Wednesday, July 30, 2014

100 Days Happy Pt 6

Flowers in the Botanical Garden in Guthrie
Myke D got his official name tag
This little peanut was just trying to break dance all night.
These are the best 18 year olds I've ever met.
So proud of the women they're becoming.
Sally is a MAC Artist, a beautiful bride to be, and a lifelong friend.
We have a summer of memories together sprinkled with the weirdest stories after that.
I'm so glad to have this girl in my life. No matter how sporadically.
I paid off my car!
Read about Oliver here.
Mom and I took a trip to Wichita!
This little guy is a Pudu.
He was adorable and sweet and I love him.
I had the pleasure of meeting Myke's aunt and her son on Sunday.
They had gone to the Science Museum the day before and I got to see the Mentos and Coke experiment!
Leah cooked me dinner and wrote the sweetest blog about our one year roommate-aversay.
Coordinating with my work friends
Day 2 of coordinating!
Impromptu Gus cuddles!
Friday was a blur.
I was glad to go to my parent's house for dinner!

Check out my previous Happy Days posts here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 :)

Until Next Time,
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Monday, July 21, 2014


When I was 20, I left college and moved back home. I got a big girl job and started paying my own bills. Eventually I turned 21 and my trusty Honda Civic, Bonnie hit her last leg. In the picture above you will see one of my bestest friends, Abigail hanging out on her. This was right before she did cart wheels in a field on one of our random adventures. It was time to trade her in.We had many adventures together and I was sad to see her go. Then I met Oliver. Ollie is a 2009 Nissan Versa.
Even though I cosigned with my mom, he was MINE.
Ever since then I have paid ever payment, every month of insurance, every tire rotation, oil change, random broken thing. Ollie is a 100% my baby. And a few months early, this week I paid him off! I am waiting on the title, but basically I'M A CAR OWNER! We've been through a lot together so I thought I'd just share a few pictures with y'all.

This is the first time I ever drove my friends around in Oliver.
We went to the Warren for a girl's night.
In taking this picture, I scratched the hood.
 I drove Leah and me to Gentleman of the Road in Oliver.
People wrote in the dirt on him.

In February, we got into a wreck.
It was completely not our fault.
 This was the damage.
Oliver was rendered undriveable and I had to give him up for about a week.

$0.00 balance! Apparently, the bank is supposed to send me my title or some legal mumbo-jumbo my mom tried to tell me about, but I OWN A CAR! AND THAT CAR IS OLIVER! I'm on my way to getting my debt down (see number 11) and I'm so excited!

Until Next Time,
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Made Up

I recently shared Colbie Caillat's new music video Try on my facebook page.

This video has been getting a lot of attention, both good and bad depending on who you ask. But for me, it caused me to think. I first saw the video on Friday and became obsessed with it over the weekend. I almost spent a lot of time this weekend laying around and being a bum cause I felt yucky. However, even though every one I was supposed to see (roommate and boyfriend) knew how I was feeling, I still fixed my hair a bit and put a face on. I don't have that intense of a beauty routine anyway, but Myke did ask why I was "getting ready" to eat waffles and then come home and sleep.

I decided over the course of the next few days I would take pictures of myself at various times without makeup for personal reflection. I know I'm all Miss Positive and #effyourbodystandards, but the truth is I don't love all these pictures. I have only left the house without ANY make up since I turned 18 a small handful of times.

The top picture is how I "got ready" this weekend. Mascara and eye shadow, no big. I didn't do it for any one but me and that's what makes it okay I think. When I don't plan on leaving the house all day, I'm not going to put mascara on because how then am I to rub my eyes? I'm also not going to put contacts on because it's too much work for sweatpants. Who're we kidding, I'm definitely a part of the no-pants/no-bra/no-problem club.

Colbie told Billboard, "This song is not to say that we should never wear makeup, but to say that, sometimes, it's okay not to." And I think that's the important part. I love getting dressed up even for work and making myself look however I want. I think makeup is fantastic and fashion is amazing. But sometimes I just want to wipe everything away and exist. So here's me - existing.

Also, a coworker told me I was brave for doing it. So there's that I guess.

Until Next Time,
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