Thursday, December 11, 2014

Strep Throat

So I came down with Strep Throat. I'm not sure how, but the doctors confirm, I have strep. I noticed a sore throat coming into place Sunday evening and when I woke up with a sore throat on Monday, I wasn't too surprised. A sore throat typically means that a head cold is on the way for me, but it usually is only sore for one day. Tuesday, my throat was still sore and I picked up the regular meds while I was at the store, along with some spray for that sore throat (how many times have I said "sore throat'?!). Before spraying the back of my throat, I grabbed the flashlight and shined it inside my mouth. Holy crap! Not only were my tonsils swollen, but they were also covered in what looked to be mucus. GROSS! That explained the feeling of mucus building up in the throat. Speaking of mucus, I noticed that my throat was the only thing bothering me, no runny nose, sneezing, coughing, sinus pressure, etc. So, after blessing a few of my beloved friends with a gross picture of the inside of my mouth, I decided I better go to the doctor asap in the morning. So Wednesday morning, that's what I did.
Now, I must say, I've been informed that Strep is some serious business. Extremely painful and highly contagious. I'm still trying to figure out how I got it. No luck. But I have been having luck in the healing department. Already, my throat is not feeling as sore as it has been, and I'll be on my way to work in the morning. Yay!
Unfortunately, with all my resting, the only accomplishments I have made on this day are reediting my blog layout and finally being able to make this post. Now, if you'll excuse me, Once Upon a Time is patiently waiting for me on Netflix....Doctor's orders!

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Throwback Thursday

Well hey there. It's been a while. How have you been?
It's been a long time since I've posted anything and I was thinking that maybe, just maybe, it's time to change that. I'm going to kick it off with a throwback to last Thursday, since it was a pretty awesome day!
I rode up to Washington, DC Wednesday evening with my friend. The whole point of the trip was to watch the Colorado Rockies play the Washington Nationals. We were there for the Rockies, but you can't just go to the Capital and not do a little bit of sightseeing, am I right?
Wednesday didn't consist of much. It was about a three and a half hour drive north, but it felt more like an hour and a half to me. When we got to DC, we went straight to the hotel and checked into our rooms. Once alone, I jumped up and down all around the room letting the sheer joy and excitement escape before I burst. Moments later we had our tickets for the game purchased and were searching for a place to have dinner. We ended up going to the Matchbox in Chinatown. It was a nice place, cozy dinning with good food, wine and friendly service. The lighting was pretty low, resulting in crappy pictures, but the experience was pleasant.
We didn't head out to play tourist until after noon. The first stop was at the Washington Monument. Sadly, it was under construction, but we were still able to snap some pictures. From there we made our way to the Reflecting Pool, which was actually pretty mucky and then to the Lincoln Memorial. It's amazing when you're standing before something so large that represents and displays so much of America's history. It brings on a very surreal feeling.
(Getting ready to play tourist, the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial)

The most exciting part of the trip was seeing the baseball game. It was the first one I've ever seen in person. We had seats above the visitor's dugout, it felt like we were so close to the players! I would get into the game and almost forget where I was, then a surge of excitement would rush through me. The Rockies lost, but it was a win for me.
(Prepping the field, isn't it pretty?!)

(My boys on defense! Sorry Todd, I had to get Carlos in the shoot.)

It was an amazing experience, one that I won't ever forget. We talked about going to Colorado to see the Rockies play a home game. Honestly, sitting in a sea of red, rooting for purple isn't the most coziest of feelings. I'm excited to see what happens and I'm hoping we do make it to a game at Coors Field in September! Until then, I'll be watching from afar.
Hope you all had a great weekend!

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Guest Post - Time For Savings

Hey guys! Today, Morgan over at Gray & Gabbana is going to share some awesome ideas for saving while still looking great and having a good time. Her blog is filled with great tips and ideas for beauty and style. So make sure you go check it out after soaking up her tips for great savings.

Saving money is so important today.  Here are some tips that should help you to gather more information to save as you go.  

Taking advantage of online sales is important!  You will find that there are plenty of great deals to take advantage of. Several companies provide specials and discounts for shopping with them online.  

For a signature pair of sunglasses this season, both men and woman can look to Warby Parker!  They will be able to find lots of great pieces for a lot less—without sacrificing quality!  

There are several companies that offer free trials of their products.  Many of them are skincare companies, and even big retailers. You can walk into Sephora any given day of the week and ask for as many samples as you want! I would rather try the new neon pink shade of lipstick before I drop twenty-five bucks on it!   Sephora lovers should definitely take advantage of the Beauty Insiders program. This free rewards program gives customers great product for free on their birthdays and reap bargains year round!


For vacations, a lady should look into special deals with hotels.  There are also package deals that she can find when she needs a flight, rental car and hotel.  The savings adds up, and she will have more money to spend for fun on her trip.

Websites and mobile apps that provide coupon codes for various products have become some of my favorite means of saving money. I especially love RetailMeNot for discounts on purchases I make both online and in retail stores. I have alerts set up so the minute I walk into the mall, I have a list of all the in-store sales occurring at that time! Amazing!

Utilizing these tips will allow a woman to get more for her money.  It all adds up, and she will find that the savings are worth the effort.

Thanks Morgan!

If you are intersted in doing a guest post, please email me at!

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013


I turned twenty-two, it was Friday to be exact and I came to the weird realization that I am now a Taylor Swift song. I had an entire week off of work to do as I pleased and it turned out pretty fantastic!

Tuesday, my mom and I went to the Zoo. It's been ten or so years since I've been there, so the expectations where high. The drive was long, but it was worth it. We got there early and a lot of the animals were asleep or just waking up. One in particular was the cougar, so after we made it through the park, we stopped by to say hi to him again and it was well worth it. The highlight of the day was when we stopped at the Grizzly bear, who was laying on his side relaxing. When the crowd thinned out, I leaned against the rail and in a loud whisper said "YOGI!" and he turned his head to look at me! How amazing is that. Who'd have thought I was a bear whisperer.

The second highlight was with the cougar. He was at the back of the cage when we came by the second time, a couple was in front of us trying to get a picture of him, but soon gave up. After they had walked away, I stepped up to the glass for my attempt and that's when he started walking to me! He came all the way down to the glass and started walking along it, so I stepped into place at his side. I must admit, I felt pretty special getting some attention from those two animals.

Wednesday was an off day, much like Monday. I stayed in my pajamas all day and baked cookies and tried a new burger recipe that you can find here. The Inside-Out Peanut Butter Cups can be found here. Both of which are delicious!

Thursday was suppose to be spent at the mall, but something came up. So instead, Friday, my birthday, was spent at the mall. I bought a cute heart ring set and a Starbucks coffee. Mom and I ate at Red Bowl and I had sushi for the first time! I was very nervous about sushi, being that it's raw fish and all. It sounds pretty nasty, but I can't deny that I've wanted to try it for a while. A friend suggested the California roll and when I saw it on the menu, I decided that I had nothing to lose. Why not, right? What is life without trying something new? A good way to start out a new year, I'll say. So how was it? Pretty freaking good, I'd eat it again.

Saturday, I spent a lot of time on my feet at the Gun Show with my some family friends and my brother. That night we went out to watch Ironman 3. As much as I adore Robert Downey Jr. asTony Stark, the show was alright. It was good, but I think it could have been better.

Sunday was a day of rest. All and all, I think I had a pretty awesome birthday. I hope that you all are doing well! Happy belated birthday! Happy early birthday! And if by chance today is your birthday, Happy Birthday!!!!

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