2015Kylea & Company: 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Moving Time!

Hello my loves! I wanted to give everyone a quick update that Kylea & Company is growing up in this little world. I have my platform from Blogger  over to SquareSpace.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

It's Fri-YAY!!

I think I am ready for this weekend. I know one is ready for every weekend, but with final projects earlier in the week and family stuff later in the week it couldn't come any quicker!

So here are some random things to help celebrate Friday! 

Pitch Perfect 2
'Nough Said!



I purchased my very own set of Business Cards for Kylea & Company!! I ordered them from Moo.com and though I could have stopped at the normal size ones, I went with the mini cards too. Because they are super adorable! I used a moo design and couldn't be happier, plus you aren't getting the same boring design on each card. They are all a little different! 



Want to try out Moo.com go Here and create your own business cards? Click here and see what they have to offer.


I found the glorious app that is known as Dubsmash, and it's amazing!




This Video from Hilary Duff! She is literally on fire this year, and I applaud this girl for being so open about being on Tinder.




Happy Friday! Have a great weekend! 

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Wednesday Confessions:




It really feels like it's been forever since I posted last. It probably has, and without looking, it was also more than likely a confessions post similar to this. Life gets far too mad for me sometimes, and this summer is only going to be more chaotic. 

This week has been like one bad thing pairing with one good. Monday I had a FLAT tire, but I had the inspiration to start up on my 10 year book that I have been working on. Tuesday I was so tired that I had enough energy drinks to make my teeth hurt, but we finally got our hats in and I finished out my Social Media Class. Today, I am so tired that I want to fall asleep at my desk, but my boss is about to become a grandpa and his excitement is kind of awesome. 

I switched cars with my grandparents today, since they offered to take my car in to get the tire fixed. Secretly I am also hoping that my grandpa notices my car is severely overdue for an oil change, and takes it for me. I know it's not the adult thing to do, but I am the favorite and I pay them back, so it works. 

Dubsmash is my newest obsession. I hate it, but I love it all at the same time. half of the ones that I have done are either Pitch Perfect or Disney. Okay most of them are Disney.

I have had M&M's for breakfast 3 days in a row now. It's really not a good thing for me to buy the extra- large bag.

I have absolutely nothing set up for the Elevate Everyday Conference yet other than my hotel room. I still need business cards, I need to clean my blog up, and I need to request the Friday before off so that I can drive into California. This conference is at the end of the month.... 

I just wrote out a to do list, and then started crying...Like literal tears falling from the eyeballs because I am so tired that I don't want to do anything. I mean I already cancelled on a Workshop that I was supposed to go to, why did I have to put so much down?

Till next time loves! 

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Using A Standing Desk Two Months Later













































It currently is a lot cleaner right now!

A little over 2 months ago I shared my DIY build for a standing desk. During this time there have been a few ups and downs that I wanted to share with you, just in case you wanted to build your own.

What I love:

-More space! There is a lot more space now that my monitor, keyboard and mouse have their very own home. There is a ton of space under that keeps my desk clean looking. 

-No more sticky note murder. When I built them, I picked out the white glossy tables knowing that I would use them as a whiteboard. I write notes on them all the time, and if I need the note I just take a picture of it on my phone and email it to myself. My boss will even leave messages for me rather than emailing me or using digging around to find a sticky note, which he loves! 

-No more back pain! My back was really starting to kill me after sitting all day and then going home to sit. I had no energy, and no focus. I am 25! There was really no reason for me to feel so crappy. But with a standing desk, it has helped get rid of back pain, gets me up and moving, and I feel really good going home and relaxing.

-It inspired others to start asking for one. Others saw my little creation and started to ask if they could do the same. So when the presidents of 2 different companies saw it, they agreed that they needed to spend the money on getting standing desks. 

What I have not liked so much: 

- The shelf fell down. And by down I mean off! The way it was put together, the shelf easily detached from the base and now I am using a stool to temporarily hold my keyboard while I find a permanent solution to fix my other.

-Never being able to sit. There are days when mother nature needs me to sit, but with this form I cannot sit without it being uncomfortable and awful.

-Seeing everyone in my office. I love people in my offices but it really is weird being able to watch their every move from their desk to the bathroom. Talk about awkward.

The pro's really outweigh the cons, and I do really love my standing desk. But there are a number of ways that I want to improve it.

Have you tried to do your own standing desk? 


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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Weekly Wednesday Confessions




-I am currently in class (on Tuesday) typing this up, listening to my teacher critiquing other peoples websites and blogs. She keeps trying to point out that you NEED the widgets on the side bar with call to actions. I will just stick with buttons because it is cleaner. 

-There is some big stuff that will be happening work wise, but I cannot share just yet. I am so excited and terrified at the same time.

-I am irritated that the people who put together the company website did not get EVERY aspect of the design from the design company. It resulted in me spending over 4 hours of figuring out how to convert a jpg into a vector image. How hard is it to get the logo and all of the content relating to the logo from a person when you paid for it??

-For that reason I have decided to take web design and Adobe classes this next semester. I pay for the products, I should know how to use them.

-I have 3/4 of my assignment for creative writing written and I actually really like it. I hated my last piece and thought it was crap, which makes me judge everyone in my class who said it was good.

-I am slightly irritated that some of the bigger bloggers and local bloggers that I followed have literally fallen off of every map possible. I understand taking a break, but 6+ months of nothing is a bit excessive.

-I just learned what postmates is and now I am trying to figure out what the catch is... because offering delivery of Starbucks automatically makes me think there is a catch.

-I have started fights with people when they say that Game Of Thrones was not very good this past Sunday. Yea sure no tragic deaths, but seriously it set up the season perfectly!  

Tunes to Enjoy: 


Have a happy Hump Day!

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Monday, April 6, 2015

April Goals


I know, I am only like a week late for this. I mean where is the time going?! Well after an eventful March, it is on to April. I am so proud of work because we brought on another new person, got the green light on quite a few little projects, and I am currently ordering marketing stuff that we have never had the chance to get before. We had the entire team in last week, which was a first in company history, and had a blast catching up and getting shit done! 




How I did on March Goals:

1.)Spending Freeze: I made it the majority of the month and then the last week or so went to Crap. So I have made adjustments and am continuing it into April. 

2.)Order Contacts! Fail. Apparently once your prescription hits within a month of needing renewal Costco wants a new prescription.... Or at least mine does. 

3.) Post 12 new posts. <--HAHAHA! I think this was possibly the worst month for posting on either blog. 

4.) Bring my lunch to work all month. Again, did really well up until the last week or so. And then I found the most amazing place in the whole wide world, that you can build your own enchiladas. I was done for from that point on. 

5.) Clean up my Living Room. I cleaned up a few times but not like I wanted to. It went from being 72 and beautiful to 95 and allergies from hell in a matter of 3 days. 


6.) Re-Organize My Closet. Let's just say anything NOT in a laundry basket is getting the ax. I looked through my closet and asked myself why I still owned 3/4 or it, so I started finding the things I loved and wearing those, and everything else is going buh bye! Just need a couple of boxes to put it all in. 

April Goals: 

1.) Do all the homework! I have been seriously behind on a few assignments, and I really need to catch that crap back up. I know one class I just need to figure our what the teacher has actually received and what she hasn't. The other I need to resubmit for a better grade. 

2.) Spending Freeze Part Two. Apparently I am queen at planning vacations this year because now I have two planned and one on hold until I get the dates. The only thing I have to do is get a hotel for Elevated, and wait for dates on the second.

3.) Business cards! Since I am traveling to Elevated this month, I really need to get my business cards up and going. I love Moo and the fact that I can have 4-5 different back covers to it, but just need to get the graphics done and get them ordered.  

4.) Road trip Playlist. I love creating new playlists, so this seems like it is going to be simple stupid for me! Anyone have any songs/artists the want to recommend?  

5.) Get work ready for Summer. The one thing to know about my job is that the moving industry, no matter what area, is always busiest during the summer. Even moving cars. In less than a month, I will be eating, drinking, breathing and even sleep-working work. So I have to prepare not only myself, but my little employee too since this is her first year. 

6.) Post More. Like I need more than 4 posts this month. I really need to get back to scheduling stuff.  


I hope everyone had a Fantastic Easter! 

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

#jadoredessange by Influenster

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

















































About a month ago the lovely gift fairies over at Influenster sent me some pretty cool swag to try out. And yes it did take me a month to test this out, because hair care is pretty serious business. So here are the Details: 

Dessange Paris California Blonde Illuminating Shampoo and Conditioner: 
I received full sizes of both which was amazing! I had just ran out of shampoo and conditioner so, perfect timing on their part. The shampoo lathered really well, and the conditioner was thick but not heavy. My biggest problem was the smell. Of course I opened the box and smelled the shampoo and conditioner and BAM! It was very perfume"y" and the smell lingered. It was so strong that when I got a little on my nose, it stayed there all day long. 

Brass Color Correcting Creme: 
The directions for this product scared the crap out of me. I mean you have to test your skin to make sure your not allergic and there are a bunch or warnings. If this could cause serious damage you probably shouldn't sent it to me. But the biggest thing was you had to wait 5-10 minutes with it in your hair and then rinse it out. Okay, there is no way that I normally take more than a 3 minute shower. But after I used it, I did get compliments and asked if I did something with my hair. So I guess it did something. 

Sooo... Would I buy this again, probably not. I am all about the smell of a shampoo and this one just did not work for me. All in all it would be about a 2.5 out of a 5. 

Did you get this box? What did you think? 

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Random Letters

My WTF Hair look because it does what it wants. 


Dear Monday, So we meet again. I hope this week you can behave yourself and we don't have to have a few choice words with each other. Especially come the Friday timeframe, like you did this last week. That was crap! Dear Spring Break, If only I were doing the typical college student action right now by heading to some cancun resort and getting trashed. But alas, that will not happen. Dear Coworkers, For being in cool places like Amelia Island Concours and #SXSW you guys suck for updating our social media. I mean seriously?? Some of us would kill to be at #SXSW so feel lucky that you are not stuck in a cubicle. Dear iPhone, I worry about your life with your moving screen. I mean, I know that I've dropped you a time or two but this is serious. Dear Serial, Please come back with new episodes! Pretty pretty please!!! Dear Microsoft, Can you make a decent  Nokia Windows phone for Verizon so that I can convert. Dear Laundry, Go do your own self! GAH! Dear Revenge, Good choice on adding more hot guys to the playlist. This Ben guy is delicious! Dear Hair, Never again are we going that short because this styling thing is harder than the basic chin length. I mean you do what you want, you won't stay in the bobby pins, and trying to blow dry you screws with my entire process, because then it looks like a lion mane gone wrong. 

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

30 by 30 and Some Cash!

Today is a big day!
One it's Thursday, which happens to actually be my favorite day of the week. (Shhh don't tell Friday!) Two it's my 6 years at my job, which for a 25 year old, kinda feels like a big deal. Three, it's SOMEONE'S 30th birthday!

And by someone I mean the wonderful Miss Heather at My Little HEA! Today is her birthday!! I had the pleasure of being introduced to Heather through Blogcation. Though Blogcation didn't happen and we may not have all been able to bask in the wonderful tropics, I did get something from Blogcation; three amazing friends including Heather. 

Heather had a 30 things to do by 30 bucket list, and got a lot of it done! It's so exciting to go into milestone years and know that you accomplished something that meant so much. So though this may be cheating because I will have a little more time than she will to finish, I want to do my own 30 by 30. But I run on Kylea Standard Time, so that might just be enough to get all of it done.

1. Pay off my car! I have a little over a year left since a few things didn't pan out the way I wanted them to, but this is my top goal. 
2. Get a degree, in something! I just hope to know what I want to be when I grow up by 30.
3. Pay off all of my debt. This is a grueling task since I may not have any credit cards, but I do have a mountain of student loans. 
4.Visit 5 new states. 
5. Read 120 new books.
6. Go out of the Country!
7. Get Passport - May be slightly cheating, but after I knew Blogcation was done, I didn't end up getting mine. 
8.Have a tea party.
9. Make a big change. I know this is vague but change is terrifying to me, so when it happens I will know it. 
10. Go on a Spur of the moment vacation. Like pack a bag and go, no planning. 
11. Successfully run a full 5k without walking at any point.
12. Go on a cruise. 
13.Give 100% tip.
14.Meet 5 other bloggers in real life outside of a conference.  
15. Get to 1000 blog posts. 
16. Learn another language.
17. Write a book. 
18. Do an open mic night at a comedy club.
19. Live in a Tiny House for at least a month, to see if I really have the chops.
20. Go to a Music Festival
21. Get in a food fight
22. Make my own bottle of wine. 
23. Get my scrapbooks completely caught up.
24. Go an entire week off the grid. Because I don't thing I could do any more than that. 
25. Hike the Grand Canyon 
26. Pay someone else's dining bill
27. Do a Selfie 365 project.
28. Send 20 hand written letters.
29. Start a journal and finish it. 
30. Go on a blind date. 

There is a lot here to make me step out of my box in this list, but I think that may be the most comforting feeling.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEATHER!!








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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Humpday Confessional

I am happier than a camel today, because the week is almost ovah! I mean it has been a trying week already, and it's only Wednesday so imagine how it is going to be for the rest of the week.



- My Marketing in Social Media Class is too easy. I mean I have my homework for the next 5 weeks done because in my mind it needed to be done on week two when I set up Life After 5. And when you take a quiz in 30 seconds and get 100% it has to mean something. The only thing that I am still stuck on is SEO because we only spent an hour on it. I know this whole scenario is a first world problem, but still.

- #wcw to me means Water, Coffee, and Wine. Because those will be all of the liquids I will be consuming today! There is a nice bottle of Pinot Grigio and a Cab Sav sitting in my fridge begging for me to set them free!



- Chicago PD will be the only show that I am totally current on, because I CANNOT miss an episode. Did anyone else realize that Ruzek is Jeremiah from The Princess Diaries?


Now you know.



- I totally FanGirled and obsessed over the new Game Of Thrones poster. I mean can it be April 12th?!I mean look at this Bad Assery! <-- Yes I count that as a word. I also watched all of the available trailers for it and recaps of last season.



- I did absolutely nothing for my last Influenster VoxBox but take the survey and yet I am getting more VoxBox opportunities than I ever have before. I mean there is no logic to this site sometimes! Does anyone else have the problem where they go months with out even getting a word from them and then out of no where you have three opportunities that don't really work with you?

- Llamas were all the rage last week, when two got loose in Sun City, AZ. So of course being from AZ all of my friends were posting about this llama, so I started messaging and commenting with  The Emperor's New Groove Comments. And because I was doing that, I had the sudden urge to watch The Emperors New Groove. So I did and I loved every second.



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Monday, March 2, 2015

March Goals

It feels criminal for it to already be March! Only 2 short months away and I will be 26, in 3 days I will have worked at my current job for 6 very long years, and it is 9 months till Christmas. And with it being a Monday, it feels just as criminal that the weekend ended so quickly. 









March Goals:

1.)Spending Freeze: this started on Saturday though I did spend an unnecessary $10 on lunch and Redbox movies. But for the most part I did well grocery shopping and not spending money on anything that wasn't on my approved list.

2.)Order Contacts! It is on my approved list to order contacts, because I need them.

3.) Post 12 new posts. I know that this seems like a low number but with running 2 different blogs, it feels like a good place to start. 

4.) Bring my lunch to work all month. This was the main reason to do a spending freeze, I mean last week alone I think I spent $60 on going out to lunch. So I stocked up on enough Lean Cuisine's to last me a couple weeks until I have to go shopping again.

5.) Clean up my Living Room. It is pretty much where I live, because it is the only room I have a working TV in. So needless to say it is messy, and I really need to deep clean. 

6.) Re-Organize My Closet. I have seen quite a few other posts about reorganizing closets, and it has me inspired to do the same with mine. It could definitely use it.
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Monday, February 23, 2015

Happy Monday!

This is a mandatory, I am still alive post, because I haven't posted something on almost 2 weeks.

No I have not been ill, just in a personal cyclone of craziness. Last week I had a tricky day off, a falling grandpa who ended up at the hospital for a day, and the sudden urge to move our offices downstairs into an empty suite.I may still request this until we  get an official home of our own. I also have been constructing a blog, which is harder than I thought it would be. 

Friday, I hung out with my grandparents while trying to put off more homework. 

Saturday, I completely cleared out my DVR, which is not only a massive amount of Television but also so much drama! 

Sunday, I spent a lot of the morning putting of homework and then went out to see Jupiter Ascending and eat dinner with a friend. 

Now it is time for me to: 
  • Go back to work 
  • Write a poem of sorts for tonight's class
  • Finish up this other blog of mine so that I can get a post out. 



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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Think About It Thursday: What Love Means to Me




































In 2 short days, I will have been single for over 4 years. That means that I have spent the last 4 Valentines days being a single gal. Amongst my list of really Awesome Holidays, Valentines day is no where to be found. Talk Like a Pirate day and Christmas definitely, but not the day dedicated to St. Valentine. 

Please don't mistake this for me being Anti- Valentines day, because I'm not. It's just not one of my favorites. I will probably wear black, because 3/4 of my wardrobe is nothing but. I will probably be irritated by the fact that some guy bought over priced roses for his wife and had them sent to the office. Many say that it's a day that has been singled out for love, and that you should tell people that you love them every day. Maybe it has become some Hallmark Corporate Holiday where companies want you to buy mass amounts of candy.

To that I say, what girl doesn't want copious amounts of chocolate??? Also, I love the cheesy, sappy Hallmark Movies where the guy gets the girl in the end. It gives me an incredible amount of hope sometimes. In the end it is all about the love.

There are at least 3 different saints by the name of Valentine or Valentinus in the Catholic Church. All of which were considered Martyrs. One story is that Valentine went against his Emporer when he realized the injustice of a marriage ban, and as a priest wed young lovers in secret. His actions discovered and he was put to death. Another story tells that Valentine was helping Christians flee Roman prisons, and that the first Valentine was sent from him to a girl he had fallen in love with while imprisoned. It was simply signed From Your Valentine. 

These two martyrs understood the power  of love, and why it is so important to have in life. Even in the dystopian books where the world and all emotions have been stripped away, it always comes back to love.

So, What does Love Mean to Me? 


It Looks Like This:

Unconditional - Accepting- Forgiving me for my faults- And never hogging the blankets.

It feels Like This:

Exciting- Bright- Unpredictable- Adventurous- Happy

It Means This:




Through the good and bad, no running. It's there no matter what, and fights like hell to stay around.


What does love mean to you? 


Kylea & Company


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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

5 Things I Will Always Be

As I was flipping through the number of wonderful posts, that were beautifully crafted during my 3rd cup of coffee yesterday morning; I came across a wonderful idea.

Now I have thought that I had quite a few wonderful ideas lately, but I hated every single one of them. And not like a I am just going to stop and come back hate, more like I need to delete this immediately.

Nicole however, always has the most perfect ideas. And when I saw her 11 Things I'll Never Be, I thought it was BRILLIANT! But there are many things that I will never be, and very few that I will always be.

So here are 5 things I will always be:

1.) I  will always be in decisive. I am one of those horrible people that you will meet that will NEVER know what they want for dinner.

2.) I will always be able to fall asleep anywhere. At a table, as a passenger in a car, or even in a sitting chair, it is a family trait that we can fall asleep in any condition.

3.) I will always be the person who requests the piece of cake with the blue frosting. My inner child can't help it.

4.) I will always be sarcastic. Chances are I will throw in a sarcastic comment in any conversation. It could be a simple "NNOOO" or it could be a little bit wittier than that. Just think of me as the Chandler Bing of the group.

5.) I will always be the socially awkward friend. You all have that one friend, that laughs randomly or trips over thin air. I am that friend. I accept my fate.


What are some of the things you will always be?

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Don't Forget! Another Think About It Thursday will be posted tomorrow. The topic is:

What does love look like to you? 

Grab a button and link up! I can't wait to see what everyone has to say!

Kylea & Company




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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Confession Session





































-That is totally a picture of my white board standing desk. Because only 2 sticky notes have been murdered this week. I call that a small victory.

- It's a Thursday, and I really feel like it should be Monday. My brain is in a bit of a fog and just does not want to work properly today.

- Today I dislike everyone at work strongly. Not Everyone.... but specific people.

- I get my tax return back tomorrow (YAY!) but a good portion of it is already spent because the phone I sent back to Verizon for their edge program was shattered. And because I am a nice sister I am not making my brother pay for it.

- I have to create a new blog for my Marketing in Social Media Class. I asked if I could use mine, but my teacher was wary about it and wanted newer data. So I am all game with making a new one. While I have to do a bunch of it, because hello homework, I am thinking that it would be awesome and beneficial to have a co-author or two on it, and keep it going afterwards.

- I plan on giving my blog another face lift. But this time with professional help from my lovely friend Emily. So get ready for that! 

- I am so leaning against a stool today versus standing. I think it is because I really just want to take a nap, but I am so not up for this standing desk today. I love it, but don't have to like it. 

- This is going to be short and sweet, because I want it to be. 

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

My Ikea Hack: Stand Up Desk

If you didn't see it on instagram, I am testing out a new office lifestyle. Standing up while working! I got this simple hack from Megan and decided to put my own twist on it. Since I knew that I was going to be doing this project I traveled to the land of Ikea, at the beginning of what would be a really busy Saturday and bought all of the necessary supplies. Sunday morning when I woke up to the fog of terror, I knew that I was not going to do anything outside anytime soon. So what better time than that to put on a chick flick and use some power tools? 
Thanks Seattle for the crazy weather! 















What you need: 
2 Ikea Lack side tables (Mine)
1 set of two Wall Brackets (Mine)
1 Ekby Viktor wall shelf (Here)

Added: 
Bygel Rail (Here)
Bygel Containers (Here)

Essentials:
Screws: preferably a flat top screw. 
Drill : Fully Charged! 

First things first. Take the table that you are using for your keyboard stand, and attach the shelf brackets to the legs first. I did mine the shorter length side and placed them all the way at the bottom of the leg. If you are taller than 5'5" than you may want to put it a little higher. You should attach the legs to your table, and then attach the shelf to the brackets. 

** I put the shelf on my desk and then flipped my Ikea table over with the table upside down so that I could easily screw together the shelf. 

For the second table all I did was screw the railing into the top portion of the table using smaller screws. I got halfway through the last screw and then... my drill battery decided to die a slow and painful death. So there I was watching the last 5 minutes of Meet the Robinsons, waiting for just enough drill power to finish. 
  

Monday came along and I took it into work. The hardest part of this adventure was trying to get the tables to fit in my car! But, everyone in the office has since come up to my desk to see my crafty little DIY. And now I see the wheels turning on how they can do it for their desk. 


The differences from Megan's hack and mine were the actual tables. I used a high gloss white so that I could make the top into a white board. I wanted a way to stop using so many damn sticky notes, and this seemed like a reasonable solution. 

My overall cost ended up being $71 (rounded up) because I bought the high gloss tables, fancier brackets, the railing and buckets, screws, and a little lamp that clips onto surfaces. But if you did the basic tables and a basic bracket it should only cost you $30 total. 

What do you think? Would you be able to stand at work all day? 

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Currently (Vol. 8)



Reading.. I need a new book! I devoured the Selection Series from Kiera Cass, but just haven't found a new book. I am back to reading required books for school,  so hopefully I don't stop reading for fun. That would suck! 

Listening: Honestly right now some news braodcast about Obama going somewhere since I am sitting at the front desk for coverage. But as for Music, I am rocking out to this: 
Jungle (Official Audio) by X Ambassadors, Jamie N Commons on Grooveshark

Smelling.. Mike and Ikes! I just popped a whole handful into my mouth and can smell the flavors. Is that weird? 


Hoping.. I can recreate Megan's Ikea Hack for a stand up desk. 

Wearing.. The usual! Jeans, t-shirt, and a sweater. Though I should have brought a heavier jacket. 

Loving.. (yet hating) the rain!! People get stupid at driving when it rains in Phoenix, but it is definitely soothing to listen to. 

Thinking.. That I really need to de-clutter my desk at work. Almost 6 years at one job turns you into a little pack rat of sorts I guess.

Wanting.. to get all of the drafts for my blog finished. You guys there are SO MANY! I just get home and really don't want to look at a computer screen. 


Needing.. to clean my house. It's far too messy!! 

Feeling.. Overall, content. This week with work has been okay, not the best but not the worst, and my class on Monday was okay. I am super happy that it is Friday though.


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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Easy Peasy Popcorn Bar

So if you couldn't tell from my post about Waffle Day, let me confirm that my office loves when free food is served. Even if it is something as simple as Popcorn! About a week ago we had a full day filled with this salty treat. Here are the steps that you need to take to build your own popcorn bar for any occasion.










Step One: Pop Popcorn. 
We have roughly 40-45 people in my office so I had to do quite a bit of popcorn. I ended up using 6 packages of Salted Caramel Popcorn and 7 of Movie Theater Butter and we had just the right amount. I did individual bags because I didn't want too much left over, but you may be able to buy a really big bag at your local movie theater. Harkins Theaters sells their big party bags for just $10. 

 Step Two: Add Candy! 
Everyone needs a little sweet with the salty. I bought a few bags of the candy bites and M&M's so that they could mix them in with the popcorn but also put out some full size options for those in my office who just wanted sweet. 

Step 3: Add beverages and labels to the table. 
I did some basic soda's for our office, but I have seen some cuter displays with lemonade and punch. I also labeled the stations so that people knew what was what. Generally most people know what candy is, but we had seasoning salts that we used and little cupcake liners for individual samples.

Step Four: Give Directions! 
In my office they need some sort of directions. Granted most people won't read them and will just ask, but it's a nice touch that most will appreciate. 

Now I did not put out my favorite popcorn mixture, which is chocolate frosting. But this little event was a hit in my office and would be perfect for any movie night or party. 

Do you mix stuff into your popcorn or are you a plain kernal type of person? 
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