So I have been taking an awesome class this month, Blog With Pip from amazing Pip! If you don’t know who she is, you should…check out Meet Me At Mikes…you will love it! I started this class thinking how easy and great it would be…it’s still great…but when did I forget that you need to schedule time to be productive to do your homework?! I need to constantly remind myself that I don’t have all the time in the world to do everything I want whenever I want! But im sure we all have a similar problem…unless you are really disciplined…then you should probably come give me a boot camp in staying on task! :)

Our little assignment was to take 5 photos of our weekend…which mine is maybe one of the weekend trickling into the week! I liked taking the photos because I like documenting what im doing, and I need to do it more often!

 

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I LOVE leopard! I have a hankering for it all the time! But it needs to be classy and well done…not just any leopard will do! But these shoes I have loved since I first saw them…and I wear them almost every single day! They are dying, and will soon have holes and I wont be able to wear them anymore. :(

 

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I started reading this book because I was so interested in the company that she started, The Honest Company. (Thanks to Janaan for getting Franklin adorable diapers!) I love where the idea comes from, and living an honest life seems so invigorating and rebellious these days!

 

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I could watch this documentary over and over again…I already talked about it here, but I honestly love it. You never really think about what people go through when reaching for their dreams. Since I had seen this before the Olympics (and after), it made me look at the sports and what these athletes were doing completely different than I used to when I would watch. I flinched and gasped a little every time someone fell.

 

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I love my purple Nike running shoes! They make me happy and excited to put them on. I used to run all the time, and then I got out of the groove of going. It sucks building your endurance back to running…sometimes it makes me not want to run anymore…but I just have to remind myself that I used to love it and it does feel good. Does anyone else have this problem?

 

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My best ideas come to me when I am writing, doodling, coloring, painting, and etc. I need to physically have something in my hand that I can write with and see the color go onto the paper. I don’t have the best handwriting or art skills…but it gets the idea out there and in action for me.

 

What have you been up to this week? Want to record motivational messages for me so I can keep running? Or you can just come color with me…I am totally fine with that!

 

xoxo

 

 

 

20 thoughts on “take five

    1. Samantha Knaphus Post author

      I feel so good about this!! Ha maybe to start off running we take Pep so we don’t have to go too fast! 😉 And I would love to do some drawing with you! You draw, and I color??

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  1. Carla

    Love all your photos. I’ve never seen the movie but I have read the honest life. I loved it too. So much information in there. Though I was really disappointed with how they handled the naming fights business with the honest toddler on Facebook. A little lousy. I totally understand re the blogging course. I haven’t done one assignment, not one!!!

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    1. Samantha Knaphus Post author

      Thank you so much! The movie is excellent, you should watch it! It is good information! I love that it is not meaning for you to be perfect, but more aware and make improvements where you can. I didn’t know about the naming fights! That makes me sad it was handled so lousy! Ha at least I’m not the only one who isn’t doing everything in class!!

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  2. Janaan

    Not only are they cute, they are eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, free of chlorine and other risky additives! :) I still haven’t read that book. Maybe I can borrow yours when you’re done.

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    1. Samantha Knaphus Post author

      Love it! It sure is nice to feel like someone cares about our health and skin! :) yes you can borrow it! Ha I’m basically done with it…and definitely have it from the library for like a month;)

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  3. Mary

    Oh my goodness, The Crash Reel made the Olympics an entirely different viewer experience for me. I lived and died a little with each and every fall. That movie has made such a huge impact on my life. I’ve talked with your mom about it a bit.
    I’ve never been much of an animal print gal, but those shoes? I would’ve worn them out too!

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    1. Samantha Knaphus Post author

      I completely agree!! I didn’t ever think one movie would have such an impact…watching athletes fall is so hard now! It just makes my stomach turn! My mom did mention you, and your story…amazing!
      Ha I never thought I would be an animal print gal either…but those shoes changed my mind for the better:)

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  4. Jess

    Just popping in from ‘blogwithpip’ – loved this post!! Really want to check out ‘The Honest Life’ now – thanks for the tip! And your purple running shoes are the best – they make me want to take up running just so I could wear them!

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    1. Samantha Knaphus Post author

      Loving my friends from blogwithpip popping over! It was a great book! I don’t like books or campaigns that make me feel bad about the things I like to indulge in, or that I don’t want to give up…and this one didn’t make me feel that way! It was just more about becoming more aware, and I totally love what she has to say and how she wants to help! Right?! They are good motivating shoes!!

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  5. The Bowerbird Girl

    Oh I so hear you about the running. I used to run, a lot, and I haven’t done any for … ahem … years. I started couch to 5k but lost the plot, so next week I’m going to try again. Went for about 3 weeks and in that time it hurt. and hurt some more. I felt like I’d vomit. BUT one day (yes just one) I got this glimpse. Where it didn’t hurt, I didn’t think, I felt the rhythm and I just ran. That’s the feeling that makes me want to run.

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    1. Samantha Knaphus Post author

      I tried the couch to 5k as well, but never finished! Maybe I should try it again…I have a bad habit of just wanting to run run run like I used to and then I get so sad because I don’t have the endurance anymore, and then I move onto something else. But I actually want to stick with it this time…because I know what feeling you are talking about! Even if it only happens every once in awhile, it is such a good feeling!

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  6. Viv

    I have the honest life book too! It’s so good :) Makes me think carefully about what I’m eating/using/putting into my life. Love your take 5! Thanks for sharing. x

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