Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Polaroids

Welcome to my new weekly feature! If you follow me on twitter you already know, I got a new phone! It's just the new Black Berry Curve but I love it! My goal is to take at least two pictures a day. Just to document my daily life. I didn't do too hot this week, but I'm workin' on it. Here are a few photos from this week as well a few from when I first got the phone. I decided to use these little Polaroid frames from Picnic. I also use the 1960's effect. 

The first two are photos from a couple weeks ago. My friend Audrey just got a job as a bartender at the Lava Lounge and Beer Hall. Two really cool place to hang out, and they happen to be connected to an amazing mexican restaurant, Rudy's. Next, a picture of Matt at band practice. My bonsai tree, and it's new friends on my desk. A typically ride in the back of Matt's car. My beautiful new thermos! Lastly, my storage unit. Yeah, I have a lot of stuff.. which I miss, A L O T.

Well I hope you enjoyed my new feature. I'll be back next week, with even more photos, promise!


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Stayin' Up Late

Shark Week entertained us with a little music on Thursday night. I really shouldn't stay up late on week nights but this was certainly worth it. They have another show coming up on the 29th, and one at the beginning of May. You should gooo.

(( the lame squad ))

Sometimes I forget how hilarious my friends are until I see them frozen in a picture.

I love weekends now that I have zero commitments. No homework, no work, just relaxing. I may be taking a little too much advantage of these days, as I have done almost nothing today. I might be more motivated to do something if most of friends and boyfriend didn't work on Saturdays and Sundays. But I just really can't help but enjoy doing nothing! I think tomorrow my Dad and I are going to see Hanna, does that count as being productive? Maybe I'll clean my room...


Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Keeping this to a paragraph or two. All these changes in my life over the last couple months put my brain on maximum whacko. Not that I wasn't totally crazy before, but I'm totally even more crazy now. I had no idea it was possible, but it is. With that being said, it's time for a change, something for me to be proud of! I became an official student of Red Velvet's Dream Job e-course today. This summer, during my vacation HA!, I will be opening an Etsy shop.

So here it is, day one.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


First and foremost while uploading these photos Blogger informed me I've used all my 'free storage'. Sayy whattt!? Not cool. Guess I'll be hoppin' on Flickr train.

Now that I've got myself a full-time job, my schedule has been very different. I'm still getting used to it, so of course it's been causing me a bit of stress. I'm just ready for things to settle down, and be 'normal'. But until then I will just have to take a deep breath and take it one day at a time. I'm so appreciative of all the people in my life who bring me joy daily. 

Here are a few photos for your visual enjoyment.

Pretty new coverlet from Wal-Mart paired up with my vintage sheets. Only $7!

New earrings; thrifted, and from the giveaway I won. Along with a glimpse at my newly started thermos collection. 

A couple shots of my latest additions to my room.

Finally, my new hamper. I bought it at a garage sale, from a big JERK! I thought the sticker on it said $5, so I offered him $5 for the hamper and a broken Big Ben clock that was a $1. He gave me this funny look and said "Sure!". When I picked up the hamper I realized it was $3. Think that old man told me? Nope. JERK. I guess the lesson here is, wear your glasses.


Saturday, April 2, 2011

It's A Bow!

After months of talking about it, I finally got it! And I'm already planning my next one.

Designed by Adam Risse, Tattooed by Ian Foley at Area 51 Tattoo Studio in Cedar Falls


Friday, April 1, 2011

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

I'm not jobless! I am now an Attendance Secretary at a local high school. It's pretty fun thus far, I've only been there 3 days though so I still have to feel it out a bit.

Today when I got off work I got my second tattoo. It's a big pink bow on my left thigh. I'm absolutely in love with it but, boy did it hurt! On Thursday I donated plasma to make some extra cash to pay for it. I think with all these needles, and waking up early, I'm feeling really worn out!

Sometimes when you go (put yourself) through challenges, life gives you little reminders that it's all worth it. There are days where I have to take a deep breath and try REALLY hard to remind myself of that. However, tonight when I got home, someone else did the reminding. 

Carly was hosting a giveaway over on her blog from Amy of A is for Ampersand. Guess who won? Me! It was the perfect little pick-me-up! So thank you so much to both Carly and Amy, as well as True Random Number Generator (I couldn't have done it without you)! 

I will blog about my shiny, and swollen tattoo sometime tomorrow.

And just so you're not without photo, here is Jake and I. He is Matt's cousin's little boy. His shirt says "I cry when ugly people hold me." I think that speaks for itself.