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Thursday, August 26, 2010

I am exhausted this week. Everyday is a mad dash to get to work. Since I hit the snooze so many times, I have become immune to the sound and am late constantly. Then when I get to work, I am running from meeting to meeting, trying to fit in time to actually catch up on some work, listen to my voice mails and respond to all the emails in my inbox. When I leave work i'm in a rush to get to either dinner/ school/ home  see Ryan etc.. Then before I know it, it's 11pm, I haven't gotten anything I needed to get done finished, and it starts all over. I cannot say how relieved I am that I am packing up and driving to LA tomorrow morning to see Claudia! All I want to do is wander, relax, and gossip with my best friend. I feel like I have been holding my breath for weeks and I will not be able to exhale until my toes are in the sand. Miss Claudia has planned a spa day for us and a wine tasting in Malibu! I cannot say enough how lucky I am to be surrounded with such a support system of friends & family. I hope that everyone has an amazing night/weekend!!!!
"The best time to relax is when you don't have the time for it" ~Sidney J Harris

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Decorating For a Libra...
I have been trying to decide on a vibrant color to decorate my new room in. Most of the furniture in our new condo is very modern and fabulous! My room use to be decorated in brown/earthy colors but I am ready for a change! I was reading that there are colors associated to different zodiac signs, and by choosing your color it promotes calmness & peace. I am a Libra, and my color is BLUE. I found this to be such a fun idea! I can't wait to start!!!
Here are all the Colors/Zodiac Signs if I have peaked your interest!

Aquarius: Dates: January 20th - February 17th 

Colors: Electric blue is the main color associated with the Aquarian.
Pisces: Dates: February 18th - March 19th 
Colors: Those born under the sign of Pisces have three colors to choose from: turquoise, purple and green.
Aries: Dates: March 20th - April 19th
Colors: The many shades of red belong to the children of Aries.
Taurus: Dates: April 20th -May 20th
Colors: People of the bull can choose from the wide array of verdant greens.
GeminiDates: May 21 st - June 20th Colors: Those born under the sign of the twins will feel kinship with the brightness of yellow.
Cancer: Dates: June 21 st - July 22nd 
Colors: Elegant white and silver belong to those born under Cancer.
Leo: Dates: July 23rd - August 22nd 
Colors: Children of the lion are associated with rich golds.
Virgo: Dates: August 23rd - September 22nd 
Colors: Perfectionist Virgo enjoys light green and pale yellow.
Libra: Dates: September 23rd - October 22nd 
Colors: Librans are associated with blues and pinks.
Scorpio: Dates: October 23rd - November 21 st 
Colors: Scorpions can express themselves with black and wine red.
Sagittarius: Dates: November 22nd - December 21 st 
Colors: Born under Sagittarius? Purples and magenta's are for you.
Capricorn: Dates: December 22nd - January 19th 
Colors: Deep blues and greens and blacks belong to Capricorn.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

We call him the Incher...
He starts here in the morning (at the foot of the bed) ...

Then slowly.. inches....

And before you know it...

A Metaphor for Life...
So this weekend I moved into a new condo (which I adore by the way). Per usual, I procrastinated my packing until the morning the movers were scheduled to arrive. They planned to come at 11am, and I woke up at 7am (after going out the night before) and packed up my entire apartment. First of all, kudos to me for that. So.. the movers arrive and it is 110 degrees outside. It cost me a flat rate for 2 hours, then was a VERY expensive rate for every 15 minutes they went over. Being the thrifty new me... I helped them bring stuff out to the truck and kept a very tight watch on the clock. They packed up my apartment in 1 hour and we made our way to the new condo. Unfortunately it took TWO HOURS to unload and cost me a pretty penny. I was drenched in sweat (my AC was not yet turned on) and I decided to just tackle what was most important ... MY CLOSET! I color coordinated and organized my new (smaller) closet vowing to put effort into getting rid of stuff and starting fresh and organized. After an accomplished day of closet organization, I got ready to go to Ryan's house. On my way out of the condo I hear a huge BANG. All my shelves and racks collapsed, and my closet was in shambles. The reason I am telling this story is today.. I was on a conference call with my new boss. I was chatting with her about my move and told her about my closet. She laughed and said "That could be a metaphor for life...You pay so much attention to detail in one (potentially insignificant) area of your life.. and it will all come crashing down on you.. Kind of like.. you stressing so much about work and -in the form of your stroke- it all comes crashing down on you". I love this woman already! So tonight, I am going to focus on much more important things like... a bottle of vino and Jersey Shore reruns ;)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Good Morning....
"Each morning when I open my eyes, I say to myself: I, not the events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it."                - Groucho Marz
No words of my own today...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Big Sister
Today, I decided to take a leap! I applied to the Big Brothers & Sisters of Phoenix. I have been wanting to get involved with a charity, and I decided that this was the one. My mom and I use to visit hospitals weekly and make jewelry with the kiddos and I have missed it so much! My mom is an AMAZING jewelry maker and she decided to combine her talents and started what we called...

"Bead Side Manner". Cheering up little kids is such an amazing feeling. When I was in High School, I mentored a group of girls and felt like it was something I was called to do. I get caught up in myself VERY easily, and my life lately has been all about Misty. Subsequently, I have felt like something was missing and my legacy was going to be a closet full of cute clothes and 5 bazillion hours logged to social networking sites...not so impressive! Today I have been thinking about when I was a teenager... Eh..Can we say brat and a half?! Ever since I was a toddler my Mom would make me promise that when I was a teenager, I would still think she was cool and still be nice to her. I remember thinking it was so crazy that I could think my mom was anything less than the coolest person EVER. well.. then Jr. High happened.. and High School.. I remember fighting with my Mom and she would say.. "BUT YOU PROMISED TO BE NICE TO ME!" and I would do the infamous "Misty Eye Roll" and stomp off. Yes, my mom was back to being the coolest person on the earth after HS graduation. But, being a teenager is rough business. I know that the problems I have now are more "serious" but I would argue that all my problems in Jr. high meant SO much more to me. I think that having a "Big Sister" would have made such a difference for me. Someone that I still thought was "Cool" that just built my confidence and loved on me. I can't wait to hear back!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My Favorite Pictures from this weekends  Photo Shoot with Adrian Betti

I had an amazing weekend... Now it's back tot he grind. Hope everyone has a great day!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Happy Thursday Lovelies!
Resist the temptation to feel stressed, sad, or angry today. Our mood is our choice, regardless of the circumstances. Live today with a big smile :)

For some reason I have that little twinge that is trying to put me in a bad mood today. I can't put my finger on what it is... I am going to think about the things that make me happy....

Ryan in general... Seeing my family... Trip to Aruba... Laying by the pool... New dresses... Hot tub party's with Liz... Plagiarizing love notes with Stacey... Making friends smile... My Chaddy Friendship Frog... Girl nights... Date nights... Ahhh... ALL BETTER!!!

Have an Amazing Day!! 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Craigslist Scam!
I am getting ready to move this month, and looking at a million different places to potentially move into. I found an adorable condo that was my front runner until this morning. I was paroozing through Craigslist and found this house that had a pool, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and was huge. It was about the same price as the 2 bedroom condo so I thought I'd hit the jackpot! I ecstatically sent the listing out to my new roomie and she gave me kudos for such a find! The email from the "property owner" said that they were in London but we were more than welcome to check out the property and if we were interested to let them know and we could proceed. I planned to do a drive-by tonight and see what I thought. Well.. I told my co-worker about the house and she said it seemed a little sketchy. That made me think... so I did a little research and found the same house listed on MLS for $600/month more. AND there was a listing agent. So.. I called the listing agent and he said that someone stole his pictures off the Internet and has been scamming people through Craigslist. Apparently, he knew of 5 people who had sent this person a money order to London and will never see it again. I can't believe that people can be so awful!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Weekend Rejuvenation
Ryan and I spent the weekend at the Montelucia Resort and had the most amazing time. We had champagne and strawberry's delivered to our room when we got there.. and spent the days lounging by the pool drinking mojito's. Then we did dinner at Prado, which was DELISH!  Sunday while we were sitting at the pool, I was thinking about all the times me and Ryan went to the Montelucia before we started dating to hang the pool, drink mojito's and laugh our butts off. We have even more fun now and get to do all the romantic stuff too! I think I have captured the best of both worlds with this boy.
Life is chaotic and stressful, and  getting away for a few days with the boy I love was the perfect remedy and rejuvenation to my hectic life. 
Today.. I am back to work (been off since Thursday) and although the I have a million things to do, all in unrealistic time frames.. I am not stressed out! 
How you ask?? ...
I put my Ipod speakers in my office and I have been blasting Kaskade all morning. How can life be bad with Kaskade as the soundtrack??
If music is what feelings sound like.. Today I feel Beautiful and Relaxed!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Bag lady
If you happen to see a little girl walking around with huge bags  covering most of her body.. that's ME.. on my way to my boyfriends house :) I LOVE the nights that I stay at Ryan's but whoa am I ever so sick of packing bags. I am sure all you girls in the "in between stage" know what I am talking about!!! First off, I am a HORRIBLE packer... I always find myself with NOTHING to wear but yet I have brought 10 bags with me?!?! If I find a dress I want to wear.. I forgot the right bra.. or the matching shoes.. or have no accessories. Ry laughs at me because every time I have to get dressed up at his house.. because, it's nothing less than a "Production". Consequently, I end up leaving the house feeling like my 'A Game Outfit' is hanging in my apartment closet, and I have settled for it's sloppy stand-in. Then there are weekends where we go on vacation.. that requires two sets of packing!!! The packing for the overall time I will be at his house, and the particular vacation bag. I now own more cute over night bags than I do things to put in them. To try and fix this problem, I started leaving stuff there, but that just stresses me out more (all the laundry complications, forgetting whats where, etc).
My newest solution.. is to keep a pad of paper and pen by my keyboard at work where I jot down "outfit ideas" through out the week so when Thursday comes, I can take it home with me to use as my packing guide... The only problem with this is, I feel like I have to hide it whenever my boss or employees come into my office.. "Misty's Packing Guide" written in curly writing with hearts around it, and a stick figure of me carrying bags with an ex through.. I fear may come off a bit.... unprofessional...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Is it weird I can't let them go??!!
So, I began packing tonight. I am moving in with my beautiful, amazing friend Stacey at the end of the month. I thought in light of my procrastinating self, I would start early on my packing. The goal for tonight was to pack my entire kitchen. I left work and went to the grocery store to get plastic silverware cups and plates (Since after tonight it would all be neatly packed away in organized boxes). I made my first box, and headed to the kitchen. I opened my first cupboard of glasses... there were a LOT of glasses :( so.. I moved to the next cupboard.. an equally over whelming amount of plates. UGH.... I decided maybe tonight it would be better to start in my room. I began going through my closet and packed away all my sweaters and boots. YAY! One box DOWN.. go NON Procrastinating ME! Well then, I noticed all my shopping bags in my closet. My first thought was to throw them away.. after all they're just bags and boxes right?!?! Yes but they are BEAUTIFUL bags and boxes that all represent very happy moments of shopping. I set them all on my bed and sat there for a bit remembering all the AMAZING things that came with each and every one. SCREW IT I'M TAKING THEM! And now I'm blogging so... tonight's mission.. fail.

Weekend Get Away
I booked a 2 days for me and Ry here this weekend! It is going to be amazing. It was suppose to be a surprise but I blurted it out about 10 minutes after I booked it. I can't keep secrets.... I also have Friday and Monday off work, so I am a happy little camper right now. AND!!! I just found out my lil sis is coming out to visit me in a few weeks from CA. I am going to be a busy little bee planning fun stuff to do while she is here..... Any suggestions?? 

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Indestructible Manicure!!!
Ladies... If there is only one thing you ever take away from my blog it should be this. OPI has come out with a new gel nail polish. You can now get a manicure that lasts for 2-3 weeks. I love getting manicures but they NEVER last for more than a day! Next time you go to your nail salon ask for a gel manicure and you will LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I got mine done last week and they look absolutely perfect still (see pic on left). My manicurist even gave me a little buffer than I can use to make my nails more shiny. The only downfall is to take the polish off, you have to get it chipped off. But all in all, I am a huge fan! Yes.. may seem trivial to some but for me.. this was a game changer! ;)
Procrastinating Son of a Gun!
I don't know why I put myself through so much stress. Every single Monday night I have class.. and every single week, I wait until Monday to do my homework. Mondays are EXTREMELY busy already with work, so I run around with a knot in my stomach all day until I can find time to write whatever paper I have due. Today was bad though.. I had to be at work at 7am to meet with my bosses boss at 8. Then I had back to back meetings until 10.. then had about a million things to do. I have a 12 page paper and presentation due at 6pm. Thankfully it's a team paper and I didn't have to do it all myself. But I am now THAT girl on the team that everyone was waiting on and stressing over (i know, i know..).
Well, I don't know how but it's almost 3pm and I have finished all my homework, meetings and gotten a ton of work done somewhere in the middle. I even managed to run an errand for my boyfriend. I really am the type of girl who works best in high pressure circumstances. I feel like a super hero!