I never used to be into watching TV or movies. As a kid I’d much rather pick up a book and sit and read for hours than watch TV. And you know, I’m not even ashamed of that. I still love reading and am so thankful that my parents encouraged it the way they did. I really wish I had more time for reading, and I’m sure I could find a way to fit it in, however I have found more of an interest in TV shows and movies. This is mostly due to Tyler. He’s a big movie/TV show watcher. So this has become something we enjoy doing together. In fact, almost every show on this list he introduced me to.
Now that I’m done rambling… Here’s my favorite TV shows.
How I Met Your Mother.
This is the first TV series Tyler and I watched together. It’s about a group of friends that are experiencing the ups and downs of the grown up world while Ted, the main character, is looking for a wife.
Now I’m going to admit, Tyler had to work really hard to convince me to watch this show. I had seen a couple episodes and just really did not like Michael’s insensitive humor. However once I got into the show more, I fell in love with the main love connection. Now this is one of my favorites to just put on Netflix when I need background noise.
I love this show about crazy roommates trying to figure out life, love, and jobs. Jess, the main character, is so funny and is not one of those perfect girls. She seems really real to me and I feel a connection to her.
This show is not one Tyler introduced me to. We actually watched it for the first time together and it was great. I love the group dynamic and the humor is great. I’m also so jealous that I don’t have a cute coffee shop to hang out with my friends in.
These are pretty much the shows that I play on repeat. I will turn any of these on just for fun, but I also watch some other shows. I’m not super into them, but I do really enjoy watching them.
The DC superhero of speed. It’s a really great show that I’ve enjoyed getting into.
I haven’t watched this show in years, but it’s a good one. Matt is totally my doctor.
Another I haven’t watched in a while. It’s an intense show with lots of action
The BBC show is so awesome. I love the adventure and seeing sherlock figure clues out
Pretty Little Liars
I started watching this show in middle school and got hooked. Kinda a thriller with lots of plot twists.
I’ve also enjoyed Switched At Birth, Secret Life of the American Teenager, and The 100.
Tyler and I are currently watching That 70’s Show together for the first time. And I’m watching the Arrow for the first time. So far I’m really enjoying both shows.
Thanks for checking out what I like to watch! Hope you found some inspiration!
I want to test this out and see how it goes. I’ve thought a bit about posting three times a week versus two and this is my idea.
I’m going to write a quick post every Monday about what my plans are for the week, what my goals are regarding my blog and vlog, and I’d like to try and share a photo.
I think doing this would be a great way to post more but also to share more about me and give you an insight to my weekly plans.
So let’s give it a shot!
This week is fairly calm. I’ve got the typical work week, but this time I actually have the weekend off. I’ve also planned a portrait party photo shoot for Saturday that I’m super excited about. It’s gonna be all Saturday evening and I’m hoping to get some good photos and maybe even some new clients. Sunday is Easter and as of right now Tyler and I don’t have any plans.
My goals for the week are to make it to the gym everyday, record and edit my next vlog, and drink enough water.
So I’d love to hear what you think about this post/series. Is it dumb? Should I add something more? Please let me know :)
I wanted to write up this post to share how I have my geckos’ enclosures decorated. This topic has been on my mind for a while. As I’ve gotten enclosures set up for each of my geckos I’ve ran into the issue of money.
If you go to a pet store and check out the reptile section you’ll see shelves and shelves of rocks and fake plants and humidity hides. But man they are super expensive! And as you know, I’m a young adult, newly married, and going to college, so that means I don’t have money to spare. Well with six enclosures to fill I had to come up with a solution, and quick.
That's what has brought me here. I wanted to share how to make safe, nice, and cheap items for your gecko’s enclosure. I have experimented and have found some good cheap alternatives to tank decor.
First up is the use of fake plants. While it’s important to make sure the plants are safe for your geckos (ie no small fake berries or other items that could break off) that doesn’t mean they have to be expensive. In fact almost every plant I have for my geckos are from the dollar store. I’ve gotten mostly leafy vines as they are easy to bend and wrap around other objects.
Next trick I use is brooms. Yes you read that right, brooms. When I adopted my breeding group they came in an enclosure that wasn’t set up properly. It had fine sand as a substrate and tree branches that were starting to mold because of the humidity. Well the day after I brought them home, I completely emptied the 40 gallon tank, wiped it out, and filled it back up. I’m pretty proud of the difference.
However since I had to take the molding logs out, I’ve felt guilty because my geckos lost a large amount of climbing space. I pondered for a long time for an alternative as the fake logs from the pet store just weren’t in my budget.
One day when I was browsing the dollar store (one of my favorite things to do) I ran across some brooms in their cleaning section. The handle of these brooms got me thinking that I could unscrew the actual broom and stick the handle diagonally across the breading group’s enclosure. I figured why the heck not, it’s just a dollar (probably why my dollar store trips usually add up to way too much) and took them home.
Unfortunately the brooms were just slightly too long to fit. I was totally bummed, but I didn’t let that stop me. I took out the pliers and bent the broom until it broke. Then I sanded and wrapped the broken end in electrical tape. This was a perfect solution! They work really well and the geckos love climbing on them.
I have also heard from many other gecko lovers that PVC pipe works really well as well. I think I’m going to try that out for my smaller enclosures.
Another recommendation I’ve read lots about is using egg cartons and toilet/paper towel rolls. These are working out great! I’ve gotten some egg cartons from the daycare I work at and have saved up enough paper towel rolls that each enclosure has one. This fills them up really well and gives plenty of hiding space for all my geckos.
My last hack for the gecko enclosures was the humidity hide/lay box. This is a very important feature in your gecko’s enclosure, especially if they are breeding. Well I really couldn’t afford a humidity hide for each enclosure, so I improvised.
I pulled out the super old and cheap plastic tupperware set Tyler and I bought over a year ago when we first moved in together. It’s really flimsy plastic and didn’t hold up well, but for some reason we kept it. What's perfect about this tupperware is that it came in a couple different shapes and sizes. I used the rectangular ones to create my humidity hides. The breeding group got two big ones and the rest got smaller ones.
First I washed them, then took an exacto knife and cut along the grooves in the lid to create an opening. When that was smooth around the edges, I filled the box with some moss that had originally came in the breeding groups’ enclosure. Then ta da! Plenty of cheap humidity hides.
All these are just suggestions on how to create a safe and full enclosure for your crested gecko, while the expensive store bought items can be nice and look cool, you can easily save money and make the enclosure look just as nice.
If you have any other ideas on how to diy items for my geckos I’d love to hear!
On Thursday March 8th, Tyler and I left our cluttered, packed up apartment to head on another trip. This time we’re headed to Seaside Oregon. That’s about a 12 hour drive away from home. So we started our long road trip after we got off of work Thursday. We left around 4:30 pm and stopped to pick up Tyler’s brother Jordan. The rest of Tyler’s family had left about an hour ago, but since Tyler and I worked, we left later.
We planned on stopping in Ontario Oregon to stay the night. We arrived at our hotel at around 10:30 pm. It was a late night and our bed in the hotel was super super comfy. So Tyler and I slept really well.
Friday morning we got up, had breakfast and hit the road. Again. This half of the drive seemed to take longer than the first half. Finally we got to Salem where we stopped to visit Tyler’s dad and his other brothers. However we had some time to kill, so we visited Tyler’s old house, and checked out a really cute coffee shop called Ike Box. I really liked the vibe of the shop and the drink I got was yummy.
Then we made our way to Tyler’s dad’s house. We stopped by for dinner and just to relax. They even celebrated Tyler’s birthday since they didn’t get to see him. Once we finished our cake we were back on the road for the last little bit of our trip. This drive was just two hours and wasn’t bad.
We arrived at the condo at Seaside around 10 pm. And man this place was niiice. I have never stayed in one of these condos, but Tyler has multiple times. I was so impressed at how nice our room was, we even had a fireplace, a full kitchen with fully stocked cabinets, and a bbq. The only crappy thing was the bed. The only bed we had in our room was a murphy bed and it was so so so uncomfortable. I didn’t sleep very well the whole time we stayed there. But I was still super impressed by the condo and was really excited that I could see the beach from our patio.
Saturday was our first day of just relaxing. We had a late breakfast and then headed out to visit the Tillamook cheese factory. While we were there the factory tour was closed down due to some remodeling they were doing. So I didn’t get to see the cheese getting made, but I did get to taste it. Let me tell you, I am not a plain cheese type of person, I really don’t like eating cheese unless it’s on/in something else. Well these cubes of cheese I tasted were so good! I really loved the blackpepper one, so much so that we bought some to take home with us. Then we moved onto the ice cream which was even better! I got a scoop of sea salt honeycomb toffee. It was amazing.
After Tillamook, Tyler’s mom suggested going to another cheese factory. We drove down the road to a place called Blue Heron. This shop was really cozy and had lots of tastings. French cheese, dips, mustards, and wine. Everything was so tasty. While there I got to do some wine tasting! It was really good and I enjoyed the experience of tasting lots of different kinds. I loved this dessert wine and even bought a bottle!
After our cheese tastings we headed back to the beach, surprise surprise Tyler and I took a nap. After we got up we headed down for an evening on the beach. I was so excited. The sandy part of the beach was huge and went on and on. The water was so pretty and there were cliffs surrounding one side of the coast. When I got close enough to get my toes in I about squealed. The water was so very cold. But because I love water so much, I pushed through the cold. Once my toes went numb, it was so much more enjoyable.
After splashing around, we settled in to make a fire. It was so cool. I’ve never had a fire on the beach before and I loved it. It was so relaxing and just beautiful. We roasted hot dogs over the fire and just relaxed. Once the sun set it got really cold so we headed back to the condo to watch tv and fall asleep.
The next day was spent on the boardwalk. It’s really just this street of little shops that lead up to beach front. They were cute shops, but Tyler and I didn’t find anything we wanted to buy. Well that is except for our shot glass. (If you don’t know, Tyler and I collect a shot glass from everywhere we visit) However his family really enjoyed the shops so we stayed for a good part of the day.
Tyler and I stopped for lunch at a local bar and grill place. We ordered fish and chips that were pretty good. After lunch we headed back to the condo to relax for a little.
We ate some hamburgers for dinner that night that were really good. After dinner we headed back down to the beach. I really wish I lived by a beach.
That night we were pretty tired and decided to head to bed pretty early.
The next morning was our checkout date. We left the condo around 8 am to go get some breakfast. Then we were back on the road headed to Vancouver Washington which is where Tyler’s great grandma lives.
After a 3 hour drive we arrived at the JC Penny’s in the mall to take some family portraits with grandma. I mean you only turn 100 once right? After the fiasco of posing and getting so many people to cooperate, we headed back to grandma’s nursing home. We ordered some pizza for lunch and played some card games.
Several hours later we gathered in the rec room and got out the cake. We sang to her and laughed at her silly faces. She’s still got some great personality and attitude for being so old.
Once the party was over Tyler, Jordan, and I hit the road. We drove through the night, stopping a couple times to get some naps in. We arrived home at 7:30 am on Tuesday morning.
The trip was so much fun, and I am totally in love with Oregon. Between the endless trees, stormy skies, and gorgeous coast, what’s not to love?
Be sure to check out my vlog of our trip too! Thanks for reading!
Spring is not a season I usually look forward to but I’m hoping to change this with my bucket list for the spring season!
*Make a Bird Feeder
*Picnic in the Park
*Feed the Ducks
*Walk the Jordan River Trail
*Start a Veggie Garden
*A Day of Garage Sales
This is a shorter bucket list because in Utah Spring is super short. Like 3 weeks short, or so it seems. Hope to make the most of the season though!
Hi! My name is Kylie. I'm 21 years old and am married to my best friend! I love my wonderfully normal life and hope you do too.