Friday, October 22, 2010

I need a vacation. (Friday)

I have been dreaming about vacationing all day long. I honestly don't remember the last time I have craved a week off in some other part of the world. I even attempted to plan how to save money to afford such a trip. But, sadly, it is not in my near future. So, I resulted back to just dreaming. I even looked at pictures from my honeymoon so I could remember what my last vacation was like. All I want is to sit on a warm and sunny beach somewhere. Living in Washington sure makes me miss the beaches in California. One day I will get to go somewhere. Anywhere. I love to travel, yet have little time to do so. So for now, I will enjoy this picture from my honeymoon, (A year and a half ago) and dream of warm sand, sunshine, margaritas, and swim suits.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A day of rest (Wednesday)

Today, I had to make an official decision to rest. Sad, isn't it? That I have to force myself to take a bit of a break? I told myself, "It's OK to skip class. No one will know."

A day off for me involves time to clean, catch up on a bit of homework, and a coffee date with my honey. I also like to be domestic on my days off, and decided to whipped up some of these....

                                          Amazingly delicious caramel spice drops. They are awesome in coffee, and I bet           would be good in other hot drinks! I got the recipe from, (an awesome blog by the way) and they are super easy to make! I made about a hundred of them, (crazy, right?) and can't wait to give some away to family and friends.

Today is also a day I got to share with Ian. Well, if sharing means he plays video games while I cook and clean, then yes, we shared. We don't have many days off together, so it has been wonderful. I love being home during the day with him. I get lonely sometimes having the apartment to myself, I am pretty boring company.

The only bad part of my day, is the fact that I spent an awful lot of it doing this...

I literally despise Macroeconomics. I can usually learn a lot just by reading a textbook, but when I read my econ book I feel as if I have NO idea what is going on. It is all math and graphs and analytical thinking. But, I have a good grade in the class, so I should stop ranting. Still, there are so many things I'd rather be doing!  

Tonight I am going to step away from the computer, my homework, and just drink some tea and read. Because as important as being productive is, sanity is also quite necessary. 

Love and Caramel Spice Drops,

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Red. (Wednesday)

The past few years, I have had this odd obsession with red hair. Not only on myself, but I secretly wish I could color every client's hair a shade of red. I'm not even sure what it is, I just LOVE it! I always hope that it will magically start growing out of my head that color. A girl can dream, right? Every time I think "I am so tired of the red!" and I add more blonde, I miss it tremendously.

Red makes me feel a bit snazzy, and like I am dressed up even when I am not. Sure, I may turn every pillowcase a shade of pink, but it is SO worth it. I just feel like I am me again when I have red hair. Sounds so cheesy, right? But it is true. My favorite part about having bright hair is the looks from people. Sometimes good, and sometimes the "she looks crazy" kind. I once had this sweet old man ask me at the library if my hair was naturally this color. I secretly wanted to say yes, since he was very open to the fact that this truly could be my natural hair. But, I said no. :)

More blog posts to come!

P.S.I think I may actually update multiple times today. There are just a bunch of fun things to talk about!

Monday, October 4, 2010

October 4th (Monday)

Ok, so I had a lot of determination to post at least a few times a week on my blog, and sadly I have failed already. But with good reason! School started two weeks ago, and for some reason it has been really hard for me to find a balance between school, work, being a high school youth group leader etc... But this is a fresh start at posting a lot more frequently.

Today, this post is dedicated to a beautiful young lady...

This is my super cute little sister, Madison. Or, Maddie as most people call her. Today is her 14th birthday, and I cannot believe it! She is growing up to be such an amazing girl, and I love seeing her grow. I remember when she was born, I was nine (I think). I was SO thrilled to have a sister. Not that I don't love my brothers, but there is something about a sister that is just the best. She was born with amazing red Shirley Temple ringlets, which I am jealous of to this day. Hence why I always color my hair red. It's funny to see her grow up into a teenager. We sound almost identical when we speak, which cracks me up, and confuses my mother. We are just about the same height, and can wear the same shoes. Good thing she lives a few states away, or I  would steal all of them from her.

Things I love about her:

-She is a total goofball, and loves to laugh.

-She has such a kind heart, and always looks for the good in others.

-She is on the tennis team at her school, and is way more athletic than I could ever dream of being.

Anyways, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADISON. I love you, and hope that your 14th year of life is absolutely a good one.

                                                       (I told you she was a cute kid!)