Life Update

I started this blog because I wanted to “do something”. I often feel like I am unable to express my creative side and that I lost a large part of who I am when I went to nursing school and am now trying to reclaim that. So I paid the money and created this little space on the internet for myself but yet I haven’t even begun to fully utilize it. In five weeks I will completed my BSN and take a break from school for a while. I am a night shift RN and I feel it has become such a large part of my life as well as a stressful part that I just want to focus on the Hannah that is separate from that.

I am a person who LOVES making lists and planning how I am going to get my life in order but then I sit the list and plans aside and continue on with business as usual. I want to do more with my “free” time and I somehow what this blog to be apart of that. I think as of now I will use this blog as a personal space. Social media has been tricky for me to navigate since the election and work really love a place to just exist without constantly worrying that another family member is going to “unfriend” me for my beliefs.

I am on journey for health. I am a part of the body positive and fat positive world and believe that all bodies are good bodies. I however have health issues that would be better controlled if I ate a certain way and amount and moved my body more. I basically just want to start taking care of my whole self; body, mind, and spirit. I am also going to be starting a fertility journey with my husband as I have struggled to stay pregnant and now to get pregnant.

So this blog will include;

personal updates (fertility included), pet photos, clothing and beauty reviews, checking off my endless lists, goals,  health and fitness (ha ha ha), and recipes (I love, love, love to bake and cook).

I sit and spend a lot of time watching people live their lives all while wishing I could do what they do and frankly I’m fed up with being the bystander in life. Like Arthur Abbott pointed out in The Holiday I am finally going to be the leading lady in my own life.

 

Memorial Day Plus Size OOTD

This Memorial Day it was sunny and hot so I decided to do something I have never done in the past! I wore a outfit that allowed me to stay cool and one I thought was cute.

Dress: Target

Shirt: Torrid

Shoes: Birkenstock

My Husband captured a photo of me grilling and initially I vetoed the photo because it highlights a lot of things I dislike about myself. I feel like at 31 years old I need to let go of the thought process of needing to be flattering. I posted this upcoming photo to my Instagram and felt okay with it!

Live authentically.

Love yourself just as your are, you are not the “before” you.

Burgundy and Green OOTD

All items expect bag and accessories are from Torrid. My bag is a Kate Spade purchased from TJMaxx and my watch is Michael Kors. The booties featured in this post are some of my favorites because of the beautiful jeweled accents. I am a fan of the lace neckline detailing and the flowing wispy fabric of the cover cup. This outfit is a good winter to spring transition even though on this day I should of worn a coat.

Cooper John

This handsome little guy is Cooper John our 3-year-old Pomchi. He came to use after our dachshund, Chloe, passed away. Raising this boy was rough but we made it out the other side of those dark puppy days. Cooper is such a loving and fiercely loving dog. Squeaker balls (animal themed in particular) are his favorite and he loves to play fetch.

Welcoming Home the Dachshunds

I would love to introduce our newest family members; Lola & Winnie!

Winnie playing with her duck

Lola having a chew on her teether

These two came into our lives after we had to say goodbye to our beloved Trinity. Trinity was the light of my life and my constant source of comfort and love. Trinity would have been 14-years-old this coming September. My life isn’t complete without a dachshund (or two) in it. I got my first pair of dachshunds my senior year of high school (2005). Chloe and Trinity were litter mates and now we have another pair of litter mates in Lola and Winnie. Lola and Winnie are currently 9-weeks-old and are working on learning their names and potty training (how can little puppies pee so much??). I also have a 3-year-old Pomchi named Cooper but he will get a post of his own shortly. I hope you enjoy these cute videos of our girls!

 

Navy & White OOTD

 

I believe on this day I was heading out shopping with my Husband and family for Thanksgiving dinner supplies.

  • Coat: Old Navy Trench (2015, not currently available)
  • Scarf: Fox Print Scarf from Amazon (link)
  • Jeggings: Torrid dark wash jeggings (link)
  • Sweater: Old Navy polka dot sweater (not currently on site)
  • Boots: Torrid Strappy Mixed Media Ankle Booties (link)
  • Sunglasses: Quay Australia x Desi Perkins High Key 60mm Aviators (link)
  • Bag: Coach bag found at TJMaxx

I have loved my trench coat from the moment it was in my hands. I am currently on the hunt for another trench coat with a slightly better fit; I am tall and the sleeves on this one aren’t 100% a good fit. The material of this trench is thick and substantial and has worn well in the three years I’ve had it. Amazon has become my haven for scarfs because they are priced cheaply and yet of standard quality. I have several other scarfs like my fox one and adore them all. Torrid is where I go for jeans/jeggings because they offer my size and inseam needs; these jeggings are probably 2-3 years old and have held their shape and structure even after repeated washings. My only complaint for this look is that I wish my sweater was just a couple inches longer but it is a well made and finished basic sweater that will get love during the fall months. Probably my FAVORITE piece in my wardrobe are my booties; I wear these the most of any shoes I own. These booties are not only stylish but well constructed and comfortable.