August 30, 2013 by Jenn
Oh, you know, just another five things that I’ve found on this lovely thing called the internet!
Hope you all have a lovely weekend! My son will be starting school back up again this coming Tuesday (we’re not very excited about having to get back into that routine of waking up early!) so I’ll have more time to myself during the days he is at school to work on blog stuff! I’m thinking a new layout is going to be pretty high on my to-do list!
August 28, 2013 by Jenn
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I want a Martha Stewart discbound notebook in that lovely blue color (available only at Staples) that I can customize to use as a planner. I’d also want an ARC hole-punch so that I can print pages found online and add things as I wish; and also lots of accessories like pens, stickers, reusable labels, tab dividers and pocket dividers, and lots of other fun stationery things that can be used with a planner! I love that the discbound (or ARC) system functions as a binder so that you can add or remove things very easily and customize it to suit your needs.
August 23, 2013 by Jenn
Just another five things that I find humorous from around the internet! Actually I cheat and find them on Pinterest first, but you don’t need to know that! ha!
These are pretty good I think! The one about marriage I find to be especially true
August 21, 2013 by Jenn
I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned on this blog that I live in a small, 3 bedroom home that was built around 1920. The closet in the bedroom that I share with my husband is not very big, it’s definitely not a walk-in closet, and although it holds as many clothes on hangers as it can, we still have a ton of stuff in dressers. Not only is this closet small, but because of the layout of the house, the closet is actually taking up a portion of our living room space (maybe it was added later? I’m not sure) so if we removed the closet we would gain quite a bit of space in our living room. This is where this week’s wishlist comes in… if we take the closet out, where will our stuff go? I’m thinking of a closet wall organizer set up along one wall of our bedroom, and I’m thinking that we’d be able to incorporate all of our folded stuff into it and be able to get rid of our dressers, and maybe, just maybe we would have extra space on the top of it to help organize some of our other clutter that we have in the house too (books, musical instruments, wii accessories and games, etc!) and maybe we could get some shoes into this closet organizer too? I’m dreaming, aren’t I? Haha.
Here are some closet wall organizers to give you an idea of what I’m thinking:
Image sources: one / two / three / four / five
What do you think? Organization looks pretty sexy, doesn’t it?
August 17, 2013 by Jenn
I was on the way to work last Monday and was snarling slowly down the 405 freeway. Traffic is always terrible here in Los Angeles. Literally, always terrible and as I was sitting there I began to do the math on how long I spend in traffic. How much of my life is wasting simply going to and from my job? Probably two hours per day, five day per week.
Then it hit me. I need to consider a job either closer to where I live or a job that I can do remotely from home. I know that I’ve had conversations in the past with friends and family that work from home in some kind of freelance capacity. So I put the feelers out.
Turns out that I have a close friend that does freelance copywriting. I never knew what he did before but I did know that he worked from home and also earned a pretty good living doing so. I dug further.
Apparently, a very good resource to find out info on making it a go as a copywriter is a company called AWAI. At least that’s where my friend found out a ton of information and ended up taking a couple of their classes. I check out their site and they’ve been around for years and have a very good reputation in the copywriter’s community. Maybe I’ll give them a call. Heck, I have plenty of time to do so while I wait in traffic.
August 14, 2013 by Jenn
I wish for my backyard to have a firepit and some chairs set up around it, it doesn’t have to be just like it’s pictured in the photo above but that’s definitely the general idea! It would be so nice to have a firepit right now, especially since we are having a very mild summer with fall-like temperatures!
August 13, 2013 by Jenn
Early last week I did an at-home workout that consisted of following along with two different workout videos I found on YouTube, one was a beginner yoga workout and the other was stretching for beginners. I worked out for about 45 minutes total, and I could definitely feel a little soreness in my abs for like a day and a half afterwards! I was amazed that these two simple beginner workouts would have been able to have such an impact on my abs, and decided that I needed to do a lot more workouts with YouTube videos in the future!
Here are some workout videos that look interesting and that I’ll probably try in the future (some of these are playlists that contain more than one video!):
I think the Zumba videos will be a lot of fun! Be sure to comment below with any of your favorite YouTube workout videos or channels!!