Dec 29, 2012

Back from being M.I.A.

Ok so what the heck am I going to write about
HmMmm...well lets see
I guess we can start with what I've been up to
Well work, work, no work, modeling and new job searching
Oh yes and an occasional date
For the first time ever
Yours truly is
actually getting to know someone
Instead of moving in with them first
LOL
But seriously I'm going with the less cray route
I did a really fun photo-shoot a few days ago
I worked with an awesome photographer Jen
I had a great time at the shoot
 it was a very Rock and Roll atmosphere
can't wait to show ya'll the shots
Jen was awesome, and I recommend her to anyone looking
for some beautiful pictures in the Sarasota area
Find her here
In other news
The job search is going good
Interview on Wednesday for an admin. position
and I have a few more prospects
So that's good
Family was down for Christmas
My mom left today to go back to N.C.
While she was here she bought me this
 
 
A Green Opal Gem
It is beneficial for cleansing and rejuvenating.
 Promotes emotional recovery. Aides in relationships.
Stone of inspiration, enhances imagination and creativity.
 
So heck to the ya on that
I'm pretty superstitious so I like things like that
 
My purple hair is holding up well
So yay for minimum fading
 
Alright ya'll hope everyone has a great weekend!
 
Date tonight wish me lots of fun...

Cute babies

Alright ya'll I know, I know I have been a terrible blogger
  like really M.I.A. lately
I had family in town,
 and have been crazy busy
But I'll be back tomorrow
For today here is just something cute

 BABY ANIMALS!!!  I want them all





Dec 9, 2012

Not your mama's chicken salad





Ok ya'll this stuff is good
Like REALLY good

What you need:
2 cans of canned chicken
1 pouch of chile powder
Chipolte Ranch (Walmart)
1 can of Red beans 
1 can of black beans
Spring leaf lettuce (Or whatever you prefer)

It is delicious 
The only thing you need to do is  sauté  the chicken 
Just pour a little bit of chile powder on the chicken (as much as you like) with a little bit of olive oil
Then mix and heat the beans

Put it all together and "WA-lah"

Dec 8, 2012

Help me name my car...

Ok soOooo...
I was just on Mapquest 
looking to see how far Sarasota is...
when it said 
Est. fuel cost 
I thought hmmMm...Good idea Mapquest !!!
Don't mind if I do...
find out precisely 
how much it will cost me
to get there
you little genius you...
Then it has you enter
City/Hwy mileage
AND THEN 
has you
"Name your car"
Well I have to be original right?
I mean how lame would it be to simply put
"My car"
like the example told you to do 
No, no Mapquest 
I drive a Fiat

I must come up with a fantastic name for it
Here is what I was thinking:
Dorey 
(Like the cute little fish from Nemo)
Bella
(Because it's super cute)
Charlie 
(Because Charlie Sheen is on the commercial duhhh)

And here's what my friend D* was thinking
oh and dare I say friend?
Yes your's truly is finally making some...

Chuck
 (as in Norris)
Sabrina 
(Just because)

Ok guys what are ya'll thinking??




Dec 6, 2012

Florida

My new home


Isn't so bad
 let me start off by saying
 these pics were taken less than five minutes from the house 
It's definitely beautiful here 
...and it helps to take the edge off missing everyone back home
 I have made a few friends at work 
or at least
I kinda, sorta 
talk to people
which is impressive for me

Umm..only current bad?
The house is small, now that I'm here
But we will be upgrading soon, and I will have more space
thank gah 
ohhh and we have a Charlie brown christmas tree


This looks similar for sure

Hope everyones having a great week...

Anyone else glad tomorrow is Friday?





Dec 2, 2012

Iced coffee goodness...





I just love cute insulated cups and iced coffee, yum
International Delight is delicious if you haven't tried it 
I strongly recommend it 
It's only about $3.98 at most grocery stores
which I think is very reasonable 
I use to stop at McDonalds every morning before work and get a large
Iced coffee which was I believe $2.08 (with tax)
Which means I was spending a whopping $41.60
on just my "iced" coffee a month
Umm..
and then there was what I got on my break
The Cookies and Cream chiller from Gloria Jeans
and dang did that one break the bank
About $5.00 a day
Whew, that's kinda ridiculous
come to think of it

So monthly I was spending...

McDonalds Iced Coffee $41.60+ Gloria Jeans Cookie Chiller $80.00

And the grand total is

$121.60 a month

After searching the web for a similar recipe to my
beloved "chiller"
I found this one via foodfamilyfinds.com
It sounds great
"Click" the pic to take you straight to the recipe


(Recipe using the International Coffee Delight)

Even if I buy a carton of the International Delight a week
I'm still saving over $100 a month 
I'm thinking that's a success



Dec 1, 2012

Going back to the basics: How to make friends


I never thought I would be writing a post on 
how to make friends
although I do obviously have friends in N.C. 
I moved here knowing absolutely no-one here 
in Florida except my aunt/uncle
I never thought I would be googling 
"how to make friends"
but dang if you just moved to a city 
and your not enrolled in school yet 
it can be kinda hard to just start talking to someone
and make them your friend
Come to think of it 
All my friends from back home are people
I have known most of my life
 I'm from a small town, 
we grow up together, 
we know each other,
that's just how it is 
Here it's a BIG place
and I don't know how the
heck to meet people 
but I do know I miss my best friend

Any suggestions?

Nov 26, 2012

The big move


Alrighty ya'll
So I moved to Florida like two days ago

Florida

and today 
I got a job
woo-hoo
that was quick and much needed
so thank-god for that!
What else have I done?
Umm..
I got my YMCA membership card today
Got my oil changed at the Fiat Dealership
(Very thankful I got a Fiat, their lounges are awesome while you wait)
After my interview I went by Clearwater beach 
seeing that it was right there
Stared at the water, remembered I have a crappy camera for
a few more weeks and then left
Not very much excitement
YET

There is this little bar by the house, might check it out soon...looks kinda cute



I visited the local college and plan on registering for classes soon!


It's downtown, St. Petersburg College 


Love the location
and love the look

Anyone from Florida?! Feel free to name some places to go!

Nov 24, 2012

Text Cutie the app

So this is what I posted on facebook earlier



I found this adorable app. TextCutie 
(Cute text for instagram) 
that is it's original purpose
but I also thought 
 what a fun and different way to post Facebook status's
love it
Well I am super tired, just wanted to take a minute to share that
post more tommorow
on my big move to the Tampa Bay area




Nov 21, 2012

Black Friday Special



First off to all the newbies...
Welcome to my  blog world



Ok ya'll one of my fave days of the years
(normally)
is 
Black Friday
I love shopping
But this year, I will not be attending the insanely packed stores
and long lines
Because I am currently UN-employed
But that doesn't mean 
I can't help ya'll on your quest!

First up?

Kohl's

Kohl's Black Friday Prices Online Tonight At Midnight 

 Online sales begin tonight at 12:01 AM CST
There is a Promo Code you can use at checkout to save an additional 15%.
To qualify, enter Kohl's promo code BLACKFRI at the checkout process.

Hottest Items on Sale:
Next up...

Payless


50 % off all boots and slippers 
 Bonus Savings coupon in the ad, good for an additional $10 off your purchase of $50 or more that's good online or in-store.

Some good buys:

 Lower East Side Boots for $17.49 (reg. $34.99)
Dexflex by Dexter Boots for $29.99 (reg. $59.99)
Women's Slippers from $9.99-$13.49 (reg. $19.99-26.99)
Men's Slippers from $9.99-$12.49 (reg. $19.99-$24.99)

Up next... 

Walmart

The Walmart Black Friday 2012 Ad is Here!

 his is the Black Friday Ad everyone has been waiting for and its front page deals show that it is worth the wait!

With 45 pages of deals, divided into three events, starting in successive times, they start the shopping bonanza right after Thanksgiving dinner.

Event 1 starts on November 22 at 8 pm, the Family specials.
Specials on toys, DVDs, bikes so that the family and kids all have something special at great prices at a reasonable hour.


Event 2 kicks off at 10 pm on Nov 22 and is for the gadget die-hards.
one hour in-stock in-store guarantee of these three amazing specials from 10pm to 11 pm Nov 22 only:

iPad 2 with 16GB & Wi-Fi for $399 plus a $75 Walmart gift card
In-store only special Emerson 32 inch TV for only $148
$38 LG Blu-ray player
Event 3 starts at 5 am on Black Friday November 23 with more deals on TVs, clothes, jewelry

Up next:

Forever 21




For a limited time, shoppers can take 30% off select sweaters priced $24.80 and up
Items on sale for $15 include Forever 21 puffy vests regularly $42, now $15. Forever 21 ribbed scoop neck tanks are now $4.80 each or two for $8. Long sleeve V-neck tops are now $6.80 or two for $12, and essential Capri or ankle length leggings are $5.80 or two for $10. Hooded fleece jackets ate $7 and essential knot leggings are $5.80 or two for $10.
Pencil skirts start at $19.80, active wear starts at $9.80 and the rhinestone renegade jewelry collection begins at $4.80.

Last but not least...

Target


I think Target has probably the biggest range of awesome deals!
Visit there website
here
to see all the pages of the Black Friday Ad







Sources:
http://blackfriday.com/stores
http://blackfridaymagazine.com

Nov 17, 2012

So I'm single

Anyone else ever like 
always have a boyfriend?
Ya, that's me
Always in a relationship!
Ummm....
Except for right now...
Hmmmm...
Not sure what is up with that
and here's what I'm thinking


Thing is, I have to make myself happy before I jump into another
relationship, no matter how much I want too
Anyone else find this extremely hard to do?
For some reason it is almost impossible for me...
I'm always looking for happiness in a guy!
Is that cra?
Opinions welcome.

Anyway's 
I have some news
I'm moving!
To...


Tampa, Florida
Well really I'm going to be closer to Clearwater
Home of....
Umm....
Hooters?
No really!
Hooters originated in Clearwater, fun fact!

Thanks for reading ya'll, hope everyones having a great weekend!
















Nov 16, 2012

Tattoo Love

First off to all the newbies...
Welcome to my  blog world

.... and thank-you for being here....

Ok ya'll this post is all about some tattoo love!
I F*ing love ink, like 100% LOVE it
Everyone in my fam keeps saying "Ash"/"Scooby"
Fun fact
(My dad calls me Scooby, Scoobs or Scoob)
WE love Scooby Doo
Anyways my fam keeps asking....
" What do you want for X'mas?"
and I say "Ughh Idk leave me alone"
No really that's what I've been saying
I couldn't think of anything until I realized
HOLY F****
Why have you never thought of this before?
Hellooooo you have mad ink....
and want lot's more
So duh
Ask for tattoo gift certificates
"Frikkin genius"
So that's what I'm doing
Now I have to get prepared!
So what am I going to get?
Well...
Here's a start
This one for sure,
but where??? Hmmm...undecided

Next up


The bows, ANYONE that knows me knows that I'm a
die hard Hello-Kitty fan so I love bows I use to put bright pink ones in my hair
LOL
Now I have slightly outgrown that, but i have not outgrown my love of bows
and these are "Perfect" for me

And next...


The garter and the gun
Just love it
I have heard alot of opinions on this one
thing is you should always






Nov 9, 2012

Truth




Alright ya'll I'm back
No really
For real this time 
Like permanately
All the time, blogger
First I want to say thanks so much for sticking around to all my followers
Also I hit 26,000 views while I was away, which is just awesome!

Thank you to absolutely everyone that has came across, and read my little blog.
Thank you for following through my marriage, divorce, and new start
I deleted pretty much everything on here that was tied to my past
NO MORE of that, this is my life and my blog 
My story
Last time I wrote I believe I was telling ya'll 
I moved away, was starting over 
blah, blah, blah 
Well truth is, I went to Florida because I was expecting
Yep, yours truly was prego
Unfortunately I lost the baby
To be honest, I was devastated 
I wanted to be a mom so bad, but I guess it wasn't the time
I started to get homesick and I started to miss my ex
I wanted to come home
And I did 
I risked alot by coming back, and now I risk losing just about everything I have 
because I took a chance
And now, it's over
Regret?? No, not really 
In the past, I always wandered 
What if that relationship would've worked?
What if I would have given it everything I have?
This time I know, I gave it all I had, I took a risk
But sometimes, it just doesn't work
Even though I might lose things, I also learned things
Like, how to spend all day alone and not go crazy
New laundry tactics
Patience
 What a quarter scale car is
How to scrape tires :)
To speak up
To make my own decisions
I also met a pretty awesome recipe fairy C* 
(You can make anything using canned chicken)
Seriously!
All of those things, he taught me 
I'm done looking at things as a waste of time
I learned things from our relationship
That's what is important right?
But in the future I will definitely have certain things I'm looking for that are 
100% required and are UN-uncompromisable
Because I deserve it!

Stick around ya'll
Those canned chicken recipes are coming soon...who know's maybe C* will guest post

XOXO

Sep 27, 2012

Easy and Creamy White Chicken Enchiladas

Alright ya'll here's an awesome recipe I found via Pinterest 
Can't wait to make it this weekend!

 


Sep 18, 2012

A new beginning

Alright ya'll I just want to start off by saying how much I have missed the bloggy world! 
I am so glad to be back.
 I noticed I lost 0 followers while I was M.I.A.
which is 100% awesome
I know alot of reader's have been here through all the wedding pics and the first break-up...
and it has been an awesome "blogger" journey for me
Like everyone else I started with 0 follower's
and now I have over 200 even with the hiatus and over 24,000 views
Thank-ya'll so much for sticking around!
 I haven't written in a while and have not announced some pretty big news.
 Me and my husband are done, signed the last of the divorce papers type "done." 
BUT
I am happy
 Sometimes it just doesn't work, and for us it didn't.
I struggled with what to do with my blog, but I decided I have put way too much time and love this community too much to walk away. 
I have left North Carolina
I am thrilled to get a fresh start in a new place, with new people, and new opportunities 
I look forward to updating ya'll with all the excitement yet to come!


New Hair-color

New start 

Jul 28, 2012

Cold and creamy banana pudding recipe

Oh my gah, anyone else love some banana pudding?



I found this recipe earlier on Bakerella and I had to share it!
It's a little different from the typical banana pudding.

Cold & Creamy Banana Pudding

1 (14-ounce) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 1/2 cups cold water
1 (3.5 ounce) package instant pudding and pie filling
2 cups (1 pint) whipped cream, whipped*
36 vanilla wafers
3 medium bananas, sliced and dipped in lemon juice

In a large mixing bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk and water.
Add pudding mix and beat until well blended.
Chill 5 minutes in refrigerator.
Fold in whipped topping. (Do this slowly and as few times as you possible to combine, so the mixture will retain its thickness.)
Spoon 1 cup pudding mixture into 2 1/2 quart glass serving bowl.
Top with 1/3 each of wafers, bananas and pudding. Repeat twice.
Garnish as desired.
Chill thoroughly. Refrigerate any leftovers.
You can also layer in individual serving dishes.


Recipe from Great American Favorite Brand Name Cookbook, 1993.
via one of my favorite dessert site's bakerella.com



Hope everyone's having a great weekend!




Jul 26, 2012

Top places for affordable gym clothes

Ok ya'll so the last few days I have been thinking "omfg" my pants are tight
 Like seriously tight
So I guess I have just been eating entirely too much, flippin great! 
Time for the gym I thought
So I went to Dick's and Sports Authority to find some new workout gear 
Umm?? Ridiculously expensive for the most part.
 After coming home and doing some research I found these awesome deals, enjoy!
   

target

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Jul 24, 2012

Organization Idea's

Okay ya'll so right now I have a three bedroom house
it's nice, but as far as storage it has so little.
I feel like every closet and cabinet is over-flowing with 
so much stuff
Today I went by Target to look at some organization items 
but they were all boring
 so I went to Pinterest when I got home for some inspiration ideas
here are some un-boring decluttering ideas



I absolutely adore wall organization ideas, it creates so much extra space




Awesome Closets


I believe this is one of my faves, love the labels



Under the sink


Chalkboard Weekly Menu

Great use of space


Office 


My fave desk for two, adorable


Laundry room

magnet makeup board!

This is something I have been meaning to do for awhile.
Make-up magnet board one word, genius 


Everything shown was found via pinterest