I hope that you all had a fabulous weekend. I got to spend time with my family, which includes my ever adorable nephew and niece, so my weekend was pretty darn good! I feel so lucky that I get to see those precious little faces at least once a month. I hate that my family lives so far from me :(
Having my mom here helped me get a couple of things accomplished, which always feels good. I mentioned in my 2013 Goals that I wanted to start buying some important pieces for my condo. I have been pinning away (not to brag but I think I have AWESOME Pinterest boards. Haha) and I think I am really honing in on my style and how I want to decorate my home. I had to order new blinds for my kitchen so we were able to do that. I also found a rug that I wanted for my living room (which is huge). I picked up this one from World Market for an incredible deal. I am a member so they sent a 50% off coupon for any one regular price item, I got an additional 10% off for it being a floor model AND I had $40 in gift cards. I only paid $35 out of pocket! I was so excited. Now I have to get a new couch cover, the Jonathan Adler 'Letter' pillows I have been lusting over for years and a shelving unit. It's coming along!
Another thing I realized this weekend is that I need to be a better planner/organizer. I am so Type A in so many ways but I am not great at planning ahead in certain areas of my life. For example, it is easy for me to plan my social life; dinners, a get together and dates. I can plan my work outs around my social life and work. BUT I need to start meal planning and blog post planning. I am the girl that goes to the grocery store without a list, I wing it. It works because I tend to eat the same things over and over because I know the nutritional info and caloric count. But I have pinned some amazing looking recipes that I think will help me with my weight loss. If I plan my meals in advance, then I can make lists and prep food as necessary. I would probably save some money too! I also tend to wing it when it comes to blogging. I don't ALWAYS mind it becasue I think you end up getting more genuine posts and the "real" me. But it would be nice to have direction for when I don't have outfit pics, or I have writer's block. SOoooooo.... I am asking for your advice! Do any of you meal plan? What is yout technique? How should I plan and prep for cooking for one person who is always on the go? And for those of you that blog as well.... Do you plan your posts in advance? How do you keep yourself organized and from getting in a rut?
I APPRECIATE your help and honest answers!
Thanks in Advance ;)
Oooooooo TOTAL SIDE NOTE.
Everyone and their mom signed up for 'Vine' on my Instagram feed. I hear it is like IG but with short videos instead. Sounds cool but WHY did it all of the sudden burst onto the scene and make every big and little blogger in the world sign up on a random Sunday?!? Can someone weigh in? Please!
Today's look is actually from a few weeks ago. I think the look is kind of BLAH so I hadn't posted it. I think all creativity goes out the door when it is cold. This outfit is from our "cold spell". I really liked the navy on navy broken up with the gray and cognac. Yes, those boots AGAIN. They are just so easy to wear! Simple, pulled together and easy. Sometimes that is the only way to go.
What I Wore:
Sweater: Merona Shawl collar (from the Men's Department)
Jeans: Mossimo 'Denim Legging'
Earrings: Kendra Scott 'Karina'