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September 16, 2014

Study Break Survey

Good afternoon! The weather in our area today is perfect. Chilly in the mid-60s and sunny, just how I like it.

I know that won’t last forever, so I have been studying in a sweatshirt by a cracked window for the past couple of hours and wanted to share something I didn’t have to use my brain much for on my break.

how i study


During this week’s Edge (youth) small group sessions, we asked our high school students a series of forty questions to get to know each other a little better. I loved hearing the answers from my group of girls and thought it would be fun to take ten of my favorites and answer them here.

If I didn’t and kept powering through chapters, the rest of my study time would be spent reorganizing my notecards for no reason at all. That someecard is totally me.

I hope you like these Glamour Randoms every once in a while. Feel free to play along and answer one or all of them in the comments section!

Study Break Survey

Because sometimes you just need a few minutes to do something else…

• If you could live in any book which one would it be?

I always thought it would be cool to live in a fantasy land, only if it’s temporary, of course. Wouldn’t it be great to wander around in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland?

• What is the food you dream of when you think of Thanksgiving?

Pumpkin pie, obviously. And creamed corn. Nana always made the BEST. <3

Pumpkin Pie with Libbys

• What’s the last movie you saw in theaters?

If I Stay. Loved it! If you see it make sure to bring a box of tissues…

• Who do you admire most in the world?

People who live without fear, regret, and like every day might be their last.

•  What was your favorite game to play as a child?

Oh man, tons. The game of LIFE always interested me. Tetris, Clue, Connect Four, or Dunk Hunt anyone?

duck hunt picture


• If your life was a song, what would the title be?

Is it too soon to say “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift? Because she clearly wrote it about my life… (minus the part about the dating.)

• What is your biggest fear?

Losing someone extremely close to me unexpectedly.

• Have you been told you look like a celebrity? Who?

When my hair was bleached blonde and I had bangs everyone called me Heather Locklear.

Heather Locklear doppelganger

People (still to this day) occasionally say I resemble Melissa Joan Hart. I’m not one hundred percent sure about that one.

• If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Umm everywhere. I’ve been to Asia, Europe, and South America. I would love to visit Australia and Africa! #bucketlist

• What’s the most meaningful gift you have ever received?

My engagement ring.

Scott actually proposed with his mother’s old engagement ring and took me through a loop of stories and excuses as to where mine was for months. He surprised me with it at our engagement party and I had no idea what it looked like.

Engagement Party Surprise

Photo Credit: Lauren Watai Photography

Wedding photo ideas

Photo Credit: Elegant Imagery

The bottom of it has two sapphires next to each other, symbolizing us coming together and meeting through our jobs with the Orlando Magic! I thought is was very sweet of him to add the unique detail and it will always mean a lot to me.


All right. It’s time for me to get back to work. I hope this post entertained you on this somewhat slow-moving weekday. Have a great rest of your Tuesday!

Question of the Afternoon

• Pick one or more of the questions and answer them!

September 9, 2014

12 Things I Get Embarrassingly Excited Over

Hi there! I hope you are having a great afternoon and that I am interrupting it with nonsense that makes you smile.

I was about to head out to the grocery store earlier to make a much needed haul when I noticed a surprise at the front door. It’s something I have been waiting to arrive for almost a month now, so to say I was excited to see it would be a serious understatement.

delivery box

While opening the box, I had a realization. I get embarrassingly excited over the weirdest things, including this. More times than not, I know exactly what is going to be inside the box, yet I act like it’s Christmas morning and pretend I am opening some kind of present I know nothing about. Every time.

While this may not be the best content for a blog post to some of you, I happen to enjoy reading occasional fluff in the afternoons, so I am hoping this is exactly what this sharing hour does for you.

And hey, I would love to know if I am not alone in some of these things too. Please, if you find the same joy in similar (or even completely different) “little things” feel free to share what they are in the comments!

Things I Get Embarrassingly Excited Over

• falling (and crunching) leaves

Really though. Is there anybody out there who doesn’t like this?

fall leaves on backyard porch

I pulled this picture from the last fall season and just became disappointed to look out my back window to only see a plain deck. Okay, fine… I might be ready for Fall. I channel my inner child and hop around like an idiot the majority of the season up here. #noshame

• the smell of clean laundry

I looove the small of clean laundry.

fresh and clean laundry to fold

Right when it’s fresh out of the dryer and warm is the best!

• finding a song to add to my new favorite playlist

… or better yet, hearing one of them while I’m out in public. I am for sure embarrassing to most of those around me.

Excited for JumpSport Fitness

(Throwback photo to sum up what happens.)

• when I do nothing to my hair, sleep on it, and it looks decent

… which has only happened about a handful of times. Ever.

Today happened to be one of them!

heather with air dry hair

I woke up like this {Flawless}. (<-Please tell me you got that Beyonce reference?)

• all things autumn or pumpkin related

C’mon. You knew this one was coming.

bath and body works autumn candle

Sorry, but I’m not at all sorry for being this basic and predictable about it.

pumpkin protein pancakes with pumpkin butter

Ahhh. Must make something pumpkin… now.

• making my bed (or… walking into my room when it’s made)

I don’t even really like the bedding in our master bedroom. Scott and I found it at WalMart on clearance years ago, and I added a few fun throw pillows to dress it up with the intention of buying a whole new set sooner than later. Welp, four years later, here we still are.

making the bed and fun throw pillows

We are both in this stubborn phase of not wanting to change much about our master bedroom until we buy a house. So, for now, this is the bed I see that makes me happy when I walk into the room and it’s made.

(Complete with at least one sleepy kitty, of course.)

• coffee time with huge mugs

From the smell and taste to the complete and utter relaxation that comes along with drinking coffee, I am one hundred percent all about anything and everything having to do with it.

peppermint mocha coffee

I could literally be falling asleep on the couch and if someone were to offer to make me a fresh cup of coffee (decaf included), I would perk up and be ready to rock. Also, the bigger coffee mug, the more comforting.

• restaurant leftovers

It doesn’t even have to be anything epic leftover in my refrigerator for me to get excited to see the next day.

spicy chicken and shrimp leftovers

Nine times out of ten, I will forget I have already prepared restaurant quality food waiting for me, so when I open the refrigerator it’s pretty exciting to find.

• hand written notes

As much as we have transitioned into a world of virtual notes and updates, I will always hold a special place in my heart for snail mail and hand written notes.

Post it scavenger hunt clue

When Scott decorated the house in post-its for our one year anniversary, I was giddy.

• the cool down portion of any fitness class

After working hard and breaking a sweat, it’s so important to cool your body down with a stretch. I love, love, love when I take a group fitness class and the instructor spends at least five or so minutes stretching us out to a slow track in a dark room.

Fitness Pilates equipment

It’s almost like taking a five minute meditation and yoga class. So calming!

• when dresses have pockets

Because very rarely do I actually want to carry a purse when I go out.

Even if it’s cute.

romper with pockets

Bonus points if it’s a romper, and double bonus points if it’s on sale.

• cornbread and chili

I could probably eat a version of chili every single day. Pair that with cornbread and I’m done.

Two years ago on Thanksgiving Day, that was our exact menu and I was super happy about it.

thanksgiving chili with cornbread

I could keep going with bullet point after bullet point of food, but I think that covers the serious obsessions.

So tell me, what is one thing you get embarrassingly excited over?

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