Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year, New Me!

Hey Bloggy Friends!

I have been super super bad at blogging the last few months! As most of you now I started working at Old Navy and this time of year is crazy in retail! I have been getting a TON of hours! And that is great!
Starting next week I am down to 2 shifts a week for the next 2 months. Were just gonna be that slow. But you know, I think its gonna be a good thing! I have loved working and all, but I have sorta lost myself, so know I can get back on bored! And what a better time to do that then the New Year!

Since I will be getting so less hrs I have been trying to look for other things as well! I LOVE working at Old Navy and will not quite that, I just need something to fill in off hrs! I am sending my resume into Braums! There looking for managment! And I applied at a new store coming into our mall called Earthbound Trading Company! So we shall see!
I am also going to be sitting down this next week and writing out goals for my Pampered Chef and how I will fullfill them! I plan on making more money with it this year!

So since the new year is tomorrow, I thought I would share with you some of my goals for the year!

1. Work out and eat heathyer ( my mom and I are doing this together! )
2. Blog at least 3 times a week! ( ive missed blogging so much! )
3. Write my book!
4. Get started on my 101 in 1001 days List ( you can see it in my above link! )

I may have more as I think about it, I prolly will! Ill update yall on it! But my 101 in 1001 days kinda has allot of it in it!

I will be doing a post here soon about some of my Christmas gifts and such!

Happy New Years to all who are still with me out there! :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Yep! Its my 23rd Birthday!

Im not sure, but after 21 it just felt like another year. Maybe its the fact that the next "big" birthday is what 30, or is it 50? Im not sure. You get all excited at 16, and then 18, and the 21. But after that, ehhh, im not sure!
Dont get me wrong, I love my birthday and all! Allready this morning I have gotten 34 birthday wishes on facbeook! And I love each person for it. But its not some big thing anymore!
One of those times when you wish you could be a kid again! :)

So Happy Birthday to me! Have some cupcakes Blogger Friends!

Ive been blogging for 2yrs and am now 23! WOW! Allot has happend in all that time!

On to a few other things!

We have are Christmas stuff all up in our house! Well, I must say, we have had it up since before Thanksgiving! I love Christmas! I start playing Christmas music in July! LOL! No, but for real i do! :)
I need to finish a few more Christmas decorating stuff in my room, but were good to go! I'll post pictures here soon!

And I have a small something for all of you!
I started working at Old Navy and right now we are emloyees were giving cards to hand out to family and friends! There redeemable at any Old Navy from the 15th to the 21st! And you get 30% off your order when you use it! If anyone would like one I would be glad to send you one! Just email me at cooking4him at gmail dot com and give me your address!

Well, Ill be off for now!
Pictures of birthday to come!

Monday, December 5, 2011

I am Alive!

Good Monday Morning dear blogger friends...well, if anyone is still with me that is! :)

I have been gone from the blogging world for so long if your still with me I would love to hear from you! I am going to try and be better at blogging! Need to learn to juggle my new job and everything else in life!

Well, my 23rd birthday is tomorrow! WOW! How the year has flown by! It seems like just yesterday I was turning 22 and helping my sister pull her wedding together! Crazy how time fly's!

Most of you have heard that I am going to be an Auntie! Well, Friday my sister had her sonogram and I found out I am going to have a Niece! I am super excited! I got her a cute little dress and am putting it in the Christmas box to send up to them! I am trying to keep myself from not buying everything I see for her :)

Work at Old Navy is going great! I love it! The only down side is the 45min drive to work! And some days we get things done fast and they cut my hrs, and thats hard when i live so far away!

Well, I am going to close for now! I WILL be back with more!


Friday, November 18, 2011

Bad Blogger Here!

If your a bad blogger raise your hand! Ya, both of mine are up! I have been HORRIBLE at blogging! But tonight I am sitting down and doing some post up to shedual! Organization is the key!

Things have been crazy at work! Any retail is crazy this time of year, but were Old Navy and were just plain cool! LOL!

Wednesday and Thursday I worked early morning shippment! Both days we were only suppost to get 8 thousand items in and we got 11thousand! So we have been swamped with stuff!
I went in 2hrs early today to try and help them get caught back up! Its been that crazy!

So I am joining in on several swaps this holiday and I was like, how in the heck am I gonna keep track of all these and work!? And then I relized I have this amazing Erin Condren planner and I need to use it to its max! So I have been keeping ALL that in there! Its my best friend these days!

Ok another randum things. I was homeschooled all my life, so I have never had to work with a locker! Well, at work we all have lockers, and I cannot for the life of me get it down! It takes me 5min to open the stupid thing! I swear it will not get the best of me, but some days! Gahhh!

Tonight after I got off work my family stopped by the mall and we did a bit of shopping! I stopped and drooled over the rings at Kay's! I wish I wish I Wish!

Well, on a final note, With the Thanksgiving Holiday coming up my job is getting crazy busy, so Would anyone be interested in being a guest blogger?? I would love you forever! I would be glad to blog for you as well!
Please let me now ASAP! I need something SOON!


Friday, November 11, 2011

Its a LOVELY Friday!

Hey Dear Blogger Friends!

Life has been CRAZY around here! I am finally catching my breath and able to post! I think I am going to have to do allot of scheduled post so I can keep up with blogging and all! :)

If you read my post below you have found out that I got a new job at Old Navy! I am just a seasonal hire right now, but there looking to keep on allot of people!
I have been enjoying it allot! This week I have worked Wednesday and Thursday 6:30 to 11:30! That is the shipping team! We get a massive truck of shipment in! The boxes just come packed with anything and everything! We unload them, hand the stuff, and get it out on the sales floor! Its crazy fast pace!
I work tomorrow as well 4 to close! I am excited cause Im scheduled for 25hrs next week! I hope to pick up some extra shifts as well!
Since I have early morning shifts Starbucks has become my best friend!

And I love that the Christmas Cups are out!

In other news...Look what came in the other day!!

I am just LOVING it!

It goes EVERYWHERE with me! I am still learning how to use it to the max!

I have a photo shoot in town this afternoon! I am super excited for it! Its going to be a Fall and Christmas themed one! Its a young couple who are friends of mine! Im also gonna do her maternity shoot for her then too!

Well, Im off friends!


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I have NEWS!

I am still here fellow bloggers! The earthquakes and Tornado's here in the Lovely state of Oklahoma have not taken me down yet!

I must say, I did feel both those earthquakes, it was kinda weird and cool all at the same time. But yet, that's not my news! And no, I do not have a boyfriend and am not getting married, just to stop that rumor right now before it even gets started! LOL!

Some of you may now in other post that I don't mind my job that I have, but I really am wanting something different! Well, this past Saturday I got that!
Last Thursday I filled out a TON of online applications: Starbucks, Gap, Old Navy, Cato's extra. On Friday Old Navy called me back! There hiring seasonal for now, but wanting to keep on some! I went in for an interview Saturday and was given the job right then and there!
I spent 2 to 6 on Sunday in training and then 7 to 10 in a store wide meetings! Lets just say im whooped right now! LOL!
I start my first shift tomorrow! 6:30 am to 11:30 am! I am working the shipment shift! My job is 45min from me so that means a 5am morning! Oh well! I work same shift Thursday and then from 11:30 to 3pm I have training on the Sales floor! Saturday I work 4pm to close!
I am hoping to pick up extra shifts as I go and really make my paycheck count!
So that's my exciting news!


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Happy Day!


Its that time of the week for my Happy List!

One thing that makes me happy are these pictures below!
Yes, I am going to make some tonight with the siblings! I WILL TAKE PICTURES!

I am excited because I picked up 2 new CD's this weekend! The new Casting Crowns CD Come To The Well, and the new Joe Jonas CD Fastlife!

I am happy because I joined in the cool 101 in 1001 List Swap! And I made a list too! I have never done that before! You can go HERE to see my list and my progress! I do not have 101 things in my list yet, but Im almost there!

I am happy because I was able to snag an awesome Erin Cohnran deal and got my Life Planner ordered yesterday for only $20! I will post pictures when it comes in :)


Monday, October 24, 2011

Erin Condren!!!!!!

Many if not all of you allready now who Erin Condren is or allready have some of her stuff! I found out who she was after blogging world blew up with her stuff! And by that time the sale was over and I could not pull out $50 no matter how nice the stuff was :(

The sale is back! I just ordered my day planner today and for only $20!

How you may ask?

Well, I would love to share this deal with my sweet bloggy friends!

You get $50 worth of Erin Condren products for $25.00! And if you sign up with my referal link below you get $5 in Plum Bucks so you pay $20!
The link for the sale is HERE!

This is my referal link! I would be very very very happy if you would use it! You get $5 in Plum Bucks if you do! :)

Let me know if you got this great deal!
Your welcome :)


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Happy Happy Happy!

Linking up today with:




Its Tuesday and I am excited to talk about all the "Happy" in my life right now!

The first thing that had me smiling this morning was my bank account! Yes, you read right! Last month I sold around $900 in Pampered Chef stuff! So my commission check went in today! Its the largest I have ever done! I am really starting to feel like I can really move my business! I so love my job!

I got a new Day Planner last night! I would so LOVE one of the amazing once everyone here on the blogging world got way back when, but I dont have the money for one, so I went to Wal-Mart and found one I liked! I am super excited to get even more organized then before!
Do you have any tips for me? Like highlighting diffrent things diffrent colors, sticky notes, or whatever?

Called a place this morning that does a Bridal Fair in Lawton every January and found out they do not have a Pampered Chef Consultant for that day and would love one! So I am super excited to set up a booth there in 2012!

A friend from Texas called me Sunday and said she was coming to visit me this Friday! I cannot wait! I think the 2 younger siblings and I will take her to Bricktown!

Its been chilly around here! This makes me super happy! Being born in the North and all, there are times I do love the cold! And here in OK we dont get that allot! Its fun that it is feeling like Fall!

Also, Welcome to any new people reading from the above link ups and Mingle Monday! (yes, I am a day late!) Hope you stay and have some fun! Leave me a comment, I'll be glad to comment back!


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Friday, October 7, 2011

Its Friday..Confessing!

Its that time of the week again! Time to Confess!


I CONFESS..... I am super excited that I dont have anything going on this Saturday and I can sleep in. But I was just told there may be an opening at a Cancer Awarness place to sell my Pampered Chef for charity! And I am so tired but Im fine with doing that if it comes up!

I CONFESS.... I got both my Swap Packages in and my 2 out! I loved them both! Dont you just love snail mail!?

I CONFESS....Im still over a month away from Hosting my 31 Gifts Party but im allready making up my wish list! LOVE there stuff!

I CONFESS... I actually want the cold weather to get here! I want to wear my sweaters and be cold some!

I CONFESS.....I am very happy sitting here in the office, behind a divider, on my lap top as I have been misplaced from my desk, listening to the group thats in talking in there small group time, with a very large black Austilian Shepard asleep on the floor beside me, as I type this too!

I CONFESS....I am VERY randum..see above :)

I CONFESS..... Social Spark is allot of fun! I have done one blog post for them and have 1 other to work on! Still waiting on payment but its been really easy!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Happy List!

I have found yet ANOTHER link up that I just love!


This link up is amazing because it makes me take my focus of all the crap in my life and look for the Happy!
It is also amazing because it is hosted by one amaing lady!
She blogs over here:


She is so much fun! Her blogs are very fun to read and she has several other amazing link-ups!

Now...On to my Happy List!

1. I am so happy that I am FINALLY getting over this cold! I missed my bloggy world but I was in bed for almost all last week! So glad to be better!

2. I had my first carmel apple of the season last night! YUM!

3.I was NOT excited about work today, but Im sitting at my desk drinking a warm spiced apple cider, Im happy now :)

4. My parents get vacation on the 15th to the Beach and I am keeping the kids! We are gonna have a BLAST!

5.I finally got my 2 swag packages out in the mail! I cant wait to hear how my partners like them! I LOVE SWAPS!

6. I had an amazing skype date with a friend of mine from AZ last night! Come to find out, she got to talk to Prince Harry! Yes, the Prince Harry! She works at the Luke Airforce Base and he was there training! Crazy! LUCKY!

Well....I am out for now!

Dont forget, this link up offically starts for Tuesdays Next week! But you can link up today as well!


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday's Coffee!


Its Tuesday! And that means its coffee day!

If we were really having coffee this is what I would be drinking and this is were we would be sitting!

Yes, that is Paris! You coming with me?

Since were having coffee, I'll just spill a little today!

I am in need of a friend to go drink coffee with and talk about life! But since I dont have one for real here, I'll use you my amazing bloggy friends!

Life has been, weird, crazy, I dont now! I have so many mixed emoutions in my head!
I am a MAJOR people person, and I have like no friends around here were I live! I had 2, and the one moved hours away, and the other is moving an hour away! Yes, not far but I cant just go hang out whenever! I want friends around me so bad! Or even friends that live close enought that I could see every once in a great moon!
I feel kinda lonely. Yes, I love my family, and I live with them and all, but friends are diffrent. You know what I mean?
My dream would be to find a bloggy friend in Oklahoma and be able to meet up for coffee and other fun once in a while! Ya, keep dreaming, I know!
My sister had a sono yesterday! She is only 9 weeks but her doc was worried about a few things so they did one! She sent me a pictures! Made me smile! Baby's heartbeat is strong! No problums!
Even thou that made me smile, its still added to the stuff in my head! Somedays I wished I lived closer to her. Sigh, why cant life be fair! :)
Another thing going through my head, well, it does it allot, is being single. Dont get me wrong, Im learning to love it and use it like crazy. But still, all my friends are getting married and yada yada! I know that the perfect guy will come along when its time, its just hard to wait some days!

Sorry for all the rain clouds today. You guys dont need a downer :(

On another note before I go I started another blog, and am trying to post over there more, I just got it updated and all! You can go check it out below!


Friday, September 23, 2011

Im Confessing!


I CONFESS.......I am MAJORLY excited about my Pampered Chef booth I have up tomorrow! Wish me luck!

I CONFESS....... I want to go to NYC next year and get Broadway Tickets to see this show with this person!

I CONFESS...I about killed a few horses yesterday! They got out TWICE! And it was cold, wet, rainy AND muddy!

I CONFESS...I get super excited when I see I have comments on my blog! Is that weird?

I CONFESS...... I am STILL listening to The Jonas Brothers Music. And yes, I am a Jo Bro Fan.
(no im not the screaming, 16 year old girl, have to meet them or im gonna die fan!)
Someone out there please tell me 2 things! One, You are a fan of something thats not really in your age group
and two
That after looking at this pictures you cant say there not cute :)


Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Im linking up to:

For the first time! I am super excited!

So today I went with sweets that I have pinned :)

Dont they all just look so yummy!

Ok bloggy friends, I need your help!

I am sorta starting up a small side buisness! Selling cookies, cake balls, and pies! Also other sweets!
I allready have a ladie in my area buying several dozen cookies from me!

I am trying to come up with a name! Here is were I need help!
I was thinking Joanna's Sweet Shop! Or Joanna's Sweet Tooth. But Im not sure! Does anyone have any other ideas??


Friday, September 16, 2011

Confess Friday!


I CONFESS........
I tweeted a Happy Birthday to Nick Jonas today! Yes I am a Nick Jonas or Jonas Brothers fan!

I CONFESS.........
The rain and the gloomy feel of outside has made me happy! It makes it feel like fall and I can finally start using my Secreat Wonderland Bath and Body Works Scent again!

I CONFESS.........
I found a Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcake recipe on pinterest and I plan on making them! I'll post when I get it done!

I CONFESS.........
I wanted to open an Etsy store, I just need to get my act together and get stuff made to put up!

I CONFESS..........
I am SUPER excited that I can pull my hoodies and sweaters back out!

I CONFESS..........
I really Really REALLY want to do a bloggy meet up someday soon! If anyone is in the Oklahoma City area hollor at me!

I CONFESS........
Whenever im in Oklahoma City I go to Bricktown and stop by The Candy Company and get a pound of candy!

What do you confess? LINK UP!


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