Witty Aspirations

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Friday Favorites: 10.21.2016

Hi friends!

The past few weeks have been crazy.  A week ago I had a great trip to NYC with my college bestie.  On top of my trip, we’re in the model of a bathroom remodel.  What started out as a decluttering attempt turned into a master bathroom remodel.  How?  I’m still not sure… Let’s add another kink in the plan, what should have been completed at least a week ago has been delayed due to the tile guy.  We’ve used him for a couple of other projects and his work is fantastic.  But due to his time management or lack thereof  we are having to go with another guy.  Fingers crossed that we have our bathroom back by the end of next week.  I know the kiddo would love to have her bathroom back.  She has graciously shared her space with the hubs and I these past 3 weeks.

Onto this week’s Oh Nos, Yays!, and Favorites
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Daily Babbling: Suddenly Busy

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Hi Friends!

Allow us to take a minute and appreciate that fall is finally HERE!  The weather around here has been below 50% humidity and less than 90 degrees this week.  Can I get an amen?!  And just like everyone else, I blinked and September has come and gone.  About a week ago I shared this post via Instagram from Cassie over at Blogilates.  For some reason – it really resonated with me the day I read it.  Who knew quitting some things actually got me to start some other things.  Crazy how sometimes we need to do the opposite…  For me, I often get too caught up in my own head and thinking (#2).  It’s like being stuck in a roundabout and not knowing when to finally pick a path and go (#1).  And I’m seeing some really exciting changes coming.  🙂  Kind of makes me want to kick myself for waiting/holding myself back on some of the things I’m working on.  Needless to say the changes are making me quite busy.

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Friday Favorites: 09.09.2016


Guess what guys – today is Witty Aspirations’ #101 blog post!  I can’t believe it’s already been that long since I started rambling on this little piece of the internet.  Looking back at my posts, I can see patterns, feelings, and thoughts.   Witty Aspirations has been my diary chronicling quite a bit of it.   Someone once told me [may have been my counselor…she’s pretty attune to this sort of thing] ,  that human beings have a need to be connected.  When we are at our highest of highs – we want to share and celebrate with others.   And when we are at our lowest of lows, we need the comfort and encouragement to get back up and/or keep on going.  As I’m sure many bloggers can relate, there was a period that I was ready to scrap this thing.  I mean who was really reading my posts anyways besides a few of my friends?  But it seems like after each post my site’s visit count would steadily increase.

All I can say is the BIGGEST THANK YOU!  As I continue to find my rhythm in this whole blogging thing, I hope that you all will my find my content authentic, entertaining, and refreshing.

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Daily Babblings: Thoughts on September and a Bunch of Random Tangents

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Our hot temperatures and humidity have crept back up around these parts.  But with each passing day we getting closer to the gorgeous fall weather.  I intended to work on Labor Day and float my holiday PTO for another day.  But once that alarm went off on Monday morning…yep that’s not happening today.  I should have stayed up and stuck to my routine of going running/walking in the mornings.  But since I decided to stay home – going back to sleep sounded like the better choice.  🙂 Continue reading

Friday Favorites: 09.02.2016



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Daily Babbling: Gallery Wall, Hair Cut, and Trip Planning

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Hi friends –

Another fast weekend has flown by, am I right?  As always not enough free time.  I did some organizing on Saturday.  What a difference it makes when you can clearly see and find items you are looking for.  I utilized the below method for organizing my t-shirt drawer and workout clothing drawer [I know ironic that my workout clothing drawer is messy considering I haven’t used any of the items in awhile.]  For my camisoles and tank tops, I simply rolled them into little tubes.  Much easier to find versus going through stacks of them in a drawer.  I even got a decorative hook to hang my long necklaces that don’t fit in my jewelry box.  Yay for organizing! Continue reading

Friday Favorites: 08.26.2016

Happy Friday guys 🙂

This week we were blessed with slightly cooler temperatures.  The family enjoyed the evening walks and not sweating the first thing in the morning.  Although the temperatures are slightly going back up, I *think* we are out of triple digit temperatures.  This slight dip in temperatures has got me so excited for fall. 🙂  I’ve been buying  a ton of new clothes.  🙂  But don’t worry I’m cleaning out my closet to make room.

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Daily Babbling: Avoiding…Procrastinating…Ugh I just don’t want to.

I have been procrastinating on a lot of things.  You know how you put stuff off till it just grows and grows into a bigger task?  So then I move onto the next phase – avoiding.  Example – I had a lot of clutter accumulating in my dining room.  In a mad rush to prepare to have people over for my daughter’s birthday party, everything got moved from the dining room to my family’s version of the “Room of Requirement” (any other Harry Potter fans??)  Except our room is literally filled with stuff that needs to go in other rooms that currently do not have any room or just need to be tossed.  Thus, I avoid that room like the plague.  Actually, there is one room and 3 closets I’m avoiding.  Oh and the garage…but the last time I organized that my husband couldn’t find anything.  Ooops..

And my final phase/rock bottom moment is admitting I’m just lazy and DON’T want to deal with it!

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Friday Favorites: 08.19.2016

I think the picture above captures everyone’s feelings when Friday finally rolls around.

It’s been a long week.  School is back in session this week.  I was having some technical difficulties with the blog.  But luckily my tech savvy bestie saved the day.  🙂  [thanks Nita!]  I’ve been staying up way too late watching the Olympics.  We’ve had rain every single day this week.  Needless to say the family, including the pups, are going stir crazy!  Poor Olive’s look of longing to go play outside.

Olive on a Rainy Day

So yes, basically, life happened this week.  😛

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A Year Older but Not Much Wiser

Hello friends 🙂

Seems like I blinked and the summer is almost over.  Since our last chat, I celebrated a birthday.  Every new year and my birthday are the two times throughout the year that I reflect on my life.  But I’m not going to lie…I wasn’t really happy with how last year went.  I had made some serious progress/strides in the year before and I had really big ambitions to keep on moving forward.  However, I just could never get the momentum to keep going.  It really felt like my enthusiasm, drive, passion, etc just were nowhere to be found.

After a couple of health set backs in the past year (nothing serious – thank God), plus the difficulties that life will throw our way, I believe I fell into a sort of depression.  Not the clinical kind or anything like that…but for me…when I can’t make progress or feel like I’m being productive it can weigh heavily on me.  Lots of heart felt and tear filled conversations with my husband on how I feel like I’m sucking at this whole family thing, career, blogging, etc.  I often feel like I’m just messing up royally.  It’s so difficult trying to do the right thing.  Often times you just want to give up.  I think kids, particularly teens, think that parents often do things out of anger and a desire for control.  Little do they know how much fear surrounds parents.  The fear of the unknown, fear of someone hurting them, fear of a choice that has lasting impacts, fear that they truly mean it when they say they hate and/or will never forgive you when you have to make those tough parenting decisions.  I’ve cried more this year than I ever did in all of my teen years.  Guys – this parenting thing is tough!  Being a good partner when life gets tough is hard.  Trying to be a positive contributor to the world around you is practically impossible when you feel like you are just a shell of the person you once were… Where did that girl go?  And how do I reconnect with her..?


And this is where I need to pick up from.  The woman that I am today.  Life has changed me but at the core…the original me is still there.  So I will not count my year of 33 as a failure (big step for me!).  I’ll call it a time out.  I was just getting my bearings with this new phase of life.  After all – it’s only when I quit trying that I truly fail….don’t you agree?


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