Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sunday Currently

Reading blog posts that have been unread on my Bloglovin feed for a week now!
Writing  this blog post and working on some more for this week.  Maybe I'll have more than my usual one a week this week.  Whoop whoop! 
Listening to something on the Hallmark channel that's been on since I walked in my room.  No idea what it is.
Watching the same thing on the Hallmark channel.
Drinking nothing at the moment but I'm about to go get some water.
Wishing I had my syllabus for my class that starts next week.  And, I wish my Erin Condren Life Planner was here already.
Anticipating the end of the fiscal year at work and the start of school next week.
Wearing gray khakis from Sam's and a chambray shirt from Old Navy.
Feeling  extremely tired although I'm not sure why.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

My Week of Confessions

Life is But a Stream of Thoughts

I confess that I am so sorry all I've been doing are link-ups and not even that many of those.

I confess that my parents are away and while I have the house to myself I've been doing exactly nothing.

I confess that since I spent $15 on a garden this year, I've been obsessing over my plants like they're my children.  My first cucumber has popped up in the last 2 days! Exciting stuff.

 I confess that my whole family met Scotty McCreery tonight and I'm more than jealous so I'm just not thinking about it.  (He's at the Bojangles convention since he's in their commercials.)

I confess that my daddy works for Bojangles.  He is their Director of Engineering and Design.  Not like the fry cook or whatever you thought first.

I confess that I can't believe it's already more than halfway through June! Crazy!


Thursday, June 13, 2013

I've Come to Realize...

I've Come to Realize....

... that I'm not good at balancing everything in life.

... that I'm completely obsessed with school/office supplies and will use any excuse to buy them (such as justifying my new $65 Erin Condren Life Planner with I need a new one because I want it to cover the "school year" instead of the "calendar year."  When the one I have doesn't run out until December.) (but another plus is my new one will also cover the Fiscal Year at work!)

... that living in the real world is extremely expensive.

... that eating out is breaking my wallet. (Hello Lean Cuisines!)

... that Grad school is expensive! 

... that I need to slow down a little bit and enjoy the moment I'm living in.


Monday, June 10, 2013

Sorry not Sorry

So, obviously I haven't done so well with posting in the past week.  That's just because this little thing called life got in the way.  I really love having a life, and I need to figure out how to balance it and blogging.  Because at the moment it's not really working out.

I just had a terribly busy week at work last week, and all weekend I had a KILLER headache but now that I'm back let me catch you up on my life.

- I think I have my paying for grad school figured out. (as of tonight.)
- Work has finally slowed down again.  Month end is always terrible.
- Daddy bought me a new 32 inch TV, but it has to go back because the DVD player doesn't work.
- I'm going back to the beach again this weekend.  The rest of my family is staying all week.  I have to come back and work.
- I'm trying to read a lot, because I just love it.  As of last week, I was 6 books behind my schedule on Goodreads.  Now I'm only 1.  Whoop Whoop!
- I'm working on this eating healthy thing, and trying to make myself not eat out every day.  We only eat out on Friday's now.  I'm trying to decide if paying for WeightWatchers every month will be helpful.  I think it's harder to try to eat healthy when you live in a house with 4 people who don't.  But, I think most of my problem is at work.

I think that's just about everything I've been through in the past week in a nutshell.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Big, Not-So-Small, Curvy Girls, BBW Romance, Dating Agency Review

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review purposes only.

"Becky Holgate's lost her focus. It’s complicated...she didn’t mean to fall in love with another woman’s guy. How could she be a matchmaker for other people if all she could think about was her own heart? Determined to ignore her growing infatuation, she set her sites on building her career. Only Reed Amwell was making it hard to concentrate; every encounter left her breathless.

Reed didn’t mean to fall for the curvy girl, but she was carefree, silly, and fresh. Her soft curves and playful heart had him questioning his current relationship. Could he be with the wrong girl? He needed to figure it out fast, because his wedding day was getting closer by the minute. 

With a laugh-out-loud best friend, an insane cat, and a business to run, Becky Holgate didn’t have time for guys like Reed Amwell...until time was running out."

 I thought that this book was hilarious!!! And, it was a super easy read. I had never read anything by Ava Catori, but I am definitely a fan now. The only thing I didn't like about it was the ending. It was a wonderful love story, but it seemed like just when it finally started it immediately ended. But, that's usually how most romance novels go, so I'm not complaining too much. I just felt like it had a lot of detail in the beginning, and towards the end, it wasn't near as detailed. But, overall I liked the book and I enjoyed it a lot.

Stars: 3/5


Sunday, June 2, 2013

S'mores TastyKake Review

Disclaimer: I received this product from Influenster for review purposes only.  All opinions are entirely my own.

In my Influenster VoxBox, I received this S'mores flavored TastyKake.  I wanted to eat it immediately, but it was 11:00 at night when I took this picture, and I try not to eat that late at night, so I didn't.  

So, I took it to work and ate it then.  Now, I'm a big Debbie Cake girl, and I love me some chocolate.  So, I had high hopes for this dessert.  And, it kind of fell short of my hopes.  I didn't even make it through half of it.  I just couldn't do it.  It was more of a "cake" and I like my smores to be crunchy I guess.  And, I really have a huge aversion to whipped cream and the cream in this reminded me of that same texture.  But, I have to say it wasn't awful.

So I give it 3/5 stars.  I would eat it if I was starving, but it's never going to be my first choice.