Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Target Tuesday

Goooooooood morning all!

I'm in a particularly good mood this morning, maybe it's because I linked up with The Queen Bee to do Target Tuesday.

You guys don't even want to know how much money I spend every single time I walk into that freaking store!

Here's what I'm wanting needing today:

this super cute dress to wear with...
these rope wedges. obsessed. 
for a BBQ, which means I may need to buy this grill. Cute huh?

Monday, March 28, 2011

let's be real

April begins this week. When the hell did that happen?? 

That means we have just about 8 weeks until Memorial Day Weekend.

You do know what that means RIGHT?!?!?!?!

T minus 8 weeks until swimsuit time. Good Lord.

My BFF and I have made a deal that we both are trying to lose 11 pounds by Memorial Day.

So, I guess I should put down the pizza huh? But it's oh so good!

The big part of the bet involves a tattoo. Now, I'm not really that tattoo kind of girl, but there's a part of me that has always wanted one. A small one, in white. Not super noticeable but something that really means something to me. The deal is, if we both do it, we both can get the tattoo that we've wanted and if we don't then we can't. Now, my BFF isn't really the tattoo type either, but I promise you that both of the ones we have picked out are very classy and won't be trashy in the least bit. Unless you think all tattoos are trashy, then I suppose it would be to you.

But since we're being honest here I'll tell you what I want and why. 

I want the word Serenity on my wrist 

The Serenity Prayer is the prayer for AA and if you've read this post, you would know that my dad passed away 10 years ago last November. Unfortunately, he lost the battle with alcohol and for me it would always be a reminder of him. This is it for those of you who have never heard it:

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

phrase of the day: the best.

You guys are the best!

Thank you so much for all of the kind words, you have no idea how much it meant to me. 

I am in the best mood today for multiple reasons:

-BF finalllly came home from Vegas last night. Such a relief.

-And he walked in the door with this, isn't he just the best?

- I made BF the best dinner last night and it was super super easy, which I will post a recipe of tomorrow. Literally easiest thing I've ever made besides a lean cuisine, and he was raving about it (he also had seconds, that's how I know it was good.)

-It is the best kind of day outside: beautiful, warm and sunny.

-I am blessed beyond measure with the best family and friends a girl could hope for.

I hope all of you have the BEST day!

Monday, March 21, 2011

hmmm... what to say

I can't really decide if I want to post this or not. But I have to type something.

B, my ex-fiance, got engaged.

We've been broken up for a little over a year and he just got engaged to a girl that he has known for 5 months.

Now, I am ridiculously happy in my relationship with BF. Literally, happier than I ever was with B. But still....

It hurts.

It confuses me.

I think most people don't really understand what it is that I'm feeling right now, probably because even I don't understand it.

I know I called it off, I know I made the right decision. That doesn't change how I feel right now. I'm in complete shock. He didn't even tell me. I found out from a friend. I would have told him, just so he didn't have to hear that from someone else. It's not like we just broke up. We had a life planned together and I changed my mind. I get that. But we were a big deal. What happened with us was a big deal. He was a huge part of my life and it's strange enough that we don't even speak but then to find something like this out from someone who isn't even him. There's a part of me that wants to call him, and then there's a part of me who knows that is a very very bad idea. Luckily, my pride is bigger than both of those.

It's just, it's weird. I don't even know what else to say.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

5 love languages

My mom bought BF and I the 5 Love Languages book and I was going to wait until we both had time to read it but while he has been in Vegas for a week, I got a little bored and picked it up, just to skim. I couldn't put it down. It's such a great, insightful book. Not only for romantic relationships but all relationships in general. Technically it's a book written for married couples but I think reading and understanding it can be beneficial for anyone.

People all think differently, this we know. But we never stop to ask if the things that we want are the same things that another person wants/needs. For BF and I, we need different things out of a relationship to feel loved. This could be from the way we were raised and how our parents did or did not show love, or just the "love language" that we have developed over time. I can't wait for him to get back so we can actually start reading it together to determine what love language we both speak and how to give that to each other. 

I've always felt like BF and I understand each other better than the majority of couples, (mostly because we've known each other for 10 years) but we do have a tendency to have problems expressing our feelings. I really think that reading this book will help us figure out how to better express ourselves and show each other that we love each other. If you haven't read this book, buy it. You won't regret it!

Friday, March 18, 2011

who doesn't love a giveaway?

I sure do!

Check out Heather's blog here for two reasons.

1. Because I just started following her a few weeks ago and I'm loving her blog

2. She's obsessed with the Pioneer Woman... like the rest of us.

2. She's doing a giveaway and it's awesome.

Good luck all!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

to be happy...

The grand essentials of happiness are:

something to do, 

something to love,

and something to hope for.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

etsy obsession

things i need want from etsy

my birthday is coming up, don't forgetttt

a personalized hanger. LOVE these. also a great wedding gift

perfect for my summer obsession with blue

this would be perrrrfect in my entryway 

An "L" necklace

I guess I'm all about the personalization these days! But how could you not be?!?!

One other thing I actually do need is a new perfume scent. 

Anyone have some good suggestions??? Help a girl out!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

pretty pearls

Why are pearls just so classic? I adore them. I could wear pearls every day and not get tired of them. 

Maybe it's the sorority girl in me.

But today, this double strand of pearls that I have on is making me happy. And it didn't hurt that I looked skinny when I woke up (because I'm doing the 250 sit-ups a day challenge this week). But it did physically hurt.

Oh well, beauty is pain my friends.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Today I love...

When I get realllly super stressed out, I tend to be really negative. But I've decided that I need to be more positive on a daily basis and try to appreciate the wonderful life I have. So, today, even though I am stressed to the max about work, having a dirty house and no spare time, here's what I'm loving about today:

The rain. It's been raining all night and morning and I love falling asleep in the rain.
via weheartit

My mother, who is the best person that I've ever had the privilege to know, and who has a birthday coming up this weeeek! Happy Birthday Mom!

The Bachelor. I love that my friends and I can sit and watch this show for hours and laugh our heads off. Plus, it's a great workout for my abs. I cannot wait to see what happens tonight!

I hope all of you take the time to think about what you love about today, it helps put things in perspective.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

What Love Really Means

you have to listen to this song.

 i saw it over on Alli's blog and now i can't stop listening to it.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

this is me... ranting

I'll apologize now for this post but I just have to vent.

I work at a country club with a golf course and my degree was in hotel and restaurant management, and yes, I completely, 100% understand that when choosing the hospitality field, you choose weird hours. I get that. I got lucky with this job and most weeks I work Monday-Friday 8-5 ish but I have recently gotten a promotion and took on a lot more at work and now in addition to my normal 40 hour work week, I have to work weekday evening events/dinners once or twice a week (on a normal week), I come in Saturday mornings for a little while and then Sunday mornings for a little while. I have to be at ALL special events and I'm pretty much on call 24/7. If anyone needs anything, I am the person they call. 

So when I get a day or two off, I want to savor it. I want to turn my phone off and disregard all emails I get. But this doesn't happen. I have a bride whose wedding is in July and on Friday she asked me if we could set up an appointment on Saturday night. Saturday night. Do you hear this? Saturday nights are the only nights that I don't come into work so I make plans in advance for Saturdays. But this Saturday I went to Tulsa to see the Sugarland concert (which was incredible btw) so I told the bride that I could meet her Sunday evening (which to me is like 4-6) and she asked me to meet with her at 3 and I said that would be fine.

It's 3:30 and she has yet to come. 

1. You're telling me that you want to come in on a weekend because of your work schedule but you assume that I don't have days off just like you do? Like when is it that you think I don't work because most people do not come into work on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Just because I work in the hospitality industry doesn't mean that I work 7 days a week. mmmmk?

2. Then you don't show up. Are you freaking kidding me? How disrespectful of my time can you be? Ughhh I just do not understand people like that! 

Okay, okay, I'm finished now. And like I said, Sugarland was so awesome that it pretty much makes up for anything annoying that anyone can do for the next few days because I'm still in a post-sugarland high. If you haven't seen them in concert, DO ITTTTT. 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

iphone love

I didn't realize how obsessed I was with my iPhone until it died this weekend

and came back to life, praise Jesus!

So, to celebrate, I ordered it a new little jacket like this:

I also ordered one for my bestie because she started her job this last Monday and I thought she deserved and cute little coat for her iPhone too!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

wee bit wednesday

Join here
{one} do you wear holey jeans? if so, do you buy them that way?
i haven't worn holey jeans since highschool, and yes i bought them that way. but it was super cool at the time. damn you abercrombie and fitch.

{two} do you get a full 8 hours of sleep per night?
almost always. i have to have my beauty rest or i'm not a very pleasant person.... to talk to or look at!

{three} what’s your favorite way to eat an oreo?
i love eating oreo's any way, but if i have to choose then i would say dipping 3/4 of it in milk and then eating it.

{four} do you wear shoes in your house?
yeah but we have always done that in my family, most of my friends do too. but no shoes on the furniture.  (ahem, haley!)

{five} who would you call first if you won the lottery?
ohh that's a toughie, but i think i would call my mom first. 

{six} have you ever been in a food fight?
unfortunately no, i always thought it would happen at church camp though... never did. so disappointing.

{seven} do you snore?
no, but i do talk in my sleep and occasionally sing in my sleep. i'm not sure which is worse.

{eight} do you know how fast you type?
 i have absolutely no idea, and i don't really care all that much. i type fast enough.

{nine} can you do a headstand (without using a wall)?
no, but that would be a sight.

{ten} how do you like your popcorn?
super buttery, mildly salty and very movie theater-y. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Love is saying you're sorry...?

"Love is never having to say you're sorry." What a crock. Love is constantly saying you're sorry, even when you know damn well you're right.

-Kim Gruenenfelder, A Total Waste of Makeup