Friday, June 28, 2013

Honey You're My Golden Star

Happy Friday readers!

I'm at work today, and these last few days have been crazy packed with a million and one things going on--like training new employees and rushing through my online class--not to mention the usual cooking & cleaning every single night now that I have nights off.

Don't forget that Google Reader is going away soon, so make sure you follow me on Bloglovin'!

I got invited to a super awesome party tonight by one of my coworkers involving a slip-n-slide, a kiddie pool, and lots of DRANKS. I can't wait!

My latest song obsession.

Linking up with Whitty!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

On Top of my A-Game

I'm feeling super productive today y'all!
Okay, more like I was productive last night, but it's almost the same.

My sister had dinner nearly ready by the time I got home from work, so that was one less thing for me to worry about. Then I went to the grocery store to get a few extra things for dinner this week. On top of that, I got my homework done and I also watched the Stanley Cup Final game.

Even after that, I did some preparation for dinner tonight. And on the menu is Crockpot BBQ Chicken! With some baked beans and potato salad of course. I'm trying out a recipe from Six Sister's Stuff, but I didn't have all the ingredients the recipe called for. We'll see how it goes, and if it's yummy enough I'll share pictures with everyone!   

I'm definitely feeling on top of my A-game right now!
If only I could get motivated for doing today's homework...and to get back to the gym...ooof.

And because it's #TallTuesday... (go follow me on Twitter!)

Monday, June 24, 2013

Quick Update

Happy Monday readers!
And a huge welcome to all my new readers! Good luck with all the giveaways!

My weekend was super uneventful except for a cookout & pool party I went to Friday evening thanks to one of my friends! Unfortunately, I left early because I had to work on Saturday. Right now I can't even remember what I did Saturday night, how sad. I spent Sunday doing laundry and homework. Needless to say, as boring as it was, it was pretty relaxing. No expectations or any real plans, I got to do what I wanted without anyone getting in my way!

This morning on my way to work I was having some car trouble, and I nearly had a heart attack. Turns out the freon recharge that Andrew did on my car was too much for my car to handle (he basically put too much freon in and was causing my vehicle to try to work 10 times harder than the norm.) and it led to a few problems...mostly the fact that my car almost died! But it's all better now that Andrew emptied some of the freon out, and my car blows really cold air, which is just what this Texas gal needs after a sunny day of her car baking in the parking lot at work.

As for tonight, I'm just watching the Stanley Cup Finals game while doing homework. At least I have a strawberry daiquiri to keep me company!

Enjoy your night and be thankful that we've survived another Monday!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Giveaways Galore

Hey lovelies! Today is a big day, as I am participating in 3 different giveaways! Just call me Ms. Popular :)

The first giveaway is being hosted by Jo over at Jo, My Gosh!
You can win 1 month of 200 X 200 Ad Space from me
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Next up is Chelsee from Southern Beauty Guide
You can win 3 months of 200 X 200 Ad Space from me

Last but certainly not least is Allie from Tales of a Twenty Something!
You can win a $10 Starbucks giftcard from me
a Rafflecopter giveaway

So much going on! Go enter all these lovely giveaways and check out these awesome ladies!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Hump Day

I've been obsessed with this video since I saw it Sunday night. I was going to have a real blog post today, but right now I'm too tired to do anything. Not to mention work has been crazy, plus I'm trying to knock out my online class before the August 1st deadline that was set for me.

But because it's Wednesday, this video makes things a thousand times better! Enjoy!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Gone on Vacation

Hey readers! These last few days since returning from Oklahoma have been a blur! I've been swamped with getting my ducks in a row to move to Omaha, and my family is on vacation this week in the Hill Country! So unfortunately you won't get another update from me until Monday or Tuesday, but know that I'm having a blast with my family...and loving not working! 

If you really need me, you know how to find me :)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Have You Read This?

Y'all, I tried so hard to get into this book. It just didn't happen for me.
I read over 100 pages and still wasn't intrigued. 
I had several people tell me that it is a great read and such a sweet story, but I just didn't like it.

Maybe I'll pick it back up in a few months (when I say pick it up I really mean let it sit on my shelf for years and forget what the story line is), but for now I'll read something else. 

Have any of you read The Tiger's Wife?

P.S. I'm going to OKLAHOMA tomorrow for Corie's wedding! Hopefully I'll be back Monday with plenty of pictures. Happy early weekend!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Shopping Frenzy

Today has been cray cray at work. 
Which is why I'm just now updating....oops.

I've been spending all my time at work "shopping" online for an apartment in Omaha. 
Part of me is still in disbelief that I'm moving all the way to Nebraska. 

 I have no idea even where to I just kind of jumped in. I looked at different parts of town as well as places outside of the city--and I've figured out kind of but not really which parts are hella expensive and which places are shitty because they are so cheap. In case I haven't mentioned it, I have to be up there, unpacked & ready to start Monday, August 12. It's gonna be here before I know it!

And my other big decision I've been working on is trying to decide whether I should rent a U-Haul and haul all my junk important things with me [I mean furniture] or if I should sell everything while I'm still in Texas and buy all new stuff in Omaha. That sounds way more expensive to me. But I don't know because I've never EVER done something like this. It's crazy.

And I couldn't be more excited!

So readers, have any of you moved more than 500 miles away from home? What did you do? 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Big Families Are The Best

Happy Monday readers! 
Time for another weekend recap, this time with more photos than last week :)

My weekend started Thursday night when my sister and I went out for a friend's 21st birthday. We had no idea what was going on, so the two of us just went to one of my favorite bars and had a drink while we waited on the other people to get themselves together. 

Left: before going out
Middle: Fish Bowl!
Right: my newest "selfie" that I'm obsessed with
I love it so much that it's now my new profile picture on Facebook and Twitter.

I had all day Friday off until my night job (5-9pm) and it was my last day working there. I am so happy to be done working nights, but now I feel like I'm going to do nothing but bum around the house. And maybe actually start going to the classes I love so much at the gym! 

Before going to work, I packed my bags for the weekend to head to Galveston. My sister and I didn't get on the road until almost 10pm, which means we didn't get to Galveston until about 1:00am. Talk about the longest drive ever--parts of the interstate were shut down to one lane and there was so much traffic. Damn Houston!

So why did my sister & I go to Galveston? One of my cousins graduated from medical school this weekend! I have a huge family on my mom's side and we are all so close, almost like distant siblings or something. My aunt rented a Victorian home on the island for the weekend, and we partied hard as always!

Left: Riley, my aunt & uncle's Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, one of the sweetest dogs ever!
Middle: my cousin & her hubby after graduation
Right: the amazing house we stayed in. 
Can you believe it's over 100 years old and has survived many hurricanes? 

Sunday was pretty low key, we had to check out of the house and after that my sister & I went to Pearland to check out my cousin's new house! It's hard to believe that we are all growing up, graduating, buying houses, and living our lives [so cliche..]. Their house is gorgeous, and I can't wait to see how it looks once they get settled in!

All in all, it was one of the best weekends I've had in a long time. I laughed so hard, got to take a few naps here and there, and I got to see my mom--I haven't seen her since Christmas. I love all of my cousins to death, and now that we are adults we are doing our own things in our lives but still staying together. It was such a great weekend and I didn't want it to end! Thankfully, we are all getting together again next weekend for our big family vacation and I am super excited about it :)

Monday work day is halfway over already! Hooray!

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