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Monday, February 17, 2014

Snopocalypse

This has been a crazy last couple of days. Being snowed in made me a little crazy, but I still made the most of it with my roommates. I know everyone has been talking about over the last week but its my turn and I want to share all my lovely pictures! This is the most snow I have seen in over a decade, and my roommates and I decided since we couldn't get out of our neighborhood we would make the most of it.

Now that its the end of the weekend, most of it has melted and now its no longer a struggle to leave the house. Overall I was happy the snow came. I know we were lucky; no power outage and plenty of food and supplies, so it was basically just a couple days off that I could relax and recoup. Since I returned from Chicago last week work was pretty gloomy, and the snow day(s) gave me some time to myself and get some more focus.









Hope everyone has a great week!




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Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day

Today is not only about declaring your love for your boyfriend or girlfriend, your wife or husband. It's about LOVE overall. I know I'm single this Valentines Day, but I know that I am loved by a lot of people. I will be honest and say that the little jealous bug on my shoulder pops up every time I see a bouquet of flowers or a sweet message to someone on Social Media, but it will pass shortly. I feel like its normal and we all want to be spoiled on any day. But if you Love and are LOVED let the people you love know. Doesn't have to be materialistic, just something simple goes a long way...

I'm letting my nerd flag fly and I found these JL8 (Justice League 8 years old) Valentines. Me being the Wonder Woman Fanatic that I am, I had to post these. If I had to work today I definitely would have tried to print these out and give them to my students. If you have never read JL8 before check it out!

Hope everyone has a great Valentines Day!






To go with Valentines Day I picked one of my favorite songs right now for #backthatazzup Friday. 
Enjoy!

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Life is tough...

I just recently had a death in the family and it has really shaken me up. Its hard to get back to normal so I have really just been taking it slow. I appreciate all the love I have been receiving at my job and friends though. Everyone deals with loss differently. For me I tend to keep myself busy, but some things just fall by the wayside. And that of course that has effected my blog. I love my blog and miss it, so I will be getting some new stuff written. I miss reading and commenting on some of my favorite blogs. I apologize, but Ill be back I promise.

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Gotta get down on Friday...

Its Friday!!! Work week over!!! Due to a half day dismissal from school on Tuesday and 2 days off from school due to snow, my week was pretty short. But it was nice to have a moment to relax and be trapped in my house for a couple of days.

I've been meaning to do a post reintroducing myself since I have gotten some new followers over the last month or two, so when I saw that Leslie from A Blonde Ambition was having a "Getting to Know You" link up I though that this would be the perfect chance, plus maybe get to know some more awesome bloggers!

But before I tell you some things about me, myself, and I, a shameless plug has to happen. I still have my GIVEAWAY on Frikken Duckie. Check it out! You have a really great chance to get a fab Beyonce' shirt. I am currently obsessed with her and the album has become my "getting ready" music. Love her!




So I'm Nikki and I live in the beautiful city of Charlotte, NC!!! I work as a teacher assistant at an elementary school and I am in preparation to start my Masters so I can become a fully certified teacher! I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Communications and wanted to be an event planner. I never thought my life would head in the direction of becoming a 4th grade teacher.



I'm an only child so I am very close with my parents. My father is in the military so I spent my entire life moving all across the country. I've lived in California, Hawaii, and even Japan for a little while. This definitely has had a huge impact on my love for travel and my desire to explore new places. Guess that'w why as soon as I graduated college I headed down to Orlando for an adventure.


I love selfies...

I have had my blog since April 2012. 2 years is coming up fast! I started this blog originally out of shear boredom. I was living in Orlando, bored with my job, and wanted a place to vent. Once I saw that there was a whole blog community out there I was hooked. I immediately started reading other blogs from women from all walks of life and different backgrounds and even better, women who were like me. In my 20s trying to figure out my life!


I currently write about food, fashion,and the fun I'm having back in the QC. Check out my Instagram for my real time shenanigans!

Random Tidbits

  • Coffee makes my world go round!
  • My hair changes all the time. My blog shows the evolution of all my styles.
  • I'm Terrified of Frogs! 
  • Cooking is relaxing for me. Apparently I'm weird because I think that way.
  • I’m Guyanese-American. My dad is Guyanese and my mom is African-American
  • Love watching Sports. NY Giants! Miami Heat! Duke!
  • I'm a shoe junkie. Heels, converse, I love it all.
Well that's all for now. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

XOXO


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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

January is almost over...

Hope everyone is having a nice Wednesday. It's snowing here in Charlotte (or at least snowed yesterday) so school was cancelled for today. But I wanted to still get back to my blog for a second. Jessica "Duckie" at Frikken Duckie, let me take over a post on her blog today so go check it out! I'm co-hosting my first giveaway and I'm super excited about it! But over here...its time to confess.

my neighborhood. only an inch but still hard to get out!

*I love snow (sometimes) Yesterday it finally happened. Our lovely city shut down because a winter snow "storm" hit the South. I was so happy that Charlotte had a really great plan to figure out everything before the snow came. But I feel so awful about Georgia and all the issues they had with highways, people being stranded and having nowhere to go, car accidents. I pray that everyone is okay and got to their destinations safely.

*I'm ready to date again A lot of drama over the last couple months have shown me that i need to not backtrack; I just need to move forward. I found myself going back to the same kind of guys that either I have already dated (and stopped dating for very specific reasons) or staying within my "type" which didn't exactly work out for me either. So I'm making plans to try new things and date "new" people. Lets see how it goes.



*The Super Bowl does not excite me this year Seahawks and the Broncos *rolls eyes* I love me some football, but I'm a Giants fan so this game isn't really going to do it for me. However Peyton did amazing for me during Fantasy Football so I will be rooting for the Broncos.


*The Chipotle app is my favorite If you don't know about this app, you should. Its not a secret that I am obsessed with Chipotle but some days I just don't feel like waiting in line. That's where the app comes in. Order on line and skip everything when you pick it up. I've had Chipotle 3 days in a row. I have a problem.

*I joined a gym Eek! I took the plunge and signed up. I had buyers remorse for about an hour, but then I remembered the reason why I joined. I wanted to get started with Yoga and Pilates and even a little kickboxing. I wanted to start this week, but this snow seemed to stop all that. Oh well. Maybe next week.

Linking up with Humpday Confessions
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Random Thought


This month has been really tough to write. There are only 10 days left of January and I've only written 3 times! I hope this isn't a preview into what the year is going to be like. I have a lot of post ideas, but I need to iron them all out and ust write them. I think I may lock myself in a room soon until I come up with some good posts. I've realized that I get on a roll with posts in the beginning, and then fall off and spend a whole week running around living life. But that's what I want my blog to be about. So I guess this coincides with my goal of working on a blog schedule. I need to figure out something soon. 

Okay random thought over.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Panthers no longer on the prowl


Hola!

Did anyone feel like this past weekend went by super fast? I don't think I even processed Saturday let alone Monday. I feel like January has already started going in hyper drive. But what little time I did have this weekend I spent hanging out with friends and watching the Panthers in the playoffs! It was such an exciting time in Charlotte. Everyone was so pumped to see the Panthers against the 49ers. My Giants did not make it anywhere this year (which is sad, but they played awful this season) so it was only right to support the home team. I loved how much energy the city had coming from the fans from both teams. The bar my friends and I went to had a wall of TVs which made it amazing to watch the game. Unfortunately the Panthers fizzled out in the second half and lost, but I still enjoy a good game of football no matter who is playing. Get me some beer, wings, fries and I'm a happy camper!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!


Monday, January 6, 2014

Brrrrrrrrr


Hope everyone in the path of this polar vortex stays warm and safe on the roads tomorrow. Does anyone really know what a "polar vortex" is? I looked it up and all I got was "blah blah North Pole winds, blah blah blah freezing temp." All I know is that its supposed to be so bad we have a 2 hour delay for school tomorrow. I'm a little sad that there is still no snow, but up against this wind chill I wouldn't want anything else to deal with in the morning. 9 degrees????? That's insane!! For North Carolina I mean. I'm sure in Boston or Michigan that is pretty normal (I don't envy you) but here in NC it is UNACCEPTABLE. I wish that school/work would just be cancelled. Imagine all the things that I could be doing instead of bearing the cold...


Guess I will have to save these for another day.

So what are some things you would rather be doing instead of going to work/school in the cold?

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had a great night and celebrated with friends and family. I danced the night away at a club with drinks and friends. It was a long night but all in all a good time. I didn't get to see the NYC ball drop but there was a nice little balloon/confetti drop in the club that made up for it. I went out last night without a case on my Iphone (pause for gasp) so I didn't have it out much, which meant not many pics were taken. I got a few though.





I really meant a few. 3 pics thats all.

So now that it's 2014 its time to get moving! This is my first post of 2014 and I thought it would be great for it to be about my resolutions. Not my regular resolutions, but ones that I have made for my blog. I guess this is sort of my goal-list for not just a month, but for however long it takes. Like I've said previous, every time I make a monthly goal list I don't actually accomplish too much and it makes me feel like a loser. But if I create a list that I progressively want to work on and not have a set deadline, maybe it will go better. See, this is why I can't have a gym membership. I would go for a little bit, drop off, and then pick it back up after months of paying and not going. Sounds like a waste of money, no thanks. Anywho...cheers to the beginning of hopefully a great year!


1. I would like to venture out and do more advertising to increase the exposure of my blog. So I am finally jumping in and purchasing some. This will also help with my creation of buttons, ads, and also interacting with more bloggers!

2. I love the progress I have made with my layout. But in order to focus on details and little fun touches I feel like I need to scale back on my overall look. I want more glitter and such, but I think a simpler background may make it easier to focus on my blog. We shall see what I come up with. I enjoy learning HTML so I hope it gets easier this year! Plus Blogger rocks when it comes to making me feel like I am an expert.

3. As many lists and ideas I have for blog posts, its a shame I never get a chance to put a lot of them up. I forget about them, or I plan and draft, but never end up posting. I think a consistent schedule (like MWF or MTF) would help me plan my posts better. I love participating in Link-ups so maybe I'll come up with one!

4. I love reading all the comments I get on my blog (i love knowing that people actually read the blog!) but I am sooooo bad at replying to comments or commenting on the blogs that I read religiously. I want to engage more and connect. Is that cheesy? I am such Fangirl with some bloggers that it would be so much fun to talk to them on the regular. So we shall work on this. Prepare for comments galore and don't feel like I'm ignoring you!


Do you have any blog new year resolutions?

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Movin and Shakin

So its Monday again... but its the Monday before Christmas and I'm off of work!!!
I am already enjoying this break, but I had a pretty chaotic week leading up to it.
But when it comes to my weekend. It was pretty busy as well.


one//I went to my first Hockey game on Thursday (that still counts as sort of the weekend) and I had a blast. Charlotte Checkers had Teacher Appreciation night so of course I went with my BFF who is an amazing 4th grade teacher, BJ!! A whole crew of us went and to top it off it was $1 beer night. It was such a win! I definitely will be going to another one!
two//Always a good time hanging out with one of my besties. Hockey games are colder than I thought, so I found it interesting that I had to stay bundled up like I was outside.
three//Friday night was party time! The warm weather was upon us so it was a great night to not freeze and put on something cute! Uptown Charlotte was busy and it was such a good time!
four//Such a fun Friday night meant Saturday was strictly recovery. Chipotle is my recovery food. Yes I had it 2 days in a row and no I don't feel bad about it. My addiction is real. But it helped and by Saturday night I could function normally.
five//I woke up Sunday morning doing some last minute packing and cleaning before I headed to D.C. This is the first time in awhile flying to visit my parents. Usually I drive so I can pack as much as I want and bring back a large amount of shopping. But I had to be strategic about my bag. If I wear all my bulky stuff that saves room!
six//My flight was so empty. Since it was 2 days before Christmas I thought it was going to be a animal house. But it was very quick, easy going, and stress free. I guess Monday and Tuesday will be the days of chaos. Glad I'm already home!!!

So the next couple of days will be spent hanging out with the folks and enjoying the Holidays. I will be preparing posts, but probably not posting anything until this weekend.

Hope everyone has an amazing holiday!

XOXO