I turned 23, work has been crazy, I started doing yoga, our house is all decorated and cozy for Christmas, I've been cooking a lot, my house is a mess still and life is crazy.
Each of those could probably be their own post, but let's just wrap it all into one.
My birthday was amazing. I spent time with family, had a great meal and got to eat cake. Win, win, win. Also, I received the Lisa Leonard handmade nativity I've been swooning over forever.
I got an Amazon gift card for my birthday as well, so I ordered a bunch of ebooks and a yoga mat. I have been wanting to try yoga for stress/anxiety relief for a long time but I was surprised that the benefits have gone far beyond my expectations. I've only been doing it for a few days and I'm only using YouTube tutorials, but so far so good!A photo posted by Genna (@genfreed) on
I love Christmas. People that say you can't decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving are just Negative Nancys in my book. The way I see it is if someone enjoys something (like I enjoy having Christmas decorations up) who is to say they can't enjoy that thing for as long as they want? Seriously, people who judge are straight-up joy stealers. Don't get me wrong, I love Thanksgiving. But the holiday season is all wrapped in one to me. And if that's wrong, I don't want to be right.
As far as cooking goes, I literally hand my husband my laptop open to my Pinterest food board and tell him to pick out 2-3 new recipes every weekend. Then we shop for the necessary ingredients and I spread them all out throughout the week. We've had many successes and a few failures (I'm looking at you, crockpot lasagna), but it's really breaking me out of my comfort zone.
Now when we bought our house, I told you all it was old. We've been slowly (I mean really slowly) painting and updating. We moved in July 29 and have so far put in a patio and painted our living room. Not so great for being there almost five months. In an ideal world, I was hoping for a room a month. Well, this weekend Cam got this surge of motivation and started our guest bedroom. It was slow coming, but progress is progress! I cannot wait for my house to be put together. Really, it's driving me (and my OCD) absolutely up the