I’m LOVE-ing statement necklaces right now. I’m one step away from wearing them with my sorostitute T shirts to class.
So naturally I would love to Live Colorfully this Spring with the Tutti Frutti Collar around my neck.
I want it.
I also want it to not be a bazillion dollars.
Someone call Kate Spade and tell her how much I love this. Because it’s true. I do, I do, I do-ooo (as much as Kel loves orange soda). BUT, with that being said I refuse to pay $145 for a necklace that looks like gum from a 25 cents machine.
Other current KS obsessions:
Now taking applications. Are you my mother sugadaddy??’
If you haven’t noticed…I’ve been a bloggin fool this week.
It may have something everything to do with the fact that my alarm clock was set for 6:30 a.m. every morning this week.
For you grown ups who are not currently squeezing every last drop that you can out of college this is totally normal.
You see 6:30 twice a day, 5 days a week. You wake when it’s still dark outside. You’re 4 hours into your day before I even wake up. To you I say, bless your sweet heart. You deserve cookies…or a cocktail. Whichever you prefer or your age allows.
The reason I’ve been up at the stinkin’ crack of dawn everyday this week — LB and I were overnight sitting for family while their parents were in Bermuda, Bahamas, come on pretty mama.
I know. Us? Babysit? Shock-errrrr.
So here is what I’ve been up to (other than blogging my life away).
Monday: Happy Pi (3.14) Day! No luck finding pie so we settled for cupcakes and brownies from Canvas Bakery.
Tuesday: Skiiiiiiip. Nothing exciting this day. I took a nap because my body was in shock.
Wednesday: Kept the boys post church tradition alive with Chick-fil-A milkshakes.
Thursday: Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We choose to celebrate with breakfast for dinner.
Yes, those are green eggs and green pancakes.
For dessert we headed on over to Chick-fil-A (for the 2nd day in a row…sorry I’m not sorry) and continued the celebration with green Ice Dreams.
Friday: I worked a 12-hour shift for the family I normally nanny. This is how I found Anna when I went to check on her taking a shower…
So then this convo inferred:
Me: “Anna, what in the WORLD are you doing??”
Anna: “What do you mean?”
Me: “Um. Well, you have lotion…in your pants.”
Anna: “Oh…that. I was stretching out my pants so I could eat more at dinner.”
Me: “Oh. Yeah, of course. Good idea.”
Just a normal day in the life.
That night the boys stayed at friend’s houses so LB and I had mommy-daddy date night (she’s the boy because she’s taller). Out date consisted of Steak’n’Shake followed by posting up on the couch to watch March Madness. The only time we moved was to our beds. Yep. We’re old.
So there you have it. Life as a mother of two.
Call me a grandma but I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited to sleep in my own bed again.
Remember when I posted this picture and was shocked the whole outfit cost less than $100?!
Well, after I learned she purchased her cute necklace at Charlotte Russe (Charlotte Russe of all places people!) I became curious. Sooooo I headed over to the CR website to scope out the scene.
I won’t vouch for the clothes (mainly because I didn’t really look at them), but their accessories were impressive considering everything below (with the exception of the clutch for $14.50) was under $10.
Not too shabby, huh?
And on top of it already being so affordable they are having a 25% off St. Patrick’s Day Sale. Yay! But it ends at midnight so take advantage.
I guess I won’t be skipping Charlotte Russe on mall trips anymore because you never know when you might find a (cheap) diamond in the rough.
I realized the other day after I blogged about this precious little one that some of my lovely followers may not know who LB is.
(That was my discrete way of saying I’m popular and people I don’t know in real life read my blog…ok fine. I’m not really popular at all, but it makes for a good excuse to blog about my sweet friend!)
So without further adieu, Laura Beth.
Also known as Diego. That would be me, aka Boots, on the left. You know, from Dora the Explorer.
(Uh yeahhhhhh. Did I mention we both babysit A LOT?)
She loves me.
And I love her.
So much so that I dressed up like the 3 little pigs with her for a Halloween party.
(I won’t embarrass the 3rd little pig with pictures, but let’s just say their name starts with A and ends with ndrew…yep. He definitely took the cake for best boyfriend that Halloween.)
Complete with snout.
Oh and one time we wore prom dresses to a Miss America party. Just because we could.
She is another roommate of the infamous Brothel, but a whole lot more than just a fellow promiscuous girl [JOKE], of course.
We met freshman year of college and were instant friends.
Shank you, Phi Mu Fraternity. We had some rough days, [drama in the streets as the bf would say] but I will be forever grateful for giving me the greatest friends a girl could ever ask for! (I feel my new post coming on…)
Anyway, back to LBeeezy. I’m talking people thought we had known each other for a lifetime when we had only known each other a few months.
These pictures are just a few of hundreds (603 on facebook to be exact) that hold a million memories and inside jokes.
Today, almost 5 years later, she’s still lucky enough to be my friend and roommate.
Just keeedding. I’m the lucky one!
In life you have silver friends and gold friends.
LB is what you call a top-of-the-line shiny, bling-blinggold friend.
Wuv you, Pebbles :) More than McDonald’s sweet tea and red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting (and that’s saying something)!
Apparently when you hit over a thousand unread items in your Google Reader it stops giving you the exact number and only says “1000+”.
Just in case anyone was wondering.
[Sidenote: If you love design and don’t read Erin Gate’s blog, Elements of Style, then your life is not complete. She’s pure genius and easily one my top 5 fav blogs to read.]
In other news—
I have jumped on the iPhone train. Thank you Verizon for finally catching up with the 21st century.
Obsession is an understatement. It’s like carrying a tiny genius (or something else that’s really cool..it’s late and I’m not feeling clever) around in my pocket. Pathetically, the new telefono has brought me great joy with all the crazy things it can do. However, what has NOT brought me great joy is trying to decide on a case.
Because I can’t make a quick decision to save. my. life.
Seriously. I can make what I eat for dinner seem life altering. I can over-think, over-analyze and over-process ANYTHING. Especially when there are 346473829 choices, which is the “case” this time. Badum tish.
As of 10:45 a.m. this morning I am officially on my last college Spring Break. Yipeeeeee! (for SB, not so much that it’s my last one ever)
And after all that big talk about leaving on the next plane for big adventures my responsible side took one look at my bank account and decided that spending every last penny I have on a ticket out of town miiiiight be a bad idea.
Sometimes you ruin all the fun, Responsible Macy.
But don’t worry, I’m still scheming and will hopefully be partaking in Spring Break-y things that don’t require an airplane.
And if not then I’m planning on having a whole lotta days that look similar to this…
On a different note—
I won’t pretend to know anything about art, but I do know that I’m in L-O-V-E with Atlanta artist, Michelle Armas’, work.
How could looking at a piece like this not add a little sunshine to your day?
Cheers to me and a week of no school!
(1. me no remember 2. bippityboppityboo 3. bippityboppityboo again 4.mckizzle aka Mary Catherine 5,6,7,8,9,10. Michelle Armas)
Unfortunately blogging has taken a backseat to this thing called life.
Need proof you say?
True Life: I have 902unread items in my Google Reader.
And that’s NOT even including all my Tumblr friends whose posts I need to catch up on.
My mother has been telling me pretty much my whole life that I do too much and go too much. But for the first time (at least out loud) I am admitting that “I’ve bitten off a little more than I can chew” sometimes.
This is me…
I’m telling you this to apologize for my absence up until now and unfortunately, but most likely, apologizing in advance for future absence.
Update on this life that is preventing me from bloggedy blogging…
School: Blah. Is it May yet??
Internship: I think the saying “trial by fire" pretty much sums up everything I’m doing.
Work: I love kids and I love dogs (really I do), but I can’t wait for the day when other people’s dogs/kids aren’t my main source of income. I mean that in the nicest way possible.
Church: My 10th graders are the bomb.com. Seriously. Spending time with them is a highlight of my week/life.
(Here we are at a retreat 2 weekends ago. I know for a FACT I was not that cute as a sophomore.)
My own Bible study group is going through the book of James and anyone who has read James knows how straight to the point and convicting it is. Just trying to soak it all in and process right now.
Boy to the friend: Andrew got accepted into the Chick-fil-A Interim Manager class! Yay!
Not that I’m surprised because he’s awesome but I’m still super proud of him. So he is downtown for the for the next 3 weeks being all businessman-y. Shaking hands and kissing babies. :)
Aaaaaaand on a really, really exciting note—a friend of mine is pregnant (yippee!).
But NOT only is she pregnant…she has asked MCK and I to decorate the nursery! We are ecstatic and having so.much.fun pulling together precious, adorable baby stuff. Tomorrow we are going to measure the room and take pictures so we can start creating inspiration boards. More to come on this and our adventures as interior designers I’m sure.
Well, that’s the cliffnotes version of my life right now.
I’ll admit to sometimes feeling overwhelmed, but as always the Lord continues to be so, so sweet in my time of need. He is always reminding me of His promises in scripture and surrounding me with encouraging family and friends.
Hope y’all are having a fantastic Tuesday! I mean it when I say I’m missing you!