Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday Social!

Linking up with Neely and Ashley for Sunday Social today (a little late because it seemed to take forever to get home from a Thanksgiving jaunt up to PA--ugh traffic!)

Sunday Social

Name 4 jobs you’ve had in your life: 

I've worked as a camp counselor for many summers. I started going to a Girl Scout camp as a camper and liked it so much, I continued volunteering as a high school counselor and as an adult leader! It's always a lot of fun.

I was a toy store employee one summer during college and I LOVED it! We had weekly story time, I sometimes was paid to set up new toy displays or play with toys to show kids how they worked, and the other employees were really nice! Sadly, the store went out of business during the following winter... :(

I was a hostess at a restaurant during another summer in college. It was a pretty easy job since the restaurant was not really too busy and I got hooked up with free food/sodas whenever I wanted. Sadly, this restaurant ALSO went out of business soon after I stopped working there! (it had NOTHING to do with me obviously despite what my family might tell you --- although I guess my track record for former workplaces going out of business is not super great...whatever...hahaha)

And now I'm a teacher! Some days it's a little crazy to realize that this is my FIFTH year of teaching (all in 6th grade)---where has the time gone?? It definitely is an interesting job and I really can't picture myself doing anything else, unless someone has discovered a way to make a living as a full-time pinner on Pinterest!

Name 4 movies you would watch over and over

Ever After
It's no secret that I still do used to want to be a princess and live happily ever after with my prince and this version of Cinderella is SO GOOD! Drew Barrymore does such a great job in this movie....Seriously one of my most favorite movies! Ooh, I kind of want to go watch it now...

Mean Girls
It is such a "fetch" movie.... :) And I do try to always wear pink on Wednesdays!

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Hilarious. Sweet. Romantic. A classic in my opinion haha...

The Notebook
Ryan Gosling--need I say more? :)

Name 4 places you have lived
Cincinnati, Ohio (Where I was born and lived until I was 7 years old)
Northern Virginia (Moved to VA halfway through first grade!)
Harrisonburg, Virginia (during my four years at James Madison University)
Northern Virginia (moved back after college)

Name 4 of your favorite foods
Stacy's Pita Chips, Spaghetti, Macaroni and Cheese, Sugar Cookies (yes, my food choices make me sound about 9 years old, haha...oh well!)

Name 4 things you always carry with you
My I-Phone
Cough drops, allergy medicine, Epi-Pens, Benadryl (too many medical things!)
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pinterest Wednesday!

I'm linking up today with Michelle from The Vintage Apple for another edition of Oh, How Pinteresting Wednesday! :)

1.) I love this photo collage! What a cute way of showing favorite memories! :)

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2.) Oooh, I love this outfit! The turquoise accessories are so pretty!

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3.) Omg, black polka dotted high heels? It's like these were made for me! :)
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4.) Ahhhhh hahahaha! This is so funny!

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5.) I want this shirt SO badly! LOVE it!

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6.) I VOLUNTEER!!!!!! Hahaha...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Resolutions in Motion GFC Hop!

Today I'm participating in and co-hosting a GFC Hop for Resolutions in Motion

You should hop on over to these fabulous blogs and participate! There are even prizes! Whooooo!! :)

Shaping Up To Be A Mom
Covered In Grace
Ramblings of a Southern Belle

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sunday Social: Thankful

Today I'm linking up with Neely and Ashley for Sunday Social...

This week, instead of answering questions, we are all talking about what we are thankful for.. :)

Sunday Social

A little back story first:

It's been a little quiet on le blog recently. It's been a tough few months, dealing with a breakup that I really haven't talked about much here. My ex-boyfriend and I dated for about 8 months and were pretty serious (or so I thought) until he started acting a lot differently and started becoming really critical of me and certain things in my life.  It was tough going through all that, since it really was not a great breakup (are there any that really are great? haha)... It's been a bit of an emotional roller-coaster, there have been some tough days and a few sleepless nights, although I am feeling much better than I was even a few weeks ago and feel even more confident that this is really the best thing for me.... 

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I'm so grateful that my family has been there for me during all this. My sisters have listened to me vent, complain, cry and have reassured me that someone better will come along for me. My parents are so sweet and have been a great support in keeping my spirits up, while not asking me too many questions or pressing me for details. Because let's be honest, there are just some days where I don't feel like rehashing it all :( 

My family is awesome.. :)

Fabulous sisters! :)

I"m also thankful for my friends who add fun, laughter and joy to my life! I feel very lucky to have friends from high school and college that have remained good friends as time has gone on, and friends/co-workers who make every-day life fun! :) My friends have also been a great support for me during this time and I'm so grateful that so many people love and care about me... :)

So many wonderful friends!! 

Most of all, I'm thankful that I have my faith in God to rely on when things get tough. I'm so thankful for the sacrifice that Jesus made for me on the cross thousands of years ago, I'm thankful that God hears my prayers and loves me. I'm thankful that I can put my trust in His plan for me and know that He loves and cares for me..

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Whew! Lots of thoughts, lots of things to be thankful for each and every day, but on a lighter note....this made me crack up! Hahaha.....

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Resolutions in Motion Update

Today is Tuesday and it is time for a Resolutions in Motion Update with Shaping Up To Be A MomCovered In Grace, and Ramblings of a Southern Belle

My goal for this 6-week project is to walk or run for 30 minutes a day five times a week.

So how did I do? 

Well, I did walk/awkwardly jog for 30 minutes twice this past week. So there's that.  Haha... :)

I'm trying to stay positive and be happy that I was able to at least be a little more active this past week and get more exercise than I have recently. This week I'm definitely hoping to find the energy/motivation to walk/run even MORE days to eventually get to my goal of five days a week!

Because last week was not totally successful, this week I'm going to help myself stay on task by doing two things differently:

-- Use the app called MyFitnessPal that my friend Emily told me about. She swears by it and has found it to be super helpful, so I'm going to give it a try! 

-- It might sound kind of silly, but I think this week I'm actually going to "schedule" workout appointments with myself and set a definite time each day that I will set aside to exercise. There are some days that just seem to fly by but I think if I have a plan of what times I can work out each day, it might help me stay on track a little better. We'll see.... :)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Weekend Update

Today I'm linking up with Sami from Sami's Shenanigans, Leeann from Join the Gossip and Dana from five30three for a Weekend Update!

I swear, this weekend was one of the first weekends in forever that I didn't feel completely swamped with work and grading! We just began our second quarter which means first quarter grades are turned in and the majority of my parent-teacher conferences are DONE! :)

My weekend started with me taking the day off Friday because of a medical procedure, so having a little extended weekend was nice.  Although for most of the day on Friday, I was in some pain -- I mostly rested after I got home from my appointment.  I got caught up on some shows I had Tivo-ed (including 2 Lifetime movies..I'm addicted to Lifetime movies--that goes all the way back to college, haha!). 

On Saturday, I went outlet shopping with my sister and found some really cute clothes with great discounts!! The whole time we were at the outlets, both of us could NOT figure out why there were SO many people there...we kept asking ourselves "Um, did Black Friday come a little early?". It wasn't until way later that my sister texted me something about a "Veteran's Day Sale" at the outlets. Duh! It's probably one of the biggest shopping weekends, at least of the early fall--no wonder it was so crowded haha!

Sunday was another relaxing and low-key day. I did boring things like laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning my room, and being lazy. I watched some football but I just can't get excited about games when the Redskins aren't playing and since was the bye week, I didn't have my usual Sunday afternoon entertainment...(well, that's one word for how this season has gone so far, hahaha...) 

Definitely not the most exciting weekend ever but it was such a relief to NOT spend hours and hours of my weekend working on grades, conference forms, or anything-else work related! A relaxing and rejuvenating weekend was exactly what I needed! 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Resolutions in Motion Round 1

I'm joining in on this new link-up called Resolutions in Motion. I love this idea because it is so helpful for me to be encouraged by others to set and follow through with goals! 

This link-up is hosted by the lovely ladies at: 

My goal for the next 6 weeks is to walk or run for 30 minutes a day five times a week. Last year, I started running on a regular basis, ran two 5Ks and was in a great routine--running about 3 miles 4 times a week! But then my ridiculous foot injury occurred and although it's doing much better, it's been an on-going and annoying process. I still get injections to treat nerve damage in my foot about every 4-6 weeks but overall my foot has been feeling much better and the doctors haven't set any exercise limits on me, although I do want to start off slowly, which is why I made my goal to walk or run!

I'm going to be keeping track of my progress by marking off days, distances, and times of my walking/running  in my planner and am going to participate in the Resolution in Motion updates throughout this time period. I'm excited to see how this all goes and to see what others have set up as their goal!