Even though my mind & body needed respite last week…I missed blogging. I know I’m in love with it because I logged onto my dashboard almost everyday 🙁 Anyway…I appreciate the concern & love you all left in the comments, thanks!
I’ve been thinking a lot about where I want this blog to go, and I’d love for it to have sponsors. Having somewhat selective ads are cool, but it’d be even cooler to have advertisements for products & services that specifically suit MerelyMarie, and to be able to partner with brands that I love & want to support. This means more legwork & actively seeking persons/businesses to work with. I’m really thinking about it. If you have sponsors (or are in the process of getting sponsors on your blog), please share with me your thoughts/tips on the subject.
I haven’t heard back from the lipstick giveaway winner yet. If I don’t hear from the person this week, I will select another winner.
For the past 2 weeks, I’ve been skipping detangling my hair, when washing it. I’ve been super, super lazy. It doesn’t help that my hair looks fine…on the outside. I can’t stop thinking about cutting the sides & back of my hair really low, and taking a little more off the top. If I do it, that means I don’t have to worry about detangling 😀
Short cuts…get it?!…
I finally tested the Garnier dark spot corrector on my skin. No allergies or bad reactions, thank goodness. I’m very curious if this stuff works. If I can just use it consistently, for a few months, I’d know for sure. I’d love to share a “before & after” result post about it.
It seems I’ve settled into a steady skin care regimen, will probably do an update on that soon.
Last week, I “spring cleaned” the kitchen cabinets. I dug way in the back and found spices, canned goods, boxed rice mixes & instant potatoes, microwave popcorn, & pastas that had 2008/2009 expiration dates. Yuck! I felt bad for having wasted nearly 2 full garbage bags of food. I hate wasting food, and I know the very source of that feeling. I was in Kindergarten, and my dad came to pick me up from school. I think it was a half day, because we had just finished eating lunch. My dad, waiting for me, saw me empty my tray of food into the garbage. I can’t remember if I ate all, some, or any of my school lunch, but I was sure that something “untouched” had went into the trash. When we got home, my dad asked me why I threw “good” food away. I remember responding, “Because that’s what you’re suppose to do…that’s what everyone does”. When I said it, I knew that it didn’t make any sense. That day, was the first time I got scolded about wasting food.
Cleaning the cabinets reminded me of that, but it also reminded me of how far I’ve come in terms of cooking over the past few years.
Women have it tough! Do they have it tougher than men, in general life? When I really think about it…I have to think some more.
Why is this time going so fast?! In 2 months, the year will be halfway done! I remember being a teenager, and it feeling like time was passing SO S-L-O-W-L-Y.
I love being married. My husband is the best! When we aren’t together, I seem to inherently mention him in conversations. I’m not even trying to talk about him, but it just happens.
Because this is a “niche-less” blog, I’d love to start posting about love & marriage (and I’ve also thought about sprinkling in more faith/spirituality talk), yet, I’m a little apprehensive about opening those doors.
I hate “apartment” carpet. Hardwood floors are an absolute must, in our next place.
I really hate societal pressures that dictate what one “should” do/have/have done already, because of age, sex, marital status, etc.
“Oh, you’re how old?!…You should know how to drive!”
“Oh, you’re a man…You shouldn’t be sitting there crying!”
“Oh, you’re married…You should have 10 kids by now!”
“Oh, you’re NOT married…& you’re HOW OLD?!”
Everybody’s life isn’t the same, nor should it be.
Yum! This coffee is really good! I need another cup…
So…what’s on your mind today?