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It's okay Thursday #15

It's that time of the week... link up with Amber & Neely!!
It's okay...
that I question what day of the week it is because I'm all out of whack from having Monday off!
to not even know how I am going to survive a 5 day week after having two 4 day weeks in a row...let's not think about that now.
to see that your ipod has a low battery when you go to workout and then jump with joy that it didn't turn off before you were done!
to have done like 20 properpush-ups (with Paul standing over me like a drill sergeant ~ MEN) 3 nights in a row and even though I'm sore ... I am MIGHTY proud!!
to get up and leave Starbucks (even though you went to chill ~ sip coffee ~ and blog) because the music was EXTREMELY annoying and loud!
to have convinced myself that the iced green tea I have to make at work now (because Starbucks closed and there isn't one in the entire downtown area of Jacksonville!!!  Crazy I know!!!) tastes better than what they make at Starbucks.  Maybe…

Ask Shia's Advice #4

Dear Shia,

I'm recently out of a relationship (my first big one) and I've never really needed to "put myself out there" before. So how does a girl that usually tends to be one of the guys be flirty?

From Friendly to Flirty
(see even guys need help)
Dear From Friendly to Flirty,
As for flirting, I am a firm believer in "be yourself". You want this person to like you for you...not some misconception of what they thought you were so just be yourself.
Also, self confidence is key.  It doesn't mean that you have to act stuck up or better than everyone in the room.  You just need to be comfortable in your own skin.  
So, you should just strike up a conversation about something you enjoy and ask his opinion.  Don't pretend to like something that you don't.  For example, if you are out and there's a game on TV and you either could care less or hate the teams be honest.  Say...I don't get all the hype about ___________ or I really don't like __…

I hate this mascara!!!

Dior Show - $25 at Sephora
I know I's been listed in magazines as one of the best ... but it's not!!  Save your money!!!
I bought this mascara a few months ago at Sephora when I had a 15% off coupon ... I thought ... why not give it a whirl.  Let me just say that I should have picked something better to use my coupon on.  This mascara is HORRIBLE.
The wand is too big so it touches like every part of your eye lid and FORGET trying to put it on the bottom lashes!  It comes out too thick on the brush so it goes on like an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico!  Once you get it on and fix all the mess you get to work and realize that it has smeared across your eyelid AND burns your eye like someone is poking you in the eye with a red hot poker!
The worst part (as if it could get worse) it doesn't even do anything extraordinary to your lashes ... it doesn't make them look fuller or look longer they just look like you have mascara on.
So since I paid a little over $20 f…


I just love Kelly Clarkson. She has such a positive attitude and look at her looking all hot! I love dress she is wearing it is from Fall 2011 Collection of Erdem. Believe me...I did research...I really wanted it until...I found it as 1) no longer available and 2) PRICEY!!
Doesn't she look fab?

It's okay Thursday #14

Link up with Amber & Neely!!
It's okay ....
to eat strawberries, fat free cool whip and reduced fat nilla wafers for dinner ... I mean it was only 4 points and YUMMY!!
to leave your house 10 mins early JUST so you can go to Starbucks but then decide not to...I mean 4 points for a grande iced caramel soy latte ... not worth it this morning.
to talk about points even though you probably have no clue what I am talking about ... it's cool ... this is how I live my day now...and it starting to become second nature so win win for me ;)
to be so determined to work out on the weekends that I found a website where you can find a tennis buddy in your neighborhood AND she emailed me hoping my Saturday will be filled with tennis!!
to think about joining a beginner's yoga class ~ so I did some googling and then found out that there doesn't really seem to be a "beginners" class AND yoga seems to be a lot of bull...I mean no offense if you do yoga...actually e…

Bad Dreams

So we all have bad dreams right...for the most part it is like dreaming something stressful like you're in high school again and you realize that you haven't gone to "math" class for like the whole year and you're trying to figure out 1) why you just didn't go to math class and 2) how you are going to pass said math class without having gone.  Seriously I have dreamt this NUMEROUS
But even though we are all grown and know that there's no such thing as the boogie monster we OCCASIONALLY have nightmares.  Unfortunately, I am someone who will wake up from a bad dream roll over and go back to sleep and just go back into the dream as if I just hit the pause button on the dream.
Well last night I had a nightmare ~ the first one I can remember having in a long time.  When I woke up I thought okay it's over get your mind off of it.  Then my fear from the dream started planing tricks with my mind.  I was seriously afraid.  I knew at the time I wa…

Sticks and Stones

So as I lay here trying to will myself to sleep knowing that ... that dreaded Monday morning is approaching I am unfortunately finding it hard to sleep.  So instead of letting my thoughts (which are keeping me awake) keep swirling around in my brain...I thought I would share.  
So I had a pretty eventful/terrific/FABULOUS weekend only about 0.00000000000000000000001(you get where I am going)% was "bad". 
My niece told me that her dad called me that dreaded f word.  I want to say that it didn't/doesn't bother me but yet I am here...blogging about it.  Well I am fighting down the urge to let it bother me ~ let's put it that way but I really felt like if I addressed all the swirling madness in my brain I would feel better so here it goes....
First, let me give you a little synopsis of all the stuff swirling around in my brain about the comment...
1) WHO CARES! 2) Ouch! 3) I hate when people feel like the only way they can cut me to the quick is by calling me that h…

It's Okay Thursday #13 (wait should I skip and make it 14??)

Link up with AmberNeely!!
It's okay ...
that I did this on Monday - haven't blogged since - and I am doing it again!  I mean you don't really care ... right?
that sometimes friends aren't friends anymore.  It's hard at first coping with the loss and realizing that said friend was never a really a "friend" but life goes on.  Friends come and go...but family is you bratty lil sisters of mine...LOL.
that I just found out that Splenda isn't free in recipes because one packet has 1 carb therefore a cup of splenda has 28 points!  It was a little upsetting to think that I was eating that wretched stuff when I could have just ate SUGAR!  (1 cup of sugar is 22 points!!)  
that I am giving up Bravo tv.  I have to DVR all my shows and then watch them on the weekend...which usually just turns into watching them on Sunday because I'm usually out and about on Saturdays.  So I literally just sit in front of the tv all day watching show aft…

Case of the Mondays

So normally I'll link up with Amber & Neely for It's OK Thursdays but I found this on  Pinterest this morning and thought... why not do this sort of post today!!
It's Monday but it's OK because....
~ the second/third books of Hunger Games finally were available for downloading!  I have been on the waiting list for FOREVER!!!  So life will be CONSUMED with Hunger Games for the next 14 - 21 days (basically have to listen to both books BEFORE they expire)!  Let the games begin!
~ I've reached the half way mark to my weight loss goal and I was just sitting here worrying/thinking about how I need to step it up a bit because I am worried about hitting a plateau when I received an email from a co-worker stating she just saw me in the hall and didn't recognize me at first because how skinny I am...definitely brightened my mood.  
~ That I can feel like part of an elite group at the office of those who watched Mad Men last night!  I know lame but hey ~ got…

What's your Hobby??

I HATE when someone asks me this question seriously it is like my biggest pet peeve "get to know you" question.  I feel like I have NEVER been able to answer this question.  Surely I have hobbies ... right?  I mean blogging is kinda a hobby...right?  See where I am going with this...LOL.  
I just think I don't have a dedicated "hobby" so you know me...I googled it.  Actually I googled...list of hobbies and on there is a list of 238 things dubbed acceptable hobbies, here are a few that I found a little weird/funny.... #1Aircraft Spotting Seriously this got the #1 spot??  Okay I just realized they are in ABC order… big sigh of relief!!! #8 Animals/pets/dogs How is this a hobby?  Too many and you are an animal hoarder!! #24  Bird watching #25  Birding Are these different?? #36  Bridge Building Um...hopefully not the ones I walk over or drive on! #48  Casino Gambling Did making Meth make the list?? #97Glowsticking LOL!!!!! #127  Lawn Darts Weren't …

Best Lip Balm

I bought this two pack of eos Lip Balm recently at Ulta for about $5.  A single lip balm runs about $2.75 to $3.  What can I say...I love this stuff.  As I have mentioned in the past, I have very dry lips and now they are super smooth!  I use it about 2 or 3 times a day and my lips healed pretty quickly after the first use.
The purple one is passionfruit and the pink one is strawberry sorbet.  They also sell lemon drop with SPF 15, summer fruit, honeysuckle honeydew, medicated tangerine and sweet mint.  The flavor is very light but yummy.  The main thing I like about this balm is that it seeps into your lips so you don't have a heavy greasy feeling for long. 
The only thing that is weird about them is the packaging.   It doesn't twist out of the package so once you wear down the dome ~ you'll have to scoop it out with your finger (sounds gross I know).  
I've had mine for a few months and this is the one I use at my desk (and use the most).  Here is what it currently …

Snow White

Snow White has always been my favorite Disney Princess...even before you had to pick sides!

Not only was it the first Disney animated movie but growing up we had this 1987 Snow White movie... I've always thought Diana Rigg played the BEST evil queen! I found this movie onDemand recently and forced Paul to watch it. I still love it!! So I can't wait to see Snow White & the Huntsman.

Mirror Mirror on the Wall will Charlize Theron be the  Evilest Queen of them all??
I can't wait to see!
As proof of how obsessed I am with Snow White movies....
I even plan on seeing this....