Sunday, December 30, 2012

Why I don't believe in New Year's Resolutions...

I am proud to say - I do not participate in making New Year's Resolutions.

No, it's not because "if you don't try you can't fail" mentality.

First off, the history of how New Year's Resolutions began is actually kind of cool. It started back in Roman times. It was a way to reflect on your past and forward to your future. January was named after "Janus" mythical king of early Rome and his face was featured facing both backward and forward on the calendar on January 1. Then, in the Middle Ages, Christians changed New Year's Day to December 25. Then they changed it to March 25. Finally, in the 1500's, the Pope revised the Julian calendar, and the celebration of the New Year was returned to January 1. #historycrashcourse

I understand the whole, new year, fresh slate idea. But why do you have to wait for one day a year to start something you really want to accomplish? Procrastination? Lack of motivation? You are entirely capable of starting any kind of resolve any one of the 364 other days out of the year!

Let's chat about the most common resolution made....
Suprise, Suprise, it's losing weight - Riddle me this, let's pack on an extra 10 pounds over the holidays with goodies and big dinners and little exercise, to then resolve to lose said weight and then some. Makes total sense to me....

Did you know statistically, 25% drop out of their resolutions within the first WEEK!?!? And only 8% of those who make resolutions folow through with them beyond 6 months?

There is so much more to wanting something and then resolving to do it. Wanna know the secret? It's following through, putting on your big girl panties and doing it!

It doesn't matter what day of the year, month, or week it is. If you want something bad enough, you will do it. You don't need the calendar to say "January 1" to find that motiviation. You have to dig it up from within yourself.

If you can learn anything from my rant today.... It's this... If you want to accomplish something, you have to really want it, and you have to put your heart in it and go for it. If you do make a resolution on 12/31, and you slip up on January 2nd... Don't give up! You've got this!!! You can do it!

Don't be a sad statistic of an outdated tradition. Prove me wrong!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

In 2013.......

Here we are, about to bring another year to a close! 2013 is going to be chalked full of some pretty cool milestones for us.

In 2013....

I will turn 30! #yikes


We will celebrate our 10 year wedding annivesary.

And we have some fun things to look forward to - like....

Taking our daughter to the Zoo for the first time.

Our vacation to the coast in April.

Our daughter turns 3.

My baby sister turns 16 and will get her drivers license.

The Rogue Baby shop will celebrate 2 years in business.

And some things I hope to accomplish - like....

Running my first 5k.

Paying off my car! This is a HUGE deal. I've had a car payment for the past 13 years. Right when I get close to paying one off I trade it in. Vicious cycle.

Fitting into my wedding dress on our 10 year anniversary. #getrearingear

Finishing up the remodel on our home.

Planting a garden.

Going on our first family camping trip.

I don't believe in New Years resolutions. (But I'll post about that another time.)

What are you looking forward to in 2013?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

What's New at The Rogue Baby?

I wanted to share the newest additions to my shop!

I am in love with chunky toddler / girl necklaces for photo shoots and dress up. They are so adorable paired with a petti romper or matching dress.

I was busy working away on a custom wedding order (OMG it's gonna be gorgeous! Apple green satin, curled peacock feathers, etc. - Pics to come later - including bridal party hair clips and garter for the bride.)

So anywho, I made a few extra of the apple green satin flowers. These are sooo fun to make and turn out so pretty. I decided, rather than the standard pendant bling for the center piece, I would use a lovely flower for the necklace pendant and added a matching headband to make it a set.

P.S. My big sissy and her kids are on their way to visit us for a week! #superexcited #familytime. So this might possibly be my last post for 2012! Be safe everyone!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Twittering Thursdays

Happy Thursday lovely readers!

Many of you know I resisted the Twitter craze for a LONG time. Fought a good fight, but finally gave in. It's been about 6 months or so now, and while I can't say I love Twitter... I can say it's definitely a useful social media tool. I have found great new blogs, shops, and heard of great deals and giveaways all through Twitter. So without further ado....

Welcome to Twittering Thursdays Twitter Hop!

Are you interesting in Co-Hosting next Thursdays Twitter Hop?  Email Deandra at

There is no charge to participate!

Please help spread the news about this TWITTER HOP!

Its only appropriate to TWEET about it!


Please follow each hostess.

2. Leave a comment if you are new and want us to return the follow.

3. Grab the button and display it on your sidebar or link it to the post.

4. Have fun and meet new friends!

Monday, December 17, 2012

GFC Blog Hop

I am so excited to be co-hosting the GFC blog hop this week with Melissa! If you haven't participated in the past, check it out. I have found some amazing blogs through this hop. =)

It's Tuesday again which means it's time for the GFC Blog Hop!

When I want to follow a blog the first thing I look for is GFC (Google Friend Connect), it's so easy and  nice to be able to go and see all of the blogs you follow in one spot. It's really a great tool to have. 

One side note- Did you know you can follow through GFC using your Twitter Account? TRUE, it's definitely an option!

Ok, so let's get to the party, shall we?

RULES are simple:

1. Follow your host via GFC
The First link below

2. Follow your co-hosts via GFC
The Next 8 links below

3. Link up below using your main blog url not a specific post.

4. Make sure to visit some of the blogs in the link up and follow them via GFC 
and if you want to leave them a comment, I'm sure they'd appreciate that as well.

5. Tweet about this blog hop

6. Share about this blog hop by grabbing a button and putting it on your sidebar!

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Being the unconventional blogger I am. I couldn't wait until next Monday to post how excited I am about the new Julep polishes I won in a giveaway from Rachel @ Lalalists.

Please excuse my horrible manicure job. This is a 6am before work quick polish with no top coat. But I was super anxious to try these out. Love the colors and the coverage ability in just one coat!

Also, this product came with adorable packaging! What was inside?

Big smiles come in small packages. This pocket-sized set comes ready-to-gift in a sheer purple organza gift bag with a calligraphy gift tag.

•Trina - Deep aubergine shimmer
•Mila - Charcoal, multi-colored glitter

Julep may possibly be my new favorite nail polish. I'm super excited to go place my very first order, but first I have decide which colors to choose!

What are some of your favorite polishes? What colors are you dying to try right now?

I'm new to this whole nail polish thing, but I think I could get used to it!

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