Sunday, July 27, 2014

August Lifestyle Challenge

 To the left is a picture of a pomegranate from a few weeks ago. It will finally be ripe enough to eat in early August. I've never care for August much because it means going back to school and awful Arizona heat. I'm hoping to make this August one to remember!

I decided to do a month long challenge and I invite all of my readers to keep checking the blog once I start! I want to do a 31 day challenge for the month of August. I will be posting everyday and here are the challenges:

August 1 - Write 10 things that I am grateful for
August 2 - Wear a white dress
August 3 - Make a back to school fashion post or video
August 4 - Write down 15 places I want to travel
August 5 - Do a post on styling scrubs
August 6 - Give myself a spa treatment
August 7 - Write down 10 investment items that I should save up for
August 8 - Write down 20 things I like about myself
August 9 - Style a midi skirt
August 10 - Create a Pinterest look-alike outfit
August 11 - Do an everyday makeup tutorial
August 12 - Write down 10 goals for the future
August 13 - Post a recipe
August 14 - Post 50 Wardrobe Essentials: Part 1
August 15 - Share a few special memories from this summer
August 16 - Post 50 Wardrobe Essentials: Part 2
August 17 - How to style...
August 18 - Create a Pinterest look-alike outfit
August 19 - Moving day blog post
August 20 - Styling a baseball hat
August 21 - Post 50 Wardrobe Essentials: Part 3
August 22 - Write 10 favorite movies
August 23 - Do a post on what to wear when lounging around
August 24 - Post 50 Wardrobe Essentials: Part 4
August 25 - Share my bucket list
August 26 - Apartment tour video
August 27 - How to style...
August 28 - Post 50 Wardrobe Essentials: Part 5
August 29 - Create a Pinterest look-alike outfit
August 30 - Create a video on loving yourself
August 31 - August Challenge Recap

These are my ideas. I am hoping this really gets me back into blogging and I hope you all enjoy this! I know that every month is crazy and I might not be on time with every post, but I intend to post every day for an entire month! This will be so exciting! This will give you all a chance to learn more about me and see more styling post!

xoxox Mimi

Saturday, July 5, 2014

4th of July OOTD

I hope everyone had a wonderful Independence Day! I know I did; I spent the afternoon and evening with my parents and some close family friends! We watched Happy Gilmore and ate bratwurst. At the end of the night, we ate apple pie with coffee and ice cream, watched fireworks, and chatted. We had a blast!

Now, here is what I wore to the small get-together/party:

Outfit Details:
Top: TJ Maxx
Sandals: Costco
Shorts: Plato's Closet - $12.00

I hope you all had a marvelous day and I will post more soon! Please share what you did for the 4th in the comments!

xoxoxox Mimi

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Back From A Busy Schedule

So, yesterday I finally finished my finals from my summer classes! Yay! I helped my parents move all the furniture into the new house on Sunday. I have been working 8-10 hour days at the daycare. I am beat. Now, I can finally get back to blogging!

I have a few ideas for this summer that I want to post about. Here is my list of summer blog posts:

1. 50 closet staples and 3 ways to style each essential piece of clothing. I will be breaking this up into 5 separate parts.

2. My summer clothing wish list.

3. At least 5 outfit of the day posts.

4. Tucson-inspired makeup tutorial.

5. My Spring/Summer Haul video.

6. 2 Recipes.

7. Pinterest outfit remakes (I want to look on the women's fashion board and recreate some outfits for much less money).

8. My nighttime beauty routine.

9. My morning beauty routine.

10. 3 Lifestyle/Organization posts.

11. How to make scrubs look a little cuter.

Let me know in the comments
if you guys have any requests for what you would like to see on my blog!

xoxoxox Mimi

Monday, June 2, 2014

Life Is Sometimes Draining...

We all know the feeling when things just don't turn out right, when we have a string of bad luck, when we feel lonely constantly, and when we question big decisions we have made.

Since coming home from college, life has not been going to well. I think it is about time I opened up with you guys on why I'm not doing much on my blog.

First of all, I am living in a gutted renovation project. I am basically camping. I have been since I came home. My parents bought a new house and the insides had to be torn out. I basically have my work clothes here and pajamas. I'm not really in a good position to blog.

Second, I think that work is a bit more draining this year. I used to work with the 3-7 year olds and now I work with 8-10 year olds and they just do not listen to me. I asked for some help today after having two children who constantly will not listen to me, but will listen to others. I was told that I just need to sound more strict and more harsh. I'm just not that type of person. Last week a child made me cry. I'm hoping that I will do better with this group over time. Keeping my head up!

I think this has made me question the field I am going into. I don't know if being a teacher is right for me. I know that I love working with children and everyone tells me I will be an amazing teacher, but I am lacking faith in my abilities.

I'm also just drained constantly. I took two 5-week summer classes and I just lack the energy it takes to do all the work they require. I'm trying my best though. I think that is all I can ask of myself. I just always try my best. I'm certainly not the luckiest person, but I work hard and I do my best.

I feel like my expectations of people are too high and my expectations of my self aren't the most reasonable. I think that it is important to do the things you love, distance yourself from those who aren't really there for you, and just keeping on going through the tough times.

Here are a few inspirational quotes and pictures from pinterest:




This is all I have for today!

xoxoxox Mimi

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Hello! I thought I would do a small gift guide for mother's day since that is coming up on the 11th. It's hard to get mom something she doesn't have, so I put this list together that consists of a few things that moms wouldn't usually get themselves. Enjoy!

1. Caudalie Hand And Nail Cream
2. Noritake Dinnerware, Colorwave Chocolate Chip and Dip
3. ELLA MOSS Sheer Yoke Camisole
4. Avant Garden 8110-3 Looking Glass Hummingbird Feeder
5. 1.8-Pint Mixed Cacti

I hope this gives you all a few ideas!

xoxoxo Mimi

Friday, May 2, 2014

April Random Rantings

So, it is finals week in three days, I passed my NES test (YAY!!!), I'm getting ready to go home (which is not even's a fixer-upper), and I am just ready for a break.
I think that people like me can't ever really find time to relax. Right when I go home, my parents need me to help them paint the house, I go back to work full-time soon, and I have two summer classes. Quite frankly, I'm exhausted and I need a break. I wish I could find a hole in the ground and disappear for a week...with internet. Gotta have internet!

Well, here are my random rantings for April:

Heathers - Forget Me Knots

Here are some Simple Stress Reduction Techniques. Enjoy! I certainly will be using a few of these.

Courage by Claude McKay:

O lonely heart so timid of approach,
Like the shy tropic flower that shuts its lips
To the faint touch of tender finger tips:
What is your word? What question would you broach?

Your lustrous-warm eyes are too sadly kind
To mask the meaning of your dreamy tale,
Your guarded life too exquisitely frail
Against the daggers of my warring mind.

There is no part of the unyielding earth,
Even bare rocks where the eagles build their nest,
Will give us undisturbed and friendly rest.
No dewfall softens this vast belt of dearth.

But in the socket-chiseled teeth of strife,
That gleam in serried files in all the lands,
We may join hungry, understanding hands,
And drink our share of ardent love and life.  

A new blogger you all should check out is Gary Pepper
I'm kind of obsessed!

The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup

A beautiful pinterest quote to live by:

Want a movie recommendation? I highly suggest Rose Red. It's worth watching! It has been one of my favorites since I was a child!

I haven't really been doing many posts and I feel like the posts I have been doing have been a bit lack-luster. Luckily, when I go home I will have my good camera and my camcorder and a tripod. Also, I won't have a roommate that sleeps from 4 AM to 3 PM.

Well, those are my random rantings. Not too many links, but I hope you enjoy everything here!

xoxoxox Mimi 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Finals Study Outfits

Me and my textbook! Yeah!

Where do you study?

Do you hole up in your room? (I do!)

Do you frequent the library?

Do you go outside and find a quiet spot?

Do you hang out in a coffee shop?

For me, I can't study unless I'm completely comfortable! Here are a few of my suggestions for outfits that are great for studying!

For the person who loves studying in their own place!
Finals Study Outfit

A cozy camisole and a pair of sweat pants are perfect for studying in your place. Throw on a cute pair of slip-ons if you need shoes and you are ready to go!

For the gal who loves the library!
Finals Week Outfit 1

A long striped sweater over a pair of leggings is both comfortable and stylish! I just love the faux-leather backpack!

For the outdoor studier!

For the coffee-shop habitué!
Finals Week Outfit 2
Since you would be sitting in a comfortable coffee shop, a warm sweater, faux-leather skirt, knee-high socks, and some cute shoes would be a cute choice! Definitely dressing to impress here!

I hope you like my finals week study outfits! All the information for each outfit can be obtained by clicking the picture and going to my polyvore account!
Thank you for reading! Let me know where you go to study!

xoxoxo Mimi