Weigh In Wednesday – Week 1 – Day 6

Weigh In Wednesday – Week 1 – Day 6

Weigh In Wednesday – Week 1 – Day 6

Will it really happen? Will I weigh in today? Watch and find out!

 

The ‘Wal-Mart’ Stigma: Who are the ‘real’ people of Wal-Mart?

The ‘Wal-Mart’ Stigma: Who are the ‘real’ people of Wal-Mart?

The People Of Wal-MartI am an adult who had never shopped at Wal-Mart a day in her life until last year.

Okay, my mother and father might have taken me when I was a child. However, as an adult I had never willingly gone to Wal-Mart.

I knew that there was a certain negative stigma that comes with Wal-Mart and the people who work or shop there. I knew dirty people who worked at Wal-Mart.

I saw, just like everyone else, photos of people at Wal-Mart showing off their back boobs and men in Speedos checking out. I read the Google “fat costumes” article about Wal-Mart and their lack of decency. I was totally turned off by that store.

I felt like the people who shopped at Wal-Mart were below me. I don’t wear sweatpants out in public…like EVER! I don’t have crazy hair! I don’t have back boobs! I don’t wear nude leggings either.

The People Of Wal-MartI dress appropriately for my age. I love my kids and would never strap them to the bottom of a cart. I would never have poop stains let alone leave the house with them. I have self decency.

It seemed that the people who went to Wal-Mart did NOT!

I was wrong. I will be the first to admit it. I went to Wal-Mart last year. I learned so much about people and myself during this time.

1. Not everyone who goes to Wal-Mart is homeless – The people who shop at Wal-Mart are not homeless nor do they lack common sense. Some dress like they have no place to live but those people are the ones who don’t care what others think about them. I want to be more like that. I want to be able to walk out of the house in the middle of the night in my pjs to get meds for my kid without feeling judged too. (however, I will never leave the house without makeup) That must feel liberating! I am too judgmental of myself.

2. You look better than 99.99999999% of everyone there – Let’s face it. Wal-Mart is known for it’s crazy looking people. Need an esteem boost? How about a little pick me up? Go to Wal-Mart! I don’t even have to walk all the way inside sometimes. Just walking up to the door is enough for me.

3. You DO NOT have to wear spandex to shop at Wal-Mart – From photos on the web I was for certain that you had to wear spandex to shop at Wal-Mart. Preferably nude, two sizes too small spandex. I have since learned that you do not.

4. Their prices are great – We all know that some stuff at stores is priced higher. I’m not saying that Wal-Mart doesn’t do that too. However, I am saying that when I shop at a regular store versus Wal-Mart I do end up spending less. (What’s a “regular” store? Anything that is not Wal-Mart I consider a regular store.)

5. It’s an everything store – Groceries and clothes and electronics and paint and car repair and pet store and automotive store and why wouldn’t you shop here store? I was naive. I can now go to Wal-Mart and have my tires rotated, get a new car key made, while waiting on my living room paint to be mixed, grab the kid’s soccer shorts he needs for school, the daughter’s jewelry was fixed and is ready to be picked up at the jewelry counter, and I can get dinner for tonight even hot food all at one place. That’s a win, win, win!

The People Of Wal-Mart

I do not see people taking photos ever. I was always worried I’d be in the background of a Wal-Mart person’s photo shoot.

I have never witnessed someone posing in the dairy section for their senior photos.

I haven’t seen people having sex on the futons either. (bummer?) I do see strange people but that’s part of the fun.

I had totally the wrong idea of what this store was. Wal-Mart is just a regular store with a little something extra…everything!

I’m waiting for a nail salon and photo studio to come to our local store. Then my life will be complete.

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www.QueenBeeing.com/DIY

Spring Cleaning: 7 inspiring ways to organize your bathroom using Pinterest

Spring Cleaning: 7 inspiring ways to organize your bathroom using Pinterest

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” ~ William Morris

www.QueenBeeing.com/DIY

www.QueenBeeing.com/DIY

I love spring. I love spring cleaning. I love to get the winter clutter out of my life as soon as it’s warm.

In this post we are off to declutter and spring clean the bathroom using Pinterest. If you have never tried Pinterest what are you waiting for?

There are tons of great ideas! Here are a few to get you started organizing the bathroom.

Spring Cleaning: Organe your bathroom using Pinterest

1. Don’t be afraid to make a bold statement with your walls by using them in creating ways for storage in the bathroom. Need a place for the extra toilet paper or to keep you mason jar filled with bobby pins? Try decorating your walls with them.

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2. All that space under the sink and I have on idea what to do it with. Try filling it up with little containers to hold whatever you need.

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3. Mason jars offer a wide variety of ways to organize Q-tips, cotton balls, make-up, hair ties, if it’s small and needs a home in the bathroom you can bet that a mason jar will do the trick.

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4. Use a silverware holder in your bathroom drawer as an organizer.

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5. A standing file folder works great for holding all of our flat and curling irons.

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6. Hanging hooks inside a door can also be used for curling irons as well.

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7. Storage boxes with labels work great for organizing medicines in the closet.

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8. Looking for a place to hang your jewelry that’s out of the way and classy at the same time? Try hanging them on the wall in the bathroom.

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Want to see a Pinterest pin in action? Not sure if that “pin” actually works? Message me your pins and we will find out together.

Please also watch my DIY Pinterest videos on YouTube.


Just for Men: 5 Ways To A Woman’s Heart

Just for Men: 5 Ways To A Woman’s Heart

5 Ways To A Woman’s Heart

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I often see men running around trying to please their wives or girlfriends to no avail. They love us women. They want nothing more than for us to be happy. Well, most men feel that way if they are in a healthy committed relationship. However, I often see men struggling to understand the woman they’re with. Here are five things you can do to win and keep your woman’s heart forever.

1. Honesty – This is simple, don’t lie. Just don’t. A woman is looking to find a mate who can also be a best friend. Someone she can be completely honest with. If you are not honest with her your relationship can suffer. This includes financial, medical, and emotional needs as well. If she asks you if her sweatpants look good on her and you hate sweatpants then honesty is the best policy.

2. Communicate – Take time out of each day to talk. Having a hard time knowing where to start? Try telling her about your day. Everything that happened. This is going to allow her to get to know you better as well as help you open up communication wise. If you already have a regular routine where you share your thoughts and feelings and something big happens it won’t be so hard to talk to her about it. Communication in every relationship is key.

3. Touch Her – Touch her all the time, and not just when you want to have sex. Touch her in the car. Touch her under the table at dinner. Touch her when you’re in bed together. Touch her in public. Touch her in front of the kids. Touch her in front of your friends. Show her there is a difference between wanting sex and showing her affection.

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4. Acceptance – She is going to gain 5 pounds (or more) at some point in your relationship.

She most likely will never look like a Victoria Secret model.

She will get stretch marks during pregnancy. She is going to fall apart at the worst moments. She is going to be needy when you don’t have time to give her.

The key to all of this is acceptance. If you love her, truly love her, then none of these things will matter. You will accept her while finding the time to give her.

5. Trust – You must trust her. She must trust you. Without trust there is no foundation to your relationship. Trust with a woman is like building a house.

Each brick is a chance to build your house as strong as possible. If you break her trust then you have a missing brick and a hole in the side of your house.

Enough holes and the house isn’t sturdy. Make sure to only add bricks to your house and not take them away. This will make your relationship strong.

www.QueenBeeing.com/DIY

www.QueenBeeing.com/DIY


Spring Cleaning: 6 amazing ways to organize your bedroom closet with Pinterest

Spring Cleaning: 6 amazing ways to organize your bedroom closet with Pinterest

Spring Cleaning: Organize your bedroom closet with Pinterest

www.QueenBeeing.com/DIY

www.QueenBeeing.com/DIY

At the first signs of spring I am ready to start cleaning.

Everything from outside to inside, no room goes untouched during spring cleaning.

My kids help, my husband helps, and I enjoy watching the holiday and winter clutter disappear.

My bedroom closet is always in need of a huge overhauling. All them winter clothes and summer clothes all thrown on the floor in a pile where I’m not sure if it clean or dirty.

This year I am spring cleaning and organizing my life.

Here are some Pinterest ideas that will help us all.

1. Use dividers in your closet drawers for bras, undies, pantyhose, and anything else you have thrown into your underwear drawer.

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2. Don’t have drawers in your closet try using coat hangers to hang your bras on the door or wall.

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3. Flip flops do not stay on shoe racks very easily. Try cutting and using a coat hanger and hanging them up.

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4. Instead of throwing your dirties on the floor, try making a rolling laundry station to keep in the closet.

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5. Don’t hang those tank tops anymore. Use 1 hanger and some shower rings to save tons of space. (and hangers for more clothes)

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6. I am forever looking for a place to store my jewelry and sunglasses. Try hanging picture frames without the backing or glass and add a few hooks. I love this idea!

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Want to see a Pinterest pin in action? Not sure if that “pin” actually works? Message me your pins and we will find out together.

Please also watch my DIY Pinterest videos on YouTube.
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Things Only Introverts Understand: 5 Ways to Survive Going in Public

Things Only Introverts Understand: 5 Ways to Survive Going in Public

“There is a tremendous difference between alone and lonely. You could be lonely in a group of people. I like being alone. I like eating by myself. I go home at night and just watch a movie or hang out with my dog. I have to exert myself and really say, oh God, I’ve got to see my friends because I’m too content by myself.” ~ Drew Barrymore

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I know I’m not alone when I say I would rather stay in and watch a movie on Netflix than go out and watch one at a theater.

I don’t even want to go stand in line at Redbox and rent a movie because that would mean I have to be next to other people.

Spending time at home and with my select friends and family is enough excitement for me. My social needs are met with a video game and a bag of veggies. (I would say chips but I am on this health kick…be healthy!).

There are moments in my life when I did not leave the house for weeks at a time. The only people I saw were my husband and children. I like it that way.

I know that I have to go out into the world and function. I do not have to like it but it must be done. I could shop only at Wal-Mart. However, there are some things that you cannot do at Wal-Mart like pick your kid up from school and attend your child’s soccer game. Here is how I stay sane. (or insane if that’s how you want to look at it.)

1. Limited eye contact – I limit how much eye contact I have with everyone I meet. The less our eyes meet the less you will want to talk to me.

2. No conversation – The worst thing is when you are checking out at the grocery store with $200 in food and all the lady who’s ringing you up wants to do is chit chat about how she found her missing dog. Listen, I’m happy for her and the pup but I don’t want to hear about it. A simple “hello” and “have a good day” is almost too much in the first place.

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3. Don’t smell – People smell terrible. Avoid smelling anyone at all times. I can smell a person who didn’t take a bath or brush their teeth from an aisle over. I bury my face in my scarf or my husband’s shoulder whenever we pass someone. Yes, there are those of you out there that use cologne and bathe regularly. I apologize to you. However, I am still going to hold my breath whenever you pass me because I cannot smell you.

4. Be nice – Being as nice as possible to those people who must talk to you is key. The nicer you are the more helpful they will be and the faster you can leave and go back home.

5. Don’t be afraid – No one knows that you are an introvert. No one knows you want to run away and crawl home instead of smiling one more fake smile. Everyone picks their kids up from school. Everyone goes to the mall. People go grocery shopping. Just remember that blending in is our best bet. Get done what you need to get done and then get back home.

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