the week in photos.

“how to cheer yourself up” edition.

I don’t want this blog, about my life, to only be about the good parts. [even though those are the easiest to share]. but I also don’t want this to turn into a pity party. oh to finding that fine line.

this week I had the highest of high hopes I would be receiving amazing news. in actuality, I received the opposite. I immediately told myself “everything happens for a reason,” which I do believe. but every now & then, you experience some disappointment and go into ‘pity party’ mode. fortunately, my mom told me I had two hours to feel sorry for myself and ..move the effff on! [she didn’t say it exactly like that].

I took approximately 6 hours. not to “pity party,” but to gather myself. & “get back on the horse”.

hello – amazing things are happening for [J] & I right now. [move in t-minus 5 days]. so girl just..

keep on keepin’ on!

but on the theme of “pity parties,” I’m going to share with you how I overcame mine. [no laughing, this is serious biz].

first: do good onto others.

shovel

like: shovel the driveway. you’re bound to make someone’s day ..even if its just the dog.

second: create an alter ego.

close-up matildamatildalike: matilda; my fearless “second self”. who appears once I strap on a pair of harry potter bifocals. see chelsea is afraid of driving during snow storms when any flakes are falling from the sky. but matilda ain’t. and sometimes you just need a “michael’s secret stuff” juice [space jam reference] type of tool to help you overcome obstacles. even if it’s just in your head.

just in case you haven’t seen the said Space Jam scene. see below.

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third: eat junk food.

cheeseburgerlike: a sonic cheeseburger. sadly, it makes me feel a tad bit better.

fourth: purchase a fine bottle of wine.

trader joes boozelike: a classy $5 bottle of wine. but, to make yourself feel even better ..get a bottle of beer for [J]. so when he returns from his long business trip it’ll be waiting for him, in the fridge. don’t anticipate it shattering, in the car, for only God knows why. yum, stale beer smell.

fifth: have a cocktail.

have a glass of vinolike: a glass of wine, in a {not-so-dainty} glass. but make sure you wait until at least 4:25PM, or you’re pushing the ‘socially acceptable’ time to drink. [pssssh!]

sixth: pamper yourself.

at home no chip manicurelike: a good old fashioned at home, no-chip manicure. [stay tuned for a step-by-step tutorial on one of my fav blogs].

 seventh: add a little happiness. & some glitter.

add a heart for good lucklike: a gold, glittery heart to said no-chip manicure.

let’s just say my day greatly improved after I completed my seven step process. there’s always light at the end of the tunnel. and it is always possible to get unstuck from the ‘rut’ you may be stuck in. as long as you never give up.

HAPPY FEBRUARY!

have the best weekend.

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the week in photos.

we have all [basically] made it through the first week of 2013. and guess what? I’m still optimistic about this being A GREAT STINKIN’ YEAR.

I’m ready get back on the job search horse. [because I said eff you for awhile]. I have bigger & better plans for my blog. I’m excited about growing {TwoCoins Etsy Shop}. and [J] & I moving into our own place, so I can decorate, dammit! [danger: this blog will make a hefty shift toward DIY when that happens. I will send out a forewarning. promise!]

in other words: I better not waste any time ..I have a lot to accomplish. so without further ado ..

it’s friday!

also known around these parts as: the week in photos.

almost midnight

this was as good as it could get. happy 2013.
from colorado to illinois. this was as good as it could get. happy 2013.
couldn't have been more exhausted from sitting in a car the entire day. straight to bed - with champagne!
couldn’t have been more exhausted from sitting in a car the entire day. straight to bed – with champagne!

[the above: how [J] & I spent new years eve. realllly exciting].

jersey mikes.
jersey mikes.

[it’s a sub sandwich place. they slice everything right there, to order. and it’s just amazing].

hello mr giraffelook at me Im like chelsea taco salad[J] got a new phone – & hasn’t been reluctant to give me a taste of my own medicine.

I got the sensatioNAIL no-chip starter kit. I think, for a first timer, it turned out pretty dang good!
I got the sensatioNAIL no-chip starter kit. I think, for a first timer, it turned out pretty dang good!
our NEWEST TwoCoins Etsy shop product - launching today!!
our NEWEST TwoCoins Etsy shop product – launching today!!

and last but not least ..

BookClub

along with some of my favorite bloggers: {the thread affect}, {lacey in the city}, {the brunette one}, {fit fash run}, & {the kissing booth}.

the details are soon to come. but we would love if you would join us. and/or lend us your recommendations. [one of my 2013 goals is to read one book per month. and the amazing megan of {the thread affect} came up with the idea of a blogger book club].

just leave your email in the comments. and any book suggestions. the more the merrier.

happy friday.

have an amazing weekend.

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