Monthly Archives: January 2013

It’s Finally Friday!!! (sort of…)

I’ve been a little under the weather this week kids 😦

The good news is cold medicine makes the internet all the more fascinating!

The bad news is it’s more difficult to string together coherent and insightful sentences 😦

So the silver lining is Friday comes early this week!

Enjoy 🙂

Quote of the Day:

“Your time is limited so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ~Steve Jobs

dickens quote

Inspirational:

30 things to start doing for yourself.

no regrets

Round the World:

Mexico isn’t just for donkey shows, tequila, and spring breakers.

Climbing the Ladder:

Suffering from cubicle spine? Check out the best yoga poses for desk dwellers.

Peace of Art:

The truth is beautiful.

Giggles and Such:

What girls hair means.

My hungover kitchen.

but i love you babyevery day i'm snufflinnot your cup of teaHave a great week(end)!!

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It’s Finally Friday!!!

Quote of the Day:

everything happens for a reason marilyn quote

Music Makes me Happy:

I been tryin to do it right, I been living a lonely life…

Live Out Loud:

Have trouble asking for what you want? 8 tips for communicating effectively.

Luscious Locks:

Gorgeous half up look.

Inspirational:

Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

Wine Me, Dine Me:

Do you like tacos? Is the sky blue??

Health and Wellness: 

Stiff neck? Check out these yoga poses.

DIY: 

Super cute Valentine.

Giggles and Such:

it's winter

i'd explore her

big dill

Have a great weekend!!!

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Girl Code

Everyone knows “bros over hoes” but have you ever heard of girl code?girl codeKind of the same concept but for the ladies.

This week’s episode of Two Broke Girls talked about following the “Girl Code”.

2 broke girls

(BTW If you’ve never seen Two Broke Girls you should totally check it out. Super funny and Max is totally the smart ass voice in my head.)

Things you should never EVER do to a fellow female. Friend or not.

uteruses before duderuses

I’ve done some thinking and come up with a top 5.

Please note, I did not include always tell her if she has something in her teeth, her hair is looking a little crazy, or she needs an outfit adjustment.

I think that’s a given and something you should do for everyone.

Girl Code Commandments

1.) Don’t fight over guys. This applies several ways: don’t be a home wrecker, always ask before you start dating a friend’s sibling, if your friend expresses an interest in someone – that someone is now off limits, never EVER date a friend’s ex – unless you have asked for and received explicit permission.

rules of femminism

2.) No one gets left behind. This commandment is especially important when inebriated. Whether it’s a party, a club, or your local dive bar – always leave with who you came with – ALWAYS. And never let a friend leave with random strangers. EVER.

teamwork

3.) Don’t be the disappearing girl. We all know a girl who pulls a Houdini when she starts dating someone. And we all resent her. Always make time for both your lover and your friends. When shit goes sideways, your friends will be the ones to wipe away your tears and help you hide the bodies.

disappearing girl

4.) Loose lips sink ships. ALWAYS keep the secrets you have been trusted with. Even if your friendship has fallen by the wayside.

keep secrets

5.) Be honest. No one likes a liar and the truth will always come out. This also applies when you know things that could hurt someone’s feelings. Did you see a friend’s man doing something shady? Hear a nasty rumor about your girl? Tell her – no one wants to get played for a fool.

be honestAnd last but certainly not least…..

tampons

Because, seriously, who hasn’t been there?!?

What about you ladies?

Do you follow a girl code??

What are your commandments?

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Keep on Truckin’

What do you do when your get up and go, has got up and went??

I’ve been feeling pretty uninspired these days.

grumpy cat

Working two jobs is taking a serious toll on my morale.

The never-ending search for a full-time job is starting to feel a lot like repetitively banging my head against a brick wall.

bang head here

And the icing on my bitter cupcake is my less than stellar love life and the poor romantic decisions I feel compelled to repeat.

Rather than mope around and wallow in my “poor me” moment, I’ve decided to grab life by the balls and show that bitch I can be happy AND successful and ain’t nobody gonna stop me!

grab life by the balls

The only problem is, I’m not quite sure what’s going to lift me out of the black hole of doldrums I find myself in.

So I’ve started my own “Happiness Project”.

the happiness project

For those of you not familiar, check out Gretchen Rubin’s best seller here.

Small changes are the most effective.

Since I’ve had enough failure lately, I feel no need to set myself up for more.

I’ll be making 3 changes to my life.

#1) Meditate regularly

meditate 2

I’ve sporadically attempted meditating in the past to little or no effect.

Since meditating can be transformational if practiced regularly, I’ve decided to start a daily practice.

Meditating at the same time of day is said to be best.

So I’ll be setting aside 20 minutes each morning to get my “om” on.

Feel like starting your own practice? Check out some helpful hints here.

#2) Feng Shui – My Way

feng shui my way

When I feel uninspired I tend to rearrange my living space.

If your space feels constricted, so do you, and clutter is the devil.

I’ve spent the majority of my recent downtime ridding my home of clutter.

I started with my bedroom, then moved on to the bathroom, kitchen and finally the living room.

Anything that was a duplicate, no longer useful, almost empty, or that I could not find a home for – got tossed.

Or to be completely honest, put in the basement. Out of sight out of mind, right?

I then dusted, vacuumed, cleaned and scrubbed anything and everything.

It felt exhausting and awesome!

#3) Say No

just say no

My free time is little to non-existent.

I always feel like I’m missing out on something.

I can remember exactly when I last saw each and every one of my friends, only because it happens so rarely these days.

All of the above usually leads me to say “Yes!” to any and all invitations that happen to fall on my days off.

Which just leads me to resenting the plans I’ve made, when all I really want to do is put on some sweats and curl up in bed with a book.

From now on, unless it’s something I really, really, really want to do, I will be saying NO. Sorry guys.

So that’s the game plan.

game plan

Wish me luck kids!

Have any of your tried your own “Happiness Project”?

Any helpful hints??

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It’s Finally Friday!!! (sort of…)

Apparently I was so excited it was Finally Friday I forgot to post yesterday. Better late than never right?? Enjoy 🙂

Quote of the Day:

emerson quote

Round the World: 

Looking to get away this winter without breaking the bank? Check out these top rated all-inclusive resorts.

Wine Me, Dine Me:

Crazy easy and super healthy. I usually substitute red and yellow bell peppers and sugar snap peas for the veggies.

Climbing the Ladder:

Interviews make you nervous?? Read this!

Don’t fall for these 6 career myths.

DIY:

Living wall art. So.Frigging.Cool!!!

Health and Wellness:

We all know meditation is good for us but I bet you didn’t you know all these benefits?!?

Techie Love:

Think your smartphone does everything?? Bet you didn’t know it could do this!

Friends Forever:

The grown-up way to show you’re BFF’s.

Giggles and Such:

Who’s driving that car??

Pre-heating the oven if the foreplay of baking.

you look nice today

never look back

age doesn't matter

Have a great weekend!!!

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Laying Down the Law

I’ve never had a problem standing up for myself.

My momma taught me to speak up for myself (maybe a little too well).

never be afraid to say what you feel

So when it comes to dating I’m quick to tell a man exactly what is and isn’t acceptable behavior.

I hate playing games and I don’t care if it hurts your feelings I will always tell you the truth.

tell the truth

Apparently that’s all wrong.

Recently a friend of mine told me all that does is give a  man an exact blueprint to your heart and your vagina.

heart blueprint

He says you should keep them guessing and let them figure it out for themselves.

Otherwise you’ll just get your heart broken.

broken heart

Joe Schmo will figure out exactly how to get in your pants (because you tell him).

Then hit it and quit it.

hit it and quit it

I say that’s setting the poor guy up for failure…

The only way relationships are successful is with open communication.

open communication

What about you guys?

Are you upfront about expectations?

Do you play relationship games?

Do they work??

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