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Thursday Thoughts

1. Hey friends! How are you today!? I’m a little rough this morning… I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn’t stop debating whether or not to go to Beachbody Summit this year. I already bought my ticket and my hotel, but I haven’t paid for travel yet. Of course, that price just keeps going up and up, which is making this decision harder and harder! Neither option is a 100% good choice so I’m really struggling but also need to decide ASAP! BAH.

Edited: Ticket purchased!!! Hopefully I sleep well tonight… 

2. In more fun news, our first grade gets chicken eggs from 4-H every year to learn about how to incubate eggs and how they hatch and become baby chicks. Guess what? They just hatched! I got to see them in the process but here’s a picture of them all cute and fluffy!

3. This past weekend, I went to Omaha with my friend Maddie! I was surprised that it was a little more “hip” than I anticipated, but it’s definitely SMALL! We had a good time though!

4. The funniest part of our trip was the fact that our Air BnB was directly across the street from a correctional facility… no joke. This was in DOWNTOWN Omaha. We were dying. It’s not a Maddie/Katie trip without something like this happening.

5. One afternoon I saw TWO Harry Potter bumper stickers! Big day.

6. Can we talk about the fact that it’s snowing? We’re supposed to have graduation outdoors on Saturday morning… I have a feeling we’ll be on to plan B.

7. How cute is this!?!

8. Happy Thursday!

Your Turn!

Where’s the weirdest place you’ve ever stayed?

Do you have stickers on your car? 

Thursday Thoughts

1. Happy Thursday! What are you all up to this weekend? I’m going to OMAHA! Yep! Haha. I’ve never been, but a friend of mine is considering moving there so we’re flying out to Nebraska to check it out!

2. Does anyone else use the app, TimeHop? I think it’s such a fun way to go back through your photos and memories without getting sucked into Facebook for an hour. The app just shows you what happened on that day 1 year ago, 2 years ago, etc.

3. I may not have been posting much here over this past spring but I was still writing! I write three articles a week for the JD Journal on various lifestyle topics! You can find my articles here, although they don’t seem to be in chronological order… but oh well!

4. Another place I’ve been posting is not necessarily on Instagram but on my Instagram STORY! I’ve been enjoying other people’s stories (a couple friends and a couple celebrities) so I wanted to share a bit of my day by day in there.

5. I just discovered this new app called the Pillow App. It tracks your sleep by your movements throughout the night. I’m not quite sure how accurate it is… but I do know it’s telling me my quality of sleep is sub-par, which might be one reason why I’ve been so tired recently.


6. How have I not mentioned my niece, Addie?! She turned one about a month ago and she’s almost walking now! I can’t believe she’s already a year old! She’s also super fun to have dinner with and a surprisingly good conversationalist. Aunt life is the best life 🙂

7. I started a new job at the end of November doing fundraising for a K-12 school. One thing I love about working there is that there is always something interesting going on that I get to go see or be a part of. This one wasn’t quite as interesting, but I loved it! One of the Middle School English teachers let me take a couple worksheets on analogies and homophones and I had way too much fun filling them out.

8. Have a great rest of your week!

Your turn!

What are you up to this weekend? 

Do you have a niece or nephew? 

What’s one thing you like about where you work? 

Thursday Thoughts

1. Guess what happens after work tomorrow?!


Major perk to working at a school. One whole FREE week off! I will be spending the week relaxing in Colorado Springs! Haha very different from my college days when I went on a cruise in the Bahamas… #adulting.

2. I finally got up the courage to run in the morning! I had running on my plan for Tuesday and did not have time after work, so I thought I’d give it a try in the morning even though it’s still dark out. Although I didn’t love it… I definitely learned that it wasn’t as scary as I anticipated, as long as I stuck to well-lit areas.

3. Wear sunscreen! Haha yes, I’m throwing in that Public Service Announcement. I went to the dermatologist this past weekend and my skin check was good! But WEAR YOUR SUNSCREEN! You’ll thank me later 🙂

4. This past weekend I hung out with these two cuties! I have a profile on for dog-sitting to earn some extra money (gotta pay for that ski trip somehow!). These two were so sweet and they’ve already rebooked me for a few weeks from now!

5. With daylight savings, I’m getting to see the sunrises again and I have to say – it’s the ONE good thing about daylight savings!

6. The bad thing, however, is that seeing the sunrise here only makes me miss the view from my apartment in Chicago. It really was the most amazing view and the most beautiful sunrises I’ve seen.

7. Last night my new small group met for the second time and started talking about the book we decided to read: One Way Love by Tullian Tchividjian. I like it so far! And I really like these two women. They’re a mother and a daughter and they’re fun, they’re so nice, and I feel like I’m being welcomed into their family.

8. Have a great Thursday!

Your Turn!

Are you a sunscreen fanatic like I am? 

Do you ever dog or cat sit for friends or family (or strangers!)? 

What are you reading right now?

Thursday Thoughts

1. Guess who forgot to do her Thursday Thoughts on a Thursday again? THIS GIRL! But let’s be honest: on Tuesday, I thought it was Wednesday, on Wednesday I knew it was Wednesday, and then today I thought it was Wednesday again. Apparently every day this week felt like hump day…

2. I got to see Annette this past weekend! She had a fitness instructor training in Denver on Sunday, so Saturday night I picked her up from the airport and we had a sleepover! It’s amazing what great friends you can meet on the internet.

5. On Saturday I also got to see my whole family! Well, my little brother was missing, but close! We all had lunch, hung out with my niece, Addie, and then went on a family walk. It was so nice to have everyone together! And yes, Addie is dressed as a little polar bear. I die.

4. I got to see a lot of great people this weekend, but I also got to see my 4-legged best friend! Love her to pieces.

5. This weekend I’m dog-sitting! I still have my profile up on and got an email from a couple who needed someone to watch their two dogs this weekend. They are SUPER CUTE and sweet, so I think it will be fun!

6. Last week felt loooooong so I grabbed myself some Starbucks on my way in on Friday morning. I might do the same this week! I got a Cafe Misto (half coffee, half steamed almond milk).

7. I also got in a run last weekend! We’ve been having BEAUTIFUL weather but of course, when I have a chance to go for a run it’s cold and misting… My run was surprisingly pleasant, though! I’m going to try and keep it a habit to run once a week!

8. Have a great Thursday!

Your turn!

What are you doing this weekend?

What’s the cutest costume you’ve seen a baby wear?

Thursday Thoughts

1. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of Women’s Day before, but it was a really big deal this year! I loved all the fun messages from friends and the empowerment of the day. So, happy belated women’s day to all you beautiful women out there!

2. This past weekend, a few of my friends from Chicago flew in and we spent the weekend in Breckenridge and IT WAS A BLAST! We went skiing, snow shoeing and enjoyed hanging out in Breckenridge. I loved having them in town and getting to just relax for the weekend and enjoy the moment.

3. Speaking of skiing, this weekend was the first time I’d skied in fifteen years! I know, right? And guess what? It really was just like riding a bike. Two green runs and I was already bored and ready to head up to the top of the mountain. I even did a black near the end of the day! Now I HAVE to get a local pass next year so I can ski more often!

4. Yesterday, my friend Jaclyn ran her 1,000th mile and wanted to celebrate by getting 100 women to run a mile with her. She’s a sweetheart and I wanted to support her, so I headed out for a cold, quick one mile before my strength workout.

5. Guess what I’m doing this weekend? Addie-sitting!!! For those of you who don’t know, that means babysitting my niece. My brother and sister-in-law are going to head up to the mountains to ski super early so I’ll be there bright and early! The extra fun part, however, is that my mom and dad are in town and are going to come up and help watch her for a little while! It’s a party!

6. Did you miss Tuesday’s post? Help get the changes in your life going by Using Pleasure to Make New Habits Stick. 

7. Oh, you thought I was done talking about my weekend? It made me want to move up into the mountains and work as ski patrol forever. Everyone was so happy up there, I didn’t want to leave!

8. Have a great Thursday!

Your turn!

Have you ever thought of quitting your “real life” to live in a vacation town?

Have you ever been skiing?