Farewell Summer!


And no, I don't feel even the slightest bit sad about it.
I'm beyond ready for Fall!
I've got all my nice smelling fall spices out, I've aired out my sweaters, and I've polished my boots!

That doesn't mean however that I didn't have an amazing time this Summer:
Lets Recap!

Sailing With The Love of My Life and Amazing Friends:


Going to see Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney!


oh yea...and that whole little trip to HAWAII?!

Needless to say this Summer was fun but I'm ready for new adventures and new experiences!
Especially those that involve bonfires and hoodies!

<3 what are you most looking forward too this Fall?


Brown Hair Don't Care

I'm a blonde.
I was naturally blonde until I was 16.
Then I just became a lighter shade of peroxide blonde.

When I turned 20 I decided to give red a try....

then black...

then brown...

Then Blonde Again...


Now this past week I was so done with my hair, and I have the worst Hair envy imaginable...truly.
Everyone has better hair than I do, mine is dry..miserable and hateful.

I decided to dye my hair brown again for a nice lil change and lemme tell you...I already hate it.
Its just not the vibrant brown I had so hoped for...instead it is dull and mousy.

ugh. I will never be happy with my hair.

What are your suggestions lovely readers?
Should I pull a Britney and shave it off?



Thanks so much, you made my day!

I'm super happy to share my new award!!! Thanks so much Trish from Hand Full Of Stamps for giving me this, and
making my day.  Sorry it took me awhile to get this posted. :)

The Liebster Blog Award is given to bloggers by bloggers. It is a way to acknowledge each other and say, "You’re doing a great job." It is for blogs with 200 or less followers, so it’s also a great way to spread the word about smaller blogs and get them more readers and followers! When you receive the award, you post 11 random facts about yourself and answer 11 questions from the person who nominated you.You pass the Award onto 11 other blogs (make sure to let them know they were nominated) and ask them 11 questions. You’re not allowed to nominate the blog who nominated you! (To get the button, right click the picture above and save the picture to your computer. You can then upload to your blog.)

Time to get started!!!

My 11 interesting facts:
1. I am absolutely petrified of flying, and I just know that one day I'll end up on the news as the "Crazy Lady Who Freaked Out On A Plane"
2. I eat the fried bit around fried shrimp before eating the actual shrimpy part
3. My boyfriend is 6'5 and I'm 5'3, I can finally wear all my heels and not have to worry about being taller than a guy!
4. I'm slightly addicted to lip balm, even though I have two baskets filled with little tubes, I can't NOT buy more!
5. I have Hair Envy....serious Hair Envy. I just want long flowing locks but ever since I got a pixie cut my hair doesn't want to grow. I recently dyed my hair dark (I'll update next post) so that I can avoid bleaching in the hopes it will grow! Pray!
6. My favorite animal is a Gazelle!
7. I may not come across as nerdy and bookwormish, but the truth is I teach SAT classes twice a week...because I LIKE IT.
8. My biggest pet peeve is people who write "k" after you send them a novel of a text message!
9. My favorite kind of cookies are M&M cookies
10. I could watch the movie 300 over and over and over again
11. I hate sleeping, like seriously I am such a child when it comes to bedtime, I  beg and plead with Randy to let me stay up and all he says is "no no no!" *whines*
11 Questions:
  1. If you could meet one person in your lifetime, past or present, who would it be? 
    I would love to meet Edie Sedgwick, what an exciting yet sad life she led.
  2. What's a MUST on your bucket list? 
    I MUST have children. I couldn't imagine a home without giggly voices and sticky kisses!
  3. If you could be a cartoon character which one will you choose and why?
    If I could be any Cartoon Character I would probably have to pick Sleeping Beauty, she was the prettiest!
  4. Who inspires you the most?
    My family inspires me the most, I couldn't possibly pick just ONE.
  5. What is your favorite color and why?
    My favorite color is Seafoam Green, I think it's the perfect shade!  
  6. What is your favorite movie?
    My favorite movie is either 300 or Princess Bride! Too tough to pick!
  7. If you could do anything for one day what would it be?
    If I could do anything for one day it would be lounging on the beach :)
  8. Which is your favorite Coffee, tea, or soda?
    oooh I won't lie, I live off of Green Tea Gingerale
  9. What is your biggest pet peeve?
    UGH. When people reply "k" after I text them a huge NOVEL
  10. Why did you start blogging?
    I started blogging as a way to vent, make friends, share my life, and hopefully try and figure myself out
  11. Do you Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest,? For how long?
     I do all of these things! I don't twitter too often, and I have definitely cut back on my Facebook use...however Pinterest will always own my soul.

For my picks, I went with different blogger that in some way inspire my in life.  Thanks for the all of the inspiration.
1. Day By Day Darling So Optimistic!
2. Bargain Bound I am beyond jealous of her Thrifting skills
3. Alyssa Dawson Her Faith inspires me!(yes I know technically she is over 200..but by like 20! cmon folks!)
4. Khaki Is The New Pink She is too adorable!
5. Laquer and Lattes Her nails amaze me. Envious.
6. Pint Sized Mama I love reading about her family!
7. Life Oceanside New Follower that has such a cute little blog, and I love how excited she is about her future!
8. My Southern Accents She is as crazy and old ladyish as I am. and I love her for it!
9. The Blessed Life I love that she always looks effortless yet stylish!
10. Sissy's Closet This is probably my favorite daily musing blog, she post about anything and everything!
11. Short of Something If I could steal anyone's closet it would be hers!

Now it's your turn. Here are your 11 questions to answer. Remember to answer these questions, in addition to posting 11 facts about yourself, then post 11 new questions for 11 others who have less than 200 follower bloggers to answer!

1. If you could wear one outfit from your closet for the rest of your life, what would it be?
2. What is something (item..I'm going to assume you need your family) that you cannot live without?
3. What is your favorite dish to cook?
4. What do you think is the hardest part about becoming an adult?
5. What is something you are terrified of?
6. What do you hope to accomplish through blogging?
7. Tell me something embarrassing from your childhood (because I want to laugh at you)
8. What is your guilty pleasure?
9. First Kiss?
10. If a movie could describe your life, what movie would it be?
11. What is one goal you want to set for yourself this week?

 This was amazing! I had so much fun and I really want to thank Trish again for nominating me and I hope the lovely ladies I nominated have fun as well!


Did I suddenly become cool over night?
beccaaaaaause...I have 4 new followers?!
Holy Smokes Batman.
I feel like I just won prom queen.
Too much?
Sorry sometimes I let my emotions run away with me!

Real Post Time.

Work Day Wednesday:
Fall Work Day

Today was the first time it actually felt like Fall!
I love waking up with dew on my car, and the air smelling crisp!
Randy is probably going to kill me because I keep putting fall decorations up, but I just can't help it!
I'm addicted to all things old ladyish.

UPDATE: Okay I literally started writing this post at 9:00AM it's now 2:22PM...I got swamped at work and it just was up on my computer all day.

I pinky promise I will post tomorrow!
Good Night lovies!



What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
If I knew I could not fail I would probably open up a Scrapbook store, I love everything about the Hobby, and if I could find a way to turn my hobby into my career I'd probably be the happiest woman alive!

If you had only six months left to live, what would you do with the time?
If I only had six months to live I would probably spend it with my family and friends, and I would set aside a day for each family member and each friend, just for them. A day where I could love them and just be.

If a front page news article was written on you, what would the headline be?
Crazy woman freaks out on plane.

What is your biggest pet peeve?
My biggest pet peeve is ignorance, in today's modern world it is far too easy to educate yourself on the going-ons!

What is your favorite chick flick movie?
Oh man....


My Bucket List

Alright so this Bucket List is a work in progress from my tumblr
(This explains why some stuff is already crossed off)

My Bucket List

  1. Go To Carnival In Brazil
  2. Scuba Dive
  3. Visit New Zealand
  4. Hold A Koala Bear
  5. Ride A Horse
  6. See Leaning Tower of Piza
  7. Visit The Greek Islands
  8. Find A Job I Love  May 2012
  9. Pick A Hobby That Involves Helping Others
  10. Get Into Shape
  11. Get A Dog  Jan 2012
  12. Have A Retirement Plan
  13. Learn To Let Go
  14. Stop Being Bitter
  15. Ride A Gondola In Venice
  16. Learn To Salsa
  17. Witness A Solar Eclipse
  18. Go Sky-Diving
  19. Run A Mile Without Wanting To Die
  20. Become More Confident At Skiing/Snowboarding
  21. Go Kayaking
  22. Learn How To Fence
  23. Learn Self-Defense
  24. Learn To Cook One Great Meal
  25. Become Fluent in Russian
  26. Learn 5 Songs On A Guitar
  27. Learn To Belly Dance
  28. Learn How To Give A Great Lap-Dance
  29. Be In A Shark Cage
  30. Jump From A Cliff Into Deep Water Hawaii 2012!! Black Rock in Maui!
  31. Learn Yoga
  32. Learn All About Buddhism
  33. Swim In Largest Pool [Chile]
  34. Climb Machu Picchu
  35. Ride In Hot Air Balloon
  36. Go Para-sailing
  37. Go On A Canopy Tour
  38. Overcome Fear of The Dark
  39. Go Bunjee Jumping
  40. Get A Tattoo
  41. Drive A Really Expensive Car [FAST!]
  42. Learn Stick-shift
  43. Ride A Mechanical Bull Feb 2012 @ PBR
  44. Visit Tokyo
  45. Visit China
  46. Visit Thailand
  47. Fire A Gun
  48. Go On A Cross-Country Trip Hawaii/LA/Las Vegas! 2012
  49. Learn To Rock Climb
  50. Learn How To Cartwheel
  51. Go Paint-balling
  52. Go Zorbing
  53. Ride The London Eye
  54. Ride The 10 Largest Rollercoasters
  55. Watch A Live Rocket Launch
  56. Stay In A Treefort
  57. Name A Star
  58. Be In Two Places at Once
  59. Be Better At Sewing
  60. Become A Mentor
  61. Learn To Completely Dominate in Chess
  62. Visit Isle of Skye [Scotland]
  63. Visit Scotland!
  64. Stay At A Bed&Breakfast
  65. Visit India
  66. Take More Photo’s
  67. Become Financially Secure
  68. Foster A Child
  69. Donate To An Orphanage [Time Not Just Money]
  70. Read All The Great Religious Text
  71. Stay In Bed All Day With The Ones I Love
  72. Go On A Safari
  73. Hike A Glacier
  74. Rainforest Tour
  75. Ride A Camel In Egypt
  76. Learn To Surf
  77. Go To Oktoberfest in Germany
  78. Visit All 50 States
  79. Build A Doll House
  80. Learn Calligraphy
  81. Become An Early Riser
  82. Donate Blood
  83. Sleep In A Castle
  84. Own A Beach House
  85. Own A Terrace
  86. Find Inner Peace
  87. Keep A Clean Room/House
  88. Grow My Hair Long
  89. Get Plastic Surgery
  90. Change Flat Tire
  91. Go To Ireland
  92. Live Somewhere Other Than The USA For At Least 3 Months
  93. Drink From a Beer Garden
  94. Try Pufferfish
  95. Have A Boy and A Girl
  96. Paint A Picture Worth Hanging
  97. Lead A More Organized Life
  98. Own A Seafoam Green Balenciaga Bag
  99. Sing Karaoke
  100. Dance On A Bar
  101. Swim With Sea Turtles
  102. Swim In A Natural Hot Spring
  103. Have A Guy Serenade Me
  104. Have My Dream Wedding
  105. Have A Family
  106. Die Of Natural Causes In My Old Age
  107. Be Happy!
  108. Have A Successful Marriage
  109. Get My Other Piercing
  110. Open My Own Tutoring Company
  111. Get A Promotion

What about you?
What are some things you'd like to accomplish before YOU kick the bucket?!

Life Really Does Work In Mysterious Ways

Sometimes life has a funny way of hearing you. This was my status June 3rd of last year...I was on my way to a bonfire and I casually/humorously said that a cute boy would make it perfect. Little did I know that the Universe/God heard me and decided to give me Randy So the next time I whine about my prayers being unanswered, or life being unfair. I'm going to remember that sometimes everything that SHOULD be given to you IS given to you! ♥ I love you babe, and I'm so thankful that the Universe decided that my Facebook status was THAT important. See...Facebook ISNT silly!


My Favorite Beauty Products:

1. Maybelline Volume Express One by One Waterproof Mascara Blackest Black -  I've spent crazy amounts of money on Mascara, like once I even spent $50...womp. I fail. However one day I needed some ASAP, so I went into the drugstore and grabbed this little fella thinking I would never use it again. Little did I know it would become my best friend. It's amazing! Seriously my lashes go VOOM!
2. It's A Miracle 10 - This is a leave in hair conditioner that you can pick up at any local hair salon, its worth every single penny. It leaves my hair feeling so soft and repairs any kind of heat damage
3. Kat Von D - True Romance Palette in Ludwig - I have used this since it first came out, I've replaced it twice over the years, and I'm literally petrified of the day where it's no longer available. The product goes on effortlessly, it's smooth and has just the right amount of shine. Plus the colors are great for day or night.
4. MAC Bronzing Powder - This gives me that sunkissed glow year round, it's a little pricey but I haven't found another bronzer yet that I like better.
5. Tarte Lipsurge Tints - Okay. These are the best lip tints ever. EVER! I own about 4 of them but my favorites our Amused and Spirited. They are the perfect "just bitten" shades.
6. Plain old Jane Strawberry Chapstick....except it's not just for my lips. I apply a little bit of this to the apples of my cheeks for that fresh dewy look. It's wonderful and looks soft, and doesn't give me that overly powder look that a lot of blushes do, and isn't as heavy as a cream blush.

High Five For Fridays!


1. Randy truly is the very best blessing I've ever received.
2. I've been DigitalScrapbooking like a fiend. I need therapy!
3. Yesterday was so slow at work that Tina and I went to Target and got crayons and coloring books.
4. I'm obsessed with microwavable pizza. Especially since it's horrible for me!
5. My dog MUST sleep with his legs completely spread. His little package of goods on display for everyone.

So much to be happy for!
I hope everyone else is having a good Friday!


Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday

So I had a rough night with the Mister.
His cousin John returned home from the Middle East, and I understand they wanted to celebrate, but I had to work in the morning, and being kept up till 5:30AM with their ruckus...well it made me not a very happy person.

But then I remembered it's THANKFUL THURSDAY.
And lemme tell ya counting your blessings definitely changes your mood :)

I had Chick-Fil-A breakfast!
I don't care in the slightest that it was bad for me.
It was delicious.

Sushi Exist.
As you can tell from this picture, I'm a little obsessive about Sushi.
So I'm so very thankful that Sushi exist!

So I've been creating my own Iphone cases!
All I did was buy a clear iphone case off Amazon (.80 cents!!)
And then I made these super cute cases using digital scrapbook items!
Now I will never get bored of a case :)
So I'm thankful that God made me creative

So Randy's mother around Christmas saw a sign that had this same saying on it and she had really wanted it, however it was like $50 bucks and I couldn't swing it. I felt really bad, but that is life.
Then this week I was at Hobby Lobby (my favorite store) and I found it for $11 bucks!!
Life is Grand

Went out on the boat this weekend with friends.
So thankful I have an amazing network of friends.

This would be my Pop and my cousins little baby boy.
I am so thankful that my family is so close, and that we get to experience all these wonderful moments together.



It's That Time Again!

1. My co-worker Tina brought us these adorable little squashes, I thought they looked like little ghost, so naturally I had to decorate mine. They make me super excited for Fall!
2. CANDY. Randy and I scored some pretty delicious treats the other night...I may or may not have devoured it.
3. We got our Boe-boy a swimming pool! It has just been unbearably hot and we feel so guilty for leaving him outside during the day in it
4. It was our Anniversary on Weds, I was sick unfortunately :( but Randy made it special nonetheless, and we exchanged our handwritten cards to each other
5. The clouds the other evening were insanely beautiful, I couldn't help but try and capture them. Nature does some pretty lovely stuff!
I hope yall have an amazing Friday!


The ABC's Of Me!

Okay so as some of you may know I absolutely love the blog Impractical Compositions!

She posted this activity earlier and so now I'm copycatting.

Age: 24
Bed size:Queen (Although I'm sure Randy wishes it was a King)
Chore you hate: Hanging Up Clothes!!
Dogs:  I LOVE BOE, he is just the cutest, sweetest little pup that ever did grace my life!
Essential start to your day:Waking up next to my love and wishing each other a wonderful day :)
Favorite color: Seafoam Green
Gold or silver: Niether...Platinum, White Gold, or Rose Gold
Height: 5'3
Instruments you play: I play the recorder? lmao.
Job title: Admissions Coordinator/Insurance Verifier
Kids: Hopefully a bunch one day, just not TODAY
Live: Annapolis, MD - LOVE IT!
Middle name: Rae
Nickname: Dani, Bailer, Dee, Dani-Rae
Overnight hospital stays:Oh jeeze, more than I care to remember
Pet peeve: People who are rude or feel entitled.
Quote: Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
Righty or lefty: Righty
Siblings: One beautiful little sister
Time you wake up:6:20, although Randy wakes me up at 5:30 when he leaves so he can have a kiss
University attended: Towson University
Vegetables you dislike: Lima Beans! YUCK
What makes you run late:Usually trying to get Boe comfortable outside, or trying to figure out something to do with my hair! I have the worst hair envy...
X-actally when was your last vacation: June-July! We went to Hawaii!!!
Yummy food: Italian Cold-cuts and Slurpee!
Zoo animal: Gazelle's...I just love them!

So tell me now, what are the ABC's of You!?