Monday, January 27, 2014


Sorry y'all. I have had no desire to blog or interact lately.
I can't really put my finger on why, but that's just how I've been feeling. 
I think it's the weather. Plus I've been feeling a little sick, so I've not wanted to leave my couch.

I'm going to come out of my shell a little bit today and procrastinate writing my research paper.

I stole this blog idea from Nikki over at The Pink Growl (she's the sweetest and a fellow UT girl!) since I have been in such a blogging rut lately.
I thought it might help to catch up on some of the things I have *currently* been loving during this month of January. 


Beyonce's new album. I'm obsessed. I listen to it when I'm getting ready, when I'm at the gym, when I'm cleaning the house. Whew. I love Beyonce, but this album is way different than anything she's ever put out. And I LOVE it. Plus, I just watched her performance from the Grammy's last night and can I just say that her and Jay-Z are one of the cutest couples ever? 


I am addicted to Trader Joe's Chocolate Almond Granola Cereal. It's good, it's filling, and it's quick for me to eat in the mornings when I'm in rush. It's not very WW friendly (7pp for 2/3 cup), but I love it and I just balance out my lunch with something a little lighter if I eat it for breakfast. 


I haven't had a Diet Coke in 3(!!!) months. I'm not going to lie, I've craved one every once in awhile, but I just chug a lot of water and the craving goes away. So I've just been sticking to water, coffee, and the *occasional* glass of wine. I feel a lot better and don't feel as bloated!


I am currently reading The Edge of Normal by Carla Norton. I started it on Saturday but I'm already over halfway done. It was suggested to me after I finished Gillian Flynn's books and I have really enjoyed it so far. It hooks you in from the very first page, which is a positive for me!

I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed about my Praxis exams. I have 1 left to take and have to wait to get my scores back on 2 more. So I'm a little stressed to say the least. I've also been feeling a bit under the weather and Mucinex is NOT doing the job. 

It has been absolutely freezing here in Tennessee the last few weeks. I am officially over it. I hate having to walk outside with a million layers just to walk my dog. I also prefer running outside as opposed to the dreadmill. So if spring could hurry up, that would be great. 

I really can't say that there's anything I've been wanting lately except for maybe a vacation. One can only dream... right? 


Jesse and I have been binge-watching Breaking Bad. It's bad. I can't believe it took us this long to watch it though because we can't get enough of it. Also, Jesse Pinkman is the cutest nugget and he balances out Walt's weirdness.

That's it for me! Now I definitely have to go write this paper and study for my last Praxis exam. Oh and tackle this awful to-do list... Happy Monday!


  1. I need to check out Queen B's new cd, I've heard nothing but amazing things! You haven't had a Diet Coke in 3 months??? You are my new role model....I've never really wanted to completely quit them, but I definitely need to cut back.

    1. Download it immediately! It is so good. And yes! No Diet Cokes. I had been wanting to quit them for awhile but one day I just stopped. It's been hard, but I just drink a ton of water (crystal light has been my best friend!). I don't feel as sluggish and bloated anymore. Plus I can tell a huge difference in my hair and skin. If you don't want to cut them out completely, cut them down to one a day then maybe one every other day. I've just gone this long without one I would hate to end my streak now!