Motivating the Mundane Monday

Oh my oh my….it’s been quite a while. I feel horrible for not posting in such a long time, but life has been happening, and it is happening in a good way. Let’s change this Mundane Monday into a Motivating Monday, shall we?

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OMG…it’s 2013.

OMG...it's 2013

OMG…it’s 2013

2012 is gone and it’s time to move on. Obviously, I can not speak for everyone, but 2013 seems like it’s going to be a fabulous year! When I look back on last year, I can’t help but think of the tragedies and disasters that occurred, and how they affected the entire world. Fortunately, for many,Β  there were glimmers of success,Β  joyous occasions, and just plain old good days that helped to keep the world turning on a positive note. Here is what Maya Angelou had to say about last year and moving on to this year:

“In 2012 nature and the mad nature of some human beings caused us to wonder how can we go on. From super storm Sandy to the Colorado movie house shooting and the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we have been pressed to find some answers to the question, why, me why us, why now? As we come into 2013, we bring with us the need to find answers and the hope to find what can we do to prevent the recurrence of these despairing occurrences. I think we must commit to a commitment to all human beings and a decision to accept our responsibility to nature’s outpouring and human misbehavior. I wish that we could say with Horace Mann that each of us should be “ashamed to die until you have won some victory for mankind.” I think we must surrender the despair of unexpected cruelty and extend the wonder of unexpected kindnesses to ourselves and to each other. 2013 can bring us the chance to be kind to each other and kind to ourselves. We deserve each other and each others generosity.”

This year, let’s be light on our hearts and give out smiles like they are on the brink of extinction!! It’s not Monday, but let’s get some new year motivation going anyway!!!!

 

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This is a good one.

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A Cup of Motivation For You!

Good morning everyone and happy Monday!!! Lately, life has been a little hectic and unfortunately Polka Dot Tango has been neglected. Anywho, here is a little motivation for you this Monday and I hope that your week involves something fantastic! Whether it is getting one more thing crossed off your list, you receive an amazing compliment, or you do something totally awesome for yourself that you have wanted to do in a long time. Let us know what your plans are for this week and what type of motivation gets you to keep going. Have fun! πŸ™‚

 

 

New Week, New Outlook!

Poster by Jay Graham

Hello all and welcome to Monday! How was the weekend and how do you think your week is going to go? Lately my weeks have been blending in with my weekends, creating a sort of dream-like (or nightmare-like) state. Working countless hours on the computer and countless hours on renovating a house can feel so overwhelming and leaves me exhausted, but in the end, I know that all of this work will result in something to smile at. Everyone knows that infamous quote, the one that I often roll my eyes at. Something about the journey, not the destination? Anyhow, I am on quite a journey as of lately and there better be some mai tai’s when I get to my destination! πŸ˜‰

If you have any quotes, images, or motivational tips, let Polka Dot Tango know! We love those kinds of things!

It’s a Good Morning for Good Motivation

Good Morning! It’s Monday and so it’s time for some motivation! Today we have a collection of quotes we have gathered up from FromUpNorth.com and we would love for you to visit GalaDarling.com because she has an awesome article on how to be the BEST possible version of yourself! We hope you enjoy your Monday and check in with us throughout the week for a tutorial, some info on health, a little bit of fashion, and if you’re bored…we have an idea of something you can do!

FREEEEE iPhone Wallpaperrrrrrrrr!

Yaaaaay! It’s Monday and because we always like to start Monday off with a bang, Polka Dot Tango is giving you 2 FREE iPhone Wallpapers! Both wallpapers have two simple messages on them, such as “Be Yourself” and “Chase Your Dreams”. Nothing like a little pick me up every time you look at your phone! We hope that you enjoy this little gift as well as the quirky little image above that you can save for your desktop if you wanted to as well. To do so, right click on the image, select save as and there you have it.Β  Have a happy Monday and get ready for a fantastic week! πŸ™‚

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Shake Your Tail Feathers! It’s Monday!!!

Good morning everyone and welcome to Monday! This Monday Polka Dot Tango has compiled some images paired with inspirational quotes and also a fantastic video of Christopher Walken shaking his “you know what” to Fat Boy Slim!

The theme of today’s quotes are of course to be yourself and to stand tall and strong. I will admit there are many times I choose to be timid instead of confident and I thought these quotes were perfect. Enjoy and please share any quotes that you may have that go with today’s Motivational theme.

Smile! It’s Monday!!

This Monday, we at Polka Dot Tango, want to know, what makes you smile? A smile can be the most motivating act at some of the hardest times and let’s face it…Monday’s can be tough. So enjoy this little list that’s been put together and hopefully if brings a smile to your face!


“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
– Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl books have always made me smile. He was the author who ultimately ruled my book shelves with an iron fist. Growing up I gave away all of my books, but his. I should probably give him credit for helping to create this vivid imagination I carry with me. Just the thought of “The Witches” or “The Twits” make me want to get up in that attic and read every book of his all over again.

“Boooooooooop, Boooooooooop. Do you know what that sound is? That’s the sound of the ambulance coming to take me away cause the sight of you stopped my heart.”

A Night at the Roxbury is my number one movie. Yes, it has probably the most horrible reviews and yes a lot of people change their opinion of me when they hear it’s my favorite. I can’t help that I fall in love with these two characters who have a very passionate dream and in the end, they actually achieve it. This movie has some great morals: don’t be with someone who doesn’t make you happy, keep going after your goals, have fun, and stay true to your dance moves!

Be grateful, Juan Pablo. Today is especially delicious.

I. LOVE. NACHOS. Nachos can pretty much be made out of anything so they can suit any type of mood you are in. My husband doesn’t realize that I could eat nachos everyday for dinner, but I can. One of my goals is to actually come out with a recipe book on how to make many different types of nachos so that everyone can enjoy them!

Vintage Prints are what I look for in yard sales. Everything from the smell, to the type of paper being used, or the method of printing.Β  I recently found a pair of two ads for a printing company dated back in the early 1900’s which are of course a wonderful addition to my office! If you ever find some pieces, let me know! πŸ˜‰

Tell us what makes you smile and we can post it on next Monday’s blog!

Motivational Monday is Here!!!!

Bubbles always seem magical to me.

Hello all and welcome to the beginning of the work week. This weekend was filled with birthday parties, cool breezes in warm weather, and some much needed face time with the family. This morning I came across a great tumblr at observando.net. There are many beautiful images and words for you to look at, so many that when I got to page 56 I realized that I needed to get back to work. Anywho, hope you enjoy these inspirational words and fantastic imagery on this Monday.

So true.

This should be tattooed on my forehead.

Easier said than done.

I LOVE THIS.

This reminds me of sherbet and sherbet makes me happy.

 

 

Let’s Go Monday, LET’S GO!!!!

I have always loved Mary Poppins and just thinking of that movie makes me smile. I would rent it every time my family went to the video store.

Today is Monday and I am sure that is not a big surprise to you. This last weekend I went back to SoCal to visit my family and of course, it was wonderful to see them and sad to leave. My Grandma is as beautiful as ever and her eyes light up my soul. My Mother is still gorgeous and makes me feel like I am four feet tall again even though I am six inches taller than her. My Dad is so calming and truthful and I love to just sit and chat with him because he tells me how it is. My Brother continues to share his innovative ideas and intrigues me with his projects and my Nephew runs me like a greyhound having me chase him and practice catching for his next baseball game. I am so thankful this is my family.

My good mood is still lingering from the weekend and I have found some excellent inspirations. Please enjoy and tell us about your weekend!!

I love this one.

This is so true and is a great reminder. I think I’m going to put it on my mirror.

Simply said.