Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My two current obsessions

I don't consider myself to be much of a "beauty products" girl, but I have taken a lover. For years I have attempted to take care of my nails, while occasionally getting a professional manicure. It has never failed, though, that my perfect manicure becomes botched either within the first or second day! What a waste of time and money it has been! But my new love, Shellac from CND offers perfect manicures with many colors---and it will not chip! They can last on your nails about two weeks! And the best part about it is that this product doesn't destroy your nails! It's only $25 too!

Obsession #2----Cinnamon Toast Crunch...for no good reason.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Triumphant Return?

I'm not so sure it's even socially acceptable for me to reunite with this old bloggy blog. So much has changed. Let's just put it behind us and focus on the present.

Presently I am sitting in my living room listening to Dylan play "Hey Joe" as loud as he can on his newly refinished electric guitar. I am fighting to keep my eyes open while I search for cupcake recipes. The pups are running in and out of the house. We are all avoiding having to pack up Dylan and send him off to Phoenix early in the morning. I'd say life is perfect.

The cupcake hunt is for a dear friend of mine who will be having her birthday party at our house next month. Wanna see the top contender? I have been obsessed with salted caramel ever since my lips touched the salted caramel ice cream in San Francisco at Bi-Rite creamery.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting & Chocolate Rum Ganache filling.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Great finds!

Well, I check Craigslist about 13 times a day, and turns out it's not just a waste of time.  I've found some other items that I like on there, but I'm really excited about our new shelves.  Those are the IKEA Billy bookcases with glass doors, which retail for $150+, not to mention to cost of driving.  Well, I got them for $50!!  And they are in really great condition.  Even though transporting them was a huge hassle, they are now safely assembled in our office.  Now we can take the majority of our books out of storage!!!  It's pretty bare right now, but not for long!

PS--one last final today at 3PM.  I should not be wasting time on here!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Countdown to Casey

I only have 6 days until I see this little light of joy!!!  I'm excited to celebrate with her.  It's been a long time since we've sat down and chatted.  YAY!  I'll take photos and update you all on our reunion!

Monday, December 15, 2008

The big 2-4!

Well, it's not much of an eventful year....24.  But, I thought I'd give my readers a taste of my birthday experience, which was yesterday.

I started the day at midnight with Sus, Lindsay, Liz, Penelope, and Staci at Will's down the street.  It was fun to hoot and holler at midnight, then Penelope and I headed back to our houses. 

The next morning began with some breakfast in bed, then lunch with my family, then mom and I did some shopping.  That was fun!  

Then Dylan took me to the Melting Pot for dinner.  We had such a good time.  And it was fun that it was such an experience.  We were there for almost 3 hours.  Dylan had reserved a really secluded table for us.  We just really relaxed and enjoyed ourselves.  Oh, and Dylan got me a present....  A new handbag.  I haven't taken a picture of it yet, but I really like it!  

Overall, it was a really great birthday. Oh, and did I mention I got new sheets?  They were a gift from my in-laws, and they are incredible.  So luxurious!

Only 10 days until Christmas!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A few weeks ago Dylan and I decided that he would turn in his two week's notice at Starbucks (so his last day could be Dec. 19th).  BUT, a few days ago we found out that is store is closing.....and on December 19th!  I just thought it was funny.  So, needless to say, no more free drinks.  We will be entering a period of mourning soon.  And we will need to get another job just to pay for our coffee habit.


Saturday, December 6, 2008


This week has been pretty ridiculous.  I had

  • clinicals on Monday
  • two papers due on Wednesday
  • a huge test on Wednesday (did well!)
  • then i worked eight hours Wednesday night at the hospital
  • i got my hair cut (took 4 hours--long story) on Thursday
  • had class late Thursday night (saw Sus and Chris!!!!!!!! they are home!!!!!!)
  • had class and then another huge test on Friday(did well on that one too!)
  • then i worked eight hours at ATL
I'm so glad it's over!!!!!  I'm actually looking forward to finals week so that I can slow down!

Dylan turned in his two weeks notice at the Bux...... So happy!  But I'm gonna miss those free drinks!