Taking Care – Week 2

According to the surgeon general, lack of physical fitness is detrimental to health. It is recommended for adults to engage in about 30 minutes of moderate daily exercise such as walking, biking, or running.

I happen to agree with Mr. Surgeon General. (How do you get that job? What an awesome title! New career goal.) So I’ve been exercising at every free moment.

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DIY Dog Bowls

According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, the most basic physiological human needs are food, water, and shelter. We fight for them, we work for them, or, in my dog’s case, you smile, whine, bark, scratch, and pester until those needs are met.

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Refinishing Project

I ate cereal at this table while I watched cartoons when I was little. I was caught trying to use it a footstool way too many times.

I colored at it. I spread out all my Algebra homework on it. I read all my teen girly magazines at it.

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Taking Care – Week 1

“Eat your vegetables”

“Use sunscreen”

“An apple a day….”

“Floss your teeth”

“Exercise and eat right”

“Enjoy youth now. It won’t last forever”

“Mother says…”

Throughout childhood I was constantly taught to eat right, exercise, take vitamins, etc. Essentially I was taught to take care of myself properly.

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DIY Picture Wall

I’ve had posters on my walls my whole life. When I was young I had “Cute Kitten” posters that said things like, “Hang in There” or “Smile Everyday.” In high school I decorated my room with photos of best friends, posters of my favorite bands, and keepsakes I had collected.

In college I managed to mesh my style with my roommate’s including art posters, band posters, pictures of friends, and collages.

Now that I have graduated, moved in with my boyfriend, and fully matured to an adult, at least I like to think I’m an adult now, I have cultivated a homey style of sorts. We still have a few posters here and there.

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The Importance of Communication

Getting mail is basically the best thing ever unless it’s junk that is. But when it’s from your best friend it’s awesome! (Well I guess my puppy got mail, not me.)

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Nothing Compares to the Simple Pleasure of Riding a Bike

Riding bikes makes me feel carefree like nothing can touch me as long as I can keep peddling. It’s a great stress, sadness, worry, or anger reliever. But most of all, it’s fun!

It’s even better when you’re riding through bubbles according to my wise 3-year-old friend. And she is definitely right.

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Oh, The Thinks You Can Think

Earlier this year I decided to spoil myself with a new toy. I am definitely not fueled by electronics but I’m very fascinated with them so I looked at the new iPods, new cameras, and more but I was mostly interested in an e-reader. I wasn’t quite so sure about e-readers because I love holding a book in my hands and I’m an obsessive book buyer but I decided to try it out.

Well after owning one for 3 months I can definitely say that I love it! I am one of those people that always carries one (or four) books with me everywhere. And let me tell you how many times it has come in handy when I have been stuck at a doctor’s office or had downtime at work or simply extra time to kill. Now I can easily carry several books around!

I am obsessed to no end with keeping my electronics in good shape too. (My computer has one scratch on top that drives me bonkers.) So right after I bought my Kindle I had to find a good case. I wanted one with character so I turned to Etsy and found this cover that I love.

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Exploring Greece

The summer following my college graduation in 2010 I studied abroad in Greece with a group of 19 students from my University and 3 professors.

I knew that the trip would be an amazing adventure but I had no idea that I would still be talking about the trip from day to day whether it be about the gracious Greek people, the beautiful sites around every corner, the memories made with new friends, the amazing things I learned about an ancient culture, or the gorgeous photos I took while there.

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The Best Day Ever – Memoirs from a Puppy

8-9 am – Wake up. Biding my time before waking up David.

9:00 am – Jump on top of David’s head. It is time to go!

9:15 am – Is it breakfast time yet?

10 am – Nap until everyone’s up and ready to go. I can’t wait to go outside. I hope they take me outside. I want to run and run and run forever.

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