Being in NH we still need some warm clothes so I rely on my favorite...Patagonia (which now has some awesome colors available!). I'm loving the new Hunter boots that are two-tone...so fun! Skinny jeans are a necessity when wearing boots (can't handle the bunching).
sometimes I really don't like having to put a title on my posts...like, what if there isn't a good title. I mean you can only use "random" so many times. WTF.
Today is totally random but I'm trying to blog more so I figured I'd write about something...hoping that something funny would happen today. Nada. The only eventful thing that happened today was sitting in the lobby at work and trying to ask (beg) people to take a survey...I know, my job is uber cool.
What you ask? What was this survey about? Nothing cool I promise...just about the work Web site (do they use it, is it effective/easy to use etc.)
Total snoozefest. I did however realize that there are a few categories of people:
1. The "I'm too busy for your b.s." people...they'll ask you what you're doing but then say something like "oh I don't do surveys"...um okay...well I don't do FUPA's...get back in the gym and do some freaking crunches
2. The "I don't make eye contact" people...you know the one's. They are usually totally socially awkward people and have no other recourse other than looking straight ahead and increasing their pace as they walk by you. (these people typically come up from the locker room in all-white sneakers with high socks...and not cool Air Force One white sneaker but more like sketchers or Avia shoes)
3. The oh-so-adorable older ladies that want to help so badly but can't because they didn't know we had a Web site. A few of them offered to fill out the survey but ended up defeating my cause (I'm campaigning for a new Web site so positive reviews of the current one don't really give me any ammo)
4. The creepy older guys who try to hit on you...gross. I can clearly see your wedding band through your hairy knuckles and besides...you are WAY too old for me (and your tank top is not cute)
5. The genuinely helpful people who are really nice and take the survey seriously (although these people seem to be in the minority...although there were several of these awesome peeps today)
I hope that this post gave you at least a smile...although thinking of the creeps made me cringe slightly!
I have a video for you all tomorrow...totally embarrassing btw. Happy Thursday XO
This concealer is amazing. It's waterproof and goes on with either a sponge or your finger. It's the perfect consistency and stays on all day. I put it on this morning, worked out, went to meetings and it still looked like it did when I put it on this morning. Totally sweet (and totally covered my under eye circles)
Oh and since it's been a semi-frustrating week so far...here's something that made me laugh (sorry if this offends you Nonny!):
So today we had a meeting at work that turned out to be very interesting...our COO put up a huge piece of paper on the wall with our names all down the side, and the years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 on the top. She then handed each of us 5 post-its and told us to write down our goals for the next 5 years.
As soon as she handed me my post-its I really had to stop and think...she'd caught me off-guard and I wasn't quite prepared...not to mention that I haven't given the next 5 years a ton of thought. She told us that our goals could be personal or professional- it didn't matter. In case you're wondering, my goals came out like this:
2012: Increase the number of hits on our Web site and increase the number of fans on our Facebook page to 45% of our total membership...currently we're at 33.6% (and privately to increase readership on this blog...although I must be pretty lame bc two people peaced out)
2013: To update and create a cohesive "brand" of our company...that is, come up with a definitive reason for why we do what we do. Think about it, what's your why? Can you tell I've been at a convention...some of the examples that were given of companies that do a good job of promoting the "why" are Apple, Harley Davidson, Lululemon. (*here's a link to a great presentation on this if you're interested. Warning: it is long but sooo worth it I promise!)
2014: To start a family (fingers crossed!)
2015: To have the marketing stable enough that I can work mostly from home (also to make Stella & Dot a larger part of my personal life...aka pocket money for fun stuff)
2016: To hire someone better than myself to take over the marketing full-time (and allow me to work on either only the social media or on a project-by-project basis)
*is it totally bad that I wanted to put that I'd have a perfectly styled home for 2013?
Wow reality hit hard this am. I did NOT want to get up and get to work...coffee helped a little though :) Anyways, I figured that it's easier to show you my week in pictures than it would be to write all about it (plus it would be a lot to write and I'm not really feeling that), so here it goes!
Top to bottom: LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell filming NCIS (oh, and there was a Starbucks nearby...winning!), The Girls night 1 (pre-sick), The Girls at the Santa Monica Pier, Myself and a bestie (Katelyn!), Me trying on a cool sleeping mask at Kitson LA (no I didn't buy it)....
Then comes the Mud Ball (post red-eye flight...jealous)
Again, top to bottom: Me attempting beach waves (succes or no?), the Mud Ball Committee, Crepe Paper backdrops and flowers courtesy of Morgan! (click for more photos), Candy Bar (my fav thing), Candy take-home bags! I'm sure there are more photos out there I just have to find them...my phone was left in a safe spot so I could get my groove on to the awesome 70s band!
That's all I have for now...hope you all had amazing weekends...I'll be catching up on your blogs all day tomorrow :)
So I have a work trip coming up (a long plane ride to the West Coast), which got me thinking...what is everyone's go-to plane outfit? I'm doing a link up because I need some inspiration on what to wear...I want to be comfy but cute...thoughts? This is what I came up with so far but I'm still dying to see what everyone else wears!
flats (easy on/easy off)
large tote with iPad
large water (purchased after going through security of course)
First off- thank you to everyone who commented/emailed me about yesterdays post. You all made my day- thank you!
Now onto my design project...a friend of mine is throwing a bridal shower for her sister in a few weeks and wanted to come up with a fun invite. I offered to help out and see if I could come up with something similar to what she had in mind...she accepted, hence one of my first design jobs!
Here's what we came up with-
Thoughts? I was jus thinking about adding two tiny wine glasses to the top...we'll see.
Okay so I know that I normally talk about fun stuff...decorating, cute outfits, random musings etc. However, there's been something on my mind that I can't seem to let go of. (note: if you don't want a downer post then just come back tomorrow)
A few months ago I wrote about having another seizure. That would be 3 in the past year, which = epilepsy. I know that there are much worse things to deal with than that but as I get deeper into doctor's appointments, medication, medication changes, I can't help but wonder about what happens next.
Right now my life isn't affected too much. I mean not driving throws a wrench into my daily life but is (usually) easy enough to overcome (thanks to amazing friends and an even more amazing hubby*). Being a little "spacey" has it's drawbacks (although there's always an argument that I was spacey before all of this) but again, friends and family make it more of a funny thing than a serious thing...even though I tell them things several times not remembering that I've already told them that same thing...that funny story is usually only funny the first time you hear it.
What I'm really worried about is: Will we be able to have kids? I never thought in a million years that I'd be worried about that at age 25. I am starting to understand the concept of "baby fever"...I may not be ready just yet but I'm almost there. A few friends have gotten pregnant, I have a new nephew and am starting to think that my time is coming - hopefully.
Realistically my odds seem okay, that we'll be able to have kids...but there's that little voice in the back of my mind that reminds me of the medication labels that say, "could cause birth defects" or "women should not take while pregnant or if they plan to become pregnant"...not to mention the danger of having a seizure while pregnant. It seems that lately not a day goes by where I don't think about that.
Ever since I was little I always pictured myself having kids, and the idea that there's even a small chance that I might not is a crushing blow. I'm trying to stay positive and I figured if I wrote these thoughts down I might feel better...I guess I'll have to wait and see. I also figured that writing this would free me up to only think positive thoughts...and I think it may have worked, I do feel like a little weight has been lifted off of my chest.
I apologize for the downer post today and will get back to my normal "less serious" self tomorrow!
*Hubby who very sweetly told me yesterday that he says a little prayer a few times a day "every time he see's 11:11 or 2:22 on the clock" that this whole seizure thing gets figured out. I honestly almost cried right then and there when he said that.
Working on a house is hard...like really hard. I'm totally pooped and slightly discouraged due to a 4 hour battle with wallpaper...back tomorrow with a fun outfit for winter/spring! Hope you all had fab weekends...here's a pic of darling nephew to send you off with :)
Word up peeps (doesn't it totally look like he's thinking that-ha!) -on the go...posted from my iPhone!
always a bad way to start a party...but nevertheless, tomorrow we are celebrating a great friends birthday all day long! We are going to start by heading for a fun girls shopping trip, having a fun lunch followed by some much needed spa treatments! We have some other fun things coming after that but can't say now because they are surprises!
Here's where the danger may come in...(i.e. "it doesn't taste like alcohol")
Just some arnold palmer jello shots in lemons...saw the recipe on Pinterest and had to try it out...I'll let you know how they are :)
Here's what I'm thinking of wearing
Something slouchy/comfy/cute/trendy...I want to look totally cute but also like I just threw something together...don't want to freak out any of the NH residents with anything outrageous. I'm just pumped that I don't have to dress in black spandex for a day, woohoo for me!
Also...here's what I'm thinking for my nails-I guess I'm just really into grey lately
hmmm...I believe that's all for now but I can only imagine what's going to happen tomorrow. Follow on twitter (@lteevens) if you want the play by play scoop on the girls day (mimosas, manicures, arnold palmer jello shots, wine, cucumber water, cheese and crackers, homemade guac and massages).
Oh but don't worry, I do realize that I still have to take it easier. I'm no longer in college and I need to take better care of myself (i.e. stay on a routine), but c'mon...a girl wants to have a little fun! (KT did you read that...it was for you).