From my Hart: 27

Hello friends, today is my 27th birthday! I cannot believe it; no really, people kept reminding me it was my birthday. With moving and planning a wedding, my birthday was not on my radar.

I decided to do a mash-up post today. I am going to combine a year in review, with a things about me post. Below, I’ve pulled 27 things about me, and highlighted some incredible things that have happened over this last year! Let’s get to it!

1. I’m 27- late twenties- close to the big 3-0

2. I’m Christmas obsessed- even a little scary obsessed at times

3. We bought our first home

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4. I’m still starch free & loving it (sorry donuts)

5. I have two more courses to complete and I will have my masters degree

6. I love even numbers

7. I’m proud of all that I have been able to accomplish

8. I’m getting better at saying no, and taking time for myself

9. God is my rock, and I owe him all the glory

10. I’m learning new skills at work

11. I have four tattoos

12. I’m in bed by 9 p.m. every night, even if I don’t fall asleep until later

13. I’ve got anxiety and depression- and that’s okay

14. We got engaged this summer

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15. I’m still growing and working on myself daily

16. In my lifetime, I’ve had 11 piercings. I currently have 9

17. In a perfect world, I would have my own business of some kind that I could work from my home

18. I love creating a home- its so fun, and I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished

19. Did I mention I get to marry my best friend?

20. I will pick out a dog out of a crowd, and won’t calm down until I go meet it

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21. I didn’t realize how large of a number 27 was until I started writing this post

22. I am passionate about helping those I love reach their goals

23. I love to craft and create things

24. Purple is my favorite color

25. The Little Book of Hygge was my latest read & I highly recommend it

26. Sapphires are my favorite stone because of the movie The AristoCats & Princess Diana

27. This year is going to be the best yet!

 

Thank you all again for coming along on this journey with me, and cheers to 27 years!

From my Hart: Work Situation Update

Hello friends! I often spend time reflecting on where I am now, compared to where I was a year ago. While driving to work today, I was thinking about my upcoming vacation, and was reminded, that a year ago today- work was not so good.

You may remember From my Hart: Work Situation, where I filled y’all in on what happened upon my return from vacation last year. I was sat down, to be let go, and by the grace of God, had my two weeks notice ready to turn in. We parted ways relieved, and I’m still shocked at how I was prepared to handle the situation.

Today

I am in a field I’ve always had interest in, but never knew how to break into.

I am supported everywhere I turn.

I am challenged and trusted.

I am filled with peace and joy when I think about my career.

I am in a position for growth and feel very stable at the same time.

I have great friends and new skills.

I really love where I am! I never would have guessed that one decision to turn in my notice, because I was too young to be berated and so miserable as my family reminded me, would blossom into a career I look forward to going to daily!

Don’t get me wrong, there are stressful things I face, but that’s okay. The entire team is so supportive and I’m just blessed to be in the position I am!

What a difference a year makes!

Hold on. Whatever is going on in your life, and I’ve been through some interesting things, hold on! There always is light at the end of the tunnel. You are stronger than you think. You will look back one day and be in a much better place! Trust me

From my Hart: About Me Q&A

Hello all! I’m back today with another wonderfully fun story template from The Sunday Chapter. Today, is a quick Q&A about me! Let’s get to it!

Always in my bag:

Hand sanitizer, hands down. Hahaha! I’m a germaphobe, so I am constantly using hand sanitizer. I’ve got one in my car, and in my desk as well. Always within an arms reach πŸ™‚

A bad habit I have:

I bite my nails y’all, badly! The only way I don’t is if I’ve got nail polish on them. So, I go an get gel manicures as often as I can, and usually end up painting them myself majority of the time so keep them looking decent.

First thing I do in the morning:

Pray. I hit that alarm and go right into prayer. This took a lot of conscious effort on my part. Usually I just thank God for another day and then my other prays come easily. I wanted to start my day positivity, instead of jumping right into social media and all of that drama.

A fear I have:

Home issues? What I mean by this is a fire, break in, gas leak, tornado, explosion, you name it. My anxiety is high because I’ve got a sweet doggy at home, so whenever I leave the house these are thoughts I have to combat. Thankfully, since getting the Ring security doorbell, that anxiety has gone down tremendously! Let me know if you’d like a review on this.

Currently loving on Insta:

That would be my girl @alyson_haley! You can find her beautiful blog here, and I’m just so obsessed with her style, decor, puppers & down to earth personality! She is worth checking out!

More to come…

I’ve got a few more of these waiting in the wings, I hope you enjoy, share, and join in!

From my Hart: This or That?

Hello friends! Today I bring a little Instagram fun to the blog! If you have IG you may have noticed people answering questions in their stories. I’ve decided to do the same, but to expand on it here for you all.

This will be tons of fun & allow us to get to know one another better! I grabbed these templates from The Sunday Chapter, and will post one a week! Today is… This or That?

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Coffee or Tea:

I love coffee, I have to have a cup first thing in the morning. I enjoy it, I love the taste and the variations! However, I so enjoy having a good tea, be that alone, or out for high tea with family or friends! I picked coffee however because, I get a headache if I don’t have a cup first thing, and it was my first love. I do enjoy tea though, and often switch over to tea come 3 p.m. or I’m all jittery.

Sweet or Savory:

Y’all… sweet hands down! You guys should know this about me! I love nothing more than a doughnut, cake, crepe, cupcake, all of that goodness! I’ll pass on the gummies, etc but! I will always go for sweets over savory.

City or Beach:

Given the choice, I choose the beach. To me, nothing is better than that after dinner moment, walking along the beach as the sun sets into twilight. I love visiting the city, but I could never stay there for long periods of time.

Books or Movies:

I’m not really a movie girl. I don’t know why, I always enjoy myself when I do go to the movies. It’s strange, I’m never like “yes lets go to the movies!” Anyway, I only began enjoying books in high school, and now I love reading and collecting books! I’m currently reading The Energy Bus, and you can bet there will be a blog post about that coming soon!

Night In or Night Out:

Ya girl has not had a good night out since 2016, and man do I enjoy them. However, I am secretly an old grandma and nothing makes me happier than staying home. I get excited about going home, or cooking at home, or a weekend where I do nothing but stay home!

Dog or Cat:

I’m allergic to cats, however I think they are rude; that’s just my experience. I love kittens, cute as can be, but cats are just mean. I don’t enjoy them. Doggos however, whew move over humans! I go out of my way to pet and love on any doggie I see. I love my doggie more than anything. Dogs are the definition of unconditional love. THE. BEST.

Pizza or Pasta:

Pasta all the way! Might I add, since going starch free it is what I miss the most. God I could sink my teeth into some gnocchi right now! Pizza is good, but I think it’s over done since it’s my Dad’s #1 go to. Also, if you eat pizza, please eat it properly, the fold, and enjoy some thin crust for me. πŸ™‚

This or That?

I hope y’all enjoyed reading my opinions on the “this or that” choices! Please do the same so we can share the fun & get to know one another!

Have a great day!

From my Hart: Five Facts

Hello all! Over the past few days I have seen a lot of the people I follow on Instagram, post and tag each other in the five fact challenge. It’s simple, one person shares five facts about them and then tags their friends to do the same. I thought this would be a great way for y’all to get to know me more and vice versa!

I tried to pull some random and not well known facts about me which was fun. Let’s check them out:

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang scares me to my core

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Yep- that Dick Van Dyke classic sends shivers down my spine and raises my hairs on end. Have you seen the movie: The child snatcher?! Not to mention the King is trying to kill his Queen; people dress as dolls… the whole thing is creepy and I want no part of it.

I’ve never been outside of the U.S.A

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It’s not that I’m afraid, or don’t have the want, it’s just that an opportunity has never presented itself. I’d love to go to Italy, Greece, or even the Bahamas would be lovely!

I love collecting insulators

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Image from V Designs

These hefty glass insulators used to be found on top of electrical and telephone poles. I have some blue ones which are my absolute favorite! The color is extraordinary! I am always looking to add to my collection: purple, amber, clear, you name it! I also recently found that you can turn them into a light fixture, which I would love to do in my kitchen one day. For now, they sit out and have battery operated tea lights illuminating from inside of them.

I am a “Popahaolic!”

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Dr. Pimple Popper in all her glory!

Those closest to me know this: I am an avid watcher of Dr. Pimple Popper & I even got my own set of tools for Christmas. Popping pimples is gross but is also so satisfying for me. Is that odd? I can’t be the only one!

I don’t like candy

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This adorable guy was found here.

WOAH NOW! Surprised? Let me clarify… I have a huge sweet tooth. In fact, I’m fairly certain all of my teeth are of the sweet variety. However, while my Dad and boyfriend would love nothing more than to sit down to a bag of candy, gummy bears, or box of nerds, I’d rather pass. Give me a doughnut, cake, brownies, ice cream, a crepe, anything I can really sink my sweet teeth into!

What about you?

I’d love to read some comments about you all! What are some little know tid-bits about you? I’m also going to encourage my friends over at Must Love Salamanders & Steph’s Scribe to join in and create a similar post! We’re all a big blogging family, let’s spread some fun & get to know one another better.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

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