Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Girl Behind the Blog

I don't typically do vlogs because I'm not very technologically inclined, and it takes me FOREVER to upload videos (plus I sound like a hick on camera).  But, this was a fun topic that I just couldn't resist.

 I know y'all are dying to find out what three things I can't survive a day without, so without further adieu, I give you my Vlog...

This was my first time linking up for The Girl Behind the Blog and it's definitely something I'll be doing again!


What three things can you not live without?


Sunday, October 28, 2012


I wonder why they "stuggle?" 


I feel like this is something you would find in SkyMall.
What happens when you need to turn your steering wheel?

Seems pretty accurate. That movie always freaked me out.

I'm thinking one of those "stuggling" grads wrote this advertisement...

These are my thoughts on politics. EXACTLY.

Okay, this one is really sad.
But, I'd be lying if I said I didn't laugh.


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Awkward and Awesome Thursday

Hey y'all! I'm FINALLY starting to feel better and last weekend, I took a much needed mini-vacation (to Dallas). 

To answer your question, no I did NOT to go to the Texas State Fair. Hillbillies, deep fried *everything,* and walking around in the heat are nowhere to be found in my book of fun.  

What is in my book of fun, you might wonder?
And that's precisely what I did!

Naner, Cassie, and I stayed in an amazing hotel downtown and spent Saturday at the outlet mall!  Then, on our way back to Oklahoma on Sunday, I lost my IKEA v-card. 
Let's just say, I've been missing out!

Now that we've done a short recap, let's move on to some Awkward & Awesomeness. 


Let's talk about these shoes for a minute. 
First of all, WTF is going on with the spikes--hope you don't plan on crossing your legs.
Second of all, I think a tippy-toe walker invented these shoes.
Finally, after making fun of these shoes, we saw a stripper walking around in the EXACT same shoes. Okay, she probably wasn't a stripper, but she looked like one. 

Very Lady Gaga-esque, don't you think? I'd be lying if I said I didn't think about buying them.
Please ignore my extreme pastiness, bad posture, and lack of style. I never claimed to be a fashion blogger.

Now let's talk about how bad I suck at bowling. My scores are in the middle.
Yes, I may have started off with a strike, but it was a downhill slope from there. 
Clearly, I like to get my bluff in on people.

My mom checks her email and discovers that she has 23 new friend requests on facebook (a shock considering she accidentally created said facebook account, thinking it was a coupon), so she proceeds to go to facebook and look through this list of potential friends.  
Mom: (every few seconds) "______ wants to be my friend, "_______ wants to be my friend, ___________wants to be my friend."
Me: "Wow, you're so popular!"
Mom: "I don't even know some of these people."
Me: "Are you sure that's your list of friend requests?"
Mom: "I don't know--that's what it says."
Me (looking at her computer): "Mom, those are people you might know. THESE are your friends requests."


My new Coach! 
I usually don't shop at the Coach outlet; in fact, I think it's a little overrated. 
BUT I couldn't resist this purse--it's gorgeous!
To top it off, it's originally a $400 dollar purse, it was discounted by like 40% PLUS I had a 30% off coupon, so I spent a whopping $180 bucks on this purse!
Don't judge me! 

Who knew a place so great could be in a place so awful?  *cough Texas cough*
You know what they say..."Texas sucks, Kansas blows, and Oklahoma is stuck in the middle!" 
I'm really not a Texas hater, I promise.  
Please don't start the "Texas could form it's own country" speech, I've heard it enough times.  


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

October Blog Hop, Part Two

I'm still recovering from my mini-vacation, which I will tell you all about on Thursday; in the meantime, you should go visit these lovely ladies: 

BWS tips button
BTW, this girl is hosting an awesome giveaway that you should definitely go enter!

If you are interested in swapping buttons for the month of November, please contact me! I would love to have you!


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Awkward and Awesome Thursday


Finally giving in and going to the doctor, only to find out that they couldn't tell you anything you didn't already know. A few hours and phone calls to the doctor/pharmacist later, I ended up with cough medicine, cold sore pills, and no formal diagnosis.

Which brings me to my next point...
Remember the extremely chapped lips I talked about last week?  Yeah, that was the beginning of some massively painful cold sores.  Insert herpes jokes at work here. 

My sister-in-law told me she wouldn't let me hold Zoe (who is due in December) until I get a flu shot.  So alas, I got a flu shot (the first in YEARS) and will now have an awful bruise due to the fact that I was stabbed with an evil, virus-filled needle. 

The crazy lady on Extreme Cheapskates who demonstrated how she uses the bathroom without toilet paper and dumpster dives for food.

When someone puts their arm around you and traps your hair, hindering your ability to move. Stupid long hair!


The bow holder I made for Zoe, 
which will soon look like this one:

My new Vera Bradley glasses!
Aren't they lovely?

Opening an email to discover a thank you video from Kenny Chesney.  I feel so special (completely ignoring the fact that it was sent to everyone who bought tickets this year).  Oh Kenny, how I love you!

Cough syrup with Codeine. Need I say more?


Monday, October 15, 2012

October Blog Hop, Part One

You should take a few minutes to go visit some of my favorite ladies...
You know you want to!



Thursday, October 11, 2012

Awkward and Awesome Thursday


Discovering that our miniature horse, Prince, is really a Princess.
Okay, that's a slight exaggeration...we just discovered he will not be able to have babies. 

My incredibly chapped lips.  I cannot seem to make them feel better.
So, I went to the drugstore today and bought a new chapstick. When I opened the package, I was very disappointed to find out that it was melted. WTF?!

I called a client the other day and she said that she couldn't talk because she was going to get her dog put to sleep, so I did what any kind hearted person would do...
Me: "I'm so sorry! Please take your time and call me when you are ready."
Client: "Thank you, I'll call you back this afternoon."
Me: "Okay, have a great day." 
FAIL. Freakin' force of habit, I tell you. I felt awful--of course she's not going to have a great day...

Blowing fuzes with my CHI.  Apparently when your 4 year old CHI is ready to break, it will shock the crap out of you when you plug it in and result in a loss of power.  
On the bright side, at least I wasn't straightening my hair when it broke. 


It's almost Friday! I'm so ready for the weekend. Can I get an amen?

My new CHI that will be delivered next week. I ordered it online at $99, used a 20% off coupon, and got free shipping. All in all, I paid $87 for it! 

HGTV. I can seriously waste hours on end watching this channel.  
Speaking of, have you seen the Property Brothers?  
In my mom's word, "I'd let them remodel anything!"


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I think my calendar is wrong...today feels like a Monday!

Truth be told, I was struggling to come up with something to blog about today.
When I saw this post on Chelsea's blog, it gave me the inspiration I needed.
Her post was inspired by this challenge

I was...preparing myself for Baby C to leave.

I am...an emotional train wreck.  The past few weeks have been very trying.

I think...working from home in my sweats is the best. If only I could do it every day!

I wonder...if my grandma is watching over me.

I wish...I was debt free.

I save...mementos from vacations, with intentions of scrapbooking, but never get around to it.

I always...drive 4 miles over the speed limit.

I can't imagine...how some people are capable of not loving their children.

I believe...what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

I promise...my niece will be the most spoiled child on Earth.

I love...hearing G say "Nana, I'm so happy."  It makes me feel like we're doing something right. 


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Saying Goodbye

One of the hardest parts of being a foster mom is saying goodbye to the child.
No matter how good of home they are going to, you will always worry about their fate, and you will mourn your loss.

We got word last week that Baby C will be returning home on Tuesday.

I picked her up from the hospital last year at 4 pounds. She miraculously survived after having been born at a pound and a half and had fought for her life in the NICU for two months prior to coming home with us.  She's come a long ways since then! She will turn 1 this month, and now weighs 14 pounds!

It's strange that I remember her being too small to fill out preemie clothes, but I honestly can't remember those times. I look back at pictures, but I still can't imagine it. 

I got to see many of her firsts--her first time to roll over, first time to sit up, first time to scoot, first time to crawl, first tooth, first word, first time to pull up, and first official hug. Unfortunately, I won't get to see any more of her firsts. 

Baby C, I hope you know how much you have blessed my life.  Your laugh can brighten even the darkest of days!  You have brought me more joy and happiness than you will ever know.  

I know you won't have memories of us, but I hope you will always feel our unconditional love for you. 


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Awkward and Awesome Thursday


Does anyone else find the design on this product packaging a little weird?
Kind of looks like the product...right?

 I learned a valuable lesson yesterday.  Do not send chocolate to Arizona.  
If you do, it will arrive looking like this: 
Why yes, that is a milk turd dud. 

Why is it that when girls receive a compliment on an article of clothing, they tell you where they got it.  For instance...

Rachael: I like your pants!
Me: Thanks, I got them yesterday at Maurices!

Jo: Let me see your shoes, they're so cute!
Me: Aren't they adorable? I got them at Maurices!

It's like word vomit, you just can't stop it until it's too late.  

Watching old women dance/do aerobics at a concert (see story below).  Unfortunately, despite my efforts, I was unable to get a picture/video for y'all. I know, epic fail.

If you need more awkwardness, just read Tuesday's post!


My new pumps! I think I'm going to go back and buy the red ones, too. 

I went to see Oliva Newton John in concert last night with mom. I'm pretty sure I was the youngest person there, and I only knew one of her songs (Let's Get Physical).  However, it was worth sitting through the concert for her closing songs.  What songs might that be?  
Well, if you guessed songs from Grease, you're right! 

This song just never gets old...


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

the WORST texter EVER

Y'all, I'm here today to talk about a very important subject. 


As I've gotten older (you know, cause 23 is old), I've started to hate texting.  I find myself forgetting to respond to texts, blatantly ignoring texts, or having a gazillion typos in each text.  

I don't have an iphone, so I can't take nifty little screenshots of my bloopers; however, I will tell you the worst one:

Jacob: I didn't sleep very well last night.
Me: I'm shitty
Me: hahahahahhaha. I meant sorry. FML
Me: That should have made your day. lol. I hate predictive text.
Jacob: Stop being shitty
Jacob: Also, you must have a dirty mouth if your phone predicted you were going to say that.
Me: I have no idea where that came from. lol

Really though?! Of all the words it could have predicted, it predicted that one.  Stupid SWYPE texting. 

I guess that's what I get for not proofreading my texts.