Saturday, January 28, 2012

A bit of this...A bit of that...

The last few days nothing too terribly exciting has happened around here, nothing to merit its own post.

So, instead, I'm just going to mention several little things that I want to talk about today.

1. The husband and I went to see The Devil Inside tonight. It wasn't that we really wanted to see this particular movie, but considering what else was playing at our local theater, this was the most interesting choice. And, it was an excuse to have a date night (complete with dinner and everything).  I mean, the topic and premise was interesting, but it didn't take either one of us long to re-think our choice.

So, in my opinion...this one is definitely a "wait till it's out on DVD" choice.

2. Got a couple of great new Scentsy scents this week. AMAZING!

3. I am super excited to be a sponsor of Rachele over at The Nearsighted Owl for the next month. Make sure to stop by and say hi.

4. I have been having a ton of fun on Picnik lately. It's been nice getting all the premium features for free. If you didn't know yet, Picnik will cease to be later this spring, until then all features are free!!!!

5. I can't wait to watch The River premiere in a couple of weeks. For some reason, I have high hopes for this show. I'm still searching for something to fill my Lost void, maybe this will be exactly what I'm looking for.

To watch the trailer, click here.

6. I have parent-teacher conferences this week at school. I never look forward to those, so any prayers, good vibes, anything you could send my way would be appreciated, especially late Thursday afternoon. 

How about you guys, anything exciting happening? 

Friday, January 27, 2012

That Friday Blog Hop and others...

Linking up with Rebecca this week.

Hop on over and join the fun.


make sure to visit these other great hops.

The Blog Entourage

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Rain, rain go away

So, yeah, here in south Arkansas we have been getting beat to death with rain. This photo shows the little storm that decided to visit us today. We've had several of these the last few days. Usually, I love rain. There's nothing like sitting home, opening a window, and listening to the rain as you read a good book and enjoy a great cup of coffee.

But, I think I've had enough. I'm ready to see sunshine again.

Or, if I can't get any about just a little bit of winter weather. I mean, come on, since when is it supposed to be 60, 70, or even 80 degrees in January?

I'm beginning to get jealous of all you people living up north and getting all that snow.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Motivating Monday

If you're like me, then it always helps to get a little motivation every now and then.

For those of us still trying to accomplish those New Year's goals, it's good to get a little pep talk to keep us going.

So, if you're one of those people that appreciates a few encouraging words...this is the post for you.

Happy Motivating Monday!

Have a productive week!

The last one is my favorite! I really needed this today! 

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Some of you may already know that I am currently a high school English teacher. I teach at a small, school in south Arkansas.  This year I am teaching 7th, 8th, 11th, and 12th grade classes. In the past, I have taught 9th and 10th grade as well. This is my third year of teaching, and I have to say, I'm not the best I can be at my job. This is not for me.

So, for the past several months, I have been poking around, looking for a new job, sending out applications and resumes. And I'm happy to say, that, this week...I received a response from two of the positions that make me really excited.

In the next few weeks, I hoping, hoping, hoping for some great interviews and, hopefully, a brand new job that allows me demonstrate my best professional self! 

I am so excited!

Wish me luck!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Motivating Monday

If you're like me, then it always helps to get a little motivation every now and then.

For those of us still trying to accomplish those New Year's goals, it's good to get a little pep talk to keep us going.

So, if you're one of those people that appreciates a few encouraging words...this is the post for you.

Happy Motivating Monday!

Have a productive week!

Oh yeah, one more thing...

Just so you know...I just got finished with an hour long walk with one of my besties! 

Yay me!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Blog Hops

This weekend I plan on spending some time hopping around looking for new and interesting blogs to read.

So, if you're looking for some new reading material as well, click over and check out these great hops.

The Blog Entourage

If you find anything especially great or interesting, I love to hear about it.

Have a great, bloggy weekend!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

10 Song Shuffle

So, Rebecca over at Let Them Eat Cake has a great link-up going.

What you do is this...

So, here we go with my 10...

1. Janie's Got a Gun - Aerosmith
2. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain - Willie Nelson
3. I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Darkness
4. Natural Mystic - Bob Marley
5. I Wanna Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
6. One of These Days - Cross Canadian Ragweed
7. Burn One Down - Ben Harper
8. You're Never Over - Eminem
9. I Get By (With a Little Help from My Friends) - The Beatles
10. Conquering Fools - OAR

I know, I know, kind of random huh??

How about you? I'd be super interested in seeing your 10, so make sure you link up!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting!

Whoa! Look at me, two posts in one day! That hardly ever happens! Look at me being all kinds of productive.

But, I digress...

Here were are, another Wednesday, and another link-up with The Vintage Apple for ...


So, here are a few of my favorite pins this week...

So, how about you guys? Any great pins this week? Please share!

January Birchbox

Yay! My January Birchbox arrived on my door step today!

If you remember, I just signed up for Birchbox last month. I blogged about my first Birchbox here. And I went on and on about how much I loved everything I got last month.

So, when my January box arrived, I was super excited!

First of all, I love getting mail..the fun kind of mail, not bills and junk like that. Second of all, mail that comes in a package is ten times better. So when I see a box like this waiting for me...

...I get super duper excited!!!

So, I was even more thrilled about the fabulous samples for this month.

First of all, my favorite item this month is the lavender-gray Zoya nail polish! I love it!

The Juicy Couture perfume sample was also great.

My Birchbox also contained some great skin and eye care samples as well as a cute little package of granola that I hope tastes yummy!

So, if you haven't checked out Birchbox yet, you definitely should. It's such a great way to get new ideas and try new things.

If you do receive Birchbox, what are some of your favorite samples you've received?

Monday, January 9, 2012

Motivating Monday...maybe?

With the start of a new year, like many others, I made new goals for myself. Also, like so many others, one of my major goals is to become more healthy, loose weight, and become happier with my body. 

I know this is tough for me. I start out with the best of intentions, and I'll stick with things for a little while. I might even see a little success. But, eventually, healthy eating and weight loss becomes a little less of a priority. It is still something I want, but I am less motivated to work for it. Come on, I can't be the only one who does this!?!

So, I'm thinking about starting a new weekly post, something to help keep myself motivated and on the right track. I may include some healthy recipes, some motivational quotes, and other things to help myself stay positive. I might even hop on over to Picnik and make a cute little banner or button if this becomes a regular post. 

What do you think? As a reader, do you think this would be something you would enjoy seeing? Or if you know of another blog that already does something like this as a regular feature, I love a link to it. Thoughts and feedback would be awesome. 

So, for now, I'll leave you with this...

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Nothing Day

Today is definitely a nothing day. I have done absolutely nothing. I can think of a million things that I need to do, but that's as far as I get.

I woke up at noon today. Then I played on Facebook and caught up on posts in my Google Reader. Then I watched TV for a little while and decided to take a nap. I mean, seriously! Who takes a nap after they have been awake for two hours? After I woke up, I returned a phone call from my mother. She wanted to know what I was doing tonight. Surprisingly, I told her that I was doing nothing. So,we set a movie date for tonight. We are going to see Sherlock Holmes. I hope it's good, I've heard positive things...

My husband is working the night shift at his hospital right now. So, he also was asleep all day, and when he woke up, he just had time to get a shower and leave for work.It gets kind of lonely when he has to work several nights in a row.

I mean, I love my by myself time. I can enjoy my own company, but I also love being home with my husband. Sometimes I really don't like that he works night shifts.

On a completely different note...

In what universe is it supposed to be 70 degrees in January in Arkansas...southern Arkansas? Ridiculous! I haven't gotten to wear any of my winter clothes this year. I'm still walking around in short sleeves and flip flops.

So, to finish up...

What are you doing this weekend? Are having a nothing weekend as well or an eventful Saturday and Sunday?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

100 Posts!

Woo Hoo!!!!

What else can I say?

100 POSTS!

For all my readers,
thanks for sharing in my life!
I appreciate you all and 
I hope you stick around for another 100 posts!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting!

Yeah, yeah, I know...
It's a little late in the day,
but I'm finally logging on to link up with...


And here are my favorite pins for the week...

So, what about you?
Any favorite pins lately?

Please share...