A Good Ole Fashioned Confessions Post

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These are some of my favorite posts to read by others and to write myself.  I feel like I am generally a silly person who has some ridiculous things happen to me on a daily basis.  I also genuinely like getting people to laugh…..so if a quick laugh of my expense can brighten your day…..let’s do it.

Confessions post


I confess that this past week my drivers side door, it will lock but not unlock with my remote key.  So I’ve had to resort to either crawling in from my passenger side door or getting in…..reaching across and unlocking it and then walking around and getting in that way.  If you know me, you know that I’m an extremely paranoid person and I’m hyper conscious in parking lot situations.  I mean someone could be hiding on the other side of the car.  I know nobody could get underneath it because it’s so low to the ground but if I had an SUV you know I’d be ducking to look before I got close.


So the other day I’m loaded up for work.  I have my work bag, workout bag, lunch traveller, my water bottle and cup of coffee.  I hate drinking coffee out of lids and like to live on the dangerous side with open containers of hot liquids.  Well my genius self decided to place my coffee in the cup holder (y’all know how much I detest my tiny useless cupholder).  Then instead of opening the door and walking around, I decided to gracefully shimmy up over the center console into the drivers seat.  I was trying to save time.


You know where this is going right?


Well in that shimming attempt I kicked my coffee cup (with no lid) and searing hot coffee spilled all down my leg and into my new pair of expensive Tieks (the horror!)  Seriously what the hell was I thinking??!?!!?  So now I’ve burned my leg, ruined my shoes and I’m now late for work.  I blasted back into the house where Mark immediately “what did you forget?!” To which I had a demonic reply of a burned leg and ruined ballet flats.  Bless him because he was actually supportive and helped me clean off my shoe and stuff it with newspaper.  I then blasted back out of the house with the windows down trying to air out my car.  So the moral of the story.  Drink your coffee with a lid, don’t try to shimmy across your front seats uncaffeinated and the cupholders in my car once again prove to be the worst invention ever.


The ending part of this story?  When I took it in to get fixed and I went to pick it up.  The very sweet guy in the office walked me out and let me know that inside of my remote is a key that pops out that can be used to manually unlock the drivers side door.  I always thought it was for the glovebox only.  Yes that is a true statement.  Do you see how used to technology we are?  I mean my car prior to this one had an actual key. I can’t believe I didn’t put two and two together.  I snapped this whole rundown (on Instagram stories) the other day and did get quite a few funny stories from others and their car key woes….so it made me feel a little bit better.  Public service announcement, even though you have a remote key, you still have an actual key that will unlock the door.  Just in case you ever need to know that…..


How do I move on from that one right?  I confess I sent all my Nordstrom purchases up to my sisters house in New Jersey because hello no tax.  That is why you haven’t seen me wearing or styling them yet.  My parents were up there visiting (and drove!) so I made sure to send all my big purchases up to her.  You know I’m all about saving money and hello 7% off what I ordered is a big deal.  I have to make a trip down to them and pick it up this weekend!


I confess I want to so badly call out FL bloggers who are posting instagram pictures with their latest Nordstrom purchases.  I’m all….it’s 95 degrees in FL how the heck are you wearing knee high suede boots with a blanket scarf??!?!?!  I’m sweating just looking at you.  Heck I was sweating in the dressing room even trying things on!  You can’t make suede boots happen with shorts right now in FL, that is not a transition piece of clothing.  You just want to push your affiliate links.  Let’s be honest now.


I confess this was one of the pictures I sent in for my newest campaign with FIJI Water.  It’s all about being fit and how their newly designed bottle fits into your life (and my cupholder in my car).  Besides being out of focus and fuzzy…..I wonder why they didn’t use this one. I am pretty impressed that my 32 year old self can still bend this way.  Thank you Pure Barre and my previous 18 years of figure skating.

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I confess that Mark does all the cooking in our household because he has very strong opinions about food, so I just let him cook.  When you work in healthcare and are used to eating standing up in between patients, you tend not to be very picky when it comes to food.  I really don’t care as long as I have something to eat when I get back from barre.  When he left to go out of town the other day, he premade meals for me to eat.  I swear I know how to cook but I’m not like a cat with no claws due to him always meal planning.  When he came back everything was pretty much there and he was like what did you eat?!!?  Ummmmm cereal, wine, chips and salsa I recall?


I confess I am so excited for school to start for the kids here in Fl.  Why you ask?  So they go back to school and my clinics start getting lighter again.  This Summer has been so crazy at work because all the kiddos try to get their appointments in while they are out of school, mix that with tons of my Docs being on vacation equals very very busy days.  I’m like, I love yah kids but time for you to go back to school so we can have some sanity again.  Plus, I really love all the first day of school pictures that blow up my Facebook over the next few weeks.


I confess this Summer has been such a whirlwind that I cannot believe we are almost halfway into August.  Can we just hit the pause button?  I need another mini vacation before the hustle of Fall starts.  Is everyone back from their Summer vacations yet?  If not tell me where your next trip is planned!  I hope everyone is having a great week and tell me a confession.  Or if you knew that your remote for your car has a key inside of it…..for your actual drivers side door ;-)


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33 responses to “A Good Ole Fashioned Confessions Post”

  1. I spill something at my desk at least once a week, but thankfully not to the extent that I had to maneuver my way in and out of my desk LOL! Mark is the sweetest! xo, biana –BlovedBoston

  2. Heather says:

    Haha – our secondary car has a problem with the key AND the remote right now so even though we have the key, we still have to crawl through or reach through to open the driver’s side door. AKA why I never drive that car anywhere. I hope your shoes are ok!! What a great hubby you have with the premade meals! I’m ready for fall too except for the whole “my baby is going to kindergarten and I want to cry in the corner” thing I have going on ;) thanks for the morning laughs :)

  3. Ashley says:

    SO nice that Mark likes to cook! I love that he pre-made food for you! So sweet!

  4. Rachel says:

    I spilled coffee all over myself twice in the car Monday and then once when I made it to work. I was like seriously?! Too funny you sent your Nordstrom packages to your sister…genius idea!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  5. Kristina says:

    I loved the key story and that’s totally something I would think too. But I have an even better one for you- Monday after I took Ryan out to dinner for his bday, we got back to the car and genius over here left it RUNNING for the whole 1.5 hours that we were in there. Who does that?!?! Not my proudest moment!

  6. These are great! I am so with you on eating when the other is away…cereal, cheese and crostinis, maybe through in some mac n cheese and have that on repeat!

  7. Oh my goodness that coffee story is so something that would happen to me! My car needs detailing, it has so many coffee stains! My car actually uses the key to start it (yes, I drive a 2015 Audi, why do you ask?) but I bet I still wouldn’t have thought to use the key. Woot, get on with your bad self and your wheel pose! This is why I do splits in pictures so much, I’m 37 and I can split! I have three trips in the next month and week for my three favorite F’s! Ohio (family) , Wisconsin (football) and Austin (friends). Happy Humpday!

  8. Nadine says:

    Hahaaha oh Amanda, I was totally seeing where your coffee cup fiasco was going. Sigh. I do this kind of stuff all the time. I know I am going to spill my drink down my dress when I carry too much but I do it anyways. I know I am going to knock something off my desk on to my lap top but I do it anyways. And you want to hear some third world shit? My new car has a key not a keyless remote like everyone elses!!! Ford is not on board with that concept. lol. Chris’s car has one thought and I was the one to point out there was a key inside.

    Cereal, wine, popcorn, chips and salsa and cheese are all acceptable meals when your spouse is out of town. DUH!!!

  9. I always shed a tear when I hear of others spilling their coffee – the worst! And look at you go saving money by shipping all your purchases to a tax-free state, plus you are in the judgement free zone since all the packages weren’t showing up at home one at a time like mine did which made my husband give me the side eye.

    And SO MUCH YES to FL bloggers posting about fall clothing in this heat! It’s the beginning of August not October, it’s still summer and we will all be wearing summer duds for another few months. Heck even growing up in New England, it didn’t truly cool off until late Sept/early Oct. I absolutely adore FL bloggers who stay true to the forecast where they live, and don’t post sweat-inducing outfits just to be ahead of the trends and push affiliate links. I’ll still be posting strappy dresses and shorts until about November which makes my heart happy <3
    Green Fashionista

  10. Amy Arnold says:

    I love this post! I am dying laughing about the key and coffee. I would have been so mad at the time! Only to find out your key unlocks the door manually. Good idea on your nsale stuff. I’m so ready for it to cool down here!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  11. kristen says:

    hahaha i am hot just looking at the people wearing fall stuff now as well.. it’s not even that hot here but it’s too hot for fall clothes.
    i laughed so hard at your door/key story. one time i locked my keys in my car and i had to crawl through my boot/trunk because i’d left it unlocked (it still shut, but you just pushed the button and it opened). i was at a petrol station in a dress on my way to go out with friends. i have a different car now obviously but still, i never left my keys in my car again haha.
    i am so happy school is back in here.. it means KC is back to work and i get routine again. good for him for being off for the summer, but it throws everything out of whack. i like routine :)

  12. Karly says:

    You poor thing! I am cracking up over here because that’s totally something I would do. I hope you didn’t burn your leg too badly, though! I love that you let Mark cook. Maybe I should do that with Ryan because he is the pickiest eater alive, so I’m never sure what to make anyways. We just booked our little anniversary getaway for October, and we’re so excited!

  13. Oh you poor poor thing! But I do a very similar thing with coffee ALL THE DANG TIME! So don’t feel badly–you’re not alone!

  14. christina says:

    Mark pre made you meals!!!! CLONE HIM! What a sweetheart.

  15. My first thought was, why doesn’t she just unlock the door with the key, but then I remembered my last vehicle was a push-to-start and the fob did not have a key inside of it, so I’m not sure how that would work! Always love reading these posts for a good laugh!

  16. Pamela says:

    OMG girl. I can picture the entire car incident unfolding. What a pain! And yes to everyone wearing fall stuff right now. WAY too hot out! Although I was comfortable in jeans earlier this week with all the rain. <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  17. Amy says:

    I can totally relate about the car key – when my battery has gone out before I’ve worried how to enter the car – when I had an actual key! Ha! Same goes for my house – when the power is out and the garage door won’t go up – what do I do? Oh yea, use the damn key. Ha! You’re not alone my friend!

  18. Kay R. says:

    Car cup holders are the worst invention. I agree. Also i totally think men just like to cook more than women and are generally pickier. My dad growing up cooked more than mum and my guy cooks WAY more than I do … understatement of the century.

  19. Emelia says:

    I’m sorry, but I am cracking up about that coffee story. Girllll I CONSTANTLY spill coffee on me, even with a lid on the drinks. Like how does this happen? I feel like I’m giving the lid a serious thrill ride if I like slurp out of it, so I’m the same way with mugs often walking down the stairs with at least 2-3 bags and a mug of coffee. So I really enjoyed this story, because it’s SO me! And…smart shopping on those N-Sale buys!

  20. Courtney says:

    I live in a no sales tax on clothing state, but I should’ve shipped some of my Nordstrom packages to my sister’s just so there wasn’t so much evidence of all of my shopping! I’ll remember that one for next year ;)

  21. Omg I’m having Mark come over to give Nick a cooking lesson before we have our next baby. He was absolutely useless in that department at the beginning – it’s one of the only reasons I wanted his mom to stay with us for a few days after Haddie was born… so we were fed, lol!

  22. Gina says:

    This is so great! So… I watched your story on Insta and I had to lol… I only found that out in the past 2 years as well…. and I was very shocked! The coffee incident… again.. laughing so hard. But I’m so sorry about your shoes! :)

  23. HAHA! This post was so fun to read. I am so sorry you had to endure the horrors of spilt coffee :( ALSO, HOW IS IT AUGUST?! I have a few trips planned for this month and then back to business in September.

  24. Amanda says:

    Haha that car fiasco sounds like the worst! I hate when stuff like that happens and I could’ve avoided it! And yay for men that cook, my husband loves to cook too!

  25. Ashley says:

    I saw your door + hidden key story on Snap and laughhhhhhhhed! Oh man- I’ve been there, lady! :) Such a cute and funny story! Bummer about the coffee down the leg (and the shoes!)- ooooh, that burns! I did that other day and singed my hand pretty good. Not fun!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  26. ahhh yes! I love confessions posts!! That’s awesome that Mark cooks- hey, do what works!! love that pic for FIJI water- girl you look GOOD! and thank you for calling people out who are dressing like fall umm hello it’s not here yet!

  27. I’ve been wondering the same thing with all the Fall styled clothing. It’s still hot and humid here in NY too. No way is anyone really wearing suede boots!

  28. You actually made me laugh out loud with each and every one of these, the sales tax one in particular. Growing up in Washington we’d always drive down to Oregon to shop because they don’t have sales tax. That saved 7% makes a difference!

  29. I’m sorry about your leg, and your Tieks! I really hope no Tieks were harmed in the making of this post. (; Mark totally wins husband of the year! He goes out of town and still makes sure you have great meals while he’s gone?! WINNER!

  30. Sara says:

    You can still do a back bend…. #bye. No really, I’m just jealous because I’ve realized how not flexible I’ve become and that needs to end. Oh the coffee story… sometimes you just have to stop and say yep, that. Just. Happened.

  31. Lindsay says:

    I am cracking up (with you) at you crawling through your side door and spilling the coffee. The important thing is that the shoes are all right!!

  32. So guess what?! My 2015 Volvo SUV HAS NO KEY! Like, everything is electronic. So when, not if, my key fab stops working, I’m legit screwed! My Audi had an internal key, but nope, not this new Volvo. I swear they changed it so that you immediately have to take it in! And ditto – when hubs is gone I eat cheese and crackers and wine. No shame!

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