Sunday, June 30, 2013

A Bunch of Excuses and A Sun Burn

I'm baaaackk!

I am still alive.. and truly sorry I have not posted in over two weeks!

Life got in the way... again.

I have been super busy with work. I now have two jobs at the hospital and I am starting to feel like I live there. Just section of a room on the top floor and label it "Courtney's Suite" because I am ALWAYS working. But at the same time I am working and saving some good money, so I can't complain too much!

With all that being said, there has not been much going on in my life. I did have the weekend off and stowed away to Mike's lake house with his family. It was nice and relaxing and we had a fun time together. It is so nice to wake up in the morning and see this view...

It was also a treat to finally see Mike again. After a month I was starting to forget what he looked liked.

I am now sporting a lovely farmer's sun burn. The weather was in and out all weekend and apparently when it was "in" I was not paying attention and scored myself a nice burn. Bad Courtney! Thank goodness for Aloe!

I will try to make a conscious effort to update more than once a month with my new busy schedule. I promise.

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

What A Weekend

There is nothing like climbing into bed, blogging and watching Duck Dynasty on a Sunday night. So relaxing. Definitely needed after the weekend I had.

I feel like I am about to crash and succumb to my overwhelming stress this weekend. Something always interfered with our plans.. we would plan a whole day and then something drastic would happen and change our plans completely. It left me feeling unsettled and unproductive, like we had a busy weekend of nothing. You know when you get so frustrated that you cry and then that turns into a laughing fit.. that was me this afternoon. I was crying hysterically.. the laughing part came a few minutes later when my dad went to throw a tennis ball for our dog and nailed me in the head. Happy Father's Day.. thanks for the abuse. A hug would have sufficed.

I then turned my frustration into motivation and cleaned the entire house. I vacuumed, dusted, clorox wiped, and laundered. I felt much better after. I can now go to bed feeling somewhat successful this weekend. I have my mood lighting on and can focus on my blogging and pinning!

Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!

I hope everyone has such a fabulous day today with their fathers!

 I love you, Dad!!

Enjoy your day, everyone!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday Letters

I am super excited it is Friday!

Today I am going to change it up a bit.
Instead of doing High Five For Friday,
I decided to do Friday letters.

Dear Sun,
Please come out to play soon.
I have the weekend off to enjoy myself
and I would appreciate some nice 
warm weather to do so.

Dear Michael,
Thank you for being so sweet to my family.
You made us breakfast last Sundayand my family loved it.
Especially my brother... keep it coming

Dear Starbucks,
Thank goodness for your Passion Fruit tea!
It is the perfect combiantion of fresh and caffeine.
My mouth waters just thinking about it.
I know my new go-to guilty pleasure for the summer!

Dear Little Boy,
 You made me smile so much yesterday.
I loved seeing your smiling face in the clinic.
Please stay happy, it is contagious!

Dear You,
Thank you so much for reading my blog.
I hope you enjoy your time spent here.
I know I sure do.

Happy Friday! Have a wonderful weekend and happy Father's Day!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Saw It. Pinned It. Did it.

Also known as "SPD." I am linking up with Katie and Stephanie for "Saw It, Pinned It, Did It."

I found a super easy recipe for a fruit salsa on Pinterest a couple weeks ago - you can read about it here. Paired with cinnamon pita chips, this salsa is a perfect summer must eat. It is soooo good. The mixture of berries, applies, and kiwi's had a perfect fresh taste with a little sweet kick. Can you say yum?

My picture does not look as appetizing as the Pinterest picture!
Side note: I made this for Mike and I to snack on while we were grilling burgers last week. He told me - and I quote - "This is sooo good, its one of the best things you have made!" Just sayin'.

What you need:
-1 container of strawberries
-1 small container of raspberries
-1 small container of blue berries
-2 kiwi's
-1 apple

How to:
(Make sure you pay attention, this is really detailed)
-chop strawberries, kiwi's, and apples into small cubes
-add raspberries and blue berries
-mix together well (raspberries will soften and add a great, sweet juice to the salsa.
-refrigerate for 15 minutes

Ta Da!! Throw some cinnamon pita chips into a bowl and call it a day. Super easy, super delicious, semi-super healthy!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Let's Go Bruins!

Hello Friends!

It has been a long week already and it is only Wednesday...
I am working major overtime this week so therefore I 
don't have much to update on, unfortunately.
It has been work, eat, sleep.. get up and do it again.
I am itching for Friday.

I have a fabulous Father's Day weekend planned!
I will have pictures and fun stories, I am sure.

My prized Bruins are in the Stanley Cup final play offs!
My boyfriend would be so proud if he was reading this..


Let's have a repeat of 2011!!!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Titles Are Overrated

Happy Monday y'all!

I like to pretend I'm a little Southern belle and use phrases like "y'all" when I blog. Lets pretend I haven't lived in Northern New England my whole life. I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend, I know I did. I spent my days relaxing with occasional reading and TV watching. It was perfection.

A big happy birthday and congratulations to my good friend Derick, who graduated college this past month.

I had a great time at his graduation party yesterday.. but indulged a wee too much at the dessert table. Thank you maxi dress for holding up your side of the deal and concealing my growing food-baby. I should mention I held up my side by not spilling anything on you.

I have to admit, I am a little late to the party. But what can I say.. I like to stroll in casually late to any party. I am in love with the #ABeautifulMess app for my phone. Talk about an instagram and blogging God send.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday. Friday. Friday.

I love working 12 hour shifts and only having to work 3 days a week. That gives me 4 days off to have fun with my friends and family. I was lucky to have Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week off and I used the time to my full advantage to have fun!

1// What a pretty sunset I snapped on the way home last night. I was safe, I promise!

2// I spent some quality time with my Mom on Wednesday and she actually joined the 21st century and got an iPhone. I'm sorry Mom, but you phone was archaic!

3// New gel color from OPI adorns my nails right now, Strawberry Margarita! It makes me so happy!

4// Look at this adorable patterned burlap I stumbled upon in Jo-Anne Fabrics. I now need to find something to use it for.

5// Mom surprised me by waking me up with Dunkin Donuts coffee on Wednesday. Halleluiah, she is amazing!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Here's To Summer


Summer is a time for fun. While I am basking in the sun or working 12 hr shifts, I am consciously making an effort to be more positive and fresh. I went through a time where I was not happy with what I was doing or where I was going. I wanted more out of life. What I learned is I just can't sit there and wait for it to happen.. I have to make. it. happen.

It is a crazy time around these parts. I am at a point in my life where I am not sure where my future lies but I know I want to have fun making my future happen. I am learning how to have fun and indulge without breaking my piggy bank, because you know.. I am still trying to save money. But I just can't help but be happy. The weather is beautiful, summer clothes are out in full bloom as well as my favorite flowers, the ice tea is flowing, and I get to see my friends. What more could a girl ask for?

Here's to Summer! Lets drink and be merry!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Current Events

Happy Monday!! Yay, I finally have a couple days off. The next three days will be filled with sleeping, eating ice cream and reading... pure relaxation!

With that being said, I wish I had some fun story and picture for you guys, but I don't. After working 4 12 hour days, I have nothing fun to write about unless your idea of fun is nursing sick people back to health.

So currently I am..

Eating chipotle turkey and avacado sandwhiches from Au Bon Pain. If you haven't tasted this succulent sandwich.. do so. Curse the hospital for having an Au Bon Pain, I am addicted and can't stop.

Watching nothing at the moment. All my weekly shows have ended. It is a sad time. I am still looking for new summer shows to watch. I am not a Bachelorette/Bachelor watcher so I am kind of at a loss.

Wearing scrubs mostly. I have been trying to acquire a more mature wardrobe so when I am not working I can get dressed up and feel good about myself. I can't wait to have my new maxi dress altered so I can start wearing it! Mom if you are reading this, we will be altering tonight or tomorrow.. FYI!

Wondering when I am going to receive the results from my certification exam. I am on the edge of my seat waiting. Lets go people.. get this show on the road.. will ya!

Laughing at all the AT&T commercials. I mean how cute are those little kids. I laugh every time!

 Listening to Jason Derulo's new song "The Other Side" it is soooo catchy!

Happy that I got woken up early this morning on my day off to have a funny conversation with my friends.. I'm still laughing! I love you guys ;)