Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Ten on Tuesday

1.  Yesterday was so crazy busy at work that I don't think I had more than 5 minutes of down time.  I believe today will be the same.

2.  It's time for another Sweatpants Dinner.  Hmmm...but what to serve?

3.  Reading Les Miserables is kicking my a$$ right now.  So much history at the beginning.  It's taking a while for me to get into it, but I'm determined to finish.

4.  Want to know something kind of annoying?  When you finally get your computer set up the way you like it, especially the Office suite, and then you have to get a new computer and start all over again.

5.  I took Melody to the dog park yesterday and she actually played with two other dogs!  I'm such a proud pet parent!  Usually she just stands by my feet when other dogs are around.

6.  I'm very grateful to have my own office at work, but unfortunately, it's a very drab space and my back is to two different doors.  :(  I've been pitching for a new desk for 3 years now.  Since that's not going to happen anytime soon, I was looking at this for inspiration.  Some of these ideas are great, but there is no way they'd fly in my office building.


7.  Speaking of offices, my home office got something new.  If only my space looked as clean and open as the one in the photo.  I'm working on it.

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8.  I've got an idea for a great "segment" on my blog.  Something that ties into my tagline.  I want to make it a great success, so I need to get it all organized first.

9.  I can't wait to get my plants going for this year!  I'm going to start some from seeds inside first.  I want a patio full of pretty plants!

10.  The weather has been really nice lately, so my windows have been open.  Don't you just love getting fresh air into your home after a long winter?

Monday, March 16, 2015

Weekend Recap...

I'm not entirely sure I was ready for this past weekend to end.  It was so amazing, I wanted just one more day.

Friday:  I had to do a little grocery shopping after work, but then I spent the evening getting ready for the MK appointments I had over the weekend.  My bag is starting to get really heavy, so I think it is time to finally switch out my old cases (10.5 years!) for the newer, lighter trays. I also got a new rug for my home office.  It's pretty cool!  I'd show you a picture, but that space is in need of a clean up.  Also, I made an MK sale while sitting on the couch!  I love my MK!

Saturday:  I had a double facial in the morning with a mother and daughter and they were so much fun!  They reminded me a little bit of me and my mom.  I was able to teach the mother, who never wears makeup, to apply foundation, color, and mascara!  She looked so great!  To round out the morning, I had a great sale with those too.  Then, it was off to lunch.  Mexican is one of my favorite types of food, and there is a great restaurant just down the road from me.  After lunch, I hung out with my mom while she got her hair done, then it was back to her house to get ready for bingo.  I won!  Mom won!  We each got our money back and it's always fun to play.

Sunday:  Dad made pancakes for breakfast!  This guy could have his own food truck or restaurant if he wanted to. Seriously.  I helped my grandma out with a few small tasks around her house before going to my second appointment.  This one was a class with four girls who were also a lot of fun!  I did a trial custom bridal look for the bride and her friends really liked it.  She's getting married in the fall, so we have lots of time to decide on the perfect look.  This party ended with awesome sales too!  Then, I got back to enjoy some time on the patio and made a few more sales!  Yay!!  To round out the weekend, my mom made her fabulous chicken cordon bleu, which is ahhhh..mazing! 

Seriously, I needed one more day to recover from this past weekend.  It was so great and just happened to be the best week ever for my business!!!  I love that!

How was your weekend?

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Public Service Announcement: Don't Be Rude

Seriously, I've said it before and I will say it again...one thing I truly hate is when someone does not even acknowledge that you have reached out to them.  You send a text, place a call and leave a message, send a special note, and not a single response.  I don't care if your response is something like, "I'll get back to you", "I'm not interested", "Thanks for the information", etc.  At least say something.

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When you completely ignore the person who took time out of their day to talk to you specifically, it's not only really rude and disrespectful, but also very inconsiderate of that person's feelings.  How would you feel if you wanted to talk to someone or needed something and they completely ignored you?  I understand that we live in a world of "busyness".  Hell, I've uttered the phrase, "I've been busy" a time or two (or more).  However, we also live in a world of constant connection.  It takes less than 2 minutes to reply to a message, leave a voice mail, or send a text.  How do I know this?  Because I've done it myself.  Did you know that when you place a call from your cell phone, there is a timer that appears on the screen that shows how long that call lasted?  Many people are convinced that they are excellent multi-taskers.  The myth of multi-tasking is a topic for another day, but with this mentality in mind, did you know that you can send a text while doing something as simple as sitting on the toilet?  Not pleasant to think about, but it's true.  People do it all the time.  If they tell you they don't, they are probably lying.

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Even when I have been really upset with someone, even angry beyond belief, I have at least responded to them within the day.  Not three days later, not a week later.  Within 24-48 hours.  It's so quick and easy to respond to someone, even if it is just to say, "Let me get back to you on this".  This applies to your professional life, as well as your personal life.  What if that person who contacted you is waiting on your response in order to move on the the next step?  What if they really need your help?  What if the situation was reversed?  How would you feel?

As you can see, this subject is one that I feel very strongly about.  Enough so, that I have dedicated a whole blog post to this topic.  I try to remain pleasant, patient, and understanding, but in all honesty, this really pisses me off.  It's just so disrespectful.  If this behavior is the way of the future, we are all completely screwed.  Please, consider this the next time someone reaches out to you.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ten on Tuesday

1.  I am a very bad blogger.  I'm sorry.

2.  This past weekend was exciting because I got a new team member!  Two more and I get to wear that fabulous red jacket!

3.  I'm moving in the summer and I have decided that I want my new place to have more of my personality in the decor, so I have been looking at inspiration.  Oh, there is just so much inspiration!

4.  According to my Goodreads challenge, I am 3 books ahead of schedule.  I figured this was the best time to start the most intimidating books I have ever taken on...Les Miserables.  I'm excited to read it though.  At 1200+ pages,  I may not be "ahead of schedule" for very long.

5.  Just a few weekends ago, we had 6 inches of snow.  Now, it's almost all gone and the weather has been in the upper 50s and lower 60s.  This is awesome!  I love snow, but I am so ready for the spring thaw.

6.  I've been wasting a lot of time.  If there's one thing I hate, it's wasting my time.  Time to change that.

7.  Does anyone else battle their email every day?  It seems that when I finally get rid of one, two more come in it's place.  Then, I can't get rid of them because I am waiting for someone else to do their part before I can do mine.  Frustrating....

8.  Isn't this a cute dog bed?  I've been looking at old luggage at flea markets to make one of these.  Maybe after I move since my current place does not have space for this.

Pet Beds - how adorable.

9.  I can't wait to get my plants going this year.  I've decided on begonias, carnations, and mint.  Now, I just need as few more green plants.  Any suggestions?

10.  This time change always kicks me in the butt.  Anyone else having issues?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ten on Tuesday

1.  Usually the fabulous Alyssa hosts Ten on Tuesday, but in case you haven't heard, she's had an adorable baby boy!  Go over and say hi!

2.  I'm still posting my ten things because I really want to!

3.  I was working on a crochet afghan for Annie and added 5 skeins to it this weekend.  I was almost finished when I laid it out to see how big it was and realized that I had really f*ed it up.  Badly.  I ended up having to take the whole thing out in order to start over.  This was 12 skeins of yarn...

4.  My Goodreads challenge makes me very happy.  For a slow reader, I'm doing so well!  I enjoy seeing that I am 2 books ahead of schedule!

5.  I've had a headache for past day and half.  It doesn't completely go away.  I guess I will have to break out the headache medication.  :(

6.  Do you ever have something that you've had to deal with, that you were excited to see end only to then realize its the damn thing that will never go away?  Seriously having issues dealing with a certain work project.  It will not go away!

7.  I love this:
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8.  Have you visited my IRL best friend?  She's pretty cool, I promise!  :)

9.  The Oscars were on this past Sunday and this was the first time in about 8 years that I didn't watch it.  I actually completely forgot that it was on.  Weird.

10.  I desperately want to make my apartment more inspiring and a reflection of me, but I can't paint because I rent.  The walls are boring almond white.  :(  Does anyone have any recommendations?