Sunday, March 4, 2012

I Have Moved

Posted by Newme at 3/04/2012 12:54:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post
I have decided to move this blog over to my own site using wordpress.org. Not that I didn't like it on Blogger, but I'm just more used to working on Wordpress, since the job I had for the past year required me to work there a lot.

So without further adieu, here is the new address for "Forever in Blue Jeans" http://foreverinbluejeans-newme.com/

I've already moved all of my previous posts, and created a few new ones.

I hope you'll follow me there!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Long Time No Post

Posted by Newme at 2/22/2012 10:10:00 PM 1 comments Links to this post
Wow! It's been almost a year since I last posted anything here. Talk about your massive procrastination. But I do plan to start keeping up on my blog...to start writing again.

So much has happened this past year. It's almost mind boggling what a whirlwind of a year it has been.

As you may know from my previous post "I Quit", I had quit smoking and started vaping last February. Well I'm happy to report that it's been a little over a year and I'm still not smoking. This lead to me starting to want to become more healthy. Which lead me down a path that I'm still working on concerning eating organic foods, making more of my own things from scratch...etc. Quitting smoking also caused me to gain some weight, which I am still working on trying to lose.

Another big part of this last year is that I got a full time job online in editing and social media. I loved it! Unfortunately the company has been having some financial issues and I lost my job a couple of weeks ago. But what a fun filled, busy busy year it was. The money I was earning allowed my husband and I to get out and do some fun things this last summer, including a night in downtown Chicago. And it allowed us to buy some things we've really been wanting, including completely redoing our bedroom.

Sad as I am that the job I had is over, I'm really grateful that it sent me in a direction that I never would have realized I wanted to go. I found that I LOVE editing! And as a result I started taking college courses to get my copy editing certificate.

I could go on and on about this past year, but those are pretty much the highlights.

I'm hoping I find another job fairly soon. And I am working toward getting back in the flow of writing again. One good thing about not being so busy is I have time to read, think, relax, and regroup.

I'm looking forward to this next year, wondering what it will hold. Only God knows for sure. 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I Quit!

Posted by Newme at 3/03/2011 08:38:00 AM 8 comments Links to this post
One month ago today, I quit smoking. Which, if you knew me, you’d realize is HUGE!!! The really weird thing is that I had no intentions of quitting…..ever.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Shoooooooooooeeeeeeees!!!!!

Posted by Newme at 6/25/2010 11:09:00 AM 6 comments Links to this post

I have to confess, I have a bit of a shoe addiction.  Or is it an obsession?  Well whatever you want to call it, I have it, and it is contagious.  If you get to close you might catch it too. So don’t say I didn’t warn you. 

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I Love Reviews!

Posted by Newme at 5/25/2010 02:54:00 PM 2 comments Links to this post
I don’t know about you, but I don’t buy anything these days without extensively looking up the reviews of a product. I’m actually a fanatic when it comes to this. So I plan to occasionally do reviews on this blog, to add my 2 cents worth about products I’ve tried and loved, or not. Either way, you’ll know exactly where I stand.

I may also add links to the products where you can purchase them. I am beginning some affiliate link programs with companies that I already do business with and love. My first affiliation so far is very fitting because I have spent innumerable hours and dollars at both their stores and website. And for those who know me well, you know that I’m speaking of Sephora.com. My all time favorite place for all things girly. But I will be brutally honest about a product, whether it comes from a store I affiliate with or not, and I would never personally link you to something I don’t care for myself.

With that said, I hope you not only enjoy my reviews, but also walk away with a good idea as to whether a product is right for you or not.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Never Say Never

Posted by Newme at 5/17/2010 12:37:00 AM 1 comments Links to this post

I know you’ve probably heard this a millions times but it’s really true.  Never say never!  Actually, it’s really a good idea to avoid absolute statements entirely.  It never fails, ok maybe I shouldn’t have said never, but somehow it does seem to fit here.  Anyway, it never fails that I say something like “I never get colds” and then I get sick.  Or “I’ve never had a ticket”.  Yeah, guess what happened within weeks of that statement. 

But it doesn’t just happen with the smaller things.  There are a few specific things I’ve said I would never do.  And as fate would have it, I either have done them or am still doing them.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Old Habits Die Harder

Posted by Newme at 5/10/2010 09:40:00 AM 3 comments Links to this post
They say that research has proven that it takes 21 days to form a new habit.  Riiiiiiight!!!  I don’t think so.  At least not for me it doesn't.  I say old habits die harder.


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Confessions of a True Coffee Addict

Posted by Newme at 5/06/2010 05:40:00 PM 4 comments Links to this post

For as long as I can remember, I have loved coffee.  My first memory of it was when I was about three or four years old.  My mother and grandmother were sitting there having a cup and I wanted some too.  So my grandmother got out one of her cute little demitasse cups, she had a beautiful collection of them, and made me a cup that was mostly milk and sugar with just a little coffee in it.  That was it!  I was hooked!  After that day I remember that I would beg for a cup of coffee every chance I got.  Occasionally I would get my little cup’s worth, but not very often.  They kept telling me that it really wasn’t good for me, and that it would stunt my growth.  But I didn’t care, I just wanted to taste that wonderful nectar of the gods. 

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Under Construction

Posted by Newme at 4/17/2010 10:48:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post
Ok, enough procrastinating.  I am going to get my butt moving on starting up this blog. 

Part of the problem has been that I have no idea how you do all this stuff. But I’m learning. So pardon my dust, so to speak, as I fumble my way through this new mode of communication. I know, I know, it’s not really all that new. So I’m behind a bit.  But I’m trying to catch on and catch up.




Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sisters

Posted by Newme at 10/31/2009 12:51:00 PM 2 comments Links to this post
It's 10 am and my sister who is two years younger than me is coming over for the day. She'll be here in a couple hours and I haven't seen her for eight years. I've already run around the house giving it a once over. There is no way my house is going to be messy when she arrives. And I've finally decided on an outfit that would make me look young, thin, good? How about, better than her? I sit down to do my makeup and take a good look in the mirror at my face, and I wonder. I always looked quite a bit younger than her. That was one of my few consolations when it came to her. The other being that I was much smarter and more outgoing. But she had the beauty, and the curves, and the boobs, and the boys. I, on the other hand, was so skinny with very few curves at all, and I always looked many years younger than I was. Which is great now, but when I was young it drove me crazy. But as we aged I felt I began to have the upper hand. People always thought she was my older sister, and I definitely cherished that fact. But now....Do I still look younger?

 

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