September 6, 2011

     So, it's me AGAIN! It's been just about a month since my last post. =( In that post, I talked how I hoped that I would be blogging more...as you can see, that didn't happen. Hopefully now I can get back on track with this.
     Anyways, I actually cleaned up some today (suprise, suprise) & cooked dinner! No, I'm not sick..I don't think...my nose is a little runny though! haha. JK. I even done a little laundry also. And of course I had to get in a little shopping. I was just browsing around on Etsy & found this beauty!! Can't wait to get it & hang it on my door!! If you want to check out more wreaths from this shop just go here.



     What have you found on Etsy lately???

August 7, 2011

It's been too long!

     I know it's been forever. I started to feel guilty beause I haven't blogged in so long. I was doing great for a while & then I let it fall through the cracks. I thought that when I finished school, I would have more time to blog. Honestly, I didn't do much of anything besides relax for those few weeks before I started work. I also thought that I would have a more stable schedule at work & it would be good for my blogging because I could get a schedule going. Boy was I wrong all together! Anyway, I'm back & hopefully for good.
     I want to blog to capture the little things that are going on in my life. I have a bad memory or at least it seems that way to me. So, I want a way to keep up with everything & I think blogging is a good way to do that. I'm going to try & not focus on my "stats" & how many followers I have anymore. I'm doing this blog for me & one day my family to look back on. I'm going to try & post more pictures on my blog also. I need to start taking more pictures all together. So, making myself put pictures in my blogs will force me to have to take more pictures.
     I have started work now. I like it so far. All except my schedule, which will hopefully change soon. I'm in orientation now, so my schedule has been different every week since I started. I even had to get up at 4am for two days to go into work. It was NOT fun. I'm definitely NOT a morning person which is why I like to work nights. lol. I did it though. Right now I'm in the recovery room & I love it. My preceptor is awesome! She has taught me so much! She takes the time to talk & walk me through everything. It slows down her day, but she doesn't mind because she is an awesome teacher. I got to spend a day with the PICC line nurse. That was pretty interesting. I think one day it may be something that I'm interested in. I love the hospital I work in. Everyone has been so welcoming. You are always greeted with a smile & friendly hello when you pass someone in the halls. The only thing that I'm having problems with are my feet. They are KILLING me by the time I get off work. I'm working long hours & I'm on my feet 95% of the time. I have tried different shoes, but so far I haven't found any that keep my feet from hurting. My friend Krystie & I went to a scrub outlet friday morning & I got a pair of Alegria shoes. People say they are really good shoes & that they help your feet & your back. So, I guess we will see. I really hope they help. I also got my first pair of Grey's Anatomy scrubs. They are heavenly! They feel so good on! I think from now on, I will only buy Grey's!
     I think in my last post I talked about whats been going on with J & racing. His orange #6 late model is no longer able to be raced. It's ruined. Someone intentionally wrecked him some weeks back. So, we now have another late model car. I will post some pictures below of the wrecked car & the other late model he got. The new late model is not brand new, but it's new to us. I like it, but its not the orange car. I loved the orange late model. It was a gorgeous race car.
This is a picture of the gorgeous #6 Late Model taken earlier this year
at DMS. This was just a few short weeks before it was destroyed.
This picture makes me want to cry! I loved this car!
This next picture is a picture taken the morning after the car was
wrecked. This picture makes me mad looking at it. Some non-driving
idiot is the reason why this happened. It was 100% preventable.
Another picture of the wreckage. =(
Now, this is the newest edition!
And again...
     J's next race is this coming saturday & I can hardly wait! We haven't been able to race in weeks & I don't know who its bothered more, me or J. I think me! haha. My daddy is really anxious to get back too. He loves just as much as we do, if not more!
     We've had a great weekend so far. It's just going by way too fast. I wish it would slow down just a little. Friday J & I went out to dinner with my parents. Yesterday, J worked at the shop till about 4 then we went to the ville & I got a new laptop! YAY =) I love it so far. After leaving Bestbuy, we then went out to dinner to my favorite restaurant Logan's Roadhouse. Today we are going to the movies to see The Change Up. I think it's going to be a pretty funny movie & I'm looking forward to it.
     Speaking of Bestbuy & my laptop...never again will I go to Bestbuy or any other store on tax-free weekend. They are ripping people off. Last weekend I went to Bestbuy to get a laptop, but they didn't have it in stock but they had it in stock in another store close by. We decided that we would wait till tax-free weekend to go get it since it was only a week away. Well, we went in the store yesterday & they had jacked the price up on the laptop $30 from the previous weekend. So, you don't save any money at all by it being tax-free. I actually spent a little more. In my opinion, the whole tax-free weekend is a big rip off. These stores want you to think you're getting a good deal, however, they've just jacked the prices up. I had a wireless mouse that I had seen the previous weekend at Bestbuy & it was $19.99. Low & behold it was a whopping $29.99 yesterday!
     I am almost finished reading The Help. I know, I know....I've been reading it forever now! I'm a slow reader to start with & I read for a few days & then I'll put it down for a week or two. I plan to have it finished in a few days because I really want to see the movie when it comes out.
     Ok, I think I'm caught up! Hopefully. I plan on starting to be more regular with my blogging so I don't have to have long rambling blogs like this anymore!! =)

July 6, 2011

2nd Annual Blog Challenge

Head over to Jenna's Journey to participate in this fun blog hop! Pick 10 blogs a day from now till July 11th & comment them. Great way to meet new friends =) Link up & enjoy! Directions are on Jenna's blog! Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

June 30, 2011

June 23, 2011

Advice Please!

I have been thinking about joining Weight Watchers online. I was just wondering if any of you guys have ever tried it & what you thought about it. I know a few people that have done Weight Watchers, but it wasn't online. I have about 30-35 pounds that I would like to lose. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!! =)

June 21, 2011

It's Official =)

I am now Katherine Clark, RN. I 'm officially a registered nurse! I passed my state board with 75 questions!! I couldn't be happier! Thanks so much for all the love & support! Now I can finally relax & enjoy the time I have left before I start work! =)

                                                                                                                              

June 16, 2011

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My Fingers are Crossed!

     As most of you know, I recently finished up nursing school & had been preparing to take the state board. Well, I took the state board yesterday. =/ Honestly, I thought it was awful. I felt as though I had to guess at every question. All the answers seemed the same. I cried as soon as I got in my car. I had 75 questions. The max number you can have is 265 questions. So, that means I either did really well & answered high level questions or I did REALLY poorly. I'm trying to stay positive, but the waiting is KILLING me. I have to wait until tomorrow at 11:30am to find out my results. Some of my friends keep asking me how it was & all I can tell them is that it's nothing like any other test that I've ever had. I thought I was prepared for the test after the hundreds of hours I put into studying, but I don't think any amount of studying can prepare you for that test! Waiting is the hardest part though. I wish I could just go to the board of nursing website & put in my name & it comes up that I have been issued a license. Before taking the boards, other nurses had told me that it was pretty tough & that it was pretty normal to come out of it thinking "Oh my gosh, that was the hardest thing ever....I so failed!". However, they also said that that's the way the NCLEX is designed to make you THINK you failed. Basically, the test is just trying to see whether or not you are safe to practice as a nurse. I can not wait until tomorrow to find out my results! Ok, I'm through venting & stressing now! haha. Thanks for listening! I just needed to get it out! Hopefully about this time tomorrow, I will be doing a post titled "It's OFFICIAL! I'm Katherine C., RN .." Please everyone say a little prayer for me today! My emotions are running high & I feel like this is a HOUSE sitting on my shoulder & I'm ready for it to be LIFTED so I can breathe! THANKS!

June 14, 2011

Meet & Greet =)



     Hey guys! My name is Katherine. I am married to my best friend & have a very loving family. I have a four-legged baby boy named Buddy. He's definitely a mama's boy. I am enjoying life right now. I recently finished up nursing school & taking my state boards VERY soon. I am so excited to start my nursing career. I have been married since December of 2009. I just started blogging in January, so honestly I'm still learning & quit new to the blogging world. I tend to blog about what is going on in my life. I don't have a set schedule, but blog when I get a chance. I look forward to starting work & getting on a set schedule & then hopefully I can set aside time to blog. I started blogging because I thought that it would be a fun way to keep track of what is going on in my life & a place to put all my thoughts & dreams.
     Here is a list of my top 5 favorite blogs:
                          Jason& I
                          Show Us Your Life.....Whats On Your Reading List
                          Shutter Love Tuesday (Blue)
                          Saddening
                          I Finally Did It!

     Please link up here at A Little Bit of This & That & let us know what your blog is about! Hope you guys enjoy =)

June 13, 2011

Change of Plans & Procrastination =/

     Well, I won't be going with my friend to take her boards today. She text me this morning & told me that their had been a change of plans. So, I was pleased to know that I was already up since I had set my alarm clock for 7am and could get a lot of studying in today. I just knew that I could get to studying for my boards right off the bat.
     Wrong, I went to the office & got on the computer. No, I wasn't on the National Council website answering NCLEX questions. I was on facebook. I told myself I was just getting on there to check it and not to navigate around to about 50 different peoples pages. However, this is much harder than it seems. You see, you're on one person's page, then, you see a person and think "Man, wonder what they're up to now days" and quickly click on their profile. Then you see a pretty profile picture of a friend on that page & think "O my she has her wedding pictures online now, I must look at them". Ok, you guys get the picture. Facebook is so addicting.
     I stayed on facebook for probably about 45 minutes which isn't too bad, but too long when you have other things you need to doing instead. Like studying for your state boards!
     After facebook, I turned on my laptop and went and got back in the bed to answer some NCLEX questions on the computer. BAD IDEA. The bed will make you sleepy! I answered about 40 questions and then my eyes starting closing and I was dosing off. So, I decided I would take a nap.
     After my nap, which was nice by the way, I started doing NCLEX once again. I have done about 20 since waking from my nap....AND NOW LOOK WHAT I'M DOING! Blogging. Yes, I have been procrastinating ALL morning long and it is now 11:20.
     I have determined that it is VERY hard to get anything done on a computer because there are so many distractions on here. If its not facebook its blogger. If its not twitter its shopping at Rue La La. O boy, its going to be a long day. But, I WILL GET THESE QUESTIONS DONE.
     Do any of you guys experience the same problems? Or am I just a wierdo who lets procrastination take over me?! Ha.

Rue La La

Everyone please check out the lovely online store Rue La La!! They have amazing deals & finds. I stumbled upon the store while reading a fellow bloggers blog. I truely fell in love! They just had a Lilly Pulizter sale the other day & you could really get some amazing deals!! Please check it out. You'll be glad you did! =)

June 12, 2011

Long time no post...

So, I have been missing for a few weeks! I will fill you in on the things that have been keeping me busy lately. =)

1) Being O so very lazy! Sleeping in & reading my kindle have been highlights of my days!
2)Hurst Live Review: This was amazing & I really learned so much! Gave me the confidence I needed to be ready to take my boards.
3)Spending quality time with my wonderful hubby! Going out to eat, sitting on the front porch, riding around with absolutely no where to go! Just me & him spending time together just enjoying each other's company!
4) JOB INTERVIEW=)
5)Waiting on the phone call to tell me if I got the job or not! I carried my cell phone & house phone around with me for days! Waiting, waiting, & waiting some more! AND YES, I GOT THE JOB=)
6)Race track. I've enjoyed being able to go to the track without having to carry my bookbag & study for an upcoming test. I've enjoyed just being able to be at the track & help out! I've also enjoyed being able to go to the shop & clean the race car before a race. I enjoy making the car look good, but while in school I never had time to go over to the shop & clean it because I was always studying.
7)And lastly, for the past 2 weeks I have been studying really hard for NCLEX. I take it wednesday...boy, I'm I scared to death. However, I know that God is with me & I believe that everything will work out perfectly.

And that my friends is what has been going on in my life the past few weeks! The next week should be a very exciting week for me! Tomorrow I go with one of my really good friends to take her NCLEX & Wednesday I take mine! So, by this time Friday I just may be KATHERINE CLARK, RN =)

Jason raced last night. It was a very fun day at the track, besides being VERY hot. His car was pretty good. He just had a little vibration & couldn't figure out where it was coming from. His tires were pretty decent which is really good, because it seems as though we always have bad luck with tires. The car practiced pretty good all day. Didn't have a good qualifying lap, but made up for it during the race. Came home with a strong 6th place finish. I was very proud of him. He ran a great race. The car looked awesome out there & everyone was commenting on how well the car was running. Overall, a great night of racing! So, I was one happy girl! =)

I guess thats all for today, I have to go back to studying for my NCLEX! I hope everyone has a wonderful & blessed day! =)

May 14, 2011

What to do now?!

     My nursing pinning was thursday night. It was wonderful! I really enjoyed it. I think everyone did. I never thought the day would come! EVER! Sitting there on stage, I could still remember sitting out in the audience one year before as a first year student & wishing I was up on the stage! And then, there I was ON the stage & it seemed so unreal. It was a very special evening for everyone...the students, friends, & families. It still feels unreal that I'm finished!! I'm having a hard time figuring out what to do with my time now! haha.
     Now that nursing school is over, I have been getting some much needed rest & relaxation. It feels so wonderful! I think it's time to start studying for my NCLEX. I leave tomorrow night for a NCLEX review for 4 days. I really hope its helpful & was worth the cost. It feels so weird not having tests (besides NCLEX) to study for. And not having to wake up & go to school.
     The hospital that I really want to work at called me for an interview the other day, but they wanted me to come this coming week, which is when I'm going to be out of town. So, she said we could re-schedule for the next week. I'm pretty excited! I can't wait to start working. I feel so blessed to have made it through nursing school & I'm ready to start using my skills to touch the lives of others.
     I have been cleaning up around the house the past few days. It really really needed it! It still isn't all finished, but it looks a lot better than it did!
     J has a race today! So, I'm pretty excited about going to the track. This will be the first time I've been to the track without having to carry my nursing books in a really long time. I'm looking forward to just being able to enjoy myself & not have to worry about what I should be doing at home & things I need to do for school. J is also racing another guys race car today. So, I'm pretty excited that I get to see him race twice!! I just hope the rain holds off. J & his dad left earlier this morning to go practice the race car & the trailer left them broken down on the side of the road. They got it fixed & made it to the track safely. I can't wait to hear from him to see how the car is handling. I really want him to get a win  really soon! He deserves it!!

May 11, 2011

I Finally Did IT!!!

     So...I PASSED nursing! I'm officially finished with nursing school & now all I have to do is take my state board. I'm BEYOND excited. It's been a long time coming. I took my exam on Monday. My Pinning Ceremony is tomorrow night & I'm so stoked. My whole entire class has worked so hard & we have been through it all together & I can't wait to celebrate with them tomorrow. Graduation is this Saturday. I am now a college graduate! WOOP WOOP!! =)
     I will now be able to blog lots more. I haven't been blogging that much lately because I've been so busy with school. But, that is now OVER!!! I have so many things I have to get done today. I really need to get this house clean. I just love being able to read a book for pleasure & go out to eat without having to feel guilty & think "man I should be studying"! I can now relax & do things that I want to do, when I want to do them without having to plan  my life around school.
     I've been so lucky to have such a wonderful family & husband that have supported me throughout nursing school. I know that at times I have been a very difficult person to live with. Nursing school was definitely one of the hardest things that I've ever been through. It was mentally draining. But, it will be so worth when I start working. I can't wait!!
     I CAN FINALLY BREATHE AGAIN! =)
 
     Please keep J's grandpa in your prayers...he had another mini stroke early this morning. He had one a few months back & had been getting along great. He has been admitted to the hospital for observation & some tests. Thanks so much! Love to all...





May 7, 2011

I'm Back!

Hello again. Sorry I have been MIA. I've had soo much going on & very little time to sit down & blog. I have been beyond busy with school. I completed my senior project last week so all thats left is my final on monday. I have been studying pretty much all weekend so far & still have a lot of things to cover before I will be ready to take my final monday. I'm so nervous about the final. I hardly ever do well on my nursing finals, but I am staying positive & believing in myself. I have worked so hard to get where I am today & I know that everything is going to work out. I just have to pray & believe in myself. Everyone in my entire nursing class has worked so hard & we all deserve to get to walk across the stage at our pinning ceremony thursday night. I'm actually taking a break from studying right now. I have to study for a while & then take a break for a little bit. I have a hard time concentrating for long periods of time when I'm studying. I'm just ready for monday to get here so I can find out if I'm going to pass nursing or not & to be able to finally relax & actually do things I want to do without having to worry about studying for anything. I had such a good nights sleep last night. J and I woke up this morning about 9am. It feels so nice to be able to sleep in sometimes. We went to get breakfast & then he went to the shop to work on the race car. I came back home to study...JOY. haha. Now, J is home & he's asleep over on the sofa & Buddy is asleep beside me here on the loveseat. I surely wish I could join them in their nap time! The house is a complete mess, but honestly, I could care less right now. The only thing I can think about is my final. I will worry about having a clean house sometime next week. Tomorrow is Mother's Day, so we will be going to J's aunt's house for lunch with his family & then going to see my parents afterwards. I really wish I could actually enjoy & celebrate Mother's Day, but of course I have my final the next day. Therefore, our visits will have to be short & sweet. I really don't have that much to say because like I've said over & over I can only really think about my final right now. When that is over, I think my brain will be able to function normally then. Until then, I'm asking everyone to please say a special prayer for me. I need all the prayers I can get.                                    xoxoxo,

April 19, 2011

I'm starting a Blog Award

MY VERY OWN BLOG AWARD:
Let the FUN begin!!



     Ok yall, I decided to start my very own blog award. I will give this award to 6 of my lovely fellow bloggers. The only rules are that you pass the award on to 6 other lovely bloggers & link back to thank the person that gave it you. Hope you guys enjoy! I will first pass the award to:



Hope you guys enjoy!!!

xoxoxo,

Shutter Love Tuesday (Blue)

So today I'm entering my picture into The Trendy Treehouse Shutter Love Tuesday!
The theme this week is blue!

This is a picture taken while my husband and I were on our honeymoon.
It was in Grand Turk. I took this picture as we were
walking on the dock back to the boat. This picture
was actually on Christmas Day 2009. It's hard
to believe, but we spent our Christmas on this
beautiful beach!! It was amazing! =)

Please link up with The Trendy Treehouse & show us your blue picture!

xoxoxo,

Top 2 Tuesday





TWO Things I collect:

1) BOOKS- I love to read and therefore I have books everywhere it seems!

2) Anything Vera Bradley- I love all Vera Bradley Products! I especially love the pocketbooks! =)




WHAT DO YOU COLLECT?
Link up with The Undomestic Mamma & let everyone know what you collect!

xoxoxo,

April 17, 2011

The Blog Hop Thing

    
     My friend April at A Mommy's Sweet Blog Design is hosting a Blog Hop. Please visit her blog & join in on the fun. Great way to meet fellow bloggers & mingle!



xoxoxo,

April 16, 2011

Relaxing Weekend....HOPEFULLY

     I woke up bright & early this morning. I had a tanning appt. at 8am, but wasn't able to go because I got burned yesterday after getting in...ouch=( This is my first time tanning in a high pressure bed & boy are they good! I've been in for a total of 16min so far in 2 days & I look like I do at the end of the summer usually. I love it! However, I shouldn't have stayed in for the whole 12 min yesterday. Anyways, I learned my lesson & hopefully I won't burn next time. I know that tanning beds are not good for you. I haven't been in them in years because I didn't want to cause harm to myself, however, getting in does make me feel better & it helps my arms. I have a skin condition on my arms & being in the sun or getting in the tanning bed makes my arms sooooo much better.
    Since I woke up so early this morning I have been working on some much needed school work. We have to do 1500 NCLEX questions this semester & I really need to be finishing those up. So, I've been working on those & working on my daily journals for precepting. I have to put together my little notebook to turn in after precepting is over. I also plan on reading some today. We have like 13 chapters on our next test, so I really need to get started on that. JOY! JK.
     I also need to finish laundry & clean up the house today. Again JOY! I do not like cleaning house. I don't think I would make a good housewife! haha. I'm so glad I have a husband that doesn't mind helping out & cleaning up.
     Jason was suppose to race today, but they called it off a few days ago because of the expected bad weather. I look forward to going to the track every weekend & it really stinks when the weather's bad & he can't race. However, looks as though I'm going to have a pretty productive day so I can't complain.
     Today should be the perfect day to get all the things on my to do list accomplished. It's suppose to storm & rain all day. So, it's the perfect day to stay indoors. I love the sound of rain & a good thunderstorm. It relaxes me so much. As busy as my day may seem with all the things I need to do, I will at least be able to break every once in a while & just listen to the rain & RELAX....sounds great already!
     I am also happy to announce that I've gained 2 new followers within the past 2 days!!!! YAY! I'm so excited! And the traffic to my blog has really picked up! This makes me soooo happy & excited! Keep reading people!! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! =)             

                                                                                                          xoxoxo,

April 15, 2011

Jason & I

     I found this on Love, Marriage, and a Baby Carriage & decided that I wanted to do the same!

How long have you been together?
2 yrs & 4 months
We have been married 1 yr & 4 months

How long did you know each other before you started dating?
A few weeks


Who asked who out?
Jason asked me out. Well, actually we had a mutual friend that did a lot of the leg work. haha. Our friend had a huge part in us getting together.

Did you go to the same school?
No. Actually when he was a senior in high school, I was in the 6th grade! Weird if you think about it that way! He's 6 yrs older than me! haha.

Who is the most sensitive?
That would be ME!

What about pets?
We have a dog named Buddy. He is our heart! =)


Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Probably Fatz

Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
We went on a Caribbean cruise for our honeymoon. We visited the Bahamas, St. Thomas, Grand Turk, and San Juan.

Who has the craziest exes?
Probably me.

Who has the worst temper?
Me unfortunately.

Who does the cooking?
We eat out the majority of time. When we do eat out at home, Jason mostly cooks. I'm not a very good cook, but I do want to work on my cooking skills. It is something that I want to start doing.

Who is more social?
Sadly, we are both quiet. As I get older though, I am slowly coming out of my shell. haha.

Who is the neat freak?
Hmmm...this is a tough one. Neither one of us are neat FREAKS, but we do like a clean house. Our house will be a lot cleaner though when I finish nursing school. Neither of us really have the time to be neat freaks. lol.

Who is the most stubborn?
JASON ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Who hogs the bed?
Yours truly! =)

Who wakes up earlier?
Jason. I hate waking up early.

Where was your first date?
The race track. We met at the race track, our first date was to the race track, he proposed to me in Daytona on the beach(where nascar racing started), & our rehearsal dinner was racing themed. Do you see a pattern? I think we may even name our first child Bristol(race track) or Dillon(local race track J races at). Haha. I decided to take some pictures in my wedding dress with Jason's trophy & his racing helmet. I thought this was a neat idea. The picture below is just a picture that was taken by my mama while I was having the pictures done. The portrait ended up turning out great & Jason loved it! Can you tell yet that we LOVE RACING???? =)


 How long did it take to get serious?
Haha. Not long at all. Like a month maybe. We new from the start that we were meant to be!

Who eats more?
He eats more, but I gain all the weight. Go figure.

Who does the laundry?
Both of us.

Who drives when you are together?
Mostly Jason, but I do drive sometimes.

Who is the first one to admit when they’re wrong?
Neither. He is so stubburn & I just hate to admit that I'm in the wrong. I guess that would make me stubborn too. lol.

Who wears the pants in the relationship?
It depends on the situation. haha.

Who eats more sweets?
Me. He doesn't like sweets.

Hope everyone enjoyed learning a little more about us. I thought this was fun!
So, tell us a little about you & your second half! Feel free to link back to me! =)

Boost My Blog Friday!

   It's finally FRIDAY yall! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! How about start your weekend off right by heading over to Boost My Blog Friday at Design It Chic!

Show Us Your Life...What is Your Reading List?

     I love to read, however, nursing school keeps me pretty busy! But, I will be finished in a few weeks so below are some books that I would love to read this summer. I am currently reading The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. My husband bought me a kindle for my birthday this year & I really haven't been able to use it that much, so I'm looking forward to getting some use out of it this summer! Here is my list:





What's on your list???
Be sure to link up with Kelly @ Kelly's Korner
& let everyone know what
you're reading!
xoxo,

April 14, 2011

PROM TIME

     It's that time of year when girls are getting ready for prom & all the excitement that
goes along with it! I can remember how excited I was when I went prom dress shopping!
It was so exciting & fun! It's been a while since I've been to prom, but I love
looking at dresses, so I've decided that I would post a few of my favorite dresses
that I've seen so far this year. I've done some research & below are some wonderful dresses
that I think are just lovely! Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I did!








     I am pretty much in LOVE with ALL of these dresses! This makes me wish
I were back in high school & going to prom! haha.

April 12, 2011

Doing Big Things =)

     I applied for my very first nursing position today! Well, actually two! haha. I applied for a full time and a PRN position. It was so exciting, but nerve racking at the same time. My pinning is exactly 1 month from today!!! YAY =) I can't wait! So many big things are going on for me right now. Graduation, NCLEX, jobs, resumes, interviews, and all of the above! I can't believe the time is finally here. In just a few months, I will be starting my first nursing job!
     My test didn't go so well yesterday. I didn't make the grade that I thought I deserved, but I'm still proud of myself for where I am. Before that test yesterday, the lowest test grade I had made so far this semester was an 80. Which is awesome for nursing school by the way! ha. I studied for the test just as hard as I do the others, but I didn't make the grade. I know I tried my best and that's all that matters. I know that things will all work out. If I'm meant to be a nurse then it doesn't matter what I made a 1 test..everything will fall into place. I just have to have faith and believe. I still have an ok average, so I'm not freaking out, but it does stink because I lost my B average that I had worked so hard for. But, the best nurses out there in the field I promise you, didn't make the best grades. The best nurses are the ones that had to work the hardest for what they got.
     Like I said in my last blog, I'm currently trying to find ways to "structure" my blog.  I guess that's a good way to put it. I want to use my blog as a means to document my life. The good, the bad, and the ugly. haha. I want to use it as a creative outlet and as a way to relieve stress. I also like how other bloggers have days designated for certain topics....like wedding wednesdays or funny fridays, etc. I just can't think of any creative topics to discuss!
     Another thing that I'm having a problem with is getting followers. I have been blogging on and off since january and I think I have like 3 followers. haha. Two of them being family members. So I feel as though I'm writing all this and no one is reading it. If I didn't want to publish it, then I would get a diary. lol. I've tried posting my blog on facebook and twitter, but I just can't seem to get anyone interested. If you are reading this, do you have any suggestions?
     Tomorrow is my second to last day of precepting! Yippee =) I have learned so much! I guess I need to go get my uniform ready and get my bag packed so that will be one less thing I have to do tomorrow. I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far.

April 10, 2011

MIA

     So, I have been missing in action for quite some time now.  I was on a roll there for a while, but then things got a little crazy.  I have started precepting and I'm doing so at night.  I have school, studying, precepting, senior project, and everyhing going on all at one time.  So, thereforre I haven't had time to blog.  Hopefully in 32 days (thats when my pinning is) I will be able to blog daily like I had been planning to do the whole time.
     This weekend has been a crazy one.  I have been studying for my test tomorrow all weekend.  I get so tired of studying.  I feel like it's all I do.  Jason had his first race of the season this weekend.  It was suppose to be last night, but it got rained out, so the race was held today.  He started 11th and finished 8th.  He had motor problems, so it wasn't a great way to start the season.  Hopefully, he gets the problem fixed so we can go racing this coming weekend.  I'm so excited that racing season has started.  I love it to death. 
     Since I haven't been blogging, I have been thinking about the direction that I wanted to take with my blogs.  I had been blogging about things that I was doing in the house or wanted to do in the house.  I have now decided that I wanted my blog to be a diary type thing.  Or a place where I can keep up with what's going on in my life and remember the day to day things.  I'm not a great photographer and I rarely take pictures, so I don't think I capture too many memories with my camera since I don't use it.  So, my blog is going to be my way of capturing my life.  One day it will be very interesting to read my blogs about everyday life.
     I'm so nervous about my test tomorrow.  So far this semester I haven't made below an 80 on a test and I would like to keep it that way.  I will be so happy when I'm finished with the program.  It has been the most difficult thing I've ever been through in my entire life.  It will all be worth it though really soon!  I'm so ready to start working and getting settled in a job.  This tuesday the hospital that I plan on working at is coming to the school to host a luncheon.  I'm a little nervous though. 
     I precept my last 2 nights this week and then I will be finished.  No more clinicals in my nursing school career! haha. THat sounds awesome!
     I reckon I better get off here so I can finish up my studying and get some much needed rest. I hope everyone has a wonderful week.
 

March 7, 2011

Update

      I wanted to give an update as to where I stand right now with our guest bedroom makeover. It has been a really slow process & will continue to be since I'm super busy with school. The comforter set came in the mail today, so I was super excited to see it! The furniture is painted, however, there are a few places that I need to touch up. I plan on doing that tomorrow. I need to make a trip to get some curtains, a lamp, & some other things. So, I really don't know when the project will be completely finished, but hopefully the furniture will be in & comforter will be on this weekend. I have to work all weekend so I don't know if I will have time to get the other things I need to pick up or not. I can't wait until this room is completely finished. Geez, it's been a long time coming. Haha. I can't wait to post pictures. I guess I will be posting them a little along. Bare with me!

March 6, 2011

Testing out my new Signature

     Hello to all. I now have a signature that will be posted at the end of all my blogs. I thought it was super cute & couldn't resist. I've been wondering how in the world to do it, but I finally figured it out. Just go 
here & they provide step by step instructions. Then, once you have completed your signature, go to dashboard, click on settings, go to formating at the very bottom, & post the code they give you for your signature. It's really easy.

March 4, 2011

Wish List =)

     Today I'm going to list a few things that are on my wish list! This should be fun & interesting!

A Coach Purse- 

 Oakley Sunglasses-
A new race car-


A four wheeler-

 A new laptop-
 A new Canon camera-
And last but not least, I would like to re-design my whole house!
Guess I need to start looking for a money tree! haha =)
xoxoxo-Katherine

March 3, 2011

Plans in the Making

     So, my brain has been going nonstop. I wish I could say that I have been studying cardiac all day, however, I have been designing my house in my head all day. I've looked at millions of pictures & designs. I have so much that I want to do when I finish school in May. I'm so excited.
     First, I want to finish painting the furniture that's been sitting in my garage for a really long time now. I plan on finishing that in the morning. I ordered the bedding set yesterday, so it should be here sometime within the next few days. Then all I have left to do in the guest bedroom is accessorize.
     After graduation, when I can finally breathe again, I want to start on our bedroom. I plan to still use our bed set that we have now for a while since we just got it at Christmas. However, I want to paint the walls & do some decorating. Right now I'm still up in the air about the color for the walls. I'm leaning towards a gray. There are many different shades of gray so I know it's going to be a little hard to pick out the perfect shade. I kind of want a blue gray. I really like the color Winter Solstice by Benjamin Moore. Here are some pictures of some rooms painted in this color from google images:


     I want to stick with the blue/brown color scheme which is what our bedroom is already decorated in, however, I want to bring in a blue gray in the walls. Our comforter has a blue gray in it, so I think it will go perfectly.
     I also want to take out a built in vanity area in our bedroom. It's about 6 ft long & it really is wasted space. I don't get dressed there, so I think it would serve a much better purpose if it were a little sitting area. All we would have to do was rip the counter out of the wall & then repair the wall. Add 1 or 2 chairs with a little table & lamp...and bam you have a cute little sitting area.
     I took some pictures of our bedroom today so I would have some before pictures. I can't wait to get started on this.
     Next, I'm going to post some inspiration photos that I've been looking at all day. I think they're all lovely. I like a little bit of every one of them, so I will probably be taking a ideas from several of them. Here are the pictures that are going to be my inspiration:
     (Most of the photos are brown/blue bedrooms, but I want to incorporate gray also....thats why I was thinking of going with a blue gray paint color)
 I like the 2 chairs & little table in the picture below. It's a nice little sitting area.
This is what I want to create in our bedroom now by ripping out that long counter.
 If I don't go with a blue gray paint color, I also like this color below.

 I absolutely LOVE this bedroom below. I only wish I could paint something like that
on my wall or new someone that could. I guess it could also be one of those wall clings that you just stick on the wall. Only thing is, it really doesn't match the style of our bedroom. I still think it's gorgeous though, & couldn't resist putting it on here. I also love the storage at the foot of the bed. I will definitely be getting
some of these. They would be perfect to put blankets & such in.


 The comforter below is the comforter that is currently in our bedroom. This is not our bedroom though.
 If you look closely it's blue/gray & brown. I think the Winter Solstice paint would go great with this
comforter. I wish I knew the color of the walls in this picture because I really like the color.
     So, my plan as of now is to keep the bedset we have now & paint the walls a blue gray. I'm going to take different things from the designs of the above pictures & create something really lovely. Hopefully!
     Now, I need to go to bed & get some rest because I have lots to do tomorrow. And studying HAS to be one of them. Hopefully my brain will be stuck on cardiac all day tomorrow & not paint & designing! Thats all I have for now.
     Oh yea, sometime last year we painted our bathroom & updated it some. I wasn't blogging then, so of course I didn't think about doing before & after pictures...haha. So, today I took some pictures of the bathroom because I bought a new rug to go in there & 2 new picture frames. So, when I get a chance & get everything up, I will post after pictures of our bathroom. Well, I guess it would be considered after 1 & after 2. HAHA. I ordered 2 8x10 white mated picture frames to go above the toliet. I'm going to put a black & white picture of 2 different places we went on our honeymoon in them. I think it's going to turn out great. I'm really excited.
     OK, now I'm going to bed. Night yall!     xoxoxo-Katherine


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