Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May in Pictures

I decided to do one of my 101 in 1001's during the month of May.

51. Take a picture everyday for a month. (0/31)

I thought I would share with you the 31 pictures I took this month! Some of them I've posted before here, but some of them are new ones! So, here is my month of May through pictures..........

May 1
To start off the month, I celebrated my birthday with my family. I got an entire bag of my favorite candy, and it made my day!

May 2
I was so obsessed with the Royal Wedding. So, I was so excited when my mom picked up this magazine at the store!

May 3
May 3 was my birthday! We celebrated by going to PF Changs for dinner. Their fortune cookies are my favorite!

May 4
How cute are these little puppies in the pet store? They looked like they were hugging each other. I wanted to take both of them home with me!

May 5
Close-up of my dog's face. She is such a dork - she really does stick her tongue out like that all day!

May 6
I know I've posted this picture before. But honestly, is that not the best/coolest candy aisle you've ever seen?

May 7
I am so glad I ended up buying myself an iPod adapter for my car. I think it was so worth it!

May 8
I have an obsession with cake pops..........

May 9
Coco loves that pillow. It's one of those Moshi ones (with the little beads in it). She just loves chewing on it.

May 10
Starbucks. Need I say more?

May 11
I love this new dress. I got it at H&M for around $20, and I think it looks super cute on me!

May 12
This is not a usual spot for Coco to sleep, so I had to take a picture of it because I thought it was so funny.

May 13
My friends are crazy. If you missed it, you can read all about it here.

May 14
I loved releasing these balloons at the balloon release!

May 15
Do I need to mention my obsession with cake pops again?

May 16
I ordered this photo book off of Paper Coterie. They have the cutest photo books, and I ended up getting this book during a promo, so I only had to pay shipping and handling. It was really worth it!

May 17
I recently started this book, Crazy Love. I'm not real far into it yet, but it's good!

May 18
Have you noticed that I also have an obsession with Milky Way Midnights?

May 19
Oh, look! Another picture of cake balls - ha! This time I made them for my dad's birthday. They turned out better - I think I get a little bit better each time I make them. This one ended up looking really nice!

May 20

May 21
I took a little trip down memory lane, and I watched my old grade school video. I laughed so hard when this picture of my friends Rachel and Melanie showed up. I just had to take a picture of it - it's such a cute picture!

May 22
There's nothing like a nice clean room!

May 23
I used my white shatter, and I am so obsessed with it. I like it so much better than the black!

May 24
I spent so much time voting for Scotty in the finals. I love Lauren too, but Scotty was my favorite from day 1.

May 25
Scotty wins it all!

May 26
My dad decided to made a shelf/holder for his basketball. He thought it was so cool, and my mom and I were making fun of him, but I have to admit - it was a pretty good idea.

May 27
It was my parish's festival, so my friends all went up on Friday. The best ride there is the Egg Roll. You're locked in this cage, and you flip upside down like crazy. My friend Melanie and I even got stuck upside down on the top.....

May 28
I laid my clothes out on my bed, then I looked away, and when I turned around, this little cutie was laying on my clothes. I felt bad moving her because she was so comfortable, but I had to get dressed!

May 29
May 30
I went down to the Reds baseball game last night. Is it bad that my favorite part of baseball games is the cotton candy?
May 31
I finally got around to painting my toe nails. I painted them with my all time favorite nail polish color ever: OPI's Strawberry Margarita. I use this color all summer long! My mom and I are so obsessed with it, that we used all of the bottle and had to get a new one. And somewhere along the lines we bought another bottle, so we currently have 2 of them - ha!

And that's a summary of my month of May! I actually really enjoyed taking a picture a day. Can you believe it's June already? May just flew by!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

What a great 3 day weekend! It's not too much longer until I have a 24/7 weekend!

My weekend started off at my friend's birthday party.

Then all of my friends headed up to our parish's festival. I love going to our festival because I always run into people I haven't seen in a long time!

On Saturday morning, my dad and I volunteered at Habitat for Humanity. I'm such a girly-girl, but I do love going to this even though building things isn't my strong suit :)

I went out to lunch with my family, and then came back home and worked on homework. My mom and I stopped over my aunt's house to play with my cousins and eat some dinner. I had so much fun dancing around to some Shania Twain with them!
My mom and I went to Graeter's afterwards, and it was so yummy!

My Sunday was another busy day. I went down to the park and met up with my dad's side of the family, since some of them were in from out of town. I had to leave a little early though to study for exams :/

Later that night I went over my friend Nicci's house. We made Apple Salad, and painted our nails. Nicci found a really neat tutorial for "Sprinkle Nails." As the name implies, you put sprinkles on your nails. We tested it out, and it did turn out looking really cool.

After I painted a base coat, I had to take a picture of it, because I thought the color was gorgeous! I think I'm going to be on the lookout for a good light purple OPI color.

Then you put a clear top coat on, and put on the sprinkles!

They turned out looking sweet, but the sprinkles came off really easy, and it was hard to do a lot with them because they made your nails super thick. I ended up taking them off today. And I was disappointed to find out that the dye from the sprinkles had dyed my nails! I now have (mainly pink) colored splotches all over my nails that I can't get off. So my advice? Don't try the sprinkle nails.

Today was a studying day :/ My parents went to a Memorial Day party this afternoon, but I had too much to do, so I had to skip it. While I wasn't studying, here's what I was up to........

[I think she's ready for school.]

And I found out today that I won a blog giveaway over at A Step Into My Life!

I won a Lillypie giveaway, and I'm so excited about it! The Lillypie Etsy shop is adorable!

I've got to finish up studying, and then I'm off to see the Red's game tonight! Hope you all have a great week!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Exam Week

Exam week has arrived. Well, almost. My school has exams officially next week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. But I took my Pre-Calculus exam today. I'm SO glad to have that one out of the way! I've got 1 down, and only 6 more to go! So, don't be surprised if I go a little MIA this upcoming week.

I'm trying not to stress and worry about exams. They are important, but they are definitely not the most important thing in the world!

This is for sure going to be a busy weekend. Thank goodness I'm off school for Memorial Day on Monday! I'm hoping you are going to have a better week than I will probably have :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

And the Winner is....

I have been an American Idol fan from the very beginning of the season. I've watched it all and came to love the contestants. From the very beginning though, I've had 1 specific favorite.

And that specific favorite won it all last night!

I know I've mentioned it before, but I am a huge Scotty McCreery fan! I love his voice, and I thought he consistently sang great week after week. I'm going to one of the American Idol concerts this summer, and I can't wait to see Scotty (and all of the other contestants) perform live!

I thought it was a really close race. Both Lauren and Scotty have awesome voices.

I had so much fun watching the finale last night. I think it dragged on a little too long since it was a 2 hour show, but I love how the top contestants sang a song with a big celebrity singer. My favorite performance last night had to be Scotty with Tim McGraw.

I love Scotty's single that he's going to release too!

And just a little side note: I know I don't get a ton of comments anyway, but I have disabled my comments for the time being. I've been getting hundreds of comments from the same person saying the same thing. I'm hoping to turn my comments back on soon, but I don't know when that will be. I love reading the comments I do get, but it's just too crazy when I get hundreds of comments at one time.

Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Change of Plans

This is going to be a super short post because I don't have a lot of time! I know that I usually do a Remember When Wednesday post, but I'm not doing one today.

In fact, I've decided to take a break from my Remember When Wednesday posts! I started the idea as a way to get me to blog more during the week, and I think I accomplished that! The main reason behind wanting to blog more during the week was because I had nothing exciting to blog about during that time. I don't think you want to read posts about how school went and the amount of homework I have.

Since school is almost over (only 6 more days!), I thought it was time to stop Remember When Wednesday for now. With summer, I should have a lot more to blog about, so I probably won't need "filler" posts :)

What I'm thinking right now, is that I'll start Remember When Wednesday back up in the fall. I'm sure no one will really miss the posts, but I thought I'd write about my plans just in case you were wondering.

I'm hoping to get some more posts up this week, but I just don't know with the way my schedule has been going! I've been crazy busy with exam prep stuff.

Hopefully you're having a much better, and less hectic week than I am!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Online Shopping

I am not normally an online shopper, but I have found myself buying a whole lot of things online recently. I didn't have any great things to blog about today, so I thought I'd post about some of my recent online finds.

I recently bought a Snapfish notebook, and I absolutely love it! There are tons of different designs you can pick, but I ended up going with something simple and cute!
Then there are tons of different layouts you can choose for the inside of the notebook. I already have a normal lined notebook from Snapfish, so this time I decided on a day planner one. I love the layout of it and I feel so much more organized!

This is one of my favorite online finds! I love the Sanuk brand! Their shoes are super cute and super comfy! They have a special line of sandals that are made out of yoga mats. Like I said, they are unbelievably comfortable! They were a little pricey, but I think they are so worth it!

I had to order OPI's Black Shatter online because I couldn't find it in any stores. I love the "shatter" effect!

I saw a blog post about a new photo website called Paper Coterie. For their grand opening, they were offering a free photo book, all you had to pay was the shipping. I had so much fun designing the book, and it turned out super cute! The company even packaged the book really nicely, and they included a free little necklace that is actually really cute!

Yesterday I got another online order in the mail. This time it was the OPI White Shatter! I'm so glad I ended up ordering it because I absolutely love it. Although I like the black shatter, black really isn't my color, and the white seems to fit me so much better! I have never seen the white shatter anywhere, so when I saw that I could order it on Amazon, I went for it.

So those are all of my recent online purchases. Do you tend to order more things online or do you prefer to shop in a store? What are your favorite online shopping websites?