30 Day “What If” Challenge

Okay, so I’ve seriously sucked at this challenge recently. I always seem to be updating in a hurry and never remember to look up my next question. So here we are. I’m going to do like 5 of them to get myself (kind of) back on track. Let’s go!

30 Day “What If” Challenge

Day 20 :  What if you had to choose between your best friend and your boyfriend, which would you choose?
Well, considering I’m married, I’m not sure if this one still applies to me. And I would hope that neither my husband or my best friend would make me choose one or the other, but if I had to, I would choose my husband. He’s truly my best friend. I don’t think much of an explanation is needed for this one.

Day 21 :  What if you had to choose, would you give up your sight or your hearing?
Oh, this is tough, but I think I would give up my hearing. I know it would be awful to never be able to hear my future children’s cries or their voices or anything, but could you imagine not being able to SEE them? I couldn’t imagine a life without reading or watching my dogs play outside or seeing the leaves change colors or seeing a rainbow or seeing anything for that matter. Wow. Actually.. I guess it wasn’t that hard of a question.

Day 22 :  What if you received lottery tickets as a gift at the office party, and you won $30,000, would you share the winnings with the person that gave you the gift?
This is why lottery tickets are not good gifts! Who would want to be put in this situation?! I would like to say that I’d split the money, but truthfully, I’d probably try to get away with only giving the person a little bit of it. Seriously though, after taxes $30,000 is going to be next to nothing! I don’t know, I hope I wouldn’t be greedy. Maybe I could just keep it a secret and not tell anyone?

Day 23 :  What if you saw a robbery, would you report it?
What kind of question is this? Of course I would.

Day 24 :  What if you were given a chance to go to the moon, would you go? Why or why not?
I think I would! How cool would that be?! Although I think I’d be quite terrified of being in such a small space for so long. I tend to get claustrophobic when I feel like I don’t have control over a situation. But if I could get over my fears – including the fear of possibly dying in an exploding space shuttle – then I would definitely do it. It would be awesome to see Earth from space.

Day 25 :  What if you were given one million dollars, what would you buy?
My husband and I have had this conversation several times before! Truthfully, I wouldn’t do anything exciting. I would pay off our house, our cars, and our student loans. Then I would give some to my mom. Then I would set some aside for our future children’s college funds. And then if there was anything else, I would go buy myself some super cute clothes and shoes. And maybe a little house in the mountains on a lake. Maybe buy my husband a motorcycle. I’d rather just pay off everything we currently have so we wouldn’t be spending so much every months on bills.

PHEW.

Feel free to answer any of the above questions 🙂
I love hearing your answers!

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It’s OK Thursday #3

((Linking up with Neely at A Complete Waste of Makeup and Amber at Brunch with Amber for It’s OK Thursday))

It’s OK..

That I did absolutely nothing last weekend and I’ve been slacking ever since. I have so much going on with work that I needed a few days to recover and recharge my brain. And I’ve been slacking in my blogging too.. I’m sorry!

It’s OK..

That I let my husband take care of all the maintenance stuff with my car. I cook, clean, do laundry, take care of the house, etc.. the least he could do it take care of my car for me!

It’s OK..

That I have to do laundry in the middle of the week because I only have 3 outfits for work and I picked up a night of overtime this week.. meaning I need 4 outfits. I really need to go shopping for work clothes..

It’s OK..

That my living room looks like this on a regular basis. Somehow my cute, little, furry devils manage to find hidden stuffed dog toys and promptly destroy them all over my house. I just cleaned up an identical mess on Monday.. and it’s only Thursday!

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She doesn’t like posing for pictures.

It’s OK..

That one of the cords for our blinds broke over the weekend and we have yet to replace it.. so the dogs now have to share a couch cushion in order to get the maximum amount of sunlight during the afternoons.

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Who couldn’t love those faces?

It’s NOT OK..

That one of our NEW windows – that we replaced in October – started leaking last night during the storm and allowed a huge puddle of rainwater to gather on our windowsill, the carpet, and saturated the wall at the top of the window. UGH. Thankfully, the window people are currently here fixing it.

30 Day “What If” Challenge

Day 18 :  What if you had to choose between love and no money or money and no love for the rest of your life, which would you choose?

Oh, this one’s so easy! I would definitely pick love and no money. Yes, it would be terrible to not have any money – and I’d be constantly freaking out – but it’d be MUCH more terrible to not have any love. I’m sure it’d be awesome to buy anything and everything I could possibly ever want.. but how enjoyable would that be if you didn’t have anyone to share it with?

What would you choose?

Sunday Social #1

((First time linking up with Ashley from Ashley Lately and Neely from A Complete Waste of Makeup for Sunday Social! Feel free to link up!))

Sunday Social

1. What is your ideal way to relax?

A glass of wine, a good book (or my Kindle), and a bath with lavender scented candles or bubble bath.

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2. Where is your favorite place to be?

At the beach! Walking on the boardwalk.. listening to the waves.. looking at the sun or moon reflecting on the water.. it’s beautiful! Not to mention pretty romantic 😉

3. Who do you consider your biggest role model?

Definitely my mom. Yes, she’s had her ups and downs in her life.. but she’s conquered everything and she’s an absolutely awesome person. She took care of my grandparents (her parents) right up until the day they died. She did everything she possibly could to make their lives better. And she’s also an awesome mom and my best friend.

4. What does your life look like in 3 years?

Well, hopefully I’m further in my career as a nurse – Nurse manager? Care coordinator? And hopefully we have a little one and maybe another little one on the way?

5. If you could go back and change one decision, what would it be?

Honestly, I can’t think of one major decision in my life that I would want to change. The bad decisions we make along the way are the things that make us grow! There’s definitely stupid things I did during the summer that Joel and I weren’t together, but what’s the point of dwelling on that? I’m super happy with where my life is right now.

                                           Source: marylenagbang.tumblr.com via Cybill on Pinterest

 

6. What is your biggest accomplishment in life so far?

By the age of 25 I’ve managed to graduate college, get an awesome job, move 500 miles away from my family, marry my soulmate, and buy our first house. I’d say I’m doing okay.

30 Day “What If” Challenge

Day 17 :  What if you had 25-hour days (while everyone else continued to have 24-hour days), what would you do with the extra time?

Oh gosh, this is a terrible question to ask me. I lose hours of my day on a regular basis. I’d probably end up sleeping it away or watching trashy reality tv and not even realize I had an extra hour. If I was really motivated – I’d say I’d take that extra time to prepare super awesome meals for my dear hubby. Or play with my dogs. Or clean my house. But in all actuality, I’d probably just lay on the couch and watch tv. Not very motivated, eh?

What would you do with an extra hour?

Anddd More Snow..

WELL apparently, my last post about what happened at work was not a fan favorite. C’mon people.. not even one like?! Lol okay, just kidding, anyway..  IT’S SNOWING AGAIN.. AND THERE’S ICE EVERYWHERE. Ughh, I don’t want to complain, but.. wahhh.

((Linking up with Tara from Fabulous but Evil and Vicki from My Vickilicious Life))

I actually have my nails painted.. and I did them myself so they’re not quite as fabulous as before. But I finally got to use one of the awesome new colors I received in my Julep Maven box. This color is called Alfre and the website described it as ” a metropolitan purple metallic.” It’s basically a purple and silver combined – not usually the type of color I use, but it’s super pretty 🙂 and it dried really, really quick (which is awesome).

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Julep – Alfre

And since I’ve been slacking in updating my 30 Day Challenge questions.. I decided to throw in a few at the same time. Is that considered cheating?

30 Day “What If” Challenge

Day 14 :  What would you do if you found the wallet of your next-door neighbor who you hated?

Some of these questions are too easy. I’d definitely return it. I’m not THAT person who would keep something just because I didn’t like someone. Even if it was my worst enemy. It’d be even better if the person equally hated me because then I could be the bigger, better person for returning their wallet! Karma!

Day 15 :  What if you could stop a bad habit that you have, what would you stop?

It depends on what you’d consider a bad habit. My worst habit is that I procrastinate. A LOT. If I could stop procrastinating, I would definitely, absolutely do it. But my annoying bad habit is twirling my hair.. and I wouldn’t want to stop doing that! While it might be distracting to some people, it’s calming to me. Some people chew their finger nails (which I stopped in 7th grade).. I just twirl my hair. I do it when I’m stressed, when I’m sleepy, when I’m annoyed, etc. You get the idea. It’s how I calm myself down. 🙂

Day 16 :  What if you found a suitcase full of $1,000,000, what would you do?

Ohh goodness, this is my dream come true! (Well, I’m sure it’s everyone’s dream come true.) But first, I would start jumping up and down and screaming and then call my hubby. Then I’d probably go shopping and buy lots of clothes, shoes, bags, weird kitchen gadgets, and so on. I’d pay off our mortgage and renovate our house. I’d pay off our cars and our student loans. I’d give my momma a few thousand. I don’t think I’d go and buy anything outrageously expensive, except maybe a Hermes Birkin bag. 😉

Feel free to answer any of the above questions!

30 Day “What If” Challenge – Day 13

30 Day “What If” Challenge

Day 13 :  What if you got arrested for murder, whom would you call with your telephone call from prison? And why?

First of all, I could never kill anyone. BUT if I went crazy and committed murder, I would most definitely call my mom. I’m not sure if she’d have the money to bail me out (if they’d even let me), but she’d definitely be the first one to try to find a solution. A solution for bail, a solution for what to do, etc. AND she doesn’t judge anyone, so she wouldn’t yell at me and hang up.

Who would you call?

Julep, Snow, and Time Travel

((Linking up with Tara from Fabulous But Evil and Vicki from My Vickilicious Life))

Well, since I work tonight I don’t have my nails painted.. but I still have something to contribute – I got my first Julep Maven box this week! You can learn more about being a Julep Maven here.

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My style theme is Classic with a Twist

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My first box!

I haven’t had a chance to use any of the products yet (because of work) but I absolutely LOVE the colors I received. And I only paid $5 for my first box!

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Glitter! – Purple and silver.

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Essential cuticle oil and 2 polishes.

The 1st polish is called Jodie – which is described as a “rosy mauve with gold shimmer.” The second polish is called Alfre – which is described as a “royal metropolitan purple metallic.” I think I’m going to use Alfre on my nails this weekend!

On another note – we got snow last night! I’ve been living in NC since September 2011 and this is only our second snowstorm, so I was super excited! I wish I would’ve taken more pictures but truthfully, it wasn’t that pretty outside.

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Hiding inside – only about 3 inches!

30 Day “What If” Challenge

Day 12 :  What if you could travel back in time, where would you go?

There’s so many ways I could answer this! I would go back to the time of dinosaurs, just to see what they actually looked like (as long as they couldn’t see me!). I would go back to the time where people lived in castles – the real, old castles – just to see what it was like. I would go back and relive meeting my husband for the first time and reliving those awesome first few weeks. I would go back and spend more time with my grandparents before they passed away. I would go back and relive my wedding day/night because it was so amazing. I could probably keep going..

Where would you go?

My Brain Is Exploding!

Oh myyyy, I feel like my brain is about to explode! I woke up today (after only 2 1/2 hours of sleep after working all night) and I felt like my brain was going in 8,000 different directions. There are so many things I want to write about but there’s just not enough time in one day, so I’m doing the only thing I can think of.. I’m going to make a list! I love lists!

Cybill’s List of Future Topics

1. It’s OK Thursday – will be done today!

2. 30 Day “What If” Challenge Day 11 – will be done today!

3. Inside my 1st Julep Maven box – coming tomorrow for The (Friday) Nail Files!

4. Top 10 Favorite Beauty Products – coming soon!

5. My first guest post about my own personal love story – coming soon!

Phew, I hope you guys are ready for all of this! I definitely am! 🙂

It’s OK Thursday #2

Well, I’m technically linking up with Amber from MommaInBloom for It’s OK Thursday (because it’s her idea) but she wrote about a yummy and healthy chicken salad today instead – you should still check it out!

It’s OK..

That I’m never able to cook pork chops correctly. I found this yummy recipe for honey garlic pork chops and I decided to bake it in the oven instead of grilling it. Well, the marinade was super yummy, but the pork chops were tough and dry. I’ve tried making pork chops a million different ways – with only a handful of times actually being successful – but I’m not giving up!

It’s OK..

That I love reading pregnancy blogs and looking at pregnancy and/or baby boards on Pinterest.. even though I’m not pregnant. BUT someday I will be pregnant and I’ll already have tons of awesome ideas in my head. And I’ll already have tons of topics to discuss with my awesome readers 🙂

It’s OK..

That I’m nervous about being a preceptor to a senior nursing student. It’ll be my first time being a preceptor so I feel like I have every reason to be nervous – but I’m sure I’ll feel even better after I take my preceptor class! (I’ll probably end up writing about this more in depth at some point.)

It’s OK..

That I had my time zone set as “South Georgia” and I couldn’t understand why it was putting my time as 3 hours later than the actual time. Apparently, South Georgia is not the same as the actual state of Georgia. I am now correctly listed as being in the NY time zone, phew.

It’s OK..

That even after feeding my dear hubby dry, tough pork chops last night – I’m feeding him Hamburger Helper tonight because I’m too exhausted (aka too lazy) to cook anything. In my defense, I worked 7p-7:30a last night and then had a CPR class from 1-4 today – so I’m running on less than 3 hours of sleep today!

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Easy AND yummy.

30 Day “What If” Challenge

Day 11 : What if you could hear what someone is thinking for a day, who would you choose?

Hmm I’d probably say my husband. Yes, I understand this could be a good or a bad thing. It could be good because most men (including my hubby) are not always very verbal about what they’re thinking. It’d be interesting to actually hear everything that goes on inside his head! On the negative side – there could be things that I definitely don’t want to hear. Anything from checking out the bartender or cashier or someone else attractive (he would never! hehe) or complaining about some of my terrible dinners (he better not!).

My second choice would be to hear the thoughts of one of my patients at work. Now I think I’m a pretty good nurse and many of my coworkers have told me that I’m a great nurse, so I don’t worry about that. But I have this problem of being quite clumsy.. and I drop things.. and I run into or trip over things. A lot. I’ve been told by many, many patients that I look too young to be a nurse.. so I wonder if they look at me and think “who is this girl who looks like she’s 15 and keeps dropping things and should I trust her to take care of me?”

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First day of work as a nurse.

Whose thoughts would you want to hear?

30 Day “What If” Challenge – Day 10

30 Day “What If” Challenge

Day 10 :  What if you could have only one food for the rest of your life (assuming that this would not affect your health), which food would you choose?

Ahhh, this one is so difficult! I actually have this really bad habit of becoming “addicted” to certain foods. I’ll eat something nonstop for days.. and then I get really, really sick of whatever it is. Like to the point of I won’t eat it again for a really long time. So this is a terrible question for me! Could we maybe do a food group? Because I feel like I could probably eat soup every day for the rest of my life. Or quesadillas. Or actually, just Mexican food! Yumm.

If I had to pick.. maybe.. really, really good.. fresh cut.. FRENCH FRIES. With vinegar.

What would you pick if you had to choose?

30 Day “What If” Challenge – Day 9

30 Day “What If” Challenge

Day 9 :  What if you could commit any crime and get away with it, what would you do?

Hmm I’d probably rob a bank. As long as no one would get hurt and I wouldn’t get caught – who wouldn’t want to get a little extra money? Or even a million dollars. If I could do that and get away with it, I’d definitely donate some money to charity.. just to ease my guilty conscience. And then I’d go shopping and buy lots and lots of shoes. And Coach purses. And dog toys for my furry babies. Oh, and pay off my house. And oh goodness, I could go on and on..

What crime would you commit?

Monday Already?

Well, I didn’t update yesterday for two reasons..

1. I was lazy.

2. Date night with the hubby!

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#BCBG #orange #isthenewpink

So with that being said, I ran 800 errands today and decided to make fajitas for supper. Fajitas are definitely a favorite in our household – and they’re super, super easy to make.

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Chicken, onions and peppers for the main stuff.
Tomatoes and cilantro for pico de gallo.

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These tortilla strips are #thebomb.

And then the most important part – THE SAUCE. This stuff is seriously amazing! I always make sure to shake it up really well, because all the seasoning is at the bottom of the packet so you gotta make sure you scoop all the good stuff out.

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Oh, heavenly sauce.

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NOMS!

Lastly – the pico de gallo! I’ve pretty much perfected my recipe, but I don’t really have measurements for the ingredients because you just add everything to taste. Diced tomatoes, garlic (minced really, really small), cilantro, salt, pepper, and lime juice. You could also just add garlic powder if you don’t have fresh garlic. And then let it sit in the fridge for about 15 minutes. (I prefer mine to be cold – for the contrast in temperature – so I always make sure my tomatoes are in the fridge for awhile before I even make it).

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Yummy, yummy pico.

((I forgot to take a picture of the completed meal because it smelled so, so good and I couldn’t wait to eat!))

In other awesome news – I received my January Birchbox today!

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Face cream x2, shampoo, perfume, highlighter/blush in one, and lash lengthening serum – all for $10!

30 Day “What If” Challenge – Day 8

Day 8 : What if you could choose how you were going to die, what would you choose your death to be?

Well, honestly, I think this question is kind of silly. Would anyone really want to die a painful death? Hopefully I have many, many, MANY more years left, but if I had to choose, I guess I’d just choose to die in my sleep. Peacefully, without pain. Simple enough.

What would you choose?