Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Spring & Summer Wishlist + YouTube Video

It is finally starting to feel like summer! I think part of that has to do with my mom and I headed to North Carolina this morning! We're going to visit schools, and I'm super excited for 80 degrees!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Friday Favorites

I know I say this every week, but boy where did this week go? I feel like I did nothing this week besides read books and watch interviews with Tom Holland (he's the cutest)! That's okay though! I still wanted to share some things that I'm kinda obsessed with, alright totally obsessed with! Keep reading to see what's on my radar!

1. First things first (I'm the realest). Okay sorry, I'll stop, but y'all these shoes!! My sweet mom surprised me with them when I came back home from college, and I was over the moon! Anyone else love shoes like this that give you extra height but you don't have to wear a high heel? *cough cough raises hand* I'm super excited to break these in, Target has been killing it with their shoes.

2. It's pretty rare for me to have an app as a favorite, but today I'm going to break that mold. Like I had said in my Life Updates post, I'm trying to eat healthier and exercise more this summer. My little brother told me about this app by Under Armour called MyFitnessPal. It's life changing! So that may be a bit dramatic, but it has been great thus far. It keeps track of what you eat every day. I know what you're thinking "Syd I don't have time for that", while I agree it is tedious to plug in everything it definitely comes with great reward. It's a great visual for you to see what you're putting in your body, and now I find myself checking labels of things I'm eating. Definitely a favorite!

3. Also, can we take a moment to bask in the glory that is the Gal Meets Glam collection! Julia released such stunning pieces, this dress is one of my favorites.

4. If you didn't know I love music, making Spotify playlists is how I like to pass the time. Y'all think I"m kidding, haha! You can follow me, and check out my playlists. Anyone I tried picking only one song I've been loving and it's "Faith to Fall Back On" by Hunter Hayes. An oldie but a goodie! I would probably die if I ever saw him perform!

5. I thought I would finish this favorites post with something a little bit different. I mentioned in my Summer Plans blog post that I will be joined in on Delight Ministries summer series. In short, Delight Ministries is an organization across hundreds of colleges for girls to share their love for the Lord. They are having a summer series, that is either local to your college or they have online groups which is what I"ll be doing. The series starts on Monday, so there is still time to join! Read more info about it here!

That is a wrap for this post! Be sure to swing back here tomorrow for another post & a YouTube video! Have a great Friday!
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Life Update + Summer Plans

Hello there! And long time no chat! I wanted to come back on here and give a quick update on what I've been up to and what I'm doing this summer!

I came back home to Illinois for the summer, and I've spent the first few days getting all my stuff organized in my room and binge-watching Quantico (it's so addictive). It's been nice to not have much to do especially after finals.

Since I've been home I've been applying everywhere, just looking for a part-time job for the summer. I will keep you guys posted on that, follow me on Instagram to stay in the know! I am also going to be taking summer classes at my local community college. Class doesnt't start til June so I get a little break till then.

As far as traveling I already have a few plans for the next few months. At the end of this month, my mom and I will be flying out to North Carolina for a few days! I have yet to officially announce this but I am transferring schools, stay tuned for a full blog post on that. I have also been making plans to go into the city more and hopefully spend a few weekends up in Michigan.

I'm excited to get time to put focus on my blog. I have some great content in the works. I have also finally been able to read, which I love to do. Please send any book recommendations my way! I'm also looking forward to participating in Delight Ministries Summer Series, it's an online Bible study group led by other college-aged girls, and I think it'll be a fun way to connect with other Christians across different campuses this summer.

Also this summer I am motivated to get into shape. I've had knee problems the last year or two but was able to wrap up physical therapy this past semester. So I've been getting back into running, and other exercises! My little brother has also been on a health kick, so we've been cooking healthy meals and working out together since I've been home. I'll definitely be posting some tips and updates on that front too.

That's about all the news, for now, I'm excited about this summer and all my plans! I would love to hear what you guys have planned in the comments!