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Hello, Enchanted Readers! (Do we still have any of those after two weeks of no posting? No? Oh, alright.)

With a series of school interviews, work interviews, hectic school and surgery, something had to go.  Unfortunately, it’s been working out and blogging – two of my only “me time” things!  I’m going to try to start getting up thirty minutes earlier each day to get a quick 15 minute fitness sesh and quick “good morning” blog post in.  We’ll see how long this lasts.

Multiple updates:

1. I’m starting school again in the fall.  Hellooooo, graphic design degree!  Yay, me.

2. I think I’m going to try out P90X.  Anyone else done it?  I’ve had friends who have had fantastic results and I really want to feel strong and fit again.

3. I bought my Clarisonic Mia today!  SO excited.  I’ve heard the first week or two can be pretty awful while your skin adapts (yucky pimples and such) but I don’t think I’ve read a single negative review overall.  Hey, if it works it works!  I picked the turquoise and got “Beautiful.” engraved on the back – a little reminder to give myself some positive self-talk each morning to start the day.

4. Moving to Kansas City in the fall as well.  Let the apartment hunt begin…

5. Tomorrow is EASTER!  My whacky family is having Italian apparently?  Stay tuned, Sarah and I will give you a breakdown of whatever dessert we decide to bring.

That tis all I have for you today.

Get out there and carpe your diem, yo.

-m.

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Let’s Rave.

Yay!  Finito and about to be plastered all over Lawrence and Kansas City.  So excited.

Which is your favorite?  Do tell.

Enchanted Friday morning!

m.

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WORDS AND SHIZ.

I have been alternating between not writing and writing total nonsense.  This has got to stop.

However, I have been a busy little bee trying to throw together a portfolio for my meeting with the design program at UMKC next week!  Aaaahhh!  That in addition to planning an event at the club where I work, high enrollment for students at my advising job, teaching two or three times a week, apartment shopping, trying to figure out my life, AND keeping up with my last semester of college classes?  I’m freakin’ out, man.

Fruits of my labor for you, though:

They aren’t totally done – that first one has crooked text for some reason and the bottom I want to add solid boxes behind the text because I’m losing my words in the noise.  I have a whole book sketched of other ideas too.  This event (that I’m also using for portfolio building) my co-workers and I want to make HUGE.  I feel like a variety of flyers will make it seem even cooler.  Right?

So I’m not a total slacker…

Just a blog slacker.

Sowwy.

Until tomorrow, enchanted day, all!

m.

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Enchanted Vlog #2

Lasagna!  Essays!  Vlogging!

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I have this thing called a “blog.”

It’s where I blah blah blargh about nonsense every day.

Or in the case of this week, most days.

It’s totally narcissistic, really.  HEY, EVERYONE!  COME READ ABOUT MY LIFE!

I try to keep it pertinent to healthy living, but sometimes I digress and tell you about things like:

Shopping trips.

The job hunt.

Vacations.

Or my new life plan.  Ala Katie, I’m thinking this whole going back to school thing might be the best solution.  After sending out a gazillion resumes and bashing my head against my keyboard for the last month, I don’t think getting a “graphic design degree preferred” job is going to work without actually getting the preferred graphic design degree.  Plus, the prospect of taking classes I’m actually interested in sounds way appealing.

Two more years of school to be able to do what I love?  It doesn’t sound too terrrible…

Enchanted afternoon, all!

What about you?  Are you doing what you’re passionate about?  If not, have you thought about taking the steps necessary to be able to?

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Free Shipping!

Yo, yo – check it, my online shopping friends.

Free 2-day shipping for a whole year with a student (valid .edu) email address via Amazon!

It is a beautiful, springy, awe-inspiring day outside.  Thus, this is all the time I wish to spend on the interwebs while embracing the splendor, the brightness of my all-liquid detox today.

Enchanted, enchanted, ENCHANTED day, my loves.

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No one likes a cranky old bat.

“I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.”  ~Tammy Faye Bakker

“Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.”  ~Bo Derek

 

A good blogger would snap pictures right and left as she spends five lovely, perfect hours at the mall with her sister.

A good blogger would also remember to charge her camera ahead of time so she could do so.

I’ve been in a bit of a winter-funk lately.  I tried sleeping more.  Doing this detoxin’ thang to get my body in balance.  Smiling more (I actually came to the realization that this was missing when I went to my 8 pm yoga class Monday night, tried to smile in one of my poses, and realized my mouth felt all funny because I hadn’t smiled the ENTIRE day. And that’s just not how we do things in an enchanted life, lady).  Meditation, yoga, family time – I have been trying and trying, but just couldn’t shake the general feeilngs of sadness.

Solution for this morose mama? 

Shopping, shopping, shopping.  Granted, this isn’t always a solution, but it sure was yesterday.  I haven’t selflessly spent money on myself in a long while – typically I spend money, but carry around some pretty intense feelings of guilt about it.  NOT THIS TIME!  I spent the whole thirty-minute car ride home reciting mantras about how I was allowed to be happy and be free of guilt and I am feeling pretty fabulous today.  Still on my list of purchases before graduation: a suit and my camera love.

Best purchase yesterday: Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer.  This stuff is phenom and makes your eye shadow go on smooth, vibrant, and with a ton of staying power.  100% worth the 22 bucks to keep me looking awake and dolled up all day long instead of sleepy and bare-faced by noon.


There’s really no quicker way to destroy your relationships and feelings of self-worth than being a cranky old bitty all the time – no one wants to hang out with that girl.  Whether it’s taking a minute to breathe, taking a day off work, going to a yoga class, busting out a run, stopping by a pub to enjoy a St. Patty’s day green beer, or heading for the mall to pick up a little something that makes you smile, do something today that makes you feel fabulous.  And seriously – pick up that eyeshadow primer, diva.

You’ve got a diem to carpe – go get it!

Enchanted (i.e. safe and fun) St. Patrick’s celebrations, all!

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