Friday, June 28, 2013

Fun Facts Friday: Five Blogs I Follow

This is not an all inclusive list.  It isn't really ranked either.  These are just ten of the blogs that I follow, the ones I would probably consider to be my favorites.  

Two fantastic ladies experiment with things they find on Pinterest and also post about other people's pinterest disasters.  Much hilarity.  

Hubby Jack (aka Chris Stanfield) designed my blog and it's gorgeous.  He is also hilarious in making fun of all of the blog women out there.  Of which I am one but still...

One of my sewing inspirations.  She takes extremely ugly thrift store finds and transforms them into something awesome that she actually wears in public.  

This couple rocks.  They DIY massive projects in their house and blog about it and their lives.  It's fantastic and they bought a new house with horrible blue trim that they are making over.  

So many cute crafts and posts by Mandy, a very nice lady.  She is also a silhouette blogger and does all kinds of cool stuff.

I follow a lot of blogs so this is not an all inclusive list by any means.  These are just five of the ones that I check every single day so they deserve a shout out from me... for whatever it's worth :)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Still Alive... I think.

So to make a long story short, I am not dead.  You can rest easy that I am not off decaying some where which is preventing you all from hearing my wonderful literary voice.  I'm just tired.  

I started a new job as a bank teller not quite a month ago.  I enjoy the job most of the time but there are challenges and I am driving an hour each way to work.  This means I get up at 5:30 each morning, leaving the house at 7, and return home around 6:30PM.  I get 45 minutes for lunch where I attempt to not fall asleep with my face in my plate of leftovers and drink way too much coffee.  Upon arriving home, I usually eat dinner very soon after arriving, and then collapse into a heap of exhausted Caitlin, going to be by 9:30 most nights, only to be awoken by Fonzie, our dog, scratching at the door.  

I also recently got a new job for next school year.  I'll skip the details for now.  I've been hired but I haven't officially signed the paperwork yet.  But I'm very excited and mildly terrified but it will be great.  

So the down side of my taking this teller ob is that I really don't get a vacation this summer.  I had planned to go to Creation and also to go on a mission trip come August but that isn't going to happen.  I also can't teach Vacation Bible School this summer either...  

I will try to be a bit more reliable in posting but unfortunately, I can make no promises.  blargh.  Anyway.  Have a good week, all.  

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Dearest Darlingest 21 year old Caitlin,

I know it hasn't been all that long.  After all, I'm only 23 now, but trust me, I have some things to say about how you have been handling your life so listen up.  

First of all, congratulations on being in a foreign country to celebrate your 21st birthday.  You really ought to make it something really fun though.  When your choir friends tell you they want to take you clubbing, say yes.  Just go.  Even if you hate it, you'll regret not going.  Also, why in the world didn't you go to see Phantom of the Opera in London?  That was really stupid.  I know you're a homebody (trust me, I am too) but you really need to get out more.  Also, communicate better with John whatshisface about your composition class because it will save you over dramatic tears at the end of the semester.  

Also, dearheart, do not go to North Carolina for spring break.  Seriously, don't do it because you will almost ruin an awesome friendship in the process, shed a lot of tears, and spend a LOT of money to come home.  I know it sounds like a great idea but trust me, you don't want to.  It may be lame but go spend some time at home with your mama.  You'll be very grateful later on; a storm is coming.  

Do not, under any circumstances, agree to get the Hainer apartment with Chelsea, Nikki, and Meri.  Don't.  It will not end especially well because you are about to be under a lot of pressure.  Get Meri to agree to a nice room in the Gough penthouses.  Or better yet, just get a single, girl.  You won't regret it, even thought it means a community bathroom (blegh).  Also, embrace that you are going to have a summer roommate, despite what you asked for.  It will be okay.  

When you go to the rennaissance faire, wear sunscreen.  You are pale, whitey mcwhiteington.  You seriously need the sunscreen.  Speaking of the ren faire, don't fall for short bagpipe playing boys.  You will be brokenhearted.  

Spend more time at home with mama.  You won't regret it.  


Most of all, honey bunny, don't worry about the little things.  It will all be okay eventually.