6 Things I'm Excited About

August 4, 2014
1) Last Wednesday, I posted that I wanted a Lilly Pulitzer agenda.  I ended up purchasing the one pictured below and it is on the way to me! :D  It has been AWHILE since I invested in a nice planner, so I have a feeling that I will put this one to good use.  I can't wait to actually have decent space to plan out my blog posts!

Via
2) Last week when I was commenting on everyone's Weekly Wrap Up posts, I came across a post called "Big Girl Pants and Neck Pain" by Tricia Coniglio.  In her post, Tricia mentioned how she will get a massage at the local massage school from students in order to help her neck pain.  The idea is BRILLIANT because I know that I cannot afford to spend $75 a week on getting a one-hour long massage.  Of course, I always tip my masseuse about ten bucks, so the cost is really more like $85.  I ended up searching for massage schools around Savannah, and I found one that charges just $30/hour for a Swedish massage and $35/hour for a deep tissue one!  I do suffer from lower back pain, and when I went to the back doctor he just told me that I have degenerative discs and to "deal with it."  I'm so glad I paid over $200 for him to tell me that.  I've been "dealing with it" since my late 20's and I went to him for help, of which I received none.  After reading Tricia's post, I got even more mad at that doctor for basically being useless and realized that Tricia is right--we need to listen to our bodies.  Now that I found a more affordable option, I hope to get massages on a regular basis and think that it might help!

3) Tomorrow I'm co-hosting a link up with Becca, Heather, and Rachael called Bag Lady Link Up.  All you have to do is pick any bag that you own (beach bag, makeup bag, purse, suitcase) and let us know what you have in it.  In the past, I've written about what I had in my purse and what I had in my bag for subbing.  Grab a button and link up with us tomorrow at midnight! 

Bag Lady Linkup

4) I just found out that there is a food and wine festival coming up in Savannah in November!!  There are many different types of events from cooking classes to 5 course meals, but the one that appeals to me the most is called Taste of Savannah.  Basically there are all sorts of food booths and wine exhibitors, and best of all tickets are now 20% off!

5) Garden State is one of my favorite movies of all time.  It was directed by Zach Braff and he also starred in the movie.   Braff's follow up, Wish I Was Here, is now out in theaters and one of my best friends (who knows my movie taste completely) told me that I am going to love the movie.  (I hope she's right.)  At any rate, I cannot wait to see it!! I'm going to have to drive a bit further away to see it because it's not playing at the theater closest to me, but I have a hopeful feeling that it will be worth the drive.

6) I just signed up for a mug swap through Kallie's blog, But First, Coffee.  This is her 2nd mug swap...see which mug I got at the first mug swap here.  I haven't been doing a lot of swaps lately, but couldn't resist signing up for this one.
  
But First, Coffee

What are some things in your life that you're excited about??
  
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Nancy @ Neatly-Packaged said...

A food and wine festival AND a new planner? Girl you are living the LIFE :) How exciting! I definitely recommend a planner for your blog posts. Feels less stressful that way. Hope you had a great weekend :)

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Brianne said...

I really wanna see that movie too!

Krystal R. said...

I love planners! I have an erin condren and Im totes ashamed to say I decorate it and everything! Have fun with yours!

Vivianstonexo said...

I have been debating on different planners and I cannot decide! Also, I cannot wait to see that movie, we all love Z.B and I hope it's good. I'm linking up tomorrow, super excited for it!

Em said...

That planner is so cute! I've been obsessing over my Erin Condren life planner. Can't go anywhere without it! And I think I might have to join that link-up tomorrow! :)

Tricia Coniglio said...

We have a culinary festival every year in April and I used to love going but I want to check out something new so the wine and food festival sounds pretty cool.

I am so glad you found a massage school near you. It is a much better alternative than "dealing with it" and the cost is so much gentler on the pocket. Like you said, add tip to it and you're in for $80-$85 a pop! Good Lord that's a lotta money! The school near me offers other services such as waxes for the brow, upper lip, arm, let, chest, back, etc. The only downfall with the massage part is sometimes it gets very busy and they don't make appointments. But it is well worth it for chronic injuries.

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Smart idea going to a massage school! I will have to see what is around here. Does the planner start August 1? Very cute.

Him & Me (But Mostly Me) said...

I hate it when doctor's do that. I've had my share of issues (including a year of being told I just had inflamed ribs when it was actually 5 broken ribs). That mug and that journal are awesome!!!

Jodi said...

Oh I love the movie Garden State!!!

Rubi @ When Life Gives You Rubi said...

Oh my gosh, I would be so nervous to honestly share all the junk I carry in my bag on a day to day basis. I'll probably link up next week once I have time to empty out the candy wrappers and months old receipts :)

Erica D said...

I took a cooking class once with my sister. I wasn't sure what we would be cooking but we ended up making Jamaican food which I have no idea how to cook and it was delicious!! I may take a cake decorating class with my sis because she loves to bake and I like to eat cake LOL

Lulu Abruzzo said...

Wish I was here looks brilliant! It's on my list, but I'll have to wait for the dvd. Food festivals are great for foodies. Have a great week!

Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

Kristen said...

i need that planner yes please. mug swap? how fun!

Kimberly said...

I love Garden State too! And I LOVE the song at the end!
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Rebecca B. Bird said...

My dad used to live near a massage school and went to the student clinic nearly every week. They charged something like $25 for a session, which is nuts because as you said, an hour-long massage can be 3X that (or more!) It really helped his back - I hope you enjoy the experience. :)

Chrissy @ Quarter Life Chrissy said...

I just got a Lilly planner too!! I absolutely love it and will never go back to Walmart planners!!!

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

The festival isn't til November, but I hope to make it there...It seriously looks so fun! The planner should arrive tomorrow. :)

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

I think that mine comes with stickers, so I'll be decorating mine, too! :)

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

I know...it was hard to decide on the planner, but I could not bring myself to spend $50 on an Erin Condren one now. Also, thanks for linking up today! :D

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

The Erin Condren planners were tempting. The link up is open for 4 more days if you're still interested. :)

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

I looked to see if there were other services offered, but it's massage only. When I lived in Columbus, I would sometimes get my hair done at the Aveda Institute. Since it was done by students, I got my hair dyed for a fraction of the cost--it was so nice, although very time consuming. One time it took a gal 4 hours for red lowlights and blonde highlights, but she did an excellent job.

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

I believe that the planner does start on August 1st. I can let you know for sure tomorrow when it arrives! :)

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

WHAT??? What an idiot! I hope he knows that they really were broken.

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

The closest place that it's playing is 45 minutes from me, but I'm going to drive the distance because it looks amazing!

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

The soundtrack is great, too!

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

Oh, I had to clean out all the receipts before I revealed what was in my purse. It was good motivation to get everything organized!

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

HAHAHA.."She likes to bake and I like to eat cake." Love it!!

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

I'm hoping there will be booths run by different restaurants in Savannah and that will give me an idea of which ones to try!

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

It was a lot of fun the first time. Round 2, here I come!

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

That soundtrack is the best! Gosh, I want to go listen to it now!

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

Thanks! It's not the closest and they're closed on Sunday, but if I like it, I want to make it a regular thing because it will help with pain but also will relax me!

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

Great to hear that you love it. I can't wait to open it up and start writing in it!

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