Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Well friends, I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Weekend and summer so far. I know I have abandoned my blogging life and I am sincerely sorry. I have missed you all, and when I've had time I have caught up with some of you by reading your blogs!

This past weekend I've worked 3 doubles in a row and while I wasn't working I spent time catching up with friends and at church..

This is where I work:
Pretty gorgeous, huh? This picture was taken from the actual beach and this is the back of the restaurant. If you are ever in the area, come check us out and let me wait on you! 

A night out (after work of course)

On the boat Thursday before the crazy working schedule. 

In other news..MY BIRTHDAY IS SUNDAY! Yes, so that means that yesterday was officially the start of my birthday week. Here is my FIRST birthday present from my Big..

She knows me too well.. (excuse the mess, I had just got done with one of my doubles waiting tables on the patio and it was a million degrees that night). 

This week I have another crazy work schedule ahead and birthday festivities planned out, so I can't promise that I will be back before next week. I will post again next week for sure with a birthday recap! 


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A late Mother's Day Recap..

I know I'm late, but here are some pictures to wrap up Mothers Day. 

Momma's Mothers Day Present

It was also my sweet Grandmothers birthday, so she got double the presents. Or in my family's case, double the flowers.

However you celebrated, I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thankful Thursdays

Today I am linking up with Melissa from Bless this Voignier Nest for Thankful Thursdays. I always look forward to reading her posts and she is such an inspirational person! 

A little about Thankful Thursday:

"Thankful Thursday is a way to share what you are thankful for. It can be the biggest or smallest thing in your life. All blessing are worth a shout out."

-My Momma! I know this is kind of generic considering Mother's Day is around the corner, but I truly am thankful for her. She has been my rock throughout my life and I don't know a person who is stronger than her. 

-Beautiful weather. This has been me the past few days...

I think it speaks for itself. 

-All of the wonderful family members and friends I have in my life. 

-The opportunity to have another year of school behind me and another ahead!

 " Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name.  Make known his deeds among the peoples.
1 Chronicles 16:8"

Venture over to Melissa's blog and join in on Thankful Thursday!
What are you thankful for?

Also, don't forget to check out Kelly's Giveaway over at Messy.Dirty.Hair.! She has a fabulous giveaway going on: 

Who doesn't need some fabulous hair supplies? I know I sure do! While you're there, check out her blog. She has also started writing weekly columns for LAFamily.com; her first one can be found here.

Hope you all have a fantastic Thursday!

Monday, May 7, 2012

One door closes..

It is officially the first day of the first week of my Summer Vacation! WOOHOO! 

 I ended this semester with all A's, a million life lessons, and a huge group of friends that graduated. As my summer begins I find myself will a million DIY projects, a new book, and working only on the weekends (until after Memorial Weekend). Anyway, I could not be more excited. Lets play catch up..

Sarah at her graduation

Sarah and Amanda, my Big and Grandbig who graduated!

Tim's family ended up not being able to be at his departmental graduation, so I went and took pictures for his family. Talk about tough.. 

My First DIY project:
Pillows for the living room of my new apartment in the fall. Here is the fabric that will be on the front of the pillows, and I hope to do solid turquoise for the backs. 

My Grandmother is going to help me sew these babies! Can't wait to see what they will look like! 

The Hunger Games
I saw the movie and fell in love so I must read the book. A lot of people I know said the movie was missing a lot of information that the book has, so I have to read it! I'm waiting for the sun to come out today so I can go to the beach and start! 

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

It's OK Thursday

I really need to do this today, so I'm linking up with Amber at Brunch with Amber and here are all of my confessions:

Its Ok Thursdays

It's OK...

-that I just finished my Sophomore year, and I am actually sad about this.
-that my bank account is below empty and I had to bum money off my Momma yeterday.. whoops.
-that graduation is this weekend and on top of everything else, this has added loops to my emotional rollercoaster I'm on.
-that I change my mind at least 100 times a day.
-that I have been the biggest baby the past two weeks.
-that I've gone to the gym only 5 times in the past two weeks (not me at all).
-that I've been in bed every night at 9.
-that I hate hurting people's feelings so I do whatever I can to make others happy, and this often results in my feelings being hurt.

On a lighter note.. we do have some wonderful things to look forward to..

-today, I am alive
-I am a child of God and he loves me so, even when I feel alone.
-Summer is officially here!!!
-My Birthday is officially in ONE MONTH!

What's OK with you today?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Coming out of the shell

So, where have I been? 

I wish I had this elaborate, fancy story of how my life has been so crazy (like it usually is) and I've just been too busy to blog, but then I'd be lying and I hate liars, so lets just get to it. The past week and a half I've been one one of the laziest people I know. It has been exam week and I have been the biggest couch potato. I have also spent this break moping around my apartment because I broke up with Tim and I'm getting over my on-and-off 5 year relationship, but shhhh don't tell anyone!
moving on....

While I have been away, here are a few things I have left you guys out on:

Senior Sendoff

My entire ZTA family is graduating.. yep that's right. My ggbig, gbig, and big are all leaving me. Now, it's just me and my little. (Another reason to mope around my apartment).

Triangle Beach Music Festival

Literally, the most fun I've had on a Saturday since Football season. The pictures speak for themselves.

One of my favorite acts:

So, so, so, so, so much fun!!!!

Coming up:
-Going HOME!!!
-My new DIY projects.

So come back soon, I promise I won't be gone so long anymore :) 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sometimes I Ramble..

The Versatile Blogger Award!

This past week I have been absolutely swamped. Your comments get emailed to my phone, and believe me they have been keeping me going all week. They have also made me feel like I've missed so much by not reading all of your blogs; I have some catching up to do!

While I was away, Melissa at Bless This Voignier Nest whose blog I absolutely love to read, nominated me for this award! So here it goes:

The rules for this award are as follows:

1. Nominate 15 Fellow Bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award

2. Add an image of the Versatile Blogger Award

3. Thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link to their site.

4. Share 7 completely random facts about yourself.

5. Include this set of rules.

6. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination.
7 Random Facts About Me:
-I love mexican food. In fact, I am craving it right now just talking about it and it's seriously 8 a.m. #fatgirlproblemz
-One of my biggest pet-peeves is when people chew anything with their mouths open. And I mean anything. 
-I love to cook and try new recipes, but I never abide by the exact measurements. Either I eyeball it or add to my desired tasting. I enjoy breaking the rules :)
-Just like Melissa, I too am obsessed with The Golden Girls. If I were to be abandoned on a desert island and could only watch one TV show for the rest of my life, that would be it.
-I really do have a shopping problem. I "don't have the money" to buy anything yet I will go all week on an empty tank with my light on and still find a way to afford a new dress? not sure how I do this.
-I still have the idea that I will marry a Prince Charming one day. I know the film industry is a big joke an they make guys out to be absolute heroes, and I do understand that this is not real life. However, in the back of my mind I have the image that one day I will out looking a hott mess and some beautiful guy will sweep me off my feet. A girl can dream, right? ...right?
-It may be a bit scary, but I seriously do talk to myself. I even do it out loud a lot of times. This past week  I was getting out of my car and didn't think anyone was around, so I was making a joke to myself (out loud of course) and I look over and some guy is looking at me like I was on drugs. Embarrassing?
Thank you Melissa! :)

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Time to Spare

Even though this title is totally not true, for some reason I am not even bothered by the fact that I have a long night of homework ahead. I'm casually sitting on my bed, reading through blogs and decided I needed to share my Easter pictures with you all! 

But first.. 

I bought this top today from Fedora. Sadly, my price tag was a bit higher, but I didn't realize the price difference until I just looked it up to show you guys. Anyway, I bought the turquoise one..and it is realllly cute on! I wasn't sure about it at first but I already had a million outfits put together in my mind so when I tried it on and realized how cute it was, I just had to have it. 

Secondly, a new thing I've been on this week:

I've started adding a little more weight training to my workouts and boy am I sore! I love it though! I've started to add Vanilla protein powder to my smoothies and its delicious! Here is the recipe. 
Yum yum! 

A quick Easter recap in pictures:

The Easter Bunny did good!!!

Seriously became my addition while I was home. These are the BEST jellybeans!

Grandmother riding my bicycle!
My baby cousin, Sierra

Our desserts.. this was before the other two were added!

Sadly, I lost the egg hunt this year. Sierra won.

Hope you guys have a fabulous weekend!