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Sunday, December 1, 2013

HAPPY DECEMBER! [Sunday Social #65]

I can't believe 2013 is almost over. But with the end of the year being so close to us it can only mean one thing.... it's almost CHRISTMAS time!!! Only 24 more days! I am super stocked, I already got my Christmas stuff from the storage and will start decorating some time soon! Which means I should probably start doing my holiday shopping... WOOPS!


 What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

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cookies and cream!!

What is your favorite smell?

I love coming home and smelling my Mom's cooking. No matter what she makes everything always smells so good. And of course I love the way the house smells when I bake :)

What is your favorite TV commercial?



I love all of the ATT commercials. I just hope my kids are just as funny lol

What is your favorite day of the week? 

Any day that I am off both from work and school. Those days are the best.

What is your favorite way to waste time?

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Hi my name is Jessica and I am a pinoholic. That is all.

What is your favorite article of clothing?

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I am currently OBSESSED with this jacket I got it a week ago and I am totally in love with it :)

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thankful and a giveaway


Today is all about giving thanks and being grateful for the blessing in your life. I mentioned the people who I am grateful for in this past Sunday Social (which you can read here) and of course I am thankful for each and every one of you. For my past sponsors for having believed in my blog and for the bloggy friends I have made along the way(:

Right now I hope that ya'll are too stuffed to move, and that you are not planning (or already are) shopping today. You all know I work in retail, and it seriously breaks my heart knowing that my friends have to cut their day short with their families to go into work so crazy people can go 'save' some money. Yeah I say crazy because:


Well actually many stores are opening on Thursday so I guess this ecard needs to be updated..... 

If you are planning on doing your holiday shopping TOMORROW -like a normal person- I have a treat for you! Sammy's Fabulous Jewelry is having an AMAZING sale! 

For black Friday through cyber Monday they will offer 30% off the customer's entire purchase on their website ( Coupon code to enter at checkout "cyber30") You can also check them out on Open Sky where they will be offering between 10-50% off select items. And that's a pretty AWESOME deal if you ask me :)

If you haven't heard of Sammy's Fabulous Jewelry here is a sneak peak of what they have to offer:

Watches

Gold Victoria Watch $26

Scarves:

Navy Nadia Striped Scarf $16

Monogrammed necklaces:

18K Gold-Plated over Sterling

 Heart Monogram Necklace $70

Bracelets:

Silvertone Cross Stretch Bracelet $14

And many more!!! And if the AMAZING deals weren't enough Sammy's Fabulous Jewelry is giving away this adorable scarf to help you get through the cold!
GIVEAWAY TIME!!
All you gotta do is complete the tasks in the rafflecopter below for a chance to win this beauty!
GOOD LUCK!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Snow in November

I live in the south of Texas, in the freaking desert. So you can only imagine how people get when it rains or even when it snows.. they go into PANIC mode. People turn into HORRIBLE drivers which means getting on the road that much scarier. So on Sunday morning when I woke up I was not a happy camper when I found out it had snowed during the night. Not because I hate snow, (I LOVE it) but because I had to go to work and I wouldn't have a chance to enjoy the snow. So because my parents taught me good work ethics I didn't call it.

 I was supposed to be in at work at 9 but I wanted to get there at 8 to help my manager with the new floor set, so I set my alarm for 5:30 to be on the road a little before 7 and be there at 8. My commute is usually a 30 minute drive but I wanted to take my time, and be safe than sorry. But I suppose you can say that I hit the snooze button one too many times so I called her to let her know that I was going in at my normal time. So I left my house at 8:10 to be at work at 9. My boss had checked the roads for me and said that the only part of the highway that was classified as "dangerous" was way past my exit so I was good to go. So of course I was not worried at all, but little did I know that the highway got closed at the last minute so I had to go the back way. So instead of taking me an hour max to get to work it took me TWO freaking hours!!



I was stuck in front of these cows for more than half an hour, I got so bored that I started having a one way conversation with them, I gave them names and life stories. I know it sounds lame but it helped pass the time. Plus I was listening to my Justin Timberlake station on Pandora. So I may or may not have sang some Justin and N'sync songs to those poor cows (okay I totally did, and I am pretending they enjoyed the free concert.)

So after all that hussle I got to work to an even bigger one. Floor sets are no joking manner (if you have worked in retail then you know my pain, if you never have then consider yourself lucky) This is one of the things what I had to deal with:

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Yup. That's my manager alright.

You can't really appreciate this MASSIVE mountain of clothes in this picture but trust me, when I say that they were A LOT of clothes from mannequins that we had to undress and dress up again with the new collection. Took us about an hour JUST to sensor the clothes and hang them up.  Sunday was NOT a good day to be working, we had a lot to do BUT to be honest I kinda love days like these, I rather have a million and one things to do rather than not have anything to do at all. Plus thanks to the holidays being so close we were super busy with customers. So you can say that I had a hectic day. 

Have you started doing your Holiday shopping?


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday Social #64

This week's Sunday Social is a little different. There are no random questions to answer, instead in honor of Thanksgiving we are supposed to share what we are thankful for.  I tried not to go to crazy, since there are so many things I am thankful for, but these are my main ones:

I am thankful for my family


This is the closest I have to a family picture, ( my brother is missing) It's very rare when my brother and sister are in town at the same time. So whenever they are I tried to enjoy them both as much as I can. I am thankful for having such a supporting and loving family. They are always there for me, through my ups and downs. They have helped me become the person that I am today and for that I thank them.

I am thankful for my godson


I feel very blessed to have been chosen to be Eiden's godmother. This kid has changed me completely and I love him for it.I wish I could see his pretty face more often but unfortunately I can't, so whenever I do I make the most out of it.There is never a dull moment with him. The best feeling in the world? When he call me Nina <3 font="">

I am thankful for my friends



Amanda: 10 years of friendship down. Forever more to go. We pretty much grew up together, but we also grew up apart. But even then we still managed to be close, to support each other and just be our crazy selves when we were together.

Jamie: Haven't been friends for long, but that doesn't matter. I know I can truly count on her when I need her. She is always looking out for me and I adore her for that. Like today, she surprised me with some Starbucks and a cookie just because she knew I had a tough morning (will explain in tomorrows post)

John: With almost 5 years of friendship I have learned that I can count on him to pick me up when I fall. I have also learned that we are waaaaaaaaaay to similar sometimes and that tends to not be good sometimes. But we manage to overcome that and continue to be us.

I am thankful for my coworkers


I truly feel blessed to have the job that I do. I love what I do, and the fact that I get to do it alongside these ladies just makes it ten times better! They are the best coworkers (and boss) that I've ever had and wouldn't trade them for the world.

I am thankful for my pups


They are annoying, disobedient, spoiled, and crazy. But they are MY dogs and I honestly would not have it any other way They are great companions and even better cuddlers.

And of course I am thankful for this wonderful life that I was granted.


For all the ups and downs, for all the good times and the bad. Because they had led me to where I am and they will lead me to where I need to be.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sunday Social #63



Name 4 jobs you've had in your life.

Sales associate at Oshkosh B'gosh
Sales associate/Supervisor at Kitchen Collection
Part Time Asst. Manager at Maurices


and full time AWESOME daughter

Name 4 movies you would watch over and over.



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Crazy Stupid Love
13 going on 30
Sex and the City
Bridesmaids

 Name 4 places you have lived.

My grandma's house

Current house
and 2 other apartments in NM when I moved out
but no matter where I end up Texas will always be my home.

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Name 4 of your favorite foods.

Menudo
Chicken Alfredo
red velvet ANYTHING
a big juicy piece of steak!

Name 4 things you always carry with you.

Iphone

car keys
wallet
sunglasses

Name 4 places you have been on vacation.


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New York
Puerto Penasco, Mexico
California
San Antonio


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A round of applause a standing ovation

So I haven't posted anything since Nov. 8th, which was exactly a week ago. I have been a little busy with school and homework and well, pretty much living my life. Which got me to wonder.. how in HELL do other bloggers post like EVERY single day or pretty close to that? Like seriously? I feel very proud of myself if I post 3 times a week, and when I do 4 posts a week I feel like an overachiever! 

But I have seen bloggers post on a daily basis, even when they have a similar lifestyle as mine, or even when they are parents.Which makes the rest of us look bad! So to those of you who manage to post on a daily basis or close to it...

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I give you a round of applause, a standing ovation. You truly deserve it for being so awesome and dedicated to your blogs. I truly want to give my blog my 110% but to be honest sometimes whenever I do all my deep thinking (like when I am showering or running at the gym) I come up with so many ideas for my blog and topics that I feel like stopping whatever I am doing and just start writing all these ideas down. But then when it comes down to actually blogging about them I just walk by my computer, look at it and turn the other way.

Sometimes it just feels like a chore, and I don't want it to be like that. Maybe I am just going through a funk, because that is not what I want blogging to be. I want it to be fun, and something I LOVE and WANT to do, not feel like I have to just to stay relevant.

So if any of you have gone through a phase like this I would REALLY appreciate if you could share with me what you did to get out of it. Or if you post on daily basis, how in HECK do you do it?

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

MY COLLEGE LIFE 101. PART 8

In my one of my college life posts, "My College Life 101 part 6"  to be more exact (which you can read about it here) I shared with ya'll that this semester  was going to be my last. But because everything else has been going so great in my personal life -NOT- my college life decided to be a part of it. So after having met with my adviser I will no longer be graduating in December, here is why:

It seems that my staff adviser and  I failed to notice that I still had to take 1 prerequisite (Finance) before I could take this upper Management class. Well he told me to go to the advising center to see what steps I could take so I could graduate in December. So I went to the advising center and talked to an adviser who gave me a 'add/drop' slip and told me that all I had to do was talk to the Management teacher and ask if I could take Finance AND Management concurrently, so I went to the teacher's office, but he wasn't there, so I wrote down his office hours and made sure to go during that time so I could catch him but I went to BOTH of his office days and nothing! So I had to go online and get his email, I told him about my situation and asked him when we could meet so he could sign my slip. Well after a couple of days he answered me back saying that he couldn't do that, that I had to talk to someone else who could give the approval. So I did.

I had to explain my situation again to the Interim Dean, we exchanged a couple of emails back and forth, she asked me why I hadn't taken the class, and so on and so forth. She replied to my emails quickly at first, but then all of a sudden they stopped. I figured it was normal since it was during the summer and she was probably either really busy or out of town, but after almost a month of not hearing back from her I sent her two emails asking her if she needed more info from me and blah blah blah. It took her a couple more weeks to respond to me, and when she finally did I almost wish she hadn't. Her email read: 

"Jessica, I regret to inform you that you cannot take Finance and Management concurrently.. blah blah blah."

That has honestly been the WORST email I have EVER received! So I went back to the advising center last week in the hopes that I was given the wrong information and I could in fact finish college in December. Well, after almost TWO hours of waiting I finally got to see an adviser, and after explaining my situation for a last time she told me that I could appeal to the school in the hopes of taking both classes at the same time, but that could take weeks. At this point I was disappointed/sad/mad/frustrated at myself I honestly just wanted to be done with school already, and was not looking forward to having to take just ONE class that I need next semester and 3 bullshit elective classes (I need 4 to be 'full-time' and be able to pay in-state tuition.)

After what seemed like FOREVER my adviser and I did some brainstorming, I figured since I was already having to take an extra semester I would just pursue a minor in Advertising since I had pretty much taken almost all of the class requirements, but then my adviser noticed that I can actually get TWO minors with the extra semester! So not only will I be getting my bachelor's in Marketing, but I will also be getting a minor in Advertising AND in Management! So somehow things will work out a little bit in my favor!

So I am going to bust my butt and make sure that these in these two last semesters I do AMAZING so I can get my diploma in May of 2014 :)


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sunday Social #62



What is currently on your wish list?

Tons of things! But I have 2 main ones:

a new lap top
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 and this beauty
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Of course I would love to receive one of these gifts for Christmas, but if I don't oh well. I will love whatever I do get :)

Share a new iPhone, droid, iPad app that you have recently discovered that we all need.
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I know snapchat is not new or anything but I am SOOOO addicted to it! My best friend introduced me to it back in the summer and I have been using it ever since. It's fun because you never know what people are gonna send you! So I think everyone needs this app!
What is a new fall tv show that you have added to your dvr?

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I actually started watching The Carrie Diaries yesterday! I've read the books and I cannot believe it took me this long to watch it. I'm glad it's on Netflix :)

Share your social media links so we can follow you. (Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, etc) Tell us which is your favorite and why.

TWITTER
FACEBOOK
PINTEREST
INSTAGRAM

I LOVE instagram! I really missed it when my phone was broken. And to me it's more fun to post a picture than a status.

What is a tv show, movie, or song that you could watch or listen to over and over and never get tired of?

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I have seen this movie twice in the last week and I kinda want to watch again! I think it's cute, funny, romantic and Mark Ruffalo looks so cute in it!


Monday, October 28, 2013

Jessica Lately

So it has been been a little bit over two months (almost going on three) since I moved back to my parents house, which to be honest it doesn't seem like it has been that long. But in that time I have managed to get my life back together, there are days that I am still sad and angry about what happened. (If you are lost as to what I am talking about, you might want to play catch up and read this post) But overall I think I am doing pretty well. School is going good with the exception of Finance. That class is giving me issues but I have been studying really hard lately so I can improve my grades.

 Work is going amazing! I recently had my annual review and I met my standards,
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 I even got a raise! (Yay me!)

I have also been spending a lot of quality time with my family:


I have been catching up with old friends


and I have also made new ones.
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And of course I have been enjoying my free time:




Right now my main focus is me, I am trying to focus on what's to come (life after college) which to be honest is a VERY scary thought. I want to do an internship first, so I can get a taste of the real world and decide what I want to do. With Marketing you can work for pretty much any company and different departments, I still have my eyes on Fashion Marketing but I guess we will see where life takes me.

I also still have my eyes set on Portland, the more I keep on talking about it and the more I keep on hearing wonderful things about it I fall in love with it even more. Sometimes I wish I could just grab my bags and go there once and for all. But I suppose patience is a virtue that I must master and will have to wait. I mean, a year goes by fast.... right?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday Social #61




What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid?

Being a princess! I mean what little girl does NOT want to be a princess? Even just for a day?

If you could go back to your childhood and dress up as something, what would it be?

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I mean.. this is just too cute. Plus look at her and her sasiness! I would've loved to look like her walking down the street. 
What was your favorite Halloween costume as an adult?

To be honest I have yet to have one. I have been catwoman and that's about it. Because I am usually working so it's rare that I dress up. But I have always wanted to be princess Jasmine or Ariel, they are my favorite princesses! I have also ALWAYS wanted to dress up as a flapper and I have yet to do it!


 What is your favorite Halloween candy?


COOKIES AND CREAM HERSHEY'S!!!

What is your favorite Halloween memory?

Going trick or treating with BOTH my parents. For the most part my Dad would just stay home and give out the candy, but whenever he would come trick or treating it was the best. We would go to more houses and I had someone to carry me when I got tired lol

What is your favorite scary movie?

Oh, I ABSOLUTELY hate scary movies. I refuse to watch them, I have seen a couple but I have to prepare myself for it for like a week. Not because I think things are real, but because I tend to have nightmares. And because I do not like getting scared and scream like a little girl in front of people. Plus I hate how gruesome they can be!