Learning to Wear Heels is Moving

Hi everyone, I have some exciting news to share, my blog, yep this very one you are reading, is being moved to a permanent location at Learningtowearheels.com. It is something that I have been contemplating for a while and I decided to take a leap of faith and make it happen. Please stop by and check out the new content (and old content), as always leave me comments, feedback and your thoughts. And if you are interesting in doing a guest post, I am always open.

Learning to Wear Heels is still a lifestyle blog with everything from DIY and home improvement projects to recipes and travel tips. It contains recipes and how to instructions for things I am passionate about it my life. Want to learn how to pick out the perfect paint color or how to re-finish an old fireplace, paint an ombré baby dresser or make a killer homemade spaghetti recipe. It is moving all here.

Thank you for your support over the past year, I am looking forward to chatting with you at Learning to wear heels.

Crystal

21 Random Facts About Me

  1. I am going to Australia and Fiji in February for my honeymoon- update it was AMAZING
  2. I obsessively drink Dt. Coke and coffee
  3. I hate messes, but my bedroom is always a mess
  4. I have three sisters, four brother-in-laws and two sister in laws
  5. I wish I went to the gym more, but it seems to be the last on the priority list
  6. I got married in November 2016 to my very wonderful husband
  7. My favorite holiday is Christmas and this year we had four Christmas trees at home
  8. My husband makes me coffee every morning before I leave for work- the coffee tastes that much better when someone else makes it for you.
  9. I have four nephews and one niece all under the age of 5- life is crazy
  10. I visited Cuba in 2012 and it was an amazingly cool experience
  11. I am a Sagittarius- but I am not sure that it really means anything
  12. I typically get my hair cut only once a year
  13. I love peanut butter and chocolate, just not together
  14. I love DIY projects and my perfect job would be do make and sell my projects
  15. I still use a paper planner… in fact right now I am using two
  16. I own more than 100 shoes, but wear the same three routinely
  17. I am not a morning person at all
  18. I am the oldest of four girls, my dad was way out numbered
  19. My favorite season is fall, the colorful leaves and crisp air is refreshing
  20. I have had the same cell phone number since I got my first phone in 2001
  21. I have a great eye for decorating and love painting

National Spouse’s Day

January 26, 2017 is National Spouse’s Day a day where you are supposed to put in extra effort and make them feel special, small gestures a way to rekindle the romance a bit. Being newly married I am looking for ways that I can show my husband how much I love and appreciate him. Below are 25 great ideas to shower your spouse or significant other with love. Continue reading

Little Jar of Happiness

This year I made a resolution to be more thankful for what I have, so often I think I take advantage of the amazing blessing life has provided me. I found this idea on Pinterest, where all ideas now come from. Starting in January, each time something great happens I write it down and put it in the jar. This can be the smallest of things or big events- a trip, no line at the grocery store, anything. This coming New Year’s Eve I am going to open it and relive all the amazing things that have happened to me and my family in 2017. My goal is that through this exercise, I will be able to look at my world a little differently and appreciate the little things more.

 

Too Old to Sleep In?

When did I get too old to sleep in? Maybe it is wedding stress or the new house or trying to train the dogs that has me up on the weekends before 8am. Or maybe it is just age, but for some reason, regardless of how late I go to bed, I am itching to start my day around 7:30am. Continue reading

My fiancé is making me fat…

My fiancé is making me fat, and I love him deeply for it. There are people out there who understand what I am talking about. I used have toned muscles, arms and legs, those slightly defined ab muscles that made it look like I naturally had a flat stomach. I could easily fit in my size 6 skinny jeans. When I met my fiancé I went to the gym multiple times a week. And I loved it. I went to kickboxing with hand weights, because I wanted to continue. I was one of those people that oddly loved going to the gym and looked good because of it. I rarely cared what I wore to the gym because i was constantly riding the high of working out. Continue reading

Blog learnings- what I have learned so far

I  have been hosting my blog for 8 months or so and I have learned a few things, or a lot of things. First of all I have humbly learned that writing a blog is not easy. I incorrectly assumed that my ideas and writing would come easy, I would be able to put together a short blog in an afternoon, and three or four in a week was going to be no problem. It wasn’t, and 8 months in to this thing, it hasn’t gotten any easier. Continue reading