Monday, June 30, 2014

June Weight Loss

Hello lovelies, can you believe today is the last day of June? This year is going by too fast, it feels like yesterday we were celebrating the new year, and now we're halfway through the year!

This month my diet has been really good, I haven't been eating many sweets and I've also cut out potato chips completely. For the first half of the month I wasn't getting nearly enough calories because I was having problems with my acid reflux. But last week I saw the doctor and we switched my medicine and so far it's working and I feel a lot better.

I mentioned this last week during my goals update, but I've been dealing with some health issues this month and I haven;t been able to go to the gym because of it. I'll be seeing a specialist on July 9 and I'm hoping after that I can get back on track.

Weight Lost This Month:  0 Pounds
Total Weight Loss: 7 Pounds

So, no  changes this month, but I have hope that things will change soon. That's all for today, this week I'll be back on my normal schedule so I'll be posting tomorrow and Wednesday!


Friday, June 27, 2014

5 Words: Week 76

Happy Friday, I hope you're having a great day and a great week!

Here's this week's 5 Words...

Vicissitude- A change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant.

Zenith- The highest point reached by a celestial or other object.

Zephyr- A soft gentle breeze.

Vituperative- Bitter and abusive.

Vitriolic- Filled with bitter criticism or malice.

Well that's all for this week, don't forget to check back on Sunday for a little bit of inspiration!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

June Goals Update

Hey y'all, today I want to update you on my goals for June, I didn't accomplish everything I wanted to, but I'm working on it.
By the way, I don't know if you noticed but I changed my blog name!
One of my goals for this month was to work on a new blog design and spend more time blogging. Earlier this month I made a  design and I liked it, but I didn't love it, so I decided to work with someone who knew more about blog design than I do.
 So far only the header has been uploaded, but the rest should be up soon, and I can't wait to see it and share it with you. When everything is in place I'll do a blog post about it and share all the details with you about the blog designer.

In case you didn't see them earlier this month, here's this months goals.

FINISH College Prep U.S. History Part 2
Start and finish English 2 Part 1
Finish half of Geometry Part 1
Read a book.
Take better care of my hair.
Spend more time blogging.
Be more involved in the blog community.
Work on a new blog design.
Start working out again.

6 out of 10

FINISH College Prep U.S. History Part 2
This month I've had to take a step back from focusing only on school, I've been dealing with some health issues, and because of that I haven't been working as much as I usually do.
Unfortunately, that means I didn't accomplish any of my goals for school this month. I really wanted to finish my History class this month, but I didn't. Depending on how hard I work I should have this class finished in 1-2 weeks, and then I'll be able to move on.

Start and finish English 2 Part 1
Because I'm only allowed to have two classes open at a time I didn't get to start English 2, but as soon as I finish the history class I'll start on English 2 and I should have Part 1 done by the end of July.

Finish half of Geometry Part 1
I also didn't start Geometry, my goal was to finish at least three units, but that didn't happen, but I did get the first unit of the course outlined and I decided on how I'm going to take notes for the class.

Start working out again.
Due to the issues I've been having I just haven't been able to start working out. I'm hoping that after I see a specialist next month I'll be able to get back on track, but till then I just have to wait it out and see what happens.

So that is all for today, I hope you liked it!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Beach Bags Under $50

When you're going to the beach, a beach bag is an essential, it keeps all your stuff together, and keeps sand from getting all over everything. I personally don't like to spend a lot of money on something like a beach bag because they just don't last long.
While looking online I found some great beach bags all under $50 to share with you, so now all that's left is choosing one!

Top Row: 1 , 2
Middle Row: 1 , 2
Bottom Row: 1 , 2

Which tote is your favorite? Let me know below!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday Reading

I've shared before on here that I'm a supporter of raising awareness for eating disorders, so when I came across this, I knew I had to share it.

If you're a rising Junior like me, then you've probably started looking into colleges and universities. Recently the 2014 Fly-In Program dates and information has started to be released, this is a link to the first round of announcements and more will be added as soon as that information is available.

No explanation needed.

Again, there's no need for an explanation.

As a writer, I know how hard it can be to get started, so here's a first line generator to help you out.

That's all for today, I hope enjoyed it! Let me know what you think in the comments!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Weekly Inspiration


    Goal: The next time you get a wonderful opportunity in life don't turn it down, say yes! You never know what might happen, it just might change your life.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Weekend Wear

I wanted to make another post earlier this week, but I just didn't have the energy for it, so now that I'm starting to feel better, I thought it was time for me to sit down and write.
I've been wanting to do a blog post like this for a while now, but I just didn't have time, between school and studying for last weekends ACT, but now I'm done with the ACT for awhile ( hopefully) and now I have time to write again!
Over the past few months I've been trying to include more fashion related posts in my blogging schedule and it's been about a month since my last fashion post, so I think today is the perfect day to get back into that!

This isn't going to be a weekly series, but I think I'm going to start doing a weekend wear post a few times a month. I had a lot of fun making this, and hopefully you enjoy it.
 So I guess that's all for today, let me know in the comments what you think!
What are you doing this weekend? Any fun plans?

Friday, June 20, 2014

5 Words: Week 75

Hello lovelies, it's time for this week's 5 Words, I hope you enjoy this weeks words!

Torpid- Mentally or physically inactive; lethargic.

Transmute- Change in form, nature, or substance.

Umbrage- Offense or annoyance.

Undulate- Move with a smooth wavelike motion.

Variegated- Exhibiting different colors, esp. as irregular patches or streaks .

Well that's all for this week, don't forget to check back on Sunday for a little bit of inspiration!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

99 Questions That Nobody Asks TAG

Hey lovelies, today I decided to try the "99 Questions That Nobody Asks TAG' that's been going around. I hope you enjoy it!

1. Do you sleep with your closet door open or closed?

2. Do you take shampoo and conditioner bottles from hotels?
No, I have color treated hair that gets super tangled.

3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
Out! They have to be out.

4. Have you ever stolen a street sign?

5. Do you use Post-It notes?
Yes all the time.

6. Do you cut out coupons but never use them?
Who doesn't.

7. Would rather be attacked by a bear or a swarm of bees?
A bear, I'd prefer a quick death.

8. Do you have freckles?
Yes, I'm covered in them.

9.Do you always smile for pictures?
I try to.

10. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Water bottle sweat, I can't stand it!

11. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?

12. Have you ever peed in the woods?
Yes, when I was little we used to go out four-wheeler riding for hours without a bathroom nearby.

13. What about pooped in the woods?
Not that I can remember. Unless an outhouse in the woods counts.

14. Do you ever dance if there's no music?

15.Do you chew on your pens or pencils?

16. How many people have you slept with this week?

17. What size is your bed?

18. What is your song og the week?
All To Well by Taylor Swift.

19. Is it okay for guys to wear pink?
I don't care what guys wear as long as they're clean and don't smell.

20. Do you still watch cartoons?

21.What's your least favorite movie?
I don't really watch movies often, I prefer TV shows.

22. Where would you bury hidden treasure if had some?
Not sure

23. What do you drink with dinner?
Water or milk.

24. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?

25. What is your favorite food?

26.What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
Drop Dead Fred and Titanic.

27. Last person you kissed/kissed you?
My mom before she left for work.

28.Were you ever in boy/girl scout?
29. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?

30. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper? 
September 2011.

31. Can you change the oil on a car?

32. Ever gotten a speeding ticket?
Nope, I don't drive, I haven't got my learners permit yet.

33. Ever ran out of gas?

34. Favorite kind of sandwich?
Peanut butter.

35. Best thing to eat for breakfast?

36. What is your usual bedtime?

37. Are you lazy?
Yes. But I'm also super productive. 

38. When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
A witch, a princess, and ghost.

39. What is your Chinese astrological sign?
The Ox.

40. How many languages can you speak?

41. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?

42. Which are better legos or lincoln logs?
Lincoln logs, they don't hurt as much if you step on them.

43. Are you stubborn?
Yes, very stubborn.

44. Who is better Leno or Letterman?

45.Ever watch soap operas?
Coronation Street. I used to watch One Life to Live before they cancelled it.

46. Are you afraid of heights?

47. Do you sing in the car?

48. Do you sing in the shower?

49.Do you dance in the car?

50. Ever used a gun?

51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
April 2011.

52. Do you think musicals are cheesy?

53. Is Christmas stressful?
NO, it's the best time of the year!

54. Ever eat a pierogi?
I don't even know what that is.

55. Favorite type of fruit pie?
I don't eat fruit pie.

56. Occupations you wanted to be as a kid?
A singer, veterinarian, and journalist.

57. Do you believe in ghosts?
I'm not sure. Sometimes I do, and then other times I don't.

58.Ever have a Dejavu feeling?
All the time!

59.Take a vitamin daily?

60. Wear slippers?

61. Wear a bathrobe?

62. What do you wear to bed?
Yoga pants and a tank top.

63. First concert?
I've never been to a real concert.

64. Wal-Mart, Kmart, Target?
Walmart for food and necessities and Kmart for clothing sometimes.

65. Nike or Adidas?
Doesn't matter.

66. Cheetos or Fritos?
Chili Cheese Fritos.

67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
Sunflower seeds.

68. Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?

69. Ever take dance lessons?

70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing>

71. Can you curl your tongue?

72. Ever won a spelling bee?

73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
I don't think so.

74. Own any record albums?

75. Own a record player?

76. Regularly burn incense?

77. Ever been in love?
Nope and I'm perfectly happy with that.

78. Who would you like to see in concert?
Rascal Flatts, Demi Lovato, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Taylor Swift.

79. What was the last concert you saw?
Again, I've never been to a real concert.

80. Hot tea or cold tea?
Neither, I don't like tea.

81.Tea or coffee?

82. Sugar cookies or Snickerdoodles?

83. Can you swim well
I can't swim at all.

84. Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?

85. Are you patient?
No, not at all.

86. DJ or band at a wedding?

87. Ever won a contest?
I think so.

88. Ever have plastic surgery?

89.Which are better black or green olives?
I like both.

90. Can you knit or crochet?
No, I used to be able to crochet though.

91.Best room for a fireplace?
Living room.

92. Do you want to get married?

93. If married, how long have you been married?
I'm not married.

94. Who was your HS crush?
I'm an online student, so I guess my laptop.

95. Do your cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?
No, and even if I did, I wouldn't get what I wanted.

96. Do you have kids?

97. Do you want kids? 
Yes, I want a house full of kids.

98. Whats your favorite color?

99. Do you miss anyone right now?

I'm gonna try to get back into my normal blogging schedule next week, but for today that's all, I'll try to post tomorrow, but I'm not making any promises!


Monday, June 16, 2014

Pinterest Finds

Hello lovelies, today I have for you another round of Pinterest Finds! I don't have anything to say today, I'm not feeling well, so I'm just going to leave you with some things I've been loving.

1. I've been loving all these funny cat pictures on Pinterest.

2. These animal pictures are killing me, I can't stop pinning them!


3. Robert Brault quote.


4. Jealousy quote.

This month I only found four pins worth sharing, there were plenty more, but if I included anymore most of them would be cute dog and cat photos! I think I've become obsessed!


Friday, June 13, 2014

5 Words: Week 74

Happy Friday lovelies, I hope you had a wonderful week, I know I did! I know I mentioned earlier this month that I was going to be working on a new blog design, but I wanted to mention it again, because I recently found a blog designer who's going to help me create a new design, so make sure you keep an eye out for that!

Here's this week's 5 Words...

Servile- Having or showing an excessive willingness to serve or please others.

Solipsism- The view or theory that the self is all that can be known to exist.

Somnolent- Sleepy; drowsy.

Temerity- Excessive confidence or boldness; audacity.

Timorous- Showing or suffering from nervousness, fear, or a lack of confidence.

 Well that's all for this week, don't forget to check back on Sunday for a little bit of inspiration!
                                                                                        Lori Ann

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My Top 5 Songs of the Moment

Hey y'all, sorry for the late post today, I was having a hard time deciding what to post today.
I eventually decided that today I would share with you my top 5 songs of the moment, I've never done this before, so I thought today would be a good day to give it a go.
Out of all the songs below, I have to say that my favorite is All Too Well. I have been completely obsessed with it for the past month and I refuse to take it off repeat!
Back in January Lucy Hale released her first single 'You Sound Good to Me' and I honestly wasn't impressed, she has an amazing voice, and I felt like she could do better. A few days ago I saw that her entire album was on her Vevo channel and I decided to give it a listen. From the entire album my favorite songs are Road Between, Kiss Me, Goodbye Gone, Nervous Girls, and Red Dress featuring Joe Nichols. After listening to the album I don't think I'll buy the entire album, but I will buy a few of the songs separately!

MKTO is a really random pick, I first heard of them last week after it was announced they would be an opening act for Demi Lovato on her world tour, and so I decided to listen to them, and I liked a few of their songs!

I guess that's all for today, I hope you liked it! Let me know what you think in the comments. What are your top 5 songs of the moment?

Monday, June 9, 2014

June Playlist

Hello lovelies, I hope you had a great weekend! Today I want to take a moment to talk to y'all and let you know what's been going on and why I haven't been posting as much recently.
Basically what's going on is that I'm taking the ACT this Saturday and I've been studying really hard, and I've been trying to keep up with blogging and my school work at the same time, and it's just a lot to handle.
At this point I've had to put my school and studying first, which means that I've had to neglect blogging the past few weeks. But the big day is Saturday, and after that I going to take a few days to relax and then I'm going go make sure I give this blog a some much needed TLC!
So there's that and here's this months playlist.

So that's all for today, I hope you liked this months playlist, and hopefully next week I can get back on track with my normal posting schedule.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Weekly Inspiration


You can only be strong for so long without breaking, so take some time and let yourself feel what you've been bottling up, cry, hit something, eat a carton of ice cream, and let yourself cry. When you're done you will feel so much better because you won't be holding on to everything that was hurting you.

Goal: Stop holding on to the pain inside and let yourself have a breakdown every once in a while.

Friday, June 6, 2014

5 Words: Week 73

Hello all my lovely subscribers, it's time for this week's 5 Words, and I hope you enjoy them!

Repudiate- Refuse to accept or be associated with .

Ribald- Referring to sexual matters in an amusingly rude or irreverent.

Sacrosanct- (esp. of a principle, place, or routine) regarded as too important or invaluable to be interfered with.

Salient- Most noticeable or important.

Scurrilous- Making or spreading scandalous claims about someone with the intention of damaging their reputation.

Well that's all for this week, don't forget to check back on Sunday for a little bit of inspiration!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Gillette Venus Snap VoxBox Review

A few weeks ago, I received my Gillette Venus Snap with Embrace from Influenster to try out, and I've gotta say that so far I really love it! Before I received the Venus Snap, I didn't even know it existed, I hadn't seen any commercials or ads for it, so I was really surprised when I received it.


The Venus Snap is great for on the go, it's easy to store and it's perfect for travel! I don't travel much, but I do have a trip planned this fall where I'll be going out-of-state for a few days and I already know that this will be in my bag when I leave!

I've used Venus Embrace razors in the past and I loved them, I'm not a fan of the price, but they do last a long time, so it's worth every penny. I've tried disposable razors, but I keep coming back to Venus every time! 

Would I recommend it?
Of course. It's small, portable, and you can take it with you anywhere!
If you use anything other than Venus Embrace razors, then I urge you to throw them away, and buy Venus, you won't regret it! While I don't like the price of the refills, I do feel like you get your moneys worth.

Also, I recently purchased their refills for Sensitive Skin, and I'm really loving it, I'm going to try them out for a few weeks and then I'll post a review.

Have you tried the Venus Snap? What did you think about it? Let me know in the comments below!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Goals for June + New Blog Design

Hello lovelies, can you believe it's already June? It feel like just yesterday I was writing my New Years Resolutions!
So you've probably noticed that once again I have changed my blog design, and to be honest it probably won't be the last time. As you can see below one of my goals this month is to work on a new blog design, so that's what I will be doing this month, I want to find a blog design that I really love that way I can actually keep it for a while and not change it in a few months time!

So there's that, I wanted to give you a heads up, and here's the rest of my goals for June!

FINISH College Prep U.S. History Part 2
Start and finish English 2 Part 1
Finish half of Geometry Part 1
Read a book.
Take better care of my hair.
Spend more time blogging.
Be more involved in the blog community.
Work on a new blog design.
Start working out again.

As you can tell once again my goals mainly revolve around school, but this month I'm also adding in some goals for the blog. For the past month I haven't been as focused on blogging, so this month I really want to put in more hours and focus on creating better content.

I guess that's all for today's post, I'll update you later this month about my goals!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Weekly Inspiration

Recently while browsing around on twitter I saw this message that Taylor Swift left on a fan's Instagram photo and I really wanted to share it. Taylor get's a lot of crap for dating, and people choose to see that side of her, and because of that they never see how inspiring and charitable she is. 
She is an amazing role model, and I'm very proud to say that I'm a Swiftie. 
Taylor is 24 years old, she's worth 200 million dollars, and she could be going out every weekend partying, drinking and doing drugs. But instead she's at home baking, playing with her cat, hanging out with her friends, and commenting on her fans Instagram posts. And when she's not working or touring she spends hours visiting sick kids in hospitals.
I think that that's something that should be shared and celebrated, and if you want to unfollow me because of that then go ahead, I don't care, this me, this is who I am and I'm not going to change that for anyone!