Wednesday, November 17, 2010


i love a good deal. i especially love a good deal when it involves some adorable suede pumps at a ri-dic-u-lous price!

I snagged these bad boys from DSW today for $14. yep, you heard me, originally $110 i paid only $14 bucks! take that fancy designer BCBG shoes! (not that I'm one to knock fancy designer shoes...i would be a bold faced liar if i said that, and i have the shoe closet to back it up....i just love a good deal!)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

new do

i have been putting off getting a much needed haircut for several months now....but today is the day. i'm thinking about a change. nothing too drastic (partly because i don't have enough hair to do something drastic, and partly because i can never make up my mind), but something just a little different. i've really wanted to get full on bangs for a while, a la katie holmes, but i can never convince myself that i can pull them off. 

but, i'm going for it today. 

wish me luck!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

saving time

yay for daylight savings time! yay for an extra hour of sleep (however restless it may have been with a certain fur ball laying on my face)! in the theme of time this morning, just thought i'd share a few of my favorite clocks from around the web...enjoy!

via etsy
je t'aime le paris!

via pavel sidorenko
perfect for oregon

via etsy
i'd like to think this would help me stay on track...but I would probably just end up doodling all over it!

thankful for: grandparents

my grandparents are amazing people. period. end of story. they are sort of like the rock that keeps me going sometimes. they have always been there for me to support me however i may need it, whether it be motivation to get through a tough time, free meals, or being my co-signer to make really big important purchases (like a brand new car!) possible. i love them to pieces, and today, they are what i'm thankful for.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

thankful for: things that keep me going

I didn't get a chance to post yesterday, so this will be a two-for-thursday post. Yesterday was kind of a rough day for me. First day coming off of night shift, and while I made it through the whole shift (3am is a crazy time to be awake), the next morning was rougher than I expected. I wasn't really planning on the whole sleep pattern thing, I just assumed I would sleep until my alarm! Oh, how I was wrong. My body, which I'm sure had good intentions, thought that I needed to wake up at 6 still....and 7, and 8:30, and 9, until finally I gave up at 10:30 and just got up. and then had to take a nap after my shower. and another one right before I left at 1. I made it (almost) all the way through my shift at work, but only through the miracle of caffeine. yesterday, I was very thankful for caffeine, in the multiple forms that I love it in...

beautiful coffee

and delicious diet pepsi.

I don't know what I would do without these guys on days when I don't get enough sleep....which brings me to what I'm thankful for today.


Leaving work just two hours early last night made a world of difference in how I feel today. I slept almost until my alarm (I only woke up twice before--improvement!) I feel much more rested, and ready for work...that is, after I have my coffee.

and that is what i'm thankful for.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

thankful for:

I have to work on thanksgiving this year, and its really been bumming me out. no turkey, no mashed potatoes, no stuffing (my absolute favorite part), no sweet potatoes, no pie. I'd be willing to bet that if you've talked to me for more than fifteen minutes in the past few days, I've brought up my no thanksgiving at least once--like I said, I've been a bit down. but hopefully that will all stop today.

today is my first day on night shift at my job. I'm a little scared, sad for the things I'll miss out on during the week (like climbing, my favorite shows, making dinner.......ok, this is supposed to be positive!), and probably more than a little nervous. but as I'm getting ready for work today, it crosses my mind that I should be happy I have a job in the first place, regardless of the hours. 

I've realized that I have a lot to be thankful for, and even though I won't get to gorge myself on way too many carbs to show my appreciation for them, there's no reason why I can't still celebrate. so, in an attempt to become more positive (a huge feat, some would say), I'm going to reflect on something I'm thankful for each day this month. 

today I'm thankful to have a job. one that will allow me to create some financial stability for myself, to hopefully work towards more goals in the future. that is what I'm thankful for.