July 29, 2015

what's up wednesday

This was the view from my backyard in the beginning of the month as I was stretching outside.

What's up!? It's Wendesday and here is what's going on around here!

What we're drinking this week:

Water, water and more water... I LOVE cold water... and by cold I mean I want to see an iceberg floating in my water bottle... I have been trying to stay away from soda and juices for a while and while I've had a few glasses of crystal ice, I've been really loving all this water! Also this water bottle! It's my favorite! Contigo makes awesome bottles, and this is my favorite of theirs!

What I'm reminiscing about:

NYC. We saw something about the city this week and it made us miss it so bad! I used to live in NY when I was younger and I fell in love with NY. I wanted to take Derek so we went there in 2007 and he fell in love too! The next year in August, I half jokingly suggested we go for Thanksgiving and he agreed! I was so excited! He proposed to me on that trip, the day after Thanksgiving in Central Park. This picture is from the day he proposed (before he actually popped the question). We are on the top of the Belvedere Castle in Central Park. Please take me back!! 

What I'm loving:

These sisters. You guys!!! I just can't tell you how much I love these little furries! They don't cuddle often, but when they do it's enough to make your eyes pop with cuteness! Just look!! Tell me you aren't in love! 

What we've been up to:

So I got a job. I'm a working girl now. I mean I was a working girl before, but now I work for someone... I work at Michaels and I love it! Part of my duties are to go around and put out clearance labels, so as I go around the store finding the products that are being marked down, I take pictures of all the things I want to buy and crafts I want to do! Here are some soap making molds - to the left is candle making stuff ... both of which I want to try! 

What I'm dreading:

A certain doctor's appointment I have later this month... we are having some blood work done and it's not a secret that I don't like needles, so I'm not thrilled about it... 

What I'm working on:

This dresser. I have been looking for a dresser to use as a TV stand in our living room for forever. I found the perfect one when we were living in GA it was white and beautiful and only $25!! Y'all I overpaid... that thing is a mess! I super tried to see if I could make it work, but it's so messed up, I'd have to rebuild the whole thing... so I continued to look and I finally found one!! So I'm working on getting the varnish stripped and making it nice and pretty so it's ready for the living room! I can't wait!

What I'm excited about:

I'm so excited to go to David's Bridal to find my maid of honor dress for my sweet Karlie's wedding! She lives in Texas with her southern gent, and I miss her so much! I wish she could go with me, but I know she will be there in heart! Her wedding is in October and I'm going to ball like a baby!! 

What I'm watching:

The Biggest Loser. I love that show! It pumps me up and gets me excited!!! If I'm doing my workout at home, I will put on the biggest loser and work out with them! 

What I'm listening to:

I have a playlist that is set to random and it goes on anytime I go in the car, shower, chores, or out for a walk. So I've been listening to whatever my phone plays.

What I'm wearing:

This second I'm wearing workout clothes (I actually worked out too!) but lately I've been wearing jeans and tshirts because that's the work wear!

What I'm doing this weekend:

Working and working out, and working on the dresser! Derek also has to work this weekend - BOO!

What I'm looking forward to next month:

My birthday!!! :)

I'm linking up with Mel & Shay

July 20, 2015

Hi, it's me!

This month's topic for the circle link up is blogger introductions, so with no further ado...

Hi! I'm Aubrey and here are some things you probably don't care to know about me.

When I open the fridge, I always hope I find... something good... it changes, but a few things high on the list would be; macaroni and cheese, pizza, and really delicious cheesecake (let's just assume that if these things were found that they would magically have no calories/fat/sugar and would in turn actually be very healthy for me).

My favorite article of clothing is... pajamas all day son! NAPS (I don't have these, but by golly I wish I did) seriously though, pajamas are one of my favorite things about life!

Last week I was really upset when... I don't usually get really upset, so I can't think of anything off hand, but if I did, it was most likely at myself.

One thing nobody understands about me is... uhhhh... I'm not that complex, but probably half the time people don't understand what I'm saying because I can never really get the words out right...

One thing I don't understand is... politics. And a ton of other things.

The world would be a better place if... people would just calm down a little and not get so worked up over stupid things.

If I had a million dollars I'd... help my family pay off their debt, I'd save for our future kids' college, put some away for a house, and invest/save whatever is left.

If I could change one thing about myself, it would be... that I would have a higher metabolism and the ability to make everyone laugh

Something that can always make me happy is... puppies, kittens, and basically all furry animals.

Something I'll never blog about is... politics (or anything else controversial) and relationship issues.

If I could go anywhere I would go... to Ireland, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Russia, Antarctica, and all of the other countries

If I were an animal I would be a.... dog because they are always happy and they can have food on their face and still be cute.

A job I've always wanted is.. to be a mom.

My idea of a perfect day is... waking up without an alarm, get a good workout, have a yum breakfast prepared for me, do some crafts with my favorites, get our nails done, have a delish lunch, go to a few stores with my favorites, then go to the movies, then have dinner and a super yum dessert, come home and get a massage and fall asleep.

If I knew I'd die next week, this week I'd... pick a question that isn't so deep. Jeez. Um I'd spend the week with people I love and probably write letters for people to read after I died. Also I'd eat ALL OF THE FOOD.

On a regular basis, you could open the camera roll on my phone and find pictures like this:

and this:

but then there are also these ones....
That's just how I do it. 

I'm really not good at writing/talking about myself... so if the above isn't enough, you can read these blog posts that give you a different little look into me.

July 02, 2015

that one time we went on a dinner cruise

For our 1 year (dating) anniversary Derek took me on a trip to San Diego! It was perfect! We got to go to the beach and swing on the swings and eat ice cream at midnight (where I gave Derek his promise ring), we explored gardens, got to go to the zoo, we went to the maritime museum...and Derek surprised me with a dinner cruise! It was beautiful! We had such a lovely dinner and they even had balloons, wine glasses, and they announced us! I love this picture of us! It was taken on the deck of the boat, I remember being so in love and thinking about how I couldn't believe it had already been a year with this handsome man... and here we are 10 years later! I love him more now than I did then and I am so thankful that God has blessed me with someone so amazing!

(that last one is a blurry view of the city from the dinner cruise boat)

On that same trip we got to see my brother get sworn into the Army by my dad! It was so special! I had moved to Las Vegas (to be with Derek) the month after we got home from this trip so that was the last time I was going to see him until after he graduated from basic and AIT and could plan another trip. He and I had always fought growing up, but the last years of us living at home we became best friends and so it was hard to say goodbye!

July 01, 2015

july goals

The year is half over!! I know I saw this every month, but by golly it's gone by so fast!! This past month was wonderful! I got to celebrate the life of my very favorite human and the life of my very favorite pup! I cleaned, I weeded, I made crafts, I made pasta (from scratch!!), I've daydreamed, we got a new couch, I've danced, I've sang, I've laughed, and I've stargazed!

June Goals
-sell couch, bookshelf, & tires (well list them on craigslist at least) - the couch has sold, but the bookshelf and tires have not yet.
-take things to salvation army (we have a huge pile of things that have been accumulating over the last year as I do 'spring cleanings') - WHOO! I took a gigantor pile of things to the donation center! It felt so good! 
-re-organize living room for new couch - yay! it's done and I love it!
-start a bible study with some of my favorite girls! - Yes! It's been difficult to be honest, but I have liked it so far!
-practice cello 5 days a week - yes! I love the cello!
-exercise 5 days a week - sadly no I didn't do this. I did get some running in though
-meal plan each week this month - yes! meal planning really helps me stay on track!
-celebrate Derek's birthday!!! - YAHOO!!!!! He had a wonderful birthday!! 
-begin work on rejuvenating an old drawer thing - not yet, I have planned it out though!

July Goals
-Finish a few crafts I began this week
-Celebrate the 4th of July!!
-Begin my 28 day kick start challenge (fit girls guide) (I made an instagram account for this if you want to follow along!)
-Help my mother-in-love move
-Get my water in daily
-5-6 days of exercise
-5 days of cello practice
-Go on a hike!
-Finish organizing my computer

What are your goals this month?
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