Thursday, November 28, 2013

Gobble Gobble


I hope you enjoy your day with your loved ones! D & I will be watching the Macy's Day parade in PJS and then heading to his parents for turkey day!! Tomorrow we head to STL for turkey day 2 with my family!!

I cannot wait.

Cheers to stretchy pants & all the calories that don't count today!!


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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Finally Giving In

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, I am finally giving in.

All over social media there have been posts, lists, and even the worst-the daily 'I'm thankful...'post
Sorry, but it's obnoxious. I know it's a good thing, but I hate the daily 'I'm thankful posts' which is
why posting this post today is contradictory. BUT i have a lot to be grateful and I want to share it.

A few things I am thankful for--

*My parents. We have had our differences before but I am so thankful they are my parents and I know they will do anything for me.

*My sister. She has grown into a wonderful young woman and I only wish the best for her future.

*My best friend Kiki. WHO I GET TO SEE IN THREE EFFING DAYS!!!! She is my soul mate and my best friend. She is truly the best person I have ever met in my life.

*My job. I am finally in a place where I LOVE coming to work. Having 25 souls looking up to me is scary but the best thing I can think of.

*Dave. I am so grateful that God placed him in my life. He turned my thought of men around. He treats me better than I deserve most days. He is an amazing person and each day I realize how more crazy I am about him.

*My new apartment. I am so thankful I was able to move into this nice apartment and that I have a place to live and stay warm.

*This blog. This little piece of internet has given me so much. Wonderful friendships, a place to write and express, a place to learn, and a place to heal.

I am a blessed girl and I am trying so hard to remember not to take it for granted.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

5 thannngs

Happy Tuesday!!

I'm hopefully finding most of you on your 'Friday' and ready to have a 5-day weekend? I am on day two of my vacay! Yesterday was relaxing but productive!! I got all my fall decorations down and christmas decorations up! We are gonna do the tree after we get back from Thanksgiving (mostly bc D thinks its crazy to put it up before thanksgiving & i want him to help) I will post pictures next week!!

I also managed to make a crock pot meal, get my MRI (Missouri Reading Institute) binder organized and tabbed so I am ready for next semester (MRI, is basically the training for all things literacy i did this past fall--all new teachers to the district go through it)

oh & i showered. #productive

anyways onto more important things, This sexpot tagged me in 5 things last week and since things were a little cray, i am just now getting things back in order

1. What artist/song/album do you have on repeat right now? 
Artist: Luke Bryan, duh
Song: 'Don't let me be Lonely- The Band Perry
2. If you could see one artist/band perform before you die, who would it be?
Spice Girls
3. What is one thing you have worked towards this year? Would you say it was a success?
Getting a teaching job, I busted my butt last spring and it feels so amazing to be doing what I have always dreamed of. Even though it is so stressful, i am so in love with it and I am exactly where I need to be.
4. If you could go back in time, which age would you want to repeat?  
21, it was crazy and alcohol driven, but an amazing year. (could i bring D with me??)
5. If money weren't an issue, would you live somewhere else? Where?
By the beach, please. 
Happy Tuesday!
2 days til T-Day!

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Monday, November 25, 2013


I am digging this Monday! Obviously because I am off work and laying on my couch in a hoodie & sweats because it looks like this outside...

28 degrees & overcast, YUCK!!!
I think its gonna be a hot coco day!

alrighty onto the weekend!

(top left clockwise)
1. This girl was a happy lady to be leaving school on friday, shameless selfie.
2. OOTD for day date with D
3. Arm Candy
4. CATCHING FIRE!!! We went to one of those theaters that has recliners & you can drink/eat actual food.
5. BUD LIGHT, le duh :)

**ps the movie was amazing & if you have any type of social media, you probs know that already!**

1. Saturday night we went to the kareoke bar & i stole D's hat.
2. Sunday was spent watching Prison Break for hours & The Wizard of Oz!!! It is one of my fave movies
3. D & I, yeppp that is one of his winter hats.. ;)
4. BRAUMS, because ice cream always tastes the best when its freezing outside

Happy Moday!
Linking up with this babe.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Back in Black

I am so glad it is friday..i will be officially on vacay for a week at 3:10 today!! YAHOOO!

anywhoos- I am linking up with Friday Fancies today! The theme is 'Black Friday' thus all things black. If you know me, over half my wardrobe is black!! DUHH! Black slimming, i like to look slim.

anyways I picked this outfit out!

black friday-FF

black friday-FF by sar789 featuring wedge sandals

Leggings, because who likes real pants?
a flow grey tank & leather jacket. I am still lusting over all leather jackets...i need another.
Wedges, because I always love wedges.
& a little gold jewelry never hurt anyone. I was a bit skeptical about the earrings, but the more i look at them,
the more i love them!

What do you think??


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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Annoying things about the blogging world

Yes we ALL love blogging, or at least like it. I mean DUH, if we didn't we wouldn't be doing it. But as with all other things in life, there are the hang-ups, the downside, the annoyances.

We all probably think about them (then again, this could ALL be me and no one will agree with me).

1. When big bloggers only respond to other big bloggers. It's annoying. There are a select few bloggers that i have in mind that i used to ADORE and would comment, tweet do the whole shebang because I liked their content, whether it was funny or spoke to my heart. I get it, when you are big blogger and you cannot respond to all comments/tweets. I get it. HOWEVER, when you NEVER respond to anyone other than a so-called 'big blogger', its rude. #meangirls

2. We all get annoyed with the bloggers who seem to have it all together and they paint a perfect picture of their life. HOWEVER, what annoys me even more are the ones who try TOO hard to act like they are super normal. Stop trying so hard. We know you aren't THAT humble.

3. Giveaways that have 89748374893 entries that are mandatory. obnoxious.

4. ALL the photos that are on a post were all over instagram and twitter (I am guilty of this...Shame on me)

5. When someone get's a fabulous new design, & it looks like what you would love to have.  Duh, totally jealous....and mostly just annoyed with myself. #iwantanewdesignforthenewyear

6. When someone blogs the exact same thing over and over... 'things people say to 20 year olds' 'things you will see in your 20s' 'things to miss from college' 'you know you aren't in college anymore when' material please? (I do not mean those who have strictly a fitness/fashion/etc blog...just those that used to post a lot and come up with dumb things just to have a post)

7.When guest posts are more common than actual posts.

8. Same with giveaways.

am I the only one who feels like this??
or am i just being a bitchy?

Happy thursday ladies!

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

uhh yeah, I am alive.

Not posting in blogland for more than a few days is pretty much unheard of.
i feel extremely disconnected, but ALAS, i am ALIVE and kicking!

Just not a lot to say. School has consumed my life. Planning, teaching, life.
oh and a few tv shows and sleep..that is it.  #boring

anywhoos the kids have been driving me BONKERS lately. (the seasons are changing, its almost thanksgiving..we get a whole week, it's my kiddos=THEY ARE CRAY CRAY!

 HOWEVER, with that being said, they are pretty darn good kids. They can be so compassionate and kind. Over the past few weeks here are few instances that I have seen.

*Our librarian had been out for a week or two because her mother was very ill and then passes away. I never told my kids why she was gone (I was going to leave that to her to share if she wanted), so when she came my kids asked her why she had been gone? She explained and there was a collective, "awwww' and even a few "I am sorry for your loss" BIBLE,  i had a few third graders say that. Then of course the questions started flying about what happened to her and of my student's blurted "Guys, she is probably really sad and doesn't want to talk about it! Let's get started"  Insert misty eyed teacher.

*We had a new student start this week. My kids went ABOVE and BEYOND to help him with assignments, our procedures and made sure he had someone to talk to at lunch.

Be still my heart.

*When i got sick a few weeks ago and had to to home, the next day they came in and were asking me how I was feeling and said "thank god you are back, we really missed you"

So on days when they are driving me crazy the little glimmers of wonderful.
wow i love my job

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Five on Friday

Duh, we are all excited for friday.
no need to tell ya that one!!

anywhoos this week flew by, i mean hello four day work week makes for a quick one. I am not totally sure of the plans for the weekend. I want to get some xmas shopping in, i NEED to grocery shop and who knows what else.

But since it's friday, I am gonna link up for 5 for friday

1. This is what my day off looked like-- #noshame

2. I am VERY anti putting up christmas stuff before thanksgiving, but I cannot wait to get my tree up!! I am just itching for all the xmas goodness. I am hoping to do a few DIY christmas things this year.

3.Its PAYDAY! This girl is gonna do a little online shopping soon!!

4.I am OBSESSING over RHOBH&RHOA!! I cannot get enough! I don't think I am gonnalike Carlton, but I am keeping an open mind, and so far I like the little latina lady(yeah..i cannot think of her name). I need to get caught up on shahs, but hot damn, I am loving the housewives so far. Still
 HATE kenya and brandi...but whatever. (BUT seriously, neither has been married while being on the show....WHY ARE THEY PART OF A SHOW CALLED houseWIVES????---I don't get it)

5. This song--

happy friday gems!
See ya on monday!

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wedding Recap

Happy Thursday! Is it ALREADY almost the weekend??

These four day work weeks are pretty fab. I only have one more full week & then  WHOLE WEEK OFF FOR GOBBLE DAY!! EEEEK :)

Anyways I thought I would give you the wedding recap. It was beautiful. If I ever get married, I am stealing all her ideas HAHA :) The wedding & reception were all in the same room which made it pretty easy peasy. We say at the tables for the ceremony. I ended up able to move to the head table and sit with the best man ...aka my cutsie boyfriend!

here are a few pictures
waiting on the bride!
Bride with her father!

exchanging of the rings
'you may now kiss the bride!'
The Best Man & I!
:) What a cutie!
First Dance! how gorgeous is the back of her dress??
so in love :)
oh ya know...just being pretty! #ohwait

She was a gorgeous bride & the decorations/venue and everything else was beautiful! I am so glad I got to share in their day!
Happy Thursday!

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013



wedding day :)

these two lovebirds are tying the knot tonight!! I am so very excited for them! They are the ones who introduced me to Dave. Cody is D's best friend & both Jen and Cody were in the teaching program I was in and we all graduated together!

EEEK :) TNT is sure to be a good one!!

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Weekend Shenans

Good Morning!

obviously its monday so the obvious weekend post needs to be up.
except I didn't do much this weekend. & I was a bad blogger and took zero pictures. #failure
I am also so tired, from what? I do not know, but it's monday...and i hate mondays.

Lets go back to bed.

Dave went out for his friend's bachelor party on friday, so needless to say he was not feeling so hot on saturday, so there was a lot of laying around, eating of chinese food.  & watching of Netflix. We started arrested development (ps we abandoned Weeds, we both find nancy OBNOXIOUS!!) but we are loving arrested development to far.

Then we went to his brother's for a bonfire. We roasted hotdogs and a nice night.

Sunday we got up pretty early, went up to my school an worked/re-arrange my classroom a bit. D he is such a trooper, i am so lucky that he willingly helps me with zero complaints....well almost zero :)

& that was my weekend.
pretty slow. But i enjoyed it.

Linking up hereeee.
you should too.

ANYWAYS, it's wedding week!! Jen & Cody (the ones who introduced D & I) are getting hitched on Tuesday!! I cannot wait!!

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Friday, November 8, 2013

That time I threw up at school and Sweater Weather

Good Morning!

So true story: I threw up at school yesterday.
yep, totally embarrassing. I had a pounding headache & queasy tummy and next think i know...BLEHHAHDJH


I feel a bit better today, extreme heartburn.
Thank god it's Friday.

BUT since it's Friday I am linking up for Friday Fancies!
The theme is sweater weather & you know that this girlfran loves animal print!

Sweater Weather-FF


have a good friday, and here is to this girl feeling better!
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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Things I will Never Get Over

Well hello thursday! SO GLAD you are here! I am ready for the weekend. EVEN though I am probably going to be coming into school...*fingers crossed* D will come with  me & help!

So i was driving along the other day & I heard something on the radio that inspired this post.

Things i will never get over

{one} Chocolate & Peanut Butter. I freakin love that combo, and it will ALWAYS be delicious.

{two} The smell of clean clothes. I love the smell of fresh laundry gets me every time.

{three} The Spice Girls breaking up! #girlpower #zidazigahhhh

{four} Watching the Macy's Day parade! I cannot wait to snuggle up on the couch & watch it this year!

{five} Being obsessed with 'Friends'. I still watch as many re-runs as possible.

What will you never get over??

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Apartment Tour {Living Room}

Happy Wednesday Dolls!

So the apartment tour continues. I wanted my living room to be complete before i showed you, but ehh..i am all about being real, so I thought why the heck not! Now I still want a few more things to put on my walls, namely above my couch! However, i think it has come together pretty well with that I already have.

**note, don't mind all the fall decorations I have up ;)**

View from my front door
Coffee Table
View, I am in love with my red couch!

My book shelf

End table ONE
Boxes on the wall

End table TWO

There ya have it, stay tuned for more of the tour later this month!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Dream Home

Good Morning Friends!

Fall is definitely in the air and I am loving these cool mornings. However, knowing that soon, I will have to start scraping my windshield does NOT make me happy. BUT I will focus on loving the fall days we have now.

So as I browsing pinterest when I got home from work yesterday, I am still looking for ways to decorate my  new place (BTW THE APT TOUR will continue this week--Living room!). I still have a few places that i want to find a little something for (aka behind my couch etc).  BUT anywhoos back to the perusing I was doing with pinterest, I found a few pictures that I just die over.  It is going to be a while before I have my own house, but i have my dream home already picked out in my head!

here are a few samples of what i would LOVE to have-

Huge stone tub, I mean duh!
Classy bunk beds for kids
Walk-in pantry... I die!
Cozy reading nook!
 I love this idea for a bedroom
Stacked wrap around porches!? Seriously, Ah-mazing!
Outside hammock area
 Kitchen window, to outside bar area!

What does your dream house look like?

**all ideas found on my pinterest boards**
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