January 2018

January 2018 Recap Video

On January 1, 2018, I started using the app called “1 Second Every Day.” Elsie from A Beautiful Mess posted her recap video on Instagram & so I immediately downloaded it, because I knew if she was using it, it was definitely a good idea. (I love her & her personal IG, but I also love their blog!)

The app just records and keeps tiny little 1 second videos, and then you can compile them whenever you want. (I just added the music and title using a simple video editor on my phone.) My goal is to record video every day this year, and then make a large video at the end of the year. But I will also compile one for each month throughout the year. Here is our first one, for January!

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Celebrating My 30th Birthday

Today is my 30th birthday! And it just doesn’t quite feel “right.” I mean, what?? How am I THIRTY?! I’m sure the math is off somewhere… But nope, 1988 through 2018 definitely = 30 years. So yep, it’s official. I’m in my thirties now. And it just feels weird.

Does being thirty make me a “real adult?” Do any of you fellow thirty-somethings still feel like older adults are the “real adults” and we’re still somewhere in between? When I was 15 years old, 30 sounded very grown up and mature. And even at 20 & 25, I think I was expecting to feel a little different as a 30-year-old than I actually do. I know I’m rambling, and this probably doesn’t make sense, but hey, it’s my party & I’ll cry, no wait ramble if I want to! 

We kicked of celebrating my 30th birthday a little early, starting with lunch at Masa last Friday with friends from work. Their “express lunch platter” for $10 is super yummy, and a great deal!

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Going Into Labor (Birth Story Part 1)

WARNING – loooong post ahead, and this isn’t even the actual birth story. That was my original plan, but then I realized I wanted to go into more detail, so I’m splitting it into two posts, so it doesn’t get even longer than it already is. Then the actual birth story will be posted later, probably next week. Also, if you don’t like weird/slightly gross birth details, get outta here! No seriously, don’t read further unless you’re up for potentially TMI…

“Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start!” Let’s begin with a quick pregnancy recap…

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Back to Blogging

Hi friends and family!

I’m back in the world of blogging, and I’m quite literally itching to start writing again. From 2010-2014 I wrote a  blog almost daily (actually I have two old blog sites – one & two), but frankly, most of it was just unnecessary blogging nonsense. I kind of got caught up in the “fad” of blogging at the time, and was just writing random stuff in order to post something every day. I wanted more and more followers (which I got), but I wasn’t really writing good content. Some of it was good and worth writing/sharing, but most of it, eh, not-so-much…

So, let’s say goodbye to the old blogger Halie, and hello to the new, 2018 blogger Halie!

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