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If you follow my blog regularly, you've probably noticed I haven't posted in a few days and that's usually unlike me. My birthday was a few days ago and my sister was sweet enough to make a cake for me and my daughter since our birthdays were just a day apart.
I've been in a depressing mode. I was stuck inside for a month following my ankle injury. During that time, I couldn't do much beside rest and heal...well physically that is. All that free time I had to myself was driving me nuts. I had a lot of things running through my head. The more I think about it, the less happy I was feeling. I'm 36 years old and I feel like I don't even know what to do with my life. Yeahh that's what's been depressing me. I'm probably entering an early mid-life crisis. Boo me!
I've been doing a bit more walking now without my clutches. The first day, I didn't think I walked much at all yet at the end of the day my whole body was incredibly sore as if I just ran a marathon. My back and legs are really stiff when I walk and my ankles hurts so I can't walk too far or too long. I am hoping that it will get better as the days go by. This experience has been somewhat of a wake up call and made me realize the small things that I took for granted. Soon enough, I'll be back to work and things will seem more normal, either that or I'll be too burned out to think of anything else.
Let's move on to more cheerful things. One thing I love about birthday time is that I receive birthday coupons. I'm a little sad that I didn't get to use all my coupons but just a couple of them. I guess that's better than nothing.
As you can see from the picture above, I've managed to snag a few nail polishes.
Ulta sent me a $10 Birthday coupon and surprisingly I couldn't figure what to get. I wanted to stick to things I need so I decided to try out the Kenra Platinum Hot Spray. I use the straightener a lot so this should help protect my hair. To my surprise, I didn't know I was supposed to get a free gift with purchase so they also gave me the Kenra Volume Spray. That's pretty awesome because I love Kenra's hairspray and that was a pretty good size freebie. I don't remember the exact price of the Hot Spray but I think it's around $20.00.
|Kelly & Katie Cognac Leather Cuff|
We took my son to the mall to return his tuxedo rental for prom and I realized that they just opened a DSW in the hood. I was ecstatic and wondered how long it had been opened. The cashier told me they've only opened the store last week. I had a birthday coupon for $5.00 that was going to expire soon so I wanted to put it to use. Since I won't be walking in heels anytime soon, I decided to get a pair of flat sandals. The moment I saw these, I knew I was going to bring them home. They would be perfect for summer. They look simple but the metallic gold hardware on the straps make these sandals very flashy and edgy. They have a bit of cushion on the sole, which makes the sandals comfortable to wear. The only minor issues is that the sandals run a little long and the ankle cuff isn't adjustable. For me, they fit perfectly but I still would prefer the cuff to be slightly more loose for more comfort. They are sold for $49.95 at DSW. Here's a link for your convenience http://www.dsw.com/shoe/kelly+.and.+katie+cuff+wedge+sandal?prodId=273935&productRef=SEARCH
Since I'm a rewards member, they saw in their system that I had a $10 certificate that I didn't use yet and asked me if I wanted to combine that with the $5 birthday coupon and I was like Oh yeahhhh! So I got $15.00 off my purchase.
|BTW, these are my daughter's feet|
Partying isn't really my thing but I sure enjoy getting myself a few things for my birthday, especially when I'm getting birthday coupons...that makes it even better.