Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Humpday Confessions #4

Linking up with Kathy for her fabulously hilarious awesome link up. 

I finished Allegiant yesterday, and I am really mad about it. I haven't been this mad about a book since I finished the poor excuse that was the last sookie stackhouse book.

I love my husband, and he is an awesome teacher. But sometimes, I ask both rhetorical and real questions that could be answered in like five words, and he goes into a huge spiel cause he's so darn smart and I'm all like

I gained a few pounds. I want to blame it on the 'back at the gym' and muscles weigh more than fat but a) doesn't happen overnight, and b) It is most likely the family size packet of chips + dip or all the ice cream and leftover easter candy I have been consuming.

Speaking of food... if I go to a get together or party or whatever, I head straight to the food. And it better be good.

I love online shopping. It makes me so happy. But why does it take so long to arrive??  It makes me super irrationally angry and want to make crazy declarations - I'm never shopping at you again, Forever 21 - how dare you take over a week to get me my order?!

I may have mentioned Derby is this weekend! I'm so excited to party hard and act like we're 22 again.

As if. 7pm rolls around and I'm not in bed? Hell no.

I cannot stand when people eat with their mouth open. Or make any loud noises with their mouth. And when I tell people this? The first thing they do? IS EFFING PRETEND LIKE THEY ARE EATING WITH THEIR MOUTH OPEN. WTF is wrong with people? It is not funny, it is disgusting and you are a piece of trash and I hate you. Ok, maybe a little harsh. But seriously. Stop it. Now.

I realised this week I am probably the bitchiest person I know. And not the good kind of bitch.

It's Wednesday. Which means tomorrow is Thursday (bravo, me!) and Friday is a half day. Three cheers for living in KY!

Also, linking up with Liz
The Hump Day Blog Hop

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

April Showers Bring..

blah blah.

It's been raining for all of 2 days and I am over it! I don't see any flowers, Mr Showers.

I am just excited for it get warmer and warmer! Bring on the heat.

It might just be me, but I feel like florals are everywhere this year. Or maybe they always have been, and I'm a bit behind. Wouldn't be the first time.

I thought I would share a few of the items I'm crushing on right now...



Forever 21, why you gotta be so cute for? I despise going to an actual forever 21 store, but I might have to for some of these pieces..




What do you think, did I save the best for last?



Anyone else obsessed with floral? Or another trend? Do share.. I love new things :)

Monday, April 28, 2014

Summer Book Challenge: Preliminary List

I just discovered Megan over at Semi-Charmed Kinda Life and her awesome seasonal book challenges. Short notice, but I am so excited to participate! I love to read, but sometimes I can get lazy and won't read for months, or I'll forget a book I started because I got to into something else, like a TV show. But, I have recently gotten way back into reading, so I'm pumped to do this challenge.  It's also a great way to think outside your comfort reading zone.

This is for the Summer (May-August) book challenge, if you are interested. Here is my preliminary list of books I'm planning to read:

5 points: Freebie! Read any book that is at least 200 pages long.

TBD :)

10 points: Read a book that was written before you were born.

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen. 272 pages.

I know, everyone will be shocked to see this on the list. It is 100% a reread, in fact its like a rererererererererereread x bajillion. I don't think I have actually read it this year though, which is an abomination but there you go.

10 points: Finish reading a book you couldn't finish the first time around.

Persuasion - Jane Austen. 288 pages. 

I know, I'm a bad Austen fan. I think I tried to read this when I was younger and didn't understand the awesomeness that is Jane.

10 points: Read a book from the children’s section of the library or bookstore.

Matilda - Roald Dahl. 240 pages.

This is technically a re-read, but I haven't read it in... like 15 years. So, yeah.

15 points: Read a book that is on The New York Times' Best Sellers List when you begin reading it.

Orphan Train - Christina Baker Kline. 308 pages. Currently #1 on the paperback trade fiction list.

This seems to be a popular choice in this challenge, and it was also on my want to read list, so... yup.

15 points: Read a historical fiction book that does not take place in Europe.

The Light Between Oceans - M.L. Stedman. 352 pages.

I am actually going to read this book as part of Bon's Book Club and I'm pretty sure this will count as #20 for my 30 before 30 list. Boom. Not to mention, this was on my list of want to read list anyway.

Does this count? It's set in Australia (yay! home!) and it was under historical fiction on Amazon.. so...

15 points: Read a book another blogger has already read for the challenge.

TBD :)

20 points: Read a book with “son(s),” “daughter(s)” or “child(ren)” in the title.

The Snow Child - Eowyn Ivey. 416 pages.

I just have to note that a few people have picked The Memory Keeper's Daughter for this one, and I have to say - fabulous choice. I have read it, loved it and would love to read it again but am trying not to hit the re-read limit!  

20 points: Read a book that was/will be adapted to film in 2014.

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green. 318 pages.

Well, lookie here. Another book that was already on my want to read list. I'm liking this challenge. 

25 points: Read a book written by a blogger.

I have no idea.
Update: upon a fabulous suggestion, I decided on The Pioneer Woman's Black Heels to Tractor Wheels. Boom.

25 points: Read a biography, autobiography or memoir. 

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot. 400 pages.

30 points: Read a pair of books with antonyms in the titles.

The Paris Wife - Paula McLain and The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriarty. 352 and 417 pages, respectively.

Here's to a summer of reading!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Blogger Style Covet

Along with celebrities, duchesses and my friends, I get a lot of my inspiration from other bloggers. Meaning, I love to copy them as well.

I am seriously love love love loving this look from Amanda @ Meet at the Barre.

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The second I saw this outfit I left a crazed comment demanding she tell me where it was from immediately. Absolutely stunning, am I right? I won't be as gorgeous as her, but a girl can try. Unfortunately it was sold out - wahh. No matter, I shall find an appropriate copy cat.

It doesn't help that I am slightly in love with all things lace right now.

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I am loving number 2 below, but because it's F21 that probably means crazy short.

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I love love love number 3 below from H&M - I love the spaghetti straps and the detail at the bottom. I might have to swing by my local H&M to have a squiz.

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Ok, my favourites are probably #1 & #2 below. Worlds apart, but I love them both. I'm thinking something more like #1 because it's cute and casual and #2 might make me look like a Grandma. What do you think?

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That's a lotta lace.. Lacey lace. I'll be laced with lacey.

you know you sang it too.
So what do you think, did I find a suitable alternative? Obviously, Amanda's is perfect, but I think I satisfied my copy cat urge.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Mean Girls, Mean Girls..

How is this movie 10 years old? Wow, I feel old.

I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did.  Did you enjoy high school? It was easily the worst time of my life, I would never go back. Girls are bitches, and even I was a bitch to the ones who tried to be my friend and were actually nice. I was an idiot teenager.

Fetch totally happened.