Fuller House

It’s finally here! February 26th the I’ve been waiting for since last summer!! It’s fuller house day! 

I grew up watching full house all day, everyday! I used of dream of moving to Nebraska because I assumed everyone in Nebraska must be as kind and caring as Aunt Becky! 

My favorite phrase was “how rude” and I must admit after hours of practice I have a great Elvis impersonation. not to mention as a child I felt like I had a strong bond with Michelle because we shared the same name.

Full house was a good wholesome family show! Everyone could sit around the TV and laugh it was family bonding wrapped into an half hour episode! 

Kids learned important lessons from full house! Lessons like the importance of family, how having one real friend is more important than having a handful of fake friends, we learned that love can show up in unexpected places and that even in times of tragedy people who care will be your best support system!

Needless to say I am very excited for the new installment fuller house! I guess you all can guess what I’ll be doing with my day!

I hope you all enjoy your Friday!
Love you all,

Michelle 

  

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New Hampshire Ice Castles

Hello Beautiful People,

This post will be different from my usual posts! I wanted to tell you all about my trip to queen Elsa’s castle yesterday! 

Just kidding Elsa doesn’t live there LOL 

Elsa lives in Arendelle, not New Hampshire. But it was a castle made of ice!

The ice castles are man made castles completely made from ice! They are able to build so much just out of ice! It’s the perfect outing for families, the kids will have a blast running through the maze and sliding down the slide! It’s also the perfect date for couples it’s so beautiful it most definitely sets a romantic mood! 

The castle was beautiful! It was packed full of tourists attempting waiting in an hour long line to slide down a slippery slide of ice but it was beautiful!

 Unlike Elsa the cold definitely bothered me! And I was disappointed that my snowman did not come alive and love warm hugs but I enjoyed myself anyways. 

There were mazes of ice and a fountain of ice and a slide of ice and thrones of ice basically there was a lot of ice! It was nice! 

Me and Tyler met Ashley, Joel and Melania at the castles yesterday and had so much fun! Although we did not enjoy waiting in the hour line for the slide we all enjoyed our selves! 

We explored all areas of the castle, took tons of photos and ended the day with a hot cup of coco! 

I have never been one for winter weather or the cold but I would recommend the ice castles to anyone! It’s a must see! And one of the most beautiful places you will ever see! 

There are ice castles all over the country so I hope some of you get out and enjoy them like we did!

Stay “cool”,

Michelle 

   
     

    
    
    
   
   

Healthy Body Healthy Mind

Hello everyone,

Today I want to talk to you all about being good to your body and staying healthy! This is not a talk about how to lose weight or any crazy diets! It’s about YOU and your HEALTH!

I am an active supporter in keeping a healthy diet! It just makes you feel better. The saying you are what you eat is 100% true. You only have one body do not through away your one chance to live an exciting and healthy life.

Know I am not saying to live off of green smoothies and kale for the rest of you life (although they are good) but just make a conscious effort to feed your body good food! Choose a side salad over fries and drink water instead of soda, just these little changes can make a world of differences!

I am not a gym person, and I never have been. I feel weird being in a room packed full of sweaty people who honestly do not want to be there! and I get so bored staring at the same white walls while running on a stationary machine. Because of this, I exercise at home! I do a simple yoga video every other day and, belief me, it makes a world of difference!

I have always had problems with my back, constant visits to the chiropractor is a norm for me. But since I started doing yoga it has made a world of difference. I roll out my yoga mat in my living room and pick a workout off of Hulu ( the one in the picture is Yasmin Yoga), and I just do it I can pause it if I have to do something its perfect for me!

There are so many free exercise videos on youtube or on demand; you can pick what you want! From yoga to pilates, from boxing to weightlifting there’s no excuse why everyone can;t exercise!

I hope you all choose to keep your bodies healthy and happy.

Namaste,

Michelle

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An Open Letter To My Readers

Hello Everyone,

I hope you enjoyed the guest post from my husband yesterday! He was very excited to get to know you all!

Today I want to write to you about why I made this blog in the first place! Yesterday was my 100th post and I celebrated 3 years on wordpress last week! I feel like its about time that I restate my intent behind this blog.

I started writing my freshman year of college. It started as a way to relieve stress and feel like I was putting some good into the world. I wanted to write to women who needed a confidence boost and a little bit of help seeing their self worth!

I am a true believer that everyone is beautiful and we all deserve to know it! When I first started I was just hoping to reach a few girls and help them with the words I wrote! I remember when I got my first comment saying I helped someone, it was the best feeling ever! Over time I started receiving messages from girls asking for my advice and opinions, this is where a good chunk of my posts came from, I figured if one girl is having these problems others must be too!

I was very happy with my readers I felt like even though I had few readers I was helping those who I was able to reach. But last year everything blew up! I started getting hundreds of subscribers a day and thousands upon thousands of viewers. I tried to keep up with the messages but I am only one person. I began to feel like I wasn’t doing enough for all of you and that I was inadequate to be trying to help so many people. My posts began to get less frequent and eventually I stopped posting for months at a time.

Quite recently I have decided that I can only do the best I can but I still want to help! I am back to blogging everyday and trying to help as many people as I can. I must admit that writing anything that hundreds of thousands of people are going to read is a little daunting but I believe that my words can help!

I  hope you have all enjoyed reading my posts over the last three years. Thank you for sticking with me, you all have told me time and time again of how much I have helped you, but you all have helped me too! You all have become my friends, people who I look forward to sharing my stories with. You have been with me through breakups, bad hair cuts, loss of family members, loss of friends, an engagement, and a marriage! So for always being on the other side of the internet I thank you!

I promise to do my very best to always be a loyal friend to all of you and to keep sharing love and advice!

With Love,

Michelle

 

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Learning when to say no (Guest Post!)

Hi everyone! My name is Tyler and I am Michelle’s husband! Michelle isn’t feeling well today so she asked me if I wanted to step in and write a little something for you all! A little about myself: I’m 21 years old, and I’m in my last semester of my undergrad studying sociology. I also work at a residential treatment facility for juvenile delinquents as a youth counselor, and hopefully plan to work there after I graduate. In my spare time I also stream video games to Twitch! If you’re interested you can find me at twitch.tv/ttrites

Michelle said I could write about pretty much anything today, so I decided to write about when to say no. One of the clinicians at work gave me some advice the other day that really stuck with me. She said “When it’s most difficult to say no, for whatever reason, It’s probably the most important time to say it.” This advice really hit home for me because in my line of work I need to set boundaries and enforce rules that the residents don’t always agree with. But, these rules are there for a reason, and they are being enforced for their own good.

I really believe that this advice is applicable to other parts of life too. Sometimes with things like peer pressure or other factors in life, it’s really hard to say no to things that you have a bad gut feeling about. Or you might know that it’s the wrong thing to do, but feel pressured to say yes for any number of reasons. It’s times like these where you’ll thank yourself later for going with that gut feeling, and keeping yourself safe.

Now don’t get me wrong, new experiences are what makes life exciting and sometimes really interesting. But if you get yourself into a situation where you really feel strongly that you should say no, you should! Follow your gut feelings, and trust in your own judgement.

I actually really liked doing this! From what I can tell you all are lovely people and I’m so glad Michelle can write for a community that is as nice as all of you! Hope to see you again soon!

-Tyler

 

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To All My Valentines

Hello everyone!

My post today will be short because I seem to have contracted a cold.

Today I want to talk to you all about being safe on valentines day. I know a lot of single people decide to go out to bars to drink with friends and maybe meet someone new. This is totally fine and part of the fun of being single on valentines day. However sometimes girls can get down or sad on this day of they don’t have someone special to share it with. Drinking and partying when you are sad is never a good thing! It can lead to over drinking and bad decisions that you may later regret!

If you decide to go out and have fun, good for you! Why not make the best out of this holiday! But please be safe and think before it is to late and you are left with regrets that could have been avoided.

Its okay to be single on valentines day and you shouldn’t be sad. Valentines day is a day to celebrate your love for other people so who says your valentine has to be a significant other. It could be a friend a family member or even yourself. If you are single this valentines day enjoy it, and just be thankful for all the loved ones you have in your life.

You will all be in my heart this valentines day!

 

Love you all ❤

Michelle ❤

 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Hello everyone today I want to talk to you about something that has been a huge part of my childhood! HARRY POTTER! It’s the story of the boy who lived, growing up orphaned after his parent’s death Harry lived with his aunt uncle and spoiled cousin! Just as he begins to give up hope of a life of happiness when he discovers something magical. “You are a wizard, Harry” Then begins the adventure of a lifetime.

An adventure filled with friendship, struggles, fear, and magic. This book series helped so many people grow up and gave us all hope that good really does triumph over evil. Helped us realize that a good friend can be your most valuable and that things are not always what they seem.

These books really did help raise me, although I never got my Hogwarts letter on my 11th birthday I still believe in magic and friendship. The Harry Potter series opened my world to reading and fantasy, to this day fantasy books are my first choice. Because of this love for Harry Potter, I have found books like the  Battle for Honor Series (Gates and Rebirth).

It is amazing how a single book can change the course of a person life.

Well known on to some exciting news!

J.K. Rowling has announced the 8th Harry Potter book release date!

JULY 31ST 2016!

 

The 8th Harry Potter book is called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It jumps forward 19 years; I can’t wait to know what Harry, Ginny, Ron, and Hermione are up to.  JK Rowling is a fantastic author and this time with the help of Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, it is sure to be another classic but why take my word.  Let’s allow Mr. Ollivander to describe it “But I think it is clear that we can expect great things from you.”

“It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy, he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.”

Well, mean less to say but my copy is pre-ordered!

While you wait for this new installment of Harry Potter, make sure you check out the Battle For Honor Series! (Gates and Rebirth)

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I Start Every Day with a Cup Of Tea & A Smile

Hello, everyone!

Happy Tuesday, I wanted to write to you today about being optimistic! I know that sometimes its hard to see the glass half full and that is a problem that must be fixed.

I am one of those people that try to see the positives. I admit that everyone and a while the world gets in my way and even I seem to become a downer. When I am sick, I am the worst a cold can put me in a miserable mood for a week. But even then it’s important to realize that the energy you put out in the world will always come back to you, and who wants all that negative energy.

My best advice is to start everyday positive! Eat a healthy breakfast, drink your favorite tea or coffee, and smile! A smile is the best way to stay positive. It makes you feel better and makes everyone else see you as a kind and open person!

I always start my days with a tea made with french vanilla creamer and a smile. I smile at myself in the mirror because a woman is the most beautiful when she is smiling, and who doesn’t want to feel beautiful?

A smile is just as contagious as a frown. In most cases simply smiling at someone will get you a friendly smile in return! The most obvious example of positive energy returning to you. Every once and a while you may get the downer who scoffs or frowns at you but that is their own problem and not yours!

Let’s spread positivity today and push the negative energy away!

I love you all!

Michelle ❤

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The Reception

The first dance, the cake, the toast, the parent dances! All the magical moments of a reception! The ceremony was over, and we were finally married. Time to just have fun, celebrate, and enjoy the rest of the night with our friends and family!

We all arrived to the reception hall; we were announced into the hall filled with our loved ones, and then we danced. Our song was Thinking Out Loud and even though we may be the world’s worst dancers, everything felt right.

The toasts were next; they were given by my husband’s two best men. They were funny, smart, and witty. We took our formal photos smiled and laughed.

We cut our delicious red velvet snowflake cake. We had our parent dances, me and my dad danced to Vienna by Billy Joel and Tyler and his mom danced to My Wish by Rascal Flatts.

After this the dance floor was open, and everyone danced until the end of the night!

My wedding was perfect! From start to finish, I would not have changed anything.

I hope you have enjoyed the details of my wedding I have shared with you over the last week! This will be the last post in my Wedding series. But don’t worry I will be continuing to blog about everything else under the sun!

Tomorrow is our one month anniversary, Its hard to believe that I have already been married for a month! This last month has been incredible I hope you all find that one special person who can make you feel unconditionally loved, it is the most magical feeling in the world!

Love you all

Michelle

 

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The Ceremony

We had arrived at the church 10 minutes before the ceremony started. We said a prayer and lined up for the march down the aisle. One by one my bridesmaids began to disappear through the doors and down the aisle. Before I knew it, the doors had closed again, and it was just my dad and me.

At this point, my nerves were at an all-time high. I had the same feeling you get right before you get in the world’s most intense roller coaster. My two cousins who were in charge of the doors were listening for the music to change as I began to hyperventilate.

The doors open and I looked up to see Tyler at the end of the aisle. All of a sudden all my nerves left it was just him and me. From there everything was perfect. I kissed my dad and mom at the end of the aisle and took the hand of the man who would become my husband in just minutes.

We listened to the pastor talk about what marriage means, Tyler’s cousin and my uncle read scripture, we let the unity candle, said “I Do”, and had our first kiss as husband and wife. Before I knew it, I was walking back down the aisle with my husband.

Everything was perfect, and we were married!

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