Jessica Mae

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

My 6 Essentials for a Road Trip

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One of my favorite things to do is to get out of the "norm". As in my weekly, regular schedule. So I love going on road trips. A time to go do something fun, relax, or as I get out of the house! I always have my routine to getting ready for a road trip. The house has to be clean when we leave, the car needs to be taken care of, and I need to have my essentials.

I'm not going to lie, getting the oil changed can be such a pain. It really is the last thing I want to do, but let me let you in on a little secret. Go to Walmart to get your oil changed. Hitting two birds with one stone. While my car is being worked on, I go into Walmart to get my road trip essentials.

I didn't know much about getting my oil changed. I usually go for the cheapest, but the guys who worked there were so nice and helpful. We've got some miles on our car so they suggested getting the High Mileage Vehicle so that's what I did. They change it with Pennzoil products and the high mileage helps with oil leakage that can come with cars with high mileage. And the guys were so fun. very friendly and I honestly had a good time with them :)

Now what are my essentials??

1. Get a oil change! Of course. Since our car is getting up in the high miles we try to make sure we our on top of our oil changes, especially before a road trip.

2. Camera. I definitely have to document our trips. If you don't own a camera, during your oil change you can go grab a disposable from inside Walmart.

3. Car Games. We are a fan of mad libs. We've been close to tears with some of the funny mad lips that we've read. It makes the time go by fast! Something else to grab inside of Walmart :)

4. Fruit (snacks). Some yummy and healthy snacks for the trip. I love me some grapes.

5. Map. No one uses paper maps anymore...except my father in law ;) So we have our GPS, but I think it would be fun to use a paper map and then with a marker draw out your route and then keep it in a photo album or save it for another trip.

6. MUSIC. Gotta have my music. Dallin and I like to have our music playing, but we do have different tastes in music. We are usually pretty good at switching and sometimes in between we will play songs we both enjoy and belt out for the other cars to hear :)

What are some of your favorite road trip essentials?? Don't forget to stop by your local Walmart Automotive Center to update your car oil!

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Car photos by-Jeremy Lindstrom

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Dress and Boots

Sometimes life gets really busy and I have to put my blog on a little break and lately it has definitely been busy. This past weekend was really nice though. We were able to hang out with friends Friday and Saturday night, eating and playing games. Two of my favorite things :)

So last week I started a fitness program. Specifically called Bikini Body Guide by Kayla Itsines. It's a 12 week program and I'm stoked about it. It's not the easiest, but I have a few friends doing it as well so it's nice to have that motivation. I was going to the gym before, but never had a set routine I would do. Mainly ride the bike and some weights. After starting this I feel so much better about going to the gym. It's so exciting to me to be completing this and putting my full self into it. I'm not endorsing anything, but I just truly believe that if you put your mind to something it can be done!

Ok enough of my words of wisdom for the day. I actually took these pictures a couple months ago and I completely forgot about them. So yay for dresses and boots!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Update // Staying Warm

These weeks have seriously been flying by so fast. I can't believe that it is already the middle of January and the last time I posted was the end of December...sheesh. I wanted to give a little update on life recently and basically what has been going on :)

-Dallin and I are both back in school. Last semester! Woo!!

-I've challenged myself and I'm taking a yoga class. My first one! I love it so far.

-I got the Wii for not the U. The old one. Which I'm perfectly happy with and I love it so much. Mario Kart is a weakness for me. 

-I've been making a lot of healthy things recently. To list some; homemade almond milk, granola, black bean and sweet potato enchiladas, and yummy soups...etc! I'm addicted!

-We've been going to the gym and I'm starting a 12 week work out plan, along with some other friends.

-I'm watching The Bachelor for the first time. I've seen a few episodes here and there, but this time I'm joining the crowd and watching it from the beginning.

-I cut my hair! 5 inches :)

- Dallin's sister comes home from her mission in less than a month!

-We still have our Christmas tree up...oops.

It's been pretty cold everywhere it seems like so stay warm with Aeropostale!!

Coat- c/o Aeropostale (on sale)
Gloves- c/o Aeropostale

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

That Green Smoothie Tho...

I don't ever say tho...though :)

Here I am drinking my green smoothie thinking about New Year's resolutions...oh wait I'm already eating healthy and it's not even the New Year yet! Double points for me! 

Ok, ok... it's only because I know I'll be eating lemon meringue pie tonight and my dad made it for me. So really no double points for me. But hey it's better than nothing right??

I think back on this past year and wonder if I've grown any. I wonder if I have made any changes for the better. And well... I believe I have, but there is always room for improvement. For 2015 I don't want to just make resolutions, you know the things that will go on a list and sometimes stay there. I want to actually make personal changes that better me as a person and that can better people around me. And sometimes I think the best resolutions are to continue doing the things you're already glad you're doing.

LAST YEAR- We loved each other and went on dates.
THIS YEAR- I want to have more date nights, more spur of moment adventures, and overall more time together. To continue to grow in our marriage and improve in all aspects.

 LAST YEAR- I would text my brothers every month or so to say hi.
THIS YEAR- I will call them to have full conversations with them to catch up.

LAST YEAR- I would tell my parents I love them.
THIS YEAR- I want to really let them know how much I appreciate them and how much they really mean to me.

LAST YEAR- I lost two of the most important people in my life.
THIS YEAR-I will continue to remember them and continue to let loved ones in my life know how much they mean to me. I don't want to regret time that was lost with any of my loved ones.

LAST YEAR- I spent some time with my mom.
THIS YEAR- I want to do even more things together. Things that she enjoys and things that I enjoy doing.

LAST YEAR-I drank green smoothies
THIS YEAR- I need to drink even MORE green smoothies and really try to better my body's health.

LAST YEAR-I made some really great friends.
THIS YEAR- I want to stay keeping in touch and continue making lifelong friendships with them.

LAST YEAR- I went to the gym some.
THIS YEAR- Pretty simple...I'm going to go more.

LAST YEAR- I cherished the beautiful things around me.
THIS YEAR- I want to keep cherishing and take more pictures of my surroundings.

LAST YEAR- Dallin took the MCAT.
THIS YEAR- He won't be taking the MCAT....

because THIS YEAR- he will be going to medical school. I want to really make the best of this year and embrace the new adventure that we will be going on!

So cheers to the New Year and to bettering ourselves!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

I wanted to wish y'all a Merry Christmas!

I have so much to be thankful for, especially my family and friends. As well as the most important reason for this season and that is Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. It's important throughout the year, but Christmas is always a nice reminder. I hope everyone is enjoying their week!

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Green for Christmas Eve

Green for the Grinch as well!

Merry Christmas Eve! I meant to blog earlier this week, but things have been busy with the family. I hope everyone is having an enjoyable week. It's so nice to be able to be with my family. I've been loving playing games with them, making delicious food, and really just spending time with everyone. In all honesty it doesn't really feel like Christmas. Maybe because I'm getting older?? Whatever it is, I don't like it!

I'm loving this coat from Oasap. I went with green which is perfect for the holidays. I would usually go with red, but surprisingly I REALLY love this coat and it fits really well.

If anyone is looking for a photographer in the Utah County area, I've got a good one for you! Her name is Courtney and she is so sweet and made taking pictures so simple! You will feel so comfortable around her and seriously she is just so nice! Her information is down below so check her out!

Coat- c/o Oasap
Boots- Nine West

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Oh Snap!

Oh snap it's the last day of this semester! Woooo!!!! I can't tell you how happy I am. This semester was so hard. I've never been so mentally and emotionally drained from studying so it's time to really get into the Christmas spirit! We are going to my home for the holidays and I can already tell it's going to be so much fun. Games, Christmas movies, gingerbread house competition...all with my favorite folks. 

Speaking of perfect is this tee for the holidays?? I saw it and loved it so much! Aeropostale has some of the best Christmas tees right now. I really would go check them out. This one is on sale for only $5! Yes you read that right. 

These are also the first pics I've posted on my blog of my new hair done by Kaity. So if you are in the Provo/Lehi area look her up. She's so nice and she has been doing all of my friend's hair as well :)

Have a great Thursday!

Oh snap shirt- c/o Aeropostale