Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!!

I hope everyone is having a great Halloween. I was supposed to be off work today, but I got called into work.

So here is what I wore yesterday for Halloween for class!!!

AND the creepy Spider I found at work last night!!

What are you doing for Halloween this year??

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Someday I Will…

The Daily Tay

Someday I will…

Get Married, this is something that I always have wanted to do. I know I don’t need it, but I want to be married.

Have a family. I promised myself as a kid I would have a large family, and the fact that I haven’t started worries me, particularly with my health issues.

Like myself, physically. I am not proud of my body or happy with it, I really need to work on making my body something that I can be proud of.

Travel The World.

I will see Venice

The Bridge of Sighs, Venice Italy


Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy...  Been there, want to go again! #irresistiblyItalian




COUNTRY-BASED SOLUTIONS Japan has  Uses renewable electricity. and they have decreased energy use by 5% since 2011. Japan is also a very well known country for its high quality technology and has such a great influence on other countries as well that can adapt their energy saving ways. 

and so many other places!!

I will have enough money to feel secure and not need to live paycheck to paycheck

I will have a home that feels like my home.

I will not owe any money for loans or past due bills and might even have good credit!



And you know these things might happen…you know…

Are you still waiting for "Someday"? How many days, weeks, months, or even years have you lost forever to "Someday" waiting for it to arrive? It is here! Today is "Someday"! Stop waiting and wasting all your precious days! Start living your "Someday" right now!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

DIY Fall Pie Scrub

I got a few emails about this after the CGSwaps Swapoween reveals went up. So I figured why not share it with everybody!

Now I know I am not the only one that has a recipe similar to this and honestly I have no clue where I got it from, probably a magazine, but I’ve been using this recipe for a few years now!

It is basically a simple recipe and I usually go by the size of the container for the amount I use but I made a batch with a smaller container then normal for this post, if you make a larger batch just adjust accordingly!!


For my Pie Scrub you will need,

1/2 white sugar,

1-2 cups brown sugar

3 1/2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice.

2 tablespoons cinnamon (optional but I like the extra fally smell and cinnamon plus it helps plump skin, fight acne and Eczema!)

mix these ingredients well place in an airtight container and then when you are ready to use take some and mix with coconut, olive, grape seed or any kind of oil you want, or my go to it to mix with a yummy smelling body wash.

You get super smooth, soft skin and it smells divine!!


I’d love to see pictures if you make it, tag my instagram!! OR leave me a comment and let me know how you like it!!

Guest Post Swap!!

So I love CGSwaps on my blog, I participate in at least three a year, so When they posted that they were going to have a guest post swap I was super excited. In fact if you join in we might be swapping guest posts! Who knows?

What is it??

The Swap Objective

Create a fun and creative guest post for your partner's blog.

This post should show them and their readers who you are, while also fitting the subject matter of their blog. This is a great way to get to know new people and increase readership!


Guest Post Swap Rules

  • You must communicate in a timely fashion with your partner.
  • You must write a guest post that is meaningful and relevant- something you'd want to post on your own blog but is appropriate to your partner's blog.
  • You must publish the guest post your partner has written by November 21st
  • You must respond to emails from the swap hosts within a timely fashion.


Are you interested in joining in? Go to Chaotic Goddess Swaps,  and fill out the form then you may have chance to be accepted!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

7 Deadly Sins Link Up!

All you need to do is copy & paste this list, link-up, and have fun finding out others' guilty pleasures.  

seven great things in your life.
1. Kensei
2. I am getting farther along in my schooling
3. I've started going to Adventure Boot Camp to work on my body issues
4. Penni Puppy
5. The growth of my little Blog!
6. My Eternal Optimism.
7.  My hair.

seven things you lack and covet.
1. Time.
2. Local Friends
3. Perfect skin.
4. A Healthy Sized Body
5. My own place
6. The Ability to eat better/healthier food.
7. Clothes that aren’t 3 years old or older.

seven things that make you angry.
1. Stupid People
2. Greedy individuals.
3. The economy.
4. Not having affordable healthcare
5.  Politics.
6. Bad drivers (Oh wait, that's me)
7.  People at my job refusing to come in on time.

seven things that you neglect to do.
1. Drink Water
2. Study.
3. Eat breakfast.
4. Exercise
5.  Do Laundry
6. Not obsess over everything.
7. Clean.

seven worldly material desires.
1. A puppy for Penni to play with
2.  A DSLR camera I can use in my Digital Photo Class next fall
3.  A new bed.
4.  Money…
5. a new wardrobe.
6. Plane tickets to Italy, England and Japan
7.  A newer Civic

seven guilty pleasures.
1. America’s Next Top Model
2. Just staying in bed as long as possible
3. Ice cream.
4. Online Shopping
5. Caffeine in the form of Coke A Cola.
6. Chocolate.
7. Facebook and YouTube

seven things you love about love.
1. Having someone to snuggle
2. Someone to share your problems with
3. Someone to sit on the couch with and watch movies
   4. Laughing with each other.
5. Passion and Sparks
6. Someone who will stay out until 4 am with you while you develop film so that you don’t have to walk across campus alone
7. Having someone who will come and sit in your car with you for 4 hours while waiting on AAA

Swapoween Reveal!!

Swapoween is one of my favorite blog swaps all year, and So I was SUPER excited to get my package from Morgan Elise. Morgan was an AMAZING swap partner, and she picked out some great items for me!


Swapoween 2013 036As I was opening the box my Penni Puppy had to come check it out. Swapoween 2013 041First thing in the box was House Hunter’s Bingo. This is one of my FAVORITE shows to watch and I am super looking forward to playing along!!


Swapoween 2013 046Swapoween 2013 058Swapoween 2013 048Then I got an Orange stamp pad, and Adorable J stamp and some cute brown cards and envelopes, I can’t wait to make some fun cards to send off to  my family and friends back in SC!

Swapoween 2013 053 I got glow in the dark foaming handwash, which is great because I actually was needing to run out and get some more!

Swapoween 2013 054 Super Cute Halloween Tissues for my purse and school bag!

I mentioned I LOVE Candy Corn, in fact Chocolate Candy Corn and Caramel Apples are my FAVORITE for Halloween!

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I have been wanting to try out one of these for a while, so I now have a Cute Skull Plug in and Candy Corn Melts!! They smell sooo yummy!!

Swapoween 2013 051Candy Corn Baking Cups, which will be PERFECT for the Halloween Funfetti Cupcakes I am making for our photo critique on Halloween. Swapoween 2013 059AND Caramel Apple Pops and Chocolate Candy Corn!!!!!


Thanks Morgan!! I Loved EVERYTHING!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Music Monday Disney Version!

Musical Mondays
I know I am a little behind on this movie, but I watched it the other night and LOVED the retro beats, and particularly this song,
and then the song that everyone says should be in every disney movie... the why are we singing song!

Dr. Scholl's® Active Series Insoles!


I have been trying to get back into fitness lately. So when Influenster sent me the new Dr. Scholl’s Active Series insoles as a free Voxbox, I was really excited to try them out.

They were REALLY comfy and they have great arch support which is something I look for in insoles.

They were really easy to fit into my shoes, BUT I would say that they run small, I was sent sizes 4-8 and they fit perfectly with no trimming in my size 6 Adidas running shoes. So I would say be careful of that fact.

I spend a lot of time on my feet at work and they have really helped me to not want to cry when I get home from my feet being sore!

What do you do to make your feet more comfy?? I’d love to know.


*This product was sent to me for use and review by influenster All opinions expressed in this review are mine, and honest based on the use of this product. *

Friday, October 18, 2013

The Autumn Tag

Emily at love woke me up this morning had this tag on her blog today, and well I decided to borrow it! Let me know if any of you do it too.


The Autumn Tag 

1. Favorite thing about it?

The fact that it gets cool outside, the smells in the air, BBQs, grills cooking burgers and hotdogs, fires in people’s fireplaces, the crunchy leaves and of course Halloween.

2. Favorite drink?

I am an odd duck in this one. I LOVE Apple Cider, but not apple juice, I know that this is probably referring to Starbucks I love their Caramel Apple Spice in either cold or hot form. It is on their kid’s menu and tastes like a drinkable Apple Pie!!

3. Favorite scent/candle?

Leaves from Bath and Body Works although right now I am Burning Cranberry Woods and it smells yummy too!

4. Best lipstick?

I usually use my Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in Crush, it’s a pretty berry stain.

5. Go to moisturizer?

I don't really pay that much attention to moisturizer, for my face I stick with whatever I am using currently and body I’m using a random Sally’s lotion right now.

6. Go to colors for the eyes?
Greens, Gold's and Coppers !

7. Favorite music or band/singer to listen to?

Currently listening to Teen Beach Movie Soundtrack, Cher Lloyd and Selena Gomez

8. Favorite outfit to wear (i.e. boots & a scarf combo)?

boots and a fluffy scarf, jeans and a short sleeved top


9. Autumn treat?

ALL OF THE CANDY!!!! or anything Apple, or Caramel.

10. Favorite place to be?

I miss Autumn in NY but so far TN isn’t too bad

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Changes in Life

So this year was a lot of big changes for me. I moved to Memphis, started a new university, am living with Kensei and his dad, a lot of new things.

I am grateful for all the positive changes in my life, I really am, but I feel lost and alone honestly.

I keep wanting to unpack my boxes and make Kensei’s house feel like my own, but I can’t. There really isn’t any space for my things, and all of the areas where I could make space are covered with his fathers and mother’s belongings, and I am told not to touch them.

I don’t have any friends here that I can hang out with, and it stresses me out. I know I am just having a pity party but  I don’t know how to make things better. Any advice?Screenshot_2013-10-16-01-59-54Screenshot_2013-10-16-01-57-56

Monday, October 14, 2013

Musical Monday

Musical Mondays
I blame todays music completely on Miss Angie from My So Called Chaos, If you haven’t seen her post she is talking about super sexy Tim Curry and that tagged this movie in my mind, One of my favorite Halloween Films and TV shows to watch!
The Worst Witch!
such an adorable little movie. And the books were fun to read as a kid too!
And Tim Curry as the Grand Wizard... What do you think? What are some of you favorite Halloween movies/songs?

Saturday, October 12, 2013

New Look!!

So I decided I needed a little pick me up and when I found out that Tiffany from Sunglasses and Starbucks had a goal of 30 free blog designs and I saw her work I knew  I needed to check her out! She still has some open spots if you are looking for a design!

She really streamlined my blog and made it look amazing! She took the tiny ideas that I had and really created an adorable blog design that is so me!

If you are reading this in a reader here’s what my blog looked like, I did love the design but I had it for almost 2 years and just wasn’t super feeling it anymore photo oldlayout_zpsb358d68b.png

And Tiffany’s design!

I really love the new look!!

Tiffany has been amazing, she was in constant contact with me about the design and making sure I loved it every step of the way! We did have a little time issue due to both of us being busy, but the design was still done amazingly professionally and quick! I seriously recommend giving her a try and like I said she still has some room on her 30 free designs! Head on over there and tell her I sent you!


So I want to know! What do you guys think of the new look?? Don’t forget to comment and let me know!

Monday, October 07, 2013

Music Monday

Musical Mondays
So what songs am I into this week??

Mostly Cher Lloyd songs, I’ve just been adoring the pop/rock beat lately. She reminds me of a brown haired Barbie with tattoos!  I LOVE her!

My top 3 songs

I love the spooky, halloweenish vibe I get from this one!
This one has a REALLY catchy beat
I wish, this one got me back into her Music! It came on Pandora while I was working in the lab and ended up being bought right away and played on repeat for at least 30 times!
Swagger Jagger... I hate this one, but it is stuck in my head, it's the only song of her's I didn't automatically adore, but it gets stuck in your brain and the little kid sounding rhyming bit just plays on repeat! What are you listening to this week??
(does it sound like Clementine to anyone else? You know Oh, My Darling, Oh My Darling, Oh My Darling Clementine? You are lost and gone forever, dreadful sorry Clementine?)

Sunday, October 06, 2013

October Goals


Monthly Goals


September Goals:

  1. Do not skip any classes!! Fail--  I only missed one for each day, one Tuesday, because I was exhausted from work and one Monday because I had a flat tire on the way in.
  2. try to work out some, either online, at school gym, or just running in the park. Fail—I had one online workout and technically signed up for boot camp, but because of school and work haven’t made it to an orientation yet.
  3. do either a follow me around vlog or a what’s in my school bag post/vlog. Fail—I recorded a what’s in my school bags vlog but haven’t edited it or posted it yet. But I DID post a what’s in my purse!
  4. Enjoy my Birthday!! Success!! I had a wonderful birthday, even though the dinner was a little bad because of our table guests.
  5. try to get through at least 3 boxes that are in the computer room! Fail—I only got through one.
  6. Blog more. Success—I posted a lot more regularly in September!
  7. Renew my AAA Success-- I did this so I am good one more year!
  8. Clean our bedroom Fail—I can’t even walk through it with out climbing over things…
  9. Leave at least 10 random hearts/inspiration post its in random places. Success!! I had a lot of fun with this!
  10. Make Penni Puppy’s Vet appointment. Success!! I made it and we went! She is a super healthy puppy girl!!

4 out of 10 this really was not a good month for me.


Possibly my favorite month of the year

October Goals:

  1. make it to the boot camp orientation
  2. actually go to the boot camp
  3. Post what’s in my school bag vlog
  4. clean out our bedroom
  5. save at least 100 for my trip home in December
  6. once again attempt the boxes in the computer room
  7. move my bookshelf into the living room
  8. wear some kind of Halloween makeup-outfit to my photo class for the extra credit around Halloween
  9. write my photo paper before it is due.

Friday, October 04, 2013


My second favorite yearly swap is open!! Go register, maybe we will be partners??


Important Dates to Remember

  • Sign-Ups Close on October 5th, 2013

  • Partners Assigned on October 6th, 2013

  • Packages Ship between October 18th and October 19th, 2013

  • Swap Show-Off Post/Linky goes life on October 22nd!

If you want to see what I’ve sent out in the past Click here!!

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