Saturday, March 31, 2012

Check Me Out!

Lindsey from Keep it Classy, Alabama asked me to guest post while she is on a cruise this week (so jealous!)

Check on my post on her blog about "Why I Blog!"

Thanks for asking me to do my first guest post, Lindsey! Hope you are having a fabulous time cruising!

HAPPY SATURDAY!


Ta ta,


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Some of my Favorites: Swell Caroline

I just love all of the cute things that Swell Caroline has on their website!



These are my favorites (today)!

Swell Stud Earrings

Escher Earrings

Ella Glass Stone Collar Necklace

Monogrammed Earrings- Love These!

Oprah's List Gecko Bracelets

Ah, don't you love their cute stuff!


If you order something from Swell Caroline, use this link: www.swellcaroline.com/rewardsref/index/refer/id/351/
and enter the code 27027 when you sign up or order!

Swell Caroline has this awesome new rewards program, too!

Ta ta,


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What I'm Loving This Wednesday



I'm loving that I will be home a week from today!

I'm loving that I actually had a good day at work today. This is huge.

I'm loving my recent workout craze! It's about time

I'm loving this video of Sarge. He is SO funny!! Wait a second for the video to load :)


video
This is a turkey call by the way. Sarge is a hunting fiend (so is Tyler). He is our daily entertainment!


I'm loving that Easter is soon and I can finally eat pizza and ice cream again.

I'm loving this weather. It is so so wonderful!

I'm loving my reading lately. I have been through like 3 books in 2 weeks!

I'm loving all of my supportive friends, family, and boyfriend. It's been a rough couple of weeks!

I'm loving this pinterest find. It is SO TRUE!

What are you loving this week?

Ta ta,

Saturday, March 24, 2012

I've Been Tagged!

The rules:
•You must post the rules.
•Answer the 11 questions that the tagger posted for you; then create 11 questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
•Tag 11 people and link them in your post.
•Let them know you have tagged them



Victoria's Questions:
1.What always makes you laugh out loud?
When someone send me a funny text or picture, there is a 100% chance I will laugh at loud and if I'm at work, my boss will ask me what is going on. Yesterday, Tyler sent me a picture of his dog and I of course burst out laughing. 

Rough Life!

2.Which celebrity(ies) can you just not stand?
Hmm.. Britney Spears & Lindsey Lohan are the first to come to mind!

3. Do you chew gum;what kind?
I'll chew Eclipse or Dentene or other "whitening" gum for fresh breath!

4.What is your favorite tv show?
I have a couple! Law and Order SVU, Revenge, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, The Bachelor

5. Where in the world would you travel?
I've only been to Greece and Mexico but I would love to go to the West Coast, Hawaii, Paris, and some safari-like place!

6.What is one current fad/trend you just won't participate in?
Good question. Need to check out Pinterest for inspiration. I don't wear heels/wedges well because they kill my feet and I'm already tall.

7.Which celebrity(ies) do you adore?
I don't really have a favorite but I do think Matthew McConaughey is super hot and I do love Kate Hudson.
8.What is your favorite chocolate/candy?
REESES! Especially Reese's eggs. I do love Snickers too!

9. Do you watch "reality" tv? What shows are your favorite?
The Bachelor/Bachelorette are my go-to reality TV shows!

10. What is your favorite snack?
Healthy? Apple + peanut butter. At work I usually snack on a granola bar, yogurt, apple sauce, peanut butter filled pretzels, special k bars, or fruit depending on what snacks I have around. Or 100 calorie packs.

11. What is your favorite holiday?
I think Christmas is my favorite holiday. Always something fun going on. But I am learning to truly love Easter since its in the middle of spring and a very important holiday plus doesn't everyone love Easter candy????

Thanks for tagging me, Victoria!

Here are my 11 questions:
1. What's your favorite color combo to wear?
2. What's your favorite lunch item?
3. Where do you find your best clothes items?
4. Where is the coolest place you've been?
5. What's your favorite thing to do on the weekends?
6. Where do you get your style inspiration?
7. What do you order at Starbucks?
8. Did you play sports in high school? Which ones?
9. What do you miss about being in college (or if you are in college, what will you miss)?
10. How do you stay healthy?
11. Why do you blog?

I have too many favorite blogs to pick just 11 to tag! So I tag YOU!

Ta ta,



Not sure why the text is all uncentered, whoops.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Running Playlist Help

As I have joined the gym and attempted to start running again, I really need help with some new songs to run to! I usually like really fast-paced/rap/katy perry type songs. See my list below. 


{via}
"Good Run" Playlist:
Katy Perry- Firework
Wiz Khalifa- Black and Yellow
Rhianna- Rude Boy
Maroon 5- Misery
Kesha - Tik Tok
Akon- I'm So Paid
Rhianna- Hard
Pink- Raise Your Glass
Rhianna - Whats My Name
Jason Derulo- Whatcha Say
Katy Perry- California Girls
Avril Lavinge- Girlfriend
Iyaz- Replay
Katy Perry- Last Friday Night
Mariah Carey- Obsessed
Katy Perry- Teenage Dream
Nicki Minaj- Super Bass
Adele- Rolling in the Deep
DJ Kaled- All I Do is Win
along with a bunch of other embarrassing rap songs

Now I need your help. I am tired of these songs.

What are your favorite exercise songs? I welcome any and all suggestions!


Do you have a website you find running songs on?

What's your playlist? 

Ta ta,

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Top 5 Tuesday: Books!

I needed this linkup today! I just started reading a new book and will finish it soon so I want to see what everyone else is reading!


Just Peachy

 1. All-time favorite: Nineteen Minutes, Jodi Picoult


I think this was the first book of hers I read and I was so obsessed.

2. Currently reading: Lone Wolf, Jodi Picoult (see a trend here?)

I'm pretty sure I've read them all! I do have a couple of other favorites of hers, too! I just love all of the love/crime/mystery of hers!

3. Heaven is For Real, Todd Burpo

This is truly an incredible story!

4. Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven
Duh, I love Nicholas Sparks

5. The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin

A good self-help book!

Those are my favs!

Some others I've read that I suggest are ALL of Jodi Picoult's books, The Help, The Best Advice I Ever Got (by Katie Couric), Emily Giffin's books, Nicholas Sparks books, and the Great Gatsby is a long time favorite. 

Now.. I need SOMEONE to explain what I missed in the Hunger Games and why I wasn't obsessed with the first book! What is wrong with me!? What did I miss? Why didn't I love it. Am I weird? Ah. Need answers!

Can't wait to see everyone's books and get some new ones for my Kindle!! Yay for reading and not being in school so I can read for fun! You can check out my books on goodreads.com and add me as a friend! :)

Linkup with Rachel!

Ta ta,

Monday, March 19, 2012

Can I Have It?

As spring is approaching here, I am realizing that I only have a couple of spring-summer clothes with me here in Illinois! I have been wearing things that I have bought recently (i.e. from Gap outlet, Target, and my fun at the Mall of America) but I really don't have my staples, especially my favorite shoes that I wear in the warm weather.

I did a little online browsing, so if I can't get my spring clothes before I go home for Easter (in 2 weeks, hooray!) I'll just reward myself (again) with some shopping!

Here are some things I am REALLY eyeing!

Sam Edelman Gigi Sandal

Francesca's Caribbean Striped Dress

Old Navy Chiffon Crochet-Trim Blouse

Tory Burch Miller Sandal
I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to get these or a similar pair...

BCBGMAXAZRIA 'Rosetta' Cutout Neck Shift Dress
Francesca's Vineyard Afternoon Dress


Tulle Button Striped Shorts
Wish I had the legs for those!

Just a couple of things I am eyeing! What do you like for spring?

Ta ta,



Thursday, March 15, 2012

It's OK


It's OK that I have been too tired at night to blog this week!

It's OK that I've been sitting in the sunshine at lunch reading the Hunger Games and I have enjoyed every moment. Its the best part of my day.

It's OK that I REALLY want a white cat!

i want them all
It's OK that I am tired of eating. I LOVE to eat, but I am tired of thinking about food and what to eat or what to pack for lunch (does this happen to you?)!

It's OK that I might have had a breakdown tonight. 

It's OK that I sometimes struggle asking for help.

It's OK that I just vented that. Whoops. Sorry.

It's OK to not enjoy drinking anymore. I'd rather drink chocolate milk than wine. Weird.

It's OK to be really bad at zumba like I was last night.


It's OK that this post was really pointless but I feel the needed to blog!

Hooray for Friday. More like thank you dear Lord for helping me get through the week!

Ta ta,

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Home Sweet Main Street

I have neglected for the past 4 months of living in my new home of posting pictures! I finally got my room ALL finished, yes 4 months later, and am so happy with the final product. Because I have been traveling, my room was a complete wreck for about 2 weeks so yesterday I cleaned it to death and was able to snap some photos!


Final view of my bed! Love my coral + turquoise/light blue combo! Oh and my bedazzled canvas of course!


Up close.


Vanity. Thanks, landlord for a furnished apartment!


My pinterest inspired craft! I've been switching it up with Christmas cards, Valentines Day cards, and now it is all wedding invitations, save-the-dates, and party invitations! #weddingseason


Still not a fan of the dresser, but it is nice storage.


Such a spacious closet for all of my vests, coats, and warm things. So lucky I haven't really needed them all winter!


My first bathroom ALL to myself. Growing up I shared with my mom, in college I had a hall bathroom, suitemates, and then a roommate that I shared with. I am so happy to finally have one all to myself!

How do you decorate your space? Any good suggestions to find cute but cheap decorations?

Ta ta,


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Mall of America!

So.. I went to the Mall of America on Monday after 3 long days of working at a trade show. Until yesterday I worked 12 straight days and was absolutely exhausted. I almost didn't go to the mall, but I figured I never go shopping and when would I ever go back to the Mall of America, so I just went and had a BLAST all by my lonesome self! I normally only buy gas and groceries, so I was due for a shopping trip!



Also, I have no idea how to make a photo collage. Someone PLEASE teach me! I just don't have the patience at the moment to create one, so just hang in there through my pics. And help me learn to make a collage puhleaseee. I do have GIMP downloaded on my computer if that helps?

Anyways, I had so much fun shopping by myself! I haven't shopped in forever and needed a pick-me-up from my yuckiness over the past month.

So, here it goes!



My first stop was at the Off 5th Outlet! The 2nd shirt normally isn't my style, but I'm trying to get out of my super conservative wardrobe!



Then of course I had to hit up J Crew because we don't have one ANYWHERE near me and I don't trust buying online with my weird sizes! So excited about spring colors!



Francesca's was my next stop. Again, not one close near me! Probably my fav store!


My first purchase from Forever 21. I usually don't have patience for that store, but maybe that's changed! ;)


Needed new spring sandals so badly. And you can't go wrong with cheap cheap ones!!


I love Francesca's jewelry!


And Charlotte Russe. Cheap.


I want to go back to the mall. So jealous Stephanie is there right now!

Have you ever been to the Mall of America? 

What have you bought fun lately? 

Ta ta,