27 December 2010

just a reminder:

a new blog is up and running. click here to be directed to the new tea and luv

21 September 2010


If you have been directed here, you need to continue to my new and improved blog.

i know, i shouldnt complain

My Monday to-do list was put off a day due to lots of things that needed to get accomplished. Needless to say, I have gotten a good start on getting my homework, work items and little things like laundry worked on yesterday. Yet, there still never seems to be enough time during the day. Even though I find myself not sleeping until super late, I am not using that time to get things done. I just toss and turn in bed, hoping to fall asleep soon. I dont work a full day today, so I will be able to get some more things finished. Not to mention, my better half works 10-12 hour days, 6 days a week...when we see each other, we are both dead tired. And then when we do have some time to hang out we have a bunch of family things to get finished.
Is this not too pretty?I want him and I to take a vacation to the middle of nowhere. Even if it is for two days. I need some time with my mister. I need to have long nights of talking wrapped in plaid blankets and late morning laughs after sleeping in. He really needs one...probably more than I do. Either way, I am starting to get that feeling that nothing matters. Almost like you are dreaming, so you dont really feel anything. You just go through the every day motions. It is all some depressing, mundane movie. Something Zach Braff would write, and young adults would go see it and say, "That's how I want my life to be." Yet, they don't realize that when you actually get to the point that you are living it, nothing matters. And it isn't so cool anymore.

17 September 2010

its a party!

Yesterday was my dad's birthday. Although this may be a biased opinion, my dad is a great guy. He works really hard all the time to give all four of his kids everything they could ask for. Even when we try to grow up and be independent, he has a hard time because he doesn't watch us to make mistakes as we learn. It is annoying sometimes, and I bump heads with him a lot. However, I couldn't have asked for a better daddy.
In honor of his birthday and his best buddies, they are one day apart, the wives are having a joint birthday party tonight. There is something about going to parties with an older crowd that make me feel like a real grown-up. Not to mention the food, drinks and converstations tend to be more rewarding. :0) ANNNDDD, it just so happens that I will get to spend the evening with Katie. I am super excited because I haven't seen her or her wonderful family in about a month.

16 September 2010

hey shorty...

Although this is not a throwback video, I have come to love this guy Bangs so much, I must share. He is from Sudan and is now on the mission to show what a "gentleman gangster" is truly like. He has another song called "facebook." Both of them are glorious and catchy. I find myself singing them all the time. And then upset because they are stuck in my head. Enjoy!

15 September 2010

beach cruiser wanted

There just something about leaves changing colors, jacket weather and it becoming darker quicker that makes me want to go on bike rides. I love riding my bike. However, beach cruisers are magical and have such a great vintage feel to them, I cannot help but be in love. The saddest part is that I live no where near the ocean or beach or anything with sand. My beach cruise, if I ever get one...hello christmas!...will just have to handle the concrete jungles of Louisville instead.

14 September 2010

ode to my yogurt


i have a new apprecipation for yogurt. i have never really liked the taste of it, but knew all about the benefits to it. don't get me wrong, i love, love, love frozen yogurt...but not every morning for breakfast. not to mention, i doubt the benefits to anything that taste like ice cream. so, i forced myself to start eating it, hoping that one day i might be able to tolerant the taste. i tried different brands, various types of yogurt in those brands, (lite, whipped, fruit at the bottom) and then would try many different flavors in those brands. boy oh boy do i love yogurt now. it only took a year to discover which ones i should stray away from and which ones i want to have on hand all the time. i dont feel like i can start my morning off right without some good ol' strawberry banana lite kroger brand yogurt. (thats my product name drop for the day!) sometimes i crave it so much during the day, i make a smoothie for dinner using plain yogurt with some berries or fruit. all this talk is gonna have me making myself one tonight with blueberries and apples. yummy!

13 September 2010

another week, another cup of coffee

I'm having one of those mornings. No matter how much coffee i drink, i just cannot get it together. Source Furthermore, my days are becoming a bit more hetic. This week is not terribly busy, yet it will be enough to keep me awake for looooong hours.
-discuss the ending of true blood. i just started watching this year. which means, i didn't have to wait an ENTIRE year for the next season. however, Eastbound and Down comes back soon; this will hold me over until then. not to mention my bbc show ideal is on and this new broadwalk empire. i dont watch much tv, but the shows i do are addiction.
-figure out a budget for the next two months. my car insurance bill came. yikes!
-work on reading my "how christ said the first mass" for my 4 goals
-possibly start to work on some of my other 4 goals...like that yoga one...
-finish a few household things: upload more music for my ipod, tidy up a bit, laundry, cooking for dinners next week
-im changing my hair color on friday! i havent died my hair in years, and then this summer i thought i would try being a blonde. i liked it. but now i am going to try to be a red head-ish. well see.

any busy week plans for you?

11 September 2010

blah blah

I am stuck spending a few hours at my universities law library. My mister is stuck working til 7 tonight. The weather is gloomy, so it is a perfect day to stay inside, watch movies and drink warm beverages. Maybe I can have that day tomorrow....or next week. I would love a day like that with him soon.

10 September 2010

Calling All Moms

For all the blog loving moms out there:

One of my favorite people in the world has an AMAZING momma blog. Her name is Katie and her blog is mommakt. She has two oh so cute little boys and a great husband. She offers advice on breastfedding, meal planning and how to be an overall well rounded young mommy. Check her out and even add her to your blog follows. If you aren't a momma, it is so ok. Her posts are entertaining enough for anyone.

09 September 2010

24 things before 24

this is my list of 24 things to do before im 24. i think it will be fun. i mean heck, ive got a year and some months...lets hope i can get this finished.

1. find a full time job
2. make money off of my crafts
3. move into a new apt
4. buy a new camera..slr preferably
5. learn to crochet
6. take a monthly self-portrait for a solid year
7. go to the midwest
8. finish ten books that are on my "books to read before i die" list
9. go to nashville
10. send 10 care packages to friends that dont live near me
11. camp...like really camp for three nights!
12. plan a party for a friend
13. make dinner for my parents at my house
14. take photos of my nephew or niece
15. visit my wilma for a week
16. take a cooking class
17. sew a dress
18. finish my collection of short stories
19. take a road trip
20. grow my own veggies
21. make sure i write about each of these goals
22. knit a blanket
23. watch every episode of law and order...this may be a hard one :0)
24. get baptized

Throwback Thursday

This morning on the way to work, I just happened to hear last week's throwback Thursday song! It made me smile and sing along....loudly. I finally got to open my windows last night and turn the ac off. Something I have been longing for for days. I digress. I have this uncontrollable love for bad foreign pop music. It is actually a little embarrassing. Shhh... Today, in honor of my closet love of that genre, I have B*Witched's "C'est La Vie." This song makes me want to wear neon colors, have a slumber party and make a dance routine with my girlfriends. Enjoy!

08 September 2010


Today is a special day for people that have been effect by abuse or sucide. Today is "To write love on her arms." For more information see the website.

Wednesday Wants

Fall's biggest must have to blend classic femininity and toughness together is a military inspired jacket. I love to add edge to my light, flowy dresses or spice to my casual work clothes by pairing the evergreen, navy adorn with metal knit-knack jackets to my outfit. Not to mention, they look great dressed down with a pair of your favorite worn out jeans and tee for the fall days of pumpkin picking.

03 September 2010

Football seasons

Tomorrow marks the start of football season for the college I love, University of Louisville. My college is part of the Big East and does okay in football, watch out for basketball though! This year's first game is against a home state rival, University of Kentucky. If you know anything about college sports you know this is one of the big rivals, minus Duke and UK in basketball. Families are divided, friend's feelings are hurt and there is a ton of shit talking. I couldn't be more excited for the game tomorrow. I will be cheering on my Cards and our new coach Charlie Strong. For me, this could not be a better weekend starter for labor day. Enjoy your long weekend!


02 September 2010

Throwback Thursday

I want to add a new feature to my daily blog updates. It shall be called Throwback Thursdays. This will feature a music video from a long forgot, but very catchy song. To embark on this new journey, I am picking Mr. Big's "To Be with you."


01 September 2010

Why my boyfriend is better than yours :0)

Weeeellll, maybe in my eyes. My Mister started training for a new job today. He got off work and called me to tell me about it. I was just getting home myself and started to boil eggs. I have this need for deviled eggs in my life right now. We hung up after a quick, "hey, how's it going" converstation. He told me he'd call me when he got home. Here's the rest of the story,

(cellphone rings, [singsong voice], "I want to make you smile whenever you are sad...")

Me: "I know you aren't home yet, it's been five minutes since we spoke."

Mister: "I know, I was going to stop by because I pass right by your house, but I missed the exit not thinking clearly. So I am not stopping by now."

Me: "You called me and got my hopes up. Now I am all sad."

Mister: "My bad. I'll call you when I get home."

Me: "Ok, I love you. Bye."

Mister: "I love you too. Bye."

(I proceed to go to my reading. Until 5 minutes later I hear a knock on my door.)

You guessed it! It was my Mister. We chit-chatted for a bit, ate some yummy arbys and then he sent me on my way to school with a kiss. Award for best boyfriend of the day goes to my Mister.

I want it bad...

Scarves....I am completely made happy by this little bit of jazziness that adds color to your fall wadrobe. All the different styles, color and ways to wear your scarf keeps everyone on their toes to check out your outfit for that day. There is only about 21 or so in my closet....and that's after I cleaned them out last winter. :0) I am sure I will be adding a lot more vintage, silk or knitted scarves to my collection this season. Enjoy this bit of my favorite types!

30 August 2010

Monday To-Do

Today's To-do list is a simple one:
-Feel better.

Last night I went to bed around 830pm; I know a lame-o. Not to mention I completely missed true blood. Yes, I am a vamp lover. Around 11 I woke up to my throat aching. It is extremely swollen. The Mister told me he loved me, and I feel back to sleep. Today is a day of drinking lots of hot and cold tea, eating an apple and yogurt and getting soup after class.

Bed time is coming early again tonight!


27 August 2010

Date NIght

Date night with my Mister begins with good food:

Some thing to enjoy at home when watching tv:

And finally a candle of Pumpkin Spice to fill the room because it feels like fall in KY:


Tomorrow, a good friend of mine is having her graduation party. I am very proud of anyone that makes it through college. Yet, I never understand why you get more gifts when you graduate from high school vs. college. College is harder people! :0) The weather has been magical here in KY this week. I hope it is this nice tomorrow for the cook out.

What are your weekend plans?

25 August 2010


In keeping with my knee high wants from last week, I have decided the four pairs of boots I have is not nearly enough. From over the knee to rain boots, the shoe can dress up, dress down or be extremely practically for the winter season. Here are some pictures of inspiration for when you buy your boots this fall season.





What is your favorite style of boots?

23 August 2010

Monday To-Do

This week's to-do list:

-upload all music onto computer
-start my weekly goal for the gym/yoga
-finish my book
-get pictures printed to make my summer scrapbook
-make sure i go to class

22 August 2010


I have such exciting news to share with you! But, it will have to wait a few weeks. I know, I am extremely mean. My Mister and I had a blast getting ready for it and being there. A fun-filled, lazy weekend that made me jump in the air for what's to come in the falling weeks.


20 August 2010


Today I took the day off to sleep in, cuddle, clean and relax before I being 8-9 days on Monday. I slept 11 hours!! Cleaning my apt, ate lots of pizza that was unhealthy for me, talk two to besties and watched Jersey Shore. Over all, it was what I needed.

What do you do on your days off?

18 August 2010

Wednesday Wants

Last night I decided to add a new weekly blog post: Wednesday Wants. Today I focus on knee highs. I love this idea with cute flats, strappy heels, over tights or with boots. It all began when I caved and grabbed these adorables:






17 August 2010

going to the chapel and we're going to get married...

As I informed you two weekends ago one of my very best friends got married to her college sweetheart. They met at Eastern Michigan University in 2005 where they both swam. The wedding took place in our hometown of Shelbyville, Ky. However, the groom, his family and all of their friends, including the bridal and groom party are from Michigan. Weather was nice, food amazing and company was a blast for this celebration weekend. Here are a few photos from the magical event. The bride is the red-head, the maid-of-honor is the brunette and I am the blonder one in the first photo. She looked amazing, the bridesmaid all shined and the groomsmen were handsome. The reception was a epic due to playing cornhole, dingleberry (both are KY games!), wine in mason jars, a candy room for the guest and dancing to the hokey pokey...bc that's what it's all about! Enjoy!

Can't forget a picture of the groom and I.


16 August 2010

Monday To-Do

It is my last week before school starts. I am excited, nervous and overall not wanting to go. However, I have a lot I need to get accomplished. Last week I failed, horribly. Hopefully, I can do it this time.

-clean apt
-menu plan for the next four weeks
-got to target and victorias secret
-finish my school book shopping
-go to the post office
-begin my yoga goal plan
-begin my book goal plan

what's on your to-do list?

4 Simple Goals (before 2011.....)

An adorable girl named Elsie, I follow her blog on the regular, has developed a project for herself and other bloggers. I decided to take up the chance to have goals made and accomplished. Here are the details:

1. choose simple goals that will make your life more fulfilling
2. choose activity oriented goals
3. choose goals that are personal
4. choose a reward for each goal as it is accomplished
5. blog your goals, each one as you achieve it and a big post when they are all finished before the new year

Now that the rules are explained, here are my four simple goals for 2011:

1. Yoga. I want to have a yoga workout at least 4 times a week. I use to do yoga every single day, until my life caught up with me. I can make the time and will do so. I miss the feeling of wellness after a good yoga session.

2. Understanding my Faith. I have recently decided to convert to Catholicism. Before I begin my classes and such, I want to have a strong understand of all the teachings and history. So, my goal here is to gain insight and understanding.

3. Read. My degree is in English; so I am a lover off all books. However, due to being lazy and not giving myself enough "Leigh-Time," I have got behind on enjoyable reading. My goal is to read at least one new book a month. This of course will be a challenge because I am going back to school for my second degree. Working full-time, going to school full-time at night will require lots of scholarly reading. I need to make sure to put aside reading that is for me!

4. Be a better girlfriend. I know that everyone likes to think that they are the best girlfriend/boyfriend around, but let's be honest, there are things that you can improve on that will not only be helpful for your relationship, but you as a person. For example, sometimes, I am a bad listener or a busy body. I need to make sure I take time out of my busy life to sit down with the Mister, make sure he is making it through his day and see if there is anything HE needs to get off HIS chest.

These are all goals that I believe will improve my mind and body. I hope to have them all accomplished, or at least have a good grasp on them by the end of the year.

I invited you to take up this challenge too!

12 August 2010

Rollercoaster Ride

I haven't had time, and to be honest, the desire to post here. I have had a rollercoaster of a weekend/week. My best friend did get married and is currently in Hawaii enjoying the new life ahead of her. There was stress, tears, name calling, hugs, kisses, thank-yous and I love yous. Overall, it was the smoothest wedding I have been involved in. However, like all good things, bad things are bond to follow.

On the way home from dancing the night away, my Mister and I stopped, due to a roadblock because of our towns International Horse Show going on that same weekend, to visit his brother's family. It was very nice to get to hold the new newphew, Maddox. After a late night, short visit we headed home. We began getting ready for bed and grabbed our phones to turn off the alarms. That's when everything just came to a stop. I had recieved two messages saying a very good friend of ours had passed away. Not wanting to believe it and honestly not knowing how to react, we went to sleep, after discussing how exactly, or if this really happened.

The next morning, we found out it did. Due to coming from a high emotional state to the lowest emotional state, I have been absent. I promise to make more of an effort this weekend to start getting back to every day life, because that is what Sky would have wanted.

I leave you with this, tell everyone you love them and call your friends, family or counterpart at least once a week. Do not let something go unsaid.


03 August 2010

dinner, update and a bad movie

Tonight I had a delicious dinner, by myself though. The mister's tummy is acting up.

An open-faced tuna and home-grown tomato sandwich on wheat bread, some garlic lovers hummus, a slice of that same tomato, some crackers and a few tiny, sweet pickles with some green tea. It was good eating.
Then I while watching a bad 90's film, "The Last Word," I did an esty update that included oh so cute items such as these:

I now have some dishes to do, yoga and reading. Not to mention I need to make sure to get some beauty rest-it is only three days til my best friend is a "MRS."

What bad movies have you seen?



A HUGE etsy shop update is happening tonight! SOURCE

On top of the bracelets and necklaces already listed, there are going to be some super adorable vintage button earrings.
Be sure to check it out tomorrow afternoon: The Shop

The Desires

I have the desire to scrapbook again. This must begin soon.

Until tonight, for a serious post.


02 August 2010

Monday To-Do

Work has been extremely busy as of late. I am hoping it will calm down A LOT before I go back to school full time for my second degree! It is an extremely exciting time. I just need to make sure to stay on my toes.

Every Monday I always create a "weekly to-do" list. This week's to-do list is going to be especially hectic due to my best friend getting married!! I have already been productive today. Work, dentist, Target (love, love love), wrapped gifts, dinner in the slow cooker for mister and myself and now, off to work out and then shower until he gets home from his Monday night meetings. I cannot wait for tonight, to relax, enjoy each others company and watch "Daywatch." I have recently gotten in to this book saga called "Nightwatch." It is all about Russian vampires, shape shifts, the dark vs. the light. An extremely good read. "Daywatch" is the second book and film. The mister doesn't mind this because it is sci-fi/fantasy and not "Twilight." hehe.

The rest of my week included:
-getting my hair did
-work and nanny-ing
-cleaning my apt
-creating pretty things
-bridal shower throwing
-editing stories
-poolside for a bit of color (cant look invisible in my dress)
-over all fun times

Whether I get this all accomplished by next Monday is most likely not going to happen. However, I like to hope for the best.


28 July 2010

fact vs. fiction

10 Things You Want Outta Life:
1. happines
2. a puppy best friend
3. a job that i enjoy and pays the bills
4. healthy
5. love and support for all
6. a wonderful family
7. home with a wrap around porch
8. to sleep in and stay up late
9. work without time constraints
10. to die with a smile on my face

9 Musicians/Bands You Love:
1. fleetwood mac
2. she & him
3. the killers
4. bob dylan
5. ingird michealson
6. rolling stones
7. queen
8. daft punk
9. avett brothers

8 Things You Do Everyday:
1. shower
2. check some blogs
3. kiss my mister
4. make a to do list
5. have ONE beer, never more than that, unless its the weekend :o)
6. read
7. organize something
8. cuddle

7 Things You Enjoy:
1. crafting
2. taking naps with the mister
3. watching movies
4. reading
5. cameras
6. collecting things
7. writing short stories of fiction and non fiction

6 Things That Will ALWAYS Win Your Heart:
1. sense of humor
2. cleverness
3. tea
4. holding hands
5. ear for music
6. sense of adventure

5 Favourites: (Right now)
1. Movie: heathers
2. Song: i and love and you avett bros
3. Book: a river runs through it and other stories
4. Food: shrimp shread and wheat thins
5. Season: autumn especially october

4 Smells You Enjoy:
1. new books
2. leather
3. the misters shirts
4. cookies in the oven

3 Places You Want To Go:
1. sweden
2. austria
3. new zealand

2 Holidays You Love:
1. easter
2. christmas

1 Person You Would Marry On The Spot:
my mister