I may or may not have just vlogged…

…that sounded weird, and kind of dirty, huh?!

ANYWAYS –  one of my favorite bloggers, Erin from Living in Yellow was co-hosting a vlog series last week… For some reason I couldn’t get my webcam thing to work, so I didn’t get to do it then so I missed the linkup BUT for all of your viewing pleasure… I did it anyways – try to keep your excitement to a minimum. 😉

Things I’ve learned in doing my first vlog… It’s weird to talk into a camera and watch yourself. I make really dumb facial expressions when talking. The sun coming in my window makes me look way pale. Vlog’s are kind of fun to do… after the 5th or 6th take. {I could go on and on about the critiques I made of myself – but who really wants to read that?!}

There you have it kids – you either love me, hate me, or just think I’m a nerd after that. 😉

I’m off to perhaps do something productive with my Saturday, but probably not…

Have a good weekend!

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I’m blank because…

because I very rarely straighten my hair. {But thanks to Hollie – that may change.}

because I really don’t like coffee. It HAS to have far too much creamer in it.

because I don’t like maple syrup.

because I am very picky when it comes to my bottled water.

because I rarely ever finish a cup of coffee or tea.

because I collect extra large mugs – mainly with Disney characters on them.

because I check my cats teeth, daily.

because I don’t really like to cuddle when I sleep.

because I sleep with my feet outside the covers.

because I often read magazines from back to front.

because I sleep with a fan on. Year around.

because I don’t really like going to the movies.

because I’m watching the 1000th episode of WWE right now with Dad.

because I hold my breath in public restrooms.

because velvet makes me cringe. I can’t touch it. At all.

because I could eat cereal for every meal.

This is another one of those posts that have been floating around the bloggy world – and I like them. {Sorry if you don’t!} I think it’s fun to learn about each other – the silly, random, serious, or weird things. This lovely posted it first… then this pretty lady posted it last week… and inspired me.

Do you ever have that moment where you think “Wow, I’m a weirdo?” You do?! Great! 😉 What are some things that you do that are weird?

Happy hump day, lovers!! It’s amazing how quickly Wednesday comes when you had Monday off – funny how that works. 😉

 

 

Currently.

Reading: I’m currently reading Love the One You’re With by Emily Giffin. It’s a cute chic lit book. It doesn’t have me quite as hooked as the two trilogies I read before this did {Hush, Hush and Fifty Shades in Grey} but it’s still decent. I have Clockwork Angel to start – but wasn’t quite ready to get into a few weeks ago. I’m hoping it’s as amazing as I’ve heard. Have any of you read either of these?? Thoughts??

Watching: Right this second? Friends… I feel like this show in constantly playing as background noise to my life. It’s always on TV and whenever I just want something mindless to watch… that’s the show. I like to see it as the Andy Griffith Show for our generation. {What? That wasn’t a show you grew up listening to and watching because of your dad? Hm, well, I did. ;)}

Anticipating: Vacation with my Momma next week. We leave early Thursday morning for Asheville, NC for a long, girls weekend with my Mom’s best friend from high school and her daughter, Courtney {we look like we could be sisters – it’s awesome.} We are going to do some hiking in the mountains, shopping, eating, and I’m sure lots of delicious cocktails will be had. I. can. not. wait. And one of my dearest friends is moving home this weekend, I can’t wait to hug her little blonde head off. #huffylove Anddd one of the cutest little curly haired, blonde, 3 year olds is coming to spend the summer in Ohio… and I can’t wait to see her sassy little butt next week!!

Listening to: Jana Kramer. She got her start on One Tree Hill… so obvi, I started loving her. And her first single was called *Whiskey*… which may be the most perfect song ever {the burn and sting, the high and heat, and the left me wanting more feeling when he kissed me…shoulda just called him whiskey} the lyrics are dead on. However, her album dropped Tuesday… UMMM…LOVE! Seriously, check her out…. yes, she’s country… but so, so worth it. And she’s hot… so she has that going for her too.

Eating: We had mini sessions all evening in the Short North so Amy and I went to Press Grill for dinner. And lucky for us it was $1.00 taco night – They’re tacos taste homemade which I loveee. It’s one of my favorite little places down there. Delicious food, home cooked feel, reasonable drinks…can’t beat it.

Working on: Getting my blogging bum back in gear. I’ve slacked a lot lately… I apologize. Anddd learning the nitty gritty of photography. Luckily, I have the best teacher in the world. I couldn’t imagine learning from anyone else, Amy’s ridiculously talented. And, figuring out that 29 isn’t as ugly and scary as it seemed initially. Birthday’s don’t usually bother me… {clearly, they are usually the best thing ever in my world} but, this year I was bitten by the bitter bug. I’ll warm up to it… eventually. Working on it, guys. Working on it….

Wishing: That I’d worked out today. Or this week. Or like I had planned for the last X amount of months… Ugh, where do the hours go? Yea, full. of. excuses. And, that there was a real beach in Central Ohio… c’mon… how nice would that be??? I realize I probably wish this once a week… but I’m thinking that with enough wishing…maybe it’ll come true. Maybe.

I was inspired by this girl and this girl to do this fun blog post. Check there’s out. Write your own. Leave the link in my comments so I can check it out too!

Happy Thursday, kittens.

How I love thee… {via Instagram}

Confession: I’m addicted in love with Starbucks iced tea. So you can imagine my excitement when as I’m standing in line on Saturday getting ready to order the usual, I look down and see this box of goodness. Now, I can make the tea at home. My wallet thanks me… Starbucks however, may suffer.

It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a nail polish addict. I love the stuff. My nails are always painted. Always. And as of late I’ve been doing the one finger different thing… and when you ask why, I’ll say… “why not?” Sally’s has been having their Buy 2 Get 1 free sale and I did just that. They have a lot of colors that you can’t find elsewhere and the price is reasonable and the quality is great. I picked up this neon green shade not sure how I’d actually feel about it on my fingers. {Some shades are just more toes appropriate, ya know?} However, I LOVE THIS GREEN. It’s called In the Lime Light by China Glaze. It goes on really well and stays on.

I have never, ever, ever been a fan of face makeup. But, as I’m getting older wiser I’ve realized I should start wearing it. I saw an ad for this one {Garnier Skin Renew B.B. Cream} in a magazine and it seemed way more beneficial than just plain old foundation. So I bit the bullet and purchased it. {$11 at Target} and I haven’t looked back. I’ve been using it for about a month and I can see such a difference in my skin. It’s even, moisturized, clear, and just looks healthier – and I didn’t think my skin looked unhealthy before. I highly recommend it. It doesn’t feel like you have makeup on at all.

This dress. And thrifting this week. Amy found this dress when she was thrifting earlier this week and got it for me. It fits like a glove. I can’t wait to wear it. Yesterday, she and I popped into another thrift store {looking for baskets for photo shoots} when we realized the entire store was 50% off. You better believe we looked around for more than just baskets. And I scored… I purchased a pants, skirt, shorts, two jackets, and two tanks for $15. That’s impressive for me because I’m sooooo picky when I’m thrifting, I won’t just buy something because it has a good label.

Hot toddy. Holy crap… best cold medicine ever. Whiskey, hot tea, lemon, and honey. It seriously clears up your sinuses. Have a cold?… drink this. You won’t regret it.

What are you loving right now??

Do you follow me on Instagram? If not, do it now… {jacmaries}

Happy Thursday, kids!

Did you know… {ramblings}

Did you know…

I was sick all weekend? Nope? Well, now you do. {please feel sorry for me. ;)}

That you can have wine delivered right to your door? I kid you not, in Clintonville there’s this fabulous drive thru that will BRING you wine. I didn’t believe it either. But guys, this legit happened. I called and said… “I would like red Moscato.” Nice delivery man says “I’ll be there in 15.” 15 minutes later, nice delivery man knocks on my door with THREE different wines to choose from. Y’all… this might be my favorite part of city living. Now if only he could deliver some whiskey….

My birthday is in less than a month. Don’t fret, you still have plenty of time to buy me a present.

That I’m reading the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy… holy racy, kids. This is not for children. It’s dark, deep, and very very dirty.

I should be running right now. My running partner in crime hasn’t texted me and asked if I wanted to go yet… so lazy me has won… {doing a victory dance}

My dinner tonight consisted of cereal and coffee. And about 3 sips of wine… oddly. Don’t ask.

My mom calls me every.single.night. At the same time. And when she doesn’t… it throws my entire evening off. #bestmommaever

I’ve never seen Aristocats – but I claim to love Marie. Here’s why… she’s adorable. Do I need more reason? Ok, I love cats… and her name is Marie {um… jacMARIE}

I have some of the best, best, best friends in the entire world? Ok, I may or may not have mentioned that close to a hundred times throughout the course of this blog, but that’s just a testament to how much I adore these people. I’m blessed to have them.

Because I’m not running… I should be doing Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30… but alas, I’m not. I’m sitting here, on my bum, cuddled under a blanket and blogging.

Missy, Amy, and I are going to see Tyler Hilton in a couple weeks. So ok – it isn’t official yet but there was talks of it today. We are kinda One Tree Hill musician junkies. You may call it obsessed… we call it dedicated.

I absolutely love rainy days. Especially when it’s storming.

That I appreciate you reading my ramblings… most are pointless, some are serious, few are actually funny {I find them all funny – I’m weird.}. But nonetheless, I appreciate YOU.

Happy Monday evening, lovelies.

My Weekend… {via Instagram}

Finally, the Android phones were able to get Instagram – and I’m kinda loving it. It’s a very fun app, oh it’s the little things in life. 🙂

1. Orly nail polish in Green with Envy. Fun shade, but needed 3 coats. Grrr.

2. TOAST. I gave up bread and french fries for Lent. I missed the bread – after having fries yesterday – I didn’t really miss them. {thank goodness!}

3. Gorgeous tree outside my apartment.

4. Jell-O cupcakes my mom made then we made homemade whipped cream to top them!

5. Silence. {the third book in the Hush, Hush saga.} I recommend it… I’m beginning to think angels are a little sexier than vampires. 😉

6. My Easter outfit. Cardigan – Old Navy. Dress – Ruche. Espadrilles – Kohl’s.

7. My gift from the Easter bunny. A new coral bag and earrings 🙂

8. Relax time on Saturday, between the shopping and the baking. Coffee and Glamour magazine with Lauren on the cover. Gorgeous.

9. A little whiskey for the weekend.

10. Fluffy socks.

11. New shoes from my Momma. LOVE.

12. Tric didn’t want me to pack for home.

13. Ricotta cookies. DELICIOUS. Will be posting the recipe and lots of pics soon!

Hope y’all had a wonderful Easter weekend!

You do what?!

So… I have a lot of confess… and by a lot, I mean nothing important but perhaps funny things… such as…

  • Sometimes… when I’m eating alone… Tric jumps on the table. I tell him to get down, but he doesn’t. So I just let him sit. {Yea, yea, I’m gross… whatever, but he doesn’t eat my food. Just sits. :)} But really, how do you deny that face?? {Sorry Mom, kinda goes hand in hand with that time, when I was younger and I let Tiger lick my Popsicle…}
  • I really REALLY love cereal. Rice krispies or Crispix. Best food on the planet. Especially at midnight.
  • I have an addiction. Iced Tea – from Starbucks. Seriously, obsessed.
  • I rarely change the empty toilet paper roll. Too much effort. I’m lazy.
  • Putting my clothes away is the worst chore. Ever.
  • I want to go to Paris. I need to go to Paris.
  • I personally think Walmart has some of the best smelling candles. Maybe I’m just a cheap ass.
  • Hannah Montana will always be one of my favorite shows. {Don’t judge me, you know you watch something slightly embarrassing too :)}
  • Bruce Willis is sexy.
  • I love reading teen paranormal fiction.
  • My nails are always painted. Always.

Happy hump day!!!

 

I wish…

  • That this weather would stay. {But I know it’s Ohio – our luck we will have snow in May.}
  • That Kate Voegele would come back to Cbus. One of the best shows I’ve seen, with some of my best friends, she’s an amazinggggg singer/songwriter – check her out. {And no, she isn’t country. ;)}
  • That I would finish the Hunger Games trilogy so I could start Hush, Hush. I have SOOO many books that I want to read but just haven’t yet.
  • That I would lose 25 lbs.
  • That I had Cher’s closet {from clueless}.
  • That dating wasn’t such a bitch.
  • That I could manage to get out of bed early and work out.
  • That tanning wasn’t so bad for you.
  • That growing up didn’t change everything.
  • That I had an endless shopping budget.
  • That I saw my family more often.
  • That I had known my grandparents.
  • That I could hug each and every one of you that reads this. It means a lot to me. So consider this your “thank you”.
  • That I had cherished my time with my grandpa more.
  • That there was a Starbucks right beside my apartment.
  • That I lived by the beach.
  • That Hollie and I got more time to hang out and really become close.
  • That someone would bring me breakfast in bed every morning.
  • That Snickers was still around. I miss the hell out of that cat.
  • That they would come out with cuter phone covers for my phone.
  • That I could fix everything.
  • That mac and cheese, pizza, and ice cream were healthy.
  • That everyone was blessed with the amazing family and friends that I have been blessed with.
  • That there was a Starbucks right beside the studio. {I need them at every place of convenience for me.}
  • That I could be Holly Golightly just for a day.
  • That I had a southern accent.

If you let yourself stop and think about all the things you wish for – what do you wish for?

Happy Thursday, chickies!

Who is JacMarie?

I got the idea for this from my dear friend Mandi at Designs by Mandi. Every Monday she is going to introduce a little something about herself in her blog post. And I thought… HEY! Why not do that over here too… A lot of you may know plenty about me, maybe more than you wish you knew, but there may be some of you thinking… “Who exactly is this crazy girl that blogs about everything?!” So… just for you lovelies… I’m going to give a little introduction… in the way of answering one extremely thought provoking survey {I really just wanted you all to feel like you are reading MySpace again. Do people still use that??}

1. What time did you get up this morning?
8am…which will never fail to seem early to me {i know, many of you get up far earlier than that… but still… my internal clock likes 9. we are both happy there.}
2. Diamonds or pearls?
both. but they serve very different purposes… pearls if you want to look refined and classy. diamonds if you want to look sexy and classy… love.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
Country Strong – for the 2nd time. it. is. so. good.

4. What is your favorite TV show?
One Tree Hill. General Hospital. Vampire Diaries. Pretty Little Liars.

5. What do you usually have for breakfast?
coffee. tea. fruit. cereal. something like that…

6. What is your middle name?
marie. {hence, the jacMARIE}

7. What food do you dislike?
ummm…tuna. pickles. condiments… things that smell gross.

8. What is your favorite CD at moment?
old school A Fine Frenzy

9. What kind of car do you drive?
a maroon one.

10. Favorite sandwich?
one of the breakfast variety… which is very odd seeing as how i didn’t find a love for eggs until like 6 months ago.

11. What characteristics do you despise?
lying.

12. Favorite item of clothing?
dresses. leggings. hoodies. who am i kidding, i love it all.

13. If you could go anywhere in the world, on vacation,
where would you go?
paris. italy.

14. Favorite brand of clothing?
anything thats cute honestly. i’m not a brand whore anymore! {yay for growing up!}

15. Where would you retire to?
on the coast of the Carolinas.

16. What was your most recent memorable birthday?
they’re all very memorable. i have amazing friends who tolerate my obnoxious need to celebrate my birthday for the entire month of May.

17. Favorite sport to watch?
um, none. sorry kids, just not a sports fan. i’ll sit and “watch” it…which means i’ll pretend i’m watching it but more than likely i have entered lala land.

18. When is your birthday?
may 19. do. not. forget. it.

19. Are you a morning person or a night person?
night. i’m not so chatty in the morning.

20. What is your shoe size?
6.5ish {i say ish because i have been known to squeeze into a size 5.5 or get a size 7 if my shoe needs see fit. what?! fashion knows no pain…}

21. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share with us?
i have been very busy filling custom orders for infinity scarves, yoga bags, duvet covers, pillows, etc {yayyyyy!!!}

22. What did you want to be when you were little?
a singer… {why did we all want to be singers when we were little?? } however, after i quickly learned that i can’t carry a tune in a bucket… i went with my second love, fashion. i have always been interested in it.

23. What is your favorite candy?
hmm.. orange slices {with a side of Malibu, please} or swedish fish.

24. What is your favorite flower?
lilies. orchids. i. hate. roses.

25. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to?
hm… may 19. duh. we have been over this… a million times.

26. What are you listening to right now?
the fan…

27. What was the last thing you ate?
cookie. yumm.

28. Do you wish on stars?
i’m a dreamer… it comes with the territory.

29. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
hot pink.

30. How is the weather right now?
perfect. right now it’s blowin in a storm. love that.

31. Last person you spoke to on the phone?
mi madre.

32. Favorite soft drink?
jack and root beer… wait, does that count?

33. Favorite restaurant?
oh man, so many. right now i’m loving press grille and bravo!

34. Hair color?
blonde…and i love it.

35. What was your favorite toy as a child?
barbies… if it was acceptable i’d still play with them. this is no lie.

36. Chocolate or Vanilla?
vanilla, please.

37. Coffee or Tea?
again, both.

38. The last time you cried?
last weekend during country strong… yes, it’s that good.

39. What is under your bed?
clothes. clothes. more clothes.

40. What did you do last night?
girls night with my love, amy. and super in depth long chat with my other lovie {and roomie} missy. {yayyy for fab girlies in my life!}

41. What are you afraid of?
failure. heights. spiders.

42. Salty or Sweet?
sweet. of course.

43. How many keys on your key ring?
a lot.

50. Favorite day of the week?
um… saturday?

51. How many towns have you lived in?
three.

well, if you suffered through that i do hope it entertained you a little bit, kids!

happy thursday… it’s beautiful out today! {at least in ohio!}

love always.