Thursday, February 25, 2010

holy freaking cow.


i just wanted to share the news.
tomorrow we sign the lease and move in.
i am so so so sooooo happy, and completely overwhelmed.
but, in a good way.

time to pack!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


So, tomorrow is the moment of truth. We should be finiding out whether or not we passed the credit check. And if we did, we'll be one step closer to moving in. And if we don't, that means we don't get to move in and i'll probably not get out of my bed for the next three days. Even though i've been working hard not to, i've definitely gotten my hopes up. It almost seems impossible not to in this situation. The idea of moving out on my own just seems so exciting to me.

I want to keep this short, because if i don't, i'll ramble on forever about how nervous and stressed i feel. And i don't want to do that. I'm trying to be completely optimistic about everything, no bad thoughts, just positive energy.

*fingers crossed!*

Sunday, February 21, 2010

sunday loves day.

I feel like i've been running around like a crazy woman the last few days. Between work, non-stop thrifting for home stuff, and cleaning, i'm totally worn out. I'm taking a break from cleaning and organizing right now so i could blog, and i'm very happy to do so.

I'm feeling stressed out. I still haven't found any seating for the living room. I found THE CUTEST vintage chairs the other day at a shop downtown, but the gentleman who owns the store wanted $350 dollars for the pair, and an additional $50 dollars for the foot stole that belonged with the set. They were completely perfect. But, if i had $400 bucks to spend on a couple of chairs, i probably wouldn't be thrifting for furniture in the first place! I'd just go buy a brand new one! Somehow we've ended up with literally about 12 sets of sheets, enough owls to decorate everyroom in our house and then some and then multiply that by 14, 4 canister sets, 3 sets of dishes, and odds and ends of any and everything you could ever possibly think of. (mind you, all of this was accumulated over time, not in the last 3 days. that would be totally bananas.)But, we can't find a couch anywhere. UGH.

Now, it's time for "Ten Things I Love Sunday!"
Adorable, Inspiring, and Beautiful Home Edition!

1. Pretty displays of collections.
2. Beautiful bedding.
3. Crocheted throws.
4. Handmade Quilts.
5. Yarn as decor.
6. Pastel wall colors.
7. Organization.
8. Throw Pillows.
9. Color-coded book shelves.
10. Wall pretties.
Well, that concludes my list. I hope you guys enjoyed it! Now, i'll return back to cleaning and packing and stressing about not having a couch to sit on.

Friday, February 19, 2010

crossing my fingers.

If everything goes as planned, i will be moving out this coming week!

And with that being said, i'll just go ahead and let you know, i'm kinda sorta freaking out! I'm completely elated at the thought of moving out of my mother's house and moving into another house with my best friend and her boyfriend. At the same time, i'm also a little scared. I've never paid rent before, or an electric bill. So, that will definitely be something new. I feel like i'm really ready for the change though. I've desperately been needing a new surrounding and environment for a very long time. So, this new prospect is very, VERY exciting.

I've been looking around on the internet the minute the idea was proposed to me for adorable new home goods. Granted, i cannot afford any of them, but a girl can dream, right? At this point the only thing that really matters to me is a roof over my head, running water, and electricity. But, i do love all things adorable. I thought i'd share a few things that i really love.

I now present you with my:
"Dream Home Wish List!!!"
I really love both of these shower curtains a whole lot. I think the first one is just completely beautiful, it might be a little too "dreamy" for everyday use though. The second seems a lot more practical to me, considering other people will be having to use the bathroom. I don't think ruffle shower curtains are boy friendly. Bummer.
I pretty much love everything about bedding. I love sheets, quilts, duvet covers, afghans, EVERYTHING. I would loooooove to go crazy and buy seven new sets of sheets, but i literally have enough thrifted bedding to last me a life time.
I love these plates, and i think they're currently on sale right now. And they're easily the cheapest thing on this list, by far. In the last year i've thrifted a lot of plates that are very similar to this. If i had a complete set of these plates, i think it would bring it all together. These plates are the only feasible purchase on this list.

So, that was my list! My list that i won't buy a single thing from! But that's ok. I'm still very happy and excited!
Wish me luck!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

happy tuesday!

Did everyone have a decent Valentine's Day? I certainly did.
It was very low-key. Nathan and myself went to the pub and shared a pizza. We showed up at the exact same time April and her boyfriend did. So, we all ate together and shared food. Then we just came back to my house and visited with my Sister, Brother-In-Law, and Nephew. It was a very chill day. And i enjoyed it a lot.

Sunday night i bought this book:
I've read about 90% of it, and i'm not too impressed. Honestly, the plot isn't bad, but it's really lacking in writing. It's a little too juvenile for my tastes. I think my biggest problem with this book is that Percy Jackson isn't Harry Potter. I think the only thing i like more about Percy Jackson is that he's way cuter. And i think that's was completely intentional for casting purposes. In the first book "The Lightening Thief" Percy is only 12 years old. And the trailers that i've seen for the movie he's definitely older. His character is atleast 16. So, that's weird to me. I do plan on finishing the book. And i may read the rest of the series to see what happens throughout them. But, i'm definitely not in love with it.

As for you book loving people, what books are you currently reading? I'm getting into the habit of reading a lot more again. I'll give nearly anything a try. Give me some suggestions please. What are your favorite books? I'm very interested!

Now, i'm off to getting ready to go to work.
You folks have a lovely night!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

There will be no Ten things i love Sunday post.
But a post about one thing i will love forever.

Here is my love story. It's very long. If you don't want to read it, or lose interest half way through, i completely understand.

I met Nathan my sophmore year of highschool. He was only freshman, I saw him around every now and then. We had a lot of mutual friends. He was obnoxiously friendly, to the point where it seemed kind of in-your-face. It was like he had the words “HEY, I WANNA BE YOUR FRIEND!” written all over his face.

A school year had passed, and in that amount of time, we had had a couple of conversations about bands I liked, and randomly he would tell me that he liked my shirt.

I walked into my first period class, it was the first day of my Junior year of highschool. I sat down at a desk, I didn’t recognize anyone in the class at first, so I tucked myself away in a far corner. Then I hear “HEY! That’s kara! Come sit over here with us!” Of course it was Nathan. Without thinking, I walked over, and sat down in his little pod of desks. He was sitting with his friend Justin, who I found to be completely bizarre, and almost repulsive. And over the course of my Junior year of highschool, Nathan slowly but surely became a wonderful friend. We talked nearly every night on MSN Messenger, he was in full blown puppy love with a girl in his class, and I was in a devastatingly hard relationship. We sort of became each others crutch. He helped me deal, and I helped him deal. And in the mornings we didn’t talk about the serious conversations we had the night before, he was back to picking on me in front of his friends and I was teaching him to cuss.

That summer I finally ended things for good with the terrible boy I was dating, and Nathan had finally won the heart of the girl he had been crushing on for so long.

I came back to school my Senior year, and he was obviously a Junior. He still had his little girlfriend, and I was single, and loving it. He sat and talked to me every morning before first period for about the first two months of school. And then, he just kind of stopped. He still walked passed us every morning, but he would never stop or say anything. We crossed paths several times a day transisitioning from classes, but we never spoke a word. Honestly, I was really hurt and I never understood why he didn’t want to be my friend anymore. I figured that it had something to do with his girlfriend, so I just dismissed it. When he walked past me in the morning me and my best friend would loudly make fun of him, and call him names, hoping he would at least turn around, and say something. But he never did.

I believe it was during spring break of my senior year, I got an e-mail from nathan. It was very long. He explained that he had just broke up with his girlfriend, and never wanted anything to do with her, ever again. He was very sorry for abandoning our friendship, and would love if I forgave him. I didn’t even have to think about it. I wanted him to be my friend. So, I instantly forgave him, and never gave it two thoughts. When I returned to school from break, I would see him in the halls, we would exchange “hellos” but never much more than that. Probably less than a two weeks from being back in school, a mutual friend of ours passed away. We were both grief stricken. I was the last person to be informed of his passing, so when I got to the auditorium where all of his other friends were, I sat in the back and just sobbed. I didn’t know most of the other people there. But I saw nathan, and I wanted to talk to him. Kids were sharing their thoughts, and I was just crying my eyes out, and staring a hole in the back of Nathan’s head. Finally, everyone stood up, and Nathan finally saw me sitting there. We embraced each other immediately. All I could do was cry, and I stood there, and he let me. And I just cried on his jacket. The passing of Todd really brought us back together. From then on we formed a super tight friendship. We called each other every night and talked for hours. His friendship became more important to me than I had even realized.

I graduated highschool, but nathan stayed back. He still had one more year.

That year passed very quickly. I always knew in the back of my mind, that Nathan was/had fallen truly and deeply in love with me. But I denied it and I did so for months and months. It never bothered me, but I didn’t want a relationship with him because I cherised our friendship so much. I knew in my heart that Nathan was right, and I felt his love for me, and knew that no man could offer that same love that Nathan did. It was unconditional, and pure. And everthing was comfortable between us. I think Nathan knew, that I knew. But, neither of us ever mentioned it.

I was planning to move to Kansas, and I really wanted to. My sister lived there, and I wanted to experience something new. Nathan never really said much about it. I never thought in my head that I would actually move though. Never once did I think I was really going to pack my bags and leave. I think I just wanted someone to tell me to stay. And Nathan certainly did. In a very loud way. Nathan told me how he felt, almost explosively. I couldn’t even comprehend what he was saying. He told me at the wrong place, it was the wrong time. It seems really selfish now, but I was really upset at him. I think I was worried that it would ruin our friendship. But it didn’t. Neither of us talked about it. We just dismissed that it happened, and went on about our lives. Still talking everyday, still being best friends.

It wasn’t until about a month later Nathan talked to me on the phone about it. He told me that he was truly in love with me. And he knew for sure that he was. He was positive, he had no doubts, and he was very brave. I told him, very flatly and honestly that I didn’t think that I felt the same, but I knew that we had something between us. About a month later, Nathan asked me to hang out with him, and I suggested that we make it a date. And everything about it was perfect, and normal, and funny. We laughed, and we were ourselves, and he dripped cheese dip in his beard at the mexican restaurant. I remember what I wore. I was extremely nervous, and i didn't want him to hold my hand. He bought me flowers. I remember what he wore, and how nervous I thought he must have been, and how he probably would have loved to hold my mind, but wouldn't dare try it.

I’m happy to say that me and Nathan are still happily in love. We’ve definitely shared a lot of differences as well as ups and downs. But, I truly treasure nathan and the love that we share. He is my best friend, boyfriend, and personal comedian. And while sometimes I want to beat him with a stick, because he’s SO immature, he notices when I paint my nails a new color, and compliments my hair. So, all immatureness is forgiven.

This has become much, much longer than I intended, and I’m sure everyone else lost interest in this story around paragraph 3. But, I guarantee that Nathan has not. And he made it to the end of this story.
So, Happy Valentine’s Day.
I love you!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Has it really been 5 days since i posted?
Somehow the last two weeks have just totally escaped me. They've totally flown by.

Yesterday was pretty wild. I came home from spending the night with nathan. I went to get in the shower, and saw someone standing outside my bathroom door. I was completely alarmed, and screamed a lot of choice words, and then the door opened. And it was my sister. And she lives in Kansas! She was just standing there, holding Jonas (my nephew.) It was such a wild surprise. I had absolutely no idea she was planning to come hom for a couple of days!

I slept most of today. I woke up around 3 and got the day started. Me and April went to Cracker Barrel and it was completely delicious, as always! Then we went over to Sally's and i bought some nail polish. i've become totally addicted to nail polish here lately. I buy one or two new bottles nearly every week. I just can't help it! I've been trying to keep my nails painted constantly here lately, because i don't bite them when they're painted. I have such a horrible habit of ripping and biting off my finger nails. So, i just try to keep them painted constantly.
i cannot resist any shade of blue, green or purple.
typically i only buy sally hansen or other cheap drugstore brands. but these are very pretty!

There are several places around where i live that sell OPI nail polishes but they never carry colors like these. I just find mostly "mom-ish" colors. I'm dying for these polishes though!
What brand of polish do you girls prefer?
I'd really love to know!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

it's already sunday?!

ok. so, it's already sunday. this week has gone by so fast, i can barely remember it!

I woke up very early,(well, very early for me nowadays) on Saturday morning to go shopping in Richmond with my bestie. We had a fairly pleasant day. Except for LITERALLY almost getting ran over by a semi-truck on the interstate. I thought i was actually having a heart attack for a minute. Then we completely embarrassed ourselves and this poor lady in Hastings.

But we had a very easy time laughing at every single thing that happened today. I ended up buying not much of anything for myself. As usual. but, i'm ok with that. I'm trying to save anyways.

Moving right along!
Ten new loves!
movie edition!
my favorite silly movies. of. all. time.
1. Ten Things I hate About You. I mean, seriously. Who doesn't love this movie? I simply refuse to believe that there is a person out there who can honestly say that they do not love this movie. It is a classic. And i will forever cherish it. Also, R.I.P Heath Ledger. I seriously really, really miss you.
2. Sister Act. Whoopi Goldberg is a lounge singer in Vegas. She is in a relationship with a mobster type gentleman. She witnesses a murder. And is placed in the witness protection program. Where she becomes a nun. Seriously, it's funny. And personally, i think Whoopi Goldberg is awesome.
3. The Wedding Singer. It's just perfectly adorable. I don't think you can help but to fall in Love with Robby Hart (Adam Sandler's character) and you know him and Julia are destined to be together.
4. Say Anything. Oh Lloyd Dobler. You are the perfect man. Enough said.
5. High Fidelity. (I kinda have a small John Cusack Crush) I love this movie. It's a little more serious than the rest on the list. But, i still think it's an excellent movie. Also, i think it's very truthful, and shows just how crazy a person can be when they love someone and know that they're the one who has ruined everything. It's brutally honest. And i really like that.
6. Disney Movies. Mulan. Aladdin. The Lion King.
7. Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I think everyone would like to be Ferris Bueller for a day. Atleast i would. I think Nathan secretly worships Ferris Bueller a little bit.
8. Little Miss Sunshine. A very dysfunctional family at it's finest. I love Abagail Breslin in this movie. I hope she's an actress forever. And, i love Steve Carrell because he looks like he could actually be someone's parent. He seems like a real person to me.
9. Pineapple Express. This movie really, really makes me laugh. I've always loved Seth Rogan, and James Franco ain't to bad either! Hubba hubba!
10. National Lampoon's Vacation. I love Chevy Chase. And slap-stick comedy. This movie really cracks me up. it's a classic!

this completes my list of my favorite silly movies.
hope you enjoyed!

Friday, February 5, 2010

new favorite color alert!

I think i may have a new favorite color. i've always been very partial to kelly green, but here lately i've really been loving seafoam green. It's so fresh and dreamy.
Maybe i'm just ready for spring!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

holy cow!

It's crazy how fast this week has flown by! it's shocking to think that tomorrow is already Friday! It's also kind of crazy to think that Valentine's day is NEXT WEEKEND. Where on earth does the time go!?

Time really does fly. In 2004 i had heart surgery. I was diagnosed with AV Nodal Reticular Tachycardia. Which just means that my heart beats way way WAY too fast on it's own, and my heart's natural pacemaker is really worn out from trying to keep up. Shew, what a mouthful! None of this really matters though. I am very happy to be living my life, sort-of healthy, surrounded by great people.

Tomorrow, February 5th, is National Wear Red Day, in honor of Women's Heart Disease Awareness Month. So, i think everyone should wear red tomorrow, and hug your best girlfriends, your mom, your aunts and your grandmas and sisters. And let them know that you're happy that they're around, whether they have heart disease or not!


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

on the prowl

i am desperately searching for a dress like this.
and have been for a very long time.
all the dresses that i find like this are of course vintage, and 50-80 dollars. i'm not interested in paying that much. i just really, really want one.
if any of you fine ladies know where i might be able to find one, at a reasonable price, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know. and if you do find one, it can't be tiny sized. because i'm not tiny sized.