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?

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

That time I puked on a dinner cruise (a.k.a. Humpday Confessions)

I confess...I love Kathy.  I swear I can spend all frikken day on her blog reading and re-reading her posts.  Plus she hosts these great Humpday Confessions link-ups every week so I totes filled my blog planner with "Humpday Confessions" for every Wednesday this month.  Thanks, Kathy.

I confess...that even though I love this photo of Joey and I back in 2009, I still can't get over how I puked my brains out all over the bathroom about 30 minutes after.  I've never really been one to get seasick - I paddled for 3 years, for christ's sake - but that dinner cruise stirred up the vomit demons in me.  And just so you can get a good image of it in your head, I had eaten a salad.  Oh, also - and here's the kicker - there was only ONE toilet in the bathroom and it was occupied so I spewed all over the sink.  And counter.  And mirror.  And floor.  It was like a jar of pesto sauce exploded up in there.

I has not been a great day so far.  I think everyone just can't wait until Friday.  I even forgot about Parent-Teacher Conference at the girls' school tomorrow.  Yuck.  Don't get me wrong, I'm an active parent when it comes to my kids.  I'm just never comfortable in those situations.  And ohmygod, PTA meetings - #icant.

I confess...I really need a vacation.  Seriously.  I've been looking into travel packages for Greece, Seychelles, and Ireland.  Not like I'll be able to afford a real trip to one of those destinations any time soon - but at least I can go on vacation in my mind via Google Images.

I confess...I'm slowly getting used to my blog planning but I feel like I've hit a road block in the form of Facebook.  I don't have one.  I have a FB Page for the blog, but I don't have a personal one and it's kind of holding me back from promoting this little space here.  I don't want a personal FB again (I'm over all the nonsense and drama that goes on) but I don't know jack shit about FB Pages other than having it automatically update my posts.  HELP!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

32 Things That Make Me Happy ^_^

It should come as no shock to you that I'm late on this blog post trend.  I mean, c'mon.  I just started a planner and we're already 4 months into the year.

Anyway, since both Kai and Gina's post inspired me yesterday, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and join in on the fun.  Bring on the happy!

1 //  This guy.

2 //  These kids.

 3 //  All of us together.

4 //  Beach days.

5 //  Sunshine.

6 //  Coffee.

 7 //  Fine-point pens.

8 //  Comments and messages.

9 //  Glitter.

10 //  Bubble baths.

11 //  Handwritten notes.

12 //  Packages in the mail.

13 //  Christmas.

14 //  French fries.

15 //  Afternoon tea time.

16 //  Discovering new blogs.

17 //  Creating things.

18 //  Date nights.

19 //  Comfy pillows.

20 //  Scented candles.

21 //  Karaoke.

22 //  Jell-O shots.

23 //  BBFFS.

24 //  Bikinis.

25 //  Good surprises.

26 //  Laughter.

27 //  BBQs.

28 //  Vacations.

29 //  Cooking great food.

30 //  Dressing up.

31 //  Goofy photos.

32 //  Sister.

And there you have it folks, my happy list!  Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.  Now it's your turn, what's on your happy list??