Case of the Mondays

Hello friends & happy Monday!!

So, I tried to blog Friday, then again over the weekend and I just did not feel creative. I tried and wanted to chat with all of you but just could not find the words or…anything. It was sad! So today my friends, I am forcing myself and I do feel a little more lively today.  I FREAKING MISSED YOU!

Okay, so let’s see… what did I do this weekend…

Friday: I was brain dead. It was such a busy work week in comparison to what we have been and I dated things in July…so there was that. I FREAKING thought it was July friends. Needless to say, I went home and just shut down. As an introvert, too much stimuli can wear me down. I feel like I did not do much “self care” if you will – so powered down like a damn robot is what I did.  I came across this a while ago and it is so perfect & true. This was me… but imagine brown hair and 3 dogs around me versus the cat haha. Most people probably would think this is lame but, it is a necessity in order for me to be a somewhat social and functioning human being.

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Saturday: Was not much better. I am pretty sure I finally rolled out of bed at like 1P and showered at 3P. I nap, stir, watch Netflix and repeat. I did eventually order pizza and texted with a few people – very limited socializing haha. Then, a burst of energy hit and I started cleaning the house like a mad woman. Reorganizing my closet, still sifting through clothes for donations, dusted, put away my heavy boots (FINALLY!), steam cleaned the carpets and cleared a lot of clutter – my soul was much happier in the end. It was worth dealing with my dust allergy… kinda. Fun fact – my allergist told me that I should clean with a mask on. I have yet to do this, I find it silly but…. times like Saturday & Sunday I realize that perhaps I DO need one and that this doctor MAY know what he is talking about….maybe I will look for some fun ones? Anyway the “Mad Housewife that is NOT a wife at all but merely a crazed dog mom/cleaning machine vibe” continued into the wee hours  – look fucking out world! I am usually ready for bed by 10P!

Sunday: The madness continued. I decided I was going to shave my dog, I realize this may sound a bit… off. But I have fluffy dog problem and my girl Sydney was rocking some SERIOUS dog pantaloons? Pup-Pants? Fuzzy Butt? Butt fluff???? I am not sure what the correct term is but they were getting a bit out of control annnnnd her tail was a bit long too. So I channeled my inner dog groomer and went to town. I should have done a “before and after” but this all was a bit random and really did not plan for the fashion shoot 🐕 #fail. Regardless she seems like a happy pup! Just look at her!  My grooming skills must have passed the Syd test! ♥️

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I hope everyone had a good start to the week! I am drained from the day (again) – sorry my that I don’t have too much to report…… EXCEPT FOR THESE BAD ASS SOCKS! 👇🏻 AREN’T THESE INCREDIBLE!? They are so me and btw…I have a thing for fabulous socks! Stripes, dots, houndstooth, nerdy and witty – love them all! 

 Monday morning gifts from friends are the best ♥️ ! 💁🏼💁🏻

That is really all I’ve got today guys, how was your weekend!? Tell me ALL THE THINGS. 
xoxo,

Dogs, Moms and hikes with frogs! Also 200 FOLLOWERS!?

Hello friends!

Oh, how I missed you all! Come on in for an awkward group hug! ❤

Well, I took some “me” time this weekend and went hiking this weekend… Against my better sinusitis judgement, but it was worth it (I think). I got out, stretched the legs, took a couple photos, took my time with the day and played with pups…it was nice. I did not have reception though, so I feel so disconnected from the world – SO BEHIND ON ALL THE THINGS!

Here are some photos of my adventure – I did not edit them… Because I’m still in sloth mode – but I hope you enjoy them! 🖤

Let’s see here…

Sloth Mode – I am so sorry I am behind on reading your comments and posts! I have already started my replies and reading some, I will be catching up today for sure! Thank you for not forgetting about me and being patient – love you all!

I also realized that I did not even do a my photo challenge for last week… hopefully I will get that done before the next one rolls out :).

Boss Babe Vibes – I felt like I did some serious work here? Turns out when I looked at my “to-do” list…I crossed off like 2 things. So there is that… I ordered my business cards (YES!) ordered a few things that I needed for my home office, which is def something I need to channel all my extra energy into this week. My printer is not even hooked up and I need to create and PRINT! Ugh… I have piles of laundry in my office?? So in terms of work environment, it does not exist. I will get there :).

So the product that I will be selling, which is so near and dear to my fair, sensitive, crazy ass skin is… (drum roll) … is natural bath, body and home products. The fun thing is, you can create your own scent with essential and fragrance oils – it’s a pretty fab idea. In addition, you can customize the label to anything you want – like my title for a new lotion was inspired by Alice of course and named it “Wildflower.” Anyway, so I went all crazy lady in concocting this signature scent for me 🙂 it was lovely and I cannot wait to get it. I also made a natural flea and tick spray for my puppers because I take being a dog mom very seriously lol…. *obsessively checking email for updates*.

Not so social media – I took a bit of a break from posting every day for the IG #selflovebootcamp with @omgkenzieee , I feel pretty mixed about it. I did not keep up with the challenge /commitment but man – it was too consuming with all the feels and whatnot. Perhaps I will do a weekly version? I am still thinking on how I can do this so I can still feel human and work towards a better me. Additionally, not lose sight of what my DOTMK IG was for, while it is all mental health related, if I have to post one more pic of me specifically, I may just lose it haha. I am tired of seeing it myself all haha.

Sore Legs & Self Love – My hike kicked my ass too. I am a pro at hibernating like you have never seen. Sleep all day and all night without a prob?! ME! Perhaps it is because of all my insomnia days. My body is finally resting? Or perhaps I am still depressed, humm! Regardless, I got out and moved which I need to do more of. I have to get my cholesterol checked again this week to compare since I have had high levels for the past two years and I have not done much about it. I know… people see a petite gal and do not think cholesterol probs but it is very real my friends. It comes in high doses of pizza and napping haha. So I am going to try to do better, it is all I can do. Same with everything else in my life I suppose, I am a work in progress friends, a true hot mess of a human haha. Which reminds me, I saw this shirt from www.lookhuman.com quite fitting eh!?

Speaking of Mothers – I did spend some time with mine yesterday, despite our um… unique relationship. I got her a card and tried to find the perfect Hallmark card for her. However, there is not a “eh you probably did your best” version. I tried to find one, trust me. Instead, I flipped through sappy cards that just did not fit and ended up settling with one that seemed full of lies and flowers. I am glad that it is over, I did my part world.

I got a couple “happy dog mom” texts and even received a homemade card from Caterpillar which was super kind, he used photos that I did not even realize that he took of me and my heathen dogs. This is his second year doing this for me, so perhaps he does care? Who knows 😉 . Can I say that homemade gifts are the fucking best? Like even simple things, I would take a drawn stick figure over some overpriced thing any day. Maybe I am just easily pleased haha.

The GRIND – Work is about to kick up for me as it is intern season – RUN! I will do my best to keep up with all of you fabulous people.

BLOG – OMG! I hit 200 FOLLOWERS today!!!! 🎉 THANK YOU MY LOVES!!! You all are the best and I can’t wait to keep learning about all of you 🙏🏻. Thanks again for all your support 😘. #blessed #dancingforjoy

Ahem. Sorry – got excited 😁

How was your weekend!? Did you receive anything for Mother’s Day? Do anything different or exciting? TELL ME EVERYTHING! 😘😘

Love you all and talk again soon! 

Follow me down the social rabbit hole – Instagram & Pinterest

Lets get SOCIAL!

Hello again!

I have some exciting (?) news, you know that I am pretty much against all things social media – especially in my personal life. I have mentioned that I find that it brings more negativity in my life than needed, I feel  mental health in this society is greatly impacted by all things social, as well as… I do not support this savage lifestyle and nonsense that I see – I just can’t. I am absolutely a get off my lawn type and a soooo “what is with today’s youth!?” kind.

Thank you for listening, NOW let me get off my soap box  and get to the point 🙂

I created a Diary of the Mad Katter Instagram page! I felt this was a good idea in terms of showing you more of my day to day experiences and lets be honest, I love taking photos and I have a new camera to do so! So instead of flooding my blog posts with excessive photos,  taking away from my focus of said blog, I feel Instagram would be a good extension of what the direction that I want this blog to go. You will get to see more of my random snaps that I do through out each day, see more of where I am from and hopefully enjoy them as much as I do. So, if you are also in the Insta world, please give me a follow! I hope to connect more with the rest of you there as well!

OH! And I have a Pinterest page as well, please check it out too🙏🏻. It is all mental health related and fabulous!

Essentially, let’s be friends!

Talk to you soon and hope to see you in the social world!!!

♥️ xoxo

Monday catch up ☕️

Good morning and happy Monday friends!

I have been AWOL & for that I am sorry – it is allergy season and let me tell you – it has been kicking my butt. I slept 90% of Easter Sunday away and was still late to work today.

Let’s see… what has been going on in my life:

  1. NHL blues – while I was sleeping I did get game notifications that I peeked at and my lovely Columbus Blue Jackets lost again and I am sad about it. We really needed the win but.. Here we are *cue ugly cry here*
  2. Spring is in full BLOOM – legit and I am fighting pollen like it’s my job and I’m losing. Antihistamines, inhaler, sleep, no sleep – I look like a constant hungover mess lol. However, I will push through! I love the flowers and blooms and once this initial bloom is over, I will be able to fully enjoy it.
  3. Crossing things off my list – I will be getting a new camera today. I put it on my life list a couple posts back and the time has finally come. I will spoil myself for once and splurge on a good compact for blogging and other ridiculous pictures that I need in my life. Yay!
  4. 29 is still coming – My birthday is less than 2 weeks away, I guess winding up my 20s is still something I need to face – sigh. I am dealing with it by emotional spending on this camera. I know, I know – it is not healthy buuut hey, I deserve it…right?
  5. Sketches – I wrapped up my first sketch and gave it to Caterpillar because it was on folding card for him (so nice right?). He has not said much about it, but I am proud of it. It was of Snorlax (nerd alert), it was huge for me to draw, complete and share it so regardless if he likes it or not – I am proud! I may share it later… I am still on the fence about it lol
  6. Sleep disturbances – Even though I have slept a ton, I am still not sleeping well as I should. I woke up every hour most of the week, I am sure a mix of allergies and whatever my subconscious is fighting is part of it. It all comes to light eventually right?

I think that is about it. How was your weekend? Did you do anything for the Holiday or anything exciting outside of Holiday fun? Let me know!

❤️xoxo,

Friends for Days Tag!

Hello friends! I have been nominated for the ‘Friends For Days’ tag by the fantastic Emmzeebeee! Thank you so much, I am so honored and glad that we found each other in this big blogging world! You are a beautiful gal and I just started reading your blog, but I love it so far. The layout is lovely and super helpful content…and those pictures! Stunning! Keep doing you, I can’t wait to chat more!

Now more on to this tag! My dear friend Cheila (Pink For Days) created this tag to welcome new bloggers into the community. Here is a note from her:

“Dear bloggers, my name is Cheila and I blog over at pink for days. I would love to get to know you and your blog, so feel free to stop by and leave a link. I would be happy to read your posts and to support you in any way I could.”

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Here are the rules… 

  • Say who created the Tag and provide a link to their blog;
  • Do a blog post showing your Tag;
  • Add the logo to the post;
  • Always thank the person who nominated you, provide a link to their blog and, if you like, say something positive and supportive about their blog;
  • Choose 5 bloggers that you don’t know very well or that are just starting their blog;
  • Go over to their blogs and read a few posts, like and comment;
  • Say 3 things you love about their blogs; (3 things for each blogger);
  • Those 5 bloggers are automatically nominated to do the same!
  • Nominate two bloggers who have been doing this for a longer time! (you get 7 nominees). Don’t forget to let them know you’re nominated them!

Bloggers that I am nominating:

Eve England – Geek Chick HQ: I just discovered Eve’s blog and I instantly fell in love with it. Her writing captivates you and she is also a fellow geek! Win Win! She also is a fellow endometriosis warrior, she is inspiring me to share my story as well. You should check her out!

Kate – Good Honest Truth: I also just found Kate’s blog, her mocha donut pictures had me drooling and I just had to learn more about this gal. She has relatable posts on life, especially when you are feeling over-whelmed. I promise you will enjoy her blog as well! Head on over 🙂

Cee – Cee’s Photography: I found Cee last week (I believe) through photo challenges. The gal has a great eye, provides helpful tips and encourages you to expand your skills as a photographer. Additionally, if you participate in her challenges, she makes sure to comment about them, she is wonderful! To see some great photos and if you want to challenge yourself and participate in her challenges, check her out.

ClumsyandSilly: ClumsyandSilly is a fantastic writer, I love reading all their posts/poems. I feel that I connect with a majority of them and feel many others would too! I encourage you to take a look and spread the word!

Buffy Devane: Buffy is also fantastic with his words and poetry. Additionally, he is someone who “get’s it” in regards to anxiety and depression :). Mix it all together and you have stumbled upon a great blog that many with anxiety can relate to. If you are one of those fellow souls, please go take a peek!

 


I hope you have enjoyed this bonus tag post! It would be great if you can carry this tag on as it is new!

xoxo,

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Happy Friday friends! Here are my ramblings and a request for blogging advice!

Hello friends!

I hope you all are excited for the weekend, do you have any plans? Take over the world? blanket cocoon? Spring cleaning? Movies? Family events?? The list can go on and on, but you get the idea haha.

I think I need to focus back on my list of “to-dos” and perhaps do something for my home. Something to help brighten it up a bit or maybe…just maybe fix one of the million things that needs to be done *sigh* home-ownership meh.

Anyway, back to blogging fun! Since I am still fairly new at this whole blog thing, I was wondering if you could give me some advice for starting out. By this I mean, I have a few questions and thoughts and if you don’t mind, could you share your thoughts!? Here we go:

  • Do you have social media pages for your blog? Do you find them helpful or no? Pros/cons if you will. I don’t use them personally but I was curious to hear about this one
  • I verified my webpages for search engines?? So I think that is good?
  • Bloglovin’ – so I think once I post this blog, I will have “verified” or “claimed” my blog. I am new to this as well haha. Are there any other places to do this? I am obviously social networking/fun blog tools challenged… 😀
  • Do you participate in any WP challenges? For example, I did my first one Wednesday for my photo. I enjoyed it and was thinking I could learn more about them and see if some of the ones that you complete would be fun for me too!
  • Do you share your blog with your friends and family?
  • Do you use any tools/apps/software etc. to assist in your blogging? If so, do you mind sharing!?

I think that is all I’ve got for now. I greatly appreciate you all reading and advice!

Also, if you have not already done so, could you please please please (beggin’ here!) complete my form that will help me get to know all of you better!? You can find it here!

 <–look at this cat! how could you not!? ❤

A special thanks to those who have already completed it!

Thanks again loves and talk to you soon!❤️

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