Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I Love Quirky Bananas!

Sometimes my banana has a cute little sticker on it with a witty saying! I call them quirky bananas and they really make my day!
Lovelies!
I've been such a bad blogger lately! I have been so busy and so distracted. I've decided to blog like crazy this week to make up for my lack of posts! 

Over the weekend, my best friend got married! I attended her out-of-town wedding and participated in the ceremony as one of her bridesmaids. I have never been a bridesmaid before, so that was a really interesting experience for me. I'm just so happy for her! As you know, I have not had the best luck with guys. It's been ages since my absolutely awful break up, and I feel so much happier now that my life is taking a different path. I'm starting to visualize things that I want to happen in my future like getting married and having a family. Those are really important things to me, and I don't think there is anything wrong with me wanting them. 

Being in a very emotional wedding made me realize how much I want to be in love. Not tomorrow, but someday. And with the right guy. I have no idea where or who he is, but I know that it will happen for me eventually. My sister always gives me grief because I am constantly asked out by acquaintances and strangers. But I'm a very picky dater. I don't want to date someone just because they find me physically attractive. I want the attraction to be deeper than that. I know that sounds pretty lame. I've always been very cautious about entering into a relationship. There has to be something amazing there for me to take a chance on a relationship.

There are so many other things going on in my life that I wish I could tell you all about. I feel like all of my readers are my closest friends, and we are all gathered around a big bowl of popcorn at a slumber party. But I tend to share too much about myself and that gets me into trouble. Please forgive me for being so cautious. Things have just been kind of rough with my real-life relationships. I don't know about you, but I hate it when a so-called friend reads your blog and thinks that they know what's going on in your life based off your posts. I think I'm just gradually weeding out all of those fake friends and making room for more true friends. 

And all of you wonderful people are definitely my true friends!! 
You make all of my days sunny!!

I'm soooo behind on Janel's 30 day challenge! I probably have 5 prompts to complete just from being super busy over the weekend.  Here are some of my older pages:

Day Three! 


Day Four!


Day Five!

Day Six!

Day Seven!

I will post more of my pages very soon!!
Hope you're having an amazing week!!!
Sending you lots of positive vibes!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice!!

I'm feeling pretty girly today!



 
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Hope your week is filled with loveliness!!


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Distracted

 
 Hi Lovelies!
I know that I've been away from the blogging world for about a week now. It was sort of an impromptu break from my weekly blogging schedule. And the time away from reading and writing blogs was actually very nice (although I did occasionally sneak onto my favorite blogs for a quick read) and I got a lot of personal things accomplished. 

I've been very distracted these past few weeks with something sort of wonderful. It's really nothing to talk about right now, but just know that I'm starting to feel like my old self again. My depression, which set in when my health started getting bad in April, has nearly dissipated completely from my life. I have found myself daydreaming, skipping happily, and singing in the shower! All of these are signs that my true cheerful self is emerging from the doom and gloom. 

I've been keeping myself busy with Janel's 30 Day blog challenge! It has really inspired me! I am so behind on uploading my journal entries, but here are my first two pages:

 
 Day One: The prompt was to create a page introducing ourselves and incorporating our names into the page. I used lots of colors and shapes because I felt like that best represented my personality. The squirrel just makes me giggle. 

 
 Day Two: The prompt was to make a page about the best part of our day. It was sort of difficult for me because I pride myself on never having the same day twice. I always try to make my days different and wonderful adventures. So I chose my snuggle time with my cat (don't tell my dog, George!)

 I will post some more of my journal entries soon!

I just wanted to thank all of you for being there for me! I have found so much comfort, support, and love!! I love you all sooooo much!!

♥!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Little Reminder! Sending You Lots of Cheerfulness!!

 
 “There is one thing one has to have: either a soul that is cheerful by nature, or a soul made cheerful by work, love, art, and knowledge.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

 Happy Monday!!
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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Where's Your Tiffany's?

"You know those days when you've got the mean reds.... the blues are because you're getting fat or maybe it's been raining too long. You're sad, that's all. But the mean reds are horrible. You're afraid and you sweat like hell, but you don't know what you're afraid of. Except something bad is going to happen, only you don't know what it is.What I found does the most good is just to get into a taxi and go to Tiffany's. It calms me down right away, the quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there, not with those kind men in their nice suits, and that lovely smell of silver and alligator wallets. If I could find a real-life place that made me feel like Tiffany's, then I'd buy some furniture and give the cat a name." Holly from Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote ( I like this quote from the book better than the one from the movie although it's very similar) 

My friend Jennifer gave me this wonderful idea!! 

Where do you go when the 'mean reds' attack?? What place calms you down when things are going all wrong? I came up with a list of places that could be potential 'Tiffany's' (although many of the people who I polled had no idea what Breakfast at Tiffany's was! Shame shame!!)

Where's Your Tiffany's?

Starbucks! Jennifer originally tweeted that Audrey Hepburn was to Tiffany's as she was to Starbucks! So cute!!

 
Your local park! I used to live across the street from the Audubon Park in New Orleans! It was my favorite place in the entire world!

The purse section of any department store! Most people said the accessories section, but it's exclusively the purse department for me!

The pet store or pet shelter! How can you look at those cute little faces and not melt?!

The zoo!!! Pandas, Zebras, Hippos, and Giraffes! Such loveliness!

The ice cream shop! This is probably my sister's Tiffany's because we often have to stop for ice cream when she is having a bad day.

An antique store! Some people love to look at all the trinkets and knick knacks! 

The movie theatre! The cinema is definitely one of mine! I go to the movies a lot more than a normal person should.

A bakery! I really wish we had a cozy bakery in our town. I would love to go there with a good book and curl up in the corner of the room.

A playground!! My best friend and I used to go to our local playground at least once a week when we were in college together! It was such wonderful stress relief to swing on the swings and run around like a little kid!

A nail salon! I love getting manis & pedis, especially when I've had a crappy week. It's so girly, but oh so lovely!


A Candy Store! This one makes me think of the old candy parlors like in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Remember that movie?


A book shop! Or a library! I can spend hours looking around a good book store. I just love books! 



 
A pizza parlor! When we lived in the UK last summer, my sister and I ate at Pizza Express a million times. It became our sanctuary and our UK Tiffany's.

Lovelies, Where is YOUR Tiffany's?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A-Z Survey o' Fun

HAPPY WEDNESDAY!!
I've seen this survey on Janel's blog & Lindsay's blog! I loved reading their answers and thought it would be something cute to post on here! One of my friends gave me the best idea for a blog post yesterday!! I'm bouncing in my seat with excitement! Expect that post tomorrow!!

A- My AIR CONDITIONER is set on: 75 F

B- My BEDROOM theme is: Shabby Chic

C- The CAR in the driveway is: a tan Hyundai, but I don't drive it!

D- My DESK looks: very organized with several pen cups, my organizer, my Macbook, and my tear away calendar.

E- The EXACT time I wake up daily is:9:05 a.m.

F- The FIRST thing I wash in the shower is: my face

G- My GARAGE is filled with: Lots of junk! outdoor equipment, and our washer and dryer

H- My HOME is: a cozy 4 bedroom house

I- If you peeked INSIDE my bathroom you'd see: lots of beauty supplies and decor I cannot stand! A bathroom makeover is in order!

J- My favorite JUICE is: Dole's strawberry, banana, and orange juice

K- The best part of my KITCHEN is: all the cabinet space

L- The LAST person who visited my home was: my uncle

M- The last piece of MAIL for me was:a letter from my Bestie =)

N- My NEIGHBORS think I'm:quiet. We never really talk to the neighbors because I'm too shy! But the old man who lives across the street from us always waves when we drive by.

O- If you OPENED my fridge you'd see: a meticulously organized array of food. I'm super anal about the fridge being clean and organized. We all have our own designated shelves which are labeled.

P- My last house PARTY was: for New Year's Eve! My best friend and I always have a very small party to celebrate New Years.

Q- A QUICK meal I like to fix is: Shrimp Alfredo

R- My favorite ROOM of the house is: My bedroom! I love it because it's cozy and filled with my favorite things!

S- The SHAMPOO brand I use is: Redken's All Soft. I also use the Salon's Brand called Cashmere

T- My largest TELEVISION is: in the living room, but I have no idea what size it is. We're considering buying one of those large flat screen televisions to replace it.

U- UNDER my bed you will find: my dog's pet bed and an extra laundry basket.

V- The last time I VACUUMED was: last week! We only vacuum the house once per week.

W- Looking out my WINDOW I see: our backyard, but I usually keep a huge shade over my window because it is HOT here in Texas!

X- I wish I had X-TRA: bathrooms! 4 girls sharing two small bathrooms = not cool!

Y- My YARD is: in need of some new landscaping! And I really want a flower bed to plant some daffodils or tulips!

Z- ZZZZZZZ My bedtime is: very late at night when most people are asleep! Lately, I have been getting into bed around 2 a.m.

Wow, this survey was lots of fun!! Feel free to take this survey for your own blog (since that is what I did!)
I would love to read your answers!

It's mid-week! We can make it to the weekend!!
Have an extremely wonderful day!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Little Reminder! UR A QT

Lovelies!!
Happy Monday!!!

I know that Mondays are rough, so I wanted to send tons of positive thoughts your way! 
I hope that your day is filled with lots of wonderfulness!!

This is my favorite quote of the moment! I wanted to share it with you!
"You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." -Buddha

Here are some pictures to inspire you to have week filled with whimsical adventures!!








I hope you have the best day ever!! Sending you lots of love and positivity!