January 25, 2017

This is Going to Hurt

I feel like lately life has been hitting me on the back of the head. nonstop.  More-so telling me to grow up and get my shit together or I'm going to be 30 and not have my life in order. Then I'll always be wondering where I went wrong. Here, here is where it went down hill.

Buckling down is never fun, at least for me it isn't. All my life growing up was based on rules and how to play it safe. Follow the rule and you'll go far... Now that I'm 24 and get to set my own rules, I like a little bit of freedom to do what I want or break the rules.

Adulting is rough and bills aren't fun. I'm constantly wishing and dreaming of the day I can skip through Target throwing all the goodies throw pillows in my cart without a care in the world.

Oh wait, I already do that, hits why I'm telling myself to get my shit together.

Growing up I had a very blessed life, and I was gifted a car when I was 16. Paid for by my parents and all is well.... Until a couple months ago my sweet sweet mint green suv is starting to show her age. She's shaking and crying out for help and she's ready to be put down. Or into a home where she can rest and live out her finally days elsewhere.

So I've come to the realization it's time for a new car. One that I get to pay for on my own. This is huge for me, MAJOR!  Finally, my first "big girl" purchase.

I'm nervous, but excited. I've never had something in my name to be fully responsible for. I'm saving my butt off in hopes that I can keep saving before my granny car poops out on me.

Hows the adult life treating you?

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January 18, 2017

Dreaming of New Products

I would love to fine one, just one person who can't stand Target! No seriously. It's so a wonderful store, with wonderful product and alllllll I hear are great things. If you're like me, I was basically raised on Target. Need groceries, Target. Need a new hamper, Target. Need clothes, Target. Target Target Target. You get everything on your list at one place. Whats not to love. and love hard. 

When I walk through the aisles I have to keep myself from throwing everything into my chart. But then I realizes, baby steps and it will all be mine one day. One great great day, where my house will be a walking Target ad and I would cry with joy. I want to start off by saying, I have honestly never found a brand I can stand behind like I can Target. They have wonderful lines and partners that they work with and strive to be the best and sell the best. The links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.

So with loving all the products in the store I have had my eye on a few this week and need some help decided which one or ones I should drive into first. This week only all these items listed have are on sale so I NEED your help deciding!

This multi colored weight set is perfect of helping me stick to my at-home workout sesh! I'm not one to hit the gym, mainly because I don't know what I'm doing so I just end up on the treadmill and people watch.... and I can walk around the block for free. These weights and all the C9 & SPRI at Home  Gym Equipment are 20% off this week!

Sheets would be a more practical purchase this week, because we don't have a spare set and have to wait to get on the bed until they are washed and dryer. All bedding this wee is 25% off plus and additional 10% off with the promo code HOMESTOCKUP

Ok I can never have enough Yoga Pants  If you follow me on snapchat (steph_wilhite) or Insta Stories you can tell I am a nanny and always always on the go. So Yoga Pants are a must! I more than often head into Target going for one thing and leaving with an extra pair of Yoga Pants  I'm in luck this week because they Women's C9 Bottoms are 40% off though the 16th.

Saving the best one for last because this is the item that truly has my heart and that I've been dreaming about lately. Do you have a roomba? With two cat, one dog and a very busy schedule, cleaning is the last thing on my mind. I dream of the day I can sit and watch a machine clean my floors. This might take a few months of convincing the boyfriend but there are only pros with this product. Hurry up and get yours because you can save 20% this week!
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January 10, 2017

What I Wear - Skiing

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I'm not your average skier or snowboarder, in fact I'm far from a rookie when it comes to the slopes. Can someone just pull me in a wagon down the slopes? or is that frowned upon? I do know my way around a closet and how to look the part. So skiing was no exception. If you're anything like me or even if you know what you're doing be sure to check out this pieces below! 

For the past 4 years we have been skiing and for some reason I just can't get the hang of it. I don't know what to do with my hand, then I have to bend and turn my knees too, and whats with making a pizza with your skiis? The fact that it's such a dangerous sport and every time we're there someone is getting pulled away in an ambulance, just makes me not trust myself and the slippery hills. Next time I think I'll be watch from the window next the the fireplace staying warm, blogging or reading a book. 

Or taking a nap... yea mostly napping.   

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It's always fun to have an excuse to buy new clothes. This time, I really needed some help. I don't do well in the cold, in-fact I hate it and I already knew I was going to be terrible so I needed to at least look like I knew what I was doing. But by the time I was on the board there was no helping me there. It was obvious I was awful. I didn't remember a thing from last year or the year before, or the year before that. It was a disaster. I stayed on the bunny hills the entire time and never gained the confidence the attempt the bigger hills. Once I started to loose feeling in my fingers (it was below 0 when we went) and smacked my face on the ground I decided to call it a night. Went inside and got a slice of pizza and waited for everyone else to finish.
What to wearing skiing

Perfect North:skiing

Going with a group of friends was fun and I was guaranteed to find someone close to my skill level so I wasn't left alone all night. It was a fun trip and certainly something we will all remember. 

Perfect North:skiing

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January 5, 2017

One Word 2017

Happy 2017! Have you had to write it out yet? Me neither, and I can guarantee I'll forget when the time comes.

It's the the first week of the new year and everyone is posting their resolutions and what habits they should change for the upcoming months. This year I'm doing things a little different,I'm taking it slow. I came across the idea of focusing on one word that would help me better myself. A word that I would constantly be saying in the back of my mind for encouragement to get me through each day. This is my first year doing this and to be honest it didn't take much time to think about what word I needed the most.

All my life I have taken things too seriously and too close to heart. I wear my heart on my sleeves and this is something that I pride myself on BUT sometimes it can get out of hand. I'm wanting to work on my approach with how I begin to handle certain situations. I can't take criticism well and honestly, start to break down when stressful times arise. I'm not big on setting resolutions, mainly because I can never make a decision on what "needs work" so my resolutions aren't realistic. This year, is simplified but I have a feeling it will have a greater outcome. This year I want to be able to handle stressful moments that happen in my day to day. For the most part I do an alright job, but when it become overwhelming I tend to store it inside and finally I burst at the wrong moment and it becomes a messy sight to see. For everyone involved.

For the sake of everyone around me I want to be able to handle my stress better and with an open mind, no matter the situation. I simply need to take a moment and breathe. I tend to get over stressed about the everyday hustle and bustle and forget to remind myself that most of the "things" I'm stressed out about are out of my control. Stop stressing the little things, and just stay calm and tell myself "it's all okay."

I'm excited to see where this takes me. Stay tuned.
Happy new year, you guys!

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January 4, 2017

The Best of 2016

As 2016 came to a close this weekend I could not help but look back on what a great year we had. I am so blessed to have so many people in my life to call my friends but one thing in particular sticks out the most of why 2016 was so great.


All my life I have wanted a dog to call "my own" and 2016 was the year for me. I moved out of my parents house in 2011 and headed off to college. I was never financially ready for the responsibility of a four legged friend, but I would still visit the humane society on a weekly basis for a couple of years, dreaming and waiting for my time. 

Once I got out of college and got a full time job, we decided to start looking for puppies.  Eeeeekkkk of course I would take in a blind or a three legged dog, just to have one. But Dennis wanted a slower process. 

We found Newman and haven't been happier. Having a puppy of our own has been a huge responsibly and I'm so blessed to have Dennis along for the ride. Newman isn't easy, but he's a work in progress. 

A dog is a forever "purchase" and something I will never give up on. I can't imagine my life without this crazy shithead and I'm so happy he came in our lives when he did. We have never been more active, worried, or ready to rush home in the last 3 years before Newman. 

He's the best!

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December 30, 2016

Best Christmas Gift of 2016

When I get the chance to go home and visit I am always wishing it would slow down. Family time doesn't happen often and my little nephew is  growing so fast I feel like I'm missing everything. 

If you've been living under a rock for the last few month you haven't seen/heard of this new "hot" item kids and parents are laughing about. 

I'm here to tell ya, it's worth every penny. 

Simple concept really and it brings an enormous about of fun with the family. 

I originally planned on only buying Eli one gift this year, which fell threw immediately. I gave him one gift early so we all would be able to enjoy it because our Christmas day is too hectic.  
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