Sunday Social

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Hey Guys Happy Sunday Social Day!!!

 

You know the drill, answer the questions, grab our button for your post and have some Sunday Social fun!

This Weeks Questions:

1. What is one thing you hate doing? Vacumming thank god we got a roomba!

2. What is the one thing you hate shopping for? Groceries. I rarely go. Andrew does that and he loves it

3. What is one thing you love doing? Cleaning and Sleeping. Not at the same time cause that would be weird. I love to clean and have everything in its place. I also love epic weekend naps!

4. What is one place you love going? Target…cause I’m normal.
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5. What is your favorite thing to do that you do daily? Cuddle on the couch with Andrew when he gets home from work!

Next Weeks Questions:

1. 5 Things you want us to know about you
2. 5 Favorite things about blogging
3. 5 Things you are doing before the year is over
4. 5 Favorite Fall Fashion Staples
5. 5 Favorite beauty products

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5 Things Happening This Weekend

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It’s a Holiday weekend this weekend and I always like to know what people are up to so I thought I would share 5 Things I am up to this weekend!

1. Labor Day: DUH! It’s Labor Day weekend! Andrew has Monday off and I am giving myself the day off. I am pretty sure we are just going to relax and do nothing which is fine with me. I leave town next weekend for a blog conference so next week will be busy enough.

2. Helping my mom with a garage sale: I think the last time I had a garage sale I was 12 so this should be interesting. I have been helping her organize and clean out stuff all week long and we are spending Saturday hopefully selling a bunch of items! She is moving into a condo so downsizing of the things she does not use. For instance the woman had and I kid you not 6 sets of wine glasses. I am talking like 12 each. She does not drink wine.

3. Having people over to cook out: Sunday we are having a few of Andrews friends over for a cookout! We have not done this in a few months and I am excited to see his buddies who I adore.

4. Updating my music: OK am I the only one who never does this? I mean the music currently on my iPhone. I have not put new music on there in over a year. So new music time for me. I have a ton of stuff on iTunes patiently waiting to be on my phone. With all the travel I have coming up this weekend seemed like the perfect time. I listen to a lot of Pandora when working out because where else would I hear this beauty:

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5. Convincing Andrew we need to either watch The Americans or The Killing. One of those shows is getting binged watched Monday. Mark my word! Do you have any other binge watch suggestions for us that aren’t obvious. We have watched nearly everything! We just rewatched Breaking Bad all the way through for lack of anything to watch. Can you tell we can’t wait for Fall TV???

 

BONUS: Sunday Social will be still happening even over the Holiday Weekend so come back Sunday and link up!

 

What are you doing this Holiday Weekend?

At 30 I Have Learned

I turned 30 in April and I thought that at 30 I would feel different and I do. I feel like I am much more secure in my decisions and my standpoints.

I wanted to share a few of those today.

At 30 I have Learned …

To trust my instincts. They are usually right about people, situations etc.

To say No more. I do not always have to say Yes to happy hours, dinners, etc. I need to put myself first sometimes.

That going to sleep at 9 PM is OK. Listen to my body and when it’s tired it will let me know.

Saving money is more important than that handbag I am lusting after. We want to go on trips, buy a house etc. The purse can wait.

Having a hand full of great friends I can count on is better than ones I can’t. Cutting certain people out of my life the past year was a great decision. There is a reason I was wary of them see number 1.

No one is perfect but two people can be perfect together.

Staying positive works. It’s really easier said than done and getting bogged down int he negative is so much easier than staying positive but it is so important to stay positive!

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Work hard or hardly work but either way you get in what you put out. I work my butt off at my business and my blog and thats why they grow. There is no magic formula. It’s work.

Travel as much as possible. I honestly take every single opportunity I can to get out and see things and do things because I will never get this time back.

Family, close friends, my fiancee I care what they think. Not anyone else.

 

At your age you are at right now what is the one single most important thing you’ve learned? 

 

Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Workout/Diet

I have not done Wedding Wednesday in a while and since there are only 6 more Wednesdays till our wedding I figured a Wedding Wednesday was in order.

Oh man I am so ready for this 6 weeks to fly by. I think saying yes to the dress also means saying no to to your lifestyle as you know it. I would say for the first few months after I bought my dress I was very good about diet and exercise. When I went for my first fitting the dress was HUUUUGE on me and they said to stop losing weight. Then I went for my second fitting and the dress fit perfect. So then I was like crap  I need to diet and exercise more. I guess I don’t really diet so much as stay very conscious of my portions and what I am eating. I also exercise 5-6 times a week which is no different than what I was doing before. I have been focusing on toning more than cardio though.

 

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Where are my other bride friends who during the wedding planning just want a giant cheeseburger and fries? Cause some days I just want to eat all the foods.

I want to not work out although I do love working out.

I am ready to be on my honeymoon I won’t lie.

I know this sounds kind of ramble post ish but these are the Wedding things on my mind this week. That and where on earth should I put all the gifts? Our second closet is already full because it houses a lot of clothes as well.

Thank god Andrew is helpful.

 

So what were you thinking 6 weeks before your wedding? 

Lusting After: Beauty

Right now we are on a major spending freeze! Our wedding is super soon which means our honeymoon that is VERY expensive is super soon so we are majorly saving. With that said I can only make a wish list of the beauty products I am lusting after for Fall so that when all this wedding/honeymoon stuff is over I can have a good old time at Sephora!

 

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1. This super deep red Dior gloss: How gorgeous is this for Fall and Winter? I love how deep it is. I tested it at Neimans and it looks amazing on!

2. Some very Fall Butter London Nail polishes! I love Butter London and especially their nail polish so of course I can’t have a wish list without some deep Fall colors. That green is to die for.

3. This Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Palette: I love a good eye palate and Bobbi Brown makes some of the best. This is for sure something I will be treating myself to. I love how many combos I can see just by looking at the colors.

4. A new set of Sigma brushes: I really need to invest in some new makeup brushes and there are tons of Sigma ones I want so my first purchase actually may be these! Unless of course I wait till the holidays and ask “Santa” for them haha.

5. This NARS shade which I believe is called Love. I think it’s the perfect pink to brighten my pale cheeks on those oh so cold Winter days.

6. This Armani pink gloss: Such a perfect pink to throw on day to day. I have a lighter pink Armani gloss that I have probably purchased no less than 10 times since I discovered it in college. They make some great gloss!

 

What is one Beauty Product you are lusting after this Fall? 

Things I Have Learned from Working at Home

I have been working from home for nearly 2 years. I own my own Social Media company and I blog full time. So basically I work two full time jobs. I have a lot of friends who have come to me asking me how I work at home and keep up a schedule, do not get distracted etc. So I wanted to share my tips and things I have learned from working at home.

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1. Set a Loose Schedule for Most Days: All of my days are different. Some days I have a dr’s appt mid day. Some days I have a blog consultation in the morning. Some days I am grabbing lunch with a friend. So I have a pretty loose schedule of where my time is allocated and how. This way I have a sort of skeleton to work from. Even if something comes up or I have a client meeting, lunch etc I know what needs to be done. I also schedule in time to work out usually mid day. I also as much as I can try to stop working when Andrew gets home a little after 5. That does not mean I do not respond to clients or emails later at night. But I do try to put my laptop away if possible. This is not only important for my sanity but for our relationship.

2. It Can be Isolating: I’m not going to lie some days I do not leave the house. Days like that can get isolating. If I am really busy getting posts scheduled for clients, emails out, blog posts written and what not I do not even notice it’s almost 5 PM and Andrew will be home soon. Try to set up a few coffee dates with people to network with or similar like minded people who also own businesses. I do these in the morning. It gets me out and motivated. I also sometimes pick one morning and get a ton of errands done. It breaks up the minutia a bit. Try not to dwell on the days you feel like you are alone. Put on something in the background you like. For instance a great pandora station or a show you like streaming on Netflix. I am not easily distracted by this so it is perfect for me.

3. Start Your Day Doing Something Just for You: Owning your own business can mean not necessarily having normal 8-5 working hours. I get up when Andrew does around 7 and I usually spend that time: making breakfast/coffee and checking personal emails as well as my personal Social Media account and sharing my daily blog posts on Social Media. Some days I will read for 30 or so minutes in the morning. This was a great tip I learned at Bloggy Boot Camp that I really really try to integrate into my life.

4. Have a Designated Office Area: I know not everyone is lucky enough to have a second bedroom that can be used entirely as an office. Andrew even has a small study as his office. We are lucky and I remember that everyday. I have a great office filled with things that make me happy, remind me of how far I have come and inspire me. I try to go into that office from 8-5. I eat lunch in there and try to keep it organized and clean and a place that I feel comfortable working in. I do spend some days working in our living room from our couch on our laptop as my health hasn’t been 100% lately. But for the most part I work in my office. I love that space and decorated it and made it exactly what it needed to be for me to feel good working in it. If you can’t have an entire room try to find some space that is yours alone for working. It helps.

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5. Know when you need a break: I work for myself so if I need a break I take a break. I give myself one Friday off or a Friday half day a month. I see a movie, or go for a walk(weather permitting), get things done I want to get done for myself. This will keep you sane as it has me for the past 2 years.

Some other things I Have learned from Working at Home:

Working from home is hard

Working for yourself is hard

Do not give up on what you want

Coffee helps!

What are your work tips from home or in an office? 

 

Sunday Social

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Hey Guys Happy Sunday Social Day!!!

 

You know the drill, answer the questions, grab our button for your post and have some Sunday Social fun!

This Weeks Questions:

1. What are you most looking forward to about Fall? My wedding duh!!! 46 days!!!

2. What is your favorite sports team? Oh gosh Dallas Cowboys and Aggies!
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3. If you could go back to college is there one thing you would change? I wouldn’t change my major as much

4. What was your favorite class you ever took? HS or College Human Sexuality. It was my very first college class I walked into and I do not think I will forget that first day.

5. Reach into your purse what is the first thing you grab? My wallet. Super exciting right?

Next Weeks Questions:

1. What is one thing you hate doing?
2. What is the one thing you hate shopping for?
3. What is one thing you love doing?
4. What is one place you love going?
5. What is your favorite thing to do that you do daily?

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What’s Up Friday?

Hey there, What’s Up Friday?

I figured I would take this chance to tell you guys what I’m loving, thinking about, etc.

 

1. My new iPad case. OK so I have had a few iPad cases that I thought were a little on the immature side. I wanted something a little more work appropriate, travel appropriate etc. So I chose this one from GiGi New York and got my almost initials on it.

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2. Ferguson. I just can’t go deep into my thoughts because I don’t like to get too political etc on the blog but what is happening there is just all kinds of wrong and this situation has been handled poorly from day 1. I sincerely hope that family can lay their son to rest in peace and nothing disrupts that day for them. They have been through enough.

3. Suri’s Burn Book: I had basically forgotten about how amazing this site was until this week when I spent 4 straight hours on it one night while Andrew was working.

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4. 50 days!!! OK so 50 days from today is my wedding. I do not know why that number all the sudden seems crazy tiny. Also 7 weeks from tomorrow. That number seems crazy tiny compared to 8 weeks. I have been writing thank you notes like a mad woman all week. Oh that reminds me I need to order more!

5. If I Stay: Im taking a half day for myself which I try to do once a month and I’m going to see If I Stay today. Well later this morning. I’m pretty excited. I loved the book! Have you seen the trailer? Don’t worry I have tissues ready.

 

 

So what’s up Friday for you?