Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Year End Review

2014 has been a great year.  I feel like each year that passes goes quicker and quicker.  My little ones are growing so fast and I feel like I am just not ready for it.  I know it has to happen but I wish time would slow down just a little!

Every year on the 31st of December many people vow to make changes in their life for 2015.  I've been around a while and failed so many times in making these crazy promises to myself.  This year I decided I want the best for 2015.  This means living each day to its fullest and if I decide I want to make changes, Monday is always a good place to start.  I don't want to put a crazy list of things I want to change and try to do them all at once.  I've tried this and failed every year.  The expectations are just too high and I don't want to start off a new year failing.

One thing I have accomplished this year, has been being consistent with my blog.  I am pretty proud that I have really made an effort at working at this.  I do this for fun.  I love to share the things I have.  It's a creative outlet for me.  I may not be the best writer, my grammar sucks, or the best photographer but that's ok, I'm totally enjoying this.

With that being said, here's a recap of my year in blogland.

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Winter/Holiday Style Me Pretty Challenge. Week 3.

Can you believe it is Christmas Eve?!  I'm sure there are a ton of households that are nice and busy today.  My house is one of them.  I will be at work and my hubby will be at home with the kiddos relaxing and cooking a turkey!  We celebrated Thanksgiving at a friends house this year and I was totally bummed not to have left overs so we decided to cook for Christmas.

Last week went by so fast.  I'm not sure if it's because of the holiday or because I am back at work or both!  I've been coming home after work and crashing on the couch for a nice little nap.  Now I feel like my little naps are earned ;)  HA when is a mothers nap not earned.

This week has been a fun week of outfits.  I must say that this challenge has been such a great PICK ME UP.  It came at perfect timing!

So without more rambling, here is week 3 of my Style Me Pretty Winter/Holiday challenge. (New Years Resolution, take better pictures!)
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Winter/Holiday Style Me Pretty Challenge. Week 2.

WOW!!! What a difference one week can make!  I can't even tell you what this challenge has done for me.  I am absolutely LOVING the responsibility of getting myself dressed.  Ask me one month ago and I would be picking out those classy yoga pants and favorite sweatshirt.

This week I have some fun new outfits to share.  What I have realized is that I need some color in my life.  I tend to gravitate towards darker colors.  But that's ok, it works for me.

Here is week two of THIS fabulous challenge! With another dose of awkward selfies!
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Organizing Warranties and Owner's Manuals

Are you all ready for Christmas?!  Eeek I can't believe it's next week.  This past week I was lucky enough to have my blender quit on me.  I know who calls that lucky?!  Well lucky for me, hubby got me a new blender, a Ninja!! I'm super excited about it but super annoyed at myself because I haven't even used it yet.  Our house is so small, the accessory pieces are literally in three parts of the house.  I won't tell you about the crying fit I had because of our tiny kitchen.  I'll keep that to myself.

In getting the new blender, it came with warranties and owner's manuals.  Ugh just another thing to have to to keep somewhere.  For the past few years I had a system in place but I figured now was the perfect time to really get it all together.  This comes just in time for Christmas gifts that come with all that paper fun.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Winter/Holiday Style Me Pretty Challenge. Week 1.

I am so super excited to be a part of a wardrobe challenge.  I feel like I have been in a wardrobe funk for quite a while.  I've gained some weight and just feel uncomfortable.  Sometimes you just have to get over it and do with what you have.  So that's what I am doing.

Just recently my friend Jenni, introduced me to Get Your Pretty On (*affiliate link).  I was soooo excited about this that I signed up right away!  A challenge to improve my wardrobe, and in WINTER?!?! I'm in.

Alison, our virtual stylist has been featured in some major magazines so the idea of having her as my "personal" stylist made it even that much more exciting.  

For the next couple of weeks I will be sharing my outfits from the challenge.
So here you go...

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

My Planner "Plan" for 2015

Can you believe it is December 2nd?!  Eeeek I swear the end of this year is creeping up so fast.  Although I was terrible at many things this year, I did manage to really knock my socks off on some other things.  I planned ahead on quite a few things which made it really helpful.  It also got me thinking, when I plan, I succeed!  How silly is that?!  

Well that is the truth.  I thought I took Christmas pictures too early, then I thought I ordered them too early.  But guess what?  They were all in the mail yesterday!  I am PROUD!!!

In the passed couple of years, I have realized that I am all over the place when it comes to planners.  I think I have bought every kind of planner out there.  Much to no succeed.  Planners come out twice a year so for us planner addicts, it's hard to settle down when you know you have two times a year to shop.  The colors change, they become fancy, it's like you have NEVER seen one like it before.  Kind of like that cute necklace, but for me, it's a Planner, THAT, catches my eye.

I've really tried to pay attention to how I plan and what has been successful.  So that brings me to...

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