Friday, August 31, 2012

A Housekeeping Post

Hello Ladies!
Happy Friday!!
I'll keep it short and sweet today since all anyone is concerned with is getting off of work to enjoy this fabulous 3 day weekend.
Am I right or am I right;)
Ok so getting down to business.... 
1. If anyone would like to swap buttons, shoot me an email at pinkkissesandwishes(at)gmail(dot)com
I'd love to be able to feature some new faces along with my old favorites:) And I'm sponsoring several blogs next month which means------> more exposure for you! :)
2. September 4th (this coming Tuesday) is mine and Alana's
Two Truths & A Lie Link up! 
If you don't know what this is, check out here or here to get an idea:)
It's one of my favorite ways to learn about other bloggers so make sure you get those creative juices (wait that sounded wrong didnt it? damn it.) and come up a few "truths"!
3. My weekend is going to involve a little of this guy
That's right, I'll be dancing my ass off (a girl can dream) at the Toby Keith concert Sunday night. Hopefully it's as much of a fun time as the last concert I went to;)
Happy Weekending! Have a safe and fun holiday!!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

What makes you weird?

I've been thinking a lot about what makes people friends and the similarities and differenes between them. There are so many things that happen in our lives to influencce us in how we act, what traditions we have, and our mannerisms.
You know those things I'm talking about.
For example what makes me weird:
I always have to have the door closed when I fall asleep.
When brushing my teeth, I can NOT get any toothepaste get on the outside of my mouth.
This could never ever happen.
I twirl my spaghetti noodles in the sauce. The sauce CAN NOT go on top of the noodles.
Sometimes I have to touch something to see how smooth/soft it is. I am totally that girl that feels a shirt in the store. Man that looks weird typed out.....I promise I'm not a clothes molester!
Hair not attached to someone's head grosses me out. Cleaning out a brush? I don't think so.  
Just looking at it freaks me out!
I like to play with Matt's elbow. There are no nerve endings in your elbow and I just kind of pinch the skin or rub the backs of my fingers against it.
(I can't believe I just told you guys that!)  
Towels have to be folded a certain way. The trifold. None of that 1/2 and 1/2 sissy stuff.
They have to look like this!
I can't fall asleep with the insides of my wrists facing up. It's a security thing and the inside must always be flat to the bed or under my head.
I am a picker. I love to peel off sunburn, or when my cuticles are ragged, I pick at those too.
That's really why I've had fake nails for so long, so I couldn't pick my weak nails!
Aaaaaand now that I've thoroughly "outed" my weirdness to you, tell me,
What makes you weird?
This stuff is facinating, let me tell ya! I can't wait to see what you girls tell me:)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Consequences of a Dirty Trucker Mouth

That one time I accidentally told a guy I would take a shit for him, autocorrect fail edition.
I could not make this stuff up!
Let me set it up for you:
I was texting my friend Branden (not a crush, thank goodness) about our plans for the night.
I was just about to take an evening exam so I was hurrying trying to get our conversation finished before I had to put my phone away for 3 hours.
 I asked if he was going to go out that night.
He said no and asked what I was doing.
I told him I had plans with my friend Jen and not to worry I would take a shot for him.
Too bad I have a dirty trucker mouth and it autocorrected to
"I'm going out with Jen , but no worries I'll be sure to take a shit for you;)"
Yes, winky face and all.
I had no idea I had sent the autocorrected one until Branden texted back saying
I just about died on the spot.
Seriously, I was laughing so hard people who were trying to cram were glaring at me.
Sorry people, it's not my fault I'm so naturally funny.
But it's ok, we're still friends. See:
 Branden's the one on the left! He was a Semi-formal date this winter, and his friend Marc (on the right) was my other date:)
 And we definitely use this as a cautionary tale to spell check before you send things.
All in a day's fun:)
And getting into the spirit of things, some of my favorite autocorrects:
 I hope you at least laughed a little!
Happy Tuesday:)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Sponsor Shoutout

Happy Fridayyyyyyy my lovely ladies!!!!
I'm beyond excited that this week is almost over! With working 2 jobs and running/ eating healthy, I'm ready to kick back and relax a little!
But before we get on to these weekend festivities,
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Happy Weekend-ing!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Your underwear shouldn't give you muffin top and other reasons I've jumped on the get healthy train

Real talk:
Homegirl used to look like this
 Did I try and choose the most ridiculous pictures I could find just for your enjoyment? Yes I did.
I'm such a good blogger friend;)
But seriously. I was getting tired of feeling uncomfortable in clothes and it was time to do something about it.
Today I'm linking up with Kristin from All in my Twenties and Raven from Don't Quote The Raven for their Inspire me Healthy Thursdays.
It's just a start, but I've been eating a smoothie (with fruit!) every morning and running too. It's not very far and it's not for very long, but it's something and I'm only going to get better from here.
I've also been making an effort to avoid fast food (still going strong on this one! Not one drive thru this week!) and to have at least one vegetable with dinner. So far so good!
I'll definitely be back with pictures, but this was a spur of the moment post decision;) 
 Until next week:)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

An aniversary and crafting post

September 9th is coming soon!
Who cares?
Me! And that one guy I like to call my boyfriend does too.
(Don't worry, he totally reciprocates and calls me his girlfriend. Unlike the boys I called my "boyfriend" in 3rd grade. Their loss;))
Which reminds me.
Is 22 the year that old boyfriends are supposed to write on your wall for your birthday?
I kid you not, no less than FOUR of them did.
Wait, jk, timeline hates me. Which is fine because I hate it back and have possibly said some nasty things about it behind its back.
Just take my word for it on the ex-boyfriends feeling the need to spread the birthday love.
Anyway, back to anniversaries....
Mine and Matt's is coming up and I've been searching pinteresting to see what I could get him.
Obviously I came across this ever popular pin
and checked it out.
$65?! Are you kidding me?!
So I tried my hand at it using the MyMemories Suite I won at my girl Alana's blog, Life & Times.
What do ya think? Pretty close, right?! 
I had it printed on an 8x10 and framed it in one I found at Hobby Lobby.
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I'm excited to start working on the second 1/2 of his present so I can show you guys:)
Happy Crafting!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Bushed and a Moral

Ohhhhh Monday, you're such a killer.
Sometimes I wish we could just skip to Tuesday, but then that day would suck too.
Such is life.
Anyway, today I have to share a hilarious story that happened to me this weekend.
 Matt & I were playing Apples to Apples with his parents Friday night (after our steak dinner and while drinking yummy wine!)
Now if you don't know how to play the game- there's a catagory card such as "interesting" or "irritating" and everyone has 5 cards in their hand that they can choose from to match the category. They pick one and lay it face down on the table. The category picker then reads all of the answers and  chooses a winner, it could be anything they liked that made them laugh, or was the most literal.
Picture it:
The category is "Disgusting" and Matt's dad is the Category Master for this round.
The answer choices we "played" were:
Brazillian Wax
Political Parties
I kid you not, he says "Well if brazillian waxes are what I think they are, they win because those are disgusting. I like a little bush, not a hairless dog!"
Literally dead.
Like I can't even go on.
So freaking funny the differences between generations!
And to impart a little wisdom on you, my bloggy friends,
my moral of the story is this:
Don't play games with your boyfriend's parents that involve awkward subjects like Brazillian Waxes.
That is all.
Pleaseee learn from my mistakes! Or don't, I'd love to hear your awkward parent stories too ;)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Popped My Cherry

of the getting my first ever
BIG GIRL JOB variety!!
Gotcha and your dirty minds;)
So for future reference,
I won't mind being addressed as
 Ms. After School Program Director Mallory
hereon after;)
Just kidding.
Buuuuuut seriously,
I have a job.
It's only part time right now, but I can use the hours towards getting my certification and I'll be able to sub on the days that a teacher is out.
Talk about being relieved. I'm so so glad this job landed in my lap just at the right time. I can't wait to get started!
Happy Thursday, Ladies!
I'll be out celebrating with Matt by getting dinner and drinks:)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Why I don't like to wear pants

Pants. Who needs 'em?
Oh, just about everybody in the world, you say?
LIAR! I say.
Pause for a qualification on what I consider "pants"
Pants: anything that squeezes too tight, loosens up considerably throughout the day, causes you to constantly check to make sure your underwear/butt aren't hanging out for the world to see, or generally causes you discomfort throughout the day.
note* yoga pants do not fall into this category.
return for argument on why pants are stupid
(written like a 3rd grade essay)
          I do not like to wear pants and I am going to tell you three reasons why. They are uncomfortable, skirts are cooler, and yoga pants give you confidence.
          First, pants are uncomfortable.  Many pairs of jeans equate to adjusting and tugging and pulling alllllll day long. All anyone wants to do at the end of the day is change out of their pants, anyway.
          Secondly, skirts are much more awesome-er.  They instantly dress up a day without even trying and you don't have to worry about that pesky belly pooch. win/win.
          Finally, yoga pants are fantastic enough to give you that "curve hugging" look everyone struggles to find (without the attached love handles of course) but also allow you to bend down and hug small children (or steal their candy) when occasion demands it.
          In  conclusion, I think the world should stop requiring pants. There are plenty of other options out there that should be a good enough substitute.
Essay based off of this research:
An award winning essay, no?
I'm guessing Miley Cyrus read it....
So it must be the way to go, right?;)

Anyone joining me in my no pants glory?:)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Things I don't scrimp on

There are certain things where you just have to suck it up and spend the extra money on to get the brand name. Now, I'm a huge fan of saving a few bucks if the time calls for it, but for some reason I just can not bring myself to go generic for!
1. Mascara
I love love love lashes and have been known to use up to 4 different kinds at once. I'm a huge believer that just putting mascara on means you can step out of the house with confidence!
2. Tissues
Um anyone else with allergies feel me on this one?? Once Spring and Summer are here, it's hello sneezy.  I need some nice tissues to keep my nose not Rudolph Red!
Puffs Plus Lotion is where it's at!
3. Bras
Hellooooooo Victoria Secret. I'm obsessed (putting it mildly), but also enjoy Aerie & Gilly Hicks bras in a pinch. I feel like any other brand I've tried has fallen apart or become stretched out/uncomfortable much quicker than my beloved VS ones.
4. Peanut Butter
I'm a Jif girl at heart. None of this Peter Pan or Skippy stuff:P
5. Spaghetti Sauce
Prego all the way, baby! Ragu is just not gonna cut it for me.
6. Gym Shoes
I like my Nike shoes, not just any "tennis shoe".
7. Shampoo/ Conditioner
Biolage! It saved my hair after I went away to college.
You mean teasing, ratting, straightening, and drinking tons of alcohol isn't good for your hair?? Who knew?!
 8. Toilet Paper
 I once made the mistake once of letting Matt pick up toilet paper for my apartment and he brought over industrial toliet paper they use in schools and fast food places.
And since we're in the spirit...
Things I could care less about
I am not brand loyal. If I can save a few pennies on gas, you can bet your sweet ass I'll be over at the station with the lowest price!
Nail Polish
None of this $8 polish stuff. I don't paint my nails enough to even get through an entire bottle before it goes bad so I like to stick with the $0.99 ones!
Designer sunglasses? Hardly.
This girl has gone through 4 pairs already this summer. Yes FOUR.
 Isn't it funny what different people prefer? I know some people who refuse to use cheap nail polish but could care less about shampoo and conditioner.
What can/can't you live without? :)

Monday, August 13, 2012

A Grab Bag Post

There are a ton of things I've been meaning to share.  Like 5393546 million things. So I'm going to dump all 5393546 million on you in this post.
1. I've been 22 for 12 days now.  It was a pretty good birthday where I went out to lunch, bowling, dinner at the Cheesecake Factory, and was surprised to tears when I came home that night to a flower delivery from my bestie Heather who is in DC right now.
Our text messages went a little like this:
And the Happy Birthday Cheesecake:
2. I'm tumblr famous. Does anyone have one of these? They're like a poor man's blogger;) (No offense to anyone who has one!) But a girl in my sorority posted in our Facebook Group about how one of our pictures was stolen off of facebook/ our Chi-O website and posted on Tumblr. I'm choosing to be flattered that they liked our Open House theme so much:)
3. Matt and I took 2 "nephews" of mine to the Sox game last Wednesday. Our first inning was super exciting-broken bats and a foul ball 2 seat away! But we eventually ended up losing:(
John  & Cole enjoying the game:)
4. And a collection of eCards that have cracked me up this week!
And this last one isn't an eCard, but it's still hilarious



That is all.
Happy Monday:)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Am I a Liar?

Yes, yes I am!
1. I have ridden a mechanical bull.
100% True!! At school there is a bar that hosts "Country Night" on Tuesdays and every other week had a mechanical bull there for everyone to ride.
I only made it like 2 seconds (It's way harder than it looks!) but it was definitely an experience;)
I'll have to see if I can dig up the video!
2. Some of the clothing in my closet is from the kids department.
This one is true too! I can somtimes fit into kids size shoes (size 6!) and can usually fit into a kids XL. It's so much nicer to pay their prices than the extra $10 for the adult shirt that says S!
It doesn't always work out, but for tshirts and the like, it's definitely saved me a few bucks:)
3. I have had braces.
Never Have I Ever.....had braces. I have had one tooth pulled because the adult one came up in a crazy spot, but otherwise, no dental work for me.
Not even a cavity! (Which is amazing considering the amount of crap I ate in my younger years)
So that's that. I'm a liar, but I promise it's only for the fun of the game;)