Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Fun Aunt.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I always wanted to be the fun aunt.
You know the one that kids turn to for advice on all the sitcoms.
Although I hope my life is more together than the aunts on most sitcoms.
They usually are trainwrecks to be honest.
I want to be fun aunt whose got her shit together.

Friday, April 18, 2014

If "Oh Shit, What did I do?" is the first thing you hear in the morning, just go back to bed.

 
 
Advice I should have followed.
 
So here's how my Friday went .
Last night after work my husband decided to go have a few drinks with his friend whose name I will
not mention. His friend had a few too many drinks, and so Johnny let him stay on our couch so
he wouldn't try to drive.
 
I was asleep when they came home so I wasn't even aware there was someone on the
couch until I woke up and Johnny told me.
 
And then from downstairs I heard "Oh shit, What did I do?"
followed by "Johnny, please don't kill me."
 
Why?
 
Because his friend peed on our couch in his sleep.
Our beautiful microfiber sectional got completely pissed on.
We didn't yell at him because the situation was really embarrassing for him and
I know he was drunk and didn't mean it.
 
But after Johnny dropped him off at his car, there
was lots of yelling.
I had to leave the house and go get groceries for an hour or so while
Johnny cleaned our sofa, which I hope can be saved but time will tell.
Because if I even smell a whiff of urine that baby is going on the sidewalk.
 
And that's how my Friday went.
My couch, before the pissing incident obviously.
 
Yelling by me, mainly.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

We're going to college!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My husband and I have been talking about going to school and pursuing our
dreams for some time now, and we have put it off way too many times.
It's time to cut the crap, and finally start doing something instead of just
talking about our plans all the time.
 
 
We realize that we are going to be school at the same time and it's not
going to be easy, but Johnny's is technically just a one year
program, not a 4 year degree like mine so it won't be as hard as some people
have it.
 
Johnny will starting school in August to be an EMT Basic, he will hopefully
get a job as an EMT and than continue a 2 year program to be a Paramedic.
 
I, hopefully, if all goes well, will be starting in January, and I plan on pursuing a degree
in Social Work. I'm not sure what I want to do with it yet, there are alot of options,
but I think once I get in school, I'll see what interests me the most.
 
 
I'm nervous & excited to start this chapter in our lives!
I know it's going to be scary but Johnny and I can do it.
 
 
Mel. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Ok, I'm going to rant just a little bit here.

 
 
My husband and I have been working on our townhome lately.
We've been trying to make it look less apartment looking.
We redecorated the guest bath, painted a wall in the kitchen,
and bought some d├ęcor items for the dining table and the coffee table.
 




My shelf in the guest bath, it's not crooked, I just took a lopsided picture.
 
 
 
 
Out next to do was to buy a large bookshelf for the living/dining area.
We found the perfect one at Value City Furniture, and we went to purchase it Friday.
Now, before I start in on my rant let me tell you why I'm ranting.
I work at a locally owned furniture store.
I didn't buy the shelf from my store because we didn't have one
that matched our dining set, and coffee table, and my husband is all about the matching.
I know about customer service. I know about stores that go above and beyond for the
customer and Value City is not one of those stores.
 
 
We were told it had to be ordered even though there were 3 on the floor in perfect condition.
They don't sell off the floor. At my store, if a customer wants something right away, and
they are willing to take it off the floor, they get it.
That being said, we wanted the shelf, so we were ok with ordering it.
 
They said it would be in Wednesday, and that if we didn't pick it at their warehouse (which
is inconveniently located 40 minutes away from our house & the store where we purchased it)
within 48 hours the shelf would go to someone else.
 
Seriously?!
My husband and I both have fulltime jobs, what if we can't get their within the 2 days?
It was as if Value City was inconvenienced that we bought from them.
At my furniture store if a customer buys something, that item is theirs and we hold it at our warehouse until they can pick it up.
Whether is be a week or 6 months.
I know Value City's policies are the same as most of these big furniture chains but why should that be the norm?
What happened to the kind of customer service where they employees make you
feel valued for shopping with them?
I offer that type of service everyday in my store and I guess I just expect the same for others.
 
Sorry for my rant.
mel. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The 5 Beauty Products I can't live without.

Every woman has their arsenal of beauty products that they use daily.
I'm not different.
I change of my look from time to time but I basically stick with the same
tried and true products that I've come to love and trust.
 
Here they are:
 
 
1. Nivea Sun Kissed Radiance gradual tanning lotion Fair to Medium complexion.
 
 
I've been using this since late February, and while it doesn't make you tan, it does add a pretty
natural glow to your complexion. It's like I sprinkled bronzer all over my body.
I love it. I'm not crazy about the smell though, the other day my husband said I smelled like McDonalds after I put it on. No woman wants to hear that.
 
2. Nars Blush/Bronzer duo in Orgasm/Laguna
 
 
 
I'm blush obsessed and I'm so thankful to have won this a few months back.
It's a little pricey for my budget so I never would have discovered it otherwise, but I'm so happy
I found it. The blush is my favorite shade of pink and the bronzer adds that perfect finished glow on top.
 
3. Juicy Couture Perfume Peace Love and Juicy.
 
 
 
I believe every woman should a signature scent.
This is mine. I loved it ever since I found a sample in a magazine and last month my mom bought it
for me for my 25th birthday. I spray it in my hair too, and every time I walk in front of someone with my hair swinging, I get complemented that I smell nice. It's my little secret.
 
4. Maybelline Chiffon Chic.
 
 
 
I have lots of nail polishes. This is my favorite for spring.
I love the sweet pink, it reminds of a slightly sexier version of Ballet Slippers pink and I can't
get enough.
 
5. Revlon Red Lacquer lipstick. No. 29.

                   Until this showed up in my mailbox thanks to an Instyle giveaway, I had never
tried red lipstick. I was convinced I could never pull it off.
Now I don't leave the house without it. It makes me feel sexy and confident.
 
Have you tried any of these?
What products can you not live without?
 
Mel.
 


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Grow.

 
 
When I was growing up my family and I lived on 3 and a half acres.
One of our favorite things to do in the spring was to start planting our garden.
We had a big vegetable garden in a field west of our house and a beautiful garden with flower beds in the front yard.
 
I used to feel so free and peaceful when I walked our property surrounded
by all the beautiful trees and flowers.
 
Now living in a one bedroom townhome that has a small enclosed patio and no yard
I feel trapped and claustrophobic.
 
I want a garden more than anything.
I've been searching for apartment gardens on pinterest and while it won't be anything like the
gardens I had growing up, it is possible to have a small one.
 
Here are some of my favorite ideas:
 
 


 

 
 
 
These ideas inspired me so much.
I can't wait to take a trip to Home Depot this weekend and see what kind of garden I can create.
 
 
Mel.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Resolutions Suck.

And again another resolution has gone down the drain.
I was dedicated at the start of January to a schedule of working out.
I decided to start easy considering my record of laziness by only committing myself
to working out once a week, and it seems I can't even do that.
I was good up until this month. Since the start of March I've been making excuse after excuse for why I can't work out.

Johnny and I on Monday after he dragged me out of the house and made me go to the park.

I'm not doing this because I need to lose weight. On the contrary I could stand to gain a few pounds.
I need to work out because if I don't I will continue to go down this path of complete and utter laziness. I sit on the couch in front of the tv on my days off and I don't move for hours, the same thing happens when I get home from work. Just hours and hours in front of the tv.

I just don't know what else will motivate me that I haven't tried. I want to live a more active and fulfilled life than the one I'm living. What's going to give to finally get me going on the right path?

And speaking of healthy..this arrived on my doorstep yesterday and I don't think it's going to motivate me, but man did it make me happy. I think I even cried a little.


Mel.