Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Over the past few months, I have realized how great a wife and mother my mom is. She is so organized. Growing up, she would make a menu of dinners for two weeks in advance. Then from that create a shopping list. Saturdays mornings 6:30 am, she and I would be leaving the house to go to shop rite. She had all the housework planned and would always make sure it was done. The house was always clean and organized. She hardly ever left the kitchen.
Once I left the house and was on my own, I could do things my own way. I could clean if or when I wanted to. I could eat whatever and whenever I wanted. I fell out of all of those good habits. I figured that when I was married, I would go back to being organized and tidy.
Well, I have been married for over 5 months and I am severly lacking in this aspect of my life. As a wife, I feel like it is part of my job to maintain the house, keep it clean and do the cooking. I thought it would be easy to get back into that habit, that it would come naturally. But it hasn't.
I have realized that I am kind of a bad wife. I am failing in these wifely duties. Patrick never complains. He has occasionally gotten frustrated at my disdain of doing the dishes. He really is sweet though. There is so much I do or don't do that he could be annoyed at but he hardly ever says a word.
I want to do better though. I want to be a good wife. I want to have a clean organized house. I want to be more like my mom. So I typed up a chore list for myself. Everyday of the week has a different job, except Sunday. I mentioned it to Pat yesterday. He was nice about it, assuring me that I do a good job and that it is not just my responsibility to make sure things get done. Then he went and did that day's chore and vaccumed the house for me. Its the little things like that, that make me love him more :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Award Shows

With last nights Oscars, the award season has come to a close. I like to watch the award shows, not for the awards, but for the fashion! One trend I've noticed this red carpet season is long sleave and high necklines. I am glad to see modesty come back in style!
Adele at the Grammys
Carrie Underwood at the Grammys
Katy Perry at the Grammys
Michelle Williams, Julianne Margulies and Kelly Macdonald at the Golden Globes
Anna Farris at the Oscars
Miley Cyrus at the Vanity Fair Oscar After Party
Berenice Bejo at the Oscars
Melissa George at the Bafta Awards

Friday, February 24, 2012

Round 31

These confessions aren't ever really confessions, they are more like random thoughts

1. I have to reread my previous confessions because I always forget what I have already said

2. I am hiding two kinds of cookies from my diabetic husband per his request. This way I can monitor his eating and I still get to eat some

3. I want to find some thrift store and buy a cheep dining set or dressor or bed frame. All my furniture is antiques borrowed from Patrick's family and friends, so I cant do anything with them. Because they are so old and used they are all sratched up and I would love to paint them but they aren't really mine

4. The most exciting part of my week was coming home to see that the bedroom blinds have been replaced! This is the first night since moving in that we could close the blinds and have real privacy!!!

5. The inside of my toilet bowl gets dusty. So weird! I have never seen that before. The weird part is that the rest of the bathroom isn't dusty. I guess the water catches it? Does that happen to anyone else? I guess Pat and I need to get in the habit of closing the lid

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Book Club

Last month I was invited to join a book club with a couple of girls from church. I have always loved a good book, but I don't read that often. Lately I have been listening to a lot of books on cd, all of which I have heard/read many many times before. I thought that this book club would be a great way to force myself to read books in genres I would have otherwise passed over.
Our first book was The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson.
He is a fantasy writer and a prophesor at BYU. I have read fantasy books in the past and have liked them, so I wasn't worried. This book was a challenge though! It was 1,001 pages long!! I admit that I didn't finish. I didn't come close to finishing. I only read to around 300. It took me about that long to get into it.
I wasn't a fan of the way he wrote it. Everything was sooooo different with strange unpronouncible names. There was nothing to cmpare things to because it was a whole new world. And the author didn't explain things. He didn't describe things which made it ad to understand and keep up with the story. He also switched characters every chapter which made it even more difficult to understand what was going on. It was about page 300 that things started to really make sence to me but by the time I got there, the month was over.
At the meeting, we talked about what happened at the en of the book. Now that I know that it is going somewhere, I think I will finish it. But we now have a new book to read. My Antonia by Willa Cather. I think it is supposed to be a classic. I know its a lot shorter so I should definately be able to finish it :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


People are vey passionate with thier feelings towards Valentines Day I've noticed. Either positive or negative. A lot of people complain about it. A lot of people say its just a hallmark holiday. People say its dumb.People say that you should love your significant other everyday and not just on Valentines Day.
I agree with some of those points, but I still love Valentines Day. I like to think of it as a day to celebrate love. What could be wrong with that? As a child, I loved passing out valentines in school and reading all the ones I recieved. I learned how to write my name because of Valentines Day, signing all the cards for my schoolmates. And as I have grown older, I still love Valentines Day.
I do agree that you should absolutely show love to your significant other everyday. But it is easy to get caught it a rut, busy doing everyday chores. Valentines Day to me is a nice reminder of love. Its a day set a side for love. And I don't think that flowers, candy and teddy bears are the only way to show someone you love them. Just spending the day togther and doing things together is the best way to show love in my opinion.
So Happy Valentines Day everyone!!! I love my freinds and family! I am grateful for all that you do for me everyday! Anyway, I am off to the gynocologist...great way to spend Valentines Day right! haha

Monday, February 13, 2012

February Favorites

These are my favorite shoes from Shoedazzle for this month. Being completely broke, I am not getting any but I thought I'd share my favorites anyway
I am really into bright colors this month and shoedazzle didn't dissapoint

Amour- this was a popular shoe last year but sold out quickly. The restocked them recently and added a few new colors. I like the black and the pink versions

Genessa- This is a new signature sole. Love the pink sole!!!

Melinda- This is a cool peacock print shoe. I totally love it

Romane- This is a brand new shoe this month. Very colorful! There is pink too but I like the yellow and teal

Vamp- Most of the shoes that I like this month are geared towards spring, but this is a great winter boot. I love the cobalt color

Agata-And if you want some height this shoe is for you! It has a 5 inch heel and a 2.5 inch platform! Crazy!

Stayton-This is my favorite bag this month! I love all three colors! If I had money, this would be my choice!!!

If you would like any of these or are interested in seeing more, join shoedazzle using my link.
http://www.shoedazzle.com/invite/12r93orms1 You will get 20% off your first purchase. All the items are only $39.95 with free shipping and handling both ways!

Friday, February 10, 2012


I love dreaming. I have always had the wierdest dreams! They are always so entertaining except for when they are scary. When I was in high school, I often thought that I should start a dream journal and write all my dreams in there. Later I could probably use those to write a few childrens books or something.
Last night I had two odd dreams. In the first one, I was at work and President Obama and Michelle came to my CVS. They were going on vacation in Ocean City and wanted to get their pictures printed. President Obama kept coming behind the counter to use our machine and I kept telling him that he needed to use the kiosk. Then a whole bunch of people came in and were trying to get his autograph and I had to keep people away.
No clue where that came from. I didn't read or watch anything about Obama or the presidencial race before bed.
In my next dream, Patrick and I were living in a really old scary house. There were three bedrooms. I had to go to work early in the morning, so I left the room we were staying in and went to another to get ready. The other room had 5 foot dolls in victorian style dresses lining the room. Everytime I left the room and came back, there were more dolls. Then they started falling on me. I woke Pat up and told him to call our realtor and ask for another house.
When I left for work, my friend Jaimie Stagg was there and we were going to walk together. Out of nowhere, something invisible came and knocked us over and threw our stuff everywhere. She used her cell phone and i had a flashlight to try to gather all of our things. Through the whole dream, I was never scared but as we were looking for our things I noticed one of my high heels were missing and I started freaking out and crying.
So obviously my dream self has her priorities straight hahaha

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Round 30 of Confessions

Here we go again

1. I have a twitter account with only 5 followers (Random people that somehow found me). I use it to post things that might be TMI for facebook or to rant and get my feelings out without people seeing

2. I have never felt the desire to watch the Superbowl

3. I desperately need new blinds and curtains in my bedroom, the blinds barely close

4. I have become obsessed with Pintrest

5. I have often thought about hiding my favorite food somewhere so that Pat won't eat it all, but I never have

Friday, February 3, 2012

Baby Fever

My biological clock has started. And its all my sister's fault! :) When she was in town all we did or talked abot was babies. We went shopping for maternity and baby clothes. We had a baby shower. Babies Babies Babies! And I found myself thinking about what maternity clothes I would want. How would I decorate a nursery. What names would I choose? How would I want my baby showeer? Thinking all things baby!
Part of me feels like it is the next step. When we were dating, I thought about getting engaged. When we were engaged, I was thinking about getting married. When we were married, I thought about getting our own place. Now that we have an apartment, I am thinking babies. For each of these life steps, I have had to wait longer then I wanted to but for good reasons. And this step is no different.
One of the things I love and hate about Patrick is that he is sooooo realistic. I am a dreamer and he brings me back to Earth. He calmly explains that there are other things we need to get in order before having a baby. He wants to make sure we are ready and that we do it te right way.
It is a huge responsability. And kids never really go away. They are always on your life. And we want to be ready, physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. We need to get Pat in shape. Being a diabetic without health insurance for so long he needs some work. He needs surgery on his eye.
It will be a few years before we have a baby. But I am excited and look forward to the day it actually happens!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


I cut my hair over a month ago and several people are just now noticing! My brother Will turned around during dinner on Thursday and said, "Kellyn, you cut your hair!" Um yea, a month ago! Everyone was laughing. Then about twenty minutes later, my grandmother asked me if I got my hair cut. Again everyone started laughing

Then at church on Sunday, two people came up to me and told me I liked my haircut. And again today, the pepsi girl at work, Michelle, asked me if I cut my hair.

People are very observant!