Sunday, June 27, 2010

Getting To Know You

I sincerely apologize for my lack of updates this week. I've been really sick, and sleeping a lot. I'm starting to feel better, but still waiting on lab results from the doctor to get to the bottom of what is wrong! And on top of that, my car? The one I just put a new engine in a couple months ago?

Definitely broke down again Friday night, and wouldn't start. It has been towed back to the repair shop, but they weren't open all weekend. So I'm stuck with my brothers death trap until mine is fixed. I know I should be grateful that he's willing to let me use his car, but he hasn't gotten in repaired in  years, so now it has no AC (not a big deal for me), no BLINKERS, the stereos don't work, and the brakes are going. Lucky for me I remembered the arm signals they taught us in drivers ed, but people don't pay attention to those anymore. I've gotten more middle fingers and car horns honking at me this weekend, than I have had in all the years I've been driving! My fingers are officially crossed for a quick and easy repair.

Getting to know YOU

I'm linking up to Getting To Know You this week!

The Questions
1.If you had 5000.00 to spend on plastic surgery what would you have done? 
I would probably get a nose job. I've always hated my nose. Either that or a breast reduction. These suckers are obnoxious!
2. Do you watch Soap operas and if so what is your favorite and why? 
I don't. When I was younger I used to watch Days Of Our Lives though
3. Favorite clothing brand? 
I don't have a favorite brand per se. I don't care where it comes from, if it's cute, and not ridiculously priced, I'm a happy camper.
4. An afternoon shopping spree at your favorite store or maid service for a year? 
I would take the shopping spree. Our house doesn't get messy enough to warrant a maid service!
5. would you ever vajazzle? 
 Not going to lie, I had to google this, and quite frankly I'm a little creeped out by the whole idea of it, so I would have to say no...
6. Favorite Disney Princess? 
 Snow White
7. Last movie that made you bawl your eyes out? 
I didn't bawl my EYES out, but I did have a good cry at the end of Remember Me. And anytime I watch a Lifetime movie I'm usually guaranteed to bawl...
8. Have you ever broken any bones and if so what? 
I've broken a toe in soccer when I was younger, but other than that I am break free! 

Monday, June 14, 2010

In A Yellow House - Photo Challenge 6/16/2010 - NATURE

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This week the theme of the photo challenge at In A Yellow House is NATURE! I love nature photographs, so I can't wait to see the pictures :) Here's my contribution, though I was torn between this one, and a flower picture that I really like:
But this duckie picture makes me smile every time! This little guy was just hanging out splashing and swimming around, so I had a photoshoot with him! I love how vivid the colors came out :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Weekend Getaway

Despite the horribly rainy weather, it was a great weekend in Galena, IL! The wedding got JUST enough of a break where they pulled off the ceremony outside, with some sunlight, and it went away soon after that! I had a fabulous time! Me and my hubby decided to go back there this fall for my birthday, because it would be absolutely breathtaking there when all the leaves are changing colors!
He took me on a few of the back roads of Galena to see the sights, and it was BEEEEEAUTIFUL! The photos aren't the greatest because it was rainy and grey the whole time, but I brought back a couple to share :)
Sooo much greenery, and hills and valleys!
PLENTY of cows hanging out.
Chickens hanging out by the side of the farm
Winding gravel roads
And who WOULDN'T want to live there?

Definitely looking forward to going back for my birthday this year :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

In A Yellow House - Photo Challenge 06.09.10 - SUMMER

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This weeks challenge at In A Yellow House is SUMMER! I haven't been out much to get pictures yet, as I've been working a ton, so I'm picking an older fave of mine from 2007 to use! 

Me and my friends have the most relaxing weekend getaways ever. I love this shot of my good friend napping after a long day of hanging out at the beach! I also love the reflection of her boyfriend in her sunglasses! Makes me smile :)

Check out In A Yellow House to enter your own photo and link up!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Twee Poppets Tuesday Tag-Along, June 8, 2010

Tuesday Tag-Along
Linking up to Twee Poppets Tuesday Tag Along again!
Today was the end of my streak of working for 13 days straight without a day off. Needless to say I'm exhausted.

In brighter news, my team in the bowling league took first place this last Saturday night, AND I bowled my highest game EVER! a 177! My second highest was only a 151, so I was insanely proud to get that high of a game!
Wednesday my best friend has her c-section appointment ! I get to be an auntie again, and I couldn't be more excited for ANOTHER new baby :) We will be going out of town this coming weekend for a wedding in Galena, IL, which is a couple hours south of where I currently live. I've never been to  Galena, but I have heard it looks like a mini-Ireland, and that it's breathtaking, so hopefully I will find time to take some photos while I am there! 
My dress went in for alterations this morning. I decided to get it hemmed to me in flip flops, that way I don't have to wear super high, uncomfortable heels all night, but I can still wear them until my piggies start hurting.  My dear hubby's birthday is coming up on the 10th, and I bought him a fancy new dress shirt and tie that he's excited about. He's tired of only having 2 nice shirts to choose from!

Hope you are all doing well!

Friday, June 4, 2010

In A Yellow House - Photo Challenge June 3rd, 2010

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I know I'm a little late to jump in, but I've been too busy to do much of anything! Today was the 10th day straight that I've had to work. And my next day off isn't until June 8th. I'm exhausted! This week the photo challenge theme is RED! I have a lot of red photos... But I chose one of my faves of all time!
Don't mind the watermark! I'm too lazy and tired to dig out the disk with the original file on it, rather than the copy that will be going up on my website once I'm done putting it together!

Summer Swagbucks Promotion!!

Swagbucks is starting the “Summer of Swag” week this coming Monday, June 7 with at least 5 different swagcodes being given throughout the day! Swagcodes can be entered in at the swagbucks homepage to give you extra swagbucks in addition to the ones you might get during your internet searches!

Besides going code crazy on Monday, a different bill will be highlighted every day – BIG bills, too. As an added bonus, every day the featured bill will be awarded to every 7th win on Swagbucks! On Monday, that bill will be the 25 Swag Buck bill!

If you are hesitant to sign up, here's a little incentive! Go to Swagbucks and use the code SUMMEROFSWAG when signing up for an extra 20 Swag Bucks to get your account off to a nice cushy start. The code is good until midnight on Friday, June 11th.

If you haven't heard anything about Swagbucks, it is basically a search engine that randomly awards you Swagbucks for searching the internet as you would normally do. Swagbucks can then be redeemed at the Swagstore for all kinds of fabulous prizes. I joined not too long ago myself, and have already earned a $5 gift card to, although there are PLENTY of options to choose from to redeem your bucks if you're not an junkie like I am!

If you haven't signed up yet, now is a great time, with lots of easy opportunities to build up your Swagbucks and earn yourself some funtastical prizes!
Click here for the Swagbucks blog post!