Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I'm ALIVE!!!!!!

People! Did you miss me? Because I missed you!  Believe me life has been NUTS!!! For the last three weeks I probably couldn't have even told you my name.  To be perfectly honest I have been avoiding this post a little because it meant I would have to relive the maddness going on in my wacky life.  So to make this less painful for all parties involved, I am going to practice my summarizing skills.

Week 1-the madness begins....
Monday-Sunday: worked 12 hour days

Week 2/Week 3 the madness continues....

Monday-Wednesday: Worked 3 more 12 hour days at work
Thursday: I entered the Interior Design Studio at 9am and left the Building at 2am
Friday: I entered the Interior Design Studio at 8:30am and left the Building at 3:30am
Saturday: I entered the Interior Design Studio at 9:30am and left the Building at 4:00am
Sunday: I entered the Interior Design Studio at 10am and left the Building at 11:45am on MONDAY!

By 11:30am Monday my eye balls were burning out of my head and my veins couldn't handle one more ounce of coffee AND MY SENIOR SEMINAR WAS COMPLETE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AH!!!!  Can you believe it? I can't either!!!
Now you see why a summary was necessary.  The wounds are still healing. But did I mention I finished my Senior Seminar yesterday?! :)

I'm back baby!!  Now it is time to Detox this body that I have been abusing.  :/

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Let the Countdowns continue....

6 weeks to Graduation!

8 weeks until we move into our apartment!

13 weeks to the Wedding!!


Monday, March 21, 2011


For whatever reason blogger won't let me post comments on my page and other people's blogs... You would think this would be the simplest thing to do. haha.  The Mystery is, I can post comments from the PC computers here at school, but not from my Mac.  Am I doing something wrong, or is there something I don't know?
I want to reply to many of your comments but it won't let me.  I promise I'm not ignoring them ;) I appreciate every comment! 

Please let me know if you have encountered this or if you have any ideas.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


I can hardly believe it!  Nick and I officially have a home!  We have 760 beautiful square feet all to ourselves :) - Well as of May 18th.  The apartment is on hold in our name until we move-in on the 18th!  I don't think I could be any more excited and nervous all at the same time.  Besides living at school, I have never lived on my own and neither as Nick.  So our beautiful apartment will be our first place for both of us separate and our first place together. :)  Also, Hello?!?! Of course I CAN'T WAIT to design it!!!!  Oh my goodness, from the moment I signed the papers, my mind has been racing with design ideas for our little space. 

Yah!  I don't think I have made it clear how OCD I am!  I am an organizing and clean FREAK!  I seriously get anxiety over clutter.  I fear clutter.  I have a self-diagnosed Ataxophobia!  (Don't worry, Nick knows what he is getting himself into :)) My point... as excited I am about this beautiful apartment, I can't but help panic a little inside thinking about both of our stuff together in our 760 sq.ft. I have to tell you though, my excitement out ways this panic BY FAR, but I'm being REAL here! I would be lying if I said I didn't have any worries. 

Oh no here is comes......wordvomit!

Any woman out there must understand that the brain never stops!  My mind just races all day long, and it has got to overflow somewhere.

Life is about to get crazy all at once.  Within 1 month I will be graduating college after 5 years!  Nick will be temporarily moving to Georgia for training.  I will be moving both of our stuff from our parents homes into our apartment.  I will be starting work.  AND I will be getting married!  Maddness!    Can you imagine how all these things and everything that goes along with each thing could keep the mind going a mile a minute?  A big part of all this is, I am just so excited for everything, that I want to be thinking about it all.

In other news...we finally found out when Nick will be leaving for training and how long he will be gone.  He leaves a couple days before my graduation (May 2nd) and he will be home the end of July. 
What this means...this means that Nick will be most-likely taking a red-eye Friday night June 24th in order to make it home for our wedding on June 25th.  I have been praying everyday that he will make it home for the wedding. (:twitch:) He will then leave the following morning to head back to Georgia for another month!  The funny thing is, all is can do is laugh about all this.  It is just so funny how life works.  :) I would have it no other way.  I have a feeling I will wake up Monday morning after the wedding and think it was all a dream.  I just know it is all going to go as fast.  :/ 

I'll leave you with a picture of our future Kitchen :)  (Featuring my cute lil' Dad)
  What do you think?

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Steppin' Out

Dress: TJ Max
Cardi: LOFT
Belt: TJ Max
Boots: Steve Madden

This is one of the most comfortable outfits I own! I Love it!  I went out to eat at our Campus Steakhouse with some girl friends before leaving for break!

Friday, March 4, 2011


I am home in Virginia for the next 10 days and boy does it feel good!!!  I had an amazing 5 hour drive...beautiful day, great tunes, and lots of time to think :)

Happy Friday Everyone!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy Anniversary my love!

What I have learned about you during our 4 years together...

You have an incredibly kind soul!
You love to be goofy (and proud of it ;))
You are a HARD sleeper and delirious when you are woken- I've had a lot of fun with this one! ;)
You are incredibly smart
You are passionate
You love to snuggle
You are patient
You leave the shower curtain open after you shower (which drives me crazy!) :)
You cry during movies
You are loyal
You are respectful
You are amazing with children
You love unconditionally
You over failure
You are understanding of my need to rearrange our home every other week
You love when I rub your head-it's your weakness and I know it!
You love coffee and drink it black (although, I think you secretly like it when I sneak sugar in)
You have strong family values
You appreciate my OCD
You have discovered a love for reading
You have packing anxiety (luckily I am a pro!)
You are the next James Bond!
You are adventurous
You are a man after God's heart
I Love you Nicholas!

You have blessed me with the most amazing 4 years of my life.  I am so excited for a a lifetime of memories with you!

I told you all I would show you what Nick got me for our Anniversary-Here it it :)  I will be wearing them EVERYDAY!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

500 Page Views!

WooHoo! It's the little things in life that truly excite me :)  haha

Speaking of exciting things in life....

The 25th officially marked 4 months until Nick and I are Mr. and Mrs.  I cannot begin to explain my excitement!  I truly feel like the luckiest woman in the world.  Nick is my dreams come true.

Love you all.  Thank you visiting.  It means so much to have you here :)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

My Saturday :)

 I went "comfy casual" today since I was doing work at home all day!
Top, Cardigan, and Jeans- The LOFT
Linen Shoes- Rocketdog

Work on my Senior Seminar continues.....

To is a cookin' :) (Turned out not to be a good idea considering I was hand-drafting) Luckily it is only schematic so it is supposed to be "sketchy"

3:50pm- I begin drafting!

5:50pm- Half way complete with the walls...tired...

7:15pm- Walls Complete! Doesn't look like much but believe me, the space is huge and this is in 1/8" scale.
9:20pm- First Floor Plan- Complete!  WooHoo!

9:30pm- Blogging Break!

9:33pm- The work continues....

Friday, February 25, 2011

My LIFE for the next 9 weeks....

SENIOR SEMINAR!!!  Here is what I have been staring at for the last 2 weeks, 14 hours a day! 

7,000 Sq Ft. home with a 17,000 Sq. Ft. Addition on the back!  Sounds fun huh?!? Did I mention I have 9 weeks to complete the entire project!? 

Here is the Original site plan.  The home is on a HUGE plot of land.  Their will be a large ropes course in the back corner.  The "little" part in the middle is the 7,000 Sq. Ft. existing home.

Here is the home with the addition... The front is the existing, and the 17,000 Sq. Ft. Conference center attached to the back. 

Some exterior elevations of the existing home. 

All of this is only Preliminary designs that I have been working on for the last 2 weeks!  I will keep you updated on this monstrosity! 

 This is what is getting me through :)
LOTS AND LOTS OF COFFEE!!!  This girl runs on Dunkin Turbo! :)

Send up some prayers for me :)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy Lady!

I know your wondering to yourself..."where's Court been?"- Ok, I KNOW that is not what you've been thinking...but what can I say...I've missed you!

This is what I have been up to....
My handsome fella came to visit me for a looong weekend :)  He came down Friday night and will be here until early Wednesday morning.  He officially finished at his old job Thursday and has the next week off before he starts his new job on Feb. 28th!  I couldn't be happier about his new job, but I wish he could stay foreva! 

We have also been celebrating our 4 year Anniversary while he is here.  FOUR AMAZING Years together.  (Post on that to come!)

Love ya,

Monday, February 14, 2011

iphone picture of the day!

This is what I did at work today for 5 hours...scanned fabric and drank delicious green tea.  By 5pm my eyes were burning and my ears were ringing :0

Steppin' Out Saturday

Top- Gap
Jeans- The LOFT
Boots-Steve Madden

OCD: Organize, Create & Design (Part1)

I decided I am going to start a series on how I organize various parts of my life.  My hope is that others will get some new ideas for themselves as well as share your own organizing tips and ideas.

Part 1- My T-SHIRT Drawer

This system has simplified my life and when my t-shirts couldn't fit otherwise, they fit beautifully now and are especially easy to take in and out.  

The second great thing about it is no matter what size the t-shirt is, (folded correctly) they will all result in the same size. 
    The ones I am pointing at are Nick's gigantic shirts
and you can see that they appear no larger than mine...

Can you tell I am a college student?! haha, and I have multiple of the same shirt because my University often gives shirts out for free.  (My school is more like Disney Land than a University).

I would love to hear what you all think...& see how you organize your home! :)


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Peace Out Slump dot edu

My New beautiful Steve Madden Boots!  
Hippie Hair Pre-haircut

Post-haircut :)
 Side Note: This lady loves me some case you don't notice I just gave you the pieces and here's the final product. (I do realize after that statement you may finally realize I'm crazy and never visit again- I'll understand ;)
I know what your thinking....Did that girl seriously give us another lame I'm taking a photo of myself in a mirror picture?  It's the best I can do for now :/ ...In 4 months my amazing husband/assistant ;) will be taking the pictures.

Much love,

Friday, February 11, 2011

Bye Slump! I'm not going to miss you!

I'm going to blame this 3 year long slump I've been in, on college and a time consuming major. Did she say 3 years? Yah, your heard it right. I even have photographic proof! For the past 3 years I have been living in T-shirts, sweats, loose jeans and tennis shoes. YIKES! It has gotten to the point that I have lost any ounce of self-confidence. Not ok. I have been thinking about this as a problem in my life for awhile now, but didn't know exactly how to deal with it. I decided I am tired of not feeling good about myself, and find it ridiculous that I don't take the time to take care of myself. I began to seriously worry- if I don't take care of myself now, what's going to happen when I have children. I am just setting myself up to be a frumpy wife and mom! It is time to make the change!

1st step- examine my make-up bag...:/

Current inventory:
5-year old foundation- this could possibly be the reason my face as spontaneously been breaking out.
NO eyeshadow!?! This made me sad.
Blush- currently in tiny little pieces.=hazardous.

Are you feeling my pain yet?

Eyelash curler and mascara
Blake eyeliner
And some bronzer that is also 5 years old.

After examining my make-up bag - I declared "operation get Court out of a frumpy slump!"

STEP 1: Order the boots I have been wanting for over 2 years. CHECK.

STEP 2: Order new foundation. CHECK.
STEP 3: Buy eyeshadow. CHECK.
STEP 4: Cut the hippie hair. CHECK.
STEP 5: Re-learn how to put on make-up
STEP 6: Hem all the pants that I never wear because they are too long (no more excusses not to wear "real" clothes.)
STEP 7: Limit the sweats and t-shirts for home and at most 3 days a week. (Baby steps people!)
STEP 8: Exercise.

I think that's a good start for now...
Steps 1, 2, & 4 already make me feel like a new person!

Now I just need to get used to wearing "real" clothes everyday. This one is particularly hard since I hate wearing clothes.

EVIDENCE! -Who doesn't like Pictures as evidence ;) I DO!

This is a perfect example for so many reasons: This picture was taken 3 Years ago (Seriously!)
See those pants and T-shirt..(ok, so you can't really see the T-shirt but it's there!) I practically wear those pants or identical ones EVERYDAY! No make-up and Hair in a pony tail. -Did I mention that this was taken 3 years ago...I have been wearing this get-up for the last 3-years.
This was ok for awhile or every now and again, but I took my comfort to the extreme.  
If you were wondering to yourself (which I am sure you were) "What does Court look like everyday?" Your looking at it!!

The new and improved, Court

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Steppin' Out Saturday

This Saturday my best friend and I went to paint pottery...yum, Hello-- SO FUN and RELAXING!  We stayed for over two hours perfecting our little master pieces.  Let me just say, I am using the term "master piece" loosely...It was our first time people!  I will consider posting pictures when I get it back :)

P.S I apologize for the bad picture- it was my assistant's day off ;)  

Pants & Cardigan- The LOFT
Top-Martin & Osa
Linen Shoes- Rocketdog
Button Necklace-Flea Market


1 major bonus to my job is my access to luxurious and beautiful fabrics!  These are large fabric cuts sent to the company from the supplies that would otherwise be thrown out.  This girl wasn't about to let these babies find themselves in the landfill. 

Disclaimer: a) Pictures don't do fabrics justice-ESPECIALLY, when they are taken by an amateur in not-so-good lighting.  Use your "fabric-esk" imagination.  :)
 b) Excuse the creases in the fabrics-too lazy to iron them

What do you think? :)