Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Dirty Truth

I have a few things that I thoroughly enjoy to do that are most likely extremely odd if not gross to you.

Not to get dirty or anything, but I must come clean.

Numba 1:
We don't have a water softener (tragedy I know) so our toilets tend to get icky pretty quick from the hard water. They get that gross ring around them from all of the minerals and such. I love when this ring appears because I cannot wait to get rid of it. Sometimes I let it stay there a few days extra because then I can really see the change once it gets clean. It truly makes me happy to clean the toilet bowl. Weird? Yes. But true.

Numba 2:
I love it when the bag/canister for the vacuum is full and I empty it. Talk about seeing everything you cleaned. This one does have a downfall, sometimes the dust flies all over. But I still think this is fun.

Numba 3:
You know that little place in your dryer that collects all the lint. Yea I love that thing. I like to wait until there is a nice coat of lint on it and then throw it away.

I am well aware that most people feel quite differently about the above things. But for whatever reason I just can't help but smile when they happen. Don't judge :)

And on another note, check out my fashion sense today
I'm just a Purple People Eater


Monday, February 25, 2013

You Win Some You Lose Some

This weekend went by so quickly I am certain it was cut short! But nonetheless it was amazing and here is why. Linking up with Sar and Syndal

This Weekend I...
Spent Friday night avoiding my homework until literally an hour before it was due. What can I say I do good under pressure.

This Weekend I...
Got up early Saturday to try out this new stretching class with Ashley. We bought a Groupon a while back and finally found some time to use it. It was at the DollHouse, a pole dancing studio. Being unsure of how it all worked we took the safe route and just signed up for the stretching and flexibility class. It was a lot of fun and I learned some great new stretched to keep working on. We both loved it and plan on going back every other week.

This Weekend I...
Went to get lunch at one of my favorite places after our class, The French Meadow Bakery. I have only been there a few times but I always get the same thing, the turkey bacon croissant. It is sooo good. It has this amazing garlic aioli on it.
Our table marker was the Muppets

This Weekend I...
Took a little night trip down to Treasure Island Casino with Jamal, Greg and Karissa. I am not really into gambling but Jamal loves it. Us girls quickly got bored and were begging the guys to take us back to the hotel (we couldn't get a room at the casino so we had to stay at a hotel about 10 minutes away). So before midnight we finally convinced them to call it a night and we headed back for some drinks and card games in the room.
Classy drinking. Arbor Mist in paper cups :)

This Weekend I...
Played electronic bingo for the first time. I love playing bingo and ever since winning my first time have hope that I will win- I haven't since but it is cheap entertainment. The electronic version isn't as fun so to keep us busy we bought pull tabs for the first time. It was kinda fun, every time I won a dollar I bought another so I came out with a $5 loss.
By the end of our visit Jamal broke even so it wasn't too bad. 

This Weekend I...
Got incredibly excited when Justin Timberlake announced his tour!!! With Jay-Z. To my disappointment they are not coming to Minnesota so the best next thing is Chicago, where they will be going!!!! I initially read that tickets won't be going on sale until this Thursday but I found out that you can buy now with a Citi card, luckily my mom has one of those so I got my tickets last night!!! My favorite singer in my favorite city. It is going to be the best day ever. I have never traveled to attend a concert so it should be super fun.


Friday, February 22, 2013

Happies & Crappies

Linking up today for the first time with Sarah and Stephanie for

The Vintage Modern Wife: Happies and Crappies Link Up

It has been a good and busy week. And since when I am eating I like to get eat the OK food first and save the best food for last I am going to switch this up and do my crappies first :)

-I got an email last Friday from school telling my that I owed almost $7000 by Monday. What?? Since when? That was a major freak out.
-Our friend Greg got a new schedule at scool so we no longer can have our weekly dinner nights with them. 
-Wednesday while I was driving to work I somehow messed up my neck and it has been sore for days now and I can barley turn my head
This is my buddy Lampchop who has been helping me feel better :)

-I marched into school Monday morning ready to take on the world to get to the bottom of the sudden payment I owed. Thankfully it was all a mistake and I am good to go!
-As sad as I am that we can no longer have our dinner dates I am kinda happy that it has freed up another week night of mine. 
-I STILL went to the gym on Wednesday with my injured self. I was quite proud considering that seemed like a great excuse to me haha
-Monday I met with some girls talking about some future plans for me and I think some exciting things are ahead, but I don't like to talk about them too prematurely so more details to come soon hopefully. 
-Saturday night Jamal and I and Greg and Karissa and going to take a little overnight trip down to Treasure Island Casino


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Awkward Posing, Cute Clothing

Cardigan: Charloette Russe Dress:old from Kohls Leggings: LC @ Kohls Boots: From a friend in school

I knew that when Jamal and I went out for lunch last week for Vday that I wanted to wear a cute outfit. Maybe one that was even post worthy.

I am NO  fashionista so this was going to be a bit of a stretch. I have never done an OOTD but decided that I wanted to try one out. The entire process was a bit time consuming.

Firstly I wanted to make sure that I looked decent enough.
Secondly Once I was finally content with my outfit I had to find somewhere to take the pictures.
Thirdly I had to figure out you can see I was a lost cause on this one! haha
Fourthly It was difficult to convey to Jamal what I wanted done and he kept taking the pictures at the wrong time.
And well editing, that was another ordeal.

Well I finally got it done and was satisfied enough to post the pictures.
I still am not a fashionista and most definitely don't plan on doing this often, but maybe every once in a while :)


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Two Truths & A Lion

I was super excited when I heard that Lo, Sar, Alexa, and Jena were doing a 2 truths and a lie link-up and knew I wanted to participate. But you see I have this small problem. I tend to be a perfectionist in the weirdest areas of my life and this happens to be one of them. I go crazy trying to think of the 3 perfect statements to tell everyone. And I don't want them to be dumb or obvious or anything so I get a little weird about it.

But after some browsing of others posts for inspiration I think I am ready! Here goes nothing.

Guess which one you think is the lie before you scroll down. My answers are after the picture.

1. I got into a car accident literally 5 minutes after I got my drivers license.

2. During my driver's test I drove over the curb and could not pass parallel parking, yet I still passed overall.

3. It took me 2 tries to get my drivers license, I think I only got passed because they had pity on me (see #2)

And now for the BIG reveal
1. Sad but true. It was not my fault though. some crazy old lady ran her red light, then after hitting my car proceeded to her destination, the pharmacy. The worst part about this one was that it felt like forever that the car was in the shop meaning that I couldn't drive. So much for being cool with my license
2. Again sad but true. What can I say? I was nervous. 
3. And this my friends is the lie. I passed my test on the first try believe it or not. I know I guess the lady just really liked me. That or she was scared to ever see me again. 

Well that wasn't so bad. And I hope at least some of you guessed wrong! Tell me what your guess was. I can't wait to go read everyone elses.

Monday, February 18, 2013

This Weekend I....

Today is Presidents Day. Most students don't have school today. But not college students :( Lame. So here I am preparing for a test blogging at school.

It is Monday so time for another round of This. Weekend. I. ... with Sar and Syndal (In my head that sounded like a game show announcers voice)

This Weekend I...
Met up with Ashley at Starbucks to catch up. We have both been so busy that I haven't seen in weeks so it was nice to talk. I am hanging out with her again this weekend and I cannot wait, we are going to a fun little class that I will be sure to blog about ;)

This Weekend I...
Worked all morning and afternoon on Saturday and then was expecting to have to babysit that night but I got a text later in the afternoon giving me the night off. So off to the gym I went for a good workout and a sauna session.

This Weekend I...
Headed to church Sunday morning for a great sermon and then had an afternoon date with Jamal, Greg and Karissa. We got lunch at MyBurger in uptown. I got the crispy chicken sandwich  It was really good. I have only been there a couple times now but it is one of my faves. Then after lunch we went to see Safe Haven. So. Good.

Hope that you had a fun weekend.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Hearts Day & Our Story Part 3

Happy Valentine's Day!!
Whether you are spending today with your girlfriends, your loved one, or all by yourself stuck at a desk doing homework/work I hope that it is a great day for each of you. I personally am going to get some lunch with Jamal and then off to I work go for the night. Boo. So lame.

So if you may or may not remember, some time ago I began telling "our story". But I am really good at procrastinating and thus the story has never been finished, well obviously it is still in progress, but the part of how he and I, became us ♥

In case you missed it here is part 1 and part 2

So last time I left off with our fun yet awkward prom. After the dance he came back to my house and we watched a movie where I faked fell asleep so I put my head on his shoulder, yep it was awkward, why did I think it would work? Not sure.

Anyways, a few days after prom Jamal texted me and asked if he could stop by for a bit. Of course!! So he did. We took my sister to the park and walked around my neighborhood for a bit and then he left. And I was left to wonder what it meant. Why did he come?

Curiosity got the best of me and I texted him asking him if he liked me, but not before a lot of text message reinforcement from my friends. Instead of replying to the text like I obviously wanted him to do, he called me!!

Now I am sure that most of you don't know this but I am incredibly shy, hence why I texted him!! So when he called me I kinda just threw my phone and ran away. Yea, that didn't help. He kept calling and I was just freaking out. eventually I got the brave enough to answer the phone. And he says to me "do you like me?" Are You Kidding ME?!?! I asked first!! Here is how the rest of the convo went

Me: Yea. Kinda. Do you like me?
Him: Yea
Him: So then I have a question for you. Will you go out with my?
Me: *ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh WhatDoISay WhatDoISay* < that was in my head :)
Me (out loud): Um...sure.
End of convo

Not the most romantic, but hey it worked. And after that we had the best summer I have ever had. We went on our first date to Lake Calhoun, spent our first 4th of July together in Duluth. And so many more great memories and firsts throughout the past 3.5 years.

I love him and he loves me and we are happy.

If you posted your love story put the link in the comments. I love reading them. Happy Valentine's Day


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Just A Few Things

Kind of a random post of things on my mind.

This week has been full of love everywhere you look, and yet I have not once mentioned a thing about it on my blog. Oops. Well I would like to change that, so here are my Valentine nails. I did them last night. What do you think? Nothing too complex but I like them.

Cute right? I used Nicole OPI Silver texture coat and Nailtini Bloody Mary

I didn't go to class on Monday because of the snow and not knowing how the bad the roads would be so I had a much needed day at home. I got some cleaning done and finally did laundry. I also tried a new recipe. Baked oatmeal. I though it would be a nice quick breakfast to have. It turned out really good. I made it with blueberries and bananas.

I really enjoy my two hour commute to school. I listen to the radio and just like the time. When I have a ton of things to do and feel overwhelmed I usually hate the commute and feel that it is such a waste of my time. But once I am driving I really love it.
My morning tea

Last night Chrissy posted a picture of Which Wich on Instagram and inspired me to check it out for dinner. I had never been there before. It is this fun sandwich place. You get to create pretty much any sandwich you want. I really liked it. I usually never get drinks to go with my meal when I am out but I even got the raspberry iced tea. So good. I will be going back for sure.


Monday, February 11, 2013

Weekend Recap

This Weekend I...
went to Olive Garden. I was quite excited about this especially seeing as it didn't cost me anything. Christmas gift cards are the best! unlike everyone else I didn't choose the 3 course meal and thus missed out on dessert :(. But my food was pretty good. I got the peach moscato chicken. It was good...not my favorite but still good.

This Weekend I...
Had the day of Saturday so of course what do I do with myself? Settle in in front of the TV and enjoy. Then that night I hung out with Riley for a few hours and watched all her crazy shenanigans.

This Weekend I...
Planned on going to church Sunday morning but when I awoke to the sounds of ice against my window I knew that it wasn't going to happen. My suspicions were right when I finally got up and saw how my car was iced over. That meant we were not going anywhere so instead we made a nice breakfast of bacon and hash browns.

This Weekend I...
Almost had to spend the next 20 minutes scraping my car windows but lucky for me my sister and her friend wanted ice cream so I told them I would take them if they scraped my windows for me. They gladly obliged. But not without a casualty.
Guess I will need to buy a new one of these

This weekend I...
Shoveled to my hearts content...and then some. But it was all worth it because afterwards Jamal made us some delicious turkey pumpkin chili. It was really good. But sadly there will be no leftovers since when I got up this morning I find the crock pot still full of chili, sitting on our kitchen counter. Sad. Guess it was so good it out us in a food coma and forgot to clean up.

Linking up with Syndal and Sar


Friday, February 8, 2013

Something Looks Different...But What?

Hey Guys! The weekend is here!! And tonight I am using up some Christmas gift cards and heading to Olive Garden. Cannot wait for some delicious food.

Are you one of those people that always notices immediately when a friend dyes/cuts their hair? Or maybe you're someone who doesn't notice until two days later. I am part of that latter group...oops. I always feel bad about it but I just can't help it.

Well in case you are like me. Just wanted to point out that once again this little blog here has gotten a little makeover. What do you think?? It is still a work in progress but I think it is pretty cool figuring all this stuff out! And a lot of fun. I will be changing it up as I learn more but for now I think it is perfect.

Have you changed your own blog layout? If you so and you have a great resource or two, please share!

Enjoy your weekend.


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Animal Buddies

As I am nearing the end of my college career I can't help but think about the future...and all the cute pets I want. Like these ones :)





And here is a sweet video to warm your heart if the pictures weren't enough. It is really worth the 2.5 minutes of your time, promise you will love it. 


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Workout Woes

Happy Wednesday Ladies! We are almost to Friday!

I have been doing really well working out consistently for the past 2 months or so. And with all the working out I have been doing I should be stretching a lot more. See that key word there? SHOULD be stretching. But I'm not. But trust me I will now, my lesson has been learned.
Monday morning I woke up and my calves were so tight I could barely get out of bed. It was miserable. My legs hurt like crazy and it was difficult to walk, climb stairs, or do any sort of movement with my legs. I had no idea what was wrong with me. Then as the day went on and I tried to think of reasons why I came up with some ideas. Working out, hours of driving  not drinking enough water, ect. I eventually decided that since I do/don;t do all of these things that I need to be stretching A LOT more or I will be having the issue more frequently.

That night I put on a little bit of Biofreeze (seriously the best thing ever) to try and help my poor little big leg muscles and went to sleep.

Tuesday morning when I got up my legs were still pretty tight and I was so thankful for my massage appointment that I had scheduled a few weeks ago.

My legs are feeling a ton better today but after a lot of effort yesterday. Here the necessities to loosening up those super tight muscles. 

And so...Lesson Learned...STRETCH. Every Single Day. And make sure to eat bananas :)

Has anything like this ever happened to you?? What do you do to keep your muscles loose?


Monday, February 4, 2013

Weekend Update: Friends, Football, Food

Hope all of you had a great weekend!! It was one of those weekends that go by way too fast and it is over before you even realize it.

This Weekend I...
Worked Friday night so much didn't happen. Once I got home Jamal and I watched an episode of Bones and then it was bedtime for me.

This Weekend I...
Expected to be working the entire day. I got off from my 1st job at 3:30 and then headed to the gym. While I was working out I got a call letting me know that I didn't need to babysit tonight. Yay! That means I was able to go to a little blogger get together at Kelly's. It was great seeing everyone there and get to know them all a little better.

This Weekend I...
Hosted the Superbowl. We spent the day cleaning and preparing food. Taco theme :) It was great hanging out with our friends and watching the game. I was excited that the Ravens won (Jamal is a huge fan) I would say it was a pretty interesting game. And Beyonce's performance was great. She looked good.

Once the game was over and everyone left I had to do a quick clean up and then it was time to sleep for me. It was a fun day but let me tell you it was rough waking up this morning.

Do you watch the Superbowl? Were you happy with the winning team?

Linking up with Sar and Syn
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