no more monkeys jumping on the bed

At this point in my life I have fully convinced myself that I dont have an immune system. I know that sounds kind of ridiculous but c'mon...all the signs are pointing to yes.

We've discussed way back a long time ago about how I have psoriasis...if you want you can catch up here. But I recently got blood work done because I just hadn't been feeling like myself. Something no one wants to deal with. Sickness on sickness on sickness. Yay........
Sorry if this grosses you out...but my sisters comment makes this enjoyable.

So, this happens and then Im told you have to wait till tomorrow to figure out whats wrong with you....next day comes and the doctor says "No more monkeys jumping on the bed"...no he really just said you have walking pneumonia...and Im all like what the heck does this even mean...

Of course I did what any normal human would do... I webMd'd [yes this is a verb] it.

Inhaled food? Like what? okay....
I keep reading and reading and I get to this...
Check, Check, Check, Check, Check, Check, and of course my ear hurts and I have a rash on the same places I have some lingering psoriasis.

Typical me....Sometimes I feel like I have so many health issues going on so I just sleep...and thats usually what I do!

What do you have going on?

xoxo, Alex


Confessional Friday [link up]

I am joining Leslie over on A Blonde Ambition for a Confessional Friday Link-Up. She does this every Friday and basically it gives bloggers a chance to connect with each other by confessing five things that have happened throughout the week. It can be funny, sad, interesting, etc. 
Here goes:

Five things I Confess:
1. I confess that may or may not have really enjoyed myself and spending time with my dog at Bark in the Park it was alot more interesting than I thought it would be! Make sure you read up on that!

2. I confess that I really enjoyed driving the explorer last night. I drive a little car and big cars usually make me have an anxiety attack and want to throw up but for some reason last night was actually kind of relaxing. 

3. I confess that sometimes it does bother me that none of my close friends don't read my blog but in the end I always tell myself that they are not the reason I began blogging in the first place. Blogging is amazing because you get to make it up as you go along. That's what's so amazing. You don't have to write for anyone but yourself. But there's always that little bit that every blogger feels that it feels good to know people are enjoying what I am writing. 

4. I confess that I am so ready for summer to be here. I cannot stand it any longer. I sit day by day counting them down till freedom! There's nothing I enjoy more than summer. I can go to the lake and the pool and where ever I want. 

5. I confess that everyone on blogger is so adorable. Everyone has the cutest clothes and blogs and lives and OMG I just love it. There's nothing better than creeping on all these blogs. So if I follow you. I'm sorry. I know Im annoying and I just want to comment on everything. And you all inspire me so much. I love figuring out who's who and who's friends with who. It's so amazing. 

Hope you're having a great day!! 

back bbbbackkk dat up

Happy Friday everyone!!

I'm so ready to get my weekend started & I have a feeling that you are too!!

Smack That by Akon

Have a great day!! 


Bark in the park

Tonight my Pop, sister and decided that we were going to take our 7 year overweight chocolate labrador to "Bark in the Park" night at the local minor league baseball field. Here's what I managed to capture of the night...
[baby reese]

[reese learning to take selfies]

[reese says this front camera has horrible quality]

[reese says 'do you think I could snag a bit of that hamburger?']
[or maybe she will just go for the chicken strips and fries] and she did...

[selfies again...]

[their reactions to her stealing a chicken strip]

The highlight of our night would have to be the undercover cop busting a almost "21" year old for drinking. The young man presented his only form of identification being a library card....really.....that's the best you got? The cop of course made him step aside and throw away his beer. "Lucky" for him it was thirsty Thursday at the park so he had gotten all previous beers for $1. Sucks bro. But the law is the law. What company is it that says "please drink responsibly"?

Anyways...I am beyond ready for Friday to get here...I think it's going to soon for me because this NyQuil cold and allergy medicine is kicking in...

Goodnight lovelies,




Did I ever tell you about that one time I met an Olympian?

Have I ever mentioned to you about the one time that I got to meet an Olympian? Oh wait I haven't...because that's not something that comes up in normal everyday conversation.

Now let me tell you...I wasn't planning on meeting her...it just kind of happened.

I used to swim for a club team and so it was just a typical practice day...I was searching for my equipment- for those who don't know what that means...that's your fins, pull buey, paddles...- but I couldn't find mine...comes to my attention that someone had already brought them out on the deck and was using them. No big deal now I just have kill ask them to kindly hand them back over.

Long story short I got my equipment back pretty quickly because my coach had noticed it missing and helped me out with the thief. I didn't expect the thief to be Olympian Elaine Breeden.

I mean...what? Why is there an Olympian at our practice? I mean I'm not even that good?

Who cares...all I know is that she was one of the nicest people I had ever met and was so muscular and tall. No wonder she can swim that 200 fly like nobodies business. (It's not as easy as it looks)

There she is in the all black swim suit! Not something that happens everyday that's for sure?


Have you ever had an experience like this?






There's a lot I miss about this picture.
  1. My tan: there's nothing I love more than tan skin. I think everyone looks better with a tan.
  2. The lake: boating on the lake is one of my favorite things to do. I wish I could just live on the lake. There's nothing like a weekend on the water to make you appreciate everything God has blessed you with.
  3. My beach blonde hair: my hair is still blonde but it isn't this blonde throughout like it used to be. It's a lot of maintenance and damage and my hair just couldn't take it anymore. It got to the point that it wouldn't even grow.
  4. My skinny body: I've kind if let myself go but not as badly as it could be. Since I stopped swimming 4-6 days a week for the first time in 6 years my body has been going through a lot of changes. Maybe I'll work harder in the gym if this is my motivation.
I hope my dear friend Connor who is pictured in this picture won't mind me putting this up. She's so beautiful and I'm so glad to have her in my life!!


It's in the air

Summer is in the air and I can taste it....

I just want to capture it and never let it go! Summer may happen to be my favorite season of all. One of my favorite things about summer is the clothes or lack there of that I get to sport around.

I can wear my flip flops all the time. I now have excuses for neon toenail polish that I love ohsomuch. Shorts tank tops. The whole nine yards! The only con that I can think of is having to keep your legs shaved at all times...I slack on that a little too much...

Another plus about summer is all the bright colors, not just florals, that every store has going on!! I have a hard time finding a right clutch or bag to carry around just the bare necessities from pool to house to pool. But of course- on my champagne taste and lack of money I'm left just dreaming of one of these.

Aren't they to die for...you can find them here


Thanks to one of my fave people Jen... I'm totally addicted. But of course I cannot be..

Are you ready for summer!?!?

Xoxo, Alex




dog park, demolition, & dance moms

The title sums it up in a nut shell for all you lovelies!

DANCEMOMS on Lifetime:

I may or may not be live blogging the season finale of Dance Moms! If you haven't watched it...I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing. It's absolutely trash tv at its finest but like my other reality shows I cannot stay away!! Anybody else out there like me? Totally email me your reviews! I've been a lot better about my emailing. It's such a tool that I never thought that I would ever use.


While I was at the Masters, which you can read about here, my father and sister who stayed behind decided that the thing they should do is take down are crumbling brick mailbox. They did not completely take down the entire mailbox so tonight- despite the fact that I've been sick- wanted to take down the rest. So with the help of my neighbor I have almost finished it but I had to stop loading bricks in the back of the explorer because of the rain. Boooooo.

I wish I had pictures to document all of it for you guys. Double boooooo.


Our baby Reese visited the vet this past weekend and they determined that she is 20 lbs overweight- weighing in at a whopping 95 lbs. She's a chocolate lab so she's already a big dog. And her being purebred has something to do with it too. We drove 5 hours 7 years ago to get her but that's a different story...

So with this information, I took it into my hands to take her the dog park that is 2 minutes away from my house to make her get some exercise since for some reason she won't retrieve a dang tennis ball in our own backyard. Maybe she just likes an audience. Of course I was freaking out the whole time we were there. What if she runs away. What if she gets in a fight with another dog. Stuff along those lines... She was a perfect little puppy the whole time we were there until she got tired. We would throw the ball and then she would just sit there almost like she was about to have an asthma attack or something.

I really hope she doesn't act this way when we travel to the minor league baseball field with her for doggie night. I thought this would be great opportunity for her!! We will see how it goes. It's obvious I'm a cat lady at heart but I do love this dog. I wish she had a friend to play with but no...

So...what did you do tonight? I would love to have a conversation with you.


bloggers rut

im kind of in a bloggers rut, you could say...


i sit here trying to think of the best possible thing to blog about but i end up coming up with these super cheesy things that in reality no one would even want to read about..

i mean i dont even want to read them once i post them. its kind of embarrassing to be honest.

i read all these people i follow's posts and im like wow....these are really amazing mine seem like such crap compared to these. maybe its because i havent been doing it as long as they have...or i dont make the time for it like they do...maybe its just because im not a newlywed mommie with the cutest baby ever that lives in such an extravagant place and has unlimited funds to wear only the cutest clothes ever. maybe i just lead a really boring life. its not boring while im living it, i actually have a lot of fun being me, but i feel as if no one will think of it the way i do.


i do completely normal things but i always feel as if i have 1000 billion things going on..


if any of my fellow bloggers have been thru this....please share come wisdom with me







It was such a beautiful Saturday to be having the Derby!! I sipped a non alcoholic Mint Julep by a neighbors pool!! It was amazing.

I got to meet a lot of people and especially mommies who need a babysitter...ahmmm...MUAH! I would love to babysit your children!! I've always loved working with kids. I aspire to become a teacher someday!

What did you do for Derby?!