Month: October 2013

Happy Halloween!!!



Hope you all have a wonderful day!!!
I will be celebrating with a concert after work.

Halloween is my favorite



I suffer from anxiety and depression

I am a total cat person – but I love my bels

Not a day goes by that I don’t wonder why I’m in the field I’m in

I have a horrible nail biting habit

I used to smoke – and sometimes wish I still did

I love staying home

I wish I could be more creative

I want to write a book – but have literally no ideas

The other day I had a complete revelation and wished I could go back to school for something else

I hate winter

I’m terrified of flying – and work for an airline

I have a candy and mountain dew addiction – it’s legitimate

I cry a lot – either happy or sad

Fall is my favorite

I am so happy with where I am in life right now

My Lovely Weekend

Watched hours of Law and Order: SVU.

(While cuddling with Annabel).

Got my dress fitted for the Marine Corps ball.

Started a new book.

Hung out with my girlfriends from school.

Sunday breakfast with Danny.

Running errands with Danny.

Watching the Cleveland Browns game together.

Went on a double date – saw Bad Grandpa.

(It was hilarious!!!)

I love having my weekends back.

This is the first weekend in a long time that Danny didn’t have to work both days and that we didn’t have a ton of chores and errands to do. I feel like it’s the first time in a long time that I got to be lazy.

Project Life – Engagement

This is a super simple layout/page for something so significant. But I didn’t take many pictures that day – surprisingly.

All my fillers come from the Midnight kit and I used a stamp to add the date.

The “this right here’ filler I used and just cropped down a smaller picture and added it.

Super simple layout – I’m extremely surprised  I didn’t take more photos – but I was busy getting engaged 🙂


Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

This week’s photo challenge is a horizon that is significant to me.


As soon as I saw the prompt I thought of the photos I had of this lake.
Growing up by it has given it a significance in my life.
It supplies me with many memories and
reminds me of the person I used to be and the person I have become.

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These are all old photos (at least two years old) and the three above are from Instagram.

I’m so glad that I am one of those people who loves to take pictures.
I’m glad I have them to look back and re-live memories-
and to bask in the happiness that my life has become.

From a lot of distance to a little distance

Danny came home from deployment in July and I am so happy that he made it home safe and sound. The deployment was hard but we made it through and adjusted to the distance and made it work. I try to look back and remember the seven months of worry and long distance relationship that we went through because now I catch myself complaining about not spending enough time with him now – and we live together.

Danny works nights and I work days; so we are on completely opposite schedules. By the time he is home from work I’ve already been at work for an hour or so and when I get home he’s still sleeping. So unless he forgoes sleep we don’t spend any time together on the days we both work-maybe thirty minutes.

We try to make sure that we have time together when we don’t work and that we plan some fun things to do. When I start getting frustrated about how little time we have together and our schedules I just remind myself that he could be overseas instead.

So this is my little rant for the day – I’m writing it as I’m doing work around the house and Danny is sleeping because he works again tonight.
All in all I think we’re handling it well though, no frustration is taken out on each other and no blame is made.

I’m still so glad to have him home and to live together and get married.

The Legend of the Seventh Virgin by Victoria Holt

I just finished reading this book; written in the 1960’s by Victoria Holt – who is actually a pen name.

This book follows Kerensa who lives with her grandmother and younger brother in Victorian Cornwall.
It follows her life as she grows and becomes a worker in a well off/well known home.


One message from this book: money is not everything.
Kerensa is basically obsessed with money and becoming prominent in society. This is what fuels her to create the life she wants.
But she is a bitch. Acting like she’s caring for a friend when she’s more concerned with putting herself ahead.
I loved to hate her. And yet at the same time I caught myself rooting for the same things she was.
It ends with a good lesson-one I already knew.

I don’t remember where I got this book from. I’ve had it since I was around twelve years old and I just now read it all the way through. I tried before but I couldn’t get into it. Looking back at myself when I was twelve I totally understand why I never was able to get too far in it. I decided to pick it up again because I needed something to read and went to the library one day with no luck.

All in all I would recommend this book if you are interested in historical fiction.