Saturday, January 31, 2015

"I'm Doing Me"

What does it mean when someone says, "Do You", "Spend Time on You", "I'm Doing Me", I have always wondered that because after four months of being single, I am getting that more from people. To focus on me and do what I want to do and then someone might come along. But how do I know when I'm done "doing me?" if it's such an activity. What if I'm not done "doing me" and someone walks into my life? Do I stop doing that to focus on him? If so, how do I know he is even "the one" anyway?

In case you can't tell, I over analyze. A lot. One day I want to be single and date other people and the next, missing having someone there. Actually, every day, without fail, I do think of having someone there, being in a relationship, someone to call, someone to message every day, someone to cuddle with, someone to watch games with. So if this is my mindset, is it still okay to focus on me, yet in the back of my mind be thinking of someone else? How do I get out of this mindset of needing or wanting someone in my life? Is it because I have been in a relationship the last 8 years of my life (plus or minus 8 months) so this is what I am used to?

The more I think about it, the more I realize that anyone who says they don't want a relationship and they want to focus on "doing me", they are probably lying. I have said that recently -- I don't want to be in a relationship. But really? If I think about men 24/7 and I am so used to having someone there, why would I not want that? I mean, eventually I do want to meet someone, fall in love, get married, have kids, etc. If I don't want a relationship right now but have someone that I'm compatible with that really likes me, falls in love with me, and I like him as well, why would I NOT want a relationship? I don't think you meet someone, hang out a few times, and not consider a relationship because you're too busy focusing on yourself? You get to know someone, hang out, still focus on yourself but if a relationship happens, it happens. It's not necessarily something you can predict will happen or hold off because....you are doing "you". 

So many thoughts in this post, I have just had a lot of thoughts lately. Single? Relationship? Hook up? Dating? Clubbing? What in the world am I doing?

XoXo
Abbie

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Freebies 2015

Some of you may not know but, although I am not an extreme couponer and I am not cheap, I love to win things! Most of the time I win things through Facebook contests and giveaways/sweepstakes. Last year I won quite a bit and I wanted to start from the beginning of January 2015, and share everything I receive this year in a blog post. Let's see if it's worth putting time into. Here is what I have won so far in 2015:

- $25 Texas Roadhouse gift card -- Used in March 2015
- Fabric patterns (Valued at $100+) Sold to my sister for $10
- Animal applesauce containers - Sold to my sister for $5
- Downtown Abbey prize pack- Over $100 value -- Sold all for $30
- Digital Kitchen Scale - Sold for $10
-A necklace + Two Earrings from an Etsy Shop
-Free E-Book
- $25 Etsy gift card - Eve of Joy
-Two tickets to the Utah State Basketball game (Couldn't go, didn't pick up tickets)
-Burlap Pillowcase - Gave to my sister
-All Natural Chapstick
-Downloadable Planner
-One silver and one gold ring
-Three sprinkles, three frosting, cupcake liners, decorating tips
-Five coupons (Free Snickers, Purex, Stain Remover, and similar)
-Nausea pills
-Silicone lids (four)
-Pet groomer
-Book of different flowers(Received)
-200 beads(Received)
-$25 Target gift card (Used in April 2015)
-One night stay at Mariott hotel (Provo) and a $60 gift card to Tucanos (Used in May 2015)
-Headphones (have not received)
-Surprise gift (have not received)
-0-3month crochet booties (Sold for $5)
-Sweetworks package (sixlets, Baking Cakes book, bubble gum, candy, etc)
-$25 Fandango Gift card (Used)
-$30 Ruby River Gift card
-Children's E-book
-$25 Gift Card to Target (Used on May 13, 2015)
- Publisher Plus for Mac $40 value (Gave to a friend)
-Godiva Chocolates for Mom for Mother's Day (Ate)
-Silver necklace with my initials (Kept)
-Cup for toddler (for my niece)
-Birthday Celebration Cards (Received)
-Maya the Bee DVD (for niece)
-One year iBlog E-subscription
-Bear and fragrance (haven't received)
-$25 Walmart Gift Card (haven't received)
-Eighteen Yogurts (Gave to my nieces)
-Posh Wash Pack (Received in July)
-Anavita Skincare (Received in July)
-Whale Bath Cushion (For little Timmy)
-$10 gift certificate to a salon/spa (purchased nail polish - pink and red - in July)
-$20 paypal cash (Received in July)
-Four tickets to Eagle Mountain Rodeo (couldn't go)
-Dreamboats Gifts (received)
-90 Minutes in Heaven Book (won August 26, 2015, received)
-Pet Supplements (Won in September 2015, Received)
-DVD Movie Grand Prize Giveaway (Won in September 2015, Received 11 DVDs!) 
-Grey Ribbed Dress with Navy Sleeves(Won in September 2015, Received)
-One Z Nursing Pillow (To sell, $59 value, Won in September 2015, Received)
-Two jewelry holders (Won in September, Received)
-Ballet Shoes (For my little sis for Christmas, Won in September, received)
-Hand Felted Wrap (Won in September, Received) 
-White hat (Won in September, Received) 
-A pair of earrings (Won in October, Received) 
-Life and Other Near-Death Experiences book (Won in October, received)
-PAW Patrol DVD (Won in October, received)
-A meal package from Stonewire Authentic Flatbread (Won in October, received)
-Won a book of choice (Won in October, received)
-Free Iced Tea Sample (Won in October, received, gave to Andrea)
-Sleep Matters book (Won in October, received)
-Hair,Skin,Nails (Won in October, received, sold for $15)
-Puzzingo (Won in November)
-A Piece of my Heart is in Heaven necklace (Won in November, Received)
-One free subscription to Spanish for Kids (Won in November)
-Hog Wild Toy (Won in November, Received in November, gave to Eme for birthday)
-A cup with Elli's name on it (Won in November)
-One year Entertainment Weekly Magazine Subscription and Probiotic (won in November)
-Three Adult Jammies/Socks set (Won in December)

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I'm Abbie. I am 28 years old and live in Utah. I love Social Media, Marketing, shopping, sports, traveling, shopping, giveaways, family, fashion, and currently writing a book.