Day 7: What Makes You Happy?

 Things that make me happy…  

    • Fresh snow

    • Yankee Candles 

    • Red roses

    • Labrador puppies

    • Spending time with my family

    • Laughing

    • Drinking coffee

    • Watching scary movies! 

    • The Fall (probably my favorite season. I love Halloween!)

    • Writing

    • Reading… 

    • My new kindle… (I broke down and bought one… They are just so much more convenient than carrying several books around in my bag…)

    • Laying outside in the sun

    • Laughing with my best friend and reveling in our craziness

    • Exploring new places

    • Feeling the sand of the beach between my toes while playing with my dog in the surf

    • The smell of pumpkins

    • The sound of rain on a tin roof

    • Seeing the people I love happy

    • Kisses and hugs

    • Dancing 

    • Anything having to do with Zombies 😉

I have totally let this week get away from me – so now I get to play catch up with my posts!

As a last note: 

     I love the gold liner above the black!

And I love this idea/look:



Day 6: Pet Peeves

My pet peeves (or things I just am not fond of)… 

  1. I dislike slow drivers. They drive me crazy. 
  2. Burned shots in my coffee. Eeewww! 
  3. Finding coffee grounds left over  in the basket from the last time someone made coffee. [Although I suppose I might have been guilty of doing this once or twice myself before… I’m human, okay?!]
  4. The sound of nails on a chalk board… [classic, I know!]

And I am having trouble thinking up anything else… 🙂  I’m sure something will spring to mind after I’ve already posted this. 

Until next time! 


Day 5: What song inspires you?

I suppose most anything by Adele is pretty inspiring to me. I love her voice – and I love her song “Someone Like You” because it’s in my range! 🙂 But it all really depends on my mood at the time…

I also have a thing for The Maine... They're probably one of my favorites right now.

And you’ve gotta love Parachute…

I really love music… 

Day 1: Random Fact Time

15 Random Facts:

  1. I’m only 5’4…
  2. I would rather wear my AE jeans than wear skirts any day!
  3. I have two dogs.
  4. I love the sound of rain on a tin roof.
  5. I love all things vintage…
  6. I am a Pinterest addict.
  7. I love to travel.
  8. I have only lived in California and Washington so far.
  9. I didn’t see the Exorcist until I was 20 years old…
  10. I’m Irish American.
  11. I have one tattoo.
  12. I want to re-pierce my nose.
  13. I love my family.
  14. Someday I would like to own a bar/cafe/bookstore.
  15. I love to take long walks (especially when I have company!)

March 2012 - me sans the makeup

Day: 2 – The Nickname Game

Source: Uploaded by user via Nora on Pinterest

Nicknames… I can’t say that I’ve had too many “abnormal” nicknames [that I know of]… Most of them have been simple, obvious take-offs of my actual name. 

1. Alex

2. Allie

3. Lexi

4. Lex

5. “Applesauce” 


30 Days… And I’m back!

So, I realize I haven’t updated this blog in over a year! But since I prefer WordPress over blogspot, and this was an awesome little blog [if I do say so myself]; I’m BACK! And I’m back starting with the 30-Days of Blogging Challenge!!!! 

Source: via Jackie on Pinterest


Day 1: Introduce, recent picture of yourself, 15 interesting facts.

Day 2: Nicknames.

Day 3: Your first love.

Day 4: One habit that you wish you didn’t have.

Day 5: What song inspires you.

Day 6: Pet peeves.

Day 7: What makes you happy.

Day 8: A place you’ve traveled to and where else you want to travel.

Day 9: Your bucket list.

Day 10: Something you’re afraid of.

Day 11: A quote you love.

Day 12: Something you don’t leave the house without.

Day 13: Goals.

Day 14: A picture of you last year – how have you changed?

Day 15: Death row meal.

Day 16: Your opinion about your body and how comfortable you are with it.

Day 17: Put your iPod on shuffle; first 10 songs.

Day 18: Something you miss.

Day 19: What I would find in your bag?

Day 20: Something you wonder “What if…?” about.

Day 21: Something you’re proud of.

Day 22: What do you want your future to be like?

Day 23: Favorite Movies and TV Show.

Day 24: Something you’ve learned.

Day 25: Something you are looking forward to.

Day 26: Your Dream Wedding. 

Day 27: Photo of your city .

Day 28: What stresses you out?

Day 29: Who is your hero?

Day 30: A picture of yourself this day and 5 good things that happened since you started the challenge.

Cellphone Stamina…Found Lacking


I think not!!!!!


In this day and age where your average smart-phone can do everything, and anything besides make you coffee… Though I think there may be an App for that for the iPhone – why is it that we can do five hundred things at once, yet only get 4 hours to do them in? And even less talk time? While standby time is 60 hours?! What good is standby time? 

I can not think of one instance in the almost two years that I’ve had my iPhone where I’ve used up the standby time.  Why is it that our cellphone batteries are so lacking in ‘stamina’? Everything else we have in our lives must have the maximum lasting power – so why not our cellphone batteries too?  I’m convinced it’s a conspiracy.


My current phone - the iPhone 3G

iphone 4

My future phone...

 After briefly considering the switch to the Android – and then finding out how much it was going to cost me to get the Android phone I wanted from another carrier before my contract was up – I decided to accept my fate as an Apple lover, and the greatness of the iPhone 4.  Yes, I might be living in a box – but at least my phone has had limited problems, and has never died during a call.

 But I digress. 😉

Save The Words…!

“Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes


booksI love books. It’s no secret.  I have problems leaving a bookstore without buying something, and I am considering buying a new bookshelf because I am running out of room.  

kindleWhile I have the Kindle app on my iPhone I would still rather purchase the hard copy than have a file on my phone that I usually forget to use… I have bought one book via the Kindle. It’s a book by Cherie Priest, a great novelist (just so you know), called “Four and Twenty Blackbirds”.  It’s great – it’s creepy, and well written, an all around awesome book for the winter nights when you want to scare yourself just a little while having a puzzle to try to piece together.  But it’s on my iPhone – which means I forget about it most of the time – unless I have nothing else to do on break from work, or while I’m in a coffee shop and have forgotten to bring a real book to read… 

I also love the smell, feel, and atmosphere of antique books. I think they are beautiful, a treasure to be kept safe and loved…
But to get the point of my rambling – I love words. I have a nicely developed vocabulary – and word puzzles are one of my favorite time-waster activities…
So, when I stumbled across “Save The Words”, (click the link to the right) I was intrigued – and more than just a little enamored. 
I like using words that are not commonly used – so this was an awesome find. Except I don’t know where one could use most of these words in a sentence without having to explain what they mean a few times – but I think it’s a nice concept!  Our language is a vast one – we have millions of words at our disposal yet we only use a few thousand to communicate in our day-to-day lives.  So go adopt a word! Use it in a sentence! Confuse someone today! It’ll be fun… and you know you want to…! 😉
In other news I’m biting the bullet and taking on’s Challenge of a post a day, or at the very least a post a week – because I have neglected this blog for far too long!
Enjoy your Friday as it leads into this long weekend!