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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!