Wednesday, March 28, 2012

OOTD... 3/25/2012

So i know this post is a bit tardy, but I really loved the outfit I wore out to the Hard Rock with my sisters over our Spring Retreat weekend. This isn't the best picture, and i'm totally aware now that my top was a little see through... only in pictures, it wasn't just in general LOL...
Shirt - Ross < $10 Shorts- Old Navy < $25 Shoes - Rampage {those Ballet flats i bought a few weeks ago :)}
Peace, Love, and Passion {for fashion dur} Love Always Tesla K.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I got an Award... Eeeep.... (cant you seriously feel my excitement)




I was so psyched the other day to see that one of my sisters, and a wonderful blogger as well, had nominated me for the Liebster blog award. It just made my heart so happy! I was nominated by the Super amazing Lindsay of Every Day Life, and if you don't already follow her blog you should go do that immediately... no seriously i'm waiting... leave and go follow her blog it's AMAZING!
Now what is the Liebster Blog Award? Liebster is German and means 'dearest' or 'beloved', but it can also mean 'favorite. The idea behind the Liebster Award is to bring attention to blogs with less than 200 followers. If you are selected, you need to:

1. Choose FIVE up and coming blogs to award the Liebster {they must have less than 200 followers}.
2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. List the bloggers you are giving this award to with links to their sites.
5. Best of all, have fun and share the love!

SO here goes...
1. Morgan at Big Grins Make Laugh Lines
2. Anna and Maggie at A Bitchin Kitchin
3. Crissy at A Berry Sweet Life
4. Lily at It's Official
5. Hannah at Sadie Mae's Mommy

I read these wonderful ladies blogs daily, and if you're not already following them... well why not... you should be :)


Peace Love and Passion {for Liebster!}
Love Always Tesla

Monday, March 26, 2012

Bearcat Breakout 5k!!!!!

For any of you who remember my 52 in 2012 post, you might remember that one of my goals was to run at least one 5k this year. Well I am more than proud to say that in a few weeks {like two actually} I will be doing my very first 5k, the first annual Lander University Bearcat Breakout 5k! and i could not be more excited... although i'm thinking it's probably time to head to Hibbits and invest in some new running shoes before hand since mine are wearing thin and i don't particularly relish running in them for long :( But i just thought i would share with everyone... because i'm super excited :)



Peace, Love, and Passion {run forest run}
Love Always Tesla Kanning

Beach Weekend... Sisterhood Retreat

I'm so very excited to say that this past weekend was one of the best, most wonderful, most spiritually moving weekends of my life. This past weekend my sorority had our Spring Retreat in Garden City, it was a weekend of devotion, prayer, and good times with sisters. It was great, sure it was stressful at times, we had our share of problems and disagreements, people got on each others nerves, and we all were a little {hmm hmm lot} tired by the time we got home on sunday but the experience was more than worth it. It was amazing to have this time to relax with my sisters, and spend some real time in God's word. I would have to say that the best part of the entire weekend was getting up to watch the sunrise on the beach with my sisters, doing devotion and getting to spend some quiet time with God on the beach. When i'm at the beach i'm overwhelmed by the beauty of it... every time, but there was something about it this time that moved me to tears. This weekend was a blessing and I am so grateful for everything God is doing through my wonderful sisters.

Here's a few pics from the weekend!!!!! {Ignore me in my bathing suit... i was at the beach}












Peace, Love, and Passion {for God}
Love Always Tesla Kanning

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Favorite of the Week #1

Alright so today i'm linking up with Erin for the Favorite of the week post. This is my first one so i'm kinda excited... I know i've been doing a TON of link ups lately, but it's a great way to get new experiences on my blog.
Everything According to Erin


I'm really excited to share with you guys my favorite for this week... i have soo many but if i had to choose one {especially this morning} that stands a cut above the rest it would have to be my new Physicians Formula Makeup... I've been looking for months to find a makeup that doesn't dry my skin, doesn't clog my pores, and doesn't make me look like a clown {i'm super pale this i know} and i've tried my share of great products but none met all my specifications until now. I was in Wal-Mart the other day, I hate that store, not sure if i've ever voiced that opinion on here before, but i really can't stand wal-mart and i hate buying anything there as a general rule. When it comes to make up i've been going through a series of really expensive drug store foundations that will remain nameless... so when i was walking through walmart the other day and saw a makeup that claimed right on the label not only not to clog pores, but also to cover blemishes, and it's a powder i was very skeptical. But for $20 dollars for the whole kit I couldn't very well pass it up, i'd wasted way more money on foundations in the past few weeks and if this would work it was worth a try. So i picked up the nifty little box, for fair complexion of course. Took it home and tried it out the next day. Guess what! It works great! and I"m totally in love. I'll never go back to other make ups again. That's why it ranks as my favorite for this week. Physicians Formula Make Up... I LOVE IT


Oh and in case you were wondering why i particularly love it this morning it's because even though i've had zero sleep, and look like poop without my makeup on today {dark circles ... oh my} it covered everything and I even look halfway alive! I love my makeup!



Peace, Love, and Passion {even when i'm exhausted}
Love Always Tesla

So much to tell you all...

So things are changing pretty fast around here these days, i've been doing a lot of thinking about my future, I know it's been a ridiculously long time since my last post and i should be quite ashamed of myself... however life has been pretty crazy these past few weeks, and this last week especially, so let me go ahead now and apologize for my lack of blogging this week. I will do better i promise. This past weekend I made plans to catch up on a lot of things... school work, blogging, and time with my special guy (that was the big one not going to lie) however as usually happens when I make plans, something changed them. This weekend that something just so happened to be a big fat COLD... so instead of going out and enjoying my weekend, going to work, and working on the things i needed to do i laid in my bed like a bump on a log and slept most of my saturday away. Today i'm feeling much better but i'm so far behind on my work that i'm probably not going to sleep at all tonight {update... did not sleep at all tonight... haven't been to bed since i got up at 7am on March 19... it is currently 2 am on March 20... and i have no intentions of going to bed before 10pm tonight... i just have tooo much stuff to do}. However i have accomplished so much in these past 19 hours that i felt i deserved a study break to do some blogging... so here it is... my big blog about everything that's been going on in my life lately :) {and just for fun... here's a few pics of how horrible i look at 2am, no make up ratty high school sweatshirt and paul frank pj's yeah i know... }

"you can sorta see my super cute pj's in this one... a christmas present from my daddy a few years ago... my 13 yr old sister got a matching set :p"

Okay... well back to my topic... Life's been super crazy lately... a few weeks ago i met with my advisor to change my major from History education to just History... meaning I will be graduating next spring with my BS in History... Great right i'm getting out of college on time... well that's where my next bit of news comes in! Not only will i not be getting "out" of college any time soon but In June I will be taking the LSAT because this little miss is going to Law School!!!!!! The desire to practice Law has been on my heart for many years, i've always had a passion for it, but i've been afraid in the past to set out on any path that doesn't guarantee success {foolish but i like to play it safe} I finally decided after agonizing over it for a very long time that I am better off trying to do what i will love than settling for something that isn't my passion. So hopefully in a few years you'll be looking at a Lawyer instead of a college student bumming it at 2 am :) {I'm looking to go to Carolina so if anyone has any suggestions or advice for me I am more than open to it.}

Exciting thing number two... my sorority will be having out retreat this coming weekend, and i could not be more excited about spending three days with my wonderful sisters {the trip to the beach doesn't exactly ruin it either LOL} but the pressure of putting on a bathing suit in front of all my sisters has gotten me all self-conscious again and I caught myself today doing something I promised myself i wouldn't do... standing in front of a mirror in my bikini criticizing myself which is never a good idea but is an even worse idea when you're me and can't tan so not only do you feel super fat, you're convinced that everyone is going to think you're albino because your legs and stomach literally reflect light like mirrors. {Shame on me but i was being a self hater today} Then i realized that i was being stupid... every one is insecure in a bikini so why should i feel bad about it... One of my dear friends reminded me of something very important tonight, she actually wrote in on my notes from our meeting tonight and I thought i would share it with you all because it meant so much to me...


Since it's totaly backwards... it says "I am a strong, confident, beautiful woman. I will conquer all and fear none. I am Loved. People love me just as i love them. I am worth something and i do value myself. I love me and I believe in myself"
this is why i love her :)


I'll end on that note... farewell and goodnight
Peace Love and Passion {for rambling on}
Love Always Tesla

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Top Ten... 3/14/2012

SO it's time once again for my top ten from pinterest this week... I'm still just HOH in love with Pinterest... i swear it takes more time than FB these days.


This is too cute, and i'm thinking about painting it on a canvas for myself or a friend... or perhaps a sister ... Pinned Here


This alfredo looked so delicious... check back next week when i make it as my recipe of the months... pinned here


Loved this ... it fits with what We've been talking about in my bible study... actually repinned it from one of my sisters pinned here


This is one craft i will be doing... once my agenda runs out that is... pinned here


This is great... i love this quote... and the though behind it... pinned here


this would be perfect if i had the space to do it with... pinned here


love this look... perfect for those not too warm spring days {if we have one this year lol} ... pinned here


Goody, now i can pack more for sisterhood retreat next weekend... and it'll still fit in one bag :) ... pinned here


this is just plain funny... because it's soo true... Pinned here


and last but not least... i will be doing this... pinned here


Happy Wednesday Everybody...


Peace Love and Passion {for Pinterest}
Love Always Tesla K.

Wednesday...Pi Day... and an Apology

Happy Wednesday Everyone... and today isn't just any wednesday... no sir re bub... TODAY IS MARCH 14th... or to any of us with super cool high school math teachers who let you celebrate it it's Pi Day. At my high school this was one of my favorite day's of the year, and why shouldn't it be. Not only are you celebrating 3.14 but you get to eat pie! It came second only to Mexican Food day {the only reason i took four years of Spanish is so i could do that each year ;)} But enough about that. On to My Apology...

I know it's been a super long time since i've blogged anything... I really have no excuses, my life has been hectic but i promised i would make time to blog and I haven't kept that promise. I've started five or six blogs this week, but haven't had the motivation to finish them, and the truth is i've just been exhausted. I will do better blog family... I love you all {all nine of you!}


Peace, Love, and Passion
Love Always Tesla

P.S... Check back later today for Top Ten... i should have it up soon, and tomorrow for IT's OK Thursday :)

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Project 365 ... Week Three 2/28 - 1/5

February 28, 2012 - Went exploring downtown Greenville with my sweet mama... had lunch at a great Indian Restaurant with mama and mikey, and took some great pictures.. here's a few of my faves



February 29, 2012 - Happy Leap Day Everyone... this magical day only comes around once every four years... and how did i choose to celebrate... well i worked, i came home, i went to dinner with my awesome roommate and then we joined the YMCA!!! we even exercised... go us :)

March 1, 2012 - didn't really do much of anything today... shame on me i Know... well that's not totally true i worked today... six hours of people yelling at me, children messing up the store... and shoplifters... the bane of my existance... more on that later though.

March 2, 2012 - Today was a lot like yesterday... except a bit worse... Got up and went to my placement today from 8:30 to 11:40, went and paid my rent, on the way home my boss at job A calls and asks me to come in and work 12:00 to 3:30 which i agree to since i'm already wearing close enough to uniform, and i don't have to be at job B until 4:00 so i say OKAY... yeah big mistake, i get filthy at job A, and have to have my roommate bring me a dress to wear to job B. I get off at 3:30 and scarf down my first little bit of food since 7:00 this morning and head off to job B until 10:00pm... makes for a really long day... {job B also happens to be the one with the shoplifter problems.. which were no better tonight :(} Oh that and my order from ULTA came in the mail... that was a bright spot...



March 3, 2012 - Oh sweet lord... a few more day's like this and i swear i will just bite the bullet and move back home... Today was another two job day... worked 1:30 to 4:30 at job A and 5:00 to 10:00 at job B... needless to say i'm exhausted and starving as i type this because neither job included a dinner break and i had to run home to change between so i didn't get to eat... The bright spot of my day is that last night when i got off my sweet boyfriend was waiting on me to get home, and today when i was having a crappy morning because of my eye doctor, he bought me a bouquet of flowers to brighten my day. {I love that boy.}


March 4, 2012 - Working Open to close at Job B today... oh goodie... i swear i just need to move into my workplace and sleep there.

March 5, 2012 - Today was a good day... got my contacts... and i look like a whole new person... not to mention i can wear makeup now and people actually see it. LOL :)


Peace, Love, And Passion {for Project 365}
Love Always, Tesla

Thursday, March 01, 2012

It's Ok Thursday...

Its Ok Thursdays



So for today i'm linking up with Neely at A Complete Waste of Makeup for It's Ok Thursday... I'm kind of excited about this, a few of my friends did it last week and i just think it's neat.
It's Okay...
that i'm not perfect, i'm starting to realize the people who expect me to be don't really matter anyway.
to have a bad day or two.
to change your mind, and to change your major {i'm on my fourth now I think I know}
that i'm questioning things lately
for your feelings to change
to not know what to say
that i'm obsessed with One Tree Hill
That i joined a gym last night
That i'm dreading work tonight
That i'm afraid of the future



Peace, Love, and Passion {and it's OK}
Love Always Tesla