Friday, March 4, 2016

Five on Friday

I'm so glad it's finally Friday! The weekend is almost here, even if I do have to work tomorrow.
Today I'm linking up with Liz for 5 on Friday.

One: Four weeks from tomorrow I'm celebrating my 30th birthday! While Zach and I were out and about last night we went to Target and they had some of their party supplies on clearance. I got some cute plates and gold tablecloths for my party and some other decorations to match my theme.


Two: My friend Ted started working at the same company I work at this week and I'm so excited for him. He worked at his last job for over 12 years and was well overdue to get out of there. I'm really excited he was able to get hired on at my company, and potentially have a career instead of a job. 

Three: The weather next week is supposed to be in the 60's and near 70. I'm really hoping it sticks around, but living in Ohio I never expect the weather to stay the same for long, especially in March. 


Four: I'm obsessed with Sinful Colors SinfulShine nail polish. It's their gel nail polish and they have so many neat colors. I have about 7 different colors, but there are more that I want. I feel like this polish lasts better than the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel. And it's cheaper than most others. 

Five: I've been trying to get back into blogging more regularly. I'm working on a new design for this place and I have so many post ideas I want to do in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Busy Weekends

Sometimes the busy weekends are more fun than the laid back weekends.
Each day this weekend had something going on.
Friday, after getting off at 5, I met up with our friends Ted and Bridgette at the mall and tried this new gourmet hot dog place.
via google images
It was delicious! I just got a basic hot dog with cheese, but they have a mac and cheese one I want to try.
Afterwards we went back to our apartment. Zach and I had planned to rearrange our living room on Saturday, but Ted, Bridgette and I were pretty energized and decided to move everything Friday night.
Of course, I didn't get any before pictures. Before we moved everything, most of the furniture was situated on one end of the room and kind of cramped. Now, we switched the direction of the room and it's so much more roomier and bright! We still have some things to hang on the walls, but I love how it looks now.

Saturday was pretty laid back until the evening. Zach got us tickets to Wright State's Rowdy Gras. We had never been before so I was interested in seeing what it was all about. 
We walked in and there were purple, green, and yellow balloons everywhere. Around the room were a lot of gambling tables, and there was a dance floor and a prize table. 
During check-in we each received $25,000 in Rowdy Bucks and two drink tickets. After filling up on cheese cubes, mac and cheese bites, chicken wings, and King cake, we made our way around the room. Zach gambled all his money away, but I suck at gambling so I held on to my money for the prize table. 
We danced and during most songs they were giving away poker chips to those dancing. At the end of the night any money we had left over we traded in for raffle tickets for the prize table. I ended up with 9 tickets and I split them between 3 different prizes, but I didn't win any of them.

Sunday was another laid back day. Fuller House came out on Netflix on Friday so I watched the whole season. Sunday night I went over to my brother's and sister's apartment and we hung out, ate pizza and played a game.

It was a nice relaxing way to end the weekend. Especially when it's now overtime week and I work this Saturday.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Indianapolis

Erin shared this post on Twitter last week, and Amanda really hit the nail on the head with how my blogging has been. I mean, this post should have been posted two weeks ago. Anyway, moving on.

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Two weeks ago I had one of the most spontaneous weekends I’ve had in a looong time!

Saturday night around 11, my friend Bridgette called me and asked if I wanted to go on an adventure to Indianapolis. We didn’t have to work Sunday and I didn’t have any real plans that day, so I said of course!
Her and our friend Ted showed up at our apartment around 11:30 that night, we got some things ready and left around midnight. Zach originally wasn’t going to join us because he was scheduled to work Sunday, but he moved some things around and got to come with us!
Ready for adventure! Can you guess which one is mine?
After stopping at Bridgette’s house, we made our way to Indianapolis.
We ended up getting there around 2:30am and went to some 24 hour stores to waste time until more things opened. At 5:30 one of the Starbucks opened so we went there and got coffee and hung out for awhile. We wanted to see the sunrise, but it was too cloudy to see anything.
Apples and Apples To Go at Starbucks

As things started opening up, we went to the Indianapolis Speedway Museum, the Circle Centre Mall in Downtown Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Art Museum, and various other places. 
It was a such a fun and full day of exploring and going with the flow.
Indianapolis Speedway Museum
The books were right inside the main entrance of the Indianapolis Art Museum.
I took the others inside the museum of the outside art, since it was freezing outside.



After exploring Indianapolis and using every last bit of our energy, we made our way home.

It was such great trip. We may have been a little tired due to lack of sleep, but we made the best of it.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Mitch Albom

Zach’s favorite author is Mitch Albom. You may know him from Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, and many other books. 
A few months back Zach found out that he was going to be in Columbus in December, so of course he jumped at the chance to see him and bought tickets. One of my vacation days I split up and used a half day to go with him, and I am so glad I did!

Mitch Albom was going to be at a local high school, so Zach and I took our time going to Columbus. (I-70 is awful, and we were going up close to rush hour time.) 
We stopped for dinner on the way and made it to the high school with plenty of time to spare. For this event, Mitch Albom was giving away copies of his newest book to the first 300 people. When Zach and I arrived we were probably in the 60’s and we received our books when walking into the auditorium.

Mitch Albom was great. He talked about his new book and what all he did during the writing of the book. He answered a lot of questions about all of his books, and then he had a book signing at the end. Zach had brought 4 of his other books to have him sign them, along with his new one and I got my new one signed.

The whole evening was nice. It was a laid back kind of evening, and something we don’t normally do. Of course, we took multiple selfies.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Mini Vacation

The week before Thanksgiving my friend Bridgette and I had planned to go to Disney World. 
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we were unable to go.
However, we both still had the time off work. 
I ended up moving a day or two to accommodate other things, so I only had 3 days off, but still, time off work is time off work.

My first day off I treated myself to breakfast at Bob Evans then enjoyed a lazy day of Netflix. 

The next day Bridgette and I had a movie day. 
She came over and we watched a few movies and did facials and she stayed the night because we planned to go to Cincinnati the next day.

Friday, Zach took the day off work and we all three went to Cincinnati. 
We ate brunch at IHOP, shopped at a local mall, then met up with another friend for drinks.
#lifegoals

We went to a bar that was kind of like a novelty place, it was based around arcade games and had all kinds of old school arcade games you could actually play. We found the Pac-Man game and played many, many rounds before we finished our “Hulk Hogan” drinks and left.

Around 1am we started to make the trek home. On the way home we stopped for some food and at a local outdoor shopping center and take Christmas tree pictures.

Saturday, we slept in until noon (seeing as how we only got home at 3am) and I made waffles for brunch. The rest of the day was Netflix and chill.

Sunday, my father-in-law hosted Thanksgiving at his house, and it was nice be able to relax and spend the afternoon with family to wrap up my mini vacation.