Reflection to Myself on my Birthday

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It’s my birthday today!!!! I absolutely love this day because it’s dedicated to enjoying multiple free coffees and being surrounded by the ones I love! Thank you to everyone that has already made me feel so special!

My sweet friend Anne from Mindfulness in the Midwest recently had her birthday and wrote down some reflection questions that she asked herself. As you know, I’m very into self reflection at the moment and so what better way to acknowledge my birthday here on BarryChic.blog than to do a self reflection? Earlier this week I grabbed a cup of coffee and sat down to think about my wonderful life. It’s a long post so snuggle in, grab a drink and your cozy blanket, and enjoy!

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March Recap & April Goals

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The month is already almost over! I can’t believe that March has come and gone. Here are my goals that I wrote back at the beginning of the month and a summary of how I did. I also wrote down some April goals for myself.

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Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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I’m not the best baker and I believe some of that has to do with my lack of patience and inability to look at details for a long time. I often end up messing up the measurements or I become disinterested in the entire process. But, I come to you with the ultimate banana chocolate chip recipe that I found on Pinterest although I adapted the recipe a bit. It can be made in 30 minutes start to finish which is perfect for those who are on the run or just don’t feel like spending all afternoon in the kitchen (and I feel you!).

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My Self-Care Night Routine

Is it just me, or does everyone look forward to a quite Friday in so they can de-stress? Sometimes I’m so excited when there are no plans to go out that night because my favorite way to ring in the weekend is with a glass of wine and a bath! Hopefully I’m not all by myself because I wanted to share my favorite routine when it comes to celebrating the end of a long week or to mentally prepare for a new one.

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Travel Diary: Florida

This homebody once again convinced herself to leave the Midwest for spring break! Last week thirteen of us piled into cars and drove the grueling twenty-one hours to the gulf coast of Florida.

It was my first real vacation that wasn’t with my family which made for lots of firsts (and fun!) After I did a travel diary for Dublin and Burlington, I found myself going back and rereading the post to reminisce.  I’m sharing with you some of the highlights on our trip along with some great memories that no doubt will last a lifetime. Continue reading “Travel Diary: Florida”

It’s IWD and I Have Something to Say

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Women’s rights are human rights and seeing as today is international woman’s day, I see no better day to celebrate that fact. Ladies, we have come so far in history but we still have mountains to move. Let us remember that we are not fighting each other or men, we are fighting for equality each and every day.

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Quotes for Resetting your Mindset

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I’ve been sitting on my computer fiddling with finding inspiration today and I came across some quotes that really resonated with me. I wanted to share you all a bit of Wednesday Inspiration to get this week going!

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I Got a Tattoo… Again

Despite my parent’s strong recommendation against it, I once again found myself in a tattoo parlor with a needle to my skin. Back in June of 2017  I got my first tattoo. It’s a roman numeral 4 representing the four people in my family. I got another tattoo a couple weeks ago and I wanted to talk about what it means to me.

Disclaimer: tattoos are a representation of what is important to you. Or is it just a picture of something you like. They can mean something. They can mean purely nothing. They do not need validation from anyone except yourself. Nonetheless, here’s the story behind mine.

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February Favorites

Books

Woman in the Window

Five/five stars

Any book that makes me sit on my bed after my commute and keep listening, is considered an addicting book in my mind. This book reminds me so much of Gone Girl due to the fact that there are so many twists. Even the last one hundred pages consisted of surprises so you’re not done when you think it’s all figured out! The story of an agoraphobic, the new neighbors, and a girls night in is sure to keep you turning the pages.
The Elite (#2 in the Selection series)

Three/five stars

I’m happy to get back into series because I don’t have to say goodbye to the characters just yet. This is the second book in a trilogy and I loved how light the book was. Easy read and wasn’t heavy like some of the books I’ve read. A perfect read on a beach or in a bath and for anyone who has ever dreamed of being a princess (soo all of us?)

Also, follow me on Goodreads to keep up with all my reading

Products

Epson salts

I absolutely love taking baths. I take them weekly and it’s my perfect way of destressing and my method of self-care. But sadly, I am a college student and I can’t afford bath bombs every week. To supplement, I have really loved pouring in Epson salts into my bath. It has some awesome perks like increasing magnesium levels and eliminating toxins. I like any of the Dr. Teal’s brands  that you can find at Target and Walgreens and the big bag offers many uses per bag.
Everything Pink

I went a little crazy with this color after so much of it was sprinkled across my Pinterest. I have been loving searching for blush pink items for my Pinterest mood board as well as doing little things like paint my nails a pretty light blush. Bring on the Rosé for the sake of the aesthetic!

 

Target Swim Suits

Spring break in Florida is in a couple weeks and that was the perfect excuse to get a new swimsuit. If you’re looking for one I highly recommend checking out Target’s selection. I got a beautifully classic black one and it was so nice to have so many options. I got to pick out the perfect style for me and I can’t wait to wear it on the beach!
Coffee of the Month: Vanilla Latte

It’s midterm season which means many days (and nights) spent at coffee shops to break up the hours in the library. I have been loving my order of a skinny vanilla latte (iced on the warmer days). Also protip that if you have a Starbucks gold card you get free refills on coffee!

 

Quote of the Week 

In my planner, there’s a space to write “notes & thoughts.” I’ve been leaving it blank for months, but in February I have been putting a quote of the week. Each week brings on different challenges and so I loved being able to pick what quote I’ve been loving at the moment.

 

Favorite Quotes

In addition to my Pink Cloud Pinterest board, I’ve really been loving posting to my Quotes board. These are great to come back to when I’m in need of inspiration, motivation, or a new weekly quote. They’re all great reminders!

Let me know what you loved in February. Bring on the birthday month!