$430 - orlakiely.com
$31 - asos.com
So I was online the other day and looking for some motivation to get to the gym, and I ran across this video:
Now if that isn’t motivation, then I’m not sure what is. The guy has no legs, yet is playing basketball! I love his rants of excuses, because I’ve definitely used some if not most of them!
What’s your motivation?
On Day 6, I must say that I am thankful that I live in the United States of America and can vote. We are so lucky in that we live in a democracy and that we can vote for our Country’s leader! It wasn’t too long ago that women weren’t able to vote.
Many men and women have died for our right to vote. There are still many women and men who die everyday fighting for our freedom and right to vote. If there’s one thing you do today, VOTE! I don’t care if you vote Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, just vote. Exercise your right. Don’t be lazy.
I know I haven’t blogged in a while, I’ve been focusing on finishing my last semester in college! I’ve been going at this for a while, and in December I will finally graduate!!! I have to say, that as a non-traditional, adult student, it’s definitely been a challenge, some
days weeks were really tough, but I know it will be well worth it in the end! Also, as an adult student, you appreciate it more and take school much more seriously, especially if you’re paying for it yourself!
Anyways, it seems everyone is counting down to Thanksgiving with days of thanks!
Here’s my catch up post… (though I have been posting on FB)
Day 1- I’m thankful for a roof over my head and running water. I remember reading a while ago that there were so many impoverished countries with no running water. I know we take for granted everyday that we have a home, our ability to use the bathroom or take a shower… I’ve seen the poor in India and there were so many with so little-nothing. And with Hurricane Sandy, I know there are some people suffering in the North East.
Day 2- I’m thankful for my family, without them I would not be who I am am today. We’re one crazy and passionate bunch, but I wouldn’t change it for anything!
Day 3- I’m thankful for my darling husband. For all his support in everything. He’s my best friend and with out him, I’m not sure if I’d be finishing up school. I might have starved from being to busy to cook and eat or something crazy. I love him!
Day 4- I am thankful for my faith. In my weakest moments I always turn to my faith. I think its so important that everyone has something to believe in. My faith has gotten me through some of my darkest and hardest times.
Day 5- I am thankful for my siblings, especially my brother, Chris. He is my lil brother and I couldn’t imagine growing up without him. We had a lot of fun times and lots of “sibling” times. Even when he used to lock himself in the other room that had the phone and listen to my conversations with my girlfriends or even boyfriends. This would be when we still had wall phones. And my lil sister, Joce and Jon, we didn’t grow up together, but I love them none the less!!!
Are you doing a Thanksgiving countdown? What are you thankful for?
Me!!!! I’m going to pre-order mine right now…
Ok Not really right now because Apple’s site is undergoing site maintenance:
And on Verizon’s site, you can’t purchase the phone until 3:01 AM: (why 3:01 and not 3:00)
I’m still pretty excited.
There are some people saying that if you have an iPhone 4, there’s no real big reason to upgrade to 5. Um, why are they being haters. LOL I actually had an iPhone 3 at one point, it was my latest iPhone. When we moved to Hampton Roads in 2010, I had to switch to my husband’s cell phone service provider- Verizon. At the time, there wasn’t an iPhone available, so I had to get the Droid. I was heartbroken at first, but there were things about the Droid that I loved: the camera (was much better than the apple), the free apps, the voice turn by turn navigation…
Now, I can’t wait to get back to the iPhone, especially since I have a mac, and what I’m super excited about: the battery life. Right now, I have to charge my phone at least twice a day. I’m inclined to think that these phone manufacturers only make their phones to last 2-3 years! Gosh, I remember my old flip phone lasted several years!!!! Then the dawn of color screens, touch screens, and the smart phones took over, and down went the battery life!
So on 9/14 you can Pre-Order your iPhones in either white or black to be shipped on 9/21. Prices start at $199 for the 16 GB. You can also get the 32GB or the 64GB phones.
To find out more about the specs and the phone visit www.apple.com.
Who’s getting an iPhone5? This Girl! The question now is: White and Sliver or Black and Slate? Leaning towards white, but does it really matter when I’m going to put a pretty Lilly case on it anyways (when they come out)?
I can’t believe it’s September already!!!! The summer just went by in a blur!
We had a Labor Day party on Sunday, and had all kinds of friends and family stop by. We like any reason to have a gathering! I get sad when Labor day comes around because it signals the end of summer. So I think- maybe a party will make me feel better. And it did! It was great to see our friends and family, even though it was hot and humid. We had the threat of rain, but luckily had a shower at the end, towards the evening.
I was busy being hostess, so I didn’t get too many pictures, but here are a few:
The end of summer not only closes pools, but also:
- signals the start of school (for those of us in college- boo LOL)
- the weather starts to get cooler, (thankfully, it’s not as early as I remember.
- hurricane season
I refuse to accept the end of summer…at least for a little while longer. I painted my nails the other day, and instead of going less summery, I went summer nautical!
Who knew they would be a hit? Seems like someone is always complementing them!
Then end of summer also does bring something good:
- Boots and Sweaters
- a break in the heat
- Oh and did I mention FOOTBALL
Tonight is the season opener with my favorite team: Giants vs Cowboys!
My husband is not so fond of me being a Giants fan, because he’s a Redskins Fan. I might have ever so slightly thought about supporting my husband’s team if they were a winning team, but they’re not. So it makes for some interesting Football Sundays and MNF’s at our house. Even more so when his whole family is around and I’m the loner. But go to my family’s house and they’re all Cowboys fans. Guess you can say we’re a NFC East kind of family. (The one thing we all have in common is that we loathe the Eagles!)
Summer has ended (technically), how are you coping??
I just have to say I LOVE this picture!!! I just want to go there and sit on that pink bench and look up at those amazingly colorful umbrellas!!!
This is what I get when I get on the Lilly Pulitzer site. So sad.
I know all the good deals and things I want will be gone. Anyone else having any luck?
I love Lilly dresses and I love a good deal on them, but this sale went on at 8am and I still cant get into the site. I had a few minutes where I could add something to my cart, but by the time I went to check out,the site crashed again! Its soooooo frustrating!
I really think that Lilly should do something about this! Hummmm I’m not an IT person, but maybe planning ahead for the extra capacity of people going to the site. OR having sales like this more often???? I’m just sayin’
I’m at the point of giving up. I’ve got so much more to do than hit “refresh” all day.
Were you lucky enough to get anything? Or were you like me crashed out from the site?