I wish I had a Teletransporter.

At my internship today, my boss shared the following link with me:


From an advertising student’s point of view, I think this idea is so clever.  Not only did they incorporate guerrilla marketing through the use of a humorous, unconventional, and interactive concept; but also, part of their strategy, and what made it so popular, was using social media marketing to spread their videos.

And although I do not fully condone the idea of the teletransporter, I have to admit it would be pretty cool to have one or use one in certain situations.

Glee is NOT High School Musical.


One of my favorite shows is Glee.  I bought the last two soundtracks this weekend and have listened to it nonstop.  So I have got to share this video with you because all three songs are incredible!  Enjoy!

It doesn’t feel like summer.

Summer usually consists of going home to Kentucky, eating an enormous amount of snow cones, vacationing in Florida, getting as tan as possible, and sleeping in.  My brother always gave me a hard time because he thought I was lazy, but I liked to call it relaxing. I believed that I deserved it since I pretend to work hard in school all year long and save up money through the school year.

Anyway, this summer is a little different.  I’m not in Kentucky, I haven’t had one Snowie, there is no Florida vacation in site, and I never get to sleep in.  My schedule consists of working, cooking, going to the gym, then sleeping.  Oh yeah, then repeating that same routine every day.  It’s not bad, it’s just not as exciting as usual.  I keep forgetting it’s summer, and I’m sick of it!

So to remind me of the season, I’ve made some goals.  For this weekend, first on the list is to go on a picnic and hike this evening, rather than doing our normal dinner and a movie date.  Then tomorrow, I’m going to the pool, equipped with my iPod and new Glee soundtrack, magazines, lots of otter pops, and of course, diet coke.

Also on the list is to finish the two books I’m currently reading.  We have the greatest hammock in our backyard (which I have always wanted) and it is a perfect spot to enjoy the shade and read.

And lastly, I’m going to buy a fire pit for our patio so I can roast coconut covered marshmallows and make tin foil dinners.


Piano Lee Derrick

Today at work, we came across a thesis written by a man named Xylophone.


So I clearly had to give myself an instrument name.  I chose piano.  And for my coworkers, here are yours.

Eliesa: Harp

Danica: Drums

Hayley: Clarinet

Tiffany: Piccolo

Christopher: Oboe

With love,


I will forever and always love Martha

For the first few months when I was engaged, I felt that I should buy a bridal magazine every time I went to the store. As time went by, the pile became increasingly larger, but I started regretting buying so many magazines because they all had the same ads and information. But one magazine I 100% do not regret buying is Martha Stewart’s Bridal magazine. Let me tell you, Martha knows how to throw a wedding.

But that’s not all Martha Stewart knows how to do… she’s amazing! I lately have been surfing her website a lot trying to think of new DIY ideas to redo our condo. I also have been trying to cook a few new meals each week. So right now, Martha Stewart is a vital source of inspiration. Let me share a few of my favorite finds:

Chalkboard spray-painted pots

Now that we have been cooking a lot, I thought it would be fun to grow our own herbs, especially cilantro. It’s both useful and decorative!

Wicker basket pots

We have a really nice front porch and side patio, but it’s quite bare, so I really want to get some flowers, and these homemade wicker baskets are such a cute touch!

Garden-glow lanterns

We have a strand of these from our wedding reception and didn’t know what to with them, next time we have a little dinner party, I am going to hang them out on our patio!

Chocolate Chip Ship

We were given three cake platters for wedding gifts. I know I should have taken one, or even two back, but they were each so different and extremely presh, I just couldn’t give any of them up. But I decided if I was going to keep them, I had to use them. So first thing on the list: this chocolate chip ship-icecream cake! To beat Martha’s creativity, which is what it’s all about, I’m going to add those lego pirate men!

Superneutral Bathroom

I love love loveeeee this combination! Who knew that this peach and teal combo is just as cute as, my favorite, tiffany blue with ruby red! We have yellow tiled floor, so I don’t think this will work for where we live, but maybe one day…

Touch of Wallpaper

I think this is another great idea. I really like wallpaper. But clearly it can be overwhelming and too much chaos to wallpaper a whole room. So to put it in a closet is perfect because it brightens up the space and accents the rest of the room.

That’s all for now. Thanks Martha!

I’d be the hamster in the cardboard box.

This weekend, I saw Karate Kid (Which, btw I loved it and will post about it soon).  Before the movie started, a new Kia Soul hamster commercial came on.  Call me immature, call me lame, I really don’t care, but something about these dancing and ghetto hamsters is awesome.


Kia came out with a commercial for the superbowl, I don’t know if you remember it, but it was pretty funny too. Way to go Kia.