Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Holiday shopping on a budget!

Because I've spent most my life working in the retail world and giving into my addiction of buying things I can't afford. I've figured out some tricks of the trade to shopping on a budget, I hope it helps.

#1 Make a list and stick to it: Weather it's grocery shopping or going to the mall if you make yourself a list and stick to it. You won't come home with that stuff they stick on the ends of the aisle and at the front of the store.

#2 No over clearance shopping: Stop buying stuff just because it was a "good deal". That's how you always end up with those items that don't match anything you own, so you never wear it, or worse nothing ever fits you right because you bought a large when your a medium because "it was $9.99 and the mediums were gone". Think if you held onto the money you would spend on that stuff and then bought the jacket that looks great on you, but is more then you wanted to spend. Think of the three sixty your wardrobe would take in no time.

#3 Can you afford to save any more money?: Stop thinking of what you saved and start thinking of what you spent.

#4 Buddy up with BOGO sales: The best way to beat the system with buy one get one sales is to grab a buddy, say it's buy one pair of jeans full price get on free, go with your friend and do one transaction, split the cost, after all is said and done you both got 50% off!

#5 Read the fine print: If it seems to good to be true it probably is. Always read the fine print of every deal and coupon, it will save you time and heartache when there's no surprises.

#6 Buy things that are worth it: Do the math Buy the item once at $60 and have a good product that works well and looks good, or buy the $39.99 thing over and over because it keeps wearing down plus you hate the color. Some things are worth the doe, coats, car seats, flat irons, coloring your hair, mattresses, computers..... you get the jist. 

*Remember stores are desperate, they'll do anything to get you in their doors and get you spending that hard earned money of yours. This is fine just be smart about it and use deals and sales to your advantage. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Halloween Party 2008!

My sis and I through a party for Halloween with soup, bread, chocolates, cookies and much more.
Angie did a witch hunt that ended in treats and we also had the kids decorate their own Halloween posters with stickers and such. Everything turned out so cute and fun, thanks to Angie's efforts all while doing school and many jobs. Check it out yourself.

Friday, October 3, 2008

1st Business Trip!

Last friday I was informed that I was going to go to Portland to help the big important stores get nice and pretty for big important people to come walk through the store and talk about it.... we call it a walk through, go figure. Anywho after many e-mails, phone calls and feelings  of throwing up I found myself on a plane to Portland Monday morning with a bunch of businessmen and a fashion mag. ( I stood out like a sore thumb) It was just three nights and three days, but they worked us to the bone, twelve hour shifts and little time for sleeping and eating. I am now totally reliant on coffee. I also took my first ride in a town car it was very posh. Overall it was hard work but a good experience. I'll have to talk about Portland more in another blog but for now I should go. 

Dance, sleep , eat, work , dance, work

I've had a couple of people ask me about my new job as a dance teacher, so here is the low down.
I found out through my instructor at the adult dance studio that I was taking Hip Hop and Jazz classes at that Julie Moffett school of Ballet was looking for a Jazz teacher. That night I went home and gave her a call 15 mins. later I was at the studio getting an interview and the next day I started teaching. Wow! It was amazing because I was feeling like I needed to teach again and create and she was just hoping that the right person would to come around. Just like that I am teaching an adult jazz class on wed. nights and on thursday I teach from 4:00-9:30 ages 10 through 18. Needless to say I get my work out every week, but it's been great to be back doing the things I love and the students are great!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Dancing again!

Due to taking on a second job as a dance teacher, teaching jazz I'm not going to have alot of time on my hands. (not that I did before) Anywho that is the meaning behind not being updated as much, don't give up though there still will be plenty of amusings  and talk of fashion.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Ode to Utah hair

Oh Utah hair how you puzzle me so. Are you claiming your pride to the state you live in by shaping you exactly like the state it's self? Sometimes I wonder if there is a small animal hiding in untamed mess in the back. It's been teased, sprayed, teased again then one smooth layer over the top of it all, forming a perfect square. Is it a formal do matched with curls for a wedding, or is it casual with a pony tail met for playing sports? I've seen both. I guess the biggest question of all is where it came from? Fashion mags. ? No! Hollywood? NO! I think it's a mutation of cheerleader hair and the faux hawk mixed to make what I liked to call UTHA HAIR.

No more PJ's in public!

I'm putting my foot down right now. Unless you are recovering from surgery , doing laundry, in public before 8:00 a.m. , or have simply given up on life, you should never wear your PJ's as normal every day clothes in public. Nobody wants to see the sleep wrinkles in your worn out cotton tee that reads Anderson family reunion 1995, nor do we want to smell the stench of your night time sleep funk. With all that being said it goes without saying no sweat pants at work. Does nobody dress accordingly anymore? Maybe it's just one of the signs of the times. 
Stepping off my soap box I did wear sweat pants once to eat at Chuck-a-rama and  I was not alone, I also ended up leaving early do to the crowds and children, way to many children. Anywho hate me if you like I'm just saying what everyones thinking, or should be thinking.