Monday, May 30, 2011

Beautiful Girl

My little sister loves her dog to pieces and I knew she wanted pics of the two of them together, so yesterday I was a meanie and made her get dressed and get on the ground. As grumpy as she was during the process--she was happy with the outcome (and so am I).

Here are some pictures of my beautiful little sister and her two year old mutt, Lily:

Friday, May 27, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

30 Posts of Truth--Post 02

Let's get to know one another. Here is the reference for this project, it also lists all the future posts!

Post 02 → Something you love about yourself.

I am so happy that this is a fun fabulous post! After writing this post we should all feel good about ourselves.

I love, love, LOVE... green eyes, freckles, freckles in my green eyes and kinky, curly hair. These are things that I used to not like, it makes me different from everyone and growing up all we ever want to do is fit in, well I didn't. All my girlfriends had straight hair, brown eyes and beautiful tan skin and well, I didn't! I was once told growing up by a sweet old man that I had the map of Ireland written on my face. I <3 it now. love for animals. I adore all my furbabies with all my heart, hell they are my heart outside my body (especially the Nood). I care for all animals and I feel a special connection to animals--deeper than most people I know.

"The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way it's animals are treated."
-Mahatma Ghandi

...that I'm a nurse and have found my calling in life. I've written a post on it before and there isn't more I can say on the subject other than I feel blessed to be a nurse.

Your turn, link up!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

30 Posts of Truth--Post 01

Let's get to know one another. Here is the reference for this project, it also lists all the future posts!

Post 01 → Something you hate about yourself.

I'm kind of bummed that this starts with something negative but I'm sure it'll set this whole project up for something wonderful.

Something I hate about myself: I am never comfortable in my own skin. I always feel like something could be better. Either I could be skinnier or prettier, etc. I hate that I am never confident with myself. soft my heart is for animals--I know this may seem really silly but if I see an animal out in the wild I feel compelled to help it, even if I can't do anything. I feel like I need to wait to make sure whatever animal is crossing the street makes it to the other side. This is something the hubby and I had beef with while we were dating because he never understood why I just couldn't let nature be nature. I guess it's not my nature, lol. I come off to people, some people think I am a bitch just because my opinion is loud or my personality seems harsh--truth is, I'm not. I am trying very hard to soften my initial personality to people. I come off to everyone as athletic and fit but only I (and now you all) know that it takes a lot for me to get into shape, and honestly, it isn't something I always want to do!

Now your turn--link up!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Goodwill what, what?!?!

Let me tell you, as a kid I never shopped at Goodwill, it was a place my mom never went so in turn we never went. I honestly think I would have stomped my feet and threw a temper tantrum if my mother ever even hinted that I should head to Goodwill for clothing--ugh, me?!? Not, I am way too much of a spoil brat to shop second hand.

Well holy guacamole, since the monies are coming out of my pocket nowadays (apparently, I became an adult at some point--totally not everything it was cracked up to be), I'm going to be a bit wiser about where I drop my dimes.

I went to Goodwill twice this week, once to one of my side of town and once on the other side of town. I figure I'd swing by them both and try to get a bit more for my summer wardrobe. I was looking mainly for dresses and skirts--as you are about to see I think I did pretty well for myself.


{Cute little brown flowy number from the Gap!}

{Little sweet kacki flowy number, this should wear nicely in the Florida heat.}


{I think this pair of shorts will be perfect for Costa Rica in 3 short months!}

{Love Ann Taylor and I think this is just a nice pair of shorts--I will most likely be wearing it without the cloth belt.}


{Just an easy little Cami, bright pink--I love it!}

{This is such a sweet fluttery top, I love it. It looks great on especially with the pink cami from above.}


{I think this dress is just a little country, which is ok since I live in the most country place I've ever lived--the only delemia I have is finding shoes to wear (any suggestions?}}

{I can never say no to another little Gator number, we wear orange and blue in this town regardless of where we are headed--these two colors are always appropriate together.}

{Costa Rica, woo-hoo!}

{Tommy Bahama, are you kidding me, at the Goodwill? Perfect condition, I can't wait to wear it.}

{Love this dress, of course it is Gator blue which never hurts. :)}

{Not sure where I'll wear this one, nothing too special, but I thought it would be cute on a little date night with the hubs.}

{Love this dress on, I feel like it makes me look a bit taller--maybe it's the diagonal stripes?!?}

{This is another sweet flowy dress. I can dress this up with my cute wedges from Atlanta or dress it down with flip flops--we'll see!}

Scrub Top:

{This one is for the kiddies since in 2 weeks I start in pediatrics! I think this is cute and happy.}

If you lasted through this whole post I'm proud of you! :) Thanks for sticking through it.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

30 Posts of Truth

This was originally dubbed 30 days of truth, but I need to be honest and we know I'm not going to post these posts in 30 consecutive days so I'm just doing 30 posts on truth. I thought this was an interesting series to do because it really will allow us all to get to know one another. My goal is going to get two posts up a week, maybe more if I'm feeling crazy. I'll also post up a linky so everyone can join. I hope you do!

Here is the list of posts that are going to go up (you can get a head start on writing them if you want to participate--please do!):

Post 01 → Something you hate about yourself.
Post 02 → Something you love about yourself.
Post 03 → Something you have to forgive yourself for.
Post 04 → Something you have to forgive someone for.
Post 05 → Something you hope to do in your life.
Post 06 → Something you hope you never have to do.
Post 07 → Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Post 08 → Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Post 09 → Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Post 10 → Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Post 11 → Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Post 12 → Something you never get compliments on.
Post 13 → A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)
Post 14 → A hero that has let you down. (letter)
Post 15 → Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
Post 16 → Someone or something you definitely could live without.
Post 17 → A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Post 18 → Your views on gay marriage.
Post 19 → What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Post 20 → Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Post 21 → (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Post 22 → Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
Post 23 → Something you wish you had done in your life.
Post 24 → Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)
Post 25 → The reason you believe you’re still alive today.
Post 26 → Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Post 27 → What’s the best thing going for you right now?
Post 28 → What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?
Post 29 → Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.
Post 30 → A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself

Saturday, May 21, 2011

OMG this never got posted!

Holy bananas, I wrote this post back on April 10 and it never got published! Well enjoy it now! :)

Who doesn't love new shoes? I know we all do!

Well in Atlanta, Keri and I went to DSW. While there we were just looking for whatever caught our eyes and I found these beauties. I know they are quite simple, but I love them. They are perfect for either skirts or jeans, love them! Not to mention, I got to spend all day on Saturday breaking them in at IKEA--I broke them in and didn't leave with any battle scars, woot-woot! I love Nine West!

Here is the break down:
Original price: $80
Marked down: $60
Then 30% off: $42
Coupon 1, $10 off: $32
Coupon 2, $5 off: $27

Final price of these beautiful Nine West wedges $27!

Yay for sales, coupons, mark downs, etc. I <3 shopping!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Fab Friday!

It's that time again. I love linking up with little Ms. Laura over at Between the Lines. Join up.

{Thrift stores, I have been having so much fun there lately. I went to day and a couple of days ago to add to my summer wardrobe. I have purchased 7 dresses, 2 skirts and a few shirts. I am going to put up a whole post on all my goods but I'll leave you wanting more with this. :)}

{Florida Gator baseball, this is our last regular season series. Tomorrow is the last game, I'm excited about it. I didn't go this evening--I was too sleepy, lame I know, but it's the truth.}

{Books, I know I post this one often--but I love my books. I picked up a new one yesterday at Barnes and Nobel. I have been carrying a clip out from a magazine that reviewed this book for the last few months. I will definitely post a review up when I finish it.}

{Scrapbooking, I am an on again, off again scrapbooker. I love it though! I printed 93 pictures at the local CVS today and I am bringing a bunch of my supplies home (I'll fill you all in on those plans later) next week and plan to use them during my down time. If I get all the 93 pictures scrapbooked, I will have all of 2010 scrapbooked as well as 2011 up to this point.}

{My wonderful furbabies as always. I took poor little Kiwi to the vet a week ago because she was scabby and itchy, well she gets car sick and starts foaming at the mouth before she generally pukes everywhere (which she did). Here is a pic of my poor foaming kitty at both in the car (I was hoping if she could see out the window then she wouldn't puke--WRONG) and at the vet's office, lol.}

{Lastly as always to close my fab Friday post is my lovely hubby. This poor man will be on his own for 10 days while I am home with my family. Today I got the cooking done (Thank God). I made 2.5 lbs of chili, 6 chicken enchiladas and meat for 4 chipotle turkey burgers. That should keep him comfortable for a while. Here is a pic I had to pick out for the cover of our wedding album, I love that each time I look through all the images I find a new one to love--our photographer was phenomenal!}

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