Tuesday, October 30, 2012


If you didn't catch my post yesterday about all of the fun we had for Jamal's birthday on Friday, go check it out here.

Saturday afternoon we headed to the mall so I could get an outfit for dinner that night. Greg and Karissa were taking us out to celebrate both of our birthdays! Their friends Dustin and Hailey joined us for dinner and Jamal brought Mike along again.

They surprised us with a nice dinner at Chino Latino. A great restaurant with Asian and Latin inspired food.

After dinner decided to head to Dave and Buster's again to try and rack up some more points. We had a lot of fun playing 4 way air hockey and Deal or No Deal where I won the biggest amount 250!! I was pretty excited, Jamal also got the jackpot in a few other games. We were on a roll, probably should have stopped at the casino :) By the end of the night we had racked up over 1000 points, about the same as the night before.

It was a lot of fun with some great friends. And they definitely spoiled us. Thanks Greg and Karissa!


Monday, October 29, 2012

Jamal's Birthday

Friday was Jamal's 23rd birthday! And for once I took pictures! Yay.

We started the night out at P.F. Changs for dinner. It was a last minute decision so I wasn't able to make reservations, luckily my great friend Nickle got there before us to put our names on the list so we wouldn't have to wait as long. It ended up being over an hour wait!! But since they had told us it would only be 40-50 minute wait they gave us free apps. We had a lot of fun eating and Nickle's baby Elijah kept us all laughing the whole night.

 After dinner we headed over to Dave and Buster's for some more drinks and arcade games and to meet us with my mom, aunt and sister.

 After we left we found my car decorated complements of my mom,aunt and sister. It was such a fun night and the birthday boy was happy so it was a successful night :) Be back tomorrow with Saturday fun and more birthday celebration.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Looking Forward

I am so ready for the next 3 weeks of my life!! Fun and memories are sure to ensue, starting tomorrow.

Tomorrow I am getting my hair relaxed for like the first time in forever!! So excited, I am hoping it will help with this insane frizziness that I cannot get rid of.

Friday is Jamal's birthday so we will be out celebrating Friday and Saturday. Not sure on all the details yet but I know it will be fun :)

Sunday I am off of work so I can watch some football and eat food.

Next Thursday I am headed the to sunny and beachy DR for 4 days! Can Not Wait.

The Tuesday after that is MY birthday!! Woohoo. No plans yet but I will think of something.

And then of course that following weekend shall include more birthday festivities.

So I would say that all the craziness and stress of commuting to school and working almost full time will be well worth it if it means that I get 3 weeks of amazingness. Let the fun being :)


Monday, October 22, 2012

Weekend Fun

This past weekend was really fun and busy but like lately I kinda forgot to take pictures, oops.

FRIDAY: Ashley spent the night and we got to crafting. We made some really awesome stuff for Christmas presents. I will have to do a post on it later, kinda been slacking on my craft posts but I promise I will post them! We also made a copycat recipe of the lemon loaf at Starbucks. To add some extra flavor we put fresh raspberries in it. So good!

SATURDAY: Our garbage disposal had broke earlier in the week so Brian came over to help us replace it. After that a local liquor store was having a sale. 20% off all bottles of wine so we headed over there to stock up on Jamal's favorite brand of mosacto and get some more roscato. That night my friend Kayla invited us to go on a haunted hayride/haunted house up at the casino Running Aces. It was Kayla's first time ever going to one!! How crazy. I love those things. So we had a lot of laughs and some good scares.

SUNDAY: I worked all day then afterwards made a quick trip the gym with my mom and called it a night.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Trying To Be More Fashionable

I love scarves...on other people, I think they look great and are the perfect accessory to an outfit. But I don't see my self as a scarf person. Here are some looks that I love that I found on pinterest. 

So cute! Right? Well after browsing through all of these and then hanging out with my friend Ashley this weekend I was inspired to try out a scarf. I was walking around Charming Charlie (best store EVER) this weekend. And found a section of scarves. I tried on a ton of them before I convinced myself to buy one. I chose this one. 

Here is a close up

What do you guys think? Can I pull off a scarf? Should I keep wearing this or pretend that this never happened??


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Today I'm linking up for WILW 

I'm loving this BIG NEWS!!! My sister Elizabeth is in 5th grade this year and is brilliant. She won an essay contest for her school district and now she gets to go to MEXICO FOR A WEEK!!!!

Her school distract had an essay contest for all the elementary students to enter if they wanted to and out of all the schools only 6 kids could win and of course she was one of the lucky ones!! I am sooo proud of her! I didn't get to read her essay but I am sure that it was good.

I'm loving that this past weekend we bought pumpkin beer from Trader Joes. I wasn't sure what to expect but after the first sip I fell in love. It was sooo good. I am for sure going back to stock up on more.

I'm loving that we also went to the Albertville outlet mall and Columbia was having a HUGE sale. It looked like Black Friday in there. I got this awesome jacket for less than $40!! I was intending to buy a fleece but this was cheaper and still cute, but now on second thought I am regretting not buying the fleece too.

I'm loving the new travel mug I bought to drink tea on my way to school in the mornings. I have never been much of a tea drinker and I hate coffee but the caffeine helps on the long drive. I am just super nervous about my teeth! I have always had really nice teeth and I don't want to tea to stain them :/ And I know I could use white strips but I have always been proud of my white teeth without any help from bleech

I'm loving that I finally painted my nails after basically a month of them looking icky with chipped polish.

I'm loving that today we are heading over to my friend Chelsey's so that Jamal can talk to her husband Cody about his job. For the past year he had job from a temp agency but now his contract is up, luckily they love him so he is interviewing for another job with them at a different location and hopefully won't be out of a job for too long, maybe not at all. But he is talking with Cody to see if he would be interested in going to school for the same thing as him and then have a career and not have to go from job to job every year.


Monday, October 8, 2012

If I Were A Boy...

Shades of Gray and a Pinch of Pink
Did anyone else start singing Beyonce because I sure did and still am haha. 

Erin over at Shades of gray and a pinch of pink started this post, you should go check it out it is pretty funny. 
There are so many things I tell Jamal I wish he would, I think I would be the perfect man :) Let me let you in on some of my insight. 

I would send sweet texts every single day to the girl of my dreams

I would wipe all the hair off of the counter after I finish shaving

I would know when she wants to cuddle and when she wants her space

I would rinse off my dishes and put them in the dishwasher

I would take out the garbage when it gets full

I would always bring a sweatshirt/jacket with me to share with the girl next to me freezing her butt off

I would buy things "just because" and to let her know she is on my mind

I would be ripped and never wear my shirt

I would treat every girl with respect and have the greatest manners


Friday, October 5, 2012

Groupon Snob

I like to consider myself a Groupon Snob. It is one of the first sites I go to everyday. I am always looking for great deals on fun things to do that I might not otherwise think of and I have come across quite a few great buys for myself or for others (mainly Jamal). And so, since I am such a lover of all things Groupon I would like to share with you some of the great deals I have recently come upon so maybe you too can come to love Groupon as much as I do.

Awesome Tic Tac Toe drinking game! So cute

Gorgeous Fossil watch...for cheap!

Betsey Johnson Sunglasses, Great deal!

Have lovely weekend! I am hoping to hit up a haunted house and begin the Halloween festivities :)

P.S. I have visited other sites such as Crowd CutAmazon Local, and others but I have not found one that I love as much as Groupon♥ And these are all items that I have recently bought, does not include all the awesome vouchers for fun activities we have done.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

I Want To Like Football Too

It seems this year that most people I hang out with want to watch football every Sunday from now until forever so I decided that I too wanted to be a football fan.

I have chosen to convert to be a Chicago Bears fan. No I didn't desert a team for the Bears they are my first loves. Of course aside from Jamal's team :) And here are my reasons why

  1. I like Chicago
  2. I want to live there
  3. Did I mention that I LOVE Chicago?
The End


Monday, October 1, 2012

A Weekend of Celebrating

I had been looking forward to this past weekend all week long and luckily it did not disappoint. It started out on Friday going over to Ashley's to make a craft, I will do a post on that another day though.

Then on Saturday right after work I got ready to go meet everyone for paint balling to celebrate Brians birthday. We met up and drove downtown to go to the indoor location of Splat Ball. I was pretty nervous to get hit so I started out hiding the whole time and shooting at anyone and then Karissa got hit and started yelling and saying her ears were ringing! So I kinda freaked out and didn't want to play anymore. So for all of the following games I just hid and did my best to not get hit luckily I was on the winning team most of the time.
This is one of Jordan's many wounds from playing (he did wear shorts though)

For the very last game we played Jamal managed to shoot me, twice, in the stomach!!! It really did hurt, one of the shots even left a bruise :( I was so mad at him! He wasn't supposed to shoot me.
Jordan, Greg, Brian, Jamal

Once we were done there we headed over to Don Pablos for some dinner. After we had been there for about 10 minutes Greg and Karissa made a huge announcement. They are having another baby! I am soo happy for them and already can't wait to meet the little one.

The happy couple :)

After dinner Jamal and I went back to Greg and Karissa's for an all nighter of games and Pretty Little Liars. Well sadly for me Karissa didn't even make it through one episode before falling asleep so I just went to bed too while the guys stayed up all night playing game. Then Sunday morning we went to church with them and Karissa's testimony played and it was so sweet and made me cry.

After church I took Jamal on a little adventure for a date I had planned.

We went to St Criox Wiscansin to check out this little grille where I had a crowd cut for wine tasting. We also had some Leines Oktoberfest beer and some snacks. It was a lot of fun just sitting with him talking and drinking.

I had planned on checking out an apple orchard we passed and some other fun things but I was tired and ready to go home when we were done so we just picked up some chinese for dinner and called it night.

It was one of the best weekends I have had in a long time, I am sad that it had to end, back to school today.

Hope you all had a great weekend

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