Wednesday, October 25, 2006

School and "love"...a wonderful combination :-\

Ok so today I gave me persuasive speech. WHEW!! i am sooo glad that's over and done with!!! I came home and CRASHED!! I was soo tired of staying up really late the past 2 nights and then getting up really early to either practice or work on my speech. The class/audience seemed to really enjoy it :-) And I talked to my TA afterwards and she said I did a really good job!!! YAY!!!!!

Oh yeah...I got my argumentation exam back yesterday and I got a 45 our of 50!!!!!!! AN A!!!! I was sooooooo HAPPY!!! :-) Hopefully I'll be able to get an A in the class! :-)

alright so today was interesting because Josh and I talked for a little while---about the potential of having a relationship. Granted it would NOT be right now...but I did find out that he does see me as a potential gf....SCARY!!! I really didn't know what to think. Halloween will be a year since my fiance and I broke up and I'm JUST NOW starting to soften up to the mere IDEA of a relationship! I am very fond of Josh and we're great friends. It seems like we feel the same way: it's a possibility but we're enjoying being single right now. So we'll see how that goes!!!!!!! Yeah here's a pic of me and him that i'm in LOVE with!!!

cute huh?? love how he's got that "yeah i'm cool" smirk LOL

SO that I don't have to work on my speech it's all SCRAPPING tonight!!! WOO HOO!!!! sooo excited :-)

Sunday, October 22, 2006

For Amy...

Ok so I've been told by great friend, amy, that I need to blog. I do admit I have been slacking lately :-\ SOOOO off we go:

***had a run-in with my local scrapbook store (wrote a huge thread about it on 2peas and it had 14000 views in 3 days...yeah...) so therefore I will never step foot in that place again. In Amy's words "I will shoot myself with paint and ink before I EVER step place in there again" ah yes...i do love her very much
***Josh, Mat, and Josh's friend Charity surprised me this weekend by coming on Friday instead of Saturday for the game. We had a BLAST!!! I haven't that much in about 2 months...we won't go into details on what happened {{{wink}}} hehehehe
***Although my Noles lost yesterday to Boston College it was still one of the best games I've seen in a long time. I still <3>
***School's going well...I have a persuasive speech coming up soon that I need to prepare for...but I wanna scrap....hmm...this could be potentially problematic...
***I'm applying for my first Design Team EVER - KMA design team. WISH ME LUCK!! i really really REALLY want to make it mainly because it would be AWESOME to have free\discount scrap stuff, but also because it would just be SO much fun!!! and a great resume booster
***speaking of resume, I found out I can graduate in December '07!! EEK!!! soo I ready for the "real" world??? So basically i'm researching jobs dealing with scrapbooking and also customer service...I like to know my options :-)

So bottom line, life's goin great :-) Just loving being young and in college!!! WOO HOO!!!! I'll try and keep this more up-to-date from now on :-p

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


So today I got the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame 2006 issue. I am IN LOVE!!!! It's absolutley AMAZING! My brain is on creative overload though LOL these ladies are just SO talented!!!
My favorite is definitly Brittany Laakkonen. She totally inspires me I think because alot of her pics are portraits which are my FAVORITE to do!!! Also she's freakin 16 years old!!! I've always thought I'm not that good because of my age, but now I definitly think differently!!!!
Anyway...after seeing all of this talent in one place I got inspired to do an "artistic" portrait photo of myself using Photoshop. I was quite pleased with it :-) can't wait to get some ink for my printer so I can print it out and do a LO with it!!!!!
Well...other than that I spent $50 on SB supplies online today LOL so I'm EXCITED when they come in!!!!!!!!! :-)'s the pic:

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Dinner and a Show

So tonight my roommates and I had our first sit-down dinner together LOL finally after a month of being here!!!! I love my roomies to death!! We had sooo much fun!!! Of course I had to take pics :-D LOL While eating dinner we watched the season premier of Law and Order: SVU that Tracie had taped last night because we're HUGE fans of it!!!!!!! I had alot of fun and it was good to spend time with my awesome roomies considering we're all SO busy!!! Here are the pics:

the "official" first dinner pic :-)

The obligatory silly pic LOL I love these girls!!!

Yeah Traci kept trying to keep the lighter lit but Jessica and Brandi kept blowing it out!!!! LOL

um..."would you light my candle"?!?!?!??!?!??!? LOL

So overall we had fun :-) It was a great bonding experience!!! I LOVE THESE GIRLS!!!!!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Clemson vs. FSU

Well this weekend was the Clemson vs. FSU football game...otherwise known as the Bowden Bowl because FSU's head coach, BOBBY BOWDEN (the best coach evvveerrrr) has a son who is the coach at Clemson. So this is a pretty big game soley for that reason. This was also my 1st home game of the season so I was SOOO excited!!! I'm not gonna Noles rock my socks :-) Going to football games is just another reason why i LOVE this school!!!! FSU is just awesome. The game was going pretty bad until the 2nd half, then it got REALLY good!!!!! Unfortunatley not good enough :-( we lost in the last 8 SECONDS of the game!!!!!! Our 1st loss of the season *tear*
but other than that I had a great time. I had 5th row seats in the student section, but me and my friend, Bethany, were able to end up on the SECOND ROW!!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!! My entire family was at the game along with 2 of my friends (sitting in other places though) so it was good to see all of them...but they called me and said that I was on the "fan cam" during the game LOL which means I was on the big screen at the game yelling my butt off for my Noles!!!!!! :-) LOL so that was fun!
Although we lost, it was good seeing my friends and watching my Noles!!!! Here are some pics:

Me and Bethany at the stadium!!


Kickoff!! With Chief Osceola and Renegade RIGHT IN FRONT OF US!!!

yeah this is how close we were!!!!

cheering on our Noles!!!

yeah...we definitly learned to NOT have a random drunk person take our pic :-( but you at least get the idea of how close we were!!!!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

September Exhausts Challenge, SB buys, and other random things

OK, so on 2Peas I've joined the "exhaust your stash" challenge. In this we don't buy scrapping supplies for all of september (or technically you can, but layouts used with the new stuff doesn't count...but the point is to use what you already have!!!). Hopefully this will get me motivated to do my LOs ESPECIALLY start on my Germany scrapbook!!!! SOOO many pictures to get done!!!!! whoever makes the most LOs gets a prize at the end of the month! My friend, Amy, won for August and I'm SO jealous of everything she got!!! :-p LOL so hopefully I can beat her this month!! HA HA....(love you girl!!!!)
But bottom line: I've been stuck in a rut for the past few months on being creative so hopefully this will be good motivation!!!!!!!!!!!

On another note, I've subscribed to the Jenni Bowlin monthly kit! So hopefully I'll be getting that soon!!!! It looks SOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!! I also bought a cute tote bag that says "Croppin Angels" and it's got 3 girls on it posed as Charlie's Angels but with scissors, glue, and paper (or something like that LOL). It's SOOO cute and I can't WAIT to get it next week!!!! I'll post pics up when I get it! YAYNESS!!!

So last week FSU beat MIAMI!!! YEAHHHH!!! It was SOO much fun! I wasn't at the game because it was in Miami but being with fellow students and fans was just as fun! After we won there was a huge group that all went out to the parking lot and we were screaming, cheering, singing the fight song, doing the war chant...

I heart FSU alot

we also beat Troy State today! YAY! So far we're undefeated!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Noles totally rock my socks :-)

Friday, August 18, 2006

Fairy Tales?? I don't think so

Ok so a few weeks ago I talked about how I thought I was falling in love with my best friend...well that has changed. I have a new guy in my life (and he DOESN'T live 600 miles away thank God!) I met him at work. It's one of those things where from the beginning we hit it off GREAT. He makes me laugh and we have SO much fun together. It just feels right, ya know? Also he treats me like a QUEEN! I have NEVER been treated as well as he treats me. There isn't a minute that goes by when we're together or even talking on the phone that he doesn't compliment me in some way...and he ALWAYS tells me how gorgeous I am even after I've worked for 16 hours and am looking like I have been run over by a truck :-\ LOL
So it sounds like life's goin great, right??? Well...WRONG. Although we are SO happy together and I finally feel like I've found someone who I could see myself falling in love with, it naturally is not that easy. He met my parents a couple of weeks ago and even though they said they were REALLY impressed with him there was just one problem......he's mixed-black and white.
Now first and foremost, my parents are not racist. It's one of those things like "we're happy for you, just not for my daughter." Yes I knew he was mixed, and although I am NOT attracted to black men, he looks white...and on top of that he treats me AMAZINGLY well.
So basically although my parents and I have no had a HUGE fight about it they know I disagree with them. I've been in a relationship before where I did not have my parents blessings AT ALL and believe me I don't wanna go through that again. So this time we've just talked it out which is a nice change. It's good to sit down with my parents and have an "adult" conversation with them. My dad has told me that he is struggling with this alot....but still they have a HUGE problem with letting me date him.
Yes, Lee and I are very serious and we're basically bf and gf now. To make things easier on my parents I've told them that we're just friends but they know that we like each other alot. It's just really hard because I don't want to go behind my parents back but I can't help but disagree with them. How is it that I have been raised by them but on so many things I disagree with them on? I feel horrible because it's not like I'm doing it on purpose just for the sake of rebelling.

I just want my fairy tale ending, but it's discouraging because although I feel like I have found my Prince Charming, without my parent's blessings it just won't feel like a fairy tale.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Secret Sister Gift #1

OMG!!! I just got in the mail my first SSS gift!!!!!! For those of you who don't know I'm in this AWESOME 20s, no kids, scrapbooking group on 2Peas called Sassy Secret Sisters. We each have a secret sister and for the 1st gift it's supposed to be between $5-10 :-) Well I just got mine in the mail and I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! OMG she did SO well! It's just my style and i LOVE the mini-book!! I was looking at buying one just yesterday and I'm glad I didn't!!!! THANKS SSS!!!!!
Here's a pic:

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Scrapper's Block? or in love?

So lately I haven't been scrapbooking...or making cards...or doing anything creative whatsoever. And on top of that I haven't had a sudden urge to do so. I mean I want to, but then I don't want to. Lately I've just been in a reflective mood. I guess it is partly due to the fact I'm going through withdrawals because I haven't really talked to my best friend in 3 days. I'm working 12-13 hours during the day and he's working graveyards for 2 weeks. So by the time I'm getting off work, he's going to work. I miss him beyond all reason. Which brings me to the next part of the title. Am I falling in love with him all over again???? I realize that I'm the happiest when things are going really well between us (not that it ever isn't). I love talking to him. I LOVE the fact that he knows me better than God (ok so not really, but he comes in a close 2nd :-D ) It got so bad yesterday I wrote him a letter in my journal. All the things that I've wanted to tell him but just haven't. I know that he has feelings for me...and I have feelings for him...but we never talk about it. It's like I can't. It's like once we start talking about it we're taking that step to the next level and I think both of us are slightly scared about it.

So bottom line: missing him definitly messes up my creative groove

Friday, July 21, 2006

Weekend Plans

First of all I have to say TGIF!! THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY!!!!! LOL I work from 5-9 tonight but then I'm off tomorrow because of my great-grandmother's 86th (?) birthday party. I can't wait to see my mom's side of the family all together because I haven't seen alot of them in FOREVER! My 2 favorite cousins, hopefully, will be there. We're all in college so it's very rare that we ever see each other except for Christmas :-(
I have a feeling tomorrow will definitly be one of those reminders of how God has truly blessed me with an AMAZING family. More details to come! I can't wait!!!!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

2peas challenge

Five thing that put me in a good mood

1) My darling Chihuahua, Goober. No matter what kind of day I am having he's ALWAYS happy to see me!!!
2) When I finish a layout and I know that it looks AMAZING!
3) Laughing and smiling with friends
4) My best friend in the world, Tim. I can always turn to him for anything and he understands and knows exactly how I feel
5) Oreos and milk :-D :-D :-D I'm addicted LOL always makes me feel better!!!!

About Me

Ok so this post is just a little bit about me =) The reason i started this blog is because I want it to help me with my journaling skills for scrapbooking =) Just a place where I can put all my random thoughts in one place.

So a little bit about me: I'M ADDICTED TO SCRAPBOOKING!!!!!! It's definitly to the point where I can't go in a scrapbook store and spend less than $20 :-\ I'm also a junior in college majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in journalism with an emphasis in magazines. My dream is to one day be able to work for Creating Keepsakes Magazine or another scrapbooking magazine.

I love to smile and laugh and just have a great time. Singing is another one of my passions. I'm in an 8 person vocal ensemble through my college and just this summer we went on a mission trip to Germany! It was INCREDIBLE!!! There are NO words to describe it!!!!! I can't wait to go back next year!

God has truly blessed me with an awesome family and friends who have encouraged me, challenged me, and taught me SO many things!!!

So bottom line: ENJOY MY BLOG!!!! Feel free to leave comments =)