Friday, March 30, 2012

Real or Not Real?....Real

Tonight. 10pm. so freaking excited.

Beanie Baby Hunger hold me over


May the odds be ever in your favor

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tickled Pink

With this unseasonably warm weather, I have noticed pink popping up in everyone's wardrobe.

I have always been fearful to wear bright pink, but these might just make me change my mind :)

What is your favorite new spring color?

It'll be pink!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Music Monday

I have debated sharing this playlist for a while, but after it coming in handy many times over the last month, I thought it was time to share it with you.

I call this playlist my House Cleaning playlist. Why? ...Its quite simple really....because all of the songs on it are perfect to listen to while you are cleaning! Vacuuming, mopping, or cleaning the bathroom, these songs will make it more enjoyable!

Over the last month we have been interviewing new candidates for next years class. As a part of the interview process we are having potential students stay with us, which means my apartment needs to be as clean as possible on a regular basis. In addition to having students stay, I have been hosting the get together dinners the night before which much more to clean up.

This playlist has gotten me through many an apartment overhaul and I hope you will enjoy it too!
A few things that you will need to like in order to like this playlist:
  1. Ridiculous Pop Music
  2. Musical Theater
  3. Disney Channel Stars
  4. Songs that easily get stuck in your head
  5. Country music
  6. Songs that make you use various objects as microphones (ex: broom and vacuum handles)
House Cleaning Playlist:
  • Make it Shine Victoria Justice
  • Moves Like Jagger  Maroon 5
  • My Kinda Party Jason Aldean
  • Till the World Ends (Remix) Britney Spears (feat. Ke$ha and Nikki Minaj)
  • Freak the Freak Out  Victoria Justice
  • The Edge of Glory Lady Gaga
  • Last Friday Night (TGIF)  Katy Perry
  • Prima Donna  Christina Aguilera
  • Can't be Tamed Miley Cyrus
  • Dance Like This Wyclef Jean
  • Satellite Santana (ft. Jorge Moreno)
  • Borderline/Open your Heart  Glee
  • Like a Virgin  Glee
  • Party for Two  Shania Twain (ft. Billy Currington)
  • He Could be the One  Hannah Montana
  • Here We Go Again Demi Lovato
  • Thnks fr th Mmrs  Fall Out Boy
  • Chemicals React Aly & AJ
  • Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)  Mamma Mia
  • Better than Revenge Taylor Swift
  • Storm Warning Hunter Hayes
  • Gonna Get Over You  Sara Bareilles
  • We Found Love  Rihanna
  • We Owed the Night  Lady Antebellum
  • You Lie  The Band Perry
  • One in the Same  Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez
  • Whiplash  Selena Gomez
  • Give Your Heart a Break  Demi Lovato
  • My Dilemma  Selena Gomez
  • You and I  Lady Gaga
  • Bad Romance  Glee
  • Gunpowder and Lead  Miranda Lambert
  • Forever & Always  Taylor Swift
  • What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger) Kelly Clarkson
  • Brokenhearted Karmin

Best for Sweeping/Mopping: Forever & Always, Stronger, Whiplash
Best for Vacuuming: Here We Go Again, My Kinda Party, Freak the Freak Out, Bad Romance
Best for Dusting: You and I, Party for Two, Thnks fr th Mmrs

Give them a try and tell me what you think, I promise cleaning will be so much more enjoyable!
Any suggestions to add to the list?

Sorry its such a mess....and I would have cleaned up

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Home Improvement 101

Last week was spring break, which meant I got to go home to my new house :)

This was the first time I saw the house. Jared skyped me through the house when he was interested in buying it, but this was the first time I got to see everything in person.

It's perfect! I could not have asked for a better house, and I am looking forward to making it into a home.

With a house comes a lot of firsts. Here are some of the firsts that we came across:

#1 First time we have had to MUCH room
No lie, there is so much space, we literally do not own enough things to put in the house. There are empty cabinets in the kitchen, empty spare bedrooms, and even empty closets!

#2 First House Warming
Now that we have a house, we get to show it off, which we did when the Davidsons came over. Remember sweet Malachi? He along with his parents were our first official house guests. They gave us a wonderful house warming gift and spent the evening with us.

Full of dish towels and an apron!

I made a Pintrest inspired meal of Bloomin' Onion BreadParmesan Basil Stuffed Chicken, and Banana Pudding. I highly recommend all of them!


Erin and Mark were also able to come over this past Saturday. They also were so kind to give us housewarming I got my belated birthday present! jealous

Best part: Nachos and Margaritas!

#3 First Damage
Jared and I managed to have expensive home problems three days after we moved in....leave it to us. Our laundry room is upstairs above our living room. One of the hoses on the washer was leaking and water was dripping down into the drain pan under the washer. Not a big deal right? The pan takes the water the leaks and puts it into the drainage theory. In our case, the drain seal was dislodged when the washer was moved in there so instead of draining into the drain, the water drained NEXT to the drain causing water damage in our living room ceiling :(

Here's the damage :(

Needless to say we needed to get it fixed, so we found a repair guy that was able to fix it for us over the next few days.

In progress

 Hopefully that is our first and last major problem with the house. It was a nice welcome into home ownership!

#4 First Home Improvements
Good News: There is a Lowe's less that two miles from the new house
Bad News: There is a Lowe's less that two miles from the new house

I don't even want to begin to think about the amount of money we have spent there over the last week. We were there so often, I was afraid the sales personnel were going to recognize us!

There were a few changes that we wanted to make right away, such as getting motion sensor flood light put in.


Instructions: Don't mess up


Built in assistant:

Rory wanted to help


We also are switching out some light switches and getting our yard back up to standards.
I am certain this will not be the last time the people at Lowe's see us!

I loved being made coming back to Columbia that much harder, but I am also just looking forward to all the things to come with being a homeowner. I will be in the house for a the entire summer, which will allow me to start some decorating projects!

Bring it on!

What are they talking? Making plans in my house?