Friday, May 31, 2013

This just made my day!

So do y'all want to know what just made my day?!?! Rachael nominated me for the Liebster award! For those of you that don't know, here is a run down on what it is:


Acknowledge the blog that nominated you
Tell 11 facts about yourself
Answer the 11 questions the nominating blogger created
List 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers that deserve some recognition
Post 11 questions for them to answer
Notify them that they've been nominated
You can't nominate the blog that nominated you
 
Ok so here goes nothing!
11 Facts about me:
1. I do not like sweets! That's right, I'm a weirdo and would rather have something salty over sweet any day.
2. My dream car is a Mercedes G wagon, Black on Black.
3. I have more shoes to wear than I have outfits to wear. Its an addiction.
4. My favorite colors are Coral and Turquoise.
5. I met my husband when I was 14 years old and told my momma that I would marry him one day.
6. I love college basketball. Tar Heels!!
7. I could sit my fanny in the sand with an unending supply of straw-ber-ritas for the rest of my life and be the happiest lady in the south!
8. I would much rather be outside than inside.
9. I have a problem with the word No. I admit it and I feel sorry for Brian.
10. I love to cook but I NEVER follow a recipe.
11. North Carolina is my heart and soul. It's my roots and my life. It's who I am and where I love to be.
 
11 questions from Rachael:

Who is your favorite band or musician?  Eric Church and Luke Bryan. I cant pick between them.
I mean.....God Bless America
 

If I came to visit you where would we go? Well now that I live in Florida, I would take you to Ameila Island. It is the cutest little town where you walk everywhere and house's look like they came out of a story book. It has the prettiest beach and of course some fun shopping!

 

What is your favorite book/magazine? Book- I wish I read more. Magazine- People Style Watch and any Home & Garden or Cooking Magazine.

 

If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be? I would go to Italy, Ireland, and the Dominican Republic.
 
What is your biggest pet peeve? To be lied to and when people burp in my face. A. Don't lie to my face, its disrespectful and B. No one wants to smell what you had for lunch come back up your throat. YUCK!    
 
Who inspires you and why? Celebrity, political figure, blogger, friend, family member? I have so many wonderful people in my life that inspire me Daily. I know it sounds cliché for me to say my mom but she truly is an Angel. She has been so selfless her entire life to make sure she provided for me. She goes out of her way to make others feel good and she is the perfect example of what a Christian mother should be. I hope to be as great of a mom as she is one day! 
 
Do you have any strange habits or quirks?  I am annul about things being on an even number. I don't like for things to be odd and if I touch one arm, I have to touch the other. Its weird.
 
What is your all time favorite nail polish color? OPI Cajun Shrimp 
 
Who is hotter...Ryan Gosling or Ryan Reynolds? This is serious! Ryan Reynolds all the way!
 
Do you have a signature drink, if so what is it? Frozen Strawberry Margarita or Vodka Cranberry with a lime.
 
Who is your favorite blogger?  I really am so inspired by so many bloggers in this little community. I don't know if I can just pick one, but I love Julia and Whitney. Life would not be complete if I didn't get my daily reads from these two!


And here are My 11 Nominees:
Renaaye @ Miss Renaaye
Ashley@ Ash Ann Pow
Candice @ Just Stay Lovely
Kasha @ Dearest Honey
Darcy @ Corporate Girl Style
Ashley @ Sincerely Miss Ash
Barbie @ The Parlor Girl
Jessica @ Lipstick, Heels, and a Baby
Jenna @ Lovely Life
Michelle @ Aww Shuck- Diary of a Mrs
Morgan @ Believe In the Sparks

And these are my 11 questions for you:
1. What is your favorite movie?
2. Where is the best place you have ever visited?
3. Who are you most inspired by?
4. If you could meet anyone who would it be?
5. Best concert you have ever been to?
6. What is your biggest achievement?
7. What is your favorite candy?
8. Who is your favorite Disney princess?
9. What inspired you to start your blog?
10. Where do you love to shop most?
11. What is your favorite thing about yourself?

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!
 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Favorite Drug Store Products that I use Daily

Hello my little Blog world! I feel like I haven't done a post in forever!! Life is really getting in the way of my blogging. But I decided to do a post on my favorite products that you can get at a drug store, Target, Walmart, etc. I use these products everyday as part of my make-up routine and when cleaning my face. Of course I splurge on some beauty products and I do shop at Sephora and Ulta, but hey, when your ballin on a budget, you get what you can get.

So as I have told you guys before, I have been cleaning my face with the same products since I was in 9th grade. But it is the only thing that doesn't break my face out. I could not live without my Olay wipes and moisturizer.

Olay Wipes-I use the sensitive wipes just because my face has a little bit of rosacea and I feel like I need it. I use these everyday after I take a shower just to get any left over make-up off and because they are cold and feel so good right after a hot shower.

Olay moisturizer- is my life. Seriously I don't know how I would live without it. I have used it everyday for like 8 years and I cant find anything that I love more. It's not oily or smelly and it has a sunscreen in it.

Neutrogena Toner- I just bought this toner a couple of weeks ago at Target and I really love it. I use it after my wipes but before moisturizing. I was scared to use it because some toners can be harsh to your face and make your skin burn but this one does not. It really leaves this my skin feeling cool and soft.


 BB Cream- I did an entire post about this so you already know that I love it! If not you can find it here. I have been off work the past 3 days and I have had tons of errands to run but I didn't feel like putting on make-up, so I used my BB cream. It makes such a big difference without feeling like you have a face full of make-up on.

Cover Girl "Brick Rose" Blush- This blush is probably my favorite make-up product ever. I have used it for years and I just can't find a better color that fits my skin tone. Its almost the color you would get if you mixed a bronzer together with a coral colored blush. If you have olive skin, this is the blush for you!

Loreal True Match Powder- I use a brush to put this all over my face. It gives a flawless look to my skin and blends everything together so well. The color I use is W5 but as the summer continues I'm going to have to get something a little darker.


Thursday, May 23, 2013

My 1st BIRCHBOX

Hello lovelies!! We are so close to the weekend, just one more day!
 
I am so glad to announce that I finally received my first birchbox! I have been waiting on pins and needles for this little brown box to arrive at my door! That was until I watched Ashley from AshAnnPow do a Vlog on her IPSY bag! Geeze how did I not know about this?! You get a make-up bag plus full size products!  Needless to say, I am going to sign up for that one too! But I did really enjoy my products from BIRCHBOX.
 
My favorite product that I got was the Beauty Protector Detangle spray. It smells incredible and really does a great job. I used it last night after I took a shower and my hair has never felt so good. I could comb straight through it with no resistance and it didn't leave my hair feeling oily or looking greasy once it dried. It retails for $21.95 for a full size bottle
 


My 2nd favorite item that I received is the Joie perfume. I really love wearing perfume but I don't like it to hit someone in the face when I walk up. I'm really into floral, sensual smells, like Marc Jacob's Daisy perfume or I even like Jessica Simpson's Fancy Love. But this Joie has scents of mandarin and rose and really is a great scent. It retails for $98 for a full size bottle which I happen to think is a little expensive but if you can afford it, then I think it's worth it!


I got a couple of other products like some eye liner which is awesome and stays on all day. And also a Sunscreen which I haven't used yet but is apparently organic and very good for your face! I think I'll try it out for Memorial day!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

What Im pinning and getting real

Today is such a nasty day here in the sunshine state. When I say nasty, I mean GROSS. Like I have soaking wet pants legs and super cold feet and nasty damp hair. It's bad. But that's not what today's post is about. I wanted to do a post about what I have been pinning lately and why. I don't get on Pinterest near as much as I use to but the Bunks are trying to do a few home improvement projects and I needed to get inspired.

As you all know by now we are moving to a much nicer apartment and with that comes more money for rent each month. So to save some money, we are re-doing our bedroom furniture instead of buying a new suit. We are using Brian's furniture he has had for 20 years. Its very nice but needs to be wayyyyyyyyyyy updated! We are sanding it and then going to paint it a fun color. That's the hardest part however, because I cant figure out what color to do! I found this picture on pinterest and I really love the color scheme for this entire room! I really want to try and figure out how I can work this into our furniture.



Next up is my lifestyle change. I do, and forever will, eat like a little kid. My favorite food is chicken fingers with fries and ranch and I have NEVER been to a restaurant and not ordered this. Yes I'm telling you the truth. However, now that I am getting older it has really started to affect me. I have put on so much weight, I feel so tired all the time, and I think I might die. Seriously though, I'm serious. Maybe not now, or in 5 years but I will. You see all of my family has high blood pressure and my paw-paw died after his 5th heart attack when he was only 57. So what I'm saying is, that I need to lock it up! I have put my foot down and I WILL make a lifestyle change. I WILL start eating my veggies and I WILL start exercising.

Y'all sometimes I feel like I need to wear my bra backwards. No joke.
 
I LOVE a simple classy outfit with a pop of color on the shoe! I am so into this right now. I think it makes such a great statement without being over the top. I have so many colored shoes that I can do this with!


Paradise- Light rum, Malibu, blue curacao, pineapple juice and grenadine..omg
 
Summer beer - 9 Coronas, 1 bottle of raspberry vodka, 1 can of raspberry limeade. Serve over ice Holy mother of yum

I need these in my life asap!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Life Update

I feel like I have been a little MIA lately. Between work and trying to figure out this cosmetology thing, I have no time left in the day. Oh and did I mention that we move in less than a month so we have to pack also. Yea, haven't even started that.

But I did go on my tour at Paul Mitchell and I absolutely fell in love! Seriously my jaws were hurting from smiling so much! And the best part, that's when I looked over and saw Brian smiling just as much as I was. When we got in the car, I asked him what he thought and he looked at me and said, "You are perfect for this and I am so happy for you. We will do whatever it takes for you to be able to go!" MELT MY HEART! So at this point, I am doing all of the paper work, writing my admission essay, getting letters of recommendation and figuring out FASFA (Financial Aid). I am almost positive that I will be starting at the end of June and going full time!!!!!!!!! That's right! I am going to be quitting my job so that I can go full time and get it done 6 months faster than I would if I were to go at night. This was all B's idea! To say that I love that man is beyond an understatement. So I will be quitting my job, moving, and starting cosmo school all in the same month........Holy Cow talk about change! But I'm so excited for it!

With so much going on, I felt like I needed a night to just think about everything and talk to B, so I surprised him at work on Tuesday with a picnic already packed and a change of clothes. We went to the beach with little miss Daisy and had the best time! I really don't know why we don't do this more often but we sure are going to start!



 


 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Fingers Crossed

Hello Friday!! I am so happy that I do not have to work this weekend and Brian and I are staying in FL, so no road trips, no anything, except Bunkey time!!
 
So onto my good news! I really think God has this amazing sense of humor and looks down and chuckles at his work sometimes! I have been wanting to right a post all week about me wanting to go to cosmetology school. It has been what I have wanted to do for as long as I can remember. In fact, I have paid the application fee of $100, three times now, gone through the financial aid part, and taken the tour of the schools, but for some reason it has never worked out. I have looked at Paul Mitchell, Aveda, and even our community college in North Carolina.
 
For everyone that does not know, Cosmetology school is VERY expensive. We are talking thousands of dollars. You could buy a nice car. I should have went to cosmo school right out of high school, but me being the smart teenager I was, I HAD to go to college like all of my friends. I would be making bank right now has I just done it! After about 1.5 year's of college, I decided that it wasn't for me and I would try cosmo school again. Okay, I will not bore you with all the details of all the times I applied but basically money has always been a huge factor in me not going. 
 
With that said, it makes me mad. I feel like other people go to school all the time and major in things that they want to do without worrying about how much it cost. Other girls get through cosmo school that are probably in way worse off situations than I am, so why cant I do it?
 
So when we moved to Florida I researched the Paul Mitchell and Aveda schools down here. They actually were about $6000 less than in NC!!! My biggest thing is debt. I do not want to put me or my husband in debt, but I also know that I cant do what I want to do for the rest of my life without putting us in debt. So Brian and I talked about it and of course he wants me to be happy and cares about my future and thinks that it would be well invested debt!
 
 I called Paul Mitchell earlier this week and have been waiting for them to get in touch with me. Finally today I got a call from Christie in their admissions office and I have an appointment for tomorrow!!! We are going to take a tour, go over the money and student loans, start dates, all of that! As long as its affordable and works out with my current job, I will hopefully be starting very soon!! So everyone say a little prayer for me and keep your fingers crossed that everything will fall into place!!
 
On a side note: Last night my company had their annual awards banquet, so my little nugget heads that I love so dearly, and I, got all dressed up and went down town to the old Florida theatre! Here are a few pics!
 
 
 
Have to throw a selfie in there

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!
 
 
 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Met Gala Review


Hello Baby Angels! Todays post is all about the fashion from the Met Gala last night. Every year I look forward to seeing what all of the top A-list stars are going to show up wearing. This year was all about edgy, punk, studded rocker, over the top make-up, kind of fashion. I guess I get it, that's in style, but I didn't like it for the Met Gala. But that was their theme and they didn't ask me! The make-up looked like something out of a scary movie and it didn't feel elegant enough. Madonna looked homely, Nicole Richie died her hair grey silver, and Jennifer Goodwin looked like she had 2 black eyes. Oh wait she did and it was terrible!

But let me give a shout out to my girl JLO, not only because we have the same initials, but because she rocked it! Like straight up, KILLED IT! Dang girl, you look fine!

Her are some of my favorites:


 
 
And Then I don't even know what this is: Bad, no good, terrible, What were you thinking?
 
I like this dress but ummm, who told you to dye your hair. They are not your friend.
 

And I love this dress, but why did you choose that eye make-up? Ruined it!
 
All pictures courtesy of People.com
 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Weekend Shenanigans

 
Linking up with Sami to recap the weekend!
 
Friday night Brian and I made Mac and Cheese and watched movies all night. That's right we ate Mac and cheese and only mac and cheese for dinner. So Healthy. And this was not box Mac and Cheese. It was home made with lots of love if you know what I mean, and baked off till it was perfectly gooey.
It rained cats and dogs here on Saturday and I would have loved to stay in my pajams all day with Brian and Ms. Daisy but I was stuck at work. It was Hell.
After work the Bunks went to Target for a few essentials toilet paper and left with way more stuff then we came for. That always happens at Target for some reason! But I did get the best smelling candle ever and some essie nail polish! Brian's favorite movie is Top Gun and every time we look to buy it, it's never in stores! But we finally found it! I wanted to buy Clueless but Brian said I didn't need it. Thanks a lot.
Sunday I had to work again..............
But it was beautiful outside so we got some steaks and grilled out.
When I got home from work, Brian surprised me with a cooler filled with
 Coronas and Straw-ber-ritas (My favorite drink btw) and on top of the cooler was Clueless. He went back and got it for me! He really is an angel!
And that's how we spent Cinco De Mayo!
 

 
 
Turquoise & Caicos


 
 


Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday Letters


Linking up today to do Friday Letters with Ashley!

So without further ado:

Dear Weekend:
Why is it that I have to work? I want to be able to enjoy you and your beautifulness (I think I just made that word up) but I will be stuck inside an office the entire time your here. Maybe when I get off on Sunday, I can enjoy a delightful Margarita or three in honor of Cinco De Mayo!

This was my favorite Cinco De Mayo

 My Dearest Husband:
Normally I say nothing but the sweetest things about you because lets face it, your pretty awesome. But I have a bone to pick with you. I don't know if you were born in a cave and a bat in your past life, but if you don't start going to bed with me at a decent hour instead of staying up till midnight to watch sports center, I'm going to cut the cable cord. We have DVR for gosh sakes, so record it!! And while I'm writing you this, please let me also make a point to tell you that I hate that you brush your teeth for 30 minutes. Your gums are going to be transparent if you continue to do this for the rest of your life. That's really the only complaints  I have, and I guess if that's it, I'm a pretty lucky lady. I love you, but seriously you need to check yo self!


This is how I feel about you right now.

Dear Uncle Richard and Aunt Mandi, Nathan and Haley and Maw Maw,
Thank you soooooooooooooooooo MUCH for stopping to have lunch with me today on your way to Orlando! It put the biggest smile on my face! I love it when people come see me. I get lonely here in FL.




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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

4 Favorites

Four Things







Msgm dress
shoplesnouvelles.com





Kate spade shoulder bag
piperlime.gap.com



Christys paper hat
$54 - liberty.co.uk


Linking up to do my 4 favorites! This is what 4 things I'm so into for spring!

Every girl needs a great sundress. I choose this one for the Aztec print and colors!

These wedges are from Sole Society and would add a pop of color to any outfit! I am a wedge lover. They are so much more comfortable then pumps and still make your legs look great!

I have been wanting to rock a fedora so bad, but frankly it kinda scares me. Since I moved to FL though, I am totally going to rock this hat all summer long!

I am all about a cross body bag! It is great for on the go and it gives you hands to be able to shop or walk around without feeling like your shoulder is being weighed down. This Kate Spade purse is my favorite color!