Jun 6, 2013

almost normal.

Hi friendlies! I feel like I am sloooowly getting my life slightly more organized and used to this new schedule I've got, so hopefully I can get back to posting more regularly soon. Right now, by the time I get home, cook dinner and get my lunch and clothes ready for bed, it's lights out. And not to mention, I have required reading after work that is sooo fun. **insert eye roll here...** 

Anyways, here's a quick recap of my life over the past few weeks!

The baby brother graduated from high school!
B came to visit for graduation.
My present to myself for starting my new job.
Another benefit of working in the country...a nice drive!
Part of the scenic drive to work.
Little bro was in the newspaper!
Got to meet this little cutie!
The littlest baby bunny ever in our back yard!

May 24, 2013

Never have I ever...

...had a big girl, Monday through Friday, 8-5 job before now. But I have almost completed my first week of being in the big girl world!

And DAAAYYYYUUUMMM, ya girl is tired.

Seiously, I love my new job. There are so many things that make it awesome, and I think it's only going to get better. I am going through a three month training process right now, and each week or so I am getting a little more responsibility put on me. But from the word go, I have been slammed. I mean non-stop. I never in a million years thought 8-5 would go by so fast! I can't imagine how busy and hectic things are going to be when I am fully responsible for everything.

But right now, my brain is pretty much mush. I have information overload. And I can't possibly imagine how long it is going to take me to get used to this schedule. Going from a bartending job and retail-type schedule before...this is a complete 180 for me, and my body is slow to adjust!

Oh, but wait. The girl training me, who held this position before...? Well, I found out yesterday she is getting married in two weeks, and will then be on her honeymoon for a week. FREAK OUT TIME.

In two weeks, I have to be (sort of) able to do everything by myself and that has me over here hyperventilating just a wee bit.

Anyways, I know the other lovely people I work with will be there to help me if I need it, and I will make it. I am just so thankful for this job, and how perfect it is.

I promise to get back on the blogging train after I get through this first work week, my little baby brother graduating from high school TONIGHT, and this awesome three day weekend!

Thanks for all the positive thoughts and prayers y'all sent my way during interviews, the waiting process and this first week!! :)

May 20, 2013

Weekend Shenanigans...and day 1 of my new job!

I'm writing this post tonight like a good little blogger because I know I won't be able to do it tomorrow morning.


Because it's my first day at my new job!!

I am finally getting excited and nervous, and I should seriously be asleep right now because 5:30am is going to come so early.

So, while you're looking at all these pics from my weekend shenanigans, send some good thoughts my way that this first day is going well!!

one. attempted to tint some mason jars...not too sure about the outcome, so I think I will be trying it again.

two. ella has grown so much since we saw her about 2 weeks ago :(

three. tinted jar chandelier at breakfast friday morning...love!

four. b was still adjusting to the jet lag, and woke up at 5am friday, the day after getting back from europe. how does he make it up to me? by taking me to get possibly the best breakfast in athens (at 7am...)

five. lots and lots of mama's boy coffee was required after getting up so early.

six. baby ella bella learning new tricks.

seven. spent a little time on the lake friday and saturday...while the weather cooperated.

eight. ella is working on her modeling portfolio.

nine. seriously though, how perfect is she?!

How was your weekend?!

May 14, 2013

Making changes?

I have been thinking a lot about changing things around here. 

And by things, I mostly mean my name--my blog name, not my actual name.

I know this blog is pretty new to be making changes like that, but I don't think the name fits me, or where my life is headed right now, and I don't like that. I want something I can relate to a little more, and that's a truer depiction of what's going on over here on this little bloggy.

When I started with this name, it fit well because I was still a college graduate, working as a bartender in Atlanta. I had every intention of finding a job somewhere in Atlanta, and eventually moving closer in to the city. I have always assumed, ever since I graduated, that I would wind up in the city...maybe not this city, but a city all the same.

But I was wrong. My job is nowhere near the city. It's actually probably further away than I am now. It's on a farm. No, I'm not a farm hand. 

The founder of the company I now work for loves animals, especially horses. When she quit working for a large PR firm in the city and opened her own company, she thought she would finally be able to have a farm with horses. But not if she was still going to be working daily in Atlanta. So how did she solve this problem? She took the money she would have spent to buy office space in the city and she bought acreage about 20 miles northwest of Atlanta. She has horses, goats, donkey, dogs...all kinds of animals. And she also has an office space there, too. So she has the best of both worlds for her.

And I can't complain. Yes, it's still a long drive for me...about an hour. But it's a peaceful, scenic drive. And I'm actually moving the whole time I'm driving out there. I don't mind the drive quite so much when it doesn't involve sitting in interstate traffic! And I do plan on moving somewhere closer to the interstate, so the drive won't be quite so long. I just haven't quite figured out exactly where yet...

So with all this being said, I just feel like I should change my blog name. When I think of the name, some of the things I would expect to see when coming to this blog would be...

-someone in their early 20's who has just graduated
-someone who actually lives/works in a city
-stories of city living and adventures

I feel like these statements don't really apply to my life like I thought they would. I am 25 now, and I've been out of college for two years. I don't live or work in a city. And I very rarely ever go out and have fun adventures in the city. My fun adventures still happen in Athens--not in Atlanta. 

So now I have to begin the task of finding a new name. If anyone has any suggestions, or where/how to find inspiration, I would love to hear it! This is definitely NOT one of my strong points. 

Let the brainstorming begin!

May 13, 2013

Weekend Shenanigans: Mother's Day Edition

This weekend was pretty boring, which seems to be a trend for me right now. B is still in Europe, so I stayed home all weekend, spent lots of time with my family, and continued recovering from this strange virus/bug/sickness thing I've had. I also worked my last weekend ever (I hope!).

Friday - Mom usually works from home on Fridays, so we got to hang out, then we went shopping and ran errands for most of the evening.

Saturday - I worked promos, then met Mom for a mother/daughter Mother's Day dinner at church.

Sunday - Sunday morning we went to church, then we worked in the yard all. day. long. My little brother graduates from high school next week, and we're having a low-country boil and pool party next Saturday to celebrate. My parent's have spent the last several weekends getting the yard, pool and house ready for the party, and just for summertime in general.

Collage I made for my mom on Sunday.

1. Peony and rose bouquet from all of my Mom's pretty plants. She has a green thumb, I have a black one. That's one trait of hers I really do wish I'd gotten...

2. The pool quickly turning blue after loads of chlorine. It was greeeeeen just two days ago!!

3. My step-dad putting the gazebo together as I gave him directions...that was an interesting experience. (He doesn't take direction well...ha.)

4. Lots of pretty planters my mom and I worked on. Our house and yard is covered in plants everywhere. I tried to do the same thing when I was in college, but I killed everything. Oops.

After working in the yard all day, my step-dad grilled ribs and veggies and we had a nice Mother's Day dinner...then we all passed out. 

We are a super exciting, crazy family y'all.

May 10, 2013


Y'all, I have a confession.

I am not celeb-crazed.

I don't follow them much, I don't have favorites (or most hated), I can't put a lot of their names together with their faces.

I'm weird, I know.

I feel like being super up-to-date on all things celebrity is pretty much a necessary requirement for being a good blogger. And I never realized till recently how bad I was at this.

The ugly realization occurred a few weekends ago when we got on the topic of my friend's 'top 5.' She whips out her phone and proceeds to show me her Pinterest boards for each of her top 5 celebrity crushes. Then she asks who my top 5 were... You should have seen her face when I said I don't have a top 5. Or a top 1. Or none...

Now for all of you who are celeb-lovers, thank you. I promise I read your blogs and follow you on Twitter and you teach me things. I mean, the little bit of celeb news I do know, it's because of you. So I'm not completely celeb-ignorant.

I mean, the tweet from Robin Williams comparing Mrs. Doubtfire to Kim K. at the Met Ball? AMAZING. And the updates on each time Miley or Amanda does something a little crazier than before? Thank you.

These things make my day, and y'all pretty much narrow it down for me so that I only know the really good stuff worth actually knowing.

I'm going to work on my celeb knowledge and see what I can do. I guess I should probably start watching reality tv more...

....just kidding, that's probably not going to happen!

But ya know what is going to happen? I'm going to link up with Whitney again. Because it's Friday. Which means we should all be ready to #backthatazzup.

May 9, 2013


Holy sickness.

I have felt like a totally different person lately. aka miserable.

I feel like I need to do a week recap so far, because I haven't shown my face around these parts since Saturday. Saturday! Oops. Although there's not much to say since I've spent most of the week so far in bed...

So, here we go. Monday I had to say goodbye to sweet little Ella baby after spending less than a day with her. Then I had to take B to the airport and say goodbye to him, too. So sad.

How cute are my babies?!
 And yes, I have been a little crybaby since then. I miss just being able to talk to him whenever I want. No text messages are allowed, and I just have to wait until it's convenient for him to call me. I have no clue how all these amazing women deal with their significant others being in the military and not having normal communication with them. I really do not think I could do that. It takes an insanely strong individual and my heart and admiration goes out to each and every one of you!

Tuesday was all normal and boring...until I got a migraine. Cue bedtime at 4pm. And then this migraine just turned right into some lovely little stomach flu/virus/bug thing that just doesn't want to go away. Wednesday, I thought my life was over. (Yes, I'm being overly dramatic, I know...)

But I was mis. And I'm still not completely back to normal. But at least I have enough energy to get out of bed and make it to the couch. Baby steps, y'all, baby steps.

Anyways, enough whining. I have to work my last Saturday doing promos ever this weekend and I am soo excited. After this weekend, I have a week off of work, B comes home Thursday, and then next Monday is the big day..I start life in the real world!