Tuesday, June 25, 2013

So about this heat...

I don't like it. Not at all. Spring and Fall are my favorite seasons with winter a close second and summer in last place. Unpopular opinion, I know. I love the idea of summer but in reality, I don't like it all that much. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE pool days, lake days, water park days, etc. But, if there is no water immediately available to me to cool off with, then I hate it.

Summer also provides me with a lot of beauty issues. I feel like I never look good during the summer. Of course having a tan helps this issue a little bit, but when you're going to work 5 days a week and trying to look pulled together when its 99 degrees outside, a tan isn't going to cut it.

Here's a few things I swear by in the summer to attempt from looking like a hot mess.

BB Cream. I've talked about this before, but I adore this stuff. It does a pretty good job of keeping me covered up while also not melting off my face as quickly as foundation does.

Fast food napkins. Please don't judge me, here, but they work better than any "oil blotting" squares I've paid for in the past. And you can always get as many as you need!

Baby powder. I have a post planned to go more in depth on this one, but I have oily hair. Plus it's permed. As a result, me and dry shampoo don't get alone. Curly hair is seen as being dry so all the curly hair dry shampoos make my hair gross. And since the one's for straight hair have to be brushed out, that doesn't work either. Enter baby powder.

Ice. Okay, I do use this all year round but it's easier in the summer. After my shower every morning, I grab an ice cube and rub it all over my face, and especially under my eyes and any red bumps that may be popping up. I use the ice cube until it completely melts. This helps tighten everything up and can help shrink some redness. I really notice a difference under my eyes though. And of course, it cools you down in the awful heat!

Leave in conditioner.  I have permed, colored hair. Yet, as I mentioned it's also still a little oily. This makes life really hard sometimes. A solution I've found in the summer for pool days to protect the color/perm is a very light weight leave in conditioner. It's also good to leave your hair somewhat damp when doing this!

Dove mousse. This is a new find, thanks to my mom! She didn't like it but I seriously love it. I will run it through my hair and then dry just my roots with a hair dryer. I then let my hair air dry with the windows down on the way to work. It cuts any frizziness and still leaves my hair soft and curly!

What do you guys use to help combat the heat?

Monday, June 24, 2013

Blah. It's Monday.

Lucky for me, I don't have to be at work until noon but that also means I'm working until 9pm. It's really not that bad but I'll be excited to have a little control over my schedule after the first 4-6 weeks!

This weekend was pretty lame because I am just SO tired. Even when I sleep a decent amount every night, I'm still tired! Anywayssss, on with the semi shenanigans!


First, I have to mention my $4 lunch from work. If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen my lunch pictures already, but I'm still in shock most days that I can get a huge, usually healthy meal for only $4!!

After work Friday, I stopped by my boyfriend's for dinner with him and his sister. That's the second night this week they have fed me and I love them so much for it! Every time I promise that I have plans to go home and cook and they still make me stay! Of course, I also stay to have play time with the cutest pup ever.

We planned on going to see a movie but it wasn't until 10:20 and this cool cat fell asleep on the couch so we grabbed Oz from a Redbox and went back to my place while he watched it and I pretended to through closed eyelids.


Obviously, I slept in. Then we decided we should go see that movie we planned on seeing before I became a grandma. And since it was a 12:50 it was cheaper! Although, the "cheaper" price is the first "expensive" price I remember of movies. I remember when they were $5.25! Now I'm supposed to pay $10.25?? But I do it because I love going to movies and I love getting popcorn and a Coke. We saw Star Trek and I CRIED. Seriously, I bawled during one scene. I was shocked that Star Trek needed tissues. Rude. 

After running a few errands, there was a late afternoon nap before we headed out with Christian's best friend, his girlfriend and another couple! We went to an area called South End in Charlotte and ate at an Irish bar and played Jenga at the table. It was drinking Jenga and every block had a thing to do like waterfall, thumb master, buy your neighbor a shot, etc. We planned to go somewhere else but the traffic was so bad and we wasted so much time driving around that Christian and I decided to just go home while they grabbed a beer at a restaurant.

Sidenote: Christian bough me a beautiful pearl ring for Christmas and while sitting at the table the pearl just fell off. I almost had a heart attack. Luckily, it fell right into my lap but now I've got to get it reattached. We had just had a conversation about how well the pearl was staying on THAT DAY and it goes and falls off. :( 


Again, there was more sleep. I didn't get dressed til almost 1pm. oops. After that, I drove over to Christian's and he washed/waxed my car while I wrote this post, scheduled some for this week and tried to catch up on my 617 unread Bloglovin' posts. HELP.

Sunday night I cleaned up the apartment and played with Zuko before going to bed early to start another week!

Linking up with Sami of course! 

Sami's Shenanigans

Friday, June 21, 2013

High Five for Friday!

Whew. Hallelujah it's Friday! Second week of the real world, and now I understand the hype over Fridays. In college, I didn't have Friday classes and I obviously wasn't sitting in the same seat for 8+ hours a day! I'm still loving my job and all the people, but I need a nap!


one. I JUST ORDERED INTERNET!!!! I have dearly missed Internet. You never realize how much you use it until you don't have it for almost 2 weeks.

two. I finally start doing my actual job on Monday at 12pm! I am excited, nervous and everything else that goes along with a new job!

three. I have July 4th off! The place I work has some weirdddd schedules. The business I work on is open 9am - 12am every day of the week, every day of the year except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Therefore, there was no guarantee of the Fourth off! But my schedule this next week is 12pm -9pm M-F and the next week is 9am-6pm with Thursday and Sunday off!  

four. I have been living in Charlotte for 14 days and I've only not seen Christian for two of them. I love it. His family had me over for dinner last night and they're wonderful. They're always so welcoming and I love that they'll still feed and entertain me while I'm living 15 minutes away and can easily feed and entertain myself.

five. Having time to read again! I've read 2 books in two weeks and I just started another one thanks to Stephanie! I'm only a few pages in, but I'm liking it and it being pretty practical things you can relate to. I also suggest that every single one of you go buy Gone Girl. NOW. I already want to read it again.

Linking up with Lauren for HF4F!

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And don't forget to enter the giveaway I'm participating in over on Chelsee's blog!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Happy Thursday!

Hi friends! I'm still lacking in the Internet department so my posts are super sporadic and happen only when I can find time to steal some public Internet :( I'm really hoping to be back to normal soon because I am definitely going crazy not being able to post and only reading blogs on my phone!

I have a post planned for tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday so stop back by to see if I was actually successful ;)

But today I have exciting news! I'm participating in my first giveaway courtesy of Chelsee over at Southern Beauty Guide! I'm giving away a Target giftcard so be sure to enter!

Natalie: Blog // Facebook  -   Adriana: BlogLovin' // Blog  -   Bekah: Facebook // BlogLovin'
Brittany: Twitter // BlogLovin'  -   Amy: Blog // Facebook  -   Erin:  Blog // BlogLovin'
Leslie: BlogLovin' // Twitter  -   Allison: Facebook // Instagram  -   Rachel: Twitter // Instagram
Jacquelyn: BlogLovin' // Twitter   -   Chelsee: Blog // BlogLovin'

What's Up for Grabs:
3 Months of Ad Space from Natalie
AD Space from Adriana
Ad Space from Bekah
$5 in Paypal Cash from Brittany
Ad Space from Amy
Saturday Guest Post & Pair of Beer-Ings from Erin
Gift card from Leslie
Ad Space from Allison
$20 Store Credit to Country Couture from Rachel
$5 in Paypal Cash from Jacquelyn
AD Space from Chelsee

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Happy Thursday, friends!

Monday, June 17, 2013

First weekend in the working world!

My weekend didn't start on Thursday like it used to, but I still have to talk about it because I ate this:

This is a mason jar was bout halfway filled with brownie, topped with ice cream and whipped cream. Then, on the outside ti has chocolate fudge and nuts. So you scoop out your brownie and then scrape the side as the topping. Heaven on earth. I should also probably mention this was consumed at a bowling alley... as was our dinner...

Ok, by the time 4 pm on Friday rolled around I was so. sleepy. But, then our trainers at work informed us there was a happy hour at 5pm. We all perked up quite a bit knowing we had some ice cold beers awaiting us. I also somehow didn't get a picture of this glorious moment because I was too busy drinking my beer. Sorry? 

Anywho, after work I ran home to check on the baby cow before heading to my friends' to grill out and  chill by the pool for a bit. My sweet boyfriend greeted my with a six pack of my favorite beer. Obviously, Friday was a good day for me. After the pool and eating, my friends made me watch Despicable Me since I had yet to see it. I loved it and I am super excited for the next one to come out!

Puppy lovin' before the pool.
Saturday, we attempted to sleep in, but Zuko doesn't understand weekends and why mom wasn't getting up like normal. So he made sure to make a ruckus and jump on my face and meow for a good hour and then run away when I tried to catch him to put him in his kennel to sleep in. So that was a blast.

I was also woken up later by two men speaking in Spanish and knocking on my door. At first I thought they were at the neighbors but after the third knock, I figure out it was mine. I start trying to find real clothes to answer the door in and they knock TWO more times. I get to the door and this happens:

"Do you speak Spanish?"
"We're taking a census of Spanish people speaking people in your neighborhood. We didn't want to know on everyone's door so can you tell us who speaks SPanish in this building?"
"I just moved in."
"Okay, have a great day."

Are you kidding??? You banged on my door for 20 minutes for that and you didn't want to bother anyone else??? Needless to say, we were NOT happy after that.

But, since we were up, we decided to make moves and be somewhat productive. The plan was to go to IKEA, then drive through an apartment complex we saw that might be nice and then lay by my pool for the rest of the day. That is not at all what happened.

After IKEA, Christian decided he wanted to drive through the Mazda dealership to see if they had the car he's been looking to buy because the closest one he's found was 100 miles away. So after finding the exact car he wanted, and test driving it, and them being able to knock the price to exactly what he wanted and with me saying GET THE CAR PLEASE ITS SO PRETTY a few hundred times, we drove off in a new car..

I am SO excited for him. He's been driving a 1995 Infinity G20 since he learned to drive and now he just bought himself a 2014 Mazda 6 less than a year after graduation. He's worked so hard for it, and I'm so happy I was able to be there with him during such a big decision!

We were also asked a couple times if we're married because "we just seem like we've been together forever" and I'm "a keeper" apparently. Anytime, no, Christian, any time... ;)

After he showed off his car to his family and his best friend, we grabbed a drink with his best friend. There was a UFC fight on in the bar and everyone was so into it and I kept covering my eyes. I'm thinking they'll leave me at home next time.. But it was great to just chill with them because we always have a good time together.

But, we didn't get home til after 2am and I'm apparently a grandma these days because I was exhausted and slept in way too late on Sunday. Sadly, I couldn't be with my Daddy yesterday, but I talk to him a few times a day and they're at a race so I'm sure he understands! I spent most of the day reading, running a few errands, catching up on my 338 (ahhhhhhhhhh) unread blog posts and trying to finish unpacking my bedroom!

And of course, I'm linking up with Sami over there since I had some non-moving shenanigans!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Oh heyyyy there!

I am alive, I promise! If you've seen my tweets, you'll know I'm without Internet! And with my work schedule this week, I haven't had a lot of time to research what I want and get set up. Luckily, my complex's pool has wi-fi (although it's crazy slow) and I finally made it up here to bust out a post. I've been trying to keep up reading from my phone, but I'm sure you'll be getting random comments from what I'm missing when I get my own interwebs again.

Anywhooo, I'm all moved in!! Ish. Very ish...

So Friday, I headed up here to clean the apartment. Christian helped me and we got it all done relatively quickly. Granted, he did most of the work.. That's what he's for right?!

These are some before shots..
Saturday, I slept in (on that beautiful air mattress) and finished getting the apartment ready for the furniture. My parents got here late afternoon and Christian and my brother got all the furniture in. For now, I'm pretty bare and won't be doing any decorating for a few paychecks. I've also decided it's silly to super decorate when I'm moving out by October. Anything I get for this place, will be for the next one essentially.

The only thing "set up"
My grandfather brought us Bojangles, pizza and Cheerwine for dinner and it was greatly needed. My parents left and headed to lake while Christian and I were lazy and I pretended I was actually going to keep organizing. Which has yet to happen. 

Sunday was also for sleeping in (hey! I started real life this week, I needed rest!) and then we had Bruegger's for brunch. I am obsessed with that place and there is one about 5 minutes from me. After Christian left, I went grocery shopping and run other errands and helped Zuko get accustomed to the new place. I think he's good now...

We were also invited to cook out with Christian's college roommate/best friend's family and that was so much to do on the last night before work. It was so chill and I always love a good free meal ;)

Monday, I started work!! So far, I am LOVING it. I love the fact that I wore jeans on Tuesday with TOMS. I love the insanely delicious food that I get to eat for $4 every day. I had swordfish on Tuesday with the best mashed potatoes I've ever had. I love the people on my team and the people training us. 

Monday's lunch. $4. 

I also love that they photoshopped my ID badge. Okay, I don't know this for a fact but I know I did not look that good at 8:30 am after waking up later than I planned. 

Christian also came over for dinner Monday night and this is how it went down...

I don't have room for my kitchen table and my parents didn't bring the coffee table so this is how we'll be eating until I drag my butt to IKEA to scrounge up some better furniture. This is also Zuko's "look out the window table" so I have to 409 it before we eat dinner. The things I do for that cat. 

I'll be honest, here. Working full time is making me sleepy! I've tweeted every day this week about needing a nap. It's not that I'm not used to and don't like being busy, it's just that we're spending every day in a classroom setting just listening to tons of information being thrown at us and trying to absorb it all! My brain just shuts off the second I walk out the door!

But, it's all worth it and I'm so happy I'm done with "real" school for quite awhile. I'm also reallyyyy pumped for this weekend. It's the first time I'll get to go out with some of my Charlotte friends while living here and I plan to soak up a lottttt of sunshine by the pool with a couple of adult beverages. 

Anyways, the point of this long ramble is "Hi, I'm alive, I have no Internet and my life is super crazy and awesome right now" and I hope you won't abandon me while I'm gone ;)

Happy Thursday, friends and I hope to be back full force on Monday!

Friday, June 7, 2013

It's moving Friday!!

I'm jumping right in here because all five have to do with moving, pretty much.

one // I'M MOVING TO CHARLOTTE TODAY. I've literally been dreaming about this since about junior year of high school. I never knew if it would work out, but it did and I'm moving to the city my wonderful boyfriend lives in and a place I absolutely adore. If only I could figure out how to get around the city... 

two // I have my own apartment. I've always lived with someone for all 22 years of my life. I am So excited to have some time to fully live on my own before I have to live with a boy. Obviously, I WANT to live with a boy, I'm just glad I get some "me" time and fully embrace all my embarrassing quirks before that happens.

three // This baby cow gets to come, too! The original plan of me living with my grandparents meant he was going to be staying in GA without me. We don't do well with separation.

four // I'll still be less than 30 minutes from some family and some good ole home cooking for when I burn my food. Okay, I'm a decent cook, so I won't burn it, I just may not have the money to cook for the next two weeks..

five // My wonderful family, boyfriend, and friends are helping me SO much with this move. Christian and I went up to Boone and did most of the heavy lifting to get stuff down to Charlotte last weekend. Today he and I are deep cleaning the apartment and my family is coming up and bringing all my big furniture and Zuko on Saturday. Once in Charlotte, all my friends have offered to help unload and set up the new place. And I will be taking them up on that..ahem, Sam.. ;) 

And seeing as I have a drive and a day of cleaning ahead of me, I need to Back That Azz Up!

Happy Friday! I hope you all have great weekends!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Sooo.. it's Thursday.

Thursdays are my party post days with Stephanie and Chelsee buuuuut I'm running around doing last minute packing and seeing my friend Kristin before I move to Charlotte Friday morning, so I didn't really get around to planning out how I wanted to party. Next week, I'll definitely be back to it, thought, because it's one of my favorite link ups!

The time I should have spent doing this was spent doing this:

So, for your viewing pleasure and your daily dose of tears press play on a few of these babies.

Honestly, I did this for over 30 minutes. Just sat and clicked on the videos that came up after the one I was watching. I am so thankful for everything these people do for our country (both the soldiers and the families). Christian was considering the military for a bit and I don't know if I could have done that and gone through these experiences. So thank you to everyone who does!! 

So friends, happy Thursday and I hope you grabbed some tissues!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

People are crazy.

I hope you're singing Billy Currington right now. God is great, beer is good and people are crazy. Anywho, they are. Since I've been home the last few weeks, I've been at my parent's business a good bit. They own a car repair shop. Now, I know shops have a bad rap for trying to rip people (especially us girls) off, but, my parents honestly want to help people. I don't know how many times my dad has taken labor off a ticket (he paid his workers with his own money the difference) just to satisfy a customer and keep them coming back to us. He will pay for parts for them, or give coupons, etc. He really wants to help.

As nice as we are to every one, it still amazes me how rude and crazy people are.

Here's some conversations I've overheard:

Woman: "What's that sign say?"
Mom: "$16.90 oil change"
Woman: " I want that."
Mom gets her information and prints off the estimate with a price of about $18
Woman: "Why $18?! You said $16.90!!!" She's literally yelling.
Mom: "Well there's still sales tax..."
Woman: "Nope, not getting it. Bye" And she leaves. 

REALLY? You left because there is SALES TAX?? That's the state's fault, not ours. We also have THE cheapest oil change in town and you won't find it cheaper anywhere else. 

Woman: " I was here a few months ago and y'all put a sticker on my window telling me to come back in June so I'm here" This is an oil change sticker that I'm pretty sure every shop does reminding you for the next.
Mom: "Okay can I get your last name? And what kind of oil change do you want?"
Woman: " I'm just here because you put a sticker on my car"
Mom: "Yes, the oil change reminder. It's time for another oil change"
Woman: "Yeah, I had it done like a month ago. "
Mom checks the computer for her records. 
Mom: "Unless you went somewhere else, it was in January so it's definitely time for an oil change. You got the premium last time would you like that one again or a cheaper option?"
Woman: "I'm just here because my sticker said to come"
Mom: "Yes.... so it's time for an oil change..."

This seriously went on for at least 10 minutes. The woman had no idea what she was doing or what was going on (I wouldn't be surprised if there was a substance at play here...) and my poor mom was being so patient. 

Another interesting experience is when people try to tell my dad how cars work. There was a kid last week who tried to explain something to my dad and he was completely wrong. My dad has been in the car business since before I was born and this kid was younger than me. I literally sat back in the office laughing at him and waiting for my dad to get annoyed. But, he's been doing this long enough that he just listens and then explains every reason of why he was wrong. It's great entertainment. 

Moral of my mini rant here: be nice to your auto repair shops, they're not all trying to swindle you. But some are, so still be wary. Just nice and wary. A good shop will always take you out to your car and show you exactly what's wrong. And explain it to you in lamans terms. 

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

I feel so honored..

Soooo... Chelsee over at Southern Beauty Guide nominated me for this award that Sarah started up last week. I saw it of course when Sarah started it and I love it. I'm also supa excited that Chelsee has noticed my awesome drinking skills. It could possibly be the fact that I link up with her and Stephanie and share drinking stories every Thursday? This one is a doozy. Anyways, on to the questions!

Venus Trapped in Mars

Translated this means Drunk (in French) +  I added the ending 'ster'
(because we are a classy bunch and French is classy)

(And with all due respect to the Leibster creator... 11 is a stupid number)
  • Acknowledge who nominated you
  • Answer the 10 questions listed below 
  • Nominate 10 bloggers you think are excellent drinkers
  • You can't nominate the blog that nominated you (But why would you? They clearly just answered the questions already)
  • Don't make any more questions, everyone just answer these questions below... why are we making so many questions for this Leibster guy?
  • If you are nominated, just answer the questions and nominate 10 more people. That is it.
  • Why are there rules for this? Q&A. That is all. 

What is your favorite drinking game and why?

Circle of Death. Or Asshole. I really love a good card game that I can sit down and just get drunk with my friends. My favorite part of Circle of Death is the "rule" card. I made a rule one time that before every drink you must yell 'TUNECHI" very loudly. Needless to say, it's just turned into a drunken tradition. 

These are the things that happen after those card games..

It is your birthday, what is your idea of the perfect evening?

Well, I already posted about my 21st and that really was the perfect birthday. But this year was pretty great, too. But now that my next birthday is 23 and I'm under the impression you're supposed to be a grown up, my perfect birthday would be day drinking by a pool, a nap, a fancy dinner with more drinks, and then out on the town (preferably somewhere nice uptown) with my boyfriend and all my friends! 

One of my favorites. I love birthdays. And drinking. 

Money is no object, what is your go to drink of choice at a bar?

 Shots. Lots and lots of shots. I had one at my friend's bachelorette party that was called a fruit loop. I would want 15 of those. Okay, maybe not 15 but a solid 5-6.

How many times have you played the game "Edward 40 Hands"?

Surprisingly, never. My boyfriend on the other hand played rugby and that was definitely a thing they did a LOT. 

Take this alcohol screening quiz here, what score did you receive?

I'm a little depressed by my results here. But, then after reading that as long as you answer yes to 3 of them, you're an alcoholic so I'm good with it. And I may have fibbed on the drinking alone thing.. because drinking with my cat totally counts as not being alone. 

What is your favorite memory with Alcohol?

Well, I've mentioned my 21st twice already and that's a great one. Another one would be every single football game ever. Seriously, I freakin' love tailgating. 

What is your favorite song about drinking? Or song to drink to?

Wagon Wheel. Absolutely first on the list. But there are a few others: Shots, Red Solo Cup, We Are Young, Pop Bottles, Black and Yellow (obvi, for football season), Bottoms Up, etc. I have a playlist for drinking that has like 40 songs so I won't list them all. 

What is your favorite activity to do while drinking (i.e. boating, bowling, golf, trivia, etc.)?

Water. Okay, I guess that's not an activity but drinking beside any sort of body of water. 

That river is basically one giant cooler. 

In your opinion, which is the number one party school in the country and why?

Mine. App has some serious party skills. It's entertaining how many excuses we make to drink. Snowing outside? We should probably skip class and drink. Wow, the sun's out? We should probably skip class and drink. Ugh, it's raining. Let's stay in and drink. Whoohoo it's Taco Tuesday, let's drink! 

When do you know you have had too much to drink? What are your signals?

I actually saw this on Chelsee's response and it's totally true for me, too: my teeth go numb. I know I'm drunk when I stop the conversation to tell people I can't feel my teeth, lips, face, etc. I also get a liiiiittle too touchy feely with Christian when I'm drunk. There are some really special pictures from New Years and my 21st to prove this.. Thanks, friends. 

So when it came to nominated people, most everyone I thought of has been nominated and already answered. So mainly, I just picked some of my favorite reads who also love to drink. and honestly, in blogland who doesn't like to drink?

I nominate:

Becky at Running on Happy
Nadine at Back East Blonde
Stephanie at Bourbon and Glitter
Beth at Hang on, Honey
Sara at Pearls and Curls
Alexa and Southern Living, Our Way
Cortney at The Little Things... and Vodka
Whitney at I Wore Yoga Pants
Erin at Two Thirds Hazel
Alyssa at Alyssa Said Hi

Monday, June 3, 2013

Mondays are for recaps!

Seeing as I'm not doing anything important with my life right now, you wouldn't think I'd be so tired on a Sunday night. But I am. And this is why...


I drove to Charlotte Wednesday afternoon and went to see an apartment that I could hopefully start subleasing this week. Christian went with me to make sure everything was safe and it was in a good location. It was and I signed the lease on Thursday morning! Whoohooo! I also got to eat lunch with my boo thang (that is probably the first time I've said that and will be the last...). I bepopped around Charlotte trying to figure out where things were (I wasn't successful) and headed to Southpark mall. If you ever want to feel poor, go to Southpark and walk around. Specifically by the Tiffany's. Swoon. 

Christian and I then had dinner and drinks with Sam and Jeremy (where I was staying) at Duckworth's. All beer on tap was $3. All of it. Christian got a beer that's normally like $8. He was definitely a happy camper. Then there was some Baskin Robbins and early bedtimes.

Left: What I drove all week Right: Sam and Jeremy's puppy, Harper

Friday was my favorite day. Christian came to get me and we headed to Carowinds! As I said Friday, I'm a 5 year old and I freak out at the top of every roller coaster and scream my head off. I love it. His ears didn't. OH WELL. We also saw the worst tattoos I've ever seen in my life. I wanted to cry they were so bad. I was also surprised by the amount of girls that try to be super cute and wear their hair down. Um. You're going on a roller coaster. Those babies go fast and your hair WILL get in your face and it WILL get all tangly and dumb looking. Just wear a cute bun or something. Like my sock bun. Which totally didn't stay in and I fixed after every ride.. Oh well. 

Someone really loves Les Mis. We were always behind her in line, too. 
Then, we drove up to Boone to pack up the majority of my stuff and drop it off in Charlotte at my apartment! After getting a delicious Hot n Ready, I cleaned and packed while Christian napped. He's so helpful ;) I finally gave up and we watched Finding Nemo until I passed out at like 11p. On a Friday.
Crazy kids.

It's ridiculous how much I love this place. 

Of course we slept in. I finished packing and Christian carried the boxes down 3 flights of stairs like a champ. We drove back to Charlotte and unpacked in less than half the time it took to pack the car thanks to the location of my place. I'm on the bottom floor and my fenced in patio backs up to the parking lot and all we had to do was walk in the sliding glass doors and set stuff down.

This is the state I left it in. I promise you'll be getting updates on it! 
After stopping by Christian's house, we headed over to a cook out with Sam, her friend and their boyfriends. The 6 of us and their two dogs had a blast grilling out and drinking. It was the perfect summer night!

Clockwise: Harper, my favorite beer, sleepy Hemi and we ended the night with champagne? Normal.

I got up early and drove down to the lake. It's been gorgeous all week and today it looked like this:

Like reallyyyy? There was a tornado warning so we stayed in and watched a movie before a break in the storm happened and we made it home.

View from the dock. Great day on the lake. 

Whew. I feel like my weekends are lasting forever because they're really just all the time right now. Luckily, this week has a lot going on, including moving to Charlotte on Friday!! Finally!!