Weekend Update {6}

I hate this Monday more than most Mondays. Because today is the day . . . I begin allergy shots. Dun. dun. dun. So not excited. But since this happened when I got my scratch test:
Then I had the worst allergy season ever this past spring, I’d say it’s about time to bite the bullet and take the pain.
But on to the Weekend Update!!
Friday, I babysat for a family of 6 kids (all under 9) for a couple of hours. Perk: they are the sweetest kids ever, plus: infant. I. WANT. ONE.

On my way back from a certain coffee establishment Starbucks where I did homework Friday evening, we passed cute old people picketing Obamacare. Can’t say I blame them. Look at how cute that man is!!!

We were going to go swimming, but it was way too cold (like 75°) by the time we got back from studies. Totally thought this was a real snake and said some things out of fright. But it was fake. How. Creepy.  

Saturday was church directory picture day. Hashtag Selfie cause I was told it was the Insta-Law. 

You can see we were obviously so excited for these pictures. 

Buuuut a coffee shop dinner with the fam (minus Dad, cause he was off delivering a baby *sad face*) and I can’t complain about that. Also, I may or may not have got another frappe this weekend. Not complaining. 

Sunday did not equal Fun Day. It was study for exam day. But the cookies and the coffee helped. Until I realized during my run that all I had drank today was Dr. Pepper and Coffee and the only water I had was 9 hours before . . . talk about dehydrated.

And this is why I don’t pretend to be a fashion blogger. Cause sometimes I make horrible outfit choices but I don’t even care. And no, that is not my boyfriend’s flannel. A) Because I don’t have one. Nor do I want one. B) Because I bought that ish from the thrift shop. Thanks, Macklemore. 
Hope your Monday goes better than mine! I’m fully prepared for weeping and gnashing of teeth. P.S. Why don’t I have anyone to hold my hand during shots anymore? ? ? 


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My Best Friend {5 Minute Fridays}

I just really have a lot on my mind today. Thus is life. 

I was standing in front of my mirror wondering why life happens the way it does sometimes. Am I ugly today or am I pretty today? That whole inner dialogue. Then I go to check my phone to see if my sister texted me back yet (she didn’t. . . she hasn’t. Because she’s probably a good student who doesn’t text during school)  and I have a text message from someone saying “good morning beautiful.” And of course that made my heart sing. It’s funny how on those days you are feeling blue and you need a pick-me-up that God sends someone your way just to make you smile. That’s been happening a lot to me lately. God has been using incredible people in my life to pick me up when I am down. He pours out His love to me through friends and family.

Then I ignore Him. Like what the heck is wrong with me? My life is so busy. I wake up in the mornings, take a shower, get ready for the day while watching Boy Meets World (yep. Still do that. Since my younger years.) Then I go to class, straighten my room, blog, eat lunch, class, homework, more coffee, dinner, more class, meetings, homework, movies with my suitemates. By the end of the day I climb into bed, cell phone in hand with texting thumbs typing away and I haven’t given much thought to my Best Friend.

Honestly, I kind of hide from Him when I know that there is stuff in my life that shouldn’t be there. Like anger. I am angry. A lot. About stuff that doesn’t even matter anymore. Yet I still hold onto that anger and it is ruining me. 

This morning I actually made time after my first class to do my devotions. I learned that I need to be dependent on Him. That has literally been the theme of my life since the middle of May. I need to trust God and become dependent on Him. I would like to say I am trying so hard, but I am so darn independent. 

So here is my confession: I have been ignoring my Best Friend because I am scared of what He is going to say to me or make me do. I have been ignoring my Best Friend because I have been holding onto so much. But I am miserable and I am tired, and I am ready to just throw it off and get spiritually hugged by my Best Friend. 


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Friends {Thankful Thursdays}

School is starting to pick up, and the papers and assignments are starting to flood in. With that: the stress. 


I have much to be thankful for. Especially friends. I am so incredibly blessed with a great group of friends and support system! 

They bring your coffee to your classes when you leave it in your dorm

They give you hugs and donuts when you’ve had a bad day

They allow you to rant and build you back up again

Coffee dates

Movie dates

Dinner dates

Skype dates for when they’re far away

Not to brag or anything, but I have the greatest friends and I love them so much!


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Girl Talk – Fellas, this isn’t for you. Just click away.

There comes a time in a girl’s life month when she gets to do whatever she wants and get away with it. Within reason, of course. You can’t actually murder the person in front of you who is flirting with the Starbucks employee while you wait patiently, okay, impatiently to place your order for your “Venti Mocha Frappuccino with soy and one shot dark and one shot light and could you please put in an extra shot of an espresso cause I’d like to see how fast my heart can race tonight” even though you’d love to really strangle this guy’s neck because does he not know that you are a woman on a mission here and you need your bloody coffee and you need it now!?

I’d like to think that at this time, calories don’t count. My Fitbit activity/calorie counter app probably thinks I’m dying or starving myself because I simply refuse to log in days where I have eaten nothing healthy (almost every day) or I refuse to log in the majority of what I ate.

Let’s see. . . today I consumed . . .



Mocha Coffee

Mocha Frappuccino

Chips & Queso




Dr. Pepper

Potato Chips



More M&Ms

Rice Chex


Chicken Nuggets

And just throw on some bacon. The whole thing of bacon, please.

Basically, obesity in a store list.

Then you need to alternate between ice packs and heating pads, crying and screaming, and making sure you stay out of sight of the public eye because so help me, if I run into ______ one more time I’ll probably bite their head off and we need to be friends because _______ is actually a really nice person. 

So then you’re just all like



and you just have to let people know 
Happy Hump Day, Ladies
And fellas, if you by chance were to read this? Making your lady a “Period Mix Tape” and bringing her cupcakes may make her laugh and love you even more . . . or it might make her slap you in the face. You never know. 


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Weekend Update {Tuesday Edition!}

You know how Labor Day Weekend is great, because it’s a long weekend? Yeah I don’t. But no complaints! But, because it was a “long weekend,” here’s a long loverly photo dump for your Tuesday. 
Friday night . . . I went to the One Direction concert. To see my thoughts on the whole movie, see here and scroll down for a hot minute. All in all, it was an adorable film/documentary/whatever you want to call it. Maybe I’ll do a post about it. Probably I’ll do a post about it. Probably tomorrow. 

The exiting thing about going home two weekends in a row per your mother’s request? She buys you groceries. Hellooo five extra cans of tuna. Except I couldn’t find the tuna for the life of me! Evidently I don’t know my way around my own hometown grocery store. How’s that for pathetic. 
The other exciting part about going home? Visiting with grandparents all day Saturday and seeing this cutie at her first game of the season. My baby sister is a flyer, and she makes my heart so proud! She is the most beautiful and best cheerleader out there. So much spunk and pep and energy!!
Sunday was do homework and coffee day. I tried to go for the lounging hipster. 
Call me a nerd, but I love what I study!

We also made a delish spaghetti dinner at the house my bestie is house sitting at. Hello, fellas. We can bake.

We didn’t get Labor Day off, but before I could complain, I was reminded that we get the Monday off after Thanksgiving. So whatevs. I only have two classes on Mondays, so I didn’t care that much. I got up to 4 miles on Monday without my knee hurting! WIN! My knee hurt the rest of the day, though. CURSE YOU IT BAND. 

Also, let’s talk about Mondays outfit. Totally bought this new blue cardigan for $20 at Target yesterday! It was practically a steal! I feel like my Labor Day outfit was the perfect cross between summer and fall. 

I also got coffee three times this Labor Day weekend. I ain’t even mad. Hit up my Pumpkin Spice Frap only to realize that the spice gave me a headache and nausea.. which I already knew that, but I was hoping I would be wrong. 


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