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Sunday, March 1, 2015

2014: Best of Social Media

I will be honest, this is less like the best of social media for 2014 and more like the rest of social media for 2014. Nothing tells the story of how I let my blogging game slip in 2014 quite like social media.

Twitter? I got nothing.

Facebook: I got....not much.  Here is the post that got the most action:



My more personal (non blog connected) forms of social media, Pinterest and Instagram, were much more lively. 

One of my most popular pins lately has been this one: 


Want to follow me on Pinterest? I pin a ton of recipes and a ton of DIYs and I get 99% of them from the original source so clicking on my pins does not take you on a wild goose chase trying to figure out how to get some DIY or recipe goodness in your life. I am a very considerate pinner like that. 


My most popular Instagram post was a pic of my new hair style: 





Sunday, February 15, 2015

34 Before 34: Hike Seven Falls

This happened before I turned 34, but I hadn't had a chance to post pictures yet. 



















Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Ten on Tuesday ~ If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On

1. Pork and Beans ~ Weezer
2. Green Onions ~ Booker T. and the MG's
3. Candy ~ Cameo
4. Choux Pastry Heart ~ Corinne Bailey Rae
5. Strawberry Fields Forever ~ The Beatles
6. Hot Tamale Baby ~ Buckwheat Zydeco
7. English Tea ~ Paul McCartney
8. Ice Cream ~ Sarah McLachlan
9. Milkshake ~ Kelis
10. Cookie Jar ~ Gym Class Heroes


Saturday, January 24, 2015

35 Before 35

I don't want to be at a disadvantage this year, so I am posting this in an ultra-timely fashion.

1. Be in bed every week night by 11:30 PM, if not earlier.

2. Get my passport.

3. Read at least one book a month.

4. Finish one of my crossword puzzle books.

5. Implement the budget I created for myself.

6. Develop a regular exercise routine.

7. Use up all of my stationary.

8. Figure out the whole eBook thing.

9. Finish my frivolous, flippant eBook.

10.  Teach myself how to make good tres leches cake.

11. Finish and work on my Life List for Go Mighty.
As it turns out, I definitely did create one. 

12. Take overflowing basket of clothes in need of repair/alterations to the seamstress.

13. See irises in bloom at the Tucson Botanical Garden.

14. Go to Muse Apparel in Phoenix.

15. Go to Tohono Chul Park.

16. Fully decorate one of my balconies so it is a warm, inviting living space.

17. Write at least one *real* blog post a week - not just a Ten on Tuesday post.

18. Host at least 7 families that I have never had over for dinner.

19. Meet my spiritual goals for 2015 every month.

20. Take the express bus to work regularly.

21. Add at least 20 more pins to my "Pins I Made Happen IRL" board.

22. Stop biting my nails!

23. Obtain/edit/develop a small, quality wardrobe.

24. Get a subscription to Russian Vogue.

25. Go to San Diego to visit my friend Erin. (I am so overdue to visit her!! #badfriend)

26. Get a full annual physical.

27. Clean out all my old notebooks that I have around the house, so that I just have a few notebooks of the notes that really matter.

28. Get a reliable car or at least be ready to buy a reliable car in early 2016.

29. No fast food February. Go the entire month of February without ever becoming desperate or lazy enough to get food from a fast food establishment.

30. Try eggplant.

31. Get an emergency kit and save up an emergency fund. This will also be called the Boy Scout goal, because, well.....always prepared.

32. Go to Old Tucson.

33. Go to the Arizona State Fair in October.

34. Finish a project/gift to send to my friends as a wedding present.

35. Spend more time in St. Louis this year than I did last year.