Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sweet Mint News: Sometimes, It Happens

Having a blog has always been a dream of mine after drooling over amazing blogs such as Carly's from College Prepster and Mackenzie from Design Darling. These past few months working on Sweet Mint have been fantastic. My break I took a few weeks ago was amazing and it really got me thinking about why I made the blog and my thoughts behind it. I have been so overwhelmed with everything going on, and trying to make this blog the best it can be does not make it easier. When I started this blog, I had all the right intentions (so I thought) about what it was going to be. I expected it to just shoot up immediately {false - it never will work like that!} With the new year just around the corner, I want 2014 to be amazing in every way possible. And with that said, it is with deep regret that I'm announcing the cancellation of Sweet Mint. While the blog won't be deleted, it will not be posted on. I'm not leaving because this blog didn't 'shoot up'. I'm leaving because I just don't feel my heart in it like I did originally. My mind is in a million other places and I cannot keep stringing people along when I'm not giving 100% to my posts/blog. I have loved getting to know some amazing followers. I hope that I can pick up Sweet Mint again soon, once I'm able to give more time to what I really love: writing. Thank you for all this support. Team Sweet Mint wishes you and your families Happy Holidays and a wonderful 2014.


Team Sweet Mint

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Reality Check: Deadlines

I have a hard time accepting when I'm wrong. Especially during the holidays, it seems that everyone's workload triples. One of my past deadlines was so soon and with everything going on with my holiday plans, I dropped the ball. Luckily, I had worked on the project a little before hand, but the last minute scrambling was not productive nor healthy. If this crazy experience has taught me anything, it is to plan and be ready. It was no one else's fault except my own. Isn't that the beauty is failure? (Cliche moment: whoopsie!) We learn from these mistakes which make us better people.

What experiences have you learned from?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Why I Love Winter and the Holidays

Ever since I was little, the holidays have played a big role in my life. I love the holidays, for so many reasons. Maybe its the smell of douglas fur trees that captivates my entire house once we set up our Christmas Tree. Maybe it is the sense of family and love that pumps through everyone's veins. Maybe its all the lights and decorations that decorate the town. I love it. I've already set up my tree and it is such a reminder of all the amazing traditions and elements that go into the holidays!

How do the holidays affect you?

Sunday, December 8, 2013


I've been having a little bit of a hard time bouncing back from my break. I know its been a few weeks, but I still can't help but feel this "ping" of something in the back of head everyday. This "ping" is pushing me down and telling my mind I can't. Every since these thoughts have been happening, I've been thinking about myself as a person. I've accomplished so much so far in my young life! I've done so many things to better myself, which proves that I can! Why do we do that so often in our lives? Why don't we trust ourselves when we know she can or we should? Why don't we rely on ourselves more often. I'm promising myself now that I can and will trust myself more. I, in the end, know what is best for me and no one else can change that. Sure things aren't always going to be 100% all the time - it's life and it isn't supposed to be. Trusting myself is the best way to grow from my mistakes. I am the captain and driver of my life and I choose the outcomes and direction I go. I can! I will. For those of you who know Mackenzie Horan, the blogger, she has a great online boutique called Design Darling that I am just in love with. One of my favorite things on her blog are her adorable little pencils. One of the sets is called '#Whistlewhileyouwork" and the little sayings on the pencils are so inspiring that I made it my lock screen background. Whenever I'm just checking the time or my messages, these motivational phrases remind me to keep going and take control of the wheel. I just love them so much. #toolegittoquit #hustle

How do you take control? What motivates you?

Friday, December 6, 2013

Sweet Mint Book Club

I am so excited to announce the start of Sweet Mint Book Club. I have always seen lots of great book club books on blogs and they always get a great crowd. I know we all have busy schedules - so we are hoping to have our "updates" every few months so we all can have time to read them. I heard great things about this book. I've never read anything in this genre set, so I'm excited to see how it goes. This "meeting" we will be reading... (drum-roll please).............

STIFF by Mary Roach

Keep me updated with how far you guys all get! 

Are you joining our Sweet Mint Book Club?

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Late Night Sweet Treats

I love a little post-dinner treat, but I don't like to be overwhelmed with too much food. I hate the feeling of being full before bed. Plus, the calories sit in your stomach and will create fat. I love dessert, but unless it is a special occasion, I prefer something lighter for dessert.

#1: A Bowl of Cereal: I love some sugary cereal. Nothin' like Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Cocoa Pebbles.

#2: Dove Freezer Bars: Dove has these amazing small chocolate bars for your freezer. They are so delicious and I am so addicted. They are amazing.

#3: Weight Watchers Raspberry-Chocolate Bars: Another delicious freezer option. Raspberry and chocolate are a great combo. So great.

What are your favorite small 'dessert'?

Monday, December 2, 2013


Most of my bi-daily blog post ideas stem from ideas that I come up with or ideas that I see on other blogs that I really like. I want to make the blog a fun site that you "WANT" to visit and that you like what you see. Although I wish I was Raven Symone circa 2002 That's So Raven, I'm no psychic. What posts do you want to see from Sweet Mint and what do you like about the blog itself? I would love to hear your comments. I love hearing from you guys.

Help a girl out! What do you like/dislike about Sweet Mint? Be honest.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Lovin' Lately: November

While my scheduled Lovin' Lately post was skipped during my 'break', I have so many amazing things on my list for November. With winter coming here and the cool air among us, I have so much to share with you all. Let's get us started!

# 1: Munchkins: For all of those who don't know, I was the world's biggest donut fan. One of my favorite things that my friends and I do when we have a very stressful day, we all meet at Dunkin' Donuts and share a box of 25 munchkins. Munchkins not only are so good, but you don't feel as bad because they are so tiny. They also started making a red velvet flavor which is to die for!

# 2: Pinterest:  Even though I have loved the website forever, it feel like I love it even more in the transition period between seasons because there are always a lot more 'pins' on woman's fashion and also the food section. 

# 3: Bean Boots: I will never forget the gross, clunky snow boots my parents bought my brother and I when I was in elementary school. Bean boots from L.L Bean are the "perfect" solution to this problem. They are fashionable, light-weight, and look good with any outfit. I love wearing them! 

#4: Lilly Agendas: I have been dying for a Lilly Agenda. They are so so cute and I just want one so badly. The patterns are so cute and I'm just hoping on the Lilly God's will drop one off at my house {pretty please!} The one issue I have is that the agenda is 17-month. (aka August 2013-December 2014) so if you use one, what are you supposed to do from January 2015-August until the new planner comes out? A little confusing, but still super cute. 

#5: BIC Velocity Pencils: As y'all know, I have a strange fetish with pens and pencils. I have fallen in love with these pencils. They are stylish, but they also make your handwriting look so pretty, but also comes with extra erasers/lead. So great -

What are you Lovin' Lately?