Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Delightfully classy.

This is someone that I strive to be like in life. If I could just ooze class like she did....

I have a new love in my life.... The Pioneer Woman. She has some of the BEST recipes out there on the internet. Picture instructions, easy recipes , witty humour... I love it all. I've already made her "Crash Hot Potatoes" and topped them with crumbled bacon and cheddar. They are so tasty and a perfect side dish for any meat entree! They would be awesome served with a steak! I plan on trying her other side dishes soon... her asian noodle salad looks so delicious and light for a summer lunch!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Expensive things I can't buy right now.

Sometimes I get these really lusty urges to get out the debit card and charge away. But I resist temptation. Here's just a few things I'm currently drooling over.
1. Tocca : Cleopatra. ($75.00)This fragrance has notes of pink grapefruit and cucumber. It's so delightfully crisp for summer I want to just prance around and sing when I spritz it.

2. Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick in Beige Strass. ($28.00) This stuff is like the Holy Grail of lipsticks. The staying power is unbelieveable and isn't drying, which is my issue with most lipsticks.

3. Guerlain Meteorites Powder for the Face in Beige Chic. ($51.00) These are little balls with magical powers. The glow that this product brings to your cheekbones is incredible. The also come with a delicious violet fragrance makes it even better.

4. A Longchamp "Le Pliage" Tote bag. ($125). I saw these totes EVERYWHERE in Europe. It was like Europe's version of Coach bags. They wear really well and they even fold flat for storage. It's a simple and classic bag.

6. J.Crew "Sea Foam Treasures" necklace ($100.00). I love the colors of this necklace! Very summery and bold. The starfish are too darling as an accent as well.

*sigh* A girl can dream, can't she? I think I need one of these as a reward when I obtain one of my goals. Most likely getting my debt down. And right now I am broke as a joke until Thursday. That $400 cell phone bill from Europe KILLED me this month.

Oh yeah. And to those reading this : The Happening was the suckiest movie alive. Don't waste your money.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

The only man in my life. For now.

CRAP. Father's Day is tomorrow. WTF am I going to get my pops? He is always the hardest one in the family to shop for. He hates the clothes we buy him, rarely uses the gift certificates for Lowe's, Home Depot, etc on himself. I love my Daddy, but damn he is so hard to shop for.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


I got offered a free place to stay if I wanted to go to NYC this summer. After hearing some gals on MUA say that it was like a "Piss smelling steam fest" in the subways, I don't think I'll be going. I really need to get my financial situation handled before I go on another trip.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

: to provide with a motive or motives; incite; impel.

For me that modivation is Ali from the Biggest Loser. She started off at 235lbs. Which is only 10 more lbs than I was at my highest weight last year. She is only an inch taller than me, she's 5'5". Her before picture is with her mom, Bette Sue. She and her Mom got voted off of the show early on. After being home , Ali continued to lose weight and got to come back on the show for losing the biggest percentage of weight at home.

Well in the finale, she actually won the Biggest Loser competition, and got down to about 125 lbs. She lost 112 pounds. THAT IS A SMALL PERSON. Seriously. That is awesome, awesome motivation for me. Hell, I don't have access to The Biggest Loser ranch and trainers, but I can still have a goal for myself. It may take me longer, but if she can do it, so can I!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

And so it begins.

Well today I worked on one goal... fitness. I rode my bike for 6 miles. Not much, but it's a start. Not to mention all of the swimming I did in the pool today.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Welcome to my madness.

So here I am writing a blog. Why you may ask? Because this girl needs to motivate herself. I have GOT to set some goals for myself, otherwise I have nothing to really look forward to in life.

  1. Finances. I must get my credit cards manageable. I need to pay off one this summer. It's a limit of one thousand. If I take $250 of each paycheck and put it towards that, I'd have it done in 2 months. Totally do-able.
  2. Working out. I've already lost 45 pounds. And by god I'm going to keep it off. I have access to a gym, I have spare time, why not? I really need to go after I get off work like I used to. The pounds were melting off when I was working out 3 times a week, sometimes more. It's summertime, perfect time to sweat it out! If I can lose 2 lbs a week (which is NORMAL for weight loss) , then I can lose 26 lbs by the end of August. That would put me in the 150's. My ultimate goal would be getting in the 140's.
  3. Self Confidence. I have a huge lack of it. I just need to be more confident in myself. Get out there and stop hiding out in a corner!
  4. Organization. My room and my schedule. I want a manageable workspace on my desk. I want a schedule that I don't have to juggle things around and try to fit things in when it's necessary. I want to get rid of the things I've been hoarding since Jr. High.
  5. Working. I think I spend more time gossiping at work than I do actually working. I know there's things I can work on. My goal for this month is to create my next Toastmaster's speech, and work on quarterly reports for the supervisors.