The Darling Nomadess: My Rules for Life (+giveaway)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

My Rules for Life (+giveaway)

Cheers, Darlings!

// Dessert is always an option. What is dinner without it? Or why not just have dessert instead of dinner?

// If you want something, do whatever it takes to make it happen. Even if it means selling your beloved Kate Spade handbag. Thank you, future European Adventure.

// Be nice and do nice things for people.

// Write thank you notes. To everyone. For everything. For Anything. This one is important: write them to your professors at the end of every semester. Students rarely do this and professors appreciate it. Do this especially if you feel like you need a grade boost. I'm just sayin'. Works like a charm ;D

// #NoDrama. Consider the other person's perspective before arguing/blowing up on them. Lately, there's been too much drama going on in my life. Chill out or get out.

// Challenge yourself. Currently, I'm challenging myself to learn as much Italian as possible in the next 6 weeks. It's incredible what we can do when we set our minds to it!

// Make Wine Wednesdays a thing. You won't regret it. It's always nice to take time to relax and enjoy good company.

// Don't wait around for things to happen. Go out and make them happen.

// Get involved in something you're passionate about! Whether it's an organization, hobby, or profession, be fueled by passion!

// Make up hashtags for formal and informal events.

// I have 12 hours to mope around after a breakup. After those 12 hours, I better find something else to focus my attention on. Why waste time moping around when I could be happy?

// Always dress up. I tend to be over dressed 99% of the time.

// If people don't like you that's their problem, not yours. Be you and be authentic. Don't let them bring you down.

// Never drunk text boys. Just don't. I always text my girlfriends (or my little brother for some reason…) if I feel the desire to text.

// Make your bed every morning. Odd, I know, but since I've started doing this, my days are more productive and my mood is boosted!

// Take a chance and travel. Even if you can't afford it.

// High heels. High Standards. Pearls Everyday.

Now it's your turn to add on! What are your rules for life?

With Love,

*Disclaimer: for rules dealing with alcohol, please drink responsibly.

P.S. Here's an awesome giveaway in honor of Erica's blogiversary! Happy 1-year Blogiversary to Coming Up Roses

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  1. hahah that disclaimer. I love you. And your rules for life!
    What's the drama going on?!

  2. The article regarding the Wedding emergency kit. Though I am already married it would be a cute gift to give to a bride to be for a shower.

  3. I have really liked your "what's in my bag" series. It's introduced me to a couple of new products!

  4. I love when you do makeup reviews! Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Can Wine Mondays and Wine Tuesdays also be things?
    Thanks for being such a fabulous part in this giveaway, Ash!


  6. I think today's is my favorite. I need to write a list of the rules for myself too. Sometimes I forget about myself when I'm running around taking care of the kids and cooking and cleaning. I need to put myself first sometimes, too, though. So, by having rules, that might be the first one.

  7. I love this post. I think I need to create my own rules for life. There has been so much drama lately

  8. I need some #NoDrama in my life right now!!! Also, I agree on the whole dessert thing. YOLO!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  9. Consider this our Thank You note for being the most adorable! Let me know if you go to Italy, I picked up a few tips on my trip there!

    -Lindsay from Dearest Darling

  10. What in my Bag was my favorite post! I love those types of posts, but also this one because I always love to know the little things that help people get through their day =)
    xoxo, SS


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