Wednesday, February 29, 2012

it's so pinteresting

We are half way through people, half way through!

I'm linking up with Michelle to talk about one of my biggest obsessions, PINTEREST.

And since I am 167.23% overwhelmed with school right now I thought I'd make it short and sweet and show you a few things I've been loving on pinterest I've found as I'm trying to distract myself from school and lesson planning.

My heaven on Earth.

I'll take it all!

Workout I did last night....much harder than you think! {or maybe just for me!}


Heck yes!

I'm super obsessed with closet offices!


& last but not least....we can't forget about that baby I don't have!

Too funny.

Hope you all have a happy hump day & you can find me on pinterest here!

Monday, February 27, 2012



A small word with such great meaning.
I've been thinking a lot lately about impacts. What they are, what they do, how much strength they have.

I've noticed that small impacts really can change the world. Some impacts are very positive, while some the opposite.

I have seen the smallest impacts change people. All it takes is an effort. I've seen the impact of such small, small gestures on others. How a small card, a sweet note, and even a smile can change someones day and even perspective. 
Can you imagine if every day we all made one even tiny impact on someone else, how much better this crazy place would be?

Whether it's opening a door, saying hey to a stranger, telling someone how much they mean to you, and even just simply listening to someone.

It can be world changing. It just boggles my mind sometimes.

All it takes is us. You. Me. And everyone else you know. 

So why not?! I mean....what do we have to lose? All I do know is we have so dang much to gain.

Let's be the inspiration

the weekend the casino showed me who's boss

And that it did. I had never been to a casino before this weekend. I guess I've never really desired to go somewhere just to flush my money down the toilet. However, I always did wonder "what if" I went and won. I would pee myself most definitely. But then I remembered I was the most unlucky person on planet Earth.

So this weekend my family and myself went to where Jeff lives to watch little brother sing at state {which by the way was}.

Every day I wonder where in the world his voice came from and why I didn't get it. I would show you proof I didn't get it but then you'd probably never come back. I'm so proud of him though and he totally deserved that beaut of a medal he is wearing! {He made state every year!}

So we went to the casino Friday night after a few glasses of wine and Jeff's homemade tongue on fire stir fry. When I walked in it was definitely what I expected. People everywhere. No seats. Straight craziness. What I wasn't prepared for is what was about to happen to me.

Scene I:

Me: I'm playing the penny machines! Where are the penny machines?!

I find the penny machines and two open seats for Jeff & I.

I put my 20 dollars in and hope for the best.

I click on random buttons that I have no idea what they do and I watch my money go down down down in the matter of seconds. #$!%. Is that even physically possible? Yeah it is in a casino I guess.

Seriously, I think it took me a whole 2 minutes to lose 20 dollars. BOOM. gone.

I was done. I evil eyed the machine and told it THANK YOU for the .18 cents.

Scene 2:

Dad: How's it going over here?!

Me: I hate the casino. I just lost 20 dollars in 2 seconds.

Dad: Here let me try it.

In the matter of minutes Dad wins $45.

Really?! Really. That happened. Oh and then two seconds later the lady next to us won 300 dollars. THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS. And I won .18 cents. It was a pretty BS moment. However, they provided pop so I made sure to drink my 20 dollars worth I had just lost.

We all ended coming out 20 dollars under, which I say wasn't too bad in the book of gambling. It was a lot of fun and next time I'm definitely either going to just watch or save my change and be prepared to lose.

I must add another key event of the weekend.

My JAYHAWKS whooped up on our college rivals for the best victory in college basketball I've ever seen. However, my heart is steal recovering. If you follow me on twitter I'm sure you were cursing me in your head. My apologizes.

I wish I could repeat weekends like this one because I loved every little second of spending so much time with my family and Jeff.

Let's get this week started off RIGHT!

Friday, February 24, 2012

getting fit for lent

It's Friday and I think we all deserve a drink! I definitely need one.This has seriously been the longest week ever. Lucky for me, I get to spend the entire weekend with my crew. The whole crew.

Now for some lent updates. First of all I've got to tell you I never realized until Wednesday how flipping hard it was to not eat meat. Like, impossible. I felt like I starved myself all day long. Really? I really need to branch out of my foods! Obviously. 

Anyway, so the get fit for lent is only heading into day 3 so I don't really have much to say. I can show you my groceries for the week and some staples I use/will be using during lent! As the weeks go by I'll post healthy recipes I like, healthy food that tastes super amazing, and how I am dedicating all of this to Him! I mean, that is the point of it all right? 

Here my groceries from this week. Oh, and keep in mind...I'm on a tight budget so I can't get too crazy.  I keep it simple, yo.

Also keep in mind this was for like three days, and I already had sandwich thins and turkey at home.

For breakfast:

I usually have a Greek yogurt with granola or plain. Fast + Easy = Molly Style. I also like to eat a rice cake with pb and a sliced banana on top. Yummmmy. I tried overnight oats a few weeks back and totally failed. I will try again and see if I can get it taste like something better than cardboard.

For a snack:

I rock the almonds and usually a banana. Most of the time I am starving 10 seconds later so...looks like I need to think of some more :)

For lunch:

My lunch usually consists of a sandwich {turkey} plus a veggie and fruit. When I have them, I add a cheese stick to the mix too! By the way, check out this website for some AWESOME and healthy lunch ideas. I found this last night and am obsessed. You bet they hooked me on their containers. I'm too easy.

For dinner:

Well it's always a mystery. Lately I just have skipped it. Bad bad and more bad. That is one thing I hope to improve on during this time, making wholesome, healthy, and delicious dinners.

I cut my diet coke down to half a can a day {Because seriously let's get real...I can't just cold turkey give it up while using it to get me through the day with 10 and unders}

I heard vitamins are where it's at so I picked up these bad boys. I can't lie, I want to eat the entire container they are so darn good! I will let you know how I think they are helping/not helping. I am feeling more energetic but that could also be from eating healthier foods too.

So anyway, the point is I like to keep it simple and do what is easiest and works best for me. When I have my own place and own kitchen I know this will be way easier and I will be whipping up all sorts of concoctions. I like to think so, that is.

So join my best Lindsey & I through these 40 days of dedicating our health to God and feeling great! If y'all want we can always do a link up so we can motivate each other.

Either way HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!!!

Cheers. Or chugs. Whichever.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

wedding updates & lent

Wednesday always makes me smile because I swear once I get to Wednesday I feel like I can conquer the week. I think ohhh well tomorrow is Thursday and that's one day before Friday.....cake! So yay for Hump Day and it's wishful thinking.

I thought I'd share some wedding updates since it's been a coon's age since I've written about it and some exciting things have happened!

First things first, we registered to all three different places. Boy was that fun. Jeff had the scanner for Bed, Bath, & Beyond and I'm sure you can imagine how it all turned out. Let's just say there is a breathalyzer key chain on our registry. haha. We had a blast though and definitely don't think registering could get old very fast. New job? ;)

We also got our NEW Save the Dates in!! Vistaprint totally kicked booty and gave us our replacements for free. Love them & their service! Now it's time to stuff 200 envelopes and get to labeling away. Can't wait to get those babies out!

Another fun thing going down is our Bridal Shower! My aunt sent out the invites and this show is about to be on the road! So thankful for the best family a gal could ask for!

Now for the LENT update......

So as you may or may not have read in my Friday letter, this Lent some crazy stuff is going down. Instead of giving something up for 40 days, I am doing something for 40 days and dedicating it all to Him. My friend & I are teaming up to begin kicking fitness & healthy butt for the next 40 days. As well, we are training for the Color Run in June!

So for the next 40 days I will be eating better, exercising at least 30 minutes a day, and as well keeping a healthy mind.

We will post every Friday about how ups, downs, struggles, and triumphs as the weeks go by. We'd love others to get involved too so we can motivate each other and/or yell at each other to GET UP AND GET OUT THE DOOR!

Let the games begin! 

P.S. I promise I'll be responding and writing on blog soon...just pretty swamped at the moment! xoxo

Monday, February 20, 2012


I swear I am always learning.

Learning to be patient, kind, and accepting.

There are so many days I struggle with these. Days like today was one of them. Yup, definitely was. Molly grew her horns. I feel like I always try my very hardest to be a good person. To see good things in others, to not judge, and to pick others up. But I also know I am human. When I catch myself thinking bad, negative, and unhealthy thoughts I want to smack my own self upside the head.

Why do we do that? Why is it in our nature to judge? To unintentionally hurt feelings. To take our frustrations and insecurities out on others? Or heck maybe it's just me.

Every single time I get down I see myself taking it out on all the wrong people. I put down the ones I love, the ones who actually do care. I bring them down with them into this dark place even I don't want to be. Why? 

But each day I am learning. Learning to not let my stress and frustrations get the best of everyone around me and to just pray for help and guidance to get through each day, one at a time. I swear this is one thing I'm am quite awful at. I look at the future, instead of the present. I am realizing I just need to take it day by day, one situation at a time and everything little thing will be alright.

It's freaking hard, but it's nice to know I'm actually learning.

Makeover Monday {6}

Annnnnnnnnnd it's MONDAY! Makeover Monday is here to talk about one last beauty topic! Sadly the link-up button isn't working {I'm so sorry} so just leave a comment with your post so myself and others can check er' out!


Topic: Eyes Edition

One thing I will never leave naked going out in public is my eyes. Whether it is only mascara, only eyeliner, or etc I will not leave the house without something.

I first use the e.l.f. eye primer so my eye makeup stays on for quite a bit longer. Yes, I am obsessed with e.l.f. products right now, don't hate. If you are on a budget and want some good quality, yet great priced make up....seriously, e.l.f. is where it's at.

Next, I put on some Cover Girl perfect point plus eyeliner. This is by far my favorite eye liner I've used. I also currently use e.l.f. liquid eyeliner which I also really like. However, the CG eyeliner stays on longer I've got to say.

Then I put my Almay {for blue eyes} eye shadow on using my Mary Kay eyeshadow brush. My favorite part is it tells me exactly where to put it because obviously I stink at creating some eye magic. I need to venture out and get the NAKED palette and join the party.

This baby is what really seals the deal. Hands down favorite and only mascara I will wear. It is the times about one hundred. It never fails to make my lashes look longer and more full. Maybelline Falsies, my eyes and I thank you for your great quality!

Then I head out the door {usually late} and getting ready to tackle the day!

Hope y'all had a great and relaxing weekend, I know I did!

Friday, February 17, 2012

friday letters

Dear mom, You know I just can't get enough of you. Even when I am having a bad day, can't get out of bed because my pain is quite unbearable, you can still make me feel better from 120 miles away. Dear jeffrey, I am beyond excited to see you today and I honestly don't think you could get here fast enough. Put it in gear and get your bootay here! :) Dear ovaries, I hate you. Dear blog friends, I swear each and every day I am amazed by you all. Sometimes the support is so overwhelming and I just wish I could give adequate time and love to each of you. I just want you to know I appreciate you all so very, very much. Always. Dear blog, we are starting a new little adventure this coming Wednesday for lent. We are going to for real get healthy this time. Not fast, but slow and surely. The right way. You can't climb a mountain in a day, baby {okay maybe some people can}. The posts will start rolling in each Friday about the progress. I hope we can get this done because we have a partner in crime doing it with us, Lindsey. Also, when my camera comes in the mail you will not be left naked anymore. It will happen soon, I promise. Dear future husband, You just make my heart smile. 

Love always,


Thursday, February 16, 2012

a few things to note

First of all, Happy Friday Eve. It really couldn't get here any sooner.

So this post is going to be all sorts of random. Like you are surprised, I know.

1.) I went to bed at 9:00 PM last night. Maybe even a little before. You know what I think about that? Heavenly. Parent-Teacher conferences straight I had them again tonight and I just think I might make it to 9:05 PM if I am lucky. Whew.

2.) You know when I was all boo hooing about Valentine's Day on Tuesday? Well Fiance and I decided to meet half way, which is only a little over an hour for both of us. So in conclusion I did not have to have Valentine's Day without him, and we had dinner at Applebees. And if you didn't know {probably not} right after we got engaged we ate some appetizers and had beers there because this girl wanted some boneless wings right that very second {don't ask}. So yup, it's kind of part of us now! Plus, 15 minute wait on V-Day? I'll take it!

3.) I'm sorry this is a little inappropriate. I'm also sorry that it had me rolling. If you have never had one of these you just won't understand.
Source: via Molly on Pinterest

4.) I'm over at Holly's today talking about some wedding planning, hope you stop by and show her some love!

5.) I realized tonight how truly big of an impact teacher's have. I obviously knew this before, but sometimes people just reaffirm for me how much we do matter. That we do change children's lives and have a large impact on them daily. It's our choice how much we make of that time.

Hope everyone has a lovely day and I seriously cannot even wait for tomorrow.

A much needed day off with lots of papers, planning, and productiveness. Yaaaa buddy!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

pinteresting kind of day

I haven't joined in on the Pinteresting fun in awhile so I thought I'd link up with the gorgeous Michelle and make an appearance!


Of course, like most people in the world now, I am obsessed {to say it lightly} with pinterest. I am on it at least once every day. I love it mostly because it makes me think I'm creative, have style, and the best cook on the planet.

It has also given me 500 bazillion wedding ideas. I hear man now wives saying they wish they would have been able to use pinterest when they were planning. I have to  be honest and say it at times give me too many ideas. Too many options. And too many things are just plain awesome. So therefore, my undecesive self can't decide on anything because I love it all!

Anyway, here we goooooooo {in the honor of the BL commercial}

Source: via Molly on Pinterest

Source: via Molly on Pinterest

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

and the greatest is love

Even though I am kind of bitter that on Valentine's Day I don't get to spend it with my love, I suppose I'll suck it up and still spread the love.

This is the first Valentine's Day we have ever had apart and not going to lie, it sucks a big one. But like I said, I won't be Ms. Grinch {at least least try not to! :)}

Instead of sharing the {nonexsistent} plans I have for this day of love, I will share my thoughts about the good ol 'L' word. I mean. The word we all use so very often. "I love that shirt." "I love my family." "I am so in love with you." You know, that word that keeps on giving.

I feel sometimes I take advantage of the word. And sometimes I feel like I take advantage of being full, truly, unconditionally loved by my family and fiance. I realized today {as many other days as well} that some people don't know that feeling. Some children may have never felt the love of a parent, and maybe just the opposite. It truly breaks my heart. The smiles I saw  from the kids today {even though they were cray cray all day} were pretty great. Truly appreciated. And I don't know one child that left the classroom unhappy today. They were simply full of love {and sugar}.

So today I just want to take some time to shed love to everyone, and especially those who don't get enough of it. As well I want to give a little extra love to everyone in my life who shows me such great love.  And to my fiance,  who I know hates being apart on the day of love just as much as I do. Someone better have themselves one heck of a Valentine's dinner date for me :)

Happy Valentine's Day to all you.

You all {not kidding} hold a special little place in my heart.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Makeover Monday {5}'s Monday, again. Yes, we are still doing Makeover Monday and not giving up even though only four people linked up last week {thank you gals!}. You bet we are dedicated! :)

So hopefully some of y'all join Katie & myself for Makevoer Monday: Lips edition. You know those lips you are going to smooch someone with tomorrow for the epic Hallmark Holiday? Yup. Those!

So let's do it....

I'm going to be honest, I never...ever...ever...ever wear lipstick. Nope, can't do it. Every single lipstick I have tried either makes me look like a {scary} clown or comes off in a matter of seconds. How do y'all pull the look off? Jealous.

I'm more of a lip gloss/lip tint gal. I like my lips to shine. And most importantly I want them soft. I have tried about 5 bazillion of these in my life time {as well as lost about 4.99 bazillion} and there are a few that stick out that I just keep using.

For softness

Burt's Beeswax


Nivea {My fav. is the vanilla}

For shine

Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss
For color

e.l.f. super glossy lip shine {watermelon}

e.l.f. glossy gloss {dragon fruit}

What are your favorite lip products?! Please do tell us!

And don't forget to link-up next Monday to talk about EYE products!

Here's a big smooch to y'all!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

big kid

You know what I realized tonight?

That I am going to be a "big kid" like all sorts of fast like. I mean, it's coming in...quick. I sort of forget that life won't always be exactly as it is now and has been the past four years. I realized this when I found a job posted that I absolutely wanted. So bad. 4th grade position at a great elementary school. Count me in!

That was the first time I realized that I am growing up. Not only with my job, but I am getting married. In 6 months. We will be getting our first place together in about 5 months. I will change my name. Luckily, I will probably act this age {you are only as old as you feel...right?}for most likely forever...but it's just so crazy for me to think about it...and exciting.

Everything will be changing. And I welcome that change, even though I'm sure knowing my no likey change self it will be hard at first. Now if only some little miracle would happen and I'd get the job. Now that...would be a heck of a wedding present!

So send good vibes to this elementary school and pray for miracles. A miracle is exactly what it would be. A girl can dream right?!

I hope everyone has an amazing weekend!

I'm heading to the homestead & can't wait to spend time with my loves.

it's okay

Wowza I'm a link up fool this week. Regular blogging will be back in the near future! But since this link-up is all sorts of fun I'm joining Neely & Amber for It's Okay Thursday.

It's A. Okay....

That considering all craziness yesterday, I feel extremely relieved about our new wedding date and it will make our lives in many ways easier being a week earlier. Ya, I didn't think of this in the midst of my break down yesterday.

That our new day is 8.4.12!! No more odd number,  yahoo!

That I can't think of a valentines present for the life of me. seriously, can not.

That I haven't bought a dress for a wedding I'm going to this....friday. dang.

To say you are going to get "a lot" done every single night and never get anything done.  Story of my life.

That blogging just makes me all sorts of happy each and every single day.

That after hearing that your skin ages 7 days every time you don't wash your face I have been washing mine every single night religiously. You bet your ace I won't let this skin age THAT much. Speaking of, Johnson & Johnson: Purpose face wash is where it's at! Thanks Lindsey!

That I almost, ALMOST, spent .99 on an iphone app to make my background look all snazzy.

What are you OKay with?

P to the S  thank you for all of your comments, tweets, etc the past few days as I was down and out. Y'all never stop rocking my socks off!

Its Ok Thursdays

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

being tested

There are so many times that I can recall that I am tested. Tested for what I believe in and am all about. So many times on this blog I try to stay positive and always looking at the best in situations. Sometimes, however, it is just plain hard to follow my own advice.

Yesterday I got a call from my mom that was a little, or sorta really upsetting at the time.

She told me that our wedding reception venue was suddenly sold out of nowhere and they were turning it into a fitness club. Therefore, no wedding reception for Molly and Jeff.

As well, the other venue in our town was reserved for that day. No August 11th for Molly and Jeff. So you can imagine how I was feeling. Upset. Down. Frustrated. Annoyed. Angry.  Not going to lie, the tears were rolling and rolling fast. Right when everything was coming together, something like that decided to happen. Sometimes I just think I'm being tested. Tested on how I will react to certain situations. How I will handle the challenges and the up and downs. The first thing I did was....well almost have a heart attack, cry, and then pray. Pray for strength and patience, as I know for darn sure I was going to need it.

Luckily, talking to Jeff and my mom calmed me down and I was able to sort of see the light in the situation. The small glimmer that was there. Even though the save the dates {anyone want 200 pictures of us ;)-haha} are done, my mom's present was bought, and the newspaper announcement there really wasn't much else that was paid for that depended on the date. Thankfully. Btw, I was totally way more dramatic earlier so I'm glad I wrote this when I calmed down. I know that it could have been a bazillion times worse. It could have been in July when we found out and then hell...I don't even know. So I'll count my blessings and move on.

I also would like to pretty please with a big scoop of peppermint ice cream ask y'all to please pray for us todayas we find out if the church is available for the previous weekend. I am praying so hard it's not even funny.  I know in the long run God will work his plans, and everything will work out exactly as it should. Like we all say, everything happens for a reason....right? Just kind of hard for me to understand in the moment of things. Okay, really hard.

I also wanted to give a lovely ol' shout out to my mom, dad, and Jeff. My mom has been so helpful through all of this and has done everything in her power to help me plan our big day. In many cases she has done more than me. I owe her everything. When she found this out she immediately checked on the dj and cake lady. Of course they were booked so she found two others. Jeff called the photographer {I was a hot mess at this point} and made sure the previous weekend was available. And my dad, well he comforted my mom as she had to deal with the whole mess first. I love them all with all that I have and am so damn thankful to have such great people in my life. I really can't say that enough, and I mean it with all that I am. My family completes me. Plain and simple. & of course thanks to my friends and y'all who supported me when I was in mid freak out mode!

Love you all!

Hopefully everyone has a HAPPY HUMP DAY!

Oh & good news....My dress is supposed to be in on Feb 29th! Yippee! Better start getting my hard core workout on.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

our love story

Today I'm going to share our love story. Linking up with the gorgeous Becky {one of my very favorite bloggers} for this one!

 1. How long have you and your significant other been together?
We are getting exact here. 3 years 3 months and six days. We have been together every since the very day we met and haven't separated since then.

2. How did you meet? {What's your "love" story?}
You can see how we met here. However, to sum it up, I met him {unknowingly} at the ticket office at our college when I was picking up my football tickets for the season. I left wondering if I'd ever see him again. I then officially met him my sophomore year of college at a bar. And yes, I was sipping on some whiskey & cokes because we had just beat our rivals. It was fate at it's finest.

3. If married, how long have you been married? If not, is this the guy you hope to marry? {do tell}

Not married but getting married on August 11, 2012! Oh and to answer the question...ya I kind of hope to marry the guy ;)

4. If you are married, where did you get married at? Big or small wedding?  If not, where would you like to get married? And will it be big or small?

We are getting married in my home town {which is very small} but our wedding is going to be decent sized. For some reason when you live in a small town you know WAY more people. Plus, your teachers and coaches seem to even be apart of your family. Our guest list of families so far is about 180.

5. Do you have any nick-names that you call one another? Do share!

Well he usually calls me babe, baby, honey, Moll, and that's about it.
For him I usually just call him whatever I am feeling at the time. Most common are babe, Jeffy, Jeffro. Sounds way lame writing them out. haha. They are mostly used in text and babe in person.

6. Name 3 things you love most about your honey.

I guess these three things are kind of obvious but..

1.) He 100% has my back.
2.) He literally is my very best friend.  He loves me just for me, sweats and t-shirt included.
3.) He has the kindest and most full heart.

7. Tell us how he proposed? Or your ideal proposal?

You can check out the engagement weekend here! All I've got to say is Rockefeller Center Rooftop!

8. Is he a flowers and teddy bear kind of guy for v-day, or strawberries, champagne, and rose petals?

One thing that actually really attracted me to him since the beginning of our relationship was his creativity and making things meaningly, and not just "traditional, expected" things. He has always made Valentines Day, birthdays, and any holiday...special. He usually makes homemade cards with a gift and flowers to go with it. Last year was one of my favorites, you can read that here.
9. Are you a sunset dinner on the beach kind of girl, or pop a movie in and relax on the couch?

Well, I'm all about the beach but that just isn't quite possibly around these parts. I'm more like a dinner at the lake kind of girl I guess you could say. I also love just relaxing and watching a movie just enjoying each others company. Those are some of my favorite nights. However, popcorn needs to be included. Oh and maybe some skittles too. ;)

10. Tell us one thing you'd like to do with your significant one day. If you could do anything? Go anywhere?

One thing I'd like to do with my man is travel outside the country. Preferably to Italy or Ireland. Or anywhere for that matter. I also want to jump out of a plane with that man, we shall see if I ever get the "balls". We were thinking about actually doing that for our save the dates. Jumping out of a plane, that is. We were going to hold our wedding date in the air on signs and say something about "falling for each other". Straight cheesiness. Then we realized it would be physically impossible. Too bad.

11. Tell us what you plan on doing on this Valentine's Day.

That's a good question. Since we both work all week and live two hours apart, I'm not sure how it will work out. Mr. Fiance said he would try to take the next day off so we could spend at least Valentine's night together. Crossing my fingers on that one.

12. Are you asking for anything this Valentine's day?

Nope, never really have. I think it makes it more special when the gifts actually mean something. I really just hope to get a day with him. Since we live 2 hours apart and V-Day is on a Tuesday and we both makes things a little more challenging.

13. Give us one piece of advice of keeping a relationship strong and full of love. 

Communication and being best of friends. If both are open and honest with their communication then there will never be any guesses or surprises. My advice? love with all you have.

14.  Show us a picture of what love means to you.

And that's how M + J became one...or well, almost one :)

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