Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Fashionista Probs...

Well not really... more like Wannabe fashionista probs
I wouldn't call myself a Fashionista, but I do my best, Which means that on top of my everyday jeans and tees {that I'm super comfortable in, but trying to get out of the habit of relying on them} I have an equally impressive collection of "other clothes." Dresses, skirts, skinny jeans, dressy shirts, jackets, boots, heels, professional attire and even a few items that have never ever been worn... but that is all beside the point really. The point here is that while sitting in my room the other night contemplating "Big Girl World" as I like to call it I realized that I'm facing quite a dilema as far as clothes are concerned...
That dilema is being faced with sharing my much coveted closet space with another person {R might be in TROUBLE cause his girl has A LOT of clothes}
Currently I have A big closet all to myself, as well as one large dresser and a chest of drawers in which to house my clothes and all three of them are STUFFED! as in when my clothes are all clean you can't fit a piece of paper in there. I haven't had to share a closet since ... well ever, even freshman year of college when I shared my room with two other girls I had a closet to myself because on of my roommates didn't hang up any of her clothes... at home I had a walk in closet complete with book shelf and shoe cubbies, and I've just always managed to have a closet to myself... I'm spoiled ladies and gentlemen.
Now that i've proven myself sufficiently spoiled rotten let me get to the real reason I am writing this post, I am actually scared of having to share my closet space, not my bed, my kitchen, my bathroom, or any other aspect of sharing that comes with living with your significant other... I am totally ok with sharing every other aspect of my life with R... But I can't wrap my head around sharing a closet... Go Figure :)
Peace, Love and Passion (for not sharing my closet space)
Love Always Tesla

Monday, January 28, 2013

52 in 2013 progress update :)

Surprisingly, even to myself I might add... I actually have already completed and marked off my list some of my goals for 2013 {Insert Celebratory fist pump... ala Judd Nelson in the Breakfast Club}
In the short amount of time this year has been going on I've...
2. Found a Church to call home (at least until I graduate in April, move and have to start all over).
8. Be a more dedicated Blogger... I'm doing really well on this one.
17. Be a Healthier Eater - I've completely cut out soda which is terribly hard :( especially with the caffeine headaches I get on the Reg.
18. Don't eat fast food... I've done really well on this. I have only eaten fast food one time, and it was a pizza place so I don't really consider that fast food.
30. Take Photo-booth Pictures with my Guy.
I'll keep posting updates as I cross things off my list... and you can keep up with my progress by looking at the original post... I will be marking things off as I succeed!
Peace, Love, Passion {For achieving my goals}
Love Always Tesla

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sunday Social #2

Happy Sunday Sweet Blog loves... Another week has come and gone and I'm so excited to be back with you again this week, and linking up with Neely and Ashley for...
Sunday Social
This weeks questions are a little bit personal so here goes :)
What is your ideal way to relax
My ideal way to relax is sitting on the couch/bed/floor with a book/magazine/article for class {lol obvi i like to read} and a glass of wine/water/juice/coffee {take your pick}... It's wonderful and everyone should experience the peace that comes with it at least once in their lives.
Where is your favorite place to be
My favorite place to be is a tough one, but my grandparents house is probably at the top of the list. I just adore them and I spent so much time in their house when I was little, It was almost like my second home.
Who do you consider your biggest roll model
My biggest role model? Hmm my grandparents on my mom's side. They raised me to be who I am today. They brought me up in the church, raised me to be a good Christian and I am thankful for them daily.
What does your life look like in 3 years?
Hopefully in three years I'll be married and starting {if I haven't already started} a family of my own, with a good job and jut overall I want to be happy.
If you could go back and change one decision what would it be?
If we're being honest here, I would most likely go back to when my parents (mainly my step dad) were yelling at me in middle and high school about procrastination, exercise, leaving the house, being lazy, cleaning my room... etc. (the list is pretty long) and I would have actually listened to him. I know you aren't supposed to admit that your parents are right, and we learn by making the mistakes they told us we would make... but durn i wish i'd known then that they were right. I also would have never ever ever have gong to Anderson... I would go back and just stay enrolled at Coastal I may have still ended up at Lander but my first year and a half of college wouldn't have been so terrible for me {maybe}.
` What is your biggest accomplishment in life thus far?
Ask me that in a few months and i'm sure I'll tell you college graduation... but for now I'd have to say having gotten this far in college, with my GPA as high as it is and with relatively little debt {compared to what it would be without my scholarships i got off easy}.
Peace Love and Passion
Love Always Tesla

Saturday, January 26, 2013

If You Really Knew me...

So I've seen this post on more than a few pages... and I've decided I like it, and I would maybe give y'all something about me... SO here goes loves :)
If you truly knew me you would know...
That I try to put on a brave face, be social and let people in... But I am also painfully shy insecure, and so unsure of myself.
I sing when I'm alone... or when I think I'm alone.
I can't sleep past 8 am, ever. Usually I'm up before 6 in the morning and ready to go about three hours before I have to be somewhere.
I can't stand to be late.
I take Self Portraits... all the time
I have this deep belief that if I have to follow the rules; or better yet, because I make myself follow the rules, that everyone else should also.
I am fiercely loyal, and would never give a friend, job, or something I am a part of less than 100% of my effort {This often leads to me over extending myself}
I love horror movies, scary stories, and just being scared in general.
I believe in ghosts.
My guy is the love of my life... the only person I can be comfortable being myself with 100%, and i know that He's the one for me....
I've never known what I wanted to be when I grew up, not ever, I still don't not really. My only real ambitions {and I mean this with all I am} are to one day to be a wife and a mother. Everything else has always been secondary.
I love my guy... but the real love of my life is this guy right here...
This is my Uncle, he's the sweetest, kindest, most accepting person I've ever met, his heart is bigger than anyone i've ever known, and I hope that one day I can be half as kind and good as he is.
I will sacrifice anything for someone I love...
and now that you know this, i guess there isn't much you don't know about me :)
Peace, Love, and Passion {If you truly knew me}
Love Always Tesla

Thursday, January 24, 2013

It's Ok Thursday....

Hey y'all! and Happy Thursday... time for my weekly favorite :) and with the way this weeks been going I'm seriously in need of remembering that it's OK!
Its Ok Thursdays
It's ok that I woke up late this morning and had to rush to get everything done.
It's Ok that I can't find my favorite water bottle.
It's Ok to wish that college was over already.
It's Ok to be a little envious every time a friend gets engaged/married/has a baby.
and It's ok that I am far from having it all together...
On another note however! I found a topic for my senior paper! I'm going to write on Women in Progressive Era sports, specifically college sports in my area! {Sounds so exciting to y'all i'm sure :)}
Peace Love Passion,
Love Always Tesla
P.S So everyone go link up with Neely and Amber and tell us what's OK on your thursday :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

What's In My Bag

Hi lovelies... I've been planning to do this particular post for a while if for no other reason than to show all ya'll the Ridiculous amount of stuff I carry around in my "pocketbook" which is not really a pocket book at all, more of a full fledged tote! I've always been a huge fan of big pocketbooks, the bigger the better and my pocket book is a full fledged beast master! I present to you... The Lilly Pulitzer Large Tote! A pocket book (tote bag) of epic proportions! Obviously with such a large Pocketbook I carry around a good bit of stuff with me on a daily basis. So here's my closest guess at most of what is in my bag on a daily basis.
My Laptop (AKA my Baby Mackie)
Lilly Pulitzer Agenda in U Gotta Regatta
Kate Spade Journal (from target :))
Various Packs of Sticky Notes
Camera (Nikon Coolpix)
Cell Phone
iPod and headphones (for breaks between classes)
My Pencil Pouch with ...
- Pilot G2 Pens
- Sharpie Gel Highlighters
- Lead Pencils
- Erasers
My Makeup Bag with ...
- NYC Liquid Lipshine
- Two EOS lip glosses {They are my fave an I can't choose a favorite flavor}
- BBW Pocket Bac
- bottle of lotion
- VS Pink body mist
- My Avon Nail wear Pro + in Lagoon that is still in my purse from when I went "All In for Ali" and painted my toenails blue to support Miss SC Ali Rogers in the Miss America Pageant :) Oh and since I go to school from early morning to pretty late at night I almost always have snacks... or sometimes a whole meal in there :)
So that's what's in my bag :) and possibly 90% of why I have shoulder problems.
Peace Love and Passion {For Bags Duh}
Love Always Tesla

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Run Baby Run...

Hey again Y'all! I know its been a little while since I've posted but I'm promising to make up for that ASAP! I miss my little bloggy family when I'm not telling you all about my quirky little life :)
Most of ya'll if you've been reading this blog for a while probably have gathered a good bit about me, who I am... because lets face it we put a LOT of who we are into these blogs.
That aside if you've been reading for a while you have probably realized that my biggest insecurities, and the thing i like least about myself is my weight. I've been heavier since I was in elementary school. I was always tall and chunky. I thinned out when I hit my growth spurt, but gained and gained while I was in high school until I reached a weight that I am ashamed to say I ever was (maybe I'll post about that later but thats not what this is about...)
I say all this to make a point, I promise. I was never a very active person, I played soccer and hated it, did cheerleading and hated it, I despised any and everything athletic.
Imagine my surprise, when as a Freshman in college... heaviest i've ever been I discovered that there was one physical activity I didn't hate, one physical activity that I didn't fight doing, one physical activity that actually made me feel like I was amazing... That activity oddly enough was Running!
I don't know what possessed me or why i decided to start running, but i can remember one day going for a walk, starting to jog and then running and thinking how free I felt, how strong, how brave.
Running is still my favorite activity, I get excited when I run, it's like every nerve in my body is on fire and I just can't wait to cross that next threshold, run a little faster, get a little better. My goal for running is pretty simple, I want to be able to Run a 5K in less than 30 minutes. I'm just getting started on that goal, running everyday on the treadmill to get my body in good enough shape for that is tough, but I do it anyway. I guess I just wanted to share this all with you because thats what this blog was supposed to be about, Running has become a passion, and it is certainly one of the things that brings me peace so what else can i do but share it with you!
Oh and just to keep you laughing for a little while...
:)
Running is super tough sometimes... I get out of breath easily {especially when it's super cold outside} so the biggest thing i've learned is that for me, if it's less than 50 or so outside i need to be running inside. And don't worry if you aren't as fast as the person next to you on the treadmil, It is NOT a competition against anyone else in the gym... Your only Competition is Yourself and the only way you loose is if you give up!
So go forth and Run {walk, jog, hop, skip, bounce what ever floats your boat} not away from your dreams and goals... but straight at them screaming!
Peace Love and Passion { I Run... What's Your Passion}
Love Always Tesla K.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Got a Case of the Mondays???

I know, if you're anything like me that is, that Mondays are the hardest day of the week to make your body hop out of that bed and get up to do anything... I promise you that it's not weird, in fact I don't know anyone who doesn't drag a little bit on Mondays... since thats the case I thought I would take the time to share with you today a little monday humor... :) Hope You Enjoy!
"How I feel When I wake up on Mondays :)" Well maybe not today... Because It's MLK day and we don't have school! So Maybe this post should have been saved for tomorrow :)
Peace Love and Passion,
Love Always Tesla

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunday Social #1...

Well for me anyway... this link up has been going on for a while but I'm just now joining in :) {We all know I'm a little slow on the uptake} But today i'll be linking up with Neely and Ashley for
Sunday Social
and I'm not going to lie I'm more than kinda excited :) but bear with me because It's my first time
Today's Questions are all about Three's... so here goes
Top Three Favorite Kinds of Food
1. Sushi of any kind... I just love it.
2. Chocolate ... I'm a Girl Dur what girl doesn't love Chocolate
3. Cornbread Dressing... my favorite food of all time
First Three Things You do In the Morning
1. Check Facebook and Twitter (before i'm even out of bed y'all)
2. Pee (we all know we do)
3. Shower (because I'm not fully awake until I'm bathed)
Last Three Things You do at Night
1. Brush my teeth.
2. Check my school email for the 1,000,000 time during the day
3. Braid My Hair
Three Tv Show's You never Miss
1. Pretty Little Liars
2. True Blood
3. Criminal Minds
Obviously I'm not a big fan of reality TV, and sadly i have to watch most of my shows online because my Cable provider doesn't have HBO or ABC family :(
Three Places you Want To Visit.
1. Italy
2. England
3. New York City
Three People You can Always Count On.
1. R. {my guy}
2. Erin {My bestie}
3. Lindsay {My "Therapist"}
Very Excited to be doing this link up... see you all next week for more :)
Peace, Love, Passion {for Sunday's and being Social, and Linking up}
Love Always Tesla

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Taylor Swift Songs...

The full title of this post should be... Taylor Swift Songs, And How They Sometimes are actually pretty true to my life (And How sad I find that because I don't really want Taylor Swift Songs to apply to my life)... But Alas, that title is much too long ;).
I'll be the first to admit that I LOVE T. Swift, I'm a huge fan! Her songs make me laugh, cry and basically experience the whole range of human emotions in one CD.
Her New CD Red is my favorite by far! But while listening to it on the way home from my parents house tonight I realized that there was actually a song on the album that fits my life... like 110%... That song would be Stay, Stay, Stay...
It pretty sums up mine and R's relationship from word one... But the part that really gets me is I'm not sure how I feel about this... I love the song, but thinking about my relationship in terms of a T. Swift makes me very sad {especially given the kind of relationships she writes about generally AKA the ones that don't work out} I love my guy, I acknowledge that dating me is hard sometimes {like 90% of the time actually} but I am so glad that I have a guy who loves me when i'm mad, sad, hateful, hurtful, rude, and even downright evil.
So here's to you T. Swift, for writing a song that reminds me of how lucky I am, and how crazy R must be for dating me these past six years. I love that he loves me, and i love that he Stays :)
Peace, Love, Passion {For songs that remind me what Love is}
Love Always, Tesla

Friday, January 18, 2013

The Best Video On You Tube...

**** Please Please Heed this warning... These videos are my faves... However They aren't the cleanest videos :) So I love you guys and maybe don't watch Bo.****
Well Maybe not... but certainly one of my favorites! There are about a million videos on you tube that I could watch over and over again but my number one all time favorite would have to be Jenna Marbles, How Girls Pack a Suitcase... It is by far the funniest and one of the best that I have ever watched... oh and it's pretty true to life as far as i'm concerned... {I've shared it below just so you guys can see what i mean...} I have many many more favorite You Tube Vids... so here goes... My Top Five...
5. My Push up Bra Will Help me Get my Man... I mean i challenge you to watch this and not LOL.
4. Bo Burnham Videos ... again I laugh sooo hard
3. Any Epic Rap Battle of History... I love them all and I just can't choose.
2. Drunk History... I love them all but the Video about Nickola Tesla is Numero Uno IN my book!
1. Jenna Marbles - How Girls Pack a Suitcase.
As Always My Loves...
Peace, Love, and Passion {For You Tube Videos that makes us laugh}
Love Always, Tesla

Thursday, January 17, 2013

It's Ok Thursday...

Happy Thursday Beautiful Ones... I am so happy to be back with you all! The first week of school was CRAZY but I think I've finally recovered enough to get back to Blogging! Guess that means it's time to link up with Neely and Amber for a little...
Its Ok Thursdays

It's Ok....
To go NON Stop four days a week because it just makes your three day weekends seem so much better (I am currently at school from 8 am to 9pm or later Monday through Thursday between classes, work, and the gym so it's been a super long week!) But it's all ok!
To still not know where my future is leading me, but to know that where ever it is i will be happy and that is all that matters.
To be a little sad that my blog doesn't have the following i wish it had.
To use my lack of followers as motivation to blog more in hopes that more people will see my little blog.
To worry daily that i'm slipping back into that darkness, and depression that has taken me over so many times before, and to be afraid that i can't do anything to stop it.
To know that even though things are hard, I have friends and sisters who love me and are here for me.
To secretly get annoyed with people for things that shouldn't annoy me, and to never tell them about it
To wonder if i'm weird, and nobody like me... on the reg!
And Last but not least... It is OKAY that I have NO IDEA what I want to write me senior capstone (thesis) paper on! {Ideas would be appreciated! I'm a History major and it has to have something to do with sport :) }
Peace, Love, and Passion {From my heart to yours}
Love always, Tesla K.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

52 in 2013 :)

This List may look a little familiar to ya'll, for the most part it is everything I didn't accomplish on my 52 in 2012 list from this past year. And Since I did a terrible job last year and only completed a very small number of my goals (five maybe) I am really hoping that this year will be better. These are 52 goals i want to complete by the end of 2013, there are 52 because their are 52 weeks in a year and that in theory allows for the completion of one goal per week. However some of my goals are more long term goals that can't be accomplished in a week, some/most will take me the entire year. The point is that by this time next year I hope to have completed them all!... I may need some help/encouragement to complete some of these... But I really hope to have them all crossed off my list by the time the ball drops on New Years 2014!!!!
1. Take time each day for God, reading my bible and silent time in prayer.
2. Find a Church that I want to call home.
3. Graduate From College with Honors.
4. Get a B or Higher in Senior Seminar
5. Make either the President's or Dean's List my final Semester (preferably the President's List... Straight A's Baby!).
6. Figure out what I really want to do after college..
7. Be more flexible in my life, don't take everything so seriously.
8. Be a more dedicated blogger {post at least four times a week}.
9. Make a budget, and Live by it.
10.Save as much money as I possibly can (goal of $20 per paycheck into savings every two weeks = $520 for the year, more once I get a real job).
11.Get a Real world, big girl, full time job.
12.Find a Place of my own with the love of my life.
13.Reach 100 followers by the end of the year (i'm currently at 1823 :/).
14.Start being more active in school, work, my sorority, my family, and my relationship.
15.Loose almost 40 lbs to reach my goal weight of 155 lbs.
16.Be more active. Exercise at least three times a week.
17.Have a Healthier Diet (for sure cut out sodas and sweets).
18.Don't Eat Fast Food. Not ever. For the whole year (this will hopefully save me money and help me control my weight some).
19.Buy Groceries and eat at home.
20.Go to Biltmore House.
21.Learn to make my favorites of my Grandparents recipes (Papa's Hash, Nana's Pound Cake... etc.).
22.Hike in the mountains this summer/fall.
23.Keep my room clean, laundry done, and closet organized!!!
24.Go on a vacation. Because I still haven't been on a decent one in a long time.
25.Start a memory book (Story of my life, mine and R's relationship etc.).
26.Have a couples photo shoot with my guy.
29.Learn how to sew. and Make a Tee Shirt Quilt from my old Sorority and College Tees after I graduate.
30.Take Photo-booth Pictures with my Guy.
31.Start Learning a Foreign Language.
32.Read a book for pleasure.
33.Have Breakfast in Bed, that I didn't have to make for myself.
34.Grow my hair out and get it healthier.
35.Have date night once a month with my guy, and only once a month.
36.Spend more time with my family.
37.Paint my nails and toenails at least two times a month.
38.Dress nice at least once a week... No JEANS!
39.Learn how to apply make up and do my hair
40.Give away clothes I don't wear to Goodwill
41.Organize and clean out my Pinterest Boards.
42.Go Skinny Dipping (I've Always wanted to do that).
43.Do more crafts, blog about them.
44.Make at least one new recipe a month and blog about the results on here :).
45.Take a Taxi in a city.
46.Go to a Gamecocks football game this year.
47.Learn how to play tennis.
48.Get a Second Tattoo.
49.Kiss my boyfriend under mistletoe next Christmas.
50.Have a party for no reason... just celebrate life.
51.Go to a New Years Eve Party... Kiss My Guy when the ball drops.
52.Complete Each and Everyone of the Items on this List by 12:00am on January 1, 2014!!!
53... The Bonus goal... Get Engaged {I know it's a goal that I have no control over but a girl can dream right!}


So how about it Blog Family! What are some goals you'd like to complete this year!
Peace Love and Passion {for setting goals}
Love Always Tesla