My Timehop has been full of Facebook posts and pictures from nine years ago when I was in the middle of my fight with Osteosarcoma. It's crazy to look back at those photos and to realize how sick I truly was. Being nine years in remission now, it's easy to kind of forget the details of that time and to block out the more unpleasant parts of my illness. But, looking back at those photos of 16-year-old-me, I can't help but think about where I was and what I was going through and how much I wish I could go back in time and tell her that everything is going to work out. I've been thinking about what I would want her to know; what lessons I learned from cancer. . . .
It's real talk time. You may have noticed some minor redesigns around here and I'm so excited about them! I wanted a bit of a new look to start off this month because things are changing in my life and it feels right to begin with a fresh look. So. I quit my job. Let's back track. When I first started blogging seriously at Life with Rosie, I was stuck in a rut. I had just graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in English Education that I had worked towards for six years and after completing my student teaching and getting my degree, I was left at a complete loss. There was nothing for me to work towards anymore, and as much as I loved my student teaching . . .
This post is sponsored by Yorkshire Linens. I was compensated for this post, but all thoughts are my own and my honest opinions. I will only promote products I genuinely love and feel like you would like as well! Cat from Oddly Lovely recently posted about how she is getting ready to create her own office space and put together a cute and whimsical list of office accessories. It got me day dreaming hard about my future office space, when Dustin and I get to move back into our own place at the end of the summer. As much as we love being close to family and taking a break from rent for the last few months and paying off some student loans, I miss having a space that . . .
In a fit of healthiness craze and in an effort to keep myself motivated, I decided to buy myself a fitness band tracker last month. I have seen so many people talk about them, wear them and sing their praises, so I figured I couldn't loose. I spent about a week researching the different brands, reaching out to my friends for their opinion and even posting on social media to get others' ides. I finally settled on the Jawbone UP band, ordered it off Amazon and waited impatiently for it to come. The Jawbone UP band is an "activity tracker" with sensors built in to help track activity and sleeping patterns. It syncs through bluetooth and an app on your phone and it . . .
It's been a little quiet here, but I promise I have some big plans in the making; new changes coming and thoughts to share. Dustin and I are getting ready to leave for Calaveras county fair this weekend and to see the Redwoods so we can check it off our 101 in 1001 list! Speaking of my 101 in 1001 list, I realized I haven't updated it in a while, so here are some things we've been able to cross off: #4: Get 50 followers on my blog- As of today I have 439 Likes on Facebook and 130 Followers on Bloglovin. HEY! I DID IT! It's been so much work but it's been so much fun. #11: Go a whole month without drinking soda: I achieved this in February and it was a huge . . .
There has been a very interesting article going around the web recently about a scientific study that was conducted between dogs and their owners. It showed that when a dog and owner look into each others' eyes, the same chemical is produced as when a mother and child look into each other's eyes. Interesting stuff, huh? If you follow me on twitter or instagram, you'll know that I had a pretty traumatic weekend. On Thursday, I noticed that Rosie would not stop licking her back left paw and upon further inspection, I saw two hard twigs poking out of her skin. After grabbing tweezers and sitting over her to keep her steady, I pulled out two foxtails that were . . .
I'm a little bit late on getting this posted, but I seriously cannot express enough how much writing out monthly goals on here allows me to actually achieve something! I love that I can hold myself accountable for actually improving on things because I blog about them. So, thanks friends, for helping me better myself. For April, I wanted to revamp my sponsorship program, which I did! I am currently running a soft launch for free for the next couple of months to work out any and all kinks in it. (If you are interested in trying it out, you can go here to see what spots are still available!) I also wanted to get a job in California, which I did a week . . .
Many thanks to eShakti for sponsoring this post! I received a free product in exchange for my honest opinion. I finished my last chemotherapy treatment on October 16th, 2007, three months after my junior year of high school started. After undergoing inpatient treatments for the better part of a year, I was excited to have my hair grow back and regain a bit of normalcy in my life. I soon realized that there was no going back to "normal" after cancer. My whole life had been altered with this one word, this one tumor that had changed who I was and who I wanted to become. I'm not going to lie, going back to "real life" was much harder then I thought. I constantly was . . .
It's been a while since I've chatted about life on here, so I figured that today would be the perfect day to catch up! Dustin, Rosie and I have been in California for three weeks now, and it's finally starting to feel a little bit more like home. For the first few weeks, it felt like we were just on a extra long trip, but now that we're settled into our room at my in-laws house and I found a job (yay!), it beginning to feel a little bit more permanent and real. The weather has been unreal; sunny and warm and breezy. It's a little bit like a dream to be living in a place where sunshine just streams down all day long, after coming from the cold tundra we call Idaho. . . .
Special thanks to Chewy.com for providing products for Rosie to try out for this post. All opinions are my own. Rosie Lynn is helping me out on the blog today while I discuss some important steps to take to get your furchild ready for summer! It sure feels like summer has already arrived in California this weekend with temps in the low 90's, and I've been taking extra steps to make sure Rosie is healthy, safe and prepared for the sunshine. Here are some of the things I've learned while getting her ready for the warmer weather and things that you can do to prepare your pup for summer: 1. Check and Clean Ears. If your pup loves to swim like Rosie, you need to . . .
Today I'm so excited to be guest posting on The Hallway today! Shannon and I share a passion for health and fitness, and today I am sharing my favorite recipe to replace your high-carb spaghetti dinner! I have always been wary of spaghetti squash, but when my husband and I decided to start making changes to our diet, I knew I needed to work on cutting back on our carbs. We were eating pasta almost every other day! I decided to give spaghetti squash a try, and we couldn't believe how un-squash-like it tasted! It was so yummy! And it really blows my mind how the squash shreds just like spaghetti noodles after it's cooked. If you want to get more details on . . .
I'm writing from warm and beautiful California and am so excited to be back at my keyboard and on Life with Rosie. Thanks to all of my wonderful blog friends who wrote guest posts this last week and kept my corner of the internet busy and active! Our move went as smoothly as possible, and although our sweet Escape had to work super hard to tow the motorcycle over the Donner pass, we only had one minor incident with the trailer...which happened while we were trying to park it in the driveway at 2 AM (Dustin's ears took a nap while I was directing him and the taillight might have bumped into the fence). I'll take it. Anyway! Dustin and I . . .