December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

December 25, 2015
Merry Christmas
from my family to yours.

And in traditional Christmas fashion:

December 7, 2015

My Gallery Wall

December 7, 2015
After much debate as to how I should decorate the wall above my living room couch, I ventured to Goodwill to see what I could possibly find to refinish and stick up there. Once I got there however, my whole plan changed. I purchased 12 frames in varying sizes in order to create a gallery wall, with the focal picture being the largest - and one that I already had. 

I spent about $45 on all of the frames, so with that steal, I hopped in my car and headed home to lay out the design.  In case you don't remember what the space looked like before, you can look here for a whole apartment tour, or below for just the living room:

I came home and laid out the plan I envisioned

Then I made what is probably a gallery wall "no-no," I put the pictures up free-hand. I'm a bad blogger for not getting pictures of the process but that's what happens when this last minute idea unfolds. I eyeballed and hammered and to be completely honest, I LOVE it all turned out. 

Free hand and all. 
That's what happens when you go balls to the wall with random ideas... sometimes you get masterpieces like this living room.

*pats self on the back*

Have any of y'all decorated spur of the moment recently?
How'd your project turn out? 

Let me know in the comments!

November 15, 2015

Out and About

November 15, 2015
Hi lovelies!

I know I've taken what seems like a giant hiatus - so I hate to leave y'all again - but I'm out of town this week and as soon as I get back, I work 5 days in a row.. And then it's my birthday on the 24th. 

I'll be back as soon as possible, but I do have my usual #worldlesswednesday going up this week!

November 9, 2015

I Moved!

November 9, 2015
That's right, I've moved - yet again haha

Logistically it just made sense to move when I did, I work near Atlanta and while I'm currently working days, I'm about to switch to nights. Traffic hasn't been too terrible with the time I had to leave in the morning, however once I switch over to nightshift, it's a whole new ballgame. Driving into/near Atlanta during evening rush hour is just laughable... it's a no-no. So in order to be settled and established when I switch over to nights, I went ahead and got my own place (cross that off the bucket list, yes!) about 15 minutes from work. 

I'm super excited about this place and cannot wait to make it more "home-y" but right now I'm in that  whole "I-spent-all-the-monies-on-this-place-and-can't-afford-to-eat-so-no-decorating" phase. 
All that to say, please, please cut me some slack when you see the pictures.

October 19, 2015

The "Book"list

October 19, 2015
*affiliate links included y'all*

Did y'all know that Goodwill sells books for less than $3 each?

On my most recent errand run, I decided to pay good ole Goodwill a visit to look at sweaters. My friend mentioned that she wanted to pick up a few books, so I followed behind her expecting to see old, ratty and torn up paperbacks. Much to my surprise I saw like new copies of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the Twilight saga, and a few books from The Hunger Games' series.

Not one to pass on the opportunity for some new reads, I looked picked up the following:

I Don't Know How She Does It
by Allison Pearson

The Starter Wife
by Gigi Levangie Grazer
The Silent Wife: A Novel
by A.S.A Harrison

The Matchbreaker
 by Chris Manbry

Amazon has always been my favorite places to get books because I know I can get a really good deal. Now, I have Amazon AND Goodwill.
I'm a happy girl.

I plan on getting started on one of these bad boys this week while I wait for my cable and internet to get set up (oh, the agony!). Have any of y'all read these? What's your take on them?

October 12, 2015

Life Lately

October 12, 2015
So I know y'all want more than just #WordlessWednesdays from me, so I'm picking up on where I left off in this thing called blogland.

A few weeks back, I returned to my sweet college town of Athens to watch my dawgs play in the UGA vs. Louisiana-Monroe game. Unfortunately it was rain delayed twice, but we won so I can't complain all that much. UNLIKE how much I was complaining last weekend after the Alabama game. Being a dawg fan is stressful y'all.

My second momma had a surprise birthday party that I am so happy I was able to attend. I honestly have been working a ton in the past few weeks and between the commuting, the working, and the sleeping, I've had to sacrifice on a lot of extracurriculars just so I don't overdo it and get sick.

My neighbor and I have been co-parenting some stray kittens we found in his bushes so I played with  them a few days each week. It's amazing how much they've grown to like people and being held. They're such sweet babies. 

September 19th, my sister and I went down to the Atlanta Motor Speedway to run The Color Run: Night. We've decided that this is now a tradition for us because we had such a great time. 

My coworkers convinced me to go out a few times on friend dates to watch Krispy Kreme donuts be made, drink margaritas, grab dessert, hunt for apartments, ride the ferris wheel and explore Atlanta. I thank God for these sweet friends I've made - and the ones I've had that force me to come out or check up on me to make sure I'm still sane.

Lastly, I put in an application for a new apartment last Friday! Hopefully it comes through and I'll be living a bit closer to work in no time!

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