Tuesday, October 29, 2013

5 Ways I am a Hoarder

Have you ever watched that show Hoarders? If you haven't you probably should. It always makes me feel better about my own hoarding tendencies. The Mr. is constantly nagging at me about all the crap I have.... and sometimes I do agree, so I've listed below the 5 ways in which I am a hoarder.

1.      I keep cooking utensils I've never used... and probably never will. Candy thermometer anyone? Turkey baster? Wait, the turkey baster could come in handy! bahahah!

2.      I keep hair accessories I have used in the past… When I was in the fifth grade and I wanted to be just like the Spice Girls. I mean, butterfly bobby pins are still cool, right? Anyone?

3.      I own more pairs of boots and shoes than anyone I have met. So much so that I have big plastic tubs filled with them. But, silver sparkly shoes from my sorority formal my sophomore year will make the perfect Halloween costume one day! I just know it!

4.      I keep half empty bottles of products that I hated. You never know when someone wants that sauve shampoo that you’ve used half of.

5.      When we moved I was embarrassed by the amount of boxes that I had filled with crap, so I moved them myself rather than having the movers do it. I still have no clue what are in some of the boxes and I packed them and moved them. #noshameinmyhoardinggame

Monday, October 28, 2013

25 Random Questions...

I was tagged in a 25 Random Questions Post... So of course I have to answer! I love talking answering rando shit, so thanks Ellie from Little Vintage Camera for tagging me.

Do you have any pets? Yes I do, I have two boxers. Their names are Ginger and Tigger aka Ging-Pop and Tig-Tig… Queen G and TigTig Lamar. If you follow me on Instagram you will see lots of pictures of their crazy asses.
Three things that are physically close to you? My office crap. Gotta love work.

What's the weather like right now? Ummm… fucking cold. I live in Kansas, need I say more?
Do you drive? If so, have you crashed? Yes and yes. I am known for driving into houses. If you ask, I’ll totally tell.

What time did you wake up this morning? I get up between 6-6:20 every day. 6 if I am going to attempt a morning workout, 6:20 if I am getting up at my usual time (i.e. lying in bed until 6:40)
When was the last time you showered? I shower every other night. So it was prolly yesterday. I know, I’m dirty.

What was the last movie that you saw? I don’t like movies. But, I do watch the shit outta Lifetime movies, so I watched a marathon of them over the weekend.
What does your last text message say? I don’t want to say, as I was totally making fun of someone’s newborn child. The worst part is that the person I am texting is also preggo, so she is going to wonder whether I am making fun of her newborn child when she spawns it.

What is your ringtone? The t-mobile jingle. I ain’t got time to be changing that shit. That and windows phones suck and don’t do cool things.
Have you ever been to a different country? Ummm. I went on a cruise once. We stopped in Mexico, Honduras, and the Cayman Islands (do those count?). I went to Mexico again this past March. I feel like Mexico is not really another country, as it is connected to my country and everyone goes there. Is that wrong?

Do you like sushi? Fucking love it. The Mister and I eat it as often as possible. I will even eat it off Chinese buffets I heart it that much.
Where do you buy your groceries? Hy-Vee and Sam’s Club. Hy-Vee gives you cents off your gas and has amazeballs sales.

Have you ever taken any medication to help you fall asleep faster? Every night. I have two pills to choose from and generally choose the same one even though it makes me not be able to poo for 3 days.
How many siblings do you have? I have an older brother.

Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop? I have a laptop. We are wanting to buy a desktop though and I am wanting to buy a new laptop for work. Any suggestions?
How old will you be turning on your next birthday? I will be 28 on December 13th. It is a Friday this year and I was totally born on a Friday.

Do you wear contact lenses or glasses? Both.
Do you colour your hair? Whenever I get the itch to, yes. I am feeling this itch now actually. I really want dark pulled through the bottom with red and honey through the top. If anyone has a pretty picture of this SHOW ME!!!

Something you are planing to do today. Shop online. I plan to do this every day actually. Funny enough, I hardly every buy anything though.
When was the last time you cried? Ummmm… The last time The Mister and I fought. Turns out buying a house together and making extra-large life plans together (i.e. compromise) is hard.

What is your perfect pizza topping? Pepperoni all the way.
Which do you prefer, hamburger or cheeseburger? Cheeseburger with lettuce, pickle, onion, ketchup, and mustard. Yum!

Have you ever had an all-nighter? Hahaha. Yes.
What is your eye colour? They're blue!

Can you taste the difference between Pepsi and Coke? I only drink diet, but yes they do taste different.


Friday, October 25, 2013

My Week in GIFs....

This has been a long week. Not only did The Mister and I have a crap ton of stuff to do, it was long at work as well.


I realize Mondays are the worst day of the week intrinsically, but this one gave me the run around. I had one of my fave kiddos give me the stank eye at 8am. I knew the day was starting well. I went to meet a family for an evaluation at a hospital, they were a no show. I went to the mall to buy new jeans (fyi express has jeans bogo 50%, totally worth it they make your ass look fab) with my bff Jen. I am also currently obsessing over leapord print shirts. One day you will see me all Snooki style in a leopard shirt. By the end of the day....

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I almost had to shank someone at work. Do not interrupt me when I am doing my fave part of my job (i.e. providing counseling to kids) by lurking in the doorway. Also, do not interrogate me about a decision you wanted to be no part of, then misquote me via email. Do not send said email WHILE I AM STILL IN THE ROOM.  But, then my cable goes ot. Fuck my cable company, if I didn't have a contract you wouldn't be getting my hard earned cash money. Tuesday was a bad, bad day all around. I need my Biggest Loser.
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I did go get my hair cut, which was a plus. Always got to look on the positive. Gigi, thank you for giving me a new fresh and clean look.


Was just long, I had a last minute parent teacher conference scheduled for the evening and it took FOREVER. Like Sandlot style FOREVER. I was tired, cranky, and hangry by the time I got home. The Mister was awesome, took one look at me and said let’s eat out. He’s totally a keeper. I then proceeded to watch Biggest Loser on my computer.
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I co-taught a class at work on crisis prevention. I am a really, really quick presenter. I am down and dirty style, where participants get the info with no wasted time on their part or effort on my part. It is a 6 hour training. I was scheduled to teach approx 2 hours. I let me co-presenters (one of whom is a control freak) know I only needed an hour fifteen for my parts. She didn't listen, we were running early and I got done waaayyy early… And we couldn't break for lunch at 10:30, so instead of starting a small section from after lunch... she wait for it... SHE FILLS THE SILENCE WITH INANE CHATTER. Who does that?! That is so not cool. Then we give everyone the longest lunch in the history of lunches and make them stay until the scheduled ending time. We are doucheholes.

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On the positive, The Mister and I took photos with our wedding photog so that we have some for our wedding website. I guess they could technically be called engagement photos, which is funny because we totally didn't plan to do them. If they are as awesome as I think they will be, I really want her to do some of us with our horrible dogs.  
My alarm didn’t go off. I have no issues with sleeping in, but shit really?! My phone was dead, so that’s why it didn’t go off. I manage to forget to put on deodorant, but hey who cares no one will smell me at work right? I did stop by the double arches for breakfast, where the attractive window worker told me I look nice. How did I know I needed that this morning? Man, McDonalds I must say I really can have it my way there. I have to also testify their egg white sandwiches are good. I mean as good as my Jimmy Dean at home, actually better though because I get the hash brown there. Sooo… Friday can either go one of two ways for me. Hopefully, nobody fucks with me today and my cable works.  
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ipsy October

I continue to be both impressed and disappointed with my Ipsy bags. I love all of the products, except the nail polish. I hearts me some nailpolish, but the colors are all a little too out there for me personally. Maybe it's because I work in a pseudo-professional job (schools, but I am considered a specialist), where I can dressed on the very relaxed end of business casual (I do sit in pee sometimes)... but still, purple iridescent polish? I could (maybe) get away with it on my toes. I also really like the little bags. They are good quality and I use them to give small things to my friends on the daily because I have sooo many now. 

  • Zoya-- Part of the Fall 2013 CASHMERES & SATINS Collection, these shades are created to work together with this season's most stylish runway designs and luxurious fabric blends. These ultra long-wearing, glossy nail lacquers by Zoya are BIG5FREE - free of toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). I received the purple color and tested it out. It is pretty and goes on well. It has an iridescent sheen which is pretty, but looks very young. I don't have any plans to wear it soon, but it may make a fun toe nail polish color next summer. 
  • Be Delectable Hand Cream---Indulge your hands with a well-deserved treat. This ultra nourishing hand cream is enriched with shea butter, coconut oil, and aloe vera to smooth, nourish and rejuvenate hands and cuticles. Rich, and never greasy, this beautiful blend is kissed with a delectable scent. Available in four delectable scents, coconut & cream, strawberry & cream, vanilla & cream and lemon & cream. This stuff is delish! I love the way it smells. I got the strawberry, which smells sweet but not cloying. The cream is thick, goes on well and doesn't feel greasy. I immediately put this in my purse to carry with me all day, err day. Love it!
  • H20+ Face Oasis--The H2O Plus Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment is a clinically proven oil-free moisture gel that delivers deep hydration. Marine botanicals rapidly replenish depleted skin and fills surface lines with a surge of moisture. Vitamins A and E helps fight against environmental damage and phospholipid microspheres deliver time-released hydration to keep skin looking revitalized all day.  For me, this was slightly greasy. I generally use Clinique lotions and creams on my face. This is similar to their night cream, but slightly more "slick". I'll def save to take with me on trips. 
  •  Big Sexy Hair Blow Dry Gel-- The Sexy Hair Blow Gel is an alcohol-free gel that thickens hair while adding volume. It also helps retain moisture so your hair never feels dry. Delivers a light to medium hold. This is a personal fave of mine. I have fine, flat hair and this works wonders. I can put it on and it doesn't make my hair feel crispy like some gels do. I would say that it does what it claims--- gives light to medium hold and provides thickness to thin hair. 
  • Buxom Lip Polish---Tingle, plump & shine your pout to super-sexy proportions with sheer, shimmering Full-On™ Lip Polish in Dolly. This bestselling dusty mauve gloss creates the look of fuller, more voluptuous lips while Vitamins A & E help keep them soft, smooth and protected.  I loved the color, it is a subtle nude. I also have to admit, this made my lips tingle-- not in a you've got mouth herp kinda way, more of a hmmm... what's going on here way. I don't know if that's good or bad, you decide. Either way, I threw this in my purse. 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

I Feel Pretty

I was wanting to make my blog more personal and attempting to do it myself. Not the best idea I ever had. I am so not patient or good at html code, photoshop, or anything else. I am slowly learning, but for what I wanted I needed someone with more experience than myself. Enter Tiffany at Sunglasses and Starbucks. She offers free blog design! You fill out a quick and easy form and from there she contacts you. I was in and out in just a few days! She took into account that I like things, simple,with a hint of girly/vintage. For me, she found the perfect balance. Tiffany was extremely easy to work with and had an open line of communication. I can't wait to creep around on her blog to see what else she designs! I feel so pretty with my new digs!

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Guilty Pleasure and Second Chances

One of my favorite guilty pleasures is tv. I unashamedly have cable, but I do not always let people know that my DVR is full of the entire Real Housewives series, Basketball Wives, and Abby Lee. That is saved for me time.

One of the shows that I also watch in the privacy of my dark living room is the Biggest Loser. Not because I think there is something shameful about the show, but because I can relate to the contestants and that somehow makes me feel awkward and embarrassed. Am I morbidly obese? No. Do I have a lot of horrible habits regarding? Yes. One of them is giving into my cravings and binge eating like a mother. I crave carbs, so what do I do? I go and buy to bags of chips at Quik Trip and eat them in the car---- if there is no trash evidence in my house then it doesn't count, right? In this way I relate to many of the contestants, as I know I shouldn't do this and it will ruin everything I've been working for. I mean I work out on the reg. I meal prep for lunch/dinner so I can eat semi-healthy and then I shame eat fast food and pure crap in the car. I know I am better than that. Yet I still do it.

The premier of season 15 of the Biggest Loser was last night, with this years theme being second chances. This resonated with me because I always feel like once I've fucked up or fallen on the wagon there is no going back. It's done, so I might as well have the beer with dinner or go to happy hour and eat the shitty food-- I mean I already stopped and ate the shitty for me fast food at lunch- so what does it matter?  Well, with the theme of second chances I have to remember that we all fuck up. Pull up your big girl panties and move on. Hopefully, that spicy chicken from Wendy's was worth it (I must admit it usually is, the beer not so much). On that note, I got up and worked out in the morning, rather than the evening before dinner. Lately, I haven't felt energy to work out, but having worked out in the morning, I was WAAAYYY more conscious of what I was putting in my pie hole.

Watching the Biggest Loser this weekend was also made meaningful because I had the opportunity to meet Dolvett, one of the trainers from the show. This past weekend, Jen's work hosted a block party and he attended, leading a workout in the middle of the street. He is so positive and motivating that you can see why he is so successful with the people on the Ranch. If only I could have him with me a few days a week!

Have you felt this way before? How do you treat yourself without going balls to the walls?

Monday, October 14, 2013

Pocket Full of Sunshine!

Awwww, man! I got nominated for a Sunshine Award by the oh so fab miss Areeba  over at I Have A Messy Bun. This girl is too cute and you should go check her out!

You gotta follow some rules:
Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you for the award.
Share eleven random facts about yourself.
Answer the eleven questions set by the blogger that nominated you.
Post eleven questions for the bloggers you nominate and let them know you've nominated them.

11 Facts... About my glorious self.

*I majored in psychology for my undergrad and have a graduate degree in social work.
*I sleep on my side, but with one of those contoured pillows. I have a feeling that is not how it is inteneded to be used.
*Until this past Christmas, we had 3 boxers not two. Tank, Ginger, and Tigger.
*I was in a sorority in college. My bestie, Jen, was in it with me.
*I use my ipod to take photos, as I have a windows phone and it sucks at life.
*I've only had 2 cars. Both were Neons.
*The Neon I have now has power windows... Only in the front.
* I have a freckle in one of my eyes.
* I wear glasses/contacts. I actually really like my glasses, but have to be able to wear sunglasses, hence the contacts. Those transition lenses just arent' for me.
* I own tons and tons of makeup, hair, and beauty products but tend to stick with the tried and true.
* I am sorta allergic to life. By sorta, I mean allergic to most things.

My questions from Areeba....

If you win a lottery, what's the first thing you're going to buy?

I would pay off my student loans and then our house… Boring shit, but hey I’m keeping it real here.  

What is the colour you hate most? I intensely dislike yellow. It looks good on a select few and reminds me of vom. Yuk.
If you could become best friend with one celebrity ,who it could be? If I could be friends with one celebrity… Tami from the Real World/Basketball wives, Tamra form RHOC, or Snooki. They all represent a different part of me. I would totally pee my pants form excitement to meet one of them!
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What's your biggest shopping pet peeve? People who fight about ridiculous coupons with the clerk. Really? You need that $.50 off that bad? I mean whatcha gonna do with fifty cents? You can’t even buy a soda with that.
One thing that you love most about yourself. My sense of humor and ability to keep it real. You would not believe how many times I say “Bitch, please” throughout the day.

What was the first thing you read today? Ummm. My email? Shit facebook? Who knows.

Have you ever played a prank on someone? What was it? I don’t think so. If so, I was too drunk to remember.

What's your favourite make up product right now? I cannot get over benefit stay flawless 15 hour primer. This shit is legit. I also am loving any BB or CC cream I can get my hands on. I am that girl who wears a mask to work every day. I put on BB or CC ream, my primer, then a foundation. I have freckles, redness, and dark circles that I need covered and this routine works perfect! It also only takes me 4 minutes to do my makeup, so don’t be an a-hole thinking I spend all day in front of the mirror.
Where do you see yourself after 5 years? Shit. In 5 years, the Mister and I will still be in this house, it will be less crappy, I will still be working in the school system, and I will have my clinical social work license. How you like them apples? I got plans!

What's the song you can listen 2k times? I love most upbeat songs, but have no favorite song. Most music annoys me after a few plays.

Who is your favourite superhero? I love x-men. Mostly Rogue.

I would love to nominate Stayc / Abby

My 11 questions for you guys are...
Salty or sweet?
Favorite Yankee Candle scent?
Can you wink?
What is your hidden talent?
What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
Favorite sports team?
Any pets?
What is the question you hate answering most about yourself?
What is your favorite part of being a blogger?
Fave tv show?
Do you believe that leggings are pants?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

2 Days Seems So Short

The weekend seems like it is so short,but then when it is jam packed with stuff to do it seems so long. I was exhausted Monday from the two days prior.

On Friday, the Mister and I went to Em Chamas, which is a Brazilian steakhouse where the big poles of meat come around to your table. It's just too hard to say no, so I just kept eating. Everything tastes sooo good!

Saturday, I walked a 5k with some friends from work, Jen, and Kala. It was cold at 8am! We tried our best to find a place to have brunch, but we had no luck! Do places not want me to get drunk on Bloody Marys and Mimosas on a Saturday?! It was actually good that I didn't get drunk at 9am, as after I met up with my mom whom I was wedding crap shopping with. Unfortunately, the store we went to truly has crap, so we went to the mall instead. We totally scored there! We each got a new purse and a pair of shoes! Woot! When I came home, I didn't even attempt to hide my new finds, as the deals were that good. I have no shame in my shopping game.

Still on Saturday, we went to the American Royal with my Uncle. Now, my Uncle has been before but the Mister and I haven't so we were excited to go to bbq heaven! Being the responsible, yet cheap grown ups that we are we got blasted at my Unlces house then took a taxi. We were there for an awards ceremony hosted by Guy Feiri, dinner from Quick's BBQ food truck (yum), and a funnel cake! Funnel cakes are the shiz that I can never pass up. Then, we went to Sully's your favorite neighborhood bar. Again, my first time at this establishment, but my Uncle frequents this establishment so I trusted his judgement, which was on point. Sully's was too much fun! We were served our super cheap drinks in mason jars as big as my head! As much as I am over the mason jar craze, thank you Pinterest, I totally loved these. Either that or I was still that drunk. Either way, we safely got home courtesy of Dave, our somewhat crazy cab driver. Thank you, Dave.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wee Bit Wednesday Link-Up!

I'm doing the most awesome link up around, hosted by Lacy&Crew. You should too! Grab a  glass of your fave drink and get to know me a little bit better.

{one} What was your favorite subject in school growing up?

I loved theatre class! I acted a hot mess and loved every minute.

{two} What is your favorite meal?

Chinese if you please! I get down on anything with an Asian kick truthfully.

{three} What do you like best about your home?

That we own it!!! I love the purple accent wall we painted as soon as we moved in. It was a hideous bright red prior. I also love our king size bed. Bow-chica-wow-wow!

{four} What is your favorite quote?

Common sense isn’t so common…. I don’t really have a fave quote, so I just put that.
{five} Who is your hero and why?
My hero would have to be my parents. They do so much for others and are very accepting as people.
{six} What are you listening to right now?

Function by E 40, Fuc*** Problem by A$AP Rocky. This white girl gets down with shakin her ass.
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{seven} What is your least favorite household chore?

The nasty ass toilet and bathroom floor. I shed like a beast and it gets gross. I also hate putting away clothes, I’ll do laundry like none other, but putting that shizz away? Not me, son.

{eight} Do you color your hair?

Sometimes. I go through phases. Mostly I’m too much of a broke ass to pay people and don’t like at home coloring.

{nine} Have you ever been to a concert?

All the time. Love them. Everything from John Mayer to Britney Spears to Eric Clapton. Love concerts.

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 {ten} Do you remember what your first concert was?

Shit, N’Sync biotches! Please don't judge me, I was young and innocent.

Share a Wee bit about yourself! Meet other bloggers, get out of your "blogger's rut", and get some more exposure for your blog!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Best Sauce To Ever Go In Your Mouth

This is my go to quick and healthy recipe. I use it at least once a week and The Mister loves it so much that I usually make a double batch. You can use whatever vegetables and proteins you would like. I've used this sauce with everything-- shrimp, beef, chicken, peppers, snow peas, water chestnuts, broccoli, carrots.... The list goes on and on. This recipe is just for the sauce, so that you can make the stir fry to your own preference. I usually gravitate to chicken with bell peppers, red onion, carrots, broccoli, and water chestnuts since we keep those items prepped in the house at all times. I also like mine way spicier, so I add cock sauce (i.e. sriracha). I would show you a picture of the awesomeness that is this sauce, but lets be real here-- I suck at taking food pictures. I admire others ability to make food porn, as I cannot. A skill I definitely must learn.

3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
1 jalapeño pepper, cored, seeded, and finely chopped

In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, sesame oil, and cornstarch.
In a skillet over medium high heat, cook your protein. Remove protein and cook veggies of your choice. Remove veggies from skillet.

In the same skillet over medium high heat, add the garlic, ginger, and jalapeño and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Add the soy sauce mixture, bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to medium and simmer until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes.

Return the protein and veg to the pan and stir to coat in the sauce.  If you choose to, serve immediately over white or brown rice.

Do you have a healthy go to recipe? I would love to know it!