Sunday Currently: Volume 16


Reading  I'm still reading on the Great Gatsby. I haven't gotten too far, but I'm hoping to get it done soon, because we want to go see it for Dane's birthday! 
Writing  SPretty much nothing! I slacked off so bad last week, and even now I'm writing this on Sunday evening, instead of in the morning like I usually do. I need to get some posts drafted so I have them ready for the week. I'm going to be just as busy in the coming up days, as I was last week!
Listening  To my dog barking. He's driving me up the wall today, just barking at everything!
Thinking  About all of the things I should be doing tonight, and everything I need to get done this week. But after I write this, Dane and I are going to watch The Office on Netflix instead, ha!
Smelling  Fresh air from having the windows open~
Wishing  That I had been more on top of my blogging lately. I really, really don't like that I slacked off so bad on the BEDM challenge!
Hoping  To get a new bed frame this week, before my family comes over. I have two sets of mattresses on top of one frame, and that will definitely not work! We've had our new mattress for a while, we just haven't gotten around to buying a frame. Nothing like waiting until the last minute!
Loving  Ice! I've been eating a lot of ice, and drinking a lot of ice water lately. Maybe I'm low on iron? I don't know, but I've been enjoying it.
Wanting  To get all caught up on my laundry tomorrow, so I don't have to worry about it for the rest of the week! I'm tired of being so behind on it.
Needing  To eat some food. I've been snacking on almonds, but I don't think they're cutting it. I'm wanting something a little more substantial!
Feeling  Good, but a little tired. Pretty much my usual, but that's a-ok with me.
Clicking  Not on much. I've been super busy, and nothing's standing out. Still the occasional Pinterest spree, and that's about it. 

Linking up with Lauren :)

Happies and Crappies Friday #13

The Vintage Modern Wife: Happies and Crappies Link Up

  1. I've gotten back into working out lately, and I'm feeling great! I really needed to get myself moving again, and after these last couple of weeks, I'm to be happy seeing those results again.
  2. I've been working so, so much! I love staying busy like this, and I actually don't feel like I'm behind on things! (besides blogging, but I'll get to that) I'm so glad that I love my job as much as I do, because I don't think I could be this happy about  all the time I spend there otherwise. 
  3. Dane finished his school term this week, so he's going to have some more time on his hands for the next few months! I'm excited, and I know he is too. It's been a busy, packed, and stressful spring for him!
  4. Handsome has been behaving really well lately. He's still having some issues with jumping up on us, but overall, he's improving a lot! This is great, because we're taking him camping in a week! He's always surprised me with how well he does camping, even when he was a puppy, so I'm not too worried about it though.

  1. Well, obviously the biggest crappy for this week is the fact that I seemed to have fallen off the face of the earth! Between work, and trying to keep up with chores, I just have been way too tired to write! I'm way behind on the BEDM challenge, and I haven't posted since Sunday! Blogger fail! These next few weeks will be just as busy though, so I need to figure out a system that still lets me fit in my blogging.
  2. The Office ended! I'm watching the last episode as I write this right now, and I think I might cry! I love this show, and this finale is a doozy! It just makes me so sad when something that has been around for so long is going away. I guess that just means it's time to start watching re-runs on Netflix!

Well, I hope to start catching up a little bit around here, and to not let myself fall so far behind again! This was the longest I've gone without writing in months, and I'm not a fan. 

I hope you all have a fantastic Friday, and a great weekend!

Sunday Currently: Volume 15


Reading  I finally started The Great Gatsby! It's going pretty slow, but at least I started. I think the hardest part is over, ha! 
Writing  So much! This whole blogging every day thing is kind of intense, especially on days when I have a lot going on, and other posts lined up too. Yesterday I skipped my first prompt, because it was a little challenging for me, and I was pretty busy. I just felt like taking a day off, you know? So, I may make it up, I may not, but I'm not too worried about it. If you'd like to see everything I've been doing, you can find all the BEDM posts here.
Listening  To my ceiling fans. I didn't turn on any music for some reason this morning, and I'm just enjoying the silence.
Thinking  About my mama, and all the moms in my life! I got to spend last night with my grandma and  some of the family, and today I'm going to have a barbecue with my husband's family!
Smelling  Oh you know, just my coffee! And my eggs.
Wishing  That I'd gotten up a little earlier to write this post! I really don't want to be running late today.
Hoping  That my homemade ice cream recipe turns out today, and that my poor little ice cream maker will hold up! It always sounds so puny, but it worked last night! I made some with stevia, and now today I'm going to try a different recipe. If it turns out as good as it did last night, then that would be great!
Loving  My roses! That bush is impossible to kill, and I really don't have to do anything to it. I just put up a trellis last summer, to give it some structure (it's a climbing rose bush) and now it's just gorgeous! It will bloom all summer long, those pretty reddish-pink flowers.
Wanting  To get a few things done, before I leave this morning, so I better hurry it up!
Needing  To get a better tan on my legs. As usual, my arms are the first thing to get darker, and the rest of me stays pretty pasty. I think more laying out will be in order this week.
Feeling  Happy, content, and all coffee-d up! It's a good morning.
Clicking  I'm still clicking on a lot of Tone It Up videos! They seem to be working, and I'm loving them! I'll pick two or three and do them all together as a work out, and it's great. If you're looking to tone up (ha!) you should definitely check them out!

Have a very happy Mother's Day!

Linking up with Lauren :)

My Mama's Day

Day 12, Sunday: What do you miss? (a person, a thing, a place, a time of your life...)

My mom is such a special person to me! I miss her all the time, but especially on Mother's Day. I haven't gotten to spend this day with her since I got married and moved away. I always figure that I will at some point, but it just hasn't seemed to work out yet. 

My mom is one of those moms who always works so hard for everyone else, and rarely has time to do the things she wants to do. When you have (seven) kids, it keeps you pretty busy!

She is one of the sweetest people I know, and she makes the best pies. She rocks a sewing machine like no one else, and she loves to sing. I wish that I had just a shred of the patience that she has (although she will probably tell you that she's not, but again, she had seven kids!). She is beautiful, and wonderful, and the best mom I could have asked for!

The card I sent her had a sentiment that I find to be very true. Over time, I find myself doing or saying little things that remind me of her constantly! And I think that's a great thing. I'm so lucky to have such a great mom, and I couldn't be happier that I share some of her same quirks and mannerisms! Some women are afraid of turning into their mothers, but I, for one, am happy to.

I hope that you all have a very happy Mother's Day with your families! Whether you're celebrating your mother, mother-in-law, grandma, or you're a mother yourself, I hope your day is fun, relaxing, and special! 

That One Time When I Forgot the Words

Day 10, Friday: Most embarrassing moment (s). Spill. 

Oh goody! You all know how much I love to share a good embarrassing story!

In fact, I've shared a couple before, here and here!

Most of the time, I don't tend to embarrass easily. It takes something extra special to make me want to just crawl into a hole, and trust me, I've had a few of those.

Like the time I walked in on a guy in a gas station bathroom.

Or the time I pushed the wrong button trying to call Dane, and ended up having a conversation with a friend who I was pretty positive a) wasn't Dane and b) was one of his friends trying to make fun of me! Poor guy had no idea why I was just calling him out of the blue!

Then there was the time I was badmouthing being critical of someone in high school, and she ended up being right behind me, hearing every word I said!

For the story I really want to share though, we'll have to go back several years. About ten actually, to be precise. Some of you may remember when Molly did this guest post for me, and she mentioned this little doozy.

I was in eighth grade, thirteen years old, and had dreams of becoming a singer! I may have been a little delusional about how good my voice was (I can carry a tune, but my voice is nothing special) and I was performing a solo at our choir Christmas concert. 

I don't think I had ever done a solo before at that point, and I was both very excited and nervous about it. Plus, with my competitive streak, I wanted to be way better than anyone else who was doing a solo! I was singing "Christmastime is Here" (off of A Charlie Brown Christmas) and I was singing a cappella (without music). 

Things were going well for through the first part of the song. I wasn't even thinking, I was just singing. I had practiced so much, that I knew all of the words by heart!

Well, I wish they had been in my head, instead of my heart.

I was just singing along, and when it came to the second verse, I started thinking. Bad move! As soon as I tried to think of the next lyric, I froze! My mind was a total blank, and I could not for the life of me remember the words!

I'm not sure exactly how long I stood there, on that stage, in front of all of those people. I heard some chuckles, some sympathetic murmurs from some of the moms, but mostly just silence.

My choir instructor was off to the side, whispering at me to just keep singing! Sing anything! But what was I supposed to do? There was nothing but a blank slate in my head, so I just continued to stand there. 

Luckily, the words did come back, and I was able to finish the song, but it was probably one of my more uncomfortable moments in my life. I'm sure it was almost as uncomfortable for all of those watching and listening, as it was for me!

So, what are your most embarrassing moments? Go and link-up!

Just a Moment

Day 9, Thursday: A moment in your day (this can be just a photo or both a photo and words)

This is one of my favorite moments of my day. When I'm having my coffee, planning my day, and blogging! It doesn't always look like this (and I never have fresh flowers) but when I have the day off from work, I have more time to sit and relax first thing in the morning. So far, this is about what my mornings have looked like this week, and I've been loving it!

Here's a Piece of Advice

Day 8, Wednesday: A piece of advice you have for others. Anything at all.

If I could give any advice at all, it would be to never take anything for granted. Especially family!

I've been watching some old home videos, and it's really got me thinking. "I wish I could go back and give all my siblings lots and lots of hugs, when I got to see them all the time." "I wish I had played more board games when they would ask." "I should have been a nicer big sister."

Pretty much this list could go on and on. I would like to point out, that I don't just constantly sit around and regret the things I did or didn't do when I was younger (what good is that going to do?), but I still wish I had taken certain opportunities. I say, if you get the chance to tell someone close that you love them, do it! Take the time to make that phone call, when the idea crosses your mind. Write that email, send that birthday card, play that game, give those hugs! You will never regret doing these things, and you don't want to end up in a position where you didn't and wish you had. 

So, for all of my friends and family who read this little old blog of mine, thanks so much for following along, and I love you all so much! 

And a special thank you to all of my new followers and friends! I really appreciate all of your kind words, and support!
Whew! These past few days have been a little heavy, don't you think? How about something to make you laugh!

Guess who finally broke down and bought a depilatory cream to get rid of her beard?? Yes! You're right! This girl right here. 

I know, what a bummer, huh? Not even twenty-three, and I've got old man whiskers going on. Trust me, it was so not pretty, and plucking was just not cutting it anymore!

So, I guess if I had any more advice to give you, it would be to not grow whiskers. Simple. Just don't do it, because I promise you won't like it!

Oh, and don't eat yellow snow.

What She Wears!

Today I came across this link-up, and I just had to join! I would like to share more outfit posts with you guys, and I feel like this is the perfect way to start!

It's a once a month link-up, based around a theme, and it's posted on the first Tuesday each month. This month's theme is date night!

Well, it just so happens that we went on a date night last weekend!

When we go out, I don't always get super dressed up. A lot of times I'll wear jeans, or whatever feels comfortable. Sometimes I throw on heels, sometimes I'll stay in flats. Since the weather has been so nice, I have been obsessed with maxi dresses and skirts!

There is just nothing more comfortable than a maxi skirt, and I still feel kind of dressed up in one. Just throw on some jewelry and go! Plus, Dane thinks I look pretty cute in them too, so that's a bonus!

tank + skirt, jc penney// sandals, target// necklace, lia sophia// purse, ross stores

A lot of times our date nights will just be a dinner out. It's just the two of us, so every time we go out is pretty much a date night! I'm perfectly fine with that though, because we get to enjoy good food, hang out, and just have a good time out of the house. We went to our favorite downtown restaurant on Friday night, and then walked around town for a little while after. It was so relaxing and fun! It's one of my favorite ways to spend a weekend night (or any night really) with Dane. 

So excited to be linking up with all of these lovely ladies featured on this button (Shabby Loves Chic and A Rambling Fancy are where I heard it first)! Go check out how they dress on their date nights, and link up if you'd like! I hear next week is when the June theme will be announced, so definitely check in with them if you'd like to know.

Falling For Friday

Scared-y Cat

A nice, non-scary bridge

Day 7, Tuesday: The thing(s) you're most afraid of  

There are probably too many things for me to list here, unfortunately. Most of them are just totally irrational, like my fear of bridges and heights. I have never flown, but I know that when I do, I'll be fighting a panic attack! I remember when I was younger, things didn't phase me very much, and I never would have considered myself easily scared. But, the older I have gotten, the more afraid of things I am. 

Mostly though, I've come to realize that my biggest fear seems to just be of fear itself. It's one of my biggest worries, that something will scare me into a panic attack. My logical self knows that most of my fears are unfounded, and that I really have nothing to worry about. It's the losing control and falling into panic that's at the root of most of those fears, because once I do, it takes a while to bounce back. My nerves just totally get shot!

Luckily (and thankfully!) I've been able to mostly control this. I drive and walk over bridges. I know that if I ever get the opportunity to fly somewhere, I'll take it. I don't want to be controlled by my fears, and sometimes facing those fears full on really helps! And knowing that I don't have to be afraid if I don't want to.  I rarely have attacks, and I can go months in between them. 

It's still a struggle (oh stupid anxiety!) but, I always believe that someday I will get past it. I already do so much better, and I know that as time goes on I'll only continue to improve. Eventually I will realize deeper down than just my logical thoughts, that I really have nothing to fear!

Do any of you share this same thought? That your biggest fear is of fear itself?

I Do Stuff

Day 6, Monday: If you couldn't answer with your job, how would you answer the question, 'what do you do'?

What do I do? Well...

I do dishes. And laundry, and vacuuming, and dusting. I'm like a regular Cinderella!

I make food. Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Sometimes they're good, and sometimes they're not! But, make them I do.

I plant flowers, on occasion. And I mow grass.

I help kiddos learn. I encourage, guide, and support those ones who tend to have a harder time. 

I write. It might not be the best stuff out there, but I enjoy it! 

I exercise. Probably not as much as I should, but I want to be healthy. 

I play with my dog. Fetch, walks, belly rubs, and the works. 

I style my hair. If people only knew how long I spend on it sometimes!

I take pictures, but I wish I took more. 

I fix things, and change things, and try to make things look pretty. 

I drink coffee. Lots, and lots of coffee!

I love, I worry, I struggle, I laugh. 

I cry, I miss, I hope, and I pray

I live.

Lovely Ladies

Day 5, Sunday: Publicly profess your love and devotion for one of your blogger friends. What makes them great? Why do you love them? If you don't have blogger friends, talk about a real-life friend or even a family member

This one is pretty hard for me, because I'm still fairly new to blogging! I actually first started my blog in the fall of  2011, but I didn't get serious about writing and connecting with other bloggers until just a few months ago. So, I don't have a lot of actual blogger "friends," they're more like acquaintances.  

There are a few lovely ladies though, that I would like to recognize! First off, is my one actual blogger friend, who was also my friend in real life. She's been mentioned a few times around these parts (and even had a guest post) and she's pretty awesome! I'm talking about my friend Molly, from Mae Live Free. She's a vegan mommy of an adorable little girl, and she blogs about her life, living green, and raising a little one with the man she loves so much! I definitely think you all should check her out, if you haven't already. She likes to share (delicious) recipes, hair ideas, great photos, and lots of coffee talk! (smart lady!)

Then there are a couple others who, while maybe wouldn't fall under the "friend" category just yet, are pretty close! Lauren, of siddathornton, is so great! Her Sunday Currently is one of the first link-ups I've ever done, and she is just so sweet! She posts some pretty neat pictures, and we have a lot in common! Something tells me that we could have such a good time if we ever got to hang out in person. And Tina from Like Ordinary Life is just as awesome! I love reading about her running, and house projects (we both would like to sell our houses). So, yeah, I guess we have a lot in common too!

There are plenty of others who are always super sweet and nice when we chat, so I hope that my circle of blogging friends just continues to grow and grow!

And with that, it's off to bed for me!

Sunday Currently: Volume 14

Usually, I like to have at least one picture to share with you all on Sundays, but I'm afraid that's not happening this week! I haven't been using my camera enough I guess...


Reading  Hmm, blog posts mostly. And I've been really bad about doing that too! This last week was a pretty busy one for me, and reading is one of those things that goes by the wayside. 
Writing  I feel like I've been writing so much this week! With the whole Blogging Every Day in May challenge, I've been writing tons, and I love it! If you'd like to see what all I've been doing, you can find them all here.
Listening  A couple of things. At the forefront are the sounds of birds! It's such a gorgeous morning, that I had to have my breakfast and write this post outside on my patio! All the little birds are just chirp chirping away. I'm also listening to Churchill. I love their sound so much! All they currently have out is their EP, and I hope they get a full length album out soon.
Thinking  About all of the things I would like to do this week. I have the next few days off from work, so I would like to get a few projects out of the way.
Smelling  Wonderful, delicious, fresh air! It smells like summer!
Wishing  Hmm, not for much I guess. Things are going really well! Maybe that this warm weather will stay, and that the rain they're forecasting for next week will stay away. 
Hoping  To have a nice, relaxing Sunday. And maybe to play a little volleyball with some friends!
Loving  This whole blogging/eating breakfast outside thing. It's very nice! I may have found a new morning spot, I think.
Wanting  To buy a few more plants to put in my flower beds. One of them is still completely empty! I did get my hydrangeas planted the other day, though. Now, hopefully I don't kill them!
Needing  To start wearing gloves when I'm working on things outside. My project from last week resulted in a lot of slivers and scrapes on my hands.
Feeling  Oh, I'd say I'm feeling pretty swell today!
Clicking  On a few other bloggers' posts from the May challenge. I really enjoyed my friend Molly's intro post, a story about her life. She wrote it in poetry form, and I thought it was just great! Then, there are these videos! I love a good workout video, and I have been using the Malibooty pin on my Pinterest. It was just in .gif form, so I didn't realize it was from a whole series of videos! (yes, I do realize that I'm a dork, because they're very popular videos, ha!) I am totally using all of them to get myself toned up for summer.

Have a great Sunday, and thanks for stopping by!

Linking up with Lauren :)

You Can Quote Me

Day 4, Saturday: Favorite quote (from a person, from a book, etc) and why you love it

"This too shall pass," is one of my favorite quotes of all time. I never used to have a favorite, and honestly I didn't think much of quotes at all. For some reason, they don't tend to really stick around in my mind. 

This quote though, is one that my mother-in-law shared with me when I was having a hard time, and it still resonates with me. We all go through struggles in this life, it's just a part of being human. When I'm going through something hard, and it starts to get me down, I just think of this.

I feel that it's very true. Any bad thing that could happen, any sorrow, anger, or bad day will never last forever. It will always pass, and you will realize when it's done that you were stronger than you thought. 

This has helped me through several trying times, and I know I will continue to use it in the years to come. I hope you enjoy it, and that it helps you in whatever struggles you might be going through! 

Happies and Crappies Friday #12

The Vintage Modern Wife: Happies and Crappies Link Up
Whoo! After writing this heavy post, I'm glad to be focusing on the positive things going on in my week!

  1. I got to get my grill on this week! Last summer, I didn't grill. Not one. Single. Time. I know, what a disgrace, right? Well, this year, I'm making up for it! I've already grilled twice in the last three nights! Let me tell you, it is one super tasty treat!
  2. I know I always gush about how nice our weather has been lately, but seriously. It's like summer already! We've been in the 80s for most of the last couple of weeks, and it has been so nice. I've been doing a lot more stuff outside, and I feel like it's really helping my mood!
  3. This weekend is Cinco de Mayo! I'm going to get my Mexican food on, and I am beyond excited!
  4. I've been working on some projects lately, and things are looking good! I might have some things to share with you by next week, if things go well. I love when I can start on something, and get it finished in a reasonable amount of time. It makes me feel very accomplished!

  1. The other night, my dog peed all over my screen door (while the other one was open). It was all over my rug, my floor, and Dane's shoes! Then, tonight he destroyed a pair of my flip flops. To say he's pushing my buttons lately is an understatement!
  2. I have blisters all over my hands from doing yard work this week. I love getting things done, but I hate the after effects! I think maybe I need to invest in a good pair of gloves!

Well, it's been another good week, with more good than bad! Usually now, I would say goodbye until Sunday, but since I'm doing the Blog Everyday in May challenge, I will be back tomorrow! 

I hope you all have a great Friday, thanks for stopping by :)

It Makes Me Feel Uncomfortable to Write this Post....

Day 3, Friday: Things that make you uncomfortable

A soothing picture, because thing's are about to get a little heavy...

Oh boy. This one is tough. 

You see, there are a lot of things that make me uncomfortable. Probably more things than there should be! The older I get, the more I realize that I hate all things negative.
Now, I'm actually not a super happy, go-lucky person. I tend to complain a lot, and I feel like I could learn to be a lot more content. And I suffer from anxiety. 

It's pretty much the worst, and those of you who experience it too know what I'm talking about. It's a difficult thing to deal with, but I feel like I manage it really well! I try to keep a positive outlook on life, and think on the good things, because that helps so, so much.

As a result, I pretty much try to avoid thinking about all of the terrible things in this world.

* It makes me uncomfortable to watch t.v. I don't watch the news, because it's depressing. If there are terrible things (like bombs, wars, shootings and other crimes) I would rather just not hear any details. I don't look at the headlines on msn, or yahoo, or anything like that, because it just bogs me down!

* It makes me uncomfortable to read online articles. I don't like to read comments sections on just about anything (except most blogs!), because people are just so mean! I know everyone is entitled to their opinion, and not everyone is always going to agree with me, but I hate it when people are rude and forceful in their opinions.

* It makes me uncomfortable to hear/read about politics. Some of my favorite websites are notorious for being extremely liberal. And that's fine, if you're a liberal. But as someone who leans a little more to the conservative side, I hate being made to feel like the bad guy when I read their stuff. Although, I am still a little left wing, and being around hard core conservatives makes me uncomfortable too. Can I just say that I am so, so happy it's not election time! 

I'm sure I could go on and on, but I suppose they are all of a similar theme. 

I would love to get to a place where these things don't bother me as much, and I'm sure that I will eventually. In the meantime, though, I will continue to try to focus on those things that are good, and happy, and light. And to try to keep this blog a space for me to share all of the positive things in my life!

Thanks for reading along on this link-up challenge! I really appreciate it!

It's Good to be Queen!

Day 2, Thursday: Educate us on something you know a lot about or are good at.

Today, I'm going to give you some excellent tips and tricks. You see, I'm pretty much an expert on something, and I know you all are secretly dying to pick my brain. In fact, I think I will go one step further than saying I'm just an "expert." I'm the freaking queen

That's right, if you want to know how to waste all of your time, then you have come to the right place my friend. I mean, come on! Who doesn't want to be late, everywhere (and I mean absolutely everywhere) you go? Every. Single. Day.

It's such a blast, and I feel like it's just not fair for me to keep these all to myself. So, here's a little list to help you on your journey to late-ness. And maybe, just maybe, you can someday be just as good as me! Now, without further ado, I give you:
Step one: Make sure you know how long it takes you to get ready to go. You know, shower, eat breakfast, small morning chores, the works. Set your alarm to get up early enough to get all of these tasks done. Then, hit your snooze. At least three times!

Step two: Now that you're anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes behind schedule, take your time getting around. Log onto Facebook, and all of your other social media first thing! Read some posts, share that draft you did the night before. Whatever, you really aren't that behind yet.

Step three: Look up and realize that you have wasted 15 minutes! Don't worry, you're doing great! Jump up and make your coffee and get your breakfast started. You've still got plenty of time. 

Step four: Jump back on the computer for "just a sec," while your eggs are cooking. Let them burn, then get all pissed off because you hate when they're over-done.

Step five: Make breakfast and or lunch for your love. Except it probably won't be and, it will be one or the other, because you are on a roll right now, and there definitely isn't time to do both! Or...maybe there is, just go ahead and do it anyway. 

Step six: Time to shower! At this point, you should be feeling the pressure. You know how long it takes for you to get ready at this point, right? Well, you might have only lost a quarter of that. But, some of you pros, like me, will have knocked that number down by half! Whoop, whoop! You go girls! 

Step seven: Make sure your shower isn't much faster than usual. I mean, it's not something you can really rush, right? Then take your time with your make-up (and hair). You don't want to look like a bag-lady, do you?

Step eight: Getting dressed. Make sure you don't have your outfit already picked out. Dig through those shirts you didn't have time to hang up yesterday, and try to find one you like. Put on an outfit. Take it off. Try on another one! Then get rid of it too. 

Step nine: Run to the computer to "double check" the weather, so you know which outfit to wear. Get distracted on your social media of choice for another five minutes.

Step ten: Rush back to your room to get dressed. At this point, you should still have some finishing touches to add to your hair, and then you have to brush your teeth. But don't rush on that because, well, you know, cavities and stuff. 

Step eleven: Notice that the time you should have left has come and gone (anywhere from five to fifteen minutes before) and you still have one last thing to do. Make your lunch, take off that chipped nail polish, search for your car keys. Any of these will work, it's totally up to you!

So, there you have it! Following all, or most, of these steps will ensure that you won't arrive anywhere on time! Ever! It makes life so much more exciting, don't you think? Plus, you can even add some fun extras, like getting extreme road rage because you're stuck behind someone doing five under speed limit. Or spilling your coffee, because you didn't have time to put it in a to-go mug! These will definitely add that little something special to your morning.

I know, I know. You're very welcome. Stay tuned, because this might just be my new series! I can teach you how to keep your friends waiting, how to let your laundry pile up, and, my favorite one of all, how to keep that "disaster zone" look in your kitchen at all times! 

I hope you enjoyed this, and that you get a chance to use all of these tips soon.

Now, bow to your queen!

OHP + A (short) Story of My Life

Today kicks off day one of the Blog Everyday in May Challenge! I am really excited about this link-up, and I think it was such a great idea! I hope you all enjoy all the content that is about to be heading your way this month, because I know I'm going to enjoy writing it.

Day 1, Wednesday: The story of your life in 250 words or less

The story of my life is not a very exciting one, but it is a good one, (you could even say that it's fabulously ordinary! Pun intended.) and it's one I'm happy to share.

 I was born the oldest of seven, and raised in the country in Idaho. I grew up on a small cattle ranch, where I learned that I really enjoy being lazy the importance of hard work. Family, friends, and faith were what my life revolved around. I was always the tough one, and as siblings, rough-housing was our way of communication (and it kind of still is!). It was a great way to grow up, and while I may not have loved every minute at the time, I wouldn't change a single thing!

Then I met this sweet Oregon boy. He swept me off my feet, and whisked me off to his hometown! He brings out the best in me (most of the time!). He calms my tempers, and taught me that I always don't need to act so tough. They say home is where the heart is, and that's definitely true. I miss all of my friends and family, but wherever he goes, is where I'll be!

So there you have it! Like I said, not too exciting, but I definitely wouldn't change any of it!

Thanks so much for stopping by, now go link up!

And of course, I can't forget about OHP! It's one of my favorite link-ups of the week, when I get to share all of my favorite pins with you! 
But since this post is already getting long, I'll only share a few of the best ones.

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