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I haven’t done this in a long time. But I’m going to start trying to get better at it (see my 2018 list in the sidebar). I’m thinking I may start scheduling out my days more and put blog posts and other projects in as appointments. Every year there is so much I want to accomplish but never do. I’m just wasting my days!

My Christmas was really great. I got a cute Michael Kors purse and a few other things I was really hoping for. I spent a lot of time at home. Got sick with bronchitis, then got sick again. I think it’s been the cold weather. It’s been below freezing a lot and I’m just not used to that here! I’m hoping for an early spring. I am most definitely a warm weather girl.


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I hit my reading goal on Goodreads. Even surpassed it by about 20 books. I’ve read a lot of awesome ones so far this year too. That’s another thing I want to spend more time on this year. Books! I have so many unread books on my bookcase and on my kindle. I’ve cut out some tv viewing by removing things from the DVR to give myself more reading time.

I started weight watchers toward the end of December and I have lost 8.3 pounds. It’s been a lot easier and a lot more effective than I expected it to be! I really wish I’d joined sooner. The only physical activity I’m doing is getting my 12,000 steps on my fitbit but once it’s warmed up a bit outside I’m planning to start using some exercise equipment in our garage. 

I can’t believe it’s already February 1st! How has your 2018 been so far? What are your plans for the year?

Currently listening to: (book) When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon and (music) Let the Record Play by Moon Taxi


Weekend shenanigans

I had some errands to run and my mother wanted to make a trip to Michael’s for an artificial pumpkin. We went a little nuts in there, let me tell you! They have so much Halloween and Fall stuff at 40% off! Halloween is my favorite holiday. Always has been, even though anything with a […]

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Chocolate eclipse

I baked a cake on Sunday! Just a simple two layer dark chocolate from a box mix (Duncan Hines heeeey) with chocolate icing. It didn’t dawn on me at the time but hey look I kinda baked the moon of an eclipse! Anywaaaaay, I did that and some cleaning and I spent the rest of […]

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Baby you’re a firework

A post shared by Amanda Graham (@shutterpecan) on Jul 3, 2017 at 4:59pm PDT It’s hard to believe it’s already July! Time just flies by faster and faster the older you get. I’m lucky that my office was closed both Monday and Tuesday for July 4th. On Monday we had some family over in the […]

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TBEX Huntsville Alabama

This weekend there is a little travel bloggers conference happening in Huntsville Alabama. When I call it “little” I’m being somewhat sarcastic because it is far from little. The TBEX conference is around 500 people and occurs all over the world and showcases speakers from various aspects of travel, seminars, classes, and a plethora of […]

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