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Jan 3, 2014

2014 Commitments


So this year, even though I do not do resolutions, I have made some goals that I am committing to. I guess they are resolutions even thought I started most of them in 2013, so they are a continuation...whatevs.

1. I am committing to finishing this damn dissertation this year. No maybes, no excuses, no more school after this year #I.can't.take.much.more.

2. I am not cutting my hair, except for the occasional trim for healthy hair purposes. It is past my shoulder finally so I want more... we will see how long this last. Usually til May when it is hot as Hades and then adios locks, hello short & sassy. Not this year.

3. I really want to blog more. I love to write and I really enjoy connecting with other fun bloggers. I also want to do more link up's to become a more actively engaged blogger.  Hence today's link up with

I have found some of the cutest, most informative, and funny blogs just by taking some time and reading them. I hope to do at least two link ups a week.

4. I would really like to build a stronger following of readers. I don't want to seem like I am writing to myself so I am going to work on blog topics, trends, and such. 

5. I am committed to sticking with my fitness goals that I started in April of 2013.  I am hoping to be down at least 50 pounds by April. Hold me too it. I know at least one fellow blogger is!

6. I really want to work for myself in some way, shape, or form. So enter my Jamberry journey that started on December 26. Hell, if it doesn't work out (which from my start, I doubt that will happen) at least my nails will always be super cute.

I could just be having beginners luck, or everyone could just LOVE them some Jamberrys...but my facebook page is taking off like the after Christmas clearance at Target. Have you wandered over to see what the fuss is about?  Mistie's Jamberry Website

I am also linking up with
Seeing as I did my 5...err, 6 up top :)  Loving all these blog hops.

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Jan 2, 2014

Jamberry Nails.. What the heck is that?!

Well, if you follow me on Instagram (and you should; IG:JustCallMeSparkles) you would know that my IG is flooded with my pictures from my new venture with Jamberrys. If you don't know what they are, Jamberrys are vinyl nail adhesives that are adhered to your nails using heat (think your blow dryer).  They come in over 350 amazing colors and designs and are all super fun! Great patterns like Chevron (LOVE), Stripes, Polka Dots, a fishnet design, flowers, ombre (LOVE again), and so many others I can't even cover them.

I stumbled into this because my sister Lindsay over at Just Keep Teaching decided she was going to become a consultant after following one of her blogger friends and so on. Gotta love our small (HUGE) blog world here. I was skeptical, I won't even lie. My first thought was are these like those damn Sally Hansen ones that were complete crap? Well same idea, but SO MUCH BETTER!

I can't even handle the cuteness, not to mention how easy these darn things are!! If you are so inclined, follow my page on FB for sales, giveaways (there is one going on now!!)
FB page: Mistie's Jamberry Nails

and you can also visit my Jamberry Page

I promise you, there is no disappointment in these products. They work great, can weather some tough wear and still look amazing. No chemical, non-toxic, chip-free... yep, they are for me!

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Jan 1, 2014

About me

I'm Mistie aka Sparkles dubbed from my love of all things glittery, shimmery, and of course covered in sparkles. It just kind of stuck and well here we are. I figured it just fit what I wanted this blog to be. A little of this and a little of that. I do enjoy writing, but I have trouble sticking to the script. I can be somewhat erratic and lose my focus but then again, I think it keeps things interesting. I definitely have a weakness for designer handbags and MAC make up but I really am not too much of a girly-girl. I can get dirty if I have to; I just don't prefer too. I will leave the grimy to the boys and stay in the air conditioning.

I am married to my husband who I met in 2003.  We were definitely voted most likely to never be a couple but hey - opposites attract and we really do compliment each other well.

We have 3 furbabies that are my whole entire heart. I blog about them often and I brag on them just like regular moms do. I am definitely an animal lover and these dogs are completely rotten. I'm not sure how that happened.

When I am not working (hahaha) I am enjoying some photography, selling Jamberry Nails, and working my arse off in the gym. I LOVE boxing! It is such  great release and it is killer on calories. So this blog covers it all and more I am sure. I love to network, meet new people, and keep in touch. I am an Instagram fool & a Facebook junkie. So this is just going to be another little addiction ;-)

Thanks for checking in. Feel free to leave any comments or pointers for this newbie blogger!

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