Monday, January 28, 2013

Music Monday, Make Me Smile by Pearl & The Puppets

I heard this song on a movie. I'm not sure what movie it was exactly but I instantly fell in love with her voice! This week's Music Monday features Pearl & The Puppets, Make Me Smile. And another thing, I'm really loving her outfit. Happy Monday everyone!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Music Monday, Save Tonight by Eagle-Eye Cherry

I heard this song the other day and had completely forgotten about it! Seems to be the case for most of my Music Monday posts. So here it is, Save Tonight by Eagle-Eye Cherry. Enjoy and happy Monday!

Monday, January 14, 2013

My Goals and Dreams For 2013

New Year's Resolutions seemed to have been made, just to be broken. I know I tend to make them, only to follow through with maaaybe half of them. So this year I'm changing it up. I'm not calling them resolutions, they are my goals and dreams for this year. I really feel like I have a new beginning and renewed ambition. Two years ago I hit a really rough patch. I was super depressed and my heart was cut deep. I honestly didn't know if I would ever make it through. The first part of this last one was hard but it gradually started getting better as it went on. Now it's 2013 and I'm ready to conquer the world! I've been dwelling on what my dreams were for this year and I think I've finally collected them all enough to write them down. So here they are in no particular order;
1. Live a healthier lifestyle over all. This includes exercising, eating better, and just making better choices overall. I'm determined!
2. Color me rad 5k. I have seen a few people do it and it looks so fun! It's not so much about the running and more about the throwing colors at people. I have to do it!
3. Going along with number two, I want to be more spontaneous. Try new things. I've always been a shy person (like really REALLY shy). This includes activities, foods, etc. But don't expect me to jump out of an airplane or do karaoke.
4. Go to a Thunder game. I will be going to one at the end of this month thanks to my darling little girl that I take care of and her sweet mom. I can't wait! I have been mulling over my outfit since they told me.
5. Go on some random short road trips. I am also hoping to be able to go visit my Aunt and Uncle in Seattle later this year, fingers crossed!
6. Dive into ministry at my Church. During that first rough year, I really strayed away from working in my church's ministries. I've been trying to jump back in full swing. Along with reading my Bible everyday. I tend to forget to do this and that's not acceptable.
7. Go on a mission trip. I'm really shooting for Honduras on this one. I went a few years ago and I have been pulled towards going back since.
8. Say "I Love You" more to my family and friends. We have no clue how long we're going to be here so I want them to know that at all times.
9. Get a record player. This may seem a little odd but I have developed a LOVE for records. I picked up Bill Cosby and Beatles records at a thrift store the other day for only 99 cents!!
10. I want to dive head-first into blogging. I want to become an avid blogger. I know that I have tons of potential to do so. :)
11. Spend more time with my family and friends. I'm around my family a lot but I want to spend more QUALITY time with them. And the same goes for my friends.
12. Go to an OU game. I have wanted to do this for forever! As soon as I feel I have the money to, I'll be going.
13. Support more local businesses, artists, and musicians. I would much rather do this than buy mass produced products that don't have the love and quality in them.
14. Do at least 1 or 2 secret good deeds a week. Whether it's giving a homeless person food or writing an encouraging note to someone and leaving it unsigned. It makes me happy to do stuff like this!
15. Just be an over-all good person. Step up and out of my way to do things for others. And do positive things for myself on the side of that. We're all works in progress, right?
Well that's all that I've come up with for now. I hope this has inspired you! I will be following through with these goals and dreams during this year. I'm very excited about it!

Music Monday, It's Time By Imagine Dragons

This weeks Music Monday is featuring It's Time by Imagining Dragons. This song is just so catchy and I love it. Enjoy and happy Monday!  

Monday, January 7, 2013

Music Monday, Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews Band

I had forgotten about this song until I heard it on the radio randomly the other day. Thus the reason I had to post it today! Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews Band. Happy Monday!

The Unexpected Haircut

Two days before I was suppose to go to a wedding, I decided I desperately needed to get my hair cut. I had split ends all over and it was just at an awkward phase. My hairstylist was booked up so I chose to go get a trim from someone else. I took a picture before just because and now I'm glad that I did.
My before picture. (Look how long my hair is!)

This is the after picture. I told her to trim it up and add a little volume. She started off great and was super sweet! I think by the end of it all, she cut off a good 4 or 5 inches. I really do like it now but I almost freaked out when I started feeling just how much she cut off. I think it turned out cute (thank goodness) and it does take much less time to fix. I did learn to always go to my own hairdresser though. Oh well, hair grows back and lesson learned!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My Rockin' New Year's Eve

This New Year's Eve was awesome! My brother Jesse and I went up to Bricktown for all the festivities. There were musicians of all walks, magicians, and others preforming at several different places. We walked all over and listened to a few, explored, laughed, and had a blast. It was absolutely freezing outside but seeing the ball "raise", hearing everyone shout happy new year, and watching the fireworks display was awesome! There was so much excitement in the air, it was contagious. I can't even imagine what New York City was like! There was even a couple that we saw get engaged right behind us. It was very sweet! I really think that we will try to go back next year. I didn't need a kiss to ring in the new year, just a fantastic time with my best friend. Here's a few pictures of our adventures during the evening!
 In front of a giant ornament.
My pre-midnight dinner. We ate at Toby Keith's. Okra and baked potato. Yummy!
Fireworks display. It went on for probably ten minutes and was beautiful!
 Happy New Year!! Our cold excited faces with fireworks going off in the back ground.

Jesse dancing to Gangnam Style along to the music. There was a random guy that started recording him. It was quite hilarious! He may be better at it than Psy.
Well that about sums up my eve! I really am thankful that I went with my brother. I'm so lucky that we get along so well! How was yours? I'd love to hear about it!