Friday, January 25, 2013

On a Friday night.

My current view. Sitting at Big Momma's after a day of work at Red Velvet (we are making the cutest valentines day garland for the windows at RV right now!). While sitting at Big Momma's, I'm listening to Robert Pattinson (oh, that dreamy non-talking voice of his!) and ever so faintly overhearing a conversation between two people a few tables away from me. I *think* they are on their first date. Because I've been sitting here for twenty-ish minutes and all they've talked about is their favorite TV shows and the last Harry Potter movie, which to me sounds pretty first date. I mean, when I first meet/hang out with someone, I pretty much only talk about my favorite movies.

Anywho. I've been feeling the blogging bug lately. I never seem to have the time to fully commit to blogging (though, in reality, I do). I seriously meant to pack my camera for my weekend trip to Arkansas, but.. I forgot. So come Monday night, you'll probably have some iPhone photos to look at! ;)
In the mean time, I am starting a diet new lifestyle plan (no soda! no carbs after 3! no eating 2-3 hours before bed!). I'm actually pretty anxious to start it... Not that I'm trying to lose weight (although... I won't lie, that would be a nice plus), I just want to feel healthy. I have been eating junk and drinking all the coca-cola in the world for the past two years, and I just feel so... unhealthy. Time for a change, I do believe!

So here's to new eating habits. And a blog post to come on Monday.

(update on the couple a few tables away: they are currently discussing how they are hipsters. what kind of first date is this?!)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Red Velvet

Just a few photos from my days spent at Red Velvet.
I interviewed for a job at the old RVA, but seeing as I was in high school and lived 20 minutes away, it didn't exactly work out. It did, however, turn into a mini "internship" where I helped my good pal Erin make product for the store. It was fun! A few years and few photo shoots down the road, and I officially work at Red Velvet. I was the Saturday girl for a few months, but now I spend my Fridays there! I absolutely love it.

I am still in the process of moving upstairs to the nanny apartment. It's a slow process, only moving the things I *absolutely* need right now. I'm hoping to finish it up this weekend, but I took tonight off to just hang out and watch movies. I bought my very first tv today (!!!) so after a few hours of trying to set it up with the satellite, I FINALLY have it ready to go. I'm currently watching Batman Returns, in case you were wondering. ;)

Anywho - just popping in to say hello! Have a wonderful Saturday night! (Stay safe & warm... we are expecting snow/ice in Springfield tonight!)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Hello, lover.

The first blog post from a brand new Macbook Pro...
Oh, how I've longed for this. Seriously, though.

I got my first Mac about 2.5 years ago. My parents bought it off of my youth pastor, who was upgrading to a Pro. At the time, I think the computer was about 4 years old (which makes it like 6 now?  OLD in the land of computers). Approximately 3 or 4 months after getting the new to me Mac, a can of coke burst in my backpack completely soaking my computer from the inside out. We let it air out for a few days, took it apart, aired it out some more, and it finally turned back on, and business was usual (with the exception of sound. The sound never quite came back, regretfully). THEN one day while nannying, the kiddos played a little too hard and bent my computer all outta wack. It never fully aligned  while closed after that... And a few days after ordering a new Mac, the insides of my computer literally fell out. I'd give a reference photo, but it's just too sad to show (but you can see it on Instagram, if you follow me!).

So here we are... a brand new computer, with no scratches, no imperfections, sound that works perfectly. Ah, I've missed this.

Now I have to make sizable monthly payments on this sucker.
All for a good cause, I'd say.

I'm hoping to be around here more often, since I'm not afraid to open my computer anymore. So here's to more regular blogging.

Monday, January 7, 2013

just a silly outfit post

Outfit Details: top - Francesca's// scarf - Forever 21// jeans - American Eagel// Shoes - Target

It's been a while since I've done an "Instagram Style" post! I feel so silly posting these, but I so rarely take actual outfit photos and sometimes, I feel like I'm wearing an extra cute outfit, gosh darn it! I wore this on one of my 'comfy' days  at Red Velvet. I like to wear dresses on my days at the shop, but this was one exception. Like I've said before, I might just start doing actual outfit posts again. But my every day style is less than exciting. Sigh. Dilemmas of a nanny? :) 

In other news: I am completely obsessed with Girls. Blake bought me season one of the show and we have been working our way through it, although there's only 10 episodes, so it shouldn't be that hard to watch it all. But when you take breaks every so often to watch Hart of Dixie in between... that's when it takes forever to watch 10 30-minute episodes. (ALSO, I think all I ever do is watch TV, so I thought I'd tell you I am also obsessed with American Horror Story: Asylum, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. I feel like there's a show I'm leaving out. But I don't think there is. Television freak.)

Anywho - this was just for fun! Have a wonderful Monday! 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

twenty thirteen


2012 was fantastic. I turned 21, the age I thought would never come, I've grown closer to both of my parents, I got engaged... just to mention a few fun things from my year. It's been an extremely good year for the relationships in my life. 

2013 is finally here. The year I get married, the year I turn 22 (the most uneventful age ever, and it seems birthdays are just super important to me...), the year I choose to live simply and fully. 

I say this day after day, year after year: I'm going to start actually living my life. Stop planning so much and just take things as they come. But this year, I'm going to. I will have to, just to keep my wits about me. So many things will be changing over the course of the next year.. I'll need every bit of sanity I can get. 

I decided instead of making resolutions (which I never keep, and I'm pretty sure you don't either), I'm going to start each month with a new list of goals. Just a couple of new goals each month. January will start with reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and focusing a little bit more on this blog. I get so much joy out of writing here, and I want to expand on it a bit more. I'm very excited for the prospect of making this blog (and hopefully After Your Heart) a priority. 

So here's to 2013, the year of living peacefully, blissfully and gratefully. 
This will be the best year yet.