Life Lately // August 2016

Catching up on life! //

Happy Monday!

And Happy August! I didn’t post at all last week because, well… I got to the start of the week and didn’t have anything ready. I didn’t want to put up rushed posts and I knew I’d have a busy week so I just decided to let it go for the week. To get back into the blogging groove, I thought I’d do a quick “life updates” post.

1 // Allergies have been kicking my butt this summer. I know I’ve talked about them before, but every once in a while I have a bad summer where they make me feel worse than usual, and that summer has come around. If you see me on a day when I haven’t taken allergy medication, I’m probably not a happy camper. And I’m probably not the best sight to see, either, with the almost-constant sneezing, the stuffy nose and watery eyes.

2 // In the midst of bad allergies I decided it was time to get rid of some of my bedroom furniture, which meant doing a lot of reorganizing. I’m sure all of that activity stirred some long-forgotten dust and was wonderful for my allergies, but it feels good to have gotten rid of some bulky pieces of furniture. I loved them and they served me well for a long time, but it was time to let them go and now I feel lighter. My room feels a little empty though! (It definitely isn’t, they were just big pieces of furniture. Well, one was in particular.)

3 // With all of this reorganizing I’ve also cleared out a bunch of stuff and I’m still going through things. I can definitely see why people start getting rid of stuff and then develop a love for minimalism. It does feel good to let things go! Except for books… please don’t ask me to touch my books! 😉

4 // I’ve had a few people ask me about Little One, since she isn’t featured so prominently on the blog anymore. She is doing just fine and is just as delightful as ever. I don’t know if she’ll take over the blog as often as she has in the past, but you’ll still see her from time to time. If you’d like to see her more often, follow me on Snapchat (dreamsetcblog). She makes regular appearances on Snapchat.

5 // Speaking of Snapchat and Instagram Stories…. I played around with Instagram Stories a little bit over the weekend. Snapchat still has my heart. I, personally, like having different apps for different purposes and Instagram stories is too glitchy for my liking. Also: filters.

6 // I started reading a new book this weekend called The Leaving by Tara Altebrando. It was on top of a stack of library books and since I’ve been looking at this book for awhile I thought I’d pick it up and read a chapter to see what it was like. I know, I know. Famous last words! And now I’m hooked and about halfway through. It’s a pretty quick read and I’ve been reading it in between watching swimming and gymnastics. I can honestly say that I’m enjoying the book much more than I thought I would.

What’s been happening in your life?

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  • Reply
    A Positive Jessica
    August 8, 2016 at 11:37 am

    I am sorry to hear your allergies are out of control this summer, I have been pretty lucky this summer…knock on wood. I love getting rid of stuff and you have inspired me to do some downsizing of my own.

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      August 9, 2016 at 11:57 pm

      Thank you! I think there’s light at the end of the allergy tunnel. I forgot to take my allergy meds this morning and did pretty well throughout the day. Toward the end it got a little rough, though.

      Have fun downsizing! 🙂

  • Reply
    August 8, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Ah isn’t clearing out and decluttering the best feeling? I hope you feel better!

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      August 9, 2016 at 11:56 pm

      It is! Thank you. 🙂

  • Reply
    August 8, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Allergies are the worst, but reorganizing is fun!
    I’m not sure how I feel about the Instagram stories yet. I think there’s just too much of the same thing now. I agree with you 100% about the snapchat filters. They are THE BEST!

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      August 9, 2016 at 11:53 pm

      I like it when each app has its purpose. 🙂 Twitter is for quick text, Instagram is for photos, Snapchat is for videos and snapshots of daily life. I heard a social media strategist describe Instagram as bloated now that it has Instagram stories (Hackapreneur on Snapchat) and I really identified with that. It just seems like it’s trying to do too much now.

      And the Snapchat filter! That’s half the fun, so without the filters it’s just like… what’s the point?

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