Bloggers Give Back on KSL!

Yesterday I got the opportunity to go on KSL for a quick bit about our Bloggers Give Back Event and Donation Page with the two families we are supporting. Sarah Peterson and Sara Hancock brought their two boys, Beckham and Carson, who we are trying to raise money for this weekend, at the event that I have been talking about over the past few weeks.

Here is the new clip from yesterday so you can all meet the two boys and here a little bit about what we are doing and where you can donate!

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Carson was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in May of 2012. He has and will continue to receive chemotheraphy treatments until July of 2015. He also needs surgery for damage to his airways that occurred at birth. The family was waiting to do this due to the risk of the procedure mixed with the side effects of chemo, but they cannot wait any longer. Carson

Beckham was diagnosed this September with a high risk, stage 4 nueroblastoma. He has had his first round of chemotheraphy and is fighting with everything he has. Beckham has a 40% chance of beating cancer. Beckham

We appreciate anything that anyone can do to support or donate to these two boys. Please help spread the word! Our event is tomorrow, but we will be accepting donations through December 6th. I was so glad to get to spend a little bit of time with these amazing boys and their families yesterday! I hope everyone can find a little bit of time or means to help them! Thank you!

P.S. here are a few pictures from yesterday! And thank you to KSL for letting us share our event with you!picstitch2picstitchpicstitch4picstitch3picstitch5

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Things you should have and know by 30…

This year I turned 27 and while I still like to think that’s pretty young and not that close to 30 apparently a lot of people like to give me crap about it…(thanks guys!). So I’ve been doing some thinking about what I want to do with my life etc…a love my job right now, but I did always want to go back to school; I want to get a new car and I’ve been thinking about buying a townhouse or even just a small house; what do I really want?…etc…you know those kinds of things. I mean I’ve been out of school for a while, and I’m not that young anymore…I’m single…so I would like to have some things settled…know who I am…all that great stuff. But I like to think I’m not “old”. 

I feel like everyone’s so scared of turning 30, but maybe it’s not so bad. I mean, yeah I have to work out a lot more than I did when I was 18, but sometimes that’s ok because it’s like stress relief and I like to. Some days I would rather die than go run and yeah I’d really like to eat that donut or burrito without feeling like I gained ten pounds, but that’s how my brain works ok! I’m gonna feel kinda bad about it! I’ve already come to grips with the fact that I’m not 18 anymore, so I know I’m going to have to work out. I know my skin isn’t going to be the same! But 3 more years can’t be that bad. Getting older has to have just as many perks and pitfalls…so bring it on. Plus, at the risk of sounding conceited, people mistake me for being 5 or more years younger than I am and I’ll take it, with the age on my ID. 

Anyway, I heard about this book a while ago and I really want to read it. 20130219-223621It’s by Glamour Magazine, so it has to be great right? They featured it not too long ago in their magazine and here are some great tips from it. I just thought I’d pass them along since it’s kind of along the lines of what I’ve been thinking a lot about lately and I loved the article! 

By 30, you shave…

1. One old boyfriend you can imagine going back to and one who reminds you of how far you’ve come.

2. A decent piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in your family.

3. Something perfect to wear if the employer or man of your dreams wants to see you in an hour.

4. A purse, a suitcase, an umbrella you’re not ashamed to be seen carrying.

5. A youth you’re content to move beyond.

6.A past juicy enough that you’re looking forward to retelling it in your old age.

7. The realization that your actually going to have an old age – and some money set aside to help fund it.

8. An email address, a voice mailbox, and a bank account – all of which no one has access to but you.

9. A resume that is not even the slightest bit padded.

10. One friend who always makes you laugh and one who lets you cry.

11. A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra.

12. Something ridiculously expensive that you bought for yourself, just because you deserve it.

13. The belief that you deserve it.

14. A skin-care regimen, an exercise routine, and a plan for dealing with those few facets of life that don’t get better after 30.

15. A solid start on a satisfying career, a satisfying relationship, and all those other facets of life that do get better after 30.

“…a sense of humor, especially when it comes to yourself.” – Lea Michele

“…a sharp tongue and the restraint to use it wisely.” – Lisa Leslie

By 30, you should know:

1. How to fall in love without losing yourself.

2. How you feel about having kids.

3. How to quit a job, break up with a man, and confront a friend without ruining the relationship.

4. When to try harder and when to walk away.

5. How to kiss in a way that communicates perfectly what you would and wouldn’t like to happen next.

6. The names of the secretary of state, your great-grandmothers, and the best tailor in town.

7. How to live alone, even if you don’t like to.

8. Where to go – be it your best friend’s kitchen table or a yoga mat – when your soul needs soothing.

9. That you can’t change the length of your legs, the width of your hips, or the nature of your parents.

10. The your childhood may not have been perfect, but it’s over.

11. What you would and wouldn’t do for money or love.

12. The nobody gets away with smoking, drinking, doing drugs, or not flossing for very long.

13. Who you can trust, who you can’t, and why you shouldn’t take it personally.

14. Not to apologize for something that isn’t your fault.

15. Why they say life begins at 30!

“…how to leave people happier than you found them.” – Rachel Roy

“…that even though not everything gets better after 30, you’ll be happier and more confident – so you won’t really care!” – Georgina Chapman

“…how to treat yourself so that your employers and romantic partners and friends and even your children know how and you want to be treated.” – Kimora Lee Simmons

So needless to say…I do think that a lot of these things are things that I have learned, am beginning to learn, and still need to work on. Some have been the hard way…some are pretty easy to understand, but I think most of them are definitely good ideas to remember. 

A few things that I know at 27…

…I want to be a mom, for sure. hands down, however this works out in my life.

…not to try soooo hard.

…I can be risky with my clothes because they’re just clothes and if people don’t like them then o well!

…the difference between your “friends” and your friends.

…don’t let idiots ruin your day.

…moderation in all things.

…you have to stop comparing yourself to other people (yeah still working on this one!)

…don’t chase someone who doesn’t chase you back.

…don’t take your family for granted.

I’ve got a lot more to learn, but I can’t wait to read the book! and I hope when 30 comes it won’t be too scary 🙂 I think this year is gonna be a good year.

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We spend how much on Nail Polish?!?

So, I came across this article the other day…and I could not believe it…well ok I can because one of my “facts” about myself on that instgram thing going around is about how much nail polish I own…but take a look. I was a little shocked.

Real Talk: Women Spend $768 Million A Year On Nail Polish.

Read article HERE.

What are your thoughts? Are we crazy? Maybe…but then again that’s probably not even including what we spend when we go get manicures, etc…geez! But it’s such a guilty pleasure!

Anyway, just thought that was interesting.Nail-Polish

 

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New Year’s Traditions

Not everyone gathers to watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve…I don’t know why I thought it would be that way. Marie Clare Magazine had an article about rituals from around the world. Here are a few different traditions from around the world that I thought were pretty interesting.

What do you do on New Year’s Eve?

Mexico: Women put on new panties in one of two colors to symbolize their hopes for the coming year – Red for Love or Yellow for Money.

Belarus: Single women compete in unusual games, such as lining up piles of corn  and seeing whose kernels a rooster chooses first. The winner is considered the most likely to marry in the new year.

Japan: They throw a bonekai (or “forget-the-year” party), where bosses let employees get more relaxed than usual in the workplace.

Rio de Janeiro: Crowds father at the beach to throw flowers into the ocean at midnight.

Phillipines: Women wear polka dots. The roundness reminds them of coins and wealth.

Ecuador: They burn photos and scarecrows to destroy bad memories from the last 12 months.

Denmark: Friends smash dishes on each other’s doorsteps – those who end up with the most broken plates are believed to have the most loyal friends.

*Article found in Marie Clare Magazine.

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