Friday, December 10, 2010

busy busy busy

If you've been reading my blog for a long time, you may remember me mentioning a house I was hoping and praying I would be able to move into. And you may remember the loan being rejected by the bank due to the house's rundown state.

Well, I have some news.

I'm beyond excited. And also kind of stressed... Christmas is a stressful time anyway, but this Christmas is going to be crazy hectic. Moving day is in 9 days. NINE DAYS! I'm not ready. Not sure that I'll BE ready by then. But I'll try. It's not just the packing, but this new house needs a lot of work. We're actually going to be moving in with a lot of repairs still to be done. I'm working full time until school starts again, and every day after work I've been going to work on the house. My best friend and my boyfriend helped a lot the other day with ripping out the old filthy carpet and prying up the tack strips. Over the weekend we'll be laying new flooring. Right now I'm on the painting stage. I don't have time to paint the whole house right now, but I wanted to get a few things done. I'm painting my room my favorite color- light grey. (I prefer the British spelling 'grey' over the American 'gray' for some reason. I'm weird like that.) 

 My room is almost done now. Just needs one more go-around with the roller. I'll share more pictures after I move in and make it pretty. ;)

One of my many many tedious projects- taking the staples out of the stairs- taking it from carpet to bare wood. Extremely time consuming. But I do it happily. I feel like it's kind of like a craft project. Instead of saying, "Look I made this little thingamabob," I'm saying, "Look I made this house awesome!" Kind of the same idea, right?

I did a great deal of Christmas shopping today. I went to the mall. It was a tad bit insane. But I did get quite a lot of my shopping done. And one tiny thing for myself.. 0:)

PS Michelle, I think you'll like it. ;)

So yeah, that's my update, in case anyone wants to know. :) I haven't been home to even clean my room in like 3 weeks. I'm juggling work, fixing up my new house, moving out of my current house, Christmas, and making time to see my best friend and my boyfriend. Things are crazy right now, but hopefully everything settles down in the next few weeks and I can relax and enjoy how awesome life is. <3

Thursday, December 2, 2010

christmas is coming

Today was the first snow of the year, here in Dayton, Ohio. Now I'm really in the Christmas spirit. I officially started my Christmas shopping yesterday, and got a few things for myself too.. I like to have a few new festive articles of clothing at the start of each season. It gets me in the mood for celebrating the different times of year- the only good thing about living in Ohio is that you get to see all four seasons in their glory, and I like to celebrate that.

Are you getting snow where you live? How do you get into the Christmas spirit?

Friday, November 26, 2010

black friday, you don't scare me

This Black Friday, like all others, I will be working, not shopping. I work a 9 1/2 hour shift, both today and tomorrow. But I've done this five times now. I can do it. *battle cry* RAAAAAAAWR!

If you are going out shopping today, you might want to print this out and take it along. It may help you stay sane.

I was at the Mr's house until about 2am last night. On the way home we passed WalMart and the lot was FULL. AT 2AM! AAH! Anyone braving the sea of shoppers. Any good deals out there? Or any ridiculous stories? Anyone get in a fistfight over Zue Zue Pets?

Monday, November 22, 2010

giving thanks

As Thanksgiving approaches, I'm taking some time to ponder the things in life that I'm really thankful for. And I've been trying to see the good in negative situations.

I'm thankful that after six long months and a heck of a hard time getting a loan, the house of my dreams will finally be mine. I'm really looking forward to picking out paint colors and new flooring and making a trip to IKEA for curtains and furniture. Can't wait. <3

I'm really thankful for this guy, who is just the cutest little thing I ever did see. I'm really glad he's in my life. Alex. <3

Next, I'm thankful for God, and His epic sense of humor, which is both hilarious and frustrating. That's all I'm gunna say on that. <3     P.S. I love you, Big Guy. Let's be best friends forever.

I'm also thankful for the way my parents raised me- and this idea instilled in me of making the world a better place. A guy I know has been treating me really crappy lately. Everyone says I should do things to get even, but after thinking about it, I'm planing on doing the opposite. Next time I get a chance, I'm gunna go up to him and say, "Hey I noticed you've been in kind of a bad mood lately. Is everything OK? Is there something bothering you?" Cause come to think of it, I see this guy like every other day, and I haven't really asked how he's doing lately. Maybe something's just going on in his life that's made him stressed. Maybe he just needs a friend in this cruel world. Don't we all? Anyway, yeah. I'm thankful for the fact that I can see through the petty bullshit and do what's right. Sometimes. <3

I'm really thankful for my friends. Some people are in your life out of obligation, like certain family members of mine- these are not the people I'm referring to. I mean the people who are in your life by choice. When you get a text and see who it's from and smile. The people who post comments on your wall on facebook that just say things like, "Hey girlie! Just wanted to tell you I miss you!" The people who you worry about when they make poor choices. When someone tells you they saw something in a store the other day that reminded them of you. When you can tell someone they look like a turtle and no one's feelings get hurt. The people who you genuinely want to treat right because you don't want them to ever be unhappy- ever. To these people, I love you. I'm so glad you're on this earth with me. You are my friends and that means so much to me.

Finally, I'm thankful for MacGruber. Celery will never be the same.<3

What are you thankful for?

Friday, November 19, 2010

gloating time

lookie what i got. <3

there's a new boy in my life. he's super adorable and super sweet. he came to visit me at work today and brought me roses. i dont wanna jump the gun here, but yeah, i like him. :]

Sunday, November 14, 2010

i'm back!

Long time no see, blogosphere. I missed you.

I've been feeling really off lately- just not myself. I haven't felt like doing any of the things I normally like to do, like blogging, or crafting, or studying Korean. All I like to do lately is clean my room and watch tv. I've been feeling really bored with things lately. I want to get back into the swing of things. i feel like life has been kind of empty since I stopped doing the things I love. So here it goes! I'm back! This is what I've been up to lately!

WARNING: VERY PHOTO HEAVY POST! I had a big weekend. :)

My 22nd birthday was Thursday, Nov 11th. It had a slight damper since I got basically "dumped" by the boy I was seeing the night before. In his defence though, he was going to wait until after my birthday. I was the one who was like, "Ok, so what's the deal with you and me..?" But I think him and I are on good terms still, so I didn't let it get too me too much the next day.

I went to breakfast with my parents and sister in the morning, then my sister took me to the mall, where she got me a cute Abercrombie shirt with winter owls on it, and I got myself a pair of sequin shoes. Then we went to a Mexican restaurant where I got a margarita and didn't get carded, which I thought was weird, because I know I look like I'm 17.

My bestie picked a nice Thai place in Dayton to take me to dinner. He made reservations for our group of friends, which I thought was nice, since he knows I hate using the phone with strangers.
 jake: "Dude, Angie, you just got photobombed by James Dean!"

 The waiter stared at my ID for like a whole minute. I've been legal a whole year, people, come on.
 I'm so lucky to work with such great girls. I love them to pieces. Michelle, Amber, Craig (Amber's BF)

On Saturday after work we all went bowling. I hate bowling, but I thought it would be something fun to do with the girls. I was right. We had a blast!
 Kathleen and our pink ball.

The lady at the bowling alley also thought I was in high school.
"I'd like a medium coke, a Bud light, and a small pizza."
"A coke and what??"
"Bud light?"
"..That's what I thought you said.. Can I see your ID?"
"Here. I'm older than I look.."
[inspects ID] "Yes you are."

I'm a lightweight. I was pretty happy after just one. My [underage] friends went up to ask for another one for me, and the guy who rents the shoes out apperently just gave them one to give me, which I thought was nice, but I know he totally just did it because he was trying to get in my pants.. lol Sorry dude, no thanks. Although I did go give him a hug- I was drunk. :]

 mustache party! Kristin looks distinguished.

 I really hate Ohio.
Kathleen and me lookin sexy!
 "Wait, who put their name in as 'Oatmeal'? Adam, did you do that?" "No, Oatmeal is Helen!" "Oh. Oatmeal, you're turn to bowl."

 in my beloved korea, Nov 11th is Pocky / Pepero Day. Like another Valentines day.
 Melissa of Oh My Darling sent me this. :) I thought it was suuuper sweet that the thought of me even though I haven't blogged in like a month. This was super funny too. Here's some of my fav pages below:
 I may just have to try this. Sounds like a good time. :]
 Well of course!
 My ex sent me this card. He and I dated for years and we decided to stay friends. So I thought it was super sweet that he sent me a card. It actually made me burst into tears when I read it. lol Because he had a lot of problems when we were together but I stayed with him for a long time because I wanted to be someone he saw as being "on his side" while he thought the rest of the world was against him. I had always wanted to be his little "ray of light." So this really made me happy. :)
 we have a very unique way of talking to each other.. lol
 adorable owl stickers from April
 April also got me this owl pillow from the etsy shop "Fong's Studio." Very cute!!
 And a cell phone charm. i love it! it's a piece a' bread! :)
 my crafty friend, Alyssa made me a cute cute card and these little ornaments. Aren't they fun?
 this was a little present to myself! My new favorite shoes.
 My bff Amber got me this pretty handpainted box.
 She also got me this pretty asian hair pin and a Hello Kitty change purse, where I now keep my business cards.
And this  is my cat wishing she could fit into a tiny box.

I hope you enjoyed peeking in at my birthday celebration! I enjoyed sharing with you! Hopefully I won't take any more long blogging hiatuses.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

mustache party?

my 22nd birthday's coming up on November 11th. Not sure what kind of festivities there will be, but I'm pretty sure mustaches will be involved. <3

"is there something on my face?"

Monday, October 25, 2010

chai time

i'm so in love with chai tea right now. warm and spicy and sweet. <3 a fall favorite.

tomorrow will be a busy day, but hopefully most of the things on my to-do list will be fun things and not obligations. 

gooda wake up at 6 for school. goodnight. <3 luv you.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


i finally got a little bit of a break today to take it easy. i spent my day jogging around the neighborhood, watching korean dramas (too addicting!), sleeping, eating leftover pizza (YUUM!), and doing my homework. this is a self portrait i did for my drawing class, its due tuesday, but i got it done early! go me! =D what do you think? can you see a resemblance?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

pretty pink pom pom

i made this! i used rachel's tutorial here. when i got my korean label maker in the mail, it was wrapped in cute pink tissue. i'v a very sentimental person, so i wanted to keep it, just because it was from my beloved korea. (which i've labeled "the K word" because i know i say it so much everyone's probably super-annoyed..) anyway, i folded it up and kept it with my craft stuff, along with some pink and gold tissue i got when i went to victoria's secret. the shades of pink don't quite match, but i decided to put them together anyway. it's hanging above my nightstand. <3

honestly, rachel's tutorial was so so so easy. you should totally try it. :)

and unrelated, but i thought it was cute: my cat, Orion, is NOT AT ALL affectionate- unless you're in the shower, or when he's on the kitchen table. then he won't leave you alone. not sure why this is. so today he sat and waited for me to get done showering, meowing his little stripey head off so i pet him with dripping-wet hands and he didn't mind. so i put a little water on him and he seemed to enjoy it. even later on, he jumped up on the sink to watch me wash my hands and i got him all wet again. i guess he likes it. weird.

 aaaaaw little wet sewer rat <3

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

scrap journal

here are a few more pages i've done in my art journal / scrap journal