The End of "The Sweet Life"...

This is my final post on this blog. You may or may not have noticed that I have not posted in quite a while. I'm going through some things in my personal life, including the end of my marriage. Hence why this blog is no longer appropriate for my life...


I have made a new blog! I hope you all decide to follow me over there! I will definitely be posting more now that I am coming out of the haze, so to speak. I have some very awesome news I will be announcing on that blog, and you may have already seen on FB if you're my friend. :)

Thanks for being awesome readers and I hope to see you on the bright side!




One of the biggest things about the New Year are resolutions! Granted, nothing really changes when the calendar flips to a new year, it gives you a good opportunity to reevaluate your life and see what you need to change or start anew! Here are my resolutions, what are yours?

1. Budget
We have more and more bills it seems, and with my upcoming student loan imbursement and income taxes coming, I don't want to spend it frivolously. I'm looking into putting the money in a certain account and only depositing X amount per month.

2. Get into nursing school
This has obviously been a struggle for me, but it would make me SO happy to finally get in.

3. Have more fun
Brandon and I feel like we're getting in a rut. Work/class...come home...dinner...TV...sleep. Rinse, repeat. I want to do more fun things! Hopefully the budgeting will allow us more "fun" money.

4. Scentsy
Joining Scentsy in 2011 was awesome!! I had a very successful year and I only want to make 2012 better!

5. Do more with my blog
I post occasionally, but I'd love to make it more interactive! Any ideas of what you'd like to see?

6. Be Healthier
I have a few ideas in mind, but I don't want to set myself up for failure. This is the "cliche" resolution that no one ever keeps, so I don't want to be that statistic!


My Christmas List!

I'm bored, temporarily without a car, so I thought I'd make a post for things I'd like for Christmas, just for kicks! And maybe it'll be beneficial to those who have already asked me what I'd like! :)

Black Classic Cardy Uggs (Size 7)!

Keurig K-Cup Carousel 
You can find it here! And at Walmart!

Donut Shop Coffee (my favorite!)
You can find it here! And at Walmart!

A scraper paddle for my mixer!

A Ticket to Spring Sprint! ($70 for me and a guest)
Spring Sprint is Scentsy's mini Spring Convention!

An iTrip!

A Red Velvet Cheesecake from Jackie M's!

Gift Cards to...

Victoria's Secret

If I think of anything else, I'll update! ;)

What's on YOUR Christmas list?!


My First Black Friday!

I experienced my first Black Friday this year! Thanksgiving was fun! Saw my dad's side of the family, had dinner at Cracker Barrel and took Brandon to work at 9 pm. I headed back to Athens to go shopping! Amanda wanted to check out Target and Old Navy. Old Navy had a decent line already, and she only wanted to go for the special "first X amount of people" promotion anyway. Target was RIDICULOUS. The line was worse than Best Buy's. It was insane. So, needless to say, we were out of luck. Those were both at midnight and the place I wanted to go to, Sears, didn't start until 4. We went to Starbucks to reload on caffeine and then decided to go to the mall to check out the situation. That's when the fun began...

We got to the mall and the Sears side parking lot lights and inside lights were OUT. Not one was on and there were no lines at the doors. Belk had a small line starting, so we found that odd. We thought it might mean that the lines were inside. So we went in...no line. We did a back and forth check for a while and finally at 2 am, the parking lights turned on and we saw 3 people walk in! Excitement! About that time, people started showing up. I found it so odd, cause I thought people waited in lines for hours for this kinda stuff?! I guess not at Sears! It was kind of good though, because it was like 30 something degrees outside! Goodbye, warm front! At 3, we got out of the car and were about 8th and 9th in line! 

I got everything that I had planned to get though!! I was so glad because it had been such a tedious adventure. But it was well worth it in the end! I got...

A Keurig coffee maker!! 
Holy moly this thing is awesome. If you don't know about Keurigs, I definitely suggest looking into it! They're SO easy. Obviously not good for multiple cups, but it's perfect for one! It was $119.

A KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer! 
I have wanted one of these for YEARS. I cannot explain how excited I am to get it. They didn't have a color I liked in the store, so I ordered one in "Ice" and it's on it's way! It was $264!

A washer and dryer for my dad!
I said before I even won the Kenmore GC that I wanted to get these for my dad! He does so much for us, and it's time for new ones for him, so I got them for him! They're being delivered and installed Tuesday so I'm excited to see how he likes them! They totaled to be about $750 after installation costs.

And for our biggie that I lucked up and got with only 5 left...

A Zenith 50" Plasma screen TV 1080p TV!
We got a projection TV off Craigslist a few months ago, and it works fine, but it's big and we have a tiny apartment so this sleek design is much better for us! It opened up so much room and is great quality too! It was only $475 after they gave me a $25 for buying it! 

What did you score at Black Friday? I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving too! 


Wine & Love! 11/17

So since Thursday Fives are a thing of the past (which I admit I got a little slackerish on them), Walking With Nora does a similar meme and this week I'm jumping on the bloggy wagon! Here are my "wines" and loves for the past week!


I haven't updated on here yet, but I did not get into nursing school. Again. We'll save that for another post.

I have been sick all week. It started last Friday, the day of our Marine Corps Ball. Perfect timing.

It's the end of the semester. Nuff said.

I've felt really blah lately. Just, blah.


We ordered our Christmas cards from Shutterfly again this year! I ordered them after midnight on technically Wednesday, and we got them today (Thursday). Free shipping and 40% off the cards. I freaking LOVE Shutterfly! And they're super cute!! 

It's the end of the semester! Thanksgiving break is next week, then it's just a few more classes and finals! I'm so ready for a BREAK!

I surprised hubby with Battlefield 3 yesterday and he picked up Starbucks on the way home from work today! It's the little things :)

I won a gift card and T shirt from a local BBQ restaurant yesterday! Our local radio station does "Winning Wednesdays" and it's the second time I've won something! Yay for free dinner tonight!


ABCs of Me!

I saw this cute little ABCs of Me post on Nicole's blog and I realized I've never done one on here! Here goes!

B. BED SIZE: Queen
C. CHORE YOU HATE: Doing the dishes!!
D. DOGS NAME: Don't have one! But we do have two cats - Charlie & Cammie!
E. ESSENTIAL "START OF THE DAY" ITEM: Usually a NutraGrain bar and a water!
F. FAVORITE COLOR: Pink! And purple.
G. GOLD OR SILVER: White gold ;)
H. HEIGHT: 4'11
I. INSTRUMENT YOU PLAY: Flute, piccolo, piano, tiiiiny amount of guitar
J. JOB: I'm a college student and Scentsy Consultant!
K. KIDS: None for us yet! Maybe in 3ish years!
L. LIVING ARRANGEMENTS:  Me, hubby and two kitties in a 1 br apartment. I'm going crazy!! I want a bigger place!
M. MOM'S NAME: Vickie <3
N. NICKNAME: Nic Nic, Nic, just plain Nicole... no Nikki!
O. OVERNIGHT HOSPITAL STAY: I had a febrile seizure when I was 4. That's all for me, personally. I stayed over with my mom a lot, and with Brandon when he had his appendectomy. 
P. PET PEEVE: People not driving the speed limit, crappy drivers in general, and as for Scentsy - people who say "burner" and not warmer. Scentsy doesn't burn! 
Q. QUOTE FROM A MOVIE: "The greatest thing you'll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return" - Moulin Rouge!
S. SIBLINGS: Older brother, Jason! He's 35.
T. TIME YOU WAKE UP: With my schedule this semester, like 11:30 most days. If it's the weekend it's more like noon or 1....or 2. :D
U. UNDERWEAR: I wear it, everyday. <--other Nicole's answer, but goes the same for me! 
V. VEGGIE YOU DISLIKE: Ummm, where do I start? I have a texture issue with food. If it's squishy, or kind of a squishy/crunchy, I don't eat it. Examples: collard greens, squash, cucumber, tomato...yeah a tomato is a fruit. You know what I mean! 
W. WAYS/REASONS YOU ARE LATE: Usually traffic! If I have somewhere I need to be, I will end up behind someone going 20 mph. 
X. XRAYS YOU'VE HAD: CT when I was 4, hurt my back senior year of high school, chest x-ray last year when they thought I had pneumonia
Z. ZOO ANIMALS YOU LIKE: I love monkeys! And tigers/lions because it's just funny to see how much they act like huge versions of my cats! Because, well, they are!


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