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Archive | January, 2011
Goal 1: Lose 30 pounds.
Whaddya know? I gave in and ordered a new sports bra, because I figured we were never going to find the old one, and the husband found the old one an hour after I placed my order. Bah. Well, the new one is supposed to be unlumpy and the best ever.
The old bra needs washing though. And I start vacation on Wednesday and the husband has issued an edict: no working out during vacation. I wonder if that means he won’t do laundry either? ‘Cause I need clothes washed…
Goal 2: Learn something new.
Eh, this one is so not on my radar. I have 39 hours of continuing education classes to pass for work by March or I lose my insurance license.
I have been (sort of) doing research and contemplating what major I want to focus on in the Fall. I plan on writing a separate blog post on this, though. Sorry, you have to wait.
Goal 3: Blog at least once a week,Â with the end goal of daily posts.
Yes. I actually have weekly posts scheduled for Pintucked for all of February – blogging became much easier when I gave up on writing “fashion” posts. I’m much happier posting awesome handbags, tops, dresses, whatever.
Goal 4: Have an ongoing emergency fund of at least $1,000 by the end of the year.
This past week was a busy one for personal finance! I closed my checking/savings account with Chase and opened two new accounts with two new banks for our emergency fund and my savings account. The emergency fund is with Ally Bank and the savings account (which is actually technically a checking account) is with USAA.
I know I was talking about Bank of the West last time but Ally and USAA were on the Eight Least Evil Banks List from CNN Money. I know of USAA through their personal insurance division and have heard nothing but good about them. It turns out banking doesn’t require military ties! Now if only we could get the insurance.
This weekend has been crap. Saturday morning, I woke up later than usual and played with the cats for a couple of hours before I felt super sleepy. My nose was running the entire time. I plugged up my nose with tissues because I was tired of blowing my nose so much!Â Around 4 pm, I went to take a nap and woke up at 10 pm. Good lord. I was still super tired and only stayed up enough to feed my empty stomach and check on the cats.
Sunday was much of the same. Lots of sleeping, lots of staying in bed. And what did I do when I wasn’t sleeping or eating? Watching Netflix Streaming. The TV show I watched (am watching now) is quite embarrassing. I don’t know if I can tell you. But it’s so light and fluffy, perfect for half-asleep amusement.
I’m just glad this came on during the weekend and not during the work week. Or during my vacation week. Hopefully it doesn’t stick around because we have exciting things planned: lots of driving around and eating out, lazing around, and facials. We haven’t had facials in almost a year – and it’s at the Aveda Institute with a discount so it will be cheaper than usual! Sweet.
When I was a kid, I collected stamps. I got into it because I was told my father collected stamps. If I’d received these stamps when I was still collecting, I would have been psyched. They’re so pretty and in such good condition!
You can fit the entire Snapple bottle in the Starbucks Trenta cup! It’s madness! I’m keeping the cup around for water-drinking purposes. If I can finish off one of these suckers in a day, I’d be set for my daily water intake, right?
Filing our taxes tonight! Hooray!
Filing our taxes tonight! Hooray!
Last week, I posted my 8 favorite blogs based on writing. This time it’s the blogs with photos. It’s not like I don’t like photo blogs; they’re just not ones you read.
Cute Overload. This one is such a gimme. Photos of cute animals being adorable. Who wouldn’t like it? I check out this blog daily when stress or boredomÂ peaks and it always works. One of my favorite categories is Cats ‘n’ Racks. (NSFW?)
Catsparella. Pop culture and cats in one blog! Two of my loves in one! I would have done the same thing with my cat blog except it’s been done (and done well).Â My hands-down favorite post ever from this blog is still Ian Somerhalder with his cat. Oh em gee.
Decor8. This is also a gimme – it’s an interior design blog! Lots of pretty pictures of homes and furniture. I like to look at it for inspiration (except I can never afford that couch) and for the design porn.
The Coveted. This is a fashion/lifestyle blog written by the well-known Jennine Jacob, creator of Independent Fashion Bloggers. I first started following The Coveted because Jennine lived in San Francisco but stayed a faithful reader because of her outfit photos. Jennine just makes things work, even things I thought were weird/gross/ugly like knee-high socks with peep-toe pumps. Not to mention, her photos are self-taken and look professional every time, without image effects. She also has a denim blog, eat, sleep, denim.
KRYS: Krys Rocks You Silly. Firmly in the personal blog category, Krystyn Chong posts nearly daily photos taken with her iPhone, usually of herself. Some may think this is narcissistic but she’s so friendly, I just enjoy her poses and her gorgeous lush hair.
life in a venti cup. Part design blog, part fashion blog, part lifestyle blog, Franki Durbin picks the best furniture. I always make the time to read the feed, even if I’m days behind on other blogs.