Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sometimes I'm Slightly Aggressive

Oh sup.
Can we talk for quick one second about how I do the most awkward things?
{Namely, that face}
When writing these, you better believe I write exactly how I would say it.
So when I said "Oh sup" just now, you all got a head nod.
Also I may or may not have said it out loud.
Ya know, just makin' it more me.
The awkwardness in this comes when I sometimes write in the library.
And I sometimes act out what I'm saying.
Yeah, I get some stares.
Especially when I do my little dance moves while I write.
Whatever, they just stare cause they wish they could be awesome like me.
{At least, that's what I've convinced myself.} 
Ain't no thang. 

Now I'm forming a new rule for myself.
Do not respond to comments while you're half asleep.
Because this is what you get:

"Ohh gurlllll, if tomorrow ain't sunny, it's goin get real up in hurr"

Who am I?
To the person who received this in your inbox, you should know I don't always talk like that. 
Well, actually sometimes I do.
But generally only with people who can appreciate my ghetto fabulous talk.

Now, on to what's really important here.
Ya see, Google and I get along nicely.
We are pretty close friends.
In fact, we just went and got smoothies together recently

So when Google shared it's little secret with me that as of March 1st some of my Google Friend Connect followers would no longer be able to follow me.
Well, I took it like a lady and said 
"Ok no big deal Google."

That's a lie.
I punched Google in the kidney and shouted
"We aren't friends anymore"
Then I ran home and defriended Google on Facebook.
 (The way any mature adult would've handled the situation)

So since Google and I have both decided to maturely walk away from our friendship.
Here are other ways to follow that cut Google out of the loop.

You can also subscribe by email.
So get yo booty's a new way to follow.
Because I really like you guys.
I would be lying if I said I didn't regularly creep on read your blogs

PS. Google, thanks for owning Blogger.
Without you I wouldn't be able to tell everyone my story of our ruined friendship.

Monday, February 27, 2012

I'm too tired to think of a creative title

In general Monday's are bad.
But this one has been especially icky.
It is cold, rainy, and overcast and just plain blah.
So much for the beautiful day we had yesterday.
So this how I've spent my day.
I guess the weather did give me plenty of time to get some work done.
I finished my project.
Two days early! 

But the weather is making me sleepy.
Really, really sleepy.
So instead of trying too hard to write a post today, I'm gonna share with you some really stellar giveaways.

There's this one where you can win loads of free ad space for your blog! 
Which who doesn't want that?
Go check it out here

And then there is this one! 
Which is equally as awesome.
$160 worth of stuff for free?
Sign me up.

And last there is this one! 
Ashley from The Shine Project is giving away a Shine necklace, t-shirt, and a wristband.
Check it out here

I really have no idea why there are so many awesome giveaways going on right now.
But you should get yo booty's over and enter.
Mostly because I can't keep my eyes open long enough to write anymore.
Which is weird because I got like 9 and a half hours of sleep.
I guess that's what this weather does to me. 
Happy Monday..

Sunday, February 26, 2012

It's A Great Day To Be Alive

Have you ever had a moment where you feel truly alive?
Not content, not happy.
It's hard to bring words to the feeling.
The other day in this post I talked about how dancing made feel alive.
And it did. 
It really did.
But until today, I didn't know what it really meant to be alive.
And the thing is, nothing special happened today.
Nothing at all.
It was just like any other Sunday.
I spent all day doing homework.
I got hungry and didn't want anymore dorm food.
So I chose to go out.
Since I'd been cooped up in my room all day surrounded by my projects,
I didn't know that today was beautiful.
It is 75 degrees outside.
The sun is shining away.
There isn't but one cloud in the entire sky.
So I rolled down my windows, turned the radio up, and drove.
Just drove.
And I sang.
As loud as I could.
And I ate food that's going to kill me one day.
And I loved every bite.
And I drank a big cup of sweet tea.
And I fell in love with my life.
And while I was driving, I was nothing but thankful.
I kept telling God that
Today was honestly the best day of my life.
And I cried.
Happy, joyful tears
Because I realized, this is what it means to be happy.
This is what it's all about.
A beautiful day and some really good music.
And some time with God.
I realized that my life has been messy and complicated.
But the simple moments like today, can take that all away.
They will make you breathe again.
They will fix all the hurt.
And they will make you feel better than you've ever felt before. 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

When the Electronically Stunted Dream of Becoming Graphic Designers

Hello friends! 
Here's the deal.
I like to create new things.
I mean I really like it.
Especially cute things.
Which is why interior design is perfect for me.
But then I was thinking.
I spend hours and hours everyday on my computer.
Mostly reading blogs or looking at Pinterest.
And a small portion doing homework.
So since I spend all this time doing nothing productive
wouldn't it be awesome if I could create new things on my computer?
It's combining two of my favorite things
 Creativity and my computer 
I thought I'd struck oil with this idea...
Until I realized it's already been thought of.
It's called graphic design.
 I did feel dumb when I realized this, in case you're wondering.
You see graphic designers can make the coolest things! 

Like my blog layout for example.
It was a premade template from Simply Yours Designs
And it's so freaking cute!
 It makes blogging more fun for me.

Or  my button.

It was designed by 20 going on 80 blog design.
She's so nice and makes things that are cute.
Therefore, I think she's awesome.

But I wanna be awesome too people.
I wish I knew more about this business called graphic design.
However, currently, the most I can do on the computer is type things in a word document.
But trust me when I say, I'm a pro at that. 
So somebody should teach me.
I'll love you forever and ever.
But considering it's taken me over twenty minutes to get the formatting of this post right
I'd say you're gonna have your work cut out for you.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Dear dance..

Dear dance,
I would be lying if I said I didn't miss you.
I miss competing.
I miss getting ready for competitions.
I miss the smell of hairspray and the itchiness of sequins.
I miss the body tape and the constricting tights.
I miss the turning.
I miss pushing my body to do new things.
I miss the feeling of a stretching muscle.
I miss being sore.
I miss having no social life because I spent every hour I could in a studio.
I miss the closeness you feel with the girls you dance with.
I miss being entertaining.
I miss winning first place.
I miss the blood, sweat, and tears it took to be the best. 
{and trust me when I say I've had my fair share of all three}
I would be lying if I said I don't miss flying through the air. 
I miss an empty room.
Just me and the music.
I miss the breath it gives my body.
I miss how alive it made me feel.
I've never felt more alive than in a class that makes me work and feel and sweat and really experience the movement.
I would be lying if I said I wasn't crying right now imagining those moments.
I miss this more than anything.


Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Last 13 Things I..

 Bought.. Modern Family season 2 and an orange scarf

Drank.. Gold Peak diet iced tea. (So yummmmy)
No soda! I'm doing good so far.

Laughed at.. A conversation with my favorite boy.
We were discussing my project I've been working on where I've been designing fabrics, rugs, wallpaper, doors, and mosaic tiles. He didn't understand where the tiles would be placed.
So I asked, 
"Have you ever been in a really nice store where the check out counter has a tile pattern behind it?"
His response
"You mean like SAM's?"
Oh sweetie.
It's moments like these I realize we're together for a reason.

Craved.. a big ole slice of chocolate cake.
With chocolate frosting.
Moist One Bowl Chocolate Cake by sipsandspoonfuls: Note: The recipe calls for 175 degrees C which is 350 (actually 347) degrees F.   #Chocolate_Cake #sipsandspoonfuls
Chocolate chocolate chocolate. 
Get in mah bellyyy.

Ate.. A ham and cheese sandwich and some chips.
So yums.

Tweeted about.. the ridiculous wind goin' on outside.
If you've ever been on a speedboat and felt the wind against your face.
You know what it feels like standing still outside right now.

Wore.. A super soft t-shirt from target and some denim shorts.

Watched.. Modern Family.
I laugh out loud at least six times in every episode. 

Listened to.. Alison Krauss "My Love Follows You Where You Go"
I mean, Brad Paisley is convinced that the angels in Heaven sing like her,
 so you know she's pretty awesome. 

Wished for.. spring break to hurry. And warmer weather.

Prayed for.. the girl that likes to put her nose where it doesn't belong.
I think she needs a few prayers these days.

Was stressed about.. My art history test and my interior design projects.

Ordered from Sonic.. A grilled cheese, tater tots, and a peach sweet tea. 

The Last 13 Things

I'm Basically Famous

Can we just talk about the coolest feeling in the world?
And I'm talking seriously cool here.
I'm trying to compare something to this feeling of coolness but I'm drawin' a blank.
So if ya don't cringe when you see the lady above,
 I'll just assume you don't watch Dance Moms on Lifetime.
And I'll assume that you were never a competitive dancer that
 put herself in these girls' shoes when you watch.
She's a scary lady.
I'm not gonna lie, I would've cried everyday if she was my teacher.

Now that we've established these things we can talk about the awesomeness.
So in the latest episode the girls' competition gets cancelled last minute.
Talk about some DRAMA.
So they search for a new competition to attend.
They end up in a tiny place called Clute, TX.
Which probably means absolutely nothing to any of you.
(Unless you've been to Clute and know about their street signs)
Attending an MA competition.
(They're a big competition company for high school drill teams and studios in the South).

So up until now you have no idea why any of this is cool.
Well let me tell ya.

Well, let's just say I've been to Clute more than once.
In fact, I've been at that exact competition.
I've competed against the studios that Abby Lee Dance Company competed against.
I've danced my heart out on the wood floor that little Maddie wiped out on.

You may or may not find this to be awesome.
But let me just tell you, I'm feeling virtually famous right now.
Don't steal my minute in the spotlight people.
{Shh, I knew it was dumb the moment I said it}

But let's be honest here.
How many people can say that?
Probably only like 200, maybe 300 tops.
So I'm gonna enjoy my imaginary stardom.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wednesday's are the best

Hello little bits.
I've come to a conclusion.
Wednesday's are the best.
 Because I say so.
And it's my blog.
So obviously that makes it acurate.
But this Wednesday is way better than the average Wednesday.
I love this Wednesday because....

It's Ash Wednesday people.
And ya know what that means?
That Lent is starting.
And it means that God loves me.
And you.
So he died to save us.
And now we remember that by sacrificing something we love for 40 days.

Wanna know what I gave up?
Can we just talk about how monumental this is?
I have at least one a day.
If not I get headaches.
So bye bye soda.
No more diet cokes, diet dr peppers, or root beers.
I'm getting a little teary eyed here.
(Joking, I'm not in love with it you guys)
So instead of talking about Soda, we are gonna look at Pinterest. WOOHOO.
It's your behavior.
{Definitely good to keep in mind}
way too cute!
{I'd be ok if he was my pet}
summer! please hurry!
{I can't wait for summer in Colorado}
{I need a puppy. It's no longer a want, but a need}
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles... OMG!
{Ummm, delish. I want them in my belly this instant}
Jax Teller/Charlie Hunnam from Sons of Anarchy. So manly...<3
{Jax Teller from Sons of Anarchy}
Cute summer outfit during camps!
{Spring time, get your little booty here}
{I miss it so much these days}
True Love
{It's true everyday, but it's especially so during this time}

Until next time friends.

Rolled Up Pretty

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I may or may not be a groupie

Excited doesn't even begin to cover how I feel right now.
Today's the day.
My face (and some words, too) are all over Living In Yellow.
I may or may not have squealed from excitement waking my roommate this morning when I read it.
I'm so excited things are starting to seem yellow.
{It happens, go with it}
Hold on one sec.
I need to breathe for a sec.

Got to calm down so I can stop hyperventilating.
Deep breaths.
Ok, for now I'm calm enough to continue.
Ummm, she is my blogging inspiration.
I've read her blog from the beginning and hers plus some other awesome ones 
are the reason Living & Learning even exists today. 

And while I don't communicate it well through this hurr blog, 
her and I have like a billion things in common.

I like to think we're friends.
Or maybe I'm just a stalker.

Either way, she's my favorite.
And she should be yours too. 

And if you're here from her blog, WELCOME
Please, please don't think I'm an obsessed groupie when you read this.
I promise am almost positive I'm not.
If you want to know more about me and less about my unhealthy addiction to Erin's blog read 
here and here.
And if you wanna be friends you should read here.
Until tomorrow new friends. 

Monday, February 20, 2012

My Armpits Are Cooler Than Yours

Aye, yo whassup?!
So yesterday...
Why was yesterday important?
Um, 30?
Heck yes we hit 30 followers yesterday! 
To say I'm pumped right now would not even cover it.
You people make me ridiculously happy.
I'm doin' a little dance in my dorm room right now.
Some award winning moves right there. 

And to celebrate, you people are going to get to hear all about why this kid is the coolest person ever.

He's one of the funniest people I know.
Like tears runnin' down my legs funny.
Plus he spoils the beejuzus out of me

Him and I have some seriously out of control conversations.
But that's what makes us the coolest kids around. 

Exhibit A:
I mean really, they're just Pop-Tarts.
Although I do stand by that statement.
Brown cinnamon sugar are the only real kind of Pop-Tart.

Exhibit B:
Boyfriend: "I just really want a tattoo, or an ear piercing, or a new way to dress"
Me: "Well, why do you need those things?"
Boyfriend: "I just want to look like an overall badass."
Me: ".. of course you do"

I mean you can't argue with the man.
Who doesn't want that?

Exhibit C:
To preface this one, we were on Skype and I was raising my arm up to itch my foot. 

Boyfriend: "You have really nice armpits"
 Ok wait just one minute..
First of all, what?
And second of all..
I have had a rash under my arm for about 8 months 
(not that any of you want to know that)
The sucker just wont go away.
And to ice the cake, I can't shave because of it. 
My armpits resemble an orangutan right now. 
But if he thinks so, clearly I chose the right man. 

Plus, he paints my nails.

He's seriously cool I tell you.
A nail-paintin', armpit lovin', overall badass.
Who could ask for anything more?

Sunday, February 19, 2012

"Dear God, Make Me A Bird"

Forrest Gump taught me a lot of things.
But my favorite scene in the movie was when Jenny and Forrest pray to be birds.
Then I was reading blogs (no surprise there) and I found this bible verse posted.

"...i tell you -
do not worry about your life;
what you will eat or drink or about your body, what you will wear.
look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns,
yet your heavenly father feeds them.
are you not much more valuable than they?
can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?"
-matthew 6:25-27


Lately, there's been so much worry on my heart.
So much pain and confusion.
This worry certainly isn't adding hours from my life.
In fact, it's making me miss valuable moments with the people I love most. 
But in the past two days, God has answered some prayers.
And I feel good.
I'm praying now that my worries disappear and I can go back to enjoying every moment without fears. 

Here's to being a bird.
And spreading my wings without the fear of falling down.
To flying further than I thought I could.
And to making it through some storms.

I think I'd like to be a bird.