Aug 12, 2012

Loading Up, Moving Out

Hey there!! So this is officially my last post before heading back to school!!! You might be wondering why there are so many exclamation points after that last sentence. The answer is because I am, in fact, extremely excited to go back to school! Yes, I am indeed one of those freaks who thinks buying new notebooks and pens and planners is thrilling.

Aug 6, 2012

Tax Free Weekend (+ Monday)

Hello again! Great to talk to you lovely people for the second time in three days! Nothing insanely exciting has happened since I last blogged, but I was lucky to be able to experience the wonderfulness that is Tax Free Weekend. See, here in the incredible state of Tennessee we have a fun little event every so often where our lovely state government decides to lift the tax on certain items for a limited time. Usually this happens at the beginning of the summer or before school starts in the fall, and this past weekend was the selected time for this amazing opportunity! And you better believe I took full advantage of it!

Aug 4, 2012

Beach Bum

Hiya! Since the last time I posted, my skin has gotten more sunburnt tanner, my hair has gotten (sunbleached) lighter, and my heart has gotten happier. Because I just went on the most incredible, fun-filled, entertaining trip ever. That's right, folks, #67 has been crossed off the 101 in 1001! For the past few days, I spent the majority of the time soaking up the sun and having the time of my life laughing with my best friends. It seriously was such a perfect trip, even though not everything went as planned. Nevertheless, I wouldn't have changed a thing, and I love my lady pals even more now (if that's even possible).

Jul 28, 2012

Adios Amigos!

Hey, friends! Right now I am dreaming of palm trees, coconuts, and waves lapping at my toes. Why, you may ask? Well, I'm going to the beach tomorrow!!! I literally cannot wait. Five of my besties from high school and I are leaving bright and early for Myrtle Beach. I don't even care that all six of us will be in one bedroom (and all sharing one bathroom), I just want to see the clear ocean and the gorgeous sunsets! This little trip will also complete #67 on my 101 in 1001 list! And possibly #5, if I can find a good book to bring. And maybe even #41 <<< just kidding!

Jul 27, 2012

Olympic Distractions

Hiya! Sooooo it's kinda been a long time since I last blogged. This is most likely for one of two reasons: 1.) I have been incredibly involved with my busy life and haven't had a chance 2.) absolutely nothing exciting has happened that has been worth blogging about 3.) nothing exciting has happened but I have been pretending to be incredibly busy. Option #3 may or may not be the right reason...But now I can make a mega post sharing all the fun things that have happened over the past week! This post might be a little all over the place, though, considered the Olympic opening ceremonies have about 98.685% of my attention right now.

Jul 19, 2012

Snapshot: Chicago

Heyyy! I'm back from Chi-Town (unfortunately). It's good to be back home, but I seriously love Chicago. I went through a period where I believed I was destined to move to the Windy City when I graduated college. However, the boyfran quickly reminded me of the extremely cold winters Chicago experiences and I quickly rethought my plan. I just can't do the cold. I get whiny, start to complain, and basically make everyone around me miserable am better off in warmer weather. This trip brought more blazing hot temperatures (100+ degrees), though, instead of freezing ones, but was still an amazing little vacation. But since I just got home a few hours ago and am exhausted, let's zoom on through this little post! More pictures, less words.

Jul 17, 2012

Woppin' in the Windy City

Hello from Chicago! This blog post is sponsored by fantastic shopping, deep dish pizza, and tons of reckless taxi drivers! <<< kind of a lie, but these are all things I have experienced so far! The title of this post is also kind of a lie. I haven't (yet) wopped on the streets of Chicago, but I did listen to the song in the car about 34932 times on the drive up. Nothin' to pump you up for a great time in an incredible city like the Wop. Now that we're good and off topic, let me show you a little bit of Chi Town!

Jul 14, 2012

Celeb Status

Well, hey there! I can't believe it's almost Sunday already! This weekend has literally flown by. Work, friends, and the boyfran have kept me busy the past few days. But though the weekend is soon coming to an end, in a way it is just beginning for me. Why, you may ask? Because I'm leaving tomorrow to visit the big sister in Chicago! That's right, homeboys and homegirls lads and lasses, #25 on my 101 in 1001 list will soon be crossed off! But before I explode from excitement discuss the Chicago plans, let's talk about the start of the weekend, shall we?

Jul 12, 2012

Never a Dull Moment

Heyyyy partay people! Guess what?? It's almost the weekend! Weekends are kind of pointless during the summer, though, dontcha think? Actually, come to think of it, I typically work more on the weekends than I do during the week. So I guess my weekends are more work than play.... I feel slightly depressed now. On to happier thoughts!

Jul 10, 2012

101 in 1001

Wow, I am honestly surprised by myself! Posting (almost) every day for the past three days? It's a new record! Maybe this means that I have taken an ambitious attitude towards blogging. Or maybe it is just an indication of me having too much free time. Let's go with the first option.

Jul 8, 2012

Rockin' the Mountains

'Sup, kiddos! So I know I just posted last night, but I got distracted by Harry Potter weekend didn't get to share everything I wanted to! And, naturally, I must describe every little detail of my life...hence the reason I must post today! Let's time travel back to Friday for a few moments <<< because, really, who doesn't want to time travel back to the start of their weekend?!

Jul 7, 2012

Life Through the Lens

Hey, friends! I'm backkkk! I sorta kinda forgot to mention that I would be in Illinois all week, and since my grandparents still have insanely slow dial up don't have the best Internet access in the world I wasn't able to blog at the good ole farm. Unbelievable as it may seem, my week in SoIll (Southern Illinois...yes, I am totally making that happen) was filled with festivities! And what better way to explain such festivities then through great photos? Therefore, I am dubbing this a photo recap of life in the farm ghetto! (It's really not ghetto. But I thought it sounded cooler like that).

Jun 29, 2012

"Snow Day"

Hola amigos y amigas! So I was going to title this post "That Awkward Moment When You Think You Leave for Illinois on Friday But You Actually Leave on Saturday" but that's a tad bit too long and would probably put people to sleep before they were done reading it. Hence, the shorter current title.

Jun 28, 2012


Well, hello there! Since my last two posts were over a week apart, I made a conscience effort to write this post tonight. The summer is going by too fast for me not to document it! Tons of funsies have already happened since my last post! But don't worry....I'll be sure to write down every detail of every little event :) << only half kidding there. Let's get started!

Jun 26, 2012


Hey, peeps! Yesterday was definitely one of the best days of summer I've had so far. The boyfran and I decided to make a short-notice trip to Atlanta a few days ago, and I had a list of fun activities planned! We planned our little road trip to revolve around the World of Coca-Cola, since I got free passes from my Coke Rewards points. I had some other points of interest in mind, but the best road trips are the spontaneous ones, right? That's what I like to call livin' life :)

Jun 22, 2012

Summer Lovin'

So, I think I am coming to the realization that this whole frequent-blog-posting thing may be a little more sporadic than I thought it would be. I've been kind of sucking at keeping up with blogging for the past week, but I've just been too caught up with summer lovin' every day! And then I'm too exhausted to blog before bed since I have my 8:00am class each morning. I am fully aware that I'm pretty much just making excuses here, but it makes sense to me, haha! Since I've been absent lately, how 'bout a little recap of highlights from this week?

Jun 14, 2012

The Blogger is Back

Hello again! Wowwww, it's been a long time! Let me start off by apologizing for my absence...I didn't desert ya'll, I promise! I did, however, spend my days since I last posted being busy and enjoying every aspect summer has to offer me! And since I have been livin' it up Ke$ha style over here (not really...I don't even like Ke$ha), I have decided it is necessary to fill you all in on a little bit of the fun.

Jun 6, 2012

Go Shawty, It's Ya Birthday

Hiya, kiddos! I am so full of energy right now, it's INSANE! I think I can blame the lovely past two days I have had for all my liveliness and hype. See, the boyfran turned 21 today, and I am a firm believer that birthdays should be celebrated to the absolute greatest potential. I mean, birthdays only come once a year, so why not make the most of them, right?? I personally prefer more of a "birthday month" of celebrations of sorts. So, of course, the boyfran's birthday celebration had to be more than one day!

Jun 4, 2012

Catch More Flies with Honey

Wow! Is it seriously already 11:00pm??!! Where the heck did the day go?! I swear summer days have got to be sorter or something. That's the only possibly explanation for why it seems like I was just sitting in my 8:00am class a few hours ago. Speaking of my class.... << like that transition? :)

Jun 3, 2012

Thrifting 101

Hiya! So I've been a little MIA the past two days, but I just like to think that I was busy lovin' life, mmmk? :) I left off on Friday saying how the gloomy weather had me feeling lazy as ever. Well, admitting to my slothfulness seemed to spark some motivation in me, and I decided to force my bootay off the couch. I then ventured to one of the most entertaining and exciting places that I know of....Goodwill.

Jun 1, 2012

Rain Rain Go Away

Today is a rainy day. I hate rainy days. They are sad and gloomy and dark and for someone who loves happiness and sunshine (I sound like a children's book, haha) rainy days just naturally depress me. Also, I wanted to run outside today. And I don't like getting wet. Thus another reason I am not a fan of rain.

May 30, 2012

The Beauty of Summer

Ayyy ladies! <<< "Ok now ladies, yeahhhh, if you know you bad, yeahhhh." Sorry in advance by the way if you click on that link. It might not be the most appropriate song in the world, but it was currently playing on my Itunes and happened to inspire the greeting of this post. You can decide for yourself if the fact that I used a rap song for inspiration is embarrassing or not.

May 29, 2012

Eating My Own Words

Howdy there! I'm from Tennessee, so "howdy" is a form of greeting that is widely accepted here. So don't judge me for saying it, mmmk? :). So considering I just wrote a post yesterday lecturing discussing productivity, I feel it is quite ironic that I virtually did not do one productive thing today.

May 28, 2012


I have come to a conclusion about myself. I love being productive, and most days I feel the need to be very productive at all times. Now don't get me wrong, I think this is a great thing and I definitely use it to my advantage. There is just something so satisfying--at least to me--about writing out a loooong to-do list and being able to check things off one by one.

May 26, 2012

Ohhh Baby Baby

Hey, chicas and chicos! My Saturday started nice and early this morning at the ripe hour or 8:30 am. I would love to say that, since I'm on summer break from school, I have slept til noon every day and spent the remainder of each afternoon lounging by the pool. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

May 25, 2012


Hello, bloggers!!! (Or maybe I should say hello world wide web, since I'm not sure that anyone will actually read this blog). My name is Shelby and I'm excited about starting this blog!