Nannies, Nachos, and Mother Nature.

Its Ok Thursdays
It’s ok…

to watch Beverly Hills Nannies and thank your lucky stars that your nannying job was NOTHING like that!! {Thank you, Amy!!}

to skip the gym in loo of budlight, chicken nachos, and girl time.

to be scheming how I’m going to get backstage at the Kip Moore concert tomorrow and charm him into falling in love with me.

to have been mentally planning my wardrobe choices for this concert for the past 24 hours.

to really, really, really love Christmas but not really understand the whole Christmas in July extravaganza.

to be praying, crossing my fingers, and toes, and your fingers and toes that the storms that are supposed to hit today – don’t. No more severe weather, okay, Mother Nature?! We get the point.

to be thinking about attempting the 17 Day Diet…

to have a pretty quiet weekend planned and being extremely happy about it.

to be wrapping this post up so I can veg out and read for a bit.


And please be jealous of me and my Kip Moore/ Billy Currington concert going tonight!!! I. Can’t. Wait. Hopefully I’ll manage to take some pictures this time!

Happy Thursday, chicadees…

Hope y’all link up with Neely and Amber for It’s Ok Thursday – it’s a big one this week – it’s their year anniversary of these link ups! So… go link up!


And then I walked into Target.

I finally settled on a planner – I had my eyes on this adorable one at Barnes & Noble, it had cute little elephants all over it. Totally me. {Because I love elephants, of course. Didn’t know that?! Welp, now ya do!}  But then while I was doing some random shopping at Heaven Target I found this pink planner with lots of lines to write all the things I want to keep track of and… it’s pink. And… it was right next to the new Sharpie pens *gasp* they don’t bleed thru the paper! I may or may not be on cloud 9 with these pens. A Sharpie that doesn’t bleed… dreams are coming true, people.

C’mon I’m not the only one in love with Sharpie’s, right?

Anyways – so planner, check! And stationary – I REALLY don’t need any. I have about a billion different notecard sets… I just need some way of organizing them. {And then hope I actually use them…} I’m still on the lookout for a new bag… I switched everything over to this green and tan bag for the time being {I’m convinced I won’t like it – but, I’m giving it a go… it is cute, just not entirely functional.} And I do actually need new running shoes. My current ones are hurting my tootsies when I workout… I think that’s reason enough to be on the lookout, no?

It’s a much prettier green in real life – not so much Kermit the Frog green.

Y’all, I really love this “it’s okay” link up… I like that page in Glamour magazine – always makes me feel better about life… So join me and link up with Neely and Amber!

Its Ok ThursdaysIt’s Ok…

to be reading more than one book at a time. I’m reading two… and looking for a third… I need a reallyyyyy good one.

to envy the girl at the gym with the super long ponytail – mine will get there one day.

to wear faux glasses – but only when it’s raining out. It’s hard to wear sunglasses with faux glasses…

to be craving fall fashion. Layers, boots, more options…

that on the same token, I’m never, ever gonna be ready for winter.

to wish you could fix everything for everyone. But realize that you can’t… and that all you can do is just hope for the best.

to have just worked your bum off at the gym and then come home and devour a cupcake – it evens out, right? p.s. it was a damn good cupcake at that – I don’t know who made them but holy deliciousness.

to be excited to get home this weekend and see everyone.

Happy Thursday, lovers!


I’m sick of my closet.

Sorry, random thought. Don’t you wish you could just trade it all in for something new? Like a closet swap… someone should look into that…


Whew! How’d we get to Thursday already?! I think I may or may not be headed to the zoo today! Eeeeks! They just had two tiger cubs and I seriously can not wait to see them once they are out and about – I could sit and watch the tigers all day long, yea, I’m that weirdo. #catlover And tonight Amy is hosting a clothing swap {no, not a closet swap – but it’s close, kinda.}  we have these once a season or so and they really are brilliant. Great way to get rid of old clothes and get new ones… for FREE!!! It’s also fun to hang out with the ladies and chat – it’s a nice, cheap girls night! {Don’t worry – I’ll post all about it later!}

So today I’m linking up with Neely and Amber for It’s Okay to be Thankful Thursday. I think this is one of my favorite linkups!

Its Ok Thursdays

It’s okay…

for a thought to cross your mind and you instantly think “OMG – I’m my mother!”

to experiment with cooking – like putting honey in an avocado sauce. {It turned out delicious, btw!}

to get beyond excited that The Wizard’s of Waverly Place Movie is on right now. Love me some Alex Russo.

to get bored with Pinterest.

to get homesick even when your family is only an hour away. {Next weekend – I’ll be there! Can’t wait!}

to remember that it was about a year ago that Dad called to tell me that Snickers passed away – and that I still miss him terribly. #ripdoodles {He was my old cat that lived back at my parents.}

to kinda suck at life this week. Being a girl allows that – once a month. 😉 #tmi?

to still need to blog about vaca with my momma. {I promise, it’s coming soon}

to start watching Dallas 4 episodes in…

 I’m thankful for…

the moments that I think “OMG – I’m my mother!” – because truth be told, she’s pretty amazing. I hope to be the woman/wife/mother that she is one day.

Starbucks blonde coffee – that shiz is delicious. I haven’t drank this much coffee in I don’t know how long!

friends that forgive me for sucking at life this week.

the break in the 100 degree weather. Who knew 88 degrees could feel so good?

my bed. It’s soooo comfortable. And cute.

being able to see Bub, Hollie and Leah randomly this week. If only for a minute.

Dad’s texts telling me he misses and loves me.

Cowboy boots. They go with everything. {Stop rolling your eyes, Mom} I can’t wait until it cools down some and I can wear them more often!

Welp, kiddos – I’m off to cuddle up in bed with Tric and watch some random TV. Or read… who knows, I’ll probably just play on my phone for far too long if I’m being honest. Happy Thursday – hope it’s grrrrrrreat!!

TV Social…

Good morning, y’all – it’s time to link up with Ashley and Neely for Social Sunday. I haven’t participated in this link up yet – but it’s always intrigued me a bit. I don’t traditionally post on Sunday’s – but I thought, why not?!

Sunday SocialOn with it…

Favorite TV show(s) from the past: 

Goodness – the list could go on and on and on… but let’s stick with my top  8.

1. Newlyweds – maybe my favorite show ever. I love popping in the DVD’s and just mindlessly watching them.  Love some old Jess and Nick. {I’m still crossing my fingers that ONE day they’ll find themselves back together again – weirder things have happened, people.}

2. The Hills – I love LC. I wanna be her. That. Is. All.

3.  *sigh* I hate that this show will now fall into  “the past” – One Tree Hill – it just doesn’t get better. I watched the series from the very beginning and loved every single second of it.  When  it ended in May I may have  bawled my eyes out shed a  couple tears.  I will forever miss B. Davis.

4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer – this show kicked serious ass.

5. Dawson’s Creek – because really, who didn’t love this show?!

6. Saved by the Bell – I remember when I first swooned over Zack Morris.

7. Friends – I still watch it every night before I go to bed. It’s funnier now I think – because I’m the same age as them… so I get it. It’s almost like watching it for the first time, sometimes.

8. Boy Meets World. *sigh* Cory and Topanga

Favorite TV show(s) currently:

1. Vampire Diaries. Have you watched it?? Damon is the yummiest thing I’ve ever put my eyes on.  I mean, the plot is amazing too – but there’s some seriously delicious eye candy on that show.

2. The Bachelorette – I’ve watched almost every season of this show. And I love it. And I really love Emily Maynard – she’s gorgeous.

3. Pretty Little Liars – it’s a fun he said/she said drama.

4. The Today Show – does that count??? I don’t watch a ton of TV these days but I ALWAYS watch this when I’m getting ready for my day. It’s funny and informative.

Which Reality Show would you NEVER do?

Survivor. No way Jose. I couldn’t do that stuff – nor do I want to.

Which Reality Show would you LOVE to do? 

The Bachelorette – because who doesn’t want 25 guys vying for your attention??? C’mon, I don’t care how cliche and scripted it is – I think it could be a little bit fun. Or Project Runway/ Fashion Star – I’m not a super kickass designer when it comes to pencil/paper but I when I’m putting it to fabric and really working my bum off – it shows. I’d die to be on a Fashion reality show… probably a bit more realistic than the dating one, huh?! 😉

TV personality/character that you feel is most like you?

Brooke Davis. One Tree Hill. Minus her family issues there were a lot of similarities between our personalities/choices/likes and dislikes. I don’t know that I’ve ever felt a connection to a character on TV more than hers.  Or Rachel from Friends – the fashionista, slightly flightly but still smart, good friend, blonde.

TV character you’d want to date?

Damon Salvatore from Vampire Diaries. I do not care that he’s a vampire – he’s gorgeous and funny. And those eyes…

So there we have it – all the important questions about my TV preferences, answered. You know you were dyinggg to know all about it. 😉

Now I’m off to do some more blogging, enjoy the AC, maybe get a workout in… who knows! Hope your Sunday is relaxing or productive or whatever you dream it to be.

It’s okay to be thankful…

I love this blog link up “Hey it’s okay and Thankful for…” wrapped up into one post. Join Neely at A Complete Waste of Makeup, Amber at Brunch with Amber, and Tracy at Then I Got to Thinking for this fun Thursday mashup.

Its Ok Thursdays

It’s okay…

to skip the gym two days in row. Everyone needs a break, right?

to write a cheat sheet of photog tips to remember while second shooting a wedding tomorrow.

to loathe the 99 degree weather AND the 20 degree weather. I like a nice 70 degree day, I don’t think that’s too much to ask for.

to kindly ask Tric if he could clean up all the fur he seems to be shedding. #damnlonghairedcats

to enjoy some J.D. in my rootbeer this week. It’s been my only real indulgence. I think it’ll be ok.

to not put away my clothes today even though they’re all nicely clean and folded.

to suck at blogging every once in awhile.

to eat a chocolate covered oreo AFTER you’ve already decided to skip the gym.

I’m thankful for…

my amazing family and friends.

Starbucks iced tea and red bull.

my job.

old friends becoming new again.

lazy summer days.

the opportunity to be creative everyday.

my gym membership – I love getting back to working out again.

What are you thankful for today??