Monday, November 14, 2011

It's Soooo Close

Yep, that's right. Graduation is so close yet so far away. I'm in the home stretch of my college career and I couldn't be happier or more stressed than I am right now. I'm counting down the days til I can be a normal person again. I can't wait to come home, work out cook dinner enjoy a glass of wine and just chill with my husband. Ever since we have been together I have been in school. I'll admit I have taken a couple of semesters here or there off for various reasons such as getting married or not wanting to pay for summer school out of pocket. So I can not wait to be able to spend as much time with him after work and on the weekends without school interupting! And I'm sure he is ready to not have to help me with papers because I have procrastinated and I have two assignments due that night! he he

I'm also looking forward to reading books other than school books! I absolutely LOVE to read. Call me a dork but I don't care. I have a couple that have been collecting dust on my night stand that are screaming to be read. Any book suggestions that you all might have are gladly welcomed too!

Goodness Gracious December 17th can not get here soon enough until then I will keep this in mind.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Top Fives

Last Five People I talked to on the phone:
1. Jared
2. Health Insurance Company(YUCK!)
3. Ericka 
4. Mi Madre
5. Christi

Last Five Meals I ate:
1. PB&J & Sun Chips
2. Turkey Wrap and Kettle Chips
3. Vegan Cranberry Walnut Muffin
4. Dark Chocolate Granola Bar
5. Greek Yogurt & Nature Valley Granola Bar
*Wow I need to lay off all of the carbs!

Last Five Places I have Traveled:
1. Lake Thunderbird/Cherokee Village, AR
2. Destin, FL
3. St. Louis, MO
4. Cancun, Mexico
*I know that's not five but that I don't want to count the lake twice. Jared and I are planning a big road trip to Colorado in the Spring. I'm so excited! I have never been but he has so he is the one planning it. I know we have white water rafting, visiting Pike's Peak and mountain biking down it & lots of hikes on the agenda so far!

Next Five Places I will go:
1. Bed...after I finish Homework & a take home test...only two more months until graduation!
2. Work
3. Class
4. Hopefully the Gym after class
5. Starbucks

Last Five Workouts:
1. Walked Mable 2 miles (Friday)
2. Elliptical/Treadmill (Monday)
3. CY 4 miler (Friday)
4. 3 mile run (Thursday)
5. 3 mile run (Monday)
*It's tough fitting in workouts with school and work but I gotta get my butt in gear. The St. Jude Half Marathon will be here before I know it!

Five things that make me HAPPY right now:
1. Jared
2. Mable Anne Franks
4. Pumpkin flavored food
5. Knowing that I am graduating December 17th!!!!

I totally stole this from Chelsey's blog! Go check her list out!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I truly never thought I would see the day that I made it to my final semester of college...well guess what I did. Today is officially my second day of school in my last semester as an undergrad! Yes that right I will be a graduate of the University of Memphis on December 17, 2011! Praise the Lord.
Now I would like to say I officially have senioritis. Unfortunately I'm going to have to stay on top of my studies due to the fact that I started a new job at work so I'm still trying to learn that too! UGHHHH! To say I'm overwhelmed is a complete understatement.This too shall pass. I guess I better pay attention to my teacher. Did I mention I graduate 12/17/2011?????

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I like Big Butts and I can Not Lie!

I saw this on another blog and I thought it was great. I've been working out and running more lately and I will gladly take my big butt over a flat untoned butt any day!

I'm so happy because today is my Friday. In 8 hours I will be at lake enjoy some time with my Honey and our sweet puppy. I can't wait! Here are a few pictures from the lake to make you a little more envious! :)
 My Sweet Hubby enjoying some Porch Time
 My view every morning at the lake....
 I can't forget all the trips to the Wal-Mart that I'm sure will happen this weekend. This was taken at the Wal-Mart in Truman, Arkansas. GOOD PEOPLE WATCHING

No post is complete without pictures of our sweet baby. You can really tell how big she's gotten and for good measure here are some pics of her as a puppy.

Happy Thursday/Friday!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Yoga in the Park

I'm an avid reader of healthy living blogs. Most of the bloggers live in larger cities such as New York, Philadelphia & Chicago and they are always talking about the fun exercise option they have. If you live in Memphis you know that it is not very up to date when it comes to being exercise friendly. However over the past couple of years our city has taken huge strides to catch up with the rest of America.

Lifetime Fitness which opened in Collierville has really helped people to get up and get moving. Also if you're not into spending an arm and a leg to workout you should look into the green lines around town. J and I love to bike the Shelby Farm Green line that is literally right in our back yard. I actually ran it last night. I'm a huge fan of changing up my workout routine. I love to run but running everyday gets old. I've tried Pure Barre Germantown which is an amazing workout. This weekend I'm really excited about participating in Yoga in the Park at Shelby Farms. I've always heard that yoga is great for runners. The only yoga I've don is Jillian Michaels and she kicked my butt. I'm so excited about giving yoga a try and plus it'll be outside at one of Memphis' greatest parks!

So Saturday morning I'll be grabbing my Camelbak water bottle.

My yoga mat

and heading to this beautiful park
to hopefully not make a fool of myself.

Maybe I'll be able to do this by the end of the class! ha ha

If anyone is interested they will be doing this every Saturday morning in June. Check out the Shelby Farms event calendar for more information.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Great Giveaway!

If you're a fan of greek yogurt especially Chobani you should check out this great giveaway at Foodie Fresh!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Are you celebrating......

First you start with these shorts.

Then you add a cute drifit tank top...

Plus some of these awesome running shoes. (This is the pair and color I wanted unfortunately they didn't have my size so I got some really plain ones, same style. I know you're not supposed to pick running shoes based on color but I'm a girl and I like to look cute, even when I'm working out!)
When it's 752 degrees outside like it is in Memphis right now you need to stay hydrated so a handheld waterbottle or Camelbak is a MUST!
Filled with half water and half Gatorade!

All of these things equal a great run!

Are you celebrating National Running Day? I'm hoping to get in a short run tonight. My mileage and stamina are nowhere near where they used to be. Oh Well nothing a little running and time can't fix! I also think I've talked the Hubs into running again. He even agreed to go get fitted at Fleet Feet for a new pair of running shoes!

I might need to purchase this because it's cute!


Monday, April 25, 2011

Prayers Needed

My grandmother is not doing well and they aren't expecting her to live past the week. I know she will be in a better place once this happens its just really hard because I was around her so much growing up. I was very fortunate growing up and never had to go to Daycare. I just stayed with my Grandma & Poppie. I always called them if I was in trouble and they would come get me and get on to my parents! ha! I still can remember their phone number. I think I had it memorized at 2. Not many people are fortunate to have known their grandparents let alone have the close relationship I have had with them for the past 28 years. So if you could say a quick prayer that my grandmother would not have to suffer or be in pain and that she is comfotable for the days she has left.


Phillippians 4:19

Friday, March 25, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday

1. MY MOST PRIZED POSSESSION is my wedding ring the center stone is from my Nana's engagement ring. My bible I got it from my Grandma and Poppie for Christmas in 1987. The best thing about it that they signed it. It's very special to me. I'm a very sentimental person.
2. IF I COULD BE ONE AGE FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE, I WOULD WANT TO BE IN MY 30'S. My 20's have definitely molded me in to the person I am now and I am grateful for that however they were tough and are still tough with going to work full time and being in school full time I don't really have a chance to breathe. I will hopefully be finished with my undergrad this December and then go on to get my Master's immediately and find a career that makes me happy and is rewarding! And possible have some little munchkins running around the house!

3. THE BEST WAY TO SPEND A WEEKEND is spending time with my husband and family! I don't care what were doing as long as we are together and no schoolwork is involved! ha ha So this weekend with not be ideal! :(

4. MY OUTLOOK ON LIFE  is that EVERYTHING happens for a reason and the Big Man upstairs is in charge and once you start to let go and let Him take charge things will start to look up! I'm not saying everyday will be perfect but God only gives you what you can handle and apparently I'm a pretty strong woman! 

5. IF YOU WANT TO ANNOY ME, start a story and don't finish it! Uggghhh that drives me bonkers! 

6. I'M COMPLETELY DEFENSELESS when it comes to animals. I want to save them ALL!!

7. WHEN DRESSING FOR THE DAY  one should wear something that makes them feel comfortable and pretty!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Happy Tuesday

How cute are my little cousins? Heather ventured to the dark side with the bow and precious monogrammed jon-jon! See Heather it's not that bad! hehe

Monday, March 14, 2011

The ABC's of Me

I've seen this on several blogs and figured I would do it since it's a way for me to enable my procrastinating more and avoid studying!

(A) Age: 28...I'm still younger than the Hubs! HA!

(B) Bed Size: King. Can you imagine Jared, Mable Anne and I in anything smaller!

(C) Chore You Hate: cleaning bathrooms

(D) Dogs?: Mable Anne our sweet 14 month old Bull Mastiff. I think of her more as a daughter rather than a dog!

(E) Essential Start Your Day Item: Hitting my snooze button 1700 times. I really need to work on this!

(F) Favorite Color: Any shade of Green

(G) Gold or Silver? Both!

(H) Height: 5’4" and 3/4

(I) Instruments You Play: I played the clarinet and piano in Middle School. I think I'm going to try and reteach myself the piano this summer. All I can play right now is the Star Spangled banner a very basic version!

(J) Job Title: Lease Analyst at CB Richard Ellis and full time student at the University of Memphis

(K) Kids: Yes... in a the future and lots of them!

(L) Live: Memphis, TN

(M) Mom's Name: Kim Savina Jose Corum :)

(N) Nicknames: Kell-Bell, KC, Corum,

(O) Overnight Hospital Stays? Nope

(P) Pet Peeve: When people start telling a story and then they are like Never mind....Ugghhhh that drives me absolutely bonkers!

(Q) Quote from a Movie: "Nobody puts Baby in the Corner" I'm not good at remembering quotes from its LATE!

(R) Right or Left Handed? Right

(S) Siblings: 1 younger sister Shannon and 1 Sissy-in-Law Ashlee

(T) Time You Wake Up? My alarm goes off at 5:45 a.m. see {e} above!

(U) Underwear: Yes Please

(V) Vegetable You Dislike: I like all veggies!

(W) What Makes You Run Late: see {e} above

(X) X-Rays You've Had Done: Too many to list...I'm somewhat of a Klutz!

(Y) Yummy Food You Make: I'm really good at baking although I'm working on my cooking skills

(Z) Zoo, Favorite Animal: Probably the squealling monkeys!

It's Time to Get Back on the Fitness Bandwagon..

I purchased a Groupon for Pure Barre a while ago and realized today that it expires this Thursday! So I signed up for my first class tonight. I'm really excited because Caroline from Simply Smithwick
will be in the class too. It's always more fun when you take classes with friends. Since its expring Thursday I also signed up for a class on Wednesday. Hopefully I will be able to walk this weekend!

Thursday, March 10, 2011



Be joyful, always pray continually. Give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wee Bit of Me Wednesday

do you wear holey jeans? if so, do you buy them that way?

That's a negative. I despise the "Holey" look.

do you get a full 8 hours of sleep per night?

I make a good attempt to but it never seems to happen unless its the weekend! I do love to sleep though!

what’s your favorite way to eat an oreo?

I eat the icing in the center first then the cookie part

do you wear shoes in your house?

usually Uggs or house slippers.

 who would you call first if you won the lottery?

Jared and then my Mom!

 have you ever been in a food fight?

Yes. It was a fraternity/sorority swap in College and it was absolutely disgusting. Never Again!

 do you snore?


do you know how fast you type?

I can actually type pretty fast but I don't use the right fingers on the right keys.

 can you do a headstand (without using a wall)?

I can so one if I'm in water. I was never a gymnanst or cheerleader so that's my excuse.

how do you like your popcorn?

Usually just a little butter and salt but my new favorite is the natural with lime and salt. I think Orville Redenbacher makes it??

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

This makes me HAPPY!

I know where I will be tonight at 9 p.m.! THe new season of Real Housewives starts tonight. This season is in Miami. What more could I want on my birthday! ha! Oh yeah....someone to cancel my Supply Chain Management class tonight.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Right now my life is absolutely crazy. Between working 40 hours taking 12 hours of classes, bible study and trying to be a good wife blogging has definitely taken a back seat. Sorry to all my 28 followers but it might be awhile before I update because I don’t think anyone wants to hear about Lease Administration or Management Marketing Strategies and that is what consumes my life. Maybe I could talk Jared into blogging in my absence! Ha-ha!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Holy 6 Pack Batman!

So I just completed Level One of Jillian Michaels 6 Week 6 Pack on Exercise TV. Holy Mother of Goodness Gracious it was HARD!! Plus I had my doggy workout partner getting in the way. Apparently when you break out a yoga mat she thinks it means PLAYTIME! This is something I want to incorporate into my weekly work outs.

In case you didn't know I am also crazy and agreed to do a Super Sprint Triathalon with the Hubby. In case you don't know what that is its a 100 meter swim, 5 mile bike and 1.6 mile run. The only thing that scares me is the swim. I've never been "good" at swimming. I can swim to survive but that's it. I used to hate when kids would want to race in the pool when I was younger. I always came in last place and doggy paddled the whole time. It's definitely something I would love to learn so with the help of Jared, who's claim to fame was being a life guard at Adventure River, I am going to learn to swim the "correct way"! Also I have to purchase an appropriate bathing suit. Hello Speedo! ha ha

Last weekend was Mable's First Birthday of course I had to have her a party. She is my only daughter. I need to upload pics. This will probably happen over the weekend. Between working, training for the tri and 12 hours of school I am plum wore out in the evenings.

Time to Study....Only 8 more months until GRADUATION!

*Sorry for no pics Blogger is being dumb!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Random Thoughts from Kelly

This is too impressive not to share! Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I'm pretty excited about being off work Monday.

Also, all my Memphis Friends need to check out the Groupon today. Its a two for one for classes at Pure Barre. I never tried it but I know people that have and they have nothing but good things to say about it!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sickness and Snow

This weekend has consisted of a lot of sleep, antibiotics and gross cough syrup. In case you haven't guessed I've been sick since Thursday. I woke Thursday morning with a swollen throat and cold barely breathe out of my nose. Strep Throat crossed my mind first due to the fact that one of my lovely co-workers decided to come to work while she had it. Come on people if you are contagious STAY HOME! So I got ready and still wasn't feeling a hundred percent but I was swamped at work and I knew today wasn't the day to stay home. Oh, I forgot to mention my mom just found out that she had bronchitis and Jared was still under the weather. But apparently guys don't have to go to the doctor...not if you're a married guy! hehehe Once I arrived at work I called my good friend and family nurse practitioner to get this taken care of ASAP. I made an appointment for Jared and myself. 5 prescriptions, one sinus cocktail shot and blood work taken we ruled out strep for both of us however Jared had a bad sinus infection and I had bronchitis. Did I mention I also had a canker sore the size of Montana in my mouth and a stye in my eye. Last week was not my week! I went home and slept from Thursday night until Friday night only waking up to take medicine and eat something in order to take the previously mentioned medicine. Yuck! I don't think I have ever felt that achy and sick! Luckily I had two wonderful nurses; Jared and Mable. Apparently Mable felt like she needed to be right next to me in bed the WHOLE TIME! I'm definitely not complaining. Here are some pictures of my four legged nurse.

The last two were taken while we were trying to get her off the bed so we could throw the sheets in the washer. 

There she is! Probably thinking we are crazy for making her move.

Thank goodness I'm finally feeling better although I would love another day of work. It's currently snowing its butt off outside and it doesn't look like its stopping anytime soon. The school are already out tomorrow. Come on CBRE don't let me down this lady needs to play in the snow!!!