Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sunday Social

Sundays can be bittersweet. On one hand, it's like 'Yay! It's still the weekend!' and on the other, 'Oh crud, I have to drag my butt to work tomorrow.' So what a better way to keep the 'Yay!' going than with a Sunday Social link up!

What is your favorite store to shop at? Sephora. I love going into Sephora. The reason I love this place so much is because whenever I go in there, it's all about me! There is nothing in there, besides philosophy bubble bath, that I could buy for my son. Normally when I go into a store, I look at for him before myself. But not at Sephora, there's nothing for him in there. 

If you could afford anything and everything, which designer brand would you covet?  Easy, Lily Pulitzer. I adore the style of the clothes!

Must have closet staple For me, it has to be a good pair of flip flops. I wear them to work, on my way home and pretty much any time I'm not in my office. So it's important to have a pair (or ten) that fit well

Favorite kind of shoes I love my Kino's, which are sandals made in Key West. 

Best clothing deal you've ever gotten? Honestly I have no idea. I'm not too much of a clothing sale shopper and quite often I will buy a piece of clothing for a steal and then never wear, which makes it not a good deal, but a waste of money.

Style you'd love to try? I would love to try wearing scarves. Not only do they look funny on me, IMO, but I live in Florida so I have a hard time imagining them in my wardrobe. Maybe I need some lessons.

I hope everyone is having an amazing Sunday. I'm catching up on some household duties today and then headed to the beach to watch the sunset if it doesn't rain. Hopefully I post tomorrow.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Checking in....

I know that it's been awhile since my last post... I wish I had a better reason for not posting so often, but the truth is, I'm always so tired. Like, sleep all the time tired. I wake up late every day, go to work, take care of the munchkin, go to bed. That's it. Not sure why...

Anyway, I like to reassess my situation during the month of June every year. I feel like it's a good time to look back at the first half of the year and see what's been working for me (not much apparently) and what I can do to improve (Monster Energy I.V.). The majority of us make New Year's Resolutions (which we promptly neglect by January 15th) and I think it's good to check up half way through the year.


So, I'm gonna dig right in:

1.  The most important thing to do, and what I have previously failed to do, is keep my goals and supporting 'stuff' within view. I think it's important to always see your goals, it's easier to make sure you're working to acheive them. Don't have a plan as of yet where to put them, but I'll figure it out.

2. I just bought a new car in May and I haven't re-done my budget to allow for the car payment. I mean, I know I can't spend $200.00 at the grocery store and not use coupons. But I haven't actually written down a budget to see where my money should go. I'm thinking of using a modified envelope system,  putting in a set amount for groceries and 'out to eat' money in them.

3. I have thousands of unread e-mails. I know I get way too many each day. My plan is two fold A) spend at least 10 minutes a day going through my e-mail, reading and deleting. B) If I see that I delete a certain companies e-mail often because I'm not going to shop there, I will go ahead and remove myself from that list.

4. I have a 'TO-DO' list on my fridge, but never use it. It's a useful chart, laminated and everything. I have household chores broken down by daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually. I probably need to update it and make it brighter.

5. I need to make fitness and healthy eating more of a priority. I know that's a lot of the reason I am so tired all the time. I need to force myself to get out of bed and do something in the morning. I would love to get up and do yoga. I also think if I make a commitment to meal planning, that should take care of eating more healthy.

6. At one time in my life, I was obsessively clean. I clean my house almost everyday, vacuumed everyday. I'm not sure where I lost that drive/mentality, but I would love to get it back. I still get such a satisfction from having a spotless house. My only thought is that I need to just work keeping going and not sit down until the house is clean. And if I have to suck down a case of Redbull to get going, so be it (sugar free of course!)

7. I know I've said it before and I know I've fallen very short. But I want to be more committed to my blogging. I think it's a great way to communicate with other mom's and get ideas. So with that said, I probably need to put myself on a schedule with regard to my blogging and brainstorm about topics, etc.

So, I think that's a good start to my mid-year evaluation of self. One thing I really need to invest in is a good planner. I've seen the Filofax ones and I really like the way one YouTuber  I watch uses hers, but I'm not sure I want to justify spending so much on a planner. I like the Erin Condren ones too, but again, somewhat costly for this baller on a budget. If anyone has any good ideas for a reasonably priced planner, leave it in the comments below.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!