Saturday, July 21, 2012

Long time no write but everything's A Ok

Hi Friends! Dodo I have a few apologies to make.

1) I'm typing this in my iPhone blogger app. No guarantees how it'll look.

2) I haven't posted in over a week. But I have a very legit excuse, I moved!!!

Yes, as of Wednesday July 18th I became a citizen of Henderson, Nevada. It has been CRAZY these past few days but I have so many fun posts coming up, as soon as I get internet through the comp.

I have so many fun stories to share including my going away parties, my apartment and crazy Tom!!

Be sure to check back on Monday for these awesome updates!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Nail Files

I can't believe it's Friday already! This week went by super fast for me, which is good, I'll take it! 

Last night I needed a break from throwing my stuff out packing and I had a groupon to use so I decided to get a mani and pedi. I like shellac but the last one didn't turn out so well and my hands were really dry and the skin was peeling so I decided to not do shellac this time. As I was talking to the lady doing my pedicure she asked why I didn't want shellac and I explained. She then told me that if I rub cuticle oil (which I have a lot of little bottles of) then that will help.

Pedicure color: Lola by Orly
 She also said I can paint a color OVER my french shellac and take it off and it won't ruin my shellac at all! Score! I don't think I'll be doing it because french nails are classic and go with everything but it's good to know for the future! Happy Friday!! 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

It's OK Thursday

Let's get right down to the dirty. I'm linking-up with Amber & Neely for It's Ok Thursday.

It's Ok
I've been cheating on Biggby with Starbucks- their drinks are lower calories.
That I had a complete break down yesterday, thankfully Christine was there to talk me down.
I'm mad I didn't hear about Viggle before today. You should join if you watch T.V. And be my friend. I'll send you an email if you leave a comment.
I'm extremely anxious and excited about my move. I really just want July 18th to be here.
I love this video

I love it when people follow me on Google Friend Connect and leave comments. I'm doing a giveaway when I hit 50!! 
To feel left out of the blog world sometimes and try so hard to make connections and not get the same effort back. Yep, they're really are cliques. 
That I'm so thankful for my Faith in God. I know he has a plan and I just need to put my faith into it and know everything will be Ok. (Thanks for the excellent verse Monica!)

"I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.  WAIT on the Lord; Be of good courage, and He shall STRENGTHEN your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord."~Psalms 27:13-14

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

WILW & Oh How Pinteresting!

Happy Wednesday! I'm linking up with Michelle and Jamie and you should too!!

 Please be sure to check out my Pinterest button to the right --> to see ALL my fun pins :)

While you're so close you may as well become a follower (and follow me on GFC)... I have a special giveaway when I hit 50!!

This is what I'm loving and Pinning

My fun weekend filled with beautiful scenery, family and great food. Click here to read all about it!

IHeartRadio California Surf Station. It's perfect for summer days!

I move in exactly 1 week! 7 days!! 

This chair is perfect for reading and I love the colors and pattern!

 Cookie Dough Oatmeal!!

Disney movies are the best because they always have happy endings and feel good plots!

 I can honestly say I'm doing this. I never thought I'd move away. Especially on my own and to Las Vegas. But I am. And I'm not turning back.


Monday, July 9, 2012

Weekend Update Blog Hop

I love weekends, especially when they are spent at my happy place :) To read more about my happy place click here & here.

I enjoy doing these weekend blog hops because I think it makes Monday's more interesting. Plus everyone always has something fun happen on the weekend and it's great to get ideas for things to do. 
Friday I went to my parent's house after work. We got on the road right away and made the 3 hour trek to Traverse City. Interesting fact, in Grand Rapids it was 104 degrees, in TC it was 84- I knew it was going to be a great weekend :)

Once we unpacked and kicked on the air in the cabin we went to a local pizza place called Peegeo's. We started off with buffalo chicken dip and a few beers

BEST PIZZA EVER. It had thin crust with a layer of fresh mozzarella, sausage/pepperoni, and another layer of fresh mozzarella topped with fresh oregano and basil. Along with the pizza we got to listen to free entertainment and people watch. I love to people watch.

On Saturday we got up and went running. It felt so nice to run outside. It's been so hot in East Lansing that I haven't been able to! I got 3 miles in and then went for the most amazing muffin ever. It doesn't look pretty but this cherry almond muffin from Hoxie's is heaven on earth.

After savoring devouring our muffins the parents and I cleaned the cabin. Hardcore cleaned, I vacuumed all the window sills, floors, and stairs. Between lifting the vacuum and moving furniture I got a good arm workout in! By the time we were done it was already 2pm and partly cloudy. We decided to go to Elk Rapids and take a walk. 

River where you can swim and body board the rapids

My Mom & I have a special bond

The parents

I love the beach, especially this one because it's never busy.
When we were driving back to TC my Mom took a sharp turn into Lochenheath. It is a beautiful golf course/restaurant/and has a few homes. We were able to enjoy a beer on their beautiful patio and soak up some sunshine

Image taken from website
When we got back to our cabin we had an awesome appetizer of shrimp, cheese & crackers. This was eaten while grilling chicken and drinking wine. It was amazing and delicious.

Sunday was spent on the boat. All day. It was warm enough to go swimming, jet ski, and tool around in the boat. Unfortunately I forgot my camera & phone so no pictures :( 

I really enjoyed this weekend. It was filled with amazing food, drinks, and relaxation. It was also nice to spend some quality time with my parents before I leave. 

I hope your weekend was enjoyable and I can't wait to read all your wonderful posts :)

Friday, July 6, 2012

TC+ TL+ NF= Happy Friday!

Ok let's get real here. It's Friday. I'm beyond happy that it's finally the weekend. 

 I'm rockin the shellac mani from last week

I get to go to my happy place in TC.

I plan on eating good food, drinking a lot few glasses of wine, and spending my days on Torch Lake.

I'm most excited to spend this time with just my parents. To relax and not think about the million other things going on in my life.

I hope you all get a weekend like this too!! 

And a huge shout out to Cait because it's her Wedding Day!!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

It's Ok to be Thankful Thursday Mashup

TGIT: Thank Gosh It's Thursday! I hope everyone had a really enjoyable Independence Day! I didn't take many pictures but I was able to spend time with family and friends so it was perfect (even with the 101 degree weather).

Now is the time to say What I'm Thankful For & It's Ok... 

It's OK 
I'm taking a break from packing to make this post 
That I'm writing this post at 9:30 at night 
I'm leaving in 13 days and am starting to get sad 
I'm stressing out about money and student loans and classes 
To let some people go... I can only put forth so much effort 

I'm Thankful For 
My amazing family and friends (See these people on the Loved Ones Page) 
My beautiful friend Erika, it's her birthday today! 
I only have 13 days till I move!! 
All my blog friends! You all are awesome and I love chatting with you! 

What is Ok in your life? What are you Thankful for? Link up and share :) 

Monday, July 2, 2012

June Foodie Pen Pal Reveal

Sometimes I really hate blogger. Tonight is one of those times. You see I had this amazing post for Foodie Pen Pals. I mean it was epic. Yea well blogger disagreed. It decided it wasn't epic enough so it deleted it. Thanks blogger but I think I can decide if my own posts are good enough.

This month I received a package from Monica! I was so excited because she's a Michigander like me! 
I mean seriously how cute is she?! She also sent me some amazing goodies! 

There was so many goodies they all wouldn't fit in my artsy frame I tried to do...

 Skinny Chocolate Cupcake ingredients. I haven't made them yet but they include my favorite things and super easy to make!

Roasted Chick Peas! They had a mexican seasoning on them which was amazing. In fact I'm snacking on them now :)

Mug Cake! And a super cute mug! Super easy and satisfied my chocolate craving super fast!

Pretzel crisps and popcorn! I love these salty snacks and I got a huge bag of popcorn in addition to it!

There was also a jar of homemade peanut butter which was gone in minutes. Seriously, minutes. 

Thank you so much Mon for such an amazing box!! 

And now it’s time for some details about Foodie Penpals.  In case you’re a new reader, here’s a reminder of what the program is all about:

-On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.

-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal!

-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!

-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)

-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you are to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month.

-Foodie Penplas is open to US & Canadian residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. We’ve determined things might get too slow and backed up if we’re trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa.

If you’re interested in participating for July, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.
You must submit your information by July 4th as pairings will be emailed on July 5th!
*If you’re from somewhere besides the US, Canada or Europe and want to participate, send me an email and I’ll see if we get enough interest this month!

Weekend Update Blog Hop

Why do Mondays come so fast? I mean it seems like it was just Friday!

If you're doing a recap of your weekend you should link-up with these sweet girls for a blog hop & Miscellany Monday

My weekend was pretty low key. 


I had to work in the am then I ran a few errands, worked out and did homework. I also watched the first night of the Olympic trials for women's gymnastics. Go Jordyn!

I tried to sleep in but it just didn't work so I was up and at 'em at 7 am. I got a decent workout in (HIT elliptical and treadmill & weights) but my heart wasn't in it. Maybe because the gym was filled with beefed up guys grunting every 10 seconds...

I was able to cross 2 things off my Pinterest though! I had a coupon for Bed, Bath & Beyond and their mason jars were on sale! I picked up a case and made salads, and flavored water and lemonades. So tasty and easy to do! 


I was lucky enough to meet up with the rents for breakfast. I wanted to take them to the best place on earth Golden Harvest but they were closed. We decided on a little place called Theios. It was good, we all got the egg, hashbrown & bacon special. But after I felt really sick. The food just sat in my stomach like a rock so I spent the rest of the day laying in bed trying to feel better.

Later that night I watched the 2nd part of the gymnastic trials and cried my eyes out when Jordyn Wieber was announced! This is going to be a great year for the girls! 

Happy Monday!