Friday, May 27, 2011

A Vicious Cycle: Inspiration/Motivation

I have this terrible problem of getting super inspired/motivated right when it's time for me to get ready and go to work. Then I go to work, get home and I'm too tired to do anything but sleep. There just aren't enough hours in the day. Well hopefully I can break this vicious cycle the mean time here are some things that are inspiring me this lovely Friday....

I just discovered Juliette Crane's blog and paintings! I'm very inspired to go outside and paint now!
I'm your Present always make lots of pretty things that I wish were in my closet....
A new fashion blog that I've been reading is Atlantic-Pacific...her outfits are amazing!

Fill In The Blank Friday

1. If I could get away somewhere for the weekend I would go Santa Fe, NM and I would bring my husband and we would do arty things and eat lots of food .

2. Something I often rant about is my job and how rude people are. What are we teaching kids today? I also rant about Lubbock drivers .

3. One item I need to have in my fridge at all time is ice cream .

4. My "life-saving" product is dry shampoo and tea .

5. A friend is someone who loves you no matter what your faults, helps to cheer you up with cupcakes when you've had a bad day, listens to your dumb rants, likes to go thrift store shopping with you, and gives you little hello kitty surprises! (I have a friend like that ;) .

6. If I could write my own blank it would be what is your favorite cupcake? .

7. My favorite kind of art is children's art, they make the most amazing things.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wee Bit Wednesday

{one} what’s the worst date you’ve ever been on?
I was asked to be the other guys date for a girlfriend once, so it could be a double date. We went to some lame bar close to campus to play pool, then to the guys apartment. My friend left me alone with the guy (he was kinda creepy) and when he went to the bathroom I bailed and walked 5 blocked to my car (i had to walk barefoot b/c the shoes I wore were killing my feet). I left my friend behind but she managed to make it home and tried to wake me up, but my little sister intervened. Gotta love evil little sisters. ♥

{two} if you could be any other person for one day, who would it be?
mary-kate olsen. I'd really like to see her closet....

{three} what is your favorite kind of cheese?
hmmm...i like cheese, especially fancy cheese

{four} do you remember your 1st grade teacher?
sorta...i think her last name started with a P?

{five} who is the first person you call when you have a bad day?
my momma, she lets me bitch. sometimes i text calley... ♥

{six} were you ever in a school talent show?
oh yeah lol my sister and I did a dance routine to that country song she's got money...we had matching glittery outfits...

{seven} who is your favorite fictional character?
Buffy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer...we speak the same language

{eight} can you open your eyes underwater?

{nine} do you look at the keyboard when you type?

{ten} when was the last time you took a nap?
when i was sick...i'm not good at taking husband can nap anywhere, anytime

I saw this over at Lariats and Lavender, and I'm procrastinating right now so you get another blog post...that makes 3 today....


One of my favourite bands of all time has called it quits for now. I was really looking forward to the new album they are no longer working on.

I had the hugest obsession with the lead singer Daniel Johns....sigh...
Here are a few of my favourite videos:

Confessions of a Shopaholic: Cleaning out the Closet(s)

It took some time to motivate myself to clean out a closet today. I say 'a' because there is more than one that need some work. By the time my husband was home from work, I'd only succeeded in making a 'maybe get rid of pile' and an 'i love this stuff pile'. It really was just a huge mess...and still is. He decided to try to help me tackle my shoes instead of clothes. It took 2 hours and lots of bargaining and whining on my part, but my shoes are more organized and I have a mountain to give away. My husband was amazed at the number of sandals I had and said I could only keep 10!
I still have lots of work to do, but it's a start at least. Today I read numerous articles about how much stuff is enough stuff, and why we feel the need to buy. What do you think?

Here are some pictures I took throughout the day to distract myself from the task at hand...

I did get some laundry done!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

That's What She Said Sunday

I do this a lot too....and make up silly songs. Now my husband does it.
PS Can't wait for this show to come on!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Fill In The Blank Friday

1. People always tell me I look like Kirsten Dunst (is the one I get the most, even at the Rosa's drive thru), when my hair is auburn-y brunette I get Mandy Moore (I got mistaken for her at Hastings once). I was also once chased through the mall by a mob who thought I was LeAnne Rhimes, and in college I was told I looked like an Olsen twin. Yesterday I was told I look like a Toelkin Elf (like from Lord of the Rings). .

2. Friends don't let friends date stupid people who treat them like door mats. .

3. A sunny day is perfect for walking my puppies and attempting to do yard work .

4. My favorite accessory is my oversized shades .

5. If I could afford it I would have a housekeeper and a personal assistant .

6. The cure for boredom is netflix .

7. I am currently "in like" with Peace Green Tea, sticker nail polish, pink hair, feather hair extensions, and High School Rumble .

New Girl

I can't wait to watch this! But watch the trailer, you'll giggle...a lot...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Challenge To Consider

I stumbled upon The Green Gal blog yesterday when someone retweeted the end of her challenge not to buy any new clothing for a year. She accomplished her goal, and looked cute doing it. I asked my husband if he thought I could do it, and he said no. I have a hard time believing I could do it too. I work in a clothing store where I get 50 % off, and an addiction to shopping. So I've decided to challenge myself by tweaking her challenge a bit if I have a major corporate visit (that requires me to wear a new trendy item). I'm hoping this will save me money, and help me beat my crazy shopping addiction. I also love wearing vintage, since it's something no one else has. So here's to day 1.....

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Today I'm feeling pretty upside down and stuck in a rut. A very melancholy rut, where I'm tired and don't feel like doing anything. I need the equivalent to the Red Bull of motivation stat! I think I'll start with getting dressed, which has been hard lately...too many choices. I'm definitely going to clean out my closet soon. I was thinking of starting a little shop to sell some unwanted things from my closets. Cleaning out my closets is an EPIC chore! I always want to keep everything, even if I've never worn it. Other items have memories and are hard to part with. Having so many clothes brings on more chores, like laundry, and then finding places to put that laundry. I feel like I'm swimming in clothes. I'm a shopaholic, but I'm working on it...

Sunday, May 15, 2011


This day off has gone by so fast!
I had coffee with friends, and finally tried a cake pop from Starbucks!
I ran to grab some pink manic panic from Sally's. I heard/read somewhere that you can mix it with your conditioner to maintain your color?
I found a coupon to Jo-Anne's in my mailbox, so I picked up some beads to do this tutorial.
Now it's time for some lovelovely stuff....
Where do I find this?! I would wear it everyday...seriously...
Hello Kitty x still my heart!

Not only do I love that song, I love her pink hair! I've gotten lots of stares and compliments on mine. :)

You can never go wrong with leopard and glitter. Gold glitter always makes me think of Jem and the Holograms....

I've been drinking lots of tea...especially Bancha Green Tea, Earl Grey, and Lavender Chamomile.

A super cute space, that is super inspiring me to clean my house!.

I'm Your Present makes the cutest stuff! I really want a shirt with a cat on it!

I think Audrey Kitching and I would be best friends! I wish I was as motivated as this lady!

My plan for the rest of the day is an at home mani & pedi, make some modern friendship bracelets, clean up my bedroom, watch my episode of The Vampire Diaries, and relax.

That's What She Said Sunday!

Hooray! Blogger is working again! Since I've been gone, I now have pink hairs! In other news, I have an episode of The Vampire Diaries to watch, and then I will work on being super lazy on my day off.

PS. I say everything is a 'hot mess', for the record....

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


This is my favorite song off the new Eisley album. Check out the new video!

Monday, May 9, 2011

All Natural Beauty is one of my favorite blogs to read. I love their expert picks and DIY! I recently bought some of the Physicians Formula organic mascara, and I have to say I'm in love. It doesn't clump, of wear off under my eyes to make me look like a raccoon, it separates my lashes, and best of all washes off at the end of the day. What more could you ask for? I can't wait to try some of these other natural beauty products.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Meet My Momma

Since it's Mother's Day, and I can't hang out with my momma today (b/c I have to work and I live several hours away), I thought I'd dedicate this post to her.

My mom was one of those bad ass single mom's (for the most part), who give up their entire lives for their kids because they love them...yup that's my mom.

There are 3 instances in my life that I wish I would've listened to my mom.
1. That I shouldn't have dated Chris.
2. Not to get credit cards (at least without supervision lol)
3. What I should've got my degree in.
So the best advice that I give most of the kids who work with me when they bitch about their parents, is maybe you should listen. I know I wish I would have, because my momma was right.

I think my mom did a good job raising me and my sister, and now she's a grandma and loving it. But don't call her grandma, she wigs, call her MeMe.

Here are some pictures I found of my mom...
I think I'm 1 year old here and sadly I have no hair.

Me and Mom in '91.

Yes, in jr. high my mom and I took Tae Kwon Do together. In non-contact sparing she would really hit was painful and unexpected...because yeah non contact!

This was my birthday a few years ago. Mom hates getting her picture taken, so I'm surprised I found any at all.

Happy Mother's Day Momma!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Fill In The Blank Friday

. What I love most about my home is the ceiling in the living room. It's super high with exposed beams, that sold me on this house when we saw it .

2. I'm excited because, I'm finally off work for the day, and I can relax and do nothing. I also have an episode of Vampire Diaries to watch .

3. My preferred method for blowing off steam when I'm frustrated is latte, cupcake, shopping, in that order .

4. Currently I am craving a beer! But I'm sick and taking meds, so I'm refraining .

5. The thing I love most about my mom is that she is the most selfless person I know. She's the kind of person who would drop everything she was doing or come over in the middle of the night if you needed her. She also always finds me the coolest things .

6. If I was going to write a book about my life, the title would be "Miles To Go..." .

7. If I were to eat one thing for the rest of eternity it would be cupcakes and coffee or if we're talking real food pizza and mac n cheese .

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Brownies for Breakfast

Clint and I made brownies the other night, and they were the prefect thing for breakfast this morning. I wish brownies were a cure for the ringing in my ears. But I think I'm slowly getting better! (fingers crossed). I may have gotten Clint sick, he seemed kinda whimpy and sneezy this morning.

In other exciting news, my garden is growing! I have tons of carrots popping up, as well as squash, cucumber, and eggplant. My herb garden on the other hand is super dead.

I really, really need to go to the eye's on my list of things to do this month, along with get my oil changed....

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Taco Tuesday: Being Sick Sucks Edition

Yes, it is 3 am and I am awake because I have the worse ear ache ever. I plan to go to the dr. office as soon as they are open. Lets hope my head doesn't explode before 8am. I've been pretty sick this past week, mostly with a sore throat, which escalated into loosing my voice, a cough, and now this ear thing. My house is littered with coffee mugs from all the tea I've been drinking. I've also found Fisherman's Friend to be helpful in soothing my throat for a while. Since I was awake I scoured Tumblr to find some cute and inspiring stuff to share.....I'm going to try to sleep on my couch now....