Way Back When

Monday, August 24, 2015

Do you remember a time, possibly way back when... when blogging wasn't all about pinterest perfect pictures and tutorials that make life so easy. I do and I miss way back then.

In today's blogging world where everybody is competing to gain the most followers and have over 1000 page views a day, I just can't keep up. And honestly I don't want to. Yes, I dreamed of having a blog where people knew who I was, but it's not me. I don't have the time right now to put into being that famous blogger that tons of people follow.

I miss back in college, where I blogged two or three times a week and had a steady following of about 5 or 6 girls. I wrote and they read. And I did the same with them. We understood each other. We didn't expect perfect pictures in every post, and heck, pinterest wasn't even a thing back then. We wrote to get our emotions out and it helped us to know others were going through the exact same things.

Yes, I'm going to keep my blog going. I love it and it has become my little space, but I think I'm going to go back towards what I used to do back then. Do what made me happy. The stress of having perfect posts and everything like that has become too much for me. I'd rather go back to having my 5 girls that read my blog because they want to keep up with me than have 1000 people visit and not even know who I am.

So if you choose to continue to follow me through the simpler American Honey, I appreciate you! Thanks for your continued support.

My Insanity Journey

Thursday, August 6, 2015

You know what I'm tired of? Being so down on myself. I'm tired of not having energy and not fitting comfortably into my clothes. So here is my start, or start again if you will.

Because I've been really wanting to try vlogging, I decided to vlog my Insanity journey. You can follow me on my YouTube channel or on here. All vlogs as well as my stats will be posted on my blog.

So here are my stats. I also took before pictures, but I think I'm going to wait a little bit before posting those.

Chapter Chats: August

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Welcome back to the second Chapter Chats. I hope y'all had a wonderful month and I'm so glad you're joining Chelsie and I again! Did y'all get a lot of reading in? I got more in this month than I did last month, so I'm feeling pretty accomplished!

Chelsie and I are also looking towards the future and want to start planning our second book swap. Send me your e-mail now if you are interested so you can be one of the first ones to find out all the details about our book swap! Swap sign ups will be in late September and books will go out in October!

Don't forget to follow the rules:

1. Follow the hosts (Chelsie and Ashley)
2. Grab the button to post on your blog (button below)
3. Link up your review or reading round up
4. Link up to your actual post and not your blog home page
5. Visit around and comment on a few blogs! You might find your next favorite book!

So in July I read:

Cress by Marissa Meyer
Rating: A+

I absolutely loved this book. Yes, it is a young adult book and yes I am 25, but I still loved it. 

This is the third book in the Lunar Chronicles series. Each of the books are introduce a new character and that particular characters life is strikingly similar to a fairy tale. If you couldn't tell from the cover, Cress is similar to Rapunzel. Cress (book 1) is similar to Cinderella and Scarlet (book 2) is Little Red Riding Hood.

In a nutshell, these books are the story of unlikely friends who join together to defeat the evil Queen of Lunar. Yes, that is a very simplified version of what the Lunar Chronicles is about, but honestly, these books are an easy read for adults but are still fun and interesting. 

If you are looking for a fun, quick book to pick up for a summer read I would definitely suggest this. You might just get back in touch with your inner child.

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Rating: A+

This is a cheer for the underdog type of book. It's romantic and funny with just a hint of sadness thrown in there as well. Definitely a good book to pick up before the fall is upon us again!

Lincoln has started a new job as internet security for a newspaper. He has to read emails and make sure the employees stay in line. However, he can't stop reading Jennifer and Beths emails to each other, nor does he warn them that they should not be emailing. 

Follow Lincoln along as he reads the hilarious emails sent between the two friends and struggles with the moral issues of reading others emails... all while falling in love and having never laid eyes of the email sender.

Now I want to read what you've enjoyed over the past month! Link up with us below!

Chapter Chats

To-Do List Tuesday

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

I have been quite the slacker this week. I had planned posts but I just didn't do them. My grandmother came down to visit and I never feel right playing on the computer when she is here. Let's hope for a better blog schedule for August, shall we?!

Last week:

1. Get at least 13,000 steps each day - I almost made this. I was lacking 2 days of getting 13000 steps each day. But I did get over 95000 steps this week. 
2. Make homemade shower cleaner - I made this and used it. I think it worked pretty well. It definitely makes the shower smell better.
3. Clean out my purse - Epic fail. My purse is still full of receipts and other non-needed items. 
4. Film a vlog for this week - I filmed my Insanity vlog yesterday and that should go live Thursday.
5. Buy limeade ingredients - I bought the ingredients, I just didn't get around to making the limeade and posting the recipe. I promise I will do that soon!

This week I want to:

1. Drink 50 oz of water each day
2. Edit my vlog film
3. Make limeade and schedule recipe post

That's it. This is a short to-do list week because well frankly I can't think of many things I want to do, at least not right now.

Did you get all of your list complete last week?
What are you trying to get done this week?