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Friday, September 13, 2013

Some weird happenings around WI lately... Or maybe just my neck of the woods?

So, I haven't posted in a long while. I've been quite busy!!!

First, my fiance and I had a little out and broke up to find our ways back to each other. That was a long couple of months. Then, I realized that my apartment is too small to do 30 DS in and I joined a gym. And now, I am blogging at Barns & Noble because I am supposed to be meeting a partner for a group project... and she's not here! Hopefully she will be soon.

While I wasn't blogging, I made some important life goals for myself.

1. Get married. Brandon loves me no matter how I am and where I am in my life. I AM good enough. Nothing will change that.
2. Lose the 35 lbs that I have gained since high school. Not that I don't like my body! I love the curves these extra lbs have given me, but I can tell that my body doesn't appreciate the extra weight. My frame isn't made to hold this much.
3. Raise my GPA to a 3.0. I took a leadership class this summer, and I ended up becoming more confused about my life than what I already was. However, I was able to network and know that I have so many mentors and people in my life that are willing to take the good with the bad. So, I have currently got a 2.9!! WHooop WHoop! So, my favorite professor Ed encouraged me to reset my goal to achieving a 3.5. That would entitle me to graduate with honors and I would be the second person EVER in my family to graduate from college with honors, and the first person in my family to graduate from college with TWO degrees. What a landmark. I feel that I need to set the bar high. Not only for myself, but also for my future children. I didn't really have any expectations except for the ones that my step-mother set for me. So achieving them will be the ultimate payoff.
4. Personally grow the WCTC DECA chapter by 15%. This is what I am goaled at currently. And, if everyone who signed up at our first meeting continues to be active with the club, I am positive that I am nearly half way there already! SO EXCITED!

If you have never set a goal and completed it, you may not know the feeling, but completing a goal, or exceeding it is the greatest feeling ever!

One day I will pay it forward. I can only hope that I will be able to prove to my professors, who have invested so much time into mentoring, and supporting not only me but my fellow peers, that I was worth it.

On a less academic note, I was promoted to a Sales Leader at a larger store! That was one of my dreams and is keeping me on track with my career goals :) Why am I telling you this, you may ask? Because it comes with perks, (like a raise), and downfalls. Said downfalls include, later nights, stressful quotas, and weird men hitting on you and asking you out... You like how I slid that one in there? I knew you would!

Yesterday, I opened the store and was greeting and selling to customers when a man, not an old man, but older than me, and straight up asked me on a date. OF COURSE it was a day when I didn't wear my engagement ring to work. 

Then, today, I'm walking through the mall and a guy goes, "Hey I like you're jeans", and I politely thank him. Then he goes, "How can I get in those?" Um... EXCUSE ME?! No.

And that's all I have to say today <3

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

There must be something in the water...

What is it lately? It seems like whatever I want goes up in flames? I want to hang out with someone, NOPE! You've gotta work, or you're sick. I want to finally be on top of my bills and not broke at the end of the month, NOPE! You're actually be negative at the EOM. I want to be happy, NOPE! Screw you Angie!

I am usually just a very positive person. EXTREMELY positive, to the point where people ask me how the heck I'm so positive. But, lately I just want to shoot anyone who's being positive in the face. I'm ready to give up on being happy and start making other people happy. I'd be one of those people who thrives on other people's happiness. 

It's so bothersome that I can't sleep. I don't want to eat. And all I want to do is scream at the top of my lungs that I hate everyone.

HOWEVER, I could have it worse. I know I could. But can I just for once be happy? Its not even really about the money, or the inability to hang out with friends. It is the sheer fact that it seems like everyone I know wants me to be upset. It seems like everyone just wants me to suffer and struggle.

Also, can I get a weekend off without asking for one? Like seriously? Or can someone I know at my job, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE(!!!!) stop being so selfish? I work my tail off too! I deserve to have my scheduled ROTATION off! Its company policy, thank you. 

And that's all I have to say today <3

PS- I know things will get better :) I just needed to vent.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Guys! I just got my Sunkissed VoxBox!

Can I please just let everyone know that I am totally and completely spoiled by Influenster? 




Look at these goodies!!! The products are as follows:

1 pair of Dr. Scholl's for Her High Heel Insoles: It says in the description of these little babies that they are proven to improve the way I feel in heels... Um. Yes!!! Thank the good Lord for finally allowing someone to make these! Can't wait to try them!

1 bottle of SinfulShine with Gel Tech technology in Alfresco: Super cute color and the shine is UNBELIEVABLE! I only did one nail... I can't wait to do a complete mani with this stuff!

1 tube of Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream Skin Perfecting Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 15 in Light/Medium: Hell yea! This is a thick tinted SPF BB Cream that really gives some good coverage! It has a slight scent though... so I'm leery about that. I never use anything on my face that has fragrance...

1 Set of Goody Ouchless Ribbon Elastics: I have wanted to try these for SO long! I have fine hair, but LOTS of it and so with some of the typical elastics my hair will get wrapped around the band and tear out... OUCH! I'm hoping these guys keep my hair from breaking and pulling too much!

For all of my new readers, I received all of these products from Influenster.com for testing purposes. I have received these products complimentary and will review them on behalf of Influenster.com. Go join Influenster and become an Influencer!!! Totally worth it!

On that note, I got a sweet little quote in my VoxBox that makes me feel like summer is really here even though it's been raining pretty hard here in WI--

"Palm trees, ocean air, sunkissed hair: the endless summer, take me there." - Unknown



Thanks again Influenster, Goody, SinfulShine, Olay, and Dr. Scholl's! 



And that's all I have to say today <3

Friday, May 24, 2013

I went MIA l for a while... Sorry about that!

First, I want to apologize because I have been SO busy that I haven't blogged in a LONG while. So I'm sorry! I sincerely feel bad, but I got sick, went to California for DECA Nationals, then came back and was still sick, then I had finals which ate up my life for about two weeks, and just recently I had a tooth pulled which seriously, is the pits. Aside from that, I obviously stopped my 30 Day Shred... I feel like a huge lump and am planning on starting it over as soon as my mouth is completely healed. 

Dentist said that my mouth will be ready to eat steak and chips in about two weeks. Thank god because this whole liquid and mushy food diet is NOT my kinda thing... I hate jello... I hate pudding... so that pretty much narrows it down to soup with nothing but veggies and noodles in it, noodles with sauce but no meat, ice cream (which I really don't mind :D), and mashed potatoes. What a gross texture combo. No lie, I am so glad that I have all of my teeth and can eat regular food just as soon as my mouth is healed. 

On a less rant-ish note, I have become a DECA officer :) I'm super happy about that! For those of you who do not know what DECA is, it is a collegiate business club that offers life skills, career networking opportunities, and career development skills. We as DECA members, have the opportunity to compete in business like scenarios that simulate what may happen in the workplace. This club is exhilarating and challenging which made me campaign for the opportunity as Vice President of Recruitment. SO EXCITED! I wish everyone who reads this could be part of our chapter!!!

Next little blurb, this last semester of school went awesome! Upped my GPA for the semester which was my goal. However, it only raised my overall GPA by .01... which doesn't make the tiniest bit of sense... Oh well, that just means that I need to work that much harder next semester! I registered for classes :) I had to be full-time for insurance reasons and so I ended up taking an Introduction to Website Design class... WHA?! Who does that? This chick! Plus, it will get me an extra certificate... Which can only help me right?

Anyway, the real reason I decided to blog today- 52 Week Challenge Update... Updated! (For those of you who read my blog and know I already have a post called 52 Week Challenge Update.)

I have over $110 now in savings! It feels so awesome! This truly is the easiest way to save money! For those of you who have NO idea what I'm talking about, please read my blog post titled: 52 Week Challenge ....Confusion.... (from February) and also my second post about the 52 Week Challenge titled: 52 Week Challenge Update! (from March). Now... If only someone could make losing weight as easy this money saving challenge is... *cough cough*

And the last thing I am totally obsessed with-
Ariel Yoga... Has anyone ever tried it? There is a place nearby that is now offering it! I would really LOVE to try it! If anyone has any tips on this awesome sounding yoga sport, please let me know! Leave me comments!!! I want to hear what you think!

And that's all I have to say today <3

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Day 2 = Sucker punched in the face!

I totally whooped day 2's ass! Pardon for the bad choice in language, but seriously, it was much easier today!

For all of you Shredders out there, KEEP IT UP! We will get through this together! I feel much less shaky today than I did after yesterday's session and I know that has something to do with all of the water consumption I prepared myself with :) So I was sore, and I know I will be sore tomorrow, but really, it will all be worth it! 





How did I hear about 30 Day Shred? Well, one of my older sisters was preparing for a cruise and decided to do the 30 Day Shred, however, this sister hasn't worked out since... well since a long time and so she was so sore she couldn't function. It scared me! I hadn't really "worked out" in about 7 months! But, then I saw another friend doing it, and I did more research and found that I CAN do it. It IS possible! And like I urged in yesterday's post, HAVE A PARTNER! Make someone do it with you! You will keep each other on track, and it is always easier to feed off of each other's success and excitement!

So aside from being able to feel every muscle group in my thighs move when I walk, I am very pleased :) I haven't been this sore since my senior year's cheerleading camp... haha I guess that means I am working hard! I am going to make my older sister re-start Jillian's Hell on Earth workout. She can do it too! 

A little over-motivated... I THINK NOT! I am just feeling good and know that I can reach my goals! SO CAN YOU!

Now I am going to go get a skinny mocha from Starbucks... you know, because that's always a good thing when you're trying to get into shape... *rolls eyes* Can't deny that I'm a hormonal woman that needs her caffeine fix when she's PMS-ing! (I don't know how my man puts up with it!)


And that's all I have to say today <3

Not as sore as I expected... Not bad!

So, I am not quite as sore as I expected from yesterday... I don't know if that is a bad thing, or a good thing... Do you guys think I didn't work hard enough? I mean my legs felt like jello... my arms were wobbly the whole night. 


*sigh* I don't know! What have you all experienced during your 30 Day Shreds? Any new Shredders out there?

Let me know your thoughts!

And that's all I have to say today <3

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

My Thighs are the SAME size!!!

Haha so I decided to do the 30 Day Shred... or as I like to refer to is as Jillian's Hell on Earth Workout! YAY! .... I feel dead. Really dead. Like my arms are still shaking after 20 minutes of being done. But, I have a partner in crime! My little sister is doing the Shred with me too! It is much easier to Shred when you have someone motivating you! And besides, I have found my wedding dress and I don't want flabby arms on my wedding day!

So, Jillian is really motivating, and I only had to stop a couple of times during the cardio because my heart couldn't handle it. I know that sounds weak, but I have a very small heart for an adult, and I do have a heart condition. So, please don't think that I just really am a loser, I'm trying my hardest.

Here are my Day 1 Measurements:

Right Thigh: 24 in.
Left Thigh:   24 in. (haha I totally thought my thighs would be different!)
Hips:           41 in.
Butt:           43 in.
Waist:         31 in. (really sad about this. I used to have a 26 in. waist.)
Right arm:   14 in.
Left arm:     13.5 in. (don't laugh at my arms they are gross!)
Bust:           36 in.

*I didn't weigh myself simply because that's not what my focus is. I want to be toned. If I happen to lose weight along the way, WONDERFUL!*

I will post results each week and feelings toward the workout until the end! I truly cannot wait to see what all happens! My sister was able to start a little bit before me and she says that days 1-3 are the hardest!

I tried to upload my pics... but they won't for some reason upload. They were nasty anyway!

And that's all I have to say today <3



Saturday, March 16, 2013

30 Day Shred???

Hey fellow bloggers/followers,

A friend of mine is doing 30 Day Shred by Jillian... Anyone have any input on it? I am looking to start slimming down for my wedding next May (2014 not THIS May... I would die!). I just don't want to not be able to work because I'm so sore from my workout. 

As some of you may know, I work in retail and am on my feet for long periods of time and need to be able to move quickly from one customer to the next. If this is going to be like P90X and kill me, then I will not do it, however, the result photos that people have posted are quite promising! 

So, calling all couch potatoes turned fitness fanatics! Let me know what you think! Shout out a comment down below and help me get in shape!!!

Also, if I go with 30DS I will keep you all posted with week-by-week photos and posts about my excursion into skinny mode... or less flabby mode... whichever you feel is most accurate!


And that's all I have to say today <3

Sunday, March 10, 2013

52 Week Challenge: Update!

Hey guys! So I thought I would update you on how my 52 Week Challenge is going! I am now at $28! So cool! So I do want to let anyone know, who is like me, that if you have a savings account that you are putting your money into, make sure you don't have any type of service fee. Each month I have to put an extra $4 into my account because I have a service fee... I totally didn't think of that before I started this, so, I am headed down to my bank later this week to see if there is a different type of savings account for me without a fee. I hope you are all on your way to a bunch of money saved! Let me know how its going with a comment below!

Also, I wanted to update everyone and tell you that Brandon and I have officially started planning and paying for our wedding! So exciting! I cannot tell you how it feels to be experiencing this rush every time we sign a contract for a vendor :) I am so happy to have found someone who loves me for who I am and can put up with my... well... crap. Haha, I will be writing a blog about my wedding dress outing in a few weeks! That should be fun! 

If you guys ever want me to write about something special, or add anything like pictures or videos about something, just let me know. I will be MORE than happy to write about what you guys are interested in! Just leave a comment and I will write about it!!! Fashion, food, school, weddings; you name it, I will write about it :D I love you all, and thank you for making my Klout Score rise each time you read!

And that's all I have to say today <3

Friday, February 22, 2013

I'm still tired...

So apparently I can't sleep past 9:00am... Even when I spend the night out having free UV Fishbowls until 1:00am... My head is pounding and my stomach is turning... let the hangover begin!

On a lighter note, I had one of the best nights I've had in a while! A bunch of my friends from work came out and we got free shots and I got my favorite beer from a bunch of 31+ year old men! WooHoo! haha at least the bouncers were hot and so was one of the old men... We may have had a "photo shoot"... It was awesome :) But, one shot, one beer, and a "grape" Fishbowl (that really turned out not to be Grape UV... it was Everclear Mixed Berry which basically told me I couldn't have more than one), I was pretty silly and went to go look at the snowstorm brewing outside... Yep, snowstorm + drinking = paranoia for driving. So I waited another two hours to drive... 

Anyway, I just thought I would tell you all about my awesome night :) 


Does anyone know any remedies for hangovers? Leave me a comment below with what works for you!!!

And that's all I have to say today <3

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

This is for school... :-/

So, I'm writing today to talk about the importance of small businesses. To be honest, I pride myself on having a fun, energetic blog... This will not be as "fun" as my other entries... sorry :(

When I think of small businesses I think of Diamond Candles. These candles are A-mazing! Here's their link--->

  \http://www.diamondcandles.com/

Check them out! This company is solely an online company based out of Durham, NC and it is pretty sweet how the story started. The man who started the company actually thought of the company due to the fact that he needed an anniversary gift for his wife. Ring...in a candle... WHAT, WHAT?!?! Who doesn't like a little surprise while burning a heavenly scented candle? My personal favorite is the Coconut one ------>

This is a picture from a customer of Diamond Candles! Pretty sweet! You can see where they have the ring in the wax. Let me tell you, finding out what that little golden, aluminum wrapped ball holds is FANTASTIC!

However, that's not really what my professor wants me to write about, I am supposed to pick a small business from Wisconsin, specifically Mukwonago... So here we go!



Because I really have never been to Mukwonago I will just talk in general about the importance of the businesses for the city. Not only do small businesses create jobs, but they also create an excitement for the community. These shops draw new customers and patrons to the community and add value to the surrounding areas. Something you can do to see all of the cool shops and eateries that are involved with the Mukwonago Chamber of Commerce, my source for all of the finer little small businesses in Mukwonago, is visit their website that includes an entire listing of all of the participating Chamber members. Here's that link ------->

http://www.mukwonagochamber.org/index.html

Remember, where ever you are reading from, small businesses fuel your community. I can guarantee that you can think of at least ONE small business that you gladly shop or eat at! Go out! Support your local small businesses! They need you as much as you need them!

Let me know if you have any questions about Wisconsin area small businesses, or small businesses in general!


And that's all I have to say today <3

Monday, February 18, 2013

The 52 Week Savings Challenge! ...Confusion...

So HELLO ALL! I know I haven't been on in a while, but I promise that is because I have been working my fingers to the bone at work and school! 

I want to write about some really awesome things that I have been doing lately :)

1. I have been cooking a LOT more at home and from scratch! Things I have made:
-Decadent Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting---- BEST CAKE EVER!
-Cookie in a Cup---- um... hello? Why have I never done this before? You make it in the MICROWAVE!
-Chicken Gyros---- and these are not just because I am Greek, I really love Gyros and so does my fiance! This link also has the recipe for tzatziki sauce which is an awesome cucumber, yogurt sauce-DE-licious! (plus, it saves us a BUNCH of money by not going to Gyros West all the time.)

Those are just some of my faves :)

2. I have been doing something called the "Malibooty Workout" and boy do my thighs hurt!!! BUST THOSE FATTY FLABBY THIGHS GIRLS! (I will post the link below to all of the recipes and the workout and the blog where I read about the 52 Week Savings Challenge.)

3. The 52 Week Saving Challenge!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So excited to share this with out all :D
- So, let me say this first, this is not an impossible task. The chart is confusing, but if people would just READ it would make things a lot easier. I am a broke, poor college student who lives paycheck to paycheck, no lie, and I KNOW I can do this. It is totally possible! When you decide to start the savings project you need to decide if you want to do it with paper cash, or if you want to do it in a savings account. I prefer the savings account because then I also receive interest on it! 
Here's how it works:
-Pick a day of the week you want to put your money into your jar.
-Mark this day on your calendar! If you do not have it documented each week, you will forget. I know I would!
-Print out the little chart that my fellow blogger posted on her page (I have posted a link on the bottom of this page)
-STICK TO IT!

In reality, you will never be putting in more than $52! Each week you will watch your account grow. It works like this- In week one, you add $1. In week two, you add $2. This equals $3, and as you go along, you just keep accumulating the money! By the end you will have $1,378.00 in your "jar"!

You can do it!!! Let me know how it goes peeps! 

And that's all I have to say today <3





LIIIINKS TO GOODNESS------

52 week savings challenge:
 http://stuckathomemom.com/lifeandothermyths/52-week-money-challenge/the-52-week-money-challenge-you-game#comment-3939

Malibooty Workout:
http://backonpointe.tumblr.com/post/24907237515

Decadent Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting:
http://www.soapmomskitchen.com/2011/05/hersheys-decandent-moist-dark-chocolate.html

Chicken Gyros:
http://tideandthyme.com/chicken-gyros/

Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup:
http://www.number-2-pencil.com/2012/03/06/chocolate-chip-cookie-in-cup/



ENJOY!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

WHOOHOO! NEW SHOOOOES!

I am so excited today! My new Sole Society shoes came today!!! They are SOOO cute and quite comfy if I may add! And now a few pictures!!!


The Sole Society box!
How exciting!!!



Oh man! The newest addition to my shoe addiction collection!
A round toe, nude pump called Kacie. Heels are 3 1/2 inches. SEXY, SEXY!


And finally, me! Wearing them!!! So cute! 


This website is really awesome guys! Good quality boots, shoes, and sandals!!! Go check them out-
www.solesociety.com

You won't regret it!



And that's all I have to say today! <3