Tuesday, November 30, 2010


yay - the time has come the walrus said, for this blogger to randomly chose a winner for her giveaway! Yay! and the winner is #13 (as generated by Random.com)

Laura of Along For The Ride

Congrats Laura

send me an email at atlyankeebelle at gmail dot com and I set you up with miss Cap

Thanks all for entering my giveaway! Look for another one soon

Friday, November 26, 2010

Oh The Holidays

Well today is friday, the day after thanksgiving. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! Mine started off kind of ruff, but it got better :)

So I know some of you were up at the crack of dawn, or earlier, I hope you got everything you went out to get. Im planning on doing some black friday shopping next year, so any advice will be much appreciated.

I got some interesting news this weekend. My brother PJS is a senior at Wake Forest in NC, and he is an accounting major. In Jan he will be moving back into my parents house to start his internship with a major accounting firm here in atlanta.

I love my brother because hes my brother, but living with him is another story. Without filling this post with reasons why I hate living with him, Im simply gonna say Im moving out asap

This also means I need to figure out how to get out of my current lease, which is even more complex because the office is only open when I am at work :( This is gonna be a challange.

For my atlanta readers, I am working very close to the altanta history center. I am looking for a roommate and a 2-3 br apartment or even small house to rent for about 6 months. any ideas?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


first of all, to all my readers who work full time 40 hour a week jobs, kudos to you! Ive only had 3 day work weeks and Im pooped. To those young ladies who are in college, working full time is VERY different. I have the energy to get home, eat dinner, maybe watch tv and shower then pass out.

Im sure in a few weeks my body will be used to it, but right now its not.

so I love my job, we have so much fun in training. and my big confession of the week - I have a crush on my team lead. Hes from Ann Arbor MI, a natural born Michigan fan and hes married. Oh well. But he gives me faith that I might find a nice UofM grad to marry me :)

on that note I have decided being single for the holidays sucks! I have my 1st office christmas party and no one to bring. Along with that I have no date for my family's annual trip to see a christmas carol. So any of you ladies who know of a nice guy here in atlanta, please please please let me know!

I am literally falling asleep as I write this so Im gonna hit the sack. I do have some exciting news coming up :)

also - for those of you who use a reader, so you dont miss any blog posts, what do you use? I want to try one

Thursday, November 18, 2010

More Later

Im sorry - Ive been a terrible blogger the last few days. Im not doing a full long post, but I just want to let you know that


Leaving you with something funny :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tomorrows the Big Day

so tomorrow at 7.45 AM I will be here:

a big grown up office in atlanta

I start my 6 week training tomorrow and to say that I am nervous would be like saying the pope is kinda religious. I am like crazy nervous! 

Tonight I will be driving to atlanta where I will be staying with my parents for the holiday season. Luckily I will still have my carrollton apartment so on the weekends I can come back here to relax and be away from the ciaos that will be my parents house over the holiday season.
In other news...
a boy asked for my digits last night and we chatted and he seems like a nice guy. Im not going to give him an official blog name, like JAB because we havnt even gone on a date, but if we do, he will get his own name. Im thinking of calling him PCBB for Panama City Beach Boy because that is where hes from. Or Red, because he drives a little red truck. not sure yet lol

I have my last tutoring sesion today with Leo, which is sad because Im gonna miss him, but JAB is going to tutor him. He needs the job and it'll give him something to do. 

I also had dinner a few night ago with a nice guy I met online, not much dating potential but a friend, and he told me about a few places around carrollton that might be hiring so I'm gonna go ahead and check them out. A job closer to here would be nice, but it would need to pay as well or better then the Wirpo job to be worth it.

On another note, I am super excited about christmas cards this year! I am planning on sending my own out, separate from my family, because my mom rarely sends them out anymore. Im going to write one of those letters telling people what Ive been up to this year and everything.

I'm also thinking of giving my parents a photo shoot for christmas. We dont have any family pictures and it would be fun. I cant afford to pay a pro in atlanta, most cost $350+ for a 2 hour shoot for 5 people, and that doesnt even include the pictures, so Im thinking of putting an add on craigslist looking for a novice photographger or even a SCAD student. Atlanta ladies - do you know anyone who does photography on the side? 

I've decided this year for christmas Im just gonna ask for money because I really want to buy myself a real camera

For all you ladies who take such fab pictures, which one would you recommend? Im planning to take some photography classes at a local school in the spring bc I am seriously considering starting my own little side photography business.

Im planning on taking a trip here

to buy the camera, as I can try it out and pay 1/2 the cost for it. Any one want to join me for this road trip? 

Well Im off to pack up my car and eat some lunch. Have a fab day!

Monday, November 15, 2010


so I am happy to report a few things

1. I feel better! Im not 100% yet, but Im much better then I was yesterday and thats always a good thing!

2. I got my official "report here wensday at 8AM" email from my job! So I guess it's all real!
*for all you ladies who work in an office, what do I wear? I know no jeans, but I also didnt see any one in a suite - so Im thinking nice slacks and a nice top with jewlry? I guess Ill find out wensday*

3. Im thinking of either starting a new blog, or changing the name of this one. I cam up with A Belle On A Budget - how one atlanta belle lives large on a little
is that cute? funny? Horrible? advice please!

and now for something that is gonna make your heart just SING! I adore youtube and this may have become my favorite video:

now I also love love love this one (its long but well worth it)

and who could forget this one:

Now, turn off the music on my blog and play all these and smile from ear to ear :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday Wramblings

so guess what... Im still sick :( no more sore throat, but my head feels like its the size of a beach ball - not fun!

So as I sit here in my apartment, I am trying to think about good things. On wed I start my 1st big girl job! How exciting is that? Im super duper nervous but thats ok. I am super excited to meet some new people, and to be in Atlanta because I will be able to attend YAM events!

not that kinda YAM
this kind:

I'm most excited for 

Yay! Beer and catholic teachings!

So I also want to remind you of :

Please join! It's gonna be a delicious yummy swap!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Stuffed Up

 So right now Im sitting in my parents kitchen, watching Law & Order about something crazy, IDK. They love this show, I like it ok, but I prefer Bones. I'm pretty sure they have another episode coming up so I figure Ill answer some of these fun questions.  
1. Do you see a lot of stars at night where you live?
I think so, next time I'm outside at night I'll have to look up. I know in Atlanta I can't see stars when I look up. A few years ago I was a camp counselor for the summer and I just loved looking up at the stars every night.

2. Did you cry today?
Yes, I have been sick and I have a lot of pressure built up on my head. Sometimes crying lets the pressure out.

3. What are you doing tomorrow?
I think I am going to dash over to IKEA and grab some tuperware and then I'll be headed back to carrollton to pack up some more clothes and hang out with some friends. Just a nice low key weekend.

4. What is the last movie you watched and what's the best thing about it?
“Toy Story 3" I just love pixar animation and the characters are just so cute.

5. Are you craving any kind of food right now?
Something sweet, might go find some chocolate. I was super craving sushi today, so thats what I had for dinner.

6. Who slept in your bed with you last?
Me, and me and I.

7. Where were you at 9am?
Today? Awake - looking for cold meds

8. How do you feel about your hair?
I normally love it, but here lately its been really weird, so Im hoping to get it healthy and then get a nice cut and style.

9. Do you plan on having any babies and if so how many?
Yes, I want to be a mommy. I want 2, a boy and a girl. 

10. Do you wear makeup?
Not very often, but now that I'm gonna have a big girl job, I'll prob wear basic makeup.

11. Have you done any community service this year?
Yes, a lot. I did about 60 hours my last semester at GSU but I havnt found a group to volunteer with around here yet. I did sign up for a volunteering singles group in ATL that I'm excited for.

12. What is the last concert you went to?
Tim McGraw in April

13. Do you have any secret wishes right now?
Yes, but I guess if I tell you, it wont be a secret, will it.

14. Have you ever cried in front of the last person you kissed?
Ya, but here lately he is the reason I have been crying so its not so good.

15. If you could be anywhere right now where would you want to be?
In statesboro with my friends, getting ready to go out for a fun night.

16. How is the weather lately?
OK - not too hot, but not freezing either.

17. Where do you want to eat next?
I'm thinking Fellinies tomorrow.

18. What scares you the most about relationships?
Not ever finding the One.

19. What's your favorite sport to play?


20. Do you like chocolate?

21. What are you listening to?
Target Add for Keith Urban - Love Him!

22. What happens to you when you get nervous?
I talk too much, and I fidget.

23. Does the rain ruin your day?
I try not to let it.

24. What is your relationship status?
Ugh... well lets just say JAB send me a txt saying we need to talk about "us" tomorrow since on wed I will be moving to ATL m-f for at least the next 6 weeks.

25. Are you ticklish?
only one place, but its very very very painful for me to be tickled there.

well now that I've spilled my sick guts, I'm gonna go put on my PJs, head down to the theater and watch some DVR!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Christmas Swap

so I dont know about y'all but I am super excited about this christmas season. For one, I will have a grown up job, so that means I will have some extra $$ to spend on gifts etc. And it will be my first christmas at my new place which I wont actually be celebrating at because Im moving to my parents house come tue Lord save me. I am considering changing the name of my blog to Single Girl, Lives With Her Parents, 1st Big Girl Job, but thats kinda long and not so fun to say, so I guess I wont.

I want to say thank you to all of your for your kind well wishes. I have been very sick for the last few days. Im better today and Im hoping by saturday to be 100% recovered.

so with all my down time, like 48 hours in bed, I have been day dreaming of christmas and the best part of christmas is cookies! My family has 2 recipes that we have been making for years and years and years. I love them and I cant wait to eat some. Its only recently did I realise that other people make different kinds of cookies. I love trying other people's family cookies. So I was thinking the best way of trying other people's cookies is to host a swap.

So heres the deal - On dec 10th, or 11th you will pack 24 cookies (1 or 2 different types, what ever you make in your family) in Tupperware (we dont want stale cookies) and ship them to your partner along with $10 worth of other holiday goodies.
Please sign up by Dec 1st, so I can assign everyone partners. Please add the picture to your blog and link it to this page, so we can have plenty of people join the swap.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Prayer

right now, I find myself turning to God more and more to help me with my many struggles. Between the drama of JAB, my current bout of sickness, the preparation for my new job and just general anxiety I find myself needing to talk to someone, but as I live alone and my friends are busy, I turn to God. I sure do wish I could just send him an email and get a prompt response, but that's not how it works. So tonight I decided to write a little prayer.

Dear God
thank you for the many blessings you have bestowed upon me, my supportive parents and friends. Thank you for allowing me to wake up each day, to feel the sun on my face, and breath clean air. Thank you for taking care of me in the past as I know you will in the future. Please help to make the choices you want me to make, surround myself with people who are kind and good, please help me to manage the stress I am under and to do your will. I know you have closed many doors in my life, and it seem as though right now I am looking for that window, please help me keep the faith to find it. I lift up my joys and my sorrows to you, O Lord. You are the wind beneath my wings. Please help me to bring your light to those around me. I love you and will serve you forever.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Blog Swap!

so I did a color swap with Jessica from Duck Duck Cow and I had so much fun! I love the color pink and my partner did such a great job!
I got a bunch of cute pink stuff! Sadly my phone isnt working so I cant post all the photos :( but heres what I got:

  • hand sanitiser (pepermint)
  • cup cake cups
  • hand made watch
  • pink pot holder
  • pink candy
  • pink tissues
All the pink made me sooo very happy!


hey y'all

I am alive :) but Im sick :(

with a sore throat :(

as much as I would like to stay in bed all day long

but instead I'm getting dressed and taking my coffee and going to take my drug test and tutor 2 different kids. This is gonna be a long day :(

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Good News

So I had my interview on monday at 2.15 and I got a call on monday at 5 from the HR guy saying they wanted me! Yes!
This is going to be a good week!
I am a little nervous because the job is a solid hour away from where I live, but its 2 miles from my parents house... do you see where Im going with this? 
Im going to continue to keep applying for work here, locally, but this is something! A company actually wants to pay me to work for them, how rockin amazing is that?

Another update in my life is I am SINGLE! I figured it would happen, Ive been pretty unhappy lately. But what has suppriesed me is how ok I am with being single. It used to be my biggest fear, being alone, but right now it's kind of nice. I am still friends with JAB and we might try dating again, but for right now knowing I can go on dates, and move to ATL and dance and kiss and have fun is amazing!

This weekend I am going to statesboro and I COULDNT BE MORE EXCITED IF I TRIED! I havnt seen my friends in 3+ months. None of them have come to visit :( and so now I am returning to my college town and I am super excited. Im gonna be celebrating my birthday a month late, my new job, and just being with my friends. There will be a lot of photos taken, not many blog posts or tweets, warning you now, but just know that I will be having the time of my life!

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