Wednesday, May 30, 2012


When I got into my car tonight, this song was on the radio and I needed to hear it!! 

You know the bed feels warmer,
Sleeping here alone,
You know I dream in color,
And do the things I want.
You think you got the best of me
Think you had the last laugh
Bet you think that everything good is gone.
Think you left me broken down
Think that I'd come running back
Baby you don't know me, cause you're dead wrong.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone.
What doesn't kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn't mean I'm over cause you're gone
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me myself and i
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger,
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
You heard that I was starting over with someone new,
They told you I was moving on, over you,
You didn't think that I'd come back, I'd come back swinging
You try to break me but you see

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
stand a little taller
doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone.
What doesn't kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn't mean I'm over cause your gone.
what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
Thanks to you I got a new thing started
Thanks to you I'm not the broken hearted
Thanks to you I'm finally thinking 'bout me
You know in the end the day I left was just my beginning..... in the end...
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
What doesn't kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn't mean I'm over cause you're gone.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, Myself and I
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone.
I'm not alone

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Weekend Wrap-Up

I had plans to meet some friends for sushi for lunch.  It was so good!!  I then met my BFF Niki out while she was doing some shopping.  I got to hang out with her for a little while before heading to work.  I worked at the restaurant, it wasn't very busy and I got to get home at a decent time.
I worked at the restaurant that morning and we were so busy!!  I had a birthday party to be at at 3 but since work was busy I was running late getting out of there and getting home to change. 
She didn't know about that cake!! 
She really liked all the presents though!
After the birthday party, I decided to go out with some friends.  We ended up staying out way later than what I planned and I was exhausted!!  We made some really great guacamole though!!
I went to Niki's to hang out with her.  Her boys wanted to play on the new slip-n-slide and the sprinkler.  We ended up laying out right by the sprinkler and it was just enough to keep us from being super hot.  After the boys got bored with that we all went over to her Mom & Dad's house to swim and hang out.  All the kids swam and her mom grilled some and we all ate dinner.  It was a fun day and night to get to hang out with friends.
I slept in a little bit and then ran in to town to get some groceries.  I came home and got some incredibly disappointing news.  I was having such a great weekend and that news brought the fun to a complete halt.  I am so thankful to have true friends who will help me through all of this.  I know everything happens for a reason and maybe if I keep telling myself that I will start to believe it again.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Weekend Wrap-Up

I pretty much already recapped my day on my Friday Confessional so.....nothing much to say about the day.  I went to work at 3 and it was busy!  It was pretty much nonstop till we closed at 8 and then we had to clean up.  The place was a complete and total wreck!  Finally when we all got to leave, I went to hang out with my friend Andi and her husband.  I wasn't planning on staying very long but I did!  Now onto some fab iPhone pics!!
Andi & I
Then I decided it would be fun to jump on the trampoline....blurry I know.

Then Dustin wanted to jump too.....he isn't nearly as graceful as I am and ended up hurting his ankle!  Woops!
It had already started to swell before we even got him off.
Needless to say, that was then end of the night.  Dustin and Andi headed on home.  I wasn't too far behind them.  I said my goodbyes and went home.  I was exhausted by the time I got home and went straight to bed.

I work tonight and the next 4 nights so I wanted to get some things done at home today.  I got up and put away all my laundry, did dishes, cleaned the kitchen, went through all my mail that had been piled up on my kitchen table and coffee table, paid bills, made lunch, packed my bags for work, changed out all my scents on my scentsy warmers and did a little home workout!  Now I think I need a nap before getting ready for work!

Slept, got ready for work then worked!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Confessional Friday

I confess that I snoozed my alarm to many times to make it to BodyStep this morning.
I confess that I have folded my laundry but still haven't put it away yet.
I confess that my mom's Mother's day gift is still sitting on my kitchen table.
I confess that I still haven't hung anything on the walls in my house except for in my bedroom.
I've lived here for 6 months....and probably moving out in 6, why hang them up now?!?
I confess that I love my new workout skirts that I bought.  It makes me feel girly!
I confess that I don't want to work 5 straight at the hospital this week.  #gonnabesotired
I confess I love instagram.
I confess I bought the cutest pink dress the other day but sad that I probably need to wear it as a bathing suit cover up instead of a dress.
I confess I am going to Target before heading to work today.
I confess I go to Target way too often!
I confess I'm getting my windows tinted next Thursday....just in time for summer!!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Weekend Wrap-Up

I made myself get up early today so I could run some errands before heading to work at the restaurant. I managed to get everything I needed to get done!!  If you know me at all, you know that me getting up early is a feat all it's own!!  HA!  It was a really good day and I was exhausted by the end of it.  I didn't do much that night knowing I had to be at work the next morning at 6.

I ended up reading a book last night and didn't go to sleep till way too late!  I went to work and checked to see who was going to be able to come to my ItWorks wrap party later that day and I ended up calling and rescheduling it.  There wasn't enough people that were going to be able to come and I didn't want my sister to drive all the way over here if it wasn't going to be worth her time.  Hopefully we'll get it rescheduled for a better date.  I ended up coming home and started reading my book and fell asleep for way to long.  I ended up running to Kohl's later that night to spend my Kohl's cash before it expired.  I was disappointed when I didn't find anything that great. 

Finally got to wash my car!!  It had gotten a new paint job while I was on vacation and I needed to wait 2 weeks till I could wash it.  I went to the gym and Kroger then came home to read more of my book before having to get ready for work.  Then, off to work I went!!

I'm looking forward to summer and hoping for more entertaining weekends!!  :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Stop & Smell the Roses {Week 11 Vlog}

Once again, that dark spot between my 2 front teeth is just a shadow from my annoying!!  I don't notice it except in the videos!! 
The products I talked about in my vlog, here are some links!

Now head over to Mandy's blog to watch all the rest of the vlogs this week!

P.S.  I need to learn how to edit my videos

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sometimes & Always

Today I'm linking up with Megan @ Mackey Madness for sometimes and always!
{Sometimes} I go to the gym on a regular basis
{Always} I pack my bag for the gym!

{Sometimes} I actually make dinner
{Always} I buy everything I need to make dinner...eventually I have to throw the stuff away

{Sometimes} I read magazines
{Always} I buy magazines and put them on my coffee table

{Sometimes} I want to cut my hair off again
{Always} I then remember how fun it is to have long hair....for the 1st time ever in my life!

{Sometimes} I shop Walmart or Kroger
{Always} I know Target is where it's at!!!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Weekend Wrap-Up

I worked all day at the restaurant.  I came straight home after, watched a few episodes of Once Upon a Time and Gossip Girl then went to bed.  Exciting life, I know!
Up at the crack of dawn to go to work!  After work, I went to pick up my things from my friends house who had a garage sale then headed home to get ready for my date.  Had said date, hung out with friends then went home and went to bed.
Got up and cleaned my house all morning.  I washed all my laundry, folded it and put it away!!  That is huge for me, usually it sits in the dryer or folded on top of the dryer for a couple of days!  I then cleaned my room, the kitchen and living room.  I didn't clean the bathroom, well I cleaned the toilet but that was it.  I hate cleaning the bathroom!  I usually start with the bathroom, but it takes so long and then I end up not cleaning any other room.  Have I ever mentioned how terrible of a housekeeper I am??  I keep thinking one of these days I will get better at it!!  That afternoon I went to my best friends house for her little boys birthday party.  The cake and ice cream was so good!!!

He was so excited to get money!! 
I got him the St. Louis Cardinals hat and shirt and as soon as he saw the hat he ripped the tags off and put it right on!!  #favoritepresent 
After the party was done, I stayed to hang out with them since I hadn't seen then in several weeks.  Niki & I went to get pizza and after we all ate me and the boys went outside to jump on the new trampoline.  That was Dawson's presents from his parents!!  I'm pretty sure I will be sore tomorrow!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Confessional Friday

I confess that I can't remember the last time I cooked anything more than macaroni and cheese!
That I am having the best time finding things and getting ideas for my BFF's baby shower.
That I have way too many pairs of jeans and I realized this as I was getting rid of half of them for a yard sale tomorrow
I confess that I ate cereal for dinner tonight and do that way to often!
Tomorrow dinner will definitely not be cereal :)
I bought a new pillow yesterday and slept terrible last night
I confess that I have Carrie's new CD on repeat in my car
Yes, I am on a first name basis with her.....although she has not a clue who I am!
I confess I don't call my friends nearly enough :(
I confess that I am SERIOUSLY gonna get out of vacation eating mode and back on track....right Deana???

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Gulf Shore 2012 {Part 3}

We spent the day at the pool then got ready and went out to dinner at one of our favorite places.  Cosmo's in Orange Beach!! 

It was our last day of vacation and we were wanting to soak up as much sun as we could!  I had gotten quite a bit of sun the day before so I spent the morning in the sun and pool and the afternoon in the shade! 

Maddie & Kelsey at Lulu's 
Katie & I at Lulu's 

After we ate dinner we went across the street to drive go-karts and ride some rides.  Kelsey wanted to ride this thing called the SkyCoaster so she got her ticket and was going to do it by herself but as I was sitting there, watching all the people in front of her go in groups of 2 or 3, I decided I didn't want her to go by herself and decided to go with her.  Maddie decided she wanted to do it as well!!

All suited up and ready to go... 
Waiting our turn.... 
On the platform.... 
Hooked up and ready to fly! 
Being pulled up..... 
Yep, we're in the little white circle on our way to being 110 feet up in the air! 
We screamed the entire way down!!! 

We laughed about it forever!!  So much fun!!!

We were all up early and packed up to hit the road back home!  A few last pictures to end the trip!

One last sister picture
Thanks Mom for planning, once again, another great trip!!  We look forward to many more to come!!!