Random Rambles

I Can’t Wait For Summer Because..

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I can’t wait to sit on the lake or lounge on a boat and watch gorgeous sunsets just like this one last summer.

Everyone is so much happier in the summer. Tan people = happy people.

I can leave my house without a jacket and boots without worrying about my toes falling off.

It’s so much easier to get ready. Get out of the shower, brush my hair, throw on some mascara and I’m ready to go!

I can sit outside at night listening to crickets and gazing at the stars. It’s amazing how small your problems become when you think about how big the universe is.

Outdoor country concerts. Duh.

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Sitting in a chair doing nothing but reading ALL day is not only accepted, it’s encouraged.

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NO PANTS! During the summer I’m either always in dresses, shorts or bathing suits. There are never any pants in sight for this girl and that’s exactly how I like it.

Day drinking is more socially acceptable. A Mike’s Hard Lemonade and fishing at 10 am? Well, sign me up.

I’m footloose and fancy free during the summer!

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You may not believe me but there is seriously nothing I don’t like about the summer. My heart and my skin are so much happier! Link up with Helene  and Taylor to share your favorite things about summer!

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Random-ness.

Do you ever have those days er, weeks where you want nothing more than to shut your brain off? Hi! That’s me right now. It isn’t all negative though. Thus, my post today was born. A collection of all the crazy thought swirling around in this noggin of mine plus some exciting news because well, I just don’t like surprises.

  • Surprise! I’m switching to Blogger! I am really nervous and reading so many mixed reviews on which platform is better. Any help, advice or support will be greatly appreciated while I’m trying to build up my new blog!
  • I’m going to Luke Bryan with my family in August!! Hold on- gets better. Not only will Lukey be there but I will also see Lee Brice, Dierks Bentley AND Cole Swindell. Wait what? I know. Magic. in. one. concert.
  • Speaking of which all country fans listen to “I Don’t Dance” by Lee Brice. I am listening to it on repeat.
  • Does anyone here read Two Thirds Hazel? Erin posted today about being the parent to kids that aren’t yours and it made me one happy camper. I’m a nanny to two little girls who have completely stolen my heart. I went an entire week without seeing them and it was harder than you would think! We definitely have our days, but I wouldn’t trade my job for the world. In regards to Erin’s post I sometimes feel as though the other parents are mean to me or look down on me. For example, when I pick Maddie up at preschool there is a mom that ALWAYS slams the door in my face. Bitch. She will also make comments about how nannies just can’t teach kids properly.In a days time I do everything they do so what gives them the right? I’m rambling. Just go read her post.
  • I told you all via twitter I was going to post about Wen hair care at some point this week. I’m not. Still trying to figure it out which I will explain when I finally get around to posting. Hopefully next week!
  • This seasons Bachelor sucks. Andi- That argument was confusing and forced I think. She just wants Bachelorette. Nikki- Really cute and I think would make an awesome girlfriend but I’m not convinced she is 100% ready to be a step mom. Claire- Well, she has crazy eyes. Something is just not right there. You know what JP? I think Renee was your best bet. Dumbass. Thoughts?
  •  I desperately need a new moisturizer. Please help!

This was a disaster of a post but what are you going to do? Enjoy Wednesday and follow me on twitter for updates on my new blog! @pearls_sass!

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Do what you love, love what you do.

I’m the kinda girl..

I have read multiple blogs recently that are using the “I’m the kinda girl who” tag. Therefore I have decided to take the plunge and turn this Friday into an informercial about me. Yikes!

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— preaches about girls feeling their best and being confident in themselves, but overanalyzes every aspect of myself.

— fills up my wine glass to the max with every pour. The only negative is when I head to dinner. The glasses of wine I am served at restaurants are disappointing as hell.

— Can’t have anyone touching my things. Not sure what it is, just don’t touch my stuff. The claws will come out.

–Loves material items but knows money does’t buy happiness. As you may have noticed in a recent post, I love expensive things. However, I love my family and the necessities I take for granted every day even more.

— Is the best flip cup player in the world. If there was a flip cup olympics, this little lady would take home gold.

–Goes to bed at night looking forward to breakfast in the morning.

— Will people watch and create a story for everyone I come across. Occasionally, I stumble across someone who really interests me. In those situations I wonder what their real story is for a couple of days. Creepy? Maybe.

–Finds standing in the rain (during the summer only) one of the most relaxing things I can do. I always feel as though the rain is washing all of the negatives away.

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–Cringes like a child at romantic or uncomfortable scenes in movies.

— Can enjoy myself in a sports bar with a pitcher of beer but would jump at any black tie event I could get my hands on.

— Has two favorite outfits. Sundresses and sweatpants.

— Pretends not to see people I know in public in an attempt avoid awkward conversation. On the other hand I will always smile at strangers and say “hello” in hopes of brightening their day just a little bit.

–Tries to change my makeup just a tiny bit everyday.

— Loves spending time with friends but loves time alone just a little bit more. Netflix and wine are a girls best friend.

— Want’s nothing more than to have a diamond ring and to plan a wedding. The only issue is I don’t actually want to be married after. At least for right now anyway.

— Plans out every conversation in my head before it happens and overthinks every mundane situation I can.

— Is the least romantic in the world but definitely believes in love.

— Really really really dislikes wearing pants.

— Expects everyone to always drive over the speed limit and be in as much of a rush as I am. Always.

— Is thankful. For everything I have and everyone I love.

20 Random Facts.

Hey ya’ll! Coming at you from a little break in my crazy chaotic life for some blog land lovin’. Right now from my lovely neck of the woods it is 14 degrees outside but it feels like 10. In the spirit of all things positive, at least we hit double digits?

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Sunday, almost 50!? Are you drunk? If so stay like that. I like you way better this way.

Since joining the Her Campus Blogger Network I have discovered so many new blogs and such lovely ladies. However, I feel as though I am learning so much about them without really knowing anything about them. Alas, I have decided to post 20 random facts about myself. A really big part of me is saying “this is weird, no one cares” but I’m doing it anyway. Here goes nothing-

  1. I tend to overdo the caffeine thing when I need energy. Coffee, tea, shots of espresso and Five Hour Energy. You name it, I love it.
  2. I have an extremely irrational fear of the dark. Considering I’m 20 and should have grown out of this fear, oh I don’t know, 10 years ago! I wake up in the middle of the night every night for no reason at all, just to stare at the ceiling and check to make sure my front door is locked is all that I can guess.
  3. When I was little my parents and I had this grand dream of me growing up to be a Rockette. When I stopped growing a 5’2″ I changed my dream to Tinkerbell. I am very seriously auditioning to play Tinkerbell in Disney World and I couldn’t be more excited about it.
  4. I’m not just being overdramatic with my complaining about the cold. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and the cold causes me physical pain. Okay, so I’m a litte dramatic sometimes. Whatever.
  5. Breakfast in my favorite meal of the day. Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, home fries, waffles.. stopping now because I’m starving and this isn’t helping.
  6. When I talk about being all over the place, I really am. It is nothing short of a miracle that I complete little tasks, never mind the big ones, daily. For instance, this post has been open for over an hour and everything in the world is distracting me from it. My new guilty pleasure, Influenster.com, is the biggest offender.
  7. Whenever I have a little too much to drink I sometimes always do sit-ups and push ups to feel better about the calories responsible for clouding my judgement.
  8. I can’t hide anything in my facial expressions, which can be either a blessing or a curse depending on the situation. If you say something stupid, chances are my face is going to give away that I think you’re an idiot.
  9. I love sweating. SO gross I know, but I can’t complete a work out unless I am sweaty. If I don’t sweat I don’t feel as though I accomplished anything.
  10. I am significantly more emotionally attached to my jewelry than I am my friends. I lost a ring my parents bought me for my 16th birthday in the snow for an entire month and cried an entire handful of times. My heart really hurt.
  11. There are two exceptions to my previous fact. My best friend Jen who attends the University of Florida (wah) and my cousin Katherine who is at Westfield State.
  12. I only started actually wearing makeup recently and I can’t get enough. By that I mean in high school I would wear eyeliner and mascara and call it a day. Dance makeup was a completely different story, obviously.
  13. I don’t like Lady Gaga. Nor do I like Taylor Swift. Judge me.
  14. I can (and have) stay in for an entire weekend watching documentaries on the history channel. World War II time frame is my favorite. Yes, I do turn down plans with my friends using the excuse “I’m watching a documentary.” They don’t react anymore.
  15. One thing I despise more than anything is mean comments over the way someone looks. In my opinion it should never ever happen.
  16. I want nothing more than to live in Australia for a year or two. Maybe three.
  17. There are a million things I want do with my life thus making it so I have no idea which path to choose.
  18. Cadbury eggs are a food group. My favorite food group actually.
  19. I think I am one of the funniest people I have ever met. I laugh at/with myself ALL of the time.
  20. This post was worked on for about two and half hours on and off because I get distracted so easily.

There you go ladies! 20 super random facts about yours truly! Have a lovely Thursday!

XOXO

“Grown Sexy”

Was there anything to watch on TV last night? I just couldn’t find anything. Just kidding. Let’s fight one battle at a time and tackle the Bachelor wedding first.

Disclaimer: This may or may not be the most confusing ramble you have ever read. It may leave you scratching your head or possibly you will end up doubled over laughing. Hopefully the latter. 

First things first- What the hell is grown sexy? Catherine was trying so hard to make that a thing, but it’s not. Sexy and sophisticated perhaps. (Thanks Fallan!) I understand she wanted pretty and elegant but not boring. She wanted to be a big girl, for lack of a better term, and prove that she’s an adult who can be viewed in a sexy manner on a day that is supposed to be about tradition and innocence. Fine. Just stop saying grown sexy or even just sexy every other word. If there is anything I will remember most about last night’s nuptials, it is how uncomfortable I felt. That could also have something to do with me being the least romantic girl in America.

Next, THE DRESSES. I have two of the best jobs in the entire world. One of which is working in a prom and social occasion boutique. Naturally, I noticed Catherine and the bridesmaids dresses immediately. The whole wedding was so soft and elegant. Apologies, Catherine, I just  don’t see the “sexy” side with pastel colors and peonies. Don’t get me wrong though, that’s just the way I like it. Catherine’s gown was a strapless lace empire waist, embellished with a beaded belt tucked just behind her pink peonies in the picture below. The lace is absolutely sexy but in the most sophisticated way possible.  The bridesmaids soft pink gowns are so gorgeous. I love the simplicity of the dresses and the color scheme throughout the entire bridal party. I mean, could they be any more gorgeous?

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PS- Lesley, third in from the left, is still my favorite gal in the history of Bachelor history. Just find it a little strange she was in her ex-boyfriends wedding but #YOLO. (I hope you all know I’m seriously kidding when I use that term. Okay good.)

Let us briefly discuss how precious Sean’s dad was when they asked him to officiate the ceremony! That just melted my heart. His reaction was so shocked but so genuinely honored and thrilled at the same time. I absolutely loved it. However, I never know what’s real and what isn’t and it drives me crazy. For instance, how much did Catherine really plan? Was it their idea to have Sean’s dad officiate? Have they actually saved themselves for the wedding night? (That one is bullsh** and I don’t believe it for a minute. I think it was all for publicity and the more it came up the more frustrated I became.) After my 15 minutes of fame in a flashmob on HGTV, I don’t believe a thing I see on TV anymore. Cold world.

Lastly, Sean crying at the end of the ceremony was absolutely genuine (I hope) and sweet. I love the thought of a guy being so happy and overwhelmed to be spending the rest of his life with his bride. My future husband better have some water in the eyes. However, pull it together man. She wasn’t even crying like that. (See, there’s that lack of romance thing again.)

All in all the wedding was absolutely gorgeous and so were the bride and groom.

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If you aren’t following me on twitter (@pearls_sass) and you missed me life tweeting last night, you’re only living half of a life. Just sayin’ ya’ll.

NEXT UP, GRAMMYS!

I have to admit that I did miss a lot of the Grammy’s due to the wedding and my lack of ADHD meds. Whatever. I caught the two most important parts of the evening. Beyonce proving she is Queen Bey and Lorde winning a grammy for Royals.  Okay so Lorde makes me kind of uncomfortable. She is strange and looks like she’s 40. She’s 17. Yikes, girl. If you watch her performance however, she is just super into the music and the performance, she can feel it in her body and you can’t fault a performer for that. I understand because Royals makes me sassy. Despite the two Grammy’s I think perhaps the biggest victory of the night? Being tweeted about MORE than Beyonce!

Beyonce had a sexy show stopping performance with husband JayZ, snuggled with some PDA in the audience while also sipping cognac (wine?). She really is Queen and everyone knows it. It’s Beyonce’s world and we are all just visiting. Until Lorde is tweeted about more. Did hell freeze over last night? I’m confused.

What did you all think of last night’s events? I can’t wait to hear different opinions! Enjoy your Monday!

XOXO

Selfish Saturday.

Today is without a doubt the most selfish day I have had in a while. I woke up early and just could not fall back to sleep. Typical. I headed for the gym where I completed a light workout. Boy do I mean light, too. It’s okay though because I went straight to yoga after which was not so light. Prefect, nonetheless. I then had my nailsies painted a nice plum color before retreating back to my warm bed for blog stalking and tea. Unless it requires something I really want to do for myself, I don’t plan on moving. Selfish.

I’m mostly here with some exciting news! Scroll down and look for the new decoration on the right. Ready, set, GO!

Did you find it? I am now a part of the Her Campus Blogger Network with a fun little badge to prove it! Her Campus is so amazing and I am fairly certain they will be taking over the world in no time. If you haven’t yet, definitely check out the site at HerCampus.com! You can thank me later!

I think I will get back to lounging and watching Netflix. Maybe some homework in a little bit. Maybe. Oh, I know! I will go to Target. Have a wonderful day my friends!

An open letter to teens and 20-something’s.

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I’m not talking girls that literally sparkle like the Cullen family in the sun or the ones who drop rhinestones after bejeweling her clothes/accessories herself. By the way, the 90’s called and they want the bejewler back. I’m talking about the girls that seem to always be perfectly put together and leave an impression. I’m also talking about girls who are the first to jump to a strangers side if they look like they may need help or maybe they’re ones that provide a smile to someone in need.

Some points I think all ladies should be aware of.

ONE.// Leggings are not pants. I know we would all like to use them as such because well, no one likes pants. Here’s the thing, leggings and yoga pants are essentially for working out. How many of your yoga pants have actually been to yoga? Putting on jeans requires .2 more seconds in the morning and makes you look about a million times more put together. If I see one more “actually wearing jeans today” tweet I may rip my hair out. Why is that tweet worthy? Pull yourself together, ladies!

TWO.// Wearing the equivalent to a bathing suit and calling it a dress or an outfit to go out in is not okay. You’re obviously looking for attention when you go out like that, probably sounds harsh but it’s true. Listen, any male attention you are receiving when dressed like you belong on the beach is not any attention that you want! Once you cover up and respect yourself you can expect respect from others. Until then.. invest in pinterest and search “women’s fashion” daily.

THREE.// Swearing. Okay, I occasionally use some questionable language here and there but it’s not as though I’m dropping an F-bomb every other word! Be classy ladies. I cringe when I see a pretty girl with a terrible mouth.

FOUR.// Makeup is meant to enhance your natural beauty. If your eye makeup makes you look like a raccoon- STOP. You’re pretty just the way you are and shouldn’t be taking away from that with pounds and pounds of makeup.

FIVE.// Take care of yourself and treat yourself with the upmost respect. That means spoiling yourself on the occasion and taking care of your body now. Any abuse your body takes now will come back to bite you later.

Be good ladies! And buy some pants.

“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; Dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”

Coco Chanel

XOXO