Monday, April 30, 2012

Weekend Post :)

My weekend was full of cleaning, laundry, errands and not a lot of fun...But somehow I still enjoyed it! Supposedly this crummy Ohio weather is finally going to play nice starting this week- it better after the snow we saw Saturday! I decided to take advantage of the yucky days and start some Spring cleaning/ organizing! PeeWee was there to help me every step of the way...

Sunday, I started making a DIY Mother's Day gift. So far I'm pretty happy with it, but there is one flaw so far that is driving me cray! I'm trying to decide if it "adds character" or if I should start over (I bought extra materials knowing this would probably happen...I haven't taken on a project in a while!)

I have been documenting every step of the way, so when I'm finished I will share step by step photos!

I also got my butt back to the gym after a VERY long absence & signed up for one month unlimited aerobics classes. Today I took my first Pilates class and LOVED it! How do you like to stay in shape? What motivates you? I'm going to need serious pointers on how to stay on track!

How was your weekend? Happy Monday :)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I am determined... learn how to do this to my hair

Photo via Pinterest
Searching for tutorials and not stopping until I have accomplished this look. Wish me luck!
Find any good hair tutorials for fun braids? Sharing is caring ;)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Center Parts!

I have been really bored with my hair lately and was craving a change. I've been somewhat adventurous with haircuts and colors recently but wanted to try a less permanent style change. I LOVE how the center part looks on Rachel Bilson, JenniferAniston (They can do no wrong in my book) and many others. It occurred to me that I have been rockin' a side part for quite some time now (I'm talking like 10 years at least), so I decided to try to a center part again. Such a simple change but it really makes a big difference! Just about every person I've seen since I switched it up has asked me if I cut my hair because it looked so different. I'm still not sure how I feel about it on my own head, but I'll give it a chance!

I finally tried Michael Symon's B Spot tonight & LOVED it! 
I tried the New Jack City Burger (topped with chorizo sausage, avocado, salsa verde, roasted red peppers, red onion and pepperjack cheese), Lola Fries (staw cut & seasoned with sea salt and rosemary), and the Vanilla Bean Apple Pie Bacon milkshake- Heaven. On. Earth. 
They had some really interesting and tasty sauces, too! My favorite was the Coffee BBQ

Happy Wednesday :)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Let's play catch-up a little more

A little more happened during my hiatus besides getting a new job and a new car...

Me and my college girlfriends took our 
second annual trip to Put-in-Bay...
...this time for Amy's bachelorette party!

Please note: We are NOT drinking and driving in the top right photo! We were drinking while sitting in a car on the Ferry and hailed a cab when we arrived on the Island!

I grew out my bangs
 (so naturally, I want to cut them again right about now...)
& tried a different hair trend: the ever popular ombre

It's unfortunate that the best picture that shows this is one where I'm dressed as Dorothy... Oh well, you all get a bonus Halloween pic. You're welcome ;)

Amy's wedding

 I rode in a hot air balloon!


I shot a gun for the first time!

Please excuse this AWFUL picture...My friend sneek-attacked a picture of me with his phone and it is the only documentation I have of this!

I went to Vegas!

Well I think it's safe to say that my last three posts have caught us up sufficiently! And I met my blogging goal already this week and it's only Thursday! It feels good to be back

Only one more day until the weekend, hang in there!  
Do you have any fun plans?
 I will be visiting one of my favorite places ever, Athens, Ohio (OU) to celebrate one of my college roomie's 25th birthday! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

What I'm loving Wednesday...

 ...and not just this Wednesday, but Wednesdays past! 
We are still playing catch up & what better way to do that than a WILW post

Let's start with some things that I discovered during my hiatus and now LOVE

I finally tried sushi! I don't know what I was so afraid of before, but I realized that I have been missing out on such a tasty treat! Just about every Tuesday for the past year some friends and I have taken advantage of 1/2 price sushi night at a local Hibachi & Sushi restaurant
I purchased the Clarisonic Pro about 4 months ago and am very satisfied with this product! I heard such great things about it and saw how much it improved a friend's skin, but I couldn't justify the price. After constantly hearing rave reviews I finally decided to give it a try... I mean it's my skin! That's justification enough! I was warned that the Clarisonic initially draws out all the oil and dirt from your skin and brings it to the surface, but still I was discouraged when I broke out after the first month. That being said, my breakout cleared up quickly and my skin has never felt more smooth! Every use leave my skin feeling so soft, and I predict great long term results! I will keep you posted..
Duh. I'm currently finishing up Catching Fire... Fellow readers of the series: Are you team Peeta or team Gale?
Who's that girl? It's Jess! I ADORE Zoey!

& on to more recent loves...
Mattifying top coat...Essie, you've done it again!
Big wine fan right hurrr. I found a new favorite. So smooth. Not too sweet. Not too dry. Perfection.

What are you loving this Wednesday?

Sunday, April 15, 2012

oh em's been almost a year!

Time flies.
That is all I have to say. That's not true...
A LOT has happened in the past year, and clearly blogging was not one of those things. I laughed when I read my last post where I apologized for being MIA and promised to post all the time....
No more empty promises, but let's set a goal: I will TRY to post three times a week & get back in the swing of things!

Since it would take a while to recap any and all blog worthy topics from the past year (bore), here are the top 3 events that have taken place during my absence in blog world...

1. I am now a full time nanny for two beautiful little girls, Ali (14 months) & Ava (28 months) and I LOVE it! I have been with their family since October 1, 2011. Some of our accomplishments in the past 6 months include learning some basic baby signing, potty training Ava (she is doing GREAT!!) & eliminating the gosh darn binkies (halleluiah!). 
Ava calls me "MeMe", which only fuels onlookers already evil glares (who clearly think I'm a "16 and pregnant" case...I know it's not my imagination when I see them stare at my bare ring finger as they say, "Wow it looks like you have your hands full"....Judgey McJudgersons) because it certainly sounds a  lot like "mommy"...but I love it! Next on my forehead that says "I'm the nanny!" 
Juuuuust kidding...maybe a t-shirt would suffice
We have a pretty busy schedule. We attend music class, gym class, story time at the library, swimming lessons, play dates, countless field trips, etc. On average, I take about 50 pictures a day, but I will just share my favorites of each of the girls so you can see what beauties they are! They will surely make a frequent appearance in future posts...I fell in love just about instantly, who wouldn't?

Ali- via instagram
Ava- via instagram
 There will be plenty more where that came from! If you have instagram, follow me at mischy_ou... and if you don't have instagram, GET IT! You won't regret.

2. I got a new ride :) Long story short, my 2000 Audi A6, which I loved for about a year took a turn for the worse and decided to break on me every two months or so. I don't know what you all know about foreign cars, but let me tell you, they cost a pretty penny to repair! I bit the bullet and traded in my car for one that's built Ford tough baby!

Brand spankin' new 2012 Ford Escape...I am SO in LOVE. Her name is Sexy Rae- Sexy for obvious reasons & Rae is short for Ramen noodles, which is what I'll be living on for the next few years in order to pay for her.
3. Big milestones for my two best friends! My best friends mean the world to me and big things are happening for them & I could not be more excited! Lindsay Just got engaged! Go check out her blog if you haven't already and read all about their love story...I die! LOVE them :) My other best friend Kay is also expecting a baby girl, due August 13th! I am literally overwhelmed with joy that I get to be a part of these special events! I'm going to be an aunt!! Can't wait to spoil the little nugget :)

Lindsay & Andy's engagement party- via instagram

I'm sure I'll drop a few other tid bits about the past year on you along the way...but that caught us up somewhat. I can't wait to catch up on your posts... Now tell me, what are some of your favorite new blogs? (Or old blogs...let's be real, I was gone a while!) I'm sad that I missed out on some good topics like The Hunger Games, and other new book/movie/TV/music/fashion buzz so feel free to share the links your posts on such topics in the comments to catch me up!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Crumpets & Nutella

for breakfast this morning I tried something new
something that made me feel somewhere between a classy Brit and a character from a children's nursery rhyme
Crumpets & Nutella
healthy & quite delicious for something new

 I thought I'd start off my post with that tid bit rather than apologize, yet again, for being MIA. I'm sure my 14 readers have been just devastated. Anyways, the reason I haven't been posting is because I am experiencing what can only be described as an "early life crisis", mostly due to the fact that I'm having a hard time finding a full time teaching job. I have been seriously looking into other options such as going back to school, which has got my mind racing about a million miles a second. There are so many things that I am interested in pursuing and want to be smart about choosing my next path. When I make a decision you'll be the first to know! In the meantime I will try to be better about posting. It's such a great outlet and when I'm feeling stressed I should be using it, rather than pushing it aside.

 Anyone else in my boat? How do you deal?

Happy Monday :)

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