Summer Bucket List!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Hey y'all!! Happy Tuesday!! Today I am sharing my summer bucket list!! I'm not expecting to get all of these done, but I will check with you in August about what I did!!


-See Reese
-Go To The Beach
-Get Sno Cones
-Go To The Zoo
-Go Thrifting
-Go To Another State
-Road Trip
-Photo Shoot
-Photoshoot
-Wash The Car
-Spa Day
-Stargaze
-Go On A Picnic
-Wake Up Early And Watch The Sunrise
-Go To A Waterpark
-Tie Dye
-Karaoke
-Dance Party
-Make Cookies
-Make S'mores
-Body Painting
-Have A Movie Marathon
-Cookout
-Dance In The Rain
-Kickaball Game w/ The Fam
-Lake Weekend w/ Friends
-Chalk

Well there you have it!! Have a great day!!

XO, Ella





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Weekly Wrap-Up!!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Hey y'all!! Happy Sunday!! I hope y'all are having a good weekend!! Today I am wrapping up my week, so I hope you enjoy!!

Sunday:
Sunday was Father's Day, so we had a pretty chill morning!! I made waffles, and went on a walk, and then we went to the pool!!

After the pool we went over to my grandparent's house for Father's Day dinner!!

Monday:
Monday started bright and early with Cross Country practice!!
After practice, I took Henry on a long walk!!

Apparently I didn't do anything else during the day on Monday, because I have no pictures!! It was kind of rainy, so I did a lot of reading.
Then Hudson had a baseball game, and what did I do? Swing and FaceTime Reese!!
They lost their game, but they put up a fight!!

Tuesday:
We didn't really do anything Tuesday morning. It was pretty chill, lots of reading. Then Me, and Anna had lunch with Vivi!!
Then I gave myself a little pedicure, because it was desperately needed!! It used this Essie polish in the color Watermelon!!
I'm not really sure what's going on in this picture, but it has too funny not to share!! Haha!!
Then me, Vivi, Anna, and Kate walked to the pier, and hung out for a bit!!
Then Huddy had another game, and they came out with a W!! The first win of the season!!

Wednesday:
Wednesday I had cross country practice again!!
And we had another lunch with Vivi, and Anna!!
Basically I read all day on Wednesday!! Haha!! That's how it be sometimes!!
Then I ended the night with another call from Reese!!

Thursday:
Thursday we basically did nothing!! I read ALL day!! I finished two books!! Hudson was supposed to have a game, but it got rained out. 
This is the only picture I have from Thursday, but it cracks me up!!

Friday:
I went on a run, Friday morning, and then read all day!! (can you sense a pattern? Haha!!) 
Ollie was my reading buddy!!

Huddy had a two-day tournament this weekend, and it started on Friday. I decided to stay home, so I could take care of the dogs, and go to bed early!!

Saturday:
Saturday we were up bright and early to go to Anna's tournament!!
Yep. This pretty much says it all.
Anna's team won their first two pools games, and they were supposed play a third pool game, but they canceled that due to rain. So that meant Anna had a 4 hour game break!!
During that 4 hour game break we went to 5 below...
And FaceTimed with Reese.
Then Anna had another game, and they won, so they were in the championship, but sadly they lost.
Then we had to drive two hours back home...we didn't get home until 1:00am!!

Well that was my week!! Thank you for reading, and I will see you tomorrow!!

XO, Ella


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Girlfriend Chat w/ Kate!!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Hey y'all!! Happy Fri-YAY!! Today me and Kate are sharing our girlfriend chat!! Hope you enjoy!!


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What's Up Wednesday!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

, What’s Up Wednesday {05.27.20}
Hey y'all!! Happy Wednesday!! Today I am linking up with Shay and Sheaffer to bring you what's up Wednesday!! So without any further ado, lets get into it!!

1. WHAT WE'VE BEEN EATING THIS WEEK:
Basically whatever is quick and easy!! With being at the ball field almost every night, we don't really have time to make meals!! 

2. WHAT I'M REMINISCING ABOUT:
Father's Day!!'


3. WHAT I'M LOVING:
My new sunnies!! 
(sorry you can't really see them...this is the only pic I have) 
I can't find the exact link, because I think these were in limited stock, so here are some that are similar!!

4. WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO:
Baseball and softball. Hudson had a tournament this past weekend, and Anna and Huddy both have one this weekend!!



We've also been going to the pool!!

5. WHAT I'M DREADING:
The tournaments this weekend!! 

6. WHAT I'M WORKING ON:
I am starting a new thing on my blog called "weekly wrap-up," where I will be posting on Sundays (not every Sunday), and basically going over my week!! 

7. WHAT I'M EXCITED ABOUT:
Fourth of July!! 

8. WHAT I'M WATCHING/READING:
I haven't really been watching much, but I have been reading a ton, and my book review is coming next week!!

9. WHAT I'VE BEEN LISTENING TO:
Lately I've been super into Lauren Daigle!! "Still Rolling Stones" is SO GOOD!! I've also been listening to the Serial Podcast!!

10. WHAT I'M WEARING:
All my "Summer Essentials!!"

11. WHAT I'M DOING THIS WEEKEND:
Going to a tournament :(

12. WHAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH:
Fourth of July, and a beach trip!!

13. WHAT ELSE IS NEW:
That about cover it!! Thank you so much for reading and I will see you here again on Friday!!

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All About Running!!

Monday, June 22, 2020

Hey guys!! I hope y'all all had a good weekend!! Today I am talking about running!! If you didn't know I was on my school's track and field team, and I am on my school's cross country team for the 2020 season!! I first started running when I was in the second grade, but I have been running consistently for over a year now.  So today I am sharing a few of my running tips!! I am not an expert by any means, but I thought I would share what I have learned in my time of running!!


1. Use a running plan.
So if you are just starting out with running, I recommend using a training plan. For example, the app C25K is a great app for if you are just starting off with running!! They also have C210K, and you can find many plans online. Even if you aren't new to running, following along to a training plan is very helpful!!

2. Create a goal.
This kinda goes along with my first point, but create a goal for yourself. This can be anything!! A time you want to make, a certain distance you want to run, running a certain amount of times siting the week...whatever it may be, creating a goal for yourself is a great way to motivate yourself!!

3. Get good shoes/socks.
So this one is completely optional, but if you really want to get into running, I recommend investing in some good shoes/socks. I use Brooks Adrenalines gts 19 (Black/Ebony/Pink), and Feeture socks. Good running shoes are a complete game changer when it comes to running!!

4. Get a running partner.
So this one is also optional, but it is a great way to make a run go by quicker!! Get a running partner!! This could be a friend, family member, whoever!! This makes a run go by quicker, and peer pressure makes you push yourself!!

5. Figure out when you should run.
This one is basically about fitting running into your schedule. Figure out when you should run!! For me personally, I run in the mornings because 1) It is too dang hot to run any other time in Alabama!! And 2) It starts off my running right!!

6. Listen to music/podcasts.
Listening to music/podcasts also makes a run so much more enjoyable!! 

7. Figure out if you are a distance runner, sprinter, thrower, or jumper.
So this one is specifically for track and field athletes...figure out if you are a distance runner, sprinter, jumper, or thrower!! Trust me!! You do not want to run a sprinter event if you are distance or vice versa!! For me personally I am a distance runner!!

I also want to answer a few frequently asked questions:

1. What do I wear?
Anything!! You don't need anything fancy!! Just get yourself some good running shoes, and you're good to go!!

2. Can I walk?
Push yourself!! If you really need to walk (pain/heat) then absolutely walk, but pushing yourself is the only way to progress. Also-If your running plan says to walk, or if you are doing a run/walk strategy then walk!!

3. What if I get a side stich? 
These are the worst!! Take deep breathes, and slow down. And if that doesn't help, walk for a few minutes, and stretch your arms above your head.

4. How fast should I be running?
Whatever your comfortable with!! Don't overdo it, but push yourself a bit!!

5. Should I eat before I run?
I recommend not, because you will probably have stomach issues, and develop a side stich...but drink lots of water!!

6. Should I add distance/speed?
Once you are comfortable running a certain distance then yes!! I recommend adding speed!! Work your way up to adding more distance, as well as speed!!

7. Does it get easier?
Yes!! As you adjust to running, it gets easier!! But still push yourself!!

8. Should I run everyday?
I recommend starting off 3 days a week, and you can add more as you please. However...give yourself a day or two off, so you can give your body a chance to recover.

9. What if I have to go to the bathroom?
I recommend using the bathroom right before you run, and if you do need to go then use a porta potty, or go at your house.

10. Where do I run?
The great thing about running is how convenient it is!! You can do it anywhere!! Your neighborhood, a track, even a treadmill!! 

11. Should I stretch before I run?
Yes!! I walk around for a few minutes, and stretch my legs out a bit. I don't always stretch, but I'm trying to implement that more into my runs.

Well there you have it!! Those are some of my running tips!! I also want to list a few of my running information for you to kind of use as a guide for yourself!!

How often do you run?
4 times a week. I have cross country practice on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and I like to do hill sprints one day of the week. I have also been implementing a "recovery walk" into my schedule.

When do you run?
Early!! Cross country practice is from 7-7:45, but personally I like to go at 6:30.

What do you listen to when you run?
Lately I've been listening to the Serial podcast, and the Unsolved Murders podcasts. When I do my walk  I listen to Pretty Basic. Sometimes I listen to music, but lately I've been into podcasts!!

What do you use to track your run?
I have a Garmin watch that I use, but I also use the free app Strava.

What is your current goal?
We've been running two miles during cross country practice, so I really want to get my time down to under 17 minutes. 

What type of runner are you?
A distance runner!!

Well that is all for today's post, and if you have any other questions feel free to ask!! See ya Wednesday!!

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Friday Favorites!!

Friday, June 19, 2020

Hey y'all!! Happy Fri-YAY!! Today I am linking up with Andrea and Erika to share with y'all some of my favorites from the week!!

#1


We have gone to the pool a few times in these past weeks, and it has been so fun!! It's nice getting out in the sunshine!!

#2

This week me, Kate, and Anna all went on a walk to the pier and *attempted* to do a girlfriend chat!! It didn't work!! Me and Anna were throwing bottles at each other by the end of it!!

#3
Hudson had his first baseball game of the season this week...me and Anna opted for the swings!! Haha!! He did really good though!! A homer and double play!!

#4

We gave had the most beautiful sunsets this past week!! They just make me so happy!!

#5




And lastly...Meg came over on  Tuesday!! I haven't see her since MARCH!! We had the best time ever just catching up, and being with each other!! I have miss her so dang much, and even though we text literally every second...it's not the same as being together in person!! 

Well that was my favorites for the week!! Thanks so much for reading, and I will see you on Monday!!


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