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Friday, June 29, 2012

Family Vacations & Channing.

Haaaappy Friday!

Let me be the first to say that I am oh so glad it is FRIDAY! 
Why you ask? Well...

1. I saw the midnight showing of Magic Mike last night, and well I have no words to describe my love for Channing. He is one gorgeous, sexy, hottttt, pieces off ass.
Yes, I just said piece of ass.
Ladies, ladies, ladies, do yourself a favor and go see that movie..like asap. Don't wait till tomorrow, go now.
Because, he looks like this the ENTIRE movie. 

2. Because it's friday, duh.
3. Tonight is girls night.
4. I'm leaving tomorrow to head to Maryland to see my FAAAMMMIIILLLY.

Now, my mom is from the east coast, Easton, Maryland if we want to get technical. So, we try to go back to her "roots" at least once a year or every couple and visit the family. 
Growing up we didn't always go to Maryland, sometimes we would go to Myrtle Beach and certain things would happen like my TWO OLDER cousins and OLDER BROTHER LOSING ME {at the young age of 5} at the beach. 
Oh...the memories.

Or, sometimes we would go to Deep Creek lake and romp around there looking for things. I'm not sure what kind of things we did there because I was young and don't remember it, I just know we have a shit ton of family photo's to prove I was in fact there at one point.

As we grow older our family vacations & holiday get togethers started looking more and more like this...

we do shots, lots and lots of shots.

..and drink a shit ton of beer.


..and perhaps a shit ton of liquor.



We always end up dancing.
{let's not judge my outfits on a few of these, throwbacks from 2006}


Oh look, we are still doing shots.


..and we ALWAYS, ALWAYS drink out of Pam Price cups.
{my aunt is Pam Price and she is a badass realtor..with her own cups}

We also may, or may not, hold people down on the ground {aka me} and plug their noses and pour shots down their throats.
Oh Emerald Isle, and your memories.


Most people dread going on family vacations, I however, count down the days until I get to spend seven days with them. We don't get to spend a lot of time with one another, so when we do we always make up for it.

I can't wait to spend seven days doing nothing but, drinking with my cousin Casey, swimming, laying out, going to the beach, baseball games, crab feasts, Busch gardens, fireworks, more booze, my aunt & moms cooking, seeing my adorable little cousins, hearing my Uncle Bill say "for shiiiiiit sake" and dancing and singing whatever song comes on the pod with my Aunt Pam. 

I have some fantastic guest bloggers lined up for when I am gone, so make sure you show them some  l-o-v-e. 

xoxo-
Kels

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Not sure how or why, but I'll take it.

Happy Thursday!
I can't tell you how excited I am for this day! I have logged 40 hours already before today and it is my last day before VACA!

hallllaaa freaaakkking leaaauuuhhh.

So, if you follow me on twitter {kelseystoker1} or instagram {kelseystoker}, and if you don't, you should.
sick of my plugs yet? 
You have seen my pictures/tweets in the past day about me moving into my new condo with my friends Alicia and Katie. 

It made me start to think about things and people in my life right now and how I got to this really good place that I am at.

For example...

I'm not sure how or why these three girls came into my life but i'm so glad they did. They are the best girlfriends I could ever, ever, ever ask for. Whenever we are all together it is nothing but a good time and night full of laughter. But, when I need nothing but support and the best advice, they always know exactly what to say!
Holly, Alicia, Amber: I wuv you.





I'm not sure how or why that recruiter from Saks' decided to contact me about this job and why my resume stuck out above everyone else's but, I'm so glad it did.
This job is exactly where I need to be right now. I know I preached on and on about how I wanted out of the store into the corporate world, but honestly, after only two weeks at Saks I take it back.
The people I have met already, and the things I've learned are just mind blowing. I'm so excited for my future and watch myself grow within this role and with this company.
Have you ever just had a gut feeling that you belong somewhere and it will take you somewhere? 
That is the feeling I have with Saks, and I love every minute of it.

I'm not sure how or why I ended up coming out of retirement for Cheerleading and am now the Freshmen cheer coach {for football and basketball} for Westerville North High School with the lovely Holly. I grew up cheerleading, and cheered all the way through my junior year. I'm going to have to brush up on my high v's and hurdles.
But, let's be real, I'm mostly just excited about the sweatpants I get that say coach and to scope out the coaches of the football team.
Kidding, kind of.
I'm honestly excited to interact with high schoolers doing something I use to love doing too. I think it will be a learning experience to say the least.

I'm not sure how or why I ended up getting to live with Alicia and Katie in this gorgeous condo that Alicia so graciously let us move into. 
I mean, hello beautiful. 
Don't get me wrong I loved living at home with my mom and dad. Not everyday, but most days I really didn't mind it. But, sista had to go. I'm going to be poor and not be able to buy vodka like it's water but that is probably going to be a good thing. I'm so excited for this new chapter and to start over fresh!

bottom line: i'm not sure how or why I ended up in this great place. 
Not just in the past few months, but in the past year between working at Bubbles Beauty I have met some of the greatest friends ever as well and am just as blessed to have them. I started out on a path a few months ago and thought I would end up on another one and when that one didn't work out I created this one, and it is a much better path. 
For awhile I just kept thinking "how or why did I end up in such a bad place?"
Now, I realize going through all that pain and the tough times were worth it. 
I'm not sure how or why I ended up in this position but, I'll take it.

Have you ever wondered how or why you ended up in a certain place? For the good or bad?

xoxo-
Kels


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Top 5 Tuesday: Hottie Edition.

Oh hello there, everyone.
I'm very excited about this post, and I'm sure by the end of it, you will be too.


I'm linking up with Rachel from Just Peachy for Top 5 Tuesday and this week we get to talk about a topic near and dear to my heart; celebrities {hottie} editiion.
So, hop on over to her page and join in on the fun.


Just Peachy

1. Channing Tatum
I mean, seriously? How does one man look this? 
I would like to do a lot of things to do those abs...actually I would like to do a lot to that body of his. 
I will be seeing magic mike this weekend..more than once.

2. Matthew McConaughey
I mean if a picture could paint a thousand words?
Look at that smile!

3. Colin Egglesfield
Mmm. I watch "Something Borrowed" over and over again just to see his gorgeous face.

4. Adam Levine
His tattoo's make me go crazy, and if this picture does nothing for you, well then, you just probably should be slapped in the face. I mean good god all mighty he is gorgeous. He can move like jagger with me alllll day long.

5. Terrence Jenkins
i love that smile. He actually is a BET something or other and has only been in one move {Act like a lady, think like a man} but, I LOVE him. Like, may or may not be obsessed with him.
How could you not be with that face?

It was so hard to pick just five hotties. I really didn't put them in any specific order because if I had done that well then, this post would have never ever gotten done. 
However, I didn't mind sitting on my laptop and googling pictures for hours of all these men. 
I didn't mind one bit! 
Good top 5 topic, rachel. 

What are your favorites hotties?

ps. if you follow me on twitter {and if you don't you should kelseystoker1} you saw I need guest bloggers! I still need about 4 more! So, puhlease {in my best begging voice} contact me if you would like too! 
Now, go wipe your drool off from looking at all those delicious babes :)

xoxo-
Kels






Monday, June 25, 2012

25 things.

holy moly, it's monday. 
This weekend went by so fast I feel like it didn't even happen!

Well, since i got one email about the Q&A ya'll have to read a post about 25 things about me. Not that many people read this anyway, but, enjoy.

maybe we will try this Q&A thing again when we get that follower count up to triple digits.

Ok, so here we go.

1. It will be a miracle if I actually stick it out and come up with 25 facts about me.
2. I hate condiments and eat everything practically plain.
i.e. ketchup, mustard, salad dressing. I just started putting the smallest amount of sauce on my spaghetti THIS year.
3. I'm very very sarcastic and when I realllllly want to get my sarcastic/bitchy point across I will follow any sentence with "shocker."
4. I'm known to say at least two curse words {one being the eff bomb} in at least every sentence.
5. I've been known to wear a headband across my forehead a time or two.


6. I have had my heart broken only one time in my life.
7. I have the best friend a girl could ever, ever ask for. Because, even when I am having a bad day she knows how to make me laugh by maybe using my ex's name and jerry sandusky's in the same sentence. I never said she could get me to laugh in an appororiate way.

8. I may or may not steal tampons from restraunts that offer them in the bathrooms.
What? A girl has got to have a spare in her purse, don't act like you haven't done it.
9. Until a few years ago I didn't know you could drive to Mexico. 
{Geography and directions has never been a strength of mine!}
10. I'm a die hard buckeye fan, and a bitter one at that sometimes and I will not apologize for it. 
Ann Arbor will be a whore till the day I die.
11. I'm really, really, really bad at admitting when I'm wrong and it is my greatest flaw.
12. It took me 5 1/2 years to graudate, but getting my diploma from THE Ohio State University will be my greatest memory. 

13. I have had every hair color known to man kind.
dark brown.

light brown.

platinum blonde.

13. I'm known to also carry mini bottles of vodka around with me.
I just like to bring a little bit of the party with me wherever I go.

14. I have a very inapproriate crush on Justin Bieber. 
15. I own 42 bottles of nail polish, and that is not counting however many bottles are upstairs that I am just to lazy to count. 
16. I always get really excited about blog giveaways I see but am too lazy to enter them.
Do you see a pattern in these two facts?
17. I am terrible with grammer and do not give a faaackk. 
18. I read the essentails weekly: people, US Weekly, People Style & Glamour. 
19. Once you get on my bad side it's really hard to get back on my good side.
20. I've learned A LOT of hard lessons in the past year but would not take any of them back because I have become such a better, stronger, more independant person because of them.
21. I have one tattoo and at first said I would never get another..jokes on me.
22. I have naturally super curly hair.
23. I'm obsessed with cheese and would eat it with everything if it was healthy.
24. I've seen every episode of Friday Night Lights, Grey's Anatomy, Sex & The City, Private Practice, and Gossip Girl...twice. 
25. I love vodka.

Holy shit.
I made it through all 25.

I'm sure you all feel like you can start your day now that you have read those.

xoxo-
Kels








Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Q&A time.

oh hey there, girlfrans.

So, I have decided I am going to do a Q&A post if I get enough questions! 
If not, I am going to do a 25 facts about me! I feel like I need to put more about ME out there for you guys. I feel like I have left a lot out and want you all to know the REAL me.

So, you have two options.
1. ask as many questions as you like. 
Seriously, nothings is off limits! Ask anything from my recent breakup, to fashion, to my favorite kind of drink, to what shampoo I use, or to what I do at my new job, or why did I just NOW start eating spaghetti sauce {no one said I was normal.}  You can ask more then one..so get to thinking.
or...
2. You have to deal with a post that has 25 facts about me and only me. 

So, pick your poison.

I am going to give you guys until Sunday probably to ask questions and post the answers on Monday!

If you don't feel like commenting the questions on here you can always email me!
kelseystoker@gmail.com

Next week I am going to tell you all about the new job! If you follow me on twitter, and if you don't, you probably should {kelseystoker1} or instagram {cough cough, kelseystoker} you are probably sick of hearing about it, but, too bad. You will now get to read an entire post about it.
I bet you are all jumping with joy.

xoxo to all of you-
Kels

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mr & Mrs. Mack.

Good afternoon, everyone!

I can not tell you how happy I am today! This weather we are having here in Columbus could only be described with one word, gorgeous. 

As I sit on my porch and type this my thermometer reads 70 and the sun is shining oh so brightly!
hollddd up, who the hell is this positive Kelsey, and what the hell happened to the old one?!

Anyway, while I'm discussing beautiful and gorgeous things let's recap the wedding I was in a few weeks ago. As I mentioned a few weeks ago my dear friend Natasha got married and I was lucky enough to be one of her bridesmaids.

This wedding took my bridesmaid v card and I really didn't know what I was expecting. Would I be the drunk bridesmaid? Would I cry like a baby when she walked down the aisle, because I cry at everything. Would I be the bridesmaid that kept her cool, calm, and collected? 
What would it be like? 

Well, it was truly one of the most rewarding things I've done. I, of course showed up with a flask and a bottle of vodka and sipped on screwdrivers all mornings. I, did in fact ball like a baby when I saw Natasha walk down the aisle towards Jordan. I didn't need to be the one to keep her calm because that girl was as cool as a cucumber all day long. 
No freak outs, no yelling, no screaming. 
It made my heart extremely happy to see one of my good friends get to marry the man of her dreams. I got to see her promise to spend the rest of her life with the man who treats her exactly like she deserves to be treated, a princess.

Here are some pictures from the glorious day <3










yeah, see me wiping my eye...that's me ballin like a baby. 

I'm so happy for you Natasha & Jordan! Love you guys so much and wish you a lifetime of love, happiness, and nothing but the best!

ps. I think I'm going to copy my homegirl Alicia {what's new} and do the Q&A thing..soo start thinkin' of some good ones. You can ask me anything from my break up, fashion, friends, booze, blah blah blah. 

xoxo-
Kels

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Isn't girl talk a cover band?

...if someone ever hears me utter those words again, please quickly smack me in the teeth.

My homegirl, Alicia {who always has my back} kept talking about this damn thing called "girl talk." 
"Kelsey, GO TO GIRL TALK WITH ME!" 
"Kelsey, seriously, buy a girl talk ticket!"
I was convinced this band was just another cover band and just stood up on stage and sang some tunes and blah blah blah..
Well, I was wrong and once again, she was right.

best night I've ever had.


Now, if you have never heard of girl talk I suggest you quickly hop on youtube and research him quickly. 
He is this skinny white boy who does nothing but mashes up songs and comes up with great things like this..
please excuse our singing.

told you, greatness.






Once again, I thank the heavens I have her as my friend to show me all of these great things.

Now, go on, download some girl talk.

xoxo-
Kels




Friday, June 8, 2012

Damn, my brother's getting old.

First things first, HAPPY29th BIRTHDAY TO MY WONDERFUL OLDER BROTHER BRYAN PHILLIP!!!!!
Second, HAPPY FRIDAY!

I know I have mentioned my brother a couple of times on zee blog but I have never really gone into detail about my brother. Mostly, because he would kill me if he knew I blogged about him.
However, today I am dedicating an entire post to him and he won't even know it because I don't think my brother even knows that I have a blog.

Where do I even begin about my dear, sweet, precious brother?
My brother is almost five years older {I like to emphasize the world older as much as I can} and so we never got to be in the same school as one another or have the same friends  and all that jazz.
Just as I was entering middle school, he was leaving. Just as I was entering high school, he was graduating. Which, in a way really sucked for me, because that little effer left a mess for me to clean up and I had to suck up to some teachers so they would see that I was obviously such a sweet angel compared to him :).

I kid, I kid.
kinda.

Ok, fine I'll be serious now.

I introduce to you, zee brother.
throwback picture: halloween circa 199something.


There has not been a time in my life where I haven't looked up to my brother. Don't get me wrong, my brother has done a lot of extremely dumb, and i mean dumb things. I can't tell you how many beer pong and flip cups games I have cleaned up after, or how many bags of beer cans I threw away, or how many rugs I washed after parties he threw {all at the young age of 13} just so he wouldn't get yelled at when mom and dad came home from the lakehouse. 
I can't tell you how many "shut up's" and "i'm telling mom's" have been yelled. I can't tell you how many arm punches have been thrown, or how many leg slaps have been slapped. I can't tell you how many "I'm never speaking to you again"have been said. I can't tell you how many tears were cried when I was younger because he looked at me the wrong way {I've always had a flare for the dramatics}. I can't tell you how damaged my ears are from all the Dwight Yocum I had to listen to him sing when I was younger. I can't tell you how damaged my liver is from all the boones farm he bought me when I was just a high schooler. 
{You would think he would have been a better bigger brother and told me to stop drinkin' something so   cheap.} 
I can't tell you how many hours I wasted on having dumb fights and screaming matches instead of conversations and quality time with him. 

But, what I can tell is the following..

There has not been a day where I have not been proud of the man he has become, or the teacher he has become. There has not been a day where I have not been proud to be his little sister. There has not been a day where I remind myself that I'm a lot like him and that's why we tend to agree to disagree. There has not been a day where I know he would do whatever I asked. There has not been a day where has not supported me. There has not been a day where he laughed at me and told me I was being stupid when I needed to be told. There has not been a day where we can laugh and joke about something so small.
But, most importantly, there has not been a day where he has not been my biggest fan without having to say he is my biggest fan.

My brother isn't the vocal type, he has never been and will never be. I use to get so angry at him for never telling me he was proud of me or accepted me. But, I realized, that's just who Bryan is. I know Bryan doesn't always {and by always I mean 9 times out of 10} understand why I do things the way I do them, but, I know he supports me and loves me know matter what, and that is why he is the greatest brother a girl could have. 
I know a lot of times he actually would like to grab me by the shoulders and shake me and say "KELSEY STOP DOING THIS AND GROW UP!" 
But, he doesn't. He let's me grow up and learn from my mistakes and just shakes his head, and even when he ends up being right he never says I told you so. 
I know at the end of day he will be me in my corner without any hesisitation because that's just what big brothers do, and I'm oh so lucky to have him in my corner.

Happy Birthday Bryan, I love you beyond words.
I hope your day is filled with joy and happiness.

p.s I'm sorry I dropped the ball on getting your gift the day of and you had zero golf balls for golf league yesterday...I'm a shitty little sister.

xoxo-
Kels

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

catch up.

afternoon loves.

I feel like since the last time I blogged a lot has changed, and by a lot I mean maybe three things.
But, three things in my life these days means a lot.

let's be real: april & may sucked ass and I wasn't sad at all to see them go. In fact, if I hope to never experience what I experienced in those two months again in my lifetime.

However, because I am obviously I am a sweet individual my luck has started to change and the tides are turning in my favor.

So, let me share the joy.

1. i'm movin' out bitches.
that's right, i'm finally leaving mom & dad's. 
How pathetic does that make me sound? 
But, I don't regret moving back home and honestly, I don't think I would have survived my last quarter at school, family issues, and getting my heart smashed into 1000 pieces without my parents. I will forever be greatful for their support and letting me live in their basement and participating in movie nights with me even when they didn't want to.
With that being said, I introduce you to my gorgeous roommates.
i'm sure you recognize that lil hoodrat Alicia.
...and our second lil hoodrat, Katie.

I'm so excited to be living with these two! It will be a fantastic summer of: vodka pong {not to be confused with beer pong}, sun bathing, singing & dancing in the living room, and whatever other shenans we encounter.
Liver, I'm sorry. 

2. I GOT A NEW JOB.
I probably should have started out with this one first because it is VERY EXCITING NEWS!!! I was sought out by Saks Fifth Ave through LinkedIn and out of twenty some people they hired little ole' me. 
Karma, I'm starting to believe in you again.
Words can not describe to you how much this means to me. The job is the lead stylist position for women's contemporary which what I pretty much did at BCBG, but is full time with big girl status and everything. I still want to work my way up to corporate. But, us fashion gals know, you have to bust ass to get to the top and that is what I plan on doing. 
I start June 18th and am so ready, nervous, excited, and thrilled to start my new career path with Saks Fifth. I mean hello, it's frickin' SAKS FIFTH!

3. I'm happy.
I stopped and thought about that the other day, like actually really thought about it. When was the last time I could sit back and say I am 100% happy with every aspect in my life. Family, friends, boys, myself, job..etc. I couldn't remember the last time. Well, right now I can say I am 100% happy with life. 
Yes, there are a lot of things in my life going on I do not care for or wish for but that is life and I can't do anything about that. But, for the first time in a long time I took control of things I can make happy and put myself first and getting myself happy. Not to toot my own horn, but I'm going too. I've lost roughly 18 pounds since the beginning of April, I now enjoy running when I use to HATE it. I've become friends with some of the most amazing girls who have been nothing but supported and loving when I needed them. I have a fantastic, and I mean FANTASTIC family. 
To top all that of I have been single for the first time for longer then a month since I was sixteen. I hate to be alone, 100% hate it. I'm scared of it, and never look forward to it.
But, right now it's what I need to do, it's what I want to do and I'm ok with that.
I'm happy with that. 
For awhile I was sad and heartbroken and hated men and said they were filth and scum and I cursed the guy who I wasted four years of my life on. 
But, then I started to think about it. 
Yes, I got my heart broken. 
Yes, I didn't get the happy ever after he swore to me.
Yes, I probably won't be able to trust the words "I love you" for a very long time {Which really, really sucks.}
Yes, I could have done more.
But, I got to love for four years.
Some of it wasn't easy and some of it really sucked. Some of it was terrible and dark. But, some of it was amazing and the most passion and love I have ever felt in my life, like the kind of love you see in the movies. I got four years of that love, and some people go their whole lives without experiencing that kind of love. 
So, I got to be sad, dark, and twisy for a few months but now...
I get to be happy all just for me.
I am a smart, outgoing, funny, loving, carefree, and big hearted individual. 
I'm happy with all of that and my life.
For the first time in my life I'm simply just happy and it feels so damn good.

This is a super long post compared to most and my hands are getting pissy with me that they have had to type this much. 
Over and out, beeches.

xoxo-
kels.