Monday, March 18, 2013

Weekend Shenanigans!

I'm linking up with Sami today for my weekend shenanigans! :) 

It was one for the books... that's for sure. 

  • Just trying on tutu's for the parade! I didn't actually wear one... the people running the 5K made them to wear, but I, of COURSE, had to try it on. :)
  • Just bein silly with Willy and Julie! 
  • Me and Julie!! Love this sweet lady!
  • Not pictured: Josh and I stopped by a neighborhood bar in Addison for our friend's birthday celebration.... we were there for all of 45 minutes and our tab was $45. Unacceptable. I literally had 2 drinks, he had 2 beers and we bought our friend a birthday shot. *insert angry face here* 
  • Clockwise from left: Josh, me, Julie :) Green galore!, a part of our 81621836 person group, my love and I, crazy friends, Julie and I again... 
  • The parade is one of my favorite days in Dallas. It's just a great time with friends, and of course day-drinking on Greenville Ave is perfectly accepted/expected :) This year just seemed off. It was a huge mix of different groups of friends... it was just not as fun as previous years. :/ Womp womp... maybe next year! 
  • Post parade.... we were headed to lunch and I get a call from a man saying he has my dog (she stayed at my friend Julie's [above] house with her 3 small dogs... when we left they were running and playing, so we thought all was well... but apparently, she snuck out an open door and this neighbor was nice enough to pick her up... well he put her in his backyard. I guess his granddaughter (3-4 years old) opened the back door and the family dog, which just so happens to be a pitbull got out and saw my little precious in his territory. Long story longer, Bitsy has 7 puncture wounds on her poor little body... we spent all of Saturday afternoon at the vet and then emergency clinic for an x-ray. It was a long, hot, emotional day and I was glad when it was over. 

This is how 90% of Sunday was spent... cuddles and scratches with my sweet girl. As the day went on, she got most of her spunk back. Her little ears finally perked up and her tail was wagging. I'm not gonna lie.... I was worried sick about her and all I wanted to do was keep her close to me. 
The other 10% of yesterday was spent cleaning, doing laundry, and finally hanging stuff up on the walls in our bedroom... Yeah, we've only been living there a year.. haha. oops! I also got all my stuff ready, because...... wait for it......
This is a big deal for me. I've been TRYING to become a morning worker-outer for as long as I can remember... I just wanna get it over with before work, so after work, I don't have to deal with changing @ work, going to the gym, and then going home to make dinner. It's just easier to get it over with in the morning. I'm the type of person that has to work out... or nothing will change. No matter what I'm eating... *insert pout-y face here* SO, this morning it happened... I dragged by happy house out of bed at 5:15 and got my cardio in. I was even early for work! So i'm leaving early this afternoon to go to our flag football game... YAY!!! It's only our second game because last week's got rained out... 

Our team... Back that pASS up! :) 

Happy Monday, ya'll! 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Happy Tuesday everyone! 
I don't really have anything special to say today, but thought I would write a quick post anyway! 

Currently I am... 

reading... nothing at the moment... just finished reading through all the new blog posts of people I follow.... about to go read some numbers off a turn-in sheet at work... 
writing... lists of things I want to accomplish... dieting... work-outs... cleaning... organizing... meal planning... budgeting... [i really like lists.]

listening... just the usual lull of the white noise at work. zzzz.....
thinking... that I need to make some changes in life. I need a challenge... I constantly feel like my brain is atrophying from lack of stimulation. 
smelling... the yummy $5 cup of Carmel Macchiato heaven I splurged on this morning. 
yes... the extra shot of espresso was neccesary today...

 wishing... I could just play hooky today from work. [overrrr the drama]
hoping... spring comes quickly! I'm sick of jacket weather & the cold makes it infinitely harder to get out of bed in the morning. 
wearing... leggings & a long sweater... comfy is the way to go on Overtime days @ work! :)  
loving... my little family... Josh & Bitsy. 
sweet nugget. 
wanting... to win a million dollars.... I know money doesn't buy happiness, but a little cushion would make me less stressed. 
needing... a vacation STAT.... NYC seems like so long ago.... What I wouldn't give to be at an all-inclusive resort sipping cocktails by the pool.... 'Le sigh. 
  + = happy Jordan!
feeling... restless. eager for change. 
clicking... back and forth between gChat, facebook, blogs, blogger & [i've fully convinced myself I need one of these... or 5]
why yes, i would love it if you bought this for me :)

That's all for now! I need to get on my saw it. pinned it. did it. game! I made a super yummy EASY-peasy recipe last night that everyone loved, but of course didn't take any pics or document any of it..... OOPS. I may never be a real blogger. haha 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Linking up with Jen today over at Perfectly Imperfect for Insta+Lately! 
  • Advocare Tex-Mex Chili I made the other night... SO yummy! I've been eating the leftovers for lunch every day and it's STILL delicious! 
  • I started the 10 day Advocare herbal cleanse on Monday and it's gone REALLY well so far! :) It's hardest not drinking my coffee in the AM because I don't want to drink it without my sugar-free creamer. Oh, and not adding any fritos to that DELISH chili. ha! 
  • How my furbaby would prefer to spend her days/nights. No parks or playing for this baby. She just likes to LAY. Anywhere. My lap. Josh's lap. In a bundle of blankets on the couch. Her little crossed paws melt my heart.
  • JCP men's mailer! Pretty cool to see part of my work finally come to life in print! I wasn't responsible for choosing WHAT is featured in this book, only how/when it got to the necessary studio to be shot! 
  • PET PEEVE: This man took up a whole table during happy the bar.... for an HOUR waiting for his "family."  He didn't even order anything. Sorry. End rant. 
  • LOVE LOVE LOVING my combat boots :) I've worn them sooo much lately. Not regretting that $$ spent at all. 
This made me realize how much I need to get on my Instagram game! haha. Maybe better at just taking pictures in general! 

Happy Wednesday! 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Weekend Shenanigans!

Excited to link-up with Sami for the first time!! BUT, my lack of pictures this weekend sucks :('s my weekend shenanigans in a nutshell anyway! :) 

Friday: Got off work at 4:30. Dropped my car off at the dealership for an oil change.... I COULD have waited the 35-40 minutes for it to be ready, but really... I had bigger/better fish to fry. I.E. Happy hour. :D Both of my aunts were in town, so we all got together at Amigos (if you live anywhere close to Dallas, you MUST visit... their raspberry frozen margs are the.bomb.) It was a great time as usual... I always have so much fun with my family! 

After a quick nap (oops), Josh and I went to our usual Friday hangout... good ol' Richardson Bar & Grill to meet up with all of our friends. 
2 of my fave ladies :)
Saturday: We drove to Reverchon Park (apparently it's pretty historically famous in the Big D). My sister's boyfriend was playing there, so Josh and I went to see him play!
they pray with the opposing team after their games! 
Then I picked up my car from the dealership... might I add that they told me they COULDN'T FIND it when I called to check on the status... "No ma'am, we have no record of your car being here"... UMMMM WHAT?! haha, anyway, they found it and I drove it BACK to amigos. ;) Obviously, i LOVEEE that place... we met my sister, her boyfriend, one of his teammates, and his teammate's dad there for a late lunch/early dinner. Seriously though.... if you're ever in Dallas, check it out. SO SO SO yummy.

I was supposed to go watch the girl UFC fight (ugh) with Josh and our friends, but I wasn't feeling well, so I called it an early night and watched "For a Good Time Call." Definitely a cute movie! :) I'm glad I waited till Redbox, and watched it for $1.29 instead of $10 @ the theater, but it was definitely a cute, light-hearted movie. 

Sunday:  (this is getting long, so I'm gonna do this in a nut shell...) 
  • spent $140 at the grocery store.... ummm, oops?
  • Flag football practice.... pulled my quad.... yep. It's ok today though. 
  • Margs (3, woops) @ Amigos... yes, again.
  • Dinner @ Josh's mom's house.. yummy stew! 
  • Fell asleep on the couch during the snoozefest that was the Oscars... might've been better if I had seen ANY of the movies... haha 
  • Went to bed before 11... Definitely makes for an easier Monday AM.
Happy Monday, Ya'll! :) 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Thursday Loves...

Two posts in 1 day! Crazy, right?! :) Here are some things I'm currently loving.... Thank goodness for Pinterest on slow work days! 

kid president is hilarious. and precious. 

Source: via Karli on Pinterest

oh my heavens. cutest thing ever. 

loving this dress! fab.u.lous. 

so true. if everything goes as planned, i'll be acting on one of my dreams starting on March 4th. cross your fingers for me!


Source: via Emily on Pinterest

post-new york blues have set in, and it's been entirely too long since I went to the gym... starting fresh on sunday!

need to get on my DIY game! 

Happy Thursday.... again! :D 

Just a few tidbits about me!

I got this from ANOTHER Jordan over at Musings of a Twenty Something, and I thought I'd share a little bit more about myself too.... also, because I didn't see it. pin it. or do it this week. haha 

A — available or married?
In a relationship :) 
Josh and I--Valentine's Day 2013! 
B — book?
None currently. My iPad won't charge right now. Womp womp... I have a few on there though that I'm excited to dive into! I read "Someone To Love" on the plane from NYC last week! It was a quick read, and kind of cute! haha

C — cake or pie?

D — drink of choice?
Non-alcoholic: Starbucks Carmel Macchiato w/extra shot :) & Lemon-lime gatorade
Alcoholic: Vodka & Water (I add Crystal Light)  

E — essential item?
iPhone, definitely 

F — favorite color?
pink and purple 

G — game to watch or play?
watch: football- go FROGS! :D 
play: volleyball  

H — hometown?
Richardson, TX 

I — indulgence?
Starbucks :) or mani-pedi

J — job?
Marketing Merchandise Assistant @ JCPenney Corporate! 

K — kids and their names?
Not yet! :)

L — life is incomplete without?
Loveeee *insert mushy comment...haha*

M — music group or singer?
That's so hard! But I love my girls Carrie Underwood & Miranda Lambert... and SO many others.... it would be impossible to choose just one. 
So much talent here! 
N — number of siblings?
1-little sister... Logan! 
best friend. 
O — oranges or apples?

P — phobias/fears?
death. failure. being kidnapped. zombie apocalypse-- no, but really... 

Q — favorite quote?

R — reason to smile?
Because everyone's so much prettier when they smile! :) 

S — season?
This is so hard for me... haha i LOVE the winter because it's perfect for snuggling and I own SO many more cute scarfs, coats, cold weather accessories, but i HATE being cold. haha
however, i also HATE being hot... and let's be real, swimsuits make me anxious. ha.... so i guess fall/spring. I like the in-between seasons. 

T — tattoos?
None yet

U — unknown fact about me?
Hmmm, there's probably alot ya'll wouldn't know about me.... because i'm basically the worst. blogger. ever. haha 
But I guess a fact that you'd probably never even find out about me is that I had heart surgery in 9th grade. I had WPW which caused my heart to beat 4 times as fast as it should've... I could've just taken medicine FOREVVVVER, but I would've had to stop playing sports, and that wasn't happening. The surgery worked though, and all is well! 

V — vegetable you love?
Zucchini & Squash. yummmm-o. (I'm looking for healthy but TASTY vegetable recipes... so if ya'll have any, feel free to send them my way!) 

W — worst habit?
Procrastinating, waking up late, eating food that's terrible for me.  

X — X-rays you've had?
Both wrists, arm, chest, teeth 

Y — your favorite food?
Tough... I LOVE food. ha! Genghis grill is the bombbbb. But I could also eat chips & queso for every.single.meal.

Z — zodiac?

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