Thursday, January 26, 2012

Elephant mail!

I just found these cute cards at pier one! Pink and elephants! My faves! Plus some palm trees for good measure who knew pier one had cute stationary!

Off to send some snail mail! Happy almost Friday!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wordless Wednesday (barely)

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Tag You're It!

I was tagged by KAH over at Cocktails and Friendships!

The Rules
1. You must post the rules.
2. Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you've tagged.
4. Tag eleven people and link them on your post.
5. Let them know you've tagged them.

11 Fun Facts

1.  I always wanted to be an orthodontist when I grew up. (I changed my mind my third year of college because I didn't want to be in school that long HA!)

2. I love playing board games, it's my favorite thing about my ipad I can play all my favorites by myself any time I want! 

3. Sometimes I cry when I watch 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom because I feel so bad for those kids and those poor babies. 

4. I never have my gel polish removed because I peel it off myself before I go back in. 

5. I am almost always the only person in my office, some days Garrett is the only person I talk to all day long. I can't imagine what it would be like if I lived alone. 

6. My cell phone is on silent 99% of the time. 

7. I don't eat coconut, seafood, or chicken on the bone. 

8. I only repin  things that are linked back to an original site. 

9. I have really small ears so I think I look silly in earrings that aren't studs. 

10. My elbows are double jointed. I didn't even know until 6th grade when someone said "ewww gross look at her arms". I'm still self conscious about it.

11.  I currently have 4 different colors of nail polish on...I'll be fixing that before I see anyone tomorrow :)

11 Questions from Me to You!

1. Blackberry or Iphone?
I just got my iphone in August and I'm not really sure how I lived before it. 
2. Favorite accessory?
Either my pearl earrings or my silver bead earrings. I love them both!
3. Chapstick or lipgloss?
Chapstick. I like the look of lipgloss but my hair always gets stuck in it and I hate that!
4. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?
I have so many favorite foods! I guess I'd say potatoes because there are so many things you can do with them it would take me a while to get tired of them. Plus I have a huge love for French Fries!
5. If you could move to any place in the world, where would it be?
I just want to be where my friends and family are! My ideal living situation is Colorado in the summer, Florida in the winter, and Oklahoma during football season. Some day when I win the lottery that is exactly what I'll do!
6. What is your favorite thing to do on the weekends?
In the fall it's football games, in the winter it's lounging and watching movies, in the spring it's being outside, and  in the summer it's being in the water!
7. Do you plan your blogs or just post when you feel like it?
I just post when I feel like it, which is why there are so many times when there is no new posts :)
8. What's your favorite movie theater snack?
Popcorn and Raisinets mixed together! Sweet and Salty! Yum!
9. If you could be on any game show on TV what would it be?
Family feud, or the Newlywed show (but I guess it'd help to be married!), Lingo. I love game shows! I could watch them all day every day! 
10. Who's your style icon?
My sister and Reese Witherspoon (who I wish was my sister!)
11. Why did you start blogging?
So someday my great great grandkids could read my own words to find out about me :)

Are there 11 bloggers that haven't done this? I can't find them if there are! So if you want to do this consider yourself tagged! Use KAH's questions to me :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Night Owl to Morning Person

I am a night owl.

I could easily stay up until 3 or 4 every night (morning?). The problem is I have to get up for work...

The thing is I'm afraid I could go to bed at 9 and I'd still have to draaag myself out of bed in the morning.

I hate mornings.

For my professional life I think it would be better if I could be a morning person.

Today I managed to pull myself out of bed at 8:15 and it was brutal. and a little bit shameful.

Ideally I would get up every morning at 6:30 I'd have time to run on the treadmill, eat breakfast, maybe take the dog for a walk, and get ready for the day.

Next week I'm going to start trying to transition...I'll let you know how it goes...

Who would want to get out of bed with this cuddle bunny next to them?

Have any of you changed yourself for a night owl to a morning person?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Furry Friends!

I headed home for a quick trip last weekend 55 hours from touchdown to take off. It wasn't nearly enough time. I didn't get to do lots of things I wanted to do, or most of the things I normally do when I head home.

No trips to my favorite ice cream shops, or dinners at restaurants I dream about, no sunsets, and no time for shopping.

But aside from being rushed I had an amazing time! It just went way too fast!

I took almost no pictures. Good thing I had a photographer with me all weekend!

Here are some I took of my favorite Furry friends from Florida!

Gator, Kane, and Brook 
(All are sweet! and make me remember how small Kuddles is!)

(who used to be evil but has gotten nicer with old age)

(Who reminds us all of Doby the House Elf)

(Who is not very photogenic)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

It's A Brand New Year!

Okay so I'm a little bit late with the whole goals/resolutions thing...but good news! I've been living them for a few days and I know they should be obtainable!

My 12 in 2012!

1. Strength of mind is exercise, not rest. - Alexander Pope

Finish up my CPA requirements. I need 18 more accounting hours and then 6 more bonus hours. Then the studying and testing can begin!

2. A Sister is a Forever Friend... 

Visit Natalie at school. She always came and visited me when I was in college and now it's my turn to visit her! She loves her house and I can't wait to see it!

3. Blogging is pure vanity. 

Publish 200 posts. I blogged a measly 51 times in 2011, that is so sad. This year I'll make it more of a priority.

4. I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more...
Maybe I'll just start out with 500 miles. I can run, walk, or jog them just get them done!

5. "Sleep is the best meditation." -Dalai Lama
Be in bed every weeknight by 11:30. It boils down to I need more sleep, and I'm kind of a night owl.

6. Dress for the job you want, not the job you have!

Lay out the next days clothes the night before! I spend too much time in the morning, trying to decide what I want to wear. Then half the time I look sloppy.

7. On Wednesday's we wear pink! 

Following the Mean Girls line of thinking, I will only wear my hair in a ponytail (to work) one day a week. It has gotten to the point when my hair girl asks me a question about my hair I don't have an answer because I wear it up so much I forgot...not okay.

8. "I have more memories than if I were a thousand years old." -Charles Baudelaire

I got this book last year and I failed miserably starting in around April. I got a new one for this year, and this year I will stay on top of it! It's only one line a day...I can do it!

9. Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama....
The last two years G and I have taken a vacation the first week of January. Last year was skiing, this year was the cruise. At the end of 2012 I should be finished with school, and we will both turn 30 (what?!?!) so by the end of this year I plan to have something amazing planned!

10. You've Got Mail.

Send 5 pieces of snail mail a month. Easy enough...maybe...

11. "We read to know we are not alone." -C.S. Lewis

I love to read it just comes down to finding the time to do it. Read 12 nonschool books. The problem with me and reading is I cannot get anything done (including sleeping) if I'm reading a book, all I want to do is finish it. 

12. Tractors is so dumb. -Mater

This one kind of makes me almost have a panic attack a little bit. but here it is...Buy a new car. I really really really like having no car payment. And the idea of having to make a big decision like which car to buy haunts me. But, the truth is my air conditioner needs to be replaced and it's not worth putting that much money into my car so I'd be better off getting a new one. *Deep Breaths*

There it is my 12 in 2012. I think this is my last year of doing one resolution/goal that corresponds with the year it seems like it would just get out of hand....

Monday, January 9, 2012

Home Again!

We made it back from vacation, all in one piece! 

Travelling yesterday was awful (I hate ending a vacation like that!) I just tried to not stress, it worked. mostly.

I was sad to see that my scheduled blog posts did not post. user error? I'm not sure. 

I'm trying to get back in the swing of work, getting ready for school to start tomorrow, and getting ready to go back out of town Friday. 

I owe you some New Year's Resolutions and a Thank you to my Secret Santa...those are coming right up...