Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Ok so maybe there are a few words...this was actually taken on my birthday July 25th of my son Mason.  He was just too cute with his first time at the beach.  He loved it, especially when he figured out how fun sand was.

Pinterest Wednesday

Ok I am linking up for the first time with the vintage apple for 'Oh, how pinteresting Wednesday'.   I have loved pinterest for awhile by thanks of Sherry at 'Young House Love'.  I have been addicted ever since.  So here are a few of my favorites.  (I was thinking of adding quotes I have loved from there but decided to maybe start my own link up for those someday)

1. I LOVE Harry Potter and this is a ring with HP's glasses...this is a pin I got the most repins for (77!), that's big for me

2 - this makes me laugh every time I see it.  I love that Cee-Lo song "F*** You" and then I saw this and I just couldn't stop laughing...if you love HP, then you find this funny.

3 - as seen by my first day of the 30 Day Challenge (G), I love Johnny Cash and I have been looking for an idea for a new tattoo and so far, i love this one.

 4 - i have a crap-ton of wine corks and have been looking for creative ways to use them...this is one of the ideas i have in mind

5 - Yellow has always been my favorite color (my mom said i used to say 'lellow'.  Now grey and yellow are the trend, and I am finding yellow everywhere... and i love are some clothes i wish i had.

6 - I also love organization...actually I am obsessed.  I dream of the day when my family is using a huge calendar!  I know...i'm weird.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

30DC Day 5 (F and P)

(G) Day 5: A picture of your favorite memory ... 

so far this is my favorite memory to date.  This was taken April 5, 2010 after my c-section (thanks to a stubborn baby who had his head in my ribs instead of his feet).   I think this picture is perfect.  Yes, Mason is crying (that's what babies do), and Guss is wearing a shower cap (safety first!), but I don't look half bad (how the hell did that happen).  Oh, and by the way Mason Scott was  9 lbs 2 ounces, 19 1/2 inches, born at 10:45am.

P- Something you hope to do in your life

I want to take that family pictured above (and maybe another one or two kids) and build our own house on waterfront somewhere.  It can be the Ocean (although I am terrified of Hurricanes, or a lake or a pond.  Whatever.  As long as it's pretty and out my back door.

30DC Day 5 (G)

Jeez, these post titles are sooo boring.  But what are you gonna do?

Day 5 - photo(s) of somewhere you've been to
So again (as stated previously and in my about me, I studied abroad in Wittenberg, Germany and while there Guss came for Spring Break and we went to Rome, and then on Easter break a few classmates and I went to Prague. 

 Me at the Trevi Fountain in Rome

 Myself in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany

And here I am in Prague.

Monday, August 29, 2011

30DC Day 4 (F) TV Night

Day 4: A picture of your night....I am actually copping out and not using a photo I took, but instead some logos, because who really wants to see a picture of me watching TV.

Well, Monday night is all about TV for me...especially this summer.  I thank the heavens for my DVR because I tape 7 (yes 7!!!) shows.  Here are some of my faves...the first one is EXTRA SPECIAL because they are announcing the new cast of 'Dancing With The Stars'!!! Yes, I am that person.  Of course I don't ever think they are 'stars' but they are people you probably have heard about at least once.  

Then of course I am joined by some of these old friends.  It's a Monday...that's my excuse.  

Other than those shows, I tape House Hunters, House Hunters International, Intervention, and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (of which I actually went to taping of...but that's for some other time.  

So...the toddler is in bed (or crib if you prefer), Guss is being obsessive over Fantasy Football stuff, and I get the TV all to myself!

Day 4 (G and P)

Day 4 - your dream career - I think my dream career would be (and what I do now) is stay at home during the day with my kid(s).  It is very exhausting but I love seeing every little new thing my son does.  But something I would love to do someday is own a bar in a small town.  Where you know all your customers and just have fun being at work.

day 4: Something you have to forgive someone for   -  wow this one is hard...I think I have to forgive my mom.  I'm not ready to say what she said, but after I had my son she said something to someone and I heard it and it hurt so bad and I still get tears when I think about it today. The weird thing is my mom has never been like that before.  She is very supportive and great.  But sometimes you just say things...

Day 4 for Foto will come tomorrow (or around Midnight) because it is 'photo of your night' and lets face it...last night I was in my PJs watching the VMAs and drinking beer.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Day Zero Project

So for a while I have wanted to do the "30 before 30" list.  Where you try to accomplish 30 things by the time you turn 30 years old.  But then I discovered the Day Zero Project where you do 101 things in 1001 days.  I figured that was about the same amount of time, AND I am already doing three, yes THREE, 30 Day Blog Challenges so here I am with Day Zero.

My List is here on the Day Zero official website and here on my blog.  I will be blogging about my accomplishments as they happen.  I am excited just to do these.  I know that if I put them out there (even if no one reads this) it would get my ass in gear.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Day 3 (G and P)

Day 3 - three of your biggest passions

My Family - I love my family.  They all drive me nuts and sometimes I can't stand them but they are the best family I'll ever know.  And just so everyone knows - I have 1 dad, 1 mom, 3 sisters (kinda - that's a different story), 1 husband, 1 son, 1 mother-in-law, 3 brothers-in-law, 4 nieces, 5 nephews, and 2 golden retrievers.

Art History - I got my Bachelor's Degree in this subject (not a good idea) but I really wanted to get a degree in something I loved.  And I did. And now I have no job. (Besides staying at home with my son - which is a HUGE job)  But I love all kinds of art and learning about it.  I would love to work in a museum someday but it is quite the competitive field and I would need to get my Masters.  Maybe someday.

Travel - I love to travel.  I don't get to do it as much because of money.  (Damn money) but one of my ultimate life goals is to visit all 50 states like my grandparents did.  I have been to quite a few and I did study abroad in Germany (my minor in college was German) for 4 months and while their I went to Rome, Italy, and Prague, Czech Republic (where my mom's family is from).  And of course countless cities in Germany.  But I want to go back! And visit so many more places.  But we'll see.

Day 3: Something have to forgive yourself for
- this one is really hard.  I guess there are 2 that come to mind.  One, I need to forgive myself for gaining a bunch of weight after I had my son.  I am still beating myself up about it but it was bad choices.  When I was pregnant I had Gestational Diabetes and I couldn't eat anything a pregnant woman (or me as a pregnant woman) craved.  No more spaghetti, cookies, french fries and the worse - no more ice cream.  I am not a sweets person, unless I am pregnant and I was eating ice cream every night.  So I stopped eating them for my health and the health of my son but after he was born...I had someone bring me a large order of McDonald's fries and I guess I just never stopped. I was telling myself I was making up for lost time.  And now that he is almost 17 months old, I can't blame it on "I just had a baby - and it was a c-section".   The second thing I have to forgive myself for I won't write much about because it's a little too personal/embarrassing and I'm not there yet.  I just made some not-so-great choices from the ages of 13-15 and then 19-21.  Regarding my relationships and my body.  But I am different now and we would all be boring if we didn't some sort of secret or past.  (or that is just what I tell myself)

Day 3 (F)

Day 3: A picture of the cast from your favorite TV Show.  Again I can not just pick one so my absolutely favorite shows ever are: 'Friends' .  I can tell you what happens in every episode and sadly I can say their line before they do.  Then there is 'I Love Lucy'.  I have loved this show since I was in middle school and have collected Lucy stuff all my life.  It is a little weird when a 7th graders favorite show was in the 1950's, but this show is special and now I own all seasons on DVD.  Lastly there is 'Dexter'.  I didn't start watching the show till Season 3 was about to come out but we watched the first three seasons within a few days.  It is graphic, disturbing, and there is nudity but it is smart, suspenseful, and yes, even funny.  If you haven't watched it I recommend you do.  Even if you don't think it would be your kind of show, I have yet to meet or hear of anyone who didn't like it.  Plus Michael C. Hall isn't too bad looking either.  He plays creepy well. :)

I have 2 honorable mentions as well.  I also love 'Will & Grace' and 'Parks & Recreation', both are hilarious, but I figured I should have just narrowed it down to at least three!

Things Loved In August

I know it isn't quite the end of August but I figured, oh well.  I plan to do this every month to kind of recap my favorite things of the past few weeks.

1. Pinterest  

I am sure a lot of people have heard of this by now but I am in complete love with this site.  It is so addicting and so nice.  I am constantly on that website.

2. Crazy/Stupid/Love

Saw this movie with my BCF (best cousin forever) Katie when she came to visit (see number 4) and I loved it.  I was afraid it wouldn't be very good because every time I think a movie will be hilarious, it sucks.  But I was pleasantly surprised.  Yes, it had the cheesy moments every romantic comedy has but overall it was hilarious.  Plus it had Ryan Gosling in it...which you know I love.

3. Intervention - I feel guilty liking this show because it shows some really bad struggles and hard times for the people involved.  I really feel for them and it is sad I find it so entertaining but it also puts in the perspective why I would never, NEVER do causes so much pain, hurt, and of course affects your health.  But a little confession...sometimes I have a beer or glass of wine while watching it and I feel bad.  Especially if it's about an alcoholic.

4. Visit from my cousin Katie - On my mom's side I have 15 cousins.  It wasn't until my Grandpa Kovar died that we became so close.  We really bonded at his funeral and even though it was sad circumstances I think he would be really happy how close all the cousins are now.  But the one I have connected with the most was my cousin Katie who is just a year younger than me.  We are so alike and can relate on so many levels (having 2 older sisters), and we just can say anything to each other.  She came and visited and we had dinner and went to the movies (see number 2) and then talked until 3:30 in the morning (even though I had to be up at 7:15 to babysit and then take care of my own child.  But it was worth it.  These are pictures of us in the last 2 years.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Day 2 (P and F)

Killing two birds with one stone here and doing my other 30 Day Challenges Day 2 at once.  I need to spread them out from now on.  So...

Day 2: Something you love about yourself - I have to say one of the things I do love about myself (or strongly like) is that I am a good listener.  Usually if you ask someone what they like about me that is on the top of their list.  I like listening to people and finding out things about them and trying to help them with their problems.  My first major is college was Psychology but as much as I love it, I just don't think I have the brain for something that, um, 'academic'.  

Day 2: A picture of you and the person you have closest with the longest - This is my oldest friend Danielle.  I feel like I am closer with some people, like my husband, my sisters, and my BCF (best cousin forever) Katie but I have known and been friends with Danielle since I was 7 or 8.  She came to Chuckie Cheese for my 8th birthday party.  We have drifted apart and then together again but I have also known she was there for me.  I would have never been in Soccer if it wasn't for her and she was a bridesmaid in my wedding.  She is definitely one of those friends where we don't talk for like 6 months or even a year and we can pick back up where we left off.  And I really feel that makes a true friend.

Day 2 (G)

Day 2 - your favorite actors/actresses

I call my favorite actors "The Ryans"  First is Ryan Gosling...loved him in 'Crazy/Stupid/Love' and he can do serious soooo good.  Then there is Ryan Reynolds.  He is hilarious in all his movies and well, have you SEEN him?

Then there are my favorite actresses.  I have loved Reese Witherspoon and Sandra Bullock forever because they seem so down to earth and wholesome.  And my newest is Emma Stone.  She is so funny and I loved 'Easy A'.  If you haven't seen it then you should.

My First "Fill in the Blank Friday"

Linking up and doing my first 'Fill In The Blank Friday' from the little things we do

1.   One of life's most simple pleasures is     the sound of your child laughing .

2.    People who don't use their blinkers      makes me want to punch someone.(them)

3.  I like    wine   because,    it makes me feel fancy :)  .

4.    lallygagging   is a funny word.

5.  If I had to choose one beauty product to use for the rest of eternity it would be    mascara...i use it everyday because my eyelashes are so light .

6.  I'm happy that    Regular season football games are about to start - Go Packers!    .

7.  I would never     mow a lawn (one of my weird life goals)    .

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Day 1 (F)

Day 1: A picture of yourself with 10 facts
Me in Dresden, Germany

1. I come from an all girl family besides my dad

2. I have been to a taping of 'The Jay Leno Show' and 'That 70's Show'...more on that later

3. I studied German in Germany for about 4 months..i love German but I like to say the German language doesn't like me

4. I hate jerseys and sportswear in pink/pastel colors/rhinestones

5. I love art history and one day would love to work in a museum

6. I can read a book in a few hours...being a fast reader runs in my family

7. I quote Jim Gaffigan (if you haven't heard of him PLEASE look him up) and 'Friends' in daily conversation...mostly inside jokes with my husband

8. I am addicted to TV...there is so many shows I love (such as 'Jeopardy' which I view as my source of information) and I really can't wait for September just so I can watch new shows and watch football (which i love soooooooooo much)...and an extra fact: I am very annoying at watch TV and movies with because I am constantly making comments

9. I changed my major 7 times in college (some of them...psychology, graphic design, advertising, German, art)

10. I have a mind that moves a mile a minute...even if I am sitting still my mind is thinking about what I should be doing or what to do hardly rests

Day 1 (P)

Day 1:  Something you hate about yourself

Hmmm...well unfortunately I don't like a lot of things about myself but the absolute worse is I have no willpower whatsoever.  NONE.  I am always that person to have just one more piece of bread, or one more helping, or one more beer, or just one more show to watch before I go to sleep.  And I always end up regretting it.  I get so full I can't move, hungover, or wishing I could sleep just an hour longer.  However with a 16 month old child that is just not happening.  The thing is I never learn.  I have been trying to work on my willpower for so long now and I'm not getting anywhere.  Well...hopefully someday.

Here They Are

All three of my 30 Day Challenges in all their glory.

(G) from here and also posted here.

Then I have (P) - Personal (from author unknown)

Day 1: Something you hate about yourself
Day 2: Something you love about yourself
Day 3: Something have to forgive yourself for
Day 4: Something you have to forgive someone for
Day 5: Something you hope to do in your life
Day 6: Something you hope you never have to do
Day 7: Someone who has made you life worth living for
Day 8: Someone who has made your life hell, or treated you like crap
Day 9: Someone you didn't want to let go, but just drifted
Day 10: Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn't know
Day 11: Something people seem to compliment you the most on
Day 12: Something you never get compliments on
Day 13: A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough days
Day 14: A hero that has let you down
Day 15: Something or someone you couldn't live without, because you've tried living without it
Day 16: Someone or something you definitely you could live without
Day 17: A book you've read that changed your views on something
Day 18: Your views on gay marriage
Day 19: What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Day 20: Your views on drugs and alcohol
Day 21: (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Day 22: Something you wish you hadn't done in your life
Day 23: Something you wish you had done in your life
Day 24: Make a play list to someone, and explain why chose the songs you did
Day 25: The reason you believe you are still alive today
Day 26: Have you ever thought about giving up on life?
Day 27: What's the best thing going for you right now?
Day 28: What if you were pregnant, what would you do?
Day 29: Something you hope to change about yourself and why/
Day 30: A letter to yourself

And Finally (F) Foto/Photo (also from author unknown)

Day 1: A picture of yourself with 10 facts
Day 2: A picture of you and the person you have closest with the longest
Day 3: A picture of the cast from your favorite TV Show
Day 4: A picture of your night
Day 5: A picture of your favorite memory
Day 6: A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day
Day 7: A picture of your most treasured item
Day 8: A picture that makes you laugh
Day 9: A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most
Day 10: A picture of the person you do the most f'ed up things with
Day 11: A picture of something you hate
Day 12: A picture of something you love
Day 13: A picture of your favorite band or artist
Day 14: A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without
Day 15: A picture of something you want to do before you die
Day 16: A picture of someone who inspires you
Day 17: A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently
Day 18: A picture of your biggest insecurity
Day 19: A picture and a letter
Day 20: A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel
Day 21: A picture of something you wish you could forget
Day 22: A picture of something you wish you were better at
Day 23: A picture of your favorite book
Day 24: A picture of something you wish you could change
Day 25: A picture of your day
Day 26: A picture of something that means a lot to you
Day 27: A picture of yourself and a family member
Day 28: A picture of something you're afraid of
Day 29: A picture that can always make you smile
Day 30: A picture of someone you miss

I realize that this a lot and some overlap but what the hell...I need something to do.

30 days - Day One (G)

Since I decided to be difficult and do 3 different 30 Day Challenges, you can tell which one is which by the letter I post (G) = General (P) = Personal and (F) = Foto/Photo

Here is the G - General one from Kasey

Day 1 - your favorite song
Day 2 - your favorite actors/actresses
Day 3 - three of your biggest passions
Day 4 - your dream career
Day 5 - a photo of somewhere you've been to
Day 6 - 20 of your favorite things
Day 7 - your dream wedding
Day 8 - a song to match your mood
Day 9 - a photo you took
Day 10 - a photo of your favorite place to eat
Day 11 - favorite TV shows
Day 12 - a photograph of the town you live in
Day 13 - favorite fictional book
Day 14 - put your iPod on shuffle: first 10 songs that play
Day 15 - your dream house
Day 16 - a song that makes you cry
Day 17 - something you're looking forward to
Day 18 - something you crave a lot
Day 19 - your favorite Bible verse
Day 20 - your favorite recipe
Day 21 - a photo of something that makes you happy
Day 22 - your favorite blog and why
Day 23 - a youtube video
Day 24 - someone who changed your life for the better
Day 25 - what's in your purse
Day 26 - a photo of somewhere you want to go
Day 27 - something you've learned
Day 28 - what stresses you out
Day 29 - hopes, dreams, and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 - a photo of yourself today & 3 good things that happened in the past 30 days

Your Favorite Song - Mine is Johnny Cash and " Cry Cry Cry ". I fell in love with it when I saw the movie 'Walk The Line' and since then it has meant and become so much more to me.

30 Day Challenge(s)

So I'm doing something a bit different (besides starting this blog). I am doing three types of 30 Day Blog Challenges. Just to get myself started. The first is a picture one, second a more personal one, and lastely a more general one I stole from Kasey. So hopefully this will get me going and help myself in more ways than one. I will post each one soon.
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