Friday, March 30, 2012

Ahhh its Friday!!

I had this awsum post all worked out in my head...and I was going to show you guys some of the draw something pictures I collected this week but that didn't work out. I barely have the time to squeeze this post out! I don't have much planned for this weekend but moving so....


Here are some of the songs making my Friday so pleasant! 





I hope you all have a great weekend!!! 





Thursday, March 29, 2012

Its Ok!

Its Ok Thursdays


I am so happy and stressed that it is almost Friday! 

Its Ok...

-That I am supposed to move out of my place this Saturday and haven't packed much of anything
-To hate packing 
-To plan to go out Saturday night even though I know I will be running around all weekend
-To have driven to work twice this week so I can run errands w/out waiting for a bus
-To still not like driving after 3 years without a car
-To be checking my email like a madwoman to see if I get the job in China
-To have had a conversation with The Boy that made lead to working things out 
-To love my closest friends for being judgement free when I need them to be 
-To also be a little tired of certain "friends" who are always always negative
-To not want to pick up the phone or answer those texts when its only going to lead to a depressing conversation 
-That I have not done any homework for this new class yet and its all due today!! AHHHH! 
-To spend hours looking at teaching jobs in China
-To be confused about how the blog button thing works(I thought you just put up the ones of blogs you like but it seems that is not the case haha) 
-That is it almost Friday!!! 


What is ok with you this week? 
Link up here 





Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting

A little note before we begin. My interview last night went great! I was so excited and nervous but I just talked and joked with the guy. I think I definitely let him see my personality and I know that I am more than qualified for the job! So hopefully I will have some good news for you all soon! And now.....

I have been a pinning fool this week, here are some of my favorites! 



I need to have this dress...must...now! 
Source: i.imgur.com via Monica on Pinterest



Words....




Source: someecards.com via Anne on Pinterest


Love this...



Ummmm hell yes!! 




and a pretty face for all of us! 




What are you pinning this week??? 
Link up over at The Vintage Apple 







Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Weekend Recap

I know I'm a day late but I rarely find time to blog or even check out blogs on Mondays. 


Friday night's dinner with the girls was a great time! I wish I had taken a picture but one of the girls did with her camera so eventually it will make its way to this here blog. We had dinner at Carnivale and the food there is soooo yummy! It was the first time I could get all 6 of us in one place together since November. I missed my girls so much :) 

Coconut Mojito= amazeballs! 
Saturday I called up The Boy and had him help me in my quest for a vehicle. I didn't really plan to get a car, I was hoping to wait a few more days till I got paid again so that I would have just a little more to work with. Alas I did find a car and guess what your girl is riding around in now? 

yep! That's my new(old) sexy beast! haha I love it! It was a great deal and I was so excited to find a beetle! 
We got some Puerto Rican food and then checked out the movie 21 Jump Street! 


HILARIOUS! no seriously, you need to go and watch this movie. I was snorting with laughter for a lot of the movie. 


Sunday I got up early to go see my family and my bestie A run the Shamrock Shuffle 8K. It was much warmer than I anticipated but I am glad it wasn't cold and rainy. I wish I had been running it as planned but since I have been sick over and over again for the last month or so I had no time to train and I would be kidding myself if I thought I could run almost 5 miles after not running for over a month. 




I also got to see Hunger Games with my siblings on Sunday! Yay!!! 
I loved it! Love loved it! I know there were somethings that were changed and some parts left out but I suppose the movie would have been way too long if they tried to fit everything. I cried like a little girl and was so annoyed at the people that clapped when the last person was killed. I mean really?! They obviously missed the idea of who the real bad guy is. If you haven't seen it, please do! and if you didn't like it or want to talk about it let me know! I don't want to put too much and ruin it for anyone. 


That pretty much sums up my weekend! I have so much going on this week! Starting my 3rd class, moving out of my apartment and into my parents, and I have my first interview tonight. EeekkK!!!! 





Friday, March 23, 2012

Adventures & Link ups!

So I have spent a ridiculous amount of time on Draw Something lately so I thought I would come up with a fun post for it. My photo editing skills are awful so bare with me...

Here are some of my favorites from the past week or so! See if you can guess what they are before you look below!! 
Only one of these people is a blogger friend but to keep it fair I linked this photo back to her blog! 

1. Peacock...and yes that is a picture of what you think it is
2.  Scotland(why it took me forever to figure that out?!) 
3. Lamp (I just loved how she drew all the other stuff in the living room too!) 
4. Facebook(she couldn't guess it!) 

My drawing skills are even worse than my photo editing skills so you can imagine how much fun it is for me to play this game! 

In other news......


1. The weather has been AMAZEBALLS in Chicago...we had records temps for 4 days!!! I love warm weather, the hotter the better so I have been very very happy! 
2. Have I told you all how much I love A? Well she saw I wanted these on my blog and bought me two! They are soooooo yummy!!! 
3. Linking up for Nail Files!! Opi Animalistic! I love it, the glitter was just a glittery polish that was around! 
4. Got my Birchbox this month and I am excited to try all the good stuff in it! 

The Nail Files



I'm going out with all my favorite girls tonight for dinner & drinks! I can not wait sooooo excited to get us all together!! 

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!! 








Thursday, March 22, 2012

Its Ok!

Its Ok Thursdays



So glad that the weekend is almost here!! 

Its Ok....

-To have had a minor breakdown twice this week...

-That I absolutely love this weather we have been getting but really this is supposed to happen gradually

-To be extremely nervous about my first Skype interview with a Chinese company Tuesday(too soon to be nervous?) 

-To be soooo excited about my new design that I text all my friends telling them to check it out last night
-To know I have yoga tonight and already be a little whiney

-That I complain about how I need to get back in shape and then go eat fatty Puerto rican food and bake brownies w/A  

-To be over the moon excited about dinner tomorrow with all my favorite girls 

-That sometimes being a girl sucks...and I know you all know what I mean

-That I am a nervous about getting a car because I haven't driven more than a few times a year for the last 3 years! 

-To have spent a ridiculous amount of time on blogs & Pinterest this week


What is ok with you this week?! 

Some Changes!

You may have noticed there are some fun new changes around here!! I finally got the new blog design I wanted forever!! I am so very excited and if you are thinking of making changes please do check out Jenn @ Munchin Land Designs...as you can see she does amazing work!!





Since we are talking about new things I just want to put it out there that you can find me on other social media sites too!

-I tweet when I have time or something clever to say and love to try and keep up with new people!
Twitter: MoniLove99

-I spend insane amounts of time on the computer and on my Iphone Pinning things

I also just want to say a HUGE HUGE thank you to all my old & new followers, to all the great people who keep up with me and comment. Those of you who offer advice, criticism, or just laugh at my nonsense...seriously....






Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting!


The last two weeks I've had link ups to post so back to the regularly scheduled Weds!! 

1. Story of my life....



2. Food...






3. Clothes I need to have NOW....
Source: polyvore.com via Monica on Pinterest



4. HEHEHEHE.....
Source: bit.ly via Monica on Pinterest



Source: tumblr.com via Monica on Pinterest



5. Home dreams...



and of course a pretty face....
Just a note on this one...smoking=not sexy...BUT tattoos=sexy 



How do you spend your time on Pinterest? 
Link up over at The Vintage Apple! 





Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sweet Swap Reveal!!


 Spring Sweets Swap



I was so excited to join another swap. They are lots of fun and a great way to find a new blog. 

I was partnered up with Annabelle @ The Carolina Country Girl 
her blog is lots of fun so go check it out..NOW! 

Here are the goodies she sent me: 



So yummies!! Unfortunately the handle on that adorable plate she sent  broke but I found enough pieces to glue it back on! Can't wait to change out the ribbon to something purple! Ha! 

So excited to have been partnered with her and my roomie & I are having a great time enjoying the sweets! 

I found a cute little Peeps craft on Pinterest I had to try for this swap 



Except I decided to make a bunch of small ones! 


How adorable is this? All that time at home laying around sick paid off :) 

Check out her blog reveal: 
The Carolina Country Girl





Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday rambles

Let me tell you...I have so much on my mind right now I could very well have my head explode any minute. I tried writing in my journal yesterday thinking it would help to get it all on paper and that didn't even help. I talked it over with my mom, sister and the bestie G and still...still my brain is consumed!! 

I didn't do much this weekend as I am still recovering and am not allowed to drink just yet. Friday night I met up with G to get wings even though I know damn well I am not supposed to eat anything spicy at all. I paid for it later and there was nothing I could do but sit and moan about it. Saturday was spent enjoying the weather, spring cleaning/move cleaning and doing tons of laundry. Sunday I went to my parents and hung out.

Sooo here is what is on my mind...

-I miss The Boy. not like a I am lonely and need a boyfriend miss. BUT a I seriously miss having this guy in my life and what the F am I going to do without him? If you have been a follower since last year you may recall the post that changed it all. I went through some very seriously emotional situations all at once and to be honest I don't think I really came out of that funk until about January which is also when I decided I was moving out of Chicago and making some changes. Anyway, I stuck my ass out there and tried the dating game, I even had a mishap with a fool that caused me nothing but drama. Through all that I kept talking to him, not being able to really let him go even though everyone said I wasn't being fair to him. Now I am stuck realizing that I was so convinced the grass was greener and that he wasn't the one for me that I made a huge decision to end our relationship and I think I was wrong. I am moving out of Chicago in 2 months and 4 days. WHY did it take this long to realize all this and WTF do I do now?! 

So yea..you can see how that might make your head hurt right? 

Well....There is also the fact that I originally planned on leaving Chicago to go abroad and teach English. Last year I got certified and then I realized that my options were kind of limited because I don't have a degree yet(I'm in school still) but there are still great places I can like China. Unfortunately there are some outside factors that hold me in the US for the time being and that is what led me to choose Florida. My friend Bellydancer who also got certified with me is going to Thailand in May to teach for a year. I am so excited for her but soo sooo sooo green with envy at the same time. After talking to my mom a  bit I am really really thinking that maybe I don't have to let the circumstances keep me in the US and I should really start looking at China as a very real option. 

Some of my options are to pick up and go to Spain and try to find a job(its easier once your there), to go to Florida for the summer while I start the process of applying to go teach in China, staying in Chicago and trying to figure out what the F I want to do or just going to Orlando as planned and figuring it all out from there. 

My head hurts.....here are some happy pictures from my weekend to make up for this long ass post! 
The brackets I guessed at 
My arsenal...yuck! 
My brother :) 
The nephew-Look how big he is! 
making smores by the fire last night :) 

Thanks so much for reading this...I know it is a bit heavy for a Monday post but I carried that in my head all weekend and can use any advice :) 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Its Ok!

Its Ok Thursdays



So happy that it's almost Friday!

Its Ok...

-To be sick and tired of being sick and tired..I'm so over taking medication & hospital visits
-That I had half-days all week and the weather was fantastic...even if I did just go home to nap(at least the window was open) 
-To want to be better by Saturday so I can go out for my cousin's bday and shake my booty
-To have started to calm down a bit about the move
-That I am too nice and let Cboy start talking to me again even after the stupidity(at least I know better now...maybe
-To be sooo soo excited to have seen the draft of my new blog design CAN NOT WAIT! 
-That I am slightly obsessed with Draw Something
-To have like 10 games going on it
-To have decided that I will try my best to spend all my free time with my family & friends 
-That the countdown I posted on here sometimes makes me a little nervous 
-That the office supply company has a ton of Rachel Ray stuff for free when you order so I've been stocking up(I love the orange!) 
-That I tried a cute little crafty thing for the Sweets Swap and I can't wait to share it next week! 

That's all I have for now! 
What's ok with you today? 


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

3:14 Swap!


I was so excited to participate in this swap. My partner was Lauren @ A modern day wife's journey
I love her blog and was so excited to be paired with her! 
I got some amazing goodies from her. So here is the deal for the swap: 

3:Paper Items-stationary, notebooks, stickers, notepads
1: Accessory-hair clips, earrings..etc
4:Pastel Items-anything pastel you can get your hands on! 
The spending limit was $15 

Here is what I got from Lauren

So excited when it came! 
 

Paper Items: Thank you cards, notepad, and list pad, foam letter stickers 
Accessory: Adorable bracelets! 
Pastel Items: A windchime, pens, eye shadow, nail polish, nail files and candy! 
I am so excited to use all of the things I got! 

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In other great news I got my Just Fabulous bag yesterday!When I signed up I thought I would use it more for shoes but then I saw all the great bags and I couldn't help myself. 

My first Spring bag! 
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I also went to the Romeo Santos concert last night. I wasn't really feeling up for it since I am still pretty beat up but I didn't want to leave my cousin stuck with the tickets. He put on a great show and I am glad that I went!
I do need to come up with a nickname for her! 




And for those of you who have no clue who he is: 






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