Sunday, April 29, 2012

Make-up and Uptown

Friday night me and a few of my friends went to a Mark Kay party for a couple hours. We ate some good food, had a couple drinks and tried out some fun beauty products. In the end only half of us looked decent enough to be seen in public and the other half like clowns but we all had a good time.

Afterwards I met up with the bf and a few other friends and we went to uptown for some drinks and dancing. It was my first time going to uptown for drinks. It was pretty fun but I think I prefer downtown.

Saturday I went grocery shopping to prepare for our month of gluten free. Once we got home I just wanted to relax and watch TV. And Sunday after work watched caught up on some Law and Order SVU.

It was a nice weekend but went by way too fast. Just keep reminding myself that after Wednesday I am free for the summer :)

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend.


Friday, April 27, 2012

Football & A Fun Photo

I know my title says football so I bet that you all are thinking I am going to talk about the drafts but i'm not! Jamal recently joined a local football team here and has been getting so beat up. Poor guy. Bruises all over, his wrist has been hurting and then tonight at practice he did something to his arm so he can barely move it without pain. I am glad he joined and all but I hate seeing him hurt :( Hopefully nothing too horrible happens to him this summer.

On another note, today I am linking up with Shannon over at page twenty-two for Fun Photo Fridays.

Today I am wishing that i could jump back into to this awesome day. 

It was 2009 and my first summer with Jamal. My family always goes up to Duluth for the 4th of July and we had the BEST time. In this picture that girl that is standing under the fountain? Yea we don't know her. We were standing there taking pictures when all of the sudden she just jumped in the fountain, purse, shoes, everything. It was pretty crazy. But such a fun memory. Good times are always to be had in Duluth :)


Thursday, April 26, 2012

End of the Year Fun

The end of the school year is such an exciting time! It means that summer is here, no more homework or tests to study for, and it's one more year down. But for me this year it also means having to pack up and clean out my dorm room :/ Something I am not a fan of.

 I hate cleaning. And now I have to not only clean up but also pack everything away? Not fun. I have so many random things laying around that I don't know what to do with. Ugh. To top it off, when I moved in for fall I had put all of my clothes in garbage bags while still on the hanger for easy travel and unpacking. Well I don't have any garbage bags right now and I never remember to take any from my house when I go home so I am left to using those small target/kohl's bags for everything! Ridiculous!

As much as I hate doing all this I am going to be so happy when it is 2 o'clock next Wednesday and I am outta here. Until then, I have papers to write, tests to study for and more cleaning to do.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012


I have been missing out! I just discovered Polyvore. It is the biggest time waster so much fun. Instead of writing my papers so that I don't have to do it over the weekend my time has been spent creating cute outfits. Here are some of my new creations.

You must go check out this site if you haven't before. Pretty cool. Now I am no fashionista or anything but I think that the outfits I made look pretty good. But if they don't, pretend they do :) 

Have a great wednesday night!


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

From Beer Bottle to Greatness

So a few weeks ago I found this awesome tutorial on Pinterest on how to turn a glass bottle into a drinking glass. Awesome, right?!? I was pretty excited about and wanted to try it right away. I went home a few weekends ago and me and Jamal got to work on making these.

First we obviously had to have a few beers.

Once we emptied a couple bottles we gathered all the other materials we needed. ( I didn't get a picture of fire or the sink full of cold water)

So you start by wrapping the string around the bottle about 4 times where you want it break. Then the directions say to take the string off and dip it in the nail polish remover but we found it to be easier to just leave the string on and pour the nail polish remover over it. After that make sure you are by the sink and that it is filled with cold water. Set the string on fire, we used a stick and then lit it. hold the bottle kinda horozontal and and keep turning it until the flame goes out. As soon as it does drop the bottle into the sink filled with water and ta-da it just breaks apart! So easy and super cool!

Afterwards you will need to sand it down a bit to get rid of any sharpness. 

I think may start making these for gifts. I think they are so fun. Here's  the link for the video so that you can see it be done if you are interested. 


Monday, April 23, 2012

License To Wed

My grandma has been going to school now for the past few years. She never went when she was younger due to having kids and some health problems but now she wants to get a degree and be able to say she graduated from college. She still has some schooling left but on Thursday night she got her license to minister. I am pretty sure that it means she can now become a pastor and preach. That also means she can marry people. Pretty cool. She isn't done with her degree yet but this is a pretty big accomplishment for her. So Proud :) Here are some pictures from the night.

Waiting in line to walk across the stage

Waiting for her name to be called

Yay! She did it

Grandma and Elizabeth

Grandma and Me


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pinteresting Wednesday-Fun Stuff

Today I am linking up for the first time with Michelle. Here are some fun products I have found on Pinterest.

I need this!
Source: Via Brittany On pinterest

Three Tier Mini Cake Pan (2 Cavity, Amazon $9.98 )
Souce: Via:Brittany On pinterest

piggy piggy usb with hub... hahaha
Souce: http://www.1designperday.comVia Brittany on pinterest

too cool
Source: Via: Brittany on pinterest

mustard and ketchup bottle caps. too funny!
Source: Via Brittany on pinterest

The Beautiful Kelsey at Just Another Blonde Princess nominated me for the Liebster Award!

The Liebster Award is for up and coming bloggers (200 followers or less) that you think deserve recognition for their fabulous blogging abilities.
Here's how this award process works...
Each nominee should:
Choose five blogs to give the Liebster Award to. 
Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
Post the award on your blog.
List the bloggers you gave the award to with links to their sites.
Leave the bloggers you gave the award to with links to their sites.
Leave a comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award.
Share five random facts about yourself.

I nominate:

Five Random Facts

  • I am currently attending my THIRD university. 
  • I eat ice
  • How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days is my all time favorite movie and I have seen it a million and one times
  • My favorite fruit is fresh pineapple. 
  • I love reading and when I find a good book I will usually finish in a day. 
PS It appears that most of this post is somehow the caption for the first picture and I don;t feel like fixing it so I shall leave it as is. Oh well :)


Tuesday, April 17, 2012


So for a while now I have been debating whether or not I should just go ahead and get a tattoo. I haven't gotten one yet because the fact that it is permanently on my body scares me. And since Jamal isn't really a fan of them I just haven't done it. But I keep thinking that I should just go ahead and do it or I might regret it later. So anyway here are some ideas I have.


I am thinking of doing this one and using the word hope instead. 

2 Timothy 1:7 
God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power love and a sound mind. 

And I would do one of these on my foot or my side. It would be pretty small. Hmm still thinking. Maybe I will finally do it this summer :)

And to leave you with some awesome music I just found. I have listened to a few of their songs so far and I am in love! A man with a great voice can steal my heart instantly. Enjoy.

Michael Henry and Justin Robinett
What Makes You Beautiful Cover- One Direction


Monday, April 16, 2012

Busy Weekend

Hello Ladies!

I had a crazy busy weekend but it was enjoyable.

Friday: Had my first day of training at my new job, it went pretty good and I am exzcited to start actually doing things. Once I got off I hung out with Jamal for the night. We tried out this awesome DIY I found on Pinterest. For now I will just say we used some magic and turned empty bottles into greatness. Post with pictures coming soon. After that we just watched some House.

Saturday: I worked again during the day, got off and hung out with Jamal for a few hours before I went to my new babysitting job for the night. I wasn't sure about the babysitting job and if I really wanted to do it but it went really well and I think that I will stick with it for now.

Sunday: Again, worked. It went fairly good minus my little freak out in the beginning of the day. I have a completely irrational yet huge fear of puke. Someone at work happened to come in sick and lets just say I didn't take it very well. I told them I had to go outside for a few minutes to get away. Slightly embarrassing but it's life. After that all was well. Got some delicious BBQ for lunch from Dickey's. And then did some much needed cleaning. I had planned on going back to school that night but it was storming and so I decided to stay and leave early in the AM.

It was a long crazy weekend and I am looking forward to have many more like it during summer.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Flat Tire...Times Two

What a day! It is my weekend home and I have tons of stuff to do this weekend so as soon as I got out of class I was ready to drive off. Unfortunately my car had another idea, my tire was flat. It was pretty flat but I was hoping that with the crazy temperature changes going on around here that that was the cause so I drove to the gas station to fill it with air. I had never used this air pump and I was confused about knowing if the air was going in or coming out so I gave up.

I attempted to drive to tires plus about 10 minutes away but quickly realized that it wasn't going to happen. I pulled off into a parking a lot and saw this.

Yea I did some major damage, the tire came off of my rim! So I called Jamal trying to figure out what to do, then I called my mom and finally my insurance company to get a tow truck out to me. They came about a half hr later and we discovered that I had a donut in my trunk so he put it on for me. He suggested that I put a little air in it before I drove home.

I was unsure about going to that air pump again but I figured I should try. Again I had no idea what was going on and I think I even let out more air so I juts said screw and left.

I finally made it home after all the craziness. I was just hanging out inside when my mom walks in and is like "Brittany! Again? Your donut is flat!" So I went out to look at it, it was pretty flat...oops. Can't believe I drove all the way home with it like that. I am just happy that I made it home.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tropical Tuesday

I am doing my first ever link up today with Kristen!

It is Tropical Tuesday so I am going to post some pictures from my trip to the Dominican Republic back in 2009. It has been a while and I am so ready to go back so I can relive here for a few minutes.

Funny story about the guy above. I met him on the beach one day and he hung out with me and my sister for a while. We could barely talk to each other because at this point my Spanish was very limited and he could speak pretty much every language expect English. He was being kinda a creeper and kept trying to hold my hand and stuff. He even kissed me eventually! This kid was like 13 and I was 18. Weirdo. At that point I left and went inside. 

Such fun memories. 


Monday, April 9, 2012

Kissable Lips

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I don't want to bore you with the details of mine ((sitting in front of the computer and working (not at the same time)).

On Saturday I bought the chap stick that I have been reading about all over blog world. Baby Lips.

I got "Peach Kiss" and I love it. Everyone was right, this stuff is pretty amazing.


Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter weekend!

I started the day by going shopping with my mom. I got some cute new shoes. White tennis shoes, new work shoes and some wedges.

I got these cute wedges.

Candie's Espadrilles

I have to wrok tonight and tomorrow and then relax all day Sunday all by myself. I am kinda sad that I won't be home for Easter but I just figuredit isn't worth driving home and wasting gas since I came yesterday for my interview and will be home next weekend. but I am okay with it it will give me a chance to clean and relax.

Happy Easter! Enjoy your weekend everyone!


Thursday, April 5, 2012

So worth it

Today was my crazy busy day and in the end I am glad I did it all.

I took my econ test this morning...hopefully passed it. Have a little left I need to finish for my paper and drove home like a speedy gonzales for my interview.

The interview that I...aced? I don't think that's the correct terminology but whatever. Anyway I am now the newest employee of a massage Hmm I should probably figure what it is really called. But who cares? I have a great new job. But I think now that means I have to quit my current one and am unsure if I can still do the babysitting thing that I wanted to. But hey, this job pays more than a babysitting job in the end so I guess I am okay with it.

Everything worked out for the best. And I feel better about the coming summer for the most part. Yay :)


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I just want to sleep

I skipped my workout today for a little extra sleep. Horrible I know but yesterday I was really stressing and to top it off I can NEVER get any sleep with my roommate around. So I opted to sleep an extra 45 minutes and blame it on my roommate for never allowing me to have a good nights sleep. Plus I need to rest up for the next two days.

It is going to be a whirlwind for the next 48 hours! I have a Spanish paper that I need to get done by tonight and then I have an econ test in the morning that I need to study for. Once I get out of class tomorrow at 2 I have to race home (2 hrs away) for an interview at 4:30! And then make it back to Mankato Friday for work at 5. Busy Busy. But once it is all over I will be so happy :)

I know life is a little hectic right now but I just have to make it though the next few weeks and hopefully it will slow down a little. Well at least I will be home then and not have to worry about the roomie waking me up at all hours of the night.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Is it summer yet?

I have been so overwhelmed the past week or so with trying to find the perfect summer job. It is stressing this girl out. I found a family to babysit for once a week but they want that day to be EVERY SATURDAY. I know it is only one summer but just thinking about giving up every single Saturday night is really hard. Especially because Sunday is the only day Jamal is guaranteed off so we also hang out Saturday nights. I don't know what to do. I really like the family and want to babysit for them but I just can't decide.

I also need to find another job with at least 20 hours a week and I don't know how I am going to juggle 3 jobs (Kohl's, babysitting, new job). I might just quit Kohl's, still deciding.

It is hard because I am all about working and making as much money as I can but I don't want to take on too much and have absolutely no life whatsoever.

Oh how I wish these decisions were easier! Now time to go to bed and forget about this all until tomorrow.


Monday, April 2, 2012

Hello Monday

What a busy weekend! Busy but fun. Hope all of you also had a great weekend.

Friday was a looooong day. Jamal and I got into a huge fight. Not fun at all. But we talked and cried...well mostly me...and we figured it out and made it though. It was one of those things that we had to get through to move our relationship further so I am glad that it is done now :)

That night I also had some wine and ice cream and it was delicious.

Saturday he took me shopping and I got this new nail polish that I love. It's 'Gentle Blossom' by Sally Hansen
And this fun bracelet by BCBG but mine is black with silver letters. 
Then that night my friends Kate and Nickel came over and Nickel brought her son Elijah with her. We had a lot of fun playing games and making drinks. 
Elijah and mom

Kate and Elijah

Elijah and Jamal

Sunday I went to see an improvised play at the Ordway Theater with my aunt. It was called "Blind Date" written and preformed by Rebecca Northan and a randomly picked member in the audience. She chose someone at random to perform with her and be her date for the entire show. It was really funny. It was a great weekend. Now just 4 more days til the next one.

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