Thursday, February 23, 2012

In the know!

Hey, y'all.  Today, I decided to link up with Kerri from "A Sweet Georgia Peach". (click!) This is the first time I've linked up with anyone, so hopefully it goes smoothly.  Please let me know! 

5 bits of advice, friends...

1.  Don't flip off that person who wouldn't let you merge into their lane. 

It's only human to get mad at the other drivers on the road.  Some of them are just plain mean and rude; however some of them are just plain distracted.  Not the type of distracted like "talking on the cell phone" type of distracted.  Some people are just distracted by life.  That person you flipped off might be thinking about how he will manage to pay his bills after just losing his job.  Hm, think of things in a different light now, huh?

2.  Change into your gym clothes.

Silly thing to say, huh?  The hardest part of getting yourself to get your work out on is getting yourself ready to get your work out on.  Put on your gym gear and you'll be feeling much more ready to break a sweat.  And once you do get that work out in, you'll feel like you actually accomplished something that day.  Now, that's a good feeling. 

3.  Call your Nana.

Nana works for "Grandma", "Grandmommy", "Granny", and all of the rest of the other cute grandmother names that exist.  Call the sweet lady because I don't think there's anything cuter than a sweet Nana.  If you don't have a Nana, then call someone that makes you happy.  I'm sure they're just as cute.  If you call your Nana, then I can guarantee that if you're in an "I hate the world" type of mood and you hear your sweet Nana's voice, then that "I hate the world" type of mood will shortly switch over to an "I love the world" type of mood.  I'm convinced that Nanas are the best, as well as other amazing people that perk you up.  

4.  Watch a YouTube video that makes you laugh your a$$ off. 

Laughing releases endorphins.  Endorphins=happiness, for real.  There are so many knee-slappin, hilarious, laugh-so-hard-that-you-pee videos on that website, that you'll be set for life.  If you have a hard day at work or you're pissed you failed a test and just need a 5 minute chill out sesh, then sit back and watch a funny video.  Then, forward that funny video to me. 

5.  Have a wine night.

Wine + friends = a fun time.  A wine night is such a great way to catch up and spend quality time with one another.  Sometimes life gets so crazy busy that you feel like you never have the time to meet up with friends.  Make time.  You gotta.  Your friends are your peeps.  You gotta make time for them because well, they're awesome and they know you better than anyone.  

Hope you all are having a wonderful week! 
 Check back for the next post featuring a new DIY project! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Welcome! and V-Day recap.

Hello, new and old friends!

Make new friends, but keep the old...
one is sil---

Forget it, ha.  

Just wanted to make a point of saying "Welcome!" to my new people!  I might be crazy and weird by saying this, but I really like to think that the "blogosphere" is like its own little world.  So, for all of you new friends, I'm excited to virtually "meet you" and hear from you! 
Ps:  Sorry about the hideous "welcome" sign.  It looks like it came straight out of a really bad 80's hip hop music video with that font, eek.  My apologies.  Won't happen again. 


So, about yesterday...
How was YOUR Valentine's Day?

Mine was decent.
Had to do a lot of studyin', which is always a great time 
(sarcasm, hope you caught it).
But seriously, I can't complain too much because 
my Valentine was lookin' hella spiffy---
take a look for yourself!


Don't you just wanna eat him up?

He's such a stud, 
and I can't help but admire his studly-ness.

In all seriousness, I hope that everyone enjoyed
 the lovey-dovey-ness that Valentine's Day broughtcha.  


Since the earlier part of this week consisted of me studying my a$$ off for the two tests I had today, I decided to take a breather and get my craft on.

 I made these lil' bracelets this evening---
hope you like 'em! 

I posted "Leigh" to my Etsy site, but I haven't gotten around to posting "Twisted", so you lucky people get a sneak peek (feel special, you're VIP status, yay).

I'm sure I'll be gettin' myself into some more projects on my day off tomorrow!

Hope y'all have a lovely evening.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Valentine's Day

Not gonna lie.  Valentine's Day has never been my favorite holiday.
But a holiday's a holiday, so I'm gonna be celebratin' 
no matter what the occasion might be.
So, who's with me?

Something delicious for the occasion...

Yeah, pancakes are nbd for a breakfast, but cutting out the fruits makes it much more special.
Homemade pizza is that much better when it's heart-shaped.
And heart-shaped eggs...
Forget going to a restaurant when you can make heart hamburgers on your very own grill. 

In addition to celebratin' with some yummies, 
here's some silly cards that made me lol.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Seriously, Mister Groundhog?

Not too happy with Mr. G'hog right about now, y'all...

I mean, really?!?
6 more long weeks of winter?
He's gotta be kiddin'.

Okay, enough of my complaining.  I can't be in a mad-at-the-world type of mood when I get to leave the city life for a day and half to go see my sis at her school (tomorrow!).  I'm super excited.  The plan is to visit with she and her friends, maybe do a little shopping, eat dinner with all of her new "sisters", and party it up since it's the boys' bid day---which is apparently one of the craziest and most fun nights this semester.  So, I'm stoked (to say the least!).  

Can't wait to see her!

It's been a few weeks since I last saw my sis, so it will be good to give her a good ole' squeeze.  You know, some big sister lovin'.   Gotta love it. 

Now, for the promised DIY project...

Lace candle holders
Pretty easy, huh?
Probably don't have to spell it out for ya.
Buy some lace, mason jars, or cups, and
some tea light candles...
And voila!
You got it, sister.  Work yo magic.   

 Hope y'all have a fantastic weekend---don't eat yourself silly on Superbowl Sunday ;)

***For those of you who haven't noticed, I added a button to the right of my page!  Feel free to "grab" it, and add it to your blog.  Those who do, I will be oh-so-proud to dedicate some of my future posts promoting your Etsy shop!  So, be sure to let me know if you "grab" it :) .  Thanks! 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What month is it?

I'm very confused, friends.  

This morning, I stared inside my closet and contemplated exactly what I wanted to wear. With a closet full of "seasonal" things such as sweaters, jackets, scarves, and other wintry things; I threw my hands in the air and just gave up.

You know that freeeeeeezing weather that usually greets us at this time of the year?  

Yeah, well it's not here, if you haven't noticed.

I opened my blinds and was immediately blinded by the sun's bright rays.  As I squinted out my window, I noticed two ladies walking down the sidewalk right in front of my apartment.  This isn't odd or anything.  I see many people running or walking around my part of town.  What is odd was they were wearing t-shirts and shorts

Last time I checked it's the first of February (AKA Febrrrrr-ary). 

Before you might think that those two ladies are absolute lunatics for wearing this sort of apparel in the month of February, I have to set the record straight.  It really was 70-freaking-degrees.  Believe it or not. 

Because it's warm and gorgeous outside, my mindset is: it's warm outside, so summer has to be close.  Oh, I only wish this was the truth...

I guess we will have to wait and 
see if the groundhog sees his shadow...  
I'm hoping we won't have 6 more weeks of winter.  

That might as well be me.  My mind has quite an imagination, huh?

Since this is all I can think about because I've been teased by the weather, here's some beachy, summer-y stuff that I'm diggin'.

Check it out, y'all.

Click link below item to bring you to its page.

 Tiny Antique Gold Seahorse and Turquoise Charm Necklace; $6.25.

Ocean Sterling Silver Earrings; $22.

 By the Sea Coastal Decor; $12. 

Next time, I'll be back with more DIY projects, so be sure to check back!