It seems there has been a tone set this week with having your act together. I have always felt that it was so important to be prepared. As much as possible. Because if it's one thing I've learned it's that the unexpected can happen at any moment. In my desk at work I always have a "Just In Case" bag. You never know when there will be a random rip in your clothes, stain, headache, or an "omg I'm too tired to make it through the day" moment.  

 I'm always adding and taking away from this list so feel free to personalize this list to better fit your needs. Here is what's in my 911 bag: 

  • Hairspray
  • Lent roller
  • Floss
  • Bobby Pin (I can't tell you how may times this saved me!)
  • Excedrin  
  • Emergency Nail Polish and Lips
  • Travel Wrinkle Release 
  • 5 Hour Energy
  • Bobby Pins
  • Nail File
  • Tide Pen and Wipes  
  • Body Spray and Perfume (depending on the situation)
  • Face wipes
  • Ponytail Holder
  • Pen
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste

Not pictured:

  • Tampon
  • Toothbrush
  • Sewing Kit

If there is one thing for you to take away from this post it's to carry a saftey pin. I'm not kidding. Do it.

Happy Monday All! Have a wonderful day! 


Hello 27

I spent the first day of being 27 making a list throughout the day of things I have learned in the roller coaster ride that was 26.  

  • You won't always have to know the answer and its okay to ask for help.  
  • Sometimes you think things like "2015 is going to be my year"...and when it's not, you hold you head up and know that you can deal with tough things. Those moments are when you find your strength. 
  • There will be bad days, but they are only that. Tomorrow is new and it will be better. 
  • Never, ever under any circumstances expect anyone to congratulate you on doing a good job.  
  • Splurge every now and then. 
  • Get a good iron. It isn't worth it to iron something and it not be perfect.
  • Look around at the good people in your life and be thankful for them.  
  • Just for a second take a look back and see the people who are no longer there and understand the reasons. Make peace with that. 
  • Stop "looking forward" to your next event and appreciate right now. 
  • Be ready for change always. 
  • Do squats. Just shut up and do them.  
  • Invest in staple pieces, not so much on whats trendy. 
  • Never have a day without a goal, even a small one.  
  • Most importantly, love you. Your hair, your nose, taste in fashion, the way you wait till the last minute to do something. No one else will like you if you first don't like yourself.  

I'm not going to lie I was a little freaked out to turn another year older but after spending the day with my Husband, family, best friend, and all the amazing people who love me, I am so thankful to be another year older and am beyond ready to see what 27 has in store for me. I pray that it is kind and full of much more life experience.  



Also, Happy Birthday to Marilyn Monroe...where ever you may be.

A girl knows her limits but a wise girl knows she has none.
— M. Monroe