October 23, 2014

Happy Life {Advice}

 

Since yesterday was spent talking about things that grind my gears, I thought today I'd reverse {reverse} [chachaslideanyone]. Today is all about things that make for happy moments, creating happy days, creating a happier life. Here's some happy life advice!

Slip into bed with FRESH, clean sheets, right out of the dryer.

Curl up with your favorite blanket and a good book on a rainy, s t o r m y day.

Write a letter to a friend/family member, just because.

Buy yourself the flowers.

Plan an impromptu picnic, inside our outside. Don't forget the napkins!

Schedule a weekly DANCE[it]OUT party for yourself. Shake your groove thing and smile.

Take a long, after dinner walk on a warm summer's eve.

Set an alarm five minutes earlier than normal and use that time to cuddle with your main squeeze.

List out five things that were great about your day.

Turn off the phone, shut the computer and get lost in your favorite TV show.

Make the change today, that you always say you are going to make. No time like the present.

Sit outside and just watch the clouds roll by and change.

I   N   D   U   L   D   G   E in the nap.

inspiration found *here*

October 22, 2014

Oh No You DIIIIIIIIIIIIIDN'T!


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#blogtober pet peeves…aka things I confess with kathy that make me crazy…

[+] Talking the talk, but not walking the walk.

[+] People not writing thank you notes for gifts, especially wedding related.

[+] When the microwave button hasn't been cleared. How hard is it to press clear?

[+] Slurps and gulps while eating. NAILS.ON.A.CHALKBOARD

[+] Women failing to close the locker doors in the changing room at the gym. Were you born in a barn?

[+] Dishes in the sink when the dishwasher is dirty.

[+] Being late or being made to wait.

[+] Hypocrites…basically those that FLIP out about something they do to others, all the time. #youlooksilly

[+] Gum smacking.

[+] Being intentionally hung up on…just don't do it.

[+] Constant neediness. I can't pump you up all the time, you gotta take care of yourself.

[+] Lack of personal space when I'm out in a crowd. This is why I don't go to crowded bars anymore.

[+] Micromanaging.

[+] Constant complainers that don't do anything to change their situation. TAKE ACTION or hush!

What are some of your pet peeves?!?

October 21, 2014

If I could...

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 If I could...

Travel anywhere, where would it be? Greece/Italy on a transatlantic cruise. 

Meet anyone, who would it be? Oh my word, this is a tough one. I'm going to go with former President Bush.

Be anyone for a day, who would it be? Princess Kate. I wanna be a princess and live in a palace.

Get anything free for the rest of your life, what would it be? Coffee or wine.

Change one thing about your life, what would it be? More money, less problems.

Have any superpower, what would it be? The power of flight. [nomoreairplanesha]

Be any animal for a day, which would you be? Cheetah...so fast

Change one thing about the world, what would it be? NO child hungry...ever!

Live in any fictional universe, which would you choose? A Disney Movie

Eliminate one of your human needs, which would you get rid of? Potty breaks.

Change one thing about your physical appearance, what would you change? Bigger hoohas...just kidding, I want six pack abs.

Change one of your personality traits, what would you choose? My drive. I get lazy, really quickly and I wish I had more drive to power through to get things done right away..

Be talented at anything instantly, what would you choose? Athletics...wanna be a balla, shot calla!

Have any hair/eye/skin color, which would you choose? I love my eyes [green hazel] and even though I'm always adding blonde to my hair, I'd love to be a pale skinned, red head.

Be any weight/body type, which would you choose? Athletic/Fitness body type. Less fat, more muscle.

Live in any country/city, where would you choose? ALASKAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Change one law in your country, which would you change? Hurt a child, go to jail, no chance of getting your kid back, until you can prove you are a kind human being. Foster care/social work centers would get more money than professional athletes and movie stars. Our children need to be better protected.

Have any job in the world, which would you choose? Professional athlete or coach.

Have anything appear in your pocket right now, what would it be? A cure for all cancers/Alzheimers.

Have anyone beside you right now, who would it be? My Grandma Mo. NOW!

inspiration found *here*

October 20, 2014

Impromptu Fun and Vamos United!!!

Morning, glories! I hope y'all had a great weekend and are ready to start the week. My weekend was a great one, filled with sports, good food, awesome friends, my amazing husband and some wonderful chill time on Sunday. 

This weekend I...

::: Baked cookies and cream cupcakes for a tailgate this weekend. #sogood #soeasy #makethemnow

::: Went out on an impromptu dinner date with Le Husband. #spontaneousdateforthewin

::: Ate the best mushroom risotto in the world and enjoyed the company of my wonderful Husband. 

::: Woke up for women's kickball practice on Saturday morning. 

::: Had a GREAT practice and scrimmage with random dudes. 

::: Went home, ate lunch then went to the gym.

::: WORST WORKOUT IN THREE MONTHS! #ugh #pullups #blech

::: Showered and scurried over to RFK for the DC United vs Chicago Fire game, with my BFFER.

::: Got picture sniped by a sneaky Le Husband.

::: Tailgated with some lovely ladies

::: Watched my team win!!! #hoooraysoccer #yayMLS #ilovesoccer

::: Tried to convert Le Husband to soccer…didn't work, but he didn't complain. #goodman

::: Had such an awesome time with my BFFER. It's been awhile since we saw each other, but it's always a blast when we're together. Love you, T!

::: Attended church and celebrated Children's Sabbath, Sunday morning.

::: Randomly ate Hibachi for lunch,  with Le Husband, nom nom nom!

::: Looked for new coffee mugs and bowls, since ours are on their last leg. Couldn't find any I liked, do any of y'all have some suggestions? We want simple, black and white.

::: Grocery shopped, {got some cold cuts haha}, prepped lunch for the week, did laundry, got ready for the week and then took a nap. #ilovenaps #weekendnapsarethebest

::: Celebated another Cowboys win. We're 6-1, baby and we took it to those G-Men. YES! YES! YES!  Football has been awesome this season, let's keep it up okay boys? We have deadskins week, this week, since the skins visit Dallasa next Sunday. Let's get a BIG WIN, okay?!!?

::: Played in an 11pm soccer game, #woof!

::: Won!!! Against a team I hate! #worthitiguess?

How was your weekend?


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Today's #blogtober prompt is "Your Biggest Fear", which is a pretty heavy topic in my opinion. I'm not going to go the obvious route and say death, because I think everyone for the most part fears death and all the different ways we can die. 

I'd have to say my biggest fear is not making a positive impact in our world and not leaving my mark on people's lives. I want to leave this world a happier, brighter place, even if that just means a kind word makes someone's day. If I were to disappear tomorrow and no one [besides my family and besties and friends] were to notice a lack of happiness or sparkle in the world, that would fulfill my biggest fear. 

What is your biggest fear?

October 17, 2014

You Five, Are My Favorite[s]

Morning, kit kats. We made it to Friday, hopefully unscathed and now it's time to prepare for the 'freaking weekend, baby I'm about to have me some fuuunnn"! This time last week I was chilling in Vegas, and while I wish I was still there, I am pretty exited for this coming weekend. I'm going to see my BFFER, watch some soccer, clean the apartment and enjoy some lazy time, too. Fun right?!? Do you have any awesome plans this weekend?

Sadly, before we actually get to our fun weekend plans, we have to get through today. I hope your Friday isn't too cuckoo-bird and flies by. Let's get started, with some Friday favorites, shall we?

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Favorite outfit of the week: New clothes make me happy and a whole new outfit makes me jump for joy. Well, maybe not jump for joy, just snap a picture for the bliggity-blog. I love, love, love my new leopard top, it's my new favorite statement piece [which makes it hard to wear a lot, since it's such a statement] and I loved how this whole look came together. Want to get this look? I've included the Loft links below, happy shopping!
Leopard Top: Here || Jeans: Here || Shoes: Here
Favorite quote of the week: I saw this quote a few days ago, with the #blogtober linkup and man, did it resonate with me. I can't please everyone but I can consistently show my true character and live with an open heart, so those that continually talk badly about me look like the fools. #jokesonyou
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Favorite picture of the week: My Cowboy's are kicking MAHJOR HINEY this year and I'm so, freakin' stoked. It's been hard the past few years, but starting 5-1 has been amazing. Knocking OFF the Seahawks and the Saints was incredible and I just hope we can rock the Giants and deadskins in the coming weeks. I'm sure Romo will do something stupid, in some future game, but right now I'm reveling in a fabulous season. Oh and you KNOW I'm rubbing it in to all my DC friends. #deadskinsstink

Favorite funny of the week: I died when I saw this on pinterest. A short joke and taco joke in one, so hilarious!
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Favorite mail moment of the week: I did the happy dance when I received my BOFF's wedding invitation in the mail earlier this week. They are super beautiful and fun and I immediately put the invite on our fridge. I also immediately put our response in the mail, because I know the stress those invites can cause. I used to be the later RSVPer for weddings, but now, after dealing with the drama of late invites, our response is back in the mail the day we receive the invitation.

                                                                         
**linking up here, here here, and here this week**

Have a fabulous day and a kicking weekend friends!

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I haven't been great at this whole #blogtober thing, but I'm trying, y'all. I did manage to get my post together for today, wooho! linking up with tay and helene, for today's prompt of "I'm an expert at..."

I'm an expert at...

// painting my nails and immediately chipping the polish off.

// being lazy when I need to be productive.

// getting lost in a really good book.

// french braids.

// finding the good in situations.

// baking cookies and cream Oreo cupcakes.

// writing thank you notes.

// being a cheerleader for my friends.

// not slurping my food.

// procrastination.

// smiling no matter what. #itsmyfavorite

What are you an expert at?!

October 16, 2014

When I'm Alone

Life has been a bit crazy, with the trip to Las Vegas last weekend, and then Le Husband was on a trip early this week. Which meant I had the apartment to myself for a bit. He's on the road once every month or so and while I miss him when he's gone, it's really not bad. I choose to enjoy the alone time, instead of wallowing that he's away [since it's only for a few days, at most].

My home alone routine is much different than when Le Husband is home and I thought it would be fun to do a post on what I do when I'm alone. I can't take credit for the idea, as I first found this on Breanna's blog. It was fun reading her post and realizing I wasn't the only one with a different side when I'm alone.

Because, like everyone, when I'm alone I sit in my white pjs and kiss baby bunnies!!! Haha, just kidding!
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When I'm alone, I...

Eat all the sushi. Le  Husband hates sushi, so I indulge when he's gone.

Dance around the apartment to teeny bopper music. Much more fun, when the house is alllll mine!

Control the remote. Catch up on all the show Le Husband doesn't watch [Good Wife, Madame Secretary, Kendra On Top, Dance Moms]. #sometrashysomenot

Have cereal for dessert. Healthy eating doesn't count when he's not home. 

Get dressed with the lights on in our room. Le Husband is still sleeping when I leave in the mornings, so unless I lay my outfit out in our guest room, I'm walking around in the dusky morning light to get dressed.

Indulge in a home spa day. Manicure, pedicure, clay mask and more. It's fun being a girl.

Organize all the spaces and clear the clutter. Le Husband is not as OCD about keeping things organized as I am, so when he's away I go through certain areas and clear away the clutter. I always keep things I'm unsure of, to have him double check, but he always comes back to a cleaner, more organized home.

Check all the windows, to make sure they're locked. 3xs or more, just to be safe.

Quadruple check the door. Because, duh, home alone!

Ensure the bat is on my side and Le Husband's gun is in his night stand. Ready to be locked and loaded, if needed. #2ndamendment #Ineedmyownweapon #nooneisgonnahurtmebutilikebeingprepared.

What are the fun/crazy/silly things you do when you're alone!?!?

October 15, 2014

Vegas [kickball] Crushed Me

I'm finally back. Vegas took a lot out of me, obviously. And sorry I didn't give y'all the heads up before I left. I used to highlight exciting trips before they happened, but then I started to get nervous about posting when I was heading out of town for more than a night. Feel free to call me paranoid, I won't judge you.

And I won't judge you if you shake your head at all the things I did in Vegas. I don't do Vegas the way most people do, because my past five trips have been for a kickball tournament. Yes, I go to Las Vegas for kickball. The first year we went it was a whirlwind of 'holy moly', but then it became, 'cool fun'. Le Husband and I enjoy eating good food and experiencing the location, more than drinking like a fish, so we try to find some things 'off the beaten path'. Oh and since we're playing for $10,000 we don't like to imbibe and dehydrate ourselves the day before the tourney. Afterwards is a totally different story, of course.

In order to get this post out ASAP, I figured I'd link up with Kathy, and make it a confession post. Hopefully that's okay with y'all, and Kathy.

On my 2014 Vegas trip, I confess ...

// I introduced Trip to Vegas. Yes, that means I brought a bear on our trip.

// We brought our suitcases to the bar. Our flight was delayed and we knew if we headed to our hotel first we wouldn't make it out to the bar to meet everyone. We landed in Vegas at 12am local time, which was 3am EST. I'm happy to report we stayed out until 3am Vegas time #champs!

// I changed in the bathroom airport and rocked a headband to hide my non showered hair. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do to look good in Vegas. #takeabathhippy

// I was blown away by our free upgrade in our hotel room. For whatever reason the concierge at Treasure Island decided to give us an upgrade to this amazing strip view. #asknoquestions


// Our visit to Hash House A Go Go was incredible, as always. If you visit one food place in Vegas, make it Hash House!!!

// I enjoyed playing tourist by the pirate ship.

// We finally bought our one year anniversary present. Since the first year's gift is paper, Le Husband and I decided to buy a new painting together to add to our other Tom Everhart piece. We were walking in the mall and Le Husband made a beeline for the art gallery, which I thought was strange. Until I saw the amazing pieces. It took us awhile, but we settled on this adorable Snoopy and Woodstock painting. I can't wait to hang it in our apartment.

Isn't it lovely?!?! Proud new owners… #cheesesohard

// I was mega geeked to go to the Battlefield Vegas shooting range. Le Husband had been talking about it forever, and it sounded like a fun way to spend time on our Friday.


// I was uber impressed with Le Husband's shooting abilities. I did well myself, but he kicked major butt.

// I was a bit overwhelmed with the MP5 automatic feature, but was highly impressed with how well I handled the firepower of the sniper rifle. #shootinggunsisfun
THE SWAT EXPERIENCE
Glock 17; MP5; Remington 870; Remington 700




// I snapped this picture in the elevator because I loved how the dress looked. I haven't worn it in forever and it made me look tiny! #classyiknow

// Our dinner at the Top of the World restaurant in the Stratosphere was one of my favorite meals of the weekend. The food was delicious, the view was incredible and obviously the company was fantastic. If you're a foodie, I highly suggest going to this restaurant. Just be aware the top moves and you'll definitely feel weird the first fifteen minutes or so, but then it becomes old hat. 

// I lost our amazing professional picture we bought from TOTW and I'm still angry about it. I plan to call the restaurant and see if we can get a reprint, because y'all, it was one of the best pictures [minus our wedding pictures] we've ever taken together. DRATDRATDRAT!

// I'm still extremely bitter about our loss in the tournament. We made it through a very tough day of competition, only to lose by one run in the finals. YES! The finals. WE lost 10Gs by one run. ONE RUN because people didn't play the way they should have and someone lost the ball in the lights. UGH! #bitterbuspartyofone.

// I can't even say, 'It's okay, I still love my team' because it's been a mess this season. We had a good run, the outcome blows.

// Sunday Le Husband rocked it out on the roulette table. Our lucky #21 hit, twice, which was fun. We didn't win too much, but he kept money which I consider a win.

// I was in the air during the Cowboys DOMINATION of the Seahawks. I rocked my tshirt, but I missed out on the fun. #superbummedbutIlltakethewin.

// We had the two smoothest flights in the world and I'm so thankful I didn't have a freak out moment.

// I worked from home on Monday because I was so tired. So happy to have an understanding boss, that doesn't ask questions. #yesididworkbutalsotookanap

// This Vegas trip was one of my favorites, despite the kickball outcome.

// I still haven't recapped last year's Vegas trip. Maybe I'll do that next week, just for kicks?

So there you go, ladies. My Las Vegas trip in a confessions post. If you're looking to head to Vegas, shoot me an email and I'll give you an even more detailed version of our trip, if you want. I always feel like death when I leave Sin City, but it's always a fun experience.