Live in the Now πŸ’•

Live for Now. Why did it take me 30 years to understand & fully love my current life? I am not upset that it took me 30 years, I am embracing this moment. I am so Grateful for all of the good in my life. I am grateful to be living my current life. I love the people I am surrounded by, my friends & family. I love my healthy dogs & FiancΓ©. Simplicity is key. I am so thankful & grateful for everyone and everything in my life. Live in the now. The right now. Be grateful for all that you have.


Top 10 Perfect Hairstyles for Fishing & Camping

I love to go fishing on the daily. & I always like to have my hair & makeup done for any fish pics. I am currently experimenting with some fresh, clean, no-makeup makeup looks. With that being said, I like to create fun, easy hairstyles which coincide with the relaxed, outdoor look.

As you all know, I love to Pinterest- so, I have created a top 10 Hairstyle list for the great outdoors of fishing & camping.

  1. Messy Crossover Pony –
Camping can get down right dirty & this pony is the perfect fit for the occasion.

2. Braided Bun Updo
This tight braided bun is another great & easy updo that will be sure to stay in place even at a windy beach or fishing on the Water.

3. The Classic Fishtail –

Simplicity is key & sometimes you need just that. A fishtail braid is classic & trendy.

4. Twisty Trendy Bun
I have worn this hairstyle many times because it is an effortless style. One of my Favs. ❤️

5. Baseball Cap
Sometimes it is easier to throw it in a baseball cap & call it a day.

6. Half Up Half Down
I don't know if I am just obsessed with this hair color but I love this look. Throw on some round shades & even if you don't catch any fish, you will still look hella fly.

7. Bandana Bun

No Source
Another Bun that I am in love with. Pair with a bandana for a quick updo.

8. A Little Twisted
This 5 minute fix will last all day.

9. Braid to Pony
Twenty Seventeen is the year of the braid. & this topsy turvy braid can outlast any adventure that awaits.

10. A Sun Hat

(Hey, that's Me!)
My sister & I went on a mini camping vacay & invested in sun hats on our trip & it was one of the best, cutest ideas we could have had. We were super cute & we were shaded the whole day.

Fill your Tackle Box Full 🎣 

Over a year ago, I became a LTB Member & it is one of the best things I have done. 🎣

I currently have the Bass Box. Every month it is filled with several lures, a magazine, stickers, & a chance to win more fishing gear. This box includes: 2 hard baits, 2 packs of soft plastics, 1 pack of hooks, stickers, a magazine and a $5 Tackle Warehouse coupon. All in this box contains approx. $25 worth of baits. It is worth every penny and more. 

They also have online videos & tips on how to use the lures. They have multiple boxes to choose from; 🐟 Bass, Catfish, Multi-Species, Fly Fishing, Walleye, Trout, Panfish, etc. 

 Lucky Tackle 🎣

Here’s my Referral LinkπŸ‘‡

 πŸ‘‰- $5 Off your LTB

I am pretty psyched to use these new soft baits by Strike King. Obviously because they are coffee scented- Yummmm πŸ˜‚ β˜•οΈ 
Fish On! -H

No More Phone πŸ“±Β 

Sometimes, I wish we could go back to the times of no cell phones & social media. Even flip phones were annoying distractions of multiple texts and phone calls throughout the day. 

I have realized more lately than ever before the phone consumption around me. Daily conversations are brought up with mentions of Facebook & Instagram. When I try to talk about my day it seems that people around me tune out and are more interested to know what is going to refresh on their news feed. 

I want to explore & grow. And I myself have become consumed with text, calls, apps, etc. I look through Pinterest to gain new ways & ideas to become motivated and productive for the day. As I scroll, I hop from one subject to the next and become lost with hours passing by. 

I would like to cut my time back from my phone. I started a list of tasks to do daily to become more productive. Fingers crossed. 🀞 

“It takes 21 days to create a habit, it takes 90 days to create a lifestyle”

I do need to revamp my list to include specific exercise and calorie intake. 

I hope that I can become more involved with my loved ones around me. Become more engaged and live for the Now.  πŸ’•

Diy Coffee Wood Pallet Sign

Welcome to our Church Sign

I have been working on a DIY Pallet Project over the last 24 hours & it is turning out better than I expected. 

Our Church is updating its decor to be more country-like. I looked into a few projects & came across a wood Pallet sign that I loved. 

& I thought, “God, where can I get some pallets for this project?!?” A few days later on my way to work, there were a pile of pallets out by the curb.  Hallelujah. 

I picked through the pile & loaded the pallets in the back of my truck. Now, I had some dirty work for my fiancΓ©. 

I tried to take the nails out but I wasn’t strong enough. He helped me out πŸ™‚ 

Yay!!! Pallet Boards!!

& so I began to hammer out the nails. πŸ”¨ 

& I sanded the boards. (I’m sweating aggressively- Sorry) Okay, this isn’t working… Dad!!!!!! 

Thanks Dad πŸ™. 

Oh yea, this is much easier & less sweaty. I buffed out the knots & little splinters. 


I lined up the boards & glued them together. Careful, this stuff is powerful. I let it dry overnight πŸŒ™ 

Viola! It’s so pretty. But it’s much to plain. We need some color. & seeing how I love coffee so much… 

Mix 1/2 cup of boiling water with 2 tbsp instant coffee.  Let sit for about 10 minutes. Then apply to dry clean boards. 

Coat #1

Coat #3

This is free-hand but it turned out really well.  

“When life gets to hard to stand- kneel” 

My Garden is Growing 🌱 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone! Speaking of Green, today I noticed a few of my seedlings have popped through. && I am sooo EXCITED! 

I love to Garden. 🌱 I planted my first vegetable garden last year & I must say it was pretty successful. πŸŽƒ 🌽 πŸ₯’ 

About 10 days ago, I started my seedlings indoors. Mind you, I live in Central Ny & Miss Stella ❄️ (the biggest snow storm since 1993) had passed through this week. So, it has been pretty chilly. I have been watering daily & today, I discovered 5 little sweet corn seedlings have popped through. Yay!! 🌽 

I have been saving egg cartons for a few weeks now. They are great containers to start seeds in because they are easy to transplant outside and they absorb the water. I save some egg shells as well- to spread around the garden to keep slugs away. 🐌 

This year, I am using Jiffy Natural & Organic Seed Starting Mix. I found it to be a good bargain for my buck & it has a great texture. 

As of today , I have planted: 

  • Pumpkins πŸŽƒ 
  • Corn 🌽 
  • Cucumbers πŸ₯’ 
  • Carrots πŸ₯• 
  • Squash 
  • Watermelon πŸ‰ 

I am going to add:

  • Tomatoes πŸ… 
  • Peppers 🌢 
  • Radishes 

Hopefully our Apple tree blooms again this year. 

And an added bonus is the grub the garden draws in. When I am tilling the garden patch, I will be sure to pluck some worms for fishing. 🎣 

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Storm Stella ❄️ 

❄️ Blizzard of March 15th, 2017 ❄️ 

Here in Central Ny, we have accumulated quite a bit of snow. About 30″ within 16 hours 😳 

I’m waiting for a phone call from work to see if I am needed. However, it may take me a few hours to un-bury my vehicle. 

So, today’s adventures consist of blogging, couponing, a little housework, & shoveling of course! 

Damn you, Winter Storm Stella. 

Pray for me that they call me off from work (fingers crossed) 🀞

Stay safe everyone! ❄️