Friday, November 30, 2012

Nail Files

Linking up for another round of Nail Files!

The Nail Files Link Up

Photo: New color was a sucess!

This color is called 'Leading Lady' by Essie.
It's apart of their 2012 Winter Collection.
It's so pretty! (Please excuse the fact that it looks like a 4th grader painted my nails, lol)

Link up with the ladies above and show what colors your wearing!
Have a great weekend ladies!!




Thursday, November 29, 2012

BcCaUsE i LoVe HeR.

I happen to be on YouTube the other day looking for songs/videos about Adele
because well, I just love her.

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And frankly, anyone who says this, is A ok in my book!

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While youtubing her I came across this live performance of her singing
Check out & enjoy!!


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesday Tunes

Linking up for Tuesday's Tunes!

Leslyn's Lovely Life

Well I would have to say this version of this song. A Thousand Years Pt. 2

Yes I understand that it has to do with Breaking Dawn/Twilight but the words are nothing short of beautiful!
And because we all are in the Christmas mood and who doesn't love Christmas music? I have to pick this song

Say what you want about the Biebs, but this song ft. Usher is great. This one is on repeat on the ol ipod especially on my 45min drive to work!!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday Social

Linking up for  Sunday Social

Name 4 jobs you've had in your life.



-Campground Care taker

-Corrections Officer (the job I am at now)

Name 4 movies you would watch over and over.

-Easy A


-Forrest Gump


Name 4 places you have lived.
- Wausau WI

-Waupaca WI

-Kronenwetter WI

-Shawano WI

Name 4 of your favorite foods.


-Chinese Food



Name 4 things you always carry with you.

-lip balm




Name 4 places you have been on vacation.

-Wittenburg Germany


-San Francisco

- Grand Bahama Island

Friday, November 23, 2012

Sip & Share Swap Reveal!

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!
Mine was stuck working and taking care of a very sick husband!
Today I am revealing what I got in the Sip & Share Swap.
I was partnered up with the host Alexandra. I have come to love her!
She is so sweet and I love talking to her!
Here is what she got me:
She hooked a sista up! lol.
I received: Gum, Sugar Cookies, a cute mug, insta starbucks coffee, Hot coco 
& awesome recipe for Peanut Butter Hot chocolate!
I plan on making it Sunday :)
Also a sweet card!
Thank you so much Alexandra! I loved it!
Don't forget to link up & share what you got!!

Monday, November 19, 2012


Happy Monday everyone.
Well it's happy for me because I have off...and I plan on doing some serious Christmas shopping at the mall on Tuesday and my hubs said we could put up the Christmas tree....score!

Well, this post has been coming for along time...ever since I started blogging almost a year ago I debated about writing this post because it was very personal.

So here it goes.
I have depression.

I think it really began in 8th grade but I didn't know it then.
I decided to do something about it a year and a half ago...
See it began really simple. The feeling of not wanting to get out of bed. My husband would come home from work at 4pm and I would still be in bed. He would ask me what was going on and I would say nothing I just felt like laying in bed.
Then the mood swings started coming. I could put on a good front in front of family and friends but by myself I would feel awful.
I hated my weight, the way I looked, everything about myself. I was taking 'work' home with me and letting inmates put me down.

I would cry for no reason or any reason for that matter. The longer periods in bed began. Then I found myself watching really sad parts of movies on purpose. Yes you read that right. I would put movies in and fast forward to really depressing or sad parts to make myself cry. I'm talking Steel Magnolias when Julia Roberts character dies, or Little Women when Claire Danes character dies.

I also had a loss of appetite. I also began fighting with my husband. Nothing was his fault but he kept asking what was wrong and it just made me angry and sad. Why couldn't I just feel normal.

That's when I finally decided to get help...I called my Dr, and she said to come in right away. This was hard because I felt like such a wimp. I felt embarrassed to tell her how I was acting and feeling. Would she laugh at me? Would she think I was stupid?
I began telling her the symptoms I had and she decided to put me on medication.
You can say what you want about medication but once my Dr. got me regulated on the right dosage my husband & I noticed a difference within a few weeks.
My mood began to change and I felt I could get out of bed again and be "normal" again.
My Dr. made me feel a lot better. She reassured me I was doing the right thing and that it took a strong person to come in and get help. She also told me it's much more common then I think. In fact her own daughter had it, and hers included self-harming. ( I have suffered self harming for many years in the past but decided not to tell her that) (that was just too personal)

She also suggested seeing a therapist to just get things off my chest if I wanted. I told her I had tried it in the past and had bad experiences. (first therapist was so off base and made me do dumb activities) The second therapist just let me talked and she listened but never game me any direction or suggestions. So I decided this was not my route to go.

Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of days that I still struggle. I think that's normal. I also think that there is this astigmatism that if you are depressed you can't say anything sad around the person. Not true. (Though sometimes my family will say, "well I didn't want to tell you because I thought you would get upset) As someone who has struggled with depression I highly recommend seeing someone or talking to your regular doctor. Don't bottle it up. Don't be embarrassed or ashamed. Depression is a lot more common then you think. Sometimes you can't control it. There is something chemically wrong in your brain and medication can balance it out.

Well there it is girls. I finally wrote the post that I was scared to write. I ask for any rude comments not be shared with me because it took plenty in me to write this post!
Sorry for the 'depressing' post. However I think it's good to get these things out and show the real side of bloggers too!


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sunday Social

Linking up with Neely for Sunday Social

Sunday Social

This week they are doing things a little different and instead of questions they want us to say what we are thankful for with turkey day arriving!!

First and foremost would be the husband

I am thankful for my wonderful family
My health
My fur babies
My job
What are you thankful for?

Friday, November 16, 2012

fill in the blank friday

Linking up with Lauren for Fill In the Blank Friday
1. My best quality is that I am a great listener. You may not know me well but I will truly listen to you. I would like people to know that I am here for them no matter what .

2. One of my less flattering qualities is that sometimes I am too emotional. Yes, too emotional. I tend to take things personally and let the little things get to me  .

3. I'd rather be    spending the weekend off with family or friends.

4. Something I have been challenged with lately is    watching what I spend...and it's not going well at all. I just bought $15 dollars worth of songs on itunes! .

5. I am looking forward to Christmas! There is nothing better then being around family, opening presents and eating good food.

6. A super random factoid about me is   I share my birthday with Lauren Hill.Do you remember her? She was apart of the Fugees. She had a great solo album and then she got all weird and doesn't sing anymore.

7. I want to spend an entire weekend doing as many things as I can from my Pinterest boards...only the fun stuff though...not the work outs or cleaning tips :) (Totally agree with Lauren on this one) I would also say visit some of my favorite bloggers who live in different cities and states!  .

Thursday, November 15, 2012

It's Ok Thursday

Linking up with Neely for It's Ok Thursday

Its Ok Thursdays

It's Ok...

...that I did some Christmas shopping today

...that while Christmas shopping I did some shopping for myself

...that Alexandra influenced me to by Baby lips and I love the way it feels on my lips!

...that I am like a middle school girl who is UBER excited to see Breaking Dawn Part 2 tonight.

...that I'm team Edward all the way!

...that I can't STAY AWAY from nail polish.

...that I love watching the Mindy Project

...that I have really come to love the show Nashville (I didn't like it after the first episode but decided to keep watching it)

....that I bought a fleece blanket at JoAnn Fabrics today that I am going to make for myself..

..that I am thinking about having a giveaway where I make someone a blanket...they tell me things they like, colors, etc. and I try to find some material and make it for them!


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tuesday's Tunes

Leslyn's Lovely Life

Linking up with Leslyn's Lovely Life for Tuesday's Tunes

I love this link up. I think it's great!

Today's 2 songs that I am going to feature are:


I love this song. You should love it too because it's good!
And another blogger Alexandra had the great idea of posting a Christmas song.
So my favorite Christmas song?
Carol of the Bells!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Weekend Update

Well just like that the weekend has come and gone...why so fast? And why does the work week seem to last so long?!

Anywho's, this is what I did this weekend.

I was supposed to meet up with this awesome chic below but my husband asked if I could stay home this weekend since I have been gone the last 4...oops!

So Friday night we had date night and Brent and I went to go see the movie Argo.
I highly recommend this movie. As a lover of history I actually had no idea that this went on. During the entire movie I was biting my nails wondering if they ever got the hostages out. A must see and defiantly Oscar worthy.

Saturday was full of shopping. And who's idea was it? The hubs. Yes ladies you heard that right. Brent asked me if I wanted to go shopping. As if I was going to say no?!
The mall was SUPER busy. It didn't help that the weather was ucky outside either.

I had to stop at Bath and Body Works and pick up some of these bad boys.

After that we went to this Pizza Place called Palitos and had huge slices of pizza together.

Sunday was Brent's football day. Although I love football the Packers weren't playing so I decided to spend the afternoon with my sister, niece, and Mom.
We made Chai Latte Cupcakes..they are to die for!

Photo: Chai latte cupcakes I made with my mom and sister good!

How was your weekend?

Friday, November 9, 2012

Nail Files

The Nail Files Link Up

Linkning up with Tara for Nail Files!

This color is Essie's 'Devil Advocate'. I love it. It's a really dark dark maroon/purple but almost looks black. I love this color..

Any recommended OPI or Essie colors I should try?
Happy Friday everybody!
Cheers to the freakin weekend!



Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday

Hiya Folks. It's been a little while. Sorry. Just been exhausted from working this past weekend. Had lots of errands to run yesterday and now I go back to work for 2 days.
So anyway, grab a cup of coffee, a cozy blanket perhaps?
Here is some things I'm wishing for.
Happy Hump day

Women's Mossimo® Kailyn Genuine Leather Heeled Buckle Boot - Brown
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