Why I Am Obsessed With Summer

The person I am in winter and the person I am in summer are two completely different people. From December to April you can basically guarantee that I am going to be a miserable mush that doesn’t want to do anything but hibernate.

Like actually eat tons of Chipotle to store fat and sleep for months.

I am obsessed with summer and obsessed with the happiness I associate with it. The warmth, sunshine, vacations, and relaxed days bring me to another level. You’ll never hear me complaining about how hot it is because if it’s under 75 degrees out I’m shivering and in pain.

Work is easier during the summer which makes life easier. I can take more days off without worrying, go down to the beach on the weekends, and plan vacations. The sun stays out until 8:30 pm so I can do more after work. Unlike in the winter, when it’s dark before I even get home and I immediately crawl into bed.

Summer came at just the right time for me because winter and spring (was there even a spring? It just felt like an extended winter to me) really put me down and that impacts every part of me. I was getting concerned that I was just permanently a sad person. But now that warmer weather and summer is here, I can feel it all changing for the better again.

What season is your favorite?

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The Hookup On: My Completed Fall Bucket List

Fall FLEW by!! I can’t believe winter is here. Tomorrow is the official last day of winter, so check out my fall bucket list below to see how busy I was this season 🙂 And stay tuned for my winter bucket list!

              1. Go pumpkin picking
              2. Go apple picking
                Sort of did this, by the time I got to go the season was over so I went to a farmer’s stand instead 🙂
              3. Bake apple things
                Homemade apple sauce!
              4. Visit Washington D.C.
              5. Go to 3 concerts
                Went to 2, close enough
              6. Put together a dope Halloween costume
                I was a half assed unicorn lol
              7. Get in better physical shape
                Still working on this
              8. Get a new ear piercing
              9. Learn to knit/crochet something new
                Baby hats 🙂
              10. Save money!!
              11. Reach 2,200 Instagram follower
              12. Reach 1,500 WordPress followers
                10 away from this goal!
              13. Make more time for friends
              14. Become more involved at work
              15. Bake pumpkin seeds
              16. Watch 13 Halloween movies
              17. Be happy

I almost did it all! I’m pretty proud of how much I accomplished this fall, but it was small list just like winter’s will be. I can’t wait for spring and summer to come back, but for now I’ll make the most of it!

The Hookup On: Helping Me Reach My Goal

Hey all!

Here’s another plea for you! So on my fall bucket list, I goaled myself to reach 1,500 WordPress followers by the end of fall. Now that we’ve gotten past the first week in December, I realized I need a little help reaching that goal! The last day of fall is December 20th (well, technically).

Currently I am at 1,461 followers – close but far! You guys have gotten me up like 15 followers in a week which is AMAZING! So if you’ve ever felt like reblogging, linking back to me, or whatever – now would be a great time! I want to reach new audiences and get involved with as many people as possible.

Thanks in advance for all your help!

Xoxo

Rosie

The Hookup On: Arctic Zero Frozen Dessert!

One of the items on my fall bucket list is to be healthier. After I graduated college, I got on track with a work out routine and with the way I ate. I was pretty happy with myself!

But as the 9-5 work grind kicked in, I ate a little more and worked out a lot less. So I’m just trying to get back on that schedule again…it’s not going so great.

One of my major weaknesses is ice cream. Specifically, gelato. Whenever I have a stressful day at work (which inevitably happens often) I’ll grab a pint of gelato – southern butter pecan, if you were wondering.

I’m super excited about Arctic Zero’s frozen desserts though! I feel like it’s just the thing to get me back on track. Mostly because I can replace my bad ice cream habit with these pints – seriously, the whole thing is usually under 200 calories and it is SO good.

If you’ve been looking for a way to sneak your sweet treats in without feeling guilty, definitely check out Arctic Zero 🙂 I’ll just be over here eating the cookie dough flavor while you browse the website at www.arcticzero.com.

The Hookup On: Updated Fall Bucket List

My fall bucket list a little less heavy than my summer one, because work picks up and holidays are busy. But see below for my fall bucket list! I’ve added a couple of new things and have a lot more to get done – the next coming weeks will be very busy for me 🙂

        1. Go pumpkin picking
        2. Go apple picking
        3. Bake apple things
        4. Visit Washington D.C.
        5. Go to 3 concerts
        6. Put together a dope Halloween costume
        7. Get in better physical shape
        8. Get a new ear piercing
        9. Learn to knit/crochet something new
        10. Save money!!
        11. Reach 2,200 Instagram followers
        12. Reach 1,500 WordPress followers
        13. Make more time for friends
        14. Become more involved at work
        15. Bake pumpkin seeds
        16. Watch 13 Halloween movies
        17. Be happy

Let me know if you have anything you want to do this fall or if you have any ideas for me to add to my list🙂

The Hookup On: 13 Halloween Movies To Watch This October

I’m not a huge fan of scary movies, but I am a huge fan of creepy, weird, and dark Halloween movies. More specifically, any Tim Burton movie. I’ve made my own list of 13 Halloween movies to watch this October, the ones bolded I’ve already watched!

Let me know if you love any of these movies or if you have any other Halloween movie suggestions 🙂

  1. Beetlejuice
  2. Casper
  3. The Addams Family
  4. Edward Scissorhands
  5. Hocus Pocus
  6. Halloweentown
  7. Halloweentown 2
  8. Corpse Bride
  9. Sleepy Hollow
  10. Haunted Mansion
  11. James and the Giant Peach
  12. Ghost Busters
  13. Nightmare Before Christmas

10 Reasons Why Fall Is Awesome

Although summer is without a doubt my favorite season, fall has its perks too! We all need a little reminder sometimes, when the temperatures drop and the free time disappears, that fall can be just as great as summer 🙂 Here are 10 reasons why fall is so awesome:

  1. Mallomars
    Enough said
  2. Nicer weather
    I’m always cold, but fall has a nice inbetween of too hot and too cold
  3. Bulking season
    Okay, this isn’t really a thing for me but I don’t have to wear a bikini anymore so let’s just call the massive amounts of food I’m about to eat bulking season
  4. Less frequent leg shaving
    I’m wearing pants, guys, I’m not shaving my legs every three days anymore.
  5. Comfort food
    Pumpkin everything, richer and yummier foods!
  6. Halloween
    My favorite holiday 🙂
  7. Thanksgiving
    Once again…food.
  8. Fall clothes
    Beanies are actually the best thing for bad hair days and flannels couldn’t be more comfortable.
  9. Fall activities
    Apple picking, hay rides, and pumpkin carving all make for great Instagrams
  10. Cuddle weather
    It’s cuffing season!! Find yourself a significant other and commence the cuddling.
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