Category Archives: life

Where have I gone?

Not sure if anyone noticed but I haven’t been posting on here in a while.  I finally realized that I don’t have the time or motivation to be a good beauty blogger – and I feel GREAT about it.  It feels like a weight has been lifted, so I definitely know I’m making the right decision.

I still have a different personal blog which is much easier to keep up with and I love it!  Feel free to join me over on Tumblr – – and follow me on Twitter @OrganizedDanie.

xo, Danie


Moving Day!

Today Steve and I are moving into a bigger apartment!!  Up until now we have been living in a one bedroom one bathroom apartment.  It hasn’t been bad, it’s just enough space for two people, but we didn’t have enough room for all of our STUFF!  We each have full bedroom sets and living room sets so all of Steve’s furniture has been in storage for the last four months.

Our new place has THREE bedrooms and two bathrooms 🙂 I was so happy when we found a place that was going to fit all of our couches into the living room.  Once it’s all set up I’ll post some pictures.  I really have no idea how it will end up so it’ll be interesting.  Oh!  One of the best parts is that my friend Cathy lives right across the street with her boyfriend!

Happy Labor Day Weekend!!

Additional Ingredients I’m Avoiding

In my first post on ingredients to avoid, I mentioned parabens and sulfates.  Here are two more ingredients I’m trying to avoid or use sparingly and some reasons why.

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My work BFF got married! and Father’s Day

My best friend at work, Celeste, got married yesterday!  She’s been with the company for 5 years and I’ve been there for 3 years and for a long time we were the only young people – everyone else is 40+.  It’s not that way anymore, but Celeste and I are still very close.  I planned and organized her surprise bridal shower at work last month.

she was so surprised and the cupcakes were delicious!

Here are some pics from the wedding:

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Green Monster & Inspiration

In February I transitioned to a vegan lifestyle and I learned about SO many new things. One of them is green monsters, which I initially learned about from Angela.  She actually created such a buzz about them that she created an entirely separate website – the Green Monster Movement – as a way to track all the recipes.  I’ve gotten my boyfriend hooked on them too which works out for me because now he will make them in the mornings and leave some for me 🙂

GM & a note from Jillian Michaels waiting for me after my workout this morning!

Also, I’ve been inspired recently by Clare at Fitting It All In.  She works out every single morning before work  – goes to the gym or a class, packs a bag, showers there and goes straight to work.  THAT’S dedication!  Every day she writes about her workouts and reading her blog has been my motivation to get up and do something in the morning, too.

I own Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred and the workouts are only 20 mins each so it’s not hard to do before work.  I definitely feel better when I start my day with a workout so I just wanted to say thank you to Clare for inspiring me 🙂

I hope you have a great weekend!  Steve & I are off to look at an apartment today and then going to my coworker’s wedding!

Minimergency Kit for Her

My best friends know me well.  My friend Abby is the one who first pointed out to me that it’s not “normal” to own as many beauty & hair products as I do, so it’s only natural that she would go to Sephora when looking for a birthday gift for me.

Abby picked out the Minimergency kit for me which contains 16 mini items – Hairspray, Clear Nail Polish, Nail Polish Remover, Emery Board, Lip Balm, Earring Backs, Clear Elastics, Sewing Kit, Double-Sided Tape, Stain Remover, Deodorant Towelette, Pain Reliever, Tampon, Breath Freshener, Dental Floss, and Adhesive Bandages.  I only took pictures of the cutest items as I’m sure you can imagine what a small nail file and sewing kit look like.

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The makings of a perfect evening…

A new dress from Target…

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