I know, I know, I’m so “cool!” I literally used the word “bling” in a text to my friend today! I went to get my hair cut and colored today (love it by the way!) and they were having an Origami Owl party!
Have you seen these?
So freaking adorable, right??
So, here’s the concept:
You pick your locket, your charms and your chain and anything else you want to add (cute dangle charms, plates to put in the back, etc) and then you have your very own locket that’s a story all about you!
The story is so cute, the founder, Bella, wanted to earn some more to buy a car so she started making some lockets and selling them to friends and family—now she has a business of thousands!
Of course, I knew I HAD to have one! they are too cute to not have one yourself!
So, I picked out a cute silver lockets with crystals and four adorable charms!
I picked the birthday cake because I love baking and parties, the computer because I love technology (especially blogging!) the airplane because I’m in love with flying and the heart because I am so in love with the Husband and it’s a part of who I am!
Here are a few more pictures of my necklace! The necklaces come in super cute packaging and it looks oh so adorable on me!
This past weekend we decided to go to see what treasures we could find! We started out with a hearty breakfast of Captain Crunch French Toast at Mary’s Country Kitchen—let me tell you I wish I could have gone swimming in it!
Then we went shopping! One really nice thing about where I live is that we have cute antique markets. One of them actually hosts an “Antique Extravaganza” three times a year! Renningers is on 117 acres and during the big Extravaganza weekends each and every acre is used by vendors!
I found some really cute stuff but really wasn’t in the mood to buy anything. No problem—there’s always something nice!
This awesome Christmas tree would be a hunter’s dream!!
I WISH I had a seed catalog like this…. even if it wouldn’t really fit in my house. They used it as a wine holder but I would probably use it to hold craft supplies.
How cute is this refinished dresser??! You could easily remake that!
Do you ever go antique shopping?
I’m going to be completely honest. I’m anal about organization but completely unorganized in my life. I really never used a planner and I tried using the calendar in my iPhone but it just doesn’t work for me. Even with reminders I like to see things a month or week in advance all written out and detailed. So, after some inspiring photos and ideas from i heart organizing and A Bowl Full of Lemons I decided to make my own planner! I’m hoping that my creating my own I’ll actually use it!
I headed on over to Staples to check out their Martha Stewart line! I am not going to lie… that many pretty office supply products in one space made me giddy!
So I started buying! You’ve honestly got to be pretty careful… before you know it you could be spending $75-100 on a planner! I decided to go with the three ring binder method. I picked up the following:
1) 3 Ring Binder (small size)
2) Zipper pouch
3) 18 month calendar insert
4) Notes sheets
5) Planner insert with note tabs and sticky notes
6) Teal dividers
Approx. Grand Total: $35!
Here’s how it looks:
I made that cover page myself!
So far I’ve been using it a lot! Let’s hope that keeps up! I really like being able to see everything all at once and have it organized! I made tabs for blogging and meal planning too! Let’s hope I can keep up with those I have quite a few blog ideas already written down—I just need to find the time to write them!
In the quest to find my happiness I’ve been a little more relaxed… yesterday, I decided to really take time while doing my assignments and even went out for a fun lunch!
Starbucks was exactly what I needed. I got a Venti un-sweet passion fruit tea lemonade and a protein box! Quite honestly, I feel like it’s one of the healthiest “on-the-go” lunches I can pick up around me.
Doesn’t hurt that my Starbucks has the greatest employees ever!
Working on getting my happiness isn’t so hard with great people around you
Today will begin my new Get Fit At Home Boot Camp Plan!
This is week one and I’ll be posting Monday, Wednesday and Friday with workouts and ideas of what I’ll eat. Hopefully this will keep me accountable and on track!
Today starts day 1 (What better day than a Monday?). I’m still recovering from a cyst that I refuse to have surgically removed so I need to take it really easy. Quite honestly the past three weeks I have done ZERO exercise besides walking around at work and Target… that’s not a workout.
This morning I will do the following exercises:
10 Jumping Jacks
10 Tricep Dips
Repeat 2 times
Then tonight I’ll go for a bike ride… if it’s raining we will move it indoors–no big deal!
Here’s the food plan:
Breakfast will be two scrambled eggs with whole grain toast and a coffee.
Yogurt for a snack.
Lunch will be a salad with soybeans and sprouts and some cheese.
Grapes and pretzels for a snack.
Dinner will be chicken breast and brown rice with broccoli.
And I’ll finish up my homemade ice cream for dessert! (I’ve got about 3/4 cups left).
Here we go! Nothing like the present to dive in and just get my lazy butt off the couch!
So, The past few months have been awful at work…. quite honestly, it’s just not worth it to me working there anymore. I know, I know, there are bad things at every job. I get that. But when your job starts to suck your happiness out of your life that’s when you know that things need to change.
That’s how I feel. Lost. Like I’m just treading water. Not going anywhere, not doing anything. I think I’m listening too much to others as well. I need to do more listening to myself.
Some things I’m going to try to find my happiness and feel like I’m moving forward again:
1) Start working out again and make it a priority. The job is worthless if I’m not healthy.
2) Start blogging more. Blogging helps me get my thoughts out and see how I’ve changed. I think it’ll help me realize what really makes me happy too.
3) Start baking more. I let the idea of a bakery go down the drain again this year because I let work get in the way. That’s no way to treat my future.
4) Start crafting. I need to let my creativity flow. I’m too much of a creative girl to just sit here and not do it!
So those are some of my goals. I really need to just start putting myself #1 and that’s so hard. I’m one of those people who have that “do it no matter what and do it the best you can” attitudes even when I hate something. Great for my employer, bad for myself. I think I need to learn how to say “No!” every once in a while too.
Anyone else have trouble with saying no and following their own passion/dreams?
Each Sunday I’m going to try and post one-liners about 5 things I did the week before. Then I’ll also post a few random pictures just because I can. With that said the end of the first week of 2013 is already here! I can’t believe it!
It’s been a rough week! Here are some things we’re trying to figure out this week:
1) We went to the Dr. in hopes that we’ll find out what’s going on with my baby maker!
2) I realized that I absolutely hate my co-workers and employer but absolutely love my students.
3) I’ve become determined to find my happiness…. whatever that may be.
4) I got an awesome jersey from a dear friend-I am now the owner of THREE different jerseys. For a girl that doesn’t like sports this is BIG.
5) I bought a 10 card pass to get back at Diva Doll Fitness—Can’t wait to get back in shape and get my confidence back!