Wednesday, February 26, 2014

To be successful

     I’m not always the most positive person and often think about the negative side of everything. You could say my cup is usually half empty, but that’s something that I’m trying to change. As i've stated before, this year one of my New Years Resolutions is to be more POSITIVE! And one way I have tried to do this is through my phone. I bring my phone with me everywhere I go and am constantly looking at it, so I decided that at the beginning of each week I would change my lock screen photo to a positive quote that would inspire me for that week. So I thought I’d share the quote that is on my lock screen for this week with you all to help spread positivity and inspiration. And to remind you all to follow your dreams and never give up on doing what you LOVE!

What’s your favorite quote? And who in your life inspires you?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

52 Reason Why I Love You!

I found this cute deck of cards idea while surfing around on Pinterest. Since Valentines day was coming up, I decided I would make it for my boyfriend, Christian. I would have posted this before Valentines day to give y'all a gift idea that you could make for your loved one, but Christian is bad with surprises and wouldn't have been able to help himself from not looking. We literally have to hide his presents at Christmas time or else he'll go looking for them. Basically this is a deck of cards, turned into a booklet with one thing you love about your significant other on each card. I found it really easy to come up with ideas and had a hard time narrowing it down to just 52. (I cheated and made 54)

To recreate this project, you'll need:

Deck of cards / paper / scissors / double sided tape / colored pens / hole puncher/ rings to attach cards

          1.) Cut the pieces of paper so that they are the size of/ smaller than the cards.
          2.) Come up with 52 Reasons why you love your significant other and write one on each     vvvvvvvzpiece of paper.
         3.) Attach the paper to the cards using double sided tape.
         4.) Punch holes into the top and bottom of the cards
         5.) Add rings to the holes to bind all the cards into a book
         6.) Decorate the book and add photos. 

I then took a Sweethearts candy box and put the cards in there to trick Christian. On the front I put the date we started dating. 

Here is the finished product! I'm really proud of how it turned out.

Here are my 52 reasons:
1. You love me
2. You're so easy to talk to
3.I always feel safe and protected when I'm with you
4. you make me believe i'm perfect, even though I'm not
5.You always smell soooo good
6. Your amazing butt
7. When you cook me delicious food
8.Your taste in music
9. When you smile and I can see your dimples
10. When you always hold my hand while driving
11. You get along so well with my family
12. You're supportive with everything I do
13. The fact that I'm never bored with you
14. When you have bed head after waking up
15. Your cute laugh
16. your my best friend
17. When you let me fall asleep in your arms
18. Your a hopeless romantic
19. Our long talks that last for hours
20. When you sing and play the piano for me
21. Sometimes you can be soooo random
22. You're constantly making me laugh
23. You let me pop your pimples
24. You say I'm a bad driver but... i'm a really good driver. You just make me nervous.
25. When your not wearing a shirt. and the fact that your really SEXY!
26. You put up with me using your closet as my personal wardrobe
27. When you gave me your pocket knife to protect myself when walking home from work
28. The way our bodies fit together
29. Your gorgeous eyes
30. You hold my stomach tight when I'm feeling crampy and get me food that I'm craving
31. You always make me smile :)
32. All of the firsts I've gotten to experience with you
33. When you give me unexpected kisses
34. When you call me "babe" "hun" and "baby"
35. You've stuck with me even though you've seen how crazy I am
36. snuggling up and watching Netflix
37. You're not afraid to be silly
38. I always feel like I can be myself around you
39. You make me feel like the luckiest girl in the world
40. You gave me the kiss in the rain I always wanted
41. You've made me feel more confident
42. How i get butterflies in my stomach when I think about you
43. When you look over and smile at me for no reason
44. When you took care of me while i was sick and made me grilled cheese and soup
45. When you send me good morning and goodnight texts
46. When you get up and go to breakfast with me even though you'd rather be sleeping
47. The fact that you're always warm when I'm cold
48. When you impersonate Shawn Spencer because you know i like it
49. I've never felt as comfortable with anyone else as I do with you
50. How your the only person who can calm me down when i'm in freak out mode
51. When we restle, you don't go easy on me just because I'm a girl
52. Because we are perfect for each other in every way
BONUS: When you crack my back
BONUS: When you put my seatbelt on, just so that you can lean over and give me a kiss!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Valentines Day 2014

Hello lovelies! I hope you all had a great Valentines Day! Mine ended up being really special and I feel so blessed to have such am amazing boyfriend. I had a fun time and wanted to share it with y'all since this was my first year ever having a Valentine.

The day began as Christian picked me up from my University after classes and we drove to my hometown. He had then "dropped" me off at my house so I could get ready to go to dinner. When I opened up the door to my room there was a surprise waiting for me on my bed. He had bought me a new dress and left me a cute note that told me to look downstairs. When I arrived at my staircase, he was standing at the bottom of the stairs with gifts in his hands. He had bought me chocolate and a Katy Perry Perfume. It was a nice surprise since I had thought that he had gone home to get ready. The dress ended up fitting perfectly and was exactly what I wanted! After that we had some time to kill before dinner so we took cutesy photos.

For dinner, he took me to a fancy seafood/french restaurant called Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen. I had never eaten there before so I was excited to try it out. I ended up trying tons of new foods and enjoyed spending some quality time with my love.

 First, for an appetizer we had frog legs, crocodile and calamari. I had never tried any of these foods before so I was really excited. The crocodile was my favorite of the three. It tasted really similar to chicken. I was surprised when I saw the frog legs because I wasn't expecting them to be as long and a big as they were. I wasn't a big fan of the taste. It tasted like chicken and fish mixed together, which was confusing to my tastebuds. It also had a weird after taste. At least now I can say I've tried frog legs! The calamari was tasty, but I couldn't get over the fact that I could see the tentacles. 

 For the main coarse, Christian ordered Red Fish with mushroom risotto.

I ordered Tilapia fish with squash and shrimp.  

Then for dessert, we ate Creme Brûlée while sipping coffee.

 It was odd having coffee at night, but it 
was nice. It was hard to narrow it down to one dessert because instead of having a desert menu, they had a dessert platter with a display of all the desserts to choose from. Seeing all the desserts in person made me want to order them all!

How was your Valentines Day?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Cute Valentine Cards

I was searching for a cute Valentines Card and found so many that I like. It's hard to choose just one. So I thought I'd share with you all the ones that I have narrowed it down to. I can't decide if I want to get something cute or funny...Maybe I'll just make my own!

Which one is your favorite?