Being Busy Is Okay

flowers from audrey

I know I’ve mentioned this a couple times, but I’m the kind of person that needs a lot of reassurance, at least about somethings.. It’s okay to be busy! When it comes to priorities, my blog, while in the top 10, isn’t that important right now. So here’s a little update on what I’ve been doing. Things are really moving along in our house. We have a spare room on our main floor that is half my glamifying spot, and eventually the other half will be a sort of workout area. This weekend my sweet Dad helped me set up make-up station/Mirrorland. We hung my full length mirror, my beautiful circle mirror, a small magnifying mirror from Ikea, and a chandelier also from Ikea. Yeah, it’s amazing. I still want to change out a couple pieces of furniture, but I’m so happy with how it turned out. I’ve already been able to spend more time doing my hair and makeup, which is one of my favorite ways de-stress, and gives me more confidence throughout the day.

PnC audrey's boots

The weekend before last I went down to Iowa City with Peas and Carrot. It was the last PnC show for a while as they are starting to record their EP this week. Also in music news, one of my absolute favorite bands played at Octopus this weekend, Gloom Balloon. If you ever get a chance to see them, be ready to dance. Patrick and Chris make the coolest music, and are so much fun to watch. They dance through the crowd, climb all over each other, and have awesome visuals to go along with every song. It’s basically one big sing-a-long dance party. I can’t get enough of them!

Salad Chicken Salad Pablos 2

Audrey and I have been going strong with eating healthy! We are just finishing up week 2.. I think? I am so bad at keeping track of time (hence the blog). We did have some pizza this weekend, but I mean.. I have a slice of pizza tattooed on my body.. I have to eat pizza or I will die. We’ve been eating a lot of chicken salads. Now that I’m feeling more energized and actually enjoying healthier foods, I’m starting to add a little cheese and starch back into my diet. I bought a couple different kinds of Laughing Cow cheese, and reduced fat Wheat Thins. Those with a slice of tomato or peach on top is my new favorite snack.

I’ve also been doing yoga! My best friend Anna has been partaking in month long challenges on Instagram, and really inspired me to give it a go this month. If you want to see my progress check out other instagram, HannahsHealthEats. It is a bit odd to put pictures of yourself doing yoga on the internet, but it really holds you accountable. I’ve also received so much support from the other participants in the challenge, it’s a great feeling. Next weekend Anna is coming to town and we are going to go out into the world and take some better quality pictures of each other in the upcoming poses. There’s just not a lot you can do with your girlfriend’s laptop camera and the self timer in terms of quality.

cupcake cupcake 2

School is still going well, at least I think it is. I’ve yet to actually have to turn anything in, or take any quizzes or tests. I guess other than my gut feeling that I’m doing it right, I don’t actually know, but hey, no tests, not complaining.

Now that I’m getting more into the swing of things, such as my new job on campus, and a homework schedule, I should be able to blog more. I know social media is not as important as some things, but I really love it! So keep checking back for updates!

1. A bouquet from Hillcrest Farms that Audrey gave me
2. Peas and Carrot at The Yatch Club in Iowa City
3, 4. A couple chicken salads
5. A burrito in a bowl from Pablo’s
6, 7. The last Scratch Cupcake I might ever eat (yeah, right). This one was the Bangerang, read all about it here!

Sweet Hannah Pea

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