My Heart Skips Skips a Beat

How soon is too soon to find new love after a relationship? Yes, Blake and I broke up last Monday but really it felt like we had been roommates since May. Sometimes you have to make tough decisions and ask yourself, “Do you want to spend the rest your life with this person?”. Sadly in May, I made the decision. Why it took me so long to actually say something…I was scared. I was afraid that all hell would break loose and my car would be taken from me or worse. It’s hard for me to talk about this but one of my first relationships was with a guy who cheated on me numerous times, threw glasses at me, told me I had to act and dress a certain way and made me feel ugly almost everyday that I was with him. He also abused my cat and was verbally abusive to me. I know that Blake would not have laid a hand on me but after going through a crap relationship like my first one, you can never fully be sure that it won’t happen again. Yes, I think Craig damaged me. I’ve made such great progress since that horrible time from 2005-2007. I’ve been able to open my heart up again and learn to trust. Yeah, there are still things to be worked on like my self esteem. Hopefully later on down the road I will better myself and realize that I’m beautiful just the way I am.

Luckily for me, I’ve found someone that makes me feel amazing. I know everyone is going to judge and have their opinion but you know what, it’s my life and if I want to start seeing people, then I can and I will. That certain someone makes me feel pretty much like I’m on top of the world. He takes my breath away and likes me for me. I know this is true because honestly, I don’t put a front on when I’m around people. I act like myself no matter what. I’m not one of those people to act totally different around people I don’t know. It’s called being yourself and that’s what I do. If people can’t accept how you are, then they don’t deserve you. I always thought it was funny to see girls and guys act 100% different just to get a guy/girl. Then later on down the road, they show their true colors and the relationship fails. Relationships run on being honest, having trust, faith and love. If you take away some of those then it’s just going to crumble.

What’s amazing to me is that it’s actually been a long time since I’ve felt this loved. He makes me feel so good about myself and I couldn’t be happier. The last couple of days I’ve been lucky enough to talk to him on the phone for hours. Sunday night we talked for two hours and then last night we talked for 5 hours. Luckily, we both have AT&T so we have free mobile to mobile. If not, our phone bills would be through the roof! Haha.

I’m super giggly while I’m writing this post. I feel like I’m on cloud nine right now and it’s amazing!!!! I couldn’t be happier with how my life is right now. I’m managing my apartment on my own, my bills and I have a totally awesome guy who’s into me. I could not be happier!!

My heart skips skips skips, skips skips skips a beat

[Verse 1]
I can see you’re not yourself
Even when you’re here with me
I know that you so well

So put another record on
Kiss and leave me on
Nothing really matters when we’re dancing
Listen to the same sad song playing on repeat
Cause every time we come this close,
My heart skips, skips a beat

[Chorus]
So come on, spin me around
I don’t wanna go home
Cause when you hold me like this
You know my heart skips, skips a beat
I know I should, but I can’t leave it alone
And when you hold me like this
That’s when my heart skips, skips a beat
Oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Oh oh oh! oh oh oh!

[Verse 2]
So hung up, we can’t let go
If you really have to leave
One more time just move me slow
So put another record on
Play it on repeat
Nothing really matters when we’re dancing
Cause all you ever need to know
Is what you do to me
That every time you hold me close
My heart skips, skips a beat

[Chorus]
So come on, spin me around
I don’t wanna go home
Cause when you hold me like this
You know my heart skips, skips a beat
I know I should, but I can’t leave it alone
And when you hold me like this
That’s when my heart skips, skips a beat
Oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Oh oh oh! oh oh oh!

[Rizzle Kicks]
Rizzle Kicks yeah
I just thought and I was like, let’s have a ting-toy
Playing with this … inside, not like before
The flaps keep going up and down like a see-saw
I shoulda just taken her to the cinema to see Saw
Would she let me sit with her, I figured
Her figure’s a sure sure winner
Cause I got a lead from the back, I’ma skip her
My heart skips, skips, skips, skips, skips, skips a beat

[Chorus]
So come on, spin me around
I don’t wanna go home
Cause when you hold me like this
You know my heart skips, skips a beat
I know I should, but I can’t leave it alone
And when you hold me like this
That’s when my heart skips, skips a beat
Oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Oh oh oh! oh oh oh!

My heart skips, skips a beat

 

Live Life to the Fullest

As many of you know by now, Blake and I broke up Monday August 13th. We pretty much got to the point in our relationship where neither one of us was happy anymore. He wants to move closer to work and I didn’t, we were arguing more and more each day and things were being said to friends that shouldn’t have been said. We mutually decided to end things. There was no arguing done between us and that’s all I could ask for. I did not want us to get into a big fight and end it badly. We both agreed on remaining friends and going about our lives separately.

This is almost a hard post to write because our relationship was 3 1/2 years long and the main reason for my move to Texas. I will remain here in Texas because this is now my home. Yes, California will always be my main home but I do not feel inclined to live there anymore. The cost of living is too high and I would not be able to get the hatch legalized out there without doing a bunch of work. Besides, I have made so many friends here and I would really miss every single one of them. Not saying that I don’t miss my California friends but ya know.

Now I’ve been on my own for almost 2 weeks, 11 days to be exact. I’m enjoying it. My apartment will finally be clean and I won’t have to pick up crap everyday because I’m really not a messy person. It is a bit different living on my own but I like it. I do not like the fact that I don’t have internet or cable. There’s absolutely nothing for me to do now when I get home from work. Hopefully that will change in the next few months. I’m hoping to get back from California and get another job so I can pay for internet and hopefully go to the dentist and get my teeth fixed because my front tooth is really starting to irritate me. People always tell me I have something on my tooth, NO, the last dentist I went to messed up my tooth. Pretty much my front tooth is stained, I guess. I already got a quote from Blake’s dentist and it’s going to be $3200+ for me to take care of two fillings, a crown for my broken tooth (if I don’t have to have a root canal) and get my front tooth fixed. Yay! Not! I’m not looking forward to paying that but they have decided to let me do payments. I just can’t afford to do payments at this moment so I guess I’ll have to wait longer.

Well, that’s pretty much an update on my life right now. I love my life right now regardless of what has happened and I’m happy where I’m at. I have amazing friends and a little furrball that loves me. What more could a girl ask for?

Galveston Beach Cruise

Sunday morning I packed up the camera, canon xsi to be exact, and headed off to HEB with my friend Ruben who had picked me up in his wagon. We met up with the group and got some much needed supplies (beer, chips, ice and charcoal) and headed out to the beach around 12:30pm. There were a couple of pit stops along the way but we ended up at our destination around 2pm. Getting out on the beach was a bit of a difficult task but we ended up getting everyone across eventually. We did have to get Steven’s wagon pulled out of the sand and we did have about 2-3 people break off their front lips. Overall, it was a great day/night. We spent all day on the beach bbqing and playing in the sand. After we all left the beach, a few of us headed out to Denny’s to get a late night meal, since most of us didn’t eat much while at the beach. I ended up having a rootbeer, oreo milkshake and half order of nachos. The only thing I actually finished was the rootbeer. Ha! I guess I wasn’t all that hungry after all. Ruben dropped me off at my house around 12:20am. I then showered and uploaded all 770 pictures from the camera. Yes, that’s an extreme amount of pictures but I never do anything small. Anyway, onto the pictures! Enjoy!

Can’t Kick the Couponing Bug

Couponing really isn’t hard to get into. Yes, it takes a little bit of time and effort but it’s very rewarding. Atleast, in my opinion it’s rewarding. I have had many friends come up to me and say, “Katie, you need to teach me how to do this! I want free stuff!”. At the end of the day though, they end up saying it’s too much work, they don’t have the time or just lose interest in it.

Overall, since I have been couponing, I have gotten 100+ bags of cat food for free, about 30 cans of cat food free, 8 shampoos/conditioners free, 3 boxes of allegra free, toothpaste for free/cheap, 3 cheap deodorants, 4 bags of dog food free, 7 free bodywashes, 21 free room sprays (I had more but gave some to friends), free floss, free pantiliners, and a bunch of other items for really cheap. I think the most I have paid for an item with a coupon was $1.97.

I would say I have definitely benefitted from couponing. Some people think I’m a hoarder because I have 15+ room sprays but if it’s free I’m going to get it. Plus I’ve slowly been giving away things to friends. I’ve given away about 7 bags of cat treats, 5 bags of cat food, dog food, body wash, razors, candles, bug spray and room sprays. I’m not one of those people that hoards all of these things I will never use. If they are free and I won’t be using them, I still get them but end up giving them to a friend who can use them. Plus, with couponing I have been able to save a ton of money and put that toward bills and other things.

Here are some pictures of my stockpile and items I’ve gotten for cheap/free just by couponing. Enjoy!

Spent $3.55!

I spent $3.55 on the above items.

Spent $0.06 on all of these.

My stockpile in my closet. All of the Glades were free. Razors w/shaving gel were $1.97 ea. and the soaps were all $0.69. The bodywash was $0.50 ea.

My stockpile in my linen closet which will soon be turned back into a linen closet.

Got all of these for free!

I hope you all enjoyed my post. **Friends..Come see me if you need anything!

If you’re looking to get into couponing it’s really easy.

  1. Step 1: Buy a Sunday newspaper. There are sometimes up to 4 coupon inserts in this paper. Match with the ads and you’re set
  2. Step 2: Follow The Krazy Coupon Lady on Facebook. She posts up deals at Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, Kroger, Safeway and more. She’ll also tell you what coupons to use where.

I hope you all enjoyed this post and feel free to leave me some feed back or comments.

Photography – My Passion

As many of you know by now, photography is a big part of my life. I have been passionate about photography since I was in high school. I used to work under my uncle taking pictures and setting up the lighting equipment as well as doing the order forms. Working under him meant actually learning all of the technical terms and some of the photography techniques. Needless to say, I’ve forgotten some stuff but still remember quite a bit.

Enough of me rambling on and on. Let’s get to some pictures!!

Sleepless in Houston

Last night was the first night I have slept alone in quite awhile. Blake has moved into his mom’s house and I have the apartment all to myself. It’s something that is really new to me because I’ve never experienced living on my own before. I have either lived with my parents or lived with a boyfriend. I think it’s going to take me awhile to get use to not waking up next to someone every morning and going to bed next to that person. I know I can manage, I have to.

I think I ended up falling asleep around 1am. I woke up around 4:30am looking around the apartment and at my phone (of course) to see what time it was and if I was late for work. Silly me, I still had 1.5 hours before my alarm was to sound off. Talk about feeling completely drained this morning when I finally got up. This is a new experience though and I’m going to take it with stride. It’s time to grow up and be the independent woman I know I can be.

Hopefully there won’t be many sleepless nights to come. I know saying this you are probably thinking, “Sleepless? You still got plenty of sleep!”. For me though, when I wake up during the middle of the morning and then fall back asleep, my schedule is completely off.