Friday, November 20, 2015



Today is my little sister's bday! 
This girl is 14! Man is the time going by way to fast for me!

She is such a sweet girl.  I sent her some books she wanted + one I thought she would like to celebrate:
I know it seems weird to send a 14 year old books but I SWEAR she wanted them. I just threw in the Supernatural book since her and her friends dressed up as Sam, Dean and Castiel for halloween.

I went to the gym this week...TWICE!
Apparently I hadn't been since January. Can you believe that?

I intended on joining a GoPerformance because they look like they had awesome classes or Orangetheory  but I didn't like the time slots they have available (too early). Plus I'm not ready to commit to a gym that charges over $100 for 8 classes or $149 for a month because I'm cheap. I'll just to my $10 a month membership.

It's been a major Rebox week for Troy and I. We watched a movie (sometimes two) every night. Nothing that really blew me away but it was nice to have that QT with Troy.

Did I tell you that I'm studying for my WV real estate license? I had my MD one about 10 years ago but it has since expired so I'm starting all over again. I'm SUPPOSE to be studying 4 chapters every two weeks. Of course I'm behind and I have a class on Monday where we start chapter 5. As you can imagine I'll be reading reading studying studying this weekend! 

When you talk to your old co-worker (now really good friend) about the stupid shit the manager is still doing (on a whole new team mind you):

Reading all this Charlie Sheen articles wonder - WTF was he thinking?! 

There's now GMO salmon approved for folks to buy and eat (and it wont be marked differently from the farm fresh)

Hunger Games is out! I need to get with my mom and go see this ASAP! 

Knowing I need to come home and finish my chapters for Monday but will probably want to drink wine and netflix all night:

I hope you have a fantastic weekend! 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

What's Hap-PINNING Wednesday {#14}

Linking up with Jenn & Jessi - HERE
Here's what's hap-pinning in my world...

Thanksgiving is almost here...and you know what that means - HOLIDAY COCKTAILS!

Normally for Thanksgiving my mom and I just take a bottle of wine to enjoy with our ham, turkey, macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes...but this year maybe I should try something different.

Some options I'm considering:
Honeycrisp Apple Sangria
Apple Cider Mimosas
Pomegranate and Orange Sangria
Pumpkin Pie Martini
Cranberry Margaritas
I want to try all of these!

What is your Thanksgiving cocktail go to?

What are you pinning this week?

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Teaser Tuesday::: ALIVE

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, 
hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm

"We run and run and run. Matilda's monsters will start hunting us soon, if they aren't already. We have to get our friends before her kind gets to them first."

What do you think? 
Would you keep reading?

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Monday, November 16, 2015

It's Monday

Hola Ladies!
How was your weekend?
I'm looking forward to starting my "weekend" tomorrow.
With all my training my schedule has been a bit wacky and this week it's back to normal (for now).

This weekend was pretty low key. Friday I was off, so I spent the day netflix binging. I decided a couple weeks ago to start watching Gilmore Girls from the beginning.
I'm on season 4 and the show still makes me laugh all these years later. Do you realize this show started in 2000?!  Wow. We. Old.

I also had to spend the day icing my knee - on Thursday night while leaving work I decided to introduce both my knees to the concrete outside of my model. It's SO dark when I leave work and I missed the curb somehow and landed on all fours.

I always see Jenn ordering such cute things on Zuiliy so my curiosity got the best of me and when I just went to "look" I ended up ordering two pairs of shoes:

They came Friday and both are comfortable. Now I just need a comfortable pair of black pumps then I'll be all good...for now...

So, remember my post from Wednesday? I have since painted my nails again and they chopped the next day. So I decided I wanted to treat myself to this:
I KNOW. I'm suppose to be saving money on my nails. This kit cost $50. So far I'm pleasantly surprised with the outcome.

I wrapped it up with wine, a homemade dinner and a new book!

The weekend was pretty dull. I'm thinking I need to get a life!

How was yours?

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday the 13th! Friday 5!!

Happy Friday the 13th!
Are you superstitious?!

How about a lil Stevie Wonder to get us in the mood:

It's been a month since I started my new job.
I'm so happy with my decision to leave my old toxic job and start a new career in a new field.

I have happily picked up some new habits since I switched jobs that I'm quite pleased about too:

I have been cooking AT LEAST three times a week! This is up to my normal once a week past. I'm so proud of myself!
I've made: Shepherd's Pie, Bacon Ranch Chicken, and my favorite so far has been:
Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Alfredo Pasta
I have only bought lunch TWICE since I've started. I was buying lunch 2-4 times a week. Since I have been cooking I have leftovers AND I really don't have an option to go out and buy lunch since I can't leave my work space. I've also got my "buying coffee every morning habit" down to just once a week (and sometimes not even that often). My wallet is happy!

I have been drinking seltzer water like a champ.
I would much prefer Dr. Pepper but making the switch hasn't been too hard.

I now do all my house chores and errands on Tuesdays/Wednesdays.
I think I'm getting use to this shift. I use to do all this on Sunday but it's so nice to go to the grocery store and not have it filled to the brim will all the other folks trying to get their goods before the week starts.
Some routines I need to get back into: blogging on a semi-regular basis, and working out. I was doing really well with working out at first but now that it's cooler out I have not desire to get up before work and run.

Avoid black cats and walking under ladders! I hope you have a great Friday!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

What's Hap-PINNING Wednesday {#13}

Linking up with Jenn & Jessi - HERE
Here's what's hap-pinning in my world...

I LOVE getting my nails done.
I use to get my nails done every two weeks ... faithfully.

I've done it all...acrylic, gel tips, gel nails, natural nails, airbrushed, hand painted designs.

I love all this:
pin, pin, pin, pin
But, for me to be a "responsible" adult, getting my nails done every two weeks has moved down on my priority list. So I'm reading up on tips on how to paint my own nails (yes...I need to read tips because I'm not great at it. In the past both my hands looked like I painted them with my left hand).
Here's some tips and tricks I liked:
I've painted my nails once trying some of these tips and it has turned out fantastic! I'm quite happy and will be trying these tricks again.

Do you have any tips you recommend for me to try?

What are you pinning this week?

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Teaser Tuesday ::: Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, 
hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm

“He was the fantasy of every girl in the country. He was so far out of realm, her world, that she should have stopped thinking about him the second the door had closed. Should stop thinking about him immediately. Should never think about him again, except maybe as a client - and her prince.
And yet, the memory of his fingers against her skin refused to fade.” 

YES- I'm starting another YA Series! ;)
Have you read this yet? The reviews on Goodreads are so good I couldn't resist!
What are you reading this week?

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Ikea Hack Complete: Trunk Cube Table

Hi Ladies!

I'm tickled as punch to let you know that I finished my Trunk Cube table (my Ikea hack).

I bought two Lack tables for $7.99 each and some trunk ends (from Lowe's) and wood glue:

I followed the directions on Making it with Danielle and ...

... TAH-DAH! 

For less than $20 I got (what I think) is a really cute table! 

Ignore the bare floors and the wires hanging from the wall. 
My living room is still a work in progress.

What do you think?
Simple but cute...right?
Does it still look like a $8 table top?