January 26, 2017

Things to do Thursday: When You're Broke

Hey guys,

So I was originally going to do my top 10 things to do in Ireland for today's post but I have a lot that I  want to say for that so and I also need to go through my photos and pick out which ones I want to use in the post. Plus, I am currently like super broke right now lol so I thought this post was fitting haha.  

I know that when I chose not to work in college that I would end up struggling in the beginning and that's okay. That was my choice, I wanted to be able to say that I traveled throughout college and that I got to spend time with my family. I was also able to purchase a couple Louis Vuitton handbags, a pair of Chiristian Louboutin heels, and a pair of Chanel sunglasses. I also made it to a VIB Rough level at Sephora one year which was pretty amazing (this means I spent at least $1000 on makeup and beauty items in one consecutive year). I went on a vacation every spring break that I helped pay for, I also paid for all of my rent and other bills. I thankfully didn't really need to rely on my parents that much for money when I was in college and I am so grateful that I was able to have the GI Bill because of my dad.

I am relying on my parent's a little more now unfortunately, but I try not to ask for too much money. Eventually, one of my goals is to be making enough money by the end of the year so I don't have to ask my parent's for any money but chances are my mom will still take me shopping if I need clothes for the blog because she has all of the credit cards and she likes getting the discounts and points that come along with most of those credit cards haha.

So every time I see one of these lists, I'm like that totally costs money so I really wanted to see if I could come up with 10 things that you didn't need money for at all but unfortunately everything involved money and so basically there is no way to do something without spending at least a little money.

This is more or less a list of 10 things that I like to do that don't involve spending money. It's kind of meant to be funny but we'll see! Sometimes I think I'm funnier than other people think I am haha.

In theory, all of these cost money some way or another but I think when most people come up with these lists they aren't counting on you having an empty tank in your car, no food in your fridge, or no electricity (haha).

1) Watch a movie and/or catch up on my favorite TV shows

I love watching movies by myself of with my sister. We're both really big movie people and we're always trying to find new good movies. I am also really addicted to TV and I watch so many TV series that sometimes it's hard to keep track. I actually stopped watching a couple of shows this season because I was unable to keep with him them.

2) Spend time with family and/or friends

My family is basically my best friends! I love spending time with them. Spending time with your family and/or friends is very important. It helps to strengthen bonds and it's also just good for the soul. We all need that connection that spending time with loved ones can provide!

3) Cuddle with my dog!

So technically my dog hates cuddling even though I love it. He loves to be carried though, so sometimes I will just pick him up and carry him around the house with me and consider that my cuddle time. When he was younger, I would take him outside and try to get him into playing fetch because we always go to the dog park and I see these owners playing fetch with their dog and I'm like I want a dog like that. But whenever I would try to teach him to play, he would just sit there and give me this look like "Are you serious? You want me to chase after that thing? Not going to happen!" I'm not even joking. My dog is so high maintenance that he doesn't like walking on wet grass and sometimes in the morning he will refuse to go to the bathroom until later on when the grass is dry.

4) Go on a walk in park or a bike ride somewhere

I would like to put that I would go on a hike somewhere but unfortunately there isn't really anywhere to hike in the city that I live in so a walk around the block or in a park will have to do. However, I do prefer bike riding over walking. My family and I are always trying to find new places to ride our bikes.

5) Bake something sweet

I love to bake! It's one of my favorite things to do and one of my goals in life is to open up a bakery. I little have the largest sweet tooth and my bakery would serve almost every different type of dessert. I would also love to see homemade ice cream in my bakery.

I haven't really baked in a while and sometimes I lack the motivation or inspiration (and sometimes ingredients) to actually bake something. Plus I've always wanted to be one of those bakers that creates something special and unique but I just don't bake enough to be able to do that. However, I sometimes like to find new ways to bake something so I can say that I didn't follow the recipe exactly and it still turned out amazing!

6) Write blog posts so I can get ahead of schedule

Sometimes I like to just sit and write. However, I might not always posts some of the blog posts that I write because they may be too personal and I just don't feel like sharing them at the moment. I might share them someday but sometimes it's just nice to be able to write something down or in this case type something up and not have anyone else look it but you're still getting the words out that you need to say.

But I do enjoy pre-writing some of my posts if I have the free time just because it's make it easier and I feel more productive when I am ahead of schedule!

7) Browse my favorite clothing stores

One of my favorite things to do it to go onto Forever21's website and browse their new arrivals section and just add things to my basket or cart. I typically never actually buy anything but it's still fun to do. It's find of like my virtual version of window shopping. It also gives me ideas for new blog posts to do so it's semi-productive haha!

8) Read some of my favorite blogs

There are 3 main blogs that I follow (The Sweetest Thing, Southern Curls and Pearls, and Covering the Bases). I occasionally will read some others as well such as, some YouTuber ones but I mostly just stick to my 3 favorite. Two of them are best friends and they are constantly going on vacations together or working with each other so it's fun to get to follow along with them and see where they are going in life. The other one I discovered because she knows one of the other ones and she is also friends with a couple YouTuber's that I watch. She lives in NYC and I love to watch her snapchats because she is always posting images and/ or videos of her view from her apartment in the city! 

They post during the week but I typically don't have time to actually read their posts until the weekend on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

9) Watch YouTube videos

I follow so many YouTuber's and to be honest, I have like no time to watch all of their videos. I like to use the "Watch Later" feature but most of the time, my list just keeps growing and growing and I watch like 2% of the amount of videos that I add to that list. So I will typically go to the "Subscriptions" tab and see what the latest videos are and watch a few of those every day that I am able to.

10) Browse Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime for new things to watch

No seriously, I love doing this. I go on each of these sites and find new things to watch and add them to my watchlist even though I barely have anytime to watch any of the things I add to the list. Granted I could be watching one of the items on my list instead of finding more things to add to it instead but I just have this weird obsession with making lists. I have had journals full just of "To-Do Lists." I'm always making lists.

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XO, Steph


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