Monthly Archives: May 2016

Weekend Recap / Sad Little Blue

As some of you may know, this past weekend was a little crazy!
Last Saturday morning Ray and I left our house on a mission to find a few replacement parts for our car, Little Blue. Little Blue is a great car, but it’s a little old (in car years) and needs to be spruced up once in a while. Ray had talked me into going to a “you pick” car junkyard to see if we could find the replacement parts. Neither of us had been to this place and didn’t really know what to expect. Well, our expectations were obviously too high, because we basically found nothing. I did, however, get the slightest tan while I waited on Ray to look at 324908239048 cars in various states of disarray.
We were feeling pretty defeated, but decided to continue to our next destination, which was Sam’s. Sam’s is a place I hated as a child and now love as an adult. Since we’re leaving for MegaCon in Orlando this week, we needed to stock up on supplies… and where else would one go to purchase a 30 pack box of combos? Before we started our shopping we utilized the Sam’s $5 car wash. We couldn’t even remember the last time Little Blue was clean and sparkly!
Sam’s was a hit! We were able to buy lots produce and snacks for MegaCon!
We stopped for a quick lunch, browsed Movie Stop (actually, I watched The Princess and the Frog while Ray browsed), and started making our way back home.
We were almost home, only a few miles from our exit, when Little Blue started to shake. Within seconds our tire blew, we fishtailed across interstate lanes, spun backwards into the grass/swamp, and finally hit a tree (with our back bumper).
It was terrifying!!!!! An hour and a half (and 40 yellow fly bites) later, the Florida Highway Patrol finally show up. Thankfully, Ray and I were both fine!!lil blue 2 lil blue Several kind and caring people pulled over to make sure we were all right, which we were. We had friends that came and rescued us, friends who tried to pull our car out of the mud, and even friends who let us barrow their car. Despite a sad and broken Little Blue, we feel pretty #blessed!
Now, our next mission is to find a new car!

April 2016 Favorites

April has been over for some time now, but I still wanted to post my favorites! Here’s what I’ve been loving! IMG_1007

Ladylike by Essie – On the real, this color sort of makes my nails look a little off. It’s a beautiful color (and I keep wearing it over and over) but if you have a pinkish skin tone, know that your nails might end up looking bruised.
Turquoise and Caicos by Essie – This is such a beautiful color and perfect for the season!

Pineapple – Ray and I have been eating pineapple all day and all night! It’s so sweet and cheap right now!IMG_1013

White Marshmallow ear buds – I’m still loving marshmallow ear buds! These are the only ear buds I’ve ever had that don’t hurt or fall out of my ears.
IMG_1014East of Eden by John Steinbeck – East of Eden was my April book club book, and while it was a requirement for me to read, I loved it immensely. East of Eden is now one of my favorite books and I want to encourage everyone to read it!

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The Challenge – The Challenge (formerly referred to as Real World vs. Road Rules) is near and dear to my heart because I’ve literally been watching for over 10 years. I recently discovered that The Challenge has seasons 21-27 available on Hulu! Ray and I watched so many episodes in the past few months! If you’ve never seen it (or haven’t watched any recent seasons) you should give it a shot! #CTforever
Ghostwriter– Another favorite from my past! Ghostwriter originally aired in the early 90’s on PBS and I watched it every Sunday morning. It’s about a group of kids in Brooklyn who solve mysteries (and promote literacy!) with the helps of a ghost. Ray is 100% embarrassed for me, but I STILL love Ghostwriter!


IMG_6700IMG_6703IMG_6701IMG_6702It’s been a while since I posted an instalife on here. According to my camera roll all I’ve been doing over the past several weeks is looking at flowers. In reality I’ve been working, weekending, working some more, podcast researching, cooking, planning, party-ing, watching Ghostwriter, and, apparently, not blogging!