Thursday, July 24, 2014

I'M ON VACATION!!

Since March I've been working 50-60+ hour weeks and sometimes that's on top of going to school full time. The most time off I've had in a row was 2 days. As of 4:30 today I am officially on vacation and will have 6 full days off!!

Today I only had to work 6 hours, but those 6 short hours felt like an entire day. I started getting extremely crabby towards the end of my shift and Discover kept calling me to tell me that my card had suspicious charges on it. Long story short, it was a really bad day. 

However, I was able to end my shift and start my vacation the right way....


Yes. That would be the beautiful Stanley Cup! I always wanted to see the cup, but I never thought I'd be able to say I drank a margarita out of it! Unfortunately I look like crap, but it doesn't even matter. 

I came home and enjoyed a much deserved beer. I will continue to enjoy a few drinks tonight then I need to be productive tomorrow before I'm able to fully enjoy my vacation to this gorgeous place...


I'll make sure to post many pictures on Instagram. Feel free to follow along username: MandyShippe

Cheers!!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I need to confess..

You know the drill.. Ready, set.. 

I confess..

--I no longer know what blogs do an I confess link-up, but today felt right.

--My mom's massage therapist is came in today just for me and I'm feeling absolutely amazing!

--I had planned on blogging this week.. however, I spilled a beer on my macbook and it had to be repaired for a wonderful $300. So happy it's back!

--Friday starts my SIX day vacation! I'm so excited to ignore the world, lay on the beach and even visit my favorite brewery! I deserve this. 

--Today I plan on writing in my new journal. I'm not sure what I'll write because I don't want to keep a diary. Maybe it'll be more of a positivity journal.



--Physically writing is something I love. I feel like I'm able to open up so much more.

--Lately I've been feeling a lot of strong emotions all at once and it's overwhelming. I hope I have the courage to open up about some of these things on my blog soon.

--My hair started fading to a light brown and I kind of liked it, but I've realized I'm too sassy for light hair. So back to dark red.


--I went to the mall because I needed new work pants.. then I ended up with WAY more than just work pants. Story of my life.

--I would of posted this earlier, but I somehow ended up cleaning the house. 

--Speaking of cleaning, my room will be worked on this week. When it's all clean, I'll show a before picture. Be ready to be horrified and understand why I'm not suppose to be shopping anymore.

--I'm slightly disappointed because I kept thinking tomorrow was Thursday, my last day of work before vacation.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Patio Nights

One of my favorite things to do is to spend a night out on my patio. I used to be able to do this a lot more, but now with work it's really limiting my patio nights.



I'm absolutely in love with our patio. It's a nice getaway without leaving home. 




The nights usually start out with some country music and something delicious to drink like a bottle of wine. I prefer white wine, and being a craft beer drinking I enjoy treating myself to great quality wine.


Check out more wines from JJ Buckley Fine Wines here.

Then somewhere during the night, after more country is being played and after wine is enjoyed.. things start getting really fun and we bring out our good ol' friend Fireball.


What's your favorite way to relax at home?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

We never know when the bus is coming.



This past quarter I had a theories of counseling class. One night, my professor told us to write down our deepest secret and fold it up. She picked random people and asked if she could look at their secret and if she could read it out loud. I was okay with her seeing, I wasn't okay with her reading it. She never read any of them, it was a trust exercise.

Since that day, I have admitted that secret to 4 different people. The secret has to do with the way I feel about a certain situation. The way I've always felt about it. I don't want to feel this way, but I'm apparently not in control of that. It doesn't help that those 4 people have encouraged me to give it a shot and do what makes me happy. 

I've regretted losing things in the past because I pretended not to care. I don't want to have regrets. I want to be able to just go for things and if it doesn't go as planned, at least I tried. I want to give my all instead of holding back because I fear a negative outcome.

I actually was very hesitant to post this, but then I read my horoscope for today..



I can't think of a better day to start living life without fear of a let down. I need to just start going after the things I want and not stop myself. Obviously it's easier said than done, but effort is the best way to start. 

After all, we never know when the bus is coming.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

When your date sets you up with his friend.




For the majority of the life of this blog, I've been in a long term relationship or a few other tiny ones. However, this single girl thing is new. I'm embracing it and although I said I wasn't going to share dating stories, I knew this one was too great.

I mentioned going on a date last week. Sunday we decided to go to the beautiful (as you can see in the photo above) Detroit to enjoy some craft beers brewed in the D. We met his friend at Atwater and after enjoying a few beers we decided to grab a beer and food at Motor City Brewery.




After Motor City Brewery we decided to take our adventures to Ferndale, which is hipster town to the extreme. We met more of their friends and ate some food. I started noticing that the guy I was with constantly was wondering off with other friends, but his friends were very welcoming and it didn't bother me. When he came back his friends asked him about when he's moving to Chicago and apparently the whole process was about to begin the next day. 

We went over to another bar to watch the USA soccer game. At this point I don't even think I talked to the guy once because he was socializing with other people. We move to one last place which had an awesome patio where we all people watched and made fun of people driving souped up cars who clearly thought they were far too awesome. Once again, I found myself only socializing with his friends and not really him.

We all decide to call it a day and we walk back to our cars. I drove with the guy who then asked me if I wanted his friend to drive me home. At first I started thinking that maybe I came off flirty or something and he was annoyed. So on the way home he asked me what I thought of his one friend and mentioned that we really hit it off. I was confused and he explained that he's moving and that he can tell there was really great chemistry between his friend and I.

So the night ended with him flooding me with compliments and telling me that he was going to talk to his friend for me. 

Oh, dating.. you have the craziest surprises. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Thoughts for Thursday... on Friday.

Is it really already Thursday?! Well, here I am attempting to post after who knows how many days. I have a lot on my mind so this link up is perfect!


Thoughts for Thursday



--My most recent ex has this awesome talent at making me feel like something was wrong with me or that I was crazy. I've finally realized that anything I ever question was because I knew I was being lied to. I also realized that I don't have a single thing to prove to someone like that, or anyone else who is guilty by association.

--I went on a date with a guy a few months back and it seemed like a good time. I didn't have much time to hang out after.. which apparently means I "lack drive" which is probably a thought that stems from his lack of ability to mention the girl he's dating.

--I went on a date Tuesday evening. It was so wonderful. I enjoyed being able to have conversations, laugh and just feel like myself. We have plans for this weekend and I'm really excited. It's nice to have good people in my life.




--I've been using essential oils lately and I'm really loving them. I always thought people who used these oils were crazy, but I guess I'm jumping on the crazy train. 

--This Father's Day was the first Father's Day in years that my dad has had all of his kids together to celebrate. I had such a great day and I know my dad really enjoyed it.



--It's 2:15am and I'm typing this.. I'm trying so hard to finish this up because I know if I decide to save it and go to bed I won't finish it.. just like 100 other drafts I have saved.

--I did not finish the post, I went to bed. So here I am 10:33pm rushing to finish before thoughts for Thursday turns into thoughts for Friday.

--Oh, crap. Look what time it is. Hello Friday.

--I need a vacation. I've been looking into different places and now I just need the time and the right people.

--As stressed out as I've been, and as stressed out as I still am.. I feel happy and grateful for the way things are going in my life. I have a lot of things to still figure out, but I'm off to a great start. I think I'm finally getting back to me.

--Thursday I didn't have time to eat so t ordered food to go before leaving work tonight and I'm too lazy to re-heat it. A mushroom, zucchini and squash quesadilla is good cold, right?

--I have to be up in 4.5 hours and even though I'm exhausted I have enough energy to stay up a few more hours. Oh, the joys of working too many long hours.

--I put off posting this one again because I was going to attempt to sleep. Working on 3 hours of sleep was nothing short of hell and this beer in my hand is absolutely needed!

--I think I want to spend the rest of my evening relaxing, doing laundry and working on my blog. I'm not going to have much time for anything this weekend and I don't have a happy hour buddy today. 

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Do you have a blog?

This was the first thing my boss said to me this morning. Instantly, I assumed she saw it. However, she just thought that I'm someone who should have a blog for fitness or beauty. This got me thinking about how much I've been slacking at something that used to make me so happy. 

I miss blogging. I miss connecting with so many amazing people. I have a lot of things I'd love to do with this blog, I just need to devote some time to finishing up posts and reviews and start getting my foot back in the door in this lovely world of blogging. 

I know I've been saying this for a while now, but I'm ready to make the effort to get back here. For all of you who have stuck around, thank you! 

It's time for me to start doing the things that I enjoy and things that make me happy. I've been proud of how much I've been working on top of school, but I can't forget to be a little selfish every now and then. 

I hope to be back blogging within the next few days!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Ain't it fun, living in the real world?




This song has been stuck in my head all day long. It's making me extremely excited for my full TWO days off on Sunday & Monday. This is a pretty big deal since I've been doing 60 hour work weeks and school full time. At 9pm on Saturday I'll be done with my 36 day steak of not having a single day off.

Do I deserve some Fireball and craft beer? ABSOLUTELY. Bring it on. I honestly can not handle this insane schedule. It's even harder because I met an incredible human who was the easiest person to talk to and someone who made me feel so positive. However, my schedule made me extremely unavailable and made me seem very distant. 

No need to jump to conclusions. I'm not looking for someone to date, but I wouldn't mind having time to spend with this person. I blew it. Well, I guess my schedule blew it. But, long story short.. I have two days to pretend that I don't have responsibilities and such a hectic life. 

I have many blog drafts that never get finished. Maybe I'll have some time during my two days of fun to work on them. I miss blogging. I promise I'm not disappearing!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!


I'm a little sad today that I wasn't able to get the day off work to be able to take my mom to the Tigers game. Especially since I've been working 60 hour weeks along with going to school full-time and I haven't had a day off since Easter. However, it makes me happy to know that my mom will be having a wonderful time at the game with my dad. 

My mom is an absolutely amazing person and an incredible mom. I wouldn't be who I am without her. She gave me the best life and has supported me through every struggle along the way. I'm so grateful for her. I'd be lost without her.

Happy Mother's Day to all of you moms out there! I hope your day is wonderful!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Life Lately..

This 'blog' of mine has turned into an online diary. I don't pull my weight trying to grab all the readers I can or blog about all of these awesome adventures I go on. 

Well, let's be honest.. I don't have the time. 60+ hour work weeks along with school is causing me to have the most uneventful life. So if you're looking for an exciting post of all the amazing things I've been doing, this isn't it. If you're looking to catch up, you're reading the right post.

I'm working too much. It's wonderful for my bank accounts and for all the bills I've gotten a few months ahead of. However, I need some time off. 1 or 2 full days a week or even every other week. I just can't keep working myself this hard. My free time is dedicated to homework, sleep and laundry. 

I guess I have myself to blame for this. I became single and decided to devote myself to making money and going to school. I wanted to stay busy. I went overboard. I need time to go to the movies, dinner or just grab a beer.

A few weeks ago, I went out with a guy friend for 2 beers. Normally, when I go out with someone, one on one, for the first time I'm extremely shy and barely talk. I probably talked way too much that night. It was such an amazing escape. It's nice to have someone listen to you and give their honest input. It's nice to just feel like myself. I need another night like that. 

I have some absolutely amazing co-workers. I've never had that at previous jobs. I can be having a really bad day and they'll do anything they can to make sure I'm happy. I'm so grateful for them.

Somedays I spend too much time thinking about the past. I still sometimes think about how things would of been if I would of done something differently a year or two ago. I know there's no point in that. I know that everything that happens in life will lead me to where I need to be. I also know that one day all of this working too much and going to school will all pay off. 

However, I deserve a vacation. Running from my own mind by staying busy really isn't healthy. I need to be selfish for a while. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Morning Meal Planning

Lately, I've been working so much and eating very little. I simply haven't had time. It's been really taking a toll on me. I feel dizzy often and even sometimes get worried that I'm going to pass out. I've been trying to eat protein bars, but I really need to start planning meals. Especially in the morning because I find myself running out of energy by the afternoon. I've turned to Pinterest for some help.



Check out some of my food pins by clicking on the picture above.


One of my favorite things that I found were these from Fine Food Specialist, which would be perfect in the morning or even afternoon with some toast.




I've tried something similar before and loved it. I have such a hard time wanting to eat breakfast, but toast with marmalade is quick yet not too much for those mornings when I'm really not that hungry.

What do you normally eat in the morning?


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Radical Skincare Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads

I've posted a review on a different Radical Skincare product that I absolutely loved.  I was very excited to be able to try another one of their products after being so impressed with the previous one.


This product comes with 60 pads and retails for $75. I've mentioned before that the price tag of these products were a little intimidating at first. The first time I tried one of their products I held it to a higher standard just based off of the price. After trying the exfoliating pads, it's clear to me that Radical skincare knows what they're doing. Worth every penny!


Here's all the information you need to know about the product which can be purchased at Sephora.






Every time I use these pads my face feels brand-new. It honestly feels like I have completely different skin. Winter has been brutal on my skin, I've never been more grateful for a product. I've tried so many other exfoliating pads that dry my skin out or irritate it. I was nervous about trying these, but I can't say one negative thing about them. 

I realize that I'm only 22 years old and it might seem crazy to use any kind of anti-aging product, but I firmly believe that anti-aging products should be used by adults of any age. 

I plan on purchasing products from Radical Skincare after being so impressed by both products I've tried. My skin feels tighter and looks much healthier and fresh. I wake up feeling confident about my face even without makeup. 

Have you tried any Radical Skincare products?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Online retail therapy

I've mentioned over and over that I'm completely overwhelmed lately. Break-up, school full time and working full time. Before this new job, I had time I just never had money. Now I have money, but I have no time. So I'm resorting to the next best thing, online shopping.

I've mentioned Ebates before. They have so many coupon codes and best of all you earn cash back just for shopping online.

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back


So, what have I been shopping for lately? Just about everything.

Groupon
I'm a really great shopper and I love finding deals. I get in trouble with Groupon, because all of a sudden I want things I wasn't even looking for. But, I also get great ideas for a future vacation.

Fun and sassy shirts
I found most of these at Forever21.










Belly rings from FreshTrends






New kicks




iPhone cases for my new 5C from Amazon






What do you enjoy shopping for when you're in need of some retail therapy?

Monday, April 7, 2014

I deserve so much more.

It's funny how someone can mistreat you, have a million excuses and lies yet it makes you feel like you're not enough. That's what I was dealing with. I've been feeling so unhappy, yet it was always turned on me and I'd be the one at fault. Always at fault. I would go out of my way to try and make things perfect and no matter what there was always something that would set him off. I could mention something about his past or joke about a past issue and it would be a fight for days. 

After New Years, he'd throw it in my face almost every day that I 'cheated'. I didn't cheat. A guy was hitting on me and wanted me to come back to his room and I was annoyed. The guy followed me to my room and begged me to go to his room. I dealt with so much crap after that. Anything he would do to hurt me would turn into a "well, you cheated" fight. He thought he could use that against me to get away with things that he'd instantly leave me for. 

When things were good, they were really wonderful. However, good times didn't last more than a day or two. He made me feel absolutely insane at times. The things that would upset and hurt me were things I never had to deal with in the past. I did my best to handle every situation as an adult, I'd try to bring up the issues and explain how hurt I am. He'd get defensive and leave. 

I knew I needed to leave. He didn't respect me. I kept putting up with it. I kept making excuses for him and I never once told ANYONE the major issues. I was embarrassed that I stayed with someone who could do those things. I knew I was being a dumb girl, but I saw something in him that probably wasn't even there. 

Saturday night he ditched me to go out with this girl who would blow up my Facebook messages just talking shit to me. I was done. Then finding out about their drug use and other activities, I was absolutely done. 

I had to work Sunday, I came in crying. I couldn't help it. However, I have absolutely amazing co-workers and friends who haven't left me alone and haven't stopped trying to make me smile. Everyone kept hugging me and comforting me and it's exactly what I needed. 

I'm ready to start living my life again. I'm enjoying being able to be me and not worry about upsetting someone. It's hard because I know he doesn't care. It's hard because I did way more than I ever should of. But, I wouldn't change any of it. 

I'm so grateful for him. I forever will be. I was completely lost when I met him. I felt like I was broken. He may have put me through hell but, I learned a lot about myself. I know I'll be better than ever so I won't hide my sadness right now. It's hard as hell but, I'm done settling. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

You're just one more hand me down.

Tonight is a night that I shouldn't blog. However, there is something I love so much about writing a blog post when I'm filled with intense emotions. It's therapeutic to me. I don't even know if people still read this blog, I've failed miserably at it. If you've kept up with my blog and still read it, then you'll probably keep reading. If not, at least I have a place to vent right now.

Overall, my life is going amazing. I'm working more than ever and I had finals this week. Monday's class I had a project/presentation due, I ended up getting 100% on it.. which means I ended up with 100% in the class. My second project & final that I had Wednesday was in the class that both tests I've taken in the course I've received 100% on. I've never been more busy in life and I've never done better in my classes.

So life should be absolutely wonderful, right? Oh, wait.. it's life and it's never that simple. It's not even that I'm unhappy, I think I'm just overwhelmed and dealing with too much all at once. I feel like I have people to talk to about things, but I don't have people I can talk to in depth about things I really want to get off my chest. 

It makes it hard to express any feeling other than pure happiness when I know I'm still being watched by people from my old job. People have mentioned horrible things that have been said at my old work about me. I even has my ex-boss text me threatening to sue me 3 hours after I posted on one of my social media accounts that I never knew it was illegal to make an employer pay for broken glasses or when someone walks out on a tab. I also mentioned that I regret never keeping better track of tips since "at a previous job" I was never paid, I only received tips because the tips that ended up being claimed for me equaled out every pay period.. even though I never made enough to get by. Never once did I mention a name, and I still will not. Therefor, suing me for "conduct detrimental to business" is a long shot.

If you've been a reader for a while and you've made it this far, then I will admit that a few months ago I was able to put the past aside and become civil with my ex that I dated for 3 years. It's been both a good and bad thing. It's not something everyone can understand, because it seems like it'd be more complicated than what it simply is. I have no feelings for him in that way, I can honestly say I truly don't believe I ever could. That ship has sailed.

I've been dealing with a lot of personal things that I so badly want to mention, but I can't seem to word them right. However, I'm getting better at admitting my faults. I've been doing better at handling hard situations and standing up for myself. I have moments of weakness, but I'm just powering through them the best that I can. 

I guess I'm just at a weird point in my life. So many things are amazing, yet so many things confuse the hell out of me daily. I'm working on wrapping my head around it all and hopefully sorting out everything. 


Saturday, March 8, 2014

I might be an adult.

I tweeted about how lately it's hard it is for me to stay up past midnight and the latest I can sleep in is 9:30am. Someone made a comment about adulthood. Wait.. what?! When did I sign up for this whole being an adult thing?



My last day off was 11 days ago! Yesterday was my first day of not training and I worked a 12 hour shift. Which is wonderful because I really need the money. At my last job I wasn't making much money, just barely getting by. I started thinking... I don't know the next time I'll have a day off.. Seriously, my schedule is overwhelming..

Today- Work 2:30-11
Sunday- Work 2:30-10
Monday- Work 9:30-4 Class 6-10
Tuesday- Work 9:20-10
Wednesday- Work 9:20-4 Class 6-10
Thursday- Work 9:20-10
Saturday- 10:30-4

But, I still work at the sports apparel place so my 2 days off will most likely be spent there and working on 2 huge school projects and studying for finals. 

So, chances are my blog is going to be more neglected than usual for a little while. Hopefully I'll be able to get better with getting more things done with the little free time I have. This whole adulthood thing isn't that fab. But, I'm going to enjoy every second of this new chapter in my life.

Friday, February 28, 2014

I'm excited to be a lost puppy again.

Remember how I quit my job? Well, 7 hours after I quit I decided to go out an apply to a few different places. However, I didn't even have to do that because the first place I went to hired me. I'm going to be working a lot more, but the hours aren't as late. Let's be honest, the only reason I didn't ever want to work at my other job was because I was about as unhappy as it gets.




I just finished my second day of training. I know I can't judge things so soon, but I'm already so happy. There aren't the cliques of super mean girls like there was at my old job. I've been there a total of 2 days and I feel welcomed. I'm not 100% comfortable yet because it's all so new, but I know that it won't be long before I am completely comfortable.

If you've ever been a waitress and had to train then you probably understand why I feel like I'm a lost puppy following someone around. It has been 3 years since I had to follow someone everywhere they go. It's been 3 years since I had to ask where everything is or how to do something simple.

I'm feeling so positive about everything. Today I trained with a guy who told me all of the bosses' pet peeves. When we were slammed and our one boss would tell us to do something, it was no where near the way my old bosses used to talk to me. This is the time that I'm so grateful for my past place of employment. I'm so happy to be somewhere that everyone works as a team. It blows my mind how everyone goes out of their way to help everyone else out even when they're busy.

I have the night off. I have a meeting tomorrow at 9:30am and then work after that and work Sunday and Monday. So I'm going to enjoy my wine and do a whole lot of nothing tonight. Cheers to a new beginning!




Talk Dirty (feat. 2 Chainz) by Jason Derulo on Grooveshark





Tuesday, February 25, 2014

I turned 22 and quit my job.

What an absolutely wonderful birthday I had. I was being a Debbie downer about turning 22 because it makes me feel old.. however, everyone made my day nothing short of amazing. I went out the night before and was looking like a hot mess. I tried to pull myself together so we could go get brunch and bottomless mimosas. After we went to a sports bar for a few beers and a fireball shot. Then headed back home to meet up with my brother and to go up to my work for a few drinks and food... 

I'm providing you with some photos before I explain why I quit my job, just in case you want to skip over that part. You're welcome.












We go into my work and it's trivia night. If you've ever been to a bar during trivia or worked at a bar that had trivia, you will know that trivia players take the game extremely serious. The first question was read and my brother, David and my dad joked about the answer. Unfortunately, my dad's second answer was right and apparently we were too loud because this lady turned around and said, "DON'T YELL OUT THE ANSWERS!!!!!!" My boss came over to tell us we can't talk about answers because this is a game and that's against the rules. 

I'm apologizing right now because this story may jump around a little bit, stick with me because it's all so fresh and I'm just typing as I think.

Every single bar we went to on my birthday bought me a drink or a dessert. When I went into my work, regulars bought me drinks and wished me a happy birthday. The only people from work that said happy birthday to me was the hostess, the bartender and our waitress. The only thing other people from work had to say to me on my birthday was questioning why I didn't go to the work meeting that morning. I was a little bitter about the whole experience and I guess it wasn't the best decision, but I posted on Facebook about how wonderful the other bars were and that I shouldn't of went to my work during trivia because it wasn't a good time. 

We get home and my brother realizes he left his expensive sunglasses there. I call up and my boss yelled at me for "talking shit" and wished me a happy birthday and hung up. The rest of my night was a lot of fun. We all went to sleep and after David left, my mom woke me up because she couldn't help but read the text message from my boss. It was just more about how it wasn't okay for me to talk shit about him and his business. Then I had a missed call from my other boss who wanted to talk to me. We played phone tag all evening, apparently he never received my 4 calls so I kept trying to set up a time around my classes.  He told me we would talk in the morning.

So here we are today. I was suppose to work at 10am. I had realized last night that I was either going to get fired or I would end up quitting. I've been there for 3 years and honestly I can't remember the last time I didn't leave a shift pissed off. I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to quit. I can't tell you how many times a co-worker made me cry out of pure frustration. I can't tell you how many times I felt so unappreciated. I can't tell you how many co-workers that went through the same crap as me quit and questioned how I could handle everything for so long.  

I woke up and knew I couldn't keep sticking it out. After months of saying I was going to do it, I finally quit. I'm going to be spending my day applying at other places. I have to be honest, I feel like a huge weight was lifted off of my shoulders. 

So here's to 22 and the start of something new.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I'm the kinda girl who...

I've been overwhelmed lately with stress and yesterday was a test of my sanity. I was running late for work. I looked in the mirror and noticed my entire face broke out. It looked horrible. I never get breakouts. I might get a pimple here and there but, this was awful. I cried over it, tried to get ready. I was running out the door, bent down to grab my shoes and my new perfume David bought me fell out of my purse and shattered. I balled my eyes out like a crazy lady. I get in my truck and start driving to work. I live a mile from both of my jobs so once I'm in my car I know that even if I get stopped at both lights, I don't need to stress about it. However, I started to notice that in order to drive straight I had to turn my wheel so far to the left. All of a sudden I could feel my tire wobbling out of control. I was halfway between my house and work, but I knew I wouldn't make it so I had to pull into a parking lot. My boss had to pick me up, my dad had to leave work to take a look at it and sure enough it's not drivable. Once I was at work everything kept going wrong and many times I just wanted to cry over the littlest things. 

After work David picked me up and took me home so I could get ready and go to hockey with him. After hockey we grabbed a pizza and a beer. The night was really great and exactly what I needed. Today I woke up and my face was almost completely clear. So with the help of google I think that what was going on with my face was a stress rash. So today I'm just trying to take it easy and be as stress free as possible before class.. so I'm linking-up with Holly to share with you what kind of girl I am.




I'm the kinda girl who...

...is very sassy. I always have been.

...sings obnoxiously while driving alone

...owns many shoes and clothes that have never been worn.

...hates talking on the phone unless it's with someone I'm really close to.

...sucks at texting people back.

...gets obsessed with a song and will listen to it over and over again. 

...calls myself out for acting too much like a chick at times.

...has a hard time letting certain things go.

...overthinks way too much.

...is way too sarcastic for my own good. People sometimes are slow to catch on.

...could sit down with a notebook, a writing utensil and just write for hours.

...loves craft beer, especially IPAs. The more bitter, the better. However, I hate when people mention about how many calories craft beer has. It's worth it.

...comes off extremely shy. Once I'm comfortable I don't shut up. 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Happy Hallmark Holiday everyone!



I'm so beyond excited today. David has something planned for me, but won't even give me a hint. He just told me to dress like I would if I was going out on a Friday night and said that if I want to dress up I won't be overdressed. AH! So I got off work early so I could rush to get ready.. I guess blogging shouldn't be part of that, so I'll keep this short.

I've never been surprised by a guy. I'm far too excited. If you feel like finding out my surprise, I'll do my best to tweet or post pictures on Instagram! I have no idea what to wear... yikes.

Also, if you're single and hate everything about today go buy some candy and a few adult beverages and celebrate not celebrating a cheesy day.


Linking up with the wonderful Whitney. Here's some songs that are just making my day a little better.

Wake Me Up by Avicii on Grooveshark


Counting Stars by OneRepublic on Grooveshark

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Valentine's Day talk..

I wish I had an excuse as to why I didn't blog yesterday. I'm seriously in the worst blogging funk. Today I'm blogging because I might need some suggestions. I'm talking Valentine's Day...

In my past relationship, I would always get my boyfriend something, make him a card and some treats. I wasn't sure how David felt about Valentine's Day and I didn't want to ask about celebrating because I didn't want him to feel like he needed to get me anything or do anything for me. If I haven't mentioned before, I love making people stuff and surprising them. I've never been the person to care if my boyfriend didn't buy me a card or flowers.

I remember in Elementary school I absolutely LOVED Valentine's Day. I liked making a little mailbox and buying Valentine's Day cards to exchange with the class. I also love all the heart shaped candy and treats. I'm a sweets eater, can't help it. 

The other day David asked me if I had work off or could get it off on Valentine's Day. Last night we went to grab a beer and he asked me if I was planning anything, I told him no and that we didn't even have to celebrate a silly Hallmark Holiday. Apparently he's planning something and wants to celebrate. He even gave me a present early, a Nike thermafit crew neck! So crap.. I need to start planning.  I've been pinning a lot to my Valentine's Day board...


Follow Amanda Shippe's board Valentines Day on Pinterest.


I'm not going to do anything over the top, but I do want to do some cute things because I know he enjoys when I write him notes or make him something. So seriously, if you have any ideas or suggestions let me know!!

What are you planning to do for your significant other? Do you even celebrate Valentine's Day?