I used to think I was never much of a reader because I’m always so picky about novels and usually end up getting sleepy halfway through a chapter. That, and being in school, more reading was usually the last thing I wanted to do. But as I’ve grown into my young adult life, I’ve realized that love the inspiration I can pull from self-development books; and I love that they can touch on so many different areas – faith, mentality, even in network marketing. Whatever walk of life you’re going through, odds are, you can find a self-development book about it. Here are some of the books I read in 2018 or am looking forward to reading in 2019!Read More
I’m having such a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that another year has come and gone. I can’t tell if the time is passing faster because I’m actually having that much fun or if it’s simply because I’m getting older. But I really do love this time of year because I love to reflect on what the Lord has done in the past year – I love reminiscing in the good times, and I appreciate the lessons I learned in the hard times. Similarly, I love getting to look ahead knowing that everything that happened this year has paved the way for what’s going to happen in 2019 and that it’s molded me into who I want – and was designed – to be.Continue reading “reflection on 2018 + goals for 2019”
As of my december raves + rejects post from the other day, The Southern Sooner has officially hit 100 posts! And in honor of 2018 coming to a close, I want to round up some of my favorite posts from the year – so if this is the first Southern Sooner post you’re seeing, or you haven’t had a chance to keep up with posts, here are some of the one’s I personally think are a must-see! It might feel like there are a lot, but this will help you find some of the more substantial posts among the recurring accutane updates, habit trackers, gift guides, and raves + rejects!Continue reading “fave posts of 2018”
I can’t believe it’s already Christmas Eve! There’s just been so much holiday excitement this month that it came before I knew it. I hope everyone has been enjoying their holiday season and spending time with their loved ones. I know that the holidays don’t bring as much joy to everyone, whether it was just a bad year or the holidays hold hard memories in general, but I hope that regardless of the circumstances that everyone has gotten to experience some peace + joy during the buzz.Continue reading “what christmas means to me”
4 days until Christmas! I’m home in Dallas enjoying 24/7 Hallmark movies with my mom + sisters, so it finally feels like Christmas to me! there’s just something about the constant background noise of Christmas movies that puts you in the Christmas spirit just a little bit easier. And today, if you’re looking for a Christmas movie marathon, I’m giving you the list of my favorite Christmas movies!
stocking stuffers can be so fun and easy, but sometimes I feel like I need help finding things that are cute/good quality but still are stocking stuffer material – both in price and size!
this is always a fun gift guide to do because I love getting all the fun workout stuff. I feel like I could go for days with gifts between outfits, shoes, accessories, useful things to have on hand, but I try to not overload you all (and my graphic designer) t o o much!
but if you have a fitness guru in your life or know someone who’s ready to hit the ground running with their new years goals for 2019, here’s the gift guide to get them started, plus some honorable mentions!