Monday, May 21, 2012


the weather has soo been my friend lately!
it has encouraged some fun these past few days
including, but not limited to:
springfest at school and
cookie cake (my fave. yum!) to celebrate the beginning of the end of the school year
dinner and a movie with michael.
we ate at  p.f. changs
(his fave)
& saw what to expect when you're expecting
loved going to the movie, because we haven't been in
and, it was at a bar/restaurant.
so we sat and had a drink,
after we stuffed our faces,
had unlimited popcorn at our disposal
and the movie made us laugh
and I cried.
(there was some pretty heavy stuff, ok?!)
I had some girl time on Saturday
with my good friend, Kaitlyn
it was sooo nice to catch up
and relax and talk about all things
<I can only handle so many sports!>

On Sunday, I soaked up some rays while reading
the infamous
fifty shades of gray
(btw, whoa.)
finished by a brisk walk (3.5 miles, go me)
filled with sun and sweat
and a sunburn

now, back to the grind...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

glad text thursday

If you remember last week, I introduced my Glad Text weekly feature...
for those of you just joining, reversing, noticing, etc.
here's a little flashback to my feel-sorry-for-myself-even-though-life-isn't-so-bad

New Music
 remember when I was a winner? my CD has arrived! and it is so soothing.
I heart acoustic music, windows rolled down, beautiful weather.

Beautiful Weather
the weather has been AMAZING. I am trying oh, so hard, to be more active, so on my lunch breaks I go for a little walk around campus

this guy
for his sense of humor, and need to buy anything sports related

being an aunt
I absolutely adore my niece and nephews. I will be the first to say I'm a bit obssessive. Even though I am far away, I sure am thankful for technology nowadays.
happy belated SECOND birthday to my princess of a niece :)


Peanut Butter
I have been in quite the mood lately. Pretty wicked, to be honest. But, it is super therapeutic to look back once a week and realize what I am GLAD about, and what I should be thankful for.
peanut butter.
I am a bit obssessed with Reese's peanut butter cups, ESPECIALLY when it's holiday season...
the christmas trees, the easter eggs
so, when I ran to Walmart to get my yoga mat and resistance bands
(because, remember, I am trying to be more active)
I just HAD to grab a box of the 98 cent reese's pieces.
<i don't think that makes sense, active meets chocolate, but let's go with it>

What are you GLAD about this week?!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Glad Text

**DISCLAIMER: this is a long one...

oh boy, oh boy
do I need to take my own advice, or what?!
how is it so easy to get so frustrated
and yet, so difficult to get back to
or, is that just me?
I have GOT to realize that it's
and there are bumps
and road blocks
and I tend to linger on to the negatives
longer than I should.

I posted a few days ago that
Everything Happens for A Reason
and I swiftly deleted it, because I didn't want this to be a
negative (eek!) blog
but, everything isn't always hunky dory
(hunky dory?!)

there has been a mix-up with my summer plans
and I thought it was going to be relaxing, easy going
I thought wrong.
I made a quick decision to get rid of
Studio 8 0 9
money is the root of all evil.
I am certainly convinced.

as I have sat and felt sorry for myself
there is no reason to fret over the things
ya know, the serenity prayer?
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things
I cannot change,
Courage to change the things
and wisdom to know the difference.

Dang, that's a good one.
Keeping that in mind,
I can change my attitude, be happy,
look to the positive.
(remember, attitude is contagious!)

This is where I bring in
Glad Text
My beloved sisters and I
used to watch this little movie
(not Pollyanna)
She sang and danced her way into a new town
after her parents were killed in a car accident.
Polly was forced to relocate her life at a young age
and live with her traditional, stern aunt.
She brought a new energy to town, and
 introduced the folks to
Glad Text
so, now I introduce to you my weekly feature:

Glad Text

Pine Yard
I am glad for Pine Yard. I had yet to enjoy it on my own.
So as a celebration of a new beginning...
I indulged in chinese food. on top of moving boxes.
while watching American Idol

the $5.00 gift card I found in the bottom of my desk drawer
that bought me a
triple shot grande skinny vanilla latte
(happy thursday!)

Viva Verde Accessories.
[vv cuffs]


Wednesday, May 9, 2012


our cuffs debut
it seems this is all happening overnight.
so crazy?!
Vive Verde Accessories
(live green)
will be on display
thursday, may tenth
go us!
we hope it will be a successful night,
I'll be sure to let you know how it goes!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

cheers to the best boss ever

nice tuesday morning pick me up.
gotta love donuts and coffee.