Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Sunday Currently #9

  I missed last week, it feels good to be back!
Reading: The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I've seen it on tons of reading lists and a few book clubs, so I was curious to see how it was. I'm only a few chapters in, but really liking it so far.
Writing: more blog posts than I have in awhile, yay!
Listening: the shows Justin's watching. First it was Bob's Burgers, now Falling Skies.
Thinking: how nice our apartment looks with everything arranged and in its place. Home sweet home!
Smelling: nothing
Wishing: Justin didn't have to go to Pennsylvania for work on Tuesday. He'll be gone for a week and I'm going to miss him :(
Hoping: our little goddaughter Amelia doesn't arrive until he gets back, so we can meet her together!
Wearing: sweats just kidding! a black and white striped maxi dress :)
Loving: all the owls that are under our tv...the majority of my collection is living there now and they make me happy when I see them.
Wanting: another weekend off, pretty please?
Needing: to get a lot of wedding planning done this month, only 3 more to go!
Feeling: slightly stressed, but happy
Clicking: blogs, blogs and more blogs...I'm SO behind!

Linking up with Lauren for this post!

Hello Box!

I signed up for the May Hello Box over at Pink on the Cheek and I'm so glad I did! The idea was to be matched up with another blogger who has similar interests and get to know them, help with blog things, and send each other a little something in the mail.

I was introduced to Rachel from My Wholesome Home, who has become one of my closest blogging friends! I've enjoyed guest posting for her and having her on here to meet you all as well. She is seriously one of the nicest people I've known from blogging :) It actually makes me kind of sad that she lives so far away; we'll never actually meet in real life. But blogging friends forever! Oh yes, and she sent me these lovelies in the mail...

So much awesome stuff, I'm gonna have a spa day after work one of these days with all of this! And the Vegas magnet is displayed on my fridge, along with the pretty peacock card.

Thanks for everything this past month Rachel, I'm glad to have met you!! :)

Review: Cardstore

I was really excited when I was contacted by Lauren at Cardstore about reviewing a card. They have so many unique cards to choose from, whatever your style. They even have photo cards, if that's something you're into! The site walks you through the whole process, so it's really easy and fun!

Since Justin and I have a little goddaughter who will be arriving any day now, I thought it would be fun to make a baby card! After looking through all the cute cards, this is the one I chose:

I was able to personalize the card with her name, which I loved! And that little elephant is just too adorable!

Here is the inside of the card:

I got to decide what to write here too. If it's hard to read, it says, "There's a whole wide world of wonderful to look forward to! We're so happy for you!! Can't wait to babysit :)"

I can't wait to give this card to Kristin and Zach (the parents to-be) when Amelia gets here! I was very happy with how my card turned out and would like to create more for other occasions. If you're needing a special card for someone, head over to Cardstore and have a look!

Note: I was compensated for this post in exchange for a free card of my choice. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Still blogging, just busy!

Hey all! Sorry I kind of fell off the face of the earth for awhile. Between trying to unpack and decorate the new apartment, plus working and spending time with Justin I've been slacking on my blogging.
BUT! I have a bunch of posts lined up for this week, some of which will probably even be on the same days!
* What I got in my Hello Box!
*A review of a card site!
*TWO Liebster Awards, rolled into one!
*A Currently post, even though it's not Sunday!
Alright, I need to finish getting ready for work, but I shall return sometime tonight! :)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Sunday Currently #8

I've been such an absent blogger this week, but the good news is we finally got all moved into our new apartment yesterday, so I should have more time now!
And with that, it's time for the usual Sunday routine!
Reading: haven't had time to read much of anything, which makes me sad. Today I'm playing catchup on all the blogs I follow!
Writing: my monthly to-do list and schedule of bills...gotta love being an adult.
Listening: to footsteps on the floor above me. It's weird transitioning from a house to an apartment again, so many odd noises to get used to.
Thinking: that I should probably go shower so I can at least LOOK productive today :)
Smelling: air? haha nothing really
Wishing: it was a little warmer in here, we're a little below ground level so it's cooler than I'm used to.
Hoping: the sun will come out!
Wearing: I bet you can guess, sweats and a hoodie. I need to start writing these later in the day, I promise I have actual cute clothes!
Loving: the view from our living room window, there's a little courtyard with some pretty plants.
Wanting: I could go for some coffee right about now.
Needing: some nude colored tights and a few plain white tees for layering so I can wear all my pretty sundresses to work!
Feeling: still tired from the move...wake up, self!
Clicking: my Bloglovin' feed...I have 299 unread posts!
Linking up with Lauren!

Monday, May 27, 2013

The Sunday (er, Monday) Currently #7

 A day late, yes, but no matter, here we go!
Reading: Island of Lost Girls by Jennifer McMahon, and the newest issue of Bust. Forgot how much I love this magazine!
Writing: as usual, not a whole lot
Listening: at the moment I have Aaliyah in my head. Anyone remember that old song of hers, Are You That Somebody? Classic.

 Thinking: about how awesome the goodies I got in the mail from Rachel are! Full post to come soon :)
Smelling: rain, rain and more rain. Yesterday we had to try three different routes to get home from Justin's parent's house because the roads were flooded. Fail, Mother Nature.
Wishing: I had this coming Saturday off work so I could help with the moving process. My dad is coming down, so Justin won't have to do everything by himself, but still.
Hoping: our roommate stays upstairs playing his video game all day. I just want time to myself, dangit!
Wearing: what has become my day off uniform, sweats and a tank
Loving: Iced coffee, I could drink it all day. But then I'd be a crazy, over-caffeinated weirdo talking a mile a minute. So maybe it's better that I don't.
Wanting: Wedges. Heels hurt my feet too much and I can actually walk in these! Particularly looking for ones that are cute, not open-toe so I can wear them to work, and not super expensive. Let me know if you spot any!

Needing: to make myself some lunch, but I haven't yet decided what I want.
Feeling: relaxed, and excited to move!
Clicking: random articles on Thought Catalog. Seriously, I get sucked into this site for hours just clicking from one article to the next. 

Per usual, linking up with Lauren for this post!


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Back to the 90s

The 90s were a pretty sweet time. To be honest, I like the 80s more, but I was only around for what, 3 years of it, so it doesn't really count.
Anywho, as I was doing the dishes after work today (how interesting, right?), I found myself humming an old tv show theme song, which is what gave me the idea for this post.
And so, here are some things you probably haven't thought of since the 90s.
The best thing to ever happen to Friday nights! Full House, Step by Step, Family many good shows. Btw, the song I was referring to above? The Family Matters theme. I wish that show was on Netflix, I'd SO watch it!
Skip It
It was my goal in third grade to master this. I saw other girls at recess who could keep jumping for pretty much the entire half an hour. Me, I was lucky to last 5 minutes.

That lovely, slimy, whatever it was that came in blob-shaped container and smelled oddly good. Think Play-Doh, but different. It was fun until dropped on the floor, and then it would get covered in dirt and filth. Or someone would step on it and it would get ground into the carpet. Sorry mom!

Spice Girls
I was obsessed with them in fifth grade! I was part of a group of five girls, and we each decided who we would be when we 'put on our concerts'. I always had to be Sporty, despite my lack of athletic ability. I wanted to be Baby, but I wasn't blonde. Around this same time there were countless viewings of 'Spice World', and to this day I still remember how disgusted I was when the spy popped his head out of the toilet. And yes, I do, own the movie. Don't judge me!

Giga Pets
I had a baby t-rex and I loved that thing! We couldn't have them in class so I had to feed it and clean up its poop at If I ever find it, I'm so putting in new batteries and bringing it back to life.

Sooo delicious! Like the dessert version of those cheese and crackers with the red stick. I've discovered that birthday cake Oreos taste scarily similar, try them and you'll see!