Monday, March 22, 2010

Hundred dollars my foot.

One MAJOR plus about working at a scrapbook store is that I get to meet and create relationships with some of THE most talented women.
My dear friend Anna is one of these women.
I can spot an Anna-piece-of-work a mile away.
She is super talented, the sweetest mommy and the kindest woman I have ever met (no joke).
Last Friday I had the opportunity to go "play" at her house.
I had so much fun crafting, creating and chatting with her.
I loved it because I SO often crave that kind of time with my own sister (she lives in Maryland) and I very rarely get to "play creative" with her.
So being able to do that with Anna was a special treat.

Anna and I saw these Butterfly Fabric Necklaces on a blog that we both stalk.
We fell in love.
The lady that makes them sells them for over a HUNDRED dollars.
uh. No thank you.
We decided that we would try to create them ourselves.

Anna, I stole your pictures off your blog. :)

Here is my finished necklace. I am happy with how it turned out. I am going to change the ribbon that goes around my neck. I just grabbed some and tied it on there to snap a picture.

I know. It makes quite the statement, but I myself can make quite a maybe I can pull it off?

yay? nay?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hibernation should not just be for animals.

I feel like my life is in fast forward mode right now.
I have WAY too many things going on.
It's so hard for me to stay focused and I am STRESSED to the max.

Normally I really enjoy Sundays, they're usually quiet and relaxing.
However, today was not one of those days.
The entire day I kept thinking to myself "ugh, I can't wait till today is over."
Then I got to really thinking and decided that I really can't wait till this next week is over (which is super sad because my birthday is on Thursday).
THEN I thought...well, actually if I could just sleep through the entire month of April that would be great. The month of April is CRAZY for me.

Is that horrible of me to want to sleep through parts of my life?

Does anyone else ever feel that way?

Is it possible to enjoy life when you feel like you don't even have one?

My life right now=work, church and a lot of meetings.
Which may not sound like a lot, but when you have 5 projects going on at work and fairly big event that you are in charge of at church and meetings every week about these things. It just takes its toll.
Luckily, I get a break.
Like I mentioned above, my 24th birthday is this Thursday. I am NOT happy about this.
I actually kinda dislike my birthday.
BUT this year I decided to give myself a birthday present.
I bought myself a ticket to Texas to see one of my best friends Jessica.
I haven't seen her in over 2 years and thought that a little vacation would be a nice distraction from an unwanted birthday.
So I just need to get through this week one day at a time and try my best to enjoy this hectic portion of my life.

PS. I tried to find a picture of a chicken with its head cut off (cartoon one) to post at the end of this blog because thats what I feel like right now. I clicked on this link and it went straight to a youtube video of a real chicken getting its head cut off. I accidently just watched the whole thing and now not only am I exhausted from my day, but now I am crying and depressed about that poor chicken.
goodnight, life. I will deal with you tomorrow.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A New Look

So I have had quite a few people ask to see a picture of my new hair. It took me a little bit to get used to it, but I have decided that I love it. I kinda feel like a new girl.

Here it is...
Keep your opinions to yourself, unless they are positive ones.


So there is a new movie coming out around the end of March called The Last Song. It's based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks (author of A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Dear John)
I REALLY want to see it.
I love movies and I am a sucker for love stories. Is there a girl that isn't? I also think it has to do with the fact that I am a single girl that doesn't have a whole lot of romance in my life at the moment. So I choose to live my love life vicariously through Nicholas Sparks characters.

Should I be embarrassed that I read Nicholas Sparks books?
Is it only ok when you are in high school?
Well, regardless of what you think. I enjoy them. They are a fun and easy read.

What do you think? Wanna see it with me?
Well, before I see it I wanna read the book. The books are always better and I hear this one is really good. The only thing is..I kinda hate buying books. Very few times are you going to read the same book twice. So you buy it, read it and then it sits there and you become the library for someone else. Which I totally don't mind because like I said, I'm not going to read it again. Buying books adds up.
The other day I was talking to a friend and she said that she had gone to the library to get some books.

Ummmm......we still have those?!?!

Libraries. duh. I can't remember the last time I went into a county library. I remember when I was a little girl my mom would take me to the library during summer time and I got to pick out some books I wanted. I remember LOVING it. I think I still have my very first library card in my memory box at the top of my closet. It was bright yellow.

So today after work I went to the library and got myself a library card. I walked up and down all the aisles and peeked through the books and spied on people. You can do some serious people watching in Libraries. There were some very interesting characters there and I'm NOT talking about the ones in the books.
I didn't find the one I was wanting, but came home with a couple other ones.
To Kill a Mockingbird and Stargirl (No, Tiff...I haven't read it yet AND the information lady laughed at me because Stargirl was in the "juvenile childrens section". She must have thought it was humorous that I was reading a childs book. Whatever, she smelled weird.) So all in all the library was a success. I will read my books and have them back in 7 days.

I searched for an aisle less visited and had a photoshoot.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

♫ I get it from my momma...♫

So this may be one of those " you had to be there stories", but I think its pretty funny.

Yesterday my mom got these super cute floral flats from Target for only 12 bucks.
I asked her if they had other colors and prints.
They did.

I have been on the hunt for some plan, black flats for awhile now, but I haven't found any that I really love. I decided that I was going to swing by on my way home from work and just check it out. Fortunately and Unfortunately we have a Target located conveniently down the street from me. I LOVE Target.

As mentioned in a previous post I love shopping and am horrible about saving money.

I walked into Target and started heading towards the shoes. Then I got distracted by these cute, simple tank top dresses that were only 15 dollars. I thought about how I could dress them up with a cute cardy (cardigan) and some fun necklaces. I grabbed a black one and kept walking, but didn't get too far because I saw the exact cardy I wanted to wear with my soon-to-be new tank top dress. I wanted every color, but decided on two that I "just had to have" and walked on.
I walked through the swimsuits. Stopped. Let out a sigh and decided I don't quite want to think about swimsuit season yet and walked on. I ended up being in Target for about an hour. Spent $50.00 and didn't even make it to the shoes.
Good job, Cort.

I walked into my house, Target bag in hand..which held a new dress, 2 adorable cardigans and a tiny bit of guilt...oh, and gum. I don't feel too guilty because it could have been much worse and I LOVED every purchase made. I headed straight to my mothers room to tell her that her youngest daughter should probably seriously consider a little shopping rehab.

Before I walked into my mothers room she greeted me at the doorway.
The conversation went a little something like this...

"Mom, I have a problem..."
she glanced down at my hands that were gripping my new (adorable) purchases.
" uh oh...what'd ya buy?"
" ok, just hear me out..."

(sidenote: I got my hair done yesterdy. I am now an all over creamy, warm blonde. At first I didn't know how I felt about it, but now have decided that I LOVE it. It's amazing the confidence boost that can come with changing your hair.)

Then I went on trying to justify my recent shopping spree and saying things like "..I was feeling really blah lately and then I got my hair done and now I feel cute again...and now having cute hair makes clothes look especially cute on me.."

I just kept talking about how I can't help myself, its so hard for me to not buy stuff and I love shopping and yadda, yadda, yadda...

My mom just stood there in the doorway...nodding her head.

"hmmmm....yeah.....soo what'd ya buy?"

I started to make my way further into her room to show her my new items when...


" What the?!?!..."

My mom had 3 Target bags full of HER new items from HER recent shopping spree. 2 pairs of shoes, shirt, cardigan, new purse, new wallets....

nice, mom.

P.S. Its really nice when you and your mom wear the same size shoe.