Confessions of Your Punctual Friend – Told In Memes

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It’s Friday night and you’ve got plans with your friends tonight. Are you on time or 20 minutes late as usual? Keep reading for confessions of your punctual friend!

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Little Patience for Tardiness

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The Urge To Call As Soon As You’re Late

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Can’t Fathom Why You’re Late

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Arriving Everywhere 10 Minutes Early = On Time

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Precise Routines & Routes

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Frustration When Those Routines Are Derailed

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Pushes You To Be On Time When Together

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Gets Flustered When You Make Them Late

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Loves You Nonetheless 🙂

Leave a comment below and let us know if you’re the punctual friend or if you’re the late friend! And, of course, have a great weekend!

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5 Gifts She Actually Wants For Valentine’s Day

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As if figuring out what to do for Valentine’s Day wasn’t hard enough, finding your significant other the perfect gift is nearly impossible. I’ve compiled a pretty solid list of some great choices for your lady that is sure to make her Valentine’s Day the best!

Diffuser

These essential oil diffusers are on the rage right now and for good reason. They are very calming and smell absolutely amazing. Get her a great set that includes the diffuser and a few different oils. I recently picked one up that is a diffuser and humidifier that I’m in love with. I’ll provide the link here.

Relaxation Kit

Another great gift would be a pamper kit. Get her a cozy blanket, some lotions, and maybe her favorite face mask. Don’t know what lotions or face masks to get her? See which ones she is using now and is running low on! If you want to really impress her, take a picture of the current products she is using and take it to your local Sephora. They will be able to recommend something new for her that will work well with the products she already has!

Book Her A Massage

If she isn’t big into pampering herself, book her a massage or facial appointment. They’ll make sure that she gets pampered plenty and is a great gesture for your Valentine’s date.

Tea/Coffee Sampler

For your drink connoisseur, explore the idea of getting her a sample set of her favorite drinks. Teavana has great sets for the tea lover in your life. Starbucks is a great place to go to for your coffee lovers. It’s a great way for her to find a new go-to drink and helps you out if you don’t remember what her current favorite is.

Precious Memory

Pick a picture from your guys’ past, frame it, and write her a little love note about your fond memory together. I guarantee that she will appreciate this gift more than anything else you could buy her. This gift shows the most thought and consideration. Best part is that it’s super simple to throw together last minute and doesn’t take much time or effort to construct.

When All Else Fails

Not great at reading signals or remembering what she mentioned she wanted? Check her Amazon cart! 🙂

I hope you found some great alternative gifts besides your standard flowers and chocolates that she will really love. Comment below what you want for Valentine’s.  I wish you all a great Valentine’s Day!

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Valentine’s Day On A Budget

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Valentine’s Day is great but also can be quite expensive. I wanted to offer some great budget friendly ideas that are quite possibly better than the traditional fancy restaurant date many people default to. These budget friendly ideas also show more thought than just making reservations. I hope you all enjoy!

Romantic Dinner

Instead of going out to a busy restaurant and spending a reasonable amount of money, consider staying home and cooking dinner for your significant other. Just cook, light some candles, shut off electronics and spending some quality time together. A wonderful and thoughtful gesture will mean more than just taking them out to a fancy restaurant and will save you some money!

Go Into Nature

Find the nearest state park or river and take a walk/hike around in nature. Getting outside and exercising with each other is a great idea for your Valentine’s Day date. Pack a picnic and find a great spot to set up and enjoy a meal outside!

Do Something You Both Enjoy

Animal lover? Take them to the animal shelter to play with the animals. Décor lover? Take them to a local antique home décor shop and explore all the great products. Coffee lover? Find a new coffeehouse they haven’t been to and order a couple drinks. You can make any part of your significant other’s likes into a great budget friendly date!

Movie Night In

Instead of going out to a movie and spending too much money on the overpriced snacks, do a movie night in with each other! Rent a movie you’ve both been dying to see, get your guys’ favorite snacks, and cuddle up on the couch. It’ll be a great way to bond and get some alone time in without breaking the bank.

Go On An Adventure

It’s been proved that taking road trips and traveling with your significant other is a rather strong bonding activity, which makes it just perfect for a budget friendly Valentine’s date. Go to the nearest big city and explore all the little shops, go for a drive around the countryside (you’ll be surprised what you could stumble upon), or go to a town you’ve both never been to and discover what makes that town special.

I hope you find these budget friendly ideas helpful for all of you on a budget this year! Hope you all have a great Valentine’s Day! Comment below with your favorite Valentine’s date you’ve had so far!

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My Current Obsession

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I’ve always been a blue girl since the day I was born! When I was a young girl I had baby blue walls in my bedroom, throughout middle and high school you couldn’t find me without a pair of blue jeans, in college I decked out my dorm room with a bright turquoise, and now today I’m obsessing over the color navy!

I’ve been on a big navy kick for the past few months and I’m not quite sure what sparked it. For my avid readers, you know that when it comes to decorating my home I stray away from color. However, when you saw my living room set up in my Tips And Tricks For Creating Your Dream Living Room, I’ve splurged on a few navy items. The first incorporation of navy in my home were the navy and gold pillows. I saw them at Target and couldn’t resist! Then when I ran across this canvas at Homemakers, ugh. There was no way I could pass that up.

I’ve been noticing myself sway more towards this navy trend in clothing as well. I’ve found myself sorting through sites by that color alone. There’s just something about that color that I think looks so flattering. Probably because, let’s be honest, it’s so close to black. My ultimate go-to color for wardrobe, decorating, and life in general.

As I said, I have no idea what sparked this navy obsession but I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon! What are you guys currently obsessing over? Let me know in the comments below!

(pictures from my previous blogs and from Pinterest)

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Meet My Fur Baby

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Hello there, my name is Leila. I’m a two and a half year old kitty (almost three) originally from a small town farm here in the Midwest. My momma picked me out when I was just a few weeks old and could barely even meow. I’ve grown up with my mom and dad in various apartments so I love hanging around with them all the time. I always like to keep an eye on my humans. My mom and dad talk to me all the time, so I talk right back! They say I meow all the time; but, isn’t that why they talk to me?

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Some of my favorite things :

I love cuddling in my momma’s hair. I always have and always will.

I love playing with my tail (a trend I’ll never grow out of).

I love getting treats!

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Some of my least favorite things :

When dad picks me up and holds me when I’m trying to play.

Water!

When mom and dad leave for work in the mornings.

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My favorite places to sleep :

Any small box I can get my paws on (if I fits, I sits).

Mom and dad’s closet shelves, preferably dad’s sock shelf.

On my corner of the sectional by dad’s lap.

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What I’m most curious about :

Any dogs or cats that come into my home.

The big world outside. Trees, grass, wind. So many things to explore!

When mom and dad play videos of kitties meowing. I know they’re here somewhere!

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What I’m most scared of :

The main apartment hallway, I know I smell all kinds of animals out there.

Loud sirens like the fire alarm. I know they protect you but at what cost?!

Car rides.

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Things you should know about me :

There is no place that I can’t get to.

I love playing with socks so you better hide them from me.

I have a big personality and a loud voice to back it up!

 

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New Year’s Resolutions / Goals

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Happy New Year everyone! Naturally, one of the first posts of 2017 needed to be my resolutions/goals. I’m very excited to share with you what I’m looking to get out of this New Year! If you read my How To Make Realistic New Year’s Resolutions blog, you know my opinions on these goals that people set. Keep reading to see what I’m looking forward to doing this year!

Work on my blog

I would love to start blogging more frequently throughout the week. I would eventually love to work up to every day of the week. Along with blogging more I want to put more time into my other social media outlets and really make it all a well-oiled machine. I know this will definitely be the hardest and most time consuming goal but it’s also the one that gets me the most excited!

Cook more meals at home

My husband and I did WAY too much eating out last year. It’s just so hard to come home after a long day and find the time to plan out meals and actually cook. However, this year, I would love to get better on meal planning to make it easier on the both of us.

Travel Somewhere New – even if it’s a weekend getaway

There is so much of the world that I haven’t seen and I want to get out there and experience new things. You don’t need to go halfway around the world to experience new things so I think this is a feasible goal for me this year and definitely excites me! I’ve definitely been eyeing Airbnb for a while and love the idea of traveling like this. I think we will definitely be using that site this year for cheap travel!

Comment down below what your resolutions/goals are for this year! Let’s all keep each other motivated!

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Fool Proof Hangover Cure

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I thought New Year’s Day would be a great opportunity to re-post this handy little blog to help everyone out. New Year’s tends to get a little crazy so let me help you start off on the right foot in 2017. Try out some, or all, of these times to get started on your best year yet!

Water

Obviously. Your body needs water after all the alcohol you guzzled down the night before. You really should drink a large glass of water first thing every morning; but, be sure you especially don’t skip this step when you wake up hungover.

Medicate

Pop a couple ibuprofen or take an Advil to get the healing started.

Banana

I know it probably sounds disgusting at the time. Your body doesn’t NEED the unhealthy greasy breakfast that you know you’re craving, it NEEDS the potassium. Save the calories, eat a banana.

Tea

A warm cup of tea always eases my stomach when it is upset. When I’m hungover, I opt for my detoxifying tea. I use the Roasted Dandelion Root from Traditional Medicinals. It’s a great organic detox tea (little earthy for those not accustomed). You won’t see all the celebrities promoting it but it still works just the same. Drink a cup of tea to help ease your stomach and prepare for the next step…

Get Moving – Work Out

It’s going to sound awful and the exact opposite of what you want to do but I promise you will feel so much better once it’s all said and done. Sweat out all the left over toxins in your body. You could go on a long walk, run on the treadmill, or just do a little in home ab work. Really it’s all up to you, but I promise you’ll feel a million times better after.

After these steps, you’ll feel back to normal. The best part is that this process will take only a couple hours and they’ll save the rest of your day! Try this out next time you’re feeling a little under the weather and let me know how it goes!

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