Friday, July 30, 2010

Pet Update: Hannah the Dog

For those of you new to this blog, I have two pets. One is Hannah the dog, who is 11 years old and the other is Buddy the rat.

Here are some pets names I like to use with Hannah (this may make me sound a little crazy...but who cares right?) ;): Hannah Banana, Hannah Montana, Hannerpus, Nutter Butter, Noodlehead, Nut, Silly Goose, Sassy...and the list goes on. I love my Hanny Banany. :)

Here are some pictures that I love of her. She is more tired and lazy these days as she ages, but she is still sassy, fun, loud, and energetic. In fact, most people as how old my "puppy" is!






Also, don't forget to enter the giveaway! It ends soon!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Giveaway Contest!


Here's an entry to remind you all to comment and enter the giveaway!

Check out this post and enter today! :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Just a Thought Today...

First of all, don't forget to enter the giveaway! Great prize for anyone and would make a great gift for parents, etc. :)

Isn't it funny that once summer is here, people are anxious for fall. When fall comes around, people are anxious for winter and Christmas. When Christmas is over, people are anxious for spring. Once spring comes along, people are anxious for summer. And the whole cycle repeats itself.

Here's a reminder to enjoy the season and the weather that is happening RIGHT NOW. Soak up some sunshine before it is gone for a few months! :)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Rat Video ;)

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Here's a video (as promised) of my rat Buddy licking my finger! :)

Also, don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Giveaway from EcoSMART: Natural Bug Killer


Okay, so I don't think I'm alone in saying this: bugs freak me out! When I was living in an apartment, I remember my roommate using this crazy spray formula over every perimeter so the buys would stay out. I would have to kill any spider that crawled its way into her room. I will pretty much kill any bug inside, but that doesn't mean it doesn't give me the heebie-jeebies! So naturally, I jumped at the chance to host a giveaway for an environmentally friendly way to squash unwelcome critters.

So EcoSMART is nice enough to give away one of their safe pesticide bundles to one of my readers! All you have to do is comment and tell me why you want or need one of these value bundles. You can pick from the Safe Home Value Bundle, Safe Plant & Garden Value Bundle, Safe Picnic Value Bundle, or the Safe Patio Value Bundle.

Click here for natural bug killer value bundles and choose your favorite! I'll pick the winner next Friday and you'll receive your favorite kit for free! :) (Sorry, this contest is only for those in the U.S. except Alaska and Hawaii...)

Check out their website and their control home pest products and find out what will be best for your home or apartment and keep bugs at bay.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Losing Parts of Me

I thought this was kinda funny, but kinda relates... :P

I finally realized why it hurts so much to lose close friends. I feel like with each friendship faded, a part of me is lost. There's the friend that I could say anything with and acted like a total goofball and made jokes constantly. There's the friend that I always took care of and acted girly with. There's the friend that we had fun no matter where we went. There's the friend I could tell anything to and not be judged. With all these friendships either and others lost or fading or confusing...it feels like the part of me that was a certain way with that person is gone too. Not only am I losing out on old memories and friendships, I am losing parts of myself. That's why I think I feel so lost and bummed sometimes.

But even with these feelings, I am always on the quest to stay positive. Whenever I am bummin' and thinkin' about how I miss these friends, when I am asking myself what did I do wrong?, when I am wishing things were different...I train my brain to go to these next thoughts. I think about how I have a wonderful boyfriend, great family, and other good friends that I can call to talk with. I try to focus on how I am better off without toxic people in my life who bring me down or accuse me of things I didn't do. These people who don't appreciate me. Even though I miss them and wish things didn't work out this way...I'm sure they did for a reason. We weren't meant to be friends forever. So here's to being positive and focusing on people who care and working on being a good person...

Monday, July 19, 2010

Song I'm Lovin'

I usually don't like P!nk a ton, but I absolutely adore this song. Enjoy! :)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Dude Friends are Awesome


When I started college, I started hanging out with more boys than girls. Don't get me wrong, I'll always need girl friends. Every girl needs them to go shopping with, do their nails together, watch chick flicks, gossip, and share secrets you'd never tell a boy. But I am starting to really enjoy having guy friends.

They are less drama! Everyone has drama and gets into arguments, but in my experience guys get over things faster. They don't hold grudges as much or turn mountains into molehills. I've had so many girl friends that get mad over the stupidest things and just give up on a friendship that is worth a lot. Guys let things blow over for the most part.

I love having friends who are goofy and easy-going like me and it seems like my guy friends fit that bill most of the time. I love having girl and guy friends...it is the perfect fit. :)

What do you love most about having guy friends?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Lakeview Pictures



Here are a few pictures from my up north trip! I love the water and being in the sun all day. It was a perfect few days. :]

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pet Update: Buddy the Rat

So if you follow my blog, you'll know that I have a dog named Hannah and a rat named Buddy! Here's some updates on how Buddy is doing...

1. I bought him some different shaped and different colored wood blocks to play with. For some reason, if you put them on top of his castle, he immediately will pick them up and put them back in the corner. Any other toys, he leaves alone! Here's a video...

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2. He LOOOOVES snacks! Haha...he will grab anything you give him. My dad even gave him an ice cube the other day when it was very hot outside and he sat there and licked it.

3. My favorite thing Buddy does is when I put my finger inside his cage and he takes it in his paws and licks it! You might think they have a gross or scratchy tongue, but really it is smooth and adorable!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ready for Change


I have to admit, this is a scary time in my life. I only have 3 more classes of college left! THREE! It is one of those things that I thought would never come, am anticipated the arrival of graduation, and partially dreading it. Just like everyone else, I am afraid of change. I am trying to work through this fear because it is one of those things that really holds you back in life. It always brings me back to this quote from "Everwood"...

"The more things change, the more they stay the same. I'm not sure who the first person was who said that. Probably Shakespeare. Or maybe Sting. But at the moment, it's the sentence that best explains my tragic flaw, my inability to change. I don't think I'm alone in this. The more I get to know other people, the more I realize it's kind of everyone's flaw. Staying exactly the same for as long as possible, standing perfectly still... It feels safer somehow. And if you are suffering, at least the pain is familiar. Because if you took that leap of faith, went outside the box, did something unexpected... Who knows what other pain might be out there, waiting for you. Chances are it could be even worse. So you maintain the status quo. Choose the road already traveled and it doesn't seem that bad. Not as far as flaws go. You're not a drug addict. You're not killing anyone... Except maybe yourself a little. When we finally do change, I don't think it happens like an earthquake or an explosion, where all of a sudden we're like this different person. I think it's smaller than that. The kind of thing most people wouldn't even notice unless they looked at us really close. Which, thank God, they never do. But you notice it. Inside you that change feels like a world of difference. And you hope this is it. This is the person you get to be forever... that you'll never have to change again."

I absolutely love this quote. Isn't it so true? We're so afraid of change that we stay still for as long as possible. Even if we are hurting so bad, we freeze because we wonder if the change could be so much worse. But this quote inspires me. If there is something in your life you don't like, change it. Change is always possible, we are either too stubborn or scared to try it. So get out there and change. Chances are you'll be glad you did. There's always that possibility that change could bring something worse but at least you tried and you learned and now you're ready for another change. So change until it brings you joy and happiness.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I'm back...again!

Well, the last two days I was up north with my boy and his brother to visit their aunt and uncle's place by the water. Since I love lists...here is a list of events that happened in these 2 days (in no particular order)...

1. Tried a lot of new water sports...tubing, rode on a jet ski, and just watched wake boarding, water skiing, and knee boarding. We rode on his uncle's boat a lot.

2. As a result of these things, I am sunburned, feel beaten up, and have scrapes and cuts all over my feet. Just comes with being accident prone...it was worth it though!

3. Play the game Aggravation a few times with his cousins...we had fun "aggravating" each other.

4. I was surprised to find I was one of the best hitters in a game of Whiffle ball! My team lost but it was a great, sweaty game.

5. Learned to play a game of Lightning in the water with their basketball net and swam a ton.

6. Got to know his aunt, uncle, and cousins better which was nice. :)

7. His aunt and uncle's place is right next door to Uncle Kracker! Unfortunately he wasn't there so I didn't get to meet him.. :-/ Also, a guy that was on the Bachelor lives around there too. Crazy!

8. Played some good ole' games of Hillbilly golf!

All in all, a nice getaway and of course I love spending time with my boy and his family!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

It's my birthday and I'll cry if I want to...


Well, I was hoping my return to the blogging world after a week off would be filled with great birthday pictures and lots of fun stories. My week began with a funeral and a grand feeling of guilt that I didn't spend as much time with my great aunt while she was alive as I should have. I don't know about any of you...but bodies in caskets freak me out, big time. It made me realize the importance of family though, which I hope to keep strong.

The days in between were good. I worked a bit and got a card and a delicious pudding pie from my co-workers. I spent one evening at a local park watching fireworks. I got my nails done. I hung out with friends. I got a massage at my chiropractor's office for cheap.

And then my 21st birthday showed up. One thing you should know about me is that I love birthdays and I love my own. It is the one day that it can be all about you and no one can complain. Perhaps that sounds selfish, but you know all of you love that too... ;) Unfortunately, my birthday is on a holiday weekend and what has been the case for many years came up. EVERYONE goes up north this week or is busy. So out of the almost 50 I invited, about 10 showed up. My boyfriend, aka the procrastinator shows up late and says he just ordered my present online so I won't get it for a while and he won't tell me what it is. So eventually we leave my house and head to Dave & Busters. It was fun for a while, I had 2 shots (one was a Scooby Snack, which will always be my favorite!!!) and a mixed drink. I was feeling pretty good. I left my clutch and my camera at the table with my friends and told them to watch it and went off to play games with my boy. Eventually all my friends were around us so I went to find my stuff. Sitting there alone not even 5 minutes and it was gone. We searched around and asked the staff and no one saw it. So my birthday ended with me in tears that I lost my cell phone, camera, debit card, house key, and a customized clutch, and some expensive makeup. Now today I get to run around and fix all of these little messes and spend my birthday money that I was so looking forward to on Sunday from my family to pay for it.

Happy birthday to me. :-/