Wednesday, December 7, 2016

BLOGMAS Day 7: Favorite Hallmark Channel Movies

Hello Lovelies!
Today I wanted to share with you my favorite Hallmark Channel Movies! From October 31 till the end of December my TV is always on Hallmark channel and my DVR is full with my favorite shows!

The Christmas Card is my favorite Hallmark movie of all time! I have it saved on my dvr and watch it yearround!

Matchmaker Santa is a really sweet Christmas movie, I'm a sucker for a good love story!

A Very Merry Mix-Up is another love story success, I can't resist.

Let It Snow I love Candace Cameron Bure

The Ultimate Gift I don't love this one as much as the others, but it is a Christmas tradition to watch it every year and it has a great message.

A December Bride (New!) I think this one premiered on Sunday and I really did like it, it was cute and I watched it all the way through. It was the perfect ending to a rough day at work.

What are your favorite Hallmark Holiday Movies? Let me know below!
XoXo,
Lori

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

BLOGMAS Day 6: Gifts for Him

Hello Lovelies!
Sorry this is so late in the day, but it's been a crazy day! I started off at the podiatrist this morning and he put me in a walking boot for my foot. After I got home, I had to wait all day for the cable man to come, finally my TV is fixed. no more missing channels. While he was working I got distracted trying to clean my little cousins room in my house. She always leaves it a mess and he needed to get to the TV.

Anyway, men are so hard to shop for, I had such a hard time creating this post, but I wanted to write it for other women who have a hard time shopping for men.


My favorite is the glasses set and I also really like the Ted Baker London Watch!

Any advice on shopping for men? Leave it below!
XoXo,
Lori

Monday, December 5, 2016

BLOGMAS Day 5: December + Goals

Hello Lovelies!
It's been pretty quiet this year on Writing My Story, it's been an insane year. I've been so busy and this year has just flown by, I keep trying to catch up and it just hasn't happened.

Even though I've been crazy busy I've decided to go out of 2016 with a bang! Keeping with tradition last week I started this years BLOGMAS!
Clean my room at least once a week.
I've been doing good here lately so I'm hoping I can keep it up and keep it clean.

Blog consistently throughout December.
I'm gonna give it a shot this year and see if I can keep up with the schedule I made!

Get my nose pierced?
I've been going back and forth on this for years! I was going to do it last week when I got my bonus from work, but I had to make my car payment, so it didn't happen.

Have a Christmas movie night.
I love Christmas movies, I love all the old classic cartoons and of course my favorite is The Grinch!!!

Finish the paperback book I'm reading.
I really need to finish Catching Fire and I also started re-reading Pretty Little Liars!

Get back in the gym.
Now that I'm out of physical therapy I want to get back in a normal gym routine!

Organize and declutter my closet
I can't believe I'm admitting this, but I still haven't got my winter clothes out yet! It finally started getting colder here about two weeks ago, so far I haven't needed a heavy coat during the day. However, I've been working a lot of 1-10's and so when I leave work at night I'm freezing, so I really need to find my coat and put it in my car!

Start stretching again.
I quit going to physical therapy last month, I felt like I wasn't improving enough to justify spending 2-3 hours there 2-3 days a week. I can do the stretches here and home. I haven't noticed that big of a difference since I quit going, but I do thing it will help loosen me back up.

Give Khan Academy a try.
I really want to improve my math skills, I want to brush up on old skills and master new skills. Also I love history, so I'm hoping their History courses will be what I'm looking for!

Find time to enjoy Christmas music this year.
Last year between working and everyday life I didn't get to listen to a lot of Christmas music. I love Christmas music, so I want to make the time to listen to it and enjoy it this year!

Be more active on social media.
I've been working on this  here recently, I've been trying really hard with twitter, I try to queue enough posts for a week on Tumblr. My problem area seems to be Instagram!

What are your goals for this month?
XoXo,

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Weekly Inspiration

Hello Lovelies!
"Remember that just because you hit bottom doesn't mean you have to stay there."
-Robert Downey Jr.
XoXo,
Lori

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Weekend Wear

Hello Lovelies!
It feels like forever since I did a Weekend Wear post, I felt like this was the perfect time of year to bring it back to the blog!

I'm having so much fun putting together new outffit ideas for y'all, I forgot how much I used to love Polyvore! So here's to re-booting an old series!
Made using Polyvore.

Happy Blogmas everyone! What are you into wearing this weekend?
XoXo,
Lori

Thursday, December 1, 2016

BLOGMAS: Kate Spade Gift Guide

Hello Lovelies!
To kick off Blogmas this year I decided to start with a gift guide! I've been wanting to do this post for a while now, so I'm really excited to finally be posting it!

My number one Kate Spade want is definitely one of their watches, I just can't decide which one I want more. Also the leather wristlets, I love the burgundy color, but the blue is my all-time favorite color, I can't decide!

Anyway, here's the first of many gift guides to start the season with!


That's all for today, come back tomorrow for more Blogmas fun!
XoXo,

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Weekly Inspiration

Hello Lovelies!
"Cherish the time you have with people because nothing lasts forever, and things can change really quickly."

I think with this week being Thanksgiving, for those of us here in the United States, that this quote is kind of perfect. Thanksgiving is all about being with family and being thankful for what you have, it's also about cherishing your family. 

Unfortunately because I work retail I won't be able to be with my family this year, I'll be working and have to deal with the dreaded Black Friday (Thanksgiving Blitz) shoppers. Last year was really hard on me, it was my first black friday and my anxiety hit me really hard. I'm really hoping that this year won't be as bad, but I'm not getting my hopes up. Last year I was a cashier, this year I'm not sure if I'll be a cashier or if I'll be crowd control.
XoXo,
Lori

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Your Thoughts (Survey Time!)

Hello Lovelies!
Since I've been trying to clean up my blog and get back into a routine, I decided it was time to do a survey and see what you think needs to be done. This isn't the first time I've done a survey, but it's been a while and I think it's time I get some new updated feedback on what y'all like and what you want to see in the future.

If you have a few minutes please take this survey, I just want to pick your brain. I want to know what you like, don't like, what you want to see more of, less of, etc! I also left a spot at the bottom of the survey for you to leave any extra comments or ideas! Thank you so much for sticking by me even though I haven't been as active over the past year!

Here's the survey!

XoXo,
Lori

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Top 10 Tuesday: Books I've Added to My TBR List Lately

Hello Lovelies,
Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly link-up hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week's Theme: Movie Freebie.

I'm not big on movies, so instead I decided to go back and do last week's topic since I missed it.

 Ten Books I've Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately