10 Memorial Day Sales You Don’t Want to Miss

Gals! The Memorial Day sales are here, and I’ve rounded up my favorite sales to share with you.

Sale time is the perfect time to treat yourself or even to stock up on basics you need to get through this Spring and Summer. I thrive on sales and try to only shop when I know I can get a good deal. Even better than getting a good deal, is sharing one!  Not only am I sharing my top 10 deals, you already know I had to pick some of my favorite things from each sale too!

 

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American Eagle40% off Summer Must-Haves!

My rule of thumb is to never buy anything from American Eagle full price. If you’ve been eyeing one of their summer pieces, it doesn’t get much better than 40% off.

 

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ExpressUp to 50% off!

Stripes are EVERYWHERE this spring. Which is why you should try out the trend while saving some cash!

 

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Forever 21Extra 30% off sale with promo code “extra30” and Free Shipping on all orders over $21!

Additional savings on top of already low prices? Double win!

 

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Free People Take an additional 25% off sale (discount applied at checkout)!

Free People has beautiful quality pieces, but they are a little spendy. Snag a piece now and rock it all summer!

 

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Nordstrom Rack Extra 20% off Clearance. Total savings up to 75% off!

Nordstrom Rack is already amazing for their deals on name brand items, so whenever they do additional markdowns on their clearance you know you are getting an amazing deal.

 

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Old Navy50% off All Tanks, Tees, Dresses, Shorts & Swim OR 20% off online no code necessary!

This is the sale that my husband took advantage of. He loves their basic white tees to wear under button-ups. We got 5 items shipped for under $50, and on top of that, we also get $20 Old Navy cash.

Every item we ordered up was either 50% or 20% off.

 

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TargetSave up to 30% on home and patio and/or Save 20% on clothing, shoes, and more with the promo code “MEMORIAL”!

If you’re like the rest of the universe you probably don’t have any trouble finding things to buy at Target, but if you are a fan of recommendations the shoe section (specifically anything by Universal Thread) is worth checking out.

I recently featured two pairs of Universal Thread shoes in my Spring Free People Dupes, so I was so excited to see they are included in the sale! Extra savings, woot-woot!!

The Wenda Cutout Booties were finally back in stock in my size, so I snagged those real quick.

 

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UltaIndividual sale items 20-50% off and BOGO deals!

I love the Urban Decay Basics palette and the Real Techniques sponge, they are some of my all-time favorite beauty products.

While you’re taking advantage of the individual product sales, you should know that Ulta always has brand deals going on. My favorite brand deal right now is all NYX cosmetics products are buy one get one free! Now is the perfect time to check out the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. For months the color “London” has been my go-to lip product. I cannot recommend it enough.

 

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Urban Outfitters30% off all Sale Items!

Whenever it’s a “retail holiday” you can probably count on UO offering an additional discount on their sale items. Don’t sleep on these deals!

 

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World Market– Members Sale In Stores and Online Save 20% off plus Free Shipping $65+ with promo code “FLAGWME”, Non-Member Sale Save 15% off + Free Shipping on $65+ with promo code “STARS15”!

I love a good total percent off purchase! Retail sales aren’t just about the clothes; your home needs updates too (like the macrame basket). Ahhhh! Swoon.

 

Did I miss any awesome sales? Leave a comment below for us! Help a gal out.

Happy shopping!!

-The Galista

Living your Crunchiest Life

 

When I first stumbled across the term crunchy life I thought I had just discovered a really funny typo. I went through the comments on the thread waiting for the reaction, but there wasn’t one. After researching, I discovered I was wrong, and I couldn’t believe I had never heard this phrase before.

So what does it mean to live a crunchy life? I’m sorry to be the one to burst your bubble, but it’s not about eating enormous amounts of potato chips (though a large part of me totally wishes it was). Living a crunchy life means leading a life that is environmentally friendly. In other words what a lot of people know as a “green” lifestyle!

Now that we know what living a crunchy lifestyle is, how can we achieve our crunchiest life?

I’m not anywhere near an expert (Spoiler alert: you won’t see any Extreme Cheapstakes stuff here). But I do think that if everyone consciously contributes, even a little, to keeping our environment clean we’d be in a much better place.

I’ve broken down how you can achieve your crunchiest life in just three easy steps! I also include my favorite zero waste tips, and I share my #1 crunchy life product.

 

Step 1: Self- Awareness

The changes you need to make to achieve a more environmentally friendly life will be completely different from person to person. Ask yourself what are you wasting and how are you affecting your environment?

Once you’ve evaluated your impact you can set appropriate goals for your lifestyle.

Step 2: Find small attainable changes you can make

I’m a big believer that small changes make the task less overwhelming. I find it helpful to look at my everyday life and how much excess waste I’m producing. It seriously can be as simple as looking in your trash can.

Instead of committing yourself to a month with zero waste and overwhelming yourself, make gradual little changes.

Step 3: Follow through

Problem: You buy a lot of plastic water bottles.

Crunchy Solution: Invest in a water filtration pitcher and/or a reusable water bottle to cut down on plastic waste. My favorite reusable water bottle is my Hydroflask. It’s amazing, and even though I have mentioned it before I cannot recommend it enough. Not only am I able to get in my daily water, but my water will actually stay much colder than if it was just in a disposable plastic bottle.

 

Problem: You use a lot of plastic bags.

Solution: Buy reusable shopping bags or recycle your plastic bags. If you’re like me and can’t recycle plastic bags in your recycling bin at your home, there are several grocery stores that have recycling bins for plastic bags right at the entrance. Most big grocery stores like Walmart and Super Target participate and maybe even your local grocery store does too!

 

Problem: You throw out Ziploc bags each time you use them.

Solution: Reuse your Ziploc bags! If you didn’t store meat or something saucy, simply hand wash your Ziploc bags with your dishes. Yes, I said it. So many people see me do this and think it’s the strangest thing. I just think it’s silly to throw out something that is perfectly capable of being reused. After washing place the Ziploc over a drinking glass to allow the entire bag to dry.

 

Problem: You are buying everything brand new.

Solution: Repurpose old things you already have or buy secondhand. Fast fashion has an extremely negative effect on our environment. Just think how many thousands of products are created each season alone. According to the National Geographic, it takes 700 gallons of water to create just one cotton tee shirt.

You guys know thrifting is one of my favorite things. Not only are you saving cash you’re saving the environment!

Not willing to commit to buying everything secondhand? Even buying just one item secondhand can help the environment. According to One Million Women, an organization dedicated to living a better eco life, “If one million women bought their next item of clothing second hand instead of new we would save 6 million kg of carbon pollution from entering the atmosphere.”

That is extremely huge! It is easy to feel like as an individual we don’t have the power to make a positive impact, but if just work on leading individually crunchy lives we truly can help our environment.

 

 

One way I plan on improving in the future is to use the unpaper towel method. I don’t think I will ever fully eliminate paper towels in my household. Some things just require disposableness, ya know? But that doesn’t have to stop me from being more mindful of what I’m using them for. Too often I reach for paper towels when a washcloth would do just fine.

 

What are some of the crunchy changes you plan to make?

Let’s all work together to take care of Mother Nature (and maybe eat a potato chip here or there too)! Just make sure to recycle the bag 😉

 

-The Galista

Weekend in Charlotte, NC

One of my new year’s goals this year was to go on more little adventures. That desire coupled with my husband’s obsession for Joe Rogan prompted this adventure I’m going to share with you guys.

My husband and I made a mini road trip to Charlotte, NC! We stayed in Charlotte for the night and explored the city together Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday

After our three-hour road trip, we made it to our hotel in Uptown Charlotte just around lunchtime. We spontaneously decided to take a short walk to the nearest Chipotle.

I grew up walking around Chicago, so I was expecting a similar feel to Charlotte. And I will say, I was totally wrong. Charlotte is definitely more “low key” if that makes sense. It’s not as touristy. On our walk there and back we maybe encountered a handful of people total.

One thing Mike and I were both thrown off by on our walk is we kept passing by a ton of abandoned lime green bikes. We ended up googling why people just abandon the bikes and found out that with LimeBike you don’t have to return them to a docking station like the competing bike share companies. We both thought that was cool!

I then convinced Mike to check out The Sleepy Poet Mall with me. At over 55,000 square feet, this place is absolutely massive. It is most definitely jam-packed with all kinds of treasures (I even literally lost my husband at one point).  Our phones didn’t have service, and I thought I was seriously just going to have to meet him in the car. We were both checking out all the different vendors. He even enjoyed looking through all the stuff which says a lot because he isn’t a thrifter.

Unfortunately, we only had an hour before we had to go to dinner, so I didn’t get to check out nearly the entire store. I could honestly spend days in here and still not see everything. But, I still wanted to share with you a few of the cool things I found! It was literal thrift store heaven (aside from the antique prices).

You may recognize this photo I shared in my Spring favorites, but I was so excited to share my boots with you I didn’t get to share how beautiful I think this vintage kilim rug is. But because it was so worn and pricey, I skipped on it. My new mission is to find a beautiful rug in a “regular” thrift store. Stay tuned.

How epically weird is this devil walking post?!? It’s one of those things I’d categorize as “creepy cool”. If this isn’t a conversation piece, I don’t know what is.

In a section with a lot of mid-century modern furniture, I found this brass unicorn. I could imagine this styled in an eclectic living room or even a little girl’s nursery. Super gorgeous, but at $95, it is unfortunately out of my price range. There is nothing wrong with gathering inspiration while shopping and finding similar pieces elsewhere.

Mike found this amazing section of Life magazines. The earliest dating back to the 30’s. There was a whole other section to the right of this photo featuring editions from the 80’s and above. We enjoyed looking through all the old headlines. These old magazines would look amazing framed as wall decor. I love using different art mediums as wall art.

For dinner, we went to my favorite sushi restaurant, Cowfish. We first discovered Cowfish on our vacation to Universal Studios last winter. When I found out there was in Charlotte I knew we had to go back! Cowfish essentially offers just burgers and sushi- but are you ready? They offer burgushi! Which you can probably guess is a mix of burgers and sushi.

One tip I have if you’re planning on going to this Cowfish location is if you’re quoted a long wait time just sit down in the waiting area near the bar and wait for someone to get up. The bar is full service and instead of waiting 45 minutes we waited under 5 minutes!

Their classic sushi is so good I just couldn’t order anything else. I love their nigiri (the yellowtail is my favorite), but this time I got three salmon and three yellowtail. They serve the nigiri a la carte here, which just means you pay per piece of sushi you order. I paid three dollars each piece of sushi I ordered.

 

We had tickets for The Joe Rogan’s Strange Times Comedy Show at 10:30. Spoiler alert:  I had an absolute blast! This was my first comedy show ever. What originally sparked the weekend trip was Joe Rogan’s tour. As I mentioned, my husband is a huge Joe Rogan fan. So much so that I thought there was a good chance he might leave me for Joe that night.

We had been informed via email a day before the show that we weren’t allowed to have our phones. I wasn’t sure how they were going to enforce this rule, but the technology actually impressed me. They had individual phone pouches by a company called Yondr. The pouch has a lock at the top that locks closed like a magnet almost. It reminded me of clothing security tags. There was also an area dedicated to unlocking the phone with the device in case of an emergency.

I absolutely loved being disconnected for awhile; it was so nice to just focus on the moment. I highly recommend if you have a chance to check out the show!

Sunday

The next morning was Easter Sunday. I still had several places on my list that I wanted to check out.

We decided to go to the Southpark Mall next to the restaurant we had dinner at. Unfortunately, they closed down the entire mall for the day because of the holiday. Even though we weren’t able to check it out you can tell from the outside it is a super “fancy” mall. I was so looking forward to checking out the Lucky store, but I guess I’ll have to wait to explore this mall until next time.

Then it dawned on me to google the places I wanted to go to see if they were open. The main one I wanted to check out was Buffalo Exchange, but they were closed too. Buffalo Exchange is a clothing resale store that buys and sells used clothes. I have never shopped in one before, but plan to in the future.

If you plan on going to Charlotte to explore, definitely make sure not to go on a holiday because it seems like a lot of the town shuts down. Aside from places like Target of course, but whenever I visit somewhere new I like to check out things that I can’t at home. Go on a regular weekend and you’ll be golden!

 

 

 

Even though I am disappointed we didn’t get to check out more thrift stores and small businesses, I am still so happy we went to Charlotte for a lil’ mini adventure. We loved walking around exploring uptown Charlotte.

If all goes as planned this is just the start of our adventures this year. There is a quote that has stuck with me since I discovered it, “Before it’s your favorite place, it’s a place you’ve never been”.

Hopefully, this post inspired you to visit somewhere new! Have you been to Charlotte, NC before? Tell me all your favorite spots (so I can check them out next time)! Extra points if you share your favorite local thrift store.

 

-The Galista

Spring Favorites- Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle

Spring Favorites- Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle- The Galista

Gals! As you all know I am all about living on a budget, so unfortunately I am not always trying out new products. That is why when I do discover new favorites that I love (and think are worth the money), I can not wait to share them with you guys!

I always enjoy hearing what everyone else is loving that way I know what is worth checking out. Over the past few months, I’ve been slowly discovering new things. Today I have fashion, beauty, and lifestyle favorites to share with you guys.

 

FASHION

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I am always swooning over countless pairs of boots, and it’s been awhile since I’ve updated my collection. I didn’t have any short boots that did not have a heel. So when it came to everyday situations I had all these cute shoes that I couldn’t wear for long periods of time. Thankfully for my birthday this year my husband gave me two new pairs of ankle booties. I hunted all over for the first pair which is the Lucky Brand Basal Booties in “Toffee”.

Lucky Brand boots are just my jam, though buyers beware they run narrow for what I’m used to. I definitely recommend if you’re going to buy a pair try them on in store somewhere. I normally wear a size 8, but I picked up a size 8.5M. They do carry wide sizes, but when I tried on a 8W it was too wide. Opting for the 8.5 regular worked for me.

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The second pair I actually found while looking for the Basal booties, and I decided I just had to have them as well. They are the Born Bowlen booties in “Dark Brown”. I love the side faux tie-up detail to these. They also have these in a “Rust” color on the Born website. I am so upset I didn’t see the rust color in store. I have never really been one of those “if you like it buy it in every color” people, but I may just have to be this time.

Another fashion favorite of mine is cuffing my jeans. I always wear skinny jeans and there is just something about the combo of cuffed jeans and my new ankle booties that just works. Cuffing the ends just ties my whole look together.

 

BEAUTY

I used to always use the Anastasia Brow Wiz ($21.99), but I recently lost it on a flight back home. I had heard really great things about the NYX Micro Brown Pencil ($9.99) in “Brunette”, and I finally picked it up to try. Honestly, I can’t tell the difference between the high end and drug store. Which is amazing because that’s a $12 savings! They even have the same amount of product. If you’re a fan of the Anastasia one, I definitely think you should check out this dupe!

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When it comes to lip colors I normally tend to gravitate towards more everyday colors. In this photo, I’m wearing the NYX Soft matte lip cream in “London”. It is definitely my new favorite lip product! It is just so comfortable and easy to throw on. I don’t even have to worry about wearing a lip liner, and it doesn’t make my lips feel like desert central. Thank goodness! This product stays in my purse- it’s just that good!

 

LIFESTYLE

My first lifestyle favorite is the Bath and Body Works Scentportable. If you’ve never seen one of these before it’s just Bath and Body’s take on air fresheners for the car. Someone gifted one of these to me a few years ago, but it ended up getting lost in an old car. I had completely forgotten about how amazing these are until I got into my friend’s car, and she had two of these in it. The second I opened her door I could smell the freshener.

I specifically love the “Vanilla Bean” scent. If you’re into your car smelling like cupcakes 24/7 (and can resist the urge of eating a cupcake every day), I recommend you check this product out.

You may not know this about me, but I am a total “foodie”. Gardetto’s are my go-to snack of the month. I simply cannot keep a bag of these for more than a few days. The Gardetto’s garlic rye crisps used to be my go to road trip snack. But, I have just been hooked on the original recipe lately. Is it just me or do you guys go through phases with totally obsessing over a food or drink until you’ve made yourself sick of it?

 

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Another food favorite that I’ve discovered this month is Mod Pizza. If you have a Mod Pizza in your area, I strongly suggest you check it out. It’s basically like a Subway, but the focus is on really fast and delicious pizza.

My regular is the mod size “Dillion James” which consists of a red sauce, mozzarella, asiago, fresh basil, garlic and fresh tomatoes. I usually like to add a little extra basil, a light drizzle of olive oil and parmesan cheese. I’m a thin crust gal, and this pizza is one of the best I have ever had. Which is saying a lot (because I am a self-proclaimed pizza connoisseur). The workers have even started to recognize me and my order. Oops!

Along with my pizza, I always get their Blackberry Lemonade. I feel like this drink is just not talked about enough. I’ve never had a lemonade as good at this one. I genuinely wish they sold this in gallons, so I could have a constant stock of this at home.

Another thing I love about Mod Pizza is it is located in the same strip as a restaurant that is keto friendly. At the beginning of the year, my husband switched to the keto diet. In general, going out to eat together is really hard. There was initially a bit of a learning curve on how we could still do date nights. Because of the location we can each order our food and then we sit in the outdoor dining area and eat our meal together. And I get my yummy pizza! Win-win!

It is the time of year for spring cleaning. Thankfully for Christmas, my in-laws gifted Mike and I the Shark Navigator Lift Away Professional. It has been a total LIFE CHANGER! I had no idea the difference between a cheap vacuum and an expensive one. I figured they would perform pretty much the same. Boy, was I 110% wrong. Vacuum lines were things of mythical creation before. It all makes sense to me now.

In my house, the couch is the piece of furniture that sees the highest traffic. What I love about the vacuum, in particular, is the lift away feature. If you didn’t know I have two pugs (who are total couch potatoes) and cleaning this couch before this vacuum was nearly impossible. Before it would take me hours of frustration to try to get all the hair off of the couch. Now I can easily unlock the top portion of the base and give my couch a thorough clean.

 

 

What are some things you’ve been loving this month? Do we have any of the same favorites?

 

-The Galista

 

Declutter Your Life: The One Thing You’re Forgetting To Do

Declutter Your Life The One Thing You've Been Forgetting To Do- The Galista

 

Hey, guys!

Whether you are decluttering because minimalism is your new year’s goal or maybe you just simply need a good purge after the holiday gifts, everyone is getting rid of excess junk. Are you left wondering why you still feel stressed after decluttering what feels like every inch of your house? You have cleaned out all the closets in your home and even your fridge. What could you possibly be missing?

It’s the thing most people collect. It may even be right under your nose, literally. 

Your digital clutter. Specifically, digital clutter on your cell phone.

There are several types of mobile clutter including excess text messages, apps, and photos. With selfies and the “pics or it didn’t happen mindset”, it is no wonder why photos take up the majority of data on our photos. It is really not a surprise that InfoTrends estimated there would be 1.2 trillion digital photos taken in 2017.

Which is why we are going to be focusing on decluttering all excess images today.

Have you seen this message before? I pay the .99 cents/month for the extra 50GB of iCloud storage every month. Still, my phone has not been able to do a backup in several weeks largely because I have accumulated so much STUFF in my photo library. Especially now that I use my phone for taking blog photos, it was due time for a deep clean.

If you are like me, clutter can be extremely overwhelming. Trust me, I get it. I have the hoarder mindset especially when it comes to photos. I like looking back on photos to reflect on how I was feeling at the time. But I also don’t like when I want to share a photo, and I can’t find it in the abyss of my photo library. (Spoiler alert: there is a happy medium.)

They say knowing you have a problem is the first step, right? But now how are we going to get rid of all those extra photos? I am going to share with you how I got rid of my digital clutter (over 2,000 photos in a couple days) in 6 easy steps.

 

6 Easy Steps for Eliminating Digital Clutter on Your Phone:

1. Take it slow

Realistically speaking, if you have several thousand photos on your phone you aren’t going to be able to declutter it all right away. Try going through your photo library a little at a time, you can set aside some time every night or even vow to delete “X” amount of photos by a certain date.

Do you really need that screenshot of that cute shirt from 7 months ago? It’s not even available for purchase anymore. Delete as you go. If you have to question if you should keep it or not, delete it.

2. Go by category

This goes along with the first step, breaking a large project down into smaller tasks can be super helpful. One way to break it down for yourself is to go by category.

For example, if you have an iPhone go to your “Albums” in your photos. What’s great about the iPhone is that it automatically organizes photos into albums. Already having it organized for you means you can easily go through albums individually.

3. Eliminate large files and extra copies

iPhone users should check for unnecessary live photos in “Albums”. Live photos are great, but they also take up more space than a regular photo. If you accidentally left the “live setting” on your camera, you could be losing lots of space in live photos alone.

Watch for extra “burst” photos and double copies of photos. If you find either of these pick the best (if there is a difference) and move on. You probably wouldn’t keep two exact prints of photos to yourself, so why keep two exact digital copies?

4. Take out the trash

Don’t forget your “Recently Deleted” album once you are finished. Deleting photos from here, you are removing them completely from your phone. Otherwise, all the files you remove stay on your phone for 30 days.

5. Store your photos

Once you have decluttered your images, import the ones that made the cut to Dropbox or iPhoto. If you don’t have a MacBook you can even just save them on your computer. After storing your photos you can remove them from your phone.

6. Be mindful

After completing all the previous steps, plan to be a lot more mindful of what photos you’re taking. While the previous steps are easy, eliminating clutter is time-consuming no matter what. The less you have to do it, the better. As I go I plan on deleting photos right away if I don’t like how they turned out.

 

I hope this helped you develop a plan for freeing up storage space on your phone, and you are able to start the new year off with a clearer mind. Do you have any tips on how you keep up with your mobile clutter? Share them with us in the comments below!

 

– The Galista

2018 New Year’s Resolutions

2018 New Year's Resolutions- The Galista

It that time where we all find ourselves reflecting on our past year. Whether we are looking at our Instagram Top 9 or chatting with our friends, reflection at the end of the year is nearly unavoidable. After we reflect we are often asked what are the things we want to work on with ourselves for the upcoming year? How can we make the following even better?

Which brings me to New Year’s resolutions. You either love them or you hate them. I’m a firm believer that you can make changes in your life at any point in time. You don’t have to wait for a new day or a new year, but I also believe that creating annual goals cannot hurt. I like to do a little of it all.

Hopefully, by sharing my 2018 goals I will inspire you to create a few resolutions of your own. We can keep each other accountable.

Pour my passion into my blog

Starting my blog is hands down one of my best decisions of this past year. This is something I have always wanted to do, so with the new year, I want to continue doing more of it. I hope to improve by creating awesome content and growing my audience.

Adventure more

Whether it is taking little trips or exploring further away I want to welcome more adventure into my life with the new year. Little adventures like discovering new mom and pop businesses, and big adventures being anything that requires a few hour drive and a hotel stay. Going on vacation this month just reminded me I truly love experiencing new things. I want to see more in 2018.

After all, if I’m going to be living states away from family I want to be spending my free time traveling as often as possible.

Cultivate a new friendship

This is something that is really hard for me to do. I am an introvert and most of the time I have a hard time finding people who share a similar mindset as me. I already have some amazing people in my life, and I’d love to welcome another lifelong friendship into that mix.

I know there are so many awesome people I haven’t met, and I feel like by being so scared of putting myself out there I am losing out having another one of those people in my life.

Read more

Reading is something I love doing, but I struggle setting aside time to do so. I have finally started reading the Harry Potter series and plan to finish them by the end of next year. My husband bought me the Amazon Fire 7 for Christmas this year. We own the series, so I have no excuse for not succeeding in this goal.

I would also love to read some self-help books. Some titles I’d love to check out are “You Are a Badass” by Jen Sincero and “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” by Mark Manson. If you guys have any book recommendations I would love to hear them.

Take more photographs

I have thousands of screenshots and photos of my dogs stored on my phone, but I’d love to take more photographs specifically of my husband and I. This is always something we have struggled with, but I want to have more photographs to help me remember our adventures each year. I know I will thank myself later.

Nap less

This is going to be a hard one for me. In order for me to come near accomplishing this, I am going to have to find a good multi-vitamin and develop a serious codependent relationship with coffee (in progress). I have been a nap connoisseur since I can remember. Napping less may just mean cutting down the length of my naps since I’ve read that the ideal nap is 20 minutes.

Step outside my comfort zone

This coming year I want to do something that scares me. I am not exactly sure what this means yet, but I want to put myself out of my comfort zone a little bit.

In 2016, it was moving out of my mom’s house hundreds of miles away from all my family, friends and everything I knew. This year my “step outside of my comfort zone” move was creating this blog. Putting myself out there and doing something I always wanted to do risking failure terrified me. It still does, but starting this journey I would say was the scariest part.

 

 

What are some of your new year’s resolutions for 2018? Do we share any similar new year’s goals?

 

-The Galista