Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Just a Little R&R

This week I took some time off from blogging to relax a little before the craziness of school started. So while not much of anything important happened this week I did want to share a few of the freebies I received this week for anyone that is interested. This isn't all of them since I didn't think about taking the picture until two days ago *OOPS* but here is the information on the items in the pictures if you would also like to get them :)


Free Charm bracelet from U By Kotex *HERE*
Free {Butt} Collector from Marlboro *HERE* (sign up with them & they will let you know all of the free items available to you- which is what everyone gets)
Free Miss Jessie's Hair Care Samples *HERE* (you get 2 generous sample packets that you can choose. when you get to payment choose Visa and enter 14 zeros for the card # & 3 zeros for the pin # and then whatever exp date you want) 
OH by the way...it finally got cold this week here in Kentucky. The picture was snapped off my upstairs deck so it isn't great BUT you can see the ice! While I don't like the cold, I am glad to get a little bit of the winter feel.

Ok. I am now done with the randomness of this post lol. I hope everyone has a great day tomorrow :)


Echoes--Book Review

Echoes by Robin Jones Gunn





Echoes by Robin Jones Gunn is a great quick read. Once you begin it is hard to put it down. Lauren Phillips begins a journey of self discovery when her fiance chooses a new job in New York over her. Once the break up begins she realizes that she had become everything that he has expected of her instead of who she really is. Her brother 'Rad' introduces her to the internet and online chat rooms. She begins to correspond with a pen pal named 'KC'. After a year of self discovery and heartfelt correspondence with KC she believes that she is in love with him. Against the advice of her friend she decides to finally meet KC in real life. After realizing that she had still had some unresolved hurt, she flees from the meeting and turns to God. She spends the next week struggling to have complete faith in what God had in store for her. Little did she or KC know, but God had them exactly where they belonged.

This is a great book for someone who is also feeling a little lost in their life. Lauren begins a life journey that many people are afraid to confront. Lauren is a character that, whether your just starting adult life or enjoying retirement you can relate to her. This book is all about transformation, faith, and love.

Want to preview the book before you buy it? Click HERE!
Did you like the preview & now want to buy it? Get itHERE! 

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.





Friday, January 25, 2013

Trying To Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

Ok, I think I am about to loose my mind. Our house has white everything and I mean EVERYTHING! I don't know what is going on with our dog smokey but he is 7 years old and has been potty trained for a VERY long time! At least 4 times a week has been piddling on the floor. At first I thought ok this is because of the move....but we have been in the new house for 3 months now and he has continued to do so. We were already looking into getting a carpet cleaner since the floors were so white but we are now in DESPERATE need of one. I scrub and scrub the floor where he has the accident but I never feel like it is completely clean. He isnt going in the same spot everytime so I dont think that he is picking up the scent to potty in the same area. I am thinking it is time for a vet visit (which he very much hates) before I loose my mind.





Thursday, January 24, 2013

Behind the Program


Like lots of other families we went through last year and cut expenses that we didn't need. One of those expenses was cable. At first I thought I was going to die. I mean come on how else am I supposed to know what is going on with Desperate Housewives LOL.

We have just recently decided to get Netflix...which I love..so I have been catching up on some of my favorite shows. I just discovered Sons of Anarchy and Lost....I know, I know they were around WAYYY before a year ago but I never watched. I am completely obsessed with them now. I have been able to watch all the seasons at once and I LOVE that! I finished all of the Sons of Anarchy seasons that they have and have now completely submerged myself in LOST. What amazingly great shows. I guess they do still make some quality shows. Don't get me wrong, I love a few reality tv shows BUT the aren't quality shows. Glad to see that there is still a little hope for television programs.




Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Free Salt City Candles Outlet Candle

I am on lots of sample and coupon sites and there is nothing I enjoy more than sharing an amazing freebie when I come across it. These are for USA residents only. Click the link under the picture and it will take you to their facebook page. Then follow the directions on the screen...it's that simple!




Crazy Lady On The Loose



Yes, yes...I am that crazy lady today! Wow today has been interesting from literally rolling out of bed to right now. Nothing is making sense, everything is disorganized, and schedules are all out of whack. For me, the over the top OCD chick...all of this is NO GOOD! My gramma used to always say "Hang on to your panties because its going to be a bumpy ride". So today I held onto my panties. I am so ready for what tomorrow has to offer. I think I am going to go goodwilling to see if I can find some goodies. I need just a few more of the perfect pieces for a craft project that I am in the middle of. I am also almost done with the book 'Echoes' which I am so surprised with how much I could relate to this book. How funny that I created this blog to document my life as I am discovering myself and my interests and the first book that I get to review is about the same thing. I cant wait to finish it and write the review. Today was so crazy I even burnt the cookies lol!

Wardrobe Wednesday

Okay, I know I cant be the only one getting the summer bug. For the last day I have had the lyrics "Summer, Summer, Summertime!" I am really more of a spring and fall person but right now I would LOVE a full blast of warm sun on my face. So this Wardrobe Wednesday is for all of us who want our toes in the water, the sun beaming on our face, and the wind blowing through your hair.



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I am love love loving the jean and coral together!




Casual - #12



Untitled #23




What are you looking forward to this summer? Because I am sure your thinking about it now :)


Monday, January 21, 2013

Say it Aint So

I ventured into the doctor today and got some good and bad news. I have put this off for so long because I am so scared of doctors. I went in and she had a student doctor following her for the day and it was so awkward. First off..I get nervous as it is and me having to go through and explain everything 2 different times wasn't fun. But what is sad is that he was more caring and thorough than the actual doctor. She told me that I have a cyst on my neck. And then went on to talk about how their office does pap smears and basically going into a sales speech  I ended up having to ask her how I can treat this and she looks at me without skipping a beat and says "Cut it out". First off she knew about my anxiety with not only doctors but in general. So I again had to initiate the conversation about how to go about get it "cut out" and that's when she finally told me about how I would need to go to a specialist for the surgery. And then she looks up and says "we are done". I don't even know what happened exactly or how I am supposed to know who this specialist is. It was a nightmare. I don't think that I can do all of this again. It is so ridiculous dealing with doctors now a days! So I am not sure what the next steps are from here.

Obsessed Finds

My obsessed finds this week are rings. I am loving all the unique designs. I have been addicted to arrows, bows, and anchors. Here are a few gorgeous rings that I came across on Pinterest. If you would like to see the rest of my boards click *HERE*








There ya go! I hope that you love them as much as I do. Happy Pinteresting!







Sunday, January 20, 2013

Fear of the Unknown

While most people feel comfortable in the presence of their doctor or any doctor for that matter, I am terrified. I feel overwhelmed when they get near me or into my personal space at all. With all of that being said, tomorrow I go into the doctor to find out what the exactly the lump is on the back of my neck. I have had it for at least 4 years and have just dealt with the pain due to no insurance and my fear of doctors. I am hoping that it is just something minor and I will be able to get it fixed and be done. But what if they have to lance it? What if its something more? What if, What if, What if? Millions of things swirling through my head but yet I let it go for so long...doesn't make sense, does it? I keep having mini panic attacks in my body saying "What the hells wrong with you..dont go, dont go!" Im taking the leap and doing whats got to be done.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Limbo

Right now I am two weeks away from starting school and I feel like I am in a limbo. I am currently babysitting to bring money into the house. Even though I will be in school full time and Steven said I didn't have to work and could focus on school, I just don't feel right not contributing. It isn't much but it is something :)! Classes will be open a week early for the people that would like to get a head start so I will be starting early. So right at this moment I am babysitting and waiting lol. I will be glad when I can get this all going. I don't know if it's the nerves but I am just ready to jump in!

Wardrobe Wednesday

Heres a few outfits that I completely adore! I come across so many cute clothes on Pinterest. Dont we all wish that our real closet looked like our Clothes Board from Pinterest .
Aqua Ruffles


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Obsessed Finds

I love Pinterest..I have expressed this love through posts before. I am going to start doing blogs about items that I come across that I am completely obsessed with. For the very first Obsessed Find...can I get a drum roll please..

Its the Mint Front Lock Shoulder Bag by Chic+. I am in complete love with this bag. It is amazing and not to mention cheap! Its listed for $55.90....HOLY COW! So here it is folks...I love it, I need it, and I def. want it! If you would like to check out other items on my pinterest here ya go http://pinterest.com/justinamcnear/clothes/.

***By the way, I AM NOT paid to advertise this item I just love it and wanted to share it! **


Monday, January 14, 2013

Jealous Revenge

I started babysitting and today was the first day. I worked in a daycare for a year and a half in the infant and toddler department. While I was not nervous about my capabilities of taking care of the baby, I was nervous about our fur babies. Yes, we are those crazy animal people that love and treat our pets like they are our children. We have had our dog for 7 years and our cat for 6. Since we don't have children they tend to get treated like it. Which I love. The cat still acts like a little baby which I'm sure is because we had to bottle feed him and we are all he knows. Anyways back on track....we knew they would not hurt the baby BUT we knew they would get jealous of her. She is such a cuddly baby so you cant help but cuddle her. We were more worried about the cat getting jealous especially if Steven held the baby because that is his dad and he even gets worked up if im getting all the attention LOL. We didn't think smokey the dog would have any problems...boy were we wrong! Piper the cat was actually fine, he could have given a crap less. But smokey he was getting so worked up he would just whimper and then he just started peeing on the floor. WHAT THE HECK! He is 7 years old..his pissin days are over. I felt so bad because I know he was just doing it because he seen his mom and dad showing something else attention but at the same time NOOOOOO that's bad lol. So I guess we will see on Wednesday how things will go.
I love him..


They love each other!

Piper loves when I put on makeup


Piper sleeping with dad like always



Echoes


Today I received my first book, Echoes by Robin Jones Gunn, from Blogging For Books. I was so excited and dove right in. Let me just say I LOVE it so far. The book came really fast too! I am already a quarter of the way into it so I should have a full review up by the weekend. I'll let you guys know how it goes....

Goodbye Christmas

I love Christmas now that I am an adult and normally go all out in the decorations. This year since we had just moved we decided not to decorate a whole bunch..which was something I had to get used to. It didn't seem like Christmas this year I think because we are so used to the Indiana weather and snow. Here in Kentucky is was actually pretty nice out and NO SNOW! I have most of the decorations put away but have had a few things left that I didnt want to put away just yet. The last of the Christmas cheer is now in a box and ready to be put away. So sad...I always hate when the holidays officially end!

My favorite sleigh


 Now to bring all of the "normal & boring" decorations back up until next year! I hope everyone had wonderful holidays!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Back To School

I am going to be completely honest here and just say...I am FREAKING out! Holy crap! I have been out of college for a few years now and the closer that my start date gets the more nervous I get. The reason I left college was because I ended up with an amazing job and went to salary pay. So in turn that meant working at least 50-60 hours a week. My homework time after work became my time to work on things I had to being home. Little did I know that a year into my amazing job that they would have a huge layoff. I was devastated. Now its time to move on. I don't want to fail. That is my biggest fear. On a good note though, I absolutely love to buy school supplies lol. When I have children they will be hooked up at back to school shopping time. I just cant help myself. I LOVE office supplies! I am exclusively taking online classes this time since I will be babysitting part time and then working part time. I am lucky that I have the opportunity this time that my boyfriend wants me to focus on school and finish. What a blessing! Many people don't get that opportunity...what a lucky girl I am! I think online will fit me better because I get extream anxiety when I am in big group settings and that's exactly what college classes are. I ready to start this new chapter but extreamly nervous!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Crowdtap

So I was researching sites that I could earn a little bit from home and I came across Crowdtap . I go on it for a hour or so a night and answer basic questions in a poll like form about products. Its super simple and fast to do. You earn points for every question that you answer and you can turn those points in for your chose of gift cards or to make a donation to a charity. Check it out Girls125x125

Friday, January 11, 2013

The very best of times...

Today is officially 8 years that I have been with the love of my life. I think back and try to imagine what life would have been like if I wouldn't have met Steven and it just doesn't seem right or complete. I would not change the last eight years of my life for anything. We have been together since we were 16 and have grown together. E






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