Bloggy Friends and German Goodies

I was featured yesterday on Kristen's blog Whiskey.Tango.Foxtrot. because I'm one of her sponsors!
I looooove stalking reading Kristen's blog.

She's an Army wife living in one of the best countries in the world.
Which one is that you ask?
Why, Germany silly! Duh.
Like, where have you been?!

I lived in Germany for three years and I try to go back to visit my parents twice a year.
I absolutely love Garmisch-Partenkirchen because it's located in southern Germany in the Bavarian/Swiss Alps. It seriously has to be the most picturesque little resort town that I've ever seen! Seriously.
Do you see how serious I am?!
It's truly amazing and I wish I could live there right now.

Anyway, one of the reasons I love Kristen's blog is because I get to read about her adventures in Germany and it brings me back to the memories I have of living there.
Plus, reading about people's lives in other parts of the world is just so fascinating, don't you think?!
And getting to oogle over their fabulous pictures is one of my favorite things to do, too.
Which reminds me that I need to quit being such a lazy ass and post about my time in Germany and share my pictures with y'all.

I promise I'll hop on that.
For now, though, I'll leave y'all with these beauties. :)

Now, go check out Kristen's blog and the other lovely ladies featured there.
I'm already a follower of Michelle from Mish Lovin' Life and Casey from We Took The Road Less Traveled. Seriously my favorite blogs to read! Love them!
{Casey lives in Germany too, and she's been recapping her big family vacation around Europe! I love her pictures!}
So do yourself a favor and go follow all of the girls featured.
You can thank me later.

Peace out friendsssss!


Long-Distance Lovin'

Um, have I ever told you how much long-distance relationships suck?!
I haven't?
Well they do. 
And I am SO glad that shaz is OVER with! 
But I did learn a ton of things about myself and about my relationship with my popsicle stick 
lover man. {He's a skinny string bean bean pole.} Say that five times fast!
I listed some of my tips and advice over at Bri's blog, Just Bri.

So go check, check, check it out!
She's doing a Long-Distance Lovin' Series all week long with some other lovely bloggers who are sharing their stories and love tips as well.
Lot's of good stuff over there.
So bust a move and hop on over there.

Then come back and tell me how much you loved it! :)
You don't have to.
But it would be sweet if ya did.
Just sayin'.

Hope you all have a fantastic Wednesday!


The best thing a woman can wear her smile!

I couldn't agree more.
You could be the most attractive woman on earth, but if you've got a grumpy frown on your face...
Chances are, you will look much, much less attractive.
And by chances, I mean 100%.
A smile lights up any face and can be so contagious.

Don't get me wrong though, one of my biggest pet peeves is when someone TELLS me to smile.
I couldn't hate that more.
It's the most annoying thing ever!
I'll smile if I want to smile, not because some creep demands for me to smile.
I shouldn't have to do things without you putting in any effort!

Life isn't always peachy and I'm sorry,
but I can't just have a permanent smile slapped on my face.
My cheeks would would fall off.

I can, however, smile when life is good.
And I can try to think good thoughts, even when it isn't.

So where ever you go, flash those pretty pearlies and strut that gorgeous smile.
And do it because you want to!
It'll do you wonders.


Hot Diggity Dog!

It's hotter than a mother outside.
It's 7:45 pm and still 102 degrees!
And last night after 1 am, it was a super warm 85 degrees.
Hogwash, if you ask me.
Hogwash and hot. Hot hot hot hot hot hot. Hot.
Drought - you can suck it! Actually, scratch that. Don't suck it - cuz you've already sucked away all of our rain.
Like seriously, can we please move somewhere where four seasons actually do exist?! Please?!
I mean, I love Texas, but I've had enough of this global warming stuff!
At least let me live by the beach.
Or a lake. Maybe a river.
And preferably ones that aren't dried up.
Please and thank you.

Annnnnnyway, okay, I know, I know. Enough of the whining. Let's get down to biznazz! {That's business for you non-ghetto folks.}

A few weeks ago, the lovely Kim at Kimberley's Quests nominated me for the Liebster Award.
And I had no idea what that was.
So, luckily for me, I have this amazing thing-a-ma-jigg called Google, and it filled me in a little bit.
The Liebster Award is given to up-and-coming bloggers who have a following of around 200 or less.
And when you've been nominated, you list 11 things about yourself, answer some questions, and then nominate 5 bloggers in return {without nominating the person who nominated you}.

Now, winning any award is cool, unless that is - you win the award for worst friend, or biggest procrastinator {which I may actually have a chance at that one!}, but I think the best part about it is seeing what other bloggers' favorite blogs are.
I always love finding amazing new blogs to follow, so I wanted to take part in this award thingy.
And we all get to know each other a little more along the way.

Onward we go!

11 random facts about yours truly:

1. I curse like a sailor. Tried to tone it down. Not happenin'.
2. I love reading. Science, politics, love stories, mysteries - you name it.
3. Cutting the grass is one of my favorite things to do. Weird, I know. I love the smell of fresh cut
4. Cooking is my thang.
5. I learned to drive a standard when I was 17 and that's what I still drive now. Love it.
6. Reese's Pieces that have been chilled in the refrigerator are the shizz! I eat them like no
7. I was in a car accident {as a passenger} on the Autobahn in Germany. Scary!
8. Reasons for writing this blog - I have none. I write about whatever, whenever I want. {Virtual  
    scrapbook, yo!}
9. Big red is my drank. Oh, and wine too.
10. I'm a waterbug and surfer at heart.
11. I just bought fake eyelashes for the first time, ever. Can't wait to put those suckers on!

Kim's questions for me:
{I'm only going to answer five - I've got a boyfriend who's bugging me to go out and do something!}

1. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Anna Karenina. I'm only a third of the way through, but it's been touted as one of the world's greatest novels!

2. Spring or Fall?

Spring, fo sho.

3. Would you rather bake cookies or cook steak?

Cook steak. I cook a mean steak.

4. On vacation do you go camping or stay in a hotel?

Depends on the place, but I'm down to do both.

5. What is your favorite burger topping?

Avocado! Hands down.

Okay, time for the lovely nominations:

Make sure you check these ladies out. You will thank me and yourself. ;)

Now for your questions, ladies:

1. If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would it be?
2. Do you have any hidden talents? If not, what talent do you wish you had?
3. What's the coolest thing you've ever done?
4. If you could listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
5. What do you love to do for fun?

Also, here some rules. Guidelines.
Rules Schmules.
I know. I hate rules too, so you don't have to completely adhere to them, but it'd be nice if ya did. :)

1. Link back to the person who gave the award to you... they deserve the love too!
2. Post the award on your blog for all to see.
3. Give the award to 5 of your favorite bloggers... ideally with 200 followers or less.
4. Leave a comment on your chosen 5 blogs to let them know they've been awarded.
5. List 11 random facts about your pretty little self and pose 5 questions for your 5 favorite bloggers.

Write away lovely friends! Hope to hear from y'all soon. :)