Monday, November 29, 2010

I'm currently obessing over...

Seriously every time I watch this I get teary eyed..I'm totally obsessed with Glee this season!

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Sometimes you have to be strong for yourself. You have to know that you are a good person and good friend. What is meant will end up good if what is not won’t. Relationships are worth fighting for but sometimes you can’t be the only one fighting. At times, people need to fight for you. If they don’t, you must move on and realize what you gave them was more than they were willing to give you. Hopefully, people realize great things when they come around and don’t lose something real. Always fight, until you can’t fight anymore, and be fought for -Anonymous.

sunday funday

Spending the day decorating the house..December 2010 is going to be incredible
"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas;
Soon the bells will start,
And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing
Right within your heart."

Friday, November 26, 2010

guilty pleasures..

It may be weird to some but every year I can't wait for the Victoria Secret Fashion show!Which if you didn't know is on Nov 30th.. Anyways I found this on *Jadorelash* blog and thought this was adorable. Enjoy.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Bright leaves..
Crisp autumn weather..
warm thoughts..
and grateful feelings...
I'm so thankful for the life I have been given.I am so blessed. This Thanksgiving was a full of changes and firsts for me. It was the first day that I spent Thanksgiving away from my family.The first Thanksgiving without "him". The first not spending the day cooking. It was definitely a strange feeling waking up today,but it turned out to be the most wonderful day. I have so much to be thankful for and today is a day to stop and remember what really matters in life. I'm thankful for my family. I'm thankful for a wonderful grandad.I'm thankful for the two most amazing best friends a girl could have.I'm thankful for the Englert's for adopting me today and being so loving to me. I'm thankful for new and old friendships.I'm thankful for love and the one's who love me.I'm thankful that hard work pays off. I'm thankful for the opportunity to pursue what I want in life. I'm thankful for my little weenie marleigh may.... And so MUCH more!

"Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men, but be careful that you do not take the day and leave out the gratitude." ~ E.P. Powell

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday night movies

It's just been one of those nights,I needed my Sex in the City. For the people who know me, you know that Sex in the City is one of my comfort TV shows. Lets just say Sex in the City has always been there for me during a b.r.e.a.k up. So tonight I have been watching both of the movies and I must say that movie #1 is still the best. I just adore the love story between Carrie and Big, I even envy what they have. My all time favorite scene is when Carrie finds all of Big's emails to her, I am sucker for a good love story.Anywhooo awhile back my amazing best friend, bought me the book Love Letters of Great Men, so tonight I decided to pull it out and re-read a few. Still after reading most of them, my favorite still has to be....

Beethoven - Love Letters of Great Men
Good morning, on July 7

Though still in bed, my thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved, now and then joyfully, then sadly, waiting to learn whether or not fate will hear us - I can live only wholly with you or not at all - Yes, I am resolved to wander so long away from you until I can fly to your arms and say that I am really at home with you, and can send my soul enwrapped in you into the land of spirits - Yes, unhappily it must be so - You will be the more contained since you know my fidelity to you. No one else can ever possess my heart - never - never - Oh God, why must one be parted from one whom one so loves. And yet my life in V is now a wretched life - Your love makes me at once the happiest and the unhappiest of men - At my age I need a steady, quiet life - can that be so in our connection? My angel, I have just been told that the mailcoach goes every day - therefore I must close at once so that you may receive the letter at once - Be calm, only by a calm consideration of our existence can we achieve our purpose to live together - Be calm - love me - today - yesterday - what tearful longings for you - you - you - my life - my all - farewell. Oh continue to love me - never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved.

ever thine
ever mine
ever ours

love her..

now this..I'll miss...

Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

song of the day..

I've fallin in love with Ellie Goulding..thanks Brooke!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

little bite of heaven..

I found this great recipe on this blog Scraps of Color, but of course being (Gluten Intolerant) I have to adjust the recipe-- just a little bit! So instead of the all purpose flour replace it with Pamela's Baking and Pancake mix ( **which has some baking soda is already added to the mix)

Pumpkin Spice Blossoms
Yields ~24 cookies

1-1/2 cup all purpose flour ( can change out)
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter (room temperature)
1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
24 Hershey's pumpkin spice kisses

1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease baking sheets or line with parchment/aluminum foil.
2. In a large bowl, sift together dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt). Set aside. In another bowl, beat butter, sugars, and vanilla extract until well combined. Add egg and beat batter until smooth. Gradually add dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Do not over-beat batter.
3. Put dough in refrigerator for about half an hour. Roll batter into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet. Bake cookies for about 8-10 minutes, or until they are a light golden brown color. Remove from oven and transfer to cooling rack. While the cookies are baking, it is best to unwrap the kisses and set them aside.
4. Within 1-2 minutes, take unwrapped kisses and gently push into center of cookie. Let sit for at least 5 minutes & then enjoy!

daily reminder..

It may sound super cheesy & I wouldn't be the first to admit it
But I have insecurities, but I think it is super
important to remind yourself daily
to be secure with who you are now,
at this very moment.

special little monster..

I teared up tonight when I saw this incredible story on ABC news, about a little boy who has loves his little monsters. Aidan Reed was diagnosed a few months back with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Over the last few months,he has been in and out of the hospital receiving chemotherapy, infections, spinal taps and other painful procedures.While in the hospital Aidan started to draw pictures of his favorite knights, jesters, scary clowns and aliens.To help pay for his hospital expensives his Aunt decided to post his adorable pictures on for $12 a drawing.Aidan's drawings are a totally hit, he has sold almost 2,500 at $12 apiece, raising almost $30,000.

"Have you ever wondered what marks our time here? If one life can really make an impact on the world... or if the choices we make matter? I believe they do. And I believe that one man can change many lives. For better... or worse.-OTH"

Sunday, November 21, 2010


I love.. I love.. I was sitting on the couch giggling to my self! It doesn't get much better than New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys. Okay that's a lie, it would be 20 times better if NSYNC was there too!

splendid sundays..

"Life is about not knowing, having to change,

taking the moment and making the best of it,

without knowing what's going to happen next.

Delicious ambiguity...."

- Gilda Radner

Saturday, November 20, 2010

my baby..

“She is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are her life, her love, her leader. She will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of her heart. You owe it to her to be worthy of such devotion"-- Anon

I found this great blog who has inspired me to take on the same challenge, every week I'll dedicate an entire post to quotes..

words that really matter,

words to remember & live by.

"Life is about not knowing, having to change,

taking the moment and making the best of it,

without knowing what's going to happen next.

Delicious ambiguity...."

- Gilda Radner

"So just live, have s times and make mistakes,
but never second guess where you've been, where you are,
and most of all where you're going."
-Sex and the City.

"Family isn't about whose blood you have.
It's about who you care about."
- Trey Parker & Matt Stone

nothing makes me happier..

A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow...

i'll take a dare...

"I will dare to just do what I do. Be just what I am. And dance whenever I want to." Beverly Williams
This quote captures exactly where I am at in life
I have dared to do what I want to do and have embraced exactly who I feel like I am suppose to

Friday, November 19, 2010


I absolutely died when I saw this at Restoration Hardware, the Circa 1880 London Map.I studied "old London" all summer so it kinda has a special place in my heart. This would be amazing in my new place!
I found these individual letters on Etsy and have fallen in LOVE with them and the idea of creating your own word collage!
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

all good things are wild and free

I never actually thought I would do it,its never really crossed my mind. But I have broken free of Facebook. I'm not gonna say that this is a forever thing, that I won't someday return. But for now, it is something that I need to do for my own sanity,and my over all happiness.

Monday, November 15, 2010

and counting...

40 days until Christmas Day...OMG

Sometimes I forget…

Sometimes I forget that I'm allowed to dream big no matter how old I get..

"We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers.
They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening.
Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them;
nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine
and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true "
Woodrow Wilson

Saturday, November 13, 2010

For the first time..

"Trying to make it work but man these times are hard
But we're gunna start by drinking old cheap bottles of wine
Sit talking up all night
Saying things we haven't for a while, a while yeah
We're smiling but we're close to tears
Even after all these years
We just now got the feeling that we're meeting
For the first time"

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Freedom is never free.

My favorite Veteran,thank you Grandad for being so brave!
"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." ~Elmer Davis

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

“happiness is only a mood, not a destination”

Happiness.Last night as I was watching my all time fave show One Tree Hill, the topic of Happiness was brought up. Happiness is something that I have been thinking a lot about,asking the questions... What makes me happy now and what is going to make me happy in the future? This quote really slapped me back to reality.
“so, i’ve been thinking about this whole being happy thing, and i feel like people get lost when they think of happiness as a destination. we’re always thinking that someday we’ll be happy - we’ll get that car or that job or that person in our lives that’ll fix everything - but happiness is a mood, and it’s a condition…not a destination. it’s like being tired or hungry. it’s not permanent. it comes and goes, and that’s okay. and i feel like if people thought of it that way, they’d find happiness more often.”

Wake up call,right!!I am one of those people that for the most part looked at happiness as a destination."I'll finally feel happy when I am finished with nursing school or that one person can make me feel happy all the time." But all those thoughts are lies.Maybe if I can start to understand that happiness is not permanent,and it doesn't depend solely on a job or a person then maybe happiness will finally be a stable part of my life.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

how rare...

{I have the best friend ever,you brighten my day.Counting down the days until Thanksgiving!}
"You do not know how much they mean to me, my friends, and how, how rare and strange it is, to find in a life composed so much of odds and ends… to find a friend who has these qualities, who has, and gives those qualities upon which friendship lives. How much it means that I say this to you -without these friendships - life, what cauchemar!”-T.S. Eliot

Thursday, November 4, 2010