Sunday, February 23, 2014

Leibster Award!

I was nominated for a Liebster Award by Marsha over at Bespeckled SparrowWhat is the Liebster Award you ask?  Well it is a way for bloggers to get to know each other as well and introduce them to the blogger community by way of an interview of sorts.  You answer questions by the blogger who nominated you and in turn nominate others and ask them your own questions.  Since you can't nominate the person who nominated you it gives you a good excuse (as if you need one!) to go on the prowl for fresh new blogs.

Just make sure you...

- Thank and link back to the blogger that nominated you
- Answer their 11 questions in your post
- Pick 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers on Bloglovin to nominate
- Think of 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer
- Tag your nominees and comment on one of their posts to let them know!

Now for the questions! 

1. What is one song that can always make your day better no matter what? 
Right now it's probably Drunk in Love by BeyoncĂ©! She is my woman. 

2. If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? 
Chicken, chicken, & more chicken. 
Did I mention I love chicken? 

3. Name one thing that drives you absolutely off the wall. 
Right now I'm in my Junior year of college & what irritates me is when other students constantly argue with the professor or choose to be crazy in class. Grinds my gears. Please, shut ya mouth. 

4. Favorite pass time? 
Eh, that's a toughy. I'm constantly keeping myself busy. So when I do have time to do something I like, I usually take a nap instead. But if I'm not naping, I love to doodle & read blogs and just hang out. Sip some wine. You know. The usual. ;) 

5. What's something that every time you see it, you are taken back to your childhood? 
When I was a little girl, my favorite person was my grandmother. We would constantly be together up until she passed away. I was 7 when she passed. So it was pretty rough. Any time we would hang out we would make a crap ton of cinnamon rolls. & I would eat all but two. One for her & one for my grandpa. So anytime I see a cinnamon roll, I'm taken back. 

6. What movie can you watch over and over again?
I have two. Pitch Perfect & Bridesmaids. 

7. Favorite season and why?
I flip back and forth between summer & fall. We have a lake house, a boat, etc so I love summers at the lake! But at the same time it's soooo hot here in Oklahoma. So I love fall. I love tall boots. Everything about it. 

8. Favorite blog? 
I absolutely love Little Baby Garvin. I have followed along with her blog since before her little Harper was born & now she's pregnant again with another little girl. I love how she shares her creativity and adventures with her little & makes me more excited for my time with my future (nonexistent) littles. 

9. What's the most ridiculous YouTube video you have ever watched? 

10. If you could go back in time & give your younger self advice, what would you say? 
Always always always listen to momma & daddy. Momma always always always knows best. Although I like to argue that with her ;) 

11 - Why did you start blogging and what drives you to create new content?
I actually started blogging back in high school with a couple of friends. I really enjoyed it but I just stopped paying attention to the blogosphere. I honestly didn't even really know how to do anything. The thing that stinks is that I don't have a theme that I go by. I'm not married, don't have a boyfriend, don't have children, so I'm kind of on my own when it comes to coming with ideas. I'd love to lie to you & tell you it's easy to come up with content but I struggle here & there. 


Drum roll please.....
The nominees are... 

Here are your questions:

1. What is your idea of a perfect date?
2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
3. What is your absolute favorite dessert?
4. Who are some people you would like to meet someday?
5. What are somethings that make you really happy?
6. Do you like things planned out or are you spontaneous?
7. Who in your life has influenced you the most & why?
8. If you were an animal, what would you be & why?
9. What's something you wish everyone knew about you?
10. If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?
11. What songs are on your soundtrack to life? 

I can't wait to see everyones responses!! 

xo- Desirae

Monday, February 17, 2014

Valentines Smalentines

I've been trying to figure out what exactly I should blog about the past couple of days..
So I decided that I would like to tell you a few reasons why I've never ever ever in my life have had a good valentines. (I'm not kidding.)

Don't get me wrong, I'm ALL for Valentines & I always went above and beyond with sentimental gifts. I still love the holiday & love to celebrate. My parents always make it special too because they know I haven't had the best experiences.... Let's just say, I've never even been given a box of chocolates. Really.....

Okay so anyways, in 7th grade I had my first boyfriend. We obviously only dated three weeks in the beginning of the school year. So Valentines rolls around. We're still friends, considering we had at least 3 classes together. He had this cute little necklace that he had hid in a Chester Cheeto container. Real heart throb, I tell ya. Well too bad I only got it because the FIRST girl he asked to be his Valentine said no & I was his backup plan......... Let's just say I put the necklace on my dog right before she went outside.. I wasn't thinking & lost the necklace. 

It just went downhill from there. Last year, my ex boyfriend didn't get me anything.. Which was fine, I promise I'm not materialistic. But c'mon, it's Valentines. Even a card would be wonderful. Just a card. I'm that simple. He waited until Valentines Day, February 14th, with me IN THE STORE & bought a card with me in the store.. At the time, I thought it was funny but in all reality Valentines Day is the same exact day every year. There's plenty of time to prepare. Even if it's going to the store the night before. 

Oh well. There's plenty more stories but I thought I would give you the juicy ones. 

This year was a little different. I had a hot date! 
Okay, okay he was a three month old that I was babysitting but I think it counts!! 
I also was a third wheel as I joined in on my friends date.. I was DD so I think it's okay. But we definitely got some weird looks from literally all the couples in the restaurant. 
It's okay though, because I am surrounded by wonderful friends & family. 
I know one day, I will have an incredible Valentines Day & until then, I'll take what I can get! 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Fun!

This semester in school, I'm in a class where I have to go to a school & work under a mentor teacher. See how things go & make sure this is the right field for me! 
So this previous Monday, I went to my assigned school & got put in a KINDERGARTEN classroom! I can't even contain my excitement you guys! Seriously, I love it. My College Professor told us we'd probably only be there thirty minutes or so.. I was there two whole hours! I just loved it so much I didn't want to leave! 
I was very shocked & pleased, these kindergarteners are reading! Not just sight words, they're reading books to the classroom, counting 1-100, counting my 10's, counting by 5's. I was so amazed by how different it was when I was in kindergarten. 

So, today I'm going back to the classroom for my very first Valentine's Day Party not as a student! I decided to do something for the kiddos that wasn't personal with their names or mine (especially since I don't know all their names yet!) 
I found this ADORABLE Minion template off of pinterest that I printed out & spent about 30 minutes cutting out. I bought the twinkies (Which I was shocked were $4/box & each box came with 10....) 
Obviously I don't get out much! haha. 

So if you're running low on ideas, here's the template.