Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
I finally got my paycheck on Friday and the money was instantly burning a hole in my pocket. This whole getting paid once a month thing is not really my cup of tea. So Saturday, I cashed my check and took my self on a long-awaited, mini shopping spree. I found some good deals, and some not so good ones. My favorite purchase was a romper from Gap that was originally $60 and I got it for about $17. [I love finding good sales.] My second favorite was a cookbook! I have been eyeing this cookbook for a while so I decided to buy it for myself. It’s called The Students Cookbook, great grub for the hungry and the broke. I am positive it will be handy when I move into my apartment and the recipes sound delicious! I am ready to start experimenting.
Friday, July 16, 2010
A couple things first:
-Some of my older post were things I had to do for school, like all the Photoshop pictures, banners, etc. Last semester we had to post all our work to this blog, along with posting twice a week. I was still bad at it then. That’s why I was posting random photos and things if you were wondering.
- I am working on finding a new layout and everything for my blog too. So it will soon have a totally new face. =)
-The subject/reason/theme of this blog is for me to show you my journey through life. I am finishing my last year at Tech and then hopefully will be going to grad school and then off to the real world. So you can keep up with my adventures by reading!!!
I hope you come back to see what is going on with me! And if you have your own blog, post me the link so I can see what is going on in your world!
I had two people in mind for this, but I knew one of them would be completely against the idea. But my amazing friend Katey agreed (after I begged) to let me post a little bit about her on here. She is a great girl and friend, and any guy would be more then lucky to take her out! With that said, here is more about Katey…
The beautiful Katey. =)
She is 25 years old and grew up in Central Arkansas. Katey and I grew up in the same hometown, but since she was a few years older then me we weren’t really friends. Until, we ended up being neighbors in our apartment complex last year and even had a class together. Over the past year we have become more than good friends and she is just amazing!
Katey at the Jason Aldean Concert.
Katey and I in Mexico this past spring break.
Which brings me to another great thing about her, she LOVES spending time with her family. She was raised by a wonderful, loving and supportive family. She was very involved in her church growing up and still attends regularly. She has a big brother, and is an aunt to two beautiful girls who are a big part of her life. She will make a great wife and mother one day. And she can COOK! We would always plan to cook, which meant Katey cooked and I supervised, so trust me I know.
Katey with her big bro and dad!!
Getting kisses from her niece.
Monday, July 12, 2010
My mother, aunt and I drove to Russellville on Saturday to find an apartment. I would have probably postponed this longer but my mom insisted. Thank goodness! Because when I got there there were no apartments available at the two complexes I was looking in to. The lady at Spring Lake, my future home, told me that they were going to evict this guy but she was not 100% sure. So hoping I would get lucky, I paid a $250 deposit and prayed that something would open up. Lucky me, about an hour after we left she called me to say the apartment was mine, and the guy had one day to move out. God is good. I just feel bad for the guy who got evicted, hope hes not too upset. So i scored a 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment!
I had almost everything I needed to furnish my apartment, but there were a few things I still needed. One of those being a couch. I had been trying to find something at a good deal and that I liked. We went into Furniture Factory Outlet and I found the perfect tan suede couch. It was so comfy which plays a big factor in my couch hunting. After a lot of contemplation-I bought it. I was hesitant at first because it was a lot of money, for me, and I don't like spending my own money. But I figured it was time for me to be a grown up and buy grown up things with my money.
The couches that I bought for my apartment.
Here are the orginal signs. I will post my version whenever I get them finished!
Friday, July 9, 2010
Ft. Smith was filled with food, swimming, friends and fireworks. The girls beat the boys in an intense game of water basketball. I hadn’t played a game of basketball since my days on a team at the Boys and Girls Club, and even then I mostly sat the bench. We also played my new favorite video game, Just Dance on the Wii. It is so much fun and a workout too. I took almost 10 years of dance and I completely suck at the game. My grandmother could probably beat me, but I still like to play.
This week has been less eventful. I did get to hang out with some friends last night. Gentry, Josh, Amanda and I watched Clay and Brandon play softball up at Burns Park, then we headed to Chick-fil-a for some food after the game. Brandon and I had to make a pit stop at Cozy’s first. Cozy’s is my all time favorite snow cone stand. When I was younger we would stop after leaving my softball games, now I have to make special trips to Cozy’s which is not conveniently located on the way to anywhere except the ball park.
It was nice to spend the night with friends. I feel like I have been lame all summer by going home everyday after work and not getting out.
Josh is leaving for Australia on Monday. He will be there for a whole year to attend Hillsong’s school. Personally, I think that would be super amazing. It would be hard to leave friends, but I think I could make the move. I know he will have an awesome time there, and learn so much along the way. Keep Josh in your thoughts and prayers over the next year. And Skype him, if you can…
I really wish I had pictures to go along with this post. I actually do, but they are not on this computer. Next time I will try to have pictures. I almost forgot! I started up my new blog. If you like bands, music or anything similarly related you should check it out -> Stuck on Repeat. I only have one post so far, but it is coming together.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Tonight I am heading to Fayetteville to spend a day with my long-time friend Bethany. We are going to enjoy a day on the lake tomorrow and spend the rest of the time catching up. Bethany and I have been friends since elementary school but going to different high schools and colleges has taken a lot of quality time away from us, so I am very excited to make the trip.
On Sunday I am heading to Ft. Smith to spend the day at Brandon’s parent’s house with a group of our college buddies. We had a shindig last year are Brandon’s house on the 4th. To say it was exciting is definitely an understatement. Being the rule breakers that we are, we decided it would be a brilliant idea to set off fireworks in the middle of a neighborhood. Needless to say, fireworks, tall dead grass and wind do not mix. We successfully lit a lot, located between two houses, on fire. The fire department was called and everything. This year we are banned from fireworks, so we will have to get into some other trouble.
I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe weekend!