Tuesday, July 12, 2011

An attempt to de-clutter

If you know me- you know I love THINGS. I have a mild hoarding problem.  Not in the terrifying TLC way- but I consider myself a little chipmunk hoarder. One that can't ever throw away things with sentimental value. I keep bday cards, notes, pretty clothing tags, photos, coasters-I have an obsession with collecting business cards every place I go. This is semi awkward, but I glued in all my middle school love notes into a notebook. Unfortunately, magazines used to also belong to this category. I can pinpoint the exact moment this happened. I was in LOVE with Josh Hartnett in Middle School. He was on the cover of Teen People. I bought 4 copies and preserved them in mint condition. As an adult, I moved on from Josh and I have 8 magazine subscriptions. They definitely pile up. I cannot read that Economist fast enough! But I can never throw them away, because I am convinced that at some point, I will desperately need something from the issue. Those Cosmo 50 Best Tips aren't for nothing! SO. I decided I would finally deal with this. I now tear out every page I really like from the magazine. I bought clear paper folders and a pretty blue binder. In reality, you only actually like a few pages from each issue. Whether it's a recipe (Real Simple is my favorite), fashion tips, health articles....whatever strikes our fancy. So save yourself from the clutter and only keep what you actually need :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Things are looking up.

When I first started writing this blog, things were not going my way. I was very unhappy at my job, and as everyone knows, that has a huge effect on your life. I am happy to say that things are amazing at my new job. I feel very fortunate to work at a company that values its employees and tries to keep them happy. I would like to get back into writing on here, especially now with my positive new feelings on everything :) Since January I have visited some amazing restaurants, purchased some new fabulous things and discovered many more things that I still like.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A perfect moment

Sometimes, really strange things make me happy. I can be doing something completely random and all of a sudden, I realize I am happy in that specific moment. I had one of these recently. It was a freezing and windy night-again. I decided to stop at Super88 (more on that later) for some hot soup. I got my favorite Thai Coconut Soup and sat in front of the window with my awesome book (In the Woods) on my borrowed kindle. It was perfect. All you need is some good food and a good book and you can forget what else is going on all around you. After a while doing this, I felt rejuvenated, and ready to go back into the brutal cold.  Whatever strange thing it is,  I hope everyone has these moments once in a while :)