Saturday, October 27, 2012

Project 52! Forty Three


 Today we spent some time checking out the local attractions at the Gulfarium. All in all it was just okay. The fish tank was neat with quite a few tropical fish. And since mu husband love looking at fish we spent the majority of our 1.5 hour visit watching the fish waiting for the dolphin show. It was probably the least exciting dolphin show I've seen, but with their small tank there wasn't much else they could do. We will not be going back simply because the price just isn't worth it. The fish were pretty to look at though... :)

Apparently for Halloween they decided to put carved pumpkins in the fish tank. Seems a bit odd to me but the fish were into it.

I got the idea for my Project 52 from Styleberry!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Let's Talk About Fall: Fragrance

It's almost here! The past few weeks the mornings here have been perfect mid to low sixties! I just love it! Some of the best stuff happens in or after fall. Of course, there's the warm and spicy scents, the yummy food, clothes (sweaters, boots, and coats! EEK!), and spending time with family! But the closer we get to fall the closer we get to the end of this with this semester and hopefully only one more away from clinicals.

So I thought that we'd do a little "series" of some of my fall faves. And we'll start with scents! For a couple years I worked at Bath and Body works and I love their candles. Let me preface this with the fact that I cannot stand apples neither scent nor taste, although I'm really trying to fix this problem (I look at things like candies apples and which that I liked the taste of apples), but anyway here we go!

My absolute favorite fall scent! Honestly I smell this and I think falling leaves and curling up by a fire and warm clothes all the wonderful things of fall!

Very similar to creamy nutmeg, which was an amazingly warm perfect fall and winter scent!

I think that this one speaks for itself. Cinnamon nut bread and fall? Yes, Please!

This one may be more of an acquired taste, but it's pretty much amazing. And it will fill your house with some yummy butterscotch goodness!
This one is a bit more Christmas, but when you live in the south fall weather begins just a month or so away from Christmas, before you know it you'll be leaving fall behind and prepping for Christmas.
This is my all time favorite home fragrance scent. Whether it's Winter or summer I will burn this scent! Why? Because it is amazing! It smells just like freshly iced cake (or cupcakes, whatever...)! Who needs an excuse to have their house smelling like cupcakes? Not me!

Well I hope you enjoyed! Be on the look out for future fall posts! Also if you do decide to pick up these scents keep in mind that the big candles are definitely the way to go, but the $20 price tag can be a bit much! So if you can wait for 2 for $20 sales, you won't regret it!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Project 52! Fourty Two

What a weekend

This weekend was a bit lacking in fun. My husband was away for work in New Hampshire and I spent the entirety of it on the couch catching up on homework with the help of my Sophie. She doesn't really appreciate her space, my lap, being occupied by various bits of technology and usually seeks out cuddle time when I grab my tablet, laptop, or kindle. maybe she just figures that I'll be there for a while and that it is a perfect time to sneak in some nap time. By the way she is back to being a purring machine again and I couldn't be happier!

Also we are back to trying to get Sophie to not hate Ivan, but it's slow going... And the plus of Tye going out of town this weekend is that he returned with 6 beautiful lobster! We cooked 2 last night and we will be cooking the rest tonight, but only eating 2 more. I just need to figure out what to do with the cold already cooked ones, since we have to boil them tonight while they're still alive... So yummy!

I got the idea for my Project 52 from Styleberry!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Still Standing!

I'm still alive! Between school and life and P90X, I haven't taken a single picture (hopefully I'll be able to post a P52 this week!) Not only that but when I'm writing an English paper every week, about South Park no less, it's really hard to sit down and write on the blog. I was also hoping to share a little about a special girl (Roo!) that I got to visit a couple weekends ago, but I didn't bring my phone or camera and didn't snap a single picture. My husband has been flying quite a bit, which is good, but they've been night flight which means that he isn't home until long after I'm in bed. It's just been crazy around here.

And yes, I mentioned that we are doing P90X, I have tried it a few times in the past and given up within a few weeks and never actually made it through a full weeks workout. But I'm proud to say that I've completed 2 full weeks and this week will also be very successful. Results so far? I think my tummy is flattening back out a bit, which was looking less than flat form hospital food ( somewhat less than healthy, shocker! I'll have to keep this in mind next time around) and testing out a ton of new restaurants cocktails included. But we're getting back on track and in the next 11 weeks these pesky five pounds should be long gone and I should have a bit more muscle to help me fight off some tasty holiday food.

So I'm still here! And while posting will likely still be sporadic especially since I have to start studying for my nursing clinicals entrance test soon along with my other classes. So thankful that I don't have to work right now because I would be going crazy right now!