5 on Friday!

I haven’t done 5 on Friday, in a little while! SO I will definitely update you on a few things happening around with us Johnsons!  Things have been crazy around here adjusting into finally having our house complete and moving in it, staying at home M-F with Brielle and homeschooling her, and thinking of how I am going to accomplish all of my goals this year!

  1. This is pretty exciting news–Our daughter is officially potty-trained, broken of pacifiers, and transitioned into her big girl toddler bed! What’s even more insane is that we did it ALL within the same week! (That is another blog post in and of itself and Shane and I couldn’t be more proud of our 2 1/2 year old growing up right before our eyes)!
  2. We have successfully completed our house and we are still noticing some small things that are having to be fixed, but are so thankful God put this idea in our heart so that we are more space for our family (yay, for mobile homes!) ;)! I will be starting our blogging journey on how we chose this house pretty soon and what to do/not do when it comes to purchasing your first mobile home!
  3. I purchased a new lens for myself for Christmas, and boy do I LOVE it! I am seriously loving taking pictures, and could SO see myself doing this on the side one day for profit, once I fully figure out the ins and outs of it all!
  4. I have joined some amazing blogging groups/joined some classes online, and
    I am beyond excited to dive into this blogging journey/lifestyle and really make the most of it! I know now that I am beyond capable of doing great things, and so I want you all to stay tuned for big things happenings around here with Journey with the Johnsons!
  5.  I purchased 5 things for $12 from our little cute boutique called Bleu in our small little town where I live, and I absolutely love a boutique with great sales, so that I can replace my old, used stuff with cute new updated stuff! YAY for amazing sales, and I would encourage all of you to visit your local stores and always remember to #shoplocal!



Bonus**I have finally decided to also dive into starting my book writing Journey! I have a Title in mind, and I am beyond excited to share my thoughts and feelings!

I am linking up below with some other awesome bloggers below, click here and here. 🙂




Oh Happy Day! It’s Friday!

Hope everyone has had a great week! I definitely have to say that this one has been one of the best weeks I have had in a while!

Here are my top 5 favorites from this week:

–I actually had a mommy vacation, when my parents decided to take Brielle down to the coast for the night, which meant I had an entire day to myself! It was utterly amazing getting a pedicure, eyebrows threaded, a ton of shopping (a lot of stuff for Brielle and some for me), and just able to go place to place without having a toddler was just..amazing! I also got to catch up with 2 of my former nursing school friends, which was SO much fun and it filled my heart with joy to see them grow in their lives! 🙂

Hello Berry Spritzer from Starbucks! (forgot the name, but the drink was amazing!)
Hello Berry Spritzer from Starbucks! (forgot the name, but the drink was amazing!)

–I was really hoping and praying that Victoria would open a Barnes and Nobles, when all of the sudden I drove past a Hastings and was like “I forgot they still were open!”.  Well, come to find out, they carry all of the latest books, music, and games and it was a pretty big store.  I love that I got 6 (her sticker book is not shown) books that look very interesting for only $18! **Cue mommy dance**


–I got my last Birchbox make-up shipment in and I am SO happy with it, and can’t wait to try all of the products! My favorite has to be the red matte lipstick.  I am a girl who NEVER wears lipstick and it makes my lips looks amazing!  (Blog post to come)


Helllo Kylie Jenner! Haha JK! :)
Helllo Kylie Jenner! Haha JK! 🙂

–I only went to the gym once this week! (FAIL!) But while I attempted to multiple times in my head to wake up at 5:30am and just get the workout over with, it never happened, so I only attended one afternoon class.  Next week WILL be better, I promise! 🙂

–Tomorrow is my last day to work in Austin with my patient! While I am SO going to miss her and her family, I am glad and honored that I get to work her 4th birthday party! YAY! I can’t believe how much she has grown since I first started, and I am truly amazed at who she has become!

On a side note, this weekend will be filled with lots of joy and happiness, and definitely blog-worthy posts! Hope everyone has a great weekend! I am linking up below with some other websites below, click here and here. 🙂


It’s my birthday!

Wow, 27 years old.  I remember thinking, after turning 25, there really isn’t anything much to celebrate until you turn the big 3-0.  Whoa, was I wrong! This is the first year that I can actually tell you I am finding who I truly am.  Without college, being pregnant and having babies, this is the first year that I have had to grow and find who I truly am.  I will write down 27 things about me on my 27th birthday!

  1. I woke up at 4:30am to start out my 27th birthday year off right at the gym! (I have walked 5,469 steps and it’s only 6:30am)
  2. I found this passion for photography that I never knew I had!
  3. Crafting is still my weakness, but it’s something that I LOVE to do!
  4. I set a goal to lose 27 pounds by my 27th birthday, and I just accomplished it yesterday(lost 29 exactly)! (Still have a new goal to set, but so happy that I did it!)
  5. Late night walking with my husband and my baby, has become one of my favorite things to do.
  6. My favorite bath and body works product is the lavender and vanilla body wash that is supposed to help with sleep! 🙂
  7. I love to read! I just finished the book by author Anna Maxted and will be posting a review soon!
  8. My favorite season of the year is fall, and I am so happy it’s right around the corner!
  9. I am wanting to grow my blog further this year, and I will put in as much hard work as it takes, to do so!
  10. My top two favorite shows right now is Mistresses, and Total Divas.
  11. I love to work as an RN, but I LOVE to spend more time at home with my little love even more!
  12. Teaching is one of my biggest passions in life, and I probably will spend Brielle’s whole life teaching her something new every day!
  13. This is the first year in 5 years that I haven’t been pregnant or trying to get pregnant (kind of surreal).
  14. I have had the same best friends for over 10+ years (of course adding my favorite twins over the last 5+ years)
  15. I have’t dyed my hair since my sophomore year in high school in over 10 years (I definitely think that ages me a tad bit) lol!
  16. Brielle will tell everyone “look that’s mommy’s favorite color pink”, and every single thing that is pink, haha! Oops!
  17. This month marks two years that I have been with my home health patient in Austin!
  18. My favorite places in our house are the keepsake areas for both Lamar and Rochelle.
  19. I love me some pumpkin smelling candles in the fall time (well, really pumpkin anything in the fall sounds perfect to me).
  20. I have three animals (2 dogs and 1 cat)!
  21. Brielle’s liquid chalk markers, may just be some of my favorite things to use.
  22. My teeth have shifted so much since I stopped wearing my retainer years ago (really need to make my dentist appointment and get a new retainer)
  23. My mom got me the sweetest, most thoughtful presents ever this year (A bracelet with all of my children engraved on it, and the most beautiful jewelry box that I am keeping it in! Thank you so much mom!!)
  24. Writing has been the one key factor that helps me express my feelings, and get out of feeling so alone and down and about these past few years!
  25. Lamar’s middle name is Grant (After Shane’s family)
  26. Brielle’s middle is Diane (After my mom)
  27. Rochelle’s middle name is Elaine (After shane’s family)