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LUST-HAVE LIST: February 2018

Stained Couture’s monthly series, Lust-Have List, features items I’m wanting this month.

Lust-Have List February 2018

After what felt like the longest month in the history of months, it’s finally February. February is a meaningful month to me for many reasons. My mom’s birthday is this month (17th), it’s Black History Month, and we’re so much closer to spring.

I just want spring to hurry up, because I’m sick of this bi-polar weather. First of all, I already have a hard time trying to pick out clothes the night before. So, being below freezing on one day and in the low 60s the next is for the birds and the reason everyone is sick.

I’m so ready for spring. I’ve already picked a weekend to do my spring cleaning and I’ve picked out the vibe I’m going for; minimalist on vacation. You should be able to get a view with some of the items on this month’s Lust-Have List. Keep reading to get all the deets!

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Link-End Round-Up: January 26, 2018

Stained Couture’s weekly series, Link-End Round-Up, features interesting reads I read from around the internet this week.

Link-End Round-Up January 26, 2018

TGIF! I am so happy that this work week is almost over, because it’s been super hectic. All those snow days and working from home finally caught up with me this week. Aside from finally getting to wear my new boots, all my energy has been going to work and new projects. All of this has caused my sleep pattern to be knocked out of whack, which I hate. Thankfully, I was able to go to bed a descent and my regular time. After a few more days, I should back to my regular routine.

As of now, I don’t have any set plans for the weekend, but I hope I finally get my car washed. My car looks dusted and busted; inside and out. All of the snow and rain has made it almost impossible to get it clean. Plus, after work, the line to the car wash on my way home has been horribly long everyday. If all goes according to plan, I will wake up at my usual time of before the crack of dawn and go to the car wash tomorrow. *fingers crossed*

Well, here’s to the end of a productive work week, to a deserving weekend, and an amazing next week. Let’s chat some more next week. Okay!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 26, 2018

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 19, 2018

Stained Couture’s weekly series, Link-End Round-Up, features interesting reads I read from around the internet this week.

Link-end round-up January 19, 2018

This week went by in a flash for me, what about you? Well, mine was a breeze, because snow kept me home for most of the week. When it comes to “working from home”, I love the idea of it, but for the most part, I’m not productive. Actually, I need to create a true work space at home where I can work without distractions. Luckily, I have an extra room, but I just need to find the desire and time to actually figure it out. I’ll probably tackle that in the spring, because this cold weather is not the move to stir up productivity.

Speaking of cold weather; I’m over it. Last Friday, Memphis got hit with our normal snow and ice storm that caused everyone to buy every loaf of bread Kroger and Walmart. Afterwards, we spent the majority of the weekend hibernating in our homes watching TV and apparently eating foods with bread. However, on Monday night, Mother Nature decided to drop some more snow and ice in our life. Unfortunately, Friday snow and ice hadn’t completely melted away and this made road conditions worse. After spending two days at home, cabin fever set in and I was so stoked to finally be able to come back to work yesterday.

Luckily, I didn’t have any deadline driven projects to work on this week and spent most of my snow days watching and deleting things off my DVR. Small feats are still feats. However, that me and the city streets are finally thawing out, life can get back to normal. First thing I’m planning to do this weekend is get a blowout on my hair and then go wash my car, because it’s filthy; inside and out.

Have a lovely, warm weekend and let’s chat some more next week.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 19, 2018

 

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 12, 2018

Stained Couture’s weekly series, Link-End Round-Up, features interesting reads I read from around the internet this week.

Link-End Round-Up January 12, 2018

I’m so over this week. This week wasn’t bad or stressful, but it wasn’t very productive. I did a lot of talking and collaborating, but everything fell flat in the end. Not to mention, the weather has been very gloomy and unseasonable warm. Well, up until today, which is 30 degrees colder than yesterday. We even got some slight winter weather, which should be gone by the end of the day. *fingers crossed*

My plans for this weekend are very chill; literally and figuratively. Since the cold weather is back for awhile, I plan to get back into hibernation mode on the weekends. I’m telling you, streaming my life away in my warm bed with thermos of hot coffee or chai tea latte has been my go-to vibe this winter.

Hopefully, next week I will feel and be a little more productive, because it wasn’t popping this week. Still, I hope you all have an awesome weekend and check back next week to see if I get it together.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 12, 2018

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 5, 2018

Stained Couture’s weekly series, Link-End Round-Up, features interesting reads I read from around the internet this week.

Link-End Round-Up January 5, 2018

Happy New Year! Hopefully, that will be the last time someone says that you, because someone has wished me a happy new year every day this week. However, I guess I can’t complain, because my new has started off pretty good. As usual, I love fresh starts and a new year is one of the ultimate fresh starts you can have. The beginning of a new year stirs ambition and hope in most of us, because it feels like a clean break and chance to start a new.

Earlier this week, I shared what I’m looking to work on this year. Personally, I gave up resolutions years ago, because they felt like they were made to crash in a fiery glory 2 days later. However, when you want to make “changes” in your life, it doesn’t seem so matter of fact. When you change, it’s usually consists of you evolving over time and without a deadline. Also, when you are evolving and fall off, you feel that you can easily pick yourself and get back on board or start over. So, change is better than resolutions.

In that same post, I touched on my career plans a little bit, but it was more “ranty” than affirming. Eh. Anyway, this year, I want to get back to my roots in digital marketing, writing, and overall content creating for brands and small businesses. Even as a side gig, but I know my brain is missing coming up with new ideas and putting them into fruition. So, that’s something that’s been on my heart and mind, which I will continue to pray on. #PrayersUp

Well, here’s to an amazing first week of 2018 and let’s keep the positive vibes flowing and flooding our lives.

LINK-END ROUND-UP: January 5, 2018

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