Thursday, August 28, 2014

Just Breathe

This has been one super stressful week. Between being swamped with work, the hubby being out of town, getting in a car accident, and my daughter not exactly being on her best behavior I am at about my wits end. I am desperately in need of some sort of stress relief. Luckily, my first purchase from Yoga Outlet arrived about a week ago. And I am so ready to give yoga a try!

I cannot believe that I have never tried yoga but the time has now come. I need a healthy way to relieve stress and cannot think of a better way. I received a Gaiam beginner's yoga kit that includes a DVD, yoga mat, yoga strap and yoga brick.  I also ordered a fabulous long sleeved workout shirt perfect to wear while using my new kit.

If you are looking to give yoga a try or need some new yoga gear I highly recommend visiting Yoga Outlet for great deals on everything yoga. And as if there prices weren't good enough they are offering you 15% OFF your first purchase with code: bridgepose.

So I will keep you all posted with how my yoga experience goes and if it is able to be the therapeutic activity I need.  What about you? Do you do yoga and is it good stress relief?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Humpday Confessional

Vodka and Soda

"Do the humpty hump, come on and do the humpty hump..." Happy Humpday b*tches!! Confessional time and away we go!!

- I must wear sweats, yoga pants and over sized tees way to much because any time I am just wearing jeans and a nice well fitting t-shirt everyone is like "Where are you going?" "You going out?" This is pretty sad and a result of working from home. Nobody sees me so I don't bother getting dressed in the morning. A bad habit I apparently need to break.

- Today I had tons of orders that needed to ship and my daughter wasn't exactly being cooperative in letting me get done what I needed to so I lost my temper more than once. Now that I got everything done, I feel a little bad. But she was being bad but I probably got angrier quicker than I should have. 

-Sometimes, okay like all the time, I have the urge to drop kick my cat across the room. He is such a whiny 'lil b*tch. Always crying to be fed, to be let outside, etc. This wouldn't be a huge deal but I feed him, he takes one bite and walks away. Then the dogs eat his food then he wants more like 10 minutes later but only takes one bite and the dogs eat it again and the cycle goes on all day. Hence his crying all day and the urge to punt him across the room. 

The annoying 'lil devil...

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Boho Friendship Photoshoot

Last week I did a boho inspired photoshoot to feature a few of my latest jewelry designs and I loved the results. I thought I'd share some of my fave photos. All jewelry is currently available in my shop, Hole In Her Stocking. And because I love you all so much for stopping by you can 20% off your entire order with code: BOHO20. Hope you enjoy the photos!! xoxo

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

That Time I Was Mistaken For A Prostitute

I was 18 and innocent but mistaken for a prostitute. How does that happen one may ask? I'll tell you how...

I was visiting one of my friends who went to college in the city, NYC that is. We had decided that we were going to go to the Limelight, a cool club back in the day. We had gotten all dolled up to party the night away. Although for me "partying it up" back then just meant looking cute and dancing a lot. Wasn't really into drinking back then. I know you can't believe it, neither can I.

What was I wearing? Black snake skin pants, obviously not the real thing just some weird patent leather and spandex print to look like black snake skin. I swear this looked  "good" back then. A black spaghetti strapped shirt and black heels. It was winter but since I didn't want to have to keep track of a coat I just braved the cold (which is where I think I went wrong).

There was too many of us to fit in one cab so we had to take two to the club. My friend and I went alone in one cab. We told him to take us to the Limelight and really trusted him to get is there. Well, he let's us out of the cab and points at some building and says that was it. We walk over and surprise, surprise it wasn't the club. By this time he is long gone.

I see another cab dropping someone off and I run to the window to try and ask the cabby if he knew where it was. As I was approaching his window he is waving his hands saying "no, no I don't want," in broken English. I wasn't understanding why he was acting this way and got closer to the cab and he says: "no, go away. me no buy sex" and speeds away.

What the hell?! I was shocked, actually I was so amused. I thought it was so funny. Luckily we found the club just around the block but I couldn't help but think I looked like a hooker all night. So what about you, have you ever been mistaken for a lady of the night? Or am I the only one that gets that honor?

Vodka and Soda

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

$300 PayPal Cash Giveaway

Time for a great giveaway with some fabulous ladies! Jackie from Jade and Oak is celebrating her birthday and blog birthday this month. She and the lovely ladies below are giving away $300 in PaypPal CASH. Super awesome, right? Enter via the rafflecopter below, visit the co-sponsors and good luck! (Must have a valid PayPal account in order to claim prize and all entries will be verified. Open internationally!) August $300 Paypal giveaway
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

It's A.....

No, I am not prego but my sister is and we found out this weekend that she is having a baby boy!!!! I am so excited to have another little nephew. I just wanted to share a few of the gender reveal photos we took yesterday.

Now that the gender is revealed, it's time to go shopping for this 'lil fellow...xoxo

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Oh Hey Friday! / Blogger Love 5 Friday Favorites

Wooohooo!!! It's Friday!! Okay, being a mom and self employed makes the weekend no different from any other day but I'll be excited for you guys.

Time to show some blogger love with 5 of my favorite posts from the week and this was a good week.

1 - Robin Williams, The Act of Suicide and the Vilification of Mental Illness by Tyler from Arkansassy. If I could give a standing ovation after reading a blog post this would deserve just that. Fantastic post about mental illness and the way Americans need to change their view on it. Instead of me going on giving tons of praises just go read it. NOW!

2 - 5 Books To Read In 2014 (+ Some I Hated) by Helene from Helene In Between. I love to read and i am actually on the hunt for some new good reads so this post came just in time. Cannot wait to read some of these suggestions.

3 - A Clean Slate by Anne from Love The Here and Now. The title says it all, sometimes you just need a clean slate. I certainly feel that way lately and this post was inspiring. Need to feel better about things go give this post a look.

4 - Las Vegas Confessions by Cece from Pink Sunshine. I have always wanted to go to Vegas. I almost went on my honeymoon. And this post certainly made the urge to go that much stronger.

5 - Another "see you later" by Samantha from The Samantha Show. If you are military spouse this is a MUST read with some beautiful photographic imagery. If you aren't a military spouse this post will certainly put things in perspective for you.

Well, I really hope you give all these posts a read, they truly deserve it!!

All The Joys Friday Favorites