A Day In The Life | Dream Big & Buy The Shoes

June 29, 2015

A Day In The Life

Happy Monday everyone! It's so good to be back to my little space on the Internet. It was a much needed week off, especially since I came down with a cold that I'm still trying to kick.

I was really excited to hear about a new link-up hosted by some of my favorite bloggers. Today I'm sharing a day in my life through photos. What better way to start off the week than with an overload of unedited (that makes this a REAL behind the scenes peek) pictures?

6:10 am: BUT FIRST, COFFEE.




 My Keurig greets me while I get ready for work. Most days I have to be there at 7:30 am so I need all the help I can get to wake up. I always lay out my clothes and accessories the night before, because there is no time for wardrobe changes this early in the morning. I always try to get up a little earlier than I need to be to have some "me time" but I seem to love the snooze button more than that. 


7:15 am:  WERK.




I usually aim to be early for work, just in case I am walking in to any craziness. I manage a salon and spa and my days are extremely busy. I love my quiet time in the morning when no one has arrived yet. One fun bonus of my job is getting to wear the fabulous jewelry from our little boutique. 

 The hours of 8-4 are spent running around the building. I chase after stylists and estheticians looking for answers to questions from clients, make sure all our clients are happy and at the right place at the right time and lead a great group to make sure everything is running smoothly. 


4:30 pm: KICKIN' IT




Two nights a week are spent at the soccer field watching my stepson play in his games. He is doing so well this year, and I love watching him hustle on the field. I played soccer all my life so it really makes me happy to see him enjoy the game. He is a great sport and such a team player...always clapping for his teammates and celebrating.  If we're not at the soccer field, we are outside enjoying summer...either by the pool, out for a walk, or an an ice cream run. This is the favorite part of my day, since it's our time together as a family. 


7:30 PM: GET IT DONE



At least 3-4 nights a week my time is spent working on things for our wedding in September. My bachelorette party is in July, and my bridal shower is the first weekend in August, so from here on out there is something each month.
Tackling the to-do list and creating one thing or another is constantly happening in wedding central over here. I can't believe how quick the weeks are flying by!

8:30 PM: WINDING DOWN



I go to bed early most nights, so I start winding down around 8:30 or 9 pm. I have become an old lady who enjoys tea, so sometimes I sip on that while I'm catching up on blog work. I read all my e-mails, respond to comments, read others' posts and tweak my own posts. Sometimes I plan household things and write out grocery lists, meal ideas, or fold laundry and watch TV. 


10:00 PM: SO FRESH AND SO CLEAN



I am someone who needs my 8 hours of sleep, so I aim for that each day so that I'm not a total sassy pants. I always wash my face and have been trying to develop a nightly skincare routine so that I stay on track. I use the Skinceuticals LHA Cleansing Gel twice a day and love the way it cleans my skin. The smallest amount creates such a good lather that really deep cleans. I've been using the Dickinson's toner for about a month and it's amazing. Since I'm not getting any younger I started using an eye cream, and love the smell of Pond's. I chose to go with this brand because my grandmother has used Pond's forever and her skin looks like porcelain and is so soft and smooth for her age. 


So there you have it...a day in my life, through photos. What's your favorite part of your day?
A Beautiful Mess


I hope you will link up with Lauren & I this Thursday for our "You Are Beautiful" stories. This month's prompt is "What Does Beauty Mean To You?"

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24 comments:

  1. I am so glad you joined us today! Love seeing a peek into your day! I love Dickinson's Witch Hazel, too!

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  2. Living on Cloud NineJune 29, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Love seeing a glimpse into your day! We spend 3-4 nights at the baseball field. Bout over and I'm actually glad. Getting baseballed out. Lol. Bet you are getting so excited for wedding festivities!!! Happy Monday!!

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  3. I love these posts!!! I hear ya on needing 8 hours of sleep - I'm always in bed early! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. Yayy, thank you so much for joining us! How awesome that Ethan is doing great with soccer, it definitely wasn't my favorite sport growing up haha.

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  5. Thanks for joining us!! I am with you on being an 8 hours of sleep person. And that Cake Boss coffee looks amazing!!

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  6. I love your linkup! Cake Boss coffee is sooooo good. I did a battle of the K-Cups post you should check out. I reviewed a bunch of different ones!

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  7. Glad I could join you Kerri, this was a fun prompt! Awe, I like to say he gets his soccer skills from me ;)

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  8. 8 hours is perfect for me...I've just come to accept it, haha. Thanks for reading Biana!

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  9. Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed it :) I bet you are getting baseballed out...haha, that's alot! It's coming so soon and I can't wait! Have a great week :)

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  10. Thank you so much Lindsay! I loved this prompt :)

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  11. Such a fun post! And your job looks like so much fun :-D

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  12. Although your job sounds super busy, it would be fun to work in that industry and the boutique would be such a temptation! I've worked in retail years ago and would spend half my paycheck on stuff from the store. lol

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  13. Great post! My sister can't start her day without her Keurig :)

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  14. Oh I love this link-up I completely forgot to take pictures for this..life is crazy. I used to work in a spa and I totally understand enjoying the time before clients came it. It was like my morning coffee, I needed it to prepare for the day.

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  15. I totally forgot about this link up. Doohhh. Can I just say your work looks so cute and so fun?? Always coffee first! Lol
    It's almost wedding time!!

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  16. I do so much better if I start winding down earlier and take my time getting ready for bed. I REALLY need to do that more!

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  17. It's hard to get used to...bedtime is still rough even as we get older, haha!

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  18. It was a fun one! I really do work in a beautiful place, I love walking in to it every day...I'm lucky :) Wedding season is HERE!

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  19. haha, I almost forgot to take pictures too...understandable. You worked at one too, cool! Yes, once that phone starts ringing for the day all my peace and quiet has left...ALL THE COFFEE!

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  20. Thank you Mary! I don't know what I would do without mine ;)

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  21. Yes, it is SO fast paced, but I love that I'm never ever bored. I have learned so much about hair and skincare and other things that it's really interesting!

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  22. It is a fun job, very demanding and hectic....but I always love a challenge :)

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  23. Uhmm I'm gonna have to find that K cup because it looks delish. I have a Keurig but I've become insanely lazy and hit McDonalds for iced coffee most mornings. Shame on me.


    I too am an old lady. On the nights I don't work at my second job I'm usually asleep by like 9:30-10 at the latest. I envy people who can run successfully on 4-5 hours of sleep but I will never be one of them.

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  24. I went through a spell with being lazy and then I spend WAY too much money at Starbucks, so I'm trying to be better again. The KCup Cake Boss variety pack is seriously amazing...Amazon.
    I won't ever be one of those people either girl. I was back in college, but 8 hours is a must for me, haha!

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