Wednesday, March 27, 2013

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

It's a beautiful Wednesday with Jamie @ This Kind of Love and What I'm Loving Wednesday and Michelle @ The Vintage Apple and Oh How Pinteresting Wednesday! 
I am loving vacation!
I'll post pics when I get back...right now it's time to get outside!
Here's what I am loving on Pinterest this week: 
Cute. :-)
Source: viaElyse on Pinterest
 A different way to do crayon art...I like this much better!
 Go Hoosiers!
Source: Elyse on Pinterest
 Sesame Ginger Sweet Teriaki Salmon with Stir Fry Veggies and Quinoa
 Up-cycled wine bottles.
 Cute way of doing an Easter basket!
 Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cocktail Time!

While on vacation, I've taken the liberty of trying some drink recipes from Pinterest...only for research purposes.  And I found a good one!  Perfect for the beach!

This one is "The Magical Star".  It is supposedly a recipe from Disney World...hence the corny name.  It also tastes very similar to the Tickled Pink Martini at Bar Louie.

Best cocktail EVER! "Magical Star" cocktail from Disney World. 1 part X-rated fusion liqueur, 1 part coconut rum, 3 parts pineapple juice.

Here's the recipe:
-1 part X-rated Fusion Liqueur (tastes like grapefruit)
-1 part coconut rum (I used Parrot Bay)
-3 parts Pineapple Juice
-Top with a splash of Sprite
And if you don't stir it up, it looks like a sunset.  :-)



Monday, March 25, 2013

5 for Five

Let's see how I did on my goals from last week with Jessica @ Fantastically Average and Jenn @ Party of One!
Here were my goals from last week::
1.  Be packed for Spring Break by Wednesday least the clothes and shoes part.  Didn't get that done until about 11:00 Friday night.  I had too many clothes to put away first!
As you can see, I am such an organized packer!
2.  Plan lessons for the week after Spring Break.  Check!  I feel so good about this one!  Everything is ready to go for when I get back!
3.  Lose 3 lbs.  Yep that didn't happen. 
4.  Workout everyday this week!  I did every day except for Saturday when we got here.  I was just a little too tired to actually do anything.  And it was pouring down rain!!
5.  Establish a morning routine.  It's getting better and better!  If I iron and make my lunch before I go to bed, then I can blog and drink my coffee in the morning and still have time to get ready and get to school at a decent hour.  I think it's going to work!   
2 out of 5.  I have had worse goals setting weeks I suppose....
No goals for this week!  I'm on vacation!!!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday Social- Spring

It's Sunday and I'm linking up with Ashley and Neely for Sunday Social!  This week the questions are about spring!  I am getting giddy just thinking about it. LOVE LOVE LOVE spring!

1. What is your favorite thing about spring?

There are so many things I love about spring!

-My birthday (and Kelly's, and my dad's, and my brother's, and my mom's.  My poor sister has a birthday in July) is in the spring!

-I love the smell of fresh long as its only raining for a little while.

 I love that last day of school!

2. What is your favorite kind of flower to grow or receive?
I love tulips!  So pretty and bright.
3. What is your favorite nail polish color?
Currently it is Eurso Euro.
It's on my toes. :-)
4. What is your favorite outdoor activity?
Having drinks outside.
Funny Flirting Ecard: I'm outdoorsy in that I like getting drunk on patios.
5. Do you have any fun spring plans? Details! :)
Some many good things are coming up!
Currently I am spending spring break in Florida. :-)
At the end of April we rented a cabin in to Tennessee for the weekend. 
Have a great week!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


What a great day to share my loves with Jamie @ This Kind of Love and What I'm Loving Wednesday and Michelle @ The Vintage Apple and Oh How Pinteresting Wednesday! 
There is only one thing that I am loving today, and that is that Spring Break is a mere 2 days away!  Come Saturday, I will be Florida bound!  Yay for vacations!
 The weather may still be a little chilly, but at least we will be on vacation!!
And of course I'm loving my pins!
 Key Lime Cake.  Yum!!!
 Camping food!
 Lovin' this wreath! Especially the peacock feathers!
 Green Chile Pepper Jack Chicken Enchiladas...
I'll leave you with that!
Have a great Wednesday! 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

5 for Five...A Little Late

Hey remember me?  Did you miss me?  I feel like I have been gone forever, even though it's really only been a little over a week.  We got a moved in, but we didn't have internet last week!  It was horrendous I tell ya! 

Even though I am a little late, I thought I would go back and check my goals from two weeks ago with Jessica @ Fantastically Average and Jenn @ Party of One!
Here were my goals from two weeks ago:
1.  Download new music.  I finally got a new phone!  That wasn't even on the list!  I started the process of getting new music on my phone.  I made a wishlist on iTunes of all the songs I want.  I didn't have my gift card with me, so I didn't want to purchase anything yet.
2.  Be completely moved out of our apartment by next Monday.  We are completely moved into our house now, still getting settled, but we are here!  There are still a few little odds and ends left at our apartment, but we still have a month left on our lease, so it's no biggie.
3.  Start planning Kelly's birthday/ St. Patrick's Day party.  Done and over!  It was a blast!  I can't wait to share pictures!
4.  Hang up my clothes!  My closet is still getting organizers.  I used all of the hangers that I bought, and now I need more!
5.  Get at least one craft project done. Not even close.  I did think about what I want to do with some stuff, but nothing actually got accomplished with that.
Here are my goals for next week:
1.  Be packed for Spring Break by Wednesday least the clothes and shoes part.  We are leaving for Florida on early Saturday morning!  Whoop whoop!
2.  Plan lessons for the week after Spring Break.  Gots to be prepared for when I come back, and I am definitely not doing any work on vacation. 
3.  Lose 3 lbs.  The scale was one of the last things we brought over to the house.  That was not a good idea.  I run into problems when I don't weigh myself every day. 
4.  Workout everyday this week!  Even on Saturday when we get to Florida.
5.  Establish a morning routine.  I am usually a morning blogger.  I get up early, drink my coffee, read some blogs, write a post or two, check Pinterest....Well now it takes me longer to get to school,
so I don't have as much time in the morning.  Not mention that I am tired of getting up at 4:00 am. I haven't quite got it figured out yet.   
Check back next week to see how I did!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Oh how I was longing for a 2 hour delay today...even a 1 hour delay would be okay.  I am not a fan of snow when there are no consequences...especially in March!  I'm linking up with Jamie @ This Kind of Love and What I'm Loving Wednesday and Michelle @ The Vintage Apple and Oh How Pinteresting Wednesday! Here's what I am loving on this hump day: 
I am loving my morning coffee!  Fresh Market's Spring Blend Flavor is delicious! With some White Chocolate Mocha I.D., it's the perfect morning beverage! (They should pay me.)
I am loving that my sister is coming home for Spring Break on Thursday!  An entire week with my sister??? Yes please!
I am loving that the plans for Kelly's birthday get together is coming together quite nicely!
I am loving that I am still ahead at school and don't feel like I'm drowning in my to-do lists.  I am not quite convinced that the stressed feeling is not going to creep back up on me, but for now, it's gone. 
I am loving Pinterest!
 I am in love with this table and these chairs!
Sometimes I feel like this. 
 Love this color!
Thin Mint Puppy Chow... YUM
 Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies
 Almost baseball season, but not for this guy. :-(
And as always, I am loving my life with a cherry on top!
What are you loving on this cold Wednesday? 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Diet Coke, It's no joke

It's no secret.  I have a problem.  I am addicted to Diet Coke.  And not just soft drinks...only Diet Coke. 

It started when I went to Europe.  The people over there to not drink nearly enough water and are clearly dehydrated.  We were in London and I had not had ANYTHING to drink yet that day.  Some of us finally decided to find somewhere in London where we could buy a drink.  We found a place, but there wasn't any water, so I got a Diet Coke, or a Coca-Cola Lite rather. 
It was the tastiest drink of my life.  I mean can you remember a time when had a drink that tasted really good?  I find it strange that I do (especially when it was 5 years ago!).
Since then my obsession has gotten worse and worse, to the point where I feel incomplete if I am having a meal with no Diet Coke.  My mom always laughs at me because every time we go out to eat I will get a beer AND a Diet Coke.  Or a margarita AND a Diet Coke. 
I have decided, as of Sunday, that I am going to give up Diet Coke.  The side effects (kidney damage, bone loss, weight gain, tooth enamel damage, etc., etc.,) are being talked about more and more, and I decided it is just time.  I can't even believe I am saying this. 
I am starting out by just drinking one a day (usually at lunch).  Then I will reduce down again to a half of one.  Then hopefully to none, or maybe just an occasional one when we go out to eat or something. 
My problem with this:
Almost all low-cal, fizzy beverages have Aspartame.  I like my fizz!
I like water, but I also like flavor sometimes! (Add Mio or Crystal Light maybe?)
Tea stains your teeth.
Coffee stains your teeth.
Regular cokes have a ton of calories!
So really there is a trade off for everything that you drink besides water (which is boring).
Now for Day 2 of giving up Diet Coke. 
I'll keep you updated on how I am doing!

Monday, March 4, 2013

5 for Five

I hope everyone had a good weekend!  I am feeling refreshed and ready to start the week after our weekend away!  Time to set some goals with Jessica @ Fantastically Average and Jenn @ Party of One!
Here were my goals from last week:
1.  Get some "big" stuff moved to the house on Friday night.  CHECK!  We don't have much left!
2.  Contact my blog designer about getting a Sponsorship tab and sidebar. I actually forgot that I was going to do this. 
3.  Stick to my new cleaning schedule 100%.  I actually didn't stick to it much at all, but in my defense there wasn't much cleaning that needed to be done.  So I'm counting it as a half.
4.  Workout every day this week.  I did 6 days but not 7.
5.  Celebrate my blog-iversary!  Giveaway ended yesterday!  Thanks to everyone who participated!
2.5 out of 5.  And I was thinking I was pretty successful this week.  Not so much....
Here are my goals for this week:
1.  Download new music.  Spring break is coming up quick and I need new music to listen to when I am on the beach!
2.  Be completely moved out of our apartment by next Monday.  That's a scary thought!
3.  Start planning Kelly's birthday/ St. Patrick's Day party.  Let people know about it, make green food, set up catering, plan d├ęcor. 
4.  Hang up my clothes!  I finally bought more hangers!
5.  Get at least one craft project done.  I have a hug list of furniture that needs to be re-vamped!
Those are some big goals!  Check back next week to see how I did!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

And the winner is.....

Jennifer from First Grade Blue Skies!
Jennifer I will be emailing you to get your address so I can send you your gift card!
Thanks to all of my wonderful followers for participating... and following!!! 
You guys are awesome!

Friday, March 1, 2013

High Five for Friday

We made it to Friday!  This cold dreary weather is making the week drag on.  I am so ready for spring!  I'm linking up with Lauren from From My Grey Desk for High Five for Friday!

1.  My Promethean Board is getting installed today!  Woohoo!  I have been waiting for this moment for so long!  No more running back and forth from the computer to change my slides.  No more yucky chalkboard.  Lots of interactive clip charts!
2.    Our New Harmony trip is this weekend!  I can't wait for a little R&R in this once-Utopian town!

3.  Spring Break is 22 days away!  That's 22 days until some Florida fun in the sun!
4.  We are moving more stuff out tonight! 
5.  My sister decided that she is coming home for her Spring Break.  I feel some crafts and pedicures in my future.
Have a great weekend lovelies! 
 Oh and you know you want to win that Target gift card!  Giveaway ends Sunday!

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