Mini Update!

Hi Friends, I hope this week is treating you well! Boy oh boy I wish time would slow down a little. Things have been CRAZY in our household between becoming an aunt, getting engaged and being in my sisters wedding it's been a lot to juggle. We are traveling almost every two weeks and it has been really hard to feel caught up in any way. 

I have felt overwhelmed, uninspired and frankly unworthy. And the blog has suffered greatly from it and for that I want to apologize.  So Im going to try to get my groove back, try to get a little ahead so I don't constantly feel behind.  

I wanted to share my game plan with you and hopefully it helps you if you're ever feeling uninspired or not creative. 

  • Clean and pick up
  • Go for a walk
  • Write a to-do list
  • Do something creative
  • Read other blogs
  • Be mindful with my time
  • Write each night 
  • Sweat
  • JUST START! 

To me this blog post feels lame, but it's real and authentic.  That's something I've always wanted to say that Candidly Keri is.  Im hoping being honest helps me to move forward and stronger. If you have any suggestions of what to do when you feel uninspired or overwhelmed please leave me a comment below! 

Thank you for reading and supporting.

Candidly,

Keri

 

June Intentions

Hi Friends, so I know we are a little bit into June (I have been very behind) but I feel like it's always good to set intentions even if it's the last day of the month.  Things have been so crazy recently! My sister just had the sweetest little boy and my other sister gets married Labor Day! I have also started planning my own wedding! 

With all that in mind, I have been so not in the mood to push myself on the blog.  But Im getting the itch and great things never come from our comfort zone.

1. Write every day.  I feel like I have been so much in my own head all the time recently and its making it hard to do anything.  I think writing my feelings down for the day will help me to have better days and even get my creative juices going! 

2. Organize.  Something that really helps my over all mood is a clean place.  If Im busy it's so easy to leave stuff out and I feel like a cluttered place equals a cluttered mind.  Staying organized and making list will help to get it on paper and not feeling like Im dropping the ball.

3. Do fun stuff on the weekend.  Sometimes I jam pack my weekend with chores or obligations I never have down time.  I also work from home some days so I need to make sure I get out and enjoy the summer! 

4. Get out of my comfort zone.  One thing Im going to do is learn how to start coding.  I think this will be really awesome to help my blog and learn a skill! Wish me luck!

What are your intentions/goals for the month? I'd love to hear! 

Get to know Candidly Keri!

Hi Guys! So I have some new people checking out the blog and I felt like I wanted you to learn a little bit more about the person behind Candidly Keri.  I feel like I rarely get to say Hi, but always feel free to say Hi on Twitter on Instagram.  I try to stay very active over there! I would love to hear some fun facts about yourself or if any of our correlate! 

Main photo taken by Nicolette over at Avner Road Photography! She's the best, check her out!

  1. Favorite color - Blue, color depends on mood and season.  Right now Dusty Blue 
  2. Favorite book - Jodi Picoult is my favorite author, I've read almost all of her books
  3. Favorite movie - Pitch Perfect or Bridesmaids are my go to
  4. Favorite sport - Football to watch and soccer to play!
  5. Favorite flavor of cake - Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate
  6. If I had to eat one food for the rest of my life it would be - Burritos
  7. I love to - go for hikes
  8. I'm really good at - recognizing a song in 5 seconds
  9. This summer I want to - explore more!
  10. I want to learn how to - draw calligraphy 
  11. A new goal I have is to - incorporate mediation or decompressing into my schedule
  12. Whats the oldest thing in my closet - A necklace from my late grandfather or signed band shirts from middle school ... really different ends of the spectrum there
  13. Guilty pleasure - Reality tv (aka Bravo)
  14. Must have make up item - Mascara, I have light lashes and look scary without it!
  15. Favorite Christmas Song - All I want for Christmas, followed by 
  16. How I take my coffee - Vanilla latte with soy milk
  17. If I could change my name what would I change it to - I don't know I think I like Ryan, something short and simple.  Also easier to figure out than Kerianne :)

Here are so photos to put a face to the name!

Tell me a fun fact about you! Did anything line up with mine?

May Intentions

Way back in the day I use to do monthly intentions.  Sometimes I felt like no one cared to hear them but then I would comments or other people would share their intentions/goals with me.  Last week I had one of the craziest weeks of my life, heres a list: Got in a car accident (everything is okay!), heard some bad news at work, got engaged, was surprised by family members and friends, got a promotion at work. It has been a WHIRLWIND to say the least.  So I thought now was a great time to sit reflect and see what I wanted to work on this month.

1. Practice gratitude - There is SO much I have to be thankful for right now and I just wanted the universe to know how happy I am.  I think practicing being thankful even on the bad days is important.  I just wanted to stay grounded through all the craziness.

2. Continue pushing myself in work outs - Recently I found out a coworker (who is 23) had a stroke due to "mixed wiring" in her brain.  We are hopeful she is expected to make a full recovery despite losing her speech and all feeling in the right side of her body. At first I felt like I needed to be in good health now for down the line and now I feel like I need to be in GREAT health for the NOW.

3. Stay organized - There is so much going on in my world right now.  Just in family news my sister is expecting May 28 my other sister gets married September 2nd and now Im planning my wedding.  Writing everything down will help me to stay on top of things, feel less overwhelmed and not keep everything bouncing around in my mind. 

I think 3 are enough, I like to keep it simple and obtainable.  So tell me what are your intentions or goals for the month of May?

Tips on Making a Vision Board

So I know that vision boards can be a little silly, but I love my quotes and I do like being able to see my goals as reminders every day.  So I made a vision board and did my research on somethings to incorporate into yours if you're looking to make one!  There is also a exercise to get your juices flowing below! 

First off I found this site that makes printables for you vision board and Im obsessed! You can find it here.

There are plenty of things you can use to make a vision board; a bulletin board, and empty wall with some tape and string if you want or what I did was use an old glass frame so I could draw all over it with dry eraser markers!  I liked doing it this way with the ability to change goals or fill things in.  Goals can change and so can I.

Some tips for your vision board:

  • A photos you enjoy 
  • Balance the board with things about health, professional, relationships, creative and self help
  • Add images from an unrelated field, or color pallets.  Things that make you happy
  • Incorporate quotes
  • Have monthly and quarterly check points for these goals (change the goal if needed)
  • Add things that are tough but in reach.  Don't put things on there that are unrealistic and will just frustrate you
  • Write downs ways you will achieve this goal.  The more detail the better
  • Lastly, make it fun and happy.  We should celebrate reaching our goals!

Here is the printable and my answers! 

Here is what my vision board looked like:

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What are some of your goals? Here's some more inspiration: