Underwear-Shunderwear

Underwear-Shunderwear

I’m not sure about that title. Just at can’t think of anything that doesn’t sound melodramatic. That’s what you get, my apologies. I am not on my A game. At all.

Anywho.

Last month was nothing but a crazy whirlwind and I don’t even know how it’s May. Seriously, can we the time he’s home slow and the time he’s gone fast? That’d be GREAT. This last April, the BF was home for break. So it included lots of drinking, eating, laughing, playing and all around a good time, can’t wait for him to be back. Only 100-ish days to go. Ugh.

However, while he was home, I managed to use some of that manly strength of his and got him to add a shelf to our toilet room! I despise placing toiletries on the floor. They’re for your bits! I personally believe that if the floor is too dirty for my purse, it’s too dirty for the things I use to clean my bits. I am right? Yes. I am. That’s gross. Below is the before picture of the toilet room, off of the master bath. It’s small and plain and I forgot to turn on the light when I took it when my phone. Wupps! Haha

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Naturally, I went off to the wonderful world of Pinterest and found this lovely blog: Shanty-2-Chic. Seriously, loved it and it made a lot of sense. Make the frame, screw it to the wall, put your pieces of wood on top, bottom and front. Downside of using pallet wood – it’s heavy and my boyfriend was not liking it. So instead of two shelves like the blog, we settled on one. I took it and ran with it.

I can’t seem to find a photo of the frame and the space is too small for both of us to be in there, so no photos of him working on putting the frame up. Oops. If you’re interested in trying the shelves out yourself, check out Shanty-2-Chic, her blog explains it so much better than I could. I’ll stop rambling now, check out my shelf! It’s a little high but works well where we don’t bash our head/body into it when we sit (FYI- he’s 6ft and I’m 5ft 9in.. we’re tall). I’m going to get an IKEA hanging basket to put underneath it on the wall to hold *girly* toiletries, hang a picture above it eventually and probably get a basket for TP, wipes, etc.. you know, bathroom stuff.

 

It has kind of a rustic, rough look to it but I think that it fits in with the rest of the house. It makes me happy and that’s what matters! Of course while browsing Pinterest, I was sidetracked and board for bathroom updates may have been created in the process. Bwahahahahaha! I loves Pinterest. :) Needless to say there are LOTS of updates I’d like to attempt and once I’ve picked the next one, I’ll be sure to share!

Nimh

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Oh, Lu La-La Roe!

Oh, Lu La-La Roe!

Whups!

Did not mean to take so long between posts! Came across a *rare* opportunity to get some extra time with my boyfriend. Won’t go into it now but when I say rare, I mean rare. Long story short, I get three whole months of him to myself a year. When it comes to seeing him, I do everything in my power to find a way to get us together. That was last week! Hooray!

Anyways.

With that in mind, finding a job that is willing to work with his break schedule is difficult. I have been lucky enough to find one employer who understood and worked with me and it was a blessing. However, I know enough to know that was a very rare job. I stated in my previous post that I was thinking of opening my own small business. It seems to be the only option that will allow me to work my booty off for three months, then when he’s home, work at a slower pace or be able to stop and go on an adventure without having to beg for time off or scramble to switch schedules. My original idea started with wine bottle candles (even purchased a glass cutter!) and homemade soap, then add in laundry balls, soaps, other wine projects, etc. Pretty much whatever it is I create to make my home life easier/cheaper, I’d try and share with everyone else. But as all things go, it takes money to make money and I currently don’t have much. I’m price checking on many, many websites on their selections of fragrance/essential oils, Lye, bulk oils and butters. I’m pretty sure that I have an entire Pinterest board full of DIY soap molds but I need to purchase the additional items – you get the point. Plus that is one saturated market! Catch-22, the story of my life. I need to go another route.

This, finally, brings me to my point… LuLaRoe! That’s right folks, I’ve been bitten by the bug. The leggings are like BUTTER, the rumors are true! I do not lie! My first three purchases have been a pair of OS leggings (That’s my lovely legs in the photo! ;D ), a leopard print Cassie skirt and a Randy T. I’m obsessed.. to put it lightly. I love that the prices are actually reasonable! The leggings are $25! They’re snug, they’re SO soft, they fit my long legs and I don’t have to worry about translucency! SCORE. They’re a great product for the money. Plus, they only print 1000 (don’t quote me) of each print and once they’re out, they’re out! Goodbye, product saturation! While semi-patiently waiting for Facebook Pop-Up parties to begin, I started to look at how many women were apart of these groups. Holy, crap. Everyone loves LuLaRoe! 1864_10206943556208528_5277211456716804199_n

The highest I had seen? A whopping, 8.3K! I couldn’t believe it, over 8,000 women were apart of this group. Ten minutes into the party and items had already been claimed and had 14 other comments of women claiming next, should the lucky purchaser change their mind or not pay their invoice. And this was a pop-up party that I was randomly added to, for a woman who is living in Michigan.  A few of the groups I have joined have members around 1.6K and 3.6K, not 8,000 but still really respectable numbers! Next thing I knew, I found myself on the LuLaRoe (LLR) website, asking for more information about becoming an consultant. They also have a map where you can look up consultants in your area. In my town, there’s two women near me. Down in Savannah, there’s approximately 10. This has not exploded down here like it has everywhere else, yet. The market has not been saturated down here at all. *ding*ding*ding* Talk about striking when the iron’s hot!

I used the map on the LLR website and located a woman in my area, found her group on Facebook and sent her a message. Don’t get me wrong, this is a pricey start up but it seems on average 3-4 months, women are paying it back 100%. According to a few YouTube video’s I’ve watched, within a month! A month! They also went on to say that they would be looking at receiving in pocket, profit, by their fourth month. I’ve received the paperwork from the woman I contacted, or should I say, potential sponsor! I’m going to read on that and talk things over with the boyfriend and see where things go! Hopefully I’ve found my answer! :)

Nimh