Sunday, January 29, 2012

Fastest update ever!

Only because I am too lazy to do more.

We went house shopping today!!!!!!!!! And let me tell ya, I think we might be looking at getting a brand new house and it will totally be tailored to what we want. Needless to say, I am OBSESSINNNNNG! I can't stop looking at pictures and fantasizing.

Two quick/big negatives about buying a house:

1. Your brain will be on the brink of explosion. Really, it is a million things to take in, not to mention all the money you will have to give up with just one little signature once the time comes to do so. Like wayyyyyyyyy more money than you ever planned. Who knew that it's not just a down payment you have to give away at signing? Note to self: No more trips to Target, Hobby Lobby or Barnes and Noble for a long, long while.

2. The process takes foreverrrrr. I am a person that has a one tracked mind. If we have a decision made on something, then I want to do it or get it done right then and there. Well not with buying a home... its going to take forever!!!!!!!!!!! You have to wait months for the house to be done (if going this route) then you have to wait like almost two months for a loan to go through... THEN you have to wait for all the closing crap! I might go insane, and when I go insane I go to Target or B&N... oh, this could be a bad cycle. :-/

Now, it is not set in stone whether we will get this home that we are looking at because we agreed to keep looking for just a bit. Who knows? We may find something wayyyy better. Like I said though, I have a one tracked mind... I want this one now!

Sneak peaks to what this (possible) home might be like:

Monday, January 16, 2012

Blogger games!!

So Blogger is being really weird... sorry for the weird font, weird random white highlighting and anything else you find weird :)

Wow! So I already broke my resolution about trying to post during the week... fail. I am off this Monday though so here we go :)

I was surprised to see that I was tagged by two posts when I logged on!! HOW FUN! I present, my blogger game post:

{The Rules}

1. You must post the rules.
2. Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you've tagged.
4. Tag eleven people and link them on your post
5. Let them know you've tagged them!

{Eleven Fun Facts}
1. I like to pretend that I read as much as I used to when in actuality I don't because of how busy I am during the school year!
 2. I stay in my PJs or sweats as long as possible because I hate getting up and getting dressed... They are just so much more comfy than regular clothes.

3. Even though I love doing that ^, I hate that I never have a "hip" closet. So I go out to buy new things and fail so I have a very badly mismatched closet. Anyone want to be my personal stylist?? 

4. I am an awful teacher in the sense that I walk away if I see one of the kiddos puking. What? Do you want me to puke too?! ....mean I know.

5. I am OBSESSED with my Keurig. I am drinking more coffee/hot chocolate/apple cider than ever.

6. I hate wedding planning... thank GOD my mom took over and is doing most of it!

7. I get to start the house-buying process with my future hubby and I couldn't be more frightened/excited/freaked out! (Any useful tips?)

8. Hearing my dog fart is one of the funniest things to me. I get a case of the giggles... bad.

9. I love when it is cold outside but I hate being cold.

10. I collect classic Disney things. I have a whole bookcase dedicated to it... and it doesn't just stop there. I am a Disney freak in all senses (I am even incorporating a lot of Disney into my wedding).

11. It has been my dream to go to NYC since I was about 5. I still have not gone... ONE DAY! Until then I continue to somewhat obsess over the city. Don't believe me? You should take a look out my bedroom. :-/

{Questions from Brooke}

1. What is your favorite color? 
2. What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
Read blogs! By the time I am done reading all of them I am too tired to post a blog of my own though... oops!!
3. If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?
Disney World with my best friend.
4. Do you read the news?
Not really, but I watch it!
5. Do you follow sports? If so, what is your favorite sport?
Football is my favorite and that is the only one I follow. GO BRONCOS! (love ya, even though you had such an embarrassing loss this weekend)
6. Favorite liploss?
Any pink-ish gloss from Bath and Body Works. They last forever and don't make your lips feel all dry and gross!
7. Name one thing that makes your 'fairytale' perfect.
8. Favorite person to see in concert?
Hands down, MICHAEL BUBLE. 
9. Favorite hairstyle?
Anything that is easy!
10. Favorite workout tip?
Lots of cardio... that is the only thing that makes me see a difference!
11. One tip for a single girl?
Let love find you... THAT is what makes such an amazing fairytale. I spent time searching and everything failed. When I wasn't looking, he found me and I have never been happier.

{Questions from Kathleen}
So there are no rules against this right??? I was tagged twice!

1. If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be?
San Francisco
2. Who inspires you the most?
 Other people's stories and I think that is why I love reading blogs so much!
3. If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would it be?
Walt Disney, only because I would love to know what he thinks about Disney parks, movies and merchandise now.... is he like WTF did you do?!?! Or holy crap this is amazing!
4.  What is your favorite nail polish color?
Oh shoot... Uhhhm dark purple. I don't think it looks the best on my hands but I love the color. (BTW, I do the exact same thing you do Kathleen if a nail is chipped)
5. What is your favorite movie quote?
What do ya want me to do? Dress in drag and do the hula?! Compliments of Timon from The Lion King
(Not really but this is a hard one!)
6. What are the 5 items you never leave the house without?
Cell phone, keys, Carmex, IPod and wallet
7. N*sync or The Backstreet Boys?
N*Sync allllllllll the way!! Woo woo!
8. Who is your celebrity crush?
Daren Criss, how dreamy is he?!
9. What is your oldest memory?
Trying to be a rockstar when my brother would cry so the attention would be turned on me. Gosh I was an annoying child.
10. Do you prefer being outdoors or indoors?
11. If this was your last day on Earth, what would you do?
Fly to NYC. I was going to say Europe but let's face it, with that trip I would probably die on the plane and it would have been a pointless choice. Hehe!
{My Tags}
1. Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch 
2. Amber @ Brunch with Amber 
3. Mae @ Happiness Is...  
4. Michele @ Haynes Family
5. Kit @ LIfe of a Scott 
 6. Monica @ Monica's Road to the Middle
7. Ashlee @ On the Front Porch Looking In 
8. Katie @ Once a Southern Belle, Always a Southern Belle 
9. Melina @ Only a Flight Away 
10. Michelle @ A Vintage Apple 
11. Kate @ The Small Things 
{My Questions}
1. Where is your dream vacation?
2. What is your favorite blog?
3. What is your favorite movie?
4. What is your favorite book?
5. If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
6. Do you have any pets? If so, what are they and what are their names?
7. What is your favorite TV show?
8. What is your absolute dream job?
9. What store could you spend hours or more in?
10. Are you a morning person or night owl??
11. What is your favorite skin care or make up product?
Have fun! <3 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

It's OK Thursday!

Its Ok Thursdays 
It's OK... actually get sad when you take down your Christmas decorations. also get sad your last time listening to Christmas music for the year. be happy Christmas is over because it means American Idol is on it's way! have not done a darn thing work related your entire Christmas break even though you brought lots home to do. be super excited Jersey Shore is back on tonight. What can I say? Guilty Pleasure. be so sad you have to go back to work today because the break went by WAY too fast! still be secretly hurt that you got all your friends something for Christmas but not one of them did the same for you. go through a couple K-cups a day in your Keurig just because you want to taste all your new yummy flavors. have gone to sleep at 11:15pm on New Years Eve simply because you could not keep your eyes open one minute more. (Hey, I tried!) still save work for the last minute even though you swore you would never procrastinate again.

Happy Thursday ya'll!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

How Pinteresting!

Let's go with a home theme this week! Kyle and I have been dreaming about buying a house lately. Since his job can move us at any given second, that really isn't an option for now :( But hey, a girl can dream.
 We need this house:

With this living room:


And this kitchen:

With this laundry room, I wouldn't mind laundry:


Source: via Ashley on Pinterest

Our bedroom:


And finally, my biggest dream of all.... A GORGEOUS, LUXURIOUS, SPA-LIKE master bath <3

Source: via Ashley on Pinterest

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Bling, bling! An actual Tuesday link up!

Two posts in one day? Yes... simply because I need to do one MEANT for a Tuesday. This one comes from 

If you haven't checked out her blog, you NEED TO! I saw this link up and had to do it! What girl doesn't want to show off her bling or her proposal? 
Now, I already had written up my proposal on another blog post but to send you to that link would be torture for you because it was long winded about our California trip and my teaching! So I will cut to the chase and just copy and paste the most important, wonderful part.
Mr. Wright (pun intended) proposed on 12/24/10 and all I can tell you is that it was magical. Our wedding will take place on March 17, 2012 and I cannot wait!
Here is our story:

Christmas Eve had to have been my favorite because Kyle took me to San Francisco! I have been many times before and it still is my most favorite place to go to, I love it. We spent our time on Pier 39 this time (last time was the Golden Gate Bridge area at the Disney museum!). We just walked around looking at all the cool things and spending time warming up in the shops!

(Disney Museum of course!!)

Only in a big city... and of course I laughed and took pictures.... I might be going to hell. 

There was the COOLEST Christmas shop there and of course I spent way too much time in it! I could have done some serious damage to my bank account if I stayed in there any longer than I did. I wanted to buy this WHOLE Christmas village set. Gorgeous.

We ate these bread bowls that were just amazing. Kyle had clam chowder which I actually liked which was surprising. 

Biggest tree ever.... I think I took about 20 pictures of it. I was amazed and awestruck! 

Just taking advantage of one of the amazing views of Alcatraz!

From here, we walked around the bay, looking at seals, the Golden Gate bridge and everything else the dock had to offer. We kept walking and I am pretty sure we ended up and the next pier because all of a sudden we were alone next to this really old trolley station looking thing. It had a gorgeous view of the city. It was sunset so everything was glowing and just beautiful. Very romantic! It was so quiet away from all the tourists and so pretty because it brought us lower and closer to the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. It was at this moment, sunset, city, bay and all that Kyle got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!!!!!!! It was absolutely AMAZING! I don't think I could have asked for anything more perfect. He did everything I dreamed of! The moment being romantic, asking my dad first, asking my best friend for advice, and my biggest dream of all... asking me on Christmas Eve. I still can't get over it all happening. I am engaged now! How weird is that?! A good weird though :) I feel a little bad though because I just kept saying "Are you serious!?" instead of just screaming YES! I of course said yes eventually but I was just caught off guard!

My beautiful most perfect ring. Sometimes I can't help stare at it!

 Our first picture as an engaged couple!!! This was Christmas day and I don't think I have to mention that we were extra happy this Christmas.

P.S. I have a new blog name and URL! Much better in my opinion.


So I am a little late with this link up but I really wanted to try something new and I loved this one! Not only that, but one of my resolutions (that I may have not posted) was that I need to STOP stressing when I get home from work. I get home and literally just worry about the next day or what needs to be done. It's got to stop and I really think that is why I have so many migraines... It is not healthy.

Skip forward to now... I love reading blogs, it's what I do on the weekends and when I am not worrying after work, I usually check to see if any of my favorites updated their blogs! So I figured if I start this whole link up thing, maybe it will be my stress reliever and maybe I will find some new friends and blogs to follow! I know my bff did and that is what I want too! So here we go:


 1. A new kitchen island that i am obsessed with!!!

2. A Mickey snuggie!!! I live in it because I am cold pretty much 24/7

3. A personalized Mickey watch! (See? I was already living in my snuggie.)

4. My first wedding snow globe to add to my collection.

5. New Coach sunglasses!!!

Of course, this is just a few things and I am thankful for EVERY SINGLE THING I got! I am so lucky to have such wonderful people and things in my life.  LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Day 2

I went out with Kyle today to try and hit with the clubs my brother gave me for my birthday. Bottom line: I stink.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A year in pictures


So I decided I AM going to try to take a picture a day! We will see how this pans out. I want to have at least one picture a day for a whole year and I will TRY to post it on here too... in fact I am going to download the Blogger app on my phone to try to make it easier for me to remember that I even have a blog!

I think I also got my bff on board, let's do this Kat!!! Monica, you should start again too! What day is better than today?

And so it begins; January 1, 2012

Does this even need a caption? I don't think so... the picture says it all.

Hope you all have a blessed, and amazing new year!