Thursday, April 28, 2011

5 things i {heart} thursday ring edition

Linking up with:  PrettyLittleLion       for


I'm not real big into flashy, big, bold rings. I like more neutral, simple, elegant and casual rings. So here are 5 I would {LOVE} to have!

the teal ingrid ring.

Cloud Nine Sterling Silver Ring Size 8

Tea Rose Set Made to Order
wexfordjewelers' shop

Ok that was soooo hard to do. Took me like 2 hours of searching rings to find just 5 I like.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

wee bit 'bout me link up

{one} have you ever been stuck in an elevator?
No and I don't think I would enjoy it!!!

{two} have you ever ridden on an elephant?

{three} have you ever met a well known celebrity?
Nope, haven't been that lucky!

{four} do you have any food allergies?
No but a lot of dislikes!

{five} do you know how to sew?
A little bit. I've made tons of blankets, pillows, and quilted some.

{six} did you get an allowance when you were young?
No, I wish

{seven} how often do you fill up your gas tank?
Once a week for the most part

{eight} have you ever been stung by a jelly fish?

{nine} have you ever been robbed?
Yes, when I was still in high school I walked in on my house being robbed!

{ten} what is the worst haircut you’ve ever had?
There's been a bunch! When I was in the 1st grade I cut my super long hair into what was supposed to be a bob but it turned out to look like a boy's haircut! Ew! Anytime my hair is really short, It's not good!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

This is ME

Linking up!

This is me:


So this is a challenge for me... I have to list what I love about myself....
I love that I finally have straight teeth after spending several thousands of dollars on braces. 
I love my big blue eyes... People tell me they light up my face...
I love that I have thick, healthy hair that I can wear wavy or straight.
I love that most of the time I can express emotion with my eyes
 (except when I turn into a blubbering cry baby!)
I love that I have thin eyebrows so that I never have to wax them.
I really kinda love my pale/fair skin.

Whew that was hard!
Took most of that from what my Momma says!

ABC's of ME

Found this fun survey over at WattleBird

Age: 26

Bed size: Queen

Chore you hate: hanging laundry

Dogs: Never had one

Essential start of your day: hitting the snooze button 5 or more times

Favorite color: pink

Gold or silver: silver 

Height: 5'7"

Instruments I play (or have played): nothing. I'm not musically inclined

Job title: receptionist for now

Kids: Just 1. My 7 year old baby girl.

Live: Memphis, TN

Mom's name: Cynthia

Nickname: Don't usually prefer nicknames. No one has ever really called me one besides sometimes Steph

Overnight hospital stays: a bunch when I was little for tonsils, ears and such. Then when I had my daughter. And once we had to stay the night at Lebhoneur.

Pet peeve: Rude, snappy people who act like they know everything and think they can belittle you

Quote from a movie: I don't know...

Right or left handed: Right

Siblings: 2 sisters, one older, one younger. Yeah you didn't want to be in our house growing up!!!

Time you wake up: Supposed to get up at 6:15 but usually end up getting up around 6:40...

Underwear: so what

Vegetables you dislike: spinach, is tomatoes vegetable or fruit?

What makes you run late: being a lazy ass and not wanting to get out of bed

X-rays you've had done:  a bunch

Yummy food you make: ummmm. how bout what my mom makes??

Zoo animal: Polar Bears are my fave!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Today I'm linking up with A Wee Bit Of Me Wednesdays over at Leigh Ashley's,

{one} how often do you do laundry?
We do 3 loads everyday...Gets so old and I hate putting the laundry away!

{two} what is your favorite type of cookie?


{three} what would you do with an extra $2000 per month?
Move into my own place, shop

{four} what was/is your favorite subject in school?
Geography in high school.  Psychology in college.

{five} have you ever ridden in a hot air balloon?
No, but almost did when I went to Gatlinburg. Didn't know you had to make reservations ahead of time.

{six} what was your high school mascot?
 Trojans. Colors were gold & black

{seven} if you had the chance to go into space, would you?
No! Deathly afraid of leaving the Earth

{eight} how often do you go dancing?
I don't

{nine} would you rather drive or fly?
Drive. Flying kills my ears. The pressure is unbearable.

{ten} have you ever been caught re-gifting?
No… But I do re-use gift bags. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Stuck in a Rut

 I feel so lost. I don't know what I should be doing with my life. Yeah, I have a job, a daughter, a family. But what am I here for? I graduated high school. Started college but didn't finish. Sure I want to go back, but to do WHAT? I got married to the "one" I thought I would be with for the rest of my life. That ended in a divorce. That's a whole nother loooong story. So now I live back at home with my parents and daughter. I know big loser huh... I work, go home, take care of Little Miss Priss, put her to bed and then go to bed. I don't go out. I don't party. It's been many months since I have even had an alcoholic drink. And that's pretty much what I do. My job is ok, but not that satisfying. I sit at a desk all day and most of the time I am bored out of my mind. I have dated since my divorce but have yet to find anyone worth spending my time on. I always end up wanting more than what that person is willing to give. I just want to be happy with who I am, what I'm doing/working for/towards, have my daughter well taken care of, be self sufficient and not be stuck in such a rut. I know, I know.... I should stop complaining and get out there an DO something to fix it, but WHAT? How do I even start? Where do I start?

Monday, April 18, 2011

You know it's Monday when....

  • You sleep through your alarm 3 times
  • You refuse to get out of bed until the very last minute possible
  • You can't find anything to wear
  • You burn your tongue on your coffee thinking it should have already cooled off
  • Your late for work because the traffic is backed up
  • You feel like your dragging all day
  • Your not feeling very bright and cheery
  • You have a gazillion messages from customers that called over the {weekend}
  • You have work to do but procrastinate way too long
  • You would rather sit at the computer and catch up on all of the blogs you missed over the weekend
Happy Monday ya'll... Hope it wasn't too bad. Only 4 more days until Friday!

Friday, April 15, 2011


Thank goodness it's finally Friday!
To top it off, it's PAYDAY!

A blog I follow, LOVE  <a href=>The Daybook</a>
does an Awkward and Awesome Thursday.
I love this idea so I'm going to do it today...

  • My daughter waking up on her own, without me telling yelling at her to get up 100 times.
  •    Then she comes in my room like this:


The things on her face are these:

They have a hole in the bottom and she suctions them to her face.  Instead of getting dressed....Well, she went to school with little red dots all over her face. Wonder what her teacher thinks about that.

  • Beating my Boss to work before 8 am.... It's a challenge every morning to get myself up and ready along with R, on time. 
  • Missing all of the crazy morning traffic
  • Not being caught behind traffic from a wreck to due the rain
  • My yummy delicious morning coffee with my usual pop-tarts
  • No one in management being in the office
  • Being able to slack off on a Friday
  • Being able to wear jeans and a tee today
  • Everyone being in a generally cheerful mood, including me...
  • Finishing a favor for someone and them thanking me for doing such a good job
  • The phone being quite on a Friday morning

  •   The things I hear from co workers in the office
                  Co worker: I need a drink
                  Me: there's a bar right next door
                  Co worker : There's a bar in my pants and it's Happy Hour
                           I had to walk out the door after that one
  • Listening to what the guy in the cubicle behind me is playing on YouTube
  • Same co worker talking to another co worker saying something about unzipping pants and needing a manual
  • Getting a random text message asking me to purchase some male product for sexual stimulation
  • Being refereed to as the delivery guy's girl (who by the way is way older than me and totally not my type. Did I mention he's married?)
  • Transferring a call to the wrong number
  • Asking a question and above mentioned co worker turning it into something totally inappropriate
  • Talking on my phone while someone walks by and they thought I was talking to them
  • Someone asking me why I deleted them off of Facebook
  • The glass guy that was here to pick up a truck touching my arm and winking at me while telling me to have a good day
  • Getting caught with my pants down.  Could've sworn I locked the bathroom door, always do! Guess it didn't catch. She should've knocked since the door was shut!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

J. Lo #1

People magazine has named Jennifer Lopez the World's Most Beautiful Woman! What an honor for her. I bet she is ecstatic!
From Apr 14, 2011
You can read all 'bout it here if ya want: JennerLopez#1


Ok, I admit it. I'M LAZY!! Very lazy! I sit on my @$$ all day and answer phones/do paperwork.. You know the typical receptionist duties. I just recently acquired this position after working for a shipping company for little over 5 years. Big change from being physically active to just sitting all day. Needless to say, I have gained weight. No body has really said anything about it but I sure as hell can see it. I hate it.
 So.... I found this on a friend's blog and really want to get into it:

Friday, April 8, 2011

Stole this off of a blog I follow:

1. Last beverage: water
2. Last phone call: my mom
3. Last text message: none ya
4. Last song you listened to: something my coworker was playing...
5. Last time you cried: last week when I had a melt down lol

6. Dated someone twice: Yes
7. Been cheated on: Yes
8. Kissed someone & regretted it: Yes
9. Lost someone special: Yes, too many
10. Been depressed: take my pill for it everyday lol!
11. Been drunk and threw up: gawd yes

12. Pink
13. light green
14. silver

15. Made a new friend?: Yes
16. Fallen out of love? No
17. Laughed until you cried?: Yes
18. Met someone who changed you?: Yes but not always positive
19. Found out who your true friends were?: Yes
20. Found out someone was talking about you?: Yes happens a lot
21. Kissed anyone on your FB friends' list?: Yeah

22. How many people on your FB friends list do you know in real life? Almost everyone
24. Do you have any pets? Nope, never have!
26. What did you do for your last birthday? Went to the movies with a new {guy} friend
27. What time did you wake up today?: Too late 6:45am
28. What were you doing at midnight last night?: Watching tv
29. Name something you CANNOT wait for: don't have anything right now
30. Last time you saw your Mother?: This morning
31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life? Lots of things but that's a whole nother story
32. What are you listening to right now? 2 sales reps talking business.
33. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom?: Don't think so?
34. What's getting on your nerves right now? Loud co-workers
35. Most visited webpage?:probably fb
37. Nicknames: don't like nicknames
38. Relationship Status: sinlge
39. Zodiac Sign: Pisces
40. Lady or Gent?: Lady
41. Elementary?: Lucy Es and my daughter goes there now
42. Middle School?: Woodstock ugh!
43. High School?:  Millington Central
44. Hair Color?: brown, red, blonde
45. Long or short?: little past shoulders
46. Height? :5'7'ish?
47. Do you have a crush on someone?: nope
48. What do you like about yourself? choosing to skip this one....
49. Piercings?: my ears, tongue
50. Tattoos? 6
51. Righty or lefty? righty
52. First surgery?: ears
53. First Piercing?: Ears
54. First best friend?: Rebecca
55. First sport you joined? gymnastics a sport?
58. Notice 56 & 57 missing?: No

59. Eating: nothing
60. Drinking: water
61. *Poke*: poke what?
62. *Poke*: What's this for?
63. Waiting for?: 5pm!!!!!!
64. Want kids? have 1
65. Get Married? been there, now divorced :(
66. Career? None, but working as a receptionist...

67. Lips or eyes?: Eyes
68. Hugs or kisses:  both
69. Shorter or taller: Taller
70. Older or Younger: Older
71. Romantic or spontanous: romantic
72. Nice stomach or nice arms: i dunno
73. Sensitive or loud: both
74. Hook-up or relationship: Relationship.
75. Trouble-maker or hesitant: Depends on the situation

76. Kissed a stranger?: yes
77. Drank hard liquor?: yes
78. Lost glasses/contacts?: To many to count
79. Had sex on first date?: Uhhh no
80. Broken someone's heart?: doubt it
81. Had your own heart broken?: Yes too many times
83. Turned someone down?: Yes
84. Cried when someone died?: Yes
85. Fallen for a friend?: Yes

86. Yourself?: maybe
87. Miracles?: Yes
88. Love at first sight?: no it's only lust
89. Heaven?: Oh yes
90. Santa Claus?: when he starts paying the Christmas bill, SURE!
91. Kiss on the first date?: depends on if I like him or not...
92. Angels?: Sure

93. Had more than one bf/gf at the same time?: Don't consider them bf, but yea
94. Is there one person you want to be with right now? Yeah but trying to keep it casual
95. Did you sing today? hell no
96. Ever cheated on somebody? yea
97. If you could go back in time, how far would you go, and why? Maybe High School with what I know now and since I finally did the braces thing...
98. If you could pick a day from last year and relive it, what would it be? None, it's the past for a reason
99. Are you afraid of falling in love? No, I just don't believe in it
100. Posting this as 100 truths? Yes, on my blog

Too Much Candy

So Easter is coming up and I really would like to do something different this year
 for my daughter's Easter basket.
Growing up, the Easter Bunny (my parents) would always fill our baskets FULL of candy and eggs full of candy. Don't get me wrong I loved it! Probably way too much. I was always way too into eating sweets. Therefor, I was always a chubby kid. I hated it. It was no fun. I really do not want my daughter to ever have to worry about this. So far, she has no problem. But, with recent dental issues ( I think she inherited her Dad's bad teeth) and having to go to the dentist so much lately, I think I will try something new this year and do a candy-free basket!

I looked online for some good idea. I think I will take the best ideas and put them together to make a cute, cheap basket.

Some ideas I found:

 Sidewalk chalk and paint
 New flip-flops
 Jump ropes
 Bathing suits
 Hand sanitizer with a belt clip
 Hair ties
 Lip balm or gloss
 Coloring books and crayons
Temporary tattoos
 Nail polish
 Water guns or balloons


Thursday, April 7, 2011

School? Again?

   I was planning on going to college right after high school but finding out I was prego kinda changed that plan. FYI: I was 18 when my daughter was born in 2003. So when my daughter was still pretty little, I started college. I really enjoyed my first 2 semesters. 

  Then of course, I met a guy. Seemed to be going really well with us. I fell for him, HARD. Things went so fast. I ended up helping his mom with her in-home daycare.{BIG MISTAKE} We saw each other every day. Probably too much. I didn't care though because I thought I was <in love>. Anywho, things got pretty rough and we fought here and there, and then constantly. His mom flipped out on me and I had to quit working for her. (She was psycho!!) Come to find out he was playing us against each other. Nice right? She kicked him out so I convinced my parents to let him stay with us. He ended up having surgery so I had to take care of him. He started taking way too much pain medicine and kinda lost it. I swear to this day he was an alcoholic.  He used all of my money and anything else he needed, he depended on me for. He didn't have any place to go so he decided he had to move to OK with family. He convinced me that we were in love and I just HAD to go with him.

 I was stupid, withdrew from all of my classes and quit school. I lost my grants/tuition. We then ended up splitting up for good and he moved to middle TN. Sooooo I quit school for no good reason!I really wish I hadn't. So it's been 5 years since I was in school and ever since then my family have been hounding me to go back. Truth is I do want to go back but I am scared to death to do it! I don't even know what I want to go for. I hate math, not even any good at it. My major was Early Childhood Education. But I am almost 100% positive that I do not ever want to teach little kids. So I am clueless as to what I want a degree in. I'm so intimidated of almost everything. 
  To top it all off, my older sister is a registered nurse. She works for a large hospital emergency room. She has done so well that she was named one of the TOP 100 nurses in the Mid-South last year. How can I live up to that? 

  But a few months ago, I landed a new job. I have down time (sometimes too much) in between busy spells that would be perfect for studying/schoolwork. Trying to decide if I should just suck it up, get the process moving, and do it. I'm so afraid that I will just fail and accomplish nothing. And then there's the question of where am I gonna go? I was not happy with  the school I went to to begin with. I guess U of M is a suitable choice(plus both of my sisters graduated from there). But it's HUGE

  You know those commercials that advertise for online colleges? Well, how do you know if they are accredited and worth going to? I mean, I don't want to take the easy way out but it would be so much more convenient to take classes online.

  And then there's the tuition part. I'm not even sure if I would be able to get my grants for being a single mom back... I might have just screwed myself over on that one. I have no way of paying out of pocket and I really do NOT want student loans. Sisters still have lots to pay on theirs... Not what I want to have to deal with.

  I'm just so lost with the whole thing. Don't know what to do or even how to get anything started. <They> say they will help me but how do I know that I can rely on them to be there for me when I really need them? Just lost...