Sunday, December 30, 2012

Improving In The New Year

Well, I'm really not into the "let's set New Year's goals" thing because I feel like it shouldn't take you a whole year to procrastinate. Buuuut, this year I want to try something. Besides my 101 in 1001 list I'd like to try to keep better track of my spending.  Let's break my list down.

-CAN MORE VEGGIES & FRUITS. Ugh, this one I always have good intentions of doing, but well, I typically fall short at the end of the growing season.
-IMPROVE MY GARDEN With the more canning comes keeping my garden prettier! That means I need to get in there before the weeds take over. I was doing great on that last year until the busy time of Czech Days and fairs took over. I promise to do a better job this year!
-TRACK ALL EXPENSES I'm not just talking my grocery expenses here, I'm talking in depth like bring out the excel spread sheets and organizing binders with inserts. I want to see exactly how much I spend a month on groceries, fast food, dining out, cable, internet, phones. You name it, I wanna know how much we're really spending. Then once I get a full year's worth of expenses and income recorded, I'll be able to base my 2014 budget off of this and of course, challenge myself to spend less and find ways to cut corners.
-COMPLETE MORE PINTEREST PROJECTS Pretty self explanatory, I would love to think that I'm more crafty and fun since I'm almost done with school and I've got a new camera. Let's hope I follow through on it ;)
-INSTEAD OF BUYING QUICK MIX BOXED GOODS, MAKE MY OWN How simple yet challenging! I know we all buy those boxed cake mixes, or hamburger helpers, or even those fruit gummies. My intentions are to try my luck at making some of these goodies myself (with the help of Pinterest).
-COOK MORE, RE-HEAT LESS I'm talking pizzas, hamburger helpers, that junk that we really need to cut out. I'm really wanting to try my hand at making homemade meals more often. It's quick and convenient to just pull it out of the freezer, but we all know just buying to stock the freezer with these items can be costly.
-USE OVER $500 IN COUPONS It's possible, last year in couponing and price matching I saved over $600 so to hopefully use $500 in coupons shouldn't be too difficult. (read my previous post, 2012 Coupon Savings, I showed you proof of $417 in savings!) I'm just hoping that I remember to record when I actually use them, but if I am already recording our expenses then it shouldn't be too difficult to record them.

So, what are some things you'd like to improve on in your household? Anything similar? I think as a whole, we're all trying to get back to the basic's but with all these easy accessible pre-baked goods sometimes it's hard to really find a starting point. I mean, let's be honest, if I handed a teen a bag of flour, a couple cups of sugar, some vanilla extract, a raw pound of hamburger and some spices and told them to make something for me to eat they'd probably freak and "google it" to see what's possible ;)

Well, we haven't had a full year to really get a good feel for what's popular on my blog but according to my stats the things that have been the most interesting for my blog thus far include my posts Farming On The Four's, Zucchini Pie Recipe, Kelsey's Grocery Store and Tabor Hall Plowing Bee. Jeez, I guess that just goes to show that I'm know for Farming, Cooking and Couponing! (PS, those are kind of the direction I was going for on this lil bloggy blog!) Also, I've had over 16,500 page views this year! Golly Wally, that really is the bee's knee's!

Oh, and have a Happy New Year's everyone!! I cannot wait to see where we'll be at the end of 2013 here on Keeping Up With Kelsey. I can only hope (and pray) this my blog will blossom more and be twice as big as it is now! Again, thank you one and all who follow me, it really means the world to me! I'm hoping in 2013 to add more fun projects, more couponing advice and educate everyone on the world of agriculture!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

2012 Coupon Savings

Ok, to those of you who say couponing isn't worth it. Here is just SOME of my receipts I've dug up from 2012. I didn't even include all of my receipts from Food Mart where I used to shop for the most part at the beginning of the year. No its not all of my receipts but you get the idea, I highlighted the coupons I did use. Granted the price matching isn't showing up but from what I did total I had $417.84 in just coupons! Point proven if you take the extra hour a week when you're watching tv to coupon you can save, A LOT
Just imagine how much I saved by price matching too, I'll have to dig up my worksheets to see what they have to say! I knew I saved a lot but to physically see all of the receipts made me feel accomplished. I'm a visual person so I got super excited when I saw it all. 

Stay tuned folks, I promise come 2013 I'll post more specifics about my system and what works for me. I re-vamped my binder so I'm super excited to share that with you as well. But, for now, here's a sneak peak of it :)

Linking Up To:

The Chicken ChickPIN MEme
A Bowl Full of Lemons
Blissful and Domestic

#23 from 101 in 1001

# 23. A new desktop/laptop

Well, another one to cross off our list of 101 in 1001!! Travie got me the lovely Nikon camera that I'm in love with and I got him this bad boy! He wasn't as thrilled as I was (and he didn't squeal with delight) but I know he's thankful for a new net surfer.

It's the top of the line I tell ya! It's super fast and it's got everything we do and don't need in a new computer. We got it from Best Buy, I believe it's got 1 tb of memory and the lady claims we'll never run out of room but I'm not 100% sure she knew what she was talking about. The way I look at it, if I'm going to be spending over $200 with a company, their employees better know their products, in this situation, she had NO CLUE what she was talking about. Had it not been for my mom being with me, I probably would have walked out and said screw Best Buy.

We're happy thus far. At first it was extremely frustrating trying to figure out the new set-up in the Windows 8 platform but now that we're kind of used to it, it's kind of nice. It's more like "apps" you'd find in a phone or on a tablet so I'm sure soon all computers will be like it.

Soo, now I've got a camera, he's got a computer, and we've both got some sweet new gadgets to play with meaning less "us" time more "play" time! Er, I mean more "us" time and less "alone" time? Ah heck, we'll both stay in our corners for awhile while we place nicely by ourselves!

Friday, December 28, 2012

#22 from 101 in 1001

22. Own a DSLR camera

Here's my new little gem! I love her!! (don't mind the crappy quality, I had to use my phone) She's a Nikon D5100 and as far as I'm concerned, she's a perfect fit for me. I was super excited to get my first DSLR camera and quite frankly, I looked into the Cannon T3i and I looked at the Nikon D3100 but to my surprise Travis got me the D5100, I was excited and wanted to play I just decided it was perfect and I'm now a Nikon lover.

Check out my first "editing project" I attempted with the new camera. Not super impressive but I felt accomplished with it! What do you think of it?! I basically just changed the color saturation a little bit and then darkened the edges to make the coloring in the tree not look so hard and bright. Like I said, I'm a beginner and learning so hopefully with time, I'll learn more tricks and love photography even more!

Now the fun part, making and buying cute accessories for it! Like this strap from an Etsy shop, or trying to recreate it! I think $42 is a little much for some fabric, plus, now that I've got my own sewing machine, I have no excuse not to make one.

If anyone has an tips or pointers on usage or how to change things to make my pictures better please get a hold of me! I'm such a newbie and need all the pointers I can get. Oh, and expect a ton of new pictures on the blog from here on out. I told Trav if he thought my taking photos of odd things before was weird, it's only going to get worse from here on out. ;)

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Chicken Alfredo Bake

Was doing my usual "blog creepin/hoppin" and came across this yummy recipe from my friend Audrie (good luck on wedding day girl!!) and she made this Chicken Alfredo Bake, well me being cureous I decided to try it. We don't normally play with alfredo sauce, too confusing for us, so I figured I'd give it a try. Couldn't kill me right?! WE. FELL. IN. LOVE. So, enough rambling, try it for yourself!

-16 oz of noodles (I used a 14 oz box and it worked just fine)
-2 jars of alfredo sauce
-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
-1/4 parmesan cheese (grated)
-15 oz ricotta cheese
-2 T garlic powder
-2 eggs
-8 oz sour cream
-3 chicken breasts

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Cook and drain pasta as directed on box and set aside. 
3. Bake chicken breasts in 1/2 inch of water and cube. (I found that throwing the still warmed chicken breasts in my KitchenAid and turning it on 2-4 for about 30 seconds shreds the chicken perfectly as well, didn't do it in this recipe but the second time around I did). 
4. Lightly grease 13" x 9" pan 
5. Mix all liquid ingredients together in bowl except for mozzarella cheese
6. Add the chicken to the mixture and slowly mix together (I used my KitchenAid on a low speed)
7. Add the pasta and continue to mix all ingredients together (this is done easier by just doing it by hand)
8. Spread the mixture into pan
9. Sprinkle cheese on top (yes I used "fiesta blend" and it turned out fine)
10. Place in oven and back 30-45 minutes or until cheese on top is golden brown

*Picture 11 shows the final product, it turned out great! But, it made a lot. We like to make a casserole on a Sunday evening and then use it for lunches the rest of the week. I'm going to make it again and try out my new Food Saver! I'd like to freeze it in portion sizes for lunches. Then, we could have a quick meal for the days we don't have meals made up.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Well, I'm a bad girl. I skipped a week of thankful's. I was so busy and my head fell off so I was busy chasing it trying to re-attach it. Forgive me. I promise I'll stick to a better schedule and post more often!


  • The hectic holiday schedule for being over with
  • The amazing gifts from family members and friends
  • The Lord for giving me another holiday season spent with all of my family members
  • Travis for giving me the amazing gift of a new Dolly Parton CD! Woot Woot!
  • Laughter and memories made with cousins and siblings
  • A reminder or God's never-ending love for us
  • Lots of leftovers we got to take home
  • Christmas cards from friends and neighbors
  • A white Christmas! (we haven't got one for a couple years)
  • Checking a couple items off my 101 in 1001 list
  • Having a warm house to come home to each night
  • A humidifier finally adding some much needed moisture back into the air
  • Travis' family for feeling like real in-laws, let's just hope someday I'll actually get to be part of that wonderful family!
  • Christmas parties with friends, and the white elephant gift exchange that goes with it
  • Thankful for the Christmas songs to be off the radio, I'll still listen to them on Pandora but they don't need to be mainstream anymore
  • No more wrapping presents!
  • Positive attitudes thus far when I return back to the normal routines
  • The outpouring love and smiles from fellow church buddies
  • The birth of our Savior Jesus! (Happy birthday Jesus)

Can you believe I've already hit over 600 thankful's in less than 8 months?! Keep this up I'll be at 1000 in no time. How awesome would it be to hit my first 1000 in less than one year?! That means I'll have to hit 400 more thankful's in 4 months... Mission accepted!

Christmas Coma

Sorry this post will be confusing, I'm still in what I'd like to call a Christmas Coma. Basically I'm lacking work ethics and want to be cuddled up in bed at home, playing with all my new toys and watching all of my DVR'd Christmas shows! But, the show must go on and I must trudge forward and work through the day, hoping and praying that it goes quick and painlessly. Today I might be posting 2-3 if not more posts just to catch up on the hectic week I took off and spent time with family and friends. Bare with me people, I promise I'll be back to posting one post a day here soon!

How was everyone's Christmas? Mine was more than fabulous, it was one of the best holiday season's I've had in quite awhile! We successfully made it through 8, yup, you read that right, EIGHT, Christmas' and didn't die. We got a million goodies and, I got some of my best presents to date! I'm seriously in love with everything I got aaaand we checked a couple items off my list of 101 in 1001 that I've been wanting to own. Bonus! I was so blessed this year, and spoiled by family and friends. It amazes me how my family knows exactly what I love and this year I was so excited about all of my presents, not one of them will be re-gifted! ;)

We even had enough time to squeeze in two church services, Crete's and Wilber's. Now, I'm a little bias because I obviously LOVE my church but the service in Crete was kind of fun. They had a bell choir, which I've never heard of until we went with his Grandma (she plays in it) and it was really neat. Then on to my church service. We did a really cool "flash mob" where the choir members sat randomly and we stood up together to start our song then went to the front halfway through the song to finish it. The wow factor is always there when we do that, and it was cool to just randomly stand up to sing! Loved church and the reminder of the season.

On another note, I got a new Nikon camera, and I'm seriously in love with it. I of course, was the little kid who didn't want to open the rest of my presents because I was too excited to play with this one so, here I was, on Christmas day, playing with it. Snapping pictures like crazy, but loving every second of it. I'm adding some of my fav's for you guys to see.

Hoping everyone enjoyed the holidays as much as we did! Even little Bubba (Red) was allowed to come in the house on Christmas day for a little while. He got spoiled, enjoyed a can of wet dog food, a couple treats and the luxury of a heated house. Until it was time to head to the next event. Then we shoved his butt back out in the cold.

Friday, December 21, 2012

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year's! From our little "family" to yours! Take the time to reflect on the wonderful memories that 2012 blessed us with and get ready for a year of fun adventures in 2013!

So we couldn't pick one and I needed to order more so here was my second set of cards! The first batch we loved, but we just didn't have enough to send out to our friends and family! Which do you like better?!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Snow Day!

Well, yesterday was a snow day! The weather called for 6+ inches of snow but I'm thinking we only got 3-4 inches total. The drifting was what made it worse, with 40+ mph wind the east/west roads were drifted shut meaning my driveway got a good three foot drift that my Tahoe didn't really feel like plowing through.

So, to sum up my snowed in day here was my "knight in shining armor" or er maybe just my boy's dad and his big snow scoopin truck. The front of the yard (where he's pushing snow in this picture) doesn't usually have a lot of snow since it all blows and gathers in our yard so there wasn't too much to push here. The other side of the yard however, that's where all that drifting happens and we need his services. I swear, the Nerud's are the best people I could get stuck with sometimes. Travis' dad offered to take me to work today but I told him it wasn't necessary. What a sweetie though to make the offer! I'm so lucky (and spoiled) to have such a caring family whose willing to help me out. Once he finished up our driveway and yard he had to go scoop out his own driveway and go feed the cows by Crete too!

While I watched him scoop us back into the real world, I sat around and stuffed envelopes. Yes, I've had our Christmas cards for about a week now, but I've been lazy and I haven't got around to mailing them. I guess I should have got on it though because I discovered I'm about 20 short so I had to do some quick one hour photo printing at Wal-Mart to get more. It took forever to stuff, lick and label/stamp all of them I tell ya! But, Merry Christmas to all and sorry for those who I forgot to mail them too :)

Oh, and we made SNOW ICE CREAM!! ...wait, you've never heard of it? And you've never had it?! Ohh, girl you're missin out! It's pretty much delish, it tastes like soft serve ice cream you get from Dairy Queen, and here's the kicker, it's easy to make!! Here's how we made it:

-2 eggs
-1 tsp vanilla
-1/2 cup sugar
-1/2 cup half & half
-1 "pinch" of salt
-bowl full of snow

Beat together eggs and vanilla. Combine sugar, half & half and salt with eggs and vanilla mixture. Slowly spoon in snow one big spoon full at a time then "fold" liquid mixture into the snow until it forms an ice cream like texture. Can throw in freezer but it changes textures and becomes more like a sold sheet of ice instead of an ice cream texture. We, of course, never have enough to store in the freezer ;)

I was thinking about it and I think I'm going to attempt some chocolate ice cream. I was thinking about using dry powdered chocolate milk shake mix or maybe some chocolate milk powder. Good luck and find some use of all the snow you're getting this winter. :)

Linking Up To:
The Chicken Chick Farmchicks Farm Photo Friday

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

#87 from 101 in 1001

87. Comment on fifteen random blogs

Well, I started doing it and then realized it's not as hard as I thought it would be! It was actually kind of fun to! It helped to get more followers also so that's an added bonus that will help cross off other items on my list of 101's. Here's are the blogs I've commented on, randomly. Some, I fell in absolute love with too! If you'd like to check them out please do!!
  1. The Ranch Wife Chronicles
  2. Monzanita's
  3. Joy Inexpressible
  4. Mom On Timeout
  5. Away For The Weekend
  6. Life on the Funny Farm
  7. Life In My Empty Nest
  8. Within My Focus
  9. Away For The Weekend
  10. The Wilderness Wife
  11. Bourbon & Glitter
  12. Life with 5 Monsters!
  13. On Being Outnumbered
  14. Too Timid & Squeamish
  15. Life As Mrs. Skinner

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Prayer & Silence

Today I had intentions of adding a couple more posts, but this has been floating around from my blog buddies and I feel it's more appropriate to follow suit and take this day to remember those who have lost loved ones. 

Although we may all have our own opinion's about gun laws and other political issues I pray, as a nation, that we can all band together and mourn the loss of the tragic losses of these families. As an American citizen we all have the right to believe and speak what we feel to be right. The Lord works in mysterious ways and I pray we find something positive in this situation to bring us closer to realize that the big picture is really what matters the most in life. To love our neighbors, to cherish the time here on earth with our families, to make ever lasting memories with the friends we do have. The Lord has blessed us all with so many miracles and I'm so grateful that he has gifted me another day here on this earth to work his wonders. Please take a day off and unplug  from the technology world to remember the important things in life.

"Don’t let any foul words come out of your mouth. Only say what is helpful when it is needed for building up the community so that it benefits those who hear what you say." -Ephesians 4:29

Christmas Presents

Woohoo! Mark one in the books! This year I've actually got a COOL present that was kind of homemade. Now don't be spreading rumors or spilling the beans on this one but I've finally finished up the "book" I'm making for the Nerud's. It's actually kind of cool! I figured I'd be safe posting it on here because no one in that family (no offense) know's how to operate a computer let alone find my blog or click on the link. It's just so fun not to share though. HERE'S THE LINK to the book. If you're bored and want to order it go for it, but it's probably meaningless to you unless you helped or participated in harvest with us. Mixbook was super simple to work with and I've actually been working on some other project I soon hope to publish as well. I love this idea and with my ever changing life these are simple to make but they're so much more meaningful than a printed picture in a frame. These can be brag books that they can take with them to show other's what's going on around the farm.

Monday, December 17, 2012

God & Guns Are NOT the Problems

So, everyone else has voiced their opinion and I guess I'll post mine... There's pictures and sayings going around about "gun control and putting God in schools". Well #1, the gun did not walk into that situation and say hmm, I'm bored I wanna pull my trigger and cause mass chaos and sorrow. The person that pulled the trigger did. He made a conscious choice to hurt innocent people. Do we take away knives too since those have been found the culprit in murders as well, or what about poison, or string, or even firecrackers? The killers are psycho enough to go to wits ends to find a weapon to harm others. They're not exactly law abiding citizens themselves. And #2, studying God in school isn't the problem. Yes encouraging young students to love God is great but shouldn't that be your job as a parent? Shouldn't "living the word" be part of your duties to fulfill, to teach them about God and let that pour into their everyday lives? It shouldn't be our teachers job to teach them what you, as a parent, should be instilling in them for life long practice. Your child has every right to believe in God and voice that but the teachers just aren't allowed to push their opinion on your child. God is allowed in your schools, he just isn't brought up in American History or Math class. That doesn't mean he stopped at the door and said, sorry kiddos, can't pray for you anymore. He still follows your children and teachers but he just doesn't move mountains within the school system. Ok, got that off my chest. Now, go thank your teachers and others that help to keep your children safe. They after all, do everything they can with their God given powers to keep your devil children under control since you can't teach them morals, values and respect anyways ;) (not all children are like that but for the most part it seems like it!)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Farming On The Four's

This might be the final post for Farming On The Four's until Spring as there's really not a whole lot to report over the winter month's. Unless you want to hear about which tractor's got pulled apart to get fixed and which ones were sold off for new ones?

We've been busy putting on anhydrous and doing dirt work to prep the fields as much as we can for next year's crop. The dirt work consists of making waterways, fixing areas that could potentially wash out, making new ditches and all that jazz. Also, we were busy a week or two ago creating electric fence for the cows to be corralled in. We usually put cattle out on stocks so it's basically free feed for us but we also do compensate and feed bales to them as they're lazy and do need some supplemental feed. And, we're pulling out some old crappy fence lines. Usually these activities take place once the major work is done so since we haven't had snow lately and we're caught up on the need-to-do's we're lucky enough that we get to pull some junk out in prep for new fence.

This year's crop wasn't extremely profitable but that was expected with maybe two rains in a 90 day period. It was a tough year for all farmers and I'm sure that those who couldn't make ends meet will be trying to find a way to compensate for the lost income. It'll be interesting to see if farms come up for sale.

Here is a cool photo I put together of pictures I took during harvest. During the summer I didn't feel like going out and taking the photos but now that I've seen how much fun it is to put them all together I'm promising myself (and you readers) that next year I'll try better to focus on snapping at least on the four's if not once a week. I really wish I would have snapped a shot right before harvest but evidently I got too busy and didn't keep up. I'm thinking maybe next year I'll do corn instead? What do you guys think?!

So, if you don't see photos from our farm and the four's what would you like to see in it's place? I suppose I could post on specific farming ideas? No-till options, RTU products, Round-Up ready crops, GMO's (and how they're not gonna kill you), heck, maybe I'll even post about how much it really costs to actually farm ground?! You guys would be quite surprised and quite educated if I gave you all the knowledge it really takes to operate a farm (and make a profit off of it).

Linking Up With:
The Chicken Chick

Besties Are The Best

Remember awhile back I mentioned my bestie knows how to make my days better? Well, she also knows how to take a good joke! Another quality requirement she passed when she was being interviewed for being my bestie! Hey it's a tough job but someone's gotta try to be there for me. Here's a snippet of our messages from earlier today.

Yup, she's fun and thankfully I can't annoy her too easily! Oh, and the best part? This morning I awoke to a text from her. The text was a recorded message of her listening to literally one of my fav songs of all time. Miss Dolly Parton singing "9 to 5". Yup, she knows me that well that she sends me messages with Dolly's songs when they're on the radio! LOVE YA YESSIE!!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thankful Thursday

This week was actually kind of normal, not running like a chicken with my head cut off but not staring at the clock praying the time hurries up cause the days are dragging. I suppose you could say I had time to just enjoy a week or sanity!

  • A brisk wind nipping at my fingers and toes
  • Smiling faces greeting me at the bank when I come to deposit money
  • The smell of freshly baked chicken
  • Random "love ya" text messages
  • Greeting cards from neighbors and friends
  • Great customer service at Verizon
  • My puppy for not barking all night last night
  • Bubbles baths with steaming hot water
  • The wind whispering prayers and praises at night in the dark
  • Christmas lights shining brightly
  • Sun coming up slowly in the morning, its bright shining rays are signs of hope for a new day again and again, God forgives and promises tomorrow is gonna be even better yet!
  • "likes" from friends I haven't talked to in ages
  • Conversation's overhead from teenage boys at Subway talking about different "screening option plays"  they practiced at basketball practice
  • The beautiful fuzzy hair growing on the ponies reminding us that winter's here
  • Birds singing about the new day ahead that God has restored for us
  • New replacement phone for my broken down blown out speaker one
  • Local stores for having my crafting supply needs (and cheaper than Lincoln)
  • Travis for encouraging me with "words of wisdom"
  • Pinterest for giving me homemade Christmas present ideas, and step by step instructions on how to re-create them!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Bacon & Corn Bread

So, this recipe sounds crazy I know. But after looking into it more it actually is kinda good. I mean this could be a good deep in the heart of Texas kinda meal right?! The cowboys ate all of these things but never thought to put it all together in one dish! Little effort involved and it tastes amazing with butter fresh out of the oven when it's still warm! Well here's the recipe, hope you enjoy :)

5 strips of bacon, diced
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tbs sugar
1 tsp salt
4 eggs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup milk (I used 2% because that's what we drink)
1 can whole corn kernels (14.46 oz)
1/2 can cream style corn (7.05 oz)
1 cup shredded cheese (I of course added more)

Pre-heat the oven to 250 degrees and grease regular size loaf tin. Fry the chopped bacon up until slightly crispy. Sift all dry ingredients together into a large mixing bowl (I used my Kitchenaid). Beat together eggs, butter and milk and pour into dry ingredients mixture. Mix well! Add in the corn and bacon and then pour into the greased loaf tin. Sprinkle the cheese on top and pop in the oven for 60-75 minutes. Once you see it start to brown pull it out and let cool for about 5 minutes before serving.

Another idea we've had it to use it as bread for our egg sandwiches we eat all the time! Oh can you imagine how my runny egg sandwich would taste if I were to use this bread and the yolk would soak into the bread?! MMMM!

Inspirational Day

Inspiration time! I have a blog buddy (shout out to Audrie!) who did this and I love the idea! So, maybe once in awhile I'll do it again. I've found a ton of super cool quotes floating around Pinterest and they're collecting dust just sitting on my boards. May as well get some use out of them and let everyone else enjoy them! Maybe one will strike you're fancy and inspire you as much as they've inspired me!