Thursday, May 27, 2010

Inspiration thursday (with Lindsay from Pixies & Bears)

This Thursday's interview is with none other than the wonderful, Mrs. Lindsay Ellington :) I'm truly excited that she allowed me to interview and feature her here on my blog!! I lovelovelove her blog and read it constantly. She's always inspiring me and I'm so glad to have her as a blog pal and a pen pal!!! Thanks again Lindsay!!! :)
Now, without further adieu...

Name: Lindsay from Pixies and Bears

Tell us a little bit about you!
I’m 25, military wife and mommy to 2 kiddos. I love love crafting and blogging and have met several inspirational people in the blog world. I love to try new things and constantly changing it up! I also have a huge love for pandas!!! :D

Favorite craft or hobby?
Right now I have been making felt plushies like crazy. Scrapbooking is a close second though. I try many many crafts and really put a lot of love into what I make.

What's next for you?
I really couldn’t tell you! I am hoping to open up an Etsy shop one of these days, I would love to share my crafts with the world! My hubby is getting deployed in a few days, so I will have a lot of time to work on getting stuff made and the ideas will hopefully just roll!

5 things that make you happy!
Dark Cherry Mochas from Starbucks
Japanese Washi tape
Etsy shopping sprees

Where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration everywhere, a lot from WeHeartIt, blog friends and Etsy!

How do you get and stay motivated??
I push myself really hard, I make TO DO lists everyday and I make a weekly TO DO list as well. I think staying organized helps for the most part. You also need a lot of drive, and determination!

If stranded on an island and you can bring one person and one thing with you, what would it be??
I would bring my hubby (sry kids, I can only pick one) and my laptop (if they had

Give us 1 random or funny or interesting fact/tidbit about YOU!!!
Hmmm I am terrified of otters (at the zoo).. I was bit by one when I was younger and since then think they are evil little beasts!!!

I want to thank you so much Kellie for featuring me, I love love your blog and find inspiration from you daily!! Loves! I love meeting new people, so don’t be shy, pop on over to my bog and say hello!!! :D

And don't forget to check out her wonderful blog....she's also having an awesome and HUGE giveaway right now! So what are you waiting for??????

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

the filler friend (venting post...dont read unless you can handle that!!!)

Throughout my life (and especially more recently) I feel like I am the "filler friend". The friend/person that people fill in their time with until something better comes along. Not to say that I think I'm deserving of this...I happen to think I am fun and a good friend, which makes the whole situation even more confusing and frustrating. However, when it comes to my friendship, people only seem to want it when they have too much lonely or down time that needs to be taken.

I'm that filler.

Most of my recently made girl friends have all used me as this...whether they meant to or not. They're single and want to have fun and are in desperate need of girl friends and girl time. We bond, become close friends, they find a boy and then all of a sudden "bye filler friend!" No warning, no weening, just tossed aside like yesterdays news.

I understand how girls work, after all, I am one. But it annoys me to no end when girls that I consider close (if not best) friends disappear after a boy comes into their lives. It makes me feel worthless and frankly, it hurts like hell. I do get that girls are just like this....they meet a boy and thats all they can think about- I completely get this (I'm quite boy crazy myself). What pisses me off is the fact that they dont schedule me in, they dont call me to hang out, or they leave after an hour of hanging out because they haven't seen their boy in at least a day... wow, a day. Try a week.

Ok, maybe I'm jealous.... we girls do tend to pick our guys over our friends in the beginning (although with my jax gal friends it seems there's no end to the beginning-once they leave, they leave for good). And I'll admit that I have done this. I'm guilty, you caught me. I've picked the guy over friends, but I've learned. I stopped. Everyone else hasn't...and it's not as if this is one particular friend I am referring to, it's a handful. It almost makes me feel like there's something wrong with me.... but I digress.

So girls pick their boy over their friends, I get that. But I'm SOL in that way and then the boy picks his friends over me. So I get stuck in the middle of.....well I guess I'm having a date night with myself....again.

So yea, I'm jealous because I'm never the first one people want to hang out with....the filler friend is the option, not the priority.

I didn't write this for a pity party or to call anyone out. Nor did I want to make anyone feel badly. I'm just so sick of not having these girl friends or boyfriend to turn to that I had to use the internet as a medium to get out (okay, maybe I am a bit pathetic...). I don't want any I'm so sorry or I feel so bad for you. I hate those.... In fact I don't think I want any comments at all. I just want someone to see me as the #1 priority.......



Wednesday Wish (the perfect day)

wow- wednesday, you came pretty fast (yet again). i'll forgive you though (this time only) because this weekend, I actually get time off!!!! and the sooner you get here, the sooner the weekend follows. and that makes me a very happy girl :)

i love my youth job, i really, really do! but (yes theres that but) im so worn out on work. between 2 jobs (and soon ill be taking my last college course! [insert high-fives, smiles, and toasts with adult beverages here]) im tired. ive pretty much had to work everyday for the past....11 days. ouch!) granted my youth director job is more fun than work (most times) but with planning the yard sale (last weekend) and the lock in (this weekend) i need a break from life.

which brings me to this weeks' list of wishes..... and this week i only have 1!!!
i want a vacation, away from internet (although yes i would miss you blogger pals terribly!!), phone service, stress, and work of all sorts...oh yes and drama, let's not forget the drama id get to leave behind :)
so here's what my dream vacation (or escape) would look like......

Morning: starbucks.
yummy, right? besides i need coffee to get me going.


tanning oil

bob marley music

reading (i have soooo many books i want to read just starring at me on my shelf)

one of these getaway spots EQUALS
add some scrapbooking/art jounraling later on and i'm golden.
What would your perfect getaway look like?

ps. dont forget to check out the wednesday wishes of these lovely ladies:
pps. feel free to join in on our wednesday wishes fun!! just link us to your post so we can follow along with you!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

giveaways :) *edited w/more giveaways!*

So I am a major fan of blog giveaways, but really, who isn't????
Here are a few going on right now!

blog: krystal's kitsch

-ok i could pick just one, i love so many of these cute shirts!

So go, hurry, and enter.....

ps. Do you know of any other giveaways?? Do share!!!!

fact tuesday

About a year ago I did a fun little post and I was thinking about it today. I decided that I should update it AND ask yall to play along (if you want to of course!)

The idea: list random facts about many random facts? it should be the same as your age!!! sound like fun??

Name: Kellie
Age: 23
My picture:

23 facts about me:
-i have 2 tattoos and i want more
-i get jealous way too easily
-i looove pizza. i could eat it everyday, no lie.
-i have at least 15 books on my shelf calling my name to be read, but i still keep buying more books
-i really dislike cats
-im addicted to sleep. :)
-history has always been my favorite subject
-my favorite colors are mustard yellow, teal, pink, and orange
-ive worn glasses since i was in the 3rd grade
-and contacts since i was in the 6th grade
-i get really competitive in games, even something like scrabble or sorry. a lot of my friends wont play board games with me anymore now.... :(
-i played the flute for a month in middle school
-i was in drama in high school (and got to go to states!)
-i also was cast as the female lead in our junior year play
-i have a problem saying no to people (i hate letting people down)
-when i visited Paris in the 4th grade some gypsies tried to buy me
-i grind my teeth when i sleep
-im always forgetting something
-lately ive been thinking more about going back to being blond
-my first car was a jeep grand cherokee (it was my dads) and i named him jerry
-if i ever own my own house i want a dog--either another doxie or a golden shepherd
-my tired laugh sounds like peter from family guy's laugh
-i dont like spicy foods

and dont forget to link your post in the comment section so i can read your facts!!!

happy tuesday loves!

Monday, May 24, 2010

5 loves on monday

Another beautiful & sunny Florida morning.... life is good. :)

Here are some other beautiful things that have put a smile on my face this morning, I hope they do the same for you!!

1. this dress

found here.
i love,love,love her style and her etsy shop has the cutest clothes!!!! you must check it out!

2. cute and inspirational craft rooms like these:
I so wish that i had a craft room that i could decorate to be this adorable!

this room found here.

this room found here

this room found here

this room found here

sooo adorable right?

toooo stinkin' cute!
found here

5. chalkboards
maybe it's the teacher in me, but I love seeing chalkboards in photos, especially when they are incorporated into the home (or an awesome photoshoot). here are some of my chalkboard flickr favorties!

found here

found here

found here

What are some things making you smile today?!?!? I'd love to hear.
Happy Monday loves! Hope it's treating you well.

Friday, May 21, 2010

film friday (my list of good vs. bad)

Okay, so as I'm sure yall have already noticed, I watch a lot of movies. I'm kind of a homebody and like staying in, but i have to be multitasking in order to be happy and content. In fact multitasking watching movies and doing crafts is like the perfect day for me!! So awhile back I got netflix and I've been both surprised and deeply disappointed in some of the choices.There have been some that are sooo horrible my friends refused to let me pick another group movie for a long time (this is known as the "History Boys" debacle)....

Latley though I've been thinking about how much of a girl I am and how my mind changes so frequently. With movies and such trival things I tend to sway on my opinions. There were a lot of movies that looked stupid via trailers and I refused to watch them, but upon hearing more about them I decided to jump on the bandwagon and see what the fuss was all about....turns out I liked them.

So here are some examples of movies that looked bad but turned out to be soooo great!

Then of course there are the movies that I saw advertised and just HAD to watch. They looked like something I would absolutely fall in love with. While their dissapointment and oddness did not match that of History Boys, they still are considered time wasters in my book (and I hope I don't offend anyone in my movies choices..... my movie taste is not the best I'll be the frist to admit!)

Well, there's my list if the good vs. bad (in my opinion of course!)
What are some films that surprised you in how awful or awesome they actually turned out to be???

Thursday, May 20, 2010

YARD SALE this saturday!!!

If you live in the Jacksonville area, you should come by and join us for the yard sale!!!!!!
It's a community yard sale o the Westside, Ashford community. Our yard sale is helping our youth group raise funds, so its for a good cause! So I hope to see as many people as can make it!!!!

Here are some pictures of my friends and I preparing!

love you guys!!!!!