Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Candy Crush Anonymous. #GuiltyTotalSocial

Before we get to the guilty pleasures part of this post, let's do an update for Bout of Books shall we?

I finished Waiting on You yesterday afternoon-so that's the first bullet point goal completed.

I finished Without You early this morning, I waited until midnight when it was released and stayed up until almost 2:30 am reading, my idea of perfection!

I started Staying True by Jenny Sanford as the book I'm reading off of my physical book case!


Helene in Between

So, what are some of my guilty pleasures?

1. Candy Crush Saga.  I am quite addicted to this game.  As in I did quite a happy dance when I finally passed 245 and 125 on regular and Otis levels.  & perhaps I squee'd quite loudly.

2. Chicken ranch snack wraps from McDonalds, along with their french fries. #fatgirlprobssaywhat

General Sexy aka Michael James Holden aka Bryan McNamara 

3. Re-watching Army Wives, even though I've already seen the series in it's entirety at least three times.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Social!

Haven't linked up with Ash and Neely in WAY too long, so I figured I'd do that today! 

1. What is one item you wish you could splurge on right now?

An iPad, I had one for a week or so, but then realized it wasn't financially smart to buy it right then, so I returned it :( 
2. If you had an entire weekend of no plans what would you do?
No work or anything? I would probably go get Starbucks in the morning then spend the days reading and binge Netflix watching.  
3. What is the next place you are visiting outside of your current city?
Hopefully Des Moines to see Brantley Gilbert with my bestie! 
4. Are you a neat freak or a clutterbug?
Clutterbug...wish I was a neat freak, ha! 
5. What is your favorite summer purchase?
My concert tickets and tees from Dierks Bentley/Miranda Lambert and FireFest! 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bout of Books!

I am a book nerd through and through, I am a speed reader and I will stay up until all hours of the night to finish a book.  That's why I was so excited when Emily from Love Woke Me Up This Morning posted about the Bout of Books read-a-thon challenge!

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

I debated a few days if I was going to join or not and then decided, why not? 

So here are my goals for the week, which starts Monday and goes through Sunday.

-Finish Waiting on You by Kristian Higgins if I haven't already by Monday.

-Read Without You by Kelly Elliot after it releases on Tuesday.

-Read a book off of my physical bookshelf that I have yet to read

-Read a book off of my Goodreads to be read bookshelf.

-Read a book off of one of my friend's goodreads shelves.

-Leave a review for each book and update my Goodreads

-Update my status during the week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.


  • Have you ever participated in a read-a-thon?
  • Do you have a goodreads, if so, leave your link! 
  • What's your favorite book? 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Currently.

Reading: Nothing at the moment...leave me your book suggestions! 

Writing: a few different books at the moment.  And I have a few more in my mind with characters that are begging to let their stories be told. #writingproblems #notcomplaining

Listening: Brantley Gilbert, Them Boys at the moment.  

Thinking: About how I need to put away my clothes that I folded..

Wishing: for Fall, I'm ready for my favorite hoodies and jeans! 

Hoping: that I can get time off to go see BG down in Iowa with my bestie! 

Wearing: Knoxville national Tee & denim shorts.  



Loving: My lock screen, my dog is too stinking cute for his own good! 

Wanting: A money tree in my backyard.  

Needing: a concert to look forward to! 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

#TBT

Me, Mady & one of our friends Emily celebrating my 18th Birthday at Texas Roadhouse. 

Meeting my high school crush/eye candy storm chaser Reed Timmer

Summer 2009--my favorite senior picture

All of the Gray grandkids as of July 2001 or 2002.  

My daddy and I fourwheeling at my Grandma's house when I was probably 2 or 3, possibly 4?

Riding Bruno-my aunt and uncle's dog that I absolutely loved.  

This #TBT post brought to you by Blog Everyday in July with Allie.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Cheating.

Totally cheating and using this prompt from last Monday & doing it today, because honestly, I'm so not in the mood to work on a GIF-filled post, thank you to my Dad for that one.

When I open the fridge, I always hope I find... cookie dough and Dew. I'm easily pleased.  

My favorite article of clothing is... right now? My gray and pink athletic shorts because it's hotter than hades in MN today.  

Last week I was really pissed when... I found out I was getting stabbed in the back.  


One thing nobody understands about me is... how much my co-workers mean to me, which is something I never thought would happen when I was hired four years ago.  


One thing I don't understand is... why people harp on you for the same things they have issues with. 


The world would be a better place if... people treated each other better.  


If I had a million dollars, I'd... become a Garth Brooks groupie for his world tour.  


If I knew I'd die next week, this week I'd.... quit my job and spend as much time with my family and friends as I could.


If I could change one thing about myself, it would be... the way I worry about stupid crap.  


Something that can always make me happy is... my nightly chat with Karen.  


Something I'll never blog about is... 
too many specifics about my job.  


If I could go anywhere I would go...  visit Texas, I would love to live there one day.  


If I were an animal I would be a ... a dog. Seriously guys. Who wouldn't wanna live that kinda life? Keeping Allie's answer here! 


A job I've always wanted is... a writer

My idea of a perfect day is... one where I get to sleep in and read all day.  


linking up with Allie for blog everyday in July & Meg for Mingle Monday! 


Friday, July 18, 2014

Favorites.

I'm so indecisive, so it's really really hard for me to pick a favorite anything, I do these every so often and make myself laugh by what I thought was my favorite.

But anywho, here are some random favorites of yours truly.

My favorite way to fall asleep? After playing my 5 candy crush lives, playing a round of temple run 2 and my nightly facebook chat with Karen.  I fall asleep listening to my Pandora station, which is still on the shuffle of Terri Clark, 90s country and If I Know Me.

My favorite alcoholic drink? Chuck Norris shots and Sex on the Beach, I would love to try different drinks though!



My favorite quote? The one above!

My favorite singer? Brantley Gilbert, Garth, George & I love seeing Dierks Bentley live.

My favorite lyrics? Let the sinless man cast the first stone and may the judgment in my life belong to God alone. If you can't live it down, might as well live it up, yeah forgiveness is yours in the hands of the Lord. Which is from BG's song Live it Up.

My favorite way to spend a day off? Usually will walk over and have lunch with Karen, catch up on my favorite blogs, read a chunk or the remainder of my current book & write some.

My favorite book? The Ryan White story, which I really need to read again, I just finished all of the With You in Seattle series by Kristen Proby and they were amazing as well!

linking up with Allie for Blog Every Day in July & Helene/Sarah for #favtotalsocial


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