Monday, February 28, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

Happy Monday y'all!

one. This week is a tough week for me because I have lots of work and tests going on. I am so eager to get it over with because next week is Spring Break!!

two. Overall I had a wonderful weekend. Relaxing with the boyfriend on Friday night was much needed. But before relaxing, we went to The Home Depot and purchased the items needed to start up our garden again. I am so excited to do this again because it's actually the right season and I know we will be successful this time around.

The first step in our process is to germinate the seeds so we are patiently awaiting the arrival of some sprouting!

three. I was able to lay out in the sun twice this weekend! It feels so good to be getting less and less pasty as the days go on haha.

four. Speaking of which, I am planning a beach day on Sunday with the boyfriend and I ended up buying a yellow two-piece swimsuit from VS so I am totally prepared for Spring Break to just be here already :)

five. My mom is on a business trip in California (lucky her) so Rusty and I will be helping my dad out a lot this week. This on top of of school and work will be kind of hectic so I apologize in advance for my lack of blogging!

Have a great Monday and a wonderful week!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dreaming of Friday

Okay it's Thursday and all I can think about is tomorrow. I am absolutely dreading today. I had to wake up super early this morning and drive the 45 minutes to school and now I am sitting in my Food Prep for Catering class bored waiting for it to start. Then after this I have to go to lunch with one of my friends. Now most people would be happy about this but I am NOT. I love her to death but today I am just not in the mood to listen to her drama and stories of getting drunk and partying. (Is this rude of me?) And then I have to work at 4pm tonight...oh and guess who will be there? My girlfriend that I have to suffer through lunch with. UGH. I know I am being overly dramatic but I just need some me time. I am happy that I work with my boyfriend tonight though. He knows how to calm me down when I am stressed.

But tomorrow....

I get to go to my cooking lab which doesn't feel like school. I get to cook and then eat so it's not bad at all. And then date night with the boyfriend! So I am just hoping that today just speeds right on by because I need it to be Friday ASAP.

I hope all of you have a better Thursday than I am having!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Miscellany Tuesday

Okay it's another Tuesday that I am going to pass as Miscellany because yesterday was President's Day. I did NOT have school off however everyone else and their mother (boyfriend and my family) had off from school and work so I may have skipped my second class of the day. Alright I did skip my second class of the day but it's the very first time I have skipped a class this entire school year! I do feel rather guilty for it but I have a friend in that class that is willing to let me copy her notes :)

one. I had some goodies waiting for my boyfriend after he worked on Friday night. I baked him oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (YUM) and bought him a 143 T-shirt. He says it all the time...his way of saying "I (1) Love (4) You (3)".

two. I spent my extra time yesterday tanning. I am starting to get my color back! I am hoping to go to the beach this Sunday to get some more.

three. On Valentine's Day I made an amazing chicken recipe and it's been quite selfish of me to keep it to myself. It tasted good and was very easy to make! The link is right here. I substituted Mozzarella cheese for Fontina and it was still wonderful. Even my picky boyfriend loved it so I would imagine it's kid-friendly.
four. I am so looking forward to Friday! The boyfriend and I have the night off and we are going to have a date night at a new local Japanese restaurant that I went to this weekend which was amazing. My family had been wanting to try it and the food was delicious! Can't wait to introduce Rusty to it.  

five. I really need to go swimsuit shopping. I am thinking of getting a yellow one. I would love to get a new one sometime before this weekend!

Happy Tuesday everyone :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Random Friday

Where have I been you might ask?? I have been completely consumed with the three group projects I have to do for school. Talk about stressful. I have missed posting and I apologize for my absence. TGIF! Seriously...don't know what I would do if it was any other day of the week. The weekend just needed to be here already.

Although I have the night off from work, I do have to finish up one of my group projects and then it is sweet freedom for the rest of the weekend! I think I am going to work on some of the renovations for my bedroom. I officially moved everything to the bigger room but now I have to paint the walls and get new curtains and stuff. I love decorating so I am excited :)

While I was away from the blog world, I was given an award from Tasia @ One Step at a Time. Thanks so much girlie :) If you have not checked out her blog, go do that right now!

So now I am supposed to post seven facts about myself and then tag fifteen other bloggers but I don't know fifteen other blogs to tag (that I haven't already tagged) so I will just think of the seven random facts to share with y'all.

1. I wear contacts. If I didn't I would not be able to see at all! Everything is blurry unless I have contacts in or glasses on.

2. I am horrible with directions. I have to use my navigation system every single time I drive to my new campus. You would think that by now I would know my way...

3. I am absolutely in love with owls. I think they are beautiful birds plus I just love anything with owls on it.

4. My natural hair is very wavy and annoying. I straighten it every day so that I get rid of the frizziness.

5. I love trying new food. I won't be eating anything super exotic but I am open to trying new ways of cooking and preparing things. I think my cooking class is helping with that inspiration :)

6. I never read anymore. I used to love to read books but I just don't have the time. (Or at least that's my excuse) I do look at magazines sometimes though.

7. I am a clean freak. And I love a day that is just spent organizing stuff. My boyfriend loves it when I help him clean his room (it's a disaster most of the time).

Okay I tried to pick seven new things  about me that I haven't shared but I am sorry if I repeated myself in any way. Thanks again Tasia!

Happy Friday everyone!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Love is All Around Valentine's Day Survey


Answer the survey and go link up here!

1. What is your favorite romantic comedy? 
Okay I have a few :)

2. What are your favorite flowers?
Love me some roses!
3. What is your favorite Valentine's Day treat to eat?
Cookies, truffles, CUPCAKES. Although this year I am sticking to just cookies.
4. Describe your best Valentine's Day.
I am sure it will probably be this year but last year was pretty awesome too even though the boyfriend and I had just started dating. We had to celebrate the Friday before Valentine's Day because I had to work on V-day. We got dressed and then went out to dinner. I honestly don't remember where we ate but afterwards we went shopping for each other. We hadn't been dating long but we had been friends for years so we just decided to go shopping and buy gifts that we knew the other person would like because they picked it out. I bought him some polo shirts and he bought me some cute shoes. After shopping we went to see the movie Valentine's Day which is super cute! LOVE that movie. 
5. What has been the most romantic night of your life?
Oh wow hmm...probably when we celebrated my birthday. Rusty took me to a restaurant called Del Frisco's steakhouse and it was amazing. Wonderful food and service and we had to get dressed up to go. Afterwards we went to his house and relaxed and watched movies but he definitely did good on restaurant choice! So romantic. 
6. What's your go to date night outfit?

Well usually Rusty and I stick to casual dates so I always wear skinny jeans with heals and a cute top.
7. Where is your favorite place to go on a date?
I am simple and love a nice restaurant and a movie. We went bowling for a date one time and that was soo much fun. We need to do that more often.
8. Store bought Valentine's or homemade?
I love anything homemade but a sappy store bought card with a sweet message works just as well.
9. What is your favorite love song?
Probably Ingrid Michaelson's, "The Way I Am". It's a short song but so cute and lovely.
If you were falling, then I would catch you.
You need a light, I'd find a match.

Cause I love the way you say good morning.
And you take me the way I am.

If you are chilly, here take my sweater.
Your head is aching, I'll make it better.

Cause I love the way you call me baby.
And you take me the way I am.

I'd buy you Rogaine when you start losing all your hair.
Sew on patches to all you tear.

Cause I love you more than I could ever promise.
And you take me the way I am.
You take me the way I am.
You take me the way I am.

10. If you had to pick a date for Valentine's who would it be?
Well I would definitely have to go with my boyfriend Rusty :) Love him soo much and am lucky to have him as my valentine.

 Happy Valentine's Day!!

All You Need Is LOVE Challenge: Valentine's Day!


Whether in love or not, on Valentine's Day I LOVE to...

First off, I am in love :) This is the very first Valentine's Day I have been in love with someone and it feels amazing. Last Valentine's Day, the boyfriend and I had only been dating a little over a month so it wasn't as special as it is now.

1. I love to bake! I plan on baking some sugar cookies tonight shaped like lips. I have this super cute cookie cutter and decorating them should be a blast.

2. I love spending time with my loved ones. My boyfriend obviously but my family and friends as well.

3. I love giving and getting presents. Tonight the boyfriend and I are exchanging gifts and I am so excited!

4. I love relaxing. Restaurants and everything are packed on Valentine's Day so we went out to eat on Friday for our "early V-day". Tonight we are just going to relax and probably watch some movies. I am thinking about cooking dinner too but I don't know what yet. Decisions, decisions.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 11, 2011

All You Need Is LOVE Challenge: Friends

What I LOVE about my friends is...

I can talk to them about ANYTHING! No secrets.

They always have my back no matter what. A true friend will always be there to support you.

They will be completely honest with me. Friends should tell you when you are being stupid.

We can have girl's nights. Girl time is crucial!

Happy Friday everyone! Tonight the boyfriend and I are having an early Valentine's Day :) I am so excited!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

All You Need Is LOVE Challenge: Travel


If I could travel anywhere this snowy February I would LOVE to go...

To California! I haven't been in years and truly miss it so much. My boyfriend has never been before and sometime in the future I hope to take him with me because everyone needs to visit at least once in their lives! It was an amazing place to live and one day I will go back :)

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I Heart Accessories Swap Linky Party

I had so much fun participating in the I Heart Accessories Swap hosted by MJ @ teaching in heels. Thanks MJ!

I was partnered with Kristen @ a kapple a day and I am so glad I was. She is so sweet and has such a cute blog so go check her out!

When her and I were emailing back and forth, I told her that my style was girly and vintage and she definitely scored with what she got me. I absolutely LOVE everything. I can't say thank you enough girl!

I have already worn the necklace twice since I have gotten it :)

MJ will be hosting other swaps on her blog so look out for those!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Braden's 3rd Birthday

For Braden's birthday, we just went out to eat at Logan's Roadhouse (YUM) and then came home and had a Toy Story themed birthday cake. My presents for him sadly didn't arrive in time but should hopefully be here soon! Overall it was a fun night :)

Happy Tuesday everyone!

All You Need is LOVE Challenge: Cheering Up


When I am feeling down, to cheer myself up I LOVE to...

1. Talk to my girlfriends. It's always good to tell at least one person what is bothering you so emotions aren't bottled up.

2. Shop. Shopping is amazing therapy!

3. Eat sweets. There is something about a yummy cupcake that always makes me feel better.

4. Be lazy with the boyfriend. We watch television like there is no tomorrow and sometimes laying in bed all day with the boob tube on cheers me up.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

one. I had an amazing weekend. It was relaxing and productive all in one. Exactly what I needed after a stressful last week.

two. Happy 3rd birthday to my brother Braden! We were going to celebrate this weekend but decided to do it tonight instead. The boyfriend and I ordered him a ton of Toy Story 3 stuff so that should be coming in the mail today (crossing my fingers!).

three. I absolutely love Lunchables. I am eating one as I type right now and it's really good. They keep me alive while at school!

four. I am starting to enjoy riding on the back of my boyfriend's motorcycle. I used to be petrified at just the thought but I am slowly starting to love it. Braden tried on my helmet this weekend and looked super cute :)

five. It's kind of funny how empty my school is today, I think lots of students had a little too much fun with Super Bowl parties last night. It's irritating though when two of my group members don't show up to class...especially the group leader! Ugh.

six. I am really looking forward to Valentine's Day! Last Valentine's Day, I had to work at night so the boyfriend and I celebrated the Friday before. This V Day we are celebrating the Friday before and then relaxing Monday night and exchanging gifts. BTW, I still have not gotten him anything!! I am procrastinating which is never a good thing.

I hope all of you have a wonderful Monday!

All You Need Is LOVE Challenge: Me Time


When I need some me time, I LOVE to...

1. Take a hot bath. Whenever I need time to myself to relax or think, a nice hot bubble bath will do the trick.
2. Lay in bed and watch Food Network. Although I don't cook as much as I used to, I never get sick of watching other people cook.

3. Sleep! lol yes...I would consider napping "me time".

4. Blog. Reading what you lovelies have to say always makes me happy.

5. Shop online. I have had an obsession with this lately because I don't have time to venture out and shop anymore.

You all can link up here!

Friday, February 4, 2011

TGIF! Randomness

Fun Fridays
I seriously needed it to be friday...this week has been incredibly long to say the least.

In my cooking class today I made some real yummy dishes! We made roasted chicken with stuffing and vegetables and grilled steak with roasted potatoes and green beans. Both dishes were to die for and I can't wait to duplicate them at home. The presentation looked amazing so I am sad I didn't take any pics.

I did some shopping with my bestie Hannah today after my cooking class and that made me feel better after this week :) Shopping is always comforting to me. I ended up spending almost 100 dollars alone at Victoria's Secret. I absolutely feel the guilt right now! Totally didn't plan on spending that much until the lady said how much my total was...Oh well, can't ever have enough panties and bras.

Monday is my baby brother's birthday. I can't believe he is going to be 3! Time flies so fast. We are going out to dinner this weekend to celebrate his birthday. He is such a sweet little boy and I am so lucky to have him as a little brother.

My favorite pic of him...snuck into the powdered doughnut bag.

Well I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

P.S. I am looking around for a good blog designer. My blog needs a makeover asap! Any ideas??

Thursday, February 3, 2011


I really apologize for being absent the last few days, I just haven't been myself at all lately. I honestly don't know what's wrong with me but I have a feeling I am just drained from life. School, work, and my relationships lately are just taking a toll on me. Please pray for me. I have just been an emotional wreck trying to figure out what's wrong. Every aspect of my life right now just seems to be taking a turn for the worst and it is a lot to handle all at once. I am sure with time I will be back to my normal self.