Monday, August 27, 2012

I'd like to thank the Academy..

Okay, that was a tad much haha
Morgan from Stars, Stripes, and a Military Life nominated me for my first blog award, the Liebster Award!
To accept this award you must follow these simple rules:
1. Each person must list 11 things about themselves.
2. Answer the 11 questions that the tagger has set for you plus you MUST create a set of 11 new questions for the 11 people you tag.
3. Choose 11 bloggers
5. Absolutely no tag backs.
6. The bloggers have to have less than 200 followers.
7. Go inform you nominated them for the award.
Eleven things about me:
1. I am obsessed with school supplies. I am no longer in school which means no more of those for me, right? Wrong. I was definitely at Target fighting the mothers for my chevron notebook, cheap pens, and folders. I found uses for them at work :]
2. I have a precious little boxer/lab mix named Bristol. She's one of my best friends & I love her dearly.
3. I am a Sigma Kappa alum. Shoutout to all my Greek people!
4. I was born & raised in Memphis, TN.
5. I met the love of my life when I was 15. He's the most amazing person on the planet(I am a little biased).
6. I have a caffeine addiction. You know it's an addiction when you can drink a bottle of Diet Coke right before you go to bed or drink 2 Red Bulls at work & still be falling asleep.
7. One of my biggest dreams is to go to Italy. I wanted to study abroad there but that never really panned out. I hope to get there someday soon.
8. I love to read. My mom got me a Nook for my college graduation & it is full of books that I've read in the past year and a half.
9. I know more about football than most boys. Don't challenge me.
10. I danced for most of my life & I miss it every single day.
11. I have 3 tattoos. I don't plan on getting any more but if the mood hits me, you never know.

Morgan's Questions
1. What is your favorite food?
sushi! John hates it so I have to get it when he's not around :]
2. If you could spend the rest of your life in one city, where would it be?
Savannah, GA. It's BEAUTIFUL & has all the charm of a small, southern city.
3. What's your favorite Starbucks bev?
Venti Non-Fat White Chocolate Mocha
4. Do you use Instagram, if so what's your username?
samanthanicole1003 <--follow me!
5. If you had to choose one type of cuisine to eat for the rest of your life, what type of cuisine would it be?
It would probably be Chinese or Italian because there are so many different varieties!
6. What's your favorite quote?
"The Lord will fight for you. you need only be still." Exodus 14:14
7. What's your favorite past time?
8. What's your favorite movie?
That's a tough one. I love so many. I would have to go with The Notebook or Beauty & the Beast.
9. What's your favorite flavor jelly bean?
Cherry Starburst
10. What's your favorite candy?
It's a tie. Reese's or Hershey's Special Dark
11. What's your most prized possession? 
Would it be weird to consider my dog a possession? If not, I pick Bristol :] If so, my necklace that John gave me for Christmas.
I tag:
4. Laurie at The Rookie Wife
5. Melissa at 53Blonde
6. Laura at Loving Life in Love
7. Sara at You.And.Me.Are.We.
9. Krista at Crescendo
10. Sadie at indecisive
My Questions
1. What is your favorite thing to do on the weekends?
2. If you could only live for 24 more hours, what would you do?
3. Are you a dog person or a cat person?
4. Nail polish or lip gloss?
5. What genre is your favorite type of music?
6. Where are you located?
7. Who is your celebrity crush?
8. If you could pick 3 words to describe yourself, what would they be?
9. What is your favorite color to wear?
10. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
11. What is your favorite part about blogging?

Have a fabulous monday y'all!

Thursday, August 23, 2012


I'm not sure why but all of my posts from the last few months just showed up on the Dashboard so sorry for the overload!


On Saturday, I decided to go to the dog adoption event hosted by a local humane society. I should've known better because I ALWAYS find a dog that I would love to rescue.

Que Shelby (aka Gucci)
I brought this little love bug home with me. She's a boxer/terrier mix. I fell in love with her sweet personality and cute little face immediately. I knew she would be a perfect playmate for my Bristol.

Bristol was NOT happy about having a new dog in her house. She was anxious and couldn't sit down at all. While she was running around like a mad woman, Shelby was cuddling. Such a sweet girl.
Such a jealous girl.
Everything seemed like it would work itself out with time until this happened..
Shelby was extremely protective. Bristol walked over to the chair to sit with us and Shelby snapped at her, biting Bristol's lip. Unacceptable. I knew they were still getting used to each other so I kind of let it slide (after scolding Shelby). After that happened, Shelby got down on the floor and threw up a pool of blood. I freaked out and had no idea what could be wrong with her.
I called the humane society on Sunday, after no sleep at all, and said that it wasn't going to work out. I felt terrible but the snapping at Bristol more than once and the throwing up blood more than once was just too much for me to handle. She needed constant supervision and with me working 2 jobs, I just didn't have the time to properly care for her.
After work on Sunday, I drove that sweet girl back to the humane society. She wagged her tail and ran to the owner when she saw her. It really hurt my heart to give her back because she was so loving towards me but I requested that they give me updates on her :]
The owner reassured me that I did the right thing by bringing her back and that made me feel so much better.
Bristol is obviously a lot happier alone and John and I will just have to accept that. We thought we were doing a good thing by giving her a playmate but she would much rather chew on a bone alone, sleep in peace and watch The Hills with me. I love my little girl and I'm so glad we were able to rescue her :]

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

50 Shades of RED

Yesterday was fabulous! I am a HUGE Taylor Swift fan and she had a live announcement on YouTube! Her new album, "Red", will be coming out October 22!!!!!

Guess who will be at Wal-Mart at midnight waiting with all the pre-teens?! This girl. I still play her 3 previous albums on repeat in my car. Her new single "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" is one of my new favorites. I love how she's changed up her sound throughout the years. I can't wait until she starts touring again!

Also, for you makeup lovers, my precious friend Morgan over at Stars, Stripes, and a Military Life is hosting a $25 Mary Kay giveaway! Head on over there & check out her blog & enter to win!

Have a wonderful Tuesday, lovelies!

Friday, August 3, 2012

things you most likely don't know..

It's the first blog post in August(whoop whoop) and I've decided to jump on the bandwagon & tell you some things you probably don't know about me. Be warned..this list could get lengthy.

  1. I am a texture eater. If something looks or feels squishy or slimy, I'm not going anywhere near it.
  2. I absolutely can't stand cats. I will never own one. I hate how sneaky they are, how they can claw your eyeballs out in 2.5 seconds, and litter boxes. Gross.
  3. Building on #2, if I could own 100 dogs, I would. I'm slightly obsessed.
  4. I know it says in my About Me that I graduated from UT-Knoxville but that doesn't do it justice. I am a die hard Tennessee fan & alum. I love everything about that lovely campus. My dad asked me which college I wanted to go to when I was 7. I said Tennessee and it was never an option after that to go anywhere else.
  5. I drive a Jeep Liberty. My dream car is a 4 door white Jeep Wrangler. A girl can dream.
  6. I would do absolutely anything for my friends. They mean the world to me.
  7. I have 2 jobs, neither of which pertains to my hard earned degree. I am a Customer Service Representative for Cummins during the week and work at Colonial Country Club on the weekends. At least I get some good laughs at Colonial.
  8. I am obsessed a huge fan of Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert. I love all kinds of music but country is definitely my favorite.
  9. I am in the process of learning to cook. John being gone makes it a lot less embarassing for me to completely mess up one of my hundreds of Pinterest recipes.
  10. I was born & raised in Memphis. I've never been shot or robbed or carjacked. It's not as ridiculous of a place as the media makes it out to be. Even though I've lived here my whole life(minus the 4 years in Knoxville), I went to Graceland for the first time in December. I guess I take a lot of the touristy things for granted. I should probably soak up everything in Memphis before John gets his duty station and we peace on outta here.
  11. I love getting new school supplies. Even though I am not in school anymore, you can bet I'll be at Target tonight pushing 5 year olds out of the way taking advantage of the tax free weekend in TN.
  12. I'm in the process of making my closet a little more sophisticated. That means no more items that can't be worn to at least one of my jobs. It's harder than it sounds. I love sweatshirts and yoga pants.
  13. I'm Catholic but I'm not super hardcore about it. I go on the major holidays and don't really get to go any other time because of work. I'm trying to do better.
  14. Since there was no way in heck I could leave it at 13, that brings me to my last fact. I have major OCD tendencies. No, I'm not one of those that has to turn the lights on & off a certain number of times or wash my hands until they're raw but I hate odd numbers and I have to have things organized a certain way. I would go into detail but that would take days.
Thanks for reading, y'all! I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little bit about me :]