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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Early Birthday Present
My most amazing roomate in the world has arranged for me to get hair extensions tomorrow!!!! It is an early birthday present, and I can't stop blabbing about it. I have been wanting to get them done for a while but they generally cost 1,000-4,000 buckaroos! The lady who is doing my hair does Lindsey Lohans hair and a bunch of other celebs.. and now MOI :) I will be sure to post pictures! AHHHHH SOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

~~"Love of Beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art." ~~ Ralp Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dinner Date with Mommy!
I am so excited because tonight I am having dinner with my fabulous mom! No matter what I am going through, seeing her face makes me smile! I think my mom is my connection to sanity.. If I go too long without seeing her, I start to slowly lose it. I love how I am always inventing circumstances surrounding my mental soundness.. whatever... ;) On the mom front... she recently got stung TWICE by a frigging SCORPION! I refer to them as sand lobsters myself but nonetheless SCARY. Did you know that Scorpions glow in the dark? I never did, but my parents walk the house with a black light at night to find them... I thought that was pretty clever!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Dexter Season Premier
Did you watch it?!! What did you think?? I am so obsessed with this show. I sat in front of the TV from 2pm until 9pm waiting for it to come on. My entire weekend was planned around the premier last night, and I was not disappointed. Please don't judge me but I may or may not have cried during the funeral scene.

ONE GRIPE... Did Deb and her partner really need to do it in the kitchen after cleaning up Rita's blood all afternoon? That was a bit disturbing. I don't know about you but If I spent my day cleaning up the remnant's of my sister in laws murder, I don't think I would be turned on......

Happy Monday Everyone!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Yet Another Embarrassing Moment....
At work, one of the things I do is, I manage the service providers that we have hired. Well, today all my superiors were out of the office and I had to have a conference with this one vendor by myself. Normally this would be no big deal but today I had to lay down the law about a few things. I did a really good job. I conducted myself sternly, professional, and not over stepping my boundaries. Well, I get off the call feeling kinda bitchin.. Then, my team comes in and starts talking about ideas for Halloween. We decided that we would do a Tim Burton theme. Immediately after they left my office, I jumped onto the Internet and started google imaging costumes. I sent out an email to my coworkers with team member names next to the funny costumes ideas. Unfortunately for me, I accidental sent it to the VP of that servicer I just got off the phone with rather than my co-worker with a similar name.
Can I get an Eff Em El please?!?!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two." -St. Augustine

I saw this cute quote this morning and just had to share!! XO Happy Tuesday

Monday, September 20, 2010

Goals....Do you have them?
I think most people have goals but I would venture to say hardly any actually write them down. There are multiple studies that have been done on the benefits of WRITING down your goals. It makes them more tangible and helps you achieve them.  When you actually put pen to paper, the goal becomes more real and thought out. I keep a spreadsheet of my goals and update them about quarterly. Today I updated my spreadsheet and even though I haven't completed any yet... I feel a sense of accomplishment knowing that I have a clear path to follow over the next 6 months. I know that this is further revealing how much of a true nerd I am but that's okay! My goal spreadsheet has three major sections: personal, financial  and professional. For me the personal goals are kind of trivial... I hesitate to share this because it is kind of silly but one of my personal goals is to have healthier hair. So.. I listed out steps to reach this goal. My steps are, research the best vitamins, purchase vitamins, no more flat iron, research best shampoo, buy best shampoo...etc... You get the picture! My financial goals always have a target amount that I want to save, and some steps on how I will achieve it.
For this quarters professional goals, I listed out the specific promotion/title I want, and the time frame I want it in.  Each person is completely different but if you are feeling like your life is lacking direction, I suggest you write out some goals for yourself. Happy Monday!

"Goals are Dreams with Deadlines" ~Diana Scharf Hunt

"When its obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps" ~ Confucius

"Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination" ~Fitzhugh Dodson

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

7 Steps to staying positive
1. Avoid negative people
2. Think positive thoughts
3. Exercise
4. Have positive conversations
5. Smile :)
6. Eat healthy
7. Read positive affirmations

Staying positive can be hard, especially when bad things happen on a daily basis. These are the 7 steps that I constantly try to remind myself to follow. One of the best ways to set yourself apart from the rest of the world is to remain confident and positive in the midst of disaster. Strive to be the voice of reason, comfort and encouragement to the people in your life, not the pessimist that brings people down. Thoughts be come things.. Only put into the universe what you want to come back!! Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mr. Boat Club
Ryan joined a boat club which means that we now have a fleet of boats that we can take out on the lake anytime!! I am so so excited to do this every weekend!!!

Ryan looks so cute in this picture! I love that boy!!!

This weekend Me and Stacey had our first pre party at our new place! It was so much fun, I think we are regular little hostesses!

Have an amazing day! XO!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Vision Board Friday 2nd Edition

I have vacation on the brain right now. First thing I will pack is her body to wear on the beach.. Nothing makes you want to work out more that this girl!

I am so happy Friday has finally come. Have a great weekend! Enjoy every moment like it's your last.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

It's a bird.. it's a plane.. Nope Just Misty .....
Back in High School, as are most kids, I was always embarrassed by my family. It's a natural thing. When my Dad wanted to take me flying, skiing, boating, etc.. all I wanted to do was sit in my room and talk on the phone with my friends. Why are teenagers so oblivious to a good time? Even though, doing it over, I would have savored these family moments a little more.. I am lucky to still have some amazing memory's. My Dad is a bit of an EXTREME guy. While a lot of dad's take their kids out on the lake and ride jet ski's... My dad was the one riding the jet ski while doing a head stand and jumping trees. A dull moment in his house was hard to come by. I remember my dad told me one time that he got a new toy that I would like. As the 15 year old Pre-Madonna I think, "finally... new dresses, shoes... makeup,.. finally.. he gets me!!". He takes me out to the garage and points to a giant para-sail. OK. my interest was peaked! I was ecstatic, and wanted to be the first person to try it. My dad told me that if I wanted to go on the para-sail.. I had to practice first. Practice?! A para-sail??! WTF. You see... when you go to Cabo, or the Bahamas and do this... you go on a boat and there is a seat that elevates you off the boat while the sails catch the wind. Well... when you go behind Stormie's boat (my dad).. You start at the top of the boat launch... and run your booty off behind the boat, hoping that you catch the wind before you hit water!!! The second thing that you have to master is the navigation while you are in the air so that you don't turn too far one way. How could one practice this you ask???!!! Well, let me tell you... We were on the drive way, in front of the house, which is on a fairly busy street, and he tells me to put on the harness. 

Completely nervous, I put it on and await the next step. He walks me over to the jet ski lift and that's when what Ive always thought, was validated ....... we just aren't like other family's. My Dad welded a two level boat/jet ski rack that had a crane to life the jet ski's onto the top level.  Well today.. he must have thought I looked an awful lot like a jet ski because up I went. Yes... He hooked me to the crane and lifted me above the house to dangle and practice the right and left commands. Cars passed, and looked at the little blond girl high above the house swaying from right to left in a harness, attached to a crane. HAHAHAHA! All the practice paid off because I was a success at the Para-sail, I caught wind before I hit the water, and navigated perfectly. I sailed high above the water, wind in my face, looking down on all the houses, doing my Miss America wave the whole time. The landing.... well, that we didn't practice. That consisted of, a slow descent... aimed at the shore, but landing in a volleyball net, slicing my foot and my dad having to get me down... No Miss America waves during the landing....

Friday, September 3, 2010

I am sure many of you have heard of 'The Secret'. Thoughts become things... and positive energy brings positive things to your life. It talks about visualizing what you want, and taking time to imagine how you will feel once you get it. I am starting a new blog segment called "Vision Board Fridays". These are things I want to imagine attaining in some form. So here we go!

Vision Board Friday 1st Edition
Friendships like you had when you were little... un touched by jealousy, cattiness, or worldly things. Friendships that are made up of fairy tales, playing house, and dress ups.

Natural, Embraced, and Proud Beauty 

This says... I'm Marissa Miller... make your own damn cereal..... A true Housewife :)

These made my heart skip a beat...

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Los Angeles Trip Day 2....
Sunday morning was a rough one since my legs felt like they were on fire which prevented me from any real sleep. Since I have been home, I have been made Ryan feel my legs about one thousand times because I am convinced that Bike ride has made my legs so buff and toned (ha ha ha). Sunday was all about relaxation! We woke up, grabbed breakfast and headed to the spa. 

After the spa, and a nap (yes.. I meant it when I said this was a relaxation day)... We went wine tasting in Malibu.

We arrived at the wine tasting around 5, and to our dismay realized that it was over at 6. Thoughts of Claudia and I arriving in Ibiza, Spain (OFF SEASON) came to mind! LOL! We are great planners but it's those little details that often escape us... We had one hour to throw back 10 glasses. Of course, we did it like champions... 

My pearls of wisdom to Claudia were that we should hurry up and get to a close restaurant before our drunkenness kicks in so we can sober up for a few hours. We found the closest restaurant and posted up there for hours watching the ocean and chowing down burgers and fries.. (the pic below is our view from dinner)

I had such an amazing weekend, as I always do when I visit Claudia. I admit I was EXTREMELY homesick though. I missed Ryan, and my new roomie a lot. I think that it is validation that I am in a happy place when I go on vacation and don't dread coming back, I actually look forward to it.

Los Angeles Vacation Day 1....
Last weekend I drove out to LA to see Claudia. The night I got there Friday, we went out to dinner by her house and caught up. Then Saturday... the adventure began!! We woke up early and went to yoga. The yoga studio was so beautiful and the teachers energy reminded me why I love yoga so much. However.... the best part was my celebrity sighting outside of the studio.... who was it?? wait for it.... Jacqueline's husband from 'The Real Housewives of NJ'. I feel slightly pathetic for recognizing this guy but am a true fan! After yoga and coffee... We rented beach cruisers and rode from VENICE to HERMOSA!.. yes... for those of you who are unaware.. that is about a 40 mile bike ride.

This is Venice Beach or "Muscle Beach" .. My dad is a power lifter, and use to have competitions here. It was nostalgic being here and thinking of my Dad working out in this gym.

The view from my bike... Yes, I had a low rider with a leopard print seat. I guess since my name is "Misty" the guy at the bike shop assumed I would want a bad ass porn star looking bike??

Me riding... Yes I almost crashed taking a picture of myself.. ha ha ha ha

Me and Claudia .. about half way to Hermosa.....

And Finally!! 20 Miles later.... we met Liz in Hermosa!!!! yay!!!!!

We had a lot of fun with Liz and her Boyfriend in Hermosa.. up until we realized that we had to bike all the way back! My legs felt like noodles at best.. and my butt hurt from my non-cushioned leopard seat, like you would not believe! We had dinner reservations for Liz's Birthday at 8:30 and it was already 6! Claudia and I biked our little butts off to get back in time but unfortunately, by the time we got back to Venice, we only had time to go straight to dinner. We were dirty, sweaty and tired, and had no time to shower. So... we hurried to the fancy hotel.. brought a beach bag with us, changed in the bathroom... stored our beach bag with the bellhop and sat at our table. (picture below is us in the bathroom..hahaha)

We were so proud of ourselves for actually making dinner on time despite all the -self inflicted- obstacles. Well... Liz ended up not showing up for her birthday dinner sooo... we ate very quickly, and went home to pass out!!! ha ha ha....