three tip thursday [3].

by Janetha on April 5, 2012

in guest posts,tips

oh man. i am loving all the comments rolling in on my spelling and grammar post. you guys are PASSIONATE about that stuff. i thought of a few other really common mistakes and a few more were pointed out by some of you. i can’t resist listing them:

  • voilà. <—that is how it is spelled. not viola (an instrument) or walah (what?) but if you don’t put the little ` over the a, then i am not bugged. i leave it off sometimes, too. it’s lazy of me, but at least i am not unintentionally blogging about a string instrument.
  • without further ado. <—this is right. don’t write “without further adieu” unless you are trying to say “without further goodbye”. the word “adieu” means goodbye or farewell. the word “ado” means trouble, difficulty, or fuss. so when you say “without further ado” you are implying that you are done rambling and are ready to get to the point.
  • supposedly. NOT supposably.
  • capisce. not kapeesh. it’s italian.
  • anyway. not anyways.
  • try to. you “try to” do something, not “try and” do something.
  • once in a while. not “once and awhile”.

oh, grammar and spelling, you are fun.

two things real quick!

so, it’s thursday.. do you know what that means?!


today i have the biggest babe ever posting her three tips. enjoy!


Hi friends!


My name is Katie and I have my little ray of sunshine blog called Healthy Diva Eats, and I am honored to be sharing some tips on Janetha’s blog! I have been reading her blog for a long time now and I have even had the pleasure of meeting Janetha, she is a damn awesome person! Thanks Janetha for asking me to share some tips, lets get started!

1. Date nights are essential and much needed in relationships, especially when you are married lovers.

Sometimes life can get super busy and we tend to feel like we never see our significant other, so it is nice to take one night a week or however many times a month to set a date night!

Wine is always a good idea on date nights too!


2. When you want a little pick me up, paint your nails!

I don’t know, there is just something about making my nails look pretty that makes me very happy! I do paint my nails often at home, but I treat myself to manicures too, I think all girls should treat themselves to that here and there!


3. Life is SO short, my motto is to live life to the fullest every single day and I want all of you to take that tip to heart!

Live each day in a positive way, no matter what struggles may come, just find the silver lining and stay positive. Life is beautiful but it can have its ugly times too, but let the beauty outweigh through it all!


Hope you guys enjoyed my 3 tips! I could go on and on but Janetha said only 3 and I am going to listen ; )

Peace, love, and rock out!


Q for you~

what do you do when you need a quick pick-me-up?

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kathleen @ the daily crumb April 5, 2012 at 6:04 pm

for a quick pick me up, i grab the dogs for a walk! nothing like some fresh air and their crazy faces to brighten the day :)

NiaBew April 5, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Walah actually means “I swear…” in Arabic. For ex: I swear it wasn’t me: walah it wasn’t me!

Claire @ Live and Love to Eat April 5, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Katie, you’re adorable as always – are you jumping for joy in a cemetary?

katie April 5, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Haha! Yes I am, happy I am alive and not in the ground yet, lol!

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) April 5, 2012 at 8:56 pm

LOL I didn’t notice that!

lindsay April 5, 2012 at 6:48 pm

shoot, i think i make all those mistakes. I need a 10 tip thursday from you!

Maren April 5, 2012 at 6:54 pm

awww Katie! Such a sweetie :) Gosh I wish I was coming to the Blend retreat! I am coming next year for SURE! xoxoxo

Erica April 5, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Congrats on the nag feature!! Great great three tips. J and i are long overdo for a date night! So key. Pick me ups =a nice run, a pedicure, baking or coffee with friends

Lindsay @ Lindsay's List April 5, 2012 at 7:06 pm

YAYAYAY!!! Love Katie!! She’s so hot!

Tracy @ Commit to Fit April 5, 2012 at 7:16 pm

When I need a quick pick-me-up, I reach for a protein smoothie. This usually happens during the mid day slump (2 pm). :) Works every time!

Heather (Heather's Dish) April 5, 2012 at 8:03 pm

love the first tip – date nights are ESSENTIAL!

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) April 5, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Hi Katie! When I need a pick me up I pick up one of my kitties. They provide (mostly) unconditional love and snuggles <3

katie April 6, 2012 at 5:23 am

That would be a great pick me up, your cats are so cute!<3

Ice cream helps too ;)

Deb April 6, 2012 at 8:58 am

Hee hee true!

Kelly @ No Sugar Sweet Life April 5, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Stuff my face??? Just kidding :) I go outside for a pick-me-up, take Babycakes to the park and swing and laugh, or just get her smiling/laughing… which basically melts away any trouble or sorrows of the day.

Stefanie @TheNewHealthy April 5, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Yay Katie! As usual, you brought a positive spin to your tips. :)

Meggi April 5, 2012 at 9:52 pm

oh my, I almost always say “anyways” …. I can’t help it. It’s an addiction.

For a quick pick me up, I go drive around in my car and blast some of my favorite tunes. I used to have daily Sonic drink runs which were my “me time” (and by run, I mean drive through… I do not actually run… ok) but now it is Starbucks 2 x week :)

denise April 6, 2012 at 3:05 am

I never knew that was how you spelled capisce.

Asuma April 6, 2012 at 4:02 am

Btw, I’ve been wondering about the word “awhile” for some time. Just found out, “a while” can be used like “I have been sleeping for a while”, whereas “awhile” literally means “for a while”, so then the sentence would become “I have been sleeping awhile”. FInding out new stuff about grammar…didn’t know it was this much fun :P

Jessy (squeezetheday) April 6, 2012 at 4:14 am

once in awhile. not “once and awhile”.

Isn’t it once in a while?

Nadine April 6, 2012 at 5:13 am

haha, yes! was just about to comment that!

also, i never comment janetha, but i love the blog. definitely one of my favorites :)

dev April 6, 2012 at 10:46 am

I was going to say the same thing. I also never comment but am a faithful reader :)

janetha April 6, 2012 at 10:54 am

Cool, ladies! I will edit it. This was one left in the comments of the original post and I didn’t bother to do research–thanks for clarifying! And thanks for reading :)

brandi April 6, 2012 at 7:12 am

supposably – that’s always fun :)

Bridget B. April 6, 2012 at 7:13 am

I think a cup of good strong coffee/ a latte, plus a GOOD chocolate chip cookie are the perfect pick-me-up!

Krissie J @ A Philly Nerd Girl April 6, 2012 at 7:13 am

Taking a nap always helps me reset myself when I need to feel better. Usually my tanking mood coincides with a lack of sleep, and the recharge is priceless.

Calee (@chimes) April 6, 2012 at 8:25 am

Ugh — I hate when people SAY “wallah” — I didn’t know people typed it that way. Barf.

I’m a huge culprit with those last three. Especially “anyways”. I think that one is because I try to write conversationally and people SAY “anyways” a lot.

Thanks for sharing!

Calee (@chimes) April 6, 2012 at 8:32 am

ha, and i was so embarrassed by my poor grammar usage that I forgot to answer Katie’s question!

When I need a little pick-me-up I go for a walk, or I go window / online shopping — but just browsing.

Marcy April 6, 2012 at 8:46 am

Have you heard people say ‘alls’? As in ‘alls i have left to do is…’ or ‘alls i need to pick up is..’. It drives me craaaaaazy and i know so many people that say it.

Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile April 6, 2012 at 9:26 am

I love your tips & Katie!! I hateee when people put anywayS. Wrong!

Annette@EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 6, 2012 at 10:03 am

LOVE these tips! I totally agree on the painting your nails!

Jess April 6, 2012 at 10:24 am

OMG cannot STAND “anyways” – drives me freakin’ bonkers!!
Also – firm, firm believer in regular date nights, no matter how long you’re married. We’re coming up on eight years married and we do weekly mid-week date nights in and almost every weekend there’s a date night in or out, as much as possible. It’s just so important to keeping that fire alive and toasty!

Anna @ The Guiltless Life April 6, 2012 at 11:00 am

Ah I love Katie! Hey girl! Great tips you – I’ve heard about the magic of date nights so I will make sure to stick with that when the time comes ;)

Sarah @ The Healthy Diva April 6, 2012 at 3:23 pm

My quick pick me up is reading one of my favourite fitness mag. I always find a good article or quote that perks me up and keeps me motivated. Thanks for all the tips Katie!!!

Maria April 6, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Love this! Now I want to have glitter nails. Putting it on the agenda for tomorrow.

glidingcalm April 10, 2012 at 6:19 pm

so guilty of “anyways!” doh!

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