Brrrr, It’s Cold Over Here

Soooo it’s July 3rd in Chicago & it’s freezing outside. It was just pouring rain all day long, and it’ been cold for a couple days. What is going on!? Usually July is so hot and sticky it’s annoying, but this year mother nature decided to trick us all and just hop right to Fall! Crazay!


I am sooooo happy and excited to announce that my terrible months of unemployment have come to an end. I am FINALLY employed and will be able to use my degree that I spent so much time and energy trying to earn. The coolest part of it all is that I’ll be working in the Willis Tower, aka the Sears Tower! That tallest building in the nation! Woooooooop! I am so happy that after everything I went through and finally landing a part time job, all of it boiled down to me getting this extra amazing opportunity!  I can’t wait to go back to my normal shopping-fiend self!!!!!!!!!

JULY 2013

{I accidentally forgot to add this into my post yesterday, so 2 today for the July Photo A Day Challenge}

Day #2


July 2 - shoes

…I used to think sandals like this were creepy and thought they looked weird, but now I want awesome summer sandals in every color! PS: Just got this adorable polka dot dress at Target! Love it!

Day #3


July 3 - cold

…We have basically been living on these things for the past several days when it was actually super hot out… Gotta love them freeze pops!

So tomorrow is the FOURTH OF JULY WOoOOOOOO WooOOOOO!!! Everyone knows how much I love AMURICAAAA so I am ecstatic that I get to wear red white and blue to work tomorrow! AMURICA!!!! THESE COLORS DON’T RUN!!! I’m actually about to go and paint my nails nice and festive for the 4th tomorrow!

PS: Little funny story: today is the day that I was super excited to make kale chips for the first time and after making a delicious spicy topping and attempting to cook them, I realized that it certainly was NOT kale, but dandelion. Yuuuuup. I laughed when I saw “dandelion” on our receipt thinking NOooooo I know I bought the kale… Wooooops. hahahaha


4th of july drinking

This fabulous picture makes me laugh because it shows just far I go with my Amuricaness! I have shirts, clothes, headbands, phone case, jewelery, and the list goes on & on! LOVE ME SOME GOOD OL’ FOURTH OF JULY FUN!!!


It’s Already July 1st

I can’t believe that it’s already July 1st. And that for the past month I have completely neglected my blog, and basically my iMac all together. I just was never in the mood for it, but today, after some AMAZINGGGGG news, I am back to being myself again. I’m excited to have a fresh new start in life right now and to see where my next adventures take me! …. * More on this later……………

ANYWAY, I thought that it would be fun for the month of July to to do the Instagram photo a day challenge thingie on here, so here it is for this month:

JULY 2013


Day #1

Happiness Is…

July 1 - happiness is

…laughing hysterically for no reason with my babe, always keeps me smiling :]

So they are going to be super late obviously, BUUUUT I did LOVE my Popsugar Must Have June box and my Ipsy Glambag wasn’t that bad either. The only boxes I got this month were the Popsugar, Ispy, and Goodies. My Goodies box was UH MAZE INGGGGG, but sadly, I ate all the amazing treats up before I even got a chance to take pictures or anything! I will have my Popsugar review up soon for sure though because that box is absolutely amazing! And now that I got a new job (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOoooooooo) I can look into some fun new boxes to try out! YAYY!!! I am so pumped!!!

ALSO: MY FREAKIN CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS WON THE STANLEY CUP!!!!!!!!!! HOW SPECTACULAR IS THAT!! WOOOOOO! Unfortunately I didn’t make it to the parade because I had an über important interview to attend (!!!!!!), but it is still super exciting! It’s not to fun that some of the players are already being traded away from our team, but oh well, such is life. WE FRICKIN WON THE CUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope to REALLY TRY and keep up with blogging this month so that I have this fun creative outlet for my thoughts and to clear my head…. I hope the photo challenge will help motivate me to get on here, but I am starting a few new things and I know I’m going to be really busy…. But I’m up for the challenge! And I’m excited too!!! June, here I come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Just me & my fire engine red hair chillin at an alligator dinner party…. at the amazing Alligator Park with my cousins!



Yesterday I got a call that I was officially hired and I have a freakin job!!!!!! I am SO EXCITED! I was getting so worried that things just weren’t going to work out and I didn’t know what I was going to do because I was getting dangerously low on funds seeing as I hadn’t worked since mid-February and it’s already nearing the end of June!!! Time has been FLYING by but I am SO HAPPY that I can finally start making some money!

Now I can finally buy some new fun summer dresses & spend more stress-free time outside to get some nice bronzed skin on my white body! I can get some inspiration from myself, circa 1995ish. :]


On another happy note, this week I was lucky enough to get new amazing rollerblades from Michael AND a brand spankin new bike!! We live about a mile away from the beach, so it’s a whole new experience for me that we get to ride and glide on the paths alongside the lake! It’s so beautiful and it’s such perfect scenery to make it seem fun!


The difference between my decrepit old blades from 15 years ago and my brand new beautiful pink ones :)

The difference between my decrepit old blades from 15 years ago and my brand new beautiful pink ones 🙂


We even got a fun bike rack so we look all fancy and fit haha

We even got a fun bike rack so we look all fancy and fit haha

Finally, the Blackhawks are fighting for the Stanley Cup right now! They play tonight and hopefully can get a win in after 2 straight losses 😦 Boston is up 2-1, so today is really important for us to win and gain some positive momentum!


Meow I’m off to clean and organize my life!! I have about 7 loads of laundry, a pile of clothes that need to be dry cleaned, a walk in closet that is an absolute pigsty, a pile of dishes that has been growing for WAYYYYY too long, a kitty room cleanup, and then not to mention my hair is an absolute wreck, I need a cut & also need to dye it, my nails need some fixin’ up, and I need to find a self-tanner that agrees with me. TODAY WILL BE A WONDERFULLY BUSY AND PRODUCTIVE DAY :]

{On another random note, I thought it would be fun to sign off my posts with a random picture from anytime in my life where I was genuinely happy. It feels so good to look back on moments like this and remember the fun times that were shared. It’s silly and simple, but it’ll be a fun pretty change.}

Sherrill iowa cowsHere I am chillin’ with the cows on my friend’s family’s dairy farm. I visited there a couple summers and always had SO MUCH FUN. I love them farm animals. * Mary Elyse