Wednesday, August 29, 2012

20 things to know now

I found this real cute little article called "20 Things I Wish I'd Known at 20" - too cute and so very true! Although I am a few years past 20, they are great little life lessons for us all, no matter the age!

ps. I promised I would be back to blogging, but you know... life happens. So no more promises, I will be around when I can!

On to the "20 Things I Wish I'd Known at 20"

1. Consider the source. If you’re worried about someone who dislikes you, first ask yourself whether they’re an asshole. If you don’t like them, and they don’t like you, that’s not a problem. That’s a mutual understanding.

2. Get off the couch. If you find yourself playing hard to get, don’t pretend to be busy. Just be busy.
3. Don’t waste your time. If you have to play hard to get, move on. You’ll know when you’ve found a healthy relationship because it won’t confuse you.

4. When in doubt, shut up. Silence is a smart negotiation tactic, the best option when you’re processing how to respond, and always more productive than lying about what you’re thinking.

5. Don’t complain. Maybe venting makes you feel better, but letting off steam can also lull you into maintaining the status quo. Unfortunately, the status quo is pissing you off, which is why you’re whining in the first place. If you’re frustrated, turn that energy toward fixing your problems, not bitching about them.
6. Don’t obsess. Worrying is complaint’s ugly cousin. Either use that energy to change your situation, or relax.
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7. Find an age-appropriate style. No one wants to see a 20 year old in beige slacks and a wool blazer. Buy trendy clothes, wear the slutty dress, do something ugly with your hair. Be part of your generation, so you can laugh at the photos later.

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8. Be polite. It keeps doors open, lessens the potential for misunderstandings, and increases the odds of getting invited back to the beach house.

9. But defend your boundaries. When someone isn’t taking no for an answer, clarify what you want, and then respond forcefully. Being polite to someone who isn’t hearing you is naive.

10. You look good. There’s no such thing as the hottest person in the room. Everyone is attracted to something different, so just take those odds and run with them.

11. Being nice is overrated. In fact, “nice” is the least interesting thing someone can say about you.
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12. Keep it to yourself. “She seems nice” is an excellent thing to say about someone you don’t like. Particularly in the company of people you don’t know.

13. Know your audience. When you’re telling a story and someone interrupts you, let them.

14. Let your passion shape your profession. You know that thing your dad says? “If work wasn’t hard, they wouldn’t pay you to do it.” Please. There are professional rock stars, astronauts, puppy trainers, and bloggers.

15. Sex is personal. Don’t bother with one-night stands if they’re not your thing, and don’t judge people for enjoying them (or not). Waiting to sleep with someone doesn’t make you an uptight prude, and jumping into bed doesn’t make you a spontaneous adventure seeker.

16. Focus. The saying, “what you’re thinking about is what you’re becoming” isn’t just chilling, it’s a universal law. Be aware of how you’re investing your attention – including your words, and your actions.

17. Cut yourself a break. Don’t offer a running commentary on your own faults. When you do, the people around you listen. Give yourself space to change your character.

18. Don’t be intimidated. World travelers are just people who bought plane tickets. Pulitzer Prize winners are people who sit alone and write. You can break the most profound accomplishment down to a series of mundane tasks.

19. Choose good company. Ask yourself if a person makes you better or drains your life force. If the answer is B, you’re busy next time they call. And the time after that.
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20. Enjoy your body. Odds are you’re more beautiful now than you will be again. Ask your roommate.

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Hey, Hey!

Life is actually getting on a "schedule" so I should be able to blog more often now!
(yeah, you should be excited about that...) 
It has been over a week since I blogged last, sorry 'bout it.

I have so much to catch y'all up on, I am so behind!

Opening day @ Pretty Little Things was beyond amazing and so much more than I could have ever expected! I am falling into my new schedule & loving it!


Before I can post about that though, I have to tell you how amazing my friends are!
Holly planned me a surprise dinner last week before I opened & invited all our close friends to celebrate and see the boutique.
I was completely surprised and so overwhelmed by their support. I have pretty amazing friends!

She even got cookie cake!

We had dinner and drinks at Sharky's .

and then you know we headed to the boutique, opened a couple bottles of wine & had a photoshoot
(let me just say that I am glad I am the picture taker in the group... I got all the blackmail)

 we have become obsessed with "civil war hero" pictures.
It's going to catch on though, I just know!
 but they always result in ridiculous laughing pictures...

: ]

Have a great rest of your Thursday!


Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Sometimes: Life is crazy.
Always: It works out just how it is supposed to.

Sometimes: I go for a little jog in the morning.
Always: People stare at me like I am crazy bc I am the only person who runs in our neighborhood (besides the drug dealers running from the cops...) lol 

Sometimes: I eat pretty healthy.
Always: I am sure to balance out any sort of healthy eating with 2 pints of ice cream in one week... ooops!

Sometimes: I promise you I am going to blog about my trip to Chicago.
Always: I eventually follow through!

So Chicago was much prettier than I could have ever imagined!
I loved it, such a clean city.

I went for a karate tournament, but spent Friday around the city being a tourist.


Vanessa & I took a tour bus so we could see the whole city in one day.
Glad we did that, but there is still lots more I want to go back and see!

(sadly, Vince Vaughn was not our tour guide... and I didn't run into him around the city either... maybe next time!)

Saturday & Sunday were filled with karate business, it was such a long, fun weekend.

 And you know we ate some pizza!

I flew home Monday and ended up giving up my seat for a flight an hour later and first class : ]
I also got a $200 flight voucher! So it worked out nicely.

Anyways, I LOVE Chicago, and if you ever get the chance to go, GO! 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

that time I forgot I had a blog

So it's been a while since I have blogged, but I am back with lots of pictures!

I have been following my motto for sure lately
"Work Hard, Play Harder!"
lots of stuff going on with the boutique, but still making plenty of time for fun.

Last week me and a few friends went to Sonoma Wine Bar in Houston for dinner/drinks to celebrate Holly's birthday! 

A couple weekends ago we had a slip n slide party... those are always fun!

I'll be back next week with a recap on Chicago!