Ten Things That Made Me Smile This Week

I forgot to write up my Ten Things Thursday Post last night, so better late than never!

Ten Things That Made Me Smile This Week

  1. I finally ran outside of my neighborhood (my neighborhood is pretty long, and I have always felt to intimidated to run outside of it).
  2. This nice letter I got in the mail that informed me I placed fourth in my age group at The Alexandria 5k I ran a few weeks ago, it even came with a prize of a 10$ gift card to Potomac Running. Awesome.

3. I am going to be here in about one week.

4. I kind of sort accomplished my goal of running 5 miles. It was broken up in to two miles and then 3 more.

5. I went shopping this week and got two verrrry cute new summer outfits, you’ll see them soon :).

6. This old man.

7. It took me a while to get into it, but the Help is finally getting good.

8. Catching up with my Grandma on the phone, I can’t wait to see her in less than a week!

9. This very very strange face juggler photo my sister sent me. Whose Who ;)? Kind of freaked me out more than smile actually.

10. And, lastly being able to spend Monday- Thursday off from my job!

Question for ya: What was one thing that made you smile this week?!


Spanky gets a bath

Today I was forced into bathing my dog.

Ok, not exactly forced. My Mom was having book club at our house tonight, and I was given the duty of making Spanky smell fresh and clean. The only problem is Spanky hates baths, and I hate giving him them. I always end up soaking wet and smelling my like oatmeal dog shampoo, gross.

There is only one positive aspect of this terrible chore, and that is how absolutely adorable Spanks looks throughout the procces. So, I decided to try to not focus on how I was a bathing a terrible smelling un-cooperative dog, and instead torture him even more by taking multiple photos of him to share with you guys throughout the process. I’m such a good dog sister ;).

Step one: The Bath.

At this point Spanky absolutely despises me and gives me puppy dog eyes hoping I will move so he can jump out and escape this horrible scene. Sorry pup.


Step two: Drying off.

When we get to this step he only hates me a little bit :). Isn’t he cute?

Spanky bathStep three: Blow drying.

Lucky me, because at this point he doesn’t hate me, he hates the super dangerous blow drier that he tries to attack.


In this picture he is just begging me to open door, so he can sprint out and perform his usual post-bath run around the entire house. He’s such a weirdo.

IMG_2916 Clean and suave pooch:


And, lastly here he is, clearly exhausted after his troturous bath, what a trooper:


Currently Survey

Good Morning!

I am still very new to the Blog World (first week!), and one of the aspects of Blogging that attracted me to read new posts were the occasional fun surveys that went viral! It’s so fun when you see a group of your favorite Bloggers all doing the same one. So, now that I have my very own Blog I am so excited to be able to participate as well :).

I saw the “Currently Survey” first on Peanut Butter Fingers and then a few days later on Carrots n’ Cake. Btw- these are my two absolute favorite blogs, I read them daily! But, lets get to it:

Current Book:

Right now I am in the process of reading the Help. I have this weird addiction to reading books once I find out there going to become movies, it’s like a race to finish it before the movie comes out or something? It’s a thrill for me. I’ve done it with all the Twilights, The Hunger Games, The Great Gatsby, Safe Haven, The Lucky One, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The list goes on and on. However, this is the first book I am attempting to read after already seeing the movie. My sister Amy read it, and said I had to read it even though I’d already seen the movie. So, I’ll keep ya posted on whether I like it or not.

IMG_2832 Current Music:

I am currently obsessed with two different songs; It’s Time by Imagine Dragons, and Beneath your Beautiful by Labrinth Featuring Emeli Sande. They are two very different songs, but both so good! I may or may not have listened to Beneath your Beautiful three times in a row this morning…

Labrinth Current Guilty Pleasure:

Lately I have not been able to get enough of ice cream/fro yo/ smoothies, anything cold creamy and delicious! Must be the summer heat :).

Current Nail Color:

Essie Fiji and Essie Set in Stones.(ignore my stubby fingers)


Current Drink:

Water on water on water!

Current Food:

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies, YUM!

Current Favorite Show:

So you Think you Can Dance. So, so good. Check out this guy Fiction, craziness. I swear he is a robot and not human.


Current Wish List:

I am in desperate need of a new makeup bag for my Bare Minerals.

Current Obsession:

Head bands. I just bought my first Sweaty Bands head band, and I am already planning the million BIC bands I am going to purchase.

Current Indulgence:

I’m about to purchase a Groupon for a pedicure ;).

Current Blessing:

My family.


Yes my Dad is double fisting in that photo.

Current Outfit:

Right now I am wearing a Victorias Secret bathing suit, because it is 90 degrees outside and I am getting my tan on. I’m actually taking turns tanning outside while reading The Help, and writing this blog post :). Spanky’s tanning too.


Current Excitement: 

My upcoming trip to Israel!!

And there you have it, my list of what I love currently. First Blog survey: Check!