excerpt from my journal no. 29

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Oh my gosh! What? Holy crap! I'm posting a journal excerpt!

people always ask why i only write in lowercase letters
to them it's an aesthetic thing
to me it's a thought,
to me, i think that it is unnecessary to give one word more meaning than the next,
to give one person more meaning than a word i use to give them life,
to give more meaning to myself than to the events that made me who i am.
i write in lowercase letters because they give life to things that otherwise wouldn't have it. 

I actually really, really like this piece and I hope you do too!

xoxo, Aubs

happy days

Monday, August 22, 2016

This post is so unlike all of my others and I don't normally like to post things like this, but as many of you know I am going to college very soon and I need to pay for it somehow! So here is a post including a lot of discounts and some free things for you that should help me pay for college in the long run!

Too Pretty Brand
My very first ambassadorship, at the time I had no idea what that even meant! Now I essentially work for a company that I absolutely love! I mean what's better then empowering women!

My discount code for this company is TPASOCHACKI, using this code will get you 15% off! They recently dropped new designs that are amazing and great to rock at your school's athletic center!

Sand Cloud Towels
This company is amazing! This company has very unique beach towels, along with glass water bottles and stickers. This store helps to restore ocean life, along with working to protect and preserve marine animals! #savethefishies

My discount code for Sand Cloud is AUBREYS25, which will get you 25% of your purchase! Help us save the fishies!

Monq is a personal aromatherapy tool that works in many different ways, I decided to become an ambassador for them because I love aromatherapy and I believe that it works!

My discount code is mybabychai, which will get you 10% off of your purchase! Breathe happy my friends!

Meet with a nurse practioner, doctor, nutritionist, PT, etc. all from the safety of your house or dorm! I absolutely love Maven and the fact that it is so cheap! When you're away at college or traveling the country, Maven is the perfect way to connect with a doctor who can help you out!

Using my code, GRANDVALLEYAS you can get a FREE appointment! That means you don't actually have to get out of bed to go to the doctor, you can just video chat them and feel better in no time!

Skinny Coffee Club
If you go on twitter or instagram, chances are you have heard about this company! This company is an amazing weight loss, healthy lifestyle company! When you purchase their coffee they send you a meal and exercise plan, to help you jumpstart your journey!

My code for skinny coffee is MYBABYCHAI20, which will get you 20% off of your purchase!

Happy Shopping!!

xoxo, Aubs

good for the heart

Friday, August 19, 2016

I seriously need to invest in a kayak and live near the water when I am older. Yesterday, my friends and I drove 2 1/2 hours to my happy place, Port Austin. While we were up there we kayaked, swam in Lake Huron, and walked the pier. Living in Michigan has it's ups and downs, being able to swim in a lake whenever you want is one of those ups.

I love the adventure that the Great Lakes hold and I truly cannot see why someone wouldn't want to experience it. 

Port Austin was a great last adventure for my friends and me, since in less than a week we will all be going off to separate colleges and moving on with our lives. I cannot wait for more adventures with these girls, and I am going to miss spending my days with them! 

I'll be back this weekend with a free gift for you along with a journal excerpt! Until then, enjoy these photos of me at Lake Huron and plan an end of the summer trip!

excerpt from my journal no. 28

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Wow, I am so sorry that I haven't posted a journal excerpt in a while! I don't really have an excuse that is worth your time, I'm just sorry about this! I've had some of the worst writer's block that I have ever experienced, I am hoping to get out of it soon. So here is a much anticipated (kinda stupid) journal excerpt from a project I did in creative writing. Laugh as much as you'd like, but I just love my bed.

Dear Bed,
You have been there for me through so much. Through sleepless nights and tear soaked pillows, through illness and stress, through sleep filled nights and cheerful mornings. I am so thankful for you.
I am so glad I get to greet you every night, but I am dearly sorry that I can only stay until the morning. Maybe one day I will be able to spend the whole day with you. Maybe a whole week, you never know what will happen. All I know is that someday very soon I will have to leave you, my sweet bed, but I will return soon. I will have to greet a different bed every night and I will miss you so much.
Our break up will not be fun for either of us, but my return will make us both ecstatic. You are the comfiest bed out of all of my friends’ and family’s beds, I don’t know how you do it. Do you have any bed friends that you can visit while I am away. I’m sure there will be someone to greet you while I am away.
So thank you again for all your help and all the peace you have brought me, I am forever grateful for all the nights we have shared together. My dear bed, dream on and don’t ever let the bedbugs bite.
love, Aubrey

Well there you have it, a silly letter to my bed! Hope that was all you ever hoped for :)

xoxo, Aubs

Thai Iced Tea

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

I absolutely love Thai Iced Tea, I order it anywhere that I can. Except, it always gives me a horrible stomach ache and cramps because I am lactose intolerant. Since my lactose intolerance doesn't stop me from drinking Thai Iced Tea, I decided to tweak the traditional recipe to make it work for me.

I picked up some Cha Yen Thai Tea from Teavana (my place of employment) during our summer sale and thought, "Woah, this would make an amazing Thai Iced Tea!!"

I picked up my favorite coconut creamer and some stevia from the grocery store, and got ready to make a master piece. 

For this recipe you are going to need Thai tea, coconut creamer, stevia, boiling water, and some ice. It's very simple to make and shouldn't take you any longer than 10 minutes.

The full recipe is below. 

Thai Iced Tea

Recipe by Aubrey Sochacki
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 3 minutes
Total time: 8 minutes
Yield: 2 8 oz glasses
Cooking Directions

  1. Steep the Thai tea in the boiling water as instructed on the tea's packaging (Thai Tea from Teavana is 3 minutes)

  2. Add your preferred amount of stevia to tea

  3. Add coconut creamer to your drinking glass and then fill with ice

  4. Once the tea is done steeping, pour over the ice and serve!
Hope you enjoy this Thai Iced Tea, I know I do!! 

xoxo, Aubs

up, up, and away

Friday, August 5, 2016

Today was much needed and soooo good! Amanda and I drove 30 minutes to Downtown Ann Arbor, where we did some typical exploring and shopping.

As you can probably tell, I absolutely love Ann Arbor, I mean I've made posts about it about 5,000 times! I just love the artsy college town vibe that it has along with the cool shops and yummy restaurants. I just had to get a salad from Salads Up and a Matcha Green Tea Latte from Lab.

We also had to visit graffiti alley and take stereotypical photos there. I wore my new outfit that I bought at Francesca's, and sweated my butt off like crazy.

I had such a fun day, it was very eventful and I loved spending it with Amanda. Thank God for nice summer days.

xoxo, Aubs