My Resolution for 2014!

Hi blogging world! I started this blog in 2011 just as a personal goal and to also familiarize myself with WordPress for my career. I was a Social Media Manager for a major movie studio in Los Angeles. (Insert awesome job and Hollywood experience here). In the 9 months of consistently blogging I had 500+ Facebook fans and over 45,000 views. I was at a good pace and started hosting mini ads on my site (I apologize if they bother you– what’s a girl to do?!) Most of the content I was posting was girly stuff from Pinterest and people liked it for the most part. Being a female in her 20’s I think it’s safe to say that you evolve and grow every year.

Radio silence happened in 2013 and I did not write any blog posts. I stopped blogging because I didn’t have “time.” Such a LAME excuse, I know! I also went through a huge career change and moved to the east coast to regroup on some things. Quarter life crisis you could say.

However things have started off very bright for 2014. I recently came back from a 15 day vacation from St. Barths, Anguilla, and St. Maarten. I got stuck in San Juan for 5 days due to the below freezing cold weather! I shouldn’t complain because I got a free flight from Jet blue and didn’t have to feel the cold weather. I was literally yachting and partying with billionaires of the world. Think of that show on E! “Below Deck.” I witnessed ginormous, expensive bottles of champagne being sprayed and people raking the sand on the beach for Persian families. It was not real life but a crazy experience to say the least.

On the trip we talked about our NYE resolutions which made me think about blogging again (and becoming a spin instructor). Sooo my 2014 New Years resolution is to blog more often and more about content that’s true to who I am as a person. I also changed the subtitle of my blog to: “I blog about stuff I buy, content I like and things I do.” I also just downloaded the WordPress mobile app which makes it so much easier to blog! I highly suggest downloading it ūüôā

Enjoy!!

Here’s a few pics from vaycay as well! And yes that’s P Diddys boat!

20140115-174513.jpg

20140115-174541.jpg

20140115-174641.jpg

20140115-174714.jpg

20140115-174730.jpg

Advertisements

Professor and Beer Life Lesson- Love This!

salt water
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.. The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’

The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.The students laughed..

‘Now,’ said the professor as the laughter subsided, ‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things—your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions—and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.. The sand is everything else—the small stuff.

‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ he continued, ‘there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.

Take care of the golf balls first—the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you asked.’ The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.

author unknown — happy to attribute if somebody knows

The Perfect Horoscope Site

It’s my birthday month! I’m a Virgo and I thought it would be perfect timing to tell everyone about my one of my guilty pleasures–Horoscopes.

Call me clich√©, but I’m a true believer that everything happens for a reason. I don’t go to a psychic or¬†check every magazine possible for its horoscope, but I will say that Susan Miller’s AstrologyZone.com¬†is fantastically scary. Although her website looks like it was created in 1996, she has made a clear living off of this blog with the countless number of books and conventions she attends.¬†She gives¬†in-depth¬†planet/universe summary, along with a short recap without the planet lingo since it can get confusing. She gives all insight to those who are single, married, engaged, upon all topics of career, money, and relationships.

You ultimately decide what your future is, but nothing is wrong with thinking what the future holds. I also think it is important to remember not read into everything and pin point dates, after all it’s just for fun!

So just think when you have to pay your mortgage or rent the first of the month, remember to check www.AstrologyZone.com too!

Virgo leo-virgo

I’m Not A Player I Just Blog A LOT.

Here is my new favorite shirt and OSO comfy for all my digital nerd/blogger friends! Unisex and Girl fitted Tees! Perfect for all shapes and sizes! Click on pic to buy.

BLOG A LOT by RAYGUN

I’m Not a Player, I Just Blog A Lot.

‘Hey yo I’m still not a playa but you still a hater.’ Big Punisher speaks the truth. So don’t let the cynical commentators bring down your blog! Stand tall with Big Pun and tell those haters to go type their nonsensical Comic Sans tirades somewhere else.

Price: $19.00

50% Polyester / 25% cotton / 25% rayon T-Shirt made in the USA by American Apparel

 

Thanks Nads!

 

 

Beauty- Nobody Can Define It

Call me old fashion and repetitive, but beauty is within yourself. Days, weeks, and sometimes months go by without us reflecting on how gorgeous we are.

I recently stumbled upon this 2010 interview between Jessica Simpson and Oprah Winfrey discussing Jessica’s Vh1 show called “The Price of Beauty.” However, the show was not the interesting part, but more the¬†genuine¬†real words that pertained to Jessica’s weight.

“The pressure that women feel to be beautiful,the pressure that the media puts on women it’s so unfair and it’s so disgusting,” says Jessica. “Nobody else can define it but myself.¬†Nobody’s¬†words, nobody’s compliments, nobody’s love, it’s all what I have within myself. I really don’t care what people say.”

Check it…

 

Besides loving her beautiful words, I couldn’t help but plug in a new shoe within the Jessica Simpson Collection.

PATTINA

Glossy patent leather and a sky-high heel make the Pattina from Jessica Simpson an absolute stunner. Simple yet statement-making, this open toe sandal has criss-crossing elastic straps around the ankle for comfort, and a minimal patent leather strap across the toe. 5.3 inch heel, 1.6 inch platform. Buy Here for $89 

Wireless Headphones

Hi Technology Geeks! I found a the coolest gizmo¬†gadget¬†that may rock your gym session a littler longer than expected…wireless headphones by Jaybird.

These Bluetooth headphones also come in less neon colors, so if you’re not really loving that trend, you’re still in luck.  Plus, with these headphones, you don’t have to deal with any of those unattractive cords.

The wide band might not appeal to absolutely everyone, but it does still stick with that 80′s feel.   On the side of most of their headphones they include buttons to control your music.  Plus, to finish off the deal there is an integrated mic for making phone calls.  You can purchase a pair of these for $99.

A new conversation piece for sure!

Source: coolest-gadgets.com

 

Need a more manly version… try the Motorola’s Wireless Headphones. Thanks @Cbradfordparker !

Purchase here: http://bit.ly/wlGL23

 

The Giving Keys!

This probably is one of my top favorite¬†posts in my career of blogging so please read below! The Giving Keys are not only trendy, but meaningful at most. I love finding cool little stories that I can feature like this one below…straight from the heart of Hollywood! Watch YouTube Below…

When you buy or are given this one of a kind necklace, you must give it away at some point, to a person who you feel needs the message that’s on your key. Then¬†go back¬†to¬†http://www.thegivingkeys.com/¬†and write¬† the story of why you gave it away.

Click Here to order your custom made necklace! Their jewelry is one of a kind and only $30!!!

Word of mouth has spread, and now The Giving Keys are being sold at Fred Segal, as well as 40 stores around the country. Owner, Caitlin Crosby, says “I think its fascinating that pounding out positive words, over and over for hours can improve a persons well-being, hope and motivation. I go online everyday to read these stories and every one reminds me of what life is all about.”

Here are some few suggestions for what to put on your key: Fearless. Faith. Love. Sisters. Hope. Strength.God.Let Go.Greatful.

PAY IT FORWARD!!! What is your word?

 

 

 

The Fortune Cookie Necklace

Talk about the perfect gift to give someone…this fortune cookie necklace is simply soft and gorgeous around the neckline. My favorite part is the¬†customary fortune that you can write in detail on the back.

What would yours say? I googled a few for you below:

…The first step to better times is to imagine them

…Grand adventures await those who are willing to turn the corner

…Our first and last love…is self love

…If you continually give, you will continually have

…If you would be loved, love and be lovable

…Love always and deeply

…Never settle for anything less than butterflies

MUST HAVE!

Available Here: http://etsy.me/qAJG8V