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Hey there, nice to meet you! I'm 26, engaged, and live in the Midwest. I love good books, bright lipstick, and spending ridiculous amounts of time on Instagram and Pinterest. Let's be friends!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Everything's coming up roses

Happy Saturday! I worked all day, and now I'm hanging out at my apartment, putting off doing laundry because I'm tired :P So here's a survey I've seen on a few blogs lately!

A- My AIR CONDITIONER is set on: 77
B- My BEDROOM theme is: organized chaos
C- The CAR in the driveway is: it's in the parking lot technically, but a Chevy Cavalier
D- My DESK looks: messy
E- The EXACT time I wake up daily is: it varies, today it was 7am
F- The FIRST thing I wash in the shower is: my hair
G- My GARAGE is filled with: nothing, because I don't have one
H- My HOME is: an apartment
I- If you peeked INSIDE my bedroom you'd see: posters, clothes everywhere, and my awesome cuckoo clock
J- My favorite JUICE is: grape
K- The best part of my KITCHEN is: the freezer...where the popsicles live
L- The LAST person who visited my home was: my roommate's friend
M- The last piece of MAIL for me was: a flier about insurance
N- My NEIGHBORS think I'm: idk, I've never met them
O- If you OPENED my fridge you'd see: food that isn't mine...I don't cook much
P- My last house PARTY was: a long time ago, I need to change that!
Q- A QUICK meal I like to fix is: peanut butter and
R- My favorite ROOM of the house is: my bedroom
S- The SHAMPOO brand I use is: Aussie
T- My largest TELEVISION is: I only have one, not sure what size it is
U- UNDER my bed you will find: random papers and stuff I've forgotten about
V- The last time I VACUUMED was: I don't roommate usually does it
W- Looking out my WINDOW I see: parking lot, roads and stoplights, the university
X- I wish I had X-TRA: time to do everything I want :)
Y- My YARD is: just grass everywhere
Z- ZZZZZZZ My bedtime is: whenever I get sleepy

I just remembered I rented Fame from the video was due back yesterday and I still haven't watched it...oops. I guess I know what I'm doing for the rest of the night!

P.S. Kaelah has some really cute hair accessories over at her Etsy shop. Proceeds will help pay for the eye surgery her English bulldog Georgia needs. Stop by and take a look!

Click on the picture of Georgia to find out more about her :)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Meet the new pets!

Yesterday Justin and I adopted these two baby mice!


Lady Gaga is on the left, and on the right is Ke$ha :)

They are so fun to watch....they behave just like sisters! So far Gaga has jumped onto Ke$ha's back, they try to run in opposite directions on their wheel, and best of all? They sleep curled up next to each's so adorable!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What's pretty and purple?

Don't worry, I haven't forgotten about my new clothes....I just need to find time to get decent pictures of them.

In the meantime, I realized I never showed you what Justin gave me for our 6 month anniversary a few weeks ago:


I love it so much! (And him, but of course that's obvious!)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Back and forth through my mind behind a cigarette

So we're apparently in the midst of a heat wave here in Iowa, because it's 10:15pm and feels like 100 degrees in my apartment. I'm not going to complain though, because it's so much better than the wintery crap we were dealing with a few months ago.

I went to Iowa City with Justin on Thursday afternoon. We went to Ragstock and I spent over $100, but found so many cute things! I'm gonna have to post the pics tomorrow though, because the lighting in my room is horrible at night. But I promise you, my purchases were epic!

Alright, I'm gonna kick back and read for awhile....I worked all day and it's time to chill! :) Hope everyone is having a fun Saturday night!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Your love, your my drug

I'm better!!! I seriously feel like a whole new person now that everything is under control. Amazing what a few days and some medicine can do!

Got my grades for this past semester and I'm happy with them! Bs in both of my German classes and 3D concepts. An F in art history but oh well, I'm already signed up to retake it in the fall because I had a feeling this would and history just don't mix. Aaaand I got an A- in swing dancing...go me!

Yesterday I woke up with one mission in mind: to go buy the clock I've had my eye on forever. So I did and now this stunner is hanging on my wall.


Yep, it's a cuckoo clock...sadly it doesn't actually make the sound, but I don't care! I think it's hilarious :)

I went thrifting and found this glass, which makes me question the sanity of the airline, but hey, it'll work nicely for rinsing paintbrushes!


Then I came across this book that appears to have been created especially for me, despite being written in the 1960s.


It's totally the book for me...I hate cleaning! I can even make the same expression as the girl on the cover!



Very similar, yes?

And here's a non-frowny one, because I'm actually happy!


K, I'm off to get some lunch!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Crummy health issues

(I apologize in advance if this isn't all that exciting to read...I need to vent....I promise I'll have a fun post soon!)

1. Eczema
For those who don't know, I have REALLY bad eczema on my hands. It sucks...a lot.

My fingers are extremely swollen and covered in thousands of little tiny blisters right now. If that's not bad enough, they also itch constantly and are all scaly and dry. It's a huge inconvenience at on a bad day you can about imagine.

I've tried literally everything and even the dermatologist is running out of answers. I hate it. I miss my nice, normal-looking hands.

2. Mystery Symptoms

For a few months now I've been near exhausted every single day. I get enough sleep (9 hours or so) at night, but I'm also needing to take a 2-3 hour nap during the day, just to keep up enough energy to function. If I don't, I'm walking around in a fog the whole day.

I also have a ton of random bruises that keep showing up. Now granted, I'm not the most coordinated person ever, but I don't run into things THAT often. And this is like 10-15 small bruises at once, randomly scattered on my arms and legs. They literally just appear.

I have no idea what could be causing either of these symptoms. I've been tested for anemia and diabetes, so I know it's neither of those. I just wish I could get a solid doctor that I've been to has been able to give me one and it's really quite frustrating.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

In it to win it

So it's summer now and I'm so happy about it! 3 months of no schoolwork :D

I worked all day today, and now I'm watching this ridiculous Toddlers & Tiaras show on TLC. I don't know why I'm watching it, because it sickens me to see such young girls covered in makeup, fake tan and hair extensions. I could totally go on but I don't feel like it.

Tomorrow Justin and I are going to visit my mom for Mother's Day. I'm not sure what we're doing yet, but it should be fun!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Look at the stars, look how they shine for you

Ugghh I'm so tired of working on this project for my 3D class! We have to make an exact replica of something out of cardboard. The problem is it has to be exactly the same size, dimensions, details...everything. We can't have any glue or tape showing, just cardboard. I'm making a bird and it's driving me crazy! I can't get the edges to look's only about a third of the way done and it's due tomorrow morning. adkahf;ha;ldihflidfh!!! *end rant*

Anyway, besides that I'm having a good day. Went shopping with Justin and got two new tanks, a tee, a dress and two necklaces. Also a book about Lady Gaga that I just HAD to have!!


What's everyone else up to this week? Finals? Actual fun stuff? I wish that's what I were doing. But after tomorrow, it's SUMMER for me! :D

Sunday, May 2, 2010

That unpredictable thing called life

So I found out something interesting today. Evidently my most recent ex A and his girlfriend are having a baby. I almost fell over when I heard the news. Mainly because when he and I were dating, he was the most commitment-phobic person I'd ever known. I could be all bitter about this news since he's my ex, but I honestly hope they're happy and everything works out for the best.

Speaking of relationships, I'm so thankful I'm dating Justin, who is the sweetest guy I've ever known. I feel like the luckiest girl alive every day we're together <3

Saturday, May 1, 2010

I wanna know what I'm feeling, what I'm thinking, what I want my life to be

I made an amazing purchase after work today.....Mr. Sketch markers!!! You know, the markers that smell really good?! I can't be the only one who remembers them!

Here they are, in all their glory :)


Now the only question is, what should I color? Hello Kitty, Lisa Frank, or H.R. Pufinstuf? to make myself sound like a 6 year old!