Saturday, September 5, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Find Your Happy Place

Sometimes the daily grind can make life feel complacent. It is easy to get stuck in a rut where routine actually becomes exhausting. For me, the day-to-day work...workout...dinner...bubble bath...bed makes my frizzle-frazz factor shoot through the roof. I need more. Everyone knows deep down that there is a happy place (HP). It is up to you to find it.

Where to start?

  • What makes you smile?
  • Where do you feel at ease?
  • How can you rejuvenate?

I challenge you to think of these three simple things and come up with at least one happy place. This needs to become a daily habit. At first, this wonderful HP will almost seem too hard to fit into the day. Between the usual responsibilities and "things that come up" this new addition to the to-do-list may seem a little much.

The rewards will pay off. Take a time out and find that something that will helpJune PC 015 make you feel whole. This may mean for you - more time with your kids, a good sweaty run outside, cooking, learning something new, visiting a destination you have always dreamed, reading a book, sipping coffee, picking up a good book, sitting on the porch swing, etc. Repeat after me...This is important. Once you start you can't stop. Life will not seem as complacent anymore.



Monday, July 27, 2009

Batter Blaster


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Just so you know...Batter Blaster is officially the bomb! I found this at Target and got a HUGE craving for pancakes. It is so easy, no bisquick, no mess. You just oil the pan, shake the can, and press the nozzle & waaa-lah pancakes cookin' just like magic. I added blueberries to mine and it was so delicious. Never again will I be found mixing up pancakes. This is the ONLY way to go folks!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Bedroom makeover, makeover!

My bedroom has had several makeovers since April. I just couldn't get it right, but I think I have found my solution!

First, I used the same style that I had at my old house. I loved the green and brown scheme, but it was just played out.

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Then, too much light was coming through the windows so I changed the curtains and went for a darker look which I learned quickly that I HATED {forgive the mess oops!}

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And now I have found my happy, happy place. Teals and yellows for the summer!

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The curtain is by far a mistreatment. It's a shower curtain! But I love the way it frames the bed, and you can't really tell what it really is. It's a disguise! Plus it is very thick material, and lots cheaper than drapes. I also hung some plates I had beside the bed which turned out awesome, and lucky me...I picked out the teal ones that went great with the new look!

The bird pillow is awesome. My mother has the same one. I copied...what of it? :-)

It is a breath of fresh air when I walk in now. I love, love, love it!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

You get the gold star!

It occurred to me today that I love barn stars! I have posted about this before, but it really sunk in today when I was looking around my apartment. Do you have something in your home that repeats itself?

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I put these above the TV the other day. We just can't decide what we like there. The wall is just so bare. This is a work in progress.

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Too baby stars in the dining area. I'm also going to have to get some candles to replace the baby tea lights!

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My favorite...the red star in the kitchen. Why do apartments always have the most hideous colored cabinets? Sheesh!

I'm going to make a trip to Hobby Lobby in a little while. I hope I can find some good deals! Excited!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Habitat for Humanity

I volunteered for the Habitat for Humanity this past week. Let me just go ahead and tell you that if you think these guys would have mercy on you because you are a have another thing coming. It doesn't matter when it comes to building a house. I was hoping to be working in the interior, and having someone help me along but NOPE. I was up on a ladder from 7am to 2pm hammering nails into hard soffit (I don't even know if that's how you spell it) to the ceiling of the porch. I had a tool belt, hammer, nails, a tape measure, and a ladder. I am still so sore I can barely move! The experience really was wonderful though and I was able to help with the assistance of my wonderful coworkers in doing a little good for the community. If you have ever thought about volunteering you definitely should. Its tough work, but you will make it & be glad you did!

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Monday, June 29, 2009


So yeah, I've pretty much always wanted a hat like this but I've always been way too chicken. Today I figured what the hay and broke down and got one. Jealous? haha :)

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