Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Coffee is important. Come win some! {Giveaway!}

I cannot believe we're almost done with January. Hasn't the month flown by? I feel like I'm still trying to catch up with post-holiday craziness to be honest. With the end of every month comes a giveaway though and this is the first official one for 2015! I decided to switch things up this time so instead of a gift card, me and a few blog friends will be giving away an 8-Cup Chambord Coffee Press by Bodum from Starbucks, a bag of ground coffee and a mug. We're bringing the coffee to you so you don't have to deal with the cold outside. I hear some of you are experiencing Snowmageddon. I definitely don't miss walking around in that.

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And now I'd like to introduce you to this month's giveaway participants! Share some love because the prizes in these giveaways wouldn't be possible without them.

PLEASE TAKE MY READER SURVEY!! I want to hear from you guys so please take a second and fill out my reader survey. Visit the original post to enter the secret code from the confirmation page to win a $10 Starbucks gift card.

If you're interested in sponsoring Life With A Side Of Coffee or enlisting any of its services such as social media promotion or shop reviews, visit my sponsor page! Use code 'SNOW' to get 35% off all ad space and services.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Five on Friday

Listicles... Truly lifesavers.

1. I found a gym that I might actually want to join. This is somewhat of a miracle for me. I always think I want to join but then lose interest almost immediately. I've never actually gone through with joining, and I think this might be the one! They have bazillions of group classes (the good ones) and allow you two free sessions with a personal trainer. Yes please! And on that note, I actually worked out multiple days this week. Mission: Skinny Arms, commence!

2. My (I hope final) dress fitting is one week from tomorrow. That means I have to stop eating cheese puffs for dinner. The happy is the fitting. The crappy is saying goodbye to cheese puffs.

3. I had been waiting on a shirt I ordered from American Eagle (because I'm 12) to come in the mail, and it got here the other day. I'm wearing it right now and I never want to take it off. It's warm, it's comfortable, it's the softest ever, it's everything I could want in a shirt. I think it will forever be my "travel" shirt because I can definitely imagine staying comfortable in this on a plane or in a car for many hours.

4. I have nothing planned this weekend and I'm really looking forward to just lounging and relaxing. It's restaurant week (ending Sunday), so maybe we'll get out and try some new places. I love weekends like that. Sometimes you just need a break, you know?

5. Erich's sister is all about this place in DC called Dangerously Delicious Pies. (Sorry if you follow me on instagram and this is a repeat.) She got us a giftcard for Christmas, so on Monday we took a little trip to go try it out. Oh. my. goodness. We each got a slice of a savory pie and a sweet pie (I got sausage, fennel, and tomato, & peanut butter chocolate chess) and I never want to eat anything else. I seriously debated buying a full-size pie to take home to eat all week. Maybe next time.

On another note, I'm really interested in trying out the new BareMinerals Hydrating Gel foundation they just came out with. Has anyone tried it? Thoughts?

And one more thing. Do any of you sell or know someone who sells Young Living Oils? Let me know. I have questions.

oh hey friday // high five for friday // five on friday

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Confessions Are a Great Way to Start the Year

Happy New Year everyone!

So... I promise I didn't drop off the face of the earth.

But. I DID change my blog URL! If you're curious, it's now http://agayleforceblog.blogspot.com/


Quite honestly, I haven't had time to blog. Or maybe it's more accurate to say that I haven't made time to blog. I've had plenty of free time where I could have squeezed it in, but I had forgotten what free time was like, so I soaked it all up with hours of Netflix binging, walks with my dog, and actually cooking dinner. It's been really difficult to get back into a routine since the holidays, but I think I'm finally back to normal.

Let's jump into some confessions.

+ School started again and I hate it. I think I'm going to drop my concentration so that I can be finished in August instead of December. (And save myself $3500.) A master's is a master's, right?

+ I have almost entirely stopped thinking about wedding stuff. But this is good news.

+ Planning and booking a honeymoon is/was much more stressful than I thought it would be. But I'm super excited!

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+ I actually really love my job.

+ I'm not sure how I feel about blogging anymore. I still stalk everybody else's blogs, but I don't know if I feel like doing the work anymore.

+ I have a serious addiction to Fabletics. (PS - If you're looking for awesome workout clothes -- and want your first outfit for half off -- check it out here!)

+ I may have accidentally spent a lot of money on shoes last weekend. But they were marked waaaaaay down, so I couldn't not do it. The real confession here is that I bought them in brown, but now I also want them in gray. To splurge or not to splurge?

+ I think I finally found the shoes for my wedding. If you're not familiar with my struggles, read here.

+ Apparently I really like shoes and talking about shoes.

+ Confession posts are a little bit exhausting!

Making Melissa