December 11, 2014

50 Things For Your Desk At Work

After being at my full time job for about 3 months now, I wanted to do a recap of this post from earlier. Since then I've found about 50 items to keep in my desk that make my day to day so much easier! I love the feeling of being over-prepared more than anything. Especially if I forgot a hair elastic at home and need to pull my hair back or I spilled coffee on my shirt that morning - the extra shirt saves me from looking like a slob all day. So I think I have everything I need, but the list could keep growing - for now here are 50 things to make your day to day easier!

1. Tweezers
2. Nail Clippers
3. Band-aids
4. Perfume Samples of your favorite scent
5. Nail file
6. Lint Roller
7. Deodorant
8. Ibuprofen
9. Neosporin
10. Rubber Bands
11. Ruler
12. Tape Measure
13. Cough Drops
14. Extra Pens
15. Sticky Notes
16. Lotion
17. Business Cards
18. Keyboard duster
19. Feminine Products
20. Thank You Cards
21. Stamps
22. Dry Shampoo
24. Hairspray
25. Comb
26. Bobbi Pins
27. Hair Elastics
28. Birthday Cards
29. Sympathy Cards
30. Tissue Paper
31. Ribbons
32. Gift Tags
33. Sewing Kit
34. Gift Bags
35. Markers
36. Silverware
37. Plates
38. A personalized Mug
39. Snacks
40. Floss
41. Tums
42. USB
43. Paperclips
44. Labels
45. Tissues
46. Flats
47. Extra Shirt
48. Extra Pair of Pants
49. Tooth brush
50. Tooth paste

Is there anything in your desk at work that you can't live without?  

December 4, 2014

The Gift Wrapping Guide

The holidays are right around the corner. How is it already December? I cannot believe how fast this year flew by. But since the shopping as commence, I thought I'd put together this little Gift Wrapping Guide. It's a little different from the gift guides that are on the web this holiday season and I hope it guides you to pick the best wrapping to wrapping the perfect gift. 

Which is your favorite? 

November 26, 2014

3 Ways to Figure Out Who You Don't Want to Date

Do you ever feel as though you're dating the same guy over and over? Well I think that means you and I have been in the same boat. A few months ago my mom told me that I was picking guys that were unavailable. She didn't mean already dating other people - but emotionally not ready to commit to a relationship, too busy and generally confused with what they wanted. Since then I've been paying close attention to each new potential and slightly comparing them to the man in my life that was the most unavailable. I feel as though this can only help me find someone who is a much better fit for me and I'd like to help you do the same.

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Here are 3 tips for figuring out who you don't want to date:

1. Think about who you are attracted to and why 
This is really important! Think about who you like and why, are you into charismatic boys or you like a more introverted fella. Do you like a boy that plans or one that is spontaneous? Knowing what you want will really help you figure out what you don't want.

2. Reflect on the biggest thing that bothered you about your last dating experience 
Write it down and don't be embarrassed about it. But this isn't the time for things like he picked his nose or sneezed really loud. Think about the things that would have effected your relationship, not deal breakers, but how did he act around you, your friends and when you were alone. This guy I dated a few months back would take days (3+) to text me back when we were making plans! It was so bad that it became 3+ days for where we should meet, 3+ days for what time, that I pretty much said no more!

3. Ask your friends and family 
Your friends and family will always tell you the truth. Ask them if they've seen any common patterns between the men you've dated in the past. And if they've heard you complain about a few things that you didn't like about them.

November 19, 2014

5 Ways to Be Busy and still Date

A few months back I was dating this guy who eventually started to get so busy that we were cancelling and rescheduling dates every week. At the time I was pretty irritated because I really liked him and it felt like he wasn't making the time and following up with us getting together. It was tough to figure out if he was busy or that that he didn't know how to say he wasn't interest.  Especially since was getting conflicted comments from my friends and family who were saying "he's not worth your time, get over it tali, even though he's busy he should make time - we always make time for those we like and care about."  So alas we stopped dating because I had enough.

But it got me thinking, is cancelling and rescheduling the new age of dating? Is this the new "hard to get" we are playing? Or is it just that we are all too busy with work and outside events that we are over-committing and not realizing it until we are cancelling and rescheduling. I had a chat with my friend Val about this but on a different note that it seems as though we are bombarded with events to attend all the time, and if we aren't reminded by a personal touch about it; we will be less likely to attend.

So perhaps our over stimulating lives is affecting how we date. As I struggle to balance this, I've put together my top tips for how you and I can align our busy lives so we can work and play in a way that's enjoyable.

1. Limit yourself to 3 max post-work outings per week. 

2. Tuesday,Wednesday and Thursdays are the best date days in my option. At the beginning and the end of the week, I just want to get home.

3. If you really like someone but are too busy make time for them or you will lose them. 

4. If you don't like the person you are dating, just tell them. Give us the luxury of letting us move on. 

5. Don't over think or over analyze anything that your dating guy/gal does during the first 4 months. Seriously, take everything at face value.