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October 24, 2014

Harp on it...

Watch the video tutorial on this manicure: Here
Polishes used: WnW Megalast: Careful it's Vine-tage (fall limited edition) & Color Club: Harp On It

  • Saturday was my favorite this week.  We had such a nice tailgate (thanks to Katie for actually getting us organized!) and it was such a nail biter game (maybe not my favorite so much).  But pulling out a win setting the camels up with a 4-0 record in conference for the year definitely was a favorite!
  • The fall limited edition WnW megalast polishes!  They dry to a satin finish (not my fave but totally on trend right now) and they're stinking cheap!  I found mine at CVS.  My sweet friend Dena says that Rite Aid has 40% off WnW this week so be sure to stock up while you can (that deal ends on Saturday at 11:59--so go quick)!  
  • All the support I've received over the youtube relaunch!  This is definitely something so fun for me so the fact that you guys are actually liking it is a total bonus!!  Thanks for subscribing and spreading the word!
  • Having to be an adult.  It's kind of exhausting.
  • There aren't enough hours in the day.  Do any of you ever feel that way?  Or is it just me all the time?

October 23, 2014

Stuff & Things 10/23

>> I went out to dinner on Tuesday night with some Raleigh bloggers!!  It was so awesome to get to see all these sweet girls in person and swap stories!  They're all gorgeous fashion bloggers (and we all know I am so not a fashion blogger) so they all look put together and I look homeless.  I'm owning it hah!

>> I spent most of the day on Wednesday tackling my house.  How does it get so out of control.  Especially the laundry.  I mean, really.  It was out of control!  I'm working on implementing some kind of schedule for my cleaning stuff.  If and when I figure that out--I'll share it.

>> I'm so tired by the time I finally crawl into bed (which let's face it...has been around 8:30/9PM lately) I can hardly make it through any reading before I zonk out.  I need to find more time to get in some reading time.  It's taking an embarrassing amount of time to get through my current book.

>>I haven't been writing.  I know.  I wish I had an excuse.  I don't.  Instead I've been throwing myself into a lot of other things.  Along with the cleaning schedule, I'm working on getting a better grasp of all of my hats.  I wear a lot, in case you were wondering.

>> My cat ate my freaking planner.  Not my dog.  My cat.  I'd use this as the perfect excuse to buy myself the Emily Ley daily planner...but you know I won't drop that number of dollar bills on a planner.  They sure are pretty though!

>> I've been making myself more at home on this campus.  I know it's silly to say that now considering I've lived here for over 1.5 years now (gosh, has it really been that long?) but I've always felt a little out of place because I don't work here and I don't go to school here.  But you know what?  Living on campus has its perks.  And walking to the coffee shop (we just got a starbucks--a real live starbucks) and walking to grab lunch and just walking everywhere in general is definitely nice.  Especially now that J and I are sharing a car.  I'm not trapped in the house all day if I don't want to be (and I really needed to get out of the habit of not leaving for days and days--that's not good for anyone).

October 22, 2014

But Sometimes...

I could elaborate.
But do I really need to?

Also?  New video.

October 21, 2014

What It Was Like

Our first year of college, J and I did the long distance thing.  To most high school relationships that would basically be a death sentence.  But to us, it was exciting.

You see, we weren't allowed to see each other when we were in high school.  There's a whole story there that I choose not to share on the internet, but for the purpose of this story you need to know that.  We weren't allowed any communication at all when we were in HS (we found ways).  I realizing I'm piquing your interest, and maybe someday I'll give the sparknotes version, but for now just understand that when we graduated HS, the world of college felt so liberating for us.

My uncle added a line to his cell phone line for J so we could talk (to this day, if my uncle were still alive, I'd still be paying him my gratitude for this).  And boy, did we talk!  Between every class.  Every night before bed.  First thing in the morning.  We couldn't get enough.  That makes sense, I guess, since we had an entire year of a relationship to catch up on.

Every weekend, one of us traveled the three hours either up or down the mountain.  And those weekends we spent together I'll remember forever.  It was then we finally had our first fights.  We finally got to grab a bite together or go catch a movie.  We finally got to date.

There weren't many weekends that we didn't see each other--but between school and life, there were a few.  This one particular Thursday night, I was feeling extra sad because it was one of the weekends J wasn't going to be able to make it.

We spent the evening on the phone and after a while one of my suitemates came in to tell me they were going to grab some dinner.  I decided to go with them.  I told J and we hung up.

My friends and I exited the dorm and my heart stopped.  It was one of those moments when I was sure I was mistaken.  There was no way.  NO way.

J's truck was pulling into the parking lot.

I stood there and watched as the truck that looked like his parked.  And then I cried when he climbed out of the driver's seat.

He'd surprised me.

October 20, 2014

A Few Things!

Hi Friends!  

Today's post actually went live yesterday, so be sure to check it out!!

I'm just popping in with a for quick a moment for a couple announcements!

  1. If you read yesterday's post, you know that my YOUTUBE channel has officially relaunched!  The plan is to have 3 videos a week: Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays!  Be sure to pop over and subscribe so you don't miss a video!
  2. I've had a lot of requests to do Follow Me Around vlogs also.  TheGirlJoeyVlogs will be launching in the next few weeks--but I'm not exactly sure yet how often I will be posting there.  That might be more of a "as things happen" site.  I'm considering doing Vlogmas (vlog every day in December until Christmas day).  How do you all feel about that?
  3. STARTING THURSDAY: I am now co-hosting STUFF & THINGS with Kristin!!  So be sure to have your posts ready for Thursday and link up!  There are no rules for this link up--so everyone and anyone can link up!  Also, spread the word!!
Okay!  That's it for today!  Happy Monday!  Remember to check out yesterday's post! 

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