Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Quickie

Hey ya'll!!!
Stoppin in this here blog landey for 
a quickie little update and to say
ello mates!!!

My live-life lately has been crizcraazzyy!!
And I wouldn't change it for anything.
As you all know, 
school started two weeks ago...
I absolutely am in love with it. 
Yes it has only been two weeks,
but this is what I'm meant to be doing.
It is a crapload harder than anyone could imagine.
I dream about cuts, colors, and styles.
But it's awesome.
We get to meet and work with celebrity stylists,
learn up and coming styles and treatments,
and go to shows in NYC all the time.
Here are some examples of what I've been doing in my 
first two weeks of school:
 workin on an updo for my cousins prom
obviously it's going to look a lot better on
blond long hair :)
 Got to work with celebrity hair stylist
Timothy Jerome Walker
on some awesome color techniques.

 got to color and style one of my good friends hair

 my first try at angles in the front...
so incredibly difficult

my attempt at studying at school

Tims work: subtle blue highlights

Now veering away from school-
Sir Dan and I are doing great.
I've been very lucky in having him home every weekend.
Our weeks are crazy busy with both of us working at night,
we barely see each other during the week.
However,
we are starting to make weekly BJs trips for fruits and veggies 
and to fool around of course-
 The meat is slightly blurry cause he was indeed moving.
I couldn't stop laughing.

Our vast amount of fruits... I want that tiki bar in my apt now!

We've also been able to go out with friends and family!


 Kobe beef- or in my brother in laws words- creamy meat.
It truly is the best cut of meat and you cook it yourself
on a hot volcanic rock!


 my dinner... so freakin delicious


we were the undefeated pool champs!

So that has been my life lately.
follow me on instagram for constant 
pics of whats going on in my life :)

Ta ta for now <3

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Mid Monday-ness

Ello folks!! 
It's Monday afternoon and guess what I'm doing...
Sitting on my couch watching netflix,
just took a shower,
smelling my thrown together crockpot dinner,
relaxing!
That's right folks- I said the 'r' word.
Because school is Tuesday through Saturday,
my weekends are Sundays and Mondays.
Sundays are spent with family and friends,
and Mondays since everybody works are for moi.
I don't do anything I don't absolutely have to.
And it's great if I have to run errands,
the stores are ghostly which is my favorite!

But today,
I didn't get up till 10am,
actually got out of bed around 11:30am,
I made a delicioso breaky/lunch,
watched TV,
wrote a post for tomorrow,
just took a shower,
and did some online window shopping...
That last one is a killer.
Because blog loves-
I need YOU!
I found these amazing shoes that I can't tell if I should
splurge on. 
See at school,
I have to wear aalllll black.
As you can imagine my closet is very dreary looking.
But I don't have a lot of black shoes.
I was browsing online and found these two beauts:
Both are from the same store and it's buy one
get the second one for $15. 
What do you all think??

Another thing that I can't understand,
we live in a great complex!
I absolutely love it and don't want to move.
We moved here this past August.
The people across the street moved out around Christmas,
and we loved it.
Not that they bothered us, 
but we took over their parking spot which is right in front of our place.
Well of course somebody just moved in,
and our extra spot is gone.
And not only that,
but they have what we believe to be is a dog
that howls and whines all.day.long. 
Which makes the dogs on either side of our apt
go crazy all.day.long.
We had such wonderful peace and quiet for the 6-7 months we've lived here
thats one of the main things I love about this place.
Now, in just over a week,
our peace and quiet is gone!
We don't know what to do about it,
but sheesh somethings going to have to be done!

Ok that little rant over haha.
I also want to say a quick WELCOME to my newest followers.
As you can see,
my life is fun and crazy. 
If you want to get to know me, my husband, and life a little better...
check out these:
the newlywed game vlogmy entrance music vlog, my hilariously long 100th post vlogSir Dan and I Gangnam Style
Don't forget to follow me on all major social networks:
twitterinstagram, and faceboook
All those videos are a great gateway into knowing who I am.
I am glad to have you around,
and will try to be better about blogging.
Promise!

Ta ta for now <3
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Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Newlywed Game ft. Sir Dan and Nicole {vlog}

Linkin up with my bestie Karla

We totally stole Karla and Scotts idea 
and decided to vlog it up.
Enjoy ;)


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Monday, February 18, 2013

My Instagramazing Week into Weekend Hiatus

Welcome back to me fellow bloggers.
Yes I've been MIA for the past weekish.
It's been a very busy, crazy, yet amazingly awesome week.
Unfortunately I'm just making a quick stop in to share some
of my awesome pics with you all.
I'm not sure when I'll be posting this week again,
I already have a lot of things planned.

If you'd like to link-up, please be sure to:

1. Follow the host- Karla @ Forever Newly Wedded and the co-host- Nicole @ Grub n Marriage.
2. Put the link up button somewhere in your post or on your blog so that it links back to both of us... and don't forget to add your link when you're done :)

3. Make sure to go and visit other blogs from the link up.

4. Have Fun!! This is about showcasing your weekend, good, bad, or ugly!

My weekend consisted of school Friday and Saturday,
getting a cold Friday evening but kicking its butt
with some emergen-C cause I ain't got time fo that,
and relaxing on Sunday with my great family.
Also, it was a tan free weekend at a local chain salon,
and my sister wanted to try out the sunless spray tan that is 
unlike most spray tan machines...
so what did I do? 
Of course went and LOVED it!
No blotching, orangey skin, and no wetness.
And I have a rockin tan already,
no burn and no cancer risk.
It's called Veraspa if any of your salons have them.
Definitely an amazing free tan sesh.

All set and ready for school :)

the hardest and most fun homework:
learning how to properly use scissors,
so much harder than it looks

 
The first week we cut the classic bob 3 times, curled the bob,
learned how to foil, and blow dry

 I got the great pleasure of shampooing, blow drying, and curling her hair
in preparation for her Valentines Day night.
She kept her hair like this for 4 days and used dry shampoo in between.

 kicking whatever was a brewin in the butt!
Drank these nasty bad boys for 2 days
and instead of whatever it could've been,
I just have a stuffy nose.

A much needed relaxing Sunday.
You can't see my tan because of the light,
but boy is it there.

Follow me on instagram at n_gilbert_0601
even if I'm not posting,
you'll be able to watch my adventure through school :)

Ta ta for now <3

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

This Might Come Off Bad, But it Needs to be Said...

I am going in to this post knowing that I might lose readers.
And that is completely fine!
This has just been bothering me for some time 
and I think it's something that needs to be pointed out.

A couple months ago I wrote about
why I love blogging.
Every time I write on this here blog,
I feel calm, relaxed, like I can be myself.
And I LOVE that. 

But now it's time to talk about the one thing 
I don't like about blogging.
Yes, there is one thing and it's become
super popular for some reason.
It's also the reason I haven't been commenting a lot.

What is the deal with all these
GIVEAWAYS?!
It seems like every single blogger is hosting
or cohosting some type of giveaway!!!
And some of them are the SAME THING!
For example:
Ho-ly man are these everywhere!!!
At least 10 bloggers are currently having a giveaway
where you get $10 off this lovely date book.

Another two that blew the crap up out of my blog feed:
There's about 20 cohosts for each and everybody entered the giveaway
or mentioned it about 20 times via every social network out there.

I didn't know that entering into bloggy land meant
that everybody would be involved in a giveaway or 100.
And there is no doubt that you can do whatever you want to,
but is this seriously what blogging is all about??
I mean for me it has nothing to do with trying to get free crap.
If you read my post about why I love blogging,
you'll see exactly what I thought and generally still think blogging is all about.
I will never charge for sponsor posts, buttons, or swaps,
I will never host or cohost a giveaway that requires rafflecopter or having to tweet about the giveaway, follow 20 people on facebook, instagram, etc.,
I will continue to blog for me!

Sorry for the serious post,
and I'm sorry if you do not agree.
But it's something I needed to get off my chest.
Rethink about why you blog before you reject this post.
Maybe you'll learn something you didn't realize before :).

Hopefully I'll see you all soon!

Ta ta for now <3


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Monday, February 11, 2013

A Nemo Inspired Instagramazing Weekend

Happy Monday!!! 
Yes it is the happiest Monday I've had in yyyeeaarrss!!!
Do you know why??
Because Mondays do not exist for me anymore.
Do you know why that is?
Because I have school Tuesday through Saturday!!!
So Mondays are my weekend!
Yes weird I know but I would just like to say
how excited, happy, and ecstatic I am currently
that I am NOT in the bank.
Yesterday when I woke up and realized I don't have to go to work
I literally jumped for joy.
Like 100 times.
It was great.
I'm apologizing now for those of you who are
currently jealous...
but this is much deserved :)

Anyway,
now that you are in a jealous fit...
Link up with Karla & I and share your fun weekend with us!!
If you'd like to link-up, please be sure to:

1. Follow the host- Karla @ Forever Newly Wedded and the co-host- Nicole @ Grub n Marriage.
2. Put the link up button somewhere in your post or on your blog so that it links back to both of us... and don't forget to add your link when you're done :)

3. Make sure to go and visit other blogs from the link up.

4. Have Fun!! This is about showcasing your weekend, good, bad, or ugly!
the beginning of Nemo 

during the fabulous blizzard, 
Dan and I finally got to start on our 
home improvement projects.
I've been wanting to attack and redo the kitchen,
and with a snow day... that FINALLY happened.
and this picture is all the stuff we had in our pantry!! 
Crazy amounts of foodage happened.

the before and after pictures from our home project. 
I am ssoo happy with the outcome you have no idea!!

 
While everybody was taking pictures of the snow, cars, etc...
I was all like 'hey lets make homemade hashbrowns'
We had a romantic gourmet breakfast Saturday morning.

the only reason I somewhat made it through
the hardcore ab workout
  
No more bank = finally getting my nose piercing back!!!
Saturday we ventured out post blizzard to see what the roads were like...
we ended up at his parents house and I got to enjoy the best chocolate banana shake
thats 160 calories EVER.
Also... my mother in law played Just Dance 4 with me... does yours do that??
 
two things about this picture besids my awesome cup:
1.) Our Keurig is kinda off when it comes to filling (note the super full cup)
2.) If you've never tried Cafe Delights coffee pods... do it NOW!
I can drink the whole box of pods with no regret it's that good...
and it doesn't taste like coffee or a latte at all!!!
Uh I think I'm gonna go get another one now.
My Sunday consisted of video games,
writing a blog post or two while Dans at his brothers,
movies, and a quick grocery trip.

That was my awesome instagramazing weekend.
I can't wait to see all your wonderful pics from your
hopefully not blizzard filled weekend.

Ta ta for now <3

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