Friday, February 28, 2014

Finish the Sentence Link-up

Today I am linking-up with Jake & Holly for "Finish the Sentence"

1. I always pick... sweet tea over any other drink of choice (even booze!)

2. Look at the size of those...bags...under my eyes! I am exhausted. TGIF

3. I recently learned that...its better to sit down and shut up than get angry over the little things.

4.  Only when no one is looking do I.... sneak a cookie...or ten...

5. I lost... my mind. A LONG time ago ;)

6. I was certain I'd be... independent by now. And guess what? I am! Its the best feeling being 23 and not relying on anyone for anything. Yes it sucks having to pay bills and  I know whenever I need something, I can ask but its great to do it all on my own.

7. There is not enough.... time in the day. It feels like I get off work and its time to go to bed. I need the day to slow down just a bit so I can accomplish more.

8. I just finished... my oatmeal. And even though I am full, I am thinking about lunch. oops

9. Why does everyone... have to be so caddy and start drama? I hate drama!

10. It's very rare when I.... leave the house without an ounce of makeup. Even if its just mascara or rarely happens. I feel naked!

11. If I were a dog... it would be really hard for me to sniff another dog's hiney. awkward

12. I don't believe that... in going to bed early. Even when I try...I always stay up late. But like my mom says..."I'll sleep when I'm dead!"

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Why we work...


Taylor & Bonnie came up with this link-up a couple weeks ago. I may be too late to link-up but I still wanted to write about why my other half and I work.
We work because...
...he tells me I am gorgeous when I feel my ugliest. (Just woke up, hair a mess, no makeup and my eyes are barely open)
...makes sure to kiss me and tells me in loves me EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. Even if I go to bed before he does or vice versa. the PERFECT dad is our fur babies. Wakes up in the middle of the night to let Roo out, doesn't complain when she wants to come under the covers (and then go right back out) a million times a night. ( I know he will be a great "real" dad when the time comes)
...he decides where we go to eat, what movie we watch, what we do on the weekends etc. I can't make decisions for the life of me and even though it drives him crazy, he still does it.
...he admits he sucks at saving money and knows I am better at it. That's why I handle the family finances :)
...he doesn't like arguing and knows how to make me stop. He would rather admit he is wrong than fight with me for hours on end. Just make me smile and the fight stops.
...he knows how to make me laugh when I least expect it.
...he lets me try his food (even before he has even taken a bite)
...he surprises me with flowers on random Tuesdays just because.
....he is SOOO excited about surprising me for our anniversary and it makes me even more excited.
...plain & simple. He is my better half.
It may only be a year since we started dating but I have fallen head over heels in love with him and I can't wait to see where the future takes us. Its been a tough road but I wouldn't have it any other way!
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Items I Can’t Live Without In My…

I saw this over at Hungry Meets Healthy and decided to fill in my own answers.

10 Items I Can't Live Without In My...

BEAUTY CABINET: Definitely mascara. It makes me look more awake even when I don't feel it. I have found my favorites to be either Maybelline the Falsies or Loreal Double Extend.

PURSE: This is a toss up between my wallet/clutch or my planner. Both are vital for my everyday life...

KITCHEN: Even though I haven't used it yet, I am going to say my blender. For some reason since I moved (not living with roomies anymore) I no longer had a blender. I decided to buy one last night and I am super excited about whipping up yummy smoothies soon!

ITUNES:  Obsessed in love with the new John Legend song "All of me"...his voice is amazing plus its such a beautiful love song. (Sidenote: If you don't follow his wife @chrissyteigen on need to RIGHT NOW! She is gorgeous and HILARIOUS!)

CLOSET: Just bought a maxi skirt (wearing it as I type) and its so comfy! Its perfect dressed up for work or dressed down for running errands. I have been looking for one for quite some time but they were either were a) too pricey b) not long enough c) just didn't fit me right. This one is PERFECT!

LIBRARY: I love reading but haven't in quite sometime. I recently picked up some books from the thrift store that I want to start reading. I don't care if they're big time authors or little no names, I will read them if the plot keeps me interested.

HOME: Just purchased the Watermelon Lemonade & Grapefruit candles from Bath & Body Works... OMG! Amazingggg. I first saw the watermelon one when Erin posted about it months ago. I have been looking for it every since. I went to the mall this weekend, saw all the spring/summertime candles plus BOGO...I couldn't pass it up!

OFFICE: The company I work for is moving office buildings in the next couple months so instead of decorating my office space twice, I am holding off. But that doesn't mean I haven't started pinning ideas on Pinterest. (See below)
Desk Idea - almost too, what about 2 file cabinets with top on top of them?See Jane Work office supplies. They are fun and help keep you organized!
-What items can you not live without?
-Any of them listed above?
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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Life's little annoyances...

Driving to work today, I started thinking about all the little things that people do that annoy me. Mostly because about 25% them occurred on my drive to work. I figured, if they annoy me, they might annoy others and we can bond over our mutual annoyance. Sounds fun right?


1. People who don't use their turn signal
I am driving behind you, you slam on your brakes and decide that you want to turn. Let me try not to run into the back of you. Or the ones that are at a 4-way stop, are turning in front of you and you start to go because you think you both are going straight. Using that little turn signal that COMES WITH YOUR CAR would solve these problems.

2. Not stopping at a stop sign/ rolling through the stop
When I come up to a 4-way stop and you are coming up to the stop sign at 50 MPH, I am gonna be a little hesitant to go. When you come up to a stop sign and immediately start to pull out into traffic as if there is not a car in site, I will not feel bad if I run into you because you're an idiot!

3. No helmet for their passenger
When I see a couple on a motorcycle, scooter...whatever and the guy is wearing a nice fancy protective helmet (and usually a nice sporty motorcycle jacket) and your girlfriend has NOTHING to protect her, you're a dick. I am a little scared of motorcycles to start with. But if my BF every decided to get one, you better believe I would have my own helmet or that he would be letting me use his. This may be sexist but if you put a girl on the back of your bike, protect her please!

4. Being late
We are all late at some point in our lives. I get that. But when a person is late to an important meeting or just late on a daily basis, that's an issue. I know I don't sit in the big office at work but if I ran a business, I would sure as heck not allow my employees to constantly walk into the workplace 15, 20 or sometimes 45 mins. late! It shows that you don't care about your job (or if its a date, that you don't care about the person) and shows just how immature you are. (I have touched on this topic before but it really gets to me.)

5. Squeaky shoes
More specifically, when  I wearing them. I have a pair of sandals that squeak if its a little rainy out. Its the only thing I can hear when I wear them and it drives me crazy. If you have squeaky shoes and you're around me for a long period of time, I may snatch them off and throw them out a window. #sorrynotsorry

6. Cover stealer
You would thing that this would be my BF who takes them in the middle of the night. Nope. My dog likes to get under the covers and snuggle in between us. Not an issue. Until she wants to get out in the middle of the night and goes out from the bottom, pulling all the covers with her. Or when she sits on top of them and you can't pull them out from under her. Too many mornings waking up freezing my tush off.

7. Food smackers/ talking with you mouth full
Just no. Whether its gum, soup, or whatever else you can smack or slurp. It is disgusting. And talking when you just stuffed your mouth full is ever worse. Finishing chewing then speak. I can wait #noreallyican

8. Interrupters
If I am speaking, its most likely something important and I want you to pay attention. The second that you interrupt me, I know that you weren't listening to what I was saying and were just focusing on what you were going to say. RUDE. This brings me to my next little annoyance...

9. Rude people
I have mentioned it before, but I work at a radio station as a Sales Assistant. I answer the phones and get to deal with people that are not happy about something that was said on-air. #funtimes. I get it your irritated but a) I didn't say it so don't take it out on me b) just change the station if you don't like what you're hearing c) being a bitch to me is not going to solve the problem because I am sure as heck not going to tell management about a complaint when you're acting like a child (when truthfully you're old enough to be my granny). Learn manners. Yelling at me and getting irritated doesn't solve problems. Be a better communicator and then I will be more than happy to help you. (This applies to everyone, even outside of work)

10. Last but not least...people who LOVE to brag
Working with sales people, you understand the competitive nature of some people. To make $$, they must get clients to sign contracts. If we are talking about Sally's* client and how good of a job she is doing, you don't need to pipe in with how much $$ you're making the company. You already had your little 15 secs of fame; let someone else have it for a change. These are the same people that make every story about themselves. I am telling you about my sick dog and you make it about you somehow. I get it, you think you're amazing. I think you're annoying so please hush up.
(*Not her real name)

I know that some of these have to get on your nerves as well. There are daily annoyances to me and  I am trying to not let them get to me...but if I hear you smack your gum one more time...GRR!!

-What little things drive you crazy?
- How do you keep from going insane?

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Monday, February 10, 2014


We have all had our fair share of friendships. Some last a lifetime. Others are gone within a blink of an eye. You don't realize how important some of those friendships are until they're gone and others you must escape from before it brings you down. Some fall somewhere in the middle. I am here to discuss all of the above.
When someone asks me who my best friend is, I have to think for a second. Do I have just one? Absolutely not. My longest friend who I have known for 15+ years is of course my best friend. He has been there through the ups & downs. He knows WAYYY too much about me (and I about him). I may not speak to him every day or week but no matter the time apart, we always pick up where we left off. He will be the friend that is by my side when we are old and gray. No doubt about it.
But my bestie who I have know a little over 6 years is in the same boat. I have fought with her, cried with her and of course laughed with her. We have inside jokes and she is the sister I never had. Is one more important than the other? Of course not. I would be lost without either one of them.
Then of course there is my boyfriend. Is he my best friend? We have dated for almost a year. I haven't known him as long as the others. But he is my heart and soul. I tell him everything and he know secrets that no one else does (or ever will.)He is my other better half. He is my best friend no doubt about it.
That's the first category of friends. The ones you can't live without. The next are those that come into your life, make you smile, make you laugh but have either only been there a short time or just haven't yet made an impact. I would put the people that I have lost touch with in this category. We are friends but we don't bond like I do with my "best friends". Do I care about them? Of course. I have met so many great people while living in Gainesville but not every one of them can be considered a bestie. These are my work friends. We hang out, we have the best time together. We would do anything for them but we just aren't on the same level as I am with my BFFL's. Simple as that.
Then comes the last group of people. Those who are the main reason for writing this post. These are the people that come into your life for some reason and you immediately (or pretty darn quickly) realize that they shouldn't be there. Harsh? Maybe. But there are just some people that are better left out of your life than in it. Without naming names(call her Friend #1)...I dive a bit deeper.
 One of those people is someone that I see a couple times a month. Do we work together? Maybe. A year ago, we were close. Hung out multiple times a week. We were going to live together  We were both at fault for our friendship ending. I will admit it. But the more time we spent apart, not talking, made me realize. I was a better person without her as a friend. I say this now, after not being "friends" for 6+ months because new details have come to light. I put the blame on myself for a long time. Thought I was a horrible person and was sad that I didn't have her in my life. I lost another friend (Friend #2 we shall call her) because of the situation. But when I found out that Friend #2 was no longer speaking with Friend #1...I realized I shouldn't feel this way. Friend #2 and I were going to live with this girl and now she was no longer speaking to BOTH of us. (Friend #2 has to live with her so I feel worse for her). I realized instead of putting the blame on ourselves, maybe Friend #1 was at fault for pushing us both away. I am now talking to Friend #2 and I am glad that I didn't lose her forever because of this. But what is the most confusing part of this is now Friend #1 tries to act nice to me when we are around each other. You threw away this friendship. You didn't want anything to do with me. Now I am content without you and now you want to play nice? No thank you. The funny thing seems like each week she has a new "best friend" and she is always playing someone. I don't need fake people in my life . No one does. Now that I can see through the "fakeness", I know that I made the right decision by not fighting for our friendship and just leaving it alone.
Sorry for another rant but I felt that it needed to be said.
-Do you have more than one best friend?
-Do you have anyone in your life that maybe is bringing you down?
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Weekend Recap

How is it Monday already? The weekends have been flying by lately and I can't say I am complaining .The reason being...the BF is away on the weekends so I am stuck on my own. Which sucks! I know what you're thinking...48 hours to yourself. What could be better?! When you're used to seeing someone everyday...its hard to be apart for a couple days. But I survived!
Here's how my weekend went:
After I got home from work...I did NOTHING! I was in bed by 9pm, playing on my phone, snuggled up with the pup. I usually go out with some friends on Friday but we weren't really feeling up to it and it felt nice to just go to bed early.
Isn't she cute?

This is the first weekend I didn't have to work (or so I thought) in quite some time so I slept in, cleaned and ran some errands. I got some great deals on some new jeans, ate sushi (its been too long!) and finally purchased some coconut oil after reading so much about it. I LOVE IT! I have only used a couple times since then but the stuff is amazing & has so many uses! Go get you some if you haven't already.


After a day of running errands, I was in bed by 9pm again and asleep before 10pm. My mom called around 11pm (she goes out more than me which is sad!) so I woke up to talk to her. After that I quickly checked my email/social media and I am glad I did. Like I said, I had no shifts (I was none too happy) this weekend at my serving job. I put "auto pick up" on so if shift was released, I would get first pick. When I last checked earlier in the evening, nothing was available. When I checked again, I had a morning shift. Good thing I checked or I would have slept right through it.

I worked from 11am-5pm, made some good $$ so that was win all around.
After work I went and visited my grandma. I live so close and need to get in the habit of seeing her more because I always feel better when I do.

Sean got home a little after 9pm. Since I can't watch a show when its not from the beginning (and we don't have DVR ugh!) we decided to go to Sean's work, have a couple drinks and then watch the encore of Walking Dead at 11pm.
We met up with some of his coworkers, had a couple beers and were home just in time!

 That's how I spent my weekend. Happy Sean is back { until this Friday :( } and that work is picking up a bit so I am staying busy!

-How was your weekend?
-Do you watch Walking Dead? What did you think of the mid-season premiere?
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Friday, February 7, 2014

Confessional Friday- Getting to know you MORE!

Well I haven't posted since last "Confessional Friday" but work as been busier but I made sure to come back for another round and this week Leslie wants to get to know us a little bit MORE!

1. What's your middle name?
Elizabeth ( It's my grandma middle name too)

2. If you could live anywhere else in the world where would you live?

 I would love to live in a big city (New York, LA etc. ) if it wasn't so expensive. I also would LOVE to live in Australia for sometime. My cousin lives there now so that's a good excuse to go there right?
Swoon...its so pretty!

3. Tell us about your guilty pleasures.
Trashy reality TV ( Real Housewives, Real World, Kardashians..ugh) I love to hate it! that is HORRIBLE for me. Greasy burgers and fries. Sweets galore...yum!

4. What do you like best about your job? If you weren't doing that, what career would you have pursued?
Picking one thing about my job that I love would be hard. I would have to say one of my favorites is the laid back environment. It's not a stuffy, office job that is the same routine everyday. You never know what to expect. I work in radio so everyone here is sooo funny and just always up for a good time. That brings me to the second best thing...the people! I have worked in hospitality for the past 4 years...and being around 20-somethings (yes I am one of those), still in school...makes me feel like I am in high school. DRAMA! I come here and its just so carefree and fun! But if I wasn't doing this...I would want to be doing something similar. I love PR and telecommunications. I love going to a job that feels more like fun than an actual job so I would definitely need that in whatever job I ended up at.

5. Five items you'd grab during a fire. (People and pets don't count. Those are a given.)

Wow...very hard. I would grab my purse because that has all the important necessities that are hard to replace. Definitely my koala bear that is tucked in the closet. I have had it since I was 5 years old and it holds a special place in my heart. If I wasn't wearing any jewelry I would make sure to grab my grandma's rings and the necklaces that my boyfriend got for me. (That counts as one thing right?) I would also make sure to grab the memory book I have of pictures that sits in my living room. Lastly would be my phone so I can call someone about the fire...right?

6. Marathon running...something you'd like to pursue or just plain crazy?

 Just plain crazy. I am not a runner. I don't know if I ever will be a runner. I don't think even if I took it up tomorrow I would ever think about being in a marathon. But BIG PROPS to those women and men that do it!

7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Hmm.. my grandmas spaghetti and meatballs with pine nut salad. Plus her chocolate pie. yum! She hasn't made it in years but I still think about it all the time!

8. Last person you spoke to...

Joey, the office manager at work. His desk is right next to mine so its hard not to strike up a conversation.

9. Favorite childhood toy

These questions are tough! I was never really into Barbies but I LOVED baby dolls. Cabbage patch, American name it...I had it! I loved playing "house"

10. Breakfast cereal of choice

I was never allowed to eat sugary, fruity cereal growing up (I was a cheerios, raisin bran, shredded wheat kind of kid) so if I was allowed I would have either Lucky Charms or Fruit Loops! Yum!

That's it for today...hopefully you learned a little bit MORE about me!

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