18 November 2010

The Eleventh Hour

Mild weather today allowed for a lighter sweater! I much prefer the sunshine to the rain and wind we've been having here the past few days.

Top/Dress: thrifted, Sweater: Gap (thrifted), Skirt: Zara, Boots: Clarks

I think I have blogger's block! I read blogs all day long likes it's my job. I love all the wonderful things these women have to say and then I sit down to write and I've got nothin! Nothin I tell you! Nothin! What's a girl to do? Is my life really so sad and boring that I can't find inspiration anywhere? Or is it just that I'm still overcoming my childhood shyness and unable to open up and be candid with people? I mean I do things. I'm a busy bee. Really! I love to bake, I {attempt to} cook creative dinners every night, I sew, I go shopping {although not right now because of 30 for 30 rules}, I work....and yet despite it all I'm sitting here feeling uninspired with nothing to write about. I feel like my job is partly to blame. Many funny things happen at work - silly, startling and down right unbelievable stories, but due to HIPPA I can't talk about it. {damn HIPPA regulations sometimes}. So really I suppose I'm not boring at all. I'm full of stories - I'm just legally obligated to never tell them to you....oh how sad! Well - maybe I'll just have to start getting my act together with more crafty adventures (I've been feeling ambitious lately) to share which are always full of true "adventures" - like the time I accidentally hot glued my hair to my sweater! Mental Note: Always tie back your hair when playing with adhesives!

17 November 2010

Day 10...

Top: Banana Republic, Sweater: Old Navy, Skirt: Zara, Boots: Clarks, Belt: Hand-me-down

I'm having one of those days....you know where despite everything working out you're still remarkably annoyed at the world for no apparent reason. I really can't explain it. I got a million things done today. Work went well, I made it to the dentist without getting lost (that is a big accomplishment - I'm seriously directionally impaired!), ran errands and dinner was on the table by 7:30. But yet I still have this thing sitting on my shoulders that is driving me mad and I can't seem to shake. I'm thinking some leftover birthday cake will do the trick! Sugar always improves my moods! ;-)

Freebie Roundup

I feel like it has been a while since I posted about some online freebies - Here are a few that are available right now!

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Grab a FREE O.b. Trial Pack HERE.

Sign up for FREE Avery Shipping Labels HERE.

Go HERE to sign up for a FREE sample of Tropical Breeze Fragrance.

Click here to sign up for a coupon to get a free bottle of Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce.

Note: During the sign up process it asked if you'd like to complete some additional offers, I just ignored them and clicked "continue" and was still taken to a confirmation page stating 4-6 weeks for delivery!

Click here for $.50 off any Green Giant Vegetables.
This is a bricks coupon - so use your browser back button to print twice! If your store doubles coupons, pair this with a 10/$10 sale to make for FREE veggies!

16 November 2010

A busy day #9...and some laundry

Sweater: Vera Wang via Kohls, T-shirt: Kmart, Jeans: Gap, Shoes: Apt9 via Kohls, Earrings: Gifted

I bought two boxes of those 3-in-1 Purex laundry sheets a while back. They were next to nothing with some coupons and sales and I thought they would be handy as it takes the thought out of measuring liquid detergent – I’m all about mindless chores! Anyway – I finished my first box and have now started onto my second. Today when doing laundry I noticed that there was a packet stuck to the back of the package that read “Valuable Savings!” I of course became extremely excited to find a coupon and quickly tore off the packet only to reveal that the coupon had an expiration date of 12/31/09. 2009 people! Really! I only bought the detergent like 3 months ago! Outrageous – you would think a store would have better product turn over than that. Well, at least my clothes still got clean!

15 November 2010

7, EIGHT, bananas

Yesterday was yet another birthday party - this one was for the bf's momma - Happy Birthday J! After a long morning or running around, then Party! Party! Party!, we didn't get home till very late and I immediately crashed on the couch. Needless to say, pictures of yesterday's outfit did not make it onto my "checked off, things completed list". So today I wore what is basically the same outfit as yesterday - but yesterday I was minus the green sweater.

Shirt: H&M, Sweater: Zara, Jeans: Gap, Belt: Thrifted, Shoes: Dunnes Stores (Ireland)

In an attempt to be healthy I try to pack a piece of fruit into my lunch everyday. Today it was a banana. On normal days I get to work, pull out my lunch box, remove fruit (many times it is banana) and cereal, which I eat then and there and the rest of my lunch goes into the fridge until I decided it's lunch time - which usually is around 10:30 lol.

Today was not a normal day. Today I left work early to go to school and create a program plan and register for classes. Today banana sat in my lunch box all through the morning and into the afternoon. Lunch time didn't come today until 1pm. And at 1pm I made a new mental note: banana packed in lunch box all day makes everything else taste like banana. So rather than enjoying my lunch, I force fed myself banana flavored food. Have you ever tried BBQ banana potato chips? or Tomato, cheese and banana sandwich? No? Take my word for it, not so appetizing. Why couldn't I have packed a peanut butter sandwich today? WHY!?!