Friday, November 15, 2013

Happy Birthday to My BestSisterFriend

Happy 22nd Birthday Ali, my bestsisterfriend! 
I would like to dedicate today's post to the birthday girl.
*Disclaimer: this post is mostly pictures with some random sentences thrown in. 
Ali is my best friend and like a sister to me. 
She's an amazing hair stylist, a crazy dog lady, and has worked hard to get to where she is today. 
She has lost over 60 pounds in the past 2 years and just started her own blog, so you should go say hello and wish her a happy birthday. 
Crazy dog lady...she took at least 20 pictures of him in that same position#notjudging
Here are just a few of the MANY reasons why she's my best friend and why I love her.
We've been through a lot together. Ali and I have known each other since elementary school, but we didn't get super close until sixth grade.
6th grade AWKWARD stage
I can tell her anything and I know she won't judge me. 
We seriously know everything about each other.
Peace signs & duck lips #classic 
2007 - junior year Christmas Dance
2009 - senior year spring break in Myrtle Beach 
We are so weird when we're's great. We even talk to each other in weird accents.
When we give each other a certain look we automatically know what the other person is thinking.
We laugh so hard over some of the most stupid things that most people probably wouldn't find funny.
We've spent the last 11 years celebrating our birthdays with each other and I wouldn't want it any other way. 
Here are a few gems from Ali's 16th birthday:
Obviously taking pictures with stuff at Walmart was the "cool" thing to do
#notreallythatcool #neverwillbe #butitwasfun
Ali and I just get each other! 
She's the mac to my cheese. 
My partner in crime.
We're two peas in a pod. 
My 21st
I'm so lucky to call her my best friend.
I wouldn't trade our friendship for anything. 
I can't wait to celebrate many more birthdays with her. 
Happy birthday again pretty lady! 
I can't wait to celebrate tonight. 
Miranda Lambert Concert

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. 
I know I will!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

So What Wednesday

Life After I Dew 

Today I'm linking up with Shannon for "So What Wednesday" 

So what if......

  • I enjoy all of the holiday decorations being up at work....they make me happy and get me in the holiday spirit. 
  • I ate a cranberry bliss bar was delicious.
  • I'm sort of obsessed with The Biggest Loser right now. I've only seen a few random episodes throughout the years. Over the weekend I watched the first four episodes of season 15 and I will be watching the fifth episode tonight. 
  • I check the website everyday to see if the price of this beauty has gone down. I want it in a very bad way. 
    Sole SB700 Light Commercial Spin Bike 
  • I burned my tongue so0000 bad this morning because I was impatient and drank my tea while it was still scalding hot, stupid silly me.
  • I have a love/hate relationship with my work schedule. I love getting out of work before 2:00 on most days, but getting up before 5:00 is horrible
  • I just want to fast forward to Friday. It's my roommate/best friend's birthday and we are having a girls night in at our house. I also have the whole weekend off from work...woohoo!

Happy Wednesday! We're halfway through the week :) 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Seven Years

Today marks seven years with my boyfriend, Aaron.
He is my everything. My best friend. 
I'm so lucky to have him in my life.
I will share our story sometime soon. 
I unfortunately didn't get to see him today because we live an hour away from each other. 
SCRATCH THAT ^^^^^ He just showed up at my house unannounced at 9 pm after working all day. 
I seriously wasn't expecting that at all.
I'm so excited!
Over the weekend we went out to dinner with another couple and we had a great time. 
We both had a couple of these AWESOME margaritas.
I was going to make this post longer, but since Aaron is here now I'm going to cut it short.
I'll leave you with a couple of pictures from our high school days together. 
I'll be back tomorrow with a post about the FIT4CHRISTMAS challenge and my goals for it. 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Throwback Thursday Halloween Edition

Happy Halloween folks!
I hope you all enjoyed at least one piece of candy today. 
The weather here today has been superrrrr blahhhh. 
This kind of weather is so depressing and makes me want to sleep all day. 
Tonight I went to my parent's house to hand out candy. 
I would say we had maybe 35 trick-or-treaters. 
I just handed out handfuls of candy to each of them because I was cold and ready to go inside.
Such lovely weather #gottalovemichigan
I had 1 snickers & 1 laffy taffy #selfcontrol
While I was at my parent's house I had every intention of finding old Halloween pictures.  
Well I looked in my room and couldn't find a single one. 
I didn't feel like searching through the endless sleeves of unmarked photos. 
I couldn't find any in albums so I said fugggg it.
Maybe next year I will spoil you guys with some Halloween gems from my childhood. 
Let me tell you I had the BIGGEST gap in my teeth. 
I was the epitome of awkward. 
Thank goodness for braces....I digress. 

So because I couldn't find any awkward photos from my childhood, I have some photos from my skinny days early college days (freshmen and sophomore year).
I will probably never show that much skin in a costume again how depressing

One last thing...
This afternoon at approximately 4:50 pm I turned in my final paper of the semester, meaning I'm DONE with my first semester of grad school.
I'm ready for a bit of a break from school. 
CHEERS to that and the fact that tomorrow is Friday even though I have to work on Saturday at 5:30am
#ilovewine #andhashtags

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

So What Wednesday...

Today I'm linking up with Shannon at Life After I Dew for So What Wednesday....
Life After I Dew
So what if.....

  • I plan on eating some candy's Halloween, so that makes it ok duhhh.
  • I'm really excited for new seasons of Vanderpump Rules and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. I love me some reality TV, especially on Bravo. 
  • I don't know how I'm going to resist cranberry bliss bars when we get them in at work.  They are seriously DELICIOUS. It's definitely going to take some serious willpower to not eat my weight in them everyday. 

  • I'm asking for a Bump Nest pregnancy pillow for Christmas, even though I AM NOT PREGNANT...just to make that clear. I always sleep with a pillow between my legs and I'm a total blanket hog because I like having something in my arms. I think the Bump Nest is the perfect solution, it looks sooo comfortable. I can't wait to take it to bed that's what she said
  • Source 
  • I spent a small fortune on groceries this week. I have a love/hate relationship with grocery shopping. I love shopping and getting yummy things, but I HATE how much it all costs I'm a broke bitch. 
  • Procrastination is my middle name. I swear, I really do work better under pressure. 
What are you saying "so what" to today? What is your favorite Halloween treat? 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Throwback Tuesday...

Today I'm throwing it back to the Lions vs. Bears football game I went to a month ago that I failed to blog about because I suck
It was a day filled with fun, alcohol, and family. Does it get any better than that? 
The group of us that went included my parents, my boyfriend, my cousin and her husband, and a couple of other friends. 
The game was at 1:00, but we obviously went early to tailgate. 
Here is what the day consisted of:

Breakfast of champions - a cinnamon roll & beer 

My boyfriend (Aaron) and me  
My mom - pardon the horrible wrinkles around my eyes  
Pretzel fun...I know, I'm so attractive. 

It rained for a little bit, but we didn't let it ruin our fun. We just huddled under a tent.
Walking to the field
Inside the stadium 
My cousin Emily & me. I seriously love her...we're the same person. 
This gem made it onto the big screen at the game. 

The Lions won 40-32. 
After the game, Aaron and I went back to my cousin's house and we watched This Is The End. 
I thought it was HILARIOUS, but I think you have to have a certain sense of humor to find it funny. 
I can see why some people who are not funny would think it was a weird movie. 
It was overall a great day and I was exhausted by the time we got home. 
The same group of us will be going to the Lions game on Thanksgiving. 
We've never gone to the Thanksgiving game before. 
It will be weird to not have Thanksgiving dinner like we usually do, but I'm sure the game will be TONS of fun.
What won't be so fun is working on Black Friday...womp womp. 

What do you normally do for Thanksgiving? Any special traditions

Monday, October 28, 2013

Cleanse Results

I finished the Advocare 10 day cleanse last week. 
I lost a total of 6.6 pounds. 
I enjoyed the cleanse, but got bored with my food easily. 
Next time I will plan better and cook more frequently to avoid boredom. 
I had coffee almost every day on the cleanse, I couldn't give it up, sorry I'm not sorry.
I slept like a rock during the cleanse. 
I will definitely be doing this cleanse again. 
I'm thinking at the beginning of January, after all of the holidays are over. 
The thing I missed the most during the cleanse was cheese. I LOVE CHEESE.
Here are some of the things I ate during the cleanse:
Watermelon,  2 eggs, & spinach 
Steel cut oats with natural peanut butter & sauteed apples with cinnamon 
Baked curly sweet potato fries  
Baked sweet potato fries with chili.. I REALLY missed cheese on these 
Pork with sauteed apples and cinnamon with roasted broccoli and asparagus 

My weekend was pretty boring.
I had class Saturday morning.
Saturday night my boyfriend and I went to dinner with another couple. 
You better believe that I indulged in some alcohol, breadsticks, and pasta. 
Sunday was spent studying and having dinner at my parent's house. 
This is my last week of class until January...I'm so ready for a break. 
All I have left to complete are a test and a paper and I will be done with my first semester of grad school. WOOHOO!

I hope everyone has a great week! 
Do you have any fun plans?