Coffee Talk Series - When Mother Nature Effs Up Your Birthday Plans!

Friday, January 5, 2018


 As promised, I'm starting off the year with my new series, Coffee Talk!  This is where i vent to you about random life stuff.  I also thought it might be fun if you throw some topics at me, so go for it and I'll be sure to address them on up coming Coffee Talk editions!

So yes, today is my birthday! A few weeks back i decided that i was going to plan the best me day ever! I requested a personal day at work and booked myself a massage and facial at my favorite spa.  After, i planned on treating myself to a designer bag or shoes (totally envisioned myself stepping out of the Gucci store with my fancy Gucci shopping bag... insert Beyonce GIF here) followed by dinner at a little Inn that I've wanted to try out for years!  When i initially booked my spa treatments i made a little request to Mother Nature to please go easy on my considering that sadly, my birthday is in the heart of Winter.  I even checked the weather and while i knew it was going to be frigid, there wasn't anything significant in sight.... until the #BombCyclone happened!  Naturally, i was very upset knowing this day I've been anticipating for so long was basically ruined!  Thanks Mother Nature... we are currently not on speaking terms!

So i sulked a bit in my misery but then decided that while yes, my plans were somewhat ruined, i have a choice to either be miserable all day, or simply embrace the positives. By changing my attitude towards the situation, i actually felt a little better about the day.  In fact, i decided to write down all the things I'm grateful for today and realize that I'm a very lucky girl in so many ways!  So I'll share my gratitude with you all in hopes that if you're somewhere having a bad day, perhaps you too could take a minute to find a few things to be grateful for.

1.  Grateful that Mother Nature gifted my a four day weekend (no school yesterday or today)!
2.  Since there is no school, i didn't lose my personal day and can always reschedule my spa day for another day.
3.  I'm such a home body and love being home cozied up in my pj's.  It's a real treat for me to turn on the fire place, light up my candles, make a cup of coffee and enjoy a snowy day inside in the warmth and comfort of my own home (i realize many had to go to work today including my hubby so i know this is a real luxury).
4.  I'm grateful for a stash of Lush Bath Bombs, facial masks, and online shopping!  I plan on applying a face mask on (I'm thinking the Ole Henriksen Hygge HydraClay Detox Mask from yesterday's post, tossing in the Lush 'Golden Wonder' Bath Bomb i purchased during the holidays in the tub and reading a magazine).  That in itself is a major luxury because i rarely get to do that... hopefully my girls will cooperate and not act up (oh yeah, did i mention they're also home from school?!). Oh and i have to mention Pandora's 80's music stations that I've been listening to on rotation and bringing on the nostalgia strong!
5.  Thanks for taking the poll on my insta-stories!  I wasn't sure if i was going to purchase a bag or shoes but you all helped me decide!  I ordered this Gucci bag online and while it isn't the same as the in-store experience, I'm still very grateful and fortunate that i was able to do this for myself!  Can't wait 'til it arrives!
6.  As for dinner plans, they're still up in the air.  Truthfully, it's so cold and everything is covered in frozen snow that the last thing i want to do is get dressed up to go anywhere.  Hopefully hubby can pick something up and we can have some takeout.  At this point, I'm waving my white flag and will just be grateful that if i don't have to cook.  I may however, have to bake my own cake 😳!  It is what it is...
7.  I'm grateful for my girls!  Olivia made me a birthday card with the sweetest message.  Mimi did something very special for me earlier this week.  She placed little post it notes all over the house with love messages to me.  It was honestly one of the sweetest things ever.
8.  I'm grateful for our health.  After battling sinus infections and some other stuff, we are all healthy!
9.  My hubby bought me the most beautiful pink velour office chair for my desk and it's honestly made such a difference in the quality of my work space.  I've been thoroughly enjoying my blogging time so much more!  It's so comfy and beyond beautiful!  He also got me a Starbucks gift card to go with the chair because he said the two go hand in hand.  He knows my love for coffee is real!
10.  Lastly, I'm grateful for the outlet that this blog has brought me.  It allows me to get my creative juices flowing, it's brought many amazing people into my life (i love my readers SO MUCH), formed wonderful relationships with brands i love and has afforded me some incredible experiences. While i still struggle with not having as much time to devote to it as i would like, i have to be grateful that it's always here when i want to chat about beauty/fashion/or life in general.

So the moral of the story is... when life hands you lemons... well, you know what to do! Thank you all for your continued support and i truly hope you enjoy our little Coffee Talk over the next year! Xoxo, Carla - FMM

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