Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Day 4: What is my guilty pleasure?

Guilty pleasure, eh?


Ok, so if you know me, you know I would rather be sitting around a campfire, chatting away with friends and family than sitting in front of the TV watching meaningless programs that will get me no-where in my life, but there are two shows that I HAVE TO AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE, or they will suck me in and I will loose HOURS of my life without even realizing it!

So, what are these shows, you ask?
Well, I might be a little embarrassed to tell you, but the first one is "America's Next Top Model".
Is it even running anymore? I haven't seen it in years, but I remember in high school I would waste the entire weekend watching reruns of that show. I just couldn't get enough of it and I have no idea why!
I am really grateful that it has been years since I have seen it, but I'd bet that if it popped up through my channel surfing, I'd probably get sucked right back into it! It is horrible because I do not believe in what the show promotes and I know that everything is so computerized and faked, still, I just can't seem to fight the urge to watch it.

The second is bad because we have Netflix and it's on there! Have you ever seen 'Say Yes To The Dress"? I am not even in the market for a wedding dress, but I LOVE watching that show!!! I think I may even love the Atlanta version better. There are a lot of spunky characters in the world, and that show has some of the craziest dresses! I Think I paid way too much for my wedding dress, and it was less than a grand... I can't believe how much some women will spend on a dress that they will wear only once in their lifetime! Honestly, where do they come up with the money to buy a dress that costs as much as a car?!
It's pretty crazy to me. 

What are your guilty pleasures? :-)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Day 3. If I won the lottery...

If I won the lottery...
How fun!
Well, I feel like I already have.
I feel that true happiness doesn't come from having more material items, but if I did win the lottery, I would first pay off all of my debts, then take each of my family members on vacation. Whether I send them away, or I go with them, doesn't matter as much as the fact that I would let them choose where they wanted to go, then pay for the trip!
I think that would be so fun and I have always wanted to pay it forward to my family! They have done so much for me over the years! It would be the least I could do!

Wouldn't that be fun!

Where would you go if you got an offer like that?

I have always wanted to go to Ireland/Scotland, or Australia!!! What fun that would be!

Day 2. What's in a name?

I have posted about the title of my blog before.
Basically, when I think of my blog, I think of it as a newsboy, or 'newsie' shouting out what significant, or not so significant events are happening in Andrew's an my life together!

With that being said, if you'd like to read more on that subject, here's the link to the older post:

On the other hand, if you'd like to know more about me, I also have a health and fitness blog:

The reasoning behind this blog name is this:
For a long time, I was a very unhappy person. I was angry with a lot of things; God, my family, just disappointed in my life in general.
One day, I decided that was going to change, and I took it upon myself to spend the rest of my life helping others reach their dreams and take control of their lives through health and fitness. That day, was a day that changed my life and it brought a whole new person out of me! A happy person! I still have hard days at times, but I have learned that life is meant to be enjoyed and I fin the truth in that more and more each and every day. I realized that I could create a better life for myself if I really wanted to, but only I had the power to do that. As a result, I am trying to pass on what is working or not working for me so that other's may learn from my results. That is where the 'team' part comes in. People who decide to take my advice are on the same team as me, and we are creating our best lives together!

Day 1. Something to be thankful for...

Oh, how could I narrow down my gratitude to just one thing?!

Today's challenge is to blog about something I am grateful for, but that's a hard one. More and  more, I find new things to be grateful for each and every day!

Considering that today is Monday, though, and yesterday I taught my Young Women about Christ's Atonement, I would have to say that what comes to mind is how grateful I am for new beginnings!
Just like every time we use the Atonement in our lives, and our slate is wiped perfectly clean, each new day brings promise and opportunity of a better tomorrow!

I am SO grateful for that knowledge and the blessings that have come into my life from putting that knowledge to good use!
Does it mean I am perfect? Absolutely not!
(But I wouldn't want to be perfect, though. I imagine that would lead to a very boring life!)

What it means is that no matter how bad I messed up yesterday, I always have the chance for a fresh start. A new mind-set. A new opportunity to try again, or change my approach, and learn and grow through the process.
It means that I can be happy because I know the difference between sorrow and joy. 
Most of all, 
It means every little thing is gonna be alright!

And for that knowledge, I am very grateful!

Blog Challenge for MARCH!!!

A friend of mine is doing a blog challenge it sounds fun, so I'd like to join in and do it too! If you want to join us, shout and then copy and paste this into your blog and get started!!! 

March Blog Challenge

I have never done a blog challenge, but this place is definitely in need of some TLC! My friend, Abbey made up this challenge, so I am going to jump on board with her and get into it.
1. Something to be thankful for
2. Explain the meaning/reason behind your blog title
3. If I won the lottery...
4. Guilty pleasure
5. 3 Personality traits I'm proud of
6. 10 favorite foods
7. First celebrity crush
8. Proudest Moment
9. 20 things about me
10. Favorite Childhood book
11. Where I want to be in 10 years
12. Pet Peeves
13. Something I struggle with
14. What makes me feel better, always
15. Weird quirk of mine
16. Timeline of day
17. Favorite place to visit-as a child and now
18. 3 books on your book shelf
19. Bucket List
20. I am looking forward to...
21. Find an old photo of yourself and tell the story about it.
22. Hobbies
23. Write a letter to yourself
24. If you were a super hero, what would your super power be.
25. Give a helpful tip
26. I miss...
27. Someone you would want to switch lives with for1 day and why
28. Nicknames
29. Something or someone that has had a big impact on you
30. How has life changed since 5 years ago
31. A song and photo to match your current mood

Anyone want to join me?? Please?? 
With that being said, I'm behind!! Lets get started...