Wednesday, February 29, 2012

LEAP DAY + Oh, How Pinteresting!

HAPPY LEAP DAY!!! I hope you have a fabulous extra day and do something really fun and memorable. Last Leap Day I was a sophomore in college and the Christian sorority I was in held a Tacky 80s Prom. It was awesome. We definitely went to a mall before to take pictures. And I most definitely got a legitimate compliment on my dress (borrowed from my mom, she thinks she wore it to a Queen's Ball for the last Rose Fest before I was in any sort of existence, aka '86).

My gorgeous friends and me - we SO would have rocked the 80's

My date, Kyle, who recently got engaged. He is sporting a Hannah Montana wig that got our group followed by a TON of 12-yr-olds despite his being close to 6ft and having facial hair.

Now on to Oh, How Pinteresting!


I thought I'd go with a theme of my favorite someecards.

Source: via H. on Pinterest

Source: via H. on Pinterest

Any someecards on Pinterest making you giggle?

PS - Come back tomorrow for a big SURPRISE!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Music Monday

This week I'm featuring the songs that when they come on in the car, I turn all the way up and jam.

What songs are you turning all the way up?

PS - I would greatly appreciate thoughts, vibes, prayers, what have you this week. One of our close family friends passed away very suddenly this weekend. Thank you.
My dad and his BFF when they were babies

Sunday, February 26, 2012

April is Coming.

I don't know if you watched the first season last spring or took advantage of HBO go or found any other way to see the series, but Game of Thrones is amazing. The books are fantastic as well. The second season based on the second book of the series, Clash of Kings, starts April 1st. I can't wait.

Are you hooked on Game of Thrones?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting!

I'm back for Oh, How Pinteresting after last Wednesday's social media hiatus.


This week I'm posting some of the pins my friends are pinning!

What are your friends pinning that you're loving?

No Complaining. For 40 Days.

It's that time of year when people start scrambling to figure out what to give up for Lent. Yesterday I asked on twitter what to give up, and my friend Clayton suggested unemployment. While that is an awesome suggestion (and I really hope it comes true, haha), it's not something I have total control over.

I thought about giving up cussing, because I've noticed myself cussing more and more lately, but even more for me isn't a ton for other people (not that that isn't an excuse). Plus I've already cussed in a text message this morning while talking about what I read in Storm of Swords (the third book in the Game of Thrones series) last night. It was intense, let me tell you. What I read, not what I said.

ANYWAY, I've decided to give up complaining. Last week I was suffering from SAD (seasonal affective disorder as diagnosed by myself) because the sun came out for about 10 minutes for 5 days straight. Then Friday morning the sun came out and stayed out and I was in a really good mood. But the 5 days before were not good. Part of it was what was happening around me (not just the weather), but a lot of it was my mood/reactions to those things. I think I complained a lot.

I have a ton to be grateful for. I want to be more positive. So for the next 40 days, I'm giving up complaining. It's going to be hard. Especially if I get turned down for any jobs I'm applying for. But giving up anything is hard.

Call me out if you see/hear any complaining from me. Blog friends and IRL friends. Call. Me. Out. One complaint. Do it.

What are you giving up for Lent?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


I had a little snaffu with my header... And Music Monday yesterday. Is that how you spell snaffu? That's how I want to spell it.

I'm toying with a new blog name that I think I'll start using in March, so naturally I had to make a new header. Well, I made my GrownUpLand header on my old HP, which is 4 years old and SLOW. It started to boot up probably 30 minutes ago, I had to restart it and it's still restarting from probably 15 minutes ago. Did I mention how SLOW it is? Anyway, I thought I saved said header on my macbook pro (oh how I love it and its non-slowness), or one of my many external hard drives, but it's nowhere to be found. It could be on a flash drive, but I can't find that either! So now we're stuck with a boring header...

And yesterday I took off my flickr photostream in my right sidebar because it hasn't worked on about 2 weeks. You can still follow my Instagram/Photo 365 (+1) on flickr or Instagram, just follow me @FMKey88.

Music Monday was a bust yesterday. I kept thinking about it, but I just didn't feel like doing it. For some reason (read: crappy weather) I was in a horrible mood ALL last week (except Friday. Friday was good). And then yesterday I just didn't feel like blogging. But I'm leaving you with this little preview of tonight's Glee.

I love this song. I love Darren Criss. I love Glee. Everything about this is perfect.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

It's OK Thursday...

After an upsetting, high blood pressure, random Wednesday that threw me (and many other Horned Frogs) through a loop, I'm back from my social media hiatus for It's OK Thursday.

Its Ok Thursdays

It's OK...

That maybe some people overreacted yesterday (myself definitely included)

To be really annoyed at Nappy when he thinks making a water park in the kitchen is fun

To be frustrated (still) with the waiting game (yay unemployment... NOT)

To still be really behind on Tuesday night TV shows (there's way too many of them)

To be slacking on reading Storm of Swords (the third book in the Game of Thrones series)

To take a social media hiatus every once in a while (it was actually really nice)

To never know what to get your parents on their birthdays

To be glad it's finally Friday tomorrow (has this week been long for anyone else?)

To want to rename my blog but have no idea what to rename it

That I was really excited when my step-sister told me I looked like Kate Middleton in an old picture from Rose Festival

To have parenthesis behind all of my OK's

What are you telling yourself "it's ok..." this week?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine Blogger Swap!

A few weeks ago I signed up for Caroline and Alissa's Valentine Swap! Last week I got my package and today I finally get to introduce you to my swap partner, Micha, and show off the cool stuff she got/made me!


Caroline paired me up with Micha! She's a mother of three sweet little boys and makes jewelry for her own Etsy shop! I'm proud to say I have some really cute earrings she made just for me!

All of my goodies!

Awesome popcorn from Trader Joe's. I think Tyler needs one ASAP, now.

But really, Trader Joe's has amazing snacks.

Cute little card

This was such a fun swap and I loved getting to know Micha and her cute family through her blog. I am however, now really disappointed that I've never been to a Trader Joe's and in desperate need of finding one ASAP hahaha. Hope you're all having a lovely Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Music Monday

After a little hiatus for my Super Bowl commercial recap last week, Music Monday is back, with a Grammy's twist!

My favorite Whitney song. May she rest in peace.

Six for six last night?! I don't know anyone who doesn't love Adele. She makes amazing music. It's not even amazing. It's amazeballs, let's be real.

I love this song. I can't wait to see Coldplay in June!

I love Kelly Clarkson. She knocked the national anthem out of the park at the Super Bowl and this song is absolutely one of my favorites of hers.

And this is my friend, Tim Halperin, in a TARGET commercial. Can we talk about how amazing this guy's life has been in the last year? Tweet to Target and tell them to air this commercial! It's amazeballs as well.

What were your highlights of the (way too long) Grammy's last night? Are you loving Target's new music ad campaign like me (ex/ Tim or the girl on the bus singing Adele)?

Sunday, February 12, 2012

PostSecret Valentine

I love love LOVE checking PostSecret on Sundays. I love it even more when I find a secret I relate to. I found this one last weekend and thought I'd share it with all my other alone, but not lonely on Valentine's Day.

Don't forget to check PostSecret every Sunday for new secrets!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Fur Baby Friday

I participated in this link up last week and I'm back at it again. It's Fur Baby Friday, a day to brag all about my sweet (but frustrating) little ball of fur and show off just how presh he is.

Who needs a Valentine when I've got this freshly groomed little man?

We're off to visit my bestie, Katie, this weekend in Fort Worth for a bit of a girls' (+ dog) weekend. We're hoping to get a chance to go to the dog park while we're there to make some new friends and hopefully see some old friends, too!

PS - I still need help figuring out what happened to my Flickr Photostream widget on the right (Instagram 365 +1)... Anybody know what's up? It's been doing that since Monday I think. I've tried reinstalling it and it's still doing it.

PPS - If you'd like to follow my Instagram 365 (+1), aka Project/Photo 365, you can follow me on Instagram @fmkey88.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Eff, Marry, Kill

It's baaaaack! Seriously, this might be the most fun link-up ever.


This week I'm doing the men of New Girl.

I think I'd eff Schmidt, just to see what the hype is about. Plus he's too hilariously douchebaggy to completely off.
I'd definitely marry Nick because he's such a sweet heart!
And sadly, I'd off Winston. He's sweet and funny and I'd definitely hate killing him, but someone's got to go.

Are you a fan of New Girl? Who would you eff, marry, or kill?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting!


I'm ridiculously excited for the Hunger Games movie to come out next month so today's Pinteresting post will be all about the Hunger Games.

Source: via Camille on Pinterest

Source: via H. on Pinterest

Have you read the Hunger Games yet? Have you seen the trailers? Team Gale or team Peeta? I'm team Gale. Are you as excited as I am?!