Sunny, Snowy Sunday Hike

Some friends and I took some of the dog gang out for a short hike this morning. I snapped a couple photos on the way. 

Isn't my friend Katie a snow babe?

Isn't my friend Katie a snow babe?

Well, the dogs are sleeping, my tea is just the right temperature and Bravo is playing one of my favourite movies of all time, The Fugitive, so it's time for me to relax! I hope your Sunday is perfect! 

- Carlybellexo

I have a Confession

Just like the title says, I have a confession to make to all of you. 

I must confess that I've given into my dark side, I've lost my motivation. I mean, truthfully, I could feel it slipping away the past few months, but now, at the time when everyone else is gearing up to change the world, here I am, sitting on my bed in my underwear, watching Netflix, trying desperately to not get distracted (thanks Instagram for all the recommendations for pictures to look at),  and FINALLY post something of substance on my blog.

I like everyone else wants to put my best foot forward in 2016. I want to make all the right choices, transition into all my hopes and dreams for myself. I just need to find the motivation to do so. 

They say you can't change until you're ready. Well girl, you've waited too long, even if you're taking the lifestyle of the sloth to heart, you're going to be making yourself ready. 

I've decided to change my Monthly Goals tab to The Challenge. I'm still going to be posting goals, but I think it will be much more fruitful to make ONE challenge and try to attain that, instead of several things and overload myself. Failing on more than one front always brings you down more, so focusing on one aspect I want to change, that will be so much more attainable, at least, I think so. 

So in the upcoming days, please check out my Challenge tab. Maybe you'll want to participate, we can talk through these challenges, send pictures and little words of encouragement. We can challenge ourselves to be the motivation we can't find inside, for someone else. 

Will you think about joining me in my year long quest to use this newfound motivation and become the person I know I can be?

- CarlyBellexo

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2016!

HAPPY NEW YEARS! Can you believe it, it's 2016 already! I feel like 2015 just FLEW by! 

I had a pretty good year personally in 2015 and I'm hoping to make even more memories in 2016.

There are so many things I didn't get to start in the past year, so I'm going to plan on making 2016 a year filled with commitments and excitement. 

Like everyone, I want to better myself. I strive to do this every year so that's nothing new. We tend to challenge ourselves in January each year and then fizzle out before we've even gotten started. This year, I'm going to challenge myself to not give up on me.

Keep your eyes peeled for some new Challenge posts from me in the coming week. I'm excited to share my journey with you!

What do you hope to get done in 2016?

- Carlybellexo

Favourite Christmas Songs

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Man, this year it REALLY doesn't feel like Christmas! It's partly because of the amazingly mild weather and no snow in sight, but also because of the lack of decorations in stores and around town in general. 

This isn't going to stop me. I'm going to blast my Christmas jams and bake all the BEST Christmas cookies! I decided to make you a list of my favourite Christmas songs.

Growing up my grandmother lived with us and she was ALWAYS singing. Most of the songs (and a few of the singers) on this list I love thanks to her. They are the perfect Christmas memories for me! 

She & Him - Baby It's Cold Outside

Elvis Presley - Blue Christmas 

Otis Redding - Merry Christmas Baby

Bing Crosby - The Christmas Waltz

Frankie Ballard - Run Run Rudolph (Chuck Berry Cover)

And lastly, what kind of Christmas song list would this be if it didn't include a little Mariah. 
Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas is You

These are just a handful of my favourite songs for the holidays, what are yours?

-CarlyBellexo