Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday Morning Inspiration: From Just My Type

Hello hello pretties! i'm ann michele from just my type, and i'm so excited to share with you today. sam and I not only share a love of the blogging world, but we also are good friends through our church here in houston. now enjoy and be inspired!

i'm going to let you in on a little secret... i detest mondays. it's a cruel reminder that your weekend-o-fun is over and that it's time to resume the daily grind. now please know that i'm a very joyful person who loves glitter and sunshine just as much as the next girl, but i struggle with starting my week off right. even in college when they gave us t-shirts that said 't.g.i.m.' for 'thank God it's monday' claiming we should be so excited to go to work doing what we love, i purposefully would wear the shirt on fridays just to protest the very idea : )

but have no fear, i have found a solution!! (imagine me wearing a cape here) i treat myself on mondays. it's the only way i can sanely get through the day with a big smile on my face. so here are 7 ideas of how to treat yourself when you have a case of the mondays



download your favorite to your iPad or pick up one on your lunch hour!




shoes, throw pillows, music, or candles... shopping doesn't have to break the bank.




pinterest is great for finding new ideas of tasty creations!



pack up the car with a picnic and find the perfect spot! (even if it's with a friend)






try a new place for lunch! that break in the day will help monday speed by even faster!




i happen to love bubble baths, but do whatever that helps you get to your happy place.



grande iced white mocha w/ whip please!

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now go treat yourself gorgeous!! you deserve it ; ) also a big thank you to sam for having me and letting me share some monday morning inspiration! for more tidbits of design, yumminess, interiors, and sunshine head over to my blog to see what's just my type. xoxo!



Ann Michele is beyond talented at all things design.  She also happens to be a good friend! Now go check out her beautiful blog.  Thanks for sharing, Ann Michele!  

31 comments:

  1. great ideas! thanks for sharing!

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  2. Very cute post! And great ideas for the Monday blues...those shrimp wontons look amazing.. I like to go to lunch with girlfriends during the week, as often as possible, to combat the work from home, not-getting-out blues! I love your list, and it is all of the things I love to do..
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

    Hi Sam!

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  3. This is exactly what I needed to read this morning. I find myself making Monday's better with little things like this!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Is it bad that I already need a bubble bath and it hasn't even hit noon on a Monday :)

    Happy week all!

    Bethany
    www.PowellBrowerHome.com

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  5. You are just my type! These 7 things are exactly what I would do!

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  6. This is such a great idea! Now I bet you love Mondays. I need to take this advice and apply it to all things I dislike. It would make those little chores/days something to look forward to instead or dreading and/or procrastinating.

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    1. i've definitely been able to enjoy mondays a lot more now! and i hear ya on not looking forward to little chores... a little tip to tackle cleaning: pick up around the house for just 15 minutes a day, and you won't have to devote your whole Saturday to it! : ) cute blog by the way!

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  7. I agree -- any of these make Mondays a million times better. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Love this!! The shoes as capital letters are AMAZING too!! Ann Michele seems adorable... am now following her blog as well :) Have a happy Monday, Sam! Oh & congrats again about the design firm... which one is it in Houston? Maybe I know of it!

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  9. i love the way you think! a little online shopping spree doesn't sound too bad :-)

    http://nuhasofiyan.blogspot.com

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  10. I always seem to end up with a case of the Mondays, so I think I'll try out one or two of these fun tips--the magazine and Starbucks are looking pretty good!:)

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  11. Such a creative use of shoes!!! I'll have to check out Just My Type!! xoxo Elizabeth

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  12. I do hate Monday's... Sigh... I find the online shopping just gets me in trouble when I get home. Ugh... xoxo A-

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  13. oh my gosh....this is too cute. I LOVE the shoe font!!! and so many great snapshots to get my going this week!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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  14. How adorable is the how font? Loves loves loves. Can't wait to check out her blog!

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  15. aww fun! Love this. I am SO going to pick up an iced coffee from sbux today. Sounds like a perfect way to start the week :)

    -Caitlin @ Reverie to Reality

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  16. This is the best idea I've read for dealing with a case of the monday's. I'm treating myself with a burger from my fave local eatery! Thanks for the great suggestion!

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    1. aw thanks for your sweet comment! and i hope your burger really hit the spot... i indulged in a cupcake today and loved every bite!

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  17. Your shoe letters are great! Did you come up with those yourself?!

    Laura
    www.HappyroostBlog.com

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    1. i wish i could have come up with this font! i just happened to stumble across this great typography and had to share : )

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  18. Love this! Thanks for sharing. Your blog is perfection. SO glad I found it. xo

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  19. Starbucks always does it for me, but online shopping sounds fab too!

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  20. AWSOME PICS:) I really like your blog and will happily follow...If you want some inspiration for work..you can check out my blog.
    I wish you a great week:)

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (Sweden)

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  21. Ah this was a lovely post as usual Sam. You are always so inspirational.

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  22. I love Pinterest for recipes! It's probably what I use it for the most :)

    xx

    Jen

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  23. Great post! Mondays are diff for me now that I am a SAHM. I hate that hubs has to go back to work or fly across the country for the week (for work, blah). So I like to take a little trip to the mall, just me and baby, and look around! Helps it go by faster! Great list! Def going to indulge a little next monday!

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  24. LOVE this idea! I seriously hate Mondays as well... they are the worst!!

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  25. I totally know what you mean, I'm definitely not a big fan of Mondays and hate them a lot of times too. hehe, this is a really cute idea and I love how you add to each photo. So creative.

    FOllowing you now, just found you through Three Pink Dots.
    xoDale
    http://www.savvyspice.com

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  26. What a great post! I really needed this today :) NOT a fan of Mondays either!

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  27. Wonderful post. Great inspiration! Hope you are well, Sam x

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