Day 3: Things that make me uncomfortable

I wasn’t sure what I was going to write for this post. And its not because nothing makes me uncomfortable, because believe me, there are a quite a few things. But, I just couldn’t seem to think of any of them when it came time to write about it.

And then I read Jenni’s post at Story of My Life, and funnily enough she’s uncomfortable with the same things I am.

Watching movies with my parents when the movie has sexual scenes.

True story: My dad and I really enjoy watching comedies. And when he finds something funny, he laughs really loud, which serves as extra entertainment for me. Last Christmas he mentioned that the movie The Change Up looked really funny. I had already seen it and I remembered that it was hilarious, so I went out and bought it for us to watch (I have no problem rewatching movies I like). Turns out, I forgot allll about the extreme amount of sexual scenes (there are a lot!). OH MY GAWWWD!!! I wanted to pull the blanket I was wrapped in up over my head and die. Pretty sure that I have never been that uncomfortable in my life. To make matters worst my mother decided to join us, and all she kept saying was, “What on earth were you thinking? Daughter’s shouldn’t watch this stuff with their fathers.” It was mortifying.

Like Jenni, I am not a fan of making phone calls. Absolutely hate it. It gives me anxiety. Even though I work in an industry that requires me to make a lot of calls from time to time, I have to push myself to call clients that I am not familiar with. Talking on the phone with strangers stresses me.

Day 2: A Few Tips for Decorating Your Home

I’m no interior designer or professional decorator. But, it is something I enjoy. You wouldn’t believe how any House & Home, Style at Home, and HGTV magazines I own. I’m not the most creative person, but I can take ideas from these magazines and put my own spin on them. And that’s exactly what happened with Rosalie’s gallery wall which you can read about here.

For day 2 of Blogging Every Day in May, I’m supposed to educate you all about something I’m good at. So, I’ve decided to pass along a few tips I’ve learned about decorating.

1. There’s no rush. It’s better to take your time, and decide what you want, than to slap something on a wall just to fill it, or to buy furniture that isn’t what you really had in mind.

2. Get yourself a level and a stud finder. These will be two of your best friends for hanging pictures, shelves and art.

3. For God’s sake, and your own, don’t be lazy. Use your measuring tape. Don’t just hang things haphazardly.

5. Have a little fun with photo collages. Everything doesn’t have to line up. But don’t go overboard. There’s a thin line between having things all over the place with style, or having a mess.

6. Find your own style. Its your home, you have to be happy and comfortable there. Decorate to suit you. Not magazines or anyone else. But don’t use this as an excuse to have no style.

7. Mix in pictures of nature or architecture, or frame different items. Not every picture should be of people. And don’t hang pictures of people, unless they are truly worthy of being on a wall (the pictures, not the people).

8. If you don’t have the money to replace furniture as trends change, buy quality neutral pieces. Add some color and infuse trendy styles with your accessories such as pillows, throws, rugs, etc.

9. Don’t be afraid of grey. It doesn’t have to be cold. There are a lot of warm grey’s out there now, as it has become the new go to color for neutrals.

10. We all have favorite colors that we like to decorate with. Be careful not to go overboard. Too many of the same color accent can take a room from tasteful to tacky. Also, consider when you buy clothes, not every red top is the same shade, and if you wear different shades together, it can look pretty terrible. The same goes for home accessories. Mismatched shades can take away from a space.

Day 1: The Story of my life

Soooo I challenged you all to blog every day in May, and I skipped the first day. Booo. But in my defence I had a pretty good reason which I will share today in another post.
But without further ado The Story of My Life
I’m a twenty something steel saleswoman with a slight obsession with real estate, home décor, clothes and shoes.

I was born and raised in out port Newfoundland.

Blessed with an amazing family.

I love sleep and therefore have never been a morning person.

I love hockey! I played from the ages of 7-19 and last season I joined an adult female league.
I actually enjoy winter. I love to snowboard, even though I’m not very good. And I love to ride skidoo.
I moved across the country when I was 19. It was supposed to be just for the summer. But I got myself a boyfriend and stayed. We broke up. But deciding to stay wasn’t such a bad thing…I began a career I enjoy and made some really great friends.

Speaking of friends, I still have a lot of the same friends I had growing up.

I’m going to be a bridesmaid at this girl’s wedding next summer.
I am an extremely sarcastic person. And I tend to swear a little….

I love to travel. I have a list as long as my arm of places I want to visit.
I’ve been to Florida three times, and I happen to think that Disneyworld truly is the most magical place on earth.

Challenge: Blog Every Day in May

I came across this idea on one of the blogs I follow on Bloglovin, Story of My Life. The challenge is to blog every single day in May, weekends included.

It’s kind of an intimidating challenge for me, because I don’t have the most interesting life, so I don’t always have a lot to say. But that’s the whole point of a challenge isn’t it? You’re supposed to push the limits.

So, I’m challenging you and me both, to blog every day in May. And Jenni at Story of My Life has made it a little easier for all of us by outlining the rules and coming up with some great topics for us to blog about. Most of the information below comes from Jenni, but I’ve tossed in a few points of my own.

Here are the rules:

1. There really aren’t any rules. If you miss a day, you can make it up or skip it. The blog police will not come knocking.

2. You are welcome to leave links to your posts in the comments of my posts for others to peruse if you wish. 
3. I’d seriously love you if you also include a link to my blog either on your sidebar or at the end of your posts, but again, the blog police will not come knocking. My main goal here is to inspire some interesting posts, and help all of you who get writers block like me, not to gain a million new readers (though I wouldn’t mind that). 

4. Here are the topics. You can be as creative and awesome or as boring and bland as you like with these. Take ’em and run with it. Use creative post titles. Interpret each “prompt” however you like. There’s no wrong way to do it. Have fun.

5. You don’t have to use the topics below, if you have something else you want to write about on a given day, that’s okay. And you know what else is okay? Blogging about the topics below AND the other things you want to write about. Yup, I’m talking multiple posts in one day people. BAM! That’s even more exciting.

Day 1, Wednesday: The story of your life in 250 words or less (or one paragraph… no one will be counting your words… probably)
Day 2, Thursday: Educate us on something you know alot about or are good at. Take any approach you’d like (serious and educational or funny and sarcastic)
Day 3, Friday: Things that make you uncomfortable
Day 4, Saturday: Favorite quote (from a person, from a book, etc) and why you love it
Day 5, Sunday: Publicly profess your love and devotion for one of your blogger friends. What makes them great? Why do you love them? If you don’t have blogger friends, talk about a real-life friend or even a family member
Day 6, Monday: If you couldn’t answer with your job, how would you answer the question, ‘what do you do’?
Day 7, Tuesday: The thing(s) you’re most afraid of
Day 8, Wednesday: A piece of advice you have for others. Anything at all.
Day 9, Thursday: A moment in your day (this can be just a photo or both a photo and words)
Day 10, Friday: Most embarrassing moment (s). Spill. 
Day 11, Saturday: Sell yourself in 10 words or less
Day 12, Sunday: What do you miss? (a person, a thing, a place, a time of your life…)
Day 13, Monday: Issue a public apology. This can be as funny or as serious or as creative as you want it to be.
Day 14, Tuesday: Ten things that make you really happy
Day 15, Wednesday: A Day in the life (include photos from throughout your typical day – this could be “a photo an hour” if you’d like)
Day 16, Thursday: Something difficult about your “lot in life” and how you’re working to overcome it
Day 17, Friday: A favorite photo of yourself and why
Day 18, Saturday: Tell a story from your childhood. Dig deep and try to be descriptive about what you remember and how you felt.
Day 19, Sunday: Five of your favorite blogs and what you love about them
Day 20, Monday: Get real. Share something you’re struggling with right now.
Day 21, Tuesday: A list of links to your favorite posts in your archives
Day 22, Wednesday: Rant about something. Get up on your soapbox and tell us how you really feel. (a pet peeve, a current event, a controversial topic, something your husband or roommate or neighbor or boss does that really ticks you off)
Day 23, Thursday: Things you’ve learned that school won’t teach you
Day 24, Friday: Your top 3 worst traits
Day 25, Saturday: Something someone told you about yourself that you’ll never forget (good or bad)
Day 26, Sunday: Something you read online. Leave a link and discuss, if you’d like.
Day 27, Monday: A letter to your readers
Day 28, Tuesday: Only pictures
Day 29, Wednesday: Five songs or pieces of music that speak to you or bring back memories. Use Grooveshark or YouTube to include them in the post
Day 30, Thursday: React to this term: Letting Go
Day 31, Friday: A vivid memory

Will you join me WEDNESDAY, May 1st, to BLOG EVERY DAY IN MAY?! We can do this!