Challenge

I have been feeling very blah lately and it has been taking a toll on my work out regime (aka I have not been working out). One of my closest friends from law school and I are going to kick off the Tone It Up 31 Day Challenge and do it together (working out is always easier when you have someone to hold you accountable). I have done Tone It Up stuff in the past and I love the short workouts that are so easy to do at home in your living room. I am not really interested in losing weight because I am generally pretty happy with my body and my weight but I do want to tone up... spending hours sitting in front of a computer for law school or in class makes it hard to stay toned and that frustrates me.

For this challenge, I am getting the meal plan also because my eating habits have been less than healthy lately. I am so excited to try out the recipes and implement some healthy eating habits into my everyday life and hopefully feel better as a result (and I would love to tone up a bit). The 31 Day Challenge meal plan is only $31 so this is the time to try it!

If you are interested, it is completely free to sign up!

4. Last 90 Days 

So I finally jumped on the Girl, Wash Your Face train last week and started reading Rachel Hollis' book. I am really enjoying the book (it's hilarious) and it kickstarted me into checking out all of Rachel's stuff.... holy shi*t that girl is a freaking boss. #ladygoals

Anywho, Rachel and her husband are kicking off #last90days on Monday and I am going to try to do it. Basically, instead of saving all of your resolutions and good habits for the first 30 days of the year, Rachel challenges you to make positive habits and changes over the last 90 days of the year. For more info, check out her website and sign up for the free program.

5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Crimes of Grindelwald 
Guys. It's almost here! If you have been reading my blog for a while, you probably caught on to the fact that I am a huge Harry Potter nerd. When Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them premiered in 2016, I was elated and obsessed and in the theatre for the midnight premiere. It surpassed all my expectations and left me very impatiently waiting for the next movie.

Thankfully the wait is almost over. The next movie comes out on November 16 and they just released the final trailer yesterday. Holy crapballs does it look amazing. I simply can't wait! 

(did you catch Nagini???)

Have a great weekend!!!

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