Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Revelations

Did I tell you what my Halloween costume is today?

P.C. School Version


I'm WONDER WOMAN!

Which, in my eyes is very close to Warrior Queen, a costume maybe someday I will design but might be a cop out since I am a Warrior Queen everyday. My favorite thing about Wonder Woman is that she forces everyone to tell the truth.

Planet Bravo Hallo-Bowl last Saturday (so you can see the whole dress)


If I were a superhero, I would love the power to positively influence those around me. Think about it, if I had the power to persuade people to do good, that would be a superhero power indeed. I think this counts as a superpower because the power of influence can be used for bad, which is how all other superpowers are.

I was really excited to write about this superpower thing and have been pondering my superpower for weeks, but I've had a revelation.

First of all, I don't need to be a superhero to have a superpower. Second, why would I want to be a superhero?

I'd much rather be regular old me, doing what she can to change the world and influence people to do good. Wanting to fly or teleport...that all seems so superficial now. It would be fantastic, don't get me wrong. I am really trying to learn to slow my life down, and if I had that capability I think I would speed my life up.

I don't want any fighting powers or super strength because I have no desire to do any of that. Hulk Smash? I know he's a superhero but...his only triumph is in GETTING THE BAD GUYS.

I don't want to get the bad guys and hurt them. They're probably already hurt - that's why they are bad. I want to help them; show them the good in life.

I don't want to be invisible or read minds because that would both get annoying and be the opposite of helpful. Why would I want to know what everyone is thinking? I should only care about what I am thinking.

I like my free will, why would I want to take away someone else's?

On that same note, when I said influence others to do good, I mean more of showing them the good and helping them reach that path. I don't want to infringe on their free will at all, or make them regret it. I just want to be that positive influence.

I am, by the way, a wonderful influence. I hope my students see me today dressed like Wonder Woman and know that they can be Wonder Woman, too. It's as easy as being yourself.

Have you checked out the website Take Back Halloween? It is wonderful if you don't have any costume ideas and want something that is STRONG and celebrates being a woman! :)

Have a wonderful and safe night tonight guys! Get a DD because you know cops will be everywhere, and don't accept a drink unless you watched it made!!

Happy Halloween!
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Post Exchange and a Liebster Award



Hello new bloggy friends!

I do hope you come and stay for awhile. This blog is all about being positive, finding the good in ourselves and making changes in the world around us. In short, we're moving in our own way!

There's been a lot of growth in my blog recently and I cannot even express how grateful I am for all of this. I started my blog as a means to following my dream of starting a magazine for teen / college age girls about being themselves and finding the good in life [and escaping some of those stigmas that other magazines give. I don't want to read just about fashion and makeup but about other stuff TOO. Enter Warrior Queen - the someday magazine that will give you the other stuff to read right after you read Seventeen...or before, I'm not picky].

I happened to be nominated for another Liebster award this past week. Thank you Stefanie @ The Husak Household. She's truly amazing. We met through a Carabox exchange and I just adore her.

Since I did a Sunshine Award last week, I will not be nominating anyone, but the questions are perfect for you to get to know me a little better.

Did I mention I also partook in Just Jacq's Post Exchange for October? It was fantastic!! I got matched with Elizabeth from Army Ever After. This lucky girl lives in Hawaii with her army husband and I truly hope I get to visit and go hiking with them someday - she even told me it's okay if I complain the whole hike.

The Post Exchange is an easy exchange each month. You can sign up for November here. You spend a month getting to know a partner and at the end of the month you send each other an encouraging card. No need to buy a gift, although you can if you'd like.

Now, for my favorite thing - a survey!



This award is given to new or up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers...the award is then passed along to other bloggers in the same category to help spread the word and support one another. Here's what you have to do:

1. Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves.

2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, then create 11 new questions for the bloggers you pass the award to.

3. Choose 11 new bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link them in your post.

4. Go back to their page and tell them about the award.

5. No tag backs.



11 Random Facts About Me:

1. I give everything I can to everyone I can, but I still think I should be giving more.

2. I have a horrible inability to keep things clean.

3. My brain runs at a speed of 100mph. The things I say sometimes don’t make sense.

4. Every day I try to challenge myself to do something new or to be a better person.

5. I have 4 cats and a dog, but really only 1 cat is mine.

6. Besides one boy cat as a child, every cat that has been MINE has been black. I heart black cats.

7. I have a very long commute to and from work every day, but I truly love my new job.

8. I don’t know what it means to not be busy.

9. I am learning to enjoy the slow things, a little bit more.

10. I used to go to Nascar races ALL THE TIME.

11. I love song lyrics because they simplify my thoughts in a way that make them easy for others to understand.

The Questions

1. If you had to choose a last supper, what would you choose?

A meal made my by family. COMPLETE. It would have my grandmother’s chili, my other grandmother’s potato salad, some jerky from Papa Frank, potato candy from Papa Buddy, my mom would make me my favorite cake (neopolitan) and my dad would cook carne asada – not tritip. Aunty Nik would give make me carnitas and tamales, because it’s a last meal and you have to stuff your face for that.


2. If you could go back to any era, which era would you go back to and what fashion trend would you rock?

I would love to go back into the 50s, but I would probably be very mad at everyone for trying to boss me around and not let me have too many rights. I would, however, rock the style.


3. What is your ultimate goal for your blog?

To start a magazine!!! I want to grow my readership and support for the magazine so that I won’t fail when I start it. Really! It’s about changing the lives of some impressionable girls and women.


4. How would you describe the perfect home?

Oh! This is easy!! One with love. It probably wouldn’t be clean all the time and the kitchen and living room would truly be lived in. Everyone would be gathered around each other simply being with each other. There would probably be an amazing backyard to host get togethers because 4 walls cannot hold the love that would be in that home. The bedrooms would be doubled up – some even tripled. If you needed a place to stay, that would be the place and those without a home would call it home.


5. If you got $1 million dollars and had to give it all away, how would you share it?
I would give some to my favorite charities and then I would spend the rest on children in “the system”.


6. If you could meet one celebrity, who would you meet and why?

I don’t know. I think I would like to meet Gwen Stefani. I have always wanted to and I really think she could give me some WQ motivation.

7. If you could have any profession (real or made-up) what would you choose to do with your life?

I would be a world changer. I would be out in the trenches working everyday to change the world. I don’t have the tenacity for it…and I suck at being too far from home for longer than a week.


8. Would you rather have someone clean your house every day or do your hair and make-up and dress you every day?

Clean my house!! I am totally in love with the way I look. Hey! I’ve finally mastered eyeshadow and makeup. My style is getting better, but as long as I’m comfy, I don’t mind THAT much. Cleaning though…man…let me tell you. I will splurge on a housecleaner.


9. If you lived the life of a TV character, who would you be?

Jess from New Girl. Easy peasy.


10. What piece of technology can you not live without?

My cellphone. Well…technically any since that is what I do…TEACH technology.


11. Do you know where your ancestors came from (your heritage) and does your family celebrate anything special from their culture?

My dad’s family is from Sonora, Mexico and Europe [we have the geneology]. My mother’s family came to the United States aboard the Mayflower. We don’t celebrate any particular days, but we have many Mexican traditions.

Side note: Here are some of my favorite posts: 

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Wildcard Wednesday [Co-Host]

I am so excited to co-host this week!! 

 Welcome to Wildcard Wednesday!


 

The name of the game is #wildcard 
Stakes: A special PRIZE will be up for grabs the last week of each month
 Your link ups each week are your entries
Example: If you link up your blog, bloglovin and twitter you will have 3 entries each week
Disclaimer: You MUST be following your hosts in order to win

Winner of the September #wildcard {Won A $20 Giftcard of Choice}:

Rules of the Game: 
1. Follow all your hosts

Simply Clarke: Blog / Bloglovin / Twitter
Mal Smiles: Blog / Bloglovin / Twitter
All That Glitters: Blog / Bloglovin / Twitter

and co-hosts
Independent Travel Cats: Blog / Bloglovin / Twitter
Anchored: Blog / Bloglovin / Twitter
Be A Warrior Queen: Blog / Bloglovin / Twitter


2. Grab our button for your post so that others can join in the fun
3. Link up using your Blog URL, Bloglovin' URL & Twitter
4. Visit at least 3 other blogs

5.  TWEET about Wildcard Wednesday using #wildcard 





Now make some new friends :) 





Happy Wednesday!!!

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Getting Down with Education

Some of my readers might know that I recently switched careers to teaching…computer teaching to be exact. A few summers ago I worked at Technology Summer Camp and fell in love. I have always loved kids and wanted to incorporate teaching into a career somehow. I never in a million years would have thought I would have so much fun as a computer teacher.

I’m not the best at computers but I know more than I let on. I can get lazy with things like html or Photoshop simply because I feel my creativity lies in writing and in taking something and adapting it [i.e. taking an image or a clip art I like and recreating it or making it more me].

Last week was my prep week at work, and yesterday was my first day with students! To prepare, I made myself a Lesson Plan folder.

I could not find one to support my needs because most teachers in elementary have different subjects, not different grades. Often when someone does have different grades, it is not 10 different grades like me.

I happened to find at Staples a folder system that just blew my mind. It is called Arc and it is a completely customizable system. The pages sort of clip in instead of using rings so they are easy to remove.



I purchased a notebook, but took all of the papers out of it. I opted for sheet protectors so that I could easily interchange pages without them getting wrinkled or ripped.

I bought 50 sheet protectors and probably have about 30 of them in this folder. It is full, but like I said, I can change my pages easily. 



My curriculum is pre-written by the company I work for, so I do not have to worry about saving old lesson plans. Once the class is done, I can recycle them because a) everything is in Google Docs and b) they will probably slightly change next year.




I made different sections based on my needs with Post It tabs.


I absolutely love this sticker section. These tabs and stickable note sections are slightly see-through and clip right in. They were only $3.99 and I can see them being a huge help, especially on top of the sheet protectors.



The cute calendar is from this website. It is a free download and I love it so that I can take a look at the bigger picture.



On that same educational note, I have decided to take part in National Novel Writing Month. Nanowrimo seems amazing and my always creative best friend Bee got me into it. We are going to have writing parties on Fridays. She really is the best at getting my butt into creative gear. Even when we were in high school she always inspired me with novel writing, photography and creative layouts for the newspaper. Journalists unite!
The concept is really awesome. Through inspiration and support you are motivated to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. You then can be entered to win! In addition to online support, there are in person meetups, too. I am really looking forward to this. Be my Writing Buddy!

Now to come up with a novel idea!

Another fun thing I will be starting [aka going back to] will be Vlogs! Woo hoo! I am hoping to have the first one up on Friday, though I am nervous.

What is your favorite creative outlet?


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Sunday, October 27, 2013

5 Little Grins Week 3 [Link Up]


5 Little Grins

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We'll go ahead and say it: Most people think Mondays suck / are the worst / should die a fire-y death. I'm sure you get the picture.

We've all had our fair share of bad Mondays and bad Tuesdays and just plain ol' bad days. Instead of focusing on the bad, what if we focused on the good things?

What if we focused on the little things that made us smile today, yesterday, last week? Could our whole attitude change? In time, would we find that we're having more good days than bad?

Cassandra, Paulina and I would love for you to join us on our weekly link up counting at least 5 things that made you smile in the last week. We could start our Mondays on this positive note!

Of course, this is all about encouragement, so hop on over to some other blogs and leave a positive note and make a new friend!
The Rules! (These are really just kind suggestions)

1. Follow your hosts: Cassandra, Raewyn, and Paulina!

2. Link up your post that includes 5-ish things that made you smile in the past week

3. Comment after you link up

4. Go visit some other blogs and make some friends!

5. Have fun, and don't forget to smile!!

1. Yesterday, I got to see my niece on her 2nd birthday. I spent a ton of time in the bounce house with her.  I left before she opened presents, but apparently as soon as she saw this skirt I got her, she put it on. 


2. My mom posted this on my FB yesterday. This is not actually our cat, but it looks exactly like him and he does this stuff. He loves water so whenever someone goes in the bathroom he runs over and tries to get in as well. 


3. Have you heard of the organization Miss Representation? They've recently renamed themselves to The Representation Project. They sent me an email about Take Back Halloween and I LOVE this idea. 
Annie Oakley was one of my favorite characters as a kid.
4. I don't have the photographic evidence, but Iman sang karaoke for a solid hour or two last night and I had so much fun!!! Karaoke is one of my favorite things. We went with my new coworkers and it was nice to be so accepted.
5. I had a wonderfully productive and happy day on Friday. It is nice to have a few real days off. I think I'm going to go down to just one job and enjoy it / explore my creativity!!
What made you grin this week??

P.s. Another Giveaway on Just Jacq! 
And now for the best part.... drum roll please... a giveaway! I had some awesome sponsors this month that are giving away some amazing goodies.
Tea & Crumpet size ad space from Amanda at Rhyme & Ribbons
200x200 ad space and a guest post spot from Danielle at A Writer in Love
200x200 ad space from Ginny at A Modern Commonplace Book
200x200 ad space and a $10 Starbucks giftcard from Caitlin at Your Favorite Girlfriend
Ad space and sunglasses from Raewyn at Be a Warrior Queen
Small November ad space and earrings from me

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

This week...I set up my classroom!

AH! I have a classroom. I never would have thought this would be happening 6 months ago. I had a busy, busy week and I'm writing this on Friday night because I have a BUSY weekend. So let's talk about fun stuff, shall we?
"Norton" being the Anti-Virus software slowing down my lab :( 

Monday: Our 2nd 5 Little Grins had a little bit of a turn out and we are so excited for next week's. Starting my week out positive has really helped me prepare for the week. In case you didn't notice there are also THREE giveaways going on right now.

Tuesday: Christina @ Polka Dot Heart nominated me for a Sunshine Award!

Wednesday: I actually super loved this Wedding Wednesday post. I wrote about the unique purchases Iman and I are having at our wedding.

Thursday: Have you heard of Fresh and Easy because I'm sort of obsessed, oh and I'm being healthier. WIN!

Friday: Yesterday I wrote about my million jobs. That's actually a lot of jobs, really it has just been 17.

Today, I'm heading to a server meeting this morning (woohoo 7 a.m. bdubs meetings!) then my little munchkin's 2 year old birthday SO EXCITED!!!!!!!

Hopefully she isn't sick on her birthday this year :(


 After we're bowling with my coworkers at Planet Bravo. Sort of like a reunion since I haven't seen them since camp...and Iman loves bowling so it will be fabulous!!

Sunday is, of course, football Sunday!!!! Then Sinister. I. Am. Terrified. But excited. Haunted.

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Proof that I'm a Workaholic

Guys,

I'm not joking when I say I've worked a lot of jobs. I seriously mean A LOT. Like, I haven't even worked for 10 years and I've had 17 jobs and internships.

I am sort of one of those workaholics. The first step is admitting it right?

For example, my new fantastic, amazing, wonderful job [career], will earn me more than enough to pay my bills and save for the wedding. It will exhaust me enough that I should only work one job. But I can't stop! It's only 4 days a week...that means there are 3 days off. 3 DAYS off. What am I going to do with my time?

Serve at bdubs of course. Just sometimes, but still. Maybe it is because I have a difficult time putting my two weeks in or quitting. I just love my coworkers and customers wherever I work.

So here's a breakdown of my jobs. With pictures of little ol me.
My very first day of work ever. 

The Merv Lounge (6/2005-12/2007)
My best friend and I interviewed at Mervyn's a week before I turned 16. We were both hired and I spent a glorious summer working 32 hour weeks and having money. Then school started and I still sort of worked all the way until spring break. I took a few months off, went back for the summer, took senior year off, went back for the summer. I only quit after Xmas break of Freshman year of college because I didn't know any of the managers and they treated me like I had no idea what I was doing when I'd worked there for 2.5 years already. JEEZ. Fun Fact: I still think Mervyns owns my soul though, they send me paychecks randomly, even after they went bankrupt.

We pied people on their last day at The Faculty Club


The Faculty Club (11/2007-4/2008)
My first serving job!! My roommate and I got hired and it was so much fun. I worked lunch shifts serving teachers [and spilling a tray full of water on one] and some afternoon and nights for events. I loved working Football Saturday. We didn't get tips though, which made me work even harder for tips when I started at Bdubs. Fun Fact: While ill with 4 different infections,(sinus, bronchitis, flu, pneumonia) my manager called and yelled at me for not being at work. I trudged through the snow with a doctor's note and puked in front of some prospective students.

Pottery Barn (6/2008-4/2009)
Summer 2008 two of my [favorite] Mervyn's managers were now running a Pottery Barn department and I made my way over there. What a glorious summer! In the fall, I transferred to the store in Ohio, but then they ran out of hours so I went looking elsewhere... Fun Fact: To be honest, I may also still be an employee of my old Pottery Barn, I never put in my two weeks or was fired or discharged or anything.

Campfire Kids (9/2008-1/2009)
Daycare! Oh how I loved being a daycare aid. I worked 3 hours every morning until I no longer had a car to drive and my house caught on fire. Fun fact: I once growled at a kid and I spent a lot of my time doing the Mambo dance.

Columbus Nanny (9/2008-1/2009)
This was so much fun! I watched 2 little boys and 1 little girl a couple of nights a week. The mom was only a year or two older than me and the family was super awesome.


Fruitti Yogurt (4/2009-10/2009)
When I moved back to Cali I was desperate and found this job at a frozen yogurt shop. I got the slow shift and was a mini-manager...but made minimum wage. Oh, and the owners yelled at me in Korean once, told me I had to stand at the counter or clean constantly...I went crazy. 1030-230 everyday bored because everyone was at work or school. Fun Fact: This was the summer that my birth control made me have over 10 panic attacks a day. Awesome when you're literally the ONLY person in a building for 6 hours.

California Teriyaki Grill (5/2009-7/2009)
The yogurt people opened this restaurant while I worked for them so I worked some shifts over here until I realized working 10:30am-9:30pm on my feet with no lunch break was torture.

I liked to Spray Tan back in the day...this is the night the Lakers Won the Playoffs


Buffalo Wild Wings (10/2009-7/2010, 1/2012-present)
I love this place. So much so that I work here still. Fun Fact: I still have regulars from when I worked here originally and I am often referred to as Miss Buffalo. I spend too much time here.

Live Magazine (11/2009-1/2010)
I interned [illegally, I think] for this music magazine. It was a lot of fun for the first few weeks until I realized I was mostly going to be writing CD reviews.


Just chillin with some guys from Mayday Parade


Hollywood Music Magazine (1/2010-present)
Another job I currently have! I don't get paid though...unless you count free concert tickets as payment. Which I do. Fun Fact: I love going backstage at Warped Tour and have interviewed many of my favorite bands.

Mi Casa (1/2010-10/2010)
My favorite restaurant hired me as their salsa girl!! Basically I got to go to different Whole Foods and grocery stores and have people taste their salsa. The best part about this job was that I could work literally anywhere - even when I was on vacation in San Diego, or looking for a job up in LA.

This is Remington. Sometimes he visited me at work 


Lazy Dog Cafe (8/2010-6/2012)
I worked here for 2 years and made some of the best friends. We were seriously a little family - I even lived with coworkers! I don't think I could have survived my years living up in LA without this family. Fun Fact: A coworker I knew for only a month, let me live with her family for a month when my best friend's dad sold the house we were living in and gave us 10 days to move.

L.A. Parent (8/2011-12/2011)
The only internship that actually counted - I got school credit for it - and I absolutely loved the women I worked with. I wrote a big feature in the magazine about technology in the classroom...funny that that is what I do now.

Dodgeball


Planet Bravo (6/2012-8/2012, 10/2013-present)
Summer camp counselor!! This was probably the best summer of my life. I taught young children how to make video games etc....Fun Fact: This is the company I currently work for as a computer teacher!!!

The best way to communicate at work


Rusnak BMW (9/2012-1/2013)
Within just a few short months, I went from weekend receptionist/file clerk with 12 hours a week to Service Receptionist and assistant to the Service Manager with just under 50 hours a week in a couple of months. I still miss this place, but we had to move home. Fun Fact: I picked out a watch we gave to David Boreanaz and also said "How do I spell Sellack" to Tom Sellack. Also, Rico from Hannah Montana came in a lot.

Kymberly Marciano Photography (9/2012-1/2013, 8/2013-10/2013)
I learned so much doing social media for this child fashion photographer. I still work with her when I have the chance. Fun Fact: She did the cutest Norman Rockwell photoshoot last year.

La Habra Collision Center (4/2013-10/2013)
I love cars and I love this company. I was so sad to leave them last week, but they are so supportive in my following of my dreams. Fun Fact: I saw at least 3 car accidents in front of our auto body shop while I was working.


So as you can tell, I worked more than one job at once...sometimes like 4 at a time. But still!!


How many jobs have you had? Which was your favorite? 


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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Determined, Fresh and Easy Love and Being Resourceful

Everyone always tells me "Oh my gosh, how do you work 3 jobs / sleep only 4-5 hours a night / stay skinny / always be happy / etc" and it always comes back to one thing. You could say it's my attitude and my positive outlook on life, but I think on an even deeper level it is determination.

I am determined each day for different things. If I am determined to do something I will do it. Isn't that how life works? Some people claim not to have the drive or determination, when really it is just that they don't care about that one thing they are doing. It's not wrong, it's just why they don't have that drive.

I've been trying to eat healthy but by trying I mean I've been talking about doing it, eating healthy maybe once a week, exercising once a week and calling it a day.

This is my determined face earlier today. And my weird arm. 


But suddenly I am determined. Maybe it's because I am back to working one job (mostly, I am working at Bdubs sometimes, too). Maybe it's for some unrelated reason but I'm doing it!

Having a set schedule makes it easier. When I never knew what I was doing I would not be planning ahead for food, exercise, etc. But now I have a set schedule.

Drinking water like a person who drinks water (note, that person is not usually me)


Mon: Leave for work by 545, work 8-4, chiropractor at 6 and then go home. This week I've been asleep by 11, but I know that I will probably start falling asleep earlier.

At school, I have to stay for lunch, forcing me to pack food. If you know me you know I don't like to cook and I don't like to prep (unless I am super motivated) because I never know what I am going to want to eat, it takes too much time, wah wah wah.

Then there came Fresh and Easy. If you don't have a Fresh and Easy, I am actually sad for you. You don't know what you're missing out on. Also, Fresh and Easy is not paying me for a post like this, I am just obsessed. It is like the song, Effin Easy!



It's been my favorite grocery store for awhile, and often I will stop by on my way home from the chiro and pick something up to pop into the oven when I get home. Oh yeah, did I mention it is all preprepped stuff!! Most of it isn't cooked but it is prepared in seasoning/sauces, etc and all you have to do is put it in a cooking vestibule, set a timer and cook! I particularly love their stuffed salmon...2 pieces prepared for 8 bucks.

From the F&E website


I'm in.

On Sunday, I went determined to get some food to prep. Then I found the lunch section. I knew it was there, but I thought it was like most places and you could only get lunch specials at lunch time. Heck no! Fresh and Easy is EASY so you can get it for anytime and stock up.

I did and then some. I got dinners for the week, drinks, etc. I spent about 60 bucks but so far it has way been worth it.

Monday: Mom packed me a lunch cause she's cute, but I sent Iman to work with a wrap and some snacks. I cooked BBQ pork (F&E) and Smokey Corn on the Cob (F&E). I added in Velveeta Mac and Cheese but for the day that was about $15. Dinner fed 4 of us btw, even though it said serving for 2.

Tuesday: I packed Iman and I each a lunch special. One salad, one side, a drink. I added in some extra fruit for me and hummus for Iman. For dinner we had Herb Chix (F&E), green vegetable medly (F&E) and mashed potatoes. Once again, it said serving for 2, but we had enough for 4. My brother had school so I get to take a portion today for lunch. Total: $20

Wednesday: I packed us each lunch specials again. Iman bowls so he will eat something at the bowling alley. I got stuck in LA so I stole internet from Ihop and ate an omelette. Our total is still only probably around $30. Considering it would usually be more and Iman doesn't usually eat at work...this is a total plus!

Today: My lunch is leftovers from Tuesday and Iman has the day off. He is going to a friend's graduation so he will probably eat with him. Dinner is going to be salmon burgers (F&E) and some side dish.

Friday: I have the day off so I will probably bring Iman some lunch and maybe we will go out for dinner.

Saturday: We will probably eat out.

Sunday: Football food, my mom will probably have something amazing cooked that we will eat Sunday night.

It's not all healthy all day, but hey! It's something. My sweet intake has gone down too. WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO?

Anyway, in addition to being in love with F&E, I also am excited about taking a Vanpool. I have decided to pay to ride in one of these because it will be cheaper than the 80 miles a day driving JUST to work and home equaling 4 or so hours in traffic. Vanpool time = 2.5 hours. I love the carpool lane.

As if that wasn't cool enough, it drops off about 2 miles from my work 45 minutes before work. Early morning cardio? Heck yes! Look at me being all active. Then I'd just take a 20 minute bus ride back to the drop off stop.


I am so resourceful.

Also, got a totally awesome notebook to make a lesson plan folder. Can't wait to show you!

How is your Thursday?

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Unique Purchases

Obviously, when you plan your wedding you want it to be uniquely you - how else would it be your wedding?

Lucky for me, Iman and I are into a lot of the same things - things that take our wedding from traditional to ours. For example, our invitations will most likely have moustaches on them, our table numbers will most likely not be numbers, but types of moustaches and the place cards will definitely be moustaches (Iman's idea!)

But in addition to that, there are a bunch of cute quirky things that we are purchasing to make it more us. Here are my top favorite ideas! Oh, I cannot wait to start getting them!!

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Look Megan! I finally have an image for my coke bottle centerpieces!! Muffin Tin Mom posted this in August, but I just found it now searching Google. So happy I finally have an image of what I want it to look like...but fancier of course. 

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Iman might have found this idea, actually. I am going to start out with saying that we are hcore Converse people and I haven't had a pair of Converse since high school. I am not too keen on wearing heels for the whole wedding (they usually come off, and lately I can only wear them for an hour max). I might be a midget next to him in flats when we're dancing but hey, these are SO cute. Converse allows you to custom design your shoes at the original price. Instead of the pink though, we will obviously be doing red. We might also put "Hubby" and "Wifey" instead of the full words, I'm not sure yet. 


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Glasses!! Everyone thinks it is weird that I am going to get glasses for our wedding. But let me break it down for you. 
First, they're free from Coastal because I haven't bought a pair before. I will just have to pay for my lenses (Which are covered this year). 
Second, I can't get a new pair of frames before the wedding on our insurance and my frames are purple but my colors are red, gray and yellow. 
Third, and probably most importantly, no one will be able to see my eyeballs in pictures if I do not. 
Yeah, I have transition lenses. I've had transition lenses for the past 10 years and am terrified that my eyeballs won't be able to handle real light, but hey, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. 



What things are you doing at your wedding that make it unique?

As always linking up with Kristyn and Mary for Wedding Wednesday! But also, Bex for Wedding Planning Wednesday!

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