Monday, August 20, 2012


I checked something else off my 30 before 30 list today.
I went to the movies all by myself!
I know that might not be a big thing for some people but I really do not remember going to the movie alone. I have always thought of that as a hang our or date night idea. does not need to be.
 I went to an afternoon matinee and really didn't mind being alone in the slightest! 

 They were giving away free popcorn samples too.

This is the movie I decided on.  I love Jennifer Garner. I always love the movies she in.
The story is about a couple who can not have children and they dream of what their son would be like. To try and help themselves move past this tragedy of not having children they take all their dream of a child put it in a box and bury it in the garden. Volia...Timothy is born. 

This movie is so cute. I got choked up more than once.

If your looking for a really family friendly movie this is a great one.

Have a great week everyone!

Monday, August 13, 2012

I'm so sad that the Olympics are ending.
We have been faithfully watching/DVRing all the games.
Even the commercials are amazing. 
I think two have actually made me cry...that's how you know its a good commercial. They can make you cry in 30 seconds or less.

Anyway....I saw a commercial for Chobani Greek Yogurt this week and it grabbed my attention.
I was also at Kroger's and they happened to have them 10 for 10. 
Basically a dollar! So why not...i'll try it out.
I bought a few flavors to try!

They Rock!
This was my first experience with Greek yogurt.
I did notice that it has more fat then the yogurt I normally get.
Does anyone know if there are added health benefits for Greek yogurt?
If so please fill me in...

Friday, August 10, 2012

Hello Friends!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend.
We have been so dry in Ohio and we finally got some rain...which means it is a little bit cooler.
I threw open my windows and am determined to get some fresh air in this house!
I started cleaning out my office.
This is by no means a fun job.
 I tend to let it get crazy but I'm getting ready to go back to work/school for the year so I have to get my act together.

I try to keep you guys posted on the cool stuff I find and do myself.
I recently heard about a website called
My girlfriend who is in nursing school told me about how she went to get one of her nursing books and it was 250 dollars and so she started shopping around and found this website.
Well anyway the site lets you rent your text books from them for a fraction of the cost.
It can be anywhere from 40-90% discounted!?!?
I cant even tell you how much of a steal that is. I checked it out myself and one of my graphic design books was literally 50% off!! (Also this is a really great book if your interested in the history of GD).

They ship it to you for free & return for free!
They let you highlight in the books as needed.
If you get a book that's not in good condition they will return it and give you a different copy free!
They are also flexible as to how long you have the book so you can rent for a quarter, semester or longer.
They will also give you 30 days to make a return if you drop a class. 

The best part (besides the savings) is they also donate to Operation Smile. They whole goal of operation smile to help children with clef lip.
You can even follow the blog and see the daily progress of the organization.

 This is Daisy before 

This is Daisy after :)

They are doing really great work helping kids to have a more full life.
So anyway that was my inside scoop this week on cheap books.

Hope you all have a great Saturday.
If you have tips for me on savings leave me some comments ;)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I started my 30 Before 30 list about 1.5 years ago.
Welp I have successfully checked another item off the list of things to accomplish!
If you want to see the full list there is a link on the right sidebar of my blog where you can see my progress and the things I have accomplished so far.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words so here a couple thousand..
I had such a great time doing this! If you have not tried it...put it on your bucket list it is totally worth every penny! Also don't forget to take off your eye makeup like me or your will have a little bit of racoon eyes in your pictures :(

We also got to be pulled and pushed by the dolphin but I didnt really love those pictures. In one I looked terrified and the other I lost my swim bottoms being pushed out of the water. 
I almost flashed a group of 8 strangers!!!
My suggestion....Wear a really tight swim suit or a one piece.

Last but not least. I got to kiss a sea lion.
This was so stinking cute I couldnt stand it.
I got a big, wet and surprisingly fishy kiss and it was AWESOME!

So now i can sucessfully cross off an item from my list and am that much closer to finishing the whole thing. 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hey friends!

I feel like I have so much to tell you about.
I celebrated my five year anniversary with my husband!
It seems like the time has just flown by.
Crazy to think that when we first got married we were still finishing college and now that seems like such a very longgggg time ago.

 To celebrate we booked a vacation to the

It was awesome. 
I cant say enough about the Majestic Elegance (which is the resort we stayed in). The resort was breathtaking and the food and entertainment were amazing. We shared this trip with two other couple and that was a whole lot of fun to have extra people to hang out with at night.
The food was amazing...which almost never happens.
I thought I would show you a couple of pictures.

sunrise on the beach


This was what our pool and rooms looked like.
We had a room that has a suit up where you can see those white loungers on the left that was a private entrance to the pool with their own private lounger beds!
That's was definitely my favorite part, by far. 
I loved having our own little private area to hang out and all I had to do was go out the patio door to get into the pool.

This is the group of people that we went with! such a fun time.

There's me and the hubs.
I will say that the Dominican is HOTT!!!
I tried to curl my hair a few nights and I have never met humidity quit like this!
A little out of control for my taste.
I was hot pretty much from the first day to the last day.

Here's us dressed up for dinner. Not going to lie this is probably one of my most favorite pictures from the whole trip!

 I was the one that didn't bother to take off my sandals for the picture! not my most bright the time this picture was taking my feet were buried in six inches of sand!

I got to do some amazing excursions as well and i'll post about that tomorrow!
Till then :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Good morning bloggers!

hope you are having a great Tuesday so far.
I am out of school for the summer! 
I'm so pumped to have this time off...I don't even know what to do with myself.
I have been going through my pinterest crafts and very soon will have some cool post to share.

I have made a decision....
I am going to be a Big Sister! 
No I don't mean my mother is having a child.
I mean I want to sponsor a child from the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

If you are not familiar with the organization... They pair you with a youth. (I think the age is 10-14) You commit to hanging out with them twice a month for 18 months.
I know what your thinking. THAT SOUNDS LIKE ALOT.
That was my thoughts too...
I have been feeling challenged though because I don't really do a ton of community service.
I use to do quite a bit in college and now I am lucky to volunteer 6 times a year.
I personally do not think that is enough.

Tonight is the first training. I am nervous.
I have to go for two hours. I also had to do an extensive background check to make sure that I am not a creeper with a criminal record.

I hope that I get paired with someone cool. 
I'm not picky...any of the following will do!
 Can she get any cuter

 I'm pretty sure he would have me laughing all day

 He would ask me to be part of his Goonies squad and we would go on treasure adventures!

I mean these kids look so cool in the movies they must be fun in life right??

Course it could swing the other way and I could get a nightmare like this...

and then I will react like this...

Or maybe like this...

all because I know no matter what I do cute adorable Lindsay would end up like this jailbird/train wreck Lindsay...

Yikes! Needless to say I'm am excited/nervous about this whole thing.

I'll keep you updated.
Here goes nothing :)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Hello all!

I feel like I have been so busy lately.
If you followed my last post about making homemade vanilla...It was a success.
I watched it age and gave the bottle a shake every couple of days for about 4 weeks.
I just used it in my first batch of cookies and it was awesome!
Highly recommend doing this. It made so much vanilla and tastes so much better than the imitation.
Also I heard that whole vanilla beans this year are going to be scare so that means the price of store bought vanilla will be on the rise as well.
Just a tip

In other news.
I think I am getting ready to scratch some stuff off my thirty for thirty list.
If you have not done this...make one ASAP.
Its so fun and gives you some real goals to shoot for.

Anyway the one that I think I will be accomplishing this month is this...

I found this on pinterest and its so close to what I had in my head that I freaked.
I think I will change the thickness of the infinity and the font but I really stinking love this.
I also want to get this on my foot?
What does everyone think of the new white ink tattoos? Sorta makes it look like a scar?
Also anyone have suggestions on the inside or the outside of the ankle?
If you in c-bus I would also love to hear who you recommend as a tattoo shop or artist?

Also just had my first poolside day with my best girlie's!
So good to just get together and chill but the pool and then go out for delicious Mexican food!

what a dork!

Also I just started taking biotin the supplement.
I hear that it is suppose to make your hair grow fast.
Well I just chopped some bang and it was such a mistake!!!
I hate them...I fell like I am touching them constantly and I'm even annoying myself.
You cant see them in the above picture because as you can see I have been braiding that side of my hair as a way to deal with the mess.
 If I ever consider bangs again I seriously want someone to shoot me in the face!!

BTW...I saw my second circus in like my whole life.
Except now I'm old enough to remember it.
Ringling Brothers were in town.
Peta was there picketing outside the event about elephant cruelty.
It was kind of disturbing.
Jared said there is no way that they could be mean to elephants and get away with it because of all the animal rights regulations. I hope that is the truth.
It was a good date night. I don't think I will be in any hurry to go back for a few years.
I think not till we have kids who would really love it.

Have a great week everyone!