Weekend Faves

 

I am kind of obsessed with this song. I am auditioning for a musical on Tuesday and needed to choose something in the style of the musical, a Disney musical, so I went for something outside of the box and in my voice range. (There are tons of deleted Disney songs if you are curious)

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As a glasses wearing girl (at least on non-sunny days, of which there are plenty of in Cleveland) I have quite a collection. I use my vision insurance to pay for contacts and then buy my glasses online at places like glasses.com and warbyparker.com typically, but eyebuydirect.com has definitely caught my eye with their low prices. These in particular really make my heart go pitter patter! Check them out here!

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I finally got my bullet journal up and going and I love it! I love how it’s super flexible and yet keeps me on top of my goals and tasks. More pics to come soon I am sure!

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I need this sweet little pin… actually there’s a lot of things in this awesome shop that I need!

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OMG you guys…. Unicorn Ice Cream!!! I saw this recipe on Facebook and knew that I had to make it with the girls… after all, we are all about rainbow food and unicorns.  😉  The recipe is super easy, like I’m pretty sure anyone can make this. And it is soooooo yummy! Check it out here!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!

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Weekend Wishes

Well, my entire week was shot due to my being sick, I am lucky that I had enough energy to get dressed and put some deodorant on… I am still not 100% better but I am no longer a puddle of misery on the couch. =) I am keeping my weekend wishes pretty basic because let’s face it- when mom is sick the house goes to the kids! I got some major cleaning, laundry, and grocery shopping to do! But sprinkled in there are some fun goals of my own:

to make some of these lovelies…. sunshine on a stick!

make some fun Dr. Seuss shirts, read The Lorax, and eat green eggs

go to Target and ONLY get what is on the list!

watch some chick flicks and catch up on my painting and Etsy store stuff

Find me some yummy Pyrex!

make some of my own cleaners and laundry soap

And that is about it for me. Rest, plan for some upcoming projects, teach dance, blog…

what’s in store for your weekend??

Saturday Loves

Oh my goodness have I been seeing the best crafts, DIYs, and recipes lately… I just have to share!

1. Matchbox Mini Art – finally a cute way to display Kinder toys, Squinkies, or Lego people!

2. Bookmark Valentines -an adorable valentine for the bookwork in your family

3. Boarding School Badges – a great gift for Harry Potter fans, or to hand our special duties in your home… I would totally be the Librarian!

4. Pretty Plastic Cup Lampshades – I love how these look for a playroom or a bedroom… clever!

5. Two Ingredient Valentine’s Day Fudge – this just looks yummy and whips up pretty quick!

6. Easy Peasy Nutella Cookies – tried these are LOOOOOOVE them… seriously, make them. =)

There are a lot more fun links to share so check back tomorrow!!

That Dream Job

Today I was browsing on some of my favorite shopping sites and came across a job opportunity that stopped my whole train of thought. It made me re-read the description over and over, savoring every detail, dreaming of the possibilities. The problem? This job is all the way in California and I am here in Ohio.

Buy the Jelly Camera Phone Filters at the Photojojo Store!

 

Photojojo is a really cool shop for photographers both expert and novice. They feature products that make taking photos fun. From shot glasses that look like expensive camera lenses to jelly filters that turn your phone’s camera into cool effects, it is a perfect place to find neat gifts for you and your loved ones who are into taking pics. What I really like about the store is the visual impact that it makes with its clean layout, fun colors, and neat pics that show the products in use.

So of course I see the job opportunity button and click it, just for fun, fully knowing that the company is based in CA. I glance over the jobs that are definitely not “connie-ish”and then click on a teeny little link on the side only to see THIS:

Dream Job Available: Entrepreneurial Bad-Ass

Who Believes Work/Life Balance is a Crock

OMG! Are you serious? Lol, that is a constant talk between Klint and I… about how employers don’t get that there can’t possibly be a “balance” when you feel like your soul is being sucked out of you everyday. When I worked in an office I did everything possible to make the experience as enjoyable as possible, from using fun accessories to having a nice system to organize my work. (Labels in fun fonts helped too!!) However, insurance isn’t exactly a thriving creative environment and when I get bored I get a little “inventive” with my time… so that was the end of that. 😉

I love dancing and teaching dance, don’t get me wrong. But let’s face it, dancing isn’t something I can do forever and with one knee surgery under my belt already I know my dancing days are numbered. What I really need is a job where I can be my bossy creative self, scour the earth for cool things that I think others would like, and get a change of scenery for the familia and me. I definitely enjoy a challenge and thrive in an environment where the odds are stacked against me… and let’s not forget my Pinterest, blogging, and Etsy addictions. I am pretty sure those things are a positive for this job.

Anyhow, I think that I may apply, just to say what I want to say and maybe the job gods will smile down on me and send us on our way to sunshine and a better future. I have taken chances before and am not afraid of hard work- especially if it is FUN hard work.  Of course part of me thinks that it is entirely silly of me to apply for a job allllll the way across the country, but that is part of being young don’t you think?

And just to show you all what I think I may be able to contribute to this little endevor of creating my dream office supply store here are some products that I am in loooooove with!

Chalkboard decal weekly calendar from looksugar on Etsy

awesome iPhone/iPod charger from Rich Neeley Designs

Cube notes from Knock Knock

Love me some Wahi Tape! How can you be glum when you are using this??

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Portal book ends from Think Geek

Industrial Chic desk organizers from Sorting with Style

Wooden Paper clip station from Gizmine

Teeny Business Card Stamp on a Keyring from Cranky Pressman

Ok, so I found tons more cool things that I would stock my office store with…. washable bud earphones, a very sleek stand that turns your iPad into a TV, a roll up travel charger. I had to stop myself! And that was just looking for a teeny bit! Could you imagine what I could do if this was my FULL TIME job?!!

It would be AWESOME!!!!

What is your dream job?

Only 33? What I have left…

Project 333 update: 

It isn’t being a chick and whittling down a wardrobe to only 33 items, including shoes and accessories! Not to mention the constant temptation to buy new clothing items… it is stressful, lol. After a whole morning of clearing out both dressers, the closet, and random piles of clothes strewn about, Klint and I managed to donate 3 HUGE garbage bags of clothing to the Salvation Army PLUS boxed up a bunch of things for later review. We got rid of so much that we freed up Klint’s whole dresser- impressive for me since I have a pretty large dresser and cut my clothing to about half. So what did I decide to keep you ask? Here is the list:

 

  • PANTS: 4 pairs of jeans- 2 straight leg and 2 bootcut
  • PANTS: Black pinstriped dress pants
  • PANTS: Grey khakis
  • PANTS: Black Leggings to go under dresses and skirts
  • DRESS: Little Black Dress
  • DRESS: Casual Ocean Blue
  • DRESS: Layering blue flannel sundress (worn over jeans as a long shirt!)
  • SWEATER: Long grey
  • SWEATER: Zip up Orange
  • SWEATER: Fair Isle
  • SHIRT: Grey Thermal Henley
  • SHIRT: Hot Pink Long sleeve
  • SHIRT: Flannel Shirt
  • SHIRT: Dark Brown Turtleneck
  • SHIRT: Life Is Good Long sleeve Tee
  • SHIRT: Turquoise Polo
  • SHIRT: Fleece
  • SHIRT: College Hoodie
  • SHIRT: Pink Zip Sweatshirt
  • SHIRT: 4 layering tees
  • PURSE: Vera Bradley
  • SHOES: Grey Converse
  • SHOES: Vibram Fivefingers
  • SHOES: AE Slipons
  • SHOES: Moccasins
  • SHOES: Sweater Boots
  • ACCESSORY: Pink and Black Scarf

Not a bad list! Of course, there are still some things in the laundry that I haven’t taken into consideration so the list may change. But these are my favorites (plus it helps that I dance a ton and live in lounge wear, which is not counted!) All in all, a very productive morning!! Would you join in this project? Why or why not?  If you are interested, click the pic above to get started!

Monday Loooooooves

Here are some fun things I am luvin!

From left to right:

1. Fun FREE fonts… super cute and very girly

2. Yummy Chicken and Corn Chowder

3. 101 Fall crafts

4. Fun and easy tutorial on crocheted balls

5. Upcycled sweater vases

6. Easy DIY pup tents

7. Shabby chic bathroom organizers

Also, have you ever heard of a store called Charming Charlie? I am 110% in love with this store!

Organization by color not item, boots that fit over my dancing calves, and prices that even my bank account can handle?!

What’s not to love? There is one about 30 mins away from me and I am already making up a wishlist from there. =)

What are you loving this Monday?