High Five for Friday

Once again I am a blogger slacker.

But in my defense, I haven't posted because I just haven't wanted to or have nothing to post about!

I've been out living life and getting some good material to share with you all.

So even though it's kinda late in blogger land to be posting, I'm gonna do it anyway!

I'm linking up with Lauren from My Grey Desk for:


1. This photo is one of the reasons I love living in Florida!
(Ps. I'm totally stealing this from my roommate Suzanne because it was her favorite thing first but it is just too good not to share.)
Isn't that one of the prettiest sites EVER!
Yes, yes it is!

2.  I actually worked 40 hours this week, as opposed to a mere 30.
This is HUGE! 
Because usually we only get 30 hours
My bank account will be grateful for all my hard work come pay day!

3.  Wednesday was spent at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
Taking pictures, getting some sun, and just having a blast!

4. Epcot is having it's annual Flower and Garden Festival through May and on Thursday we spent the afternoon enjoying all the pretty flowers!  
I totally wish I had a green thumb.

They have Disney character topiaries all over the park!

Over 10,000 different types of flowers!

These next 3 are from the English garden in the UK pavilion.

Scattered around the garden are tea cups with the tea leaves of different Twinings teas.
All of which are sold in the tea shop.

You can find these topiaries in the Butterfly garden!

5.  I am still totally L-O-V-Eing my IPhone!
I have no idea how I've gone this long without one.

The rest of my Friday will be spent at home.
Relaxing, getting posts ready for next week, painting my nails, reading, and then relaxing some more.

I know.
I lead an exciting life.


Remember Me?

Hello there!

Remember me?
I'm the owner and operator of this here blog.
I know, I know its been like two weeks since I've posted.

Weddings, sickness, and getting back to my normal routine has gotten in the way.
But I'm back and ready to blog my booty off! 

Lemme just update you lovelies on my life the last two weeks!

1.  My best friend got married!
It was beautiful, romantic, sweet, and just wonderful.
Unfortunately I only got pictures until the ceremony.
The reception was so fun I completely forgot to keep taking pictures!

But the official pictures are ready and they are GORGEOUS! :)

1. Bachelorette dinner.

2. Getting manis/pedis.
3.The wedding party at the rehearsal dinner.
4.The girls

And here are a few in the hotel room before the ceremony!

5. These next few pictures are why we are best friends! 

6. Just missing the dresses!

7. This was one of her first pictures! 
Ashley looked amazing!
8. Who knew my little ol Canon could take a shot like that! :)

9. Ready to go!

10. Besties!
11. Maid of Honor duty at it's finest! 
12. Jenny's next! :)

14. One of the only ceremony pictures that was snapped.
15. Only picture of the reception, first dance.

Everyone had a blast.
My Maid of Honor speech was a big hit! 
Oh and right after the MOH and Best Man speeches, Ashley totally and completely surprised me by having the entire room sing Happy Birthday to me!
I mean how sweet is that!
It was her day and yet she took the time to make me feel just a little special.
Now that is a good best friend! :)

Again the whole wedding was a huge hit.
I know everyone had a blast!

2. I turned 24 years old! 
I had someone ask me how old I was the other day and I gotta admit, it felt pretty strange saying 24.
Best part of the day was getting to spend it at home!
My mom invited my cousins, my aunt and uncle, and some friends over for dinner.
Then later that night my grandmother came into town.
When I got home my wonderful roommates took me out for a birthday tea at the Grand Floridian!

3.  I went to the midnight showing of The Hunger Games.
(sidenote: I think I'm done with midnight premiers.  I was exhausted the next day and annoyed with all the crazies in the theatre).
I loved the books and thought the movie was pretty good.
From the Harry Potter movies, I've learned to NEVER have high expectations for movie adaptations to books.
They are never as good.
I was happy with some things and disappointed with others.
Overall though, not to shabby.

4. Alright, I've been waiting to share this last item with y'all!
Yes, I have joined the IPhone family and am absolutely LOVING every minute of it!
Draw Something, Words with Friends, Hey Tell...LOVE LOVE LOVE! :)

Yes, it has been a pretty exciting two weeks!
But I've missed blogging.
So I'm glad to be back!

Hope you all had a great Monday!


Oh How Pinteresting

I'm heading home to Texas today.
Well first to Albuquerque, NM but by Sunday I'll be back home in Texas.
I haven't been home since June, so this is a pretty big deal!

I can't wait to sleep in my room, see my grandmother, see my cat, and just relax with my family!
Plus, I get to see my best friend get married! 
This is gonna be a great trip.

Anywho,  I figured it would appropriate to show my home state some love today via everyone's favorite link up with Michelle:

Here we go!

Source: etsy.com via msmag on Pinterest

Source: wanelo.com via msmag on Pinterest

Source: flickr.com via msmag on Pinterest

This is what you see along I-10 and all the Texas highways during the Spring! :)

Source: google.com via msmag on Pinterest

Source: etsy.com via Heather on Pinterest

Source: etsy.com via Danielle on Pinterest

I just love that state! :)

I might a tad MIA this week, since it is wedding week.
But I promise to be back next week with a full report! 

Have a great Wednesday!


One of my BFFLs

I'd like to introduce you to one of my BFFLs.
or my Best Friend For Life.

This is Ashley:
(she's wearing bridal Minnie ears!)

She's getting married on Saturday and I am her MOH.

Ashley is a year older than me and we've been going to school together for as long as I can remember.
We weren't BFFLs until high school and I mean LATE in high school.  Like my Senior year/ her first year of college.
(Which I forget ALL THE TIME).

But I can remember the exact moment we realized we have a ridiculous amount in common and the we should probably be best friends.

I was a junior and she was a senior and we were on in San Angelo, TX for the regional UIL competition in theatre.
It was late and we were all piled into one hotel room.
Ashley and I were both wearing 1. our retainers and 2. our glasses.

We then proceeded to realize that we both had an unhealthy obsession with Harry Potter and with boys with accents.  (There was a ton of other stuff but those are the two that stick out the most!)

The rest is BFFL history! 

Here are the top 10 reasons Ashley and I are BFFLs:

1. As previously mentioned we have an unhealthy obsession with Harry Potter.  
We had release parties complete with HP themed food, decorations and all of Ashley HP memorabilia (she had a TON of it! Even a signed photo of Rupert Grint she got by sending a letter to his fan club).

2.  We both love to read and our go to hang out place is Barnes and Noble.  We could seriously spend hours upon hours in that place.

3.  She is one of the most thoughtful people I know.  When I moved to FL, she sent me a house warming /congrats on your new job care package.

4.  Our brothers are best friends!  

5.  We wear the same size, so when I'm home it's super easy to share clothes.  

6.  I can tell her ANYTHING and know that she will love me anyway.

7.  Our other unhealthy obsession is Disney.  She has come to visit me twice. Once when I was on my College Program and once last summer when I moved to Florida.  Her wedding is going to have minor elements of Disney magic! :)

8.  We are both certified teachers.  Only she teaches the little ones (kindergarten) and I teach the older ones.  She has the cutest classroom in the world!

9.  All while I went away to school, when I came to Florida (the first two times), when I went away to camp for a summer, and finally when I moved to Florida permanently, she and I have stayed best friends.  Neither time nor distance have changed that.  Distance usually hurts friendships but I am happy to say that this is the exact opposite of our friendship! :)

10.  Ashley is the sister I never had and we are basically the same person.
Her new husband is going to be the luckiest guy in the world! :)

There are a ridculous amount of picture of the two of us.  But these are some of my favorites! :)



A Birthday and Smell the Roses!

On this fine Monday, one of my very best friends is celebrating her 24th birthday!

Happy Birthday Monica!

I wish I could be with you to celebrate your day!
But you have lots of happy birthday wishes coming your way from Florida.

I miss you lots!

So one of my favorite bloggers, Jessica over at Lovely Little Things,  hosts a weekly link up called Smell the Roses.  

Lovely Little Things

Basically she gives everyone a little task that makes you stop and appreciate all the little things and/or the wonderful people in your life.  
And ever since she started the link up I have told myself I was going to participate.
But either I would forget or put it off.

Well this week her Smell the Roses task was to thank 3 people who have had a positive impact on your life.

This was the week I FOR SURE wanted to participate in.
And I am happy to say I did it! :)

Thing is when I sat down to think of 3, I just couldn't narrow it down.
So I chose 5 instead!  

Each of the girls I chose have all been roommates of mine (save for one) and I know my life would not have been the same without any of them.

I wrote each an individualized note (using my adorable new note cards) and sent them off in the mail.
(Save for Suzanne because she is my currant roommate and Ashley because I'm seeing her the day after tomorrow for her wedding!)


Thanks Jessica for creating such a great link up! :) 
If you haven't visited Jessica's blog, I suggested you do that now!
She's super fun and so is her blog.

Now go Smell the Roses.