Tuesday, July 31, 2012


I know I am have been so M.I.A the past...well almost a full week. I decided to stay an extra day in Springfield but I am back and I will have my butt planted in St. Charles for basically the next three weeks. I will be missing my friends (and boo) but it will be nice not be driving 3 and half hours every week for a bit.

Anywhoos-- this weekend was a whirlwind crazy. Daycrawling with my fave ladies, trips to branson to see Linds' new place ( I am so jealous that I am stuck in my parents house and not pinteresting all over a new apartment) and of course being downtown with the girls and playing with my honey! It went WAY too quick. A couple of the girls moved out of their place and it made me realize how 'over' college is. Of course I am not delusional and I know I am now trying to make it the big world, but it is just sad that I don't live in Springfield anymore. It is not just a place I visit. Bittersweet.

I did see two, wait three, job openings. I applied and now going to call the principals tomorrow. PUH-LEASE send good vibes...I want a job so badly. Let's see how it goes..

I am also going to be making a new page called '25 by 25'-- somewhat a play on 100 in 1001. I am hopefully going to get that posted in the next few days.


{PS i hope everyone is as obsessed with Olympics as I am!}

Thursday, July 26, 2012

It's Okay Thursday

Alrighty I am linking up again with Amber for "it's okay" Thursdays

Its Ok Thursdays
It's okay--
that I am driving to Springfield for the 4th weekend in a row because it's to see my honey!
that I am way too excited to go to my fave bars downtown and get a little wild
that I am not totally packed yet (and I have to leave in an hour)
that I HATE going to the gyno
that I am SO OVER summer and ready fo Fall
that I am probably going to stop and get another cute shirt to wear this weekend (even thought I am B-ROKE
that i have been a terrible RHONJ fan and am SO behind on eps
that I will not post again until Monday (but I promise to have lots of pictures and hopefully interesante stories from the weekend.)
Have a fab weekend! See you Monday.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Oh how Pinteresting!

Happy Hump Day!
Well I am linking up today with Michelle at The Vintage Apple

 some of my fave pins this week-- enjoy :)

('i love you' written by mom and dad)


and a little eye-candy :)

all images c/o pinterest


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sex and the City. oh and cleaning my room

Well today has been fairly uneventful. My mom is turning my old bedroom into her craft/scrapbook room. ( I get to live in there until I get a full time job...joy) anyways we I will be painting the room next week so she can get all of her things in there. So I had the task of packing up the last of my stuff, excluding clothing of course, and getting it into boxes for the basement. Most of the stuff will be put into the garge sale so not to much of a biggie. I really want to get the room all done so it's perfect for when the boy comes to visit. (and by perfect i just mean no longer hot pink from when I was 13). I mean who wouldn't want to stay in that? Crazy, I know!

Other than that I have e-mailed a principal or two and watched Sex and the City. I am entirely too obsessed with this show. I didn't even start watching it until after it was canceled and the reruns were on E!. I have probably seen every episode  twice and I do not care. LOVE. Samantha is obviously my fave. I am not saying the 'sex crazed' girl is why, but rather the fact that she is so strong, says what she wants and stands her ground. I love that. She is sassy and entirely too fabulous.

On of my favorite SATC quotes-
“The most important thing in life is your family. There are days you love them, and others you don’t. But, in the end, they’re the people you always come home to. Sometimes it’s the family you’re born into and sometimes it’s the one you make for yourself.”


Monday, July 23, 2012

river rats

alrighty well I am back from quite the weekend.  It was a great weekend filled with friends, the river, ice cold beer, and the boy :) What more could a girl ask for?

So I headed down to springfield for the big float with the akpsi bros. Saturday we headed out bright and EARLY!! (this girl is NOT a morning person-- my perfect day would not start until 9:30 or 10) Well after a few bumps in the road (people not being on time or showing up) we hit the road. After quickly setting up the camp--tents etc-- we hit the river. Man o man the kids that got stuck in my raft probably hate me. I am of absolutely zero help. With the upper body strength of a newborn I am not exactly the person to turn to row, get out and push the raft when it got stuck, OR get my body back into the raft when I actually did get out. Sorry friends, I am more of the hand ya a beer or sunblock your shoulder kinda gal. Well after the 7 mile float ended, hot dogs, smores, and a few laughs ended my night.

Sunday was the most relaxing day. The boy and I laid around. We went to lunch with a few of his friends and watched a lot of 'how i met your mother' (which I am now obsessed with). I made a pretty fab chicken parm and then we took the pup to get an ice cream cone. Overall just a wonderful day. I am pretty lucky.

thats all folks.

ps Happy Monday

Friday, July 20, 2012



Well it's friday and I am getting ready to head to Springfield (again). I have literally been there every weekend in July. There is a float trip this weekend and of course and I get to see my hunny. However, starting in August he is going to have to start coming up here. Driving those three hour is exhausting me and the sentra.

Anywhoos I am SO excited for the float trip. A weekend of friends and the river WHAT MORE COULD THIS GIRL ASK FOR? Now I don't like to think of myself as a priss BUT the whole sleeping outside thing is not exactly my cup of tea but I figure a few s'moes (and a bud light...or two) I can deal with it. I am going with AKPsi friends and I can only imagine the shennanigans we will we be getting in to.

I will fill you in on Monday when I get back.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

It's Okay Thursday

Linkie linkie linkie-

Okay I am linking up again today! Happy Thursday!

Its Ok Thursdays
It's okay,

that I slept until almost 10am today because I tried to stay up to make sure someone got home safely from the bars.

to be tired of driving to Springfield all the time.

to be slightly bitter that basically everyone I know has gotten teaching jobs and I haven't yet.

that I haven't made my bed all week.

that I have a tinge of jealousy that I can't be in Spfd all the time.

I am obsessed with Big Bang Theory

Have a wonderful Thursday :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Back in the swing of things!

Okay  I suck--- I am going to try getting back into blogging. I was getting discouraged because sometimes I just don't have the words to get my point across and I also do not have a lot going on in life currently. Still trying to get a teaching job...things are looking bleak in that department but I am trying to stay positive. There are a few other new things going on :) BUT I will save that for another post. HOWEVER, I am going to link up to try something new.

1. How long have you been blogging? And what got you started on blogging? Has your blog changed?
I basically just started about a month or so ago. I started blogging as really something to do. I love social networking and I wanted to document my life post grad.
2. Did you go to college? If so where, and what did you study?

Yes I did. I went to Missouri State University. I graduated last December with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
3. Where have you traveled?
I have been to SO many places. My family loved taking road trips as a kid. I have actually only been on a plane once when I visited my friend in Texas. The states I have been to (in no particular order) Nebraska, Iowa, Texas, Oklahoma, South Dakota, North and South Carolina, Maryland, Washington D.C., Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennesee, Kentucky, Louisanna, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana,  Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Arkansas.
4. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?
First, I'd pay off student loans! Then I would probably put a lot in savings, buy my parents new cars (they are both at the end other their life-- the cars no my parents) shopping spree (DUH-- Macy's is calling my name), and then donate to Breast Cancer research.
5. What are your 3 biggest pet peeves?
  1. People who ALWAYS talk about themselves and how great they are this and that-- NO ONE cares.
  2. People who talk when the teacher is talking--- I will shush you (it's rude).
  3. and OF COURSE people who drive less than 5 miles under the speed limit as well as those who feel the need to make a complete stop to make a right turn.
6. What is your favorite movie?
I have two- Remember the Titans and The Wizard of Ozz
7. What is your drink of choice; wine, beer, or liquor. Or Water, Soda, Tea?
Wine, however and ice cold Bud Light is perfect on most nights. As far as the last two, i enjoy slightly sweet tea.
8. What is something you enjoy to do when you have me time?
Sleeping. Watching trashy reality TV (Jersey Shore, Toddlers and Tiaras, Real Housewives--you get the picture)
9. If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree to one store, which store would it be?
Target, Duh.
10. Share with us an embarrassing moment of your past? Or present.
Oh geez, there are literally too many to name. I am a huge klutz and I fall all the time. My dance moves are... and i quote 'different'.
11. What day would you love to relive again?
Oh wow that is a tough one. Probably the day my cousin passed away. She had been battling breast cancer and I wish I would have been at the hospital to say goodbye.
12. If your life was turned into a movie... what actor would play you?
Emma Stone. I obvi need a sex pot ginger.
13. What are the jobs you had in high school/college/the early years?
High school- I babysat A LOT. I also worked during one Chrismas season at the worst job ever-- Aeropostale

College- I worked a daycare for my first two years and then at Plato's Closet for my last two years
14. Show us a picture from high school or college.
High school--- me and the best friend kiki

college-- last semester
15. If you could travel anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?
 Ah this is SO HARD. Can I choose two--
 tropical: Austrailia
A month long trip visiting all of Europe
16. Show us the most current picture of you or you, or your family, or anything of meaning to you.
This is mom, my sister emily, and myself around xmas (not too current--but we look the same)
17. Where do you see your life 5 years from now?
Hopefully in my own classroom in district I love. Also perhaps married or at least in a serious relationship