Hey guys! I hope you’ve enjoyed these past few days and that they’ve been full of love, family, and good food, whether or not you celebrate Thanksgiving.

My Thanksgiving has been…different. Instead of spending it with our family friends, the S’s, we had a mini family reunion at a rented house, in a different state. It was nice to have a lot of the extended family together as we don’t see each other all that often.

The food was, as usual, delicious. I baked four pies! Two pumpkin and two chestnut! Baking again felt really nice and therapeutic. Thanksgiving dinner included: turkey (of course), stuffing (which I never eat), brussel sprouts (gross), cooked carrots (yum), chestnut pie (yes it’s served with the main meal), cranberry sauce (which was absolutely, unbelievably delicious this year), mashed potatoes (of course), and probs some other stuff that I forgot. Dessert consisted of apple pie, pumpkin pie, and pecan pie. I got one slice of each because ya gotta try them all! Pecan pie was definitely the winner, but I think that was because of the pure amount of sugar.

The day after Thanksgiving we went on a 4 mile hike during we ended up by a really pretty pond. Everything was just so beautiful. Other positives: the hike helped burn off some of those calories from the feast + it got rid of my pounding headache and no, kids that was not from alcohol because I am not legal. I actually have no idea what that headache was from. Some mysteries will never be solved. (tbh the headache was probably from dehydration and it was probably solved by the ibuprofen I took right before the hike)

The day after that we went to a nearby town with a bunch of outlet stores and it really was not fun. All the outlet stores were way too preppy or sporty for my taste and I was forced on the adventure which put me in an even worse mood so overall it just wasn’t a fun experience. The one plus side to the whole thing was the town’s bookstore. The place was amazing! It was so big and warm and had all these little nooks with more bookshelves. I felt so inspired while being in there. Plus, my mom bought me All the Bright Places which is so so so good so far!

This Thanksgiving also included some pretty epic air hockey tournaments and Mario Kart showdowns. My right hand has the bruises to prove it.

Well, that’s all I have to say right now. If you made it to the end of this post, I applaud you. Let me know how YOU have been doing. Have you done any new, exciting things? School drama? Did you eat cake today? Let me know in the comments, shoot me an email ( (I’m such an old school gal)), or talk to me on Twitter (@gwenuntitled). I love you guys ❤


Blogiversary + Hopes for 2015

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One year ago today I wrote my very first post on this blog talking about my hopes and dreams for the upcoming year. One year, 95 posts, and 105 Bloglovin’ followers later, here we are. I am so so thankful to each and every one of you that has supported me in any way, whether it be by following my blog, commenting, or even just taking the time to read a post. Thank you so so much and I love each and every one of you. As I continue to grow and expand my blog, I’d love to hear your suggestions and comments. Always feel free to shoot me an email or tweet at me.

Now on to my hopes for 2015. I want to do so many things this year and I know doing everything is not going to be possible, but here it goes anyways. This year I would like to:

  1. Be more active – Okay I know I say something along these lines every year, but this year I actually have a plan. I got a vívofit for Christmas (basically just a fancy pedometer) and it has a very cool feature where it automatically sets a goal for you, depending on how many steps you took the day before, gradually trying to get you to be more active. Hopefully I’ll be working out more this year as well, but…baby steps.
  2. Cook/bake something once a week – I love to bake and cook and I want to be doing a lot more of that this year. I’m looking at some cooking/baking classes and one of these days I hopefully will be able to start my own bakery!
  3. DON’T PROCRASTINATE – This is my biggest problem. I procrastinate EVERYTHING. This year my goal is to start things as soon as I get them because school is my biggest priority right now. If that means blogging has to take the backseat, I’ll be sad, but so be it. My time management skills need some serious work though.
  4. Start a YouTube channel – Making videos is something I’ve been into every since I was little and I’d really like to start getting back into that. However, this is probably the least likely to happen of this whole list as finding the time to do EVERYTHING is pretty hard. Hopefully I’ll get a few videos up this year though!

This year is going to be crazy and amazing and really freaking awesome. I am so ready. LET’S DO THIS.

What are your hopes for the New Year?

A New Year

So it’s a new year. Time for a whole slew of resolutions that won’t be achieved. Here are some of mine:

  1. Post one blogpost on this blog every Sunday for the next year – I don’t write as much as I should. I believe that writing is good for the soul though and helps relieve stress. Goodness knows I’m stressed a lot.
  2. Eat healthier – Many people’s new year’s resolutions are to lose weight, but I always think that’s too general. Yes, “eat healthier” is also very general, but Calorie Count is a good way to track how healthy your food is and it rates how healthy each food item is as well as the overall day. You can set different goals for yourself to achieve and it’s an overall good way to get yourself to eat healthier. However, it can be very time consuming which is why I have not been using it lately.
  3. Do a photo challenge each month for a year – I have a nice camera, but I don’t get out and take pictures nearly enough. However, you don’t need a super nice camera to do a photo challenge. You can just use a point-and-shoot camera or even just your phone. I know many people do Instagram challenges and I’ll probably be taking those to use for my monthly photo challenges. This month though, I will be doing the self-portrait challenge which I got from A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book. All you have to do is take a photo of yourself a day for one month. The only rules are that you must take the photo yourself and that you must be in the photo. It doesn’t have to be your face, it can be your feet, nails, hair, etc.

So those are my New Year’s Resolutions. What are yours?