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31 Day Blog Challenge: 10 Favorite Songs

I’ve been super excited about this topic for a while! I love and am very much into music, so I love talking about it! I promise not all 10 songs will be by Green Day, but there will be a lot of Green Day. I can’t help it!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Alrighty then! In no particular order, 10 of my favorite songs;

1. Jesus of Suburbia by Green Day

I really really really wanted to pick more than one song from American Idiot. It’s such a good album (probably one of the best ever written) with some amazing songs, but Jesus of Suburbia is a good representation of the whole album, I think. Plus at one point it was voted “Green Day’s best song” by a bunch of fans on a fan run website, so it’s obviously a good song. ๐Ÿ˜‰

2. Radio by Rancidย 

Rancid is my second favorite band and Let’s Go is probably my 3rd all time favorite album, so Radio definitely had to be on this list. It’s a fun, totally kick ass song, and screaming “here it is, here I am, turn it up fucking loud” is a lot of fun! I definitely don’t recommend aggressively whispering it while running near a park full of children though. You may get a few weird looks. People in my neighborhood definitely thing I’m crazy…

3. Ordinary World by Green Day

Yet again it was difficult picking just one from another Green Day album. Revolution Radio is so freaking good and I absolutely love every song on it, but Ordinary World has been kinda standing out to me lately, so that’s what I decided to go with. Some people are calling it “the new Good Riddance”, but I don’t agree with that. Good Riddance is a super iconic song from the late 90’s and I don’t see Ordinary World gaining the same kind of attention, but it’s still a great song.

4. Golden Days by Panic! At the Disco

I’ve liked Panic! At the Disco since I was in high school. I mean, they had several songs that I really liked and I thought that they were pretty neat in general, but that’s as far as it went. Then Death of a Bachelor came out, I took to YouTube to listen to it, and ended up watching some live videos and learning how amazing of a singer Brendon Urie. Now I’m very much enamored with Panic! At the Disco.

5. Last Caress by The Misfits

I’ve never really been all that into The Misfits, but lately I’ve been listening to last caress, hybrid moments, and where eagles dare. At this point I feel like I need to get my hands on a full Misfits album and that I could really get into them ๐Ÿ™‚


6. Brain Stew by Green Day

So, I went with the Bullet in a Bible version of this song because it’s so much fun and I love running to it!

7. Man In Black by Johnny Cash

Went with the very well known Man In Black because who doesn’t like this song? Haha or at least who hasn’t heard this song at least once or twice. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Plus Johnny Cash is just awesome in general.

8. Thunderstruck by AC/DC

This is so freaking cliche it’s not even funny, but I ย like to listen to this song while gearing up to run in summer thunderstorms. Hey, cliche can be fun! Plus listening to AC/DC before a run is the best way to get super pumped! At least I think so.

9. Come As You Are by Nirvanaย 

Aside from Smells Like Teen Spirit, this is probably the most played Nirvana song ever! But there’s a reason for that, it’s a great song by a very iconic band.

10. ย Lost In The Supermarket by The Clash

London Calling is one of the best albums ever written. Seriously, if you like music at all go listen to the whole thing all the way through right now. You wont regret it.

Not gonna lie, picking just 10 was super duper hard and I put a lot of thought into this haha. There are just too many good songs/artists out there!


31 Day Blog Challenge: Where I Want To Be In 10 Years

I could go on and on and on about how I want a little farm house, land, animals, etc. But honestly at the end of the day, all I want to be is happy and healthy, still running, and with good relationships with Luke and both of our families. I do however, hope that in 10 years my brother in law will no longer be living with us, but at this rate who knows.

Jeez I feel like these past few days of this blog challenge have been super boring. Or maybe I’m just not all that inspired by these topics. Haha oh well.

31 Day Blog Challenge: My Worst Habits

  • I’m a terrible procrastinator (I work better under pressure dammit! ๐Ÿ˜‰ )
  • I can be really lazy
  • And childish
  • I’m not a great house keeper
  • I get real pissy real easily

Jeez I sound like such an awesome person haha…

31 Day Blog Challenge: Favorite Childhood Book

I’ve actually still got my favorite childhood books! And I’ve also considered re-reading them for the billionth time. It’s been a few years (more like 14-15 years haha). I don’t know, I just think it would be fun to dive back into the Little House world!

Anyway, I’ve always been a series girl, even when I was a kid. I just like sticking with characters and story lines for the long haul. So the Little House series was perfect for my little 3rd grade self! I did countless book reports and reading projects on these books. In 5th grade we even did a project where we had to make a doll of our favorite book project, so of course I chose Laura Ingalls. ๐Ÿ™‚

So there you have it, my favorite childhood books. I really wish I had a more exciting story for them, but whatevs.

What’s your favorite childhood book?


31 Day Blog Challenge: Dream Job

I think I’ve actually talked a lot about my dream job on here, but I suppose I can give it another quick run down. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I want to be a farmer. Seriously! I want to grow a bunch of organic food, raise chickens, goats, and cows, and probably keep a few sheep around as well because I want to breed border collies. That’s been my dream since I was like 11-12. 

I think that some people think I’m crazy for wanting that. Raising crops and animals is a hard job, but it’s something I know how to do and am pretty good at! I grew up on a farm. I used to have to get up early before school to feed the chickens or dogs in the kennel, my dad taught me almost everything I know about growing things, I’ve helped castrate cows, watched goats give birth and bottle fed a few of the kids that got rejected by their mothers, my sister and I helped field dress a cow because my dad had to kill it in the pasture instead of taking it to the slaughterhouse (it was hurt or something, I don’t remember exactly). Farming is something I know and love and it’s literally my dream to spend the rest of my life putting in the hard work it requires. ๐Ÿ™‚

31 Day Blog Challenge: Timeline Of My Day

Well good thing I’m pretty much back to my normal routine, so you can take a look into my everyday life, I guess. Don’t get too excited though, my day to day life isn’t exactly glamorous or eventful, but it’s mine and I love it. So here’s what I did today;

7 am: Woke up, let the dogs out to pee, started making breakfast and coffee. By the time my coffee was brewing Lily wanted back in for water so I made both dogs come in and get drinks.

7:30-9 am: Worked on a few blog posts. Haha I actually didn’t mean to spend so much time on the computer, but I got really into writing about how we got Lily and Dean.

9-9:30 am: Yelled at the dogs because they were barking at LITERALLY NOTHING outside, chugged a bottle of water, put on my running gear.

9:30-11:40: Did an interval workout then sat on my porch for a little bit, drank a protein shake, then took a nice long shower (I felt like I earned that after my workout), got dressed, then checked my social media accounts.

11:40 am-12:40 pm: Fed the bunnies, watched an episode of Shameless (currently obsessed with that show!) while making/eating lunch and doing a bit of stretching/foam rolling.

12:40-2 pm: Made another cup of coffee (that interval workout kicked my ass!), let Bruce run amok around the house and made sure he had food and water, cleaned the kitchen, vacuumed/mopped the kitchen floor. Put Bruce up. Walked Lily and Dean (and stopped for a quick swing break while walking Lily), then let Bruce back out, started another load of laundry and vacuumed the living room/hallway. (Most of this was done while listening the Runner’s World podcast, which is my all time favorite podcast. ๐Ÿ˜„)


2-3:30 pm: Put Bruce up for the day, continued doing laundry, had a “snack” (it was not like a second lunch, I was starving and tortellini just sounded too good to pass up!), and started reading through my 2017 Farmer’s Almanac. I even started taking a few notes! I’m going to be very ready for the upcoming gardening season!

3:30-5 pm: Started my “weekly recap” post, since I haven’t done that yet, spent a little bit too much time on Facebook and Pinterest, then folded and put away all of the laundry. 

5-8 pm: Luke got home and showered while I made dinner, then we both ate when he was done. Then we just kinda sat, talked, and played with the dogs for a while. 

8-9 pm: Went to Walmart for snacks. Tomorrow is Luke’s Friday off so we obviously need snacks for tonight’s escapades. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I finally got around to trying the Quest chips. Not bad! The texture is kinda strange, but I’d probably buy them again.

9-11 or 12 (I haven’t decided yet haha): We’ll probably spend some time playing videos games or something. Then it’ll be off to bed! 

So yeah, that’s what my day looked like. Not very exciting, but I’m happy with it. ๐Ÿ˜„

31 Day Blog Challenge: What’s In My Handbag

Okey Dokey then! I’m finally back to doing this challenge! I fell a bit behide because life stuff, but I figured I could just pick right back up where I left on and keep on going!

Hahahaha This is going to end up being a really weird post. Mostly because I’m a very weird person and carry some…interesting things in my purse (do you call it a handbag? I don’t call it a handbag.).

So anyway, let be begin by saying that I don’t carry my purse around with me everywhere I go, so some of this stuff wasn’t actually in my purse, but it would be if I was planning on taking it with me. I typically only bring it with me when I know I’m going to be gone for a while and may need snacks, a pocket knife (hey, you never know! Those things come in handy in a lot of situations), hair ties, entertainment, or a place to store stuff since women’s clothing either has no pockets, or pockets that are so small that they aren’t useful.

First things first, I suppose I should start off with a photo of my purse. It’s probably the most least fashionable purse ever, but I’ve never been one to worry myself about things that are fashionable or in style. I prefer things that are functional and in colors that I like. So yeah. I bought this thing at Hot Topic when I was like 16 or 17, and I never got a new one because this one is big enough to hold my stuff, but not too big, bulky, and annoying, it has a nice long strap so I can wear it around my body instead of just over one shoulder, it has a small inner pocket for stuff I don’t want to have to dig around for, and I like the colors, which is obviously very important. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Alrighty then, so lets start off with the stuff that’s not currently in my purse, but totally would be if I was planning on taking it anywhere. That would include a book I’m currently reading, sunglasses, snacks, makeup bag, hair brush, pepper spray, pistol (concealed carry is legal here in Kansas, so that’s fun!). And I guess some of it kinda depends on the situation too. Like if I was going to a baseball game, theme park, zoo, etc. I wouldn’t bring my book or makeup bag or gun. But if I was going on some kind of trip and was going to be gone for a few days, all of that would be in there (although the bullets and pistol would be separated for legal reasons).


As for stuff that’s always in there; I have a few hair ties, bobby pins, and hair clips, headphones, chap stick, my key chain which of course contains keys, a little baby knife and a Leatherman micro, a tiny sewing kit because you never know, my super neato batman wallet, twoย batarang throwing knifes in a case (yeah they’re real and I have no idea how to actually throw them. I kinda know how to throw regular throwing knifes though, so I suppose the concept is the same), and my full sized Leatherman tool that my grandpa gave me when I was 16 in the real leather case that my dad made for me. He dyed the leather himself with beets (at least I think it was beets)! How neat is that?!?

Processed with Rookie Cam

So yeah, I’m basically prepared for any situation that would require snacks, hair stuff, knifes, or a quick sewing job. I told you this was going to be weird hahaha. I mean, I don’t personally think these are weird things to carry around, but I would definitely understand why someone else would think I may be a little crazy. Honestly though, what are you supposed to keep in a purse anyway? ๐Ÿ˜‰

So fun story! Right after Luke and I got married we went to the Social Security office to get my last name changed. There was a police officer at the door stopping people and telling them that if they had any weapons, pepper spray, or pocket knifes on their person they needed to take them back out to their car. So I had to cart my happy ass back out to the car to get all my paperwork out of my purse so I could just leave everything else behind, while Luke stood there awkwardly with the officer. Luckily he seemed like a pretty cool dude. Oh man, good times. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚