Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Top Ten

Ok, so this is my top ten favorite pins from Pinterest this week. I live on this site so it's a wonder i haven't done a blog post of pins yet. {So sad, shame on me} :) But here goes... Top Ten Pins this week :)
When you can skip class {basically any time you arent taking a test} Pinned Here

One of my favorite quotes Pinned Here

Coco Chanel Pinned Here

Just love this dress... it's gorgeous pinned here

To Write Love on Her Arms ... Love pinned here

Hello Kitty Nails.. pinned here

Love Pride and Prejudice... must have this coffee cup {and apparently forgot to pin it when i saw it :(}

Sweet Home Alabama ... pinned here

Evolution of Disney Princesses pinned here

So true... and it's the Wizard of Oz... pinned here

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What Faith Can Do...

When I was at AU i heard a lot of great Christian bands for the first time, Kutless is one of my favorites, and one song in particular has spoken to me over and over again. It doesn't matter what point i'm at in my life, what I'm going through, this song gives me strength, and it gives me hope. I love the meaning behind the words, and every single time i hear them i'm reminded of exactly how powerful my heavenly father is. I've included the song in the blog so you can all hear it if you haven't already.

My favorite part is the second verse... "It doesn't matter what you've heard, impossible is NOT a word, it's just a reason for someone not to try" ... the truest words i think i've ever heard. Just listen and i hope you'll see why i LOVE this song.

Peace, Love, and Passion {for music with meaning}
Love Alway's Tesla K.

P.S stay tuned... coming soon a major post about the big changes i've been praying about in my life... and what's going on. As well as the regular posts i do each week :) Love you all

Project 365 Week Two 2/21 - 2/27

February 21, 2012 - Class and Then Work... It's soo cold today not really feeling doing anything. Actually blogging this in class as i speak... i know bad me... but i'm sooo bored.
February 22, 2012 - Study Study Study... Midterm's tomorrow...
February 23, 2012 - Two Midterm's today... and I'll have you know that shame is currently my name. I always get up and get dressed, no matter how little sleep i got, no matter what i have to do that day, it may just be jeans and a shirt but I ALWAYS get up long enough before class to put on real clothes... NOT TODAY... Sweatpants and Shame are my name :(
February 24, 2012 - got my new camera today... finally go to take some pictures for this week... EEP :)
Went to the mall with my baby after i got my new camera...
February 25, 2012 - Work work work... and clean clean clean but other than that i didn't do anything today
February 26, 2012 - Worked and headed home to see my family... can't imagine a better way to spend my day off :)
Take one of my ootd picture... it's not the best one but i love the mantle at my parents house it has some of my fave pics of our family...

February 27, 2012
Day With Mama... eep... no pics today either... i promise to do better next week :(

Peace, Love, and Passion {for documenting real life}
Love Always Tesla K.

Monday, February 27, 2012

7 x 7

This is something neat called 7x7 my sweet friend Lindsay, nominated me so i figured I would go ahead and do it :)
Here's what it is. There are 4 rules:
1. Link back to the blogger that nominated your blog.
2. Share 7 factuals about yourself
3. Share 7 blog post that fit into 7 different categories
4. Nominate 7 award winning blogs to do this 7x7

1. I love my parents, my mom and stepdad are the most amazing people i know
2. I can't swim. Not even a little bit
3. I"m from a small town, and i love it
4. I'm addicted to all things chocolate and bath and body works... they are like drugs
5. I can't stand the smell of coffee, but the taste well that's a whole nother story
6. I'm afraid of the dark... like terrified
7. My blog is my favorite hobby... I love meeting so many wonderful people

1.Living Life with and Attitude of Gratitude
2.Recipe Of the Month
3.Vera Love
4.Make My Monday
5.52 in 2012
6.Project 365 Week 1
7.48 about Me

1. Katie @ Let's Be Preppy
2. Hannah @ Sadie Mae's Mommy
3. Lauren @ From My Grey Desk
4. Chrissy @A Berry Sweet Life
5. Momma B @ Momma B
6. Emily @ The Wide World of E
7. Bethany @ Wish You Were Here

Peace, Love, and Passion {for blogging}
Love Always, Tesla

OOTD ... 2/27/2012

I know i just posted one of these yesterday... but when i got dressed this morning i felt so cute that i just had to take a picture of it and share it with you loves. I took one with and without the sweater so you could see how the dress looked by itself... I know it's a little short. But i LOVE IT

I obviously have a thing for horizontal stripes lately... but i can't say that i dont' think they work for me!

Peace Love and Passion {for Fashion}
Love Always, Tesla K.

Make My Monday...

Had So Much Fun last week that I just had to come back for more... LOL so here it goes again I'm liking up with Jess and Kelly for Make My Monday :)
Mommy’s Sippy Cup

This Weeks Topic:
What is one fashion fad from your past that makes you cringe now when you see pictures? (hair, clothes, makeup)And show us the pictures :)

Well, i can't really say it was a fad, because i'm pretty sure that no reasonable person would be caught dead in these pants, but in high school i let one of my friends talk me into buying a $55 dollar pair of Tripp Skinny Jeans on a trip to Hot Topic one night. What's so bad about skinny jeans you may ask? Well see for your self ;)
Eighty's Skate Night my freshman year of college :)
Photo Shoot with Mama... Summer 2010
as you can see, some people chose to rock the side pony tail, others thought neon wind suits were the thing... but four times in my life i have put on Zebra print skinny jeans, worn them in public, and am ashamed now to say i thought i looked pretty darn good. Mama was right about one thing, college makes you wiser... I'm definitly more fashionably inclined now than i was three years ago.

Peace, Love, and Passion {R.I.P (or goodwill) Zebra Print Jeans}
Love Always, Tesla K.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

48 About Me...

Got this lovely little Q&A on Momma B and I just thought it was great! So i decided to do it myself :)

1. What time did you get out of bed this morning?
About 9:00am … {what it's a Sunday and I had to work last night and this afternoon i'm entitled to sleep in once in a while}

2. How do you like your steak?
Not a big eater of red meat... on the rare occasions when I do eat a steak I eat it well done

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
The Woman In Black :) and it was AWESOME!!!

4. What is your favorite TV show?
I have two... One Tree Hill is my All time fave, and my number two would have to be Glee {it's pretty much all I watch}

5. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Probably London or Italy... i've always wanted to go abroad and living in Italy especially would be amazing :) Credo di aver bisogno di imparare l'italiano!!!! {I Guess I need to learn Italian :)}

6. What did you have for breakfast?
Body By Vi Shake... just like I have every morning for the past two months... I've already lost almost 15 lbs :)

7. What is your favorite food?
Sushi... hands down sushi

8. Foods you dislike?
Onions and anything super spicy

9. Favorite place to eat?
Sushi Hana... It's my favorite

10. Favorite dressing?
Ranch Dressing – when I was little I dipped everything in it

11. What kind of vehicle do you drive?
2002 Ford Focus … she's my baby and I bought her myself almost two years ago... her Name is Baby Francis and I love her

12. What are your favorite clothes?
Honestly dresses, leggings, and my brown leather boots...

13. Where would you visit if you could?
Italy... any day of the week

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? 
Cup ½ empty... i'm not much of an optimist

15. Where do you want to retire?
ITALY!!!! Viva Italia!

16. Favorite time of day?
Morning time... especially right before sunrise when the sky goes all pink and beautiful

17. Where were you born?
Virginia …

18. What is your favorite sport to watch?
Soccer and Football

19. What is your favorite fragrance?
Victoria Secret Pink... Sweet and Flirty

20. What is your favorite face cream?
I don't have one... because I don't use one

21. Favorite baby/kids products? 
I don't have kids, but I had to use A&D ointment on my tattoo and it was pretty great...

22. People watcher?
Constantly... I love malls and the balcony at my college library... great places to watch people interact {a bit stalkerish}

23. Are you a morning or a night person?
Morning person... I get up early and go to bed early.

24. Do you have any pets?
Not at my house, but my parents have two cats that I love so much... Seymore and Mollie are amazing

25.Any new and exciting news you'd like to share?
Not really, nothing much exciting going on right now...

26. What did you want to be when you were little?
At first a teacher, then a doctor, then a CSI, then a medical examiner, and then a teacher again... that's what i'm going to school for now :)

27. What is your favorite memory?
I have so many... but I would have to say the day I was inducted into my sorority. It was amazing and I love my sisters with all my heart

28. Are you a cat or a dog person?

29. Are you married?
No... but i'm hoping to someday

30. Always wear your seat belt?
Always... I'm not stupid or careless

31. Been in a car accident?
Yes, two while driving, many while riding.

32. Any pet peeves?
I don't like liars,

33. Favorite pizza toppings?
I like cheese, chicken, sausage, bell peppers, black olives, mushrooms, and little to no sauce... that's the only way I like pizza really it's my pizza of choice :)

34. Favorite flower?
Sunflowers and pink roses...

35. Favorite ice cream?
Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate !!!

36. Favorite fast food restaurant?
Zaxby's, Chick-Fil-A, and Taco Bell {I love them however I don't eat at any of them very much i'm more a subway girl when I actually eat}

37. How many times did you fail your driver's test? 
Once, I was going over the speed limit the first time and that's an automatic fail.

38. From whom did you get your last email?
My college advisor

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
Well, I only have one credit card and it's a Old Navy Credit Card... so I guess theres your answer.

40. Do anything spontaneous lately?
Not really, new years eve I decided to dye my hair darker but that would have to be the last time I did anything really spontaneous.

41. Like your job?
I love them both... however they keep me really busy so i'm considering dropping it down to one.

42. Broccoli?
I love broccoli... all veggies really

43. What was your favorite vacation?
I went to Gatlinburg TN with my boyfriend after graduation. It's the best trip i've ever taken.

44. Last person you went out to dinner with?
Ridge... we went to dinner Friday night with him and it was wonderful

45. What are you listening to right now?
Last weeks Criminal Minds.

46. What is your favorite color?
Pink and Black...

47. How many tattoos do you have?

48. Coffee drinker?
Not really, I prefer green tea with honey or the occasional sweet tea.

Peace, Love, and Passion {for sharing}
Love Always Tesla K.

Oh and Everyone go check out Momma B's blog its awesome!

Outfit of the Day ... 2/26/2012

Worked today... but i thought i looked pretty cute so i decided to do and OOTD! Shirt and pants both from Old Navy... Shoes are my old comfy sperrys... but i actually looked pretty put together... hope you like

Please forgive the messy hair and how tired i look. I worked all day today :(

Peace, Love, and Passion {for clothes}
Love Always Tesla

Friday, February 24, 2012

50 Things...

I found this on Tumblr and just had to post it to my blog...

1. Give up trying to be perfect. – The real world doesn’t reward perfectionists, it rewards people who get things done.
2. Give up comparing yourself to others. – The only person you are competing against is yourself.
3. Give up dwelling on the past or worrying too much about the future. – Right now is the only moment guaranteed to you. Right now is life. Don’t miss it.
4. Give up complaining. – Do something about it.
5. Give up holding grudges. – Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness.
6. Give up waiting. – What we don’t start today won’t be finished by tomorrow. Knowledge and intelligence are both useless without action.
7. Give up lying. – In the long-run the truth always reveals itself. Either you own up to your actions or your actions will ultimately own you.
8. Give up trying to avoid mistakes. – The only mistake that can truly hurt you is choosing to do nothing simply because you’re too scared to make a mistake.
9. Give up saying, “I can’t.” – As Henry Ford put it, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right.”
10. Give up trying to be everything to everyone. – Making one person smile can change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world. Start small. Start now.
11. Give up thinking you’re not ready. – Nobody ever feels 100% ready when an opportunity arises. Because most great opportunities in life force us to grow beyond our comfort zones, which means we won’t feel totally comfortable at first.
12. Give up setting small goals for yourself. – Many people set small goals because they’re afraid to fail. Ironically, setting these small goals is what makes them fail.
13. Give up trying to do everything by yourself. – You are the sum of the people you spend the most time with. If you work together, you will be far more capable and powerful than you ever could have been alone.
14. Give up buying things you don’t need. – Manage your money wisely so your money does not manage you. Do not spend to impress others. Do not live life trying to fool yourself into thinking wealth is measured in material objects.
15. Give up blaming others for your troubles. – The extent to which you can live your dream life depends on the extent to which you take responsibility for your life. When you blame others for what you’re going through, you deny responsibility – you give others power over that part of your life.
16. Give up making mountains out of molehills. – One way to check if something is worth mulling over is to ask yourself this question: “Will this matter in one year’s time? Three years? Five years? If not, then it’s not worth worrying about.
17. Give up trying to live up to the expectations of others. – Work on it for real and exceed your own expectations. Everything else will fall into place.
18. Give up the ‘easy street’ mentality. – There is too much emphasis on finding a ‘quick fix’ in today’s society. For example taking diet pills to lose weight instead of exercising and eating well. No amount of magic fairy dust replaces diligent, focused, hard work.
19. Give up making promises you can’t keep. – Don’t over-promise. Over-deliver on everything you do.
20. Give up letting your thoughts and feelings bottle up inside. – People are not mind readers. They will never know how you feel unless you tell them.
21. Give up beating around the bush. – Say what you mean and mean what you say. Communicate effectively.
22. Give up avoiding change. – However good or bad a situation is now, it will change. That’s the one thing you can count on. So embrace change and realize that change happens for a reason. It won’t always be easy or obvious at first, but in the end it will be worth it.
23. Give up your sense of entitlement. – Nobody is entitled to anything in this world. We are all equal. We breathe the same air. We get what we give. We get what we earn.
24. Give up waiting until the last minute. – Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.
25. Give up being dramatic. – Stay out of other people’s drama and don’t needlessly create your own.
26. Give up being anti-athletic. – Get your body moving! Simply take a long, relaxing walk or commit 30 minutes to an at-home exercise program like the P90X workout.
27. Give up junk food. – You are what you eat.
28. Give up eating as a means of entertainment. – Don’t eat when you’re bored. Eat when you’re hungry.
29. Give up foolish habits that you know are foolish. – Don’t text and drive. Don’t drink and drive. Don’t smoke. Etc.
30. Give up relationships with people who bring you down. – Saying “no” to right people gives you the time and resources required to say “yes” to right opportunities. Spend time with nice people who are smart, driven and likeminded.
31. Give up being shy. – Network with people. Meet new people. Ask questions. Introduce yourself.
32. Give up worrying about what others think of you. – Unless you’re trying to make a great first impression (job interview, first date, etc.), don’t let the opinions of others stand in your way. What they think and say about you isn’t important. What is important is how you feel about yourself.
33. Give up trying to control everything. – Life is an unpredictable phenomenon. No matter how good or bad things seem right now, we can never be 100% certain what will happen next. So do you best with what’s in front of you and leave the rest to the powers above you.
34. Give up doing the same thing over and over again. – In order to grow, you must expand your horizons and break free of your comfort zone. If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.
35. Give up following the path of least resistance. – Life is not easy, especially when you plan on achieving something worthwhile. Don’t find the easy way out. Do something extraordinary.
36. Give up persistent multi-tasking. – Do one thing at a time and do it right.
37. Give up thinking others are luckier than you. – The harder you work, the luckier you will become.
38. Give up filling every waking moment with commitments and activities. – It’s okay to be alone. It’s okay to do nothing sometimes. Think. Relax. Breathe. Be.
39. Give up making emotional decisions. – Don’t let your emotions trump your intelligence. Slow down and think things through before you make any life-changing decisions.
40. Give up doing the wrong things just because you can get away with it. – Just because you can get away with something doesn’t mean you should do it. Think bigger. Keep the end in mind. Do what you know in your heart is right.
41. Give up focusing on what you don’t want to happen. – Focus on what you do want to happen. Positive thinking is at the forefront of every great success story. If you awake every morning with the thought that something wonderful will happen in your life today, and you pay close attention, you’ll often find that you’re right.
42. Give up taking yourself so seriously. – Few others do anyway. So enjoy yourself and have a little fun while you can.
43. Give up spending your life working in a career field you’re notpassionate about. – Life is too short for such nonsense. The right career choice is based on one key point: Finding hard work you love doing. So if you catch yourself working hard and loving every minute of it, don’t stop. You’re on to something big. Because hard work ain’t hard when you concentrate on your passions.
44. Give up thinking about the things you don’t have. – Appreciate everything you do have. Many people aren’t so lucky.
45. Give up doubting others. – People who are determined do remarkable things. Remember, the one who says it can’t be done should never interrupt the one doing it.
46. Give up fussing with every beauty product on the market. – Good looks attracts the eyes. Personality attracts the heart. Be proud to be you. That’s when you’re beautiful.
47. Give up trying to fit in. – Don’t mold yourself into someone you’re not. Be yourself. Oftentimes, the only reason they want you to fit in is that once you do they can ignore you and go about their business.
48. Give up trying to be different for the sake of being different. – Nonconformity for the sake of nonconformity is conformity. When people try too hard to be different, they usually end up being just like everyone else who is trying to be different. Once again, be yourself.
49. Give up trying to avoid risk. – There’s no such thing as ‘risk free.’ Everything you do or don’t do has an inherent risk.
50. Give up putting your own needs on the back burner. – Yes, help others, but help yourself too. If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now.
And remember, mistakes make us human, failures help us grow, hope keeps us going and love is the reason we’re alive. So keep learning, loving and living. Never give up on yourself

Peace Love and Passion {for giving all this up... but never giving up}
Love Always Tesla K.

High Five For Friday!

Finally Back after a few weeks hiatus... I'm once again Linking Up with Lauren and From My Grey Desk for High Five for Friday... I am so glad it's friday!
-Number One- {the reason there are not any pictures in my HFFF :(}
i'm getting a new camera today after school. My sweet little Nikon finally died... she got me through two years of high school and three years of college, but she's just been hanging on for a while now and i couldn't bear to buy a new camera while the old one still worked, but this week she stopped, won't even turn on, and since my blog depends on my ability to take pictures of things well it's time to get a new one... RIP Nikon I loved you...

-Number Two-
Though at times life is stressful, I am thankful for both my jobs. They keep me very busy, but they also pay decent and keep me living in my own place so i don't have to move back home. I love my parents but i'm twenty and I like being on my own. I started job number two this week and it's tough but i love it.

-Number Three-
My amazing best friend saved me this week, I don't know what i would have done if he hadn't been here for me to talk to.

-Number Four-
Spring Break starts at 11:20am today and i don't have school again until 10:20 next monday... i'd say thats a win!

-Number Five-
I get an extra day with my guy, he doesn't have to work tonight so he's on his way here a day early... I get him all day today and all day tomorrow until i go to work. I can't pretend i'm not excited.

So that's it... sorry for this very dull High Five For Friday... i'll do better next week.

Peace Love and Passion {not for being cameraless}
Love Always Tesla

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Give it up {for Lent :)}

Happy Mardi Gras everyone!!! So if you're one of the many many people who practice Lent {be you Catholic or Protestant I'm methodist but we still practice Lent} Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) marks the last day before lent. In New Orleans it means a huge party, lots of alcohol, and probably a few questionable decisions, in my high school spanish class it was a way to earn extra credit, but for me it is, and has always been a way to show my dedication to God by giving up something important to me for forty days. My small sacrifice in appreciation of the huge sacrifice Jesus made for me. I always give up several things, a few years ago i gave up bread, every year i swear to give up Chocolate {that one's hard for me... but it's on there this year as well} and the only rules we ever had were you couldn't give up school work and you couldn't give up reading your bible or going to church... {seem's like pretty common sense rules to me ehh...} In addition to giving up things I also make a point to make a promise to recommit myself to god's word. Take more time in it, and let it guide me more. But i know everyone is different so how about y'all... Do you practice Lent? if so, What are some things you give up?
Just for fun Here's this years list...
Jealousy {I will not be a jealous friend/girlfriend/person}
Pride {I'll stop letting my pride get in my way}
Gossip {self-explanitory}
Procrastination {also self-explanitory}
Chocolate {I always try to kick this habit but i promise you the first thing i grab every easter is a chocolate bunny :(}

Hope Every one has a Happy Mardi Gras... Wishing i could be Celebrating this year in the French Quarter but well we can't always get what we want... someday i wil :)
Heureux Mardi Gras!!!!... Lassiez Les Bon Temps Rouler ;)
Peace Love and Passion {Let the Good Time's Roll !}
Love Always Tesla K.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Project 365 ... Week One 2/14 - 2/20

Project 365 is a great way to take a look at
February 14, 2012 - Happy Valentine's day... spent the evening with my baby before he had to go to work. {I love you Ridgeway Howell}

February 15, 2012 - This is a picture of where i spend ALL my time... the LU Education Lobby because when you're a secondary ed major they make you sign over your soul to them so that they own you ;) J/K not really but it sure feels that way.

February 16, 2012 - Eric Church and Brantley Gilbert Concert with Carmen!!!! Blood Sweat and Beers Tour Bring it on! It was an amazing night... with only a few minor set backs... well just one really... a guy threw up on my glitter ballet flats which both broke my heart, and made me feel just a little sick to my stomach... NOT a FAN. However what I am a fan of is the Amazing Eric Church, and the equally Awesome Brantley Gilbert... Best moment of the night, singing "You don't know her like i do" at the top of my lungs :)

February 17, 2012 - Restaurant Wars... Went to T.W. Boons with some of my sisters to help increase there revenue for the weekend. Project for my Roomies Business Class!
{I'm Fully Aware that I didn't take this picture... LOL i totally forgot to take one of us four girls before we ate... Will do better next time :)}

February 18, 2012 - Started Back Working at Citi Trends... and let the lady at Old Navy talk me into a stor credit card... :( Shame is my name.

February 19, 2012 - Worked all Day, and It rained Like Crazy... Didn't take any pictures It was just way to wet :(

February 20, 2012 - Oh Monday = Funday ... Ha Ha NOT. Woke up this morning to a puddle in my Bathroom floor where my toilet is leaking, had two classes, and a to run into work, and then back to school for my night class and Sorority meeting. But i did pay off my balance on my Old Navy Card... LOL didn't wait too long on that one :). The picture is of my day planner, and my card from my prayer partner for last week. I love Lindsay and i definitely felt her prayers for me this past week.. (I love my Chi Sigma family)

One Week Down... 51 more to go!!!
Peace Love and Passion {For Project 365}
Love Always, Tesla K.

Make My Monday...

Psyched to be linking up today for Make my Monday... I saw this on my friend Lindsay's blog and decided to see what it's all about. It seemed really neat so decided that I would try it out too. So here it goes...
Make my Monday with Jess and Kelly
Mommy’s Sippy Cup
This week the topic is Getting to know you... {how fun!}
What is one word to describe you?Passionate I have very strong beliefs and feelings and i tend to follow my passions where ever they lead me. Even if they sometimes get me into trouble.
One word to describe your lifeHectic I'm a full time student with two part time jobs, I'm a member of a sorority and have a boyfriend and family i try my best to make time for... like i said hectic.
One word to describe your love Beautiful I may not be happy all day, but i am happy every day
One word to describe your bodyAdequate I'm not as happy as i'll be when i've lost all this weight, but i'm a far cry happier than i was before i lost all i've lost.
One word to describe your cookingFantastic I love to cook, try new recipes, and almost everything comes out edible... i'd say thats a win.
One word to describe your career College School is my career for now, when i graduate hopefully that word will turn to Fulfilling, because school will always be my career in one way shape or form. Student or Teacher :)
One word to describe your hobbyNon-Existant not a whole lot of time when you're always doing things that you have to do. If i had one i would have to say it's this blog.
One word to describe your styleEclectic my style is %100 me, thats pretty much the only way to describe it.
One word to describe your blog Neglected i havent been posting as much as i planned. I'll do better soon, spring break is next week and i'm going to spend a good part of it catching up on Homework and Blog Posts.
One word to describe your homeHappy Otherwise i don't think i would want to live here :)

That was so much fun... Super excited now... Thank you to Jess and Kelly for starting this wonderful post!

Peace, Love, and Passion {For Make My Monday!}
Love Always Tesla

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Outfit Of The Day... 2/14/2012

My Valentine's day outfit... for school and my date tonight!!! :)
and i of course have to get a close up of the shoes... they are just tooo cute

Peace Love and Passion {for always}
Happy Valentine's Day
Love Tesla