Thursday, October 20, 2011

What I Love Right Now

I'm going to totally try this!

Pinterest.  I kept putting off joining, but I finally succumbed to it's awesomeness. Now I don't know if I could live without it.  There are so many different things I want to try now!  The hair and nail tutorials. Recipes.  Outfit ideas.  I could go on and on (like everyone else out there, I know).

The blog Keiko Lynn.  There are so many neat tutorials on this site, and she is an absolute doll.  I want to try out her head scarf tutorial (must appropriate headscarf first though).  I like it because I can still use this with my short hair.

I am in love with these Instagram books from Blurb!!! Most of my pictures of Kylie have been taken on my iPhone and I love how this company turns your photos into a beautiful little book.  My family is definitely getting some of these at Christmas time.  I'm going to get one for Rex and me that chronicles Kylie's first year, squeeee!

The Style Mentors.  It's a service provided by Baby Blackbird, Dear Baby, and Jen Loves Kev.  I love the idea of this service and that they make you your own personal look book.  I'm horrible at shopping for myself.  I'm just now starting to get into clothes.  All throughout high school I was a strict jeans and tshirt kinda gal.  Ever since I had the Bug, I've really wanted to start dressing more girly and feminine. I'm going to ask for the seasonal wardrobe look book by Melissa from Dear Baby for Christmas (and it's a steal for only $75!)

And finally the Aurora Teagarden mystery series by Charlaine Harris.  Yes, she is the author of the Sookie Stackhouse series (which I've read, several times over).  These are nice light reads that are just as addicting as her other books.  I just finished the Julius House and can't wait to buy the next book!

So these are the things I'm dreaming about right now.  Let me know what y'all are loving right now!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Settling In

So I was having a rough couple of weeks as y'all could probably tell.  This moving business is no joke, let me tell ya!  It's hard leaving a place that I've lived my whole life (I even lived on the same road my whole life! Two different houses though) and venturing into the unknown.  Life is starting to return to an even keel now.

One thing for sure though is that I absolutely LOVE this state.  Texas is kick ass.  We are living about forty-five minutes east of San Antonio in a tiny little town that has a population of 901.  There are pastures and live oaks as far as the eye can see.  Each little town has it's own water tower and in most cases a Super Wal*Mart (which we can't complain about since that's the company that pays our bills).  There is wildlife everywhere! Deer, foxes, skunks, raccoons, possums, hawks, armadillos. Cattle too.  There is one cow that is always in the middle of the road when Rex comes home from work at 2:30 in the morning.  I love little towns.  Love. Love. LOVE.

I do not like the fact that Texas feels the need to give all the roads numbers instead of names.  I'm horrible with numbers.  Rex tries to give me directions and I'm totally lost.  Like take County Road 338 to Farm Road 775 and then to Farm Road 538 and then to County Road 1101.  And so on and so on.  I'm hopeless.  Thank goodness my iPhone has GPS.

Now I'm busy looking for a new job and searching for a house to rent.  We found one right in town that has everything we want (plus they will let us keep all five chihuahuas with us) and it's in our price range.  Cross your fingers for us!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


This past week and a half has been trying, to say the least.  I said goodbye to my parents and friends that I have known all my life and headed east to Texas to start a new chapter of my life.  It's definitely not a comedy, more like a tragedy.  Everything that can go wrong has gone wrong.

I'm at my wits end.  I feel so overwhelmed, so helpless.  I feel like I can barely accomplish the most menial tasks, like washing the dishes or putting Kylie to bed.  I know my family is suffering because of this and it breaks my heart.  Ky hasn't taken a real nap since we got out here, we haven't been able to hook up the air conditioning at all (which comes in handy in eighty degree weather with lots of humidity), the trailer leaks (we found this out the other night when we woke up in the middle of a thunderstorm and Kylie was soaked in her pack and play), the dogs have upset stomachs and have been having accidents, the trailer isn't hooked up to anything except electricity so there's no water and no propane.  We have to go into my in-laws house to use the bathroom and cook.  Kylie can't even crawl around in the house though because they are remodeling and have everything ripped up.  My step father-in-law keeps coming up with these weird rules for us (like we can no longer use the washing machine (that's in the front yard!) and so now we have to go to laundry mat in town) and that we can't park our truck in the usual place because it messes up the satellite tv reception.  It's a pain because we are paying rent so it's not like we are leeching off of them or anything and we don't use any of their food either.  We are in the process of finding someplace to rent/buy, but it's slow going as of right now. 

I just don't know.  I don't feel like myself at all.  I'm starting to not even care about stuff now.  Stuff that I know I should, but I can't.  Detached.  Kylie just cries and screams and fusses all the time.  And I just feel like crawling in a hole and never coming out again.  I couldn't even get myself to go to my new store for work.  I was supposed to go in on Monday morning, but I just slept through my alarms.   And I couldn't get myself to go in on Tuesday either.  So on top of all of this we only have Rex's income.  And still I just can't feel anything.