Just call me the comeback kid

Just call me the comeback kid

Well hello there,

HAPPY NEW YEAR PUNKIN BEARS!

I am finally back from the longest hiatus in what seemed like the history of ever. School got the best of me at the end of last semester (still got a 3.9 though so don’t you worry) and honestly writing blogposts sounded much less comforting than a couple hours of sleep. However, that’s beside the point now because I am back, and better than ever, babay. It feels a little weird coming back to write a blogpost, almost like I am starting over… but no better time to get a fresh start than now!

So obvi with the grand festivities of New Years Eve, comes the New Years Day giddy up. The first day of the year brings a new beginning and marks 1 of 365 in your life book (there are so many other clichΓ©s I could list here, but I will save us all the despair). So unless you ended up in jail on December 31st from going just a little too hard (which if you did, that is super cool that you are using your internet time to read my blog, ILY so much), you really have no excuse to make a change for the better.. So girls and boys, let’s talk resolutions.

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I am a major resolutioner (new year, same me.. making up words on the daily). And first on my resolution list should probably be to use less parenthesis in blogposts, but we will revisit that at another time. Whether you believe in the power of January 1st or not, setting goals is never seen as a bad thing. This new year celebration just gives you the perfect excuse to really hunker down and get to work. My advice to you is to set small goals, then big goals, then even gosh dang bigger goals than the ones you set before. And I would like to point out that no resolution is dumb (unless it is something like you want to experience getting attacked by an alligator.. that is just plain stupid).

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So in the spirit of you categorizing, prioritizing, and altogether just improving your life, I am going to share a few of my resolutions with you. πŸ™‚ Here’s hoping you all hold me accountable because ya girl needs the support.

  1. Write and publish AT LEAST two (yes, I said 2) blogposts each week. I will stick to this gosh dangit.
  2. Build my booty. I’m not really thinking Kardashian status, but you better believe I am going to squat and deadlift my way to a little more junk in the trunk.
  3. Be nicer to myself. It’s not always easy to be your own biggest fan and some days I will admit that I am much harder on myself than I should be.. but I am gonna be the nicest girl I have ever met.
  4. Be kinder to everyone for that matter. You know the saying, “throw kindness around like confetti”? Well guess what, I am going to straight up deck you in the face (nicely) with kindness confetti. We could all use a little more kindness. πŸ™‚
  5. Do one pull up.. yupp, you guessed it, still can’t do a pullup. Better luck this year.
  6. GRADUATE COLLEGE . OMG YES IT’S HAPPENING, PEOPLE.
  7. Get an internship – so if you know anyone in need of an addiction treatment services intern, hit a girl up. πŸ™‚
  8. Not eat peanut butter for every meal. Like not joking either.
  9. Have a sorta kinda semblance of some chiseled abs.. not like a 6-pack, but the kind of abs where if you squint both eyes, spin around 4 times, and blink really fast.. then you’ll see them.
  10. Last but not least, be the sassiest, kindest, funniest, and most well-dressed version of myself for the coming year.

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These aren’t all of my resolutions, but a girl can only reveal so many secrets about herself. πŸ˜‰ Anyway, I hope that 2019 is the best year yet and everything you set out for it to be. Make those resolutions, change for the better, and let’s hope I get less sappy by my next post. Thanks for coming back and reading once again, friends. Love you so much. <3

Xo, Ciera

I can feel the carpal tunnel already

I can feel the carpal tunnel already

Hi again!

We have made it to hump day, and of course the final day to run around like a crazy person collecting 20 pound birds and absurd amounts of dinner rolls. The craziest part to me is that Thanksgiving is such a quick holiday. One day of excess eating and then Christmas starts in full force with shopping, candy cane eating, and SANTA! I have always wondered who thought it would be a good idea for bulk shopping the day after Thanksgiving.. the bloat is real.

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But the best part about that is you can completely avoid the terrible fitting room experiences by hunkering down in front of your computer and doing some diligent online shopping. Then your purchases take a few days to get here, and by then you have worked off a majority of your feast and everything looks way cuter.. trust me. πŸ™‚

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The scariest part about online shopping though is there is a whole world out there, and even a dark web (avoid that). So to save you from the pains of regret, anger, and possible carpal tunnel syndrome, I will guide you through the best of the online sales you will ever need to see.

THE GOOD GOOD

Gymshark – up to 70% off ALL of their inventory

Levi’s – 40% off sitewide & free shipping with code ‘INDIGO’ (ends 11/26)

Urban Outfitters – BOGO 50% off sitewide (ends 11/23)

Topshop -up to 50% off selected lines (ends 11/26)

Nasty Gal – 60% off everything

Once we get through cyber week in one piece I will also make sure I keep the deals a comin’ and get on my gift guides ASAP. I promise not to leave you hanging this holiday season and will be your go-to for the BEST. CHRISTMAS. EVER. You won’t even be able to go onto the internet and attempt to shop without thinking about my shining face.. you’re welcome.

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So anyway, Happy Thanksgiving again! Enjoy your time with family and have the best of weekends. πŸ™‚ Shop, shop, shop my friends!

Xo, Ciera

From my dining room to yours

From my dining room to yours

Hey cutenesses,

It’s a Tuesday and a good day if you ask me. I only have one more day of class until a good ol’ 4 day weekend and I really cannot be more thrilled. I can surely tell you that I am much more excited to eat turkey than study the neural pathways one more damn time. During the boringness that is science classes at UNR, I take the time to plan my outfit for Thanksgiving.. so that way I can help you do the same.

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I am just going to tell you now to skip the bedazzled sweatpants and ratty zip ups and opt for a cuter look. Your outfit needs to scream “I am absolutely the star of this family affair, but watch yourself because I am out for blood when it comes to my food”. In reality, your outfit should be what the family is thankful for.. girlfriend, give em something to talk about all the way up until Christmas Eve.. in a good way though.

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I plan to wear something cute but comfy. Real clichΓ©, I know. I love the idea of a cute sweater and some leggings, or you could even get wild with a little dress/skirt action. Who knows, just throwing some ideas out there?? I would really advise avoiding any outfits that look like they may also be worn by your great great grandmother, and maybe those that are only in fashion in late night clubs. There is nothing worse than being poorly dressed for an occasion.. or having to tell the 5th relative in a row that you really don’t know what you are going to do after college.

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But these ideas will take all of the guesswork out of your wardrobe choices come Thursday. πŸ™‚ Since I know I am cutting it a little close on the shopping train, you can even wear these looks to some upcoming holiday parties, Christmas in general, or just a night when you wanna look cute and festive.

Also please appreciate my neutral color scheme because there is nothing better than matching the leaves for just a little longer before they live us and get covered in snow this winter. Get into that wardrobe and pick out that outfit ASAP!

Happy Thanksgiving! <3

Xo, Ciera