Sunday, June 30, 2013

50 Random Facts!




  1. The Night I started this list (tonight) the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup 2013.
  2. I really like carnations even though I know not many other people don't like them, but I think they're really pretty.
  3. I'm a disgustingly picky eater. I don't like vegetables at all, and I physically can't eat a salad without gagging.
  4. I LOVE Steak and Shake. I always get a double cheeseburger with ketchup and mustard with fries. YUM.
  5. I really enjoy certain sports. I LOVE hockey. Go Hawks! I don't mind Nascar, but I prefer Indy Car and Formula one. **cough cough** Marco Andretti **cough cough** 
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  6. My favorite food is/are potatoes. French Fries, mashed potatoes, hash browns, baked potatoes, boiled potatoes (with rosemary *swoon*)
  7. When I was is 1st grade I sharpened my pencil and then went around the classroom poking people in the arm with it until one boy started crying which led to me getting in trouble. I was quite the trouble maker in first grade :/
  8. I was an only child for 6 years until my brother Shawn was born, six BEST years of my life, and when my parents told me they were having another baby, I cried for days. I still resent them for it, not even kidding. 
  9. When I was born, my hair was bleach blonde, and didn't turn legitimate brown until I was at least 4 or five, and to this day, I don't really categorize my hair as a true brown.
  10.  Me on the left and my bff Jessica in Hawaii
  11. I went to Hawaii last spring break with one of my best friends without my parents (through school) and during the trip I had a terrible time, but looking back, I really want to go again..
  12. As seen in the picture above, I DON'T tan. This picture was taken after probably 2 beach days. I REFLECT the sun.It's a problem, I'm working on it. This summer though my skin is getting decently tan. (In my mind) #IrishGirlProbz
  13. My dad and I recently decided that if given the choice between having to give up either French Fries or sweets, we would definitely give up sweets. I'm not really a candy person, I would much rather be able to eat french fries.
  14. Unlike the majority of the female population, I don't really find Leonardo DiCaprio or Ryan gosling attractive :/ I also consequently don't like the movie The Notebook or Titanic. I prefer Tom cruise *swoon* or Chace Crawford.
  15. I've never had a boyfriend/ relationship #Single, and I'm almost 17, so that's awkward.
  16. I"m almost seventeen and I don't have my Driver's Licence. 
  17. My dream cars are as follows: Scion xB, a boxy all black Range Rover, Black or yellow with black stripes Chevrolet Camaro From recently 2010/2011, or a 1969 Blue Camaro like the one on Vampire Diaries. I'm an American Muscle Car girl :)
  18. Going along with that, My dad is pretty much always watching Barrett Jackson Auctions when they're on T.V, so I kind of know my way around the muscle car world :)
  19. Last car fact, I promise, but some of my least favorite types of cars are Corvettes, although I hate the new 2014 Vette's the least, and continuing on with the list, Mustangs, I don't particularly love Dodge Chargers, and I could never see my self driving/ owning a typical commuter car like an accord or impala type car. I'm much more of a box car or SUV gal.
  20. No matter how hard I try, I can't spell definitely correct, and whenever I spell it on the computer or something, It never gives me the correct spelling as a spell-check option. It always says defiantly, so I just have to keep switching around the letters util it gives me the proper way to spell it. 
  21. I write my K's really weirdly, and unless you know that it's the letter K, you probably wouldn't get that that's the letter I'm trying to write. 
    How I write my Letter K's.
  22. I'm a HUGE night owl. Like right now, it's almost 2 o'clock in the morning, and I will most likely be up for at least another 3 hours. (and then I sleep until like 11 am)
  23. I pretty much only eat Junk food.
  24. I have an Apple laptop, but and android phone and tablet.
  25. I really enjoy working out at the gym, but I hardly ever go :(
  26. I'm addicted to social media/ the internet. Twitter. Pinterest. Tumblr. Blogger. Facebook. Instagram. Repeat.
  27. I used to have a beauty Youtube channel my freshman year of high school and the summer in between freshman and sophomore year, but my mom thought it was a huge safety/security hazard, so I have to  just blog instead.
  28. I have an extremely obsessive personality, and I get obsessed with things (usually people) very easily. for example, I will go through solid periods of time when I get obsessed with either youtubers or bloggers, so I sit for hours and go through each one of their instagram posts and blog posts, and I slow begin to pick up either their mannerisms of speech or just they way they act. It's a problem/ addiction. I know.
  29. My favorite band is Imagine Dragons and my favorite individual artist is Luke Bryan, different, I know.
  30. I've danced for the past 14 years, and will hopefully continue to do some sort of dance for the next few years.
  31. I've only been to one concert really and that was a Hannah Montana/ Miley Cyrus with Aly and AJ opening for her in Milwaukee when I was in 5th grade. Hardcore, I know.
  32. If somebody asked me the wildest thing I've ever done, It's probably this one night that my friends mom was driving a bunch of us home from a school football game, and at every stop light, except for this one where the was a cop car, we did a Chinese fire drill, and It was one of the most awesome nights ever. Like I said, I party HARDCORE ;)
  33. I don't condone underage drinking at all. It makes me cringe that I can assume that since the Hawks won tonight, a good chunk of my school is probably out partying. I also for that matter don't condone drunk driving AT ALL. My moms best friend in college was killed by a drunk driver, and when my aunt was in High school, a lot of her friends were killed in a car accident because they were intoxicated, luckily she decided not to get in the car.
  34. Ever since I read a series of books about sororities during the summer between 7th and 8th grade, I've wanted to be in a sorority, and I spent hours researching all of the sororities at Northwestern university in Evanston because I was convinced I was going to college there. That was obviously before I learned you needed at least a 4.7 to get in there. whoops.
  35. All through 7th and 8th grade, I had a crush on the same guy and my friend and I made up code names and everything for our crushes, we were border-line obsessed with our crushes. 
  36. A few months after Justin Bieber became super popular, I became obsessed, which was kind of awkward because I was super late on the band wagon. I still know almost all the words to Baby. Thankfully, I've moved on from that phase.
  37. I discovered the Beauty community on Youtube because my friend and I were really into gymnastics in 7th grade, don't get me wrong, I couldn't even do a back bend, but she found a MayBabyTumbler video and we started to watch them, and I watched one where she mentioned JuicyStar07. I remember thinking that it was a sort of ghetto user name, but I went to her channel anyways and the first video I watched of hers was her Top 10 summer products tag. I also thought she was Asian when I watched this video :/  
  38. I've reached my post limit on Tumblr multiple times. The limit is 250, It's an addiction, I know.
  39. I'm mildly, okay maybe not so mildly obsessed with weddings/ wedding planning. Also engagement rings. I love engagement rings. Especially round/cushion cuts with halos and princess cut rings. *swoon* I've already decided when I'm getting married, so, that's a thing.
  40. When I get really nervous or anxious, I started itching my forearms, and during the school years, especially around finals, I tend to get tiny scabs on my arms from scratching. Gross, I know.
  41. The nicest compliment I've ever received was when we were at the airport going to Hawaii (for school) and I was putting on my makeup because we had to be at the school fairly early to ride to the airport, and this boy I've known since 1st grade was sitting nearby and said "Jordan, You don't need makeup, you're pretty without it!" It's been over a year, and it still gives me chills because I know that there are such genuinely nice people out there.
  42. The worst "compliment" I've ever gotten was when I was wearing sweats to school *gasp* yes, even I wear sweatpants and a hoodie to school, but only like once a year. I sat down at our usual lunch table and my Guy friend says: "Well you look like Sh*t today." Why thank you Will for pointing that out. I hadn't noticed. Or perhaps the times I sat down at the lunch table and he says: "You look oddly feminine today" Trying to ignore him I reply "and why is that?" "well, you're wearing makeup" Guys, I've wore makeup proably 2/3 of the days this year. Guys are SOOO observant, not.
  43. I'm super flat chested, but I'm pretty sure we already all knew that. -__-
  44. My friend texted me this video a few days ago telling me that the girl in a commercial reminded him of me:  I watched it, and not only is her personality like mine because I may or may not threaten people on a daily basis, but I looked almost exactly like her in like 5th grade. The plaid shirt and cardigan also help.
  45. I have an insane amount of freckles on my arms, and I used to have a ton on my face, but those have mostly faded.
  46. My Grandma lives on a lake in northern Illinois and we have a boat, but ever since I was little, I've hated tubing and swimming in the lake. Honestly, I'm scared of the fish. So that's a thing. I've also tried water skiing and gotten up before, but I'm not the hugest fan. One of my biggest fears is isolation in large areas, so being in the water by myself doesn't really appeal to me.
  47. I watched all of the episodes of The Vampire Diaries on Netflix in less than a week (maybe 8 or 9 days) Needless to say, I'm very excited for The Originals to come out this fall!
  48. I'm a huge Potter Head! I love the harry potter books ever since I started reading them in 4th grade.
  49. I live on the North Shore of Chicago, and I think it's hilarious when other people look in from the outside, because it's such a big culture shock. If you don't know what I'm talking about, I'll elaborate: The North Shore is sort of the Beverly Hills or Manhattan of Illinois. It's full of affluent families with spoiled kids, and I can say this because I live here, so HA.
  50. I SUCK at shaving my legs.I always miss a spot, and then when I get out of the shower, I always get goosebumps, so I immediately get stubble.
  51. I really like re-reading and re-watching the Twilight books and movies. My favorite part in all of the books is the part where *spoiler* Edward rescues Bella from the creepy guys in Port Angeles and then they go eat at the Italian restaurant and drive home.
  52. I'm cheating, I know, but I just wanted to say: I'm team Peeta.
Phew! That was a doosy! If you read the whole post, comment down below what you think the funniest/ weirdest fact, and write a weird fact about you!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Currently I am...

Hey Ya'll! Today's Post is a sort of Update Post!
doing these, so I thought to myself, why not write one today too!?

Reading: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (again). I love the Harry Potter books and can never get enough of them. Re- Reading for the Win!

I'm also trying to read The Great Gatsby on my Kindle, but I can't seem to get into it :/ I want to see the movie, but I'm not really in any hurry. I'm not the hugest Leo fan :/

Watching:  I just finished watching the Nik Wallenda special! It was soooo nerve-racking! I'm also going to watch the newest episode of Next Food Network Star. I'm rooting for Damaris, Lovely, and Rodney! Who are you rooting for? p.s. I also watched a few episodes of House M.D. last night and was reminded how much I LOVE that show! 
p.p.s. I also watched the pilot of Full House last week and realized what a babe John Stamos is/was. Not to brag or anything ;) but My Grandma's doctor is John Stamos' cousin! I don't know about you, but I think that's pretty cool!


Loving:  Watching Twilight movies when I can't sleep, Blogging like the wind!, Running shorts (See my last post!), laying poolside, the elliptical machine, Thunderstorms, &&&
I've been quite the social media junkie i.e. Tumblr, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram etc. lately so, make sure you're following me there! My links are on the side of my blog!

Ahh Wilmette Beaches, How I love thee :)
(Obviously Not my picture)

Looking Forward To:  Beach days wit Eleni, Camp in a couple of weeks with Eleni and Ali, and A VACATION! I will be traveling to Kentucky, and Possibly Washington D.C. this summer and couldn't be more excited! I loved Washington D.C. when I visited in 8th grade and am REALLY looking forward to going again!

Cooking/ Baking:  I've recently been quite the domestic goddess! In the Last week, I've made a chicken dish for dinner, red velvet cupcakes from a box, snickerdoodle blondies, and beef strogonoff (of which I consumed the entire pound of strogonoff and bag of rice in two days :/)

Wishing You: A fantastic weekend!


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Running Shorts: My New Obsession

I discovered the joy of running shorts last weekend when my mom made me try on a pair at old navy, and I doubt I'll ever wear anything else! 
Okay, maybe not, but they are quickly becoming one of my summer staples!

These are the pair I got from Old Navy (a.k.a. my addiction) for only $10!
They're a little on the short side, but I think they're fine for running around town and the gym!

I also picked up a pair yesterday from Walmart for under $7 that I'm currently wearing! The only complaint I have about them is the the waistband is rather wide, but They're still wonderfully comfortable :)
I Love the colors and pattern of these too!

I  also may or may not have ordered a fantastic pair of shorts for a gift for someone, but that is highly confidential information. ;)

Where do you get your favorite running shorts?





Monday, June 24, 2013

Let's Go Hawks!

It's Rally Time Party People!


I'm an avid hockey fan and am beyond excited for the Game tonight!
Put your good luck pants on and cheer for those Hawks!
(But If you're anything like my dad, let's try and keep the language G-rated)









Sunday, June 23, 2013

Done & Done: A New Pinterest Board

Hey Party People!
Today I thought I'd share with you a new Pinterest board that I've created!
I am a self proclaimed Pinterest addict, and I also am obsessed quite enjoy having lots of different boards to organize my pins.
Recently I've been trying out a bunch of pins, and I thought It would be a good idea to compile them into one board.

So far, I've tried out only food pins (shocker)
but I'm excited to watch this board grow!

Friday I made Snicker Doodle Blondie's to bring to a Drive-In movie, and they were quite the hit!



A Few Months back, I made "Texas Gold" for a bake sale at school, and it was quite fantastic, although it's extremely sweet/ sugary.



And Monday for Dinner I made this Chicken recipe! I substituted sour cream for Greek yogurt, but it was great! )I also my have added a teensy bit too much garlic powder, but that's beside the point)


Feel Free to try these pins out and tell me what you think about them!



Thursday, June 20, 2013

2 Summer Outfits

Here are two outfits I wore to work this week!
Enjoy!




Shirt: Old Navy
Pants: Gap
Shoes: Keds from Kohls
Watch: Jolie
Earrings: Pearls
Nails: Sally Hansen- All Fired Up







Sweater: Express
Shorts: Old Navy
Shoes: Jack Rogers
Earrings: Gold ball studs
Nails: Sally Hansen- Blue my Mind
Toes: Revlon- Passionate Pink


Hope Ya'll enjoyed!


Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Quest for the Perfect Pink Nail Polish

Now, My mother has a slight obsession with pink nail polish, she only buys pink nail polish, as opposed to my attraction to blues and greens. 

I have recently been on the quest for the perfect pink nail polish. I've never really been one for pink nail polish, but I've decided I need my pink. My perfect red nail polish, for summer at least, is OPI's A Oui Bit Of  Red. I haven't painted my nails red in a while but this is my fav. 
The first pink I triend ended up more of a coral, and a dud. It's OPI's Suzi's Hungary Again. This color wasn't as vibrant as it looked in the bottle at Ulta, and was also fairly sheer on my nails. :(
I then purchased Revlon's Passionate Pink at Target (by far the best price for the colorstay line)
I LOVE this nail polish color! It's a perfect pink for summer and looks great on fingers and toes! I've painted my nails with it twice, and currently have it on my toes! 
I would highly recommend this nail polish to anyone!

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What's your perfect pink nail polish?
Comment down below and tell me!

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Sunday, June 02, 2013

Monogram Fanatic.

Hey Guys! 
Today's post is going to be dedicated to one fo my favorite things:
Monogramming.
Monogramming is an obsession that's been sweeping the south for decades, and is slowly working it's way into the northern states.
In the dictionary, a monogram is described as:
a motif of two or more letters, typically a person's initials, usually interwoven or otherwise combined in a decorative design, used as a logo or to identify a personal possession.

I sadly only own a handful of monogrammed Items.
Monogrammed Tumblr from 
My tumbler cracked when I dropped it a few months age, but I still use it! It's too cute to not!
I got the Circle Monogram in black with Hot pink polkadots.
The shipping was very fast and she even threw in an extra monogram decal!


Monogram Phone Case
I put the extra decal on my phone case!
Great Customer Service!


1-Initial monogram necklace from JC Penny's

Here are some monogram Pieces I love!
The majority of these are from Etsy shops. 
I will post the link under each picture.



Monogram PFG Shirt!
(I know I mentioned this in an earlier post, but I just love them so much!)


Long Sleeve Monogram anchor Tee


Monogram Headbands!
Adorable for working out or going to the beach in the summer!

Devon Alana Monogram Seersucker bow!
I mean come on, How much more adorable can we get?!


I love the colors on this particular one too!


So adorable and perfect for the beach or long car trips!


Monogram Sunglasses Croaky
I love these!


This is the background on my phone right now.
I made it on maybooks.com 
You just create a notebook, and then take a screen shot!

Monogram Seersucker/ Gingham Koozie
I love this koozie!


I talked about this necklace in my earlier post as well, 
but just look at it, it's perfect!

Lastly, these hats are adorable, and I defiantly need them for the boat/ beach!


I hope you guys enjoyed this post! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via any of them link on the side the page!