Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, May 31

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View of Diamond Head from the Halekulani hotel on Oahu, Hawaii

  1. Mood:
  2. Not too shabby, tabby. :) Today is a federal holiday here in the US (Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day), and it’s sort of our unofficial summer kickoff.

  3. What do you do for a living?
  4. I’m a professional blogger (I use the term loosely) and do some freelance writing on the side.

  5. Who’s in your posse?
  6. A loose band of ragamuffins. El Hub and Tabs, mostly, and when I’m able to see them, Cindy and Jen, two friends from childhood.

  7. What projects are you currently working on?
  8. Nothing really big. Slowly but surely I’m improving how I organize and store my makeup, my gigantic collection of print magazines (I keep them for ideas), books and my clothes. I should probably be working harder to decorate our condo (not my forte), because after six months it still looks like we just moved in.

  9. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find?
  10. Most of my clothes (some are still in boxes from the move), stacks of books and boxes on the floor, a pair of L.A.M.B. high heels that I can barely walk in but still keep because I love how they look, an acoustic guitar, a few random scarves, three purses and sometimes a cat.

  11. Where do you find inspiration?
  12. Many different places. Often I’ll find it in the comments here on the blog; sometimes in books, on blogs or in magazines; and sometimes in song lyrics or poetry. I’m a very visual person, so I’m also inspired by movies and nature (particularly the ocean).

  13. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind?
  14. Running, reading, watching movies, listening to music and taking pictures. When I get the chance, I also like to spend time with friends.

  15. Where are you right now?
  16. At my desk in my living room/home office.

  17. Outfit:
  18. Dark gray yoga pants, a yellow and white striped tank top and un-matching hot pink hoodie. Stylish, I know! I’m thinking about changing into a sundress or jeans and a summery top pretty soon.

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. Just some small but important things: I want to closely monitor my moods and stay relaxed, stick to my schedules, call my brother to say hi, and get in some extra push-ups and sit-ups.

Here we go again (on our own!) — time to conquer yet another Monday. :)

Do you have today off from work? El Hub does, so we may try to catch a movie or do some gardening. Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, I hope you have an exceptional day! Paint a picture of it for me here in the Monday Poll. Just grab your favorite morning beverage (don’t skip that part; it’s very important!), copy the list below, and paste it with your answers in the comments.


Le list

1. Mood:
2. What do you do for a living?
3. Who’s in your posse?
4. What projects are you currently working on?
5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find?
6. Where do you find inspiration?
7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind?
8. Where are you right now?
9. Outfit:
10. Your weekly goals:

Here’s to a great summer, *rasies teacup*!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Zoe says:

    1. Mood:
    stressed
    2. What do you do for a living?
    I go to school…
    3. Who’s in your posse?
    my friends
    4. What projects are you currently working on?
    does studying count?
    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find?
    i actually dont have a closet but I’m moving in a month and my new room has lots of closet space :)
    6. Where do you find inspiration?
    lots of places…magazines, movies, etc
    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind?
    sleep
    8. Where are you right now?
    my desk in my bedroom
    9. Outfit:
    pajamas!
    10. Your weekly goals:
    study and get good grades on my exams (my first exam is on thursday!)

  2. Jenna says:

    1. Mood: a little annoyed with SO but fine overall
    2. What do you do for a living? paralegal, going to law school in the fall
    3. Who’s in your posse? don’t have one
    4. What projects are you currently working on? makeup organization
    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? a lot of clothing on the floor, sadly
    6. Where do you find inspiration? from myself, my own drive, beliefs, etc.
    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? watching amazing TV shows like Firefly, Buffy, Arrested Development, Dr. Who
    8. Where are you right now? in my computer room/guest bedroom
    9. Outfit: just pjs at the moment
    10. Your weekly goals: Start looking at apartments, buy some supplements and get familiar with the terminology I’ll be encountering at law school

  3. Rachel says:

    1. Mood: still waking up, looking forward to today…one year anniversary for me and my boo! :D
    2. What do you do for a living? full time student, part time receptionist at a pretty big salon around here
    3. Who’s in your posse? well my close knit one would be my boyfriend, sis and her boy, and my two close friends evie and krista
    4. What projects are you currently working on? mainly just focused on a big project i have due for my education class…20 pages and a powerpoint! :[
    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? way too many clothes since i have a hard time letting go, a yoga mat, acoustic guitar, and a random array of shoes, purses , and scarves.
    6. Where do you find inspiration? music, mainly…but it also comes from books and art..it just depends on the mood i’m in
    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? i am such a booknerd. so i’m always reading. i also like to blog sometimes, or just bum around with my boyfriend.
    8. Where are you right now? in my bedroom, at my desk
    9. Outfit: still in pj mode…old chicago blackhawks shirt and purple pj pants..sexy i know
    10. Your weekly goals: keep up the good work with exercising, and tackle that crazy education project!

    have a great week karen!

  4. Eileen says:

    1. Mood: Excellent! I seem to be afflicted with “Happy Camper Syndrome” :-)

    2. What do you do for a living? I’m retired now, but worked as an ESL teacher; then counselor and categorical program adviser for 38 years.

    3. Who’s in your posse? My husband, two sons, huskies, and some wonderful gal pals (one I’ve known for 50 years!)

    4. What projects are you currently working on? Remodeling the house room by room.

    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? Dead bodies! No, just clothes actually.

    6. Where do you find inspiration? In natural settings and in classical music (Beethoven’s the man)

    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? I love to work out or go for walks. Doing something very physical gets rid of the stress real fast and makes me feel good.

    8. Where are you right now? Sitting at my desk.

    9. Outfit: Robe and slippers.
    10. Your weekly goals: Plan the next house project and then try to convince my husband!

  5. Jane says:

    1. Mood: exasperated (my baby hasn’t been napping well today)
    2. What do you do for a living? (taught high school for 8 yrs but recently became a full-time week (more than 40 hrs/wk!!!)
    3. Who’s in your posse? handsome husband, adorable 2 yr old girl, precious 2 month old girl
    4. What projects are you currently working on? losing my pregnancy weight
    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? clothes (color-coordinated!), lots of bags, stuff that should be in storage
    6. Where do you find inspiration? the news, blogs, people, my girls
    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? ice cold chai with whipped cream; journaling; running for miles and miles; watching LOST all over again
    8. Where are you right now? in my hallway, making sure my kids are sleeping
    9. Outfit: tanktop and shorts (I don’t care at the moment how I look b/c my goal all morning has been to make sure my kids get fed, changed, and ready for a LONG nap
    10. Your weekly goals: run 15 miles (or more); stick to our monthly budget; put away all winter clothes, jackets, and blankets

  6. Marina says:

    1. Mood: a bit upset..
    2. What do you do for a living? It’s not that interesting. But in 2 years I plan to do something different and I am working on it now.
    3. Who’s in your posse? friends :)
    4. What projects are you currently working on?on-line magazine, portfolio, improve my skills in certain areas.
    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? mostly clothes.
    6. Where do you find inspiration? culture and art ( I’ve actually studied it at the university), music and nature. Also CATS!
    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? watch NOT serious shows like Gossip Girl, Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives :blush: ot read serious books about human’s behaviour (part of my work), history and cultury or classics. I also like to walk.
    8. Where are you right now? Just came home.
    9. Outfit: brown topshop skirt and t-shirt.
    10. Your weekly goals: think about summer!!! make at least some plans.
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… Win 50 shades of Make Up For Ever New Lipstick Rouge Artist =-.

  7. Rachael says:

    Le list

    1. Mood: Tired, we went to a bonfire last night and we were there for quite a while.

    2. What do you do for a living? I’m a student, so nothing really.

    3. Who’s in your posse? My girls Amanda and Candice, then probably Chris and our cat Indie, Amanda’s husband Alan. Maybe the new fluffy kitten my friend wants us to take…

    4. What projects are you currently working on? Altering my friend’s dress, a few other sewing ideas, like the skirt i’m making into a belted mini dress.

    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? A mess of my regular clothes, a leprechaun costume, my Princess Leia costume for comic con (!), sequins, shoes, and cat toys.

    6. Where do you find inspiration? Fashion shows, I can’t afford all of those clothes, so I take what I can and alter it.

    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? I love, love, love to dance. Or I sit back, put on a movie that I don’t have to think about and eat.

    8. Where are you right now? In bed. Its so comfy.

    9. Outfit: a tank top and shorts

    10. Your weekly goals: Have patience for the maintenance guy to get my fridge replaced, so I can move my shelf back cause its in the way and I have my pantry in shambles because the other one broke. Its like all my stuff got together and said “let’s break!”
    .-= Rachael’s last blog post… License to Thrill: I Wanna be a Bond Girl =-.

  8. Kelly says:

    1. Mood: Chipper because no work today and it’s been a sunny, warm weekend!

    2. What do you do for a living? My title is Management Associate, which is fancy for Executive Assistant. I would love to say “Professional Blogger” some day!

    3. Who’s in your posse? Mr. VV, and 3 cats. Every other weekend my step-daughter.

    4. What projects are you currently working on? Too many! My site is being re-done and I am working on another blog related project. We’re also doing major house stuff like replacing all the carpet (what a PITA) and windows. Then come curtains. Also I would like to re-arrange my polish stash to go by color instead of by brand.

    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? A million pairs of shoes, lots of clothes, a wicker hamper and very frequently, Sammy, chewing shoelaces!

    6. Where do you find inspiration? Music, TV & movies mostly but sometimes from my cats

    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? Watch TV, read, chill in hot tub

    8. Where are you right now? At my desk in my office

    9. Outfit: PJ’s and slippers!

    10. Your weekly goals: Re-organize nail stash, drink 75% more water and walk a few times
    .-= Kelly’s last blog post… Cat Mouth =-.

  9. ipq says:

    1. Mood: super stressed and deep in self-pity
    2. What do you do for a living? engineer, work for an IT firm
    3. Who’s in your posse? my mum who is my fave person on the whole wide world
    4. What projects are you currently working on? getting married, adapting to a change in my project at work
    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? lots of whites and beiges and nudes, bows and frills
    6. Where do you find inspiration? i’m rarely inspired lately
    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? shopping, eating, sleeping, love movies too
    8. Where are you right now? at home sitting on my bed
    9. Outfit: pjs
    10. Your weekly goals: finishing the week in one piece and, cross-fingers, without a drop of tear…

  10. Lorraine says:

    1. Mood: Sad that I have to do work on Memorial Day…there are ups to freelance writing, but the downside is working on holidays. No insurance, no benefits, no official “days off.”

    2. What do you do for a living? See above. :) I’m looking for a full time job at a non-profit…currently write part time for one, do research for another, and do freelance writing on the side.

    3. Who’s in your posse? My family (+extended!), my lovely fiance and my college friends. I also have two pre-college friends I keep in touch with.

    4. What projects are you currently working on? Doing an analysis for a hospital, articles for the non-profit and a research paper for the other non-profit. The last project is unpaid. Yay. :( Once I get those out of the way, I want to focus on working on my blogs.

    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? Clothes, a Sephora shopping bag filled with scarves and some old pillows and sheets.

    6. Where do you find inspiration? History. I love reading historical novels or non-fiction books. Most of my fashion and makeup style is influenced by historical fashion.

    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? I know that it sounds like work, but I LOVE to read! I pray that I will be able to find a job where I get to do what I love. I’m currently re-reading Slavenka Drakulic’s first book about Communism…I really want to finish it, but I have work to do!

    8. Where are you right now? Working in the living room and watching an NCIS (my favorite show!) marathon on USA.

    9. Outfit: Target purple baby doll halter dress and black lattice earrings from H&M.

    10. Your weekly goals: Get all my work done! Period! :)
    .-= Lorraine’s last blog post… Before my adieu…. =-.

  11. Amber says:

    1. Mood: groggy but good because I have the day off!

    2. What do you do for a living? I’m a materials engineer and I work in the specialty petroleum coke group of a major oil company (not BP, thank goodness!)

    3. Who’s in your posse? My husband, my family. Hopefully soon a new kitty. :)

    4. What projects are you currently working on? Trying to put together enough posts to auto-post to my blog while I am on vacation! I don’t have a craft area at this house so that is my only creative outlet at the moment, but hopefully we will change that by the end of the year.

    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? Mostly cardigans, dresses, shoes, and a mess of jewelry.

    6. Where do you find inspiration? Nature, magazines, MBB ;)

    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? Reading, biking, dining out, napping

    8. Where are you right now? My couch!

    9. Outfit: my nightgown and robe — we slept til almost noon! But this nightgown is the best ever — made of modal and sooooo soft. I would wear it 24/7 if I could.

    10. Your weekly goals: get everything squared away at work so I get minimal calls and emails while I’m on vacation the following two weeks!
    .-= Amber’s last blog post… When cheap is good =-.

  12. Beth says:

    Le List!

    1. Mood: Stressed. I was meant to get so much done this weekend and I’ve hardly done anything. I seem to have pulled a muscle in my back moving some junk this morning, I’ve had a toothache all week and I still have a really nasty job to get done for work tomorrow. Not the funnest weekend ever.

    2. What do you do for a living? I work for a communications consultancy. The easiest way to describe it is that I’m the PA to the Sales Manager, but thats under-selling it a bit. I do a lot of stuff.

    3. Who’s in your posse? I’m in a bit of a posse transitioning phase at the moment, or at least thats how it feels. I would say my dad is probably my best friend, but my cat Hobo and my childhood friend Lew are there too.

    4. What projects are you currently working on? Trying to get my life into some sort of order! Big project! I need to do so much to just feel that I’m working from a solid platform, so let me get back to you on that one.

    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? A huge mess. It’s one of the things that needs to be sorted out.

    6. Where do you find inspiration? This is a tough one. Lately, I’ve been lacking. I read a lot of blogs and I always find inspiration in some of the great things that other bloggers put out there. Music is another inspiration too.

    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? Unwhat?

    8. Where are you right now? At home, in my bedroom. Surrounded by crap that needs to be put away but I just can’t bring myself to do any more. Its 7pm, I have work stuff to do and I need to eat.

    9. Outfit: PJs! Pale blue, ¾ PJ bottoms with pink, darker blue and white tropical flowers and a pink t-shirt with a picture of a cat and a naughty slogan that says; “Kitty’s Pet Grooming: Your pussy never smelled so good.”

    10. Your weekly goals: Not cry at the dentist tomorrow, get at least 5 things from my to-do list done and make it through to Friday when I have another day off and am having lunch with a friend I haven’t seen in ages.

    I hope you, El Hub and Tabs are having a great long weekend!

    Bx
    .-= Beth’s last blog post… Review: 17 Mirror Shine Lipsticks & Tesco Sunglasses =-.

  13. Diana S. says:

    1. Mood: I feel great, I got up early (no work today!) and got alot of cleaning done!

    2. What do you do for a living? Im an Accident investigator (not always a pretty job)

    3. Who’s in your posse? My hubby, my 2 kids, and my 3 best friends, carmen, Cindy and Patty

    4. What projects are you currently working on? Organizing a Cub scout group and becoming a Den leader! Yup, Im a Troop mom! lol

    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? My attic has been renovated and the entire area is my closet…racks of clothes, rows of shoes, jewelry, rows and rows of purses, and its quiet a mess right now

    6. Where do you find inspiration? I find it here on this blog when it comes to make up! lol But with life in general…my 2 kids inspire me

    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? Cooking and reading

    8. Where are you right now? on my laptop in my dining room

    9. Outfit: VS Pink joggers and a pink tank top….just got off the treadmill a little while ago.

    10. Your weekly goals: donate clothes we dont use or need anymore, sign up for another Cub scouting leaders course, try to work out at least 1/2 hour every day this week.

  14. Keener says:

    1. Mood: Anxious about what I should do next, if anything at all… let things fall as they may or work on maintaining bonds even if I’m the only one to do it?
    2. What do you do for a living? I allow people to think I’m a really together and well-organized person
    3. Who’s in your posse? A small crew of concerned and adored individuals.
    4. What projects are you currently working on? Organizing my life! Work and play. Oh and the apartment.
    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? Mostly just work clothes, few purses on the door, closet organizers, my new make-up in its train case that’s not being used yet.
    6. Where do you find inspiration? When my environment is perfectly soundtracked by the song on my ipod. That’s when I know beauty and possibilities exists.
    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? Music… listening only.
    8. Where are you right now? Work… in Canada so we had our summer-kick-off day last week.
    9. Outfit: Tweed pencil skirt, Black scoop-neck t-shirt with ebellished sleeves, and sensible flats
    10. Your weekly goals: To start eating more raw veggies.

    • jess says:

      I feel the same way about #1. I’m in a standstill with one of my former bff’s over whether to make the effort all by myself or let her go. I can totally relate! Its so hard to know if its worth doing it all by yourself. Doesn’t that show they don’t care about us as much as we do for them?

  15. Hyzenthlay says:

    1. Mood: Not bad – tired of grading, but it’s my fault I procrastinated the lab books (about 40 assignments each for 43 students)
    2. What do you do for a living? I teach high school science (what’s your super power? :) )
    3. Who’s in your posse? Uh. My dog, Echo?
    4. What projects are you currently working on? GRADING LAB BOOKS
    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? A giant mess
    6. Where do you find inspiration? When I see the light bulb above a kids head when they suddenly “get it.” That, and the few times kids say “thank you for teaching me” and come back and tell me what they’re doing, and how I affected their lives. With graduation in a week and a half, that’s going to come up soon . . . seniors get so sentimental when they graduate :) I have to drink it all in and keep it to sustain me through the hard parts of the school year.
    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? During the school year I usually unwind by watching TV or movies. During the summer I love to read, go backpacking and camping, and read/spend time outside at climbing destinations (my bf is a climber, I was, but now I prefer to veg on the ground and be supportive).
    8. Where are you right now? Sitting on my couch, trying to convince my dog that he doesn’t have to shove slobbery duck (current favorite toy) into my face.
    9. Outfit: Poppy colored tank, brown linen shorts
    10. Your weekly goals: Finish grading those lab books, catch up all other grades, write final exams, write study guides for final exams (yes, in that order . . . that way I can be sure that the study guide will actually HELP my students study for the final).

  16. Catherine says:

    1. Mood: Sad. I’ve been out sick for the last week and a half so I’m going to spend beautiful today inside studying. In addition, I managed to trigger another muscle spasm in my neck/shoulder/back on Saturday which is just KILLING me right now. =/

    2. What do you do for a living? I am web assistant to one of the departments on campus.

    3. Who’s in your posse? I don’t really have a posse… I mean, there are people in my life but I don’t really feel like any of them play a huge supporting role in my life, mostly I play a supporting role in theirs. =/

    4. What projects are you currently working on? Laundry… skipping 1 week means about 5 loads… which are now washed and dried, just not folded yet. ;_;

    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? Clothes, shoes, archives of my school work, scarves, handbags, SO’s soccer stuff, and a hamper overflowing with clothes yet to be folded.

    6. Where do you find inspiration? For writing? Mostly in everyday things, things that sort of just click as I go about my day. For makeup, usually by reading other blogs and seeing promo images from launches. That being said, I rarely ever am inspired to dupe a look, but it’s happened once or twice. I am just inspired to get different colors and then inspired by the colors I have to work with, if that makes sense.

    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? Blogging, reading, napping is one of my all-time favorites right now. I also like to do my nails when I have time.

    8. Where are you right now? In my bedroom at my desk.

    9. Outfit: Right now my PJs – a hot pink tank top and Hello Kitty fuzzy sleep pants.

    10. Your weekly goals: Man, I just want to get through Tuesday! Makeup final exam plus final presentation. And then my last final presentation is on Friday. I have no finals during finals week this quarter, so on Friday, I am DONE! Then the packing and moving starts… ;_; Well, if I have one weekly goal it would be to sleep at least 7 hours a night so my shoulder can heal up.
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… MAC To The Beach Marine Life High-Light Powder Pt. 2 =-.

  17. Nina says:

    Hi there Karen & Tabs!

    1. Mood: happy. no work. stress free day.

    2. What do you do for a living? logistics specialist.

    3. Who’s in your posse? hubs, anja, linus, mojo :D + the bestie and her fam and my sis!

    4. What projects are you currently working on? organization! we have one room that i need to just for once and for all — organize.

    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? my clothes and shoes. the hubs clothes and shoes.

    6. Where do you find inspiration? little things – sunshine, nature, rain, smiles, purrs. pretty random.

    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? on the couch with a book and a cup of green tea.

    8. Where are you right now? dining room table – just finished lunch. i made chicken bbq.

    9. Outfit: green shorts & tank. really, really grungy.

    10. Your weekly goals: get organized for our brenham trip (hubs’ niece’s wedding) this weekend. sit down w/ my bestie’s sister to plan out the bestie’s baby shower (this is urgent!!!)….

    have a great week, cheers! ;)

  18. Liz says:

    1. Mood: Great! It’s been a very good day (it’s evening here in France)
    2. What do you do for a living? Freelance technical writer
    3. Who’s in your posse? Hub, cat, friends across Europe and in the US
    4. What projects are you currently working on? Work ones mostly. Home deco is about 3 years overdue but there’s always something more interesting to do! Like you, deco’s definitely not my forte!
    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? Several cases of French wine :-) It’s a good place to put it as we never heat the bedroom.
    6. Where do you find inspiration? I’m a geek girl so systems, machines etc. Thrilling eh?
    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? Long walks, good food and wine, foot massage from hub, classical music, MBB, YouTube makeup tutorials…
    8. Where are you right now? At home
    9. Outfit: Grey studded t-shirt, black jeans, Birks
    10. Your weekly goals: Work ones mainly as there’s a lot to do at the moment.

  19. Tania says:

    Karen,
    You also forgot that Memorial Day equals sales and I totally took advantage on Saturday! Yeah!! BTW: I’m drinking iced tea with lemon and splenda. Gotta love the iced tea pot!

    Le list
    1. Mood:
    relaxed yet focused and somewhat excited.
    2. What do you do for a living?
    I work at two churches. Church 1) Director of Youth and Family Ministries. Church 2) Administrative Assistant and Director of Youth Ministries.
    3. Who’s in your posse?
    The fam
    4. What projects are you currently working on?
    To many to list here. Mostly getting organized and beautified.
    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find?
    Actually I cleaned it this weekend. Lots of clothes mostly tops all organized by category and color. I also have curtains, my art supplies, and shoes including my favorite pair which are black patent leather peep toe platform wedge slingbacks. Yeah, they’re amazing!
    6. Where do you find inspiration?
    Books, magazines, blogs, TV, everywhere.
    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind?
    Pretty lame stuff actually: crash in front of the TV, read non-work books, go on a walk
    8. Where are you right now?
    At home organizing and watching The Jersey Shore. LOL!
    9. Outfit:
    Orange tank and printed cropped PJ pants
    10. Your weekly goals:
    Continue to get organized and keep what I have clean….clean. Take deep breaths no matter how CRAZY humid it is.

  20. Lydia Joy says:

    Hope you have a great Memorial Day! Lovin’ the blog!!

    xoxo

    1. Mood: Good. Ready for the holiday festivities to really begin (It’s 2:34 PM, what are we waiting for!?).
    2. What do you do for a living? I’m a full-time student and a part-time (full-time come this time next week) teacher’s assistant at a child care center.
    3. Who’s in your posse? Raychel, Jennifer, Cait, Jason, Chelsea.. Love my friends!
    4. What projects are you currently working on? Nothing in particular at the moment.. And that kind of bums me out! I guess I’m working on school when I HAVE to. :p
    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? CLOTHES, CLOTHES, CLOTHES! Shoes, junk, bags, everything imaginable..
    6. Where do you find inspiration? In my surroundings.
    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? Sleep, eat, lay out, work out, be with friends, shop.. Just about anything does the trick.
    8. Where are you right now? Relaxing at my parents’ house..
    9. Outfit: AE denim short shorts, Mossimo cami top, H&M bikini.. HEY! It’s Memorial Day!!
    10. Your weekly goals: To get thru the rest of the wk. (;
    .-= Lydia Joy’s last blog post… YELLO’! =-.

  21. Deirdre says:

    1. Mood: Kinda tired, but relaxed! I had a day fully of study but now I’m ready to relax!
    2. What do you do for a living? I’m a student! Starting University in Autumn hopefully!
    3. Who’s in your posse? My family(mum,dad,2 sisters, and brother) and my friends from school!
    4. What projects are you currently working on? None at the minute, I have my final exams at school next week and I’m concentrating on studying!
    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? A mess! Clothes, mainly my going out clothes, shoes and shoe boxes, handbangs, books, and letters and cards.
    6. Where do you find inspiration? Books, music, magazines
    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? Going on the internet, reading, listening to music, TV, talking on the phone to my friends
    8. Where are you right now? In my sitting room in front of the computer, watching Friends on TV also.
    9. Outfit: Skinny jeans, black cardigan, and a tshirt with a photographic print on it of black and white photos.
    10. Your weekly goals STUDY!

  22. Rachel says:

    1. Mood: Pretty good! Especially since I have the day off!

    2. What do you do for a living? I work in benefits, recruiting, management and event planning for a law firm.

    3. Who’s in your posse? My hubby, my two cats (Cindi-Loo and Tonks) and me! There are always a few friends thrown in, but mainly it’s just us. :)

    4. What projects are you currently working on? My hubby and I are trying to get our stuff together to meet with a financial planner. Ugh. I hate being an adult.

    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? We have a “dressing room” so it’s an open closet. You’d find all our clothes, shoes, my purses etc. Speaking of…we just hired a closet company to do a build out on the dressing room. Yahoo! It’s nothing fancy, but it will be WAY more organized!

    6. Where do you find inspiration? Nature…I’m amazed by God’s creation whenever I’m outside.

    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? Read make-up blogs!, excercise, shop…you know…the u-sh.

    8. Where are you right now? On my couch relaxing after a busy weekend!

    9. Outfit: My robe. :) I worked out earlier so I came home and showered and I haven’t gotten to the point where I want to get dressed. I’ll probably get in PJs. Oh, how I love lazy Mondays!

    10. Your weekly goals: Keep a good perspective and attitude during a REALLY busy week. My big recruiting program starts tomorrow, so I have orientations, welcome lunches and training to conduct and coordinate tomorrow. Good times!

  23. Rita says:

    1. Mood: It’s almost bedtime :(
    2. What do you do for a living? Work in an office, mainly with the CEO.
    3. Who’s in your posse? I don’t know if I have one.
    4. What projects are you currently working on? Millions. Always reorganizing (read: thinking about it), taking care of my health (gym & gymnastics over 10 hours per week – !), taking care of my plants, making clothes or jewellery, etc. I plan a lot, I just don’t have time/energy to do all.
    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? No space left!
    6. Where do you find inspiration? I’m very visual, too. I’m inspired by colors. I observe, apply, and execute!
    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? Masokist sports & coutch potato. I like to do things with my hands.
    8. Where are you right now? At home, in my living room.
    9. Outfit: Pyjamas.
    10. Your weekly goals: I should not spend money, but save it for my summer holiday.

  24. Kate & Zena says:

    1. Mood:
    Sleepy. It’s overcast AND I’m still recovering from an evil migraine that plagued my weekend.

    2. What do you do for a living?\
    Full time student. When I’m not in school, I’m also known as the Zena Entertainer, Retriever, Trainer and Walker.

    3. Who’s in your posse?
    Zena, my parents and a little brother whom I don’t get along with.

    4. What projects are you currently working on?
    Nothing much at the moment. I’m working on expanding my summer wardrobe though. I lack dresses and skirts.

    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find?
    Clothes, shoes and bins full of blankets (I have no idea why that bin is in my room), games, craft stuff and books.

    6. Where do you find inspiration?
    Everywhere. Inspiration can be found anywhere if you look for it. I’m incredibly visual but I might find inspiration from a song or a texture or a taste as well.

    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind?
    Read, listen to music, watch movies, nap with Zena.

    8. Where are you right now?
    At my computer in the living room.

    9. Outfit:
    Pajamas.

    10. Your weekly goals:
    Dentist tomorrow. Yikes.

  25. lo says:

    1. Mood: Sunny!

    2. What do you do for a living? Recent college grad… right now, finding financial supporters for my internship.

    3. Who’s in your posse? I have a super random mix… I’m pretty lucky to have a wide social circle.

    4. What projects are you currently working on? See number 2… being employed by a non-profit is crazy stuff when it pretty much means raising my own salary.

    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? A huge avalanche of clothes and crafty stuff.

    6. Where do you find inspiration? Nature and photos and beauty in random places.

    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? By the pool, or a movie night with friends. Or if I want to get out of the house, a pitcher at a local pub with some good friends and good conversation.

    8. Where are you right now? Out by the pool haha… yay Memorial Day!

    9. Outfit: Itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, navy polka dot bikini… with ruffles!

    10. Your weekly goals: Get people to actually respond to me. Gosh.

  26. Liz! says:

    1. Mood: Content. I had a nice breakfast with the hubs and my family, and now we’re watching River Monsters on animal planet!
    2. What do you do for a living? Currently I am a happy housewife, part time art teacher, and graduate student. Formerly (about a month ago, hard to believe, it seems so long ago now) I was a very stressed out case manager at a residential treatment facility for teenage girls, and a floundering graduate student. It’s nice to feel balanced again and make good grades like I did in undergrad.
    3. Who’s in your posse? My hubs and our awesome dog, Connor. My brothers and my dad now that we live in New England again. My college bestie and her hubs who live in Pennsylvania now, but we visit often. And of course my girls here.
    4. What projects are you currently working on? Organizing alllllll of our crap! Our place here is alot smaller :/ But I still wouldn’t trade our nice place but stressful lives in Missouri for what we’ve got here :)
    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? Cardigans in every color you could think of. Tons of sandals, flip flops, flats and boots. Purses. Backpacks and luggage. And a vacuum….we have nowhere else to put it lol
    6. Where do you find inspiration? Nature. People. Travel.
    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? Take walks, do yoga. Getting a coffee with friends. Self manicures are always fun.
    8. Where are you right now? In the living room. Watching River Monsters!!! Almost as good as shark week ;)
    9. Outfit: Skinny jeans, gray tissue tee, white striped cardigan (despite how warm it is outside, it’s cold in the basement!
    10. Your weekly goal: Up the yoga. I neeeeeed to develop upper body strength. Find a facial sunscreen that doesn’t break me out. Eat less peanut m&m’s, they’re my weakness!

  27. Stef says:

    1. Mood: A little frustrated, the kids are whining because they got in trouble! But I’m still taking them to see Great Grandma and go swimming!

    2. What do you do for a living? I am a stay at home Mom, my husband is a Sergeant in a Prison.

    3. Who’s in your posse? My two daughters, my neighbor girls, and my besties I’ve had since forever!

    4. What projects are you currently working on? Figuring out how to archive the books I’ve read on my Kindle, training for a military mud run in October, and learning how to roller skate faster for derby.

    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? My husbands massive t-shirt collection hanging up, suitcases, a guitar, lots of my shoes, and my box of high school memories and my box of love letters my husband wrote to me while we were courting!

    6. Where do you find inspiration? The kids, fitness magazines, my friends!

    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? Since I am home with my kids, I work pretty much 24/7, but I do go on a daily 3 mile walk and the gym.

    8. Where are you right now? At the computer in the nook of our kitchen in my house.

    9. Outfit: Short black shorts and my “You Skate Like a Boy” tank.

    10. Your weekly goals: Last week of school for my 2nd grader, Yay!, hit the gym daily, eat right, watch as many episodes of “The A-Team” as possible!

  28. Tammy says:

    1. Mood: Surprisingly relaxed. Finals are tomorrow and I’m NOT freaking out. Go me!

    2. What do you do for a living? I’m a student working toward my second Bachelor in Nursing.

    3. Who’s in your posse? My family, a few friends from childhood, and a chubby bunny named Luna

    4. What projects are you currently working on? Just finishing my prereq’s to get into a nursing program. I’ll done with them tomorrow, yay!

    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? Clothes I don’t even wear, some purses I don’t use, stuff for my rabbit (litter, hay, toys, etc.), and occasionally, my rabbit.

    6. Where do you find inspiration? Everywhere! Music, nature, movies, books, people around me

    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? I like to surf the interwebs with a cup of tea and the bunny in my lap!

    8. Where are you right now? My “office/study”

    9. Outfit: Big bball shorts and a t-shirt. Oh yeah, I’m stylin’ today, lol!

    10. Your weekly goals: Get through finals, work out to Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred at least three times this week, organize my nail polishes, figure out a new way to organize my makeup stash, and paaartay! :)
    .-= Tammy’s last blog post… Share The Love: Sunday Reads =-.

  29. Steph B says:

    1. Mood: Greatful. Just skyped with a friend serving in Iraq.
    2. What do you do for a living? marine policy wonk and sometimes program manager
    3. Who’s in your posse? Assorted friends and family scattered to the far corners of the globe
    4. What projects are you currently working on? Am starting to sketch out a geometric print to paint. Was inspired by my trip to the pottery painting place. Some of my stuff is till in storage so my apartment doesn’t have enough personal touches.
    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? Very boring clothes. Sadly.
    6. Where do you find inspiration? The people around me. I’m always amazed at the creativity, ingenuity, and humor of others.
    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? Putter around online, walk and explore, bake
    8. Where are you right now? On my couch
    9. Outfit: Cargo shorts, t-shirt
    10. Your weekly goals: Don’t melt. It is going to be hot and humind with a bunch of storms.

  30. amy says:

    1. Mood: Nice and content but stuffy. Although it is not a holiday in Canada, I took the day off from work to do some personal errands. When I came back from the animal hospital, I was all stuff up and my eyes are itchy from all the fur flying around.

    2. What do you do for a living? a part time internet sales rep

    3. Who’s in your posse? my bestfriend from childhood christy

    4. What projects are you currently working on? my portfolio, my blog and I am trying to organize my book and makeup collection, as well as my clothes and shoes

    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? filled with clothes and shoes. The shoes desperately needs a new organization system

    6. Where do you find inspiration? magazines, art and design books, novels, art works and nature

    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? Read and listening to music, working on my portfolio

    8. Where are you right now? At home in front of my MAC Book Pro

    9. Outfit: Green T shirt, green 3/4 sleeves hoodie and black cropped yoga pants1

    0. Your weekly goals: Don’t spend too much money on my trip.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… A Touch of Green and Blue = Aquamarine NOTD American Apparel Nail Lacquer in Malibu Green =-.

  31. Lydia says:

    1. Mood: Awesome. :)
    2. What do you do for a living? I’m a social worker.
    3. Who’s in your posse? My family, cat, and friends.
    4. What projects are you currently working on? None at the moment.
    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? Clothes!
    6. Where do you find inspiration? The internet?
    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? Being lazy.
    8. Where are you right now? I’m on vacation!
    9. Outfit: Jeans and an orange top.
    10. Weekly goals: Get more organized!

  32. LouiseGray says:

    Le list
    1. Mood: Not too bad or crabby.
    2. What do you do for a living? Ha!!! I am retired but work part-time at ULTA beauty selling perufme and makeup.
    3. Who’s in your posse? My dog Petey.
    4. What projects are you currently working on? I am planning a summer garden dinner party to celebrate the summer solstice.
    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? black and white clothes for work,.
    6. Where do you find inspiration? In my garden from my plants and my animals (squirrels)
    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind Drinking delicious wine and reading a very good non-fiction book
    8. Where are you right now? Pittsburgh, Pa
    9. Outfit: My satin blue shorty pajamas
    10. Your weekly goals: Girl, I live in a fixer-upper and am in the process of having a major bathroom remodel. I have no tub or shower. God forbid if Dear Hubby and I have to visit the bowl at the same time. I want to get through the week without committiing Hari-Kari.

  33. Mood:
    2. What do you do for a living? I’m a writer for the news as well as blog. Haven’t been able to make a living out of blogging just yet, but I plan to.
    3. Who’s in your posse? My mom, hubby, and my bestest friend.
    4. What projects are you currently working on? trying to get rid of this huge pimple, and finishing up buying stuff for my new baby.
    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? uh, let’s keep it closed. I”m a bit of a slob. lol
    6. Where do you find inspiration? Your blog is a huge inspiration to me. I hope to be as creative as you one day.
    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? I used to love drinking a glass of pinot grigio while listening to some Maxwell, but now that I can”t drink, I unwind with good music, and watching my guilty pleasure basketball wives.
    8. Where are you right now? watching tv.
    9. Outfit: H&M garden collection
    10. Your weekly goals: To write 5 blog post this week, and to enjoy my days off.

  34. candace says:

    1. Mood: sluggish,my husband and got a cold this weekend.

    2. What do you do for a living? nothing. i’m a housewife/army wife. i love it!

    3. Who’s in your posse? 4 of my closest friends 3 live in fl and 1 lives in NY.

    4. What projects are you currently working on? my dream board.

    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? all my clothes organized by color.
    6. Where do you find inspiration? my ma.

    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? i dont work but if i want to unwind i love to bake and cook it relaxes me.

    8. Where are you right now? on the sofa laying down with my duvet and pillow.

    9. Outfit: pink floyd tee and pj shorts.

    10. Your weekly goals: getting rid of this cold.
    .-= candace’s last blog post… chicken bruschetta. =-.

  35. jess says:

    Le list

    1. Mood: exhausted after a long weekend at work. boo.
    2. What do you do for a living? residential counselor at a treatment center for girls with emotional and behavioral problems
    3. Who’s in your posse? bf, 2 kitties, a few best friends, co workers, family
    4. What projects are you currently working on? losing the next ten pounds! finding new ways to exercise and get active. Also cleaning my apt. with the bf.
    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? tons of clothes and a huge stack of purses and random clothes on the side.
    6. Where do you find inspiration? magazines, internet, friends, tv, nature, residents, myself
    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? hanging with the bf, reading, watching girly or trashy tv, shopping solo, napping with my kitties, chatting w friends, chatting w Mom.
    8. Where are you right now? desk in the living room.
    9. Outfit: Black St. Paul Saints shirt and gray comfy capris
    10. Your weekly goals: workout 5 times, get back to my healthy eating plan, see my friends, quality time w the bf, clean my apt.

  36. Marian says:

    1. Mood: Angry
    2. What do you do for a living? I’m retired
    3. Who’s in your posse? My husband, son 18, daughter 15 , Bitsy my toy poodle, Felix, Inky and Pepper, my 3 cats.
    4. What projects are you currently working on? Re- decorating my kitchen
    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? My summer clothes, shoe and a vast collection of vintage handbags
    6. Where do you find inspiration? Inspiration is everywhere.
    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? a walk or a bath, reading a novel, watching the Real Housewives (my gulity pleasure)
    8. Where are you right now? In the living room
    9. Outfit: My nightie (It’s after midnight.)
    10. Your weekly goals: Get that kitchen done

  37. Scientific Housewife says:

    I’m late to the party but I’ll do it for yesterday

    1. Mood: Relaxed and content
    2. What do you do for a living? I carry around human tissue and organs at a cancer hospital
    3. Who’s in your posse? My hubby, best friend, my other friends and my hubby’s friends
    4. What projects are you currently working on? Painting some bedroom furniture for our 2nd guest room
    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? Lots of clothes and shoes
    6. Where do you find inspiration? Blogs, magazines, tv
    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? Watch tv, paint, read
    8. Where are you right now? At a friend’s house for a cook-out
    9. Outfit: Striped tee from Old Navy, navy blue capris from Bealls, Tan backless shoes from Marshalls.
    10. Your weekly goals: Finish painting the furniture, clean

  38. Courtney says:

    1. Mood: Very good and still smiling from my weekend
    2. What do you do for a living? I am a beauty buyer
    3. Who’s in your posse? my son, my sister, my mother, my BBF Jen, my new guy (he just made the cut)
    4. What projects are you currently working on? At work there are so many but right now an October catalog
    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? Clothes in color order, bags, scarves, SHOES SHOES and more SHOES
    6. Where do you find inspiration? everywhere. Its all around if you just open your eyes to whats in front of you.(this just reminded me of the dreamgirls song they sang at the end of the movie)
    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? sleep, reading spending time with my son and the others mentioned in question 3 and did I mention sleep
    8. Where are you right now? at work
    9. Outfit: purplish green wrap dress I got from Daffys for $12 and light purple suede peep-toes steve madden shoes I also got a Daffys for $50. THEY.ARE.FIYAH!
    10. Your weekly goals: to stress less and realize I’m in a really good place. go to the supermarket and not buy crap. and to not buy anything other than food (I.E. no SHOES)

  39. Trude says:

    Can I consider today pseudo-Monday? Ok, good. :)

    1. Mood: Happy after such a nice long weekend spent with the boy.

    2. What do you do for a living? During the week, administrative work for a nonprofit. Weekends, photography (people and pet portraits, mostly).

    3. Who’s in your posse? Outside my family, it’d have to be my three best friends, plus my dog and the boy.

    4. What projects are you currently working on? A blog about my grandmother, editing and uploading new content to my portfolio, FILING (ick).

    5. If one were to open your bedroom closet, what would they find? A pretty darn organized closet!

    6. Where do you find inspiration? Blogs, other photographers, Flickr, going for walks.

    7. When you aren’t working, how do you like to unwind? Junk TV, a good book, taking my dog for a walk.

    8. Where are you right now? At my desk at work. It’s been a long day, my brain is starting to shut off!

    9. Outfit: Black patterned dress from Target, black patent flats.

    10. Your weekly goals: See the above projects list. :)
    .-= Trude’s last blog post… Finally Friday! =-.

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