Happy Friday! We all survived the first full work week of 2014 and managed to live through it!! Woohoo!! I have a lot to get done this weekend and I am going to get a start on my Random Acts of Kindness. So while I finish my to-do list enjoy these 5 things that I am loving this week.
One. I swear that I haven’t shopped at Victoria’s Secret for over 8 months but then I needed new yoga pants and they were having their Semi-Annual Sale and I caved. Everything was deeply discounted and free shipping. I bought it before No Spend January, and I already put $200.00 in savings this month. I know, I know I am totally justifying it but they are so cute! 🙂
Two. I was originally going to use this slot for a video of a Pomeranian waking his owner by barking and pulling the covers off, because that is how Seamus wakes me up except he licks my face. I couldn’t get the link to work though since it was from Facebook. Then my fabulous friend and sister emailed me this article and I had to share since I started to cry while reading it. It is Titled”When Happiness Feels Like a Struggle, No Matter What You Do”
My favorite except: “The more you can connect your actions to your values, the more happiness awaits you. Ultimately, you will be connecting with the beautiful being that is you and that connection is what happiness is all about.”
I think this really plays into my post from yesterday. Performing Random Acts of Kindness and helping others is a huge part of who I am at my core and fills my heart up. When I am feeling unhappy it is usually because I am not helping others enough or feeling purposeful. *Sorry for the cheese, but its true!
It is a quick read and totally worth it for a bit of insight. Did I tell you I love Philosophy?
Three. I was so excited to get this email on Wednesday! The first few months of blogging I never thought I would get to 10 followers let alone 500. It is a huge deal for me and I appreciate each and every one of you!
Four. This will most likely be my next knitting project for pleasure! Since I will be making hats too for cancer patients and preemies as part of my Acts of Kindness project I am not sure when i will finish but it will be next. Seems much easier than the last one for sure!
Five. Are you reading The Daily Tay? If not get on it. Girl is fiercely funny, and the next Kristen Wiig. She introduced me to this company called The Doggy Loot on this post. You all know my total
obsession love for Seamus and getting him plenty of toys and baking his treats at home. Well they have this for sale:
I am seriously in love and may go broke on this site. Help me!!
That is all I have for you today! Gotta go tackle a to-do list a mile long!
What are you up to this weekend?
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
I love The Daily Tay, and the Doggy Loot is awesome.
She is hilarious! I am totally getting sucked in but I haven’t bought anything yet. Still being good with No Spend January!
OMG please buy all the dog things so you can blog about them! And I mean if you bought the treat maker then donated some to an animal shelter, you would be doing a good deed. Boom, two birds, one stone!
Haha!! Good point. When I finally purchase in February (trying to be good with No Spend January) I will be sure to review it!
Liz @ Fitness Blondie says
You deserve 1000 readers, so obtaining 500 is great. I want to see many selfies on Instagram in your new work out gear girlfriend 🙂 Have a great weekend. Love u bunches!!!
Thank you, girl! Haha! Selfies to come! Hope you have an amazing weekend! Big hugs!
Nikki @ The Pink Growl says
I need to hit up VS for new stuff! Panties, bras and clothes – all of it! Congrats on your 500!! That’s huge!
Yes and free shipping no less! So many great sale items! Thank you, it was a big deal to me.
kathy @ vodka and soda says
why are you surprised at 500? i’m surprised it’s not higher because everyone needs to read this blog!
Thank girl! That means a lot! I was surprised when I got over 5 followers. Haha!
I am trying to avoid VS because I know I will spend a lot, but your insta is not helping me! I just added to your follower count on bloglovin <3
I tried for so long and so hard to resist, then they went ahead and had a semi-annual sale and I was toast! 🙂 Thank you so much!
That article was amazing thank you. and I was secretly loathing all the VS posts. Jealous!
It was such an amazing article. I was crying while reading it because it really touched me and made perfect sense to me. I promise I am putting my self back on a VS spending freeze so no more pics, I promise! 🙂
Kate @ Another Clean Slate says
How the heck did you already manage to put $200 in savings?! It’s only been 10 days of no spending!
My first paycheck I transferred it right in. I figured if I don’t see it I can’t spend it. I think I normally blow through money at Target and Wal-Mart on stupid stuff. The good part for me too is that January I get 3 paychecks instead of 2 and since I don’t calculate it into my budget monthly it gets treated like free money or in this case savings!
Detroit Duchess says
Congrats on reaching 500 Bloglovin followers! That is so awesome! I am at 11, so that gives me hope 🙂
Thank you so much! Trust me when I started out I was so sad not getting followers or comments, and a year later it is much different. It is a lot of work, but totally possible!
Hey, I’m trying to do no spend January too! It’s not working so well for me lol
Haha!! Did you splurge already? So far I have kept within my budget but I did add like a million things to my to buy list so this may end up back firing on me. I feel I do better if I can buy little things here or there. Now I just want all the things!!
Love doggy loot!! I think the only reason I don’t spend more is because Hawkeye is waaaay picky.
Yeah, Seamus doesn’t do plush toys (he tears them open in 5 seconds) and I make his treats but the other stuff is cute.
oh wow girl congrats!!! and love the daily tay, DUH! you scored with the VS stuff, remind me i need to go shopping.
Thank you! I went a little crazy shopping but the sales were so good!!
Angi Solle says
I work at Aerie (Victoria Secrets competition) so I can’t be happy about your haul, but that scarf is adorable, those treats are super cute, and congrats on your 500+ followers! You totally deserve it, your blog is awesome!
That’s by American Eagle right? They do have some cute underoos!! 😉 I’ll have to buy some to help support you! It is the least I can do to help the economy! Doesn’t it look so warm? Thank you so much, I really appreciate the kind words so so much!
I couldn’t do it, I LOVE VS too much!! Those treats are adorable, Seamus & Miller would be the best little homies 🙂
It is so hard not buying anything but I usually go in spurts. They would be best buds!
Definitely checking out Doggy Loot!!!!
They have so many cute doggy toys.
Congrats on 500 followers! That’s so incredibly awesome!!
That scarf is lovely. I wish I was better at knitting than I am! I recently found a slew of online helpful videos, though, so we shall see.
Thank you! It takes lots of practice but you get better with every project. Don’t give up!
You are a girl after my own heart. I LOVE yoga pants, as in I could love in them if that was appropriate. I kissed the sale though. What a number, I need a little fairy to let me know when things like that happen.
I would wear them to work if I could, so comfortable. I think Bloglovin emails you when you hit certain numbers. It will totally happen for you, girl!
i cant beleive i missed the semi-annual sale 🙁
It was fabulous and I spend to much! They also just sent me an email for 65% off pink clearance. MUST.RESIST!!