October 2014Kylea & Company: October 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Blogging Rut

All of those in a blogging rut?



I think this is the time of the year when we are all just ready for a mental break. Am I right? But as the holidays pick up we all have to be back on our blogging games, but summer was never kind to our posting schedule. I found that out one of the harder ways. Work consumed me, and when I actually have spare moments to write, I remember that I did absolutely nothing up until this point worth writing over. 

So as I am starting to get out of the rut, I did what any small blogger like myself would do. I typed in Blog Post Ideas into the search bar of Pinterest. I got a few ideas from there but still did not have the urge to take the idea from brain to paper so to say. 

So I guess this is my small little way of apologizing for my lack of posts. I am trying to get stuff scheduled, and do have a holiday idea that I am planning. But it is all going to take a bit of time. 

We almost need a blogging camp where we can get away and then do nothing but collaborate, creating post ideas, get help with designs, take time to learn from each other, and not have the costly fees behind it. It could basically be a big blogger sleepover. But until then... 

How do you guys get out of your ruts? Does it help to have a topic picked out for you? 


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Monday, October 27, 2014

Weekend Highlights:

Friday: 
-Got irritated again with certain people at work. 
-Came home, and was completely disappointed that my IWYP shirt hadn't gotten here.
-Packed an overnight bag to spend the night at my bestie. 
-Got a nail stuck in my foot. (it didn't slow me down)
-Watched Hocus Pocus and Carved a couple pumpkins!(The far one would not light up!) 


Saturday: 
-Woke up far too early and made the mistake of saying no to coffee.
-Walked a 5k with my beautiful aunt who was diagnosed with breast cancer last month.(She is in the middle)


- Went home and SLEPT.
-Woke up enough to get lasagna for dinner.

Sunday:
-Coffee
-Watched CMT's top 20, but decided that I like GAC's more.
-Dishes and Laundry Done
-Afternoon Nap
-Made my latest obsession of Salted Caramel Popcorn and watched TFIOS.
-Watched Once Upon a Time and Revenge. 

What did you do this weekend? 

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

How Irritating!

I am a person who gets irritated very easily and very quickly. And when my friends or family do not listen to me or recognize that I am irritated by something they are doing I tend to go a little loco on them. 

Well today we are talking about pet peeves, and as I was writing it down with pen and paper I realized that I had a lot more pet peeves than I originally thought. So get ready and feel free to comment on my craziness. 

Helene in Between Blogtober


>> When someone leaves time on the microwave. I mean it takes 2 seconds to hit clear.

>> When someone leaves EVERY LIGHT in the house on, even in rooms they are not in.

>>When certain friends of mine think I am part of the couch and put their stinky feet on me.

>> When drivers don't use directionals.

>>When there is a minor accident and everyone stops, causing the worst traffic ever!

>>When people leave an empty toilet paper roll on the spindle but then get a roll out and set it on the counter. IT'S RIGHT THERE!!! 

>> The phrase "he's just a dog Kylea." No, that is my child and he is more well behaved than your human child.

>>OR when people blame the breed of dog for it's aggression. 

>>Everything about Verizon right now. EVERYTHING! 

>> When people try to talk during the movie/tv show.

>>When people in my office complain about not taking a lunch. I mean, whose choice is that.

>> The noise my boss makes when he is clearing his throat too much. It just weirds me out.

>> When people complain that they don't have money to pay their bills, but then go and buy unnecessary things.

>>When people talk on the phone while at a check out line.

>>When people require a lot of hand holding in doing a simple task.

>>When people tell me that I can't do something. I do what I want! 

>> When people randomly touch me for no reason. Not in a weird perverted way, but still in a not necessary, why are you touching me way. This reaction is me.



What are some of your pet peeves? 


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Monday, October 20, 2014

Fear

Helene in Between Blogtober


I have three categories of fear in my life. Yea I am a big ol' scaredy cat about some stuff. But to say that one is more important than the others is crazy because to me they are my biggest fears. Here they are: 

Irrational: (they frighten the hell out of me, but I will survive.)
-Spiders crawling on me
-Falling asleep in a bathtub and drowning
-Someone breaking into my house
-Leaving the garage door open
-Becoming a hoarder
- Elevators
-Thunder

Straight up Fear: (I will not survive, I may end up in the hospital) 
-Heights
-Snakes
-Tight, enclosed spaces (Claustrophobia)
-Someone breaking into my house

Philosophical Fears (meaning I fear that they happen but it is not a full on panic attack, curl in fetal position and sob my eyes out fear.) 
-Becoming a crazy cat spinster
-Having a family member pass away
-Settling for something less
-Not living and becoming too comfortable in routines
-Marrying someone I will resent


What fears do you have?



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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Happy, Happy, Happy! #blogtober14



Things that Make me happy: 
-Harry Potter Marathons
-Getting consumed in a new book
-Learning a new recipe and having it turn out
-Baking
-Laughing with my friends till it hurts
- Dancing around my house
-Drinking out of the milk carton
-When someone challenges me to a Finding Nemo quote off 
- Winning
-This dude

-When my mom plays with my hair
-When my mom cooks for me, because she makes the best food out there
-The moment when I have a light bulb moment while solving a problem 
-Going to Target with extra spending money
-Red Velvet Cupcake Soy Candles from Target
-Getting all of my clothes washed AND folded!
-Afternoon naps
- Hitting my 10k steps
-Finding a new song to blast and put on repeat in the car
-Chocolate ice cream and a chick flick movie night
-Finding new restaurants
-The smell of clean towels and sheets
-Road trips
 -Coming up with brilliant post ideas
-Watching Breakfast at Tiffany's 

What makes you happy? 

Helene in Between Blogtober




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Friday, October 17, 2014

Currently (vol. 6)


I know, I know... Where the actual fuck have I been right? Completely uninspired that's where! I literally tried to write posts and was like NNOOOPPPEEE. I mean the majority of them I even had prompts for. It can't get any easier than that, but I still couldn't get the words from head to post. 

I am currently: 
 

Reading..I have Requiem by Lauren Oliver downloaded but forgot my kindle at home. But I still won't be able to read it until I get my Halloween Costume done.  
Listening.. I am listening to music I think that you as my readers would not fancy. It has been my Angry Music Playlist on Spotify which has Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, and my latest full time listen Trivium. But for the sake of my readers who have little to no idea who any of those bands are: 

Runaways by Betty Who - www.musicasparabaixar.org on Grooveshark


Thinking.. It's Friday right? Like no one is trying to play a trick on me, it is actually Friday?
Smelling.. Coffee! Is there any better smell in the morning than freshly brewed java? 
Wishing.. I brought my hair dryer to my house sitting house. My hair is going to be all sorts of 2007 Britney Crazy.
Hoping.. Today goes by quickly, but the weekend goes by slowly. 
Wearing..Pajamas :) 
Loving.. Wine nights with my best friend. We split a bottle and a board of Bruschetta. I feel bad because we always get white and she doesn't like whites, but I don't like reds. 

Wanting.. breakfast tacos. I mean how is it that you can only find these in Texas?? get with the program AZ! 
Needing..mosquito repellant. 
Feeling.. Like a hive of mosquitos own personal blood bag! They better be happy little fuckers because they won't be when I bring down the Firey depths of hell on them. I have 1,2,3..... 17! 17 welts on my legs from mosquito bites! AAAAAAAGGGHHHHHH!!!! 

Oh and here are 5 things I am an expert in: 
-Procrastination
-Using every dish and utensil possible when I cook or bake. 
-Sarcasm 
-Creating awkward moments
-Creating Unfinished Projects (i.e. my entire house.)

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Obligatory post...

It is Tuesday... and I am slightly hungover thanks to the 4 glasses of wine I had on a school night.

Bad Kylea...BAD... but it was so good. 

But here I am writing a post about what was supposed to be posted yesterday. #blogtober14 today was  best and worst vacations, and I was like "what is this vacation word that everyone is speaking of?" 

But because Wi-fi was down in my office yesterday. 

10 things I wish I was told/told myself when I started blogging: 

1.) You can Re-brand instead of starting an entirely new blog.

2.) DO NOT use free templates for designs, it is easier and more effective to pay for a good design.

3.) Use your social media because it is the best way to spread the word, and get people looking.

4.) Kylea... get your own Wi-Fi! Your brothers is slow and stupid and you can't post anything at home.

5.) Use your DSLR more for pictures, not your phone. You'll thank me for it later.

6.) Start scheduling early on, and keep to it.

7.) Sponsor and write guest posts, it is really worth it.

8.) Find groups on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ because they know your blogging struggles, and it is the best resource you could ever have.

9) Don't let the muggles get you down. You aren't going to write posts that everyone loves. You 're going to catch crap, you're going to get negative comments, and it is going to suck. But you can either let it bring you down and take over OR you can be Hermione Granger and punch that Malfoy in the face with more awesome posts. 

10.) Don't write just to get followers,write for you. If you are true to who you are and what you want to write, the followers will come.

So there is all that. Now I have to get to work since I am leaving early for exciting events you all will soon see! SO EXCITED!!!! 

Also... the Carlton happened last night... it was epic.
EPIC!





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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sunday Fun Day!

Good morning y'all! Today is going to be a beautiful day because the high temps today are only going to be 91! IT'S FAALLLL!!!! Well about as fall as Phoenix, AZ can get. I am going to be putting two different Linkups in here because well I love both of them! 

So let's start with Sunday Social First. 



1.) Favorite Month and Why? 
April because it is gorgeous every day, the heat hasn't started yet, and it is one month closer to my birthday. :) 

2.) Favorite Holiday and Why? 
Normally it is my birthday... but this year I am thinking it will be Christmas. I am just ready for it this year, like I know that it is going to be a good Christmas no matter what.

3.) Are you getting the new iPhone or are you more of an android person? 
Weeelll I do love my apple products, but part of me just isn't too impressed by the same old thing by Apple. Honestly, if I had to upgrade right now, I would be looking at a Windows phone. They are a little slow to the game when it comes to apps, but they are making some seriously great phones. Plus did you guys see that the new iPhones are bending in peoples pockets?? I mean that is the only spot I keep my phone! 

4.) Most thoughtful gift I have ever received from someone? 
It was more of an action rather than a gift. This year two of my closest friends snuck into my house before picking me up from the airport and decorated it for my birthday. And we threw a mini birthday party. 

5.) Something you can't wait to splurge on?
I would say my new Kitchen remodel! But if my boss has his way I will be moving up to the North Glendale area of the valley this next year. There is a 50/50 chance that he could get his way. hhhhmmmm so... Christmas decorations for my desk! I am changing them up this year, and since I will be at someone else's house for Christmas and I don't plan on putting up a tree at my house; so I might as well decorate somewhere.



1.) Buy Ghillie a new sweater. Explanation: Yes my dog wears sweaters, and NO it is not because I make him. He actually tries to find them when it start getting cold by rooting through his fabric bins. He gets so cold that his poor little teeth chatter, I mean you have to put something on him at that point. And he pretty much destroyed all of his sweaters from last year so I have to go buy more. And I have to buy them from the Kids section. not the dogs section, because he has broad shoulders.

2.) Repaint my Bathroom

3.) Carve a pumpkin

4.) Bake something new.

5.) Deep clean my house with the windows and doors open!

6.)Watch Hocus Pocus because it is the best halloween movie Ev-ER!

7.) Buy new bedding, including a fluffy comforter to keep me warm this winter.

8.) Buy more Pumpkin Cheesecake soy candles from Target and burn them whenever I am home.

What's on your fall Bucket List?

Helene in Between Blogtober



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Friday, October 3, 2014

I don't wanna miss a thing...

Helene in Between Blogtober

Let's set the mood with some music shall we? 


Better.... 

Todays topic on #blogtober14 is one thing that we cannot live without. I'm sorry... But how am I supposed to pick one thing?! I am a completely selfish person sometimes and I just need all of the things. So here is a carefully constructed list of things that I could not live without in my world.

>> Ghillie, my overweight, semi protective dog. I swear he would be that one dog from the Allstate commercials that let all of the burglars in because they brought a steak. That is my dog.But I love the big old fur ball. I mean he is pretty much the one constant source of happiness in my house. 

>> Coffee. I don't think I need to do much explaining on this. I mean I need coffee, not Starbucks necessarily, but coffee in general is good.


>> Glasses because I am as blind as a bat. 


>> Food, because we all need food right? And Clothes, we need those. Am I taking this too literal?

>>Twinkies, because if there is an apocalypse I still believe that they will out last us all. Plus then I would have Tallahassee on my side.


>>Wine, because there are idiots in my life and wine keeps me from punching them, in the face, with a chair. 

>> Target, because.... Target! 

>> Books, because when all else fails you always have a source of knowledge, magic, and imagination. 


What are some of the things you can't live without? 

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

When I Grow Up


Helene in Between Blogtober


Happy second day of #Blogtober14! I have done a previous post about what I wanted to be when a little kid. But I think that this post has come at a time where I think I need it the most.

I have been struggling lately on whether or not to return back to University of Phoenix. For the most part my head, heart, and finances are telling me no. I think that it was a good thing for me to go through, not debt wise, but connections and decision wise. I learned somethings through there but it seemed like more and more of the classes started meshing together and went over the same exact topics. And you don't get to choose what courses you want to take. You can't take an astrology or creative writing class to break up all of the ethics ones you are being forced into. Most of all it was insanely expensive for the education that you received. $1200+ for a 5 week class is stupid.

I've thought a lot about what I want to do. But I guess I still have a little more growing up to do, because I don't know how to get to where I think I want to be. I have an idea of where I want to go, but have no idea where to start. Do I need a degree to do this, or just the right brains?

I have found that I love creating a workplace culture. I love doing things that make people want to come to work every day. Planning events, putting them together, and then making sure all of the finer details are accomplished. I have found that I love planning events in general. Maybe because I am so particular and OCD when it comes to the details. Starting from a bare concept and then building the event and seeing it through is amazing.

There is a moment when you see the appreciation, and the gratitude of your employees for giving them something fun to do. It makes all of the hard work, blood, sweat, and sometimes tears worth it. I have been in a number of workplaces that are just miserable. The employees hate going to work each day and they are only there for a paycheck. People are happier when they are being encouraged to have fun at work, or their areas are fun and functional. It's been proven by companies like Zappos and Google.

For me, it's just hard to do that when you have 3 office employees total and in an office that isn't yours. In general though, I want to be the person that is in charge of creating a happy and cultured office. I want to plan big events! Ones that create memories, and make people look forward to more things to come.  I want a fun and open office that just allows a person to be them, not stuck behind cubical walls.

I just need to figure our where to go from here. 
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

If I Won the Lottery

Today is the first day of #blogtober14 with Helene and Tay, and what better way than to start by doing a completely selfish post?

What would I do if I won the lottery?

Now there are two scenarios to this question. There is scenario one, which involves playing it safe. And there is scenario two, which is the more stereotypical approach. Overall, I rather enjoy the thought of being a millionaire. How does that saying go?

By Dorothy Parker 


Scenario One: This is where I play it safe. I take the total, split it up into installments over 20 years and have a steady large income until I need to retire.

I would hire a CPA, because let's face it I hate accounting and would need someone to handle it for me. I would then pay off all of my student loans. A trust would be set up for each of my brothers, my mom, and my grandparents with a good amount to help them out. But nothing too extravagant because let's face it I just won the lottery, and all the peeps will be hitting me up.   

I would buy a house, nothing big, but something that needs fixing up. I would gut it and then hire The Property Brothers to come and design it for me. I would hire a gardener, a cleaning company, and a personal assistant. I would spend the next two years doing my normal, make donations to local charities, and then I would take a big vacation every year with some of my favorite people.

Scenario Two: I would take the lump sum. I would still donate a chunk of money because there are still people in need. But I would throw a small chunk of it in savings, buy a new camera, pack a bag, and go to the airport and by the next plane ticket out. I wouldn't come home until I was essentially out of money from traveling everywhere or spending money on lavish things. I would drive fancy cars, drink expensive wines, rent out my own Islands, and have celebrity BFF's. I would be completely selfish with my spending by not thinking of souvenirs or taking people with me. It's my money, I'll do what I want.

What would you do if you won the lottery? 


Helene in Between


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