Thursday, July 19, 2012

Oh wow.

Another chapter in my life.

I just made one of the dumbest mistakes a person can make.  Oh wow.  Luckily, it turned out okay.

But a co-worker sent me this to cheer me up:

Everything happens for a reason, but sometimes things happen because youre stupid and make bad decisions.#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#
It's true...

deep breath...

And I'm going to get some inspiration from Mulan to get back in the game. This (song in video below) was my theme song with my 3 best friends in college and was also sung before I walked down the aisle at my wedding with the same 3 friends.

singing "Make a Man Out of You" at my wedding!

Need to get pepped up?  This song works for me!!

What do you do to recover from a really stupid mistake?? 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Quite possibly... favorite "Human of New York" in a long time.

I've sometimes wondered if I should be a librarian.  Major caveat:  I'm very loud.  :-/

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New Wall Art!!

Recently saw this post on one of my fav blogs, From My Grey Desk and was immediately infatuated.

She found the idea and instructions here over at Mint Love Social Club, an awesome blog I hadn't discovered yet!

I just LOVE all things Kate Spade, so knew I just had to try to reproduce this.  Plus, my guest room is a little boring and I've been looking for things to fill the walls.

I had a little trouble keeping it simple and probably glued WAYYY too many dots on my canvas, but I was just having so much fun!!

You can't tell (I wish I used my real camera and not my phone!) but I used 3 different color shimmer-y/ glitter-y scrapbook papers. Used about 2.5 sheets.  Total project cost me about $18. 

So I gained a new wall hanging, and found a great new blog!  Total score!!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Blog Lovin'

Just decided to join Blog Lovin'

I love reading my friends and my favorite blogs and heard it was a good way to keep up.

Anybody else got love for Blog Lovin?


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Current Crush Thursday: Brown flats

So, today, I'm linking up with Framed Frostings for her Current Crush Thursday link up party!

My current Crush is brown, strappy, gladiator-ish sandals.  I'm wanting a pair so bad!  Help me pick!!

And here is where you can go to purchase:
1.  Kohl's
2.  DSW
3. 6pm
4. As seen in J's Everyday Fashion
5.  Nordstrom

Best part:  I think I can afford them all (unless any sales change after the time of this post)

Current Crush Thursdays

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Happy 7 11 day!!

Don't forget to grab your free slurpee!

This is the only day out of the year that I drink Slurpee's, but that might change.  I got the new Lemon Creme flavor, and wow!  It's SO good!

Check it out!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Get yourself...

An affirmation notebook.

...don't laugh. (although, I'll admit, I did when I first heard about it)

My boss recommended that I get one.

It's a place where I can put down little affirmations about myself.  I had a particularly bad week last week and began to think it might not be such a silly idea.  You know, get all kinds of positive things out there in my universe.  After all, I love inspirational posts on Pinterest, and sometimes go there to try and motivate myself.  As a matter of fact, one such pin is currently my work computer background.

Work computer background: She believed she could so she did

So, on Friday, my sweet husband took me to Target just to buy something because he knew I was having a bad week.  I love all things paper: stationery, wrapping supplies, notebooks, you name it and I'm there! So, when he said I could get anything, I went straight to the notebook aisle and I picked up this little beauty.

She's a dreamer, a doer, a thinker.  She sees possibility everywhere.

I think it looks like Kate Spade, and for a stellar 4 bucks, quite the deal! I decided to make it an affirmation notebook; to heed my brilliant boss's advice.


I started writing things in it to affirm myself and to motivate me each day.  I re-read what I've already written, and I write new things.  And so far, it's really helping.  This week has been way better, and I'm a lot more positive.

Affirmation book, affirmative!!

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Early Independence Day!

Thank you to all of the brave men and women who have served, and fought to protect our freedoms.

Special shout out to my hero, and husband, Justin.

Handsome Husband - 1st deployment

Handsome Husband - 2nd deployment