Another year over and what have you done?
|Cute hat... no neck.|
2011 was a pretty awesome year, for me at least. I spent most of the year preparing for and planning my dream wedding, and then the remainder has been spent in wedded bliss, learning to cook, and mentally giving birth to a blog (it's a girl).
|I love this sweater|
As with most years I've made some mistakes and have some regrets. I've made some new friends, and lost some old ones. I made unforgettable memories with some of the people I love the most.
Speaking of really good friends, one of my best friends (my husbands BFF since they were in 5th grade) made a list - a Life Pro Tips list - some are ridiculous like:
"Don't try to make grilled cheese in the toaster."
But than again some of them are really worth sharing, which is what I've decided to do. I know that the following is going to seem a lot like common sense, but sometimes you need a reminder. And with the new year coming in two days, what better time to remind you?
(some of) Dave's Life Pro Tips:
· Be attractive. Don't be unattractive.
· If you want something, you have to ask for it.
· Fake it 'till you make it usually works
· Buy quality products that you will use a lot. They are an investment.
· No one is keeping track of the mistakes you make.
· Get to know your parents before it's too late.
· Respect is earned, regardless of status.
· People are far more like you than unlike you.
· Ignore the trolls.
· Learning how to cook is an incredibly valuable skill.
· You don't have to be nice, just don't be a douche-bag.
· Body language makes a huge difference.
· Spend time with people worth spending your time with.
· Showerbeer is amazing.
· Use sunscreen.
· Kill spiders with fire. Or nuke them from orbit.
· Treat yourself well. Celebrate the little victories.
· Bacon makes everything better
· There actually are loving and caring people in the world.
· Prepare for the worst, hope for the best
· Floss like a boss
· People remember compliments.
· It doesn't matter if you fall down, as long as you get back up.
· Admitting you made a mistake will earn you respect and speed up the fixing process.
· Talk it out with your Significant Other.
· Socks are lube for pants.
· Place a clean towel on your pillow every night to help cure acne.
· You have two ears and one mouth. Listen twice as much as you speak.
· Tell people that you appreciate them.
· Thank you cards for gifts go a long way.
· You are not alone. You are never alone.
What I'm Wearing:
Shirt: Simply Vera by Vera Wang (via Kohls)
Jeans: Old Navy
The title for today's post was borrowed from Florence & The Machine: The Dog Days are Over