My parents were in town this past weekend, and we had so much fun. I miss having my parents around, even though I do talk to my mom once or twice a day. I would love to live closer to them so that I could see them more often, but for now I’ll settle with seeing them as much as I can.
On Thursday night they came over and we watched football and sat around and just chit chatted for a little bit.
On Friday, we met Tim for dinner at Vallarta’s Mexican Restaurant and then ate Coldstone Ice Cream. I absolutely love Mexican food and could literally eat it everyday for the rest of my life and never grow tired of it. There isn’t a single thing on a menu for Mexican that I wouldn’t eat. With ice cream, I could take it or leave it.
Saturday was the best day. We watched football all day long. Mom and dad brought bagels and we ate them while we enjoyed all of the good games on road block Saturday. It was great! Now if only Auburn would lose some game coming up so that I didn’t have to hear about Cam Newton anymore.
On Sunday, I went shopping with my mom and Tim to pick out new clothes and a birthday present from my parents. My birthday was October 2nd, but I have trouble deciding on things, so I’ve waited until now to decide. I got this purse from Kate Spade (it’s eggplant, not brown or black):
Then, I went to LOFT and J.Crew and exercised my teacher discount to get some clothes. I love all the sparkles and sequins in the Fall and Winter clothes, and I got a few things to ensure that I was able to partake in this fun trend:
I love that so many stores do teacher discounts. Also, though, I would highly recommend not shopping at all unless you are able to get at least 20-25% off your order or purchase in some way. All stores are doing so much to reel in holiday shoppers right now it’s ridiculous. Coupons and email offers and shopping specials abound.
I swear I do save money, but I also got a few fun things at Anthropologie.com because I had a 15% coupon code for my October birthday:
I would say that I have done pretty well. October was a wonderful month for me. So many exciting things happened. I love my students at school; they threw me a birthday party complete with a huge banner, party hate, cake, cupcakes, etc. My parents came to visit. Weight Watchers started up at my school so I now have literally no excuse not to go. I got running shoes and started running (though I also stopped running in the month too, but I will start again soon). I got really pumped about Stella & Dot and built my business up quite a bit and have a strong November and December to look forward to!
I have a jewelry party this Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and really want to make Star Stylist this month. I really should be able to do it with the way my team is going and the hard work that I’m putting in.
I’m finishing my master’s degree this semester and will graduate in December, so that’s something else to look forward to. It’s just such a busy time that sometimes I get so overwhelmed with work that I can’t really see straight and get panicky about everything.
I have a few goals for November and December:
1. Stay calm and collected and not let my nerves and feelings run me.
2. Lose 12 pounds by December 31st (1.5 pounds per week).
3. Make $4,000 with Stella & Dot.
4. Finish my Master’s Degree with above a 3.9 GPA.
5. Have my student’s earn an 85% average on their December finals.