Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Peek Into My Life: My Daily Essentials

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While scrolling the internet on my iPhone under the covers of my bed, I had a thunder bolt of inspiration. There are several important items that I rely on daily in order to help me stay on track, organized, and happy. I think we all have daily essentials that make our lives more enjoyable. Obviously, I do rely heavily on technology, but I like to apply it to my own specific needs. I.E. watching netflix movies or playing words with friends in bed. I came up with a list of the top ten things I rely on during my daily routine. Here are my daily esentials:
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My MacBook Pro...aka Bobo the computer. I use my computer for pretty much EVERYTHING. For school, personal use, work, and blogging. Because I'm sort of OCD about organization, I love to have my computer with me at all times to take notes, make documents, send emails, or input information. I absolutely adore my computer and think my life would be a mess without it.
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Fujifilm Instax Mini Camera...for lots of candid photos. This is one of my favorite cameras ever just because it produced the cutest little instant pictures. I like to use the pictures to decorate my inspiration board and to stick in random places all over my office. 
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Post-its, sticky tabs, and sharpies...because office supplies truly excite me. I know that is extremely lame, but just like cleaning supplies, I get very excited while shopping at Office Depot for a new binder or a package of colorful sharpies. I use my sharpies and post-its a lot for my job so it makes life a lot easier to a stash of them inside the pouch of my filofax.
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My Pink Classic Filofax...which I would be lost forever without. It keeps all of my appointments, important phone numbers, to-do lists, and much more. I also have a lot of extra note paper in the back when I need to jot down notes for something in a hurry. I've always been a big fan of personal organizers, although I didn't start using filofaxes until last year. It has made my life a million times more organized. Also, I love the color and the quality of the organizer. From someone who has actually had an overstuffed organizer fall apart, I really love how heavy-duty and well-made the filofaxes are. I also love how customizable they are. I think everyone has a different & unique set up for their filofax.
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My Coach wristlet...which serves as my wallet. I have never been a big fan of tradition wallets, and I have a strange system for my handbags. Because I go back & forth from work to school, I usually have oversized bags for all of my stuff. I have a gigantic Betseyville tote that I use all the time. I like to put all of my wallet items, cell phone, and lipstain inside my wristlet. It's very helpful because I can just grab my wristlet when I go into a restaurant or store. I don't have to lug around my huge bag full of books & work files. 
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My iPhone 4S...I just upgraded my phone a few weeks ago. I use my phone for everything. I'm required to email a lot for work, so I manage all of my accounts from my phone. I also text my sister a lot because she lives a million miles away from me. I just bought a custom case from Luxyloli on etsy, and I love it so much. It makes my iPhone even more fun to use.
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Vera Wang Princess...I absolutely love perfume. I buy a new scent every couple of months. Vera Wang's Princess is one of my staple scents because it's very light and feminine. I've also started wearing Lovestruck by Vera Wang, but I still love Princess more.
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Glitter Nail Polish...for in between manicures. I've recently been getting shellack put on my nails because it lasts for a few weeks. Unfortunately, I only get into the nail salon once a month. So I paint my nails with lots of different glitter polish when my shellack manicures wear off. I love glitter polish because it's easier to put on neatly than regular polish. Also, I love anything shiny.
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Hand Sanitizer from Bath & Body Works, they're REAL mascara by Benefit, "that gal" face brightening primer, Tarte lipsurgence lip stain in pouty, Betsey Johnson Tweezerman tweezers, NARS blush in Orgasm, and NAKED pallet by Urban Decay...These are my makeup staples. If I was stranded on a desert island, I would wish for these beauty products. That and David Tennant. I'm sort of a makeup junky, so I love trying new products. I'm actually dying for the NAKED 2 pallet by Urban Decay, but I can't justify the purchase because I just bought the first pallet. 
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My Inspiration Board...for all of my favorite pictures, magazine clippings, and collages. I'm constantly changing the pictures & rearranging them. I love having a place for visual inspiration. 
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What are you daily essentials??

Lots of love & positive vibes!

4 Quirky Comments:

Shannon said...

Love this entry, just recently found your blog and think it's just gorgeous! Have had my eye on that Urban Decay pallette, must check it out. =]

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I love everything on this post, especially your phone.

Mary Has Sound said...

Great post! Love organization and it seems like you do too. :) You kind of inspired me to google filofaxes and now I want one! :X

KARA said...

Hi I am new to your blog and I am in love, you are what in my brain I want to be. Hope that makes sense.
I love this post, we have several similarities, I could not be without my iPhone, Filofax or laptop, my whole life is scheduled to the minute, has to be with kids.
Love you inspiration board.
Off to read more

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