July 23, 2014

***Own It***

Yesterday, lovely Elise posted a list of things that she 'owns' about herself. I found it empowering, ingriguing and a lot of fun to read. So today, I'm linking up with here and sharing my list of things to 'OWN'!

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... Sometimes, I don't shower after I work out because I'm too tired. I just shower in the morning and change my sheets.

... No matter how hard I work, I will never be as in shape as my two sisters.

... I can hold a grudge with the best of em.

... I am quite often, extremely too competitive.

... Confrontation is not my jam, but I'll get buck when I need to defend myself.

... I wish I had more patience.

... I hate grammar and botch it 95% of the time.

... Nine times out of ten, I'm caught talking too loudly. 

... Going out and drinking to get drunk is sooooo not on my list of fun things to do anymore. A glass or two of vino and maybe a lil dancing is quite enough for this gal, and I don't apologize for it.

... Nick & Jessica: The Newlyweds is still my favorite reality tv show.

... I talk in emoji more than a 30+ year old should.

... My body frustrates the hell out of me, but I continue to do aka eat the same things instead of changing my ways.

... There is no drive for me at work, so I just do what I need to, while watching videos and blogging. I know I should be doing more, but I really just don't care.

What do you own/confess?!!?
 
*linkingupwithkathytoo*

July 22, 2014

What a Girl Needs

Morning, kit kats.

Today I had planned to start some of my Alaskan recaps, but then I realized I have over 2,000 pictures to go through. Don't worry, you won't see many of them, because I don't want to do that to you. However, life kind of happened and I didn't want to look at the computer much last night.
Here's a quick preview

So…today I bring you…WHAT GIRLS NEED!

Which I'm totally plagiarizing by posting the following two links.

YOU 

NEED

TO

READ

THESE

LISTS!

Seriously, take the five minutes it takes to click the link and browse aka read. I've had these saved for awhile, because I found them both very profound and thought provoking. Hopefully they make you do a lil thinking, and of course, make you smile, just a lil bit.

10 painfully obvious truths everyone forgets too soon

YES --> #2, #4, #5 and #7!!!!!

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60 Tips that can change a girl's life

PREACH --> EVERYTHING! [3, 8, 15, 19, 26, 29, 39, 43, 49, 53, 56]

Okay, maybe not EVERYTHING, but most of these are things I wish I learned earlier in life. And some I just read and smile, because they are so, so so true.

Just remember, you're awesome! And Fabulous!

So here's a dancing banana! MUAH!
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July 21, 2014

Our First Weekend at Home... in Ten Weeks

Morning friends, how's it going? I hope you had a great weekend and are ready to crush it this week. I'm FINALLY back to feeling human and am sooooo ready to get after it.

Here's a look back at my weekend and what I learned.

I learned...

…Being 75% done with Christmas presents in July, is probably one of the best feelings ever. Bought, wrapped and stored in a safe place as of this weekend. #ChristmasinJuly

…Watching BBQ Pit-Masters is all I need to crave ribs. 

…It doesn't take much convincing for Le Husband to whip up some amazing dry ribs. The inner southerner in me was sooooo happy Saturday night. 

…That there are people out there, that spread lies and rumors, just to make themselves feel and 'look' better. 

…Even though my immediate reaction was to post the truth, I realized later, it doesn't really even matter anymore. I know the truth, I know the lies and I know my heart and my worth. If someone wants to try and smear that, go ahead, but I'm 100% comfortable with MY friendships, my life and who I am!

…I am a bit kick-balled out. 

…Four kickball games and four soccer games in one week is a lot of ball playing. 

…It has been waaaay too long since we visited the farmers market. Fresh produce, sustainability and delicious butchered meats…yup the gangs all here :)

…After a long Friday at work, surprise flowers from Le Husband can work wonders for my mental state of mind.

…As can a clean, put together after vacation apartment. PTL!

…I am becoming a slave to shellac nails. I know they aren't cheap, but man my nails look amazing 2+ weeks later. This mani was back on the last day of our cruise and my nails still look fresh. Any color suggestions for my next one?

…Swinging a racquet after a year is fun, yet frustrating. I hit some killer shots at the tennis clinic, but also whiffed and shanked a bunch too. I need to get back on the courts more often.

…Dudes don't like to be hit in the nut-sack.

…I don't like being the one that hit the ball into the instructor. SORRY!

…When the opposing soccer team acts like bush-league jerks I can't help but go back to my college athlete attitude. We were crushing the team 8-2 and ended up winning 14-2 because they were complete douche bags. #sorryimnotsorry #wekickedyourbutt #suckit

…Early bedtime on Sundays are the best.  

July 18, 2014

I Confess...Friday's My Fave

Oh sweet, sweet Friday, you are finally here. The week after a long vacation is the longest week ever, right?!? It's been a bit of a doozy getting back into the swing of things and y'all would judge the ish out of me if you saw how I rolled to work the past four days. But, you know what, at least I made it.

Let's get down to some confessing and favoriting, ya heard!?

I confess... Sole Society owns my next paycheck. Great googly-moogly, their sales are killing me, but their shoes are so comfy, it's worth the money.

I confess… I thought I was a young buck last night, but sadly I am not. I agreed to sub for a friend's soccer team last night at 10pm and while I didn't have my best game it went well. So, a team that played after us didn't have enough girls and I thought 'Sure, why not, I'm up anyway'. OH EM NO…my body is NOT in shape enough to play another game, at 11pm. WOOF!

I confess... This is the first weekend since MAY 17th, that Le Husband and I going out of town FOR REAL!!!! We are going to be able to wake up in our own bed and just chill this weekend and I'm so stinkin' excited.

I confess... I almost threw up in my mouth when I read Leslie's post about Birks being 'back in style'. Are you serious? Barforama!!!

I confess... The vast and expansiveness of Alaska has me aching to move there. People don't think I could deal with the winters, but the Denali mountain is worth a long winter.

I confess... The response from Wednesday's post made me laugh. Glad I'm not the only one that's weird, < 3 you ladies.

I confess... As happy as I am to be home, I'm still not fully here. Alaska was so incredible, so beautiful and so remote, it really made me question my choice living in the concrete jungle. Work annoyances and petty BS that engulfs me back home just melted away and I felt so free and happy while I was gone.It's been a struggle getting up in the mornings and acclimating to the day-to-day. Hopefully, it gets easier, soon.

Now, onto my favorites from the week.

Favorite Video the week: Tacky blog post coming next week ;)

 
Favorite moment the week: Sleeping in my own bed....FINALLY!

Favorite blog post the week: People complain to much and Nikki's on point with her thankful post. Life isn't always peaches and cream, but being grateful can make a bad day better.

Favorite funny of the week: Ode to my Alaskan trip

Shake that tail y'all, it's FINALLY FRIDAY!

linking up with Leslie and Amanda!

July 17, 2014

If I Didn't Have You...


If I didn't have you... I'd still think baseball boys were wussy, crybabies.

If I didn't have you... I wouldn't be such a kickball freak.

If I didn't have you... I would constantly be moving at MACH BAZILLION.

If I didn't have you... I wouldn't have the best engagement story ever :)


If I didn't have you... love songs would mean nothing to me.

If I didn't have you... I wouldn't push myself as much as I do athletically.

If I didn't have you... being a mom [someday] wouldn't seem as incredible.

If I didn't have you... I wouldn't laugh nearly as much.

If I didn't have you... I wouldn't wake up to the sweetness of tangled up legs.

If I didn't have you... I wouldn't be such a happy cuddle bug.

If I didn't have you.. I'd put up with a lot more BS, thanks for teaching me to know when to say peace!

If I didn't have you... I wouldn't have such amazing arm candy!

If I didn't have you... many things would still be broken in our apartment.

If I didn't have you... I wouldn't care about Ohio...or Kent State.

If I didn't have you...  I wouldn't be as physically/emotionally strong.

If I didn't have you... I don't think I would be SUCH a foodie or food snob ;)!

If I didn't have you... I'd be content with who I am, not striving to be better. 

If I didn't have you... I'd be without my favorite outdoors-man.


If I didn't have you... I wouldn't have my perfect partner in life.

Thank you for making my dreams come true and being the One :)! Thank you for choosing me, four years ago and sticking with me through all the crazy. I'm so lucky to have such an amazing man that provides, supports and loves me as much as you do. To the moon and back, my love!

Inspiration found *here*

July 16, 2014

You Might Think I'm Weird

I just gotta confess these weird quirks...

I can't sleep without socks on my feet.

I'd rather rewatch a TV show/movie than go to the movies.
I can still wear some clothes from high school.

I can't wrap my head around rompers. I just don't think they are cute.

I don't understand when brides change their names on Facebook the night of the wedding or the morning after. 1] It isn't true, because your SS name hasn't been changed and 2] Was the wedding that boring you had to get online?!?

I try to step over every crack in the sidewalk
yes it makes for interesting jumps.

Hunger games....didn't read em, won't see the movies.

I won't step on grates.

I'd choose a small dinner vs a big party.

My kitchen has to be spotless...my bedroom, eh.

I don't discuss my bodily functions, almost ever. And it's persona non grata around Le Husband. Call me prim all you want, but I don't believe it has any place in our relationship. I've been told once children enter our world, this will change, but we aren't there yet. Despite my tomboyish nature, I don't think mentioning my digestive needs will make our relationship any better and the lack of 'needs' is actually a running joke.

95% of the time, I choose heels over flats.

I have to lotion up my hands after I wash them. EVERY.SINGLE.TIME!

A messy list of 'To Dos' drives me nuts. I'll rewrite it until it's 'pretty'.

I hate fake cinnamon anything.
yuck card to big red, fireball and red hots

I could eat the same dessert every night, but can't eat the same thing for lunch or dinner every day.

Spiders don't bother me, but I'll freak if I see a millipede.

I don't usually miss Le Husband actively, until he's home. Meaning, once he's back I realize how much I actually missed him.

I will argue that summer is the best season to the DEATH!

What makes you 'weird'?

Inspiration found *here*.

linking up with Kathy

July 15, 2014

Places I Would Go [Fictional]

As mentioned yesterday, my vacation/honeymoon was incredible and it's been really hard getting back into the swing of things. Both at work, in real life at home and even here on the bliggyblog. I figured it would be, so I planned this post prevacay, just in case I wasn't ready to blog. Since I just checked off a vacation on my bucket list, I thought I'd list out my 'fiction' bucket list for y'all.

Who wouldn't want to visit a magical castle where you learn how to be a wizard or a witch? I mean come on, doesn't it sound absolutely amazing?!?! Plus, you get to eat whatever you think of and want....fat kid, party of one. Hogwarts sounds like the most incredible place, despite the spiders, trolls and snakes in the piping. I hope that I'd be friends with Harry, but not involved with all the drama, that's just too much to deal with while trying to get straight A's and playing quidditch, or course.

Oh Downton, you are gorgeously beautiful and so different than any estate in the US. I would love to roam all of the floors upstairs and downstairs and just get lost in the era. And explore the art and books in the libraries. All while sipping a cup of tea :)!

I grew up watching and reading Anne of Green Gables and I always wanted to visit Prince Edwards island. But ONLY if it was back in the pre-WW1 era. The clothing, the idealism and the simplicity intrigues me to no end and I'd love to have my own Gilbert Blyth.
 
This movie had me at magic doors and cuddly monsters.I would love to work in the door warehouse and visit all different places of the world. Don't you think that would be fun?!?! And way cheaper than flying?!

What fictional places would you visit?

Inspiration found *here*.


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