For my 28th birthday my mommy dearest so graciously gifted me 2.5 hour cleaning service for my apartment. I was SO excited, because attention to detail isn't really my thing when it comes to cleaning. Heck, I don't even own many of the cleaning tools that are really needed to achieve a thorough cleaning. My vacuum only cost about 20 bucks... that is what we are dealing with here.
So about three weeks ago, when I decided I wanted to have everyone over for a New Year's Eve party, I booked an appointment for December 31st at 10:00am with Handy. I spent six solid hours last night picking things up, doing laundry, cleaning my closet, finally hanging all the prints I was too lazy to hang since moving in *cough* six months ago *cough*, washing the slipcover on my sofa.... you know cleaning for the cleaning people to come. Because that is normal.
I woke up early on my day off to drop the dogs off at daycare. I knew the cleaning person wouldn't want two crazy dogs running around, how counter productive would that be? Daycare for both dogs, even at the cheapest place I've found in Dallas is still $20. By the way Downtown Dog is the bomb if you need a recommendation! Wonderful customer service, they always remember Gee and Vee the second we walk in the door.
I run to Starbucks, pop in the last little bit of laundry, and sit down around 9:45 to wait for the cleaning person to call. The phone rings.... they're early yay! Wrong. The person called out to work that day and they don't have anyone who can come out on such short notice. Waaaaaaaaahhhhh.
But thank goodness for me, I have my girl Steph taking over today because I'll be buying cleaning supplies and then firing off a bleach bomb in the bathroom for the remainder of the day. Steph and I have been blogging friends for as long as I can remember, and her adventures in New York are some of my very favorites to follow on Instagram. What can I say, I'm a sucker for good skyline pictures!
Ok, off I go to clean... come on over and help if you want?! *crickets, crickets* Follow me on instagram for NYE party pics, if you're into that champagne, glitter and confetti kind of thing...
Hi, I'm Steph and I write over at Insert Classy Here. I love nothing more than a fresh start. It's time for people to get their fresh start and make their New Year's Resolutions. The top resolutions made are boring and generic and most people don't actually follow them, so I'm going to give you a few ideas to replace those super lame and general resolutions with easier to follow but still awesome ones.
Replace Lose Weight with Walk/Dance. It's amazing to me how much people avoid walking. Use your lunch hour, walk to pick up pizza or candy from CVS. Walk your dogs, walk someone else's dogs. Just move your body and quit looking at the scale. Also, daily dance parties are great ways to burn a few calories.
Replace Save Money with Finish your Chapstick. Has anyone actually finished an entire stick of chapstick or finished an entire bottle of nail polish? I challenge you to actually use up your inventory before restocking. If you look at it as a game, you might actually accomplish it.
Replace Learn Something New to REALLY Learn Something New. Buy yourself a glass blowing class on Groupon or line up all the newest documentaries in your instant queue on Netflix. Also, read books, even if they are the trashy kind. No judgments here.
Replace Drink Less with Drink Better. Stop drinking as much cheap beer as you can shoot through a funnel (unless it's a very special occasion.) Start trying new wines - trust me, it's fun. Stop the hangovers - no one likes those. Drink water with your cocktails. Step down off the barstool and out on the dance floor. Drinking is fun - just don't be crazy and don't always be "that girl/guy."
Replace Be Less Stressed with Unplug. Sure, knowing what your blog friends are doing each afternoon on Instagram is fun, but try actually having a face to face conversation with your neighbor or your significant other. Have a phone free dinner or weekend road trip. You'll feel more connected and less stressed. If you know more about the Kardashians than your college bestie, you might need to reprioritize. And if you need to know what I'm doing on Instagram, follow me here.
Cheers to a happy, healthy, smart, sexy lipped New Year. Come say hi and tell me what your awesome resolution is.