Here’s the thing

I am the worlds worst blogger.

I have had nothing to blog about, so I haven’t.

I still don’t have anything to blog about, but here I am… attempting.

Nothing much has happened lately, and nothing exciting will probably happen tomorrow either.

This seems like a very negative blog post so we’ll cheer it up.

I’ve made a discovery… here it is… Trader Joe’s is the best place ever. Because I’ve recently discovered Trader Joes, I’ve rediscovered that cooking is fun and cheaper.

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I wanted to share twoHave you  new recipes that I’ve enjoyed lately.

“Cereal”

  1. Sliced Almonds
  2. coconut milk
  3. rasperries
  4. sliced banana

I’d give portion sizes but I don’t uses portion sizes… I’d say about a cup of almonds. 3/4 cup. Go crazy with the raspberries and bananas… I do.

“Stir Fry”

  1. Trader Joe’s Stir Fry Mix.
  2. 1 Cup riced cauliflower

I like to cook them separately. I sauté the stir fry mix in olive oil, and I cook the cauliflower in vegetable broth.

I’m horrible at writing recipes, oh well.

Are you guys watching the debate? That’s what is on right now.

I hope you’re educating yourself… as best as you can with these two.

Pray for our country, it needs it.

Have a lovely night!

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Falling off the Wagon

So I haven’t ran in four days. FOUR. Boy do I feel like crap.

Day 1: There was a tornado, so I took shelter. Then my anxiety was too high so I went to sleep.

Day 2: I just didn’t want to. I didn’t feel the greatest.

Day 3/4: Sick. Like I had no voice, my throat hurt, my head hurt, and I ached.

But I’m starting to feel better. I’m going to go on a run night. I’m not feeling 100% but I’m good enough to run.

I did realize something though. On day 2-4 I didn’t drink my normal amount of water that I usually drink. All I drink now is water, and these past few days was abnormal. I think that could’ve had something to do with it.

I love water. I love the benefits of it. I used to love Dr. Pepper and then one day I just gave it up. Every time I wanted a Dr. Pepper I drank water instead (that would probably explain why I drank about 10 glasses of water a day). Now I don’t even think about it. Water is my go to, it’s what I want, and what I like.

Sidenote: The tornado was scary. Sirens were going off and everything. I was at work and we had to take our clients into the back room. I wanted my mom.

Do you guys know of any really good vegetarian recipes? Or any good bloggers that post vegetarian recipes? I’m tired of looking on Pinterest. It’s the same dang thing, “zucchini this, zucchini that.” I like zucchini, but I might go insane.

PLEASE SEND HELP.

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Tuesday

Oh why hello again!

It’s Tuesday, which once again means that it’s my day off!

Woot!

I really love Tuesdays because I’ve kinda dedicated it as my “R&R” days.

I sleep until I want to, I do what I want to, and I try my hardest to make sure it’s a good day.

Tuesday’s are my favorite. And today was no exception. I woke up, went to Panera, swept my side of the garage (because I hate walking out there barefooted and coming back with dirt all over me), cleaned my car, and went to the pool.

Now, if you’re anything like me, you understand how big of a deal it is that I cleaned my car. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, its beautiful.

And the carwash I went to was the fanciest thing I’ve ever experienced in my entire life! First you pull in and its all on a touch screen! then you get your little pass, hand it to the guy, and go through the car wash!

I was in awe with the fancy car wash, and I will be going back. I thought I was in Beverly Hills or something.

So after that happened, I went home and cleaned it all out. I got all the things that were useless for a car out of it.

Then I went and sat at the pool for the rest of the day.

I hope your Tuesday was somewhat as fun as mine.

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I hope you have a lovely rest of your Tuesday! I’m going to the margarita festival in Chicago this weekend so I’ll talk to you next week…maybe!

Love you!

 

 

Uh, Ouch!

So today, like every other Tuesday is my day off.

It beautiful here in the mitten state. I went to the pool.

Now, if any of you are pale you understand how horrible of an idea this was. I am sunburned to a crisp.

At work we have this nail polish called “Lobster Roll” by CND Vinylux. I am that color.

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I hope you guys are having a lovely week so far. Tomorrow it will be half way over and then it will be the weekend! Unless you work weekends, then that means nothing to you. I work Saturday, which is my 21st birthday! Woot!

I probably won’t be on here until after my birthday. I don’t really know what I’m doing for it. Maybe I’ll go out and have fun, maybe I’ll go to bed early. Either one sounds like something I would happily do.

What do you think? Should I go dancing and have fun with my friends? Should I stay home have some friends over and then sleep? I really don’t know. 50% of me wants to go out so I have no regrets and the other 50% of me is channeling my inner grandma and wants to stay at home.

Anyways, I just wanted to come on here quickly say a little “hello.”

Stay safe, loved, happy, and educated.

Love,

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Me

Day off

Today is going so well.

Want to know why? because its my day off, and I’ve done nothing productive all day.4dbbbc5acdc419267574ad364394b47e.jpg

Seriously though, the only reason I left my bed was because I wanted to wash my bed sheets.

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But it’s raining and sad outside. All I want to do is hide under my covers so the thunder doesn’t give me an anxiety attack.

Life has been going well for me.

I have recently taken up running! I’m not sure if thats what it looks like I’m doing when people see me, but I’m trying. I’m getting better at it. I’ve sort of fallen for it, like I have a crush on running. We’ve gone out a few times, possibly even going steady.

But if I’ve learned anything this past year it is that I can’t be afraid of starting something new if its going to benefit my wellbeing.

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I’ve also changed my diet habits as well. I’m still vegetarian, but I’ve become more conscious of what is actually in my food.

I definitely am cooking a ton more. (Although I’m still a sucker for a green pepper, mushroom, and onion pizza from Dominos).

I wanted to share with you guys my hummus recipe (Its more so from the book Strong Looks Better Naked but I adjust it to my liking). It’s quick, simple, and so much better than store bought.

What you will need/do:

  1. 1 Can of chick peas / garbanzo beans (they’re the exact same thing so don’t stress)
  2. 1/3 cup of tahini (basically it’s sesame that is liquified) (find it near the pasta sauces or the cultural food isle)
  3. 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  4. lemon and salt to your tasting

Then you can throw it in the food processor. I just use a potato masher though.

I’m really enjoying this whole new lifestyle I’ve been living. I’ve been doing it for a little over a month.

I’ve also cut out soda, which I never thought I would do. Dr. Pepper and I broke up. H2O and I are new Bff’s.

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So I also wanted to share some of my tips for living a healthier lifestyle.

I know I’m a beginner but here is what has helped me:

  1. Buy a water bottle you love and keep it full of water all day. (Seriously I have a 20oz water bottle and I refill it 6 times a day. I pick up my water bottle more than my phone nowadays)
  2. Find a workout you enjoy, or can learn to love. I can’t say I love running, but I love how it makes me feel.
  3. Get good shoes.
  4. Read the book, Strong Looks Better Naked  by Khloe Kardashian. Some of you may instantly roll your eyes because of the “Kardashian name” But it’s a good book, I’ve read it two-three times.
  5. Always have hummus in your fridge. It goes good with any vegetable you prefer.
  6. Don’t keep food that is your downfall in your house. i.e. Cookies, chips,  or bagels.
  7. Know that you are going to have weak moments. The fact that Panera Bread delivers to my house is not cool, because sometimes I can’t help myself.
  8. Learn the difference between being stern with yourself and being hard on yourself. If the Panera delivery guy shows up at your door every now and then too, you can’t beat yourself up about it.
  9. Water. Drink it.

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I hope you guys are doing well, I just wanted to jump on here quickly, say “hi” and I’ll talk to you soon!

Love,

Me.

Look what the cat dragged in

I’m legally a cosmetologist, I’ve moved, and I’ve started my new job.

I’ve been busy, but you guys know me by now, and know that when it comes to my blog posts I’m semi flakey. It’s just a fact that we all are going to have to accept. Even me, I don’t like that this is the case, but it’s how it is and apparently I’m not dedicated enough to change it. So, whatever.

I hope you all are well.

I love my new job, I love that I’m legally licensed, and I love where I live.

My 21st birthday is next month.

More importantly:

DID ANYONE WATCH GAME 5 LAST NIGHT?!?!?! Since the Cavs are my second favorite team I was super excited.

I never have a point to these posts. But I also never really have anything important to talk about. I wish I did, however; I do not.

 

Orlando

What happened in Orlando today is absolutely awful.

Those people are gone, forever and there’s nothing we can do about it. All those people mattered to someone.

50 people had moms that wanted phone calls the next day. Had siblings that loved them, grandparents that spoiled them, best friends that wanted to hang out tomorrow. They all had someone. Those people mattered to other people.

As I’ve gotten older, the more emotional I get when I find out things like this happen. When you’re little, you don’t understand, and that’s okay. When you’re five, your biggest concern should be what crayon color to use for your coloring book.

When you get older your concerns get bigger, and that sucks. You worry for you family, and hope they’re safe at all times. You get nervous when you’re walking to your car at night. You make sure you lock the door every night. You’ve heard the stories on the news, so you worry more. It’s only natural.

And now this tragedy occurred.

50 people had plans. One of them could’ve had plans to be a lawyer, and maybe another one was just trying to make it through the day, we don’t know. Maybe one was in med school, one could’ve just passed their cosmetology exam, another one could’ve just gotten  their first tattoo. It doesn’t matter what they were doing, what they aspired to be, what they believed, or where they were from. They were someone. They were someone that mattered.

America is sad today.

I hope those families know that America is here for them. From Michigan to Maine, Connecticut to California, we are here for them.

I hope you’re well, I hope you know you’re loved. I hope you stay safe. Call your mom, she loves you. Call your dad, he’s tough but he thinks the world of you. Hug your friends. Because there are 50 people in this world that left too soon and didn’t get to say “I love you” one last time.

I’ve had nothing to post lately, maybe tomorrow I’ll post about what I’ve been up to considering a lot has changed since everything is different. I love you.

Stay amazing,

Selina.

Telling People No

You learn a lot about someone when you tell them “thanks but no thanks.” For instance; they become upset, like you’re personally attacking them.

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I recently accepted a job for when I’m done with school! Hooray!

It was my number one choice out of the salon/spas that I applied to. So naturally, when they offered me the job, I calmly said “I’d love to!” While inside I was holding back the urge to cry, and hug my new boss.

Once I accepted the job, I realized I now have to make a few phone calls and cancel some of my interviews I had set up at other salons. When I called and said “I had an interview on (whatever day) but I have to cancel because I recently accepted another job but thank you for the opportunity.”

Most of them were very kind, one girl even said “Congratulations!”

However, I’ve also gotten “K. Thanks for not wasting out time. *click*”

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And in that phone conversation it taught me everything I needed to know about that salon. I learned that if I were to have worked there, I’d have hated in two seconds. And that the Lord was looking out for me.

Whatever, I wish that salon the best of luck. And I am super excited about my job to the point that nothing is going to stop me from being in this happiness.

Also! I finally am moving too, and I already have a roommate! Thank the Lord, rent is going to be so much cheaper now!

I hope you all are having a beautiful day, its gorgeous in Michigan today, and its warmish.

I love you all!

Hope to talk to you soon-soonish, much is happening in these next few weeks. I’ll keep you updated, I’ll try.

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Title

I cut six inches off my hair a few days ago. I decided that if I’m going to start making strides to get my life in order, then that starts with a haircut. After all, I’m a cosmetologist and new hair or makeup makes me feel like I can take over the world.db7071698dd5b06c7d94d1650ef5e7d0.jpg

I’ve decided something as well; I am still going to move out of state, but first I’m going to move back home, get a job, and save money.

I want to move out of Michigan so badly, but it’s going to have to wait.

Moving in with my parents while my baby sibling is moving out, isn’t necessarily ideal either, but I googled to see if it was normal, and many kids move back home after school, so whatever.

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I grew up in a gorgeous state. The sun shines at least three times a year, and we wear our parkas for at least 9 months a year. It’s a fantastic place to live if you like the cold or want to raise a family.

I am neither. I will never like the cold and I sure as heck am not raising a family at the moment, give me a few more years, then maybe I will consider it.

I was being sarcastic about the “perks” of Michigan. There are many perks, those aren’t them. It’s a gorgeous state with a bad reputation. It’s breath taking. I will always love Lake Michigan, it’s a part of me. Also, we have Meijer, which is like Walmart but classier.

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I hope your week went well. I hope I have something to blog about soon.

I love you!

 

28 Days

28 Days… Thats how many days I have left until I graduate!

Remember when we started this whole relationship? I had only signed up to go to cosmetology school, and had months to go until I actually even STARTED. But, here I am.

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I searched for “finish line quotes” on Pinterest and all that showed up were running motivational quotes. So, we’re just going to go with the flow and pretend that this is for cosmetology. 

Really though, lets all take a second to look back on where we were 10.5 months ago… Okay now that, that cringe worthy, embarrassing second is over with, lets move on.

I hope you are a better you than you were 10.5 months ago, I hope you like yourself more, have learned more about yourself, have accomplished something that betters you, and have grown as a human being.

As happy as I am in my life right now, I need to start thinking about the future. Lately the future makes me scared. I feel like change just scares me to no end, and I need to grown up and deal with life like an adult. Suck it up, Selina.

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Also, don’t forget to tell the ones that matter to you, that they matter to you. Sometimes life gets in the way of life and we forget that none of us get out of here alive, and then before ya know it, someone you love is not physically there anymore. So tell them you love them, and that they matter to you, and that this world shines a little brighter because they exist on it.

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Oh, wait! April is Earth month for Aveda, which makes me happy, because my God made this Earth, I think he did a marvelous job, and we need to take care of it. So reduce, reuse, and recycle!

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I hope you guys are all doing well, I know there was no point to this post, but hey, there is no point to this whole blog, so whatever.