Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Oh my gosh I'm alive! Do you know what the best thing about blogging is? Y'all love me enough to never let me go missing for very long. I know I've been MIA around here, but life has just been crowded lately. My blog is kinda in a weird place right now - because let's face it, my life is kinda in a weird place right now. But for today, I'm back!!

I confess...

I am obsessed with vanilla diet coke from Sonic

My dad gives the best dating advice – and I quote “No hipsters, must play golf, spoils me, no cops/firemen and not a complete idiot.” Now why didn't I think of that???

Under no circumstances should you ever buy 2 blade razors, trust me

Slutty girls make me uncomfortable these days
THIS is the best thing ever. I'm not even 30 yet and I have probably said every single one of these at some point.

I wasted a lot of time looking up gifs for another post that I didn't end up publishing for yesterday. So I had to recycle some of them into this post. I mean is there anything better in this world to waste time on than Real Housewives gifs??? (see also Bridesmaids, J-Law & Mean Girls gifs are equally hilarious)

I miss my long hair

I'm supposed to be at the beach right now for a work conference...and instead I'm home and it snowed here yesterday. That is the opposite of winning.

I cannot get enough of this song right now
Resolution by Matt Corby on Grooveshark

My Vols are dancing the big dance on Friday in the Sweet 16 and I will probably have a heartattack from excitement if they win.
That's about all the excitement that I have in me for today. I hope you enjoyed our catch up session as much as I did. XOXO


Wednesday, March 12, 2014


These are my hump day confessions -
and just in case you aren't singing Usher after reading that, then here you go. You're welcome!

I confess...
I want a boyfriend for summer. I know I'm always like "don't settle" and blah blah but summers were made for boyfriend activities
I have been having crazy dreams lately and maybe that has to do with the fact of why I'm not getting good sleep

My body is not ready for lake season

I just recently found out what a subtweet is

I have this weird feeling that something is about to happen/change in my life, and it's a really STRONG feeling - It almost scares me

Facebook annoys me

My work trip to FL got cancelled for the end of this month and honestly I'm a little relieved. As much as I'd love to go to the beach right now, I think it would just make me lose focus.

I caved and used Visine yesterday...against my eye doctor's orders because I'm a rebel

I cried a little when I read my last wedding Wednesday post from 2012, sometimes I like to torture myself and go back in time

I haven't made time to finish everything with my floors so I'm still living with concrete floors. Hopefully Friday I can wrap things up since I'm off work.

Against my better judgment, I watched the new Resurrection show Sunday night. I will definitely watch again to see where they go with it, even though it freaks me out.

Things that I have been so great at lately: singing loudly & napping
I have been known to be a little flirty. But sometimes I'm genuinely trying to be nice.
Then there are people who don't know the difference...

Monday, March 10, 2014

Motivational Monday

Mondays can be rough....especially Mondays after a spring forward time change. I really hope TN goes to not doing the time change next year. As much as I looooove more hours of sunshine in the evenings, I do not love dark mornings. You would think I lost a whole night of sleep instead of just an hour! But today is about motivation, not complaining!
Yesterday at church we talked about the common things we all struggle with: unfair criticism, unrealistic compliments and unwise comparisons. I've been struggling with this comparison thing for a while now - maybe my whole adult life. I even talked about it here as one of my reasons for doing the Overcome the Lie 40 Day Challenge (which I will give you a recap on soon since we are wrapping up).  I know I needed to hear this yesterday, and maybe you need to hear it today. When we get caught up in measuring our lives compared to someone else's, we lose sight of what God says about us. I cried at church yesterday for the first time in a little while because that hit me like a ton of bricks.
You ARE God's masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10)! Plain and simple. That's His view of you. He knows exactly how He created you, with this incredible purpose to be fulfilled. Nothing else matters.
For this whole week, I am going to try my hardest not to compare myself to anyone else. Not to say mean things about myself - even in a joking manner. Not to think ugly thoughts about myself. It will be hard, because I'm terrible to myself. I'm going to try my hardest just to be happy that I have a Savior who has given me exactly what I need to succeed. And that He doesn't care what has been said about me, or what I've done in the past, He only cares about using me as a disciple for Him.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Yet Another Post about Being Single...

If you are an internet addict, like myself, then no doubt you've seen all the buzzfeed/blogposts/funny lists about being single. Reasons why it's awesome, reasons why it sucks, things single people are sick of hearing, etc. I am also constantly reading other blog posts about singledom. It's just good perspective. Since I've been single for 16 months now, I consider myself practically an expert in the field. I just wanted to share my own perspective on the subject.
Reasons Why Being Single Is Awesome:
1. I am independent. I thought I was independent before, I had actually said those words. HECK NO! I relied on my ex for every.single.thing. He completely took care of me and spoiled me rotten. Now? I fix things by myself, I rearranged all my living room furniture on my own, I handle every detail of my household, I buy my own Coach, I am hardly even scared of the dark anymore and somehow I make it ALL work. It's a pretty cool feeling.
2. My money is MY MONEY. I am not ashamed to admit that I am selfish with sharing my money. It was a huge adjustment for me when Skye and I moved in together to share my money with him. And honestly, I hated it. I was a saver and he was a spender. I struggled with it a lot throughout our relationship. There were plenty of times that being in a two income household benefited me (hello no budget status!), but usually it stressed me out. Sometimes I still get stressed out about money, but the thing now is I directly control every penny earned and spent. Obviously a control freak like myself loves that.
3. I have lived and learned. Nobody wants to go through a breakup. I sure didn't. But I can guarantee you that anyone who has ever gone through a real heartbreak has made some changes in their life. You suffer, you push yourself, you grow, you surround yourself with new people and try new things. It's an incredible life experience that prepares you for the next season. I never wanted to stay single for this long, but I'm really thankful I have made the choices along the way that have kept me in this place of stretching myself. This time on my own has allowed me to evaluate the kind of spouse that I want to be to someone. And I don't think I was ready for that before.
Reasons Why Being Single Sucks:
1. After a point, you start to feel like there is something wrong with you. When all the guys I've gone out with get into relationships, I question why I am still single. When my die hard single girlfriends partner up, I doubt myself. (Think Samantha from Sex in the City when she started dating Smith)  It's easy to say WHY ME? But honestly, I've made the choice to be single. I could've had a boyfriend or two by now, but I didn't want to settle. And there's nothing wrong with not wanting to settle.

2. Creepers. Weird men love me! I can't even tell you how many random dudes send me Facebook messages or Twitter DMs trying to chat me up. Truthfully, I've entertained some of them because a cute guy is a cute guy. (and I've probably been a little creepy hitting on people before too) But I'm more so talking about the sketchy left field guys that randomly tell you how pretty you are. a) you've never seen me in person buddy    b) I do not want to be your cyber girlfriend. BYE!
3. Putting on a happy go lucky front can get exhausting. My heart has softened so much and it's definitely no longer black. I try to stay positive about my status. It can get old playing the dating games. I still think being single requires a bit of a thick skin. You can get your hopes up after a first date just to never go out with a guy again. I've probably hurt a couple feelings myself along the way. You can't help but over analyze all the details of your dates sometimes. Right now I'm in a situation where I've kinda been talking back and forth with a guy - pretty casual - but we haven't been out on an actual date yet. I get excited sometimes because I like him, but if he hasn't asked me out on a date after a few weeks of talking then what's the deal, right? Being tough can get old, and I just want to meet my "you know when you know" already! But a positive attitude will really  help carry you through this time.

Things I'm Sick of Hearing:
1. Why are you single? I realize that I'm a decent catch. Yeah I said it, and that's because I believe it. I'm not the prettiest girl on the block, but I feel I have a lot to offer. But when people ask me the question of why am I single, I tend to take it negatively vs. as a compliment. Let just clear this up for you... anyone who is single, is probably in that position because they are sick of making the wrong choices and have decided to take control of things in their life (in some form or another). Not that I don't need to hear reassurance sometimes, but there's a fine line with how things are said.
2. Do you ever think you and your ex will get back together? This is definitely a question that I get asked on a more than I'd like to hear basis. Maybe I'm surrounded by hopeless romantics?? The answer is no. I know "never say never" and all that jazz, but I'm pretty confident that hell would freeze over before we would end up back together. Mind you I chased after him and essentially begged him to stay and marry me. But at that point in my life, I felt like I was nothing without him. If you only knew me in real life, you would know how much I have changed and grown since that scared little girl who found herself dumped back in November 2012. And once you experience that kind of exponential growth, there's just no turning back.
3. Guys are jerks. It is surely a proven fact by now that some guys are indeed jerks. But so are some girls. (myself included in some cases) Not all guys are jerks - I've tried to convince you of that before. I still whole heartedly believe in THE ONE. This mythical little unicorn of mine is out there somewhere just waiting to run off into the sunset with me. But seriously, God has this incredible man for me. I can feel it. And ladies just a word of advice...THE ONE will not just text you when he is drunk. He will having zero reservations about falling completely in love with you. He will share your core beliefs. He will not push you to have sex...he might even be one of those rare breeds who wants to wait until you're married to go all the way. He will pursue you.
Here are some other lists that I found particularly entertaining:

Monday, March 3, 2014

Mondays are not my friend

I'm usually a morning person, but today is just NO. It's rainy and cold and I want to go back to bed. Probably has nothing to do with the fact that I stayed up way too late last night watching the Oscars... Ellen was the best host ever and I can't remember a time I enjoyed the actual show that much. Her super star selfie (#blessed, #Oscars) completely broke Twitter down for a hot minute from so many RTs.
Speaking of Oscars, can we just discuss on Jared Leto for a minute? Some of my long time readers might remember this, but do y'all remember when my ex-fiancĂ© had long hair and I hated it? So weird because I just so happen to be completely in love with Jared Leto and his long luscious ombre hair.
I gotta give my best dressed to Kate Hudson. She looked so glamorous and movie star-ish, perfect for the Oscars. I could probably never in my life pull off that plunging neckline, but I love that look. It's so sexy!
Things I should be excited about today:
- I lost 5 lbs
- I have a hot date with Adam Levine tonight
- Kickball spring season starts this week
- I'm wearing fur... how can you be a Debbie Downer when wearing fur? #selfie
So now I've essentially talked myself into being happy today! Thanks for the pep talk friends