Wednesday, May 29, 2013


I am the worst person ever at being content.  

I am a person that thrives on changes, new opportunities, new challenges, and new responsibilities.

I get stir crazy when things in my life aren't evolving and growing. 

You would think at the age of 24 I would have my life all figured out (ha). 
What I want to do with the rest of my life. What I am passionate about. 

I get so frusterated when things aren't happening. I know God has a far better plan then I can even begin to fathom. I'm just ready for Him to reveal my plan and purpose. 

Being patient was never my strong suit, and I find myself praying daily for patience.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Crafting: Birthday List [Part 3]

With 5 days to go until my 24th birthday, I think I have created my 3rd and final part of my birthday list.
(You can find part 1 here and part 2 here.)

1. Nike Running Gear (medium)

2. A Bike


3. Victoria's Secret Undies 

Love the P.I.N.K lace thongs! My fav! 
And it's nice because it's 7/$26 till Monday. 

Feel free to send me anything and everything found on these three lists!   
That would make me one happy birthday girl.  =))

Hopefully CT takes my advice and visits this post!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Summer Break Envy

So today I was having a really bad case of the blues.
It was CT's first day on summer break and no work. It was also my first day as an assistant director having to close the spa. 

Those two things together made me a sassy little lady today. 

Luckily, I got to sleep in with CT today and we both got to take Bentley to his vet apoointment. What I didn't get to do was go to Salina with him to watch some baseball.

Needless to say, I'm envious! 

I should have became a teacher. 

A FACS teacher! Cooking, crafting, sewing.. the life!
 Plus paid summers off. 
What was I thinking? 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Praying for the Victims

So the past two evenings we have had horrible weather mixed with lots of deadly tornadoes. On Sunday evening we had to head to the basement because down town Wichita was in the path of a F1 tornado. 

I packed my bag, which you can find more about here, and headed down the elevator with Bentley. CT likes to be super cool and super brave and wait until the very last moment, so we left him upstairs. He later came down, but none the less I was super annoyed. 
I don't mess around with mother nature and tornadoes. They are probably the thing I am most scared of. 

Luckily, we escaped with only hail damage to our cars. I can't say the same for some other people around town and tragically the people in Oklahoma. 

My heart aches for all the people who lost their belongings, homes, fur babies, and family members. 

I pray specifically for the moms that lost their children to have peace in knowing their babies are now playing up in heaven with Jesus. I can't imagine the amount of pain they are experiencing. 
God, please give them the strength and hope needed to get them through the upcoming darkest days of their lives.

I came across this touching video on facebook about a woman who thought she lost her furbaby in the storm. Fortunately they were able to catch them being reunited on camera. 

You can hear her say at the end of the video that her puppy was her life. 
You better believe it. I shredded a few happy tears for this woman. 
Even in tragedies, God is good. 

Please continue to pray for everyone effected by these storms. Unfortunately, this isn't the first and won't be the last of these deadly tornadoes. 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Nail Files [5] + Promotion!

Happy Friday yall! 
My Friday started out with a nice little promotion. I am now the Cosmetic Clinic Assistant Director/ VIP Coordinator at Healing Cosmetic Waters. It was unexpected and much appreciated. 

Today's 'Blog everyday in May' post is what is your favorite photo?

This is one of most absolute favorite pictures of CT and I. This was taken during the initial 'honeymoon phase' of our dating relationship. We look so young and were so in love!

This is also one of my most favorite photos.
I am so glad the photographer captured this photo on our wedding day. It perfectly discribes CT's and my personality.

This past week I got a fresh new manicure and wanted to link up with Tara.

Shellac CND - 2 coats romantique and 1 coat moonlight & roses.
The perfect light pink with a little free edge showing. 
This is totally one of those manicures you could wear forever. 

Well I hope you all have a good weekend. I have 2 birthday parties to go to tomorrow. 
I also am on the look out for the perfect red of Annie Sloan chalk paint for my new buffet table, which you can find more about here.

PS- CT is so excited to be done with his 2nd year of teaching next week. Today was his second evening being out of baseball and coming home at 3. Of course it was only appropriate to leave him a little list of things to do. I wanted to be sure he saw it! 

Haha I am so evil but soo good!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

10 Happies

I wanted to jump on the bandwagon again for today's blog everyday in May post. 

What are 10 things that make you happy?

1. worship music
2. Bentley being happy SO happy to see me when I get home
3. my mom's meatloaf
4. watching funny home videos when people run into glass doors/windows
5. planners
6. playing volleyball
7. going to or watching movies with CT 
8. blowing up firecrackers
9. my tv shows: Grey's, Scandal, Arrow, Beauty & The Beast, Single Ladies, The Client List 
10. naps
11. margaritas 
12. giving gifts 
13. color coding 
14. chapsticked lips
15. traveling 

Sorry, I couldn't stop myself at 10! 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

10 words

So I have been seeing around these 'blog everyday in May' posts. Yesterdays post was about how to describe yourself in 10 words. 

1. Faithful
2. Passionate
3. Creative
4. Talkitive
5. Nosey
6. Sarcastic
7. Organized
8. Giving
9. Athletic
10. Sympathetic 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mothers Day Weekend

I love the weekends! 
 Lounging. Cleaning. Sleeping in. Naps. Catching up on DVR. Loving on my husband and pupperz.

 Yesterday was most definitely a Friday. It was such a CRAZY busy day at work. I think it mostly was due to our cosmetic clinic director only having 3 more days left with us. I'm already feeling the repercussions of her leaving. I got triple the amount of emails that I normally do. Things are about to get even more crazy. All I can do is take one day at a time and continue to check in the meantime.   

Last night a group of us girls got together for a going away dinner + drinks and then they all came back to my apartment.
We went to Mikes Wine Dive.

It was the best meal I've had in a really long time. 
I got a fried egg sandwich, a spicy oyster appetizer, and some gourmet deviled eggs. I was going to get the smores for dessert but I was too stuffed by that time.
This is where CT and I will be going for my birthday dinner [in 19 days!] because it was so delicious.
Speaking of my birthday, we also got tickets to the circus! I can't wait. 
Welp, it's mothers day weekend! 
I hope ya'll did something special for your mom. My mom was able to come up to Wichita yesterday to be a training model for us at the clinic for injectables.
 One of the many perks of my job!! 
 In the last month she has got more then $1500 in free product. I'd say that's quite the mothers day gift. =)
My mom also brought to town my new buffet table. Now I'm just needing to go find some red chalk paint and get to work. 
There are so many apartment projects on the to do list.
1. paint buffet red
2. paint mantel white
3. add tile around bathroom mirror
4. paint bathroom
5. find a better fabric storage for hobby room
6. refinish kitchen table 
     Still on the agenda for the weekend: Wichita Wild football game, church, our nieces soccer game, and a dance recital

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

I can NOT believe ...

I can NOT believe.. that it is go time! Time to make a baby! 

I can NOT believe.. that my birthday is in 22 days. 22 days till 24. I have a feeling it's going to be the best year yet.

I can NOT believe.. that CT is almost done with his second year of teaching! I am so happy that he is so happy with it almost being summer. His mood is dependent on the bratty kids at school, so with that being said he is a gem in the summer time. 

I can NOT believe.. I have almost been at Healing Waters for almost a year. It is bitter sweet. Bitter in the fact that there isn't really a whole lot of job growth available within this company, and sweet in the fact that I have met some of the best people at this job. 

How lovely is everyone in this photo? Oh the joys of working at a cosmetic clincic =)

 I can NOT believe.. I ran 1.8 miles through the ghetto to get to CT's baseball game yesterday. My body is SORE today! 

I can NOT believe.. I will be in NYC in less than 2 months. How amazing does the 4th of July in the city sound? 

I can NOT believe.. how many passwords I have memorized. It might just be my hands that know them. There are so many and my fingers just go to work when I get to each website! (I also have 3 cheat sheets worth of passwords)

I can NOT believe.. how heart breaking it was to hear about those three women that had been kidnapped and held hostage for 10+ years. I pray that those ladies go on to live happy, healthy lives after all the traumatic experiences they have been through.  
Linking up with Robin.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Crafting: Birthday List [part 2]

So May is here... 
So that only means the count down to my birthday has already begun! 3.2 weeks or 23 days to be exact.

My birthday list is an ever evolving thing. 
You can find part 1 of my list here.

  Additional items requested are below. 

1. The Message Bible

2. Power Drill

3. iPad 

Stay tuned. I know Ill come up with more.
 It never fails. I always find things I need. 

PS- Tomorrow is an exciting day in the Trotter household. Ekk! 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

If Only

This past week + weekend has been quite the doozy! 
I worked 40+ hours at my regular job at the cosmetic clinic, then an additional 11+ hours at my summertime/weekend job assisting with event coordinating. 

As I was laying in bed last night, the bottom of my heels were throbbing all the way up into my calves. I then woke up this morning and my biceps were tender to the touch.
That just goes to show you I haven't hit the gym in awhile. 
Note to self -- get with it! 

This wedding I worked yesterday was absolutely gorgeous! I can't imagine how beautiful it would have been if it wasn't 40 degrees out and it would have went as planned. 

They spent a pretty penny on this wedding. 
A good couple 25 million pennies! 

If only...
 I had 1/6 of what they spent on this wedding I would be SOOO happy. 
All I want is my darn student loans paid off. I'm so blessed to have had the opportunity to go to college but the payments after the fact are absolutely awful. CT and I will still be in debt when we are 90. 
It's brutal.
 We ended the weekend with some family time at church and lunch, and then a date night were we attended a local amateur hockey game. 

It never fails, every game we attended our team loses.

This upcoming week we have lots to look forward to. 
Final buff baseball games, another exciting dr. appointment on Wednesday to see if we get a green light, and some much needed mom time on Friday! 

Beautiful things are about to happen! 

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