5 Items For An Awesome Monday

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend.  I had a GREAT weekend.  I made friends (more to come on that later)!  Last night, Luke and I went to a gig at Studio Warehouse, and it made me feel really old.  Not to mention, they have some of the rudest staff members on Earth working there.  I think that’s a sign of my “old lady” coming out — I now base my experiences everywhere solely on the attitude of the staff.  Lately, most of my customer service experiences feel like this.

not really, but I like this.

Monday can be really motivating or totally crappy.  It really depends which side of the bed you get up on.  Seeing as I’m old and grumpy this morning — AND it’s dreary and freezing out (OVER it) — I would like to share five items I think would totally make starting the week so much better.



1.  This scale.  I really don’t use scales often — as they are a life ruining (not to mention, basically useless) tool, for the most part.  However, the Yay! Scale is definitely an item I can get on board with. I don’t actually think you can buy it yet, but mark your Christmas lists, my friends.


2.  The Arm Sleeper’s Pillow.  I totally need this.  I wake up with my arm asleep all the time.  I envy people who can sleep on their back — I cannot do this, not even after too many glasses of wine.


3.  Cute photos of otters doing anything, really.  Or hedgehogs.  Or Norbert – have you seen Norbert?  I can’t even.

I can be having the worst day and photos of otters and hedgehogs (or Norbert the dog) will stop me in my tracks.  #BetterThanTherapy



this dog is the 8th wonder of the world. convinced.

4. Alpro Hazelnut Drink.  This is the best thing to happen to my coffee since caffeine.  It’s SO good.  I don’t really know what I was doing to my life for the last 34 years.

5.  Phwoarr Paint Concealer by Seventeen.   This covers everything.  After our late night and actually having a social life this weekend, I need all the help I can get.  Also, this stuff is super affordable.  Hopefully, if it’s not already available in North America, it will be available near you soon.  It’s ah-may-zeeng.

hide yo bags, hide yo spots.

I hope you all have a great Monday and a wonderful week ahead.  Don’t forget to stop and google the otters — just, like, do it on your phone if your office has an IT person with a case of the Mondays.

Personally, I think every office should be mandated to allow 15 minutes of looking at adorable/funny stuff on the Internet.

I’m pretty sure they do in Japan.

Or something.

I think I read that somewhere?

You’re welcome.

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How do you perk yourself up on Mondays?  How was your weekend?

I would have included exercise to this list, but sometimes I need more than cardio to get over myself.



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    • Erin
      May 18, 2015 / 11:11 am

      I know! Everybody needs a Yay! Scale, right? 🙂

  1. May 18, 2015 / 12:09 pm

    Ha! I love this! I seriously need that pillow too! I will force myself to sleep “vampire” style but always end up waking up face down, legs all over the place, bedsheets on the floor. LOL! I agree with those 15 minutes, cute animals always turn my mood around 😉

    • Erin
      May 18, 2015 / 12:21 pm

      I’m getting that pillow. Every time I see an invention like that I kick myself for not having thought of it first!! I have been complaining about the arm drama for years! Cute animals make life better, and since I can’t get a pet right now, I just ogle them from Pinterest! Omg, Norbert — I shriek when I look at his IG page! LOL

  2. May 18, 2015 / 1:03 pm

    I want everything! My weekend was super busy and I was up earlier than normal for 3 days in a row. In fact, I think I may go take a nap for a little bit. Can’t wait to read about your friends!

    • Erin
      May 18, 2015 / 1:17 pm

      Naps rule! I think they should also be mandated! I met some really awesome ladies, and it was just what I needed! Hope you get some rest, Erin! 🙂

  3. May 18, 2015 / 1:33 pm

    Love love LOVE that scale. I gave up my scale a few years ago and this may be the only one I’d bring it back for ;).

    Mondays are made better by starting the day with amazing coffee and sunshine!

    Have an awesome day, Erin!!

    • Erin
      May 18, 2015 / 1:36 pm

      Thanks, Amanda! We all need that scale and congrats on giving yours up – they are totally bad news! I’m also with you on the coffee and sunshine. I get enough coffee in Scotland, just not so much of the sunshine lol. Making the best of it though – hope you have a great week ahead! 🙂

  4. May 18, 2015 / 3:15 pm

    Ha ha… I love the pic of the guy and the pillow. It’s so dorky but dorky is super hot. I have a boyfriend pillow that I put between my legs when I sleep on my side. Andrew and I have an open relationship with pillows, so this arm one might just add even more spice to our lives!

    • Erin
      May 18, 2015 / 3:23 pm

      Haha I second that. I’m all about this arm pillow, I am tired of having a dead arm in the morning and shoulder pain. I sleep with the duvet between my legs and my face suffocated into the pillow. I honestly don’t even know how I’m alive lol.

      • May 20, 2015 / 5:23 pm

        Well, I’m glad you are! <3

  5. May 20, 2015 / 11:53 pm

    Ooo I DEFINITELY need to get my paws on some of that concealer! I’ve been in the market for some new stuff 🙂

    • Erin
      May 21, 2015 / 5:26 am

      I am sure you can order it over in the states somehow — it’s ridiculous how amazing it is. 🙂

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