Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"The Old days, also known as the 90s!"

Hey All!

I AM ALIVE!! & well. Just BUSY! Work, out of town on the weekends, babysitting and being lazy after work this week and my gma is in town! Just WAY to much going on this week to blog.. yea I said that last week too! Turns out I'm really bad at this blogging thing, or at least keeping up with it! :) I do better at following blogs vs. actually updating.

Not much has changed, other than I'm even more addicted to Pinterest than I was a week ago! Lord, I need to get off that thing, but I can't! eeesh! Other change, the hair is brown! :0) yay! I love that it's back to my "natural" color, or at least what I think is my original color. It's pretty bad when you've been coloring your hair since you were 12 and aren't sure what the original is! Glad it's back though so I don't have to keep going to the root doctor, I mean Salon to get my it fixed every 6-8 weeks.

In other news I'm VERY excited that this weekend is the Kick-off weekend to football season! :) GOOOOO TIGERS!!! (Clemson TIGERS that is! ;))

Alright, I sometimes (ok lots of times) watch the Disney Channel. Good Luck Charlie is one of my favorites, as it Wizards of Waverly Place. Yea, I know, I'm 25 and I watch the Disney Channel & you know what I don't care! :) It's decent tv and 9 times out of 10 it gives me a good laugh! I was watching it tonight, while getting the ridiculous amount of laundry done out of the continuously packed suitcase, and thought I'd share this clip! Really it's just the first Minute and 40secs of this clip, but it's about how life was before the cell phone. Lord knows I can't function without my iPhone, and the way these girls reacted reminded me of how weird it is to use a hardline phone these days.. just think, will our children even know what a hardline phone is? Oh geeze! Have a little laugh out of this & a great rest of the week!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Misc. Monday- - Week Update

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

Hi All,

I'm sorry I have been MIA for the past week, and this week is looking like more of the same.
Last week I was at the beach from Friday until Tuesday, and getting back in the swing of things prooved to be a bit difficult! My brain was still in vacation mode. :) Several more important things kept getting in the way of blogging last week.

So here is an update with a few things going on in my life.

As of last week I have officially decided to go back to school and get my Masters. I am in the application process and submitting things here and there, with everything having to be turned in by the end of October to be accepted to fall 2012 classes. I bought my study guide yesterday for the Miller's Analogies Test (MAT) & need to get signed up to take it soon! Little nervous about that, but admissions said a lot of weight was put into my essay. I know I can write better than I test, so hopefully everything will go through! I will come out in August 2013 with an M.A. in Organizational Change and Leadership from Columbia College. I'm very excited about this, and what I will be able to do with it in my current job and possibly start the processes of moving up in the company! :)

I was actually at HOME this weekend for the first time in 2 weeks and I'll be gone again the next 2 weekends. CRAZY busy here lately, which is good, otherwise I'd be sitting around twittling my thumbs waiting on fall to get here! :)  I will be in Greenville this weekend for my cousins wedding, should be fun to see that side of the family which we normally only see around Christmas, and his bride is a beautiful girl so I can't wait to see her! Labor Day weekend I'll be BACK in Myrtle.. that'll be the last time for a while! :( What can I say, the salty air and shore do wonderful things for my soul!

Since I was home this weekend I went out and met up downtown with a few people. Heather went with me and so of course I can't post about this weekend without posting a pic of me and my beautiful "sister."

Flying Saucer
 This week seems to be busy already and its not even noon on Monday! eeesh! Tonight, I need to clean my nasty house! :) I've been gone... I don't know how it could get that messy! ;) Tomorrow I have to take Miley to the vet :( poor baby has something wrong with her ear and eye and she's in heat. Yuck! Hopefully some antibiotics will fix the ear/eye issue. She doesn't seem to be bothered by it, but I am.

Wednesday I'm going to get the hair did... blonde or brown?? Here are a few pics I've found on Pinterest of hair that I like and considering.

Source: via Morgan on Pinterest

Source: None via Morgan on Pinterest

Source: via Morgan on Pinterest

Source: None via Morgan on Pinterest

Any suggestions or thoughts are welcomed! :) But I will be darker than I currently am.. can't help but to tone things down a bit since we are heading into fall/winter. Not to mention my wallet will appreciate the less maintenance!

I will try to do a better job and blogging this week but no promises! :) Have a wonderful Monday everyone!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday- - MIA

Hey All!
Sorry this week has been slack on updating and posting!!

I found my sunglasses... and I'm headed back to the beach! I have no interenet, beside my iPhone down there, thankfully! I need to "de-cyber" this weekend a bit! SO, therefore NO updating! I won't return to regular internet and computer until Tuesday evening.. maybe I'll post then.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Semi-Wordless Wednesday: Totally Teal

I was going to do this update on Tuesday, but I was just too busy last night to do it. I was over at my parents and then it stormed so I didn't want to turn on the computer and then I got wrapped up in Pretty Little Liars! However, my DVR cut off with like a minute left.. UGH! Anyways... I believe I am OVERLY obsessed with the color TEAL, or Aquamarine, or Turquoise, or Tiffany Blue or whatever you want to call it! So I thought I'd share some pictures I found on Pintrest of the lovely shade!

I've had this color on my toes ALL summer! Love it! Great change up from PiNk!

I've worn a similar bathing suit ALL summer... seriously, I have others, LOTS of others, but I'm stuck on this one! :)

My Aunt, Uncle and Cousins gave me this for my birthday a few weeks ago. I LOVE it! It looks SO good in my blue and brown bedroom! :)

The following are a few teal things that I'd like to own!

Love brassy gold with teal

And last but not least...
Source: via Morgan on Pinterest


Monday, August 8, 2011

Misc. Monday- Ran to the Dom

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend, but it has definately been a Monday! ;) I had a SUPER busy weekend! I took off to Cherry Grove, right outside of N. Myrtle Beach for some fun in the sun with great college friends... well... the sun was lacking but the fun showed up! :)
It may have rained most of the day Friday and Saturday afternoon, but it was fun to catch up, hang out and laugh! :)

I squeezed, and I mean literally squeezed in a 2hr shopping trip to the outlets.. I'm going back down this coming weekend so I'll be going back! :) Picked up a couple things I thought were good transitional pieces into fall. No big purchases for sure! I did breeze through the Coach outlet and I definately want a new hipster that is "fall" colored, because I have used the crap out of mine this spring and summer, but it's definately a "summer" bag since it has pastel colors. The ones at the outlet are only $99 w/ 30% off...a deal I'd say!

Alright, enough with the weekend recap.. here goes the RANDOM. Be prepared.

-I lost my sunglasses Sunday after I got back from the beach when I was running a few errands. :( I'm majorly sad and upset about this! They were by no means expensive! I got them back in March at TJMaxx for $10 but they were originally $75. They were aviator glasses, which are hard for me to find that actually "fit" my face b/c normally they are too big! They were perfect...  I hope whoever found them and is wearing them is enjoying them, b/c I'm certainly missing them! I hate having that feeling in the pit of my stomach that I'm missing something. I'm paranoid about losing things and rarely do, I don't know how I didn't hear them fall out of my purse! :( so so so sad!!!!

-My new favorite thing to eat is Boars Head Salsalito Turkey w/ Muenster cheese! Yum-O! I've also eaten a decent amount of salads recently (shocking I know!) and I believe it's all thanks to Good Seasons Italian Dressing! It's the kind you buy as a powder, mix with vinager, oil, and water and shake! So tasty, healthy & cheap!

-Current favorite songs are:
"Easy"-Rascal Flatts
"Red River Blue"- Blake Shelton
"Baggage Claim"- Miranda Lambert
"Remind Me"- Brad P. & Carrie
"Just a Kiss"- Lady A
"Sparks Fly"- T. Swift

-Speaking of music I have several CDs I need to upload to my itunes and make ring tones out of them.. one being "Sparks Fly." I've had the new T.Swift album since the day it came out back in Oct. but I have yet to add it to my itunes... slack in the technology department!

-I had high intentions of going to the fabric store this week to get stuff to make my first "game day" dress... not sure if that's going to happen this week. I need to spend money on other things and I don't have time to start a project this week... maybe next. :(

-On a serious note: Our country is in T-R-O-U-B-L-E! With a Capital T! I won't use this blog as a political outlet because I could get serious conservative republican all up on here, but I won't. But I'm just sayin that the Sir that is in charge needs to get his act together and turn this ship around before we go down in flames! Seriously. Also, there is so much tragedy with the Seal Team 6 crash. I appreciate our military and all that every person in every branch does for our country! Thank you for being selfless and protecting the people of this country and upholding what our country stands for!

-Lastly, I'm officially obessed with the color- Teal, Aqua-marine, Tourquoise, Tiffany Blue.. whatever you want to call it... so I think tomorrow's post will incorporate that in some way shape or form and include items from Pintrest... :) Happy Monday!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Pink & Green Thursday--Beach Edition

I'm going to be off to the lovey seashore this weekend, and NEXT!! So excited, I didn't think I was going to get to go to the beach this year, but not only and I'm going, I'm going 3 times between now and Labor Day! So with thoughts of all things beach, I thought I'd share some of my favorite beach essentials! :)

Since, I will be on a mini-vacay I will miss Fashion Friday Blog hop over at Blonde Episodes. Sad, because I look so forward to finding new fashion fines, BUT I will say... I'm going to attempt next week to start a sewing project SO... maybe by next Friday I can share my own creation..don't hold your breath though! :)

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Retro Beach

Wish my dad still had his Hobie...

I'd love to have this pink cooler + wheels!
Source: via Morgan on Pinterest

Love this color palette! Would work great in our beach condo!

Vintage Beach!

Precious Lemonade Stand

I'll take a pair of these please!
Source: via Morgan on Pinterest


"Knee-deep in the water somewhere got the blue sky breeze blowin wind through my hair only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair..." -ZBB


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

{Semi} Wordless Wednesday - - S'mores!

Welcome to Wednesday! :) I'm going to attempt to be Semi-Wordless... something I rarely am.. but I learned that August 10th is National S'Mores day!! I know it's a few days away, but I thought I'd give you a few pictures (again from Pinterest) of S'more creations to put you in the mood and give you some ideas to make for the day! I see a bad trend... 2 post back to back about food! ;) Enjoy!

Traditional S'more

Peanut Butter S'more

S'more PoPs

S'more Mix

S'more Cupcakes
Source: via Morgan on Pinterest

S'more Cookies

Crescent S'more

S'more Bars

A great idea for party/wedding favors!

Don't know about ya'll, but now I definitely want some S'mores!