Friday, May 30, 2014

Friday Favorites

Favorite Song this week: 


Hold on by Colbie Caillat. I've been listening to this jam on repeat all week. 

 Favorite Workout: 

I've been getting really into Tabata lately. It is a hard and killer workout but boy I am already seeing a difference.


Favorite Purchase: 

I got these really cute shoes. My feet are still getting used to them. But, seriously aren't they cute?

Favorite Beauty: 

I got this eyeliner from Cynthia Rowley is my May Birchbox. I got the box later because I signed up towards the middle of May. It was worth it just to get the eyeliner. This is my new favorite. I have to try it in other colors as well.


 Favorite Funnies:

 Some day's I feel this way about wearing Makeup LOL

This seems to happen to me all the time

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sunday Social

1. What is your favorite handbag you own? 

Forgive me for posting this picture again. This is my Betsey Johnson purse that my mom got me for my birthday last February. I had been wanting one for I don't even know how long in leopard print and my mom found this purse for me.

2. 3 things you would buy right now if money was no object? 

  A new Phone. But, I actually want to get an Iphone. My Windows phone that I had for two years broke the other day. So, I think I'll be saving up for this phone.

An Ipad. Without having a phone I see how much easier life would be right now with one of these.

 A wantable box. I've been getting obsessed with boxes lately. I really want the intimate and makeup box from wantable.

 3. Name a place you would go right now if given a plane ticket to anywhere? 

 New Orleans. It is my dream to go there.

4. What is the most valuable life lesson you’ve learned from blogging?


5. What is the most valuable life lesson you’ve learned from a friend?

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Miracles Now: 108 Life-Changing Tools for Less Stress, More Flow, and Finding Your True Purpose

So, I wrote a post the other day Called Signs and Crossroads I got a lot of positive feedback which I really appreciate by the way.

 I've been kind of struggling lately on which path to take. I decided to read this book. First of all I've never read a book by Gabrielle Bernstein. I follow her on social media and I think I've seen her on Oprah maybe once or twice. I think that is actually how I heard about her. But, these past few months I've really been following her on FB, Twitter, and Instagram. I always love her posts. I've been wanting to read this book since it came out. I finally decided to get it since I really need a miracle.

 I knew it had to do in part with The Course in Miracles since this is mostly what she teaches. I know the course. I've read it in parts not the whole thing. I've also read "A Return to Love" By Marianne Williamson. If you do not know what "The Course in Miracles" is it is a book based on the main principle of forgiveness. And how once we forgive others and love others the way we want to be loved we can literally create miracles in our lives.

 In Miracles Now Gabby also talks about Kundalini yoga, meditation, and mantras. I've been practicing Kundalini yoga for probably the past year off and on. Eastern philosophy is no stranger to me in fact it has been apart of my life for over a decade. I was lucky to have a very open minded mom who let me study and encouraged me to find my own path.

I am what Gabby calls a spirit junkie.

Some of what she writes I already knew. But, there where many other points she writes about that really made me think about my own life and my current journey. If you follow me on social media you might have seen me post some of these things this past week. I read the book in a week. It is actually not a very long book and is a pretty easy read.

 "If you want to keep the peace keep it real" 

 I love this saying. Mostly because so many times we try to be someone else other then who we are. We also try to people please. I am seriously guilty of this. Sometimes it is just hard for me to tell people no.

Up until about three years ago I basically said yes to anything. But, after my grandma passed away and I got really sick and ended up in the hospital. I finally realized I was slowly killing myself by not taking a rest.

I was grieving for my grandma and just needed a break. I also was dealing with illness which still hinders me but at that point I was in the hospital at least once a month. Sometimes you have to tell people no just to save your own sanity and even your own life if you have health issues.

 Honesty is always the best policy.

 "There is power in silence. When you are Incubating your Dream keep it to yourself." 

This is something I actually dealt with this past week. I learned a long time ago not to tell people my plans or to tell them much of anything that I didn't want to be known publicly. This week I told someone something I was planning. In all honesty it probably wasn't going to work out anyway but I was getting excited. Then this person told me all the reasons it wouldn't work out. Okay so they were not wrong but it did burst my bubble. Case in point sometimes it is better to just not say anything.

"Promote what you love instead of Bashing what you Hate" 

 I know everyone can be guilty of this at times. We talk about all the things we don't like instead of talking about the things we do like. Even talking about people we don't like. But, when we talk about things or people we don't like it only gives that thing more power over us.

It makes us miss out on the good things.
I remember hearing a long time ago from Oprah that she has a gratitude journal that she writes in every day. Even if you can only find one thing to be thankful for write it down. I know we all have those day. It seems like I've had a whole week of this. Where nothing seems to be going right and we bash ourselves, we bash our lives, and we only think of the negatives. But, even being grateful for one thing can really change our mindset around.

 I'm grateful for my kitties. They are always there for me. When I'm sad and my Lucky comes and cuddles right next to me and starts purring it makes my day. Also when he falls asleep and starts snoring it just cracks me up. LOL

I'm grateful for my mother. She has always been there for me. Probably more then anyone else in my life. Even when people come and go she is always there acting as my rock.

 I'm grateful for my body that keeps me alive. Yes, I have health issues but hey it could be worse. There are people with much worse health issues then me.

 I am grateful the snow is finally gone. Well, let's hope because it did snow last week. In May!!


"90% of the practice of creating new habits is just showing up." 

This is one of the very first Miracle Lessons I highlighted and shared on social media. I am so guilty of procrastinating. Like this morning I was going to workout and do my yoga practice and then I decided I needed coffee first. Because I always need coffee first. Two cups later and I'm writing this blog post. After spending my morning on social media and reading others blogs. But, I actually am going to workout and do my yoga practice when I'm done with this post. Reading all the fitness blogs actually really inspires me. Reading about other peoples week and their triumphs also really inspires me.

 I love this thought because Gabby is right. Even when we don't want to "show up" for something and then we just do it were like "what was the big deal? that was not really so hard!"

 Procrastination is not my friend. And that is a big issue I have to work on. Especially if I want to see miracles.


I hope you liked the quotes and Miracle Lessons from the book. If you want to read more you should go check it out.


*I was not compensated for writing this post. I bought the book with my own money and am writing this from my own point of view.

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sunday Social: Summer Favorites

1. What is your best summer memory as a kid? 

Going to one of my Grandma's houses and swimming in her pool. It was always so refreshing. And going up to Wisconsin for the summer.

 2. What is your favorite summer drink? 

Arnold palmers. They are actually my favorite anytime drink but especially during the summer.


 3. What is your favorite summer TV show? 

 Orange is the New Black. I've seriously been waiting for this show all year.


4. What is the best outdoor summer activity? 

 Going for walks and seeing all the beautiful scenery.

5. What are your summer vacation essentials? 

A camera, Sunscreen, lip gloss, and a pair of comfortable shoes.

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Five of my Favorite Things

Some of my Favorite things. 

1.) This Betsey Johnson purse and wallet I got from my mom for my birthday. I had been wanting a Betsey Johnson purse in leopard print for a while. My mom saw this and got me it. This was in February but I still love toting my purse around.

2.) Kale Chips. When I first saw them I honestly was not sure how they would taste. I mean lets face it when you see something green you don't automatically think "oh this is super yummy." But, I have to admit I love these. And, they are gluten Free and vegan.

3.) My Issey Miyake perfume. This is my all time favorite. I am not much for wearing perfume. Sometimes it can be too strong or overpowering so I usually only wear it for special occasions. But, this I could wear pretty much everyday.

4.) Pink Roses. They smell wonderful and look so pretty. These where flowers I got from my uncle for Valentine's Day.

5.) My Gluten Free turkey Burgers. They are so simple to make and taste delicious.

The Song of the Week is "Birthday" From Katy Perry. Someday...I Wish...I'll make it like your Birthday Everyday
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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Some Firsts

Today I am linking up with Helene And Sarah For the First Total Social Blog and Social Media linkup.

Helene in Between

My First Facebook Page Post

I tried to Find my First official profile page post but it was so far back I thought I would never find it. I wish I knew what it was though. That would be interesting to see.

 My First Twitter Picture



My First Instagram Photo



My first official legal drink at 21. It was a margarita.

My first official full fledged Halloween makeup. I have celebrated Halloween most of my life. But, this was the first time I did my whole face in makeup for the costume. It was actually more makeup then costume but I thought it looked amazing. I did not do it myself I had someone else do it. I wish I was this talented with makeup.

My first blog was back when I was 18 on Xanga and then my second one was on blogger. My first blog post on blogger was back in 2006. I had that blog for 4 years. My first post for this blog was Back on the blogging bandwagon.

Those are some of my firsts. I can't wait to read yours.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Sorry Not Sorry

So, it's Hump Day again. You know what that means. More confessions are coming your way.

 I confess that I love glitter, sparkles, and basically anything that shines.

I confess that I'm addicted to Starbucks. I used to be able to go everyday. A lot of people said it is a waste of money. But, I just like the way their coffee and tea tastes. I really miss being able to go all the time. My favorite is the chai tea latte. I'm also guilty of drinking coffee/black tea at night. It probably keeps me up way later then necessary. But, it's a treat I look forward to.

On my 21st Birthday I went out drinking celebrating. I saw this guy on the street. It was the middle of February and freezing. I brought this guy home with me. The rest is history. His name is Simba although it is a joke his name should be Martini.

I confess that sometimes I write blog posts just so I can use all the cute memes and Gifs I see online.

Vodka and Soda

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