Monday, September 24, 2012

Nail Polish!

Everyone collects something right? I seem to collect a lot of things.....old/cool coins, pressed pennies from different travels, and apparently nail polish!  I don't care who you are, you can't have too much nail polish! However, you CAN have too many shades of pink (in my opinion).  I didn't even realize I had so many pink nail polish bottles until recently.
One night last week, I decided to go through all my nailpolish.  Now, lemme tell you, I'm pretty sure this is something I've NEVER done before. haha! Needless to say, I found some pretty amusing things.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Pin It Friday!!

Say whaaaaaaaaat? Pin It Friday? YEAH! I haven't done one of these blog posts in soooo long, and I'm excited to share 5 new pins with you this week!!!

 from my mind = blown board:
I remember the exact moment when I realized this!! Abby and I were spending the night at Ganny & Papa's house, and Ganny was in the living room with us watching TV.  All of sudden, I sat up on the sofa and said, "THAT'S A 'D'!" Ganny said, "well, yes it is." Then I said, "I always thought it was just some weird thing that Walt Disney liked to write, or some symbol that was supposed to represent something. But NOW, I see that it's a 'D'!!" haha
 from my things I want board:
The words on these shirts only show up when you've sweat enough for the text to come through! I so want!!!
 from my food & drink board:
This soup is soooo good!  While I've never actually ordered my own serving of it, I almost managed to take a bite out of Matt's ;)
 from my the most wonderful time of the year board:
I want need this to add to my Christmas shirt collection!
 finally, from my quotes board:

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A look at the past three and a half weeks.....

...via iPhone pics!  I'm forever grateful that I have a phone with a good camera! Whether or not the pictures that come from it are good, well, I'll let you be the judge of that.  Sometimes, I'm doing everything I can to make sure I'm getting a good picture and other times, something's happening so fast that I'm just trying to get a quick picture so I can laugh about later!  Although, it is kind of bad that I've been relying on my phone so much lately, because that means I don't have my camera on me as often. In fact, last weekend when I was at Longwood, I completely FORGOT my camera, and so many things were happening where I needed it!! I was so mad at myself!!

Anyway, just wanted to share some pictures that I've taken at moments when I was so happy I had a good camera phone!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Workout Wednesday : Week 2

Thank you to everyone who gave me feedback about last week's video! :) Is it awkward slash weird seeing and hearing myself on a video? Yes, absolutely.  But, the funniest and most awkward moment after posting last week's blog : I was doing some things in my room and didn't have the TV on or anything like I usually do.  I started hearing noises and then I realized, "oh dang, that's ME!" haha. Mom was in her room watching the video and it was so weird hearing myself in the other room....yeah....not a

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

NOW is the best time

In my opinion, even for those who like exercising, everyone needs some motivation every once in a while! While on Pinterest (of course), I came across this list of 100 reasons to exercise NOW.  It's a great list with reasons that won't only make you feel better, but will make your body so much healthier! I figured I would share it today in preparation for tomorrow's Workout Wednesday :)

100 Reasons to Exercise Now
  1. Because it makes you feel confident
  2. Because it helps you get stronger
  3. Because exercise helps combat depression
  4. Because you'll feel proud of yourself
  5. Because you have goals you want to reach
  6. Because you'll feel bad if you don't
  7. Because you want to move forward, not backward
  8. Because it burns more calories than not working out
  9. Because it improves your heart health
  10. Because you want a great butt
  11. Because it prevents diabetes
  12. Because you want to be a good example to your kids
  13. Because you want to feel good in your clothes
  14. Because it reduces your risk of cancer
  15. Because your body was made to move
  16. Because you want to be an athlete
  17. Because you want to look better
  18. Because it lifts your mood
  19. Because you want to stand taller
  20. Because it reduces back pain
  21. Because it feels good
  22. Because it makes you feel accomplished
  23. Because you spend most of your day on your butt
  24. Because swimsuit season is always coming
  25. Because strong is the new skinny
  26. Because dieting only works so much
  27. Because it strengthens your bones, too
  28. Because it helps you lose weight
  29. Because it allows you to eat more food
  30. Because it's the best way to spend "me" time
  31. Because it helps you de-stress
  32. Because it's cheaper than therapy
  33. Because you want a strong core
  34. Because you want to take care for yourself
  35. Because you take pride in your body
  36. Because it strengthens your legs
  37. Because it helps your clothes fit better
  38. Because you want to push yourself
  39. Because you are capable of more than you ever imagined
  40. Because moving your body feels good
  41. Because it keeps your mind sharp
  42. Because it helps you beat belly bloat
  43. Because it helps you sleep better at night
  44. Because it gives you energy
  45. Because you want to stay healthy as you age
  46. Because you want to look younger
  47. Because you want toned arms
  48. Because it improves your balance
  49. Because it burns off last night's dessert
  50. Because it boosts your immune system
  51. Because sweat is sexy
  52. Because you want to live longer
  53. Because you want to get better at your game
  54. Because you want to catch someone's eye
  55. Because exercisers earn more money
  56. Because you're more likely to eat better when you exercise
  57. Because you want to shave time off your running pace
  58. Because you want to breathe easier
  59. Because you want to see the scale drop
  60. Because exercise improves your sex life
  61. Because you are worth it
  62. Because being fit makes everything in life better
  63. Because you promised yourself that you would
  64. Because you deserve a better life
  65. Because it'll help you drink more water
  66. Because you want to do real push-ups
  67. Because it reduces your health care costs
  68. Because you'll miss fewer days of work
  69. Because you want to create a new future for yourself
  70. Because it'll help you like what you see in the mirror
  71. Because it makes clothing shopping more fun
  72. Because you want to look and feel incredible
  73. Because exercising can be fun
  74. Because it'll give your skin a glow
  75. Because it's a good way to spend time with your friends
  76. Because it'll help you prevent the middle-age spread
  77. Because it reduces your blood pressure
  78. Because you don't want to let yourself go
  79. Because you don't want to squeeze into an airplane or rollercoaster seat
  80. Because it strengthens your spirit
  81. Because it's a cheap way to entertain yourself
  82. Because you'll be able to reward yourself
  83. Because you need a reason to wear those new workout clothes
  84. Because you're tired of being tired
  85. Because not working out is not going to get you very far
  86. Because it's a great way to spend time outside
  87. Because you made a commitment to yourself
  88. Because you're tired of starting over
  89. Because there will always be another wedding, vacation or reunion
  90. Because you're not a quitter
  91. Because it improves your cholesterol
  92. Because it boosts your metabolism
  93. Because it prevents age-related muscle loss
  94. Because if you can do this, you can do anything
  95. Because a fit body is a healthy body
  96. Because it beats sitting on the couch
  97. Because everyone has at least 10 minutes to spare
  98. Because you want to be stronger than your excuses
  99. Because not working out isn't working out for you
  100. Because the only workout you ever regret is the one you skip

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Workout Wednesday : Week 1

This could be a total hit or miss for me, haha.  I've been trying and trying to come up with something that I could blog about once a week--a series, if you will.  No, this doesn't mean that the other days of the week will be ignored...I will definitely continue to blog when I can! I just wanted something for those who read my blog to look forward to and expect to see each week!  Then came the topic: WHAT THE HECK AM I GOING TO BLOG ABOUT?! Well, it won't entirely be a blog post, if you will. What's different about it? There will be VIDEOS. Which could be a good or a bad thing. Good: Hopefully informative. Bad: It's so awkward to see myself on video...haha!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


For no real reason, I picked up a book yesterday that I normally wouldn't choose for "leisurely reading."  I knew ahead of time that it was going to be a quick read because it had less than a hundred pages in it, but I was still interested to see if it was a book I could actually get into.  The book?: John F. Kennedy.  Yes, I randomly picked up a biography on the 35th President of the United States. I'm still not sure why THAT was the book I chose from an entire library full of books.  As much as this screams *nerd status* I am now excited about the things that I learned.  I was NEV-ER good in history classes.  I was always bored out of my mind and could never understand anything.  It didn't matter what part of history it was or what grade I was in, I DREADED getting back history tests and seeing how badly I did on them. So, some of things I just learned yesterday, many of you may or may not already know....depending on whether or not you were paying attention in history class that day ;)

Friday, September 7, 2012

Yes, this post IS about Mary-Kate & Ashley

So I have no idea why I wanted to do this post. Probably because of my movie selection the other day while I was cleaning my closet/room.
Growing up, I was OBSESSED with Mary-Kate and Ashley.  I think between my sister and I, we have every single MK&A movie! We have many of the "You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's {insert fun party type here} Party" videos, but not all of them, and we also have some of the "The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley" videos!  You know...."Olsen and Olsen Mystery Agency.....We'll solve any crime, by dinner time!" haha. And how in every video, they'd manage to drive across the globe in a matter of 15 minutes? Yeah, I still haven't figured that one out!  Abby and I even tried to pretend we were Mary-Kate and Ashley.......since we have the same first initials as them, we thought it was a great idea.  Plus, when we were younger, so many people thought we were twins because we looked so much alike.  I never saw it then, and I definitely don't see it now! haha. I don't think we look a thing alike!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A Pinterest Win!

Ironically, my last post was about 3 recent Pinterest FAILS. Today, I wanted to show a Pinterest SUCCESS! Yay! I had originally seen this pin on the right and thought the jars looked really cool! However, after my recent attempts at Pinterest projects, I had very little hope that this would work.  Mom had a few mason jars that she gave me, we had food coloring, I just needed to go out and buy Modge Podge.  Which, THANKFULLY, Michaels had 50% off coupons for the recent holiday, so I was able to get it for only about $4.  I mixed together the Modge Podge and food coloring, just as the instructions said, and painted the inside of the jars.  I was almost content with the way the jars looked just painted like that! I wish I took a picture of them then, but because of the "paint", you couldn't see through the jars, and the color was a paler shade of the final product.  I followed the rest of the steps, put them in the oven, and when I took them out, they were still the pale, you-can't-see-through-it color.  But, as I said earlier, I was fine with the way they looked.  The Modge Podge mixture was still pretty tacky, though, when they came out of the over, and even a couple hours later, so I just let them sit out over night.  The next morning, Mom called me downstairs and said, "Mallory--come look at your jars!"  Because of my luck, I was expecting the paint to have just completely slid right out of the jar and they wouldn't be colored at all. Instead, as soon as I saw my jars, I threw my hands up in the air and said, "THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE ACTUALLY SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE!!" haha. I was excited, and they turned around really neat!!