Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Currently: March 2016


Reading... The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane by Kelly Harms. 
Playing... nothing. 
Watching... The Middle.  
Trying... to find a different job. Something in the food industry. 
Cooking... less. I hate how little cooking I've been doing. But I don't have much time anymore. It's my passion and it's bumming me out. 
Drinking... water. I don't drink much, other than juice and water. 
Calling... no one. 
Texting... no one lately. 
Pinning... whatever catches my eye. 
Tweeting... random things; freebies, giveaways, etc. 
Going...  nowhere. I went to school to sub for a few days this month. 
Loving... that March is almost over.
Hating... March. This has been another bad month.
Discovering... more about myself and what I want in life. 
Thinking... about changing careers. Teaching preschoolers isn't for me anymore. So, I'm thinking about going into the food industry or another industry in general. 
Feeling... tired, lost, and worn out. 
Hoping... things with Jose work out. We hit a snag this month, took a break, and things haven't been back to normal since. So, I'm hoping things work out with him (I still want to be with him and all) and things go back to normal with us. 
Listening (to)... nothing in particular. 
Celebrated... my mom's birthday a few days ago. 
Buying... new clothes and stuff at Bath and Body Works. 
Smelling... nothing. 
Ordering... vital records. Not for myself but for genealogy purposes.
Considering... a career in the food industry. 
Starting... to study for my driver's permit test. 
Finishing... March. 

xoxo,
Courtney

Saturday, March 5, 2016

March Goals


Happy March! Thank god February is over, it was the worst month so far this year. I'm hoping March is better. I don't have many plans for this month besides subbing more at school and making Easter cookies, which I've been making with my mom and grandfather since I was little (RIP grandpa, I miss you everyday). The cookies are a family tradition that my grandfather started making when he was little with my great grandmother. 

Anyway, as I said in the early January, I want to make this a good year. I want to improve my life more and not just let the days go by. I would like to move out of my parents house eventually, get my own place with Jose, get a decent paying job, get out of therapy permanently, start driving, and enjoy life. 

Today, I'm linking up Jenny at Breakfast At Lilly's for The Road To A Better Me. Since this is my first monthly goal post and I don't normally track my goals, I'm starting small. 

  1. Get my permit (again). 
  2. Put at least $500 in my savings account. 
  3. Blog more. 
  4. Do more art journaling and more art in general. 
  5. Organize and de-clutter my room. 
  6. Develop a side business. This will be through this blog or teaching people how to do something. 

xoxo,
Courtney

Friday, March 4, 2016

The Lost In A Book Tag

I used to love to read when I was kid, then I hated it for awhile, and now I like it. I don't read a lot like I used to as a kid, but I pick up a book every few weeks. I'm currently reading The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane by Kelly Harms. Such a cute chicklit book! I recommend it!



1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
I like to read in my room. 

2. Where do you like to read?
In my room, at the beach, or in the park. 

3. Bookmark or random piece of paper?
I dog ear the pages.

4. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop at a chapter?
I usually like to finish a chapter before I put the book down, but sometimes I have to stop in the middle of a chapter.

5. Do you eat or drink while reading?
Not really; sometimes I'll eat. 

6. E-reader or real book?
A real book. I like to actually hold it in my hand and I read better that way. I can't read on a device and I don't need another device around the house that I have to charge. 

7. Music or television while reading?
No! I need peace and quiet; that's why I like reading in at the beach or park. If I read in my room, it's at night when everyone's asleep. 

8. One book at a time or several at once?
One book at a time. I can't concentrate with many books. 

9. Reading at home or everywhere?
Depends. I usually read when I'm out; again the beach or park. 

10. Reading aloud or silently in your head?
Silently. 

11. Fiction or non-fiction?
Fiction.

12. Do you read ahead or skip pages?
Nope. 

13. Break the spine or keep a book like new?
I try to keep it like new but somehow the spine breaks a bit and the cover gets ruined a little (I carry my book in my bag everyday). 

14. Do you write in your books?
No! That's what a journal's for. 

15. Your favorite book?
The House of Memories by  and A Fall of Marigolds by 

I found this tag on Noor's PlaceI'd love to see what your answers are! So, if you'd like to complete the tag feel free to do so by commenting or writing a blog post. 

xoxo,
Courtney

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Currently: February 2016


Reading... The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane by Kelly Harms. 
Playing... nothing. 
Watching... The Middle and occasionally The Golden Girls. 
Trying... to find a better teaching job. I'm applying like crazy. 
Cooking... less. I hate how little cooking I've been doing. But I don't have much time anymore. It's my passion and it's bumming me out. 
Drinking... water. I don't drink much, other than juice and water. 
Calling... no one. 
Texting... no one lately. 
Pinning... whatever catches my eye. Mainly gardening and saving money tips. 
Tweeting... random things; freebies, giveaways, etc. 
Going...  nowhere. I went to school to sub for a few days this month. 
Loving... that spring is almost here and February is almost over.  
Hating... February. This has been the worst month so far this year. 
Discovering... new family on Ancestry. I'm always trying to expand my family tree. 
Thinking... about ways to advance my life. 
Feeling... tired and lost. 
Hoping... to see my boyfriend soon. It's been 10 days, almost 2 weeks. That's the longest we've been apart. I'm also hoping March is a better month. 
Listening (to)... nothing in particular. 
Celebrated... nothing in particular. 
Smelling... nothing. 
Ordering... vital records. Not for myself but for genealogy purposes.
Considering... nothing. 
Starting... nothing. 
Finishing... February.  

Friday, February 19, 2016

Weekly Love


TGIF! I'm so glad this week is over. Last week I was sick with a sinus infection and this week school was closed for winter break, so no work this week. I'm currently looking for a more part time or full time assistant teacher job; something with better hours for pay and my CDA program. Jose, however, started his new job at United Airlines yesterday.

Here's what I was loving this week.

Violet the baby goat. She's adorable! I love how she jumps around and explores :)

This lemon coin purse from Kate Spade.


Colorful post it notes at the office.

This quote. 

Coldplay at the Superbowl. I didn't watch the Superbowl (I hate football) or the performances, but I did see pictures and this is beautiful. 

Piper the pg has a new friend, a puppy! It's adorable!


These adorable 4 month old panda cubs learning to walk.

This birthday cake is so cute!

I don't know what it is, but there's just something about this collection that I like.

This quirky wall hanger. I would use different animals though.



xoxo,
Courtney 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Weekly Love

Happy Friday! I didn't work at school this week but I volunteered on Tuesday to get my hours in for the CDA program. At the speech pathology office, I'm a clerk now and my hours have changed to Tuesdays and Fridays.

P.S. Make sure to pre-order my friend Mary's (of Uncustomary) book This Is About You.

Here's what I've been loving this week.

RAINBOW BAGELS! Need I say more? Oh and you can get it with Funfetti Cream Cheese or Cannoli Cream Cheese (with chocolate chips). 

This adorable 4 year old Brielle. She's been on Ellen and knows a lot about the periodic table.

Grease Live was awesome!

This artwork made with flowers.

This planner from Paper Source.

Glitter Frames from Urban Outfitters.

These cuties :)

The glitter hearts Iphone case from Urban Outfitters. I wish I had one just for this.


Extra Love: DIY Watercolors ~ Amazon might be opening a bookstore ~ World Nutella Day ~ Seeing a couple dressed like they were in the 1940's. I overheard them say that they weren't in a play or movie, they dress like that everyday 

xoxo,
Courtney

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Currently: January 2016


Reading... The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane by Kelly Harms. It's so good and a great chick lit book. 
Playing... nothing. 
Watching... The Middle. I've been hooked on that show for a few weeks now. 
Trying... to make this a great year, save money, and spend less. 
Cooking... less. I hate how little cooking I've been doing. But I don't have much time anymore. It's my passion and it's bumming me out. 
Drinking... hot cocoa, now that it's chillier out. 
Calling... no one. 
Texting... my boyfriend. I don't text many people. 
Pinning... whatever catches my eye. Mainly crafts and Valentine's Day though. 
Tweeting... random things; freebies, giveaways, etc. 
Going...  nowhere. I went to school to sub for a few days earlier this month. 
Loving... my boyfriend like always :) 
Hating... how my followers on social media and on here are dropping like flies. :/ But it is what it is. 
Discovering... how to be more positive, happy, creative, and just be myself. 
Thinking... about changing my appearance a bit. Nothing drastic, just getting a new hairstyle and wardrobe. 
Feeling... tired.
Hoping (for)... a better 2016. 2015 has been rough. 
Listening (to)... nothing in particular. 
Celebrated... nothing in particular. 
Smelling... nothing. 
Ordering... nothing. 
Considering... getting my permit again. I never renewed it a few years ago, so I'm back to square one. 
Starting... nothing. 
Finishing... the Event and Wedding Planning course (still) and I'm determined to finish the tedious CDA Certification (a teaching assistant program). 

xoxo,
Courtney 
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