Friday, March 7, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
This post has been a long time coming, but today we're going to talk about SLEEP or my lack of it. Up until about two years ago I was the best sleeper. I could sleep through the night, fall asleep in the car, take a nap, basically sleep on cue. However, once Grad school started and the stress began piling on among other adult responsibilities, I found myself not sleeping well AT ALL. These days, I'm used to waking up several times in the middle of the night. My favorite is waking up at 3 AM and not being able to go back to sleep for at least an hour. Fun! I also find my mind automatically wakes itself up at least an hour earlier than my alarm. This happens every. single. night. No matter what time I go to bed the night before or how tired my body is. I've tried everything except for doctor recommended sleeping pills, which I'm trying to avoid, but at this point I've become desperate. I've searched high and low for adequate sleeping techniques, and if you're like me, they work sometimes, but do not produce consistent results. However the tips below are the ones that I've found to be the best. Check them out if you would like, but I'm open to suggestions as well.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Good morning Turtle and Leafers! How's your Friday going so far? It's "rainy" and wet here in SoCal (notice how I wrote "rainy.") Seriously, we don't ever get rain down here so it's always interesting to see the way people react to "water falling from the sky." Be safe out there! Anyways, what are you up to this weekend? Any plans? And for those of you stuck in the rain, what is there to do in SoCal without the beach, hiking trails, and being outside? I'm at a loss! My high school friend is coming into town and instead of being able to take her down to the beach or hike at Crystal Cove I'm literally Yelp-ing "what do to in Orange County." Suggestions please! Oh and click for more for your weekly Friday roundup! Enjoy!
Monday, February 24, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Oh hey there Turtle and Leafers! This week was hectic, busy, but a good one and I was honestly out of creative juices every. single. night. But I didn't want to leave you hanging so I'm back, briefly, for just today with my favorite round-ups from around ze internet. Enjoy and I promise I'll be back next week in full force. Sometimes you just gotta miss something a little, if you know what I mean. Happy Friday!
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Whether you're single or in a relationship this Valentine's Day it's always nice to treat yourself to a little somethin' somethin'. You know what I mean? Today's roundup is full of sexy and girly, reds and pinks of all shades, and everything that I would want my significant other to gift me with tomorrow...and if you have no significant other, take initiative and treat yourself of course!
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
What are your plans for Valentine's Day? This year, the holiday falls on a Friday which means that couples and single individuals alike will be celebrating. Not stoked on a packed restaurant? Neither am I, which is why I'm introducing you to howaboutwe. A website for couples with specially curated activities that are set-up for a unique and exciting date night in or out. I first stumbled upon howaboutwe when they were only in New York, but gave a little squeal of excitement when I got an e-mail from them announcing that they were now in L.A. Membership is $18 a month and you get access to all kinds of curated dates. A few that caught my eye were the champagne brunch cruise and the camp out at home kit which comes with all the necessary supplies to make a perfect night in complete with items to roast your own s'mores. And if nothing catches your eye they have a personal concierge service where you can create and customize your own date! How AWESOME is that!? I got $50 off my first purchase because I was able to refer some of my friends to the site. Click either of the links above to use my referral and get $50 for yourself too! So here's to a unique and exciting Valentine's Day! Enjoy!
*I was in no way compensated for this post. My opinions are solely my own because I am VERY excited about howaboutwe!
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