Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Internet Hiatus - I had every intention of blogging Monday however, when I returned home from a brief vacation Sunday night, it appears that my internet went on a vacation too…which has turned into a permanent hiatus. I spent an hour on the phone with AT&T “troubleshooting”…..(”troubleshooting” can be read as the help desk asking me to unplug and replug everything and reboot my computer. Having a finicky satellite dish has made me well-trained in the draining of devices which, let’s be real, never works.) Yesterday I spent five hours with AT&T….FIVE….in which they were still not able to find the internet. So, as you can see, this issue has hampered my blogging abilities.


Birthdays – Today is my little Danielle muffins birthday. I missed the big weekend birthday celebration but tonight we party (as much as one can party on a “school night” and when we all get up at 4:30am) Love this girl!

New Car - Last Thursday I said goodbye to Pippa and Hello to Lolly! It’s always sad to see an old car go but I have to admit, I am loving Lolly!

Mindy - I've been reading Mindy Kaling's book "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me" (which is basically like my biggest fear) and I've come to the conclusion that we could be good friends. Her sense of humor and attempts to be cool despite being not cool are pretty much right in line with my reality. 

And just for good measure, some bathroom comments:

I have a sincere hatred for automated water and soap dispensers. Is there anyone that can wash their hands in 5 seconds? And I swear, I am 9 out of 10 for actually getting the soap in my hand. It makes all these chugging noises and right when you give up on it and move your hand, out comes the soap.  
also, this is a completely unrealistic image as the stream of water that comes out from automated sinks is about the width of a pencil. 

To my coworkers who shall remain nameless but who I secretly hope are reading this. It is not ok to talk on your phone in the bathroom. Ever. It is even worse to do it in the stall. A.) it’s freaking gross and B.) you make everyone around you uncomfortable. I feel the need to ask you if you want to mute your phone when I flush. If you’re going to be an excessive phone talker, do so in the lobby, not the restroom.

I have so much more to share and write but….blogging on the clock is most likely frowned upon so, until my internet returns from vacation, hasta luego blog-a-ritas (and ritos)!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014


So much has been going on these past few days. Life has been a whirlwind and a mix of ups and downs. Today I was planning on doing a recap of my weekend but, that can wait. Today...today I just wanted to write about one of my very best friends in this world. Because today, 29 years ago, is the day she was born. 
One of our football games as juniors

I didn't know anyone but my boyfriend when I went to college. And there I was in a dorm of over 700 girls, all of them strangers. Kayla lived two doors down from me but I remembered her from a game we played our first night in the dorm. All 60 of us on our hall crammed into the hallway in front of the elevator and we had to go around and say an adjective with the same letter of our first name and our name. And I remember Kayla because, a midst a plethora of "cool carly's," "awesome amy's" and "beautiful brandy's"....she introduced herself as "Kooky Kayla."
 Kayla's Bachelorette Party 

It wasn't until a few weeks later that we found ourselves on a Sunday morning, the sole two residents on the front lobby bench, waiting on our boyfriends to pick us up for church. We started chit-chatting and realized we had the most eerily similar lives ever. Of all time. And from that moment on, we were best friends.
 Us at  Taylor Swift 

We have spent hours laughing together, crying together, celebrating life together. And today I celebrate her!   
Kayla's First Mother's Day

I don't know what I'd do without you. So very happy you were born. 


Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday's Letters....Too-Faced, Girls Chase Boys and the Runsie

The Runsie
Dear Lululemon's Running Onesie...Also known as the "Runsie"....Just, no.

Dear Oglethorpe University Kids....I get you're all artsy and emo and whatever but listen up kids....when someone is running on the sidewalk like towards you...it's etiquette to move over so said person does not have to go into the street. Next time I'm taking your head-to-toe-Hot-Topic-clad-selves with me. Dear Too-Faced Better than False Lashes Mascara.....While you do live up to your name of giving amazing lashes, I cannot get you off. You have been on my lashes for 3 days now! 

Dear Ingrid Michaelson....I am literally obsessed (this week) with this song. #thingsonmyipod #thingsyouneedonyours 

Dear Friday-off-from-work....you did not start out as carefree as I had hoped what with being rear-ended at 5:30 am. The problem with going to the gym so early is that the fitness people tend to collide (in this case literally) with the leftover drunk people. However....Dear Friday-off-from-work-again....I get to see Kristin and Kat and Justin Timberlake today so hopefully the worst part of you is over. Let's hope this concert is less soggy than the last!

Happy Friday Loves!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

I Confess.....Macaroon-Shaming, Pickles and Meltdowns

I Confess...I love sparklers. If I could have a themed party, it would be sparklers. Wedding? Sparklers. There is really nothing prettier in this life.

4th of July

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I Confess...I legitimately counted pickles as my veggie for dinner the other night. I mean, they're green and they come from cucumbers. Am I wrong here?

I Confess....I might need a vacation. I started crying at work the other day because my forecast came in lower than anticipated. #thingsyoushouldnothavemeltdownsover

I Confess....I STILL think Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey belong together BUT I've been so happy to see her all over the media again because of her wedding (to Eric Johnson...vom). It's like the good ole days! I think she is undeniably one of the world's most gorgeous women. 

I Confess...I was a sleep monster this weekend. On average, I would have gotten 20 hours of sleep, I slept 38 hours! Unreal! I want more! 

I Confess....I don't believe any of you girls when you post big piles of macaroons or cups of coffee with globs of whipped cream. There is no way you eat like that and look the way you do. Or maybe God just loves your metabolism more. 

I Confess....It's my mom's birthday tomorrow! Don't know what I'd do without this woman. So happy she was born and SO ready to celebrate with her in a couple weeks! 

What do yo confess?! 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Rather Be

I don't know if it's the knowledge of an impending day off or just the effects of slow burnout but, today is one of those days I'm just not digging work ya know? The weather is beautiful and I've been daydreaming of all the places I'd go if I could just slip out that door, say "to hell" with all of the day's meetings and silence the constant ding-ding indicating the arrival of a new email on my phone. 

so if I could do all that, I'd rather be

at  The Nail Salon...I recently polished my nails in baby pink and I am obsessed. Perfect with a summer tan!

We all love summer♥♥
The beach....Any beach. I don't care. I just want my toes in the water, sun on my face and my..well, you know....in the sand.

Bandon, OR West Coast Game Park Safari Oregon
West Coast Game Park Safari in Oregon....Confession. It is one of my biggest dreams to hold a baby lion (or tiger!). And this park just had a new baby Bengal tiger named Tigger. I mean...cutest thing in the whole wide world.

Disneyland ����
Disneyland...You may laugh but seriously.....Disney is awesome! If you don't like Disney I just assume you also don't like dogs and are missing a soul.

Atlanta....I mean yes, technically I'm already here but I'd so rather be out exploring my awesome city and seeing things yet to be seen.

Just hanging. I'm just in a mood to be with people (which is my mood 98% of my life). Being with friends is better than a good day.

Wherever this is...I don't even know where this is, all I know is that I want to be that girl swimming in the ocean

And speaking of "Rather Be".....this song, is everything

Where would you rather be today?! 


Monday, June 30, 2014

Bachelorette via Blogging

It was probably about two years ago that I met Candace on the treadmills of a workout class. She introduced herself during cool down in which the instructor kept giving us glaring looks and said she read my blog. It  wasn't until  8 months later that we met up for dinner. 

Note to self: We've reached the age in which you need to become friends with concealer 

And she's been one of my closest friends since! And then her friends became my friends (don't ya love when that happens?) So this weekend was spent celebrating Laura, one of aforementioned friends and her upcoming wedding with an in-town bachelorette party!  

We stayed at the  W Hotel in Buckhead which is my favorite part of Atlanta....and such a fun hotel!

We sun cloud-bathed on the roof...

 Me and Kel. I love this koozie. It says "Let's have fun ok?" 

....until the rain ran us inside. But we were not deterred! We had wedding games to play! 
So Laura didn't quite ace the fiance test however, it's clear by the stack of cups that fun was had! 

Opened fun gifts!

and headed out for a night on the town with our bride!

 and ended a night with a photo shoot. Do you know how hard it is to fit 6 girls in one selfie?!

These girls are so much fun!

And that's my little blogging bachelorette story. 

I had the best weekend. How did you spend yours?! 


Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday's Letters....Tinder Highlights, 50 Pounds and Bach-ing It.

Dear Obie the Dauschund....You lost 50 pounds!! Way to go buddy! You make me want my own little doxie! Dear Bachelorette Party this weekend....I am overpacked and ready to go. It's going to be so much fun! Dear Tinder...You are nothing if not entertaining. Ok, let's face it, you are solely just entertaining. 

I mean talk about a rough name!

And then there's "Neil" who claims he's 33. I think we can all agree Neil is 59.

Dear skirt I wore to work today....I realized upon getting in the car that you are actually not an appropriate length for the work setting. We will be abstaining from all fluids today so as to limit the number of times I need to leave my desk and be seen in my hoochie getup. Dear July 4th....We are currently plan-less for you which stresses out my always-wants-plans-personality. I'm going to need a Fourth of July Miracle pronto. Dear Summer....Please slow down!! Love, your biggest fan.

❤️❤️ -vero-

Happy Friday Babes!


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