Archive | October, 2012

Things that make me smile and bucket list inspired

30 Oct

I was really bored last night waiting for the storm and all and there happened to be nothing on tv. I started doing a little searching around on the computer looking for something pass the time until a normal bed time could be achieved and I could go to sleep. I ended up stumbling back on the pictures that I used to create my lists of things I wanted to do before 25 and before I was too old and the ones that make me smile… If you haven’t checked out my lists, feel free to do so even though they will never be complete, I seem to add to them everyday. But looking through these pictures got me inspired to do something great…

I am going to go through all that I can find and create some of my own that I think of and I am going to get prints of them all, most likely 4 by 6 because I’m afraid if I go too small you won’t be able to read them but too big and I won’t be able to create my idea… then I am going to get vinyl words (I have a vinyl cutter and I will gladly help anyone that wants to do this too) I am going to pick a wall in my room, probably the one my bed is on or do some rearranging so I have a fairly blank wall and get those circle sticky things at the craft store and write “reasons to smile” in vinyl cursive writing…and then take the hundreds/thousands of pictures that I am collecting and make a wall of things that make me smile. I can’t think of a better way to wake up everyday then to see something that already makes me smile. Life gets so consuming sometimes that we forget the simple pleasures and I don’t want to forget them.

In thinking this up, I have decided to do the same thing with my bucket list. I have a section of my wall between where my closet is and the door to my room are and I am going to write “my list” up and down and then attach the pictures and start compiling my bucket list on the wall where I see it. By seeing it everyday I am hoping it helps to encourage me to start slowly taking pictures down and putting them in a book as they are accomplished. Eventually I will have my own bucket list story about my life. Depending on how it turns out, I might even individually publish it to barnes and noble… maybe it will inspire someone else.

I am also thinking about doing one thing off the wall that makes me happy everyday. There are so many things I shouldn’t have to repeat for basically years (when I move out, it might be tricky to keep this up, let’s hope if I move in with someone they love me enough not to mind my slightly crazy side of wanting to have a million pictures on a random or I’ll have to have an office..) and I think I might turn this blog into something makes me happy everyday and completing my bucket list one thing at a time.

What do you guys think? About all the ideas?
Hope everyone was as lucky as we turned out to be with the storm and that everyone is having a great week so far!


Weathered the storm just fine

30 Oct

Just a quick update for everyone paying attention where I am located we weathered the storm much better than expected. There was no damage, it is still raining today but we never even lose power. So all in all it turned out so much better then the flood of 2011.


29 Oct

With Sandy approaching it has been a day to really get ahead of everything before the storm hits. For those who don’t know I am located in New York, about an hour from New York City… We won’t get hit nearly as badly as they do and let’s hope it stays that way especially after the extreme flooding issues that we had last year. I don’t really think everyone around here can take another round with out going out of their minds. Needless to say, I woke up early because I couldn’t sleep so good… and had managed to move all the outside furniture off the porch and onto the fenced in patio so that it can’t blow too far and get broken. Also moved all the Halloween decorations back inside. From there I managed to shower and get around for the day and go to work, which ended early which was kind of nice due us being in a state of emergency starting at 4pm

During the time that I was working, I spent doing a lot of cleaning, laundry, dishes and filling up 6-5 gallon water holders so that even without power we can flush the toilet, then a little while ago, I not only made dinner but dinner for tomorrow too, there is lunch meat for sandwiches and muffins for breakfast. I’ve charged all electronics, downloaded tons of free books and apps for my nook… I don’t know that there is much more that I can do so now apparently I will play the waiting game.

On the plus side… they always say if you are over prepared nothing will happen… so that’s good. I even managed to come up with a few candles I still had around my room because my Scentsy won’t work with the lights out and I won’t have any light after dark… I guess from here all I can say is I’ll eat dinner pretty soon and maybe shower so I’m all set just in case for the morning… maybe roll my hair up in a sock bun and have curls for tomorrow, then I just have to worry about washing my face and brushing my teeth which can be done with water that is in a bunch of pitchers… I did that too! Filled 6 pitchers with water, and 3 of my water bottles I take to the gym.. Pretty sure I’m on top of things. Now I’m kind of bored.. Will update everyone on the outcome where I live of the storm… hopefully it doesn’t end up how bad they are thinking but I think the state of emergency is in place through tomorrow, so no school, that means I won’t be doing any baby sitting, the perk of nannying for a teacher!

Life update…

28 Oct

It’s been about a week since I have found the time to actually keep up with this, no wonder I don’t have a diary! I should have known it would be the first thing to go out the window when sleep is more important. How about we start with the beginning of the week…

This week went a lot better then last week.. I talked to Dave a little bit, I have no idea what he’s doing but I’m getting used to him being distant so it’s actually not bugging me anymore but I’ve also been tired all week so maybe I just don’t care.. that’s probably terrible! I launched my new business website this week… I will write a post all about that, but now I am contacting almost 24/7 to get vendors who want to partake in it. Life fell apart a little for my parents spent 2 days picking up those pieces and looking regulations and what not and it made me wonder what is so wrong with people that they have to act childish for their entire life? Why can’t they grow up?

Enough about that how about some fun stuff… I am really going to start looking into completing things on my bucket list… I am going to try to take them one at a time and just go through it, I’m not sure where I’m going to start or when, but I am going to see what I can do about it. I am going to write about each one as I complete them too so if someone else wants to join me they can! I’m pretty excited about it.

I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of their weekend and good luck to anyone and everyone the east coast with the shenanigans that are unfolding, I’m pretty sure we have all had enough but it seems to be a here we go again…

What’s up with people?

23 Oct

So randomly out of the blue.. Dave texts me today…… I mean really?

I didn’t happen to have my phone on me at work today, so it kind of worked out because I didn’t respond for like 4 hours… so hey at least it didn’t look like I was waiting around but I said I was great and asked how he was, which he followed up with being SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BUSY and am I willing to wait.. really?  I still think you’re a douche, but I can sure as hell play hard to get and see where that goes.. sometimes I’m easily annoyed!


Back to music and working out which makes me ridiculously happy!


50 ways to say goodbye

22 Oct

My new favorite song of life!!!!!!!!! I personally have a new favorite song about once a week, but for right now this is it! Check it out.. it’s amazing..


On another note, I don’t know how everyone else’s day went, but my week has started out so much better and I’m much happier and actually looking forward to the gym… ever know when you just aren’t feeling like/being yourself? It really starts to wear on you after a few days but I am feeling much more like myself today and I am so excited about it.




Scentsy Holiday Collection

21 Oct

I wanted to also include a quick Scentsy post… I do sell Scentsy and I know I keep mentioning it… for those of you who don’t know what it is… it is plug in burners that melt wax bars and smell amazing, there are a bunch of burners and over 80 scents and it is a really amazing, if you have any interest in possibly joining the Scentsy world and selling it yourself I would be more then happy to help you start up a business or if you’re interested in the products… either way, I will attach my link and if you want to take a look please feel free!

Here is a little slide show of some of the holiday collection and a few others it isn’t the full line of anything just something quick.

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