Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: 5 for Friday

5 for Friday

4:00 AM

It’s Friday already.  The second day of the new year.  Welcome 2015, I hope to experience many great things with you, if you could keep things the way they were last year or even better then you my friend will be the greatest year ever.  Ever since I got out of sadness in life (a few years ago) I’ve lived in such a great atmosphere.  Don’t get me wrong, I get mad and sad, but I don’t fret over the little things and I get over things a lot faster.  I feel like these past few weeks have been such a blur, I guess that’s what the holidays to do you.  Is it just me or did the holidays go by a lot faster this year?  Anyway, time to jump into my 5 for Friday.

1.  2015

Happy New Year!  Welcome 2015, grab a seat and stay a while!  Or at least until 2016 kicks you out and steals your seat.  This means we are that much closer to Fast 7!

2.  NY

The past few years, my New Year’s celebrations were either at home or they were spent in a very boring manner, just imagine me the dressed up one (I mean dressed to the nines) at a friend’s house where everyone has jeans and a tshirt on, talk about overdressed.  This year I was invited to upstate New York to join in on festivities.  I had so much fun!  I’ll try my best to do a recap but I can’t make any promises, the next few weeks are pretty busy.

3.  Lilly in Pink

I am getting more orders than I can keep up with.  I had mason jar orders for the first time in a hot second, and now one of my blogger friends wants to purchase two more sets of bangles, EEEKKKK!  I did a little happy dance when she contacted me.  I love that people enjoy the work that I have so much fun making.  Plus, when you’re rewarded in something that you like doing, whether it be a compliment or a sale it’s very exciting.  Oh, and also I have a little mini sale going on!  It’s to kick off the New Year with a little present from me to you.  Everything in the store ($10+) is 15% off!  Just type in code WELCOME2015 to receive it!  This will be going on until January 9th so don’t miss out.  Oh and in case you've never visited my store, click here.

Ear Jacket:  Born Pretty Store // Necklace:  Born Pretty Store // Scarf:  Born Pretty Store

4.  Blogger Perks

If you follow me on Instagram you already saw this picture the other day.  I got some really awesome stuff from Born Pretty.  The scarf, ear jacket, necklace, and nail supplies (nail supplies aren’t pictured here) are all so amazing!  Everyone knows how much I LOVE Marilyn Monroe so this scarf is perfect.  I’ve been wanting to try ear jackets and this necklace is so quirky, every gem/stone is different.  The nail art supplies I haven’t tried yet but I’m going to try and make a mermaid effect design, we will see how it turns out.

5.  Back to a healthy lifestyle

I promised myself that after the holidays I would go back to my healthy lifestyle.  So most likely starting next week it’s back to what I was eating before with my allowed cheat days.  I hate calling it a diet because as soon as I call it a diet I fail at it, so I just say it’s a change in lifestyle because well, technically it kind of is.  I think my mom and I will also feel better once we cut out some of the carbs and sugars we’ve consumed.  My mom is diabetic and I unfortunately have higher sugar levels than what the average is so the doctor’s said I need to start watching myself now so I don’t end up like my mama.  Maybe I’ll even start going to the gym with my mom so we can have rock hard abs and killer bodies in bikinis haha.  


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  1. I definitely need to get back to eating healthier too. I've been SO bad recently, it's time to get back on track. Oh and I definitely need to check out your Etsy store! I love mason jars!! Happy 2015 girl!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. That is such a great feeling when people love stuff you enjoy making for them!! Blogger perks are awesome, I love that scarf. I would love to hear about NYE in NYC!!

    1. I seriously love blogger perks! It really is a great feeling and I think I'll be posting about NY, it was actually upstate, not the city but it was still really fun!

  3. That's great that you're usually the overdressed one at parties. I've always wanted to host a NYE party {with our friends that we see almost weekly} and have everyone dress up in cocktail attire. I think it would be really difficult to get the husbands on board with that one but the idea always floats around in my head every year. But you got to go somewhere exciting this year! Yay!!


    1. I am always severely overdressed haha. It's ok though, I love it. I think the cocktail attire is a fun idea! I mean everyone can always bring clothes to change into once the ball drops!

  4. Congrats on booming sales!! Such a great feeling for your hard work to pay off! Cheers to 2015 :)

    Pumps and Push-Ups

  5. I'm glad you were finally able to have a great NYE!

    1. I had good ones before but I just haven't left the house haha, I almost never do. This year was so much fun though, and thank you!

  6. I am so with you on getting back to the healthier eating! I put down some serious cookies over the holidays!

    1. Yea, girl let me tell you about these brownies I made that I stuffed my face with. I think from my baking and my mom's cooking combined I gained a lot haha. Every extra pound on my body right now was totally worth it though haha

  7. Also trying to eat healthier! In my mind, it's no specific diet- it's just... making an effort to not eat as much crap as before! -Dorrie @ Bear Den Plantation

  8. Hey Monica, I just found your sweet spot through the 5 on Friday and have been having fun exploring. Your shop is the cutest! I love the dandelion mason jars and the cute lids!! So fun!!

    Excited to peek around a little more!!


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