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get 20% off WorkFlow by Landau scrubs

As a future nurse and current nursing student, I can attest to this: scrubs are kinda expensive [too bad I didn't get the option of buying some WorkFlow scrubs]. I recently bought four tops and two pants and spent just under $300. Yeah, I know. I was surprised too. And the craziest thing was that I had to pay extra to get the longer pants. Sorry that people are short, but I shouldn’t have to pay extra because I’m tall.

<< Isn’t that discrimination? Sorry, rant over. >>

workflow by landauAlas, allheart saves the day once more! When you order from allheart, use the coupon code 50014 you will get 20% off your next WorkFlow by Landau purchase from September 15-30, 2014. It’s a petty small time frame, but wow 20% off! That saves you enough money to stop by Starbucks for that venti vanilla latte with an extra shot and a yummy blueberry muffin [at least when you buy the number of scrubs I do].

And I have to say, these WorkFlow scrubs are pretty darn comfy, sturdy, and cute to boot! Two things that are necessary when you’re constantly on the move. The fabric is made of 53% Cotton, 44% Polyester, and 3% Spandex [just enough stretch for those mid-shift power naps, if you ask me].

P.S. What is your favorite brand and style of scrubs?

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I’m kinda obsessed with books.

I’m one of those people who can get completely absorbed in a good book, and any chance of pulling me out of my reverie will be almost impossible. If I’m being honest, and I am, I’m also one of those people who can become distraught with separation anxiety after I finish an extremely good book. I get that involved in the lives of the characters. And I’m absolutely, 100% okay with this part of me.

I also do not take book reviews lightly. So here is a collection of books in no particular order that I deem to be completely worth your time and even more worth the emotions that are to follow the books’ endings. This collection will constantly be a work in progress. And as I find a new one I really enjoyed, I will post about it on my main page to let y’all know!

  • HARRY POTTER – [no explanation required. because duh.]
  • Any book by Robin Cook or Jodi Picoult – Yes, I know this is a very broad group of books, but I love their collections and I just cannot pick one or two that I enjoy the most
    • I would recommend these books for someone who enjoys their reads to be based off of factual information and/or events that could actually occur
  • Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray – Now, I read these books many years ago, probably far earlier than I should have. They’re definitely interesting… And different. If you’re interested in a book that is not like something you have read before, these just might be for you!
    • A Great and Terrible Beauty
    • Rebel Angels
    • The Sweet and Far Thing
  • Overachievement by Dr. John Eliot – I have personally met Dr. Eliot and his lectures are so inspirational. I have blog posts that have blossomed from the way he makes me think about events and life. It isn’t a typical “reading” book, but still worth it.

Do you have a favorite book? I would love to hear about it! Comment below with title and author, and I might just read it [okay, I probably will]!

Mid-year goal setting. Why not?

If I had to pick one thing I can’t stand most in this world… I would have a hard time deciding between liars and hypocrites. But I really want to talk about hypocrites. Specifically, nurses and other healthcare professionals that preach about healthy eating and exercise, but don’t actually follow those lifestyle behaviors. This kind of thing really gets to me. We need to be role models. If we can’t even eat right or exercise regularly, why should our patients? We need to set an example.

I eat fairly healthy. Well proportioned, rounded meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus occasional snacks of yogurt or almonds during the day. I don’t really eat out much or drink alcohol that often. And I rarely have soda (except the occasional Diet Strawberry Limeade from Sonic!). But honestly, I could exercise way more. I get a decent amount of steps in during the day (which I keep track of thanks to my fabulous pink fitbit zip!), but I by no means exercise in the way I should.

I WANT TO CHANGE THIS. So I’m setting a goal for myself: I will exercise at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week. I will probably start with a brisk walk, gradually add in some jogging when I can and my knees tolerate it, and hopefully get back to the days where I could run and be comfortable. If you can believe it… I actually once ran 5k a few times a year and I was on the track team. I barely believe it myself.

It’s going to take some adjusting, considering the brutal coursework that comes with nursing school. But my health has to be of the utmost important. Without my health, I couldn’t be a nurse. Without exemplifying a healthy lifestyle, I can’t ask my patients to do the same. I’m going to attempt to journal what I did, how I felt, or anything else I can think of and maybe blog about it every now and then. We’ll see. I’m going to need all the motivation I can get. (Cause boy is nursing school exhausting…)


inspiration // The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Mindless Rambles

So here are a few things that are currently on my mind, in no particular order of importance:

Class got cancelled right before it was scheduled to start and after I was already on my way to campus. I’m probably the only person upset about this. But I am. There was no need to cancel. Seriously.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills made Lisa Vanderpump cry and I am mad. Very, very mad. That’s just not cool at all. They are portraying her so horribly. That also infuriates me.

I’m going to design a new type of outlet that can be a wall outlet and a permanent extension cord as well.

I find that women that workout to look like men are gross. I believe women should be healthy, but a little squishy. Muscle is okay. But don’t look like a man. That’s not attractive. A woman’s body is meant to have more body fat than a man’s. It is normal and healthy and ideal.

Boyfriend is losing weight on our new diet lifestyle change and I have gained weight. If you’re a female, you’ll understand and no other comment is necessary.

I can’t figure out who I am supposed to invite to my graduation party. Which has an official date set. Yay! I also don’t know who to send graduation announcements. Everyone? Yeah, probably everyone. I also never realized how expensive graduation announcements were, but oh well.

Kyle Richards, Yolanda Foster, and I all have the same birthday: January 11.

I’m getting very excited about couponing. Does anyone else like couponing?

Why is World of Warcraft always down when my class is cancelled? Tuesdays. Those dang Tuesdays.

Okay. I think I am done rambling… For now!

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Can’t. Stop. Reading.

Howdy, lovelies! In case you hadn’t yet realized, I’m obsessed with books and reading. I really, really wish I could read more [and that doesn't include textbooks]. So I’m currently reading Divergent by Veronica Roth [so, so, SO good, y'all!] and I started thinking about what I would read after I finish this series. I know that’s crazy, but that’s me. During my search, I came across what will most likely be one of my most favorite, go-to websites from now on: What Should I Read Next?

highly recommend any book lovers in need of a new book or some reading inspiration to check this website out and bookmark it. I haven’t yet gotten to use one of their recommendations, but I know for certain that I will be in the near future.

Let me know what y’all think of the website and its recommendations, as well as any books you find that are worth sharing! I love learning about new, unknown books.

I don’t usually read the “popular” books [like Divergent] because I have found that they aren’t really that great, but Divergent has been an exception. But for example, I read The Hunger Games long before they hit mainstream and were even on commercials for a movie. I wasn’t at all surprised when I found out the books were being made into movies. But I found it hilarious that suddenly everyone was reading the books and would ask me if I’ve read them yet, and I’m just like, “Yeah, forever and a day ago”.

LONG STORY SHORT: check out the website and let me know what y’all find.

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Be my Valentine?

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Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all!

Secret fact about me: I adore pugs. But unfortunately, the heavy breathing drives me insane. I grew up around them [my grandma owned a few] and loved playing with those cute little guys and gals, but after a while, it was really nice to get to go home and escape the panting. Until the next time I went to my grandma’s house though… and I fell head over heels back in love with them. Hehe. <3

Because of this love of pugs, I once found this adorable card that said “Pugs and Kisses” on it with the adorable pug face on it too and I bought it. I planned on giving it to someone, I believe, but I just couldn’t bring myself to give it away. So I still have it somewhere. In a “safe place”.

I have to admit, this is the first Valentine’s Day that I’ve actually enjoyed. Last year’s was great, but just wasn’t the same because boyfriend was still living in another state and couldn’t visit. I think he might be making up for that this year [and I don't mind]. So far, I’ve gotten the most hilarious card which I will keep forever; a gorgeous bookmark that’s pink and sparkly and has an “R” on it; and Divergent by Veronica Roth. That boy definitely listens. And these might seem like super nerdy gifts, but they are so fitting for me that it isn’t even funny. Or maybe it is? But I love it.

Anyways, Happy Valentine’s Day, lovelies! Even if you don’t have a super special Valentine to go to dinner with, find a good friend and go to dinner with him or her. Just remember to spread some love today! That’s really what is most important! And if all else fails, buy some wine, find a sappy movie, and have a “you” day. You deserve it.

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Books on books on books!

I’m one of those people who can get completely absorbed in a good book, and any chance of pulling me out of my reverie will be almost impossible. If I’m being honest, and I am, I’m also one of those people who can become distraught with separation anxiety after I finish an extremely good book. I get that involved in the lives of the characters. And I’m absolutely, 100% okay with this part of me.

I also do not take book reviews lightly. So I have decided to pull together is a collection of books that I deem to be completely worth your time and even more worth the emotions that are to follow the books’ endings. This collection will constantly be a work in progress and I so look forward to getting to add more and more books to the list! I don’t have many listed at present time, simply because if I remembered every book I ever enjoyed, I wouldn’t have enough memory for anything else.

As I add more books, I will “review” them if you may, or something along those lines. Basically, let y’all know that I have added another book or two or three.

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