Monday Inspiration 7.7.14

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I like this picture for this quote because every sunset means there’s a new beginning and a new day that follows where we can try all over again.  I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend and holiday. Mine was ok but I’ve been battling some sort of stomach virus or food poisoning since July 4th off and on. I even had to call out work today and I rarely ever do that. Nothing worse than spending a 85 degree day cooped up in the house sick. My meds are slowly working so hopefully I’ll be able to resume blogging soon.

Monday Morning Inspiration 6.9.14

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I have been beating myself up because I haven’t been as productive as I should. Nice weather kind of trumps getting anything done but this week I am not going to allow myself time for leisure until I cross off some main things from my task list. One thing that has slacked is my blogging. I will get it back together one of these days. I still have to share the sweet sixteen party I styled a few weeks ago. Anyhoo, cheers to a productive week!

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All images with the exception of the quote came from the tumblr page of Neiman Marcus showcasing their products.


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Tuesday’s Tips: repurpose bar carts and make a coffee station

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Maybe you’re not an alcoholic drinker but you do indulge in a daily latte, coffee or tea time. Those bar carts or small bakers racks can be repurposed as a coffee cart or station. I absolutely love this idea. It’s like bringing a hotel amenity in your own home. There’s just something so welcoming about coffee, cups and cream & sugar waiting for you to start your day.

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Make the station interesting with a picture wall. This is especially cool if you have frequent guests. Make sure to keep any to-go cups with lids ready for those long commutes….

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Keep the jazziest mugs, cups and saucers on display. Now is a good time to at least display those mugs you get as gifts that you never really use. Some mugs can even house the sugar cubes or straws…

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Monday Wants…

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Life lately hasn’t been on my side. Ever since Thursday things have messed with my productivity and spirit. So instead of my usual Monday inspirational post about appreciating what I have, I want to share what I want. Yep, I would be a happy camper if…

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If it rained WHILE thundering. I love thunderstorms and I know April brings May flowers but maaan this rainy gloomy forecast is for the birds. Not to mention it prevents you from getting your car washed. Sick of riding dirty…

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If I had flowers to brighten my day or home. Note to self: stop at Trader Joes. Speaking of flowers, I tweeted that
Target should have a small floral mart in their grocer section. I can see it now…strolling through all aisles, tossing a bunch of stuff I don’t need in the cart, then finishing with flowers. Can’t you envision that? (Flowers and a happy hour bar will set them off! Imagine getting a cocktail before you shop after work). Target even replied to my tweet saying they will consider the idea. I should get free flowers for a year if they do…

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If the trees bloom already. I haven’t seen any tree buds and it still looks like winter. This is abnormal…

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If a roundtrip ticket magically appeared in my hands. I am just ready for a change of scenery and sometimes driving isn’t enough. I had fun getting away in December to Manhattan, New York so I’m on the lookout for another cool weekend getaway…

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If I could get lost in an unknown city or area. I even want to take time and stroll places I drive by all the time. You miss out on a lot while driving…

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If my hair will act right. I’ve had more bad hair days lately than normal and it’s driving me crazy. I want mine laid like hers above. I started watching youtube clips and tried recreating some things. Most have been fails….

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If I had herringbone wood floors. I am not at liberty to do so though due to my leasing agreement but I can’t wait for the day when I no longer have carpet…

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If I could get my to-do list together. I don’t remember the last time I was able to scratch every task off and it’s disappointing…

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If I could get some leafy plants in my place. I have a cat and she insists on chewing on faux leaves so I know I can’t have real ones but I would like to. There are more things I want but I will stop for now. What would you currently like that could boost your mood?


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Monday Morning Inspiration 3.31.14

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You know how that voice in your head sometimes makes you feel inadequate? It may tell you you’re not good enough, smart enough, cannot and will not get that done. “That” thing you want to get done may be a short term, long term or life changing goal or accomplishment. Sometimes it’s not the people around you that makes us feel insecure. It may very well be ourselves.

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We can be our biggest hater (I hate that overused word), our biggest blocker. Often times we believe our own hype. All hype aint good hype though. Don’t allow yourself to feel as if you will lose before you even get started. We have nothing but time and all we can do is try. You’d rather try than be old and wrinkly rocking away in someone’s chair mad at the things you didn’t do or attempt, right? So do them. Set those goals. Do something daily to achieve them.

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