Thursday, August 16, 2012

Crafting mania and other things!

Hello friends!
So recently I have been all about crafting! I think this current obsession started with me getting a sewing/ embroidery machine for my birthday, and is only compounded by the fact that I am hosting a party in a week.

I am currently dying for a Cricut! I'm sure y'all have heard of this amazing machine, but if you haven't, here's the deal: its like a printer, except instead of printing, it cuts the paper. This may not sound that appealing to everybody (if it doesn't, you're crazy...only kidding... kind of), but I can think of MILLIONS of things I would use it for. One big one would be making cute gift tags because sometimes I want to add a cute little tag instead of using my enclosures.
I need one of these!
I also have some cute projects i'm making for my sister's bachelorette party next weekend and the Cricut would be really helpful! They're all surprises for my sister so I will have to share after the party!

Does anyone have a cricut? I need to know how people like them!

In other news, school started back this week. I think its funny really dislike the fact that everyone says 1L is the hardest year of law school. They all lie. I feel like I have had to work my tail off so far and i'm only 1 week in! I might have also brought some of this hardship upon myself, considering I signed up to have class on Wednesdays basically from 9am to 9pm. The upside to that? I only have a half day on Thursdays and no school on Fridays!! I'll take a 3 day weekend any day!

Since I had the afternoon off today, I started doing a little crafting and also hit up my favorite store, Homegoods! I finally bought some apothecary jars which I have wanted FOREVER but really never had a use for them. But, since i'm having people over next weekend, I figured they would provide a cute way to tie in my sister's wedding colors, pink and navy. I tried to get some different shapes and sizes but I kept them all pretty small. I love the huge ones, but I had no idea what I would fill them with! I glad I snagged them at HG, because I thought about going to get them at Michaels and they were WAY more expensive there and didn't have the same variety.
Sort of hard to see, sorry!
Do y'all love apothecary jars as much as I do? I really love when people get really small ones to use for q-tips and such in a bathroom!

I also got some new running shoes today from Road Runner Sports. If y'all have one of these where you live you need to go and get fitted for some good shoes! We have several different local running stores in atlanta but the fit process and help I got today was superb! Although it is a little pricy (especially with the custom insoles they make for you on the spot) I think it will be worth it and hopefully prevent my shin splints from worsening. Also, it was pretty interesting. They showed you everything about your gait as well as how your feet are shaped with your arch and whatnot.

That's all for today! I hope y'all are having a great week!!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

So... it's been a while!

Hello world! I cannot believe how long it has been since I blogged! Y'all probably thought I had given up on the old blog. Not so fast!!! I am back, and hopefully not just for one post (I know I say this every time, at least i'm trying?)

So, whats going on in my world?

I am on summer vacay!! Woohoo!! Spring exams ended and 4 days later summer classes started so I felt like there was NO break! Talk about burnout! But summer exams are over and I don't have to think about school for another 2 weeks, so nice!

So what have I done this summer (other than school)? Well...

I went to Colorado for one of my college best friend's weddings. It was such a wonderful weekend and all of our college friends had a BLAST getting to see each other!
Here are the four best friends that anyone could have! Not the most flattering pic of me, but check out that view!!
And... thats about it! This has been a super boring summer. School took up a ton of time and its so dang hot that any outside activity is a no-go (including laying out, unless you're in the pool)

What else is going on in my world?

I am was training for my first marathon, but unfortunately I had an injury. I don't think my doctor really knew what it was but i've been on rest for the past month and it has been PAINFUL!! Not only the injury, the fact that I can't do any running or exercising that "pounds" on the legs. Hopefully tomorrow I will get the go ahead to start running again and I can get back into training and bootcamp! I'm training with Team in Training, if y'all haven't heard of this program it is AMAZING! If all goes well, I will be running the Savannah Rock 'n Roll Marathon in November. Looking forward to it? Yes. Scared? YES!

Cupie is sick:( She has aspiration pneumonia, which she also had last year about this same time. See here. Poor baby is so sad. But she is on meds and I thinks she's on the up and up!

My family is going to VA next week for a party for my sister and her fiancee. I can't believe they are getting married so soon. It is going to be fun to get everyone together and spend time in the town where my dad grew up!

Thats about all that is going on here.

What is up with y'all!! Let me know!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Spring!

Hello all!

HAPPY SPRING!! We are certainly feeling it down here in Atlanta with a pollen count over 9,000. woof! But, the weather here has been beautiful and I really can't complaint about 80 degrees and sunshine, so YAY!

I hope everybody enjoyed the first official day of Spring!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wednesday Randoms

Hello all!

Sorry I haven't posted any of the millions of photos I have been promising. Soon? I don't know, life is hectic right now!

So, here are some random thoughts because I am feeling super scatter-brained!

We are starting renovation part deux this week... oh how I have missed the dumpster, dust and strange men in my house! HA NOT But it will totally be worth it in the end when we have a finished basement!!

So I know wearing leggings as pants is def a faux pas, but I admit I do it. Normally only when I am exercising (and I try to cover my large rear end with a large t-shirt so its not too revealing) but I can't lie, I sometimes wear them to school with an oversized t. What can I say, there is still a little sorority girl in me! (Any other schools make a dress code out of leggings and oversized frat t's? Mine sure did)

Speaking of exercising, I have been doing a bootcamp for 4 days a week for the past 6 months and I am starting to feel it! I don't get sore any more but my body is just starting to ache. I should probably cut it down to 2 or 3 days a week but I know that won't happen.

And on a similar exercise not, I am running a 10k this weekend! It is the Shamrock 'N Roll race hosted by the Junior League of Atlanta. It should be fun and hopefully go well. I surprised myself by running 6 miles a few weeks ago so I think I can do it! Next up, a half? Who knows!

This weekend is the famous Scotts Antique Market (i've written about it several times before) and I am excited to go! It feels like we used to go every single month, but we have been in a while. I'm on the lookout for several different vintage corkscrews for a little DIY project for the new bar in my basement. Hopefully we won't come home empty handed.

I am on a new "diet" these days. I have been tracking my calories and exercise with the Livestrong app according to their directions for me to lose 2 lbs. a week. They need to work on their science a bit because I haven't lost ONE OUNCE! So I have decided to stick to 1200 calories a day (what my doctor said to do) and it is TOUGH! One thing that is automatically cut out? Any beverages other than water. Wasted cals.

I ordered 2 monogrammed water bottles from Tervis Tumbler today and I can't wait to get them! I saw they are now making water bottles and I pretty much constantly have a Nalgene or Camelback with me so I though what the heck not? I saw some plain ones as well as some NFL ones at Bed, Bath, and Beyond today but those aren't my style. Monogrammed? Now thats my style. (BTW, my brother told me I am narcistic because I monogram EVERYTHING, including my car. I beg to differ, sir) Also, I am a little upset Tervis doesn't make ice buckets any more. I really need an ice bucket for my bar and thought that would be a great casual one, but they no longer make them. Wah!

I am in the market for a new purse. Kate Spade is always a go to, but there are several Dooney & Bourke bags that are super cute this season. I have never bought a D&B bag, but they seem really well made and the leather is soft and most bags come in a myriad of colors. Thoughts?
I'm loving this one

I think that is just about all the random comments anyone can handle. I hope y'all are doing fabulously!


Monday, March 5, 2012

Back to the grind

I'm back from sunny SoCal and we had a wonderful trip! We went to vineyards, biking and ate tons of great food! I will update y'all for real later, but here are a few iPhone pictures!!


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A little help, si vous plait!!

So, since I'm flying across the country tomorrow I need to put a book or 2 on my Nook. This is where you come in, I need some suggestions!! I am thinking about the Hunger Fames series, but I'm not sure.


Please let me know!!


Quick post!

I am on Spring break this week and am so excited to be heading to sunny California tomorrow! I promise to update y'all on the trip and life in general when I return! 

I hope y'all are doing well!!