Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 In Review

I really enjoyed doing the year in review last year so I wanted to do it again this year!

So here is 2013 in review!!

Working and really enjoying my job, School, best friend time & cousin Gavin turning 4!
Lot's of friend time, Kayleen turned 18, crazy baby brother time and lots more snow along with school and work!
Found my prom dress, matched my brother one day & Taylor Swift concert!!!
Prom & Sam's 6th birthday!!
Big, big month!  Honors night, last day of high school, graduation, South Carolina trip & first time to the beach!!
Working tons with a little friend time and baseball plus a Texas trip including attending a Wedding!
Forth of July, Red Mango trips with Kayleen, working and best friend trip to Kansas!
Another big month!!  Hanging out with friends before leaving for college, a hard goodbye for a couple months to people at daycare I worked at for a year, move in day, turned 18, meeting lots of new friends & Walmart runs!!
Went to a Husker game, first steak night at the college, labor day weekend at home including stopping by the daycare and best friend time and of course hammock time!
 Lot's of photos this month.  A friends birthday, a new friend, Halloween.
Kayleen coming to visit me at college, fall break at home and a new puppy!
Friend time, Casino night, crazy busy with school, Thanksgiving break including downtown light ceremony!
Surviving my first College Dead week and Finals week.  Winter Break.  Working at daycare at home, spending time with my best friend and Christmas!!

I'm excited for 2014!!  I am hopeful that it will be a good year for me :)

Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas Haul

I thought I would do a post of everything I got for Christmas AKA A Christmas Haul!
^First 3 where from grandparents, the second and third were our stocking.  The purple chair was from my dad's girlfriend.
The first is a shampoo/conditioner set from my dad, rest from grandparents.  A CD, Husker cup, bracelets and lots of post it notes including a holder.
First is 2 books from my mom, the rest is from my grandparents.  PJ's, a fleece jacket and then fuzzy socks, texting gloves and socks.
First is the movie Silver Linings and a calendar from my cousins.  Bottom row is a watch and then stocking stuff. (I don't know why the last picture is a pic of the whole collage instead of the 4th picture on all of these, but just noticed this and don't want to have to redo them all!  Oh well!)
This whole collage is from my mom/step dad/santa.  Perfume, boots, heated auto ice scrapper, new origami owl locket, chain and charms.
This is sideways, I appologize, but it is is a new comforter for my room at dads.  
Not picture is a sweatshirt from my grandma that has my college name, 3 cases of Dr Pepper from my dad and 5 dollars from my great grandma!

It was a pretty good Christmas! :)

Friday, December 27, 2013

20 Questions Tag

I've seen a lot of people on Youtube do tags and I thought I'd do some on my blog!!  Let me know me if you enjoy reading these and any tags you want me to do!  Thanks!!

1. Thing you cannot leave the house without? Phone
2. Favorite brand of makeup? N/A
3. Favorite Flowers? Daisy
4. Fav clothing stores? Kohls
5. Fav perfume? Taylor Swift Frequences 
6. Heels or flats? Flats
7. Do you make good grades?  Yes
8. Fav colors? Purple and Pink
9. Do you drink energy drinks? No
10. Do you drink juice? Yes
11. Do you like swimming? Yes
12. Do you eat fries with a fork? No
13. Whats your fav moisturizer? Lotion?
14. Do you want to get married later on in life? Without a doubt
15. Do you get mad easily? Nah
16. Are you into ghost hunting? Nope
17. Any phobias? Close spaces 
18. Do you bite your nails? Yes
19. Have you ever had a near death experience? Thankfully No
20. Do you drink coffee? Nope 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sunday Social Christmas Style

Happy Sunday before Christmas!! :)  Thanks to any new readers finding my blog from Sunday Social for stopping by, feel free to leave a comment below letting me know you stopped by!
I am linking up with Neely for Sunday Social, enjoy!!!



1. What is your favorite holiday season tradition?  
Putting up the tree and all the decorations!!  We use to always go look at Christmas lights, but haven't done that the past couple years.


2. Do you have a certain holiday movie you watch more than others? If so what is it?
I honestly don't watch many Christmas movies.  I think I end up watching Santa Clause every year though!

3. Show us your favorite decoration or pinterest decoration you wish you could have.
I honestly can't wait to own and decorate my own house someday!!  I think this is so cute:

4. What is your favorite holiday song?
Hmm!  I don't think I have just one :).
Santa Claus is coming to town, All I want for Christmas is you, ect.  But I think my favorite has to be The Christmas Shoes, such a sad sweet song!



5. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
Christmas Cookies!!!

6. What is on your wish list this year?
I have a lot of random things on my list!
From clothes, to giftcards, to boots, ect!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

50 Things About Me

  1. I love Dr. Pepper, no other pop is better then it to me! :)
  2. I'm not really a picky area, there is stuff I don't like but I will eat most things.
  3. I love this time of year, Pretty christmas decorations and lights!!!
  4. I'm more of a dog person then cat
  5. I'd rather be cold then warm, easier to get warm!
  6. I am cold blooded, get cold easily and my hands are cold a lot of the time
  7. I like baby names more, if I know someone adorable with that time!
  8. I have never drank, and truly have no desire
  9. I'm not a parter, i'd rather have movie nights
  10. My close friends also, are not partyers
  11. I love kids, always had
  12. I would have a lot of kids someday if they weren't expensive and become crazy toddlers & bratty teenagers :P
  13. I could sit and hold babies all day long!!
  14. Before college I was a go to bed at 9 maybe 10pm person.  Now after 1 semester in college, i turned into a 10:30/11pm person!  Even while back at home I can't fall asleep til 10 or 10:30
  15. I love doing laundry,  just don't like putting it away or socks!!!
  16. I can't wait to be a mom someday
  17. I also can't wait to have my own place
  18. I already am starting to collect holiday decorations, can't wait for my stash to grow!!
  19. At the daycare at home, I can't be put in a room and take charge of it :)
  20. The daycare at home is like my 2nd family <3
  21. I got a sweet tooth or teeth :P
  22. I'm a loyal friend and always there to listen
  23. I have a 20 year old car that ain't the prettiest, but it works! :)
  24. I hope someday to have a 2 story home!
  25. I have a blanket, and ain't afraid to admit it anymore
  26. I have a grandpa watching over me in heaven
  27. I use to be related to like the whole town my college is in
  28. My grandma works at the college I go to, and many years ago my grandmas mom worked there too
  29. If I could move the daycare at home and my college to the same town, I would in a heartbeat
  30. I am obsessed with quotes
  31. I only own one pair of sweatpants and 2 pairs of yoga pants
  32. I love wearing jeans and wear them almost everyday
  33. I've only been to 2 funerals that I remember
  34. I use to wear a watch and stud earings everyday, but watch recently broke :(  In replacement is a bracelet on my wrist
  35. Ever since I got contacts, I don't like wearing glasses or how I look
  36. So I end up wearing my contacts from like 7am to like 9pm!
  37. Whenever I drive by people on the side of the road I lock my car doors
  38. I don't know what I'd do without technology
  39. I am a money saver!
  40. I love 7th Heaven and wish there would be new episodes!
  41. Same with Gilmore girls and all the cartoons from my childhood
  42. I played with baby dolls til I was like 13!
  43. When I get into a romance book, that is all I want to do!
  44. I love spring, because of all the pretty flowers
  45. I like fall, because of all the pretty colors!
  46. With all the experience I've had, i'm pretty confident I will handle being a teacher well 
  47. My favorite color use to be Yellow, but now is Purple and pink, mostly purple
  48. I enjoy sleeping, makes mornings sometimes hard
  49. I love fuzzy socks!!
  50. I am 18 years, 3 months and 24 day old well young :)

Sorry for the kinda filler post, been busy working 9 hour days at the daycare but still wanting to blog!!

What did you learn about me?!
Leave it in the comments :)
If more then one, then your favorite things you learned!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Feels Good

Today was my first day back at old daycare job for the winter break and it felt soooo good!  I got to see how big all the kids got, all the new kids and staff, and all the staff I worked with for my year there!

I forgot how long 8am to 5pm days are and how tiring, but it feels good to be back and I will enjoy my 3 weeks back!  Tiring day so this will be short, but thought I would give an update!!

One last thought, the daycare really is like a 2nd home for me and it makes it hard to leave, but even better to come back to!!:)

Monday, December 16, 2013

iPhone Club

On Saturday I joined the iPhone club!!
I got the pink iPhone 5c and so far I am loving it!! :)

In the comments leave your favorite iPhone apps!  Happy Monday!!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Five On Friday

Happy Friday!!
I haven't linked up with Five On Friday for awhile so thought I would today :)

  1. I'm one happy girl that my first semester of college is done and over!  And I survived :)  I definitely will enjoy my 3wks of break, before going back for a thing our school calls Interterm which is where you take one class Monday through Friday from either 9am to 11:45am or 2pm to 4:45pm.  This only lasts 3 and a half weeks and then we get 5 days off before Spring semester starts!
  2. I get to work at my old daycare while I am back home!! :)  I am sooo excited to see all 'my' kids and all the staff I worked with.  I know from the last day that I worked, it won't be the same, but I'm hoping that I will enjoy it and plus it is money!! :)
  3. Christmas is less then two weeks away, can you say crazy?!  I'm so excited for it!!  I love this time of year! :)
  4. Does anyone watch vlogs on Youtube?  I have fell in love with some daily vloggers and I just loving watching vlogs!!  Except I am soooo behind on them due to being busy lately and everyone doing vlogmas!  Vlogs have kinda over taken reading blogs for me.
  5. I will leave you with a happy quote!  Happy Friday :)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

One Semester Under Belt

When you are reading this, I will have officially finished all my finals and have ONE SEMESTER OF COLLEGE DONE!!

Can you take a moment and say a WOHOO!! :)

Makes me so happy and feel accomplished to have one semester done!  I am excited to head home and spend 3 1/2 weeks with friends and family! :)

Because I love quotes....here are a few :)


"College is the best place to enjoy life happily..nothing else can beat that..enjoy it friends."

"Experience the college life and enjoy.
You are the pawns in the first year…you are ministers in the second year…You become the king of campus in the final year."

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

I'm Done

I'm done relying on my happiness coming from others or other things.

Because that happiness doesn't last.  It may last a few hours or days or weeks, but it doesn't keep me happy 24/7.  When friends are busy and I can't be around them, I am not happy, because my happiness is gone.  AKA they aern't around.  I am sick of this.  I need to be happy with myself and find my own happiness.  This type of happiness I keep dealing with leads to me not being happy and being miserable.  It leads me to act attached.

So i'm done with it.

I am going to get my happiness from myself.  From the way I look, to my accomplishments, to doing things that make my happy, ect.

I will leave you with a great quote I found about this topic.

“Happiness comes from within. It is not dependent on external things or on other people. You become vulnerable and can be easily hurt when your feelings of security and happiness depend on the behavior and actions of other people. Never give your power to anyone else.”


SO SO TRUE! 
happy wednesday :)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Finals Week

I am in the mist of finals week!  So far it hasn't been too bad!  It is truly crazy how fast this semester has gone!  I know I keep saying that, but it is SO true!!

I am looking forward to going home at the end of the week and having 3 weeks with family and friends.  Also, getting to go back to the daycare and see all of 'my kids' and staff!!  Missed them all <3

PS. I LOVE my college....Last night we had finals breakfast and coloring and hot chocolate and cookies.  Today is petting puppies, pizza and massages! 

Happy Finals week to everyone out there who is also having finals week :)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Throwback Thursday

I have been posting Throwback Thursday on social media so thought I would share on here too!
 
 
Junior Prom

Last Fall

Christmas 2010


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Little Things

When I was home for Thanksgiving break I really enjoyed being home.  And I came to realize that it is the little things that I miss the most!!  
Like going to the store with my mom and her getting a Diet Dr Pepper and me getting a Dr Pepper.  Just the little things we use to do that I only get to do when I am home.  They may be small things, but they are what I miss the most.  

I can't express how good it was to be home!  I miss home more then I think I do sometimes! :P

I think the fact that I will be home in less then 2 weeks is what is getting me through this week and next week, aka finals week!

Happy Tuesday!
Don't take for granted the small things!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Two Weeks

I have 2 weeks left of my first semester in college!

It feels like it was flown by, but then again feels like I've been here forever!  For the most part I have really enjoyed these last few months, but happy to have a break and get to have family time!  

I know these next two weeks will fly by but also feel like forever!  I will be very busy with a week of wrapping everything up and then Exam week!!

I'm sorry if blogging takes even more of a back seat during these busy next two weeks!

I will leave you with some pictures from Thanksgiving:)
 Thankgiving evening we went downtown to tree lighting ceremony, a tradition when we are at moms
 Me and mom at dinner after ceremony.  After dinner we looked around an antique shop and a candy shop
 Me and buddy that evening
He looks so happy, huh?!

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