Instagram Link Party {4}

Happy Monday! I hope everyone has a great weekend. My weekend kinda sorta started on thursday-ish because Nick was in town -- we got Mexican two nights in a row {lame i know. ha} & I got to see some super cute baby ducks following their mommy! :] But as for the {real} weekend mine was super relaxing, except for the 5k my mom signed me up for to run with my little brother -- it was a pretty painful race since I haven't actually run since my marathon in March when I got my stress fracture. But I finished & that is is all that matters. The best part of the weekend was getting to spend some much needed time with my family watching movies & napping on Saturday. & Sunday we spent the day at a church cookout! It was a rainy weekend -- but i {loved} the feel of the amazing fall weather! On another note, I want to apologize for being so MIA & not posting as much. This semester of school has been kicking my butt so far & I have really been trying to not procrastinate with blogger as much & put my studies first, as well as trying to not overwhelm myself {which i tend to do quite often}. I hope to be able to start preparing posts in advance, but that takes a little time to get the hang of it. But I hope ya'll can stick with me through it all! As for now, I am sharing some of my recent instagram photos & linking up with a little {dash} of ash! Hope your monday is fabulous! xxoo.

my unrehearsed life

fill in the blank friday //

Well lovelies I hope you are ready for Friday because it is here! I am super excited for my weekend because I am packing my bags & driving to NOVA to see my Nicholas & Rufster monster -- the weekend is going to consist of studying {boo} & the Redskins game on Sunday {YAYYY!}. But as for now, I am linking up with The Little Things We Do for Fill in the Blank Friday which I have been most def. slacking in doing. But I am here this Friday, so that is all that matters right? right!!!
image via {pinterest}
1.   Somewhere someone is    needing to hear an 'i love you' -- 'you're special'  or an 'im sorry' to get them through the rest of the day. go tell someone that is on your heart that you love them, or that you are sorry. it might make their day!

2.    Amazing bloggers that I meet every single day are my muse.

3.  It would suck if    mascara    was no more because,   I would NOT be able to survive without it. seriously, i HAVE to wear it. i have gone more without mascara in the last few months then I have ever gone without it since I was 18 {& allowed to start wearing mascara that made me look slutty. haha} yeah my mom said that when i was younger, she just didn't want her little girl to grow up & she knew I took things literally! :]

4.    My {NEW} queen size bed with pretty sheets and fluffy new pillows that I get to sleep in tonight is my favorite thing about today.

5.  Life is kind of like    a roller coaster. everyday is something new // you have your ups & you have your downs & then when you think things are going smoothly you flipped upside down again & have to get back on track. Growing up my mom always told me that life was NEVER going to get easer, just a little bit more challenging. She sure was 110% right. 

6.  If I could have anything I wanted I would want  to have my life figured out -- meaning eat healthier, not lose track of time, stop procrastinating, Love more unconditionally, etc. etc. 

7.  A funny thing happened the other day...    ughhhh. laughed at Mrs. T's & Ruthie's silly convo on twitter about phone sex & hearing aids -- go HERE to see/read about it!!!
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I hope everyone has a safe & happy weekend. The rain has been terrible in Norfolk & I am ready for a cool-dry-chilly day :] hence, my {need} for Fall! but I will be also be keeping everyone affected by 9/11 in my prayers. I can't believe that it has been 10 years -- i was only a freshman in high school when it happened & it still a very vivid experience. My heart still hurts for that day. God Bless America on this special sunday 9/11/11.

my unrehearsed life

oh, how pinteresting // pumpkins galore.

Happy Hump Day! hehe. This week is sure flying by for because of the 3 day weekend, which I {love}. I am looking forward to this weekend cause I am going back up to DC to spend time with Nick & go to the Redskins opening game on Sunday! YAY! Go Redskins!!! :] As for now, I am linking up with Michelle over at {The Vintage Apple} for oh, how pinteresting wednesday! Since Fall is {almost} here {the official day is September 23rd} I am already falling in-LOVE with all thinks pumpkin! I am such a little kid when it comes to holidays, especially all the holidays of Fall/Winter! I love going to the pumpkin patch & picking out my own pumpkins. & I don't mean just some 'pumpkin store' on the side of the road. I mean a real-pick-out-your-own-pumpkin-from-millions-of-pumpkins-with-candy-apples-&-homemade-applecider-for-sale pumpkin patch! I also love carving out my own pumpkin. I may not be the best at it, but I love doing it. Last year, I finally cooked my own pumpkins seeds with garlic & butter BUT this year I am going to try & do something a little bit more fun & daring! These pictures that I pinned from pinterest are so pretty, I wish I could be as decorative. Like look at the Louis pumpkin & even the black pumpkin, which is my favorite!!! Maybe this year I will be more daring with designing my own pumpkin too :] Along with pumpkins come pumpkin pie & pumpkin muffins {so yummo}. & if you didn't know yesterday was Happy Pumpkin Spice Latte Day at Starbucks, did you get your fix? Cause I did & sure was tasty! :] Anywho, I hope everyone is having a fabulous week so far! Love you all. xoxo.

P.S. still some more spots left for the October blog/button swap -- go here for info & email me pretties! :]