Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Hello everybody,  am I glad that Thursday is almost over and tomorrow if Friday.  And it is not an ordinary Friday but an out of office early Friday with a 3 day weekend to follow.  Splendid!  Anyway,  here are a list of other things I am thankful for today.

1.  I am always most thankful for my family.  They are wonderful inside and out.  But today I am thankful for my Mommy.  I had some quality time with her last night with the besties and their Momma's.  Always a great time filled with much laughter. And no mom I did not add this in here because I knew you would be looking at my blog. :)  But my Mommy is my best friend and will always be. 

2.  I am thankful for my glasses.  I haven't spent without my contacts in for a long time and let me tell you that it feels great.  My eyes are not dry, I feel more awake.  Its a great feeling!  Now only if I didn't have to wear my glasses either.
3. I am thankful for sunshine.  The Cincinnati weather has been so rainy lately and it is just a mood killer.  The forcast shows mostly hot, sunny days ahead of us for the 4th of July weekend and I couldn't be happier.  There is only a chance of rain :)

4. I am thankful for Diet Coke.  This perfect little drink gets me through the day even if Yahoo today told me it will make me fat, I don't care.  I can be in a horrible mood but Diet Coke will make me smile.  Is this weird?  What do they put in this stuff?


Monday, June 27, 2011

Causal Friday at the Office

At my work, we barely every get Causal Fridays or Jeans day.  However, the office is closing early this Friday so I have my fingers crossed that maybe this Friday we will be able to wear jeans.  Causal Fridays can be confusing because you never want to look like a slob at work (You never know who you are going to meet) but its Casual Friday so you want to be comfortable.  I picked out the below outfit because it is classy enough to wear to work but then could instantly transform into a night/ going out outfit.  Everything is reasonably priced except the the Coach wristlet and ring.  But a girl can dream right?

Causal Friday

J Crew sweater , $40
Vera Wang asymmetrical top, $34
American Eagle jean, $45
Jade shoes
Coach wristlet bag, $128
Claire's jewelry, $8.50
Coach jewelry, $78

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Finally Friday!

Okay so maybe it is only Thursday but for me it is Friday!!!!! It is amazing how one day off can help your mood.  I am wondering up to Michigan for the weekend with some of my best friends.  The purpose was to just get away and have some fun but it happened to fall on the BF's 21st Bday!  I am super excited except for the fact that now the BF will run away to bars without me.  Just know if you are going to hit on my man, I will fight you. Just kidding.  Anyway, I meant to get a good meaningful, interesting, post in today but that didn't happen.  I was busy at work.  However, I will be sure to have some good pictures for Monday, or even Sunday night if I am feeling up to it.  We will see. 
The trip is going to give me some time to catch up on my reading.  This summer I have already finished Safe Heaven by Nicholas Sparks and Something Borrowed and Something Blue by Emily Giffin.  I enjoyed all 3.  (Maybe that can be a post for next week, BOOK REVIEWS)  So now I am onto Girl with a Dragon Tattoo, it was slow at first with all the Swedish details and names I cannot pronounce but it is starting to pick up and I really want to know what happens.

And since I do not like a post without pictures,
Me and the BF! Happy Birthday!!!!!

And a few from my past weekend at the LAKE.

And I want to do more reading this weekend,

Everyone have a fun yet safe weekend!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Too Cute

When I first saw this picture I did not believe it was real and not set up.  I am a romantic and love cheesy gushy never going to happen chick-flicks.  I just can't help it.  But this was REAL.  True love in its realest form.  Some may say PDA is gross and it can be, but this is just sweet.  I took the picture and tweaked it a little but its the same idea.  I also think it is great, that in the heat of the moment with all the violence from the riot, true love outlasts.
Read more about the couple from the Today Show.
     No Matter What...

Friday, June 17, 2011

Do's and Don'ts

I have been thinking lately about those little things that just irk me and make me mad.  It not always a big thing, usually just a small act that makes me no longer like you.  Things that just make society better.  However, it is Friday so I do not want to be a huge Debbie Downer so I will follow each Don't with a Do.

Don't cut me while I am driving and then give me the look for being in your way.

Do wave back at me when I wave thank-you for your nice gesture.  I always wave when a driver lets me walk across the cross walk with my life being threatened.  But some people just give me a weird look.

Don't let your kids be all loud and controlling at a restaurant.  You are the parent.

Do tip your waitress appropriately, the reason I have never been a waitress is because I know I couldn't do.  Therefore, pay them generously.

Don't let your assets hang out of your one wants to see it.

Do dress appropriate for your size, trust me you look better in the size 12 clothes you fit in, then the size 5 you wish you were.

Everyone have a great weekend !

Monday, June 13, 2011

Favorite Item - Nail Polish

I have a new nail polish obsession since getting a Shellac manicure every two weeks is not in my budget.  My new favorite at home nail polish are these

The colors are so bright and fun.  Perfect for summer.  They were also only a little of $3 at Kroger last week. As soon as you are done with the one hand, it is polish is dry and you are able to move onto the next hand.  Just BE CAREFUL, even if they feel dry, still give your nails to dry all the way.  I ruined a couple nails because they weren't perfectly dry.

I also want to try these, but do not feel like spending the money to try them.  

Friday, June 10, 2011

Mini Vacation

I need a vacation ASAP, work is kicking my butt and I just want to get away and relax.  It is Summer.  I seem to be busier during the Summer than I am during the school year, except no PAPERS!  Well, I should be working on my internship paper, but we will worry about that at a later date.

Where I would like to be...

Where I am today...

But good news! I am heading to Cumberland Lake this weekend with my two besties.  I am so excited to get away even if it is for the weekend.  Our weekend will be filled with boating, sunbathing, and catching up.  Let the fun began.

Everyone have a fun weekend!

And I think I am done with the redesign of the blog, except I need a signature and post dividers.  

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Under Construction

I am already giving my blog a makeover.  Make it more me like.  Please be patient.

Friday, June 3, 2011

So College! - New Home

If I was not living on the college budget like so many of us are, I would love to have my dream bedroom, where everything matches, everything is new or at least in good shape, and I would be able to paint the walls the only I want.  But hey, I am in college so I will make best of what there is to offer.  Here are examples of some of my dream rooms.

Bedroom - Green

Dream - Bedroom

And here are the pictures of my luxurious bedroom, kitchen, bathroom.  
These are the pictures before my positions. 

 The lighting in the room isn't ideal for perfect pictures but you get the idea.
This was the first load of things.

Second load of more of my stuff.

And this is where I start to organize.  (Sort of)

BF made me an extra shelf ;)

First decoration.  Baby steps around here.

Futon pile, the screws were left somewhere else.  Like I said, baby steps.

Color coded closets make me happy.

It is still a work in progress.  I will be sure to show the finish product.

Have a good week!