Currently Loving // 005

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It's Tuesday yall! And I'm still kicking!!  First off, I have a HORRIBLE tooth ache.  I don't think I've ever had a tooth ache in my life.  Not one that keeps me up till 1:30am anyway.  Sad times.  My dentist couldn't see me on Monday and I'm not available when she is this week - so hmmmm?? We'll figure it out.  In the meantime, my sweet "R" gave me some Anbesol to try to help relieve some of the pain, and its working. Ok, ok guys, you can stop playing the violin, I'm done whining!

Moving on -

I totally forget how I found this shirt, but I kinda love it.  I don't think I'd have the balls to wear it, just because it's kind of rude.  I guess I just like the whole play on music since I play piano.  I shared it with some of my friends that I used to do music with back in the day and they all got a kick out of it.  You can purchase it here, and if you don't know (or couldn't figure it out), it says, "shut your face".

via Verily
Because if you didn't already know how much I love John Legend's "All of Me" song, Mary Rose at Verily Mag talks about it, along with a few other songs that, "evoke real love"

Y'all know I can't leave a "Currently Loving" post without a video, right?  Who does that anyway?  And so, without further ado - who doesn't love the Barden Bellas' finale on Pitch Perfect.  This just makes me all kinds of happy!!  I may or may not listen to the soundtrack on Spotify every once in a while #justsayin.

What?? Just three things?  I know I'm sorry.  I wish I could have talked about more, but honesty - my mouth is killing me and it's all I can think about!!  So I'm off - but I hope you all have an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING TUESDAY!!! Happy Tax Day!

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Monday Morning Coffee // 002

Monday, April 14, 2014

 Here we go again.  Another weekend gone to soon.

So if I were to wake up earlier than normal, and we were able to meet for coffee, I'd share with you that I got a ton done on my room!  I was able to get rid of my old desk and chair, re-homed by my friend for her son to use for homework!  And I also filled up a trash bag full of clothes to give to Goodwill.  I was also able to clean out and re-organize two drawers in my dresser, do a fun DIY Cork Coaster project and work on some other things that will be coming out sometime in the near future.  I'll give you a peak!!!
Yeah, I'm in love with it!  I am not too sure what I want to do with it, but I'm thinking maybe a 16x20 in my room, or something??  We'll see.

I also played around in the kitchen.  I wanted to make a pesto, but it kind of turned into a dressing!  Still tasted yummy.  Also made some DELISH oatmeal raisin cookies that I'll be posting soon (on hopefully) my new blog - dedicated only to food!!

This week will be absolutely SWAMPED! Mondays pretty much consume my life in meetings galore and fixing all the things that went wrong or needed to be changed over the weekend.  On Tuesday my new clerk is starting and I have a quality assurance quarterly meeting that takes up the majority of the afternoon.  On Wednesday I'll be training my new clerk all day as I'll be away from the office the next 5 days.  On Thursday I have an ANFP (Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals) workshop all day long and Friday is a holiday.  I decided to make it a four day weekend for me and took Monday off as well.  So while I'll be enjoying next weekend, I'll be paying for it Monday-Wednesday FOR SURE!

Captain Obvious would tell you I'm just trying to stay afloat at work this week.  So aside from that - my goals are to finalize a new name for this ol blog here 91 Dash (what's going on? click here), finalize a name for my food blog, work on more creative expressions and keep on getting my bedroom organized and clutter free.

What are you up to this week?

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DIY Coasters

Saturday, April 12, 2014

I have been completely in love with gold lately.  I know I'm late to the party, but better I show up late than never, right?  As I work on re-doing my bedroom I definitely want to incorporate gold as an accent color.  We all need a little glimmer and shimmer in our lives, right?
Inspired by this pin, I decided to get creative and have some fun creating some of my own coasters to keep in my room for all the Coke Zero water I drink :) At Target I found a pack of four cork coasters and got some paint supplies at Walmart.  Then I painted a gold base with glitter over that for two coasters and a plain white base for the others.
Let your creativity take over or browse some patterns for inspiration.  Polka dots, chevron, geometric - it is all up to you!  Now that I'm writing this out - I think I need to go and get more coasters!  After everything dries - for good measure I sealed it with some mod podge, but you can try it without if you're in a rush.
The gold based coasters came out much nicer than the white ones, but I think they all look lovely.  I may try to go over the striped and "Brave" coasters again with the gold to try and get it to pop a little more.  By far, my favorite is the cross coasters.  I love the edges of the crosses, how they fade and don't quite have an organized structure.  All the coasters were done free hand - and I think that definitely adds to the beauty of them!

What kind of creativity have you been engaging in at the moment?!

xoxo, Aukele
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Starting a New Business

Thursday, April 10, 2014

As I've shared in my 2014 Goals series, it is truly my heart's desire to become financially free and to expand my social life.  Previously, I let different things dictate how I handled my finances, and now I am paying for it (yes, literally as well).  On top of that, I was the girl who revolved her life around a single person, and it is important before I get into another serious relationship that I build my social circle and force myself out of my comfort zone.

Enter THIRTY-ONE BAGS!  I've known about this company for a few years, and love the message behind it (Proverbs 31).  I think this is a perfect channel for me to reach some of my financial and joyful goals I've set for myself this year.  Not only that, quite a few of their products can help me with my organizational goals - which I am SUPER excited about.  
  1.  Who doesn't love coordinating products?
  2.  Who wouldn't want to get it for free (or at a discount)?
  3.  What is more exciting about organizing than finding a cute system to organize yourself with?
$25 ($80 value) with a purchase of $35
$25 ($80 value) with a purchase of $35
Taking advantage of the specials really give you the most bang for your buck when shopping with Thirty One, for sure!  Check out some of these every day solutions as well:

If you are looking for an easy way to organize your life, I encourage you to peruse my Thirty One Bags site and I guarantee that we can find several solutions that will work for you and your home.  Also - if you just want to splurge on yourself with a weekender bag or new tote, that is totally cool too!  If you want to host a party, we can definitely do a virtual party if you don't reside in Hawaii and you're able to get all the benefits that you would in a regular "brick and mortar" type party.  Lastly, if you're looking for an opportunity to meet some of your financial, social, spiritual and organizational goals, let's talk - this just might be the thing for you too!!

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PHOTO DUMP: Noah's 5th Birthday

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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