Sunday, October 28, 2012

Oh Mornings, How I Loathe The...

Waking up in the morning is hands down, the hardest thing I do all day. My husband on the other hand is one of those who wakes up before the alarm and is ready to go! It makes me want to smack him harder than my snooze button.

Due to my lack luster love affair with the early morning, there are a few steps in my morning routine that are done incorrectly or not at all. If you choose to keep reading, don’t judge me because I am sure there are a few on the list you are guilty of yourself.

Ten Things I Do, or perhaps more appropriately,
Don’t Do in the Morning

1. After slapping the snooze button, immediately think “I should call in sick”,

2. Continue assaulting the snooze button at least six more times, for those of you who just did the math, yeah it takes almost an hour to for me to drag my sorry you-know-what out of bed,

3. Forget to brush my teeth, don’t look at me with those eyes, you have done it too,

4. Forget to put on mascara. For anyone who takes the time to extenuate their facial features with make up knows lushly lacquered lashes (say that 10 time fast) are the staple to any good face,

5. Throw on a pair of my husbands’ socks because I am too lazy to look for my own,

6. Curse myself for telling myself the night before, ‘you worked hard today, don’t worry about making a lunch for tomorrow, you can do it in the morning’,

7. Plug in my curling iron, only to find out 15 minutes later I never turned it on,

8. In the event #6 does not occur and I do in fact have a lunch ready, I will most likely forget it in the refrigerator, on the counter, on the stairs, in my car… you get the idea,
9. Leave my heels, you know the ones that match my outfit, on the stairs resulting in me wearing clunky Danskos or flip flops with a dress all day,

10. Forget to turn off the TV, so when I come home at night I hear it and immediately think someone broke in the house and watched Nick Jr. all day

Did you nod your head in agreement with any of these? Why do I hate waking up so bad, is it just the way I am programmed, am I lazy, or is my bed too comfortable? I am going with 'that's the way I am programmed' because you can’t change genetics.

And for those of you who are grossed out at the thought of me going to work with unbrushed teeth, not to worry, I have a back up plan!

Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Scentsy Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to...

Angie has won a Full Size Doodlebud Warmer valued at $30 courtesy of Tonya Picard, Scentsy Consultant.
Thank you to everyone who commented with their own version of "Hugs & Shrugs", I enjoyed reading what you had to say and agreed with quit a few of you!!
Congratulations Angie once again and a BIG 'HUG' to Tonya Picard for donating the warmer!!! Please keep Tonya in mind if you are looking to order some Scentsy during the upcoming holiday season!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Hugs & Shrugs: Scentsy & Split Ends (and a Giveaway too)

1) Scentsy: I love it and may have a small addiction but so far it is not affecting my work or sleep schedule so I am good. 2) Raising Hope: Are you guys watching this show? If not, you should really start. It is kind of like Modern Family, only there is one family and no sexy accents. 3) The ability to breath out of both nostrils; it's the little things people!

1) Smoothies: I know they are all the rage, but I don’t like them. If I am going to take the time to blend something up and then suck it out of a straw, it will be loaded with calories, saturated fat, and will most likely have a little alcohol in there too. 2) Rejection and/or exclusion; that's right kids it happens to adults too and it still feels like sh*t. 3) Split Ends: They look bad and for some reason I feel to need to search each one out until I am cross-eyed and then methodically pluck

And the best part!! I contacted my awesome Scentsy Consultant, Tonya, to see if she would be interested in participating in a little giveaway for you readers this week, AND SHE SAID YES!! I may have squealed in excitement and there may have been a fist pump or two… but I was alone and there are no witnesses to confirm or deny either of those things happening.

Tonya Picard has graciously donated to one lucky reader a:

Full Size Doodlebud Warmer
(value $30)!

How to Enter:
Either leave a comment on the blog or leave a comment to this post on Facebook telling us about one of your “Hugs” or “Shrugs”. On lucky commenter (is that a word?) will be randomly selected on Wednesday, October 24th!!

After you leave your comment, click over to Tonya's Scentsy website and order me a Christmas present!

Happy Sunday and Good Luck!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Advice for the 1st Time Lady Hunter

Last night I went hunting with my husband and for all of you who just had to re-read that, no I was not hunting, he was and I tagged along. You see years ago we went bear hunting together and within the first 30 minutes we saw a big bear come out, so apparently I am good luck. Or something.

Ladies if you have never been deer hunting or any other kind of hunting with your hubs here are a few words of advice.

1) Your husband will try to make you shower with some no-scent soap before going, but hold your ground. If he can spray artificial deer piss everywhere, the Pantene ProV you washed your hair with 9 hours ago should not make a difference. (Confession… I didn’t actually see him spray the deer pee, but I saw people do it once on a hunting show and my stance remains the same.)

2) It is not appropriate to assemble, pack, and bring along an assortment cheese and crackers.

3) Squirrels rustling in the forest sound like 800 pound bears and make sounds that will scare the cameo paint right off your face, don’t be alarmed.

4) Practicing your "LOOK!” complete with elbow jerk is HIGHLY discouraged.

5) It will get cold, so when he says to put on another layer, do so.

6) Make sure your phone is on silent, or better yet, just leave it in the car because checking face book is also looked down upon.

7) You will wonder how he manages to stay awake staring at nothing for three hours in his tree stand, yet falls asleep during the first 15 minutes of every movie, but don’t ask about it.

8) Pee before you leave the house, even if you don’t have to, try!

9) Any time after 5:45p is considered ‘prime time’, for what exactly I never found out.

10) Not many husbands want to take their wives hunting and not many wives would actually go; so if he asks, go with him, it really is a great experience and well spent time with your hubs.

For the record, we heard what sounded like deer but never saw one come out. Maybe next time we will have better luck.


Sunday, October 7, 2012

HUGS & SHRUGS: Tootsie Fruit Rolls & Egg Rolls

1) Downy Unstoppable in-wash Scent Boosters; have you tried this yet? If you haven't OMW, go get yourself some. It's like little pebbles of fabric softener you put in the wash and it makes your clothes smell ah-may-zing! But amongst friends, I will buy any gimmick that gets me excited about doing laundry. 2) Starbucks Salted Caramel Latte - ahhhhh the sweet caramel flavor blended with a tang of salt, Mmmm 2) Tootsie Fruit Rolls; they have forever been my absolute favorite and Hannaford has them 50% off making them $1.44, so I bought seven bags. WHAT?! They are hard to find!

1) People who flip YOU the bird because THEY don't know which lane they are supposed to be in, 2) Egg Rolls; they look okay, smell really good, but taste - BLAT! Every time we order take out one of these are included, each time I think 'I will give it another shot' but my opinion never changes. 3) iTunes; no really I love iTunes, but it is so easy to buy music.. like a lot of music that I would never usually buy, but because they have everything and it only takes a click of the mouse to purchase it, I tend to do it... a lot and my checkbook just called and told me to stop or else she is going to bounce baby out the door...(ohh, I love that song... I'm going to Tunes...)

And because you now have that song in your head...