Friday, July 27, 2012


Well, I did it. I bit the bullet and re-enrolled in college. I am officially a nursing pre-major, which basically means I'm taking the required classes to get in to the nursing program. I'm all at once excited and totally scared. This will be my third attempt at college. The first try was a joke; it was right after high school and I never went and failed both classes. The second try was a bit more serious but I was pregnant and ended up not being able to take one of my finals because I was put on bed rest at the end of the semester and my instructor refused to work with me on changing the final time. Then I had Kaetana and I never finished the class. FAIL. I'm confident this time around will be different, though. I've finally figured out what I want to do. Nursing, obviously, but more specifically I'd like to work in pediatrics. There's nothing career-wise that sounds better to me than helping kids out. So that's gotta be a driving factor in my third time's a charm college experience, right? Right. We'll see how it goes but as of this semester I'm only taking 2 classes, Math and English, both online.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Life, according to Instagram.

 naked time // pre-hair cut // good morning // PBR on the 4th
 view from my porch // no heat curl // my favorite people // kitty keeps getting beat up
 cheese? // a beautiful day // brushin' her teeth // mean muggin'
 new favorite beer, so good // morning cuddles in bed // thrifting for books // pouting
 a doodle // thrifted saltwaters // still getting beat up // part of a tip at work
first face painting // heart shaped pancakes // finger painting // washing off the paint

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cast on, Cast off.

This sweet lady got her cast off today! I've been so excited all week, anticipating her finally having her little arm back to herself. We popped over to the orthopedist's office this afternoon and got it removed, which incidentally was so scary for me! They used this rotary saw thing and I was terrified - I couldn't even watch! Kaetana on the other hand didn't bat an eye at it. She just stared at her arm in awe. What a trooper. 

Aaanyways, they removed the cast and xrayed her arm again just to make sure everything healed up nicely, which of course it did. So we're in the clear! I told her no more broken bones until she at least reaches double digits. I just can't handle this stress again any time soon (if ever.) The best part of the day was her getting to take a real bath again -- one without a bag taped to her arm I mean. She splashed around for about 30 minutes and then passed the eff out right after. Altogether, a pretty wonderful and exciting day. :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Hi, all. I joined a website called Jux a few days ago and really like it. I have a feeling I'll be posting on there more than here -- this website always just vaguely irritates me and I don't post on it as much as I would like to. I just thought I'd pop over here and let ya'll know, in case you're interested.

Here's my Jux. <-- clicky click click

Blogger 411 - Learning random stuff about me.

1. How long have you been blogging? And what got you started on blogging? Has your blog changed?
 About 2 and a half years. I started right after I found out I was pregnant, but was (and still am) pretty wishy-washy with it. I lost all the photos to my earlier posts, too, one day and that put me off blogging for quite a while. But I like it so I just do it when I feel like it.

2. Did you go to college? If so where, and what did you study? 
Off and on at Yavapai Community. I've always been kind of a slacker when it comes to school but I'm actually starting back up this Fall to start my prerequisites for the Nursing Program. :) 

3. Where have you traveled?
I've been to most of the western/mid-western states, Mexico, Canada and Australia/New Zealand.

4. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?
Oh, my. It took me a long time to think about it - but I would honestly probably go buy a brand new car. A Mercedes or Lexus, most likely. Just because.

5. What are your 3 biggest pet peeves?
- Bad customer service, especially at restaurants. Like, seriously, this is your JOB. Do it.
- When I'm texting someone and they suddenly stop/take forever to reply. Drives me nuts.
- When people post something personal and vagues (like on Facebook) but then freak out when you ask about it. Why do you post if you don't want to talk about it? So annoying.

6. What is your favorite movie?
 I honestly can't think of one so I'll just write the first one that popped into my head, which is Romeo and Juliet - with Leo DiCaprio. Mostly because I keep wanting to watch it, and it's awesome.

7. What is your drink of choice; wine, beer, or liquor. Or Water, Soda, Tea?
Water, for the most part, then tea. I do, on occasion, enjoy a soda or beer.

8. What is something you enjoy to do when you have me time?
Read, do something crafty, watch a movie, or blog/read blogs.

9. If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree to one store, which store would it be?
Probably Target.

10. Share with us an embarrassing moment of your past? Or present.
Right before my freshman year in high school started, I was at 'pre-band camp' learning the basics of Marching Band. We were going over standing at Pride and I locked my knees which you aren't supposed to do, of course, and passed out in the middle of it. Awful.

11. What day would you love to relive again?
I'd really like to relive the first day John and I really hung out. It was rainy and spectacular. 

12. If your life was turned into a movie... what actor would play you?
Oh, I don't know. Someone short. Ha.

13. What are the jobs you had in high school/college/the early years?
Where do I start? I've worked at so many places.
Fry's as a courtesy clerk, Denny's as a server. Scooped fro-yo at TCBY, ran the cafe and Entertainment department at Bookman's, was the floor manager at the college bookstore. Now I'm a waitress at a waffle house in town.

14. Show us a picture from high school or college.
Ah, yes, so many carefree days spent downtown with my friends. If I remember correctly me, my friend Steff (the one in front) and my friend Mandy (on the right) got drunk off sneaky screwdrivers (hidden in an orange juice bottle!) and went to the movies after this. We saw Dark Knight. Nostalgia time!

15. If you could travel anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?
England. Aaaaall over England!!

16. Show us the most current picture of you or you and your family.
This is the most recent photo of me. I don't have any recent ones of the whole family, so this will do.

17. Where do you see your life 5 years from now?
Honestly? I have no idea.

Linking up with From Mrs to Mama

Thursday, July 12, 2012

High on Thrifting Thursday

Once again, I thrifted too often and bought way too many things. 
They're all pretty amazing, though, so I'm not too torn up about it. See for yourself:
 Seriously with this rug? Seriously!? It's 3'x5' which is pretty amazing, and Kaetana LOVES it.
 For the record, that cradle was bought at Goodwill on Dollar Thursday. I think it was originally like $10 or something. Also I'm obsessed with those embroidered wall hangings. Can you tell?
 I've been on the hunt for a Maio print forever. I was so excited to find this. And the crochet granny square blanket is the perfect size for underneath Tana's teepee. It's so soft, too.
Those curtains were originally marked $26 for both panels but I had a fit and talked them down. Because I'm cheap like that. And that colander is the exact shade of my kitchen, which I love.

Altogether, another amazing couple of weeks in thrift-land.
Linking up HOTT over at  Harpers Happenings.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Hanging Vase - DIY

I bought this mason jar a few weeks ago thrifting for 50 cents, and couldn't really figure out what to do with it. I just liked that it was big, but it didn't have a lid or anything so it's been sitting in my kitchen collecting dust. Until, that is, I saw this cute metal hook at Hobby Lobby and became a crafting genius! I brought it home and this afternoon attached it to the wall next to my kitchen window (above the sink.) I used some twine I had leftover from another project and really just wrapped it around a lot - making sure to keep it really tight - and knotted it every couple of loops. After I thought it was secure enough, I looped and knotted it around the hook and voila! I filled it with water and some daisies and it adds a nice pop of color and cheer to my kitchen without taking up my counter space.

This project was crazy easy, anyone could do it, and the best part is it only cost me $5 (the cost of the hook) because I had everything else on hand.:)

Monday, July 9, 2012


We have been working on learning numbers lately.
She still gets pretty caught up on '3' but otherwise, she's doing great!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July

Photo from last year's 4th.

I hope everyone is enjoying the fireworks with the people they love. As for me, I'm sitting at home watching tv drinking PBR alone. Kaetana decided she didn't want to stay awake today and passed out at 6:30, plus it rained all afternoon so we decided to skip the show again this year anyways. This makes the 4th year in a row that I've missed them. Oh well, maybe next year.

{Also, I'm ~30 pounds lighter now than I was then, which is good because I am huge up there. Embarrassing.}

Monday, July 2, 2012

Life, according to Instagram.

checkin' things out // toddler breakfast // the broken arm club // bahama mamas out with Ashley!
having issues coloring // flat tire in the middle of BFE // getting 4 new tires! // fried pickles at Hooters with Steff
waiting to see the orthopedist // pretty pink cast! // the sweetest // amazing thrifted pony rug 
first haircut, girlfriend's got bangs // love from great grandma // found my external hardrive!! // my favorite lady