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Sleepless Nights, Gnarly Days

Happy Monday!

I stayed up for almost 40 hours straight between Saturday and Sunday. When I was younger and that happened, it was intentional and because something awesome was going on. It was always fueled by excessive gas station cappucinos, caffeine and greasy diner food topped off with early morning donut deliciousness without a care in the world. I’d go to bed after the crack of dawn and sleep past noon, blissfully wasting my days away.

Now staying up for more than 17 hours usually means I rolled around in bed for an hour or two and then decided I was tired of trying to get blankets and room on the bed from Nathan, our two dogs, and cat. And then I decide to work because it’s the only thing I feel like I can do quietly. And then right around my usual wake up time, I’m nodding off as I stare at the screen and ready to crawl back into bed, but the dogs are up and ready to play and our cat is attacking rugs while death meowing. And I quickly realize sleep will have to wait.

Growing up really isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

But I did get a ton done on Saturday which is a bonus. Lots of new Gnarly Whale products being worked on, including a mud mask, cleanser and moisturizer that I can personally attest to because my face feels freakin’ amazing after all the testing. I’m super excited to finalize these products and get them into the shop.

Speaking of the Gnarly Whale – Our Gnarly Whale blog got a MAJOR facelift this weekend!

New Blog Look

Hop over and check it out if you’d like to see the new look, haven’t been to our blog before, or if you like free stuff. Hint hint. Check out the latest post to score some free lip balm with orders placed today!

If you’re looking for some things to read today, might I recommend:

  • The Not Knowing Path of Being an Entrepreneur – Entrepreneur or not, this is such a good post and reminder. I’d say more, but the post is so good that I think you should just go read it and find out for yourself.
  • FTC Dot Com Disclosures – I have yet to read this (I know, tsk tsk) BUT… I know I should. And if you want to make sure that you’re abiding by the newly released FTC disclosure guidelines – I’d suggest sitting down with a nice cup of tea (or maybe wine might be better for this) and get through the 21 pages.
  • 30 Ways You Should Always BE – I know Mondays suck, but if we all just took some time and even applied half of these things to our core on the dreaded first day of the week – I bet it wouldn’t be so bad. That’s my goal today.

Make today a good day!
It is the first day of the rest of your life, after all. ;)