Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Where O Where...& Link up!

I know I have been missing, I got back from Florida and even though I took Monday off to just lay around I couldn't bring myself to do anything productive. I have so much catching up to do in the bloggy world! Here are some random tidbits from my trip!

1. Firemannnnnn, Firemann!! 
It can't be good when a 9 year old tells you that you need a man...no excuse me she corrected me she said I need a Fireman. Still...you get my point.

2. Spaces....
The apartments in Florida are much larger than they are in Chicago, w/more amenities and cost much less. I saw some great places and got to see which neighborhoods are good and which I should avoid. This makes it so much more real...

3. Smiles all around...
I am realizing that not everyone is going to be happy with my move. The people closest to me are having a hard time with it and even though I totally understand I really wish there was more happiness surrounding it because I am terrified.

4.  Food...
I let my inner fat kid run rampant on this trip! On Friday I literally must have had about 4000+ calories in one day. Awful and yet so fantastic!!!
Deep Fried Salty dog w/bacon

German chocolate cake
5. Some pictures....
I don't really take many pictures when I visit anymore unless we go out out since I have been there almost 2x a year for the last 3-4 years. 


I need this for my room :) 

Now for some Pinterest Pictures...
You didn't think I'd let a Wednesday pass by w/out them did you?? I am in love with the Iphone app...lets me pin to my hearts content even on the beach! 


My absolute new fave...





I have to try these ASAP! 


I must have this shirt...


And just for shits & giggles...



That's all folks! Link up over at The Vintage Apple
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Friday, February 24, 2012

My Friday....

Well ladies this is how I'm spending my Friday...watching my younger sister model in Siesta Key while it's high 70's and gorgeous out...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting!

First let me tell you all about my creeptastic ride to work this morning. I take the CTA into work for like a 20-25 minute trip...train & a bus. Anyway I get on the train and this guy comes and sits next to me with AT LEAST 10 other seats open. He sat so close that we were touching from shoulder all the way down to thigh which everyone knows is not the way its supposed to work. He threw a sweater over his lap and I scooted a little bit away...he scooted closer. At this point I am by the window and can't go anywhere and he proceeds to take his hand and rub my thigh. I stood up really quick and yelled "Are you F**king kidding me? Move out of my way" and as I squeeze in front of him to get by he grabs my ass. Unfortunately I didn't turn around and punch him I just let out a string of curse words and drew the attention of everyone in the car. I was embarrassed and really upset so I got off a stop early and had to wait for the next train. This is how my day started...dammit all! 

Ooh and now some Pinterest photos to make me feel better!!! 

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1. Where I would like to be right now...



2. Must have outfit of the week....
Source: polyvore.com via Monica on Pinterest


3. Food love....




4. Tattoo inspiration....


5. Words....



Last but not least a Pretty Face....


What have you found while browsing Pinterest??? 
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A day late & whatever it is they say

I know that's a long title but I've got nothing. Anywhoodle, I had a fantastic weekend a very busy Monday. I am leaving for Florida early Thursday morning so I have a lot of work to get done and I decided to make Monday night the night for doing all my homework for the week. Someone should have kicked me for deciding to do that!

Friday night was fantastic! I haven't been out out with all my friends in months so it felt great to get all dolled up and dance the night away. Snoops was looking great and dancing her butt off...we won't mention that she fell She was entitled to her birthday shenanigans. I will admit I drank a lot more than I meant to and A through a tequila shot in there(HOW DARE SHE) my inability to say no thank you led to a very real brain pain on Saturday morning.
OOh the date...
I spent most of Saturday in bed in and out of sleep. I wish I had taken a photo of the ridiculousness hot mess that I left the house in just to get food. I should have been ashamed of myself but I couldn't have cared less. Mr. Hops and I went out on another date Saturday night, luckily for him I slept off the hangover and actually managed to get out of bed. I have mentioned to him that I blog but not told him how to find it so I am going to hope and keep my fingers crossed he won't read this but let me tell you something I am not a fan of. If you ask me out to dinner then I am not going to eat before our date. I am not a shy salad eating date kind of girl I will wait so that I can get some food. BUT if you then do not take me to dinner instead to a bar and claim to not be hungry I am not going to insist that we eat. Unfortunately, he has done this twice now. I don't really understand the point of it and this time around it annoyed me. I like to think I am not too picky so am I wrong here? Should he not have taken me to get some food? I hate drinking on an empty stomach but I did and after a few hours we ended up sharing an appetizer which didn't do much for me. So it was an interesting night. I may write up a whole post on what made this night so interesting but I suggest you all watch "The Naked Man" episode of HIMYM and you might have an idea of how funny my night went. Thank goodness I am not looking for anything serious because he would be put in the "not bf material" pile after that night.

 I know you guys are really just waiting to see some pictures so here ya go....
Pregaming 
had to show off my sexy dress! 


The Birthday Girl Snoops! 

A & Redhead..my girlies 


The bestie & his hockey buddy




Shes a dancer! 
The devil in shot form 
hmm she needs a nickname...i'll get back to that! 

It was a fantastic night!! Sunday was spent lounging around my parents watching movies and I loved it! Can't wait for Oh, How Pinteresting Wednesday

How was your weekend? 


Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Rambles & Link-ups

I am so so happy that it is finally Friday again! By this time next week I will be in Florida and I am really really hoping the weather is pleasant! Stepmomma says the cold weather visitors have been bringing the chill down there with them so cross your fingers for me! I have a few things I wanted to share so bare or is it bear hmmm just do it!

1.  This weekend....
Tonight I am partying with an old HS friend Snoops(she knows why I chose this nickname) for her birthday! Can't wait, quite a few of our mutual friends are coming out so I am excited for that. Going to get dolled up and dance my night away. Tomorrow night I have date #4(maybe 3 depending) w/Mr. Hops. Not sure what the plan was but he mentioned something about dinner. Should be fun and, of course, I will give you guys an update on that Monday! 
The bday girl! 


2. My nails....
The Nail Files


I see this link up every Friday and I never do it! So here we are!! I got this polish in my Valentines Day swap gift! 

L.A. COLORS 
Apricot Fizz

It felt very springy to have such a light color on, I love it and will definitely wear it again soon! 
By the way does anyone have any advice on how to get my nails to stop peeling? I don't have a clue why it happens but its ugly and you can see it even when they are polished! 


3. A book....

Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey
Ladies if you have not read this book, please do! Whether your in a relationship, looking for one, or just checking out the dating world it can't hurt to have a bit of an insight into the minds of men. I read it and I felt like someone had slapped me in the back of the head! Seriously. I wouldn't say it is life changing but it definitely helps me to think twice about the decisions I make regarding men and helped me figure out what I do and don't want, what I am willing to deal with and what I am willing to allow a man to do. 

4. A recipe....
You guys have heard me say before that I stress bake...well it happened again Monday. Luckily for my coworkers it was just in time for Valentine's Day! I found this recipe on Pinterest! They were a big hit, everyone who tried them loved it! 
Iphone pictures can't do justice! 


5. A movie...
I went to see it Wednesday after dinner w/A & T and it was great! I've heard good and bad reviews but I am a fan of Channing Tatum and even bigger fan of Rachel McAdams! It was a great romantic story and since I don't want to give away the ending I will just say you should see it. 

6. Dinner w/the girls....
OOh and while were on that topic we went to dinner at Uncle Julio's and I know they have these in other states since I once ate at the one in Atlanta! So if there is one near you try it and have a Swirl! They are amazeballs! 
Sangria & Margarita in a glass = heaven 

OOk I think that is all for my Friday rambles!! 
 Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? 
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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Its Ok!

Its Ok Thursdays


Yes almost Friday!!!! 


Its Ok....

-That I had a couple slip-ups this week...I'm convinced men make my brain stop working...
-That I am mostly back on track and staying away now
-To have not read any of the chapter I have homework due for tonight
-That I skipped doing homework to go to a Bulls game, and have dinner & a movie w/the girls 
-To be very excited to go out with all my closest friends tomorrow night
-That next week this time I will be in Florida enjoying warmer weather(sorry to rub it in)
-To have spent a whole lot of time reading blogs this week
-That my slow weight loss has resulted in my sexy jeans not fitting right but my skinny jeans are still too tight(actually this is NOT OK)
-That The Boy and I may have finally figured out we can not be friends at this time 
-To hope that K feels better asap! 
- That I have already started picking out things to design the future place I don't have yet 
-That every time I see the numbers in my savings my mind does a calculation of how many vacations I could go on with it

That's all for now folks! 
What's Ok with you today?! 


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting!

Well Ladies the Bulls game last night was lots of fun! I don't know if it was actually a date or if it was just a friend asking a girl to a game because he still had the tickets. Either way I had a good time and I am definitely glad I went with him. G gave me some random facts that I should say so that I can appear to know a thing about basketball...they worked, even though he knew I had just read the text to before I said it! Slick...I am not.

Now it is Wednesday so lets get to pinning! 

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for obvious reasons....
Source: google.com via Annie on Pinterest


1. I need to make this whole outfit happen ASAP! 
Source: polyvore.com via Monica on Pinterest


2. I can't help but love this...


3. Story of my life...
Source: luna.soup.io via Monica on Pinterest


4. My two favorites...they are the devil...
Source: tumblr.com via Adam on Pinterest


5. Pretty similar to the next tattoo I want.....


6. My favorite colors...home dreams :) 
Source: uktv.co.uk via Monica on Pinterest


7. Words to live by....
Source: google.com via Monica on Pinterest


8. The last just because I have to! 
Source: imgfave.com via Monica on Pinterest



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