Fit Girl: UPDATE!

We're starting on week THREE of eating and exercising. I must say it has not been easy. The first week was probably the hardest. Mostly because going from zero exercise to everyday exercise means I was super sore all week. We changed up the exercise for week two and its been more fun the second week. I'm not sure if thats just because I'm getting use to it or what. I'm thinking we should change it up again! I bought a bunch of hula hoops for Easter gifts so I'm totally looking forward to that!
The recipes so far have been SUPER yummy! Its all so easy to follow! Measuring out portions has felt a little funny. I like that I'm learning what actual portions look like. Its crazy how huge servings are when they shouldn't be! Also eating three times a day has been an adjustment. I use to just eat a huge lunch and call it good. Now eating breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks I feel like I'm eating ALL the time. But also feeling kinda hungry all the time too? I think I'm still in the adjustment phase.
Overall I love the way I'm feeling. My stomach feels so much better! I'm learning how to manage my time better. Mostly cause I'm forced to find time to prep lunches and breakfasts. Plus SO MANY dishes! I didn't realize that cooking three meals a day produced so many dishes! Luckily I think we're finally getting into a good routine. Hopefully I can find a way to make more time during the day for my hobbies! Lately all I've been doing is cooking, eating, dishes and exercise. Which has been good, but I miss my hobbies! I just need to sort it all out and at least I feel like I'm on the right track! I hope this means I'm getting good habits!

February Art Journal!

Behind again! I blame the month of February. Its far too short and poor weather makes it feel impossible to get anything done! I'm not super thrilled with this last months journal, but I'm glad that I got it done! I'm really into this layer-ee paint collage phase. I really just need to learn how to incorporate more drawings! This month will be better practice!

Song and Doodle #71

I'm pretty much head over heels in love with Wild Child's new album. Its everything I'm looking for in new music! If you haven't tracked though it then DO, like asap! My favorite track is Sinking Ship. Its hauntingly beautiful. I love how catchy it is and how heartbreakingly romantic it is. The lyric "always here and now" is my favorite. Its been sticking with me for days and I love it! I'm hoping to see these guys live this spring if I can't muster up the money and courage to face a crowd. Listen, listen and let me know what you think! 
"Feel like wasting time with you
See the rising tide
Know it's only a matter of time
See the rising tide
So blue"

Fit Girl Challenge

I don't know why but I'm a sucker for anything advertised on instagram. I know its silly but gets me every time. I recently stumbled upon Fit Girl. At first I wasn't too sold on the idea, it seemed like a pretty penny for just an ebook. BUT the more I looked into the more I liked it. I like the idea of having a healthy lifestyle. My lifestyle right now is AWFUL. I don't exercise and eat all kinda of crap. So a lil' guide that can help me develop good habits sounded perfect!

I know that its not going to be easy and will take a while, but I'm real excited just to try. I need a little bit more organization and positivity in my life! If I have any success I'll make sure to update it here! Do you have any tips and trick that help you keep a healthy life? I'd love to hear about them!

January Art Journal!

Phew behind again! I'm super in love with how Januarys art journal turned out. I've been doing a lot more illustrations. Which has been very good practice! I've been posting a lot of my lil' illustrations on to my instagram before putting them in a journal spread. I've really been trying to improve on my "style" and my art journaling has been the perfect way to practice! Now I just need to keep up on my blog posts! 

Lovely Things: Gifties for ME!

Every year for Valentines Day I always buy myself a little gift. Mostly cause its a good excuse to treat myself with out feeling guilty. Which is silly, its my money why do I feel so bad spending it? But maybe thats good that I have some self control and don't always spend every penny I get. Anyways, I've been looking on the interwebs for some lovely girly things for myself and I wanted so share some of my findings! Do you have any Valentines traditions? I usually try to buy all my girl friends something, in true Galentines fashion. Valentines is a good time for us ladies to look out for each other and show a little love!
First off you can't have Valentines with out lovely under things. I really adore this dainty star bralette from Love Street!
This watermelon brush holder is just too cute! Found in Ollanani Etsy!
Most of the soap and lotion I use is unscented or all natural so it has a very earthy smell. For Christmas I got a little Soap and Glory gift set and it smelled soooooo goood!! Plus the name is just too good! 
I'm a huge lippie fan and I've been eyeballing this one from Lime Crime for a while now. 
 Last but not least some lovely lotion bars from Made On. I love this ladies products and I love anything jasmine scented!

List of Thoughts + LINKS!

List of Thoughts as of Late: 
1- Oh boy January was not a good blogging month for me! This weather has really got me down. All I want to do is binge watch tv and eat pizza. 
2- BUT I've kick started myself into being productive! This weekend I've got caught up on all my mail and got most of my art journal for last month up to date!
3- I'm completely in love with Sylvan Esso's new song Parad(w/m)E. Its super catchy and I can't wait for their new album to come out! 
4- February always makes me feel like a lame single pringle. Which is silly and nonsensical, but happens every year! 
5- I've been catching up on all my favorite podcasts lately. I really enjoyed THIS 99% Invisible episode. They lady interviewed is just adorable and I feel like the way I watch movies will forever be changed! 
6- After much debating I signed up for Grid Zine Fest again. I'm terribly nervous and excited all rolled into one. I still have lots of time to get some new stuff together so I'm looking forward to getting my creative pants on! 
7-THIS post about Little Paris Beekeeping has me itching to runaway and live among bees somewhere. Or maybe its just my lingering ache for spring and sunshine. 
8- I'm not even a summer girl all that much, I'm just tired of being cold!! 
9- Every year for Valentines I always by myself a gift. THIS skirt love letter pattern is quickly climbing up on the must have list! I just wish skirts didn't make me look so dumpy. 
10- Last but not least THESE rabbits got me feelin the feels. I can't imagine how overwhelming seeing one of these in real life would be! 

Here's to hopin I get a hang of this bloggin thing again! Cheers. 

December Art Journal!

Oh man I'm really loving my bookshelf of all my art journals. All different styles and stages of my life. I'm excited for a new year of new journals! I hope I can keep on documenting my life in a beautiful way! I can't wait until its been like 10 years and I can go back remember all the things I forgot happened!