28 October 2011
Tomorrow begins the third consecutive weekend I have spent painting your walls. Confession: I'm a tad bit OVER it. I mean, can you blame me? I still can't get some of last weekend's paint off my left leg (despite my scrubbing efforts in the shower) and painting a house alone can become extremely monotonous and boring. But this weekend is hopefully our final weekend of painting. Soon, your walls will have fresh coats of paint and you will be cleaner than you've been in months. Have you been lonely without anyone living in you? Do you miss the sound of little feet running around? Well no worries, in about 2-3 weeks you'll gain a new family and a sweet little puppy that loves the sound of her own paws running around on your floors!
After you are all cleaned up and painted, Luke and I are going to Ikea. We're going to buy you a brand new kitchen table and chairs, a bed frame for the master bedroom, and some fun organizational items. Luke has never been to an Ikea before (yes, I am embarrassed for him too) and once I take him there, I just know he will be thrilled out of his mind to buy you some fun prizes!
Vista, I don't care that your floor creaks. It's part of your personality. And the built in shelving in the corner of the "master bathroom" (quotations because let's be honest, it's not very master) is too cute for words. I'm absolutely in LOVE with the color we have chosen for your kitchen walls and you better believe I already have a plan as to where I am hanging our wedding pictures, mirrors, and other wall decor. You're going to be pretty cute once I'm finished with you! :)
But until then, I'll just continue to daydream about what cooking my first dinner on your stove will be like. Or envision Luke walking through your backdoor after a long day at work and kissing the cook. Because no matter your imperfections, you're our first big adventure as husband and wife, and I know we'll forever look back on these days with fond memories. You're a cozy little house in the country and I cannot wait to make you our first home.
I've got to go to bed now so that I can be rested and ready to paint in the morning! I'm looking forward to our next two days together. And don't worry, I won't forget my iPhone. I mean, what would we do without Pandora while painting?
26 October 2011
25 October 2011
2) I did it. I listened to NSYNC Holiday Pandora this morning. I couldn't hold off any longer! The urge was just too strong.
3) I had a dream last night that I was pregnant. Like, 3 months pregnant and starting to show! Although I don't want babies for the next couple of years at least, it felt SO real and all I really remember was the way I kept touching my growing belly. I was in awe and in love with this baby already and it was only a dream. WEIRD. (But cool?) I'm blaming this on all the people having and wanting babies around me. :)
4) I bought a rug for the new house yesterday!! I'm pretty pumped. It's a 5x7 and I got it for $24.70 (originally $128!). My mom might have had something to do with this. Thanks mom!!
5) Luke and I have been looking for another puppy. Not to replace our sweet Brooklyn, but to add to our little family! With us moving out to the camp where Luke works, Brooklyn is going to be at home by herself most of the day. We want her to have a brother or sister to play with while we're both at work. Although we love how ridiculously precious newborn maltipoos are, we're actually hoping to adopt a 9mo-12mo. old maltipoo that is already (hopefully!) trained (to a certain extent). If you know of anyone in Texas trying to re-home their maltipoo, let me know!!
24 October 2011
This past Saturday, I participated in the Making Strides For Breast Cancer 5K/Walk in Corpus Christi with a team from work. We wore gray shirts with our stations logos on them in pink and we also wore pink and purple leis. There was so much pink EVERYWHERE and I loved seeing our community get together for such a great cause! My cousin died at a very young age of breast cancer, so it is always very important for me to participate in such events that raise awareness and support early detection. This event was the perfect way to kick off my weekend!
And I'm getting really excited because in 11 days, I will be reunited with these lovey ladies and I can't wait!! We will certainly be drinking Common Grounds coffee, cheering on our Baylor Bears at the homecoming game, watching Pigskin, and, knowing us, doing a little shopping! I can't wait to be these sisters again soon!!
23 October 2011
Do you ever feel like the world is spinning madly around you and that you can't slow your brain down long enough to have one complete thought? This has been me over the last week or so. It is also the reason for my lack of posts. With the craziness of life that I have been encountering recently, I have found it extremely difficult to blog about anything because I haven't fully processed my thoughts. Before I can complete one, a new one is being created. This has been extremely tiring, if you can imagine.
At this very moment, I am sitting on the front porch of the Camp Zephyr office and it is a perfect 66 degrees with a light breeze. No words can describe the peace that comes with sitting on this front porch. It is a familiar place to me; a place I've sat and read my Bible, blogged, and had both serious and hysterical conversations with friends and family. Although the world spins madly on, here I find rest. I think this is what I'll love most about living out at camp. I yearn for those mornings of quiet time with my God on the deck in my backyard, Bible and coffee in hand. And from what those who have lived in our house before us have told me, the view of God's majestic, starry sky from our backyard is going to be breath-taking. I know I'll never get enough of this.
17 October 2011
13 October 2011
What type of work environment do you work in? Is your normal work attire more casual, business casual, or business professional? As hard as I try, I don't feel like I ever quite get that business professional look fully together, although I work in an environment where I probably should!
The other day I was browsing a couple of websites, looking for women's business suits, when I came across the website for Express. As I began to look through the women's suits, I started to wonder why I had never thought to shop at Express for professional business looks before! I'm in love with this Womens' Luster Tweed Suit and the way a white blouse looks under the jacket. Another great quality about Express' women's suits is the fact that they can go from work to play so easily!
Any and all of you ladies looking to upgrade the "business professional" section of your closet should definitely check out the Express sweepstakes! At this link, you can enter for a chance to win a $500 suiting makeover from Express. I know I'm for sure registering!!
Check out the women's suits at Express and let me know what you think. Which ones are your favorites? What would you use a suit like this for? Work, networking events, job interviews?
To have "scrunched" my hair for work every day for the last three weeks. 30 more minutes of sleep each morning > waking up early to straighten my hair.
To use Pinterest as a search engine as much as (if not more than) Google. "I'll Pinterest it!"
To still be trying to figure out the perfect tattoo. I've seriously been debating, drawing, and discussing this very permanent decision since I was 16. I want it to represent my marriage and the promise my husband and I made to each other on our wedding day. With/without picture? With/without words? Where to put it? I hope to someday figure this out.
To be in denial about packing even though I'm excited to move. For some reason I think all our crap will pack itself perfectly into the boxes I haven't purchased yet.
To be obsessed with/plan my Wednesday and Sunday evenings around Revenge and PanAm. Who doesn't love a show that keeps you on your toes?
To already be working on my Christmas list. It was actually started about a month ago, but I'm just now getting around to confessing this.
To continue daydreaming of the day I will get to move back to this city...
Metropolis - A New York City Timelapse from Will Boisture on Vimeo.
11 October 2011
10 October 2011
Luke: Hey wife.
Me: Hey babe. What's up?
Luke: BJ and I have been walking through the house for the last hour and a half. I'm making a list of all the things we need to get taken care of before the house is ready for move in.
Me: Oh really? What's on the list?
Luke: Paint tape, caulk, foam, cabinet hinges, outlet covers, paint...
Me: Whoa, cool!
Luke: Yeah. Do you know what color paint you want for the different rooms?
The answer to that last question sort of turned into an entirely seperate conversation, but the important thing is that we're down to the last little details before move-in begins!!! Paint will be purchased soon, which means painting will begin soon. I will probably be looking at some paint samples by this evening. :)
I must say, it was a little weird having that conversation with my husband. Weird in a cool way. I mean, we've only ever lived in an apartment where we weren't given the option of paint colors and have never needed to worry about details such as outlet covers. There is definintely something sexy about a man making sure a house is ready for his wife to move into! Luke has made such a sweet effort to make sure I'm happy about moving out to camp since he knows the sacrifice I'll be making to travel an hour to and from work every day. When he started listing all the little details he was taking care of, I giggled outloud to myself just a bit. He sounds so husband-like! But I guess that's the way it should sound, right? He's a cutie.
I'm getting excited!!
08 October 2011
here). It looks like the house should be ready for us to start moving into next week! The last few weeks have been a little stressful with working out the details of the move, but we're excited and are trusting in God's plan for this time in our lives. Be looking for more moving and decorating posts soon!
Work... When I showed up to work this past Thursday morning, there was a piece of paper laying upside-down on my desk. When I turned it over and read what it said, I got very excited!! On this paper was a travel itinerary for my very first work trip. I will be flying to Phoenix, AZ with two other colleagues of mine for a sales training seminar this December! I'm pretty excited for not only the chance to travel, but also the opportunity to grow my knowledge of this industry. Call me a nerd, but I can't wait for my business trip!
And last, but not least, I'm guest posting on Following The Walkers today! Go check it out! :)
07 October 2011
If you know me or read my blog, you know how much I love my pup, Brooklyn. One my my favorite things about her is how energetic and playful she is. There is hardly ever a moment when she isn't bringing me a ball or chew toy so that we can play fetch. I can't even begin to imagine Brooklyn's level of energy or health ever digressing.
So when I was asked to write about Hill's Pet Nutrition and Healthy Mobility Challenge, I jumped on the opportunity! Not only am I able to share this product with you, but I was also able to learn more about Hill's product and how choosing the right dog food can help all dogs live a healthier lifestyle. There is a good chance that Brooklyn will be eating this dog food in the near future!
All dog owners and lovers should definitely check out Hill's Healthy Mobility Coupon! You can register now and receive $30 in coupon offers from Hill's. Also, registering automatically enters you in a Sweepstakes where 30 winners will receive FREE pet food for an ENTIRE YEAR! Pretty awesome, huh? My favorite part of this challenge is that you can track your dog's progress over 30 days of eating Hill's Science Diet and then share your success stories with other pet owners. Who doesn't love talking about their pup with other dog lovers?
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Good luck in the Sweepstakes! I know that Brooklyn is sure hoping she wins a year's worth of free dog food. This would make her momma very happy. :)
06 October 2011
P. S. Sorry I've been so MIA on the blog this week. After a restful weekend, I'll be back. :)
03 October 2011
I just had to steal this! My sweet friend, Tamara, posted this quote on her blog this morning and I couldn't help but smile while reading it. If you haven't visited Tamara's blog, you definitely should! She lives in Portland with her soon-to-be-hubby (literally, like a week) and their two pups and blogs about all of their adventures in the gorgeous city of Portland.
I love this quote because it is so true. Luke and I aren't perfect by a long shot, but we're perfect for each other and I love that. This weekend we were talking about how different life would be today had we taken different paths out of high school or college. I told Luke that it made me sad to think that we may not have found each other and he told me, "I would have found you." *Gush!* Every once in a while, that boy gets sappy. :)
But I believe this to be true as well. As Phoebe says about Ross and Rachel, "See! He's her lobster!"
02 October 2011
We had a fabulously quick weekend. Luke had to work a half-day Saturday, so Brooklyn and I were bums most of the day. But Luke asked me if I wanted to go see a movie Saturday night (love dating my husband!) and let me pick which movie we saw. Now, before you feel sorry for him, understand that he could have had a say in the movie we watched. I chose What's Your Number. Poor Luke rolled his eyes through most of it, but was a champ nonetheless. Plus, he held my hand through most of the movie, which reminds me of going to the movies in junior high and I LOVED it! Cheese bomber, I know. :)
On Sunday we hopped in the car and drove up to Victoria for a quick visit with my mom, sisters, and Papaw (and since he reads my blog, LOVE YOU PAPAW!!!). We had lunch at Casa Ole, did some shopping, and grabbed some Starbucks before heading back home. Brook went with us and had a great time hanging out at Papaw's house while we shopped. It was a quick trip, but well worth it!
01 October 2011
P.S. Does anyone know of/have any travel tricks? Like a secret way to book cheap flights, find cute, but inexpensive places to stay, etc? I'm itching to book a flight and take off on an adventure, but I want to be as cost efficient as possible. Help?