Thursday, September 23, 2010

Winner! - 250 Die Cut Business Cards

Thank you to everyone who participated.

The winner is...
"Jeanette said...
I am a follower!!!!!!!!! :)
Jeanette @"
Congratulations! I have sent you an email. You will be contacted by the company around the end of the month.

Monday, September 20, 2010

To Do Tuesday 09-21-10

Lots to do this week and very little time to do it in.

  • PACK. 
  • Clean living room. (straighten up will be fine)
  • Clean kitchen. Make sure all dishes are done, garbage is out, table is neat. 
  • Clean bathroom. 
  • Empty the shower. (it's been like an extra closet while waiting to be repaired.)
  • Remove any and all fragile items from shelves on both sides of the shower wall.
  • Get eyebrows threaded?
  • Deposit last paycheck from last job.
  • Find time to ask boss questions about employment that I forgot to ask at the time of being hired. 
  • Pimp out the 2 giveaways I'm hosting. Hey, if you're reading this, please check out my giveaways. I've even got them listed all in one spot for you. Click HERE

What is on your To Do list this week?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday - Renew Your Spirit Day

As I've mentioned in the past I am using the Flylady method of getting my home and myself out of a state of CHAOS and getting into a routine.

Sunday is the official "Renew Your Spirit" day where you are supposed to do things that make you happy and it's the day off from chores. Since I'm not really good at following the schedule and routines yet, it's not a day off for me but I decided it needs to be a day where I can relax, unwind, and do something I enjoy.

Since starting my new job I realize how spoiled I had been working from home. If business was slow I could do a quick 15 minute clean up in the middle of the day and not have to worry about the mess on my coffee table at 6:00. Well now that I am not home from 10-6 every day and have a job where I am busy 95% of the time I have no interest in cleaning anything up when I get home.
I am stressed out and overwhelmed with everything that needs to get done.

So I decided that today I would tackle some of the things on my list but before I did it, I had to get motivated.

This meant getting out of my oh so comfy pj's, putting down the magazine I was reading, and DOING something. Bah. Then I looked down at my cute little Jazzy (who will be 5 months old this Friday!) and realized, "Oh my! She's gotten chubby!" It was time to try taking her for a walk.

We've tried before but she is not a fan of the leash and she is not a fan of the cars and gets very excited about the smells and tries to jump into my arms to escape.
So, I grabbed a favorite toy, a handful of treats, and out we went. To my surprise she did great!

She walked on a loose leash after just a few feet of struggling. She kept up with me and when she'd stop to investigate she'd immediately start walking again when I said "come". I was so proud of her that by the time we got home I had to call people to brag and immediately put it up on facebook.

Now I'm in an awesome mood, and the walk was good for me too and gave me some much needed energy. I will now go tackle the living room and then make a list of everything we need to pack for vacation.

Enjoy your Sunday!  What will you do today to renew your spirit?

Oh, I'm also doing a hop today...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Friday 5! - Update Edition

This week I'm sort of cheating. I'm going to use my Friday 5 as a way to do some quick updates since I've been MIA all week.

  1. My new job started on Monday. It's going well. The people are nice, the job is something I think I'll be good at and I enjoy being surrounded by wedding things. 
  2. Jasmine is getting big. She started losing teeth and is getting her "adult" teeth in. She's friggin adorable.
  3. I am super excited to be going to Disney soon. I've been dreaming about it. 
  4. I have been wearing a pair of jeans that have not fit since sometime before 2007. This excites me, a lot.
  5. I was in a car accident last week. I'm not sure if I blogged about it or not to be honest. I am still quite sore from it and I hope to get to a doctor if the pain doesn't let up soon. It's basically back/shoulder/arm/neck stiffness and pain as if I've been lifting things or working out. It's not fun.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Lazy Sunday

I rarely blog on the weekends, that seems to be a pretty normal trend, but I am having such a lovely Sunday morning that I thought I'd share.

What am I doing? Nothing. I am drinking a lovely cup of hot tea out of my favorite oversized "Cheshire Cat" mug, while catching up on blogs and celebrity gossip. Oh, and Jazzy is sound asleep on my lap.

Later I plan on trying on all of the outfits I bought for work so that I can pick just the right one to wear tomorrow on my first day. I'm like a little kid, I feel like tomorrow is the first day of school. I'm nervous and excited all at the same time.

After that I will be going to visit my dad (my mom is away in Cali for a few weeks) and cooking dinner for him, hubby, and one of my big brothers. This makes me more anxious than the first day of work b/c I have never cooked for my dad or brother, at least not all by myself. I'll be making my "famous" sausage and peppers since it's one of the only meals I'm super proud of and I had taken the sausage out to defrost yesterday but wound up not using them.

Hopefully I'll get some tv in, either on HGTV, WE, the History Channel or the Travel Channel. Those networks are my guilty pleasures.

How are you spending the day? Did you have a nice weekend?

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Giveaway! 250 Die Cut Business Cards

I have been wanting to make business cards for my blog for quite some time now. I'd like to be able to drop them in those fishbowls at restraunts and win a free dinner, I'd like to be able to just hand them to someone when they ask for the url, or when I tell them about a recipe or a product I've reviewed. So I jumped at the opportunity when Uprinting gave me the option to give 250 die cut business cards to one of my lucky readers, and 250 to myself.

Giveaway Prize:

250 Die Cut Business Cards for One (1) Winner
2 x 3.5”, 2 x 2” (square card) or 1.75 x 3.5” (slim card)
Die cutting options available: Rounded Corners, Leaf, Rounded One-Corner, Half-Circle Side, Circle
Paper Type: 14pt Cardstock Gloss, Matte, or High Gloss; 13pt Cardstock Uncoated
Color: 4Color Front, Blank Back; 4Color Front, Black Back; 4Color Both Sides
Limited to US residents only 18 years old and above

Enter To Win!
Be sure to include an email address with each entry.
Mandatory Entry:
You must be a public follower of this blog through GFC.

Extra Entries:
1 extra entry: Follow me on Twitter @FromLazytoLady (Include your Twitter ID with your entry)
1 extra entry: "Like" me on Facebook  (you can do this on the right sidebar w/out having to leave the page)
1+ extra entry: Tweet about this giveaway (may be done once daily for one entry per tweet). You may use this tweet:  Win 250 Die Cut Business Cards from Uprinting! Enter to win @FromLazytoLady (9/22) #Giveaway
3 extra entries: Grab my button and add it to your blog or website. Let me know where I can find it! (Copy and paste the code that is in the "Grab My Button!" section on the left hand side of the main page.)

Contest will end at 11:59pm EST on September 22, 2010. Winner will be chosen via random number generator. Winner will be contacted by me (fromlazytolady(at)gmail(dot)com) and will have 48 hours to respond before he or she forfeits the prize and a new winner is chosen. 
Disclaimer: I will receive 250 free business cards for hosting this giveaway. No other compensation has been or will be given.