Thursday, May 17, 2012

Busy busy busy!!!

Hello all :)

My poor blog has been put on the back burner since school let out!! Getting on the Internet on my computer isn't so easy while at my house (we still don't have wireless, so it involves a lot of unplugging wires from my moms computer lol). And with work starting back up, ugh, no time for anything, not even my coupon clipping :( I'm so far behind, can you tell?!

But it's totally worth it! I don't really buy groceries anymore because I'm back living with my parents instead of my apartment at school, but my boyfriend has to buy groceries now for his new house.
The other day he needed groceries, and with the combination of my coupons and our giant eagle food perks, he saved over $25!!! And the other day I got him a pack of 80 pieces of trident white gum for $1.96, that's cheap for that much gum!! And it was all because of a coupon lol. Now I don't think I'll ever be like those people on extreme couponing, but sometimes it is worth it to clip them to save some money.

Well, back to clipping my coupons. Hopefully this post turned out okay, tried it from my phone.

Happy blogging everyone and enjoy the warm weather :)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

99 Things

So I found this over on Monica's Notebook, and it seemed liked more fun than studying for my last final tomorrow :(

99 Things (those I've done in bold)
1. Started your own blog 
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland 

8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightening storm

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise - I'm counting the Gateway Clipper for this one :)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing 
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie 

56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies - I went the whole way up to Juniors, yea! :) lol

62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason - Can finally say that now :)

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone

78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book - my poem was published in a book, does that count?
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club - I was the secretary at the one on my college campus
93. Got a tattoo

94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee - unfortunately :(

32 out of 99, I might need to start getting out more.....
Welp, my notebook is calling my name, guess I should studying :/ 
Peace out

Monday, May 7, 2012

Red Hot Chicken and Flowers :)

Weekend posts are going to be my weak point....never enough time to get on the computer and write one lol

On Friday, I decided to make my boyfriend Chris lunch at his house. We both LOVE Gibble's Red Hot Potato Chips (if you love hot stuff, you HAVE to try these!)
So I found a recipe for Potato Chip Chicken but instead of using regular chips, I decided to use Red Hots.
Now, I'm not much of a cook (what am I saying, I don't cook at all), so this was quite an adventure for me. The recipe was really easy and the entire house smelt like garlic. YUMMM :)
To my surprise, the chicken turned out really well, and it wasn't hard to cook. Chris liked it, so that's always a plus lol. But we did have trouble with the baked potatoes. :/ I kept getting scared that they were going to explode in the microwave because they were making noises.
The chicken was actually better the next day, it was just a weird color because of all the seasonings from the chips. But it was mighty tasty :) On Saturday, I worked 8-4, and my car is currently missing some parts and is out of inspection, so my dad doesn't want me running it all over the place. So Chris had to pick me up from work.
I have NEVER gotten flowers as a surprise and for a "get because" reason. They have always either been from my parents for graduation or from Chris on Valentine's Day because I flat out told him I wanted some.
Well I opened the truck door, and much to my surprise, there was Chris, holding a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a card.
The whole 25 minute ride back to his house, I couldn't stop smiling. :D Only problem, when we got to his house, we had no vase. So, a Mountain Dew bottle served the purpose.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Throwback Thursday

Howdy all :)

So from looking at different blogs, I have decided to link up with Monica for Throwback Thursday! :)

For my throwback picture, I decided to go old, old school!
Myrtle Beach, around 1993 (could be 1994)

This is me during my family's annual Myrtle Beach vacation. Unfortunately, we haven't had a trip there since I was in middle school (and I'm 21 now, so you do the math!).
I thought this picture would work perfectly for today, because here in PA, it is a very hot 86 degrees!

It's quite depressing looking out my apartment window :(

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Recycled Windows

So I am OBSESSED with old windows!!! There are just so adorable! My lovely boyfriend got me one for my birthday and I am so excited to finish decorating it!! He got it at our local indoor flea market for $10.
my window
Okay, so yea it needs a little work, but hopefully by the time Chris and I are done with it, it will look something like this:

I am making mine so 3 panes are on the top and 3 on the bottom. The top 3 will be left alone, and the bottom 3 are getting black chalkboard paint, pictures, and cork board pieces.

I'll make sure to post pictures once we have our final product.

I also can't wait because Chris' mom, Jen, is having a friend of hers make me a table out of an old window for my late birthday present.
how cute is this?!
I am so excited to put it in Chris' new house (and soon to be mine as well, only 1 more year!!!!)

No doubt, when Chris and I get married, we WILL have old windows as decorations. You can do so much with them and they give that old rustic vibe.
Style Me Pretty
 Elizabeth Anne Designs
Style Me Pretty
So remember, don't look at things as them being old and worn, look at them in a way that makes you think, 'What could I do with this?'


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I'm on a Boat!

ahhhhhh I need a good foot massage right about now!!

My college offered a night on the Gateway Clipper tonight for $5! Even my broke college self can afford that! Unfortunately, all 6 of my friends were supposed to go, but the tickets got sold out :( So it was my friends Chelsea and Morgan, and myself.

Here are some pictures from the night:
(by the way, the dress that I had on was borrowed from my friend Morgan, but I secretly wanted to keep it. I LOVED it!!! :D)

Morgan, Me, and Chelsea

The lovely Mon River

Chelsea, Me, and Morgan

our shoes :)

we're always silly :p

before boarding the boat: Morgan, Me, and Chelsea

I ran into my friend Bridget :)

The Mon (from our seats inside the boat) explanation haha

our favorite picture of the night :)

you can really see the fake eyelashes in this picture haha

Chelsea enjoying her strawberry juice and sprite

Chelsea and Morgan doing the Cupid Shuffle

 We had a blast dancing the night away. It was so nice to have an evening to forget about school work and get all fancied-up. Chelsea and I even wore fake eyelashes :)
I'm not sure how girls can wear heels ALL the time though! My feet are killing me :( As well as my legs from dancing so much. Guess that was my workout for the week ;) lol

So off to bed for me. Looking forward to a day completely devoted to homework tomorrow: NOT! :/

Sleep tight :D

Monday, April 30, 2012

I Hope I'm Doing This Right

Hello all :)

So I decided to do it...I made myself a blog!

 Not like I don't have enough going on with school and work lol

This blog is just a place for me to share my love for my boyfriend, photography (I'm still learning so be nice), my upcoming teaching career, and my down home country roots.
My boyfriend, Chris, and I
Daises from my Mom's garden
Future Teacher :)
Country: Linn Run State Park
Well more homework to do, and more blog learning to do :)