Thursday, September 30, 2010

A picture of me + 3 new/good things = Day THIRTY.

***sorry for this picture of me today... I just got off work. Now for the 3 good things that have happened in the past 30 days.
1. I PASSED my first test for the 4th semester.
2. I started 4th semester, which means I am almost to the 5th!
3. I started and finished this 30 day series! Woo Hoo.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

something I collect + or might collect = Day Twenty Nine

if you look behind my bestie and me, you can see my 
small, little photo collection. 
I am not much of a collector, but I do love my photos.

the best part of my day = day twenty eight.

hm... all of my days are pretty different. but I would guess the best part is coming home from whatever I am doing and seeing my little love bug(s). miss tallulah, and stella of course.

Something I could never get tired of doing = Day Twenty Seven

 right now, I could never get tired of sleeping. I just can't get enough of it these days. 

Five pet peeves = Day Twenty Six

It is hard to settle with just 5. I think I find a new pet peeve everyday.
5. drivers who drive under the speed limit in the fast lane. move it or lose it.
4. ungrateful-ness. because as this week has proved, we are not guaranteed another day, be thankful
3. people who are smackers of the food in their mouth. AAAAAAHH!!
2. repetitive noises, especially when it is done just because. ie. clicking of the pen, taping of the foot.
1. people without any elevator etiquette. this has since moved to number one because I have to deal with those who either have never taken an elevator etiquette class or who missed it. please back up from the elevator when people are trying to get off, and please take the stairs when going from floor 1 to 2.

Playing catch up with my Celebrity Crushes = Day Twenty Five

here are my top 3 right now. sitting in at number 1 is mr. John Mayer. He will never lose that top title.
holding close at number 2. is maksim from dancing with the stars. and number 3 which could be number 2 is mr. kellan lutz from the twilight saga.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Just a reminder

Never put off tomorrow what could be done today. I say it often, do it occasionally, and feel it today more than ever.

Yesterday lives were taken from my hometown in a tragic ACCIDENT. Although God has it completely under control, those here haven't quite grasped the reasons and the uncertainties are at an all time high.

So why must we now tell everyone we love them, say goodbye one more time, or call just to say hello? Because we forget how fast our lives can be taken from us. We forget our plans aren't nearly as good as God's, and His are the ones that matter most. We forget tomorrow is so far in our future, and we forget that right now is all we really have. It is all that we can grasp.

I didn't know the family personally. Sure, a smile and hey would have been exchanged, and I am positive I have met them sometime in the past. I do know some of the immediate family. However, a family is grieving harder than they have ever grieved, and that is something I have never done. I can only imagine it is the worst feeling in the entire world.

Our worlds have become entirely too cynical, stressful, and negative. But someone is fighting a greater battle. Someone's heart is heavier than yours, and someone needs a shoulder to lean on more than we could even comprehend. We are not invincible, we are imperfect people trying to carry the weight of this world on our shoulders.

I had a preacher who finished every Sunday with the simple quote, "tell someone you love them." I don't know why she said it. I can only assume it is because you may never see them again, and as irrational as that sounds, it is the simple truth. A scary truth.

I don't pretend to be a perfect person, and only write this blog as a reminder. I take so many things for granted. Simple little life things, I take for granted every single day. Right now I am not saying I will never take something for granted again, I am only saying I will do my best not to. I will hope and pray that everyone knows how much I love them, and if they don't, I hope God allows me to tell them before it is too late.

test #1.

sorry for the MIA-ness lately. test number 1 was this morning, so we all know I was having withdrawals from my blogging world as I tried to study.

also, please keep the Ezell family in your prayers. they need them more than ever.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Can't Leave the House Without = Day Twenty Four.

1. cell phone
2. check card or cash
3. keys
4. and if I can, Lula is usually with me too.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Show + Me Liking it = Day Twenty Three

I have just recently became a head over heel LOVER OF GLEE! Oh my goodness.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

my Town = Day Twenty Two

this is the galleria, just one of the many malls in the hoover area.

 and here is highway 280 in hoover on any given day at almost any given time. no lie.

The fight.

When times are hitting rock bottom, we can't question.
When we cant catch a break, we must not question.
When its one big attack after another, we will not question.

We can only, we must only, have faith and know that there is a reason behind all the madness, there are perfect unclear answers to why we are instilled with this ability to fight. Fight for our lives, fight harder then we've ever had to fight before.
We will not question. We will only trust in God because He chose us to fight this battle. With Him by our side we can do anything, we will do whatever He allows us to do. We will take His hand, push forward, and never look back. Its all we have in a world that gives us obstacles that we aren't even taught how to fight. We aren't even guaranteed an outcome, but it is still up to us to push through the fire.
We may only let everything we have go, fall to our knees, and leave the battle up to God. He chose us, He trusts in us, He knows that we are ready to fight. We are ready for the journey, and He will never leave our side. We may fall, we may cry, and we may even fail, but God will never let us hit the bottom. He is our rock, our protector.


Sometimes life throws us these 92 mph curve balls, and we aren't quite ready to take the swing. Its our last chance at bat. 2 outs with the bases loaded, 9th inning. Everyone is counting on us. Everyone is relying that whatever we do we will win this game. But we weren't expecting a curve ball. Its slow motion watching the ball leave the pitcher's hand heading towards the plate. We wait patiently, we flutter anxiously, because we don't know whether to swing with all of our might or let this one go. Our fans are cheering louder than they have ever cheered before, but this pitch might be a little too much for us to handle. Without warning, God takes our bat, guides are hands, and lifts our hearts. We don't know yet whether we hit a home run or lost the game, but the fans are still cheering as loud as ever. We will not give up on this fight.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Favorite Place to Eat = Day Twenty-One

this one is pretty easy peasy. outback is one my faves. top 2 for sure.
macaroni grill isn't too far behind. loving the shrimp or chicken alfredo.

Monday, September 20, 2010

my Dream wedding = Day Twenty.

This one makes me laugh. Because this is nowhere in my near future, but a girl always dreams of her wedding day. So here is a little glimpse.

of course, daisies will be everywhere.
then a pretty sweet cupcake cake.

and last but not least, I am in love with this monique lhuillier wedding dress. ** I saw it in a magazine a while back, and snapped a picture as a souvenir.
I probably have a million ideas in my head, but these are my top 3. 
And I have officially caught back up.  Woo Hoo.

dream pet + keeping that pet = Day Nineteen

 See, when I was younger, I had this MEGA infatuation with monkeys. Curious George to be in fact. I had countless monkey stuffed animals, back packs, blankets, pillows, etc. I was in love. However, as I have gotten a little wiser to know how not cool these things would be as pets my love for monkeys was strictly an infatuation only. I know longer believed I would own a monkey one day, and no longer dreamed of having one of these creatures in my home. But on the flip side, if they could be pets, I would take one for sure! no doubt. They are still pretty cute, but only from afar!!

last year + this year = Day Eighteen

seems I have been slacking on my 30 day challenge. So I will catch back up really fast.
Last year my hair was short. I was just starting back nursing school, and my world was changing fast.
This year my hair has gotten a little longer, I am in FOURTH semester, and it is all starting to slow down.....NOT! okay maybe a little more than last year. Oh, and I have probably put on a few lbs. 

"A penny for your thoughts...

Oh no, Ill see 'em for a dollar. " - perry.

I have realized some of posts have been a little on the downer side.

For starters my blog is a big vent for me. I love writing, and although I will not major in writing,  English, or journalism, I will always love writing venting. Sometimes your pen and paper, or in my case, my notepad on my cellphone, are my only out. Its too hard to explain the entire situation (whatever it might be). So I vent. And that is why here lately my posts haven't been extremely positive. I wear my heart on my sleeves, my expression slap dab on my face, and my mood is exactly what I am feeling. I have yet to figure out if that is a  good or bad quality, but I do know that is how God made me. So it must be okay.

I have also learned here lately that my God should be my only biggest influence. I'm not saying everyone is else wrong, I am just saying He is the only one who knows what is best. So of course that makes Him my best influence. Sure my family are great influences as well, but when it comes down to the nitty gritty, its me and God. And God trusts me to make that final decision. And I trust in Him as well.

Of course I take my family and friend's advice into consideration. I would be crazy not too, but in certain situations the influences are just too much too handle. And when you let other people influence your decisions then you have given up your right of being a strong individual. You have given that right to someone else, and the whole world just starts taking its turn rolling you over. Altogether, it makes things way more complicated than it should have been in the first place. I am sure I am a pretty passive person. But I also know that peer pressure or wrong influences aren't the best ideas.

I think when it gets too complicated and you have too many voices going through your head, then you lose what the real situation was all about to begin with. So you have to just step back and only trust in yourself and in God. Ill give it up to God. Because at the end of the day, He really is the best influence.

And on the menu for the day...

Well if you are the pavement... then you chose both of your options. My knee and my hand, and you ate enough to last you the rest of the week!

Story is, I don't know how to walk. My left foot tried to take control and my right foot didn't know what to do. Next thing I know, the pavement and I have gotten to know each other really well. Ill forever have gravel embedded in my forearm. HA.
Happy Monday!

Hello Monday

Everyone always say that they hate mondays. Sure, you have major jet lag from the weekend, 5 am always comes way too early and 5pm doesn't come fast enough. But it is coming whether we are ready or not. Its going to happen. Hey Monday, I've been waiting for you.

Sure Monday isn't my favorite day of the week, that's a toss up between a Friday evening or a Saturday morning. But if I am going to start anything at all, I have to do it on a Monday. Seriously, I have no idea why. But I have to, it is a must that anything new, i.e. diet, workout, must start on a Monday. I don't think I have ever started anything in the middle of the week. And why? I don't really know. All I know is that it doesn't quite feel right to start something not on a Monday, because the days will all be messed up. Because clearly I'm not going to do any of it on my beloved weekend. So why waste just half of a week? Remember that love for anything but odd numbers, this makes me have those same odd feelings.

So as you have put it all together, you will constantly here me saying, "Ill start next Monday," "Let's wait until Monday," or "Um, I think it will be better if we start on Monday, you know, like a new week, new life kind of thing." Well this past Monday has come and gone, and so have the ones before it. I am running out of Mondays. They come and go way too fast these days. So here I am, on another Monday debating if this Monday is my Monday. Because last Monday sure wasn't.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Not tired, although I am exhausted. Not annoyed, although I am impatient. Stuck. Like in a mud puddle. A mud puddle that is extra gooey. Extra sticky. And I am so far down,that the this shovel doesn't even make a dent. Go figure.

Does anyone see one of those booths that has directions? You know, they fold up, fit into your pocket, and fold out to make the biggest map you ever seen? I need one. Not to florida, or california, but one that just says Life, really big on the front. Ooooh, I think I see one. Hey, hey you could you please run over there and grab one for me? Yeah you! Hey, hello??? Is anyone there??

Who am I kidding? No one is listening, even though they are standing right there. Right in front of me with there back turned. So they don't see me stuck down here. They don't even hear my cries. Maybe, if I just push, push a little hard, I can almost feel my toes loosening up.

Luckily I can still see the sun shining. Which I think is a secret message saying keep your head up, and push through. The grass is surely greener on the other. I mean, anything is greener than this mud puddle I've been stuck in.

Ugh I don't even like mud. It completely changes your appearance, everything is ruined, and you're left with a big bunch of dirty old clothes that wont survive another round in the washing machine. The clothes aren't even good enough for someone else to wear. There only old and tarnished and underapprieciated.

Wait? Am I talking about clothes here? Yeah, sure I am.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Lookie Lookie Lookie...

so lookie to the left... I have added a new button. Maybe, just if you want of course, take it (copy and paste), put it on your blog, then shoot me a comment! only if you want though. Happy Weekend!

Fill in the blank Friday

1. When I get a day to myself I like to   - go shopping, catch up on my tv shows, blog a little, lay out if it is sunny, maybe do some reading, but no school books please.

2.  High school was....      eeeehh. Not much to say, except that I don't miss it at all.

3.  A little dream I have is       travel the world as a nurse, but that is a pretty big dream. 

4.  A big dream I have is       have a family with lots of littles.

5.  If I could drive any car my pick would be     a Mercedes G-Wagon. BLACK! FULLY LOADED!

6.  A time that I felt really and truly beautiful was      hmm... wow, I didn't know this question should be so hard to answer. Maybe a little soul searching is in store. 

7.  Tomorrow I will....      be a busy little bee, baby shower, birthday party, football!

*** this was a fun little thing I found over at "thelittlethingswedo," by lauren.

Last Purchase = Day 17.

I know I posted this picture the other day,, but this is the last thing that I actually purchased! And boy was it yummy. **** A butterfinger blast from Sonic. Whip Cream on top, please!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ghosts, Goblins, Witches... Oh My!

haha... not really. miss priss just wanted to hide, so i threw this headband on top. 
she is the cutest little monster i have ever seen. happy thursday!

All I ever wanted...

was a little capri sun. guess that was just too much to ask for this morning.

Cravings = Day Sixteen.

Well, I don't so much crave these foods, but I do like them a WHOLE LOT.

i have been craving these lately. A little butterfinger, a little ice cream!
my mouth is watering right now just thinking about my favorite mac n cheese!
LOVE LOVE, gotta have my DP.

Throwing in the towel...

When is it time to throw in the towel?
When do you finally say, okay this is enough, I am finished?
When you walk away, never look back, and move on?

See, I think I am a pretty good giver of advice, but you know they always say, "it's easier said than done." So thank you to whoever said that, I suppose you just wanted to make life a little bit more difficult. So here I am, unable to follow through with my own advice, because I just don't know. It is that plain and simple. What to do? What to do? I have worked so hard for something, have recieved little in return, but some part of me can't throw in the towel. Why? Because life isn't that simple. Sure I am young, have tons of life to live, but I just don't know that for sure. I only have today. Shouldn't that make this all more simple? Why heck no. But more difficult? WELL YES. Because I am so scared of the unknown. Like, TERRIFIED.

I have no idea why. I could blame my past, my choices, my present, or anything for that matter. But there is no one to blame but myself. For not following through with what I believe, and losing myself, who I am deep down, in the process. Now that is pretty simple to follow. I have held on for so long that I can't remember why I chose that the first time. So when is time to throw in that towel? I still need an answer.

I think we are scared to make decisions because we don't know what our future holds. What if that was the best. What if we don't find anything like it ever again, and what if we lose it all? Now that, I am afraid of. That is something my heart just can't grasp, and that is why it is so hard to throw in this worn out towel.

The one thing I do know, is that I hate to question things. I just feel like if you question your decisions, then maybe they aren't the best ones for you. You should just know. Don't people just know? Or is that just in the movies? Surely not, surely when something is right, you just know. Whole heartedly its all you can think about, its the best decision, and it just feels best? Surely there are still those moments out there. I am a believer.

So is it time? I am not there yet. I can't ask who I need to ask for fear of losing it all, so I must only ask myself. I guess I am the only one who gets this all anyways. Its a constant, draining, push and pull kind of conflict, and I am all but ready to throw in the towel.

But at this point I think I might just lay it down, turn out the lights, and slowly walk away. I'm pretty worn out.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to my number 1 nephew. Although we waited for you for almost a decade,
we wouldn't have it any other way. God's plans are phenomenal and you are living
proof of his miracles. Your smile, laugh, and little personality
are bright enough to shine the world.   
Happy Birthday #5, Wilbur, Beef Willingtan, or just Will.
I love you big.

More Giveaways!!!!

Here is another sweet little giveaway!!!!!! Check it out, RIGHT NOW! Here is the link ........ RIGHT HERE!

What makes me different = Day Fifteen.

The picture doesn't really say much... but I figured since the post was about me, I would give a picture of me.
So what makes me different you ask?

Well for starters, I am a lefty. As much as I don't think this makes me different, my patients (especially the older ones) at work always seem to disagree. They are fast to make a comment when they see me writing.

I am kinda goofy, sometimes slow to pick up anything that has to do with common sense, and really quirky. However, I blame the lack of common sense on the EXCESS of book smarts I have recieved since starting nursing school. HaHa.

For the most part, I am  like everyone else, except all of the things mentioned above, and because not one person is just like the next. How much NO FUN would that be?? And of course there are more differences, but if you read the blog enough then I am sure you can figure some of them out! Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hopes + Dreams + Plans = Day 14.

HOPES: I hope God allows me a lot of babies.
DREAMS: Graduation, Traveling, Working, a Family
PLANS: GRADUATION, help my sister take care of the newest addition come april, and working, OH and getting my own place.

***if you want more of my hopes and dreams and plans, just check out my 5 year plan tab.

Southern Belle

I guess we southerners hold all the stigmas... go to a 4 year college, join a sorority, graduate in 4 years from that college, get married, have cute little babies, inherit your parent's company, find your white picket fence in front of a lightly painted yellow house with a wrap around porch. In that exact order.

Well, I broke the stigma a while back. Maybe before I even started college. I didn't join a sorority, because I was told no, and realized it was one of the best no's I had ever heard. I still haven't graduated and we all know it has been way past 4 years. I have no company to inherit, or money for that matter. But that's only because I have spent it all in the past 5 years. Now of course, every girl dreams of their wedding day. I would more than likely would be bridezilla. Because I want what I want exactly when I want it. Third child syndrome?? Check. I love babies, and I want atleast 4 but I am sure I will settle with 2. You know, I just can't make that decision yet. And of course, the yellow house with a picket fence is certainly a dream I have stashed away somewhere.

However, I can only pray that God wants each of these things for me and my future. But until then, I can't ever question my choices, and if what I am doing is the best thing for me. I have big dreams, a big heart, and know that those dreams will be fulfilled first. I have a person in my life who has big dreams too, and that is something I can't continue to question either.  Because right now, we are happy, living our lives, and taking it day by day. I can't force something on someone if the importance isnt all that great, it just pushes them farther away. If God wants me to have babies 2 years from now or 10 years from now, that is His choice. I am just living this life in the meantime. I will figure the rest out as I mosey along.

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Big Switch = Day Thirteen

Who would I switch places with a day if I could?? Hmm... Let's see

cameron diaz.... because she just seems flawless, fearless, and unstoppable.
carrie underwood.... because she is beautiful and her voice is rad.
and nicole richie.... just so i could steal from her closet. i love her style

Sunday, September 12, 2010

not in the mood...

but Roll Tide. I haven't been much in the mood to blog. Maybe it is called blogger's block, but I will work through it. HA. However, I did go to the game Saturday to see Alabama kick some Penn State booty. This sweet little one's mom goes to school with me. Check out to cute outfit and bow, all handmade!! RTR

something you eat today + a picture of = Day Twelve

yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum.

shuffle to the left + shuffle to the right = Day Eleven.

1. save me - dave matthews
2. better days - anthony hamilton
3. home - alan jackson
4. she's alive - outkast
5. short skirtk and long jacket - cake
6. truth - amos lee
7. gimme shelter - the rolling stones
8. callin baton rouge - garth brooks
9. square one - coldplay
10. wake your mind up - 311

so take your itunes, put it on shuffle, and list the top 10.
but these weren't my itunes, because i can't find my ipod right now.
either way, enjoy
happy sunday!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

One Family + One (or three) Photo(s) = Day Ten   

A Song for Every Mood = Day Nine

Sorry for being a day late...but here is my song for every mood...and of course there are tons but I am just going to name one for each.

HAPPY: you're my sunshine - steve azar
SAD: if i die young - perry.
ANGRY: gunpowder and lead - miranda lambert
ROMANTIC: where did my baby go - john legend
DANCE PARTY: maneater - nelly furtado
CHILL: element - matthew mayfield
SLEEPY: everything John Mayer, because I love him.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Favorite Thing About today # 13

my favorite thing about today was...

one + two + three + four = Day 8.

4 simple goals + why?

1. Eat HEALTHIER, because my age and weight are catching up to one another. I am no longer in high school with the metabolism of a ten year old. It has grown weak over the years, which is why # 2 is
2. Work out atleast 3 times a week. I have got to start to doing this!
3. Read atleast 2 hours a night for school. This would help so much for school if I just read every night. Procrastination at its finest if I don't.
4. Pray everyday. Sometimes I get so caught up on everything and forget to step back, soak it in, and let it go. So I try and will continue to do my best at praying everyday, all day!

Monday, September 6, 2010

One Big Impact = Day 7.

I know I probably talk about this cute little girl a lot but she really has had a big impact on my life. 
No a huge one. 

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Laces Out, Laces Out!!

I decided to stay in town this weekend for the games. So I figured I could bring the games to me. Off to Wal-Mart for all the goodies, hot dogs, cheese dip, chicken fingers, and chocolate chip cookies! Then I found the coolest of things....Tortilla chips shaped like footballs, with the laces and everything! Of course, I snatched them right up. They were perfect for the gameday festivities! Let's not forget 

What's in your bag = Day 6

Here it is. There is hardly any other bag that travels with me as much as my make-up bag does.
1. The bag itself. It changes a lot, but right now, this one is pretty trusty.
2. Just a random headband, who knows when I might need it.
3. A mirror, that rarely is used.
4. My favorite comb, I feel lost without it.
5. Just some nail polish, in a pretty red. Right now though, I am sporting some blue.
6. The bag within a bag. It holds my brushes. And the brush hanging out of it, is my trusty blush brush.
7. A few eye shadows that are pretty regulars. Courtesy of Mac.
8. The powders, and Clinique is a must.
9. The blush center. Who knows if I want pink or extra pink, then the Mac "Barbie Line" adds a little highlight.
10. The eye brow center, which needs some work. Tweezers and eyebrow brush.
11. Bronzer, because winter = no sun for me. all the right places of course.
12. A few little little gloss/chapsticks. I do not use lipstick.
13. My most favorite bobby pins, I always have to know where they are.
14. Just some nail clippers.
15. A random pair of earrings that have lost their home in my bathroom. So they ended up in my makeup bag.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Fantastic Felt Fun

I saw some felt bows on a few blogs, so I did a little snoopin, a little googlin, and found out that they were super easy to make. Off to Hobby Lobby I went this afternoon. I can only imagine what goes through some of the cashier's heads as people collect the most random things because they have nifty little ideas. It is very beginnerish, but I am sporting my houndstooth bow as we speak. Don't forget, it is the first Alabama game of the season. ROLL TIDE, or in Alabama-land RTR!
Of course, both of the girls had to sport my creations!!

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