25 SELF-CARE TIPS FOR ANXIETY & DEPRESSION

1.) Go for a walk

2.) Get some fresh air

3.) Meditate

4.) Color

5 .) Listen to an upbeat song

6.) Watch mindless TV (ex: Bob’s Burgers)

7.) Get out of your current environment (if possible!)

8.) Blog

9.) Pray

10.) Write in a journal

11.) Read a book

12.) Go window shopping (or actual shopping, if you can afford it.)

13.) Listen to a podcast

14. Call your mom, or a friend

15. Spend time with a loved one

16.) Exercise

17.) Take a bubble bath

18.) Take a guilt-free nap

19.) List 10 things you’re grateful for

20.) Bake something

21.) Look up inspirational quotes

22.) Make homemade chicken noodle soup (comfort food β™₯️)

23.) Remind yourself that this feeling passes

24.) List all the ways you’re a bad ass bitch

25.) Paint your nails

5 THINGS I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS MONTH

I’m sure by now you guys are all well aware of my love for Fall, especially October. I figured what better way to ease into Blogtober than talk about some of the things I’m really excited about this month? πŸ€—

1.) MY 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH SAUL

Ummm, I cannot believe we’ve been together for 6 years! Time truly flies. On October 5, 2013, I went on a blind date, and the rest is history. It’s funny – I remember going out for martinis the night before my date with my BFF Jena, and she basically had to talk me into going because I was a nervous wreck. (I’m such an anxious person in general, and I don’t do well “dating”.) Jen totally boosted my confidence, and by Saturday night I was still freaking out, but I wasn’t backing out, which is a good thing. Thank God I didn’t bail on that date! Who knew that on October 5th of 2013 I would meet the man of my dreams? Or that six years later, here we would be – planning our wedding, for next December!? It’s funny how things work out.

To celebrate, we’re going pumpkin picking (of course I chose this) and then we’re going for lunch. I’m not sure what else we’re doing, but it’s going to be an Errie/Saully day for sure. And I honestly don’t care what we do – I have fun with Saul when we’re just sitting on the couch, watching mindless TV together. I love him the most, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him. ❀️

2.) TRYING ON WEDDING DRESSES FOR THE FIRST TIME.

I’m so excited for this, but I’m also nervous AF. It’s such a huge deal (even though I keep trying to be so nonchalant about it.) Jena & Melissa are coming with me (I made an appointment at David’s Bridal) and we’re going to make a day out of it. It’s a destination wedding – so I don’t want anything crazy. I’ll post one of the dresses I absolutely love. But you never know, I could try it on and hate it, so we’ll see!

3.) MEETING WITH A NUTRITIONIST

I‘ve struggled with my weight for nearly all of my adult life, and I finally realized that I needed to stop with “diets” and do something that will truly be a lifestyle change for me. I’m meeting with someone named Tori at the end of the month, and the facility that I chose to go to takes a holistic approach to nutrition, which I found very intriguing. Tori seems great, and I’m excited to meet with her. I have so many wonderful things coming up within the next year, and I just want to feel my best, and be my best self. Happy and healthy is my goal – I’ve thrown “being skinny” out the window. And I’m totally fine with that.

4.) DECORATING FOR HALLOWEEN πŸ‘»

I can’t believe I haven’t done this yet, since it’s already October 2nd, but I can’t wait to get the house all spooky! I decorated last year, and I thought it looked super cute. Hopefully I’ll have time this weekend to get all my Halloween stuff out!

5.) HALLOWEEN πŸŽƒ

I truly just love Halloween in general. Watching scary movies, cuddling on the couch with hot chocolate or soup, with a warm fuzzy blanket and my fall scented candles lit sounds absolutely heavenly. I haven’t dressed up in forever, but I used to love Halloween parties. (Maybe I’ll do a costume post at some point this month, talking about Halloween parties just inspired me.) As of right now I have no costume party plans, but I’m totally fine with doing the latter!

What’re you guys looking forward to this month?

20 CELEBS WHO ABSOLUTELY SLAYED HALLOWEEN πŸ‘»

I love everything about Halloween, but one of my favorite parts about it is seeing what everyone chooses as their costume! Our fav celebs rarely disappoint, and this year was no exception!

Here are my Top 20 Favorite Celebrity Halloween Costumes of 2018:

1.) Victoria Justice – Ouija Board

2.) Nina Dobrev & her Dog – Unicorns

3.) Halsey – Poison Ivy

4.) Brandi & Brian Redmond – Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake

5.) Lily-Rose Depp – Ring Leader

6.) Lisa Rinna – Erika Jayne

7.) Aubrey O’Day – Reptile

8.) Jonathan Cheban – Willy Wonka

9.) Lili Reinhart & Camila Mendes – Napoleon & Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite

10.) Jordin Sparks, Dove Cameron & Sofia Carson – The Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus

11.) Sarah Michelle Gellar – Harley Quinn

12.) Sarah Hyland – Taco

13.) Rita Ora – Post Malone

14.) Kylie Jenner & her daughter Stormi Webster – Butterflies

15.) Erika Jayne – CatWoman

16.) Paris Hilton – “Spirit Animal” (according to US Weekly – whatever she is, I love it! πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ)

17.) Taylor Hill – Sailor Moon

18.) Kyle Richards – Playboy Bunny

19.) Ashley Greene – Robin Hood

20.) Nas – Michael Jackson

Which celebrity do you think had the best costume!? Leave me a comment!

RHOC: 8 THOUGHTS I HAD AFTER WATCHING EPISODES 3 + 4

I’m back! I didn’t mean to take a mini hiatus – I was supposed to be on vacation, which turned out disastrous and ended up being a staycation, so life has been a little crazy. Luckily, I’m all caught up on RHOC, and instead of giving my normal play by play, I’d much rather just give my thoughts. We haven’t even hit Episode 5 yet and this season is already crazy. I’m loving it.

1.) VICKI IS A BAD FRIEND.

I mean, I’m sure by now we all know that that’s a given. But I had hope when her apology to Eddie seemed so sincere! It literally baffles me that she sees nothing wrong with what she did to Kelly. And the fact that after she leaves Kelly’s house, she calls Michael to tell him what happened! It’s so messed up.

2.) JOLIE IS WISE BEYOND HER YEARS.

While I don’t necessarily agree with Kelly sharing everything with her 12 year old daughter, Jolie, I will say she is very smart for her age. She knows a lot about friendships and forgiveness for being so young, more so than I did at her age. (And, if I’m being honest, even now, at almost age 30.) She pretty much tells Kelly that Vicki isn’t a good friend, and that she can forgive her but it doesn’t mean that thing need to go back to exactly how they were. She’s absolutely right.

3.) IF YOU WANT TO RENEW A BROKEN FRIENDSHIP, JUST BOOK A TRIP TO MEXICO.

These bitches are insane. But I seriously loved every moment of the Mexico trip. They are wasted from the very start and they never really stop. Even when Tamra breaks her foot. (Okay, I did feel bad for Tamra – but who jumps into a jacuzzi!?) I love when these Tres Amigas get along. They’re fun and entertaining to watch. “Cheers to our new normal.” Yassss!

4.) KELLY FORGIVES VICKI….SORT OF…..

Vicki and Kelly meet at a coffee shop, and Kelly explains to Vicki that she is upset because Vicki didn’t tell her that she was “setting up” or going on double dates with Michael. Vicki apologizes, and we see Kelly accept that apology. Both weren’t exactly honest, though. Vicki says in a confessional that she didn’t do anything wrong, and Kelly brings up the situation at a girls dinner later in the episode. Clearly, neither is over this. For the record, I’m Team Kelly.

5.) GIRL CODE IS EVERYTHING.

Just ask Gina! I’m so glad Kelly brought up this again. You’d think Vicki would realize she’s wrong, which she clearly still doesn’t, but at least it was put out there. Don’t break Girl Code, Vicki, and then no one will have to come for you. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

6.) TAMRA WILL FOREVER STIR THE POT.

I mean, some things never change. Tamra couldn’t wait to tell Gina that Vicki messaged her basically telling her that she hated Gina. Typical Tamra. She loves to stir the pot and then sit back and watch how it all goes down.

7.) SHANNON BEADOR IS MY SPIRIT ANIMAL

I just genuinely love Shannon Beador. I feel her on so many levels. I totally understand the weight fluctuation struggle, and I love what she’s doing with the healthy meal kits, so I’m curious to see if QVC took that on. She’s just real and honest, a very genuine person. I love her.

8.) I DON’T SEE VICKI & GINA BECOMING FRIENDS – EVER.

I will say that I totally respect Gina for reaching out to Vicki to make things right after that awkward AF dinner party. However, I agree with Gina 100%. She’s allowed to have an opinion, and she didn’t think what Vicki did was okay. Vicki can’t own anything and it’s so annoying. They go for a walk on the beach, and they squash whatever issue they had, but it’s clear that these two will never see eye to eye. Vicki can not handle a newbie coming in and telling her she’s wrong. She doesn’t believe she’s actually in the wrong anyway. So there’s no reasoning with her.

Next week looks interesting……