Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I confess...

...Monday was just...I couldn't.  Either my weekend was toooooooo relaxing that it carried over into Monday or it wasn't relaxing enough that I just needed more time to be lazy.  Whatever the case, I just could not work up enough fucks to give.

...I ate SO much yesterday that I wanted to throw up.  We had a luncheon for my boss's birthday and I stuffed myself full of carbs, fats, and sugar.  It was so bad, but soooooo good.  I didn't even eat dinner last night because I was still so full from lunch!  I did have a slice of cake this morning though.  I have no self control.  Obvs.  I did have a salad for lunch though - so, point for me!

...I'm going to join a 5k!  I found out that there's going to be a color run next month and I got super excited!!  I cannot wait for registration to open so I can sign up!  After seeing my BBFF have so much fun at one, I could not pass up the opportunity!  Now all I gotta do is actually start running so I don't kill myself that day.

...Speaking of killing myself, I've got soooooo much crap going on right now.  I need a new planner to keep track of all my planners - blogging, wedding, work, parties and's a bit overwhelming right now.  Mother's Day is coming up soon, and then my birthday, and then Trace's 5th birthday...yikes!

...This post has taken me wayyyyyy longer to write than I thought it would.  It just seems like the day is going by soooooo slowly and I'm dragging my ass along with it.  Damn.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

Hello my lovelies!  Hope you all had a great Easter weekend!  Mine was very relaxing and not as chaotic as it should have been (since I pretty much flaked on most of my plans) but my body just needed a break from chaos for one weekend.

 We took the kids to a couple egg-hunts, we watched a movie (Rio 2), and we spent time together as a family.  No cleaning, no cooking, no fuss - I didn't even put on any makeup this weekend.  My "chill" mode continued on into Monday because I just could not bring myself to write a post.  I just couldn't do it.  Instead I spent the day on Pinterest - you know, besides working.

Last night, thanks to the Ralphy's Smokey's baseball team fundraiser, I got to spend a little time with friends.  More importantly, I was reunited with my foreign friends from Japan and Germany named Tokyo Tea and Jagermeister.

And since good friends never let you down, I woke up feeling AWESOME!  Nope, no hangovers here - I was even up wayyyyy earlier than usual and had a pretty fantastic time getting ready thanks to my new favorite Pandora station:  Bachelorette Party.

 Blouse & Neon Bracelets: H&M  //  Pants: SammyDress (sold out)  //  Shoes:  JustFab "Paean"  //  Necklace & Gold Bangle c/o Keena  //  Watch:  Michael Kors

Comfy, casual, and classic.  With a little bit of sparkle, of course.

Alright, I think I've overloaded your screens with enough gifs and photos for one post.  Time to announce the winners!

Kasey from Kasey at the Bat
Vera from Growing Up Mena
 Amanda from Voyage of the MeeMee
Kai from Hey Kai

Thank you for everyone who entered, you are all so very very very awesome!  And if you didn't win this time around, be sure to stick around for next month's giveaway!

And don't forget to come back tomorrow for my weekly confessions!  Those are always good...

P.S.  If you're a Will & Grace fan, I love you.

Friday, April 18, 2014

#icant + #iknowican

Who's got two thumbs and is excited that it's Friday?  THIS GIRL!

I'm completely over-the-moon that it is finally FRIDAYYYYYY!!  This week was full of ups and downs but it was a helluva lot better than last week.

Last week was one big fat #icant week.  Friday sucked so bad that I couldn't even bring myself to write a post.  My "#icant + #iknowican" post from last week is still in my drafts.

#icant seem to jump back on the fitness bandwagon!  I tried.  I worked out a little this week.  Once.  And even that was half-ass.  Oh, and I may have popped a big fat bag of buttery goodness after all that talk (aka two lines) about Skinny Pop with Amanda yesterday.

Yesterday was rough.  Spending all day fighting with someone drains you out.  Physically, mentally, and emotionally.  #icant.  It also drains your battery if you're fighting via text.

I'm so glad that the workweek is over and the weekend is finally here!  We don't really have any big plans for Easter this year, so I'm hoping to just spend some time relaxing and enjoying the weekend with my family.

#iknowican make the most of the weekend!  Guam has several community Easter events going on every year and I'm hoping to take the kids to at least one this weekend.  Most likely the same one we went to last year.  (You can see it here).

  Our family picture last Easter.

#iknowican create a schedule for next week's posts!  This blog week was fan-fucking-tastic for me because I had written down my post ideas at the beginning of the week so I had at least a general idea of what I was going to write that day:  Monday was a recap of my week/weekend (since I hadn't written a post on Friday), Tuesday was the 15th so I decided to do the monthly giveaway, Wednesdays are reserved for Kathy's Humpday Confessions link-up, Thursday I posted my tag video (finally), and Fridays are usually reserved for #icant + #iknowican.

Oh, and here's another one before I go:  #iknowican re-start our wedding plans.  It's been a helluva year and our plans to get hitched this summer have been put on the back burner.  This past week I've been back in "wedding planning mode" and we'll be deciding an exact date this weekend.  I'm aiming for next year either in April (18th or 25th) or sometime in October (our 10-year anniversary is October 29, 2015).  And just so you know I'm serious this time, I downloaded and printed a wedding planner checklist too.  BOOM!

P.S. The giveaway is still going on right now!  Get your entries in if you want a super awesome blog planner too!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Would You Rather...

It's been a while since I've done a beauty post around here, hasn't it?  Too long, in fact.

Fortunately, my BBFF Keena tagged me in her Would you rather [beauty edition] post and it pushed me to break out the camera and hit record!

And just in case you can't watch the video [if you're, ahem, "at work"], I've listed the questions and my general responses below for your reading pleasure.  Also, feel free to copy and paste the questions and add your own responses - just make sure you let me know so I can go and read them!

Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lipglosses or lose all of your palettes and eyeshadows?

I love my eyeshadows and palettes but I definitely cannot leave the house without mascara and a little eyeliner.  I'm not big on lip products so those don't really matter to me.

Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?

Wow, we can't just ease into it?  Fine.  I guess I'd rather chop it.  I've almost always had long, thick hair and after a while it becomes a pain.  I get headaches if my hair is tied up for too long because it's so heavy!  I say just chop it off and buy some cute wigs!

Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?

I'm not really big on blush, but with my tanned complexion I'd have to go with coral.

If you had $1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?

Clothes.  Definitely clothes.  Next question.

Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner, or eyeliner as lipstick?

Eyeliner as lipstick of course.  Eyeliner is universal.

Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?

Sephora.  MAC has some great products but Sephora's variety of makeup/skincare/fragrances has got MAC beat by a mile.  Plus I love being able to try different brands and mix them into my daily routine so definitely Sephora.  Hands down.

By the way, there is no Sephora on Guam and they don't even ship here!  So the next time you step in to a Sephora, think of me and how fortunate you are to have one!  Hahaha.

Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life?

Eyeshadow.  I don't use lipcolor very often.

Would you rather wear winter clothes in summer or summer clothes in winter?

I live on Guam, where it's practically summer every day of the year so wearing shorts and tank tops in December is normal.

Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?

Can I say neutral?  I don't really do my nails often.  Honestly, the last manicure I had was probably before my son was born - about 4/5 years ago.  

Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product?

I'd give up the lip product because even though I buy lipsticks, glosses, liners, etc. I hardly use them.  By the end of the day my lipstick is faded because I've been eating and drinking throughout the day without touching up.

Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun?

Wait a minute, didn't we just chop off our hair in the beginning of this tag?  My hair is always in a messy bun anyway so it really wouldn't matter - with the length and thickness of my hair, ponytails give me headaches after too long.

Would your rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lipgloss?

I guess never paint my nails.  They're rarely painted anyway so I don't mind them being bare.

Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or sharpie them in everyday?

I'd rather take the time and fill them in every single day than have none at all!  That's too weird!

Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?

I can do without nail polish, but not without makeup!

Well, that's all I've got for you today!  I hope you all enjoyed watching this video because I really did have fun making it.  It was one of the easiest, and least awkward videos I've made and I'm hoping to record a little more in the future (because I secretly like watching myself).  And because I like watching other people's videos even more than my own, I tag - no wait, I dare - you to do it too!

And to all my fellow bloggers, don't forget to enter the giveaway to win a digital copy of the 2014 Blog Planner by Mama Miss!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Alright, I confess...

...I have been going ape shit for the past two days trying to find my favorite shoes!  I had them in the car on Saturday because I had planned to change into them (even though I didn't) and they've gone missing!  I have no frikken clue where they could be.  I've checked all over the place with no luck.  WTF!!

...that sometimes Blogger can be a big fat liar.  Seriously, where the fuck is my feed?  Sometimes it shows and sometimes it doesn't.  Is this happening for anyone else or is it just me?  It really sucks when I'm trying to keep up with other blogs.  So if you get comments on several posts from me all on the same day, you know why - I'm just trying to catch up!

...I started working out again.  Kinda.  I did a mini workout Monday morning and it was okay, considering I hadn't worked out in weeks.  But then I followed it up by eating a giant portion of chicken pesto pasta that evening.    Oh, and I had a Baconator last night.  Fitness fail.

...I'm completely and absolutely in LOVE with this post about how as your body changes, so should your style.  A must-read for every woman who is heading into their 30's and 40's (myself included since I'll be turning 28 next month!) and/or has or is planning on having children!!  Reminds me of this scene from The Sweetest Thing...

...that I'm really excited for the giveaway going on right now!  I can't wait for it to be over so I can share the awesomeness that is the blog planner!  You know you want one, so what are you waiting for!  Go and enter!!

And don't forget to link up your humpday confessions with Kathy @ Vodka and Soda too!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Spring Into April Giveaway!

Hooray, we've made it to the middle of April!  Spring break is in full swing over here (even though there's really no such thing when you're a grown up) and I'm feeling like getting a little crazy!  No, I'm not going to take my top off or do a keg stand.  Instead, I've got a giveaway for you - because you know us bloggers go ape shit over free stuff!  Woo-hoo!

I'd been thinking real hard about what I should give away this month since I've been aiming for at least one giveaway per month this year.  So you know if you don't win this month, you've got the rest of the year to keep trying!  At first I was thinking about doing another beauty box, but since I just gave one away last month, I figured I should space them out a little.  Then I was thinking about a gift card or something, but that one is tricky especially since I like to keep my giveaways open internationally.  So, I scratched my head, turned it to the left and BOOM!!

There it was staring me right in the face.  Cue light bulb, fireworks, and blinking arrows!

This blog planner has quickly become my sidekick this month.  I take it just about everywhere with me (it fits perfectly in my big, Mary-Poppins purse) and it has been a huge help in blogging this month.  I know a lot of you fellow bloggers (what up, peeps!?) sometimes struggle with post ideas, scheduling, keeping up with maintenance, etc. so I thought this would be a great thing to help you out too.  Its like a personal assistant for your blog!

And since we're getting crazy, I'll be picking - not 1, not 2 - but 4 winners this month.  Yes, FOUR!  That means four lucky bloggers will get a digital copy of this super awesome blog planner to help them spring clean and start fresh on their blogs!  Woo-hoo!

What are you waiting for?  Get to entering!  Oh, and even if you're not a blogger, Mama Miss also has an awesome calendar and menu planner available too!

**2014 Blogger Planner was designed and created by Mama MissFrikken Duckie is not affiliated with Mama Miss in any way and this giveaway is not intended for personal or monetary gain.**

Monday, April 14, 2014

A Helluva Week

Photo credit: Dream a Little Bigger

Sometimes even when you're trying your hardest to stay positive, things still don't work out.  That's what last week was for me.  One big, gigantic, super stressful, positive energy draining, getting on my last nerve kinda week.

Monday and Tuesday weren't so bad.  They went surprisingly well.  Wednesday was a lazy day for me.  I couldn't help but feel extremely sleepy all day.  Thursday I was off thanks to the girls' parent-teacher conferences that day so I was able to finish painting some of the living room, clean my closet, get the house straightened up a bit and I even got a chance to record the tag video that I've been procrastinating on.  It was a surprisingly good and productive day.

And then Friday came.

I have never hated a Friday as much as I hated last Friday.  It should have been an awesome day, as Fridays usually are, especially since it was a payday Friday.  But, noooooo.  It rained, everyone was being extremely grumpy, people were was like the universe was bumping everyone's attitude back to Monday!  By the time I got home that day, all I wanted to do was curl up in a ball and wait for Saturday.

Saturday was a lot better.  I paid some bills, we picked up some necessities, and I was able to get a few (much needed) goodies for myself as well.  Obviously I'm a huge believer in retail therapy.

I woke up pretty early on Sunday morning, freaking out because I thought it was Monday already (can you tell that most of my Friday frustrations were work-related?).  Thankfully, with the early start, we were able to stop by the Smokin' Wheels event and watch the motocross race.  Trace absolutely loved it!  He's expecting a motocross bike for his birthday now.  Yeah, right.

I've got a lot planned for this week (hint:  review, video, a giveaway...) so I'm hoping to keep the positivity up!  Cheers to a new week!

By the way, how was your week and weekend?  Have you ever had an incredibly bad day at work?