FALL BUCKET LIST!!! πŸ’–πŸŒ…πŸπŸŒ»πŸ‚

FALL BUCKET LIST

first of all,
lets talk about FALL
aka autumn or aka the best season
and lemme tell you, there’s a billion reasons:

sweater weather! Halloween! pumpkin pie! football!

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WELCOME TO DESTINation, Florida!!! πŸŒˆπŸŒ€πŸŒŽ

surprise, surprise!!!

guess who’s family decided to go on a trip AGAin, yep, that’s right- the Hoangs. My family and I decided on Thursday night that we should use Labor Day weekend to go on a little vacation to Florida. So, the next day we packed our bags and filled our 12 seat car rental with more floats than actual people and snack food to last a zombie apocalypse. Trip = crazy fun & amazing memories!!!

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me trying to bury my problems

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A DAY IN THE LIFE: austin adventures!!!πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ’–πŸ…πŸŒ΅

β€œThere’s a freedom you begin to feel the closeryou get to Austin, Texas.” – Willie Nelson


August 25, 2017 Friday!!!

On Friday, this week, my family went to Austin, Texas for the state trooper graduation and to see the sights there! In this little day journal, it’ll include some of the highlights of this eventful day including a trip to the Austin Grafitti Park in Castle Hill and some of my favorite foods there.

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MISSING SUMMER by DESTINEE

the grass so green,
the sun so bright,
life seems a dream,
no worries in sight

tans and tank tops,
laughter and bliss,
each moment passes,
without even a miss

friends and cookouts,
memories and laughs,
good times to remember,
but how long will it last

the grass soon fades,
leaves begin to fall,
school replaces sleepovers,
oh I’ll miss it all

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/summer


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FOODS OF JULY

– Summers are full of parties, swimming, night outs, and happy thoughts! Also, summer is all about good food and trying new things! During the month of July, I spent a little bit of time in Vietnam and Texas. In each place, I tried and found tons of new delicious dishes that I’m going to share with you in this post! Most of these pictures are featured on my (just for fun) food insta @foodsforfoodies, feel free to check it out!

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A DAY IN MY LIFE: VIETNAM WEDDING

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On July 7th, 2017 – I attended a family friend’s wedding in Saigon, Vietnam. It was an amazing cultural experience and you can read more about it down below!! Enjoy!!

 

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as you can see, I was SUPER pumped for the wedding!!!

 

It was really exciting to get to dress up in the traditional Vietnamese long dresses and experience an amazing part of the Vietnamese culture.

We were only able to attend the reception party because the ceremony was exclusively for close family. It was still a GREAT experience though! πŸ‘

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NEW BEGINNINGS: JULY!!!

new month. new beginning. new mindset. new focus. new start. new intentions. new RESULTS. 


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By Tess Martin, Pinterest

it’s the start of July!!! which means a whole 31 days to refocus, have fun, and do the things that you couldn’t do in June! πŸ˜‹

first, set your goals for the month of July!! list them out and put them where you can refer back to them! the goals don’t need to be elaborate– something simple and easy to attain. example- one of my goals for July was to wake up earlier and sleep earlier! (It’ll give you much more needed energy & lead to a better lifestyle!)

secondly, as each day passes make sure you are diligent in working to complete your goals!

third, keep motivated!! this is so important because it’ll keep you going during the month. I like to refer to Pinterest quotes and read other people’s blog- it helps a ton to hear other people’s wisdom. do everything with purpose! think of why you set that goal and the good it’ll do for you at the end of the month!!!

good luck!!! & here are my big monthly goals for July! :

1. Commit to blogging! 

blogging is something I just discovered and I now love expressing myself through writing! I am aiming to generate more consistent and interesting content starting this month! πŸ‘

2. Organize my life!

whether it means my closet, blog, social media, or room! I’m super MESSY & CHAOTIC! so this month, I’d like to get a handle on things so by the time school starts, i’ll be prepared! Organization is extremely important, it helps keep life easier by providing clean and a no-clutter slate! πŸ’—

3. Strengthen relationships! 

friends & family are suppose to be a huge part of your summer because it is a chance to get to know them better while school is out! unfortunately for more than a month, I’ve been away from my friends and parents and will only have a month of summer with them. so, I am so excited to spend time with the people I love and strengthen my relationships! positive strong relationships with people are very important to a happy life because you’ll always have someone to talk to, trust, love, and have fun with!! πŸ˜„

Let me know what your monthly goals are!! & HAPPPY JULY!!! – KATIE

 

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keep happy and smiling!