Monday, January 19, 2015

Fun Sunday: Memphis Auto Show

 
 
I'm always looking for fun things to on my day's off.
Memphis has so many things going on and it's not hard to find a fun event to go to.
 
 
Last Sunday, my husband, myself and our neighbor Zach went to
the Memphis Auto Show, which happens once a year at the convention
center downtown.
 
It was $8 admission per person.
and there were two big showrooms of cars to see.
All the big car brands were there displaying their new models,
and you could even test drive them if you wanted!
 
We didn't opt for the test drive, but we had a good time hopping in the
cars and checking them out.
 




 
We had a great time!
And I hope we find more fun things like this to do.
 


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Beating Blogger Procrastination.

 
 
Confession:
I'm a big procrastinator.
I start things and never finish them.
It's a trait passed down from my mother, she's mastered the art of procrastination, and
she has passed the torch on to me.
 
 
My goal this year is to conquer the beast of procrastination, and make this
a better blog.
 
Using my trusty planner, I'm constantly writing ideas, and scheduling and planning posts.
And I'm hoping that will make all the difference.
So far it seems to be working.
By scheduling a post in my planner, it seems I am 10x more likely to actually
do it.
 
I hope to connect, and build this blog more and more as the year goes on.
And I'm hopefully kill my procrastination urges for good.
 


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

BOGO Sales Items at Forever 21!

 
 
 
Forever 21 is my favorite place to shop for clothes online.
 
And they are having an amazing sale right now,
all of their sale items are Buy One Get One Free!
 
 
Here's what I wanna snag:
 
 
This faux leather skirt $14.99
 
 
 
 
 
I can wear all of these pieces to work, and also date nights with my husband.
 
I don't shop a lot, so when I do I like to buy a few pieces at a time, so this BOGO sale is an ideal
chance for me to stock up.
 
 
Mel.
 
 
 


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Insert Annoying New Year Hashtag Here.

 
 
I know you're probably sick of all the  #newyearnewyou posts that
are flying around in attempts to motivate, and convince you that this is the
year that everything will happen for you.
 
And I hope it does, but I buy into it every year and then the new year high
wears off, and another year passes by without much change from me.

 I am sort of forcing this motivation and until I can convince myself that it's real.
It's less #newyearnewyou and more #fakeituntilyoumakeit.
But hey whatever works.
 
I, along with my trusty new planner hope that this is the year that I make some changes
that really stick, and make me proud of myself.
 
I hope that this year is a big awesome one for all of you as well.
 
 
 


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

They can hear you, You don't have to shout.




We are in era of technology.
When I was growing up, cells phones were rare.
They didn't hit popularity until I was about 15.
I got my first one at 17 and haven't been without one
since.
Here's a recent selfie for proof:
 
 
Unfortunately cell phones don't really come with a manual for proper etiquette.
And not everyone has the common sense to figure out for themselves what that etiquette is.
 
Here are my biggest pet peeves when it comes to people and cell phones.
 
1. When I am checking out in a store I avoid cell phone use. It's just disrespectful
to the cashier, and makes them feel less than human. I'm speaking frompast
experience as a cashier.
 
2. When you are talking to someone in person, and having a conversation
with someone on your Bluetooth headset at the same time.
Why are you looking at me like I'm the rude when?
You asked a question, and I answered. How was I supposed to know you were
on the phone.
 
3. Don't have extremely personal conversations in public.
I'm sure you're good friend Becky is thrilled that your rash cleared up, but I'm just
trying to eat my lunch here and I can't unhear that.
 
4. Cell phones are amazing.
So amazing that no matter where the other person is they can hear you clearly.
Unless they have bad reception. In that case no amount of yelling will help
SO PLEASE STOP YELLING.
 
5. This isn't a cell phone thing.
Stop taking pictures with Ipads.
You look ridiculous. How did you get an ipad into a concert to begin with?
I couldn't even sneak in my soft drink and candy bars.
 
Do you have any cell phone pet peeves that you would like to share?
 
 


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Starry Nights, and Friendly Neighbors.

 
 
Every winter the biggest park in Memphis, Shelby Farms,
has an event called Starry Nights.
It's $20 a car, and you can drive through the park and look at the light displays.
I'll admit it the light displays aren't that great and I'm not sure that it's worth
the $20. But in the middle of the drive, you can stop at "Mistletoe Village"
There is a free fire pit, and truck where you can buy hot cocoa and a smores kit for the
fire pit, some shops, a petting zoo ($3) and camel rides ($5)
 
My husband and I went Saturday night along with our neighbors,
and naturally April and I had to ride the camel and go in the petting zoo (There was a kangaroo!).
And also a snow machine, which as you could tell by the pictures baffled me.
We had a great time and I would recommend the Mistletoe Village to anyone.
I wish there was a way to get there without paying the $20.
 





Monday, November 3, 2014

Halloween.

 
 
 
 
I know it's been a while since I've posted.
Everything has just been so chaotic with my husband in school, and my recent promotion
at work.
 
But I did want to share my pictures from Halloween!
My husband and I took his little sisters to a haunted house, and we
all dressed up.
They went as zombies, and I went as Robin Hood.
I told my mom what I planned on being for Halloween, and
she immediately offered to make my costume.
She's extremely creative and talented, and I am not, so naturally I let her do it.
The result was fantastic!
 



I also got to see my favorite little man, my 15 month old nephew Deegan.
Isn't he precious?
 
Did any of you dress up for Halloween?
 
Mel.