Thursday, November 15, 2012

Me time

I needed a little me time this morning. I am actually getting plenty of me time lately but I guess I just needed some special me time.

This whole being alone thing is weird. I discovered not too long ago that I as a person do not need a lot of alone time. I'm basically good after my car ride home from work. That 20 minute drive with my music is allllll the time I need. By the time I walk in the door I am ready to talk and chat (yes talking and chatting are two different things) or do something so this pretty much all the time alone time is a transition. And so far a lonely one.

I have been going to amazing yoga classes after work as much as possible and that has really helped. The teachers are amazing and being in a room with like minded individuals has helped me not feel so alone. But. But I can't go to yoga every day. And. And I need to learn to be enough.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Lipstick and Economics

I have been really into wearing lipstick lately. Have you? I read somewhere a while ago that lipstick sales are a bellwether (do you like that college econ reference?) for how the economy is doing. More lipstick sales says that consumers have less confidence in the economy.... well when I started writing this post I just wanted to talk about my current lipstick habits. I didn't mean to go into discussing the economy....

Anyways... lipstick. A while ago I was rocking fuchsia lips. And I still do, and more often recently since I am man-less and don't have to worry about my man not wanting to kiss my pink lips. Maybe that is why I am wearing more lipstick lately! Epiphany! Another win for  my new normal!!

Recently I discovered Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter, de-lightful (please read in a Mary Poppins accent to get the full effect)! Smooth, vibrant and since its a butter it doesn't dry like some lipsticks do. My current fav is Raspberry Pie, but to be honest I have a bunch of colors on my christmas wish list (like Red Velvet and Sugar Plum) too.

And last but not least I am loving this Clinique one All Heart. I received a postcard in the mail for a free full size and it was such a pleasant surprise. It's a really nice pink shade that subtly darkens my natural lip color for a more everyday not wanting to make such a statement shade. Happiness.

So, tell me? How do you feel about the economy? Just kidding! But are you wearing more lipstick lately too? Am I just getting older and even more old ladyish? Do you have a go to shade that I should try?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Remember when you used to make your lollipops Super Lollipops?

Yeah me too.

Hope your Tuesday is super!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Lovely, Lovely Weekend

I had a very quiet weekend. I'm having a lot of those lately. After a little Happy Hour action with some coworkers Friday evening I went home and tidied up my apartment!! Wooo Hoo! Now that is what I call a rocking Friday night! How's that for sparkling? Sparkling clean!! But in all seriousness I have been cleaning my apartment on Friday evenings a lot lately and I really like it. It preps me for my weekend and then I have a super clean apartment for the weekend where I actually get to spend time in it.

In all honesty I also had an ulterior motive to clean Friday because my Mom and our family friend were coming over Saturday morning to go for a walk. It was a chilly but beautiful morning and we stopped by a local art fair where I succeeded in getting two Christmas presents! Woot woot, check those two off my list!

And Sunday, after a fun high energy yoga session with my favorite instructor I finally hung some pictures in my hallway. They make me smile. I am ALL about things that make me smile.

How was your weekend? Do anything fun?!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Wow. It's November.

One of my most favorite places.
So lots has happened since my last post.

Boyfriend and I broke up.

He moved out.

I moved out of the apartment that we lived in and into (a much cuter) one downstairs.

I visited Texas twice to see if something would work out. It didn't.

And now I am getting used to my new normal!

I haven't been single in over 2 years so this is an interesting change. There are so many wonderful ways to fill my days. Ways to bring meaning and life and fun to my days.

For one thing I have an adorable vintage apartment that needs decorating. My very own single girl apartment.

And way more time to practice yoga. I love yoga. I love how strong and empowered I feel when I practice regularly.

And more time for new adventures, my camera, my bike, my everything.

This is an interesting time in my life. I'm determined to thrive and love it. Please join me if you are interested. I promise to be posting a lot more often. :)