Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Those shoes aren't even cute.

That's what Hayden (the little girl I nanny, who I realize I've kept from mentioning until now for some reason) told me when I tried these shoes on at Target.

I bought them anyways though. I've learned not to take her 4 yr old criticism to seriously. Just last week she said I looked like a dog. And although I don't think of myself as a Beauty Queen or anything I'm confident enough to know I don't look like a dog.

Let's get back to the point of this post though. Which was......
Shoes on Clearance to be exact.
I snagged those boots up there for only $10! Can you believe it?? I couldn't hardly. They were originally $35. I have been eying those puppies since they were first released but wouldn't allow myself to buy them unless I got them on clearance. Last week they were down to $25, but still just couldn't do it. Then yesterday I remembered to check on them again and the heavens opened up and the angels sang as I read the price tag and found they were down to $10! And they had my size!
Also just about a month ago I found these shoes:

for only $5! Yep had my eye on those ones for a while too.
After these two glorious finds I decided I'm never paying full price for shoes at Target again.
What is my trick to finding these great deals you ask??
Visit several targets several times a week. Even several times a day.
Really, that's all there is to it.
I just go to target A LOT.
So basically I am a stalker of sorts.
I wish there was something more scientific to finding good deals but there isn't. I just have a lot of time to kill, so why not kill it finding awesome deals right??
And if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter I will usually give you a heads up about what's on clearance that week!

On another note I would like to give a big shout out to Self check out. It has made my anti-social personality such a happy camper. Seriously.
I Especially appreciated it yesterday when I had something else along with the shoes I had to buy that isn't always so fun to throw up on the register and have a guy ring you up for.
Ladies, you know what I mean right?? I don't have to actually say it do I?? If you don't know what I'm referring to then send me a message and we will chat ;)

So have you found any great deals at Target recently? Let me know!

Now excuse me, there are target bargains to be found!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

New name and New look...sort of.

Check it out.
I gave my blog the new name "The Mane"
There's not really a deep answer for that question.
I want my blog to be the "main place" where all the cool kids come to hang out ya know? Like the Max in saved by the bell or like the Central Perk from Friends.
Except I don't serve Burgers or Coffee. But I can serve you a whole lot of sarcasm and your occasional grammatical error :)
Or maybe even sort of like the Round Table where everyone hung out after football games on Friday nights when I was in High School. Although you obviously didn't really have to be cool to be there because I spent most Friday nights there and let's be honest I wasn't really a member of the cool kids club. I probably still wouldn't be either, I'm 25 and currently sleeping with High School Musical sheets on my bed and a Jonas Brothers Blanket. (I still can't figure out why I'm single)
Anyways, You don't really have to be cool to come and hang out on my blog. I just want you to think my blog is cool OK??
Lie to me if you have to.
I'll lie too and pretend I think you are being really genuine.

It also sort of got a new look. Well as much of a new look as I could give it without knowing hardly a thing about design or how to implement it. Plus my sis took some pretty pictures of me this weekend so I thought I would put them to good use and update my header (which is the only thing I semi know how to make)
This would also be a good time to let any designers out there know that if you would like to give my blog a design make over I totally wouldn't stop you. I can't pay you with actual money but with lots and lots of gratitude and free advertising!!! And maybe girl scout cookies?? I hear those are all the rage right now.

Also I am pretending that there are like loads of people who keep up with my blog and actually read it and will actually comment and let me know what kind of stuff I should write about. Give me some ideas! What would you like to see more of on here?? This is mainly a lifestyle blog but If I am being completely honest my life hasn't been very blog worthy lately, hence the silence around these parts.
But if that's what you like to read then it's what I shall give you!
Want a re-cap of my daily trips to Target??
Or how I live off of Coffee and Turkey Sandwiches??
Maybe some posts about how to come up with clever excuses to avoid ever actually going to the gym??
Want to know how much I really, really hate drinking water and after 2 years without it still crave soda almost daily??
It all sounds pretty lame to me, but again, if that's what you readers want (all 2 of you) (Hey Mom! Hey Sister!) then it shall be given (pressed down, shaken together & running over).

And because I don't really like blog posts without any pictures here's one for you.
Adding some new ink to these bare arms on Thursday and I am overly excited about it. I'm hoping my excitement still outweighs my nerves when it comes time for the needle to actually hit my skin. Wish me luck.


Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday funny girl: Amy Poehler

I love this lady so much.
She really stole my comedy loving heart in her role in "Baby Mama"
(side note: if you haven't seen baby mama stop reading this and go watch it. Or I can just recite the movie from beginning to end for you since I've seen it about a million times. And I'm only slightly exaggerating. My roommate and I used to watch it twice every night before we went to bed. twice people.)

So if you don't know anything about her let me give you a little history lesson on this funny lady.
She was a cast member on SNL from 2001-2009 and we know you have to be funny to be on that show right??
She also played the crazy mom on mean girls with Tina Fey, who she starred in baby mama with also.
She's been in other movies but I think we can all agree those are the best ones.

And now she stars in one of my favorite shows Parks and Rec that I am so glad they decided to bring back after initially cancelling it.

Things that make me sad about Amy:

-Her and her funny husband Will Arnett are getting a divorce *tear. I was really sad to hear this, they seemed like the perfect pair. Which I know seems crazy because that does not exist in Hollywood, but still. How can 2 funny people go wrong????

-Her and Tina Fey hosted the golden globes earlier this year. Not sad about that but I am sad about the fact that they were not on stage near as much as they should have been. Like why did anyone else even need to present awards?? Just let them present all of them! I really thought it was gonna be like another baby mama but in really fancy dresses, and I was sad when It was not.

She  also appeared in the best buy commercial that was released during the super bowl that I found Hilarious.
Just watch.

"Can I use these with my phone so I can look dope while I call my peeps??"
"What is the cloud?? Where is the cloud?? Are we in the cloud?!?!"
Can I be honest? A lot of those questions she asked I actually wonder myself sometimes :/

So there you have it.
Amy Poehler is one funny lady.
Don't believe me?
Go watch her movies and tv show.
I think you will change your mind.

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