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it's my party and i'll cry if i want to

In less than 2 months I am forced to say goodbye to my twenties. I hate that I'm getting upset about {age} of all things. I don't even know if age is my issue. It's more about what things I haven't accomplished yet.

Don't tell anyone, but I think I am going to stay 29 for awhile. And... I might be able to get away with it too! Not to brag, but most people think I'm still in my early twenties! So, atleast I have that going for me.

Does anyone else suffer with turning the BIG 30?

What things did you want to accomplish before 30? Did you do it?

I know this must sound ridiculous but for some reason this is hard for me. It started hitting me at 28, I remember thinking.. "wow, 28 is so close to 30!" I can't believe that was 2 years ago already. It feels like that just happened.

I guess I'll go cry now.


good morning.

This will be me in the next few minutes.... i hope.

It is exactly 7:17 AM on Monday morning and the sun is up! I haven't been to sleep yet. No, this is not odd.......... for me.

I do on the other need atleast 9 hours, ideally 10 hours of sleep to feel okay throughout my day. Hopefully I'll be asleep within the next 30 minutes.

I think I need so many hours because of my lack of quality sleep. I don't sleep very well, my quality of sleep is terrible as you can see, I am a light sleeper so everything wakes me up, I lay on my arms a lot so I wake up to them in pain a lot. I constantly have nightmares. Some nights I fall asleep before midnight but usually after 3 AM. It is never the same. It is sooooo not normal. So not healthy.

Some people get cranky if they are hungry. I get cranky if I am tired. I am monster when I'm tired, I scare myself. No one should talk to me for atleast an hour but ideally a couple hours after I wake up.

In a few hours, I'll have to wake up around 12:30 PM because I'll have to make lunch for my husband and then be at an appointment at 1:30. I will probably have to take a nap tomorrow, I mean later today.

What is the point of this post? There is none. I am just in an overly tired state and you get to read about it.

Good night, I mean good morning!


Words of Wisdom

When I walk in love God is present.
1 John 4:12

I trusted in, relied on, and was confident in You, O Lord; I said, You are my God. My times are in Your hands.
Psalm 31:14-15

My trust and assured reliance and confident hope is fixed in Him.
Hebrews 2:13

I will not let myself be overcome with evil, but will overcome evil with good.
Romans 12:21

I live by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5:7


{random sharing}

10 Things {well, 13 actually} to share with you!

If you don't know by now, I L.O.V.E YouTube!
Isn't this video so fun!

If you wear boots, you may find THESE useful!

iPhone owners... click HERE for a {A-Must-Have} app!

Birthday Wishes! Take a lookey at THIS adorable birthday gesture!

Great Book! Confessions of an Organized Homemaker: The Secrets of Uncluttering Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life.

Cute decorating tip!

Bell'occhio. Just a cute place to shop and look around!

A little beauty secret. HERE!

Do you have a loose rug that keeps moving around? To give a sisal or sea-grass area rug some traction, flip it over, and apply lines of acrylic-latex caulk every 6 inches or so. Once dry, you can safely put down your rug; the rubbery strips will hold it in place.

DIY Drain Cleaner:
Pour 1/2 cup baking soda, followed by 1/2 cup white vinegar, down drain, and cover with a plug or rag. The mixture will work to break down any fats into salt and harmless gas. Flush with boiling water.

To prevent clogs, make sure your drain has a screen that keeps out solids. In the kitchen, never pour fat down the drain. In the bathroom, brush hair before getting into the shower. And go easy on soaps, shampoos, and especially conditioners and products that contain oils.

When you come across a pan that you have fried or scorched something you could put a little water in it and put it back on the stove. Boil and then take a spatula and rub lightly across the bottom and all the yucky stuff will come off.

FREE Adorable Recipe Cards. HERE!

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my SEXY little wish list

I seriously can't stop drooling. Wouldn't these look great with the perfect LBD!

i heart this bag.

I love the color of this suit.

Isn't this adorable?

I have to admit, I never played with Barbies when I was younger, but I do adore these Barbie pictures.

Girly pleated slip nightie.

Time for a pedi...

Oooh la la.

Dress it up, Dress it down.

Sleek Stand!

This picture is pretty too!

Arm Candy!



Random LETTERS all over!

Today I was at Panera Bread and this cute but somewhat rude girl that was in line in front of me had the cutest purse!!!! I was drooling.

I am very picky so when something stands out, I get attached and have to have it! And, on top of that I really need a new purse, too! This one caught my eye! I couldn't stop staring at it.

I believe it was a hobo style. It had small handles but they were still big enough that she had the purse over her shoulder. It was navy and white. It had random letters all over! They were wall to wall big, bold letters, maybe 3" to 4" big? I want to say the purse was a nylon material, it seemed somewhat shiny. It came across as a "nice" bag. This girl dressed very well and had nice taste.

My first thought when I looked at the purse was that it was Juicy only because the two center letters stood out to me and they were JU, none of the other letters made any sense, I don't know if they were spelling something out or if they were just random like it looked!

When I got home, I did a search for Juicy purses and not only did this purse not come up, but none of the purses even came close to this style. I'm assuming since there was a J and a U on this bag that the brand or designer must have those letters in their name as well?

I have been searching all day for this bag on the internet and have only found myself going in circles with sadly no clue as to what kind of bag this is.

I am soooo upset with myself that I just didn't ask her! She was standing right next to me. She was so close, she was practically in my personal space at the Panera counter, I was actually a little annoyed with her but still coudln't stop admiring her bag!

Anyway, the Marc Jacobs bag below that I posted is NOT the bag, but the letter size and font are similar!

Does this bag sound familar to anyone? Do you know anyone that really knows their bags? Could you send them my way to help me out! I would owe you big!


5 Stars!

We went to see Gran Torino tonight! What a movie! I give it a 5/5!

We see lots of movies and I always rate them. Out of all the current movies that are out right now, "7 Pounds" {was} at the top of my list but this one just took it's place!

Anyone else see this, what did you think?

Tomorrow, I'm off to see "Bride Wars" with a friend. I'm sure it will be cute! Atleast I hope so.

*UPDATE! I saw "Bride Wars" ....cute and funny!

Other Movies:

Gran Torina and Slumdog Millioanaire both 5/5.... the best movies i have seen in a while!

yes man 4/5 ......good.

benjamin buttons 3/5........ interesting, glad i saw it but will probably never watch again. very long!

marley and me 4/5........ good but way too sad.

seven pounds 5/5 .........GREAT!!!

mamma mia 5/5 .......loved! but not for {most} men.

the day the earth stood still 4/5 ........i liked it a lot especially for not being one usually into sci-fi movies too.

man on wire 4/5......great documentary. i got it for my husband for Christmas. he wanted it.

four Christmases 3/5.....it was okay, but not great.

twilight 5/5......went into movie not knowing a thing about it, left it wanting to see the sequel so bad!

bride wars 4/5 ...... it was so cute and so funny! one thing that i didn't like, kate hudsons bangs in this movie. not flattering imo. i found it interested also that there were parts on the previews that weren't in the movie. i kind of liked that!

the strangers 4/5...... rating on how scary it was!

funny games 4/5......very weird, scary and interesting.

priceless 5/5.... so cute! love it, i bought it.

ghost town 4/5............... I liked this, it was cute!

burn after reading 1/5.......... dumb.

kenny 5/5.........................................Hilarious! SO DARN FUNNY! I can't even take it!

new in town 3/5..........cute, but more of a dvd rental.

vicky christina baresolna 3/5......................it was okay, kept my interest.

slumdog millionaire 5/5............FANTASTIC! Very interesting!

the secret lives of bees 4/5.........................i liked it.

nick and norah's infinite playlist 1/5................ so boring!

zack and miri make a porno 2/5............it was okay for a rental.

he's just not into you 4/5..........cute movie/big cast.

coraline 4/5.....................cute movie and so fun in 3D!

friday the 13th 4/5................................i dont usually like movies like this but i thought this one was pretty good!

confessions of a shopaholic 4/5..............thought it was cute and some really funny parts!

taken 4/5............i liked it.

nights in rodanthe 4/5........really liked this movie a lot.

vacancy 2... 2/5.... i loved the first one, this one was cheap.

the reader 3.5/5.... it was good but i wouldn't watch it again.

i love you, man 5/5........HILARIOUS! My husband and I went with another couple and we all loved it. My husband can't wait to buy it! It was so funny!

ghosts of girlfriends past 3.5/4 cute.

angels and demons 1.5/5.. too long and predictable. the only thing that i liked about this movie were the scenes of rome.

the hangover 3.5/5 .................... funny but i loved, i love you, man better!!!

bruno 4/5 funny, yes disgusting but funny.. i thought funnier than borat.

(500) days of summer 4.5/5..............super cute and i looove the sountrack too!

the proposal 4/5....cute and funny.

the ugly truth 3.5/5.........great writing, very clever but a VERY crude movie. great acting!

a perfect getaway 3/5.............entertaing but ive seen better.

julie & julia 4/5... i love true stories and i got 2 in this one. very cute movie. great acting!

the time travelers wife 4/5............ i liked it. i didnt read the book.


you're gonna make it after all.

10 Random Things That Made Me Smile Today

1. The wonderful aroma of Stargazer lilies. I got these to put on my sweet Carmen's grave tomorrow.

2. Who doesn't love it when the little brown truck stops in front of your house! I received a package today from my best friend.

3. The excitement of my dogs when I ask them if they want a bone.. I love it!

4. Eating Lucerne ice cream cups {my fave} while on THIS {not my fave}!

5. White Rice. If you're wondering why white rice makes me smile... Well, we only have enough of it stored away to feed an army. It makes me laugh every time I see it sitting there on the shelf.

6. PostSecret:

7. Finding This cute tutorial on YouTube.

8. All three of these:
New Orleans, LA
Brooklyn, NY
New York, NY

9. This:

10. Joshua 1:8


everyone smiles in the same language.

10 Random Things That Made Me Smile Today

1. After reading this comment and then looking at this picture, I have to admit, not only did I smile, I chuckled.

"He looks like a RAT haha Don't ask why...but you look cute!"

2. Smashing Magazine... SO FUN!! I feel like I'm the last person to find out about this FANTASTIC site. I never knew about it until I accidently stumbled upon it tonight! Look at these items that I came across on there below... how fun and interesting are they? And, they have tons of FREEBIES! I could spend hours looking around on here...

3. After emailing one of my clients today about how I would like her to cancle one of the payments that she would be sending me, she wrote me back, stating that it was okay and for me to keep it because of all the extras that I do.

4. "Priceless" ...A French movie that is just so lovely and adorable and charming and romantic and elegant and pretty and proper and classy and sexy and funny and girly and cute. I just want to watch it over and over and over.

5. An Email and a voicemail from two different friends today who live so far away! It's always nice to hear from someone that you miss but don't get to talk to much.

6. The man who waved at me today as he jogged by.

7. Coming across new blogs that you just can't stop reading!

8. This:

9. These:
Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A smile confuses an approaching frown. ~Author Unknown

People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile. ~Lee Mildon

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. ~Phyllis Diller

Smile. Have you ever noticed how easily puppies make human friends? Yet all they do is wag their tails and fall over. ~Walter Anderson, The Confidence Course, 1997

The world always looks brighter from behind a smile. ~Author Unknown

Start every day with a smile and get it over with. ~W.C. Fields

Before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure there are no smiles available. ~Jim Beggs

A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks. ~Charles Gordy

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. ~Mark Twain, Following the Equator

The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief. ~William Shakespeare, Othello

A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you're at home. ~Author Unknown

If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. ~Andy Rooney

If you smile at someone, they might smile back. ~Author Unknown

Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it. ~Author Unknown

Always remember to be happy because you never know who's falling in love with your smile. ~Author Unknown

Everyone smiles in the same language. ~Author Unknown

If you don't have a smile, I'll give you one of mine. ~Author Unknown

I've never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful. ~Author Unknown

Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. ~George Eliot

She gave me a smile I could feel in my hip pocket. ~Raymond Chandler

Smiling is infectious, You can catch it like the flu. Someone smiled at me today,
And I started smiling too. ~Author Unknown

A smile appeared upon her face as if she'd taken it directly from her handbag and pinned it there. ~Loma Chandler

A laugh is a smile that bursts. ~Mary H. Waldrip

Smile - sunshine is good for your teeth. ~Author Unknown

The shortest distance between two people is a smile. ~Author Unknown

If you don't start out the day with a smile, it's not too late to start practicing for tomorrow. ~Author Unknown

Smiling is my favorite exercise. ~Author Unknown

Wear a smile - one size fits all. ~Author Unknown

No matter how grouchy you're feeling, You'll find the smile more or less healing. It grows in a wreath All around the front teeth - Thus preserving the face from congealing. ~Anthony Euwer

Every day you spend without a smile, is a lost day. ~Author Unknown

Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa

A friendly look, a kindly smile, one good act, and life's worthwhile. ~Author Unknown

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. ~Washington Irving

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword. ~Charles Reade

A smile is the universal welcome. ~Max Eastman

Keep smiling - it makes people wonder what you've been up to. ~Author Unknown

You're never fully dressed without a smile. ~Martin Charnin

A smile can brighten the darkest day. ~Author Unknown

It takes seventeen muscles to smile and forty-three to frown. ~Author Unknown
Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important. ~Janet Lane

All the statistics in the world can't measure the warmth of a smile. ~Chris Hart

If you would like to spoil the day for a grouch, give him a smile. ~Author Unknown

Smile - it increases your face value. ~Author Unknown

Peace begins with a smile. ~Mother Teresa

A smile is a powerful weapon; you can even break ice with it. ~Author Unknown

Most smiles are started by another smile. ~Author Unknown

A smile is something you can't give away; it always comes back to you. ~Author Unknown

A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give. ~Author Unknown

It takes a lot of work from the face to let out a smile, but just think what good smiling can bring to the most important muscle of the body... the heart. ~Author Unknown

10. And the best for last:
Psalms 32:7
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.

Hebrews 13:5
I will never leave you or forsake you.

My Jesus. My Lord. My Everything. Every day, I let Him down and no matter how much I fail, He still loves me, protects me, takes care of me, holds me. No matter how far I stray, He never leaves me.

What made you smile today?
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