Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!
I hope you all have a lovely V Day tomorrow!!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

It's Okay Thursday ...

... to not care about 50 Shades of Grey movie, book, etc. (gray/grey ... whichever)
... to just breakdown in the middle of the freeway and not move your car - yep just abandon it durning
morning rush hour ... yep totally great plan!  GRRRRR
... that I am super excited to see the girls this weekend - haven't seen those little munchkins in awhile and the oldest one ... is always busy!  Hello - your Aunt needs you more than your little friends. 
... that I am counting down for the weekend - THREE DAY WEEKEND ~ WOOHOO!!!!  Paul says, "What elementary school holiday do I have off now?"  PRESIDENTS DAY  {insert image of me doing the cabbage patch and running man ... yep my dancing skillz are THAT good}
... to wear your hair in a bun everyday.  Yep folks, it's called the snooze button, my dear old friend.
... to want Spring/Summer to get here just so my skin won't be so dry.  AHHHH!  I can't take it anymore.  Does any face moisturizer actually work?
... to FINALLY break out the sewing kit to fix the sleeve of my sweater.  Seriously it had been ripped down the seam at the wrist for practically the entire time I have had it (years) and today I just said screw it ... I'm attempting to sew this back together and .... looks perfect!  TAKE THAT home economic teacher that doubted my sewing skillz!
What's okay with you today?

Monday, February 9, 2015

Do or Don't: Bobby Pin Overload

I recently saw an article about unique ways of wearing bobby pins, {click here for more styles}

I thought this one was ridiculous.
It literally looks as if she decided to just wear the whole pack.

However, this one I thought was sort of cute.

Then last night I was watching Girls on HBO and saw Shoshanna rocking it.

What do you think ... Do or Don't?

Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday Letters

Dear Friday, thank you for FINALLY showing up!  Dear Weather, please pick a side - cold or hot - and stick with it.  Dear New Purse, I promise to fill you up this weekend so you can make your proud debut.  Dear Unknown Numbers Calling My Cell Phone,  Stop!  STOP CALLING ME!  Obviously you are no one I need to talk to because you NEVER leave a message!  Dear Gmail, When I unsubscribe to junk mail and then flag it as spam when I keep receiving it - FLAG IT AS SPAM!  Dear Inbox, You thought you had the best of me, but now who's winning - this girl - only 12 flagged emails needing action ... boo yeah!  Dear Mr. Sandman, thank you for a lovely week of going to bed early/on time.  I feel so rested.  Dear neighborhood children, Don't leave your bike in the middle of the road - need I really say more?  Dear Starbucks, Please impliment drive-thrus at all locations AND work out getting that two lane system that McDonalds has ... STAT!  Dear Nosey People, STOP BEING NOSEY!  Do you!  I'm good.  Dear attitude, we had some problems this week - you thought you were going to get me down but I overcame with the help of SLEEP!  Dear Friday Fancies, sorry needed a break.  Dear Readers, thank you for all your support and have a great weekend!!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

It's Okay Thursday ....

... to wonder why the heck Friday is taking so long to get here.
... to have had a miserable week but to just be glad that it's almost over.
... to go to sleep at 9:30 every night but still hitting the snooze button ... yep 8 plus hours of sleep each night is sometimes needed.
... to still stick my fingers in my ears and yell LA LA LA LA LA when anyone mentions the superbowl (LALALALALALALA).
... that I have been totally lacking on my blog, time management log, you know practically everything not necessary to my day to day needs.  Sometimes we just need a break and less to care about.
... to get mad when my Iced drink from Starbucks seems to be more ICE than DRINK.  GRRRR!

What's okay with you today?

Monday, February 2, 2015

Hello Monday #3

So to be completely honest - today I am NOT feeling awesome.  I got barely enough sleep last night to function today and I've already drank a cup of coffee and now I am drinking a caffeine filled soda ... yes it is as bad as it sounds and I just don't care.  I don't care that it is groundhog's day ... I don't care!  I've been trying to pull myself out of this funk this morning but ... I just keep ending up right at this point.  So I guess I am just going to sit here and be miserable because that's all I can do at the moment. 
I guess sometimes we all just have those days where we are grouchy.  I am just choosing to accept the fact that nothing short of a time machine will make me less grouchy today. 
Okay so stepping out of my Oscar the Grouch mode for a second - let me just give you a heads up to two upcoming product reviews.  Why upcoming?  Well I've only tried them once so far and I want test them again before so I can give more thoughts.  Also, I don't think I have ever mentioned this, but any product I review is just something I bought and tried and I just share my thoughts.  I don't have anyone sending me free stuff to plug.
To end on a cheerful note, Paul and I went out to dinner for my birthday on Saturday (to my favorite restaurant) and we actually did a little shopping.  He bought me a new purse for my birthday ...
{Guess Tonga}
I love it but I haven't put my stuff in it yet, and it's really rainy today so I am glad I haven't.
As for my time management, I was really bad last week at keeping track; however, since I've been making changes for about a month some of the stuff has started to become second nature.  You know like packing my lunch and surprisingly going to bed by at least 10:30.  (well not last night but let's not getting into what kept me tossing and turning)  However, things I do need to continue to work on are (i) picking out my outfit the night before, (ii) making a realistic to do list of the things I want to accomplish each week and (iii) staying on track with my caffeine intake (well obviously not TODAY).
Oh and small victory for me I'd like to share ... so I had $5 in rewards from Staples.  So I went in with nothing per say to buy and ALMOST bought a cute notebook to turn into a planner and .... I PUT IT BACK!  I thought about it and thought about it and then I have come to the conclusion that I am really loving my current planner setup in OneNote and why start over with a planner and let's face it I am actually USING the online set up whereas most of the time I never use the cute planner.  So instead I purchased some great pens because in all honesty I could find anything else to buy. 
So how are you feeling on this HORRIBLE Monday?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Fancies: Baby It's Cold Outside...

Baby It's Cold Outside
Since this weekend is going to be a chilly one, I thought I would just post how I plan to kick it around my house.  I know some of you are going to be in MUCH colder areas so I recommend that we all stay in and get cozy!
What do you think?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

It's Okay Thrusday!

... to skip a day of blogging ... yep totally okay.
... to be excited for the Super Bowl ... GO SEAHAWKS!!!
... to secretly think that Russell Wilson can't be that nice.
... to wonder why the heck Friday isn't here yet.  Seriously, what is taking her so long!?!?
... that my 8 year old niece has a "cooler" phone than me.
... to still say cooler ... right?
... to take a break from drinking nothing but water - sometimes you need some flavor ... oh and caffeine!
... to walk outside and think ... FINALLY Floridians have the right to say in a whiny voice ... it's cold outside ... wahhhhh!  (Currently 33 degrees)
... to want Starbucks but drive right on past because the drive thru line is too long.
What's okay with you today?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Happy Birthday to Me!

Thank you to all of you that read my blog and have stuck with me through all these years!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hello Monday #2

So it's Monday, our favorite day of the week … am I right?

I thought this Monday I would share a glimpse into the madness of how I am trying to keep myself accountable for my time management since it could probably be dubbed my New Year's Resolution at this point. In the past, when I decided to manage my money, I literally posted my purchases each day on my blog to stay accountable. If I spent money on ANYTHING it was written down. Since Paul and I use our credit card for EVERYTHING I then went through the statement and made categories. Bills, Gas, Groceries, etc. This helped me see where I was wasting money. So then I gave myself a budget. When starting off, I kept track of my spending money to the penny. I tried my hardest not to go over my budget. After awhile, I got the hang of it and really essentially saved a bunch of money. {To see some related posts click on the MONEY label.}

So now I need to and have incorporated this into my time management. So I started with writing everything down for each day and creating a checklist of things that I need to accomplish each day/night. Here is a sample of what I strive for every day/night, this is my permanent list:
(X) Packed Lunch
(X) Blog Post
(X) Go to bed on time (10/10:30)
(X) Drink 8 glasses of water

Also, I'll add things I want to accomplish that day and if I don't get them done … I add it to the next day's list as well. Here are some examples:
() Organize coupons
(X) Find book at library

Not only do I keep track with my check list. I also make notes regarding how my day went with regards to accomplishing those tasks. I created a color scale. Each item I write down is ranked by:

Purple - Keep up the good work!
Blue - Somewhat successful
Orange - needs work

The color code makes it easy to see what I need to work on because let's face it - everyday isn't going to be all purple and blue. I think I've only had one day so far that was … lol. Recently, when I had a three day weekend, I made a long to do list and nearly accomplished it all. VICTORY!

So far I can say that I am seeing progress in my time management and that even though everything isn't 100% everyday - writing it down definitely helps me stay accountable. Also, I feel less pressure to get EVERYTHING done on one day. When I have everything mapped out for the week, I know I have enough time to do the things I want to get done. 

So how are you doing on your resolutions?
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