Save on Lip Products | I’m beginning to think it’s impossible for me to leave Target without purchasing at least one new lip stick or gloss. I’ve been loving Revlon’s ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lip in Ultimate Orchid ($9.39), it goes on a lot like a gloss but dries quickly ensuring my color stays put for hours. Out of curiosity I recently purchased a NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($26 at Sephora) in Roman Holiday and was extremely disappointed. It wasn’t as pigmented as my Revlon nor did it last as long. For how often I enjoy switching up colors I’m not comfortable spending that much!
I have been married a really long time – 9 whole months – so I know a ton about being married and what makes a good spouse, right?
Today, I want to talk about how you can be a good spouse. It’s pretty easy, actually. So why not take some of my very good advice?
Photo courtesy of Jason Hales Photography
To be a good spouse you need to:
- Cook all the time. Never leave the kitchen. Keep pumping out dinners, lunches, desserts…whatever your husband needs, you make.
- Clean all the time. First of all, this will be hard since you will be cooking constantly. But, you can find an extra hour somewhere and magically clean your entire house. Yep – one hour for a whole house should be enough. And do that daily.
- Find the time to iron your husband’s shirts perfectly. Now, I know how to iron but I can not for the life of me iron a long sleeve button up shirt worth anything. Jeremy actually irons them better – so he does that.
- Never buy yourself anything. Don’t spend any money at all – ever.
- Only watch TV together. There is no need to actually talk to each other because the TV tells us everything we ever need to know.
- Don’t read anything. Who needs a fantasy land when you have the TV instead? Isn’t it better to have something talk to you instead of having to read? Yea, I thought so.
I think that is a pretty darn good list on how to be a good spouse. Right? What did I miss?
All kidding aside, I love being a spouse and I love my husband more today than the day we got married. That’s something, right?
Also, spouse is a weird word spelled out. Really weird.
If you can’t tell I’m joking then this might not be the post for you.
I love to shop. I truly do. I might even have an addiction that I just can’t quite shake. But the thing about shopping is driving to a store, going through racks and racks of clothes, and hoping/praying something fits you the way you want it to. Even if you shop online, the odds of something looking great on you aren’t necessarily the best. More often than not, I return the majority of things that I buy online (I am now wondering why I even still shop online).
When I was contacted by eShakti, I was excited. I had wanted to work with this company for a long time. This company could completely change the way I felt about shopping for clothes. No more stores. No more lines. No more returning because everything can be customized to you. Not only will they take all of your measurements to make sure the dresses fit you to a tee, they let you add things like sleeves or extra length. Completely customizable? Yes, please!
When I was searching for my dress, I wanted something that I could wear to work or on a date. I wanted something comfortable and something that had pockets. I also wanted something a little bit more fit and flare instead of a sheath type of dress.
I really wanted to love my dress. I truly did. But I actually hate it. It doesn’t fit right (I look pregnant), and the bow in the front definitely does not look like the advertised picture. The bust is too tight and I could have a good 2-3 inches taken in at the waist. It’s way too big there. I also think the length is a weird length. I was thinking that I would get something slightly above the knee, but probably because of my height – I am 5’9 – they made it a bit longer. I just think it’s awkward.
I’m also not a fan of the fabric. It allows for any little bit of lint or cat hair (or human hair – I shed) to cling to it. And it is all over this dress. It also wrinkles really easily. I was expecting a more comfortable fabric when I ordered it.
In their defense, my dress came incredibly fast. The dress also has pockets, which is something I really wanted. I love the pockets. Their customer service is great to work with, but I probably won’t be wearing this dress out on a date until I get some things fixed with it.
As hard as it is to write a negative review, I have to be honest with myself and with you. eShakti wanted an honest review, and honestly I am not in love with this dress. I will probably order from them again – because they really do have so many cute dresses online – but I will be more intentional with what I am looking for and what dress I order (not one with a cheaply made bow).
I received these products for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Blogging has become such a huge part of my life. I love it, but there are times where I feel like it’s too much work or life just gets in the way. What I have learned is that blogging isn’t my job – it’s a hobby that I enjoy – so, if life gets in the way, it should.
Since I want to enjoy life and not be so consumed by my computer, I have decided to change things up a bit on this blog. I have decided to only post 3 times a week. I will be posting Mondays – Wednesdays – and Fridays from now on (unless there is a Between the Lines post scheduled).
Being able to cut back on the amount of posts that I am coming up with will lead to better content for you guys.
How is that possible?
Well, I won’t be scrambling to come up with a post idea the night before. I will be scheduling everything at least a week ahead of time. Since I will only be using up post ideas 3 times a week, I can concentrate more on the type of content that is presented.
I want to give you quality content each and every time I show up here. There were times when I was posting 5 times a week that I knew I wasn’t giving my all to a post, but I felt pressure to post it anyways. I am debunking the myth that we have to post 5 times a week to remain consistent. Consistency doesn’t equal quantity. Consistency just means showing up on the same day each week.
By scheduling my posts out a week in advance, this gives me the opportunity to have a draft ready for proofreading the night before. I won’t have to be searching for a post idea, because it will already be there. And I don’t have to stress about posting because I know what days I will be putting something out there.
All of this comes down to the way that I balance my blog and my full time job. I also have a life, which I don’t feel I have been successful at right now. Cutting back is going to help me get more energized to show up here every day.