Blog Posts I Love This Week July 25, 2014

It’s Friday and I have a housewarming party to go to tonight — woo hoo! It’s always fun to celebrate with friends! I’m also working on my fundraising efforts for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk. My friend is a Mary Kay consultant and is giving 25% of her profits through the end of this month to the fundraiser. So buy a lipstick, make a difference! You can order here: www.marykay.com/arlissalock Remember this is for a good cause! Now on to the blog posts I love this week… 1. Pom Pom – Sweet Madame Blue So speaking of friends, I’m actually…

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Garden Update

Our tomato plants are HUGE. It’s like a tomato forest now! You can even spot little green tomatoes, soon we’ll have more tomatoes than we can handle. Unfortunately only one bell pepper plant survived and it is dwarfed by the tomato plants. Our potatoes on the other hand are doing great, we spotted little spuds and covered them up with more dirt. I also planted pumpkin seeds about two weeks ago and sprouts are now visible. We started with four sprouts but some animal ate two! I did put two seeds in each so hopefully the other seeds sprout, or I can…

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Dreams and Lack of Sleep

Lately, in the past four months this same type of dream keeps recurring. It’s me needing to go back to middle school, high school, or college because I obtained my degree but did not fulfill all the credits, so my diploma doesn’t exactly “count” until I complete the credits. This dream did not come to me last night  because I could not fall asleep, different thoughts raced through my mind and none of my usual “go to sleep” methods worked. I fell asleep well past 4 a.m. so when sleep did come, my mind didn’t settle into dream mode. So…

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Blog Posts I Love This Week July 18, 2014

              How did your week go? Mine is pretty good, things are looking up in the career department! In other news, I planted some pumpkin seeds and lettuce seeds the week before and this week I’m seeing some pumpkin sprouts. The lettuce…just cups of dirt so far. I’m also thinking of ways to fundraise the remaining $2300 I need for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk. I’m considering hosting either a waffle brunch or spaghetti dinner where guests pay X amount per plate and possibly also have some donated gift baskets to raffle off as…

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Free Summer Nights Sizzle Welcome Box from Julep for New Maven Subscribers

Since I’m a big Julep fan and now an affiliate it is my duty to get you hooked…er…I mean tell you about sweet deals, such as this! New Maven subscribers can get the new 4-piece Summer Nights welcome box that includes 3 sizzling nail colors and a bonus beauty gift (stock varies) valued at $60 for free when they sign up for Julep Maven. The Julep Maven subscription box is the perfect way to treat yourself to new nail color and beauty products each month. Just a few of the perks you get as a Maven subscriber include: A fully…

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Fabletics Review

I just signed up for this new subscription service called Fabletics. I’m already a fan of subscriptions as you can tell from my Julep and Ipsy posts. I also subscribe to Shoedazzle but don’t purchase very frequently anymore. Fabletics, co-founded by Kate Hudson, is different from those subscriptions, this one offers cute, trendy, versatile workout clothes. I made physical fitness a part of my life while trying to get fit for my wedding. Now I’m training for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk. I now require a variety of workout clothes since I’m trying to be active four or more…

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Blog Posts I Love This Week July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July! Besides Halloween and Christmas this is one my favorite holidays. It is the quitenstial summer holiday. I love decking myself out in my flag tank top and painting my nails in a patriotic fashion. What are you up to this Independence Day? Here are some posts that really caught my attention this week! 1. Double Chin Diary – Why Aubrey Walks the 3-Day  I’m walking this November in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk to raise funds for cancer research. One of my teammates, Aubrey, wrote a heartfelt and motivating blog post on why she walks.…

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Dealing with Anxiety and Change

I deal with anxiety. During stressful situations anxiety creeps up on me, pressing down on my chest and twisting my muscles, winding it tight creating pressure and sometimes difficulty breathing. I never experienced this horrible feeling until age 21. I never sought help for this feeling because after a while it just went away. I used to just live with this feeling all the time until slowly things changed for the better and the depression and anxiety melted away. Except now, anxiety sometimes still finds a way to creep into my life. Even in minorly stressful situations I can feel…

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Hiking at Wildwood Regional Park

Living in Ventura County is great because we are right in between two major metro areas yet still enjoy the tranquility of rural farming, beaches,  and mountains. Although the area is growing at a steady pace, there are still so many maintained natural areas to explore. Wildwood Regional Park is located in Thousand Oaks. It’s a short drive from where I live and I’ve hiked the area twice now. What’s great about this park is the variety of trails available, you can customize your hike based on your skill level and time available. It’s like a choose your own adventure…

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