#Hashtag Hump Day & Confessions

Let’s get real today, friends. Do you ever look in the mirror and thing to yourself, “Oh crap”? I consider my Facebook and Instagram to be pretty honest representations of my life (food, dogs, sarcastic interactions), but they still represent edited snapshots of my life. Here’s the real story: I wake up late every morning. I skip dogs walks at least twice a week because I’m too tired. My toe nail polish is so chipped it belongs in an ancient Greek museum. My husband left for +1 week and I drank wine every night and had cereal for dinner. I’m sitting here writing this eating Ramon noddles for breakfast.


I mean, these aren’t huge confessions, but they’re the parts of life that make me feel like I’m totally screwing everything up. I have this dream of opening a dog shelter/sanctuary… guess what I’m doing to make this dream come true? NOTHING. Guys, Emma Watson is my age and she has already been Hermione, a UN ambassador, and a college graduate. I guess one out of three ain’t bad for me. #ugh

You go, Hermione Granger.

This is my first time linking up with Lauren for #HashtagHumpDay and Alanna for Confessions, and I feel like I’m gonna knock this one out of the park…

So here we go…

I’ve already designed and ordered my Christmas cards. Some would say I’m ahead of the pack… I would say I’m a nutcase.

I’ve joined a writers FB group and made some friends on #NaNoWriMo, but I still haven’t hit 2,000 words. #writingfail #thenextgreatJKRowling #NOT

(Sidenote: If you want to be my writing buddy on the site my username is audielou)


I’M SO PUMPED FOR CHRISTMAS! #sorryThanksgiving #MyMantelIsAlreadyAWinterWonderland

I love judging all the parenting choices people make when they bring their children shopping at my retail store… Yes, the employees do absolutely judge you. #I’mSorry #IfYouThreatenToPutTheItemBackAndYouDon’tFollowThroughIAmJudgingYou

GUYS. I was watching (and cracking up to) SNL’s Weekend Update Saturday night and replied to Taylor Wolfe‘s tweet AND COLIN JOST FREAKIN’ LIKED IT! #I’mACelebrity #DoesThisMeanWe’reDating #You’reFunnyButI’mMarried


I swear I’m trying to #hashtag correctly but I just can’t leave out punctuation #ApostrophesShouldCount #ContractionsHappen

Have you guys seen Casual on hulu? I LOVE IT and I’m so obsessed with Alex. I know he was Josh on The Mindy Project but he’s MUCH cuter as a sex addict (vs. cocaine addict). #DidThatEvenMakeSense? #AddictionIsn’tCute #GonnaStopWhileI’mAhead

I don’t know what to get my husband for Christmas… but I’m killin’ it with all my other gifts… #WifeOfTheYear

Also, I have this irrational fear that when I find the perfect gift for friends or family they will some how find it and buy it before I can gift it to them. #ItHappens #CanIJustGiftYouNow?

xmas meme

I’m not allowed to watch Criminal Minds when K isn’t home. Truthfully, I just can’t handle it. Like, earlier this week the office phone rang (in the basement) and my first thought was, ‘Oh my gosh, someone is luring me down there so they can grab me and slit my throat! (I hope they don’t hurt the dogs.)’ #IHaveAProblem #I’mGoingToGiveMySelfAHeartAttack

I wish I was kidding… Last night I went to dinner in a downtown area of a bigger city and was scared sh*tless to walk to and from my car. #HelpMeDr.Reed #HelpMeAgentMorgan #HelpMeTomCruise

I purchased a Harry Potter Adult coloring book for myself. #IAmInsanelyHappyAboutThis #INeedMoreColoredPencils

I love following bloggers on Snerpchert. Also, my husband got the app just so he could snap me from TX. My favorite ones right now are thenewwifestyle & thedailytayΒ  #IDidn’tUsedToGetTheTrend #NowIDo #DogSnerpchertsAreMyFav

Ok…. I think that’s more than enough.

Tell me tell me, what are your major confessions this week? This was fun! I might partake more often!





28 thoughts on “#Hashtag Hump Day & Confessions

  1. Rebecca Jo November 11, 2015 / 7:30 am

    OHHHH… there’s a Harry Potter coloring book? I need… now!
    I hate shopping for my husband. He is the worst at buying whatever he wants so we try to make a rule that after Thanksgiving, we cant buy anything for ourselves till after Christmas πŸ™‚ haha


    • Louise November 11, 2015 / 9:37 am

      I accidentally came across the coloring book while browsing Amazon and decided it’d be the perfect Christmas gift for my cousin! (And then I up-ed the quantity to 2 because I just had to have it! Ha!) My husband is the exact same way! I think I’m easy to buy for but he goes out and GETS whatever he wants! Ha! So difficult! πŸ™‚


  2. Cat (@oddlylovely) November 11, 2015 / 11:57 am

    Oooo, Louise, are you are SnapChat? What’s your username? I love looking at other peoples, but in all honesty, I rarely post (my life is boring).

    I’m really not much of a Christmas fan. I’m not Christian, to start off with, so there’s no religious aspect for me, but I think mostly it was ruined from working Christmas retail for so many years. Christmas music makes my ears want to bleed. That said, we might get a tree for the first time this year… but we’ll wait until a reasonable day, like the first of December πŸ™‚


    • Louise November 11, 2015 / 12:15 pm

      I am on SnapChat! Be warned… mine are ridiculous and usually include my dogs soooo….. Ha. My user name is audie_lou.

      I think that working in retail during the holidays (I did it last year and will this year) makes me consciously try to spread cheer. I think if I did it all the time I’d get burnt out, but I try to be happy and smile at folks, even when they TOTALLY forget how to be festive. Fortunately, I only work 1 to 3 times a week so I get a break… And just so you know, the mantelpiece is decorated but my hub won’t let me get a tree until December so I’m not THAT crazy πŸ˜‰


  3. chelsea @ the new wifestyle November 11, 2015 / 12:19 pm

    omg. this was hilarious. hahah so many good hashtags and for the real…i’m not allowed to watch scary things when my husband is gone too. we don’t even have a basement and i’m paranoid of someone luring me down to YOUR basement to slit my throat. haha


    • Louise November 11, 2015 / 2:02 pm

      That’s it. Neither one of us are going into my basement. Hahahaha! For the record, I arrived 30 minutes early to my dinner that night so I could park RIGHT in front of the restaurant. AND I WAS STILL CONVINCED I’D BE ABDUCTED! Oh geez….. ha!


  4. Yesi @ Yesi & Life November 11, 2015 / 2:25 pm

    I feel you on the Hermione. I am 25 years too and I feel like I’ve done shit squat with my life.

    You are not a nut case with being prepared two months early on your Christmas stuff. I need to be more like you. Teach me your ways.

    Loved your post. You are so funny girl β™₯

    Newest Follower (:



    • Louise November 11, 2015 / 3:03 pm

      Thanks, Yesi! Man, every time I read about a young celebrity doing something awesome a small piece of my soul dies, haha! ESPECIALLY if they’re actually younger than me. Such is life, though! I’m ahead on Christmas stuff right now but in a month I will be soooooo far behind πŸ˜€ Thanks for the comment!!


  5. erin (everything with love) November 11, 2015 / 2:29 pm

    this was hilarious. #storyofmylife, all of it. also…what’s your snap name girl? mine is hooleywithaz (leftover from the rebrand, can’t change it, boo!)


    • Louise November 11, 2015 / 3:05 pm

      My snap name is audie_lou. I’m sooo boring though! I just complain about work and play paparazzi with my dogs! Hahaha! I’ll add you!


  6. Nadine November 11, 2015 / 3:48 pm

    I have a few friends doing NaNoWriMo. One of them got behind, I think the other two are on track. I love the idea of it but I so wasn’t ready for it right now. Maybe next year.

    I want to have a dog sanctuary too!!!! I really just want to save all the doggies. I would much rather interact with dogs than people. I have had a dream of opening up my boutique….and I was born a lot earlier than 1990 and I still haven’t done anything to accomplish that dream….so I understand your sentiment. I haven’t heard of Casual but I really liked that guy on The Mindy Project so I will have to check it out! I am ready for all the Christmas things!!!!


    • Louise November 11, 2015 / 4:07 pm

      I try to use NaNoWriMo to keep myself accountable but if I just don’t visit the site or login then I don’t have to worry about the guilt…. ha. Not really the right mindset.

      UGH. I would quit my job right now and open a shelter tonight if I thought I wouldn’t default on my mortgage and make my own dogs homeless in the process… haha. Why is nonprofit so non-profitable?! Some day we will open our sanctuaries and we can collaborate on adopters and available dogs πŸ˜‰ I LOVE Casual but it is adult content soooo… definitely NSFW. Ha!


  7. kathy at more coffee, less talky November 11, 2015 / 4:31 pm

    hell yes to being on your christmas game! i’ve already ordered gifts for half of my list and next week, christmas cards will be completed and addressed; waiting to be mailed out.


    • Louise November 11, 2015 / 4:50 pm

      You go, girl! I will have mine addressed by the end of the week πŸ˜€ There’s just something that feels so badass about having cards ready to drop into the mail box on December 1st. I want to enjoy my December- not shop and fret my way through it!


  8. Erin of TexErin-in-SydneyLand November 11, 2015 / 5:02 pm

    I confess I felt a little (just a little) guilty reading this post since my post says I’m not ready for Christmas. Speaking of Criminal Minds, I watched the movie 500 Days of Summer last week and seeing Matthew Gray Gubler as anything but Dr. Reed is weird.


    • Louise November 12, 2015 / 8:13 am

      Don’t feel guilty!! It can be Dec. 20th and you still shouldn’t feel guilty πŸ™‚ You set your Christmas pace and do whatever you want to do! (I just always need a project so addressing Xmas cards is this weeks tasks.) I’ve seen 500 Days of Summer but I hadn’t discovered the world of Criminal Minds yet… now I need to go back and watch that movie I guess, ha!


  9. Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian November 11, 2015 / 5:14 pm

    I love reading confessions posts from bloggers! It reminds me that we’re all going through similar things and that no one is perfect.


    • Louise November 12, 2015 / 8:19 am

      Ain’t that the truth! I had all these elaborate goals for sprucing up the house while my husband was gone… and I completed none! Instead I just colored the whole time and was afraid of the basement! Haha!


  10. Alanna @ Alanna & Company November 12, 2015 / 8:50 am

    I love doggy snapchats the best! And yes, when no one is there to watch me I totally eat cereal and drink wine every night, too.


    • Louise November 12, 2015 / 10:59 am

      I don’t see anything wrong with that diet… you get fruits, grains, and dairy!


  11. Amy @ The Crazy Wise Woman November 12, 2015 / 9:30 am

    Christmas cards already done you say? I really, really need to step it up!! Totally adding you on snapchat! I am an addict…


    • Louise November 12, 2015 / 11:01 am

      Ha, I promise this whole I’ve-got-Christmas-half-done thing won’t last more than another week. December 24th will get here and I’ll realize I forgot to get my brother, mom, and uncle a gift. (Last year I had a nightmare that it was Christmas Eve and we didn’t have a tree…. The holidays are going to put me in therapy.)


  12. Laura @ Life with Lolo November 12, 2015 / 11:40 am

    Oh my gosh I have so many thoughts on this I don’t even know if I can get it all in one comment. I totally bought the HP coloring book too! I told myself it was for a White Elephant gift for a party we go to every year, but that if for some reason the party got canceled I could keep it for myself. Still toying with the idea of keeping it for myself. Also, already having your Christmas cards ordered is not crazy. I don’t have mine done yet and I’m all in a panic. I also get the irrational fear about those perfect gifts too – like what if someone already saw this and knew it was “her” and bought it already?! Which now just makes me feel very, very behind on Christmas shopping. I could keep going and going, but I feel like I’m super scatterbrained today so I’ll just leave it at that. Thanks for linking up!!!!


    • Louise November 12, 2015 / 2:17 pm

      I feel like my Christmas confession has shamed the majority of bloggers… that was NOT my intention!! I vote you probably just keep the coloring book… I mean, did you flip through it?? The pictures in the back are my favorite! I’m so glad I randomly found it on Amazon!! (I originally bought it for my cousin… but then up-ed the quantity to 2 πŸ™‚ ) I should say that I have half my gifts picked out… purchasing them is another story (and another d*mn paycheck).


  13. Charlene November 12, 2015 / 1:49 pm

    That Hermione meme is cracking me up! Congrats on the celeb twitter favorite! Those are the best! No punctuation in hashtags bothers me too. I am loving snapchat these days too! I used to hate it.


    • Louise November 12, 2015 / 2:19 pm

      Thanks!! I think the only other time I had a tweet “favorited” was by a cast member on Gas Monkey Garage- which is my husband’s favorite car show. Ha! Oh, I got a Downton Abbey tweet acknowledged once, too! πŸ˜‰


  14. Emma @ Adventures of a London Kiwi November 12, 2015 / 5:01 pm

    Well, I spent the weekend just gone in PJs, going so far to turn down Dinner down the road with friends cause I didn’t fancy getting dressed #reallifebaby


    • Louise November 13, 2015 / 8:47 am

      That’s AWESOME. Some times I make plans and IMMEDIATELY regret them because I’d rather just stay home with my dogs πŸ˜€ Hopefully I get to spend some quality time with my PJs this weekend!


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