Monthly Archives: January 2012

11 Randoms


Stephanie at My Thorns Have Roses tagged me in her 11 Randoms post!

The Rules: Post these rules.

You must post 11 random things about yourself.
Answer the questions set for you in their post.
Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
Go to their blog and tell them you’ve tagged them.
No stuff in the tagging section about you are tagged if you are reading this.
You legitimately have to tag 11 people!

 11      Random Factoids About Me:

1.)     I am a major PLANNER!  I like to write things down and highlight them when they are completed.

2.)    I love sushi and could eat it every day hands down!

3.)    Some days I love to run and other days I absolutely loathe it.

4.)    I love to sing country music but it’s not my favorite to listen too.

5.)    I’m obsessed with all of the “Real Housewives of Whatever”.  I DRV all the different wives during the week and then usually catch up on Sat. and Sun. mornings.  They’re all a hot mess and I love them.


6.)    My husband tells me I am one of the weirdest people he knows and that makes me happy.

7.)    I love to clean my house… it tends to relax me.

8.)    I want to become a hospice volunteer

9.)    I love to make crafts and paint.

10.)  Both of my animals are rescues.

11.)  In high school I was voted, “Best Dressed” and then wore a hideous outfit in the picture for the award:)!

11 Questions From Stephanie:

1.)    What chore do you most hate doing?  Cleaning the bathroom!  I HATE IT!!!!

2.)   Do you prefer e-readers or bound print books?  I recently got a Nook and love it but real books will never go out of style in my opinion!

3.)   Have you been out of the continental 48 states? Where?  Yes, I went to Rivera Maya, Mexico for my honeymoon.  It was amazing.

4.)   If you won an all-expense paid trip to anywhere in the world for one week, where would you go?  I would probably take me husband and go to the Philippines.  He has a lot of family there that would love to meet me.

5.)   Do you eat breakfast?  Yes every morning!  I typically eat oatmeal and two egg whites.  And a TON of coffee.

6.  What’s something that you are passionate about?  I love LOVE love music.

7.   Do you use coupons when you do your grocery shopping?  Sometimes!  I always say I should try and clip more… but I typically never do!

8.   If you were to go to the movies tonight, what would you see?  Incredibly Loud and Extremely Close.

9.   Musicals?  Love ’em or hate ’em? Love them!   Wicked is my favorite.

10. Do you have any live plants in your house?  Yes I actually do I have three plants that are actually doing really well.  I think its because I work from home more that I used to so I remember to water them!

11.  How many times a week do you eat out?  Usually 2-3.  On the weekends the hubby and I tend to go out for dinner or lunch. 

11 Questions for the lucky bloggers below:

1.)    What is your favorite TV show?

2.)   What is your favorite thing about the opposite sex?

3.)   If you had to pick one food to eat everyday for the rest of your life, what would it be?

4.)   Are you a planner or a fly by the seat kind of gal/guy?

5.)   What is one piece of parental advice you would give someone?

6.)   What would be your dream job?

7.)    Who is your favorite musician?

8.)   Name something on your bucket list…

9.)   Do you have any tattoos?  If so what do they mean to you?

10.)                        What is your favorite part on your body?

11.)   Do you like sweet or salty snacks better?

Most of the blogs I read have already done this questioner so to all you READERS pick one of the above questions and please feel free to leave your answer in my comments!  Have a beautiful Tuesday!


Lost but now I am found…


Due to long hours of work with little to no sleep, a trip home to see my homies and then the remainder of the weekend spent with my parents.  Blogging and social updating overall has been taking a back seat!  Tomorrow my normal rants will resume!  Your welcome, I hope:)!!!

This card pretty much sums up my mom every night when she is driving home from work…

Home sweet home…


Its not often that I have to travel for work but the last couple days I had to attend a conference and work in Toledo.

The highlight of my trip was going to this awesome little restaurant in Levi Commons called JB’s Sarnie Shoppe.  The food was delicious, the staff was so friendly and the food was awesome!  I got the 1/2 greek salad (so fresh) and a cup of the tomato basil soup!

Once I got home last night I was so beat that I forgo ed my workout:(!  As I laid in bed last night feeling guilty, I promised myself that I would get a hard long workout in today and then turned to Pinterest for some inspiration…

And sometimes I just work out so I can eat delicious things like this and not feel guilty…


So as promised I made the extra effort to really kick my own ass today on my lunch break.  I got in a 4 mile run on the treadmill and then did this awesome workout I also found on Pinterest…

Where do you turn for motivation?

I usually read blogs or as noted look on Pinterest!

When you change…


So I’ve decided to share something about myself with all of you that is honestly my least favorite quality…. I suffer from really bad anxiety!  The last couple of weeks have been extremely rough and though I like to keep my blog positive and uplifting, sometimes it’s good to vent and I hope reading the words I type can give some sort of perspective.

My entire life I have been know as a “worry wort”.  I worry about shit most people don’t EVER think about (you’d laugh if I even gave you a couple examples).  I’ve talked to doctors been prescribed drugs and but utilmately I have always dealt with my anxiety on my own.  In college I dealt with my anxiety in a very unhealthy way… I drank WAY to much alcohol and developed anorexia/bulimia.  Both bad habits carried into adulthood and it honestly took meeting my husband to show me that I loved myself more than what I was doing to my body.

Within the last two years I have bought a house, got married and started a new job.  All big life changes that aren’t recommended so closely together for a “normal person”.  So now entering “real” adulthood I ask myself now how do I deal?  I exercise almost everyday and honestly it does helps ALOT but not all the time.  I clean my house (pretty much every day), again it helps but then again it turns it to something I then stress about not getting done.  I have a great support system but I worry about how my anxiety will affect my future kids, my relationship with my husband, his family my friends.

I am starting to slowly learn that I am my own worse enemy and the most pressure I feel is the pressure I put on myself.  My mom is pretty much my saving grace she is really the one person who can calm me down and make sense of my crazy mile-a-minute thoughts and I can’t bear to think of how I will find that serenity she brings when she is no longer on this earth.

I guess the reason I decided to share my banter with you today is because always remember everyone is fighting there own war.  The positive solution to this bout of extreme anxiety is I started yoga today and I’m sharing this with you!

Whatcha Thinking Thursday…


Since I believe it’s ok do a Q&A ever once in a blue moon.  Today’s post is all about…


Apple juice or orange juice?  Honestly I’m not much of a juice person in general!  I need coffee in the A.M. and the rest of the day it’s typically H20.  I try to drink one of these daily filled with H20…

Are you a morning or night person?  I used to think I was a morning person until I had to be up before 5am three days this week and now I am thinking being a night owl is where it’s at!


Which do you prefer, sweet or salty foods?  Salty for sure!  Tortilla chips are by far one of my fav foods!

Ninjas or pirates? Arrrrrr….

What was your favorite childhood television program?  By far “Are You Afraid of the Dark”!  I have fond memories spending the night with my grandma and snuggling in her bed scare out of my mind:)!

What’s the first thing you notice in the opposite sex?  Usually teeth, hair and personality.  I mean look at this hunk of burning love!  I pick them good!

What’s your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?  Make a big delicious Sunday dinner and then RELAX!

If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it to?  My friends can contest that it would be Veronica:)  That was my go to name in college at the bars when I didn’t wanna tell a guy my real name!

Name 1 thing you miss about being a kid: Being carefree and NOT stressing about bills, my job, my health.  Growing up is a drag!


What’s your favorite animal?  Seriously nothing is better than this guy!

Have a great day everyone its almost FRIDAY!!!!

Whatever Wednesday #2…


Welcome to the second edition of “Whatever Wednesday”!  I worked 13 hours today so bear with me people!

1. Someecards is the best website known to man and makes me laugh each and every day!  It’s cards like this that keep me coming back for more!

2.  This weekend we have NO plans except for using our gift card to this delicious place and I am pretty excited!  They have a new section on there menu called the “SkinnyLicious” section.  I need to do some investigating and figure out many WW points I’m gonna spend before I got there or its all over!

3.  The highlight of my day was eating a tiger roll for diner from the most delicious sushi spot in Fairlawn, Big Eye!  I’m 100% positive I could eat sushi every single day and not get tired of it!  Yumo!

4.  For Christmas my mom bought me a ton of high thick socks to wear with boots in the winter but so far I have mostly been rocking them like this…

5.  Even though exhaustion set in after my delicious dinner tonight with my knee high socks and tennis shoes in tow I hopped on this tonight…

I got in a 2.65 mile walk in 45 minutes and it was a friendly reminder to myself… “you will NEVER regret a workout”!

6.  Today my hubby sent me this video via email and it seriously made me question the future of mankind…

7.  Now its time to drink a delicious cup of Yogi tea and head to bed… I could drink this stuff just for the inspirational quotes on the tags alone!