Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Who'd wanna live down there?

As I was driving home from work yesterday, “Fly Over States” by Jason Aldean came on the radio and I found myself thinking about how much I love this city. Yes, the drivers are insane. Yes, the climate is ridiculous. No, we don’t have the most beautiful views in the world.

But there’s just something about this place that I have really grown to love.

And then I started thinking about how true the statement is about how you never know what you’ve got until it’s gone. Exactly two years ago, I was dying to get out of this town. To go ANYWHERE but here. I remember telling everyone how sick of Lubbock I was and how I couldn’t stand to spend another minute of my life out here in this forsaken town. I applied for jobs in Abilene and all over the hill country. Before I even knew whether or not I was going to get a job, I quit my job in Lubbock and we moved to Abilene. Thank goodness I got a teaching job the day we moved because that was a pretty insane thing to do!

Within three or four months of living in Abilene, I found myself missing Lubbock like CRAZY. And exactly one year after moving to Abilene (and proclaiming my hatred for Lubbock), we moved back. I’ve been in love ever since. Sure, sometimes I think about how fun it would be to live somewhere that was closer to other cities that have a plethora of fun attractions so I could get away every once in a while. Sure, I miss trees and think it might be nice to live near a few bodies of water. 

But then I remember how much I missed Lubbock when I was gone, and I don’t ever want to have to miss it again.

Nope. I will be just fine if I get to spend the rest of my life in this dusty old town in the middle of nowhere. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

5 iPhone covers that you should buy since I probably won't.

Why are there soooo many adorable iPhone cases in this world? Lately I've been perusing the web trying to find the perfect summery cover. Actually, scratch that, I've already found the perfect cover. Five of them.

But I'm a person who drops my phone somewhere around 5 times a day (don't ever let me babysit your phone). Every time it happens I reach down as quickly as I can while holding my breath, pick it up, and see if the screen will still light up when I press the button. It's a rush I tell you. Seeing as my budget would not allow me to purchase a new phone at full price, it would basically be a huge tragedy if I were to ever drop my phone and actually damage it.

So, I only buy covers that are proven a hundred and fifty bazillion times over to be one of the most protective styles. Aka not the cutest ever. I hate bulky covers though, so I swear by the iSkin solo.

But oh my goodness gracious, how I wish I had the guts to swap the old trusty iSkin out for one of these babies:

To die for right here. It makes me want to grab a pair of my favorite shorty shorts and jump on a sailboat.

Leave it to J.Crew to completely steal my heart with a phone case. And it's only $25.00! Only problem is the description says it "prevents minor scrapes." How about 4 foot plunges from my car to the pavement?

I'm not usually a chevron fan but this one nailed it.

How do these Etsy sellers do it? I want to know how to design phone covers, too!

This website includes adorable ready-mades or you upload any image you want to create a custom design!

While the rest of you are out there purchasing the cute covers of my dreams, I'll just be over here reading and over-thinking product reviews with my plain jane looking (but very well-protected!) phone.

Monday, May 7, 2012


  • to make a new wreath for the front door since I took the winter one down 2 months ago and have had a boring front door ever since.
  • to paint the shutters a lovely shade of green.
  • that I could spend every single day at the pool like I did last summer. Oh wait, that's not how real life works?
  • that a magical email fairy would fly down and reply to the 28 emails in my inbox for me.
At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks
  • Gossip Girl (team Chuck & Blair... get outta the picture already Lonely Boy)
  • and of course I'm in great anticipation of The Bachelorette in ONE WEEK!

Spicy Chicken Rigatoni. Oh my goodness. I could have it for every meal.
  • and peaches. 
  • and Starburst.
  • and drinking too many vanilla cokes.
  • racer back tanks like they're going out of style
Obsessing over:
  • The flower beds. I only allow myself to plant one or two things per weekend... when really I just want to go buy up the entire store and get them finished RIGHT NOW. I'm also a very impatient gardener. Why do the flowers have to start out soooo small?
Looking forward to:
  • seeing my BFF and her sweet baby this weekend.
  • September so I can be on a cruise ship. It's been too, too long.