Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday Sayings {Be Gentle}

Hey y'all,

I think sometime we get caught up in everything and we forget to just take a breathe and do the best we can. I have been so busy with work and some personal stuff that I have let this space go to the wayside. That is okay. Right now, blogging isn't in my top five priorities and that's fine. I would rather run to the gym and get a great workout in then write a few posts (if you know me in real life that might shock you) but I know that I will keep trying to do my best in sharing content here and I hope you give me some leeway. 

What's on your plate this week?

Thanks y'all!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

What I Wore Wednesday {PBX Formal}

With KR
Hey y'all,

A few Saturdays ago I attended PBX's Spring Formal. It was a great night of dinner but being the faculty advisor, I didn't stay for the dancing after the various awards. I can't believe it was my very last formal but it was a wonderful event at the Hope Valley Country Club in Durham.

With MP (aka former Prez)
Dress: Express (old, I wore it back in 2013 here)
Shoes: Target (old, similar)
Bangles: Kate Spade-bridesmaid & this is the year(old)
Clutch (not pictured): Kate Spade

With the Current Fam! Me, Great-Grandlittle CF, GG-Grandlittle GB & the most recent addition EP my GGG-Grandlittle
Where do you find cocktail attire?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Hey y'all,

Yet again, Mondays got to me. I had such a busy weekend helping out at church for Holy Week that I didn't get around to writing a post and yesterday was jam packed with catching up after a holiday weekend and a couple meetings. Anyway, I'm continuing the theme of getting to know me with a quick post revolving the number four. While four actually isn't my favorite number I saw this post on MCW's blog and I thought it was a great idea.

Four Nicknames
Messy Jessie

Four Jobs I've Had
Crew Member at Wendy's
Sales Floor Team Member at Target
Office Assistant

Four Movies I've Watched More Than Once
Sweet Home Alabama
Pride and Prejudice
What a Girl Wants
Two Weeks Notice

Four Things in my Purse
Kate Spade Agenda
EOS Lip Balm in Vanilla Mint
Socks-I walk at lunch time and leave my sneakers at my desk
Claritin-I always forget to take it otherwise

Four Books I'd Recommend
Persuasion by Austen
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern

Four Cars I've Driven
Pontiac Grand Am-the car I learned to drive on
Toyota Corolla-My current car
BMW  5 series-My Mom's old car
Toyota 4Runner-My Dad's car

Four Places I've Visited
Paris, France
London, England
Barcelona, Spain
Venice, Italy
Four Places on my Bucketlist
Rome, Italy
Four of my Favorite Foods
Beef Stroganoff
Chocolate Froyo
Cheddar Cheese 

Four TV Shows I Watch
The Blacklist
The Originals 

Four Things I'm Looking Forward to in 2015
Trip to Atlanta in July
Bridesmaid Fun for lSc's wedding in 2016
Fleet Feet 4 Miler in less than 2 weeks
Visiting my Parents in June

What are 4 things you are looking forward to this spring/summer?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Love List & Part-Time Princess {Thursday Night Writes}

Hey y'all,

It's Thursday, and my last day of work for the week, so before I go and spend the evening reading since I really don't have a bedtime I thought I would share some of my recent reads. I also went to the library yesterday so I'm fully stocked for the long weekend.

Falling in love is just not on Nora King’s To Do List…
Neither is accidentally super-gluing her shoe to her hand right before the biggest presentation of her life!
With all the hard work she’d put into securing the family business after her father’s death, Nora has no choice but to accept help from a knight in shining armor.
Disaster relief worker Ethan Love is still haunted by his last deployment, and desperate for distraction. He’s in town to ask Nora for a major favor, and swooping in to save her presentation is a sure way to get her on side.
As Ethan sticks around and helps Nora through her grief, her barriers tumble down…but will she dare to swap her To Do lists for a How to Fall in Love list?

 A cute short read, this book was a bit predictable but essentially, Nora is attempting to salvage her family's company after the loss of her father but she is so stressed she accidentally super glues her shoe right before the big presentation. Well, in walks her ex-brother-in-law to save the day. It was a good fun read but not one of my favorites or something I would recall when recommending books to a friend.

Lucy Trabbicio’s a down-on-her-luck, young, American, former biker-bar cocktail waitress desperate to find a job. Lady Elizabeth Billingsley hires Lucy to travel to Fredonia, the tiny jewel of a country in the Alps, for ten days ‘tops’ to impersonate her.
Say what? How the heck is that going to happen?
In the mother of all makeovers, Elizabeth’s people teach Lucy how to dress, walk, talk, eat, be coiffed and even get naked like a European Lady.
The goal?
To keep Crown Prince Cristoph Timmel interested in Elizabeth until she finishes her unexpected, pressing personal business in the States.
But fate intervenes… Lucy meets and is wildly attracted to sexy, bad-boy Nick on the oh-so-long flights to Fredonia. Unfortunately for Lucy—Nick and Elizabeth have a hot sexual history, which Nick wants to immediately resume.
Prince Cristoph proposes marriage. What's an imposter girl to do? Elizabeth insists that she’ll make it back home in time for the wedding. Lucy accepts Cristoph’s proposal and is on the fast track to becoming a Princess but continues to fall for the wrong Prince of Fredonia—Nick. When another tiny glitch arises—someone’s trying to kill her.
The only folks helping Lucy are her wild, party hard, take-no-prisoners Ladies-in-Waiting.
When the real Lady Elizabeth decides she’s not marrying Cristoph and never returning to Fredonia, Lucy’s faced with an uncomfortable decision—continue her deception, marry the prince she’s not in love with and live a dream life albeit without Nick, her dream guy? Or tell the truth and return to poverty and oblivion?

I thought this was such a quick read and since it is marked as the first in a series I am interested to know where the next book ventures. Essentially, Lucy due to circumstances loses her job and when looking through the paper finds a listing for a part-time assistant position. Well, it's not an assistant position as it is for Lucy to fill in for Lady Elizabeth Billingsley as she deals with family business. Lucy takes a crash course in how to be a lady and luckily has some pretty amazing ladies in waiting when she lands in the small country of Fredonia. This was a fun, quick read and I laughed on more than one occasion.

What are your currently reading?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

What I Wore Wednesday {Late March}

Hey y'all,

It's another Wednesday so I thought I would share some more outfits with a What I Wore Wednesday posts. Here are some random outfits and occassions that have come up over the last week or so.

Kinky Boots at DPAC
Dress: Banana Republic Outlet
Cardigan: Target
Scarf: Light Years
Shoes: Sam Edleman via Nordstrom Rack
Teaching Sunday School
T-Shirt: Church Issued
Jeans: Target
Flats: Target
Bag: Longchamp via Nordstrom
Scarf: Gift
Tank: Old Navy
Cardigan: Target (old)
Skirt: LOFT Outlet (old)
Casual Friday
Tank: LOFT Outlet
Jeans: Old Navy
Cardigan: Target
Bag: C.Wonder
Church and Watching Basketball
Sweatshirt: Sorority Pullover
Jeans: Target
Scarf: Peach Roots
Sorority Easter Dinner
 Dress: J.Crew (old, ebay find)
Jean Jacket: Old Navy
Bubble Necklace: Carrie Grace
Shoes: Jack Rogers

What's your favorite thing in your closet for Spring?