Friday, January 31, 2014

Favorite things

Is it me or has this week just flown by? (Can I change that statement to year?? How is it the last day of January?) Maybe it was the nice little vacation "weather day" in the middle of the week but I'm not complaining one little bit. I feel like I've skimmed on blogging this week, I haven't had too much to say. Or, rather, I've had a good bit to say but I can't seem to put the words on paper blog. Thankfully Fridays are easy... I get to talk about my favorite things.
Favorite Tweets

But really, how do all of you bloggers get these great pictures for your blog? I'm really tempted to pay someone because I'm too scared to ask Derek.

And then me and Amber bonded over our shared skill of burning things that you wouldn't think could be burned (mine was boiled eggs)

Amen sister, Amen.

Favorite Blog Posts
I try reeeeally hard not to feature someone two weeks in a row (I don't want anyone to think I'm playing favorites) but you guys.... Lisa is my favorite. I was an avid reader of hers when she first started blogging, but somehow I fell off the wagon (sorry Lisa) but now I'm back in full stalker mode for good. Her rebuttal post this week to this infuriating article was pure genius. I myself was seeing way too much red to try and write a response, and then I realized I didn't even need to - Lisa basically took all the words I was thinking and put them on her blog so nicely. PS: We just found out we have the same birthday!

Kayla from My Kind of Yellow posted earlier this week about her smart phone - and how it's ruining her quality time with her husband. It really got me thinking, how often is my face in my phone when it doesn't need to be (too often). So I've made a resolution to not use it as much when I'm at home. What makes it easier is just turning the data completely off. That way, there aren't any notifications constantly buzzing at me and when I go to instagram and get the "cannot refresh feed" message, it's so much easier just to put it down.

Have I ever told you how jealous I am of Ashten? Well I am. This week she told us about going to prom with Jimmy Moon (from 7th Heaven). But that's not it... she's also met two other celebrities (Mark Whalberg and Andrew Keegan). It's rare for a "normal" person to meet even one celebrity in their life time, but she's met THREE. TEACH ME YOUR WAYS.

I don't have a favorite video this week but I do have some exciting news: Derek and I are looking at our first set of houses tomorrow morning! I couldn't be more excited about it. Ever since we found out we were approved, I have spent every expendable hour looking at houses online and now we're finally looking at some for real. You guys really couldn't understand how thrilled I am.
Now it's time to back my azz up into the weekend with Whitney.

Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven by Beethoven on Grooveshark
Okay, I know you can't really back anything up to this, but I've been really into simple and classical music lately, especially when I'm writing or working or studying. Maybe that's another reason I want to learn piano. How can you listen to something so beautiful and not be drawn to create something beautiful yourself?


Lena @shinystout said...

Those ladies are some of my favs as well! Amber has such an amazing heart and Ashten, well, she's a riot! Do you ever find yourself looking at the screen screaming "Where are all those awesome thoughts I had on the way home, and why aren't they flying onto the keyboard?" Yup. This month is definitely on of those for me!

The Handey Way said...

Such an awesome music choice. Classical music is my favorite thing to listen to when I blog. Happy Friday!

Brikena said...

omg, yes to the photographs! seriously, i feel like i need to take a photoshop class and spend thousands on a new camera LOL

xo, Brikena

Sunshine and Sinatra said...

Holy moly crap ish. I logged onto your blog today and I see my face!!!!!!!!!! So cool. #fangirling, a lil today.
HONORED OVER HERE. I know, I've tried getting my brother to take pictures for me, but its usually bad angling and such. And as far as a boyfriend? He's non existent to help but if he was a real thing, I'm sure I'd feel too awkward to ask him anyway. Oops.

Allie @ Tales of a TwentySomething said...

Snow Days EVERYDAY! Also, good luck on the house hunting!

Steph G said...

House hunting is so much fun (and not really like what you see on HGTV). It can be a stressful process, but once you find the one and the contract is signed, you will be sooooo happy. Congrats! Happy Friday!

brooke lyn said...

good luck with the house hunt!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh I have so many famous people stories....SO MANY.

Lisa @ Two Martinis said...

Ohhhh you are so freakin' nice! Day made. Thanks, lovely!!! (And don't worry, I fell off my own wagon for a while. I'm happy to report that I'm now back on it, too!) :-)

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Happy house hunting!! I loved Ashten's prom story, even if he was a tool.

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Bahahahah... when I read Amber's tweet the other day I thought "blistered" was like some fancy cooking term! Wow. I'm an idiot. Bahahah!

Michelle said...

I have almost ZERO pictures of myself on my blog, and I'm always wondering how everyone has so many pictures. If I asked my husband to take pictures of my every move they would a. look like a toddler took them and b. he would laugh at me.

I love Moonlight Sonata! And classical music in general. Everyone at work cranks up the rap and pop music on their iPods, and I'm like "I'm going to just be over here with Mozart."