I don't finish what I start.

I've come to realize that I have major issues with starting to do things and never really following through with them.. especially recently. I need to fix this about myself.

The List:
*crocheting, i started and finished one project (fingerless gloves) and haven't touched it since.
*art journaling, i prepped millions of pages, bought books from the library and started altering them, only actually finished a few pages............
*doodle diary, i did about 10 small pages..over a couple of days and .... ???
*learning french, i made some word flashcards and "studied" for a few days and gave up.
 *my bucket list, I took the time to find all these things I wanted to do and I have yet to concentrate on actually doing any of them!!

I've get excited about doing something and the excitement lasts for a few days or maybe a week and then it's over just as fast as it began, the thought of doing whatever it was doesn't cross my mind again. I've decided that I'm going to work on finishing what I start, there is a reason I was exciting about the idea of doing this things and I should be just as excited to cross them off my list of things to do!

In fact, I am already working on fixing this about myself. Today I borrowed a book from the library about learning French and I'm going to study it!! I want to learn and comprehend at least 100 French words, and that's just a starting point. It's Fall weather and it's perfect for crocheting, I have plenty of yarn to use!! I still have crochet patterns I printed out a few months ago that I can work on =) And as for art journaling and using my doodle diary, all I really need to do is schedule myself time to work on it.

Halloween Cupcakes

I just finished baking some Pillsbury Halloween Funfetti cupcakes! here's what the package looked like:

I'm not sure if they are also selling a special Halloween funfetti frosting too, if they are.. I haven't seen it! I just used regular white frosting and put in yellow and red food coloring to make an orange color. I used the Halloween sprinkles I bought last year at Michael's (it's a Wilton 4 pack) and here's what they look like!

 I love baking =) Especially the part where you eat.. and i enjoy sharing treats with family and friends!!

Sugar Overload!

Please observe my current snacks:

swedish fish and gourmet jelly beans............. while super loaded with sugar, still less fattening than eating chocolate!!

New Color: OPI Black Tie Optional

Got my artificial nails filled in and painted yesterday, went with OPI "Black Tie Optional" it's a dark purple color with glitters. From what I found about it on the web, this color is probably at least 3 years old, I know it took FOREVER to get completely dry. It got smudged up a bit because of this, not too badly but still!! In the pictures it has 2 clear coats on top of it ( i added one clear coat when i was home!) you can't really see the glitter in the pictures either... other than the bokeh effect in some spots.

I thought it was a good color to have for Halloween =) at least I remembered the brand and color name this time around!!


I logged in to my Google Reader to catch up on blog posts and had an overwhelming 430 new posts to read!! Oh My Goodness!! I am finding that a lot of the posts have duplicates for some reason (weird?? error, maybe?) but I have been working on it for probably an hour and half now and still have 217 to read! WOW.

 I guess I should log in to Google Reader and play catch up a little more often. =)

Cookie Wishes

Last year for Christmas one of my coworkers gave me a container full of various homemade cookies, included in that container were Buckeyes. Basically a peanut butter ball that is dipped in chocolate. Like a Reese's but in homemade cookie form. I want some more of those yummy Buckeyes!!

The above image is from The Shopping Mama's website, she's also got a recipe to make Buckeyes!!

Target Wishlist.

Thought I would make myself a clothing wishlist with Target items, what do you think of the idea?? Usually if I make a list of stuff I would like to buy.. I end up buying most of it! Sooo I don't know that this is my greatest thing to post at the moment =)

I work at a clothing store and get most of my purchases there for super cheap, so I don't really go to Target (or any clothing store for that matter) to shop for clothes. I get spoiled with my discounts at work so now I think that anything on a normal sale price without extra discounts is just too expensive. It's funny how that works.

mossimo cardigan sweater $25

juniors lace inset cardigan $23

juniors open front sweater $23

juniors printed lace inset tank $12

mossimo womens v-neck $13

mossimo black womens satin top $20

 merona womens vionnet top $23

easy care, easy wear top $15

easy care, easy wear v-neck $15

I suppose it is rather obvious that I am looking for new tops I can wear to work, I might just fall in love with that Easy Care, Easy Wear line... although the line only has 9 items listed on target.com >_< I wonder why that is? Why so few???

From a book...

"Oh, hell! I love you, Hetty. I love you with all my heart and soul and body. There's nothing I wouldn't do for you, nothing that you could do that would make me stop loving you."
From Stately Pursuits by Katie Fforde, a book I just finished reading. I loved that little bit so much I had to save it for later =) What girl, or guy, wouldn't absolutely love for their significant other to tell them that??  <3

Post It Note Tuesday

Oh heeeeey, you remember when I used to participate in this blog meme? Well, It's Back!! If you want to participate, click the above image and you'll to be taken to the place with all the details!!

Etsy Love: Handmade Goodies

I love to look through etsy every once in a while, there are sooooooooo many things that I find on that website and would love to own personally or give to someone as gifts. I like to share my findings, maybe you'll like this stuff too =)

gift tags (source)

cute owl tags (source)

apple photo journal (source)

art journal (source)

set of 4 cards (source)

Christmas cards (source)

wooden business card holder (source)

recycled sweater mitten tutorial (source)

bearded stocking hat (source)

unisexcopper chain mail bracelet (source)

So what do you think of my finds?? I am wondering if I could get my husband to actually wear that bearded hat, I think I probably could =P I definitely want to order some of the christmas cards and gift tags and having a photo journal would be excellent!

Follow My Blog

 I've just added a few new "follow me" features to the blog... you  may now follow with bloglovin or google friend connect, you can find the appropriate links to follow on either sidebar.

I would love it very much if you would please consider following  my blog =) Thank You.

Got My Nails Done

First time ever getting my nails done professionally! How exciting!! I have no idea (don't remember!) the brand or color name of this polish, oh wells.

I am having a little bit of an issue with typing, but I think it'll get better as I get used to my new longer nails... they really are kind of nice, and the process only took about an hour and was pretty relaxing.   I enjoyed it so much that I just might make this a regular thing =D

My Bucket List

I recently joined ShareBuckets.com an online website where you can create a list of things you want to do in your life. A Bucket List (you remember that movie? It was a good one!) you can view my sharebuckets profile and if you're a member of the site, feel free to add me to your list of friends!!

So far, I have added 63 items to my bucket list, by creating this list I realized how easy some of these things would be to accomplish if only you tried. How difficult can it be (especially with the use of the internet) to get a penpal, tie a note to a balloon and let it go, learn to meditate, write a letter to my future self, or learn origami ?? Those are not things that require money, and they certainly won't take very long at all to accomplish, and they are all items on my bucket list!

What do you want to do with your life? What kind of things would you add to your bucket list??