Nothing exciting, I promise.

Monday, March 28, 2011

All I have to show for these past few days are a few photo booth photos...
sweet hospital bracelets... that I *finally* took off today.
Lots of ice cream sandwiches to help my sore throat...
My very own bacon recipe book! Thank you, boyfriend :)
(he also added Beach House's Teen Dream to my record collection. Best boy everrr)
I also started reading the first Harry Potter!

Currently, Cassie and I are watching season two of Nip/Tuck, and I am experiencing absolutely awful "hot flashes." My stomach starts hurting if I sit up too long, but I get so tired of laying around all day. No bueno! I'm actually excited to go back to school tomorrow. Weird? For me, yes. I worked on my class schedule for next semester (just in case I don't make the move to Texas), and I'm actually really excited. My school offers a Typography class, so I convinced my bestie Breigh to take it with me. So stoked!
I am now going to continue laying down and finish Nip/Tuck and try not to complain about my tummy hurting.
xoxo Haley

My boyfriend has a blog!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hi! This is my really, mega, super cute boyfriend, Blake:
Blake has officially entered the ridiculously awesome world of blogging. He, however, has taken the route of blogging with an actual purpose, unlike his totes adorbs girlfriend, Haley. He is suuuper serious about music. It's really cute, actually. But that's what he blogs about. He's always pushing new music on me, so I think his blog is a good idea. Maybe this will give him an outlet, other than his really patient & loving girlfriend, to give new music ideas to.
Just kidding, Blake. You know I secretly love your strange music.♥ So go read his blog. Follow. Whatever. Do what you will.
Just check it out.
And while you're at it, he has a Twitter, too. Coolest boyfriend ever?

xo Hay

We've found the source of all this evil...

Saturday, March 26, 2011

I woke up with an ever present sore throat, yet again, this morning. After some home-examination, there were very obvious white spots on the back of my throat. So, we decided it was best to go to the doctor. So I called into work to tell my boss I couldn't come in (sad face. I NEED the hours BAD), and my momma took me to urgent care, and I was immediately tested for Strep. But... the test came back negative. The doctor was completely shocked. After she looked at my throat, she was sure that it was strep. My throat was completely swollen, and covered in little white spots, and my heart rate was "way too elevated." So, when we found out it was negative, she said the next step was to do some blood work. Mom had to hold my hand (I am such a baby when I get blood drawn)... It was funny being on the "other side" of things, since I used to go with Breigh to get her blood work done every week (she's a lot more tough than I am!) But, the results came back from that and I tested positive for....


SERIOUSLY. I was so upset.
Until she said that I had doctor permission to stay in bed until Wednesday, and I needed to have someone wait on me, and do everything for me next week. Oh, and to avoid all physical activity for the next 2-3 weeks. Yes. I felt extremely relieved after that :)

So now, I'm home. I cleaned up my room a little bit to make it nice and comfy (which left me utterly exhausted after less than 10 minutes), and I'm chilling out in bed, watching O Brother Where Art Thou, and reading magazines (I really need to go to Wal-Mart and buy some more...)
Miss Cassie is coming over Sunday night and then waiting on me hand and foot keeping me company on Monday. I'm pretty darn excited for that :)

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. :)
xo Haley

p.s. have you checked out this giveaway? umm... amazing, much? go enter n.o.w., she picks a winner tonight!

Friday Favorite:

Friday, March 25, 2011

this girl!
She comes home today!! I miss her so much and I'm so excited to see her tonight (hopefully..)

I'm sorry for my poor blogging habits lately.
I've been so sick, it's awful. I've had a sore throat since Monday night, and I've been trying absolutely everything to make it feel better, but nothing seems to be working. To make matters worse, I am SO hungry. I can't swallow anything because it hurts so much! Momma made me soup on Wednesday night, and I couldn't even eat that!
But, it is *slowly* getting better, thank goodness.

Blogging will go back to normal soon, I hope. :(

xo Haley

5 questions to make you think.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I saw this on Miss Carly's blog, who saw it here first. And I thought I would do it. :)

1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
Probably somewhere in New York. Not in New York City, but somewhere where I could get to the city easily. I wouldn't want to work there, or live there, but I'd like to be able to go there anytime, any day, whenever I wanted.

2. Are you happy with where you live?
I'm not really sure. There are pros and cons. I live with my parents in a really small town, that I've lived in my entire life. Its good because I don't have to pay rent, or for food, or any bills whatsoever (I don't even pay for my gas. Haha). But at the same time, I am not independent at all, and it's extremely frustrating. I'm nearly 20, in college, and am still dependent on my parents. So in that sense, no, I am not happy. But I'm working on liking it a bit more.

3. How often do you go on vacation?
I go on one big vacation, to the beach or somewhere like that, at least once or twice a year. But I go on mini-vacations to St. Louis all the time. My aunt lives there so I try to visit whenever I can. It's extremely refreshing to just get away for the weekend.

4. If you could change your profession & start all over, what would you do?
Well. I don't exactly have a career yet. But, at this point in my life, I would've done things differently in high school. I would've been more involved, and worked harder in my classes. I didn't take high school seriously at all, and I really regret that. I also would've chosen a different college. But it's not too late to change that.

5. Are you honestly happy right now?
Yes. I am. This is the happiest I've been in my entire life. Even if I do live at home. I get to see my momma every day, and that is a-okay in my book.

Blog Love: Miss Laura

This woman is seriously the most beautiful girl in the world! Honestly, I've never seen someone so pretty in my life! She's got theee most inspiring blog, full of pretty photos, and she writes some of the most inspiring and heartwarming blog posts, too. Oh. And she has an Etsy shop full of BEAUTIFUL jewelry, and handmade clothing..
(I am fairly sure that ever since I started reading her blog, I've wanted this cardigan with every fiber of my being. It is SO perfect.)
Oh, and her husband has his own screenprinting/t-shirt business and makes the most adorable shirts too! They've got to be the most beautiful couple in the world. Seriously.
Yay! Check out her blog and Etsy! :)
xo Haley

Today is For..

Monday, March 21, 2011

Today is for...

absolutely nothing.
I'm really not even sure what to do with my Monday energy now that the Bachelor is over...
Just kidding.
But really.

My throat is killing me! Its been a tiny, tiny bit sore for a few days, but barely noticeable. But I definitely noticed it this morning. No bueno, throat, it's Springtime, not Winter!
But in any event, I will be watching Netflix and eating all day.
Oh, and also thinking about my fancy hang out sesh with Danielle tomorrow.
Oh, and the boyfriend and I have been together 100 days, according to him, tomorrow. So yesterday, we looked at bacon cookbooks. I am pretty sure I need one so that he can do the cooking. :)

I have nothing else to say.
This was a waste of your time, and quite possibly mine.

xo Hay

surprise, surprise.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

i'm sorry for my absence this weekend, but we had two surprise birthday parties this weekend!
momma, dad, and my aunt & uncle put on one for my brother, trevor, on friday for his 18th birthday. we had no plans of really doing anything other than having friends over and ordering pizza and playing video games (and when i say we, i mean trevor and his friends would play the video games - not me. haha). but mom & dad came up with a cute plan to surprise him with a party last minute.
saturday was the huuuge surprise for my momma's 40th birthday!
blake came with me:
we had the party at The Dickey House, which is a bed and breakfast, and we also got a room for my parents so they could spend the night there instead of coming back to the house after the party. It was so much fun!
it was a good weekend.
very good weekend. :)

xoxo hay

p.s. i made blake watch The Business of Being Born with me. i think it may have scared him a bit... :)

Friday, March 18, 2011

its just been one of those days.
it started out fairly well, but it didn't stay that way.
and now its one of those nights where i know i will cry until i fall asleep.
...for absolutely no good reason at all.

i need my best friend + fries & coke from mcdonalds + lots of hugs.
but, since he's not here, i'm all cuddled up in my favorite blanket, watching breakfast at tiffany's, and hoping that sleep comes soon.

today just really needs to be over.


Friday Favorite:


I just watched a show on tv about the Loch Ness Monster, and as I tweeted earlier... I am choosing to believe that Nessie is alive and well and will kill anyone that crosses her path. Also, this show says that if Nessie is real... she can reproduce on her own! How cool is that??
hahaha. Silly Haley.

xo hay

p.s. I tried so hard not to like them. but I can't help it..
"Little Lion Man" - Mumford & Sons

Awkward & Awesome

Thursday, March 17, 2011

*watching colby get his nipple pierced.
*watching the girl in front of me take all of the dessert pizza at cici's right after i said that was the kind i really liked.
*driving my best friend around everywhere after nearly 3 years of him driving me everywhere.
*the current length of my hair.
*the fact that i'm 19 years old and would give anything to be married and have a family (i have problems, obviously..)

*bought a Little Boots tshirt at hot topic for 10 bucks.
*finding out my next tattoo will only be $60. (yay!)
*the weather being warm enough to actually enjoy iced drinks at starbucks
*realizing that i'm meeting my favorite band in less than a month..
*brother's 18th birthday is tomorrow!

today was a good day
colby and i spent the day walking around downtown since the weather was so nice (but extremely windy). i'm fairly sure we went in every single shop in the area, and i'm pretty sure colby bought something at nearly all of them. haha. we support our local businesses. with the exception of the coffee shops. we're all about our black tea lemonades at starbucks. but we really did try to do today completely local. :)
we ate lunch at maria's, which is a very yummy mexican restaurant... i don't even like mexican food.
he's going to love me for that picture of him...
I definitely enjoyed my seafood fried taco...but I was SO full when we left. I haven't even eaten my cupcake from AmyCakes yet that I bought after lunch! Lame.
Yum. Yum. I want more.

I have to sleep now. I have work in the morning (aka: noon), and I'll be super cranky if I don't get 10 hours of sleep. Haha. Sad. But true.

xoxo Haley

"Stuck on Repeat" - Little Boots

What I'm Wearing

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

excuse the awkwardness..
top-forever 21//black v-neck (underneath)-target//
denim jeggings-american eagle//shoes-toms

I worked all day, alllll day. I got there at 9 and left around 4. Such a long day. I usually work 4 hours, so working 7 hours was definitely different for me. We had a group of old ladies come in and they were SO sweet. One of them tipped me 10 dollars because I was "too cute."
Tomorrow it's supposed to be 74 degrees! I'm so excited... Colby and I are going to take lots of cute photos and drink lots of black tea lemonade. Summer is near.. :)
Oh, and I forgot I had these glasses. I'm such a silly girl.
xoxo Haley

Blog Love: Miss James

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

This woman is like superwoman! Her blog is like a little peek into her mega adorable life. She is the cutest ever, she has impeccable style, her Mama Style features are always my favorite, as are her occasional A Picture an Hour posts. I absolutely loved Gemma's Birth Story (I just love babies in general...), but my favorite favorite post was her New Years Eve recap. What a beautiful little family :)
I may or may not be the Bleubird Family's nanny in the near future, and I couldn't be more excited. Such a pretty family! ♥

xoxo Haley

p.s. I tried so hard to not talk about this, but I can't keep it in...
The Bachelor.
I have been rooting for Emily since day 1. Honestly, who hasn't? Anyways.. during the reunion show, immediately after the finale, I didn't really... believe anything Emily said. Haha. She seemed very fake. I don't know! Just a weird feeling I had! :)

My Momma's Pretty Darn Cute..

I found THE sweetest photos of my momma when she was little. They were too cute not to share..

This little lady turns 40 a week from today! :) I wanted to save these photos for then.. but I just couldn't wait.
I'll be back later tonight with a blog love post.
xoxo haley

Today is For..

Monday, March 14, 2011

Today is for:
* watching reruns of our favorite 90s Nickelodeon shows with my boyfriend.
* being the boss of my brother who is home from school today.
* not working on a paper for children's lit.
* lots of unnecessary snacks.
* ice cream. i don't even like ice cream.
* pajamas.

I'm still in bed and I promised myself I'd get up at 9:30. It's only an hour later and I'm still in the same position. Oops.
I'm hungry... but McDonald's breakfast is allllmost done. So I'll probably over-eat today to make up for that.
And I really like this:
Its pretty much the best. :)
That's all I got.
I'm gonna go do something semi productive. ish.

xo Haley

images found via we heart it

What I'm Wearing + Perfect Day

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Boyfriend and I went on a picnic today... I wore this:
Denim shirt & skirt - forever 21// shoes - steve madden
He planned the perfect picnic for us.. complete with grocery store sushi and pretty music. I like him a lot a lot a lot :)
isn't he the cutest? sigh.. :)
he also surprised me with tickets to see Sleigh Bells & Neon Indian in June! I. Am. Excited.
after that, he let me pick out a record (of course i chose Band of Horses... i don't have anything of their's on i do!), we went to barnes and noble for starbucks and books, and then we went to The Cup for Blake's very first time. he and i should probably go back soon.. :)
we also went to Jeremy Larson's album release show at the Gillioz theater downtown. it was such a pretty show.
so, so pretty. :)
i had a really, really good day.
like, really good day.
xo haley