Wednesday, July 18, 2012


I apologize for the unannounced hiatus. I have had a whirlwind couple of weeks! I have a job and started this week. I am a clinical assistant at a behavioral health clinic. I can't say who I work for, when, or where...but so far the job seems pretty stress-free, I like the people I work with, and I feel like what I am doing is for a good cause and I feel really good about it. So far so good! I will probably continue my hiatus until I get more settled into my schedule. Yay for getting paychecks again!

Friday, June 15, 2012

High Five For Friday!

It's Fridayyyy! As usual, I'm linking up with! Here are some of my favorite things from this past week:

1. I went to Wisconsin Dells last Saturday to the craft show with Sara and Kaeden. That was cool! I got a lot of ideas!! Also went to a graduation party of one of Sara's good friends that evening. Super fun! After we left, we spotted a skinny Pauly D lookalike and laughed our butts off. Then back to Sara's house we went to hang out with more good friends! Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures (wahh), but we were drinking these delicious things that I will now post a picture of: (#YOLO)

2. I applied for a million billion jobs this past week and I hope hope hope one of them is interested in hiring me.

3. I got a bunch of wedding stuff organized!! I keep thinking I don't have a lot left to do, but actually I think there is more than I anticipate. I had a meeting with my photographer last Friday (super excited!), and am in the process of working on a few other details.

4. Ian and I have been doing fun things in our new town! This could be several of my high fives for Friday, but this week has been just too good so I had to condense them to one :)
Drinks at a local coffee/chocolate shop!

Some trolls in town... :D

Ian and I went to a movie at Sundance Cinema in Madison-The Island President. I suggest you check it out. It's a very eye-opening documentary! While there, I of course got my favorite---a sparkling pomegranate IZZE! YUM! Beforehand we ate at a yummy restaurant and had a pizza and some tiramisu!!

We also went on a hike at the nearby county park! So pretty!
5. My cats. They are my babies and my joys every single week!

Friday, June 8, 2012

High Five For Friday!

It's Friday again! Linking up with! Here are some of my favorite things from this week:

1. THIS IS A BIG ONE! We are moved into our new place! A huge weight is lifted off of my shoulders. The weekend was TOUGH. I am so thankful for my and Ian's family for helping us out.

2. Unpacking! Ian had off Monday through Wednesday this week and we got a lot done! We unpacked all of our junk and set the apartment up the way we want it. The only thing we still have to do is organize the garage.

3. DECORATING! It is so fun to decorate a new place. We tackled that on Wednesday. I must say, the place is looking pretty nice!

4. We were so tired on Wednesday and decided it was a great night to get Chinese takeout and eat in front of the tv. It was awesome.

5. Relaxing and pampering. After a week of moving headaches and stresses, I decided to take a day off yesterday. I did a whole lot of nothing. It was wonderful. I did manage to give myself a much-needed pedicure. :)

Here are some pictures of our new place:

Dining room. We could only get two of those chairs. They were on clearance.

Pantry and Ian's wine bottle collection.
Living Room

Other side of living room

Other side of bedroom
The best closet ever


Bathroom...crammed full of stuff lol


Laundry room! Even has a place for the litter box. YES!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Top 10 Pins of the Week #Pinterest

Here are some of my favorite #Pins from this past week:

**Please note, I am posting all of these images from I do not own the copyright to ANY of these images nor do I claim any of these images/ideas as my own.**

High Five For Friday!

It's that time of the week again!! Linking up with for another edition!


Here are some of my favorite things from this past week:

1. Impromptu shopping trips with mom! Last Saturday, we got one in before I headed back to my apartment.

2. Doing well with exercise/eating! I have continued my Couch to 5k this week and have gotten my eating back on track for the most part!

3. Watching a good series with Ian! This week, we've been working on John Adams.

4. Going hiking in Wisconsin Dells!

5. FINALLY moving. I get the keys at 4:30 tonight (Friday). I am beyond ready for this! My current living room is stacked to the ceiling with boxes and furniture!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Top 10 Pins of the Week #Pinterest

Here are some of my favorite #Pins this week:

I must remember this for the 4th of July

**Please note, I am posting all of these images from I do not own the copyright to ANY of these images nor do I claim any of these images/ideas as my own.**

High Five for Friday!

So....I'm really bad at actually making this post on Fridays!! Anyway, linking up with for another edition of High Five for Friday!


Here are some of my favorite things from the past week:

1. Finding a new trail to walk/jog on!! It's awesome! I only wish I found it sooner since we are moving this week!

2. The weather was beautiful and I spent an afternoon at the park reading. It was lovely!

3. We have our apartment pretty much completely packed up. I'm getting really anxious to move!


4. I started Couch to 5k this week! I'm using the rundouble app. Hopefully I can keep it up and get into better shape!

5. We celebrated my dad's birthday Friday by taking him out to eat! It was a good time!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Easy Greek Pasta Salad REMIX!

I made a DELISHHHH pasta salad a couple of days ago and I wanted to share the recipe with all of you!

Just looking at this photo makes me want to go eat a big bowl of it right now...YUM

Okay, so I started off with the Easy Greek Pasta Salad from The Happy Housewife (click this link for the original recipe). I decided to make a change because I do not like olives!! Before I begin, I think this was an amazing pasta salad, but you could make it into a regular salad and sub lettuce/spinach for the pasta for a healthier alternative! It would be great either way! I actually threw some spinach on my plate and mixed it into the pasta salad when I ate this the other night!! This recipe is so easy and can add anything you want or have!! So here it is:

You will need:
  • 12 oz box of bow tie pasta, cooked, drained, and rinsed
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup Feta cheese crumbles
  • 1.5 cups Greek Vinaigrette salad dressing (more or less, to taste)
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl
  • Refrigerate for 1-3 hours to allow flavors to infuse throughout
  • You could add chicken
  • You could use any additional vegetables
  • This is really good served with some crusty garlic bread!