Monday, January 28, 2013

Guest Blogger

Hello everyone !
Today we have someone special joining us , shes going to tell us all about her blog and why she blogs !
I hope you will enjoy her as much as I do :)
Hello. My name is Sabrina + I blog over at cattails + cardigans. My blog is a lifestyle blog where I talk about my cat Gregory, my love for photography + my walk with Christ. My blog shifted from a photography blog to a lifestyle blog in 2012 when I was injured in a serious car wreck that left me paralyzed. My blog has been a place where I can talk openly about my injury to spread awareness + also keep my friends, family + readers up to date. I really encourage you all to start a blog, if you haven't + if you do blog, I encourage you to start taking it more seriously.

I started blogging in 2011 during my senior year in high school. I wanted a place to post pictures, share stories + just talk about my adventures as a young adult. Shortly after my 18th birthday, I moved out of my parents house + on my own. I was able to share with my readers about being on my own + having to make ends meet on a Wal Mart salary. I did move once more, to live with a boyfriend who I ended up breaking up with shortly after I moved in with him. It was really hard for me to move back home to live with my dad but I did. During this time, I wasn't blogging hardly at all. I was working full time, going to school + didn't have internet at my fathers house. It was hard for me to keep my readers up to date.

After my car wreck + being in the hospital for three months, I moved to Tennessee, about four hours from my home in Illinois. I started talking about my spinal cord injury + started taking blogging more seriously and it paid off. Over the last few months, I've met some amazing new friends and started reading awesome new blogs. The blogging world is full of sweet people who are willing to tell you everything they know and help you grow as a blogger.

Having a blog and being able to share memories with readers also comes in handy for myself. I can look back on older posts and see how I've grown so much as a person. Sometimes it's a little embarrassing to see what I've said/done before but that's also the fun part of it.

I am willing to share with you all what I've learned over the last two years of blogging. Please feel free to stop by on my blog + say hello.

Isnt she inspiring ? Think she is !
Go check her out ..NOW
Jenn xo

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sunday Social #21

Sunday Social
Its time for Sunday social link up !
1. What is your ideal way to relax?
Browsing around on my computer or watching some TV
2. Where is your favorite place to be?
At my Gymnastics gym
3. Who do you consider your biggest role model?
My coach Ashley, she has been my coach for 7 years now
4. What does your life look like in 3 years?
Hopefully having my career on the go and possibly a baby on the way ? :)
5. If you could go back and change one decision, what would it be?
of not doing homework and actually focusing on school
6. What is your biggest accomplishment in life so far
Almost finishing college !
are you linking up ?
Jenn xo
Ps look out for my guest blogger here tommrow , shes going to tell us all about her and her blog !

Friday, January 25, 2013

Week Wrap Up

Hello Friday!
I cannot believe its Friday!, it’s been a week I tell ya...
Since Sunday I’ve had a cold and its killing me !
Monday had school and did absolutely nothing that day
Tuesday let me tell you about Tuesday well Monday night/Tuesday morning I was sleeping and I had a can of coke on my beds shelf and have been there for like 2 weeks and so in the middle of the night my pillow decided it was going to knock it over. so here I am thinking the dog is peeing on my head I wake up in a panic and scream "ORY DIGGERS PEEING ON MY HEAD" little did I know it was the coke so it went all over my pillows and bed so i had to cuddle up with ory for the rest of the night.
then the morning comes and threes a snow storm brewing outside so I take my time getting to school only to say screw it and go back home so I did that and went to go back to bed and I tried to pull the blanket up over my head, the blanket didn't want to go much farther so I ended up letting go and punching myself in the eye so I had a black eye and a scab on my eye. Totally glad I called it quits on Tuesday aha
Wednesday I went to school and tumbling nothing in particular happened.
Thursday and today I was at my new practicum placement, I’m with the jr preschoolers which are ages 2-4 I’m so glad I’m with them and not the toddlers. As much as I love toddlers I could not do it any longer!
It’s a nice daycare that I’m at. They were nice and welcoming :)
that is all for today tune in on Sunday for the Sunday social !
Have a great weekend!!
Jenn xo

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunday Social #20

Sunday Social

Hey ladies ,
Its Sunday and I hope your all having a lovely weekend
I was until this morning when  I woke up with a head cold and I want to do absolutely NOTHING!
I still have to though, I have  4-6 page paper due tomorrow I must start that soon !

well here are my answers to the Sunday Social its all about 3's !
1. Top 3 favorite kinds of food
Mac N Cheese , Stuffed chicken with cheese and ham, and PIZZA. (who doesn't like pizza ?)
2. First 3 things you do in the morning
Take dog for a pee, Wash face, Get dressed
3. Last 3 things you do at night
Wash face, Check accounts (facebook,twitter etc), Take dog for a pee
4. 3 TV shows you NEVER miss
Pretty little liars, Greys anatomy, The biggest loser
5. 3 places you want to visit
NYC, Paris, Somewhere down south
6. 3 people you can always count on
My best friend Nicole, my boyfriend, and my other friend Lakyn
Jenn xo
PS I want to say hi to my new followers that I got through the Friday Chaos Blog hop !
And glad you all decided to join me :) 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday Chaos, Blog Hop.

Hello my lovelies  Today i am joining in a Blog Hop, which i think is a great way to make new friends, find out about new blogs and have some fun in the process.

Its really simple, all you have to do is follow the 4 main rules up top and join in with us and have some fun, you may discover some amazing blogs in the process.

So dont forget to link up below if you do join in with us, i look forward to meeting lots of new friends and finding out all about your blogs!

Jenn X

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday Social #19

Here for a second post ! Sunday social all about our blogs.
Sunday Social
1. What is the name of your blog? How long have you been blogging?
Hello Gutentag it comes by because I'm half Canadian and Half German
Ive been blogging for  almost a year now on this blog anyways

2. Why do you blog?
To create friendships and have a space of my own .

3. What is the first blog you ever followed?
Honestly I'm not sure about that one.
4. What is your favorite post you wrote in 2012?
My brother   for sure !

5. What are your blogging goals for 2013?
To gain more followers and get better at posts !

6. Name your top 3 favorite blogs.
We all think differently
Silly Incantations
Are you linking up ?
Jenn xo

Leibster Award Take 2

Good Morning ladies
Yesterday I got the pleasur of being awarded the leibster award again !
by the lovely Alex at Good Girl Gone Wife
you really should check her out I did after being awarded and her blog looks AWESOME !
So lets get this thing rolling shall we ?
I like this new pretty one !
So the rules are...
1. You must post 11 things about yourself.
2. Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.
3. Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.
4. Choose 11 new blogs & link them in your post
5. Please leave me a comment on this post with the URL to your Liebster award so I can learn more about YOU!
MY random facts about me !
I'm a huge superman fan
I play facebook games all day long
I have a dad who is retired from the military as of Dec 21st
I love going on calls with my boyfriend (hes a tow truck driver)
I'm a huge TV fan( but doesn't watch actual TV(watches everything online) )
I want an IPhone really bad !
I still don't have my licence(I'm 21)
I wish I actually a good blog writer
I'm such a procrastinator
I read Cosmo magazine just for the sex confessions
I'm NOT a girlie girl
Questions Alex set for me!
If you could pick one skill to excel at, what would it be?
Writing , I lack at writing skills in my blog and at school
Do you play any musical instruments?
I did play the piano for 4 years does that count ?
What was your first car?
don't have one yet !
What is your biggest fear?
not succeeding in my career  
What are your plans for your blog?
hopefully get better at posts
Do you use social media, and if so, what is your favorite social media site?
Facebook and twitter
What is your favorite board game?
If you participated in any sports/clubs/activities in high school, which was your favorite?
Cheerleading. the one and only thing I did in high school
Where would you most like to take a vacation?
New York !
What is your guiltiest TV pleasure?
Gilmore Girls 
What is your favorite season and why?
Summer, its nice pretty and you can wear nice flip flops and shorts !
MY questions
Do you like to do your nails , if so what colours do you mainly use ?
Are you studying anything at the moment ?
Do you play any sports ?
On a lazy day what is your favourite thing to do ?
What is your favorite smell ?
What kind of cell phone do you have, would you change it?
Night or day person ?
Coke or Pepsi ?
If you could change one thing about your self what would it be ?
Dogs or cats ?
Are you a hockey fan ? if so what are your thoughts on the NHL lock out
Finally my nominees are ....
Jenn xo

Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday Chaos Blog Hop & 100th Post !

Good morning :)
Today is another day off for me. and not only am I linking up for the friday chaos blog hop .. its my 100th post !
How exciting and I hope there to be more !


Jenn xo

Thursday, January 10, 2013

3 Days Down

hello everyone !
I hope your all having a great Thursday morning, im writing this before I go to work for a hour then coming home and working on house work and homework
I've been at school for 3 days now and I just want to be done.
after all my housework and stuff is done Im going to catch up on all your lovely posts !
Have a great day !
Jenn xo

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sunday Social # 18

Here it is Sunday and I feel soo behind because I normally have this done first thing in the morning but mot today !
I got called into work at  10 this morning because someone didn't show up so I did my good deed of the day and went till until 5:00
Sunday Social

1. Do you plan to change any of your eating habits in the new year?
Bringing more healthy foods to school and not eating stuff from the vending machines !
2. Any workout tips to get us back in shape after the Holidays?
Lunges and drink water !
3. What is your favorite thing you did over the Holidays?
4. What is something you hope that you accomplish in 2013 that you did not in 2012?
get my licence
5. Name 3 things happening this year you are excited about and why
Im going to be starting my career
hopefully ill be done school !
possibly going to Germany !

Have a great rest of the night :)
Jenn xo


Saturday, January 5, 2013

30 Before Thirty !

I finally got all my thoughts together to write 30 things I want to do before I turn the big 30
I have still 9 years till then so I have lots of time to do it !
30 Before Thirty
Get my licence
Get a tattoo
try hot yoga
read 100 books(I'm sure ill surpass that)
Visit NYC
Get married !
Have one child at least
Graduate from college
Move out
Get a job at a daycare
Do 10 DIY from pintrest
Have a car
Get level 3 ECE ( ill have my level 2 when I graduate)
Start own daycare
Own a home
Go down south (anywhere)
Go to Paris
Go on cruise
Fly first class
Watch 100 movies ( once again I'm sure ill surpass that)
Bake 20 recipes on my own (I don't know how to bake)
Learn sign language
Get an IPhone
Go on a road trip to anywhere
Buy another dog
Read the bible
Go to church again
Have a $500 shopping spree
Start a garden
Be 125 before or after kids (at some point)
There you have it, what are some things you would like to do before turning 30 or 40 or whatever age ?
Jenn xo

Friday, January 4, 2013

Friday chaos link up !


Im once again linking up for the Friday chaos !

After a long two days of a work shop at school im defiantly in a need for new blogs to read
and what better way ? with a link up :)

Happy Friday all !

Jenn xo

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year Resolutions

As I promised here are my new year resolutions
Be more organized (School, Home, Work)
Already started on this one , organized the bathroom cupboard!
Drink more water ... lets see how that one works
I don't like water  
Save money
TRY to go to the gym for cardio
Pick up after my self
Bad for that one
Stop procrastinating
That's what schedules are for ! 
and lastly
Jenn xo

Oh How Pintresting #3


 Here are some DIY'S Im going to try this year !

Source: via Jenn on Pinterest



 Happy Pintresting !
Jenn xo

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Hello 2013!

Well its another year
Lets see what this year brings !
Me and the boyfriend .... and the dog brought in new years playing monopoly until the boyfriend got fed up cause he had to give me 600 bucks for landing on my space

And I woke up this morning to this ...
First snow of 2013 :) makes me happy
well I hope you all have a great 2013 and hope your not all hung over !
Jenn xo
P.S if anyone read my post about my friends baby , Isaiah now is of the breathing tube . one step closer for this 8 week early baby to go home !
P.S.S. I have instagram if you'd like to follow :)