Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
1. Which one are you?
2. I can't see your face.
3. Every picture you posted is like this.
All kinds of random things go through my head while I'm swiping left and right over and over again. It's hard to explain it unless you've used it, but it is really such a weird thing.
Do you Tinder?
Posted by Katie @ Chalk it up to Better Luck at 8:45 AM
Monday, February 24, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
We thought it was quite hilarious, until Megan decided to start creating a pair of scissors with her pretzels. I feel like I may not even have to explain how wrong those scissors ended, up, but never fear, I have a visual aid.
She was hoping that we wouldn't notice and she could destroy her creation before we notices...unfortunately, she was not successful. She will now be made fun of for creating the penis pretzel for a time estimated to be...the rest of her lifetime.
And then, for just a split second, my life became movie funny.
Posted by Katie @ Chalk it up to Better Luck at 9:26 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
Today, I got off work before the sun went down and I felt that was cause for a celebration. For my day off tomorrow, instead of planning fun things, I'm going to the library to work endlessly on Army Homework for my promotion. When did I get so boring?! Dude...I'm so boring. Did anyone else turn boring?
There is a possibility it was caused by the cold. The other day, I felt amazing just because I could wear a skirt outside. Mind you, it was 50 degrees and still freaking cold, but pretending it wasn't so dang cold made life a little better. I even put on sandals..
I got my sandals at Walmart (the extra chic section), My skirt at the PX during AIT, and the lunchbox in the 5th grade. Yeah, I'm cool.
Basically, I'm doing my best to soldier on (haha didn't even do that on purpose) throughout this crappy winter and being a real sucky blogger. I hope everyone is having wonderful Presidents day!
Sunday, February 9, 2014
This picture was taken before we started rucking. I was wearing a pack that was a little over 30 lbs weighed down by a dumbbell. Not the smartest way to toss some weight in there. I've got a lovely bruises on my back where it was sitting, but it was effective I guess. To be honest, it was a tough ruck. I haven't been feeling good, it was cold, the ground was either snowy and slick or muddy and slushy. My boots were sinking into the ground and I swear, those guys were freakin' running. I had to run to catch up ten or so times. That may not seem like a big deal, but when you're carrying 30 lbs, jogging for sec can really take it out of you!
Luckily, on the ruck back, me and the slow pokes got to set the pace so all those long legs did make it impossible to keep up. I really liked doing this. It gave my platoon a chance to chat with each other while we were doing hard work. A huge part of being in the military is unit cohesion, and knowing the guys you work with really helps.
I was seriously dreading this weekend, but it truly ended up being a successful one. I need to be less cynical about my unit and my training. Things are getting better and I should be proud to be a Soldier, reservist or not.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
The Mumford and Sons Video was Christmas of 2012...I play it and sing it quite a lot better now these days, but I absolutely hate to record myself, so I didn't want to do a new video. This is my favorite Mumford song. I hope you will enjoy it :) P.S. don't you wish my hair was still that long? I sure do.
Music means more to me than most things in my life. Having it when I was lonely in Las Vegas was really important. It has given me countless opportunities to meet new people, have fantastic adventures and have something in common with people from all over the world.
I'm one of those weirdos that love to listen to the radio. I feel like it gives me an appreciation for all different types of music and it helps me discover great artists. I don't know why people hate the radio so much. Listening to it in the car is probably my favorite thing about driving. I hope you have enjoyed my little videos! Maybe I'll post more in the future. But probably not. Recording myself really sucks.
Thanks again to everyone who entered the MercoBox Giveaway! Don't forget to "Make local a habit"!
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
As promised, today, I am giving away a "MercoBox" by Merco Local
I told you about how I'm a huge fan of small business? Well, as such a fan, I see that Merco Local has been working hard to promote "mom & pop" shops more than anything I have seen online. They work with local businesses who don't have a huge advertising budget to get their names out there.
Merco Local recently started this awesome thing where they send out boxes filled with locally made products and gift cards. The box is filled with all kinds of good stuff and opportunities to "go local" instead of buying from chain stores and corporate giants.
What I love about the MercoBox, is it shows how versatile local business is. It's not just "hand made" this and that, it's cosmetics, coffee, chocolates, soap, cleaning products etc. There is so much more to local business than what you might think. These boxes give you the chance to give local a try.
Merco Local sent me two of their MercoBoxes for free. One to keep, and one to giveaway. I have an unopened box for one lucky winner. This giveaway will only run for 24 hours after the time posted. That means that it will end about this time tomorrow morning. To enter to win, please do the following.
'Like' Chalk it up to Better Luck on Facebook
'Like' Merco Local on Facebook.
After you have liked them both, please comment on the giveaway post stating that you have liked both pages. I will choose one lucky winner from the comments and send them their very own Merco Local box. It is recommended that only people who live in Utah enter to win as the products are from here, but anyone is welcome to join in!
And just because I feel like I have been a Grade F blogger lately, I figured I ought to share with you some gems from my child hood. My mom was looking for a picture for my sister's Senior Baby Ad in her high school yearbook, so we busted out the bucket of old pictures. These two are my favorites.
This was the year that I was all about the horses and where my rodeo queen dream began. That was Christmas day a long time ago. I got a saddle, boots, and other "cowpoke" things. I thought I was the coolest kid in the world. The cowgirl dream has sort of gotten lost along the course of my life, but maybe some day I'll try to give it a major comeback. Probably when I strike it rich and have a huge home with 100 acres and a some stables that I simply must fill with a horsey or two.
Please, feel free to make fun of this photograph for the rest of the day.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Because I love you guys, my faithful readers, the first 7 people to order a set of these pillows will receive a free canvas with your anniversary like the one below. In fact, I think I may order a set of those pillow for myself. Without without someone who tells me they love me. That isn't my mother or my sisters.
The Sassy Seamstress has all kinds of great things in the works. Keep a close eye on her Facebook Page and Twitter Account for deals and specials! You can also find them here! I am a huge supporter of local business and I always like to see someone with quality products grow. So put some capital back into the economy and support local and small business!